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Post by luvsports! on Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:48 pm

Joker available!

Karolina Pliskova (10] vs. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (33) 
Johanna Konta [18] vs.Serena Williams [4]
David Goffin [22] vs. Grigor Dimitrov [30]
Rafael Nadal  [15] vs. Milos Raonic  [9]
Henri Kontinen-John Peers [4] vs. Sam Groth-Chris Guccione (12)
Pierre-Hugues Herbert-Nicolas Mahut [1] vs. Marc Polmans-Andrew Whittington (12)
Caroline Garcia-Kristina Mladenovic [1] vs. Andrea Hlavackova-Shuai Peng [12]
Eri Hozumi-Miyu Kato (12) vs. Bethanie Mattek-Sands-Lucie Safarova [2]




Luvsports: Pliskova, Konta, Dimi (joker), Nadal, Kont-Peers, Polmans-Whitt, Hlav-Peng, Hoz-Kato

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Re: Oz open prediction game - Day 10!

Post by Daniel on Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:58 pm

I don't play the game.  I'm going for

Fed in 4.
Raonic in 4
Goffin in 4.

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Re: Oz open prediction game - Day 10!

Post by noleisthebest on Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:48 pm

I hope Goffin wins.
I'd love to see him in the final.


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Re: Oz open prediction game - Day 10!

Post by luvsports! on Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:13 pm

T: lucic baroni, konta (joker), dimi, nadal, groth, mahut, peng, kato
Bulge: pliskova, konta, dimi (joker), nadal, kont, mahut, garcia, mattek

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Re: Oz open prediction game - Day 10!

Post by Tenez on Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:29 am

KP, SW, Goffin, Rao, HKJP. PHHNM, CGKM, Bethanie Mattek.

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Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:29 am

How Lucic-Baroni look a tactical MTO when there was momentum swing and Pliskova had broken back to level the final set at 4-4. Baroni was frustrated and jittery, want to clam down, gain composure and break the momentum going against her.

So take an MTO. Come out firing aces in her next service game. Pliskova completely broken in her rhythm, trying to server 4*-5 and gets broken to lose the match.

This is another example why MTO should be allowed but players need to forfeit a Game to get it. 90% of the MTO would vanish if this is implied.

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Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:51 am

Dimi wins 1st set. He is looking stronger of the two.

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Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:22 am

Dimi wins.. he is playing very good. Goffin wasn't bad, except for a few points.

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Re: Oz open prediction game - Day 10!

Post by bogbrush on Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:27 am

Based on what I saw v Batista I can't see Raonic winning.

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:02 am

raiders_of_the_lost_ark wrote:Dimi wins.. he is playing very good. Goffin wasn't bad, except for a few points.
Just saw the highlights...as I saw in (Sydney?) before AO, Dimi playing aggressively with his FH, feeling it very well.
Was able to push Coffin back.

Paid off on this court.

Sad for Goffin, but glad for thr amazing fact that we are going to have 3/4 SBHs in the semis!!!!! Bubbly

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Re: Oz open prediction game - Day 10!

Post by Tenez on Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:21 am

raiders_of_the_lost_ark wrote:
This is another example why MTO should be allowed but players need to forfeit a Game to get it. 90% of the MTO would vanish if this is implied.
completely agree.

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Post by Tenez on Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:42 am

NITB wrote:....amazing fact that we are going to have 3/4 SBHs in the semis!!!!! Bubbly
...again fast conditions....

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Re: Oz open prediction game - Day 10!

Post by Tenez on Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:43 am

bogbrush wrote:Based on what I saw v Batista I can't see Raonic winning.

I think he can.

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Post by Tenez on Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:48 am

But I must say Nadal is playing well. He is very quick, take the ball earlier than in the past and still find sharp angles.

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Post by Jahu on Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:52 am

Dont know how anyone thought Goff can beat Dimi, not the way Dimi is playing, 11 wins in a row.

Come in Raonic, crush himmmm

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Re: Oz open prediction game - Day 10!

Post by Tenez on Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:52 am

Has Nadal lost a step....ridiculous retrieving from him....on those fast conds.

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Post by Tenez on Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:02 am

Nadal is inside the baseline on Rao's second serve. Shows how much progress he has made.

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:20 am

Tenez wrote:Nadal is inside the baseline on Rao's second serve. Shows how much progress he has made.
With the same FH grip!!!!!

He must have practiced his brains off to get to this stage.

I doubt he'll ever be confortable there, though.

Comfortable for again, useless Raonic....

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Post by Tenez on Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:21 am

I must say I did not expect Nadal to play that well. His game is still very potent.....in fact it is much more potent than it ever was on fast surface. That's where you need a Murray or Djoko to beat him.....cause they have a better version of that kind of game nowadays.

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:22 am

Tenez wrote:Nadal is inside the baseline on Rao's second serve. Shows how much progress he has made.
With the same FH grip!!!!!

He must have practiced his brains off to get to this stage.

I doubt he'll ever be comfortable there, though.

But comfortable enough for the again useless Raonic....

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Post by Tenez on Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:25 am

Wilander: I can't remember Rafa covering the court as well as he has this week.

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:27 am

Tenez wrote:Wilander: I can't remember Rafa covering the court as well as he has this week.
Wilander: "Nadal looks so natural up there (on the baseline)" Laugh


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Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:35 am

Raonic has very poor volleys.. that neutralizes his big serve advantage to a good extent.

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:39 am

raiders_of_the_lost_ark wrote:Raonic has very poor volleys.. that neutralizes his big serve advantage to a good extent.
He is nit buikt to be a tennis player, those legs simply can't cope with fine footwork.

He's done well for himself with what he had.

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Post by bogbrush on Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:45 am

Tenez wrote:Wilander: I can't remember Rafa covering the court as well as he has this week.
Caution: Wilander is the king of hyperbole. Everyone is always playing better than ever, every match.

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:56 am

Eurosport showing Federer practising in white shorts....

I hope Nike make him wear short white shorts....just once! Love Blush

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:16 am

All Nadal's misses from the baseline come from the fact he hasn't changed his FH grip.

2SPs Raonic.

Ajmo Milose sokoleeeeee! diva

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:18 am

NITB wrote:All Nadal's misses from the baseline come from the fact he hasn't changed his FH grip.

2SPs Raonic.

Ajmo Milose sokoleeeeee! diva
Squandered. Angry
3rd one, come on!

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:19 am

NITB wrote:
NITB wrote:All Nadal's misses from the baseline come from the fact he hasn't changed his FH grip.

2SPs Raonic.

Ajmo Milose sokoleeeeee! diva
Squandered. Angry
3rd one , come on!

Gone....

I give up!

Off to Bristol.....

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Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:21 am

2n set is a must win for Raonic... if he has any chance..

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:26 am

This Nadal is certainly more watchable, I just wish the ump cracks doen on his time between the points.

Eva is great, though!

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:27 am

And it's TB...

If he can't win this...well...

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:29 am

Ajde Milose junace, tako ti gusala pradjedovih!!!!
(Sorry, tough to translate!)


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Post by Slippy on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:31 am

bogbrush wrote:
Tenez wrote:Wilander: I can't remember Rafa covering the court as well as he has this week.
Caution: Wilander is the king of hyperbole. Everyone is always playing better than ever, every match.
Wilander is the only "expert" commentator I actively dislike. He talks mindless drivel. McEnroe might change his mind depending on how he feels on the day but at least he makes some sense at the time.

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:33 am

Slippy wrote:
bogbrush wrote:
Tenez wrote:Wilander: I can't remember Rafa covering the court as well as he has this week.
Caution: Wilander is the king of hyperbole. Everyone is always playing better than ever, every match.
Wilander is the only "expert" commentator I actively dislike. He talks mindless drivel. McEnroe might change his mind depending on how he feels on the day but at least he makes some sense at the time.
I think mindless drivel is a bit too strong.

He is one of the best commentators, just has to be a salesman, as well. He gives good, technical insights, unlike most.

My favourite one is David Mercer.

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:34 am

Bravo Milose!

He redeemed himself with those volleys...


Go, go goooooo!!!! tennisball

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:36 am

Raonic's volleys are still so baaaad.

Not even top 100.

Ah well....keep going Milose!!! diva

Now that was a pure quantum Serbian lob moment there!!!!!!

Roots coming out at laaaast!!!

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:37 am

Serve it out now!

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:38 am

DF....

Too early...give him another 2-3 years then....he may relax.
Poor guy. Hug

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Post by Tenez on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:40 am

Terrible from rao. He has teh game to beat Nadal but the mind.....terrible.

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Post by Tenez on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:43 am

Slippy wrote:
bogbrush wrote:
Tenez wrote:Wilander: I can't remember Rafa covering the court as well as he has this week.
Caution: Wilander is the king of hyperbole. Everyone is always playing better than ever, every match.
Wilander is the only "expert" commentator I actively dislike. He talks mindless drivel. McEnroe might change his mind depending on how he feels on the day but at least he makes some sense at the time.
Wilander is of course right on this occsasion. McEnroe is by far the worst, he is just a salesrep for ignorant tennis fans. .

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Post by Tenez on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:44 am

NITB wrote:Raonic's volleys are still so baaaad.

Not even top 100.

Ah well....keep going Milose!!! diva

Now that was a pure quantum Serbian lob moment there!!!!!!

Roots coming out at laaaast!!!

He is actually not a bad volleyer. I assume he is nervous and Nadal's spin troubles him.

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Post by legendkillar on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:45 am

Raonic like many others is a pathetic weak minded excuse of a tennis player. Seriously some of this lot need some tough love.

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Post by Slippy on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:45 am

So if Rafa wins this, the SF (men and women) will be aged:

36 (Venus)
35 (Fed)
35 (Serena)
34 (L-B)
31 (Stan)
30 (Rafa)
25 (Dimi)
25 (Coco)

Must be the oldest collection of slam SF ever?

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Post by Slippy on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:49 am

Tenez wrote:
Slippy wrote:
bogbrush wrote:
Tenez wrote:Wilander: I can't remember Rafa covering the court as well as he has this week.
Caution: Wilander is the king of hyperbole. Everyone is always playing better than ever, every match.
Wilander is the only "expert" commentator I actively dislike. He talks mindless drivel. McEnroe might change his mind depending on how he feels on the day but at least he makes some sense at the time.
Wilander is of course right on this occsasion. McEnroe is by far the worst, he is just a salesrep for ignorant tennis fans. .
I haven't seen many of Rafa's matches this week, so I can't comment with any certainty. He moved ok against Zverev but I don't remember him looking quicker than ever. I appreciate it suits your agenda though, so of course you agree with him!

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:59 am

Slippy wrote:So if Rafa wins this, the SF (men and women) will be aged:

36 (Venus)
35 (Fed)
35 (Serena)
34 (L-B)
31 (Stan)
30 (Rafa)
25 (Dimi)
25 (Coco)

Must be the oldest collection of slam SF ever?
How do you explain it?

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:01 am

Tenez wrote:
NITB wrote:Raonic's volleys are still so baaaad.

Not even top 100.

Ah well....keep going Milose!!! diva

Now that was a pure quantum Serbian lob moment there!!!!!!

Roots coming out at laaaast!!!

He is actually not a bad volleyer. I assume he is nervous and Nadal's spin troubles him.

He shouldn't be nervous, that's the whole point.
He is also too scared to lose.

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Post by Slippy on Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:06 am

Honestly, I don't know. There are various theories but none of them, to me, explain why both genders are seeing this phenomenon. Perhaps it's because travelling now/keeping in contact with families is so much easier that more players are prepared to continue longer to get the financial rewards?

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Re: Oz open prediction game - Day 10!

Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:12 am

Slippy wrote:Honestly, I don't know. There are various theories but none of them, to me, explain why both genders are seeing this phenomenon. Perhaps it's because travelling now/keeping in contact with families is so much easier that more players are prepared to continue longer to get the financial rewards?
Hehe, interesting. smiley

Not sure Fed and Nadal are playing for the money, Williams sisters either.

I'd go with Tenez's explanation - young generations don't have new technology to break through.

Old plauers are all getting better (the longer you hit the ball, the better the timing), medicine is prolonging their fitness, then there is the experience of years of big stage matches...so it is really tough for young players.

Only the finest talent is able to make any dent, and in a way that is good.

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Re: Oz open prediction game - Day 10!

Post by Daniel on Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:14 am

God there is no hope for some of these new players is there?  A guy like raonic with that serve doesn't have the nerve to serve out a tie break?

Can Dimitrov finally live up to expectations, or is he goingto be equally useless?

Federer never seems to get any luck...  whenever he looks like winning a slam again, something happens. Nadal has been playing terrible for around 2 years.  Now Fed looks in great shape again - suddenly Nadal gets a cake walk draw full of the useless and bottlers... and plays the best he has in 2 years cause the confidence came back along with a purple patch.  It's so annoying.  After this he will likely go back to playing like an idiot.  Cilic did the same thing too to stop Fed.


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