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rybak    411

FINALLY after two days full of rain matches are played in Auckland :clap:

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OlympicsFan    202
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vor 19 Stunden schrieb LDOG:

 

Kyrgios is injured and even if he werent he won't win this, he still doesn't care enough about tennis.

Zverev hasn't still shown anything in slams, even losing to nobodies most of the time. He will win some eventually but not now. Same goes for Thiem, although Thiem is a bit more consistent than zverev against lower ranked guys.

Goffin doesn't have the means to win a Slam i'm afraid. If guys that are more consistent than him like Tsonga or Berdych never could, then even less chance for him. 

 

PS. Maybe I was too tough saying "Mickey mouse stars", the point I was trying to make is that I see the odds given from betting houses being unreasonably high for both. Something people who follow atp closely can tell.

I follow ATP very closely, but ok ... it seems that you have a need to insult people all the time.

Of course Zverev hasnt done anything in slams + he doesnt have a great shape, but i wouldnt say that he lost to nobodies. Last year he lost against Nadal at the AO, Raonic at Wimbledon, Coric at USO and Verdasco at the FO. The loss against Coric was disappointing, but i wouldnt call Verdasco (especially on clay) a nobody, although Zverev still should have won.

My point is: It is a new season, so who knows what will happen? Krygios and Zverev are very young and can explode anytime (for example like Ostapenko last year at the FO) + Goffin seems to be in a great shape and ended the last year in a great shape as well. Who thought at the beginning of 2016 that Kerber would win 2 slams and become world number 1? Who would have thought at the beginning of last year that Zverev would win 2 masters or that Dimitrov would win the world tour finals or that Grandparer and Nadal would each win 2 slams? That is the great thing about the AO, its the first slam, so almost anything can happen.

 

Edit: Kyrgios just beat Dimitrov to reach Brisbane final, why do you think that he is injured?

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heywoodu    2,682
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Domination! :bowdown:

 

Maybe this will calm Haase down (for a day or two), in the match where he gave the win to Paire he went at it against the referees again :lol: ("Why do we always need the same linesmen here?!?!" - small detail, it was his 2nd tournament in India in 5 years or so, and his first one in Pune)

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Майкл    330
On 05/01/2018 at 02:32, LDOG said:

Dimitrov? are you serious? he would need a lot of luck to do it.  He has very negative record against all top players except Wawrinka (by "top players" I mean the guys that have won GS already, not Mickey mouse stars like Zverev or Thiem), I don't see him beating many of them in a match to 5 sets.

 

Dimitrov can trouble anyone on a good day. He's still relatively young too - I can see him peaking in his 30s, like Stan did.

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thepharoah    240

Caroline Wozniacki lost another final, this time in Auckland after losing to Julia Gorges in straight sets 

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Prashanth    32
10 hours ago, heywoodu said:

Domination! :bowdown:

 

Maybe this will calm Haase down (for a day or two), in the match where he gave the win to Paire he went at it against the referees again :lol: ("Why do we always need the same linesmen here?!?!" - small detail, it was his 2nd tournament in India in 5 years or so, and his first one in Pune)

This is the same Old slot of Chennai open now named Tata Open... Place changed from Chennai to Pune.

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heywoodu    2,682
3 hours ago, Prashanth said:

This is the same Old slot of Chennai open now named Tata Open... Place changed from Chennai to Pune.

Still weird to go ranting about 'always the same linesmen' when in the last five years or so this is only the second time you play there :p 

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Wanderer    550

Giorgi played one of here best matches in career! Nothing alike her, she kept ball in court, and had less unforced errors and less winners that Kvitova! Great win, and another winnable match against still not in form Radwanska. 

Petra's serve was worrying in this match, I hope she can serve better in Melbourne. Draw will be tough, but so called top 10 players are not such a threat.

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heywoodu    2,682

18-year old Alex de Minaur reached the final in Sydney. What better place for your first ATP final than the city you were born in? :cheer:

 

Dude's on a roll btw, semi's in Brisbane last week, final now. If he wins, he'll be right at the door of the top-100 (101st most likely). 

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Wanderer    550
2 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

18-year old Alex de Minaur reached the final in Sydney. What better place for your first ATP final than the city you were born in? :cheer:

 

Dude's on a roll btw, semi's in Brisbane last week, final now. If he wins, he'll be right at the door of the top-100 (101st most likely). 

 

And I like the way he plays! Must say, I didn't have great expectation, especially not so soon after watching him in Wimbledon junior final last year, but he improved immensely! I hope Aussies will finally produce a talented player with proper mindset. Tomic and Kyrgios have been, well... 

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Wanderer    550

Angie Kerber to play against Barty in Sydney final! Excellent line-up. It is so great to see Angie back! Hopefully she will be fresh enough for deep run in Melbourne too, but she does have hell of draw there...

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