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2013 Australian Open Draw

Post by noleisthebest on Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:26 pm

Live ceremony:
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/video/live.draw.html

Official link for the draw:
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/draws/ms/index.html

Top half: Djokovic, Ferrer
Bottom half: Federer, Murray

Projected QF matches: Djokovic-Berdych
Ferrer-Tipsarevic
Federer-Tsonga
Murray-Del Potro


Interesting 1st round matches:

Dolgopolov-Monfils
Tsonga-Llodra
Hewitt-Tipsarevic


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Re: 2013 Australian Open Draw

Post by noleisthebest on Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:27 pm

Nole and Azarenka giving interviews, Nole talking how he felt after last year's final ...

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Post by noleisthebest on Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:29 pm

Azarenka looks bigger than Nole

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Post by noleisthebest on Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:35 pm

Interesting that's this is the first time since Sampras & Hingis in 1997 day that both defending AO champions are number ones, too (ATP and WTA)

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Post by noleisthebest on Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:39 pm

Pat Cash doing the actual draw, just commented on time between the points rule, sounds promising

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Post by noleisthebest on Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:40 pm

Azarenka & Serena in the same half fight in the semis!

Wozniacki-Lisicki first round match ouch!

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Post by luvsports! on Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:47 pm

what did the say about the time rule????

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Post by noleisthebest on Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:50 pm

luvsports! wrote:what did the say about the time rule????
I didn't hear the whole thing (the beginning) he took the mickey out of Nole's ball bouncing (very brave and original!), I think the interviewer asked him what he thought of the new time rule, and he supported it.

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Re: 2013 Australian Open Draw

Post by noleisthebest on Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:54 pm

Men's draw about to start...computer randomly placing unseeded players

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Post by noleisthebest on Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:55 pm

Murray in Federer's half

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Post by noleisthebest on Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:57 pm

Llodra plays Tsonga in the first round
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Dolgopolov - Monfils

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Post by noleisthebest on Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:03 am

Nole plays Mathieu in the first round, Berdych lurking as the top seed in his quarter.

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Re: 2013 Australian Open Draw

Post by noleisthebest on Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:05 am

Ferrer with Tisparevic in the same quarter (same as USO), JJ in the same quarter having a kind draw for the first few rounds.

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Re: 2013 Australian Open Draw

Post by Tenez on Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:07 am

noleisthebest wrote:Murray in Federer's half

Federer has been the most unlucky player in the history of tennis.

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Post by noleisthebest on Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:07 am

Del Potro in Murray's quarter, first match against Haase. Could be interesting.

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Post by noleisthebest on Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:10 am

Federer playing Paire in the first round

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Post by Tenez on Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:12 am

I missed the whole thing...annoying. Is dimi in the same section as Federer?

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Post by noleisthebest on Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:19 am

Tenez wrote:I missed the whole thing...annoying. Is dimi in the same section as Federer?
Didn't see. Davydenko in the second, round Tomic in the third....

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Post by luvsports! on Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:21 am

with raonic possible 4th round and tsonga quarter, tough!

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Post by noleisthebest on Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:21 am

luvsports! wrote:with raonic possible 4th round and tsonga quarter, tough!

On the bright side, Rosol's lurking in his quarter, too

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Post by noleisthebest on Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:25 am

Well, I can safely conclude that signing for IMG as a smart move for Nole

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Re: 2013 Australian Open Draw

Post by noleisthebest on Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:27 am

Tipsarevic-Hewitt in the first round too, night slot on Laver, could go to 5 sets...

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Post by noleisthebest on Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:00 am

Tenez wrote:I missed the whole thing...annoying. Is dimi in the same section as Federer?

No, he is in Ferrer's quarter, playing Bennetteau first.
Compared to Djokovic and Federer, number one and two players, Ferrer and Murray really have a cakecup draw.

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Post by luvsports! on Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:32 am

i think djoko has an easier draw than murray

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Re: 2013 Australian Open Draw

Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:40 am

Absence of a formidable player like Nadal has put a huge imbalance in the draw. I don't miss Nadal but I do miss a competitor player like him. Else it becomes a cake-walk draw till the finals for 1 player.

Federer has been the most unlucky player in the history of tennis.

Perhaps. Every possible thing was done to produce a match for him and provide others a better chance. This AO draw is very tough for him, all the players who can trouble him are in his side of the draw.

1. Praire
2. Davydenko
3. Tomic
4. Raonic
QF. Tsonga

Thats a tough road just to reach the Semis.
Then possibly Murray and the Djo. This is as tough as it could have got for him. Nonetheless Wishing him all the best.

Murray:

1. Hasse. (If Hasse can get his act absolutely right, it could be end for Murray right here )
If he crosses it, till QF its a virtual walkover.

QF: Delpo. though Murray handles him well enough. But its could be possible we get an improved Delpo. But just as likely is seeing a injured Delpo. In the latter case, Murray's walk-in-the park will continue for one more round.

3. Ferrer: No body he can't get past till the semis. His resume has greatly improved Slam-wise with Nadal's absence.

4. Djokovic: Imbalance in the playing field has greatly started to help him now. He will stroll to the finals. He really needs to put an effort to lose early, else he just can't.

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Re: 2013 Australian Open Draw

Post by summerblues on Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:47 am

luvsports! wrote:i think djoko has an easier draw than murray

To me they seem comparable. Fed's is the hardest by far, but both Nole and Murray have similarly difficult ones. Of course, between Nole and Murray you have to compare only through QF. Obviously, Nole has far the easier SF, but that is not due to the draw but due to the seeding.

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Post by summerblues on Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:50 am

Second quarter has both the weakest top seed (Ferrer) and the weakest second seed (Tipsy). Maybe a chance for one of the youngsters to break through? Kei? Grigor? Of course, in the end it will be a Tipsy-Ferrer QF.

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Re: 2013 Australian Open Draw

Post by paulcz on Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:01 am

Tenez wrote:
noleisthebest wrote:Murray in Federer's half

Federer has been the most unlucky player in the history of tennis.

of course he is I can not wait their match. That will be very interisting.

I do not think that possible opponents as Paire, Davydenko, Tomic, Raonic, Tsonga can beat Fed, but they will be good test for him. Delpo or Berdych would be much more tougher for Fed. Only Murray is unwanted as always

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Re: 2013 Australian Open Draw

Post by legendkillar on Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:34 am

Cupcake for Nole.

Poor Federer. It would take a miracle for him to make the semi's.

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Post by noleisthebest on Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:39 am

legendkillar wrote:Cupcake for Nole.

Poor Federer. It would take a miracle for him to make the semi's.

I think Fed will handle everyone there with ease. No grinders in the path until the semis. I am only heartbroken Paire is there in the first match. That's a crime against tennis

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Post by legendkillar on Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:46 am

noleisthebest wrote:
legendkillar wrote:Cupcake for Nole.

Poor Federer. It would take a miracle for him to make the semi's.

I think Fed will handle everyone there with ease. No grinders in the path until the semis. I am only heartbroken Paire is there in the first match. That's a crime against tennis

I don't know. I am intrigued to see what Tsonga shows up.

It is a crime for Paire to draw Federer, though this could be Paire's big chance to announce himself to the big stage Winking

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Post by noleisthebest on Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:49 am

legendkillar wrote:

I don't know. I am intrigued to see what Tsonga shows up.

It is a crime for Paire to draw Federer, though this could be Paire's big chance to announce himself to the big stage

Unfortunately, I think Tsonga made a wrong choice with his coach and I am not expecting much from him.

As for Paire and the big stage, well, that match is going to be most beautiful to watch in terms of shot-making and flair, that will have to be my reward and comfort

Couldn't they have just given Fed Ramos like they did in Wimbledon...or another Frenchmen (doesn't Fed's draw always get loaded with the French and Germans and Nadal's with Spaniards....)

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Post by paulcz on Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:55 am

noleisthebest wrote:
legendkillar wrote:Cupcake for Nole.

Poor Federer. It would take a miracle for him to make the semi's.

I think Fed will handle everyone there with ease. No grinders in the path until the semis. I am only heartbroken Paire is there in the first match. That's a crime against tennis

Nitb, your "second" man has much to pay back to Fed from Bercy, so this could be a nice match, which also shows what potential Paire has. at the draw.

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Post by noleisthebest on Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:10 am

Paul, any news from "Lendl" in Czech media ?
Does he get interviewed there regularly, esp now that he is Murray's coach?

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Post by paulcz on Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:15 am

noleisthebest wrote:Paul, any news from "Lendl" in Czech media ?
Does he get interviewed there regularly, esp now that he is Murray's coach?

Latest info from Ivan was just that he pushes Andy to play more aggressive tennis. It looks that six women is enough for Ivan to stay at home, so he will definitely enjoy Australian open after a long time he has been there.

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Post by noleisthebest on Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:19 am

paulcz wrote:
noleisthebest wrote:Paul, any news from "Lendl" in Czech media ?
Does he get interviewed there regularly, esp now that he is Murray's coach?

Latest info from Ivan was just that he pushes Andy to play more aggressive tennis. It looks that six women is enough for Ivan to stay at home, so he will definitely enjoy Australian open after a long time he has been there.

Poor Ivan.....no wonder he took the job. Not even Murray was going to put him off from the escape

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Post by paulcz on Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:39 am

noleisthebest wrote:
paulcz wrote:
noleisthebest wrote:Paul, any news from "Lendl" in Czech media ?
Does he get interviewed there regularly, esp now that he is Murray's coach?

Latest info from Ivan was just that he pushes Andy to play more aggressive tennis. It looks that six women is enough for Ivan to stay at home, so he will definitely enjoy Australian open after a long time he has been there.

Poor Ivan.....no wonder he took the job. Not even Murray was going to put him off from the escape

Absolutely, being coach is only thing how to escape from his womanish house

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Post by noleisthebest on Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:24 am

paulcz wrote:Absolutely, being coach is only thing how to escape from his womanish house
Yes, no wonder he has even begun to smile these days
I'm sure the 6 women are equally happy.

I'm surprised he hadn't thought of coaching sooner....

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Post by Tenez on Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:56 am

noleisthebest wrote:I'm surprised he hadn't thought of coaching sooner....

He could afford not to. I am sure he is not enjoying his travelling with Murray and teh pressure that goes with it.

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Post by noleisthebest on Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:04 pm

Tenez wrote:
noleisthebest wrote:I'm surprised he hadn't thought of coaching sooner....

He could afford not to. I am sure he is not enjoying his travelling with Murray and teh pressure that goes with it.

You're right, he had to find the cash to fund all those shopping trips (x 6 women)

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Post by sphairistike on Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:47 pm

Fed. Use all your and winning and you will get the , win or lose

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