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Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:19 pm

Schedule is out for Sunday. I'm calculating the points table of the prediction game.

1. Serena Williams (USA) [20]
vs.
Ana Ivanovic (SRB) [33]


2. Fabio Fognini (ITA) [33]
vs.
Novak Djokovic (SRB) [19]



3. Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) [24]
vs.
Tommy Robredo (ESP) [33]


4. Florian Mayer (GER) [33]
vs.
David Ferrer (ESP) [3]


5. Tomas Berdych (CZE) [21]
vs.
Kevin Anderson (RSA) [33]




My picks:


1. Ana
2. Djokovic
3. Stan
4. Mayer
5. Berdych

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Post by summerblues on Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:24 pm

Williams
Djokovic
Wawrinka
Mayer
Berdych

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Post by luvsports! on Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:12 pm

Williams, Djokovic, Robredo, Mayer, Berdych.

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Post by Polly 81 on Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:55 pm

Serena  (but, c'mon Ana!)
Djokovic
Stan
Mayer
Berdych

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Post by noleisthebest on Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:52 pm

Williams, Djokovic, Wawrinka, Ferrer, Berdych (interesting that Berdych played Anderson in the same round in AO last year!)

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Post by Tenez on Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:40 pm

1. Serena Williams (USA) [20]

2. Novak Djokovic (SRB) [19]

3. Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) [24]

4. David Ferrer (ESP) [3]

5. Tomas Berdych (CZE) [21]

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Post by noleisthebest on Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:31 am

ANA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
love Magic Star Rose Bubbly Applause Somersault wizard cracker surfer chef tennisball racket1 handbag smiley diva

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Post by noleisthebest on Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:54 am

Nole time diva!

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Post by summerblues on Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:17 am

Not much drama in Nole's match - Nole winning the first set very comfortably without having to play anywhere near top gear.

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Post by noleisthebest on Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:18 am

Nole's returning is the key to his game, he is frustrating Fognini with it.
Enjoy watching Fognini's easy ball-striking, lovely forehand!

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Post by summerblues on Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:29 am

Not surprisingly, Fed-Tsonga is the first night match on Monday - so that will be my first 3am start of this fortnight.  Luckily, Monday is a holiday here.  The rest of the week will be harder.

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Post by noleisthebest on Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:31 am

Another holiday!!!!
What are you celebrating this time, Serena being knocked out?

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Post by noleisthebest on Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:32 am

Nole's groundstrokes have so much more weight these days, looking really good.
Love Fognini's sense of drama and showmanship, I wish more players had such attitude  jester 

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Post by summerblues on Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:40 am

noleisthebest wrote:Another holiday!!!!
What are you celebrating this time, Serena being knocked out?
Martin Luther King Day.  The first January after I came to the US I almost went to work on Monday - never expected a holiday so soon after Christmas and New Year.

It is unreal that Fognini is #16 in the world, yet he puts up zero resistance.  Nole could match Federer's 6:3 6:0 6:0 win over DelPo from 2009 - without even trying all that hard.

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Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:29 am

Djokovic wins and almost strolls into the QF. Easy win even for Ferrer. The lamb is preparing for the slaughter, isn't it?

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Post by Tenez on Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:32 am

I think Ferrer might a tougher cookie for Djoko this time.

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Post by noleisthebest on Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:22 am

I think Berd will blow Ferrer away.
Robredo - Wawrinka should be interesting. I can easily see him taking out Stan, served very well against Gasquet, and painted the lines with his FH.
ALLEZ STAN diva

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Post by luvsports! on Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:55 am

Stan a set and a break up, ALLEZ!!!!

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Post by luvsports! on Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:23 am

Broken Sad. Mental demons when serving for the set there.
It's all on stan's racquet!

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Post by luvsports! on Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:38 am

ALLLEEEZZZZZZ!!!! 2 SETS UP! 
Stan's best streets ahead of Robredo's. If it gets close, it gets nervy, if not, no contest!

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Post by DEC1M8 on Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:44 am

He's going to get beat in the QF anyway.

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Post by luvsports! on Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:49 am

Ahhh buzzkillington is here.  Run

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Post by DEC1M8 on Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:00 pm

Well atleast Boredo has a chance, he could have bored Djokovic to sleep, Stan doesn't even have that chance.

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Post by luvsports! on Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:13 pm

So you are Buzzkillington then?
Djoko sends some people to sleep with his tennis, not so with Stan. He took djoko to 5 sets last year twice, he has a chance.

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Post by luvsports! on Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:36 pm

ALLEZ STAN THROUGH IN 3!

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Post by summerblues on Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:45 pm

Well done Stan. Robredo is a tricky opponent for him, so good to see him win in straights. Stan is one of the most exciting players to watch these days - he is able to play quite aggressively while keeping his W/UE ratios looking OK.

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Post by summerblues on Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:47 pm

Tennis is in such a frozen state though - all the top seeds through to the QF in the bottom half.

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Post by noleisthebest on Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:20 pm

I haven't seen the match, but glad Stan was able to impose himself on Boredo in straight sets. He'll need all the energy saved for Nole who has been playing in some fine form, not even being stretched for a game, let alone a set.
Should be a good match, but I expect Nole to win in straight sets this time, max 4.

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Post by noleisthebest on Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:03 pm

Another example of superb, clean, early ball-striking. Ana completely dismantled Serena's serve. Really happy she is back to her old self after so many years of failing and stumbling.


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Post by noleisthebest on Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:13 pm

summerblues wrote:Tennis is in such a frozen state though - all the top seeds through to the QF in the bottom half.

That is to be expected at this stage of a slam. Top half has a great Lucky Loser story of Stephane Robert, Murray's next opponent, though:

"MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA –  Some players methodically prepare before playing their first match of a Grand Slam tournament, spending hours scouting their opponents, practicing and stretching, pumping themselves up.

Not Stephane Robert. He had all of 10 minutes to get ready to play Aljaz Bedene in the first round of the Australian Open this week.

The 33-year-old journeyman lost in the last round of the qualifying tournament, so his only hope of reaching the main draw was as a "lucky loser" — a replacement for another player who drops out at the last minute.

Robert got his ticket in when No. 21-seed Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany withdrew with an injury on Tuesday — and he's had what is probably the luckiest week of his life.

Not only did the Frenchman manage to beat Bedene in straight sets, he made it all the way to the fourth round on Saturday with a 6-0, 7-6 (2), 6-4 victory over fellow lucky loser Martin Klizan of Slovakia — the furthest he's ever advanced in a Grand Slam tournament.

"I was in a bit of trouble before the (first) match because I didn't know that I was supposed to play," Robert said.

"(The referee) told me, 'OK, you're ready to play? Court 7. Go.' I see my opponent, I say, 'OK, see you on court.' And we went and played," he said to laughter in his first appearance in the main interview room at Melbourne Park.

The No. 119-ranked Robert has won only 16 ATP Tour-level matches, spending much of his career toiling on the lower-tier Challenger and Futures circuits.

Still, he just barely missed the rankings cut-off for the Australian Open main draw, so he figured he might have a chance of sneaking in as a lucky loser. He was the second-highest ranked player to lose in qualifying, after Klizan.

"I was not in the locker room to check, 'Hey guys, how do you feel?'" he joked. "So that was a surprise for me. I didn't know that Philipp was in trouble with his thigh, so it was a good surprise."

Now Robert is guaranteed to receive the largest paycheck of his career. A loser in the last round of qualifying receives $14,400 Australian dollars ($12,845), but a loss in the fourth round of the Open would net him $135,000 Australian dollars ($120,422).

He could go even further, although his next opponent has a tad better pedigree: three-time finalist Andy Murray.

Robert didn't even want to know how much he earned by making the fourth round, thinking it might make him too nervous.

"I'm not checking the prize money. I'm not checking the rankings or points, because when I do this, then I'm losing," Robert said. "So please, no questions about prize money."

However he fares in the next round, he knows he wouldn't have gone this far were it not for Kohlschreiber's injury.

"I don't know him personally," Robert said. "So maybe next tournament when I see him, I'm going to tell him thank you."


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Post by luvsports! on Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:31 pm

Thanks for the link nitb, I'm actually disappointed to not see that match. I know a women's match! Ive zoned out since Henin left.

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Post by summerblues on Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:34 pm

luvsports! wrote:Ive zoned out since Henin left.
That is exactly what I have done.  I cannot believe there was a time in the 90s and early 2000s when I would follow women's tennis more then men's.

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