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Old 01-14-2013, 05:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The (Unofficial) 2013 Aussie Open Thread

I think three people can win this:

1. Novak Djokovic
2. Andy Murray
3. Delpo

I got Novak. Who ya got?
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I watched his first round match. Dude is just filthy.
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I know no one else cares about the women's game, but my girl Ana looked pretty dominant today in a 6-2, 6-1 rout. Hopefully she can stay healthy this year and return to her old form.
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I'm hoping Fed, but you have to favor Djoker
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Here is how I see it playing out:

Quadrant 1: Djokovic will destroy Ryan Harrison and then destroy Feliciano Lopez and then destroy Sam Querrey and then he'll beat Berdych in four to put him in the final four.

Quadrant 2: This is by far the weakest quadrant of the drawn. David Ferrer is the highest ranked guy in the quadrant, and I think he wins it unless he gets taken out by an up and comer like Jersey Janowicz, who does have a lot of game. Another possibility is Kei Nishikori, but I still think Ferrer will advanc out of this quadrant.

Semifinal match between Quadrant 1 and Quadrant 2: Djokovic beats Ferrer and beats him badly.

Quadrant 3: This quadrant has both former Vols that made it into the main draw: Rhyne Williams and JP Smith. This is a strong quadrant. You've got Delpo at the top and Murray at the bottom. And I think it will be between Delpo and Murray for who comes out of here. Federer will be praying that Delpo takes out Murray, because Federer seems to do well against Delpo, and I think Murray would be favored over Federer. I will definitely watch Delpo v. Murray if they play.

Quadrant 4: You've got Federer at the bottom of the draw and Jo Willie Tsonga at the top. I can't say for sure that Jo Willie will make it all the way through to the quarters. He is just too erratic. You can't count on him. I do think Federer will definitely make it to the quarters. If he gets Jo Willie, he might lose. If he gets anybody else, he'll win.

Semifinals: I'm going to predict that Federer makes it out of his quadrant. I think either Delpo or Murray will beat him. I'll go out on a limb and say it's Delpo.


Finals: Djokovic v. Delpo. Djokovic wins in 4 sets.
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Watching Leyton Hewitt now and I feel really bad for the guy.
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Watching Leyton Hewitt now and I feel really bad for the guy.
Why do you feel bad for Leyton Hewitt?
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I dont think he can win it, and I think he feels like he owes it to his country to do so. He's their "only hope" and I just dont think he can get it done, even if he's at 100%.
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Novak Djokovic 10/11

Andy Murray 13/4

Roger Federer 5/1

Juan Martin Del Potro 18/1

David Ferrer 22/1

Bernard Tomic 40/1

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 40/1

Tomas Berdych 40/1

Milos Raonic 66/1

Jerzy Janowicz 100/1

Janko Tipsarevic 125/1

Kei Nishikori 150/1

Nikolay Davydenko 150/1

Marcos Baghdatis 200/1

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Rhyne Williams wins his first set against Florian Mayer, 6-2.

JP Smith loses first set 4-6.
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Dammit. Rhyne played a marathon fourth set tiebreak and had multiple match points, but now he's down a break in the 5th.

Would have been a nice upset.

Edit: Down 2 breaks now. 4-1. Looking like it's over. Darn.

Smith lost in straights.
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That's a real damn shame what just happened to Brian Baker. I wish that I hadn't been watching the match when that happened. Tore me up. You could read his mind thinking that his last shot at playing pro tennis just ended with that knee injury. Carted off the court in a wheel chair.

If you know his back story there's no way you didn't get choked up when he tried to get back up and walk it off, then turned to Querry to say he couldn't continue. The heartbreak was written all over his face.
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Dammit. Rhyne played a marathon fourth set tiebreak and had multiple match points, but now he's down a break in the 5th.

Would have been a nice upset.

Edit: Down 2 breaks now. 4-1. Looking like it's over. Darn.

Smith lost in straights.
Rhyne should have won that match. He broke down mentally in that last set.
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