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**Australian Open** Tennis Jan 14th - 27th

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by jrodga2k5, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Cosimo

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    Djokovic is the king.
     
  2. Robbo

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    Massively outclassed in the end by Novak, despite the good start.
     
  3. Irish_Tom

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    I feel for Murray, those first two sets were incredibly close but Djokovic seemed to have another gear.
     
  4. The_One

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    3 grand slam finals in a row now for murray and hes won one of them

    he's getting better all the time.

    did everyone see state of his feet? surprised he can even walk! they was like ravaged pieces of meat!
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2013
  5. cm1179

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    novak is a machine.
     
  6. jrodga2k5

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    Part and parcel of the tennis world...I bet every players feet are like that! :eek:

    Was a terrific performance from Novak in the end...he just kept hitting the lines every bloomin' time! Gotta give him credit here, world number 1 for a reason.
     
  7. The_One

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    :eek:
     
  8. Pigeon_Killer

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    When Murray was on top Djokovic managed to hang on but as soon as Djokovic started playing better he just blew Murray away.

    With Federer on the way out it's hard to know who could take out Djokovic in the run to a final because I think he'd beat Murray 9 times out of 10 unfortunately. There's not much between them but not much is more than enough to win.
     
  9. semi-pro waster

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    As Pigeon says there's very few that can live with him at the moment, let alone dictate the play to him and he met one of that very select group in the final but for most of the first two sets looked the better player. The standard in the first two sets was unbelievably high but particularly from Murray who was winning something like 80% of his first serves in the first set while Djokovic was winning 68% - that's nothing to be sniffed at as 68% is the sort of form that often wins a set.

    Well done to Djokovic, he ran out a deserved winner in the end. There were a fair few points where you could say "what if..." but there's no shame in losing to someone who has to rank as an all time great. Two of the most returningist (it's a new word ok :p) players in the game means that it was a very punishing match for both of them although I rather suspect it's easier to look fresher when you've just won. The margins aren't huge at this level but hopefully the next one will be Murray's.
     
  10. Yas786

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    Well done Novak, glad he won in the end. Deserved to win it as he was by far the best player in the tournament.

    Unlucky Murray...
     
  11. FrankJH

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    Next year lets see if the draw can give Murray vs Ferrer in one semi and Novak vs Federer in the other a day later - and lets see if the final is still the same result, thats the only way to be sure.

    Well done Novak, he took his chances (especially later in the match) when Andy couldnt earlier on (in 2nd set).

    It will still be interesting to see if Nadal can come back as powerful and successful as he was prviously and how Federer copes with Novak and AM, it does seem as though those three/four (if Nadal does make it back) are a good step above the rest though
     
  12. Owenb

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    Djokovic beat Murray in the 2nd semi last year, also a 5 setter, and then went on to win the longest final in the Open era...
     
  13. 4K8KW10

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    This year the same dates.
    Let's see who will take it...
     
  14. Pigeon_Killer

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    Federer's just been Ko'd :eek:
     
  15. Chojin

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    Just saw the end of the Federer match. Tsitsipas's serves looked really good, his points came easy while Federer needed to fight a lot harder for his.
     
  16. Pigeon_Killer

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    Just noticed Agut's made the quarters after beating Cilic. All things considered, that makes Murray's performance against him even better.
     
  17. 4K8KW10

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  18. 4K8KW10

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  19. doodah

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    Kitova vs Osaka final. A win win either way IMO.