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Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by luvsports! on Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:55 pm

Barbora Strycova [16] vs.Serena Williams [2]
Dominic Thiem  [8] vs David Goffin [11]
Karolina Pliskova  [5] vs. Daria Gavrilova [22]
Gael Monfils  [6] vs.Rafael Nadal [9]
Ekaterina Makarova  [30] vs. Johanna Konta [9]
Grigor Dimitrov [15] vs. Denis Istomin (33)
Jennifer Brady (33) vs. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (33)
Roberto Bautista Agut [13] vs.Milos Raonic  [3]

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by Tenez on Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:04 pm

Serena
Goffin
Pliskova
Monfils (though I don't think he will)
Konta
Dimi
Mirjana
Raonic

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by luvsports! on Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:05 pm

Strycova, Thiem, Pliskova, Nadal, Konta, Dimi, Brady, Agut
OK: Serena, Goff, Pliskova, Rafa, Konta, Dimi, Brady, Rao
Bulge: serena, thiem, gav, rafa, knta, dimi, baroni, rao


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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by Jahu on Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:31 am

Come on Dimi, get this one.

Goff wins in 4.

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by ... on Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:08 am

Great win for Goff. 

Haven't seen him in AO yet, but read Ivo said he played amazing against him.
Should be an excellent match against Dimi, and I'll be cheering for Goffin.

As the tournament progresses, we are seeing lighter players win.

Agut winning vs Raonic atm, too.

What a difference speeding up the conditions has made.

Only not sure what Nadal is still doing in the draw!

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by Jahu on Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:10 am

Dimi wins in 4 sets, Denis tired a little, but good show from Dimi.

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by bogbrush on Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:19 am

I thought Dimi looks abysmal until Istomin tired. Absolutely clueless.

But not as bad as Raonic looks here (admittedly left home at start of 2nd set, going by scoreline since). Guy doesn't have a clue.

It's coming to something when the best hope of kicking Nadal out before the final is Gael Monfils.

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by Tenez on Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:36 am

Agut was even a break down in that 2nd set. But in fact I fancy Agut to do more damage against Nadal cause his flat shots must be pretty tough to handle on this surface.

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by bogbrush on Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:37 am

Perhaps so - I think Raonic has zero chance against Nadal so he can't be lower.

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by Tenez on Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:42 am

I think Rao will also be very tough cause he has more powerful shots than Zverev and a much better serve. I think Agut is underestimated...i think he is unbeaten this year.

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by gallery play on Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:53 am

Agree. I guess Nadal prefers to play against Rao

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by bogbrush on Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:56 am

Well he's getting Raonic. Big turnaround here.

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by gallery play on Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:56 am

meanwhile: Monfils is moonballing like crazy. Is this the right strategy?
This could go on for a while..

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by bogbrush on Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:00 am

Mental midgetry of usual proportions from Monfils here. For him to be a top 10 player should be a cause of huge embarrassment to those below him.

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by gallery play on Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:01 am

pff, poor start from Monfils. He gives Nadal way to much time to dictate

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Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:10 am

gallery play wrote:pff, poor start from Monfils. He gives Nadal way to much time to dictate
 And its gonna be a poor end too. No matter what their rankings are, Monfils is way below Nadal in their match up.

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by gallery play on Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:15 am

I'm afraid so.

But Mofils can hit flat if he has no other choice. So i can see him win a set by doing so.
For the moment he's a yard or 3 too far behind the baseline

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by bogbrush on Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:18 am

He's an idiot. There's really no other word that gets there more efficiently.

Todays offering is to try to beat a guy whose game is based on stamina, low errors, and hates being pressured.... by standing miles behind, not pressurising him and hoping he makes lots of errors or gets tired.

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by gallery play on Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:26 am

There's indeed no excuse for this moronic strategy.

Have to say: he's slightly more decisive the last few games

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by gallery play on Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:29 am

Had just a vision, and it was nice...A Feditrov final

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by gallery play on Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:33 am

What? Monfils doing a "no look" shot (copyright: Ronaldinho).
How inappropriate at this moment..

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:43 am

Monfils benefited from the fall of others... such players are only stay in top-10 for a short while.. he will disappear before wimbledon..

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by gallery play on Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:43 am

And again an early break..
 Nadal couldn't have had a better sparring partner.


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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by Tenez on Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:43 am

Its going to be Rao in final...pretty sure.

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by Daniel on Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:45 am

Monfils rolling over as expected.

But the party is over soon; Raonic is going to Maul him.

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by gallery play on Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:46 am

Tenez wrote:Its going to be Rao in final...pretty sure.
I wouldn't underestimate Dimi. He seems to have matured. Plays the big points so well.

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Post by Daniel on Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:46 am

bogbrush wrote:He's an idiot. There's really no other word that gets there more efficiently.

Todays offering is to try to beat a guy whose game is based on stamina, low errors, and hates being pressured.... by standing miles behind, not pressurising him and hoping he makes lots of errors or gets tired.

Haha  - some of these players, like Monfils, really are this dumb.  And when Nadal is 50 feet behind the baseline, you have all sorts of options available to take him out of the baseline comfort zone.

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Post by Daniel on Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:48 am

bogbrush wrote:Mental midgetry of usual proportions from Monfils here. For him to be a top 10 player should be a cause of huge embarrassment to those below him.


What annoys me is that Nadal got the easiest run he could have had in this draw.  He always seems to manage it.

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by ... on Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:02 am

Just started watching.
Monfils must have been significantly tragic to have lost the first set to this Nadal.

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by Daniel on Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:08 am

Go home, Monfailure.  Retire.

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by ... on Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:23 am

Why doesn't Momfils play his old counterpunching game and juice Nadal out?

That's the least he can do.
Unless he is injured.

This Swedish coach has killed him as a player.

Though really no idea how he got to number 6, I don't remember him win anything last year.

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Post by Daniel on Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:25 am

Not surprising.  The Swedish are the most weak and hapless nation on the planet.  Probably told Monfailure that he needs to think about unicorns to succeed.

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Post by ... on Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:31 am

Monfils is actually stupid enough to believe he is a shotmaker, same as Verdasco.
They both pull of a great winner and then squander the next two points...


Just doesn't have brains to realise when it's the right time to pull the trigger and when to be patient.

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Post by Daniel on Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:00 pm

If Monfailure wins the next 2 sets, he will have redeemed himself.  Odds?  Slim? Or just none?

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Post by ... on Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:05 pm

Daniel wrote:If Monfailure wins the next 2 sets, he will have redeemed himself.  Odds?  Slim? Or just none?
None.
He can't keep focus even for one point, let alone a set.

I don't know what needs to happen in his brain to simply watch the ball.

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by gallery play on Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:06 pm

Just switched on again. Monf is still stepping on the linesmen toes. How did he possibly win the third set?

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Post by ... on Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:07 pm

Actually, I feel sorry for Monfils...he is playing instinctive tennis but with no FH.

That's why he is so inconsistent. But at least he is having fun...Hug


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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by Daniel on Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:08 pm

gallery play wrote:Just switched on again. Monf is still stepping on the linesmen toes. How did he possibly win the third set?

It is a head scratcher. I was sure he was out in 3.   Laugh

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Post by gallery play on Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:15 pm

The key is: Monfils is afraid to go to Nadal's FH, while that's the place to go in order to hit winners

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Post by gallery play on Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:20 pm

32 shot rally, Monfils did about everything wrong (where's that FH DTL for crying out loud!?) but he won the point. It's an uly match

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by ... on Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:20 pm

At last!
Monfils gets into his zone and is able to relax and be himself.

He should make the most of it and at least take us to the fifth set.

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by gallery play on Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:23 pm

Monf's shot selection hurts my eyes.. But he breaks!
Nadal did seem to panic, let's see if Nadal still can do a Nadal

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by ... on Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:24 pm

ALLEZZ MONF...LET'S GO CRAZYYYYYY!!!! diva


(there is no other way for him, is there Big Grin )

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by gallery play on Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:26 pm

Why is Nadal allowed to take at least 10 seconds before he decides to challange? Those sissy umpires hangover

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by ... on Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:38 pm

And the fearful, little boy Monfils takes over....much quicker than I expected. Sad




When I first saw this photo, it answered a lot of questions in my mind.


Behind the flashy clown...this is the real Monfils.

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by Tenez on Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:52 pm

Did not see the match but shows how Nadal is beatable. To beat Nadal one needs a good sering base....and Rao has that.

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Post by ... on Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:55 pm

Well, I can't believe I am saying this, but I am glad Nadal won.

He can put Monfils to shame with his dedication and focus.

Monfils threw this match with both hands. Very disappointing.

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Post by ... on Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:02 pm

gallery play wrote:Had just a vision, and it was nice...A Feditrov final

I actually don't mind any final now.

But my preferred would be Fed-Goffin.

The court is quick enough to provide a spectacle.

Dimi is doped, amd I still don't like his BH, such a big backswing.

It may sound strange, but to me, Goffin is much more a baby Fed than Dimi will ever be.

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Post by bogbrush on Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:03 pm

Tenez wrote:Did not see the match but shows how Nadal is beatable. To beat Nadal one needs a good sering base....and Rao has that.
Didn't watch it. How was Nadal?

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Re: Oz open prediction game - day 8

Post by Slippy on Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:10 pm

Federer will obliterate Goffin if they play. Goffin is too lightweight to trouble him. The match they played last year was laughably one-sided. Nadal or possibly Dimitrov (if he doesn't choke on the big stage) are the only players in that half who might give Fed a decent game.

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