Grand Slam Australian Open 2019

Who will win?


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adammania9

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Fwiw, this was my first round prediction. Completed in bold.

First Round:
Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] def Mitchell Krueger (USA) [Q] in 3 sets
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [WC] def Martin Kližan (SVK) in 5 sets
Taro Daniel (JPN) def by Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) [Q] in 4 sets
Pablo Andújar (ESP) def by Denis Shapovalov (CAN) [25] in 4 sets
David Goffin (BEL) [21] def Christian Garin (CHI) in 3 sets
Marcel Granllers (ESP) def by Marius Copil (ROU) in 4 sets
Jiří Veselý (CZE) def by Ryan Harrison (USA) in 3 sets
Lloyd Harris (RSA) [Q] def by Daniil Medvedev (RUS) in 3 sets

Fabio Fognini (ITA) [12] def Juame Munar (ESP) in 4 sets
Nicolás Jarry (CHI] def Leonardo Mayer (ARG) in 5 sets
Ilya Ivashka (BLR) def by Malek Jaziri (TUN) in 3 sets
Luca Vanni (ITA) [Q] def Pablo Carreño Busta (ESP) [23] in 4 sets
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) [32] def Li Zhe (CHN) [WC] in 3 sets
Guido Pella (ARG) def by João Souza (POR) in 5 sets
Ivo Karlović (CRO) def Hubert Hurkacz (POL) in 5 sets
Kamil Majchrzak (POL) [Q] def by Kei Nishikori (JPN) [8] in 3 sets

Alexander Zverev (GER) [4] def Aljaž Bedene (SLO) in 4 sets
Jeremy Chardy (FRA) def Ugo Humbert (FRA) in 4 sets
Alex Bolt (AUS) [WC] def by Jack Sock (USA) [WC] in 4 sets
Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) [Q] def by Gilles Simon (FRA) [29] in 4 sets
Hyeon Chung (KOR) [24] def Bradley Klahn (USA) in 3 sets
Sam Querrey (USA) def Pierre-Hughes Herbert (FRA) in 4 sets
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) def Ernests Gulbis (LAT) in 4 sets
Nick Kyrgios (AUS) def by Milos Raonic (CAN) [16] in 5 sets

Borna Ćorić (CRO) [11] def Steve Darcis (BEL) [PR] in 3 sets
Albert Ramos Viñolas (ESP) def by Márton Fucsovics (HUN) in 3 sets
Laslo Đere (SRB) def Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) in 4 sets
Filip Krajinović (SRB) def by Marco Cecchinato (ITA) [17] in 4 sets
Lucas Pouille (FRA) [28] def by Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) in 5 sets
Maximilian Marterer (GER) def Gleb Sakharov (FRA) [Q] in 3 sets
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) def by Mischa Zverev (GER) in 3 sets
Benoit Paire (FRA) def by Dominic Thiem (AUT) [7] in 4 sets

Marin Čilić (CRO) [6] def Bernard Tomic (AUS) in 3 sets
Andrey Rublev (RUS) def Michael McDonald (USA) in 3 sets
Michael Mmoh (USA) def by Radu Albot (MDA) in 4 sets
Miomir Kecmanović (SRB) [Q] def by Fernando Verdasco (ESP) [26] in 3 sets

Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) [22] def Andy Murray (GBR) [PR] in 3 sets
Federico Delbonis (ARG) def by John Millman (AUS) in 4 sets
Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) def by Tennys Sandgren (USA) in 4 sets
Peter Gojowczyk (GER) def by Karen Khachanov (RUS) [10] in 3 sets

Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) [14] def Matteo Berrettini (ITA) in 4 sets
Viktor Troicki (SRB) [Q] def Roberto Carballés Baena (ESP) in 3 sets
Stefano Travaglia (ITA) [Q] def Guido Andreozzi (ARG) in 4 sets
Christopher Eubanks (USA) [Q] def by Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) [19] in 4 sets

Gael Monfils (FRA) [30] def by Damir Džumhur [BIH] in 4 sets
Cameron Norrie (GBR) def Taylor Fritz (USA) in 4 sets
Tatsuma Ito (JPN) [Q] def by Daniel Evans (GBR) [Q] in 5 sets
Denis Istomin (UZB) def by Roger Federer (SUI) [3] in 3 sets

Kevin Anderson (RSA) [5] def Adrian Mannarino (FRA) in 4 sets
Frances Tiafoe (USA) def Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) [Q] in 3 sets
Feliciano López (ESP) def Jordan Thompson (AUS) in 3 sets
Andreas Seppi (ITA) def Steve Johnson (USA) [31] in 4 sets
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [20] def Janko Tipsarević (SRB) [PR] in 3 sets
Pablo Cuevas (URU) def Dušan Lajović (SRB) in 5 sets
Jason Kubler (AUS) [WC] def by Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) in 5 sets
Reilly Opelka (USA) def by John Isner (USA) [9] in 3 sets

Kyle Edmund (GBR) [13] def Tomáš Berdych (CZE) in 4 sets
Guillermo García López (ESP) def Robin Haase (NED) in 3 sets
Marc Polmans (AUS) [WC] def by Denis Kudla (USA) in 3 sets
Rudolf Molleker (GER) def by Diego Schwartzman (ARG) [18] in 3 sets
Alex De Minaur (AUS) [29] def Pedro Sousa (POR) in 4 sets
Mirza Bašić (BIH) def Henri Laaksonen (SUI) [Q] in 3 sets
Matthew Ebden (AUS) def Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) in 4 sets
James Duckworth (AUS) [WC] def Rafael Nadal (ESP) [2] in 5 sets
 

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BobbyMorri

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Good start by the Aussie girls. They have taken advantage of some soft draws and all are in(bar Hon,who played another Aussie)

Ostapenko is a worry. Puig needs help as well. was 4-0 up, now down 6-4, 3-0 against Pav.
 

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"First Greek[-representing] male player to win a round in Australian Open history"

Found that statement about Tsitsipas surprising. Surely one of the occasional journeymen broke through for a win in recent decades. Guess not.
 

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Really enjoyed my 3 days at the open. Would have spent 20 hours inside the venue all up and too many matches to count. The best match I watched was probably the first. Schmieds v Mertens #notbias......

The worst was the kasatkina match. I would love to know what happened. Just dreadful. That should have been a showcase of shot making. Instead it was the worst performance I have seen live.

Shame to be going home on Sunday :(

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Went to the Aus open today and the security guards take their job waaay too seriously. Walking along Swan street this morning we had some guy who had yelled himself hoarse yelling at everyone that if they're on the footpath they can't get in, they need to line up along the blue wall. Calm down mate, everyone knows where the entrance is.

The second guy we went to see Djokovic warming up and there was a queue of people to get near the court. We pause for a split second to look for the end of the queue and the security guard is on us like a rabid wolf about needing to keep moving, even though we're standing in the middle of a grassed area away from the footpaths.

How much of a campaigner do you have to be to treat security at the Australian Open like a secret service job.
 

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Strange schedulling tomorrow if I am reading it right. RLA has two singles during the day and a legends doubles, yet MCA has four singles matches all in the one session.

What makes it more unusual is when they have only one channel why play a singles each on MCA and Melbourne Arena in the early evening.
 

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Has anyone else noticed that MCA looks quite empty at times? TA boasting about record attendances once again this year, are most people just buying ground passes and sitting in those open areas watching the matches on the big screens?
 
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Has anyone else noticed that MCA looks quite empty at times? TA boasting about record attendances once again this year, are most people just buying ground passes and sitting in those open areas watching the matches on the big screens?
Yet on the website it's always said sold out. The worst was last night match between RBA and Cilic, looks really empty.
 

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Love listening to Patrick speak as I think he's a great representative for the sport. Thought he was spot on with his comments re player interaction/coverage/behaviour in this video. (Serena worship ends at 10:09 for the non-fans):

 

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I am looking at booking accomodation during next years Aus Open. It looks like nothing is confirmed publically but that it may start on Monday Jan 20 which is a fair bit later than this year.

Anyone heard any rumours on dates?
 

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I am looking at booking accomodation during next years Aus Open. It looks like nothing is confirmed publically but that it may start on Monday Jan 20 which is a fair bit later than this year.

Anyone heard any rumours on dates?
I haven't heard anything but it usually ties in with the last two weeks of the Victorian school holidays, so that would mean it starts on Monday the 13th. What makes you think it would be the 20th?
 

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I haven't heard anything but it usually ties in with the last two weeks of the Victorian school holidays, so that would mean it starts on Monday the 13th. What makes you think it would be the 20th?
Yeah thats what I thought but I think I heard it mentioned that it would be a week later as the 13th is to early. I do seem to remember Australian Day being on the middle weekend a few times?

Perhaps I should hold off but I like the look of this accomodation I found and the price.
 
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