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RE: US Open 2013 - 11/1/2014 12:33:59 PM   
impqueen


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Watson and Robson have difficult yet winnable openers; I hope they can both have a decent run.

Murray doesnít seem fit enough to go particularly far and yes his draw isn't fun. The Australian open is my least favoured of the Slams (though mainly because I miss the majority of the live matches) but Iím hoping for some upsets.


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RE: US Open 2013 - 11/1/2014 4:00:33 PM   
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Yeah I'm not banking on Murray's fitness - I think he'll get knocked out at or before the QF.

Not my favourite major, may be my second though - there's something about the Australian Open that produces so many fantastic matches. I'll still remember the Djokovic-Wawrinka match last year as one of the all time great Grand Slam matches.

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RE: US Open 2013 - 13/1/2014 8:41:59 AM   
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Watson fought, Robson not so much and both are out.


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RE: US Open 2013 - 15/1/2014 12:25:16 PM   
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I can't believe Ebden couldn't take advantage of this... Pospisil could barely move early in that third set yet he's the one who's 2-1 and a break up. It's a great advert for mind over matter, though.

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Well, that and a shit ton of painkillers apparently

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RE: US Open 2013 - 17/1/2014 11:03:54 PM   
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Hoping for a good match tonight with Murray and Lopez locking horns once again. If Lopez plays like he can, he will test our Andy, but even then I still think Andy will win in three or four. He has looked very good so far, and if anything his flexibility and movement are even better with the back now sorted out and I think he has deliberately lost some muscle in order to improve on that and reach near Djokovic standard for movement and defense, whilst hitting winners when his opponent least expects it.

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RE: US Open 2013 - 18/1/2014 5:19:19 PM   
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A few funny serves so far... Here's Murray trying to decapitate Lopez, and here's Federer missing the ball completely

Not gonna lie, I've seen a few serves go awry but never have I seen a player fail to make contact with the ball.

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RE: Australian Open 2014 - 21/1/2014 12:36:27 PM   
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It's the rule of three's people. Lightning strikes thrice with a 3rd 5 setter in 2 years, and third time lucky for Stan.

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RE: Australian Open 2014 - 21/1/2014 8:33:01 PM   
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It's the rule of three's people. Lightning strikes thrice with a 3rd 5 setter in 2 years, and third time lucky for Stan.

Wawrinka played amazingly well as did Djokovic and unlike the other games that have gone 5 sets he came out on top, deserved after so many close calls.

Murray V Federer tomorrow looks like a tasty clash and although Murray has a good record against him I think with his fitness Federer will win in 4 sets.

Want to see Wawrinka win the Australian Open and think he can do it he deserves to be in the same bracket as the top 4.

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RE: Australian Open 2014 - 26/1/2014 9:25:14 AM   
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Come on Stan.

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RE: Australian Open 2014 - 26/1/2014 9:48:19 AM   
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Hmmm Rafa, he's my main player but I think he took the timeout on purpose. He genuinely looks injured though.

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RE: Australian Open 2014 - 26/1/2014 10:23:04 AM   
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He looks better now...

Come on Stan!

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RE: Australian Open 2014 - 26/1/2014 10:27:29 AM   
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Don't think he's much better really. Stan's just fallen into the injured opponent trap and Rafa's decided just to smash the ball.

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RE: Australian Open 2014 - 26/1/2014 11:38:48 AM   
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Fantastic. I'm off to eat a massive Toblerone to celebrate.



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