ATP/WTA 2019 Australian Summer

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Thought we could with a dedicated thread about the upcoming summer of tennis. Things like playing rosters, news and our personal plans for the summer.

Hopman Cup (ITF)

Australia: Matt Ebden and Ash Barty
France: Lucas Pouille and Alize Cornet
Germany: Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber
Great Britain: Cameron Norrie and Katie Boulter
Greece: Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari
Spain: David Ferrer and Garbine Muguruza
Switzerland: Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic
USA: Frances Tiafoe and Serena Williams

Brisbane (ATP/WTA)

NADAL, Rafael (1)........... vs Bye, B...................... (0-0)
KOKKINAKIS, Thanasi Q....... vs TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried PR...... (7-14)
BOLT, Alex WC............... vs THOMPSON, Jordan............ (14-7)
POPYRIN, Alexei WC.......... vs DE MINAUR, Alex (7)......... (19-5)

MEDVEDEV, Daniil (4)........ vs Bye, B...................... (0-0)
DUCKWORTH, James WC......... vs MURRAY, Andy PR............. (10-10)
MAYER, Leonardo............. vs KECMANOVIC, Miomir Q........ (7-14)
BEDENE, Aljaz............... vs RAONIC, Milos (5)........... (15-6)

KYRGIOS, Nick (8)........... vs HARRISON, Ryan.............. (8-12)
CHARDY, Jeremy.............. vs STRUFF, Jan-Lennard......... (9-11)
UCHIYAMA, Yasutaka Q........ vs HUMBERT, Ugo Q.............. (15-6)
Bye, B...................... vs EDMUND, Kyle (3)............ (0-0)

DIMITROV, Grigor (6)........ vs NISHIOKA, Yoshihito......... (6-16)
MILLMAN, John............... vs SANDGREN, Tennys............ (9-12)
FRITZ, Taylor............... vs KUDLA, Denis................ (9-11)
Bye, B...................... vs NISHIKORI, Kei (2).......... (0-0)

1 Svitolina vs Bye
Sasnovich vs Potapova (Q)
Vekic vs Rybarikova
Mertens vs 6 Bertens
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3 Stephens vs Konta
Siniakova vs Tomljanovic
[Q] Bouzkova vs WC Stosur
Putintseva vs 5 Ka. Pliskova
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7 Kasatkina vs WC Birrell
Buzarnescu vs Tsurenko
Kontaveit vs Suarez Navarro
Collins vs 4 Kvitova
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8 Sevastova vs Gavrilova
Dart(Q) vs WC Hon
Mladenovic vs Aiava (Q)
2 Osaka vs Bye

Auckland (WTA)

Caroline Wozniacki (1) vs LL-Laura Siegemund
Timea Babos vs Q-Bianca Andreescu
Lauren Davis (wc) vs Lara Arruabarrena
Victoria Azarenka vs Venus Williams (6)
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Su-Wei Hsieh (3) vs Polona Hercog
Monica Puig vs Bethanie Mattek-Sands (wc)
Sara Sorribes Tormo vs Stefanie Voegele
Sachia Vickery vs Kirsten Flipkens (7)
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Barbora Strycova (5) vs Taylor Townsend
Amanda Anisimova (wc) vs Q-Jana Cepelova
Viktoria Kuzmova vs Tamara Zidansek
Sofia Kenin vs Petra Martic (4)
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Alison van Uytvanck (8) vs Q-Bibiane Schoofs
Eugenie Bouchard vs Madison Brengle
Mona Barthel vs Q-Silvia Soler-Espinosa
Johanna Larsson vs Julia Goerges (2)



Qatar (ATP)
Djokovic vs Dzumhur
Fucsovics vs Copil
Rublev vs Seppi
Ramos-Vinolas vs Basilashvili

Khachanov vs Wawrinka
Haase vs Jarry
Zayid vs Q1
Berrettini vs Bautista Agut

Goffin vs Q2
Lajovic vs Mannarino
Pella vs Ilkel
Q3 vs Cecchinato

Verdasco vs Q4
Kohlschreiber vs Berdych
Q5 vs Gojowczyk
Herbert vs Thiem




Maharashtra Open (ATP)

Anderson vs. BYE
Djere vs. Kadhe
Bolelli vs. Istomin
Albot vs. Munar

Simon vs. BYE
Ivashka vs. Hurkacz
Hoang vs. Vesely
Myneni vs. Paire

Carballes Baena vs. Darcis
Mmoh vs. Gunneswaran
Granollers vs. Ramanathan
BYE vs. Jaziri

Andujar vs. Donskoy
Auger-Aliassime vs. Karlovic
Gulbis vs. P.Sousa
BYE vs. Chung


Shenzhen Open (WTA)

Aryna Sabalenka BLR [1] vs Tatjana Maria GER |
Ekaterina Alexandrova RUS vs Dalila Jakupovic SLO |
Xinyu Wang CHN [WC] vs Georgina Garcia-Perez ESP [Q] |
Timea Bacsinszky SUI vs vs Maria Sharapova RUS [5] |

Jelena Ostapenko LAT [4] vs Monica Niculescu ROU [Q] |
Shuai Peng CHN [WC] vs Kristyna Pliskova CZE |
Anna Karolina Schmiedlova SVK vs Yafan Wang CHN |
Ons Jabeur TUN vs Shuai Zhang CHN [7] |

Saisai Zheng CHN [6] vs Pauline Parmentier FRA |
Sorana Cirstea ROU vs Magda Linette POL |
Evgeniya Rodina RUS vs Zarina Diyas KAZ |
Alison Riske USA vs Qiang Wang CHN [3] |

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS [8] vs Ana Bogdan ROU |
Irina-Camelia Begu ROU vs Danka Kovinic MNE [Q] |
Luksika Kumkhum THA vs Vera Zvonareva RUS [WC] |
Ivana Jorovic SRB [Q] vs Caroline Garcia FRA [2] |

--------------------WEEK 2-------------------------


Sydney (WTA/ATP)

n1 Simona Halep
n2 Angelique Kerber
n5 Naomi Osaka
n6 Sloane Stephens
n8 Karolina Pliskova
n9 Kiki Bertens
n10 Daria Kasatkina
n11 Anastasija Sevastova
n12 Elise Mertens
n13 Aryna Sabalenka
n15 Ashleigh Barty
n18 Garbine Muguruza
n21 Anett Kontaveit
n22 Jelena Ostapenko
n23 Carla Suarez Navarro
n23SR Timea Bacsinszky
n25 Dominika Cibulkova
n26 Camila Giorgi
n27 Lesia Tsurenko
n28 Hsieh Su-Wei

1 EDMUND, Kyle GBR 14
2 TSITSIPAS, Stefanos GRE 15
3 MEDVEDEV, Daniil RUS 16
4 SCHWARTZMAN, Diego ARG 17
5 SIMON, Gilles FRA 30
6 DE MINAUR, Alex AUS 31
7 POUILLE, Lucas FRA 32
8 TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA 34PR
9 FUCSOVICS, Marton HUN 36
10 SEPPI, Andreas ITA 37
11 MILLMAN, John AUS 38
12 TIAFOE, Frances USA 39
13 CHARDY, Jeremy FRA 40
14 KLIZAN, Martin SVK 41
15 MANNARINO, Adrian FRA 42
16 JARRY, Nicolas CHI 43
17 JAZIRI, Malek TUN 45
18 EBDEN, Matthew AUS 46
19 LAJOVIC, Dusan SRB 48
20 [SE]
21 [SE]
22 [WC]
23 [WC]
24 [WC]
25 [Q]
26 [Q]
27 [Q]
28 [Q]

ALTERNATES
1 QUERREY, Sam USA 51
2 KUKUSHKIN, Mikhail KAZ 53
3 GOJOWCZYK, Peter GER 59
4 COPIL, Marius ROU 60
5 SANDGREN, Tennys USA 61
6 HARRISON, Ryan USA 62
7 KUDLA, Denis USA 63
8 LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP 64
9 RAMOS-VINOLAS, Albert ESP 65
10 BEDENE, Aljaz SLO 67


Auckland (ATP)

1 ISNER, John USA 10
2 FOGNINI, Fabio ITA 13
3 CECCHINATO, Marco ITA 20
4 CARRENO BUSTA, Pablo ESP 23
5 BAUTISTA AGUT, Roberto ESP 24
6 CHUNG, Hyeon KOR 25
7 SHAPOVALOV, Denis CAN 27
8 MONFILS, Gael FRA 29
9 JOHNSON, Steve USA 33
10 KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER 34
11 SOUSA, Joao POR 44
12 FRITZ, Taylor USA 49
13 HAASE, Robin NED 50
14 PAIRE, Benoit FRA 52
15 BERRETTINI, Matteo ITA 54
16 HERBERT, Pierre-Hugues FRA 55
17 MAYER, Leonardo ARG 56
18 STRUFF, Jan-Lennard GER 57
19 PELLA, Guido ARG 58
20 [SE]
21 [SE]
22 [WC]
23 [WC]
24 [WC]
25 [Q]
26 [Q]
27 [Q]
28 [Q]

ALTERNATES
1 GOJOWCZYK, Peter GER 59
2 COPIL, Marius ROU 60
3 SANDGREN, Tennys USA 61
4 HARRISON, Ryan USA 62
5 KUDLA, Denis USA 63
6 RAMOS-VINOLAS, Albert ESP 65
7 BEDENE, Aljaz SLO 67
8 BERDYCH, Tomas CZE 71
9 CARBALLES BAENA, Roberto ESP 73
10 MARTERER, Maximilian GER 74

Hobart (WTA)

n24 Mihaela Buzarnescu
n40 Zhang Shuai
n41 Maria Sakkari
n42 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
n44 Belinda Bencic
n47 Alize Cornet
n48 Kirsten Flipkens
n49 Magdalena Rybarikova
n50 Alison Van Uytvanck
n54 Viktoria Kuzmova
n56 Pauline Parmentier
n58 Dayana Yastremska
n59 Timea Babos
n60 Ons Jabeur
n62 Alison Riske
n63 Rebecca Peterson
n65 Vera Lapko
n67 Irina-Camelia Begu
n70 Yafan Wang
n75 Johanna Larsson


Kooyong Classic (Exhibition)

JMDP
Kevin Anderson
Marin Cilic
Bernard Tomic
Jack Sock

Coco Vandeweghe
Peng Shuai
Amanda Anisimova


--------------------WEEK 3-------------------------

Australian Open

Big Names NOT Coming

ATP cut off #101
Asian WC- Zhe Li. First GS tournament at 32 years of age
Aussie WC playoff - James Duckworth

Andy Murray is using a PR
Tsonga has to get a WC to play(likely the French WC), No PR used
Sock has a WC if he misses the cut
Ferrer is not playing Q


Asian WC - Shuai Peng
Aussie WC playoff - Kim Birell

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(This post will update once we have more news)
 
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Personally, I am hoping to get up to Melbourne for 3 or so days in the first week. Will get a 3-day ground pass and enjoy it. It has been a couple of years since I have been.

As always, I will be all over my local tournament in Hobart. Always good to see the up and comers down here, since all the big names go to the Premier tournament in Sydney. Perhaps a very special player will come down this year. Her ranking is in the perfect spot. ;)

The 2020 Schedule could be vastly different if they follow on with the plans, so enjoy it while it lasts
 
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As mentioned in another thread, the prices for the Aus Open has been somewhat frozen or decreased from last year.

Other things they mentioned today
  • The prize-money pool will increase to AUD $60.5 million – up 10 per cent on 2018.
  • The brand new Player Pod will offer players the very best training, treatment, dining and relaxing areas in the world’s best player facilities.
  • Introduction of a 25-second serve clock.
  • Maintaining 32 seeds in the main draw and in qualifying.
  • Electronic review system on all match courts.
  • Increased women’s qualifying draw to 128 players.
  • Qualifying tournament to start a day earlier, on Tuesday 8 January.
  • Ongoing trials for on-court coaching in qualifying and juniors.
  • High-profile practice matches to be held at @MCourtArena at 3:00 pm on each day of qualifying.
Shot clock is great and the increased qualifying draw for the girls is great. Also happy with the 32 seeds.
 

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Updated:

Couple of defending champs have decided to return to defend their title in Auckland and Sydney

I also saw on my twitter feed that Nick and Halep are calling it quits for 2018.
 

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Worth mentioning Brisbane will officially start on the Monday this year with no main draw woman's games on the Sunday. The womans final will now be played on the Sunday which could make scheduling in Sydney / Hobart a bit of a headache.

Other news is the Adelaide Challenger in week 1 has been upgraded to an ATP 90 event which is the highest level Challenger played in Australia. They will expect another good field.
 

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Worth mentioning Brisbane will officially start on the Monday this year with no main draw woman's games on the Sunday. The womans final will now be played on the Sunday which could make scheduling in Sydney / Hobart a bit of a headache.

Other news is the Adelaide Challenger in week 1 has been upgraded to an ATP 90 event which is the highest level Challenger played in Australia. They will expect another good field.
True, but normally, the player who does well in the first week of the summer, somehow (amazingly) always gets "injured" for the 2nd week. Hobart especially.

Good news for Adelaide. always found it queer that they don't have a top-level tournament anymore. Should be a good field.
 

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I presume Tennis Australia will need to give one AO Wildcard to Andy Murray?

With Kubler's season done now due to injury he will also need one if fit.
 

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I presume Tennis Australia will need to give one AO Wildcard to Andy Murray?

With Kubler's season done now due to injury he will also need one if fit.
Murray would have a PR or has he used them already.

Wawrinka is 68, which solves that potential headache. Tsonga is 250 odd, which creates another. Surely he will play the Ao if not injured one way or another. I am not against Tsonga getting a WC(heck, the French might use their WC on him)

Marcos Baghdatis, another AO fav, is 128. Be a shame if he fails to qualify.

The only long long injury for a WTA player I can think of who is over #100, is Timea Bacsinszky, who will have a PR i would think.
 
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I know there is still a few challengers left but the 5 wildcards should be a lock and the playoff scrapped. Kubler, Bolt, Kokkanksis, Popryin & Polmans. All around 100 - 150 and all had solid years apart from Kokk who can play the injury card still i guess (and the challenger he won).

Providing everyone is fit, wouldn't want anyone outside that 5
 

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Updated.

Alex's first week is in Brisbane, which is not a shock. Kevin Anderson starting his season in India again this year. A couple of more young names in at Sydney.

A lot of new names on the women's draw. A lot of it is unconfirmed by the tournaments themselves. Got it off twitter/another forum. The best players(as in every year), will be playing in Brisbane, outside a few, then they all go to Sydney or rest for Melbourne(etc Serena-Sharapova). We will know everything in a couple of weeks. Hobart announced its full draw in late November last year, so expect full draws for the WTA soon.

No Halep yet in China. It will be interesting to see how she starts her season with her injury.

On Novak
it says on his website that his next tournament is Doha. I don't think he has played in Brisbane, so it seems likely. Nothing by the Qatar tournament though and you think they would have announced it by now. He and Halep are the biggest names not announced yet for the first week. So. slight guesswork on something which may be out of date.
 
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Murray would have a PR or has he used them already.

Wawrinka is 68, which solves that potential headache. Tsonga is 250 odd, which creates another. Surely he will play the Ao if not injured one way or another. I am not against Tsonga getting a WC(heck, the French might use their WC on him)

Marcos Baghdatis, another AO fav, is 128. Be a shame if he fails to qualify.

The only long long injury for a WTA player I can think of who is over #100, is Timea Bacsinszky, who will have a PR i would think.
Please no I've wasted enough time on this clown already, don't want him raising my hopes once again before the inevitable failure
 

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Full playing list for the first week updated.

Novak and Theim are both in Qatar. Cilic and Anderson are in India. Nadal and Kei are in Brisbane with both Tsonga and Murray using PR to get into the Brisbane draws. Fed and Zverev are, of course, playing in Perth.

For the girls, 7 of the top 10 are playing in Brisbane. The odd 3 out are Kerber(Perth) and Woz(Auckland) and Halep. Halep is not playing in the first week but looks likely to be in Sydney for the 2nd. She didn't play in Sydney last year, so that is a change. A lot of players have confirmed for Sydney but I will wait a week to update that.

Hobart is very quiet. The only news i heard last week was that the highest seed in the draw so far was Mihaela Buzarnescu. No Mertens or Stosur as of yet. The draw in Sydney always has a very high cut off.
 

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Was watching Quantum of Solace last night on C9, and this ad came up:

Federer tearful for 10 seconds with Basil commentary
Warrior Nadal
Super Mum Serena
Invincible(?) Novak
Unpredictable Kyrgios
Giant Slayer Millman
Future Ashleigh Barty

nooooooooooooooooooooo...still, it looks better than C7 Cricket, which just looks like cancer.
 

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Draws are out for the 2nd week.

Hobart has no Mertens :'( Too good for us now. Stosur will take a WC into Sydney you would think as she is not in Hobart.

Schmieds hasn't made the Hobart draw. No idea if she is in qualies. We always get a lot of withdrawals so, if she is smart, she will stay in the draw. She will be in the main draw when the event starts

Personally, looking forward to watching Bencic, Pav, Cornet and some of the younger players in Hobart.

The Sydney is Sydney. Super strong with stars left right and center. Interesting that Keys is not playing in either week as of yet. Probably an injury knowing her.
 

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Got a bit slack.


it has also been cut to 3 days. BTW, Coco is not a big name. She is ranked 100 odd and wouldnt even make the cut for Hobart. I am half expecting Eugnenie Bouchard(no.88) will join her if Hobart/Sydney doesnt offer her a WC.

That is a fairly good draw for ATP Sydney. No top 10 players but the depth is very strong.
 
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What happened to Coco? She was ranked much higher a year ago
injuries and a complete lack of form.

Her last win on the WTA was at Hertogenbosch in June. she made the semis there and the finals at Stuttgart. That was basically her year last year(outside of doubles)
 
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