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

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

  1. Setroc

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    well this match started off very messily, but it's quite compelling now. Kvitova just held on in a very tense game, so it remains 2 breaks a piece in the third.
     
  2. doodah

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    You were saying........*fingers crossed*

    15-30 down on her serve :(

    15-40 now
     
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  3. jrodga2k5

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    Hopefully she pulls it off...
     
  4. booyaka

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    9-9 in the 3rd - great effort whatever happens here from Robson
     
  5. doodah

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    She just broke Kitova - serving for the match.
     
  6. doodah

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    Get in Robson!!!! :D
     
  7. Nismo

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  8. One More Solo

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    Guide to women's tennis: whoever looks likely to win the deciding set, bet against them.
     
  9. semi-pro waster

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    Murray is through after beating Berankis 6-3 6-4 7-5, by the sounds of it not his best tennis against an awkward opponent but at least he's through to the next round. And Laura Robson is unfortunately out now with a 5-7 3-6 loss to Sloane Stephens.
     
  10. jrodga2k5

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    Better to have your poor match now than later :p

    Still a straight sets win for Andy!

    Simon next who played in a 5 set match with Monfils, Andy has a good record against him so not really worried about the next match.

    Also Del Potro crashed out so the draw has opened up now and should be a simple route to the Semi now.

    Sharapova absolutely destroyed Venus 6-1, 6-3.
     
  11. gambitt

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    That Monfils v Simon match was incredible. Never seen anything quite like it.
     
  12. semi-pro waster

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    Absolutely it's better to do it now rather than later when he's likely to have less chance to recover from a few less than brilliant games - as you say though it was still straight sets regardless. From what I've read Berankis has only fairly recently recovered from injury so he could be one to look for in the future also.
     
  13. jrodga2k5

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    Yeah I read that about him, essentially shot up the rankings and then hit with a series of injuries. He had also trained a lot with Murray pre-tourney so the understanding of his game showed.

    Certainly happy with the way the draw has opened up now, Murray v Fed in the semi will be interesting to see how that plays out. I think there will be a changing of the guard this year.

    Fully expecting Murray v Djokovic to dominate in the hard courts for sure.
     
  14. jrodga2k5

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    Wawrinka is 2 breaks up (4-1) in the first set against Novak...he is playing amazing so far!

    Accuracy with his Back Hand has been spot on and it was a phenomenal rally to get the break.

    *EDIT* Takes the first set 6-1 :eek:

    Will probably lose in 4 now :p
     
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  15. One More Solo

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    Go Stan! :D

    Wawrinka's back hand is just awesome, must be a Swiss thing.
     
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  16. jrodga2k5

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    3-1 up now...

    Serving well to go 4-1 up...

    This is unbelievable from the Swiss! :D

    Did you just see that backhand?! :eek:
     
  17. One More Solo

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    Laser guided. :D He just needs to hold his serve here.
     
  18. Setroc

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    whoa, what have I been missing here, better tune in..
     
  19. jrodga2k5

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    Novak now turning the screw...hopefully Wawrinka can hold here :(

    *EDIT* 1 set all...

    3rd set on serve after a break by Novak and a break back by Stan...
     
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  20. Setroc

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    okay that set point was awesome