Australia Open Day 12

vaughany

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Roger Federer versus Hyeon Chung.

The experience/GOAT versus youth/cult hero/underdog.

Swisse superstar versus the Korean sensation.

Semi Final on Australia Day.
7.30pm Rod Laver Arena
Weather 24deg with strong chance of thunderstorms.
Odds: Federer $1.17 Chung $5.25

These two have never played each other before.

Prediction:
Head says: Federer in 3 sets
Heart says: Chung in 5 sets




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thank **** c7 made the change to todd woodbridge last year when Hamish mclachlan was commentating all the mens matches in the first week post macavaney. that first week in 2017 must have been a nightmare for jim courier. mclachlan seems to have been relegated to studio host which is fine by me.

basil zemplas seems to be a bit of a ******* too though. he made some quip the other day along the lines of 'like sandgren in an hour' along the lines of 'like sands in an hourglass'. just **** off.....how do you lot listen to these *******s throughout an entire AFL season?
 

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I think Chung's amazing run will come to an end tonight.

Has anyone been following the men's doubles? So many seeds top seeds knocked out (Kubot/Melo, Peers/Kontinen, Rojer/Tecau, Herbert/Mahu,Murray/Soares, Bryan/Bryan etc.) and teams like Groth and Hewitt making it to the quarters o_O The final will be played between the 7th and 11th seeds, Marach/Pavic and Cabal/Farah.
 

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I think Chung's amazing run will come to an end tonight.

Has anyone been following the men's doubles? So many seeds top seeds knocked out (Kubot/Melo, Peers/Kontinen, Rojer/Tecau, Herbert/Mahu,Murray/Soares, Bryan/Bryan etc.) and teams like Groth and Hewitt making it to the quarters o_O The final will be played between the 7th and 11th seeds, Marach/Pavic and Cabal/Farah.
Hell the same thing happened last year- Murray and Soares were the defending champs and got ko'ed first round

Polmans & Whittington managed to get to the semis by beating #1 Herbert/Mahut
The Gooch & Groth made it to the quarters
Carreno Busta and Garcia Lopez were unseeded and got to the semis

Though the final was 3rd vs 4th
 

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Hell the same thing happened last year- Murray and Soares were the defending champs and got ko'ed first round

Polmans & Whittington managed to get to the semis by beating #1 Herbert/Mahut
The Gooch & Groth made it to the quarters
Carreno Busta and Garcia Lopez were unseeded and got to the semis

Though the final was 3rd vs 4th
Yes, there are always a few surprises, but Kontinen and Peers winning last year was not an unrealistic expectation going into the tournament. Just feels like a lot of well known combos knocked out this year.
 

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Well Kiki mladenovic has just won the women's doubles title with babos, despite her being on an about 15 match losing streak in singles. Maybe this will turn her singles form around.
 

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Aussie KIA Motors guy instead of the head honcho from Kia Asia doing the doubles presentation.

Interesting to note Giian Rooney is doing the trophy presentation.... hopefully this means no Basil/Hamish
 
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