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

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

  1. Marsman

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    Agreed. Osaka can enjoy her win (if she triumphs) without it being overshadowed by Serena's tantrums; and if Kvitova wins, it will mark a great comeback after being attacked and injured.

    The absence of Serena in a final is always welcome. I cheered when I saw she had been knocked out by Pliskova.
     
  2. 4K8KW10

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    On Sunday, fifteen or eighteen?
     
  3. Marsman

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    I'm going to say 15.

    Djokovic unsurprisingly made light work of Pouille; 6-0 6-2 6-2; but then, so did Nadal of Tsitsipas.

    Both Djokovic and Nadal in good form, so should be a good final. I'd like Nadal to win, but to honest, I really can't see it happening. I'd like to be wrong though..

    Great win for Osaka in the women's final. First player in 18 years to win a first grand slam then go on to win another straight after. Really good final and I don't think there was any grunting either, which makes a nice change to some of the women players.
     
  4. ver01@

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    Djokovic is Nadal's kryptonite.
     
  5. ver01@

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    Seems that he has found the motivation to push for becoming the GOAT. It certainly looks to be in range now.
     
  6. Pigeon_Killer

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    Wouldn't be surprised if he wins more because the old guard are on the decline, compared to the level they were at, and the new breed just aren't up to scratch.

    If there's no one to match Djokovic in the next few years, we're going to see a massive drop off in the standard of men's tennis when this lot retire.

    As for today, Djokovic is playing well but he hasn't had to do a lot against an awful Rafa.
     
  7. ver01@

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    He doesn't waste much energy. Really efficient game.
     
  8. Pigeon_Killer

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    Didn't bother watching Cilic win the US Open but that was as one-sided as the Nadal v Ferrer French Open final in 2013, if not more so.

    Congratulations Djokovic.
     
  9. el_dazza

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    That was one of the best performances you'll see in a final.
     
  10. ver01@

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    No weakness in his game for Nadal to explore. Not surprised of the outcome but surprised by the way it was achieved.
     
  11. ver01@

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    Djokovic can't wait for the next grand slam now that he is at top form.
     
  12. 4K8KW10

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    Yeah, this one was easy. The French Open, however, looks very important now. He has to focus there and work to get it, too.