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01-12-2013, 09:04 PM
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01-13-2013, 02:26 PM
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I will be cheering for Fed, Raonic and Del Potro.

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01-13-2013, 06:13 PM
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Go Maria (just underway) and Nole!!!

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01-13-2013, 06:25 PM
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Watching Nishikori-Hanescu. Kei has a decent chance to defend his quarterfinal points here.

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01-13-2013, 07:16 PM
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Sharapova with the double bagel to open things up.

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Looks like Grigor is going home.

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01-13-2013, 08:09 PM
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Indeed. Not a great draw for him for sure. Benneteau is a better player than him right now.

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01-13-2013, 08:15 PM
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Indeed. Not a great draw for him for sure. Benneteau is a better player than him right now.
It was still a very winnable match for him.
Vegas had him as a decent favorite to win.

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01-13-2013, 08:23 PM
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Vegas were probably overestimating his name or his run at Brisbane. Or they made him a big favorite because they knew most people would know more about him and assume he was better than his opponent and bet on him accordingly. I certainly didn't think he was a clear favorite before the match.

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01-13-2013, 08:43 PM
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All the announcers seem to be ignoring the fact that the ATP is separate from the ITF and the decision of the former to actually enforce time violations has no bearing on the latter. Somewhat surprising considering they publicly announced before the tournament that they had instructed umpires to be more lenient with time violations than they had been. Probably for the better in some regard. The ITF rules allow less time between points (20 vs. 25 seconds) and even with 25 seconds there were some situations in which a player couldn't help but get a violation (e.g. if he had broken a string). It would have been so much worse with just 20 seconds allowed.

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01-13-2013, 08:52 PM
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Nishikori wins in 4 sets. How far can he go?

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01-13-2013, 08:58 PM
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Maybe quarters? Ferrer has played quite a few matches the last two weeks, wouldn't necessarily surprise me to see Nishikori beat him in R16 if that's how things shake out.

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01-13-2013, 09:00 PM
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Nishikori wins in 4 sets. How far can he go?
The quarterfinals are a reasonable possibility. The semis aren't out of the the question. He actually has a great draw. Staying healthy is the biggest issue for him.

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01-13-2013, 09:06 PM
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Waiting for the Djokovic -Mathieu match. Bed after that

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01-13-2013, 09:09 PM
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Maybe quarters? Ferrer has played quite a few matches the last two weeks, wouldn't necessarily surprise me to see Nishikori beat him in R16 if that's how things shake out.
They'd actually play in the quarterfinals if both made it that far. I don't think fatigue will be a problem for Ferrer though, if that's what you're implying. He plays so many tournaments and playing in consecutive weeks rarely seems to faze him.

He'd face Tipsarevic in the R16 if the seeds hold.

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01-13-2013, 09:11 PM
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Fed and Murray play tomorrow?

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01-13-2013, 09:20 PM
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Murray will apparently play first thing on RLA tomorrow, and Fed will apparently play the last afternoon match on RLA after Murray and Azarenka.

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01-13-2013, 10:48 PM
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Novak playing decent. I have no idea as to what to expect against Harrison. For some reason, I keep getting the feeling that Harrison will give him some trouble... hopefully not.

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01-13-2013, 11:03 PM
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Mathieu playing like he's capable of in the third set.

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01-13-2013, 11:14 PM
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Youzhny down 2 sets to Matthew Ebden. Utterly embarrassing 7-0 tie-break loss, and he blew a 5-2 double break lead in the set as well. Looking like he'll be the first seed gone from the men's side.

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01-13-2013, 11:15 PM
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Verdasco beats Goffin in five sets. Disappointing. Goffin was up two sets to one and a break in the fourth, but I can't really fault him too much. Verdasco is the naturally more aggressive player, dictating the entire match, and when he put together his whole game in the middle of the fourth set there wasn't a whole lot David could do. A very good match overall.

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01-13-2013, 11:17 PM
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Youzhny down 2 sets to Matthew Ebden. Utterly embarrassing 7-0 tie-break loss, and he blew a 5-2 double break lead in the set as well. Looking like he'll be the first seed gone from the men's side.
There's still time. I like Ebden, but Youzhny is a couple classes above him as a player. Hopefully he turns it around.

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01-13-2013, 11:21 PM
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Novak playing decent. I have no idea as to what to expect against Harrison. For some reason, I keep getting the feeling that Harrison will give him some trouble... hopefully not.
You really do fret too much. Harrison plays a decent all-around game, but he isn't capable of threatening Djokovic at all. He doesn't generate much power off the ground and he plays so deep in the court he can't take away Nole's time at all.

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01-14-2013, 12:22 AM
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Kerber into 2nd round, Goerges already there.

Onto you tomorrow Lisicki

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Took a nap so I could watch Hewitt/Tipsarevic, hoping for a good one.

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