Grand Slam Australian Open 2020 (Day 0)

Who is going to Win

  • Rafa

    Votes: 3 11.5%
  • Novak

    Votes: 18 69.2%
  • Fed

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • An Aussie Man

    Votes: 2 7.7%
  • Any Other man

    Votes: 2 7.7%
  • Serena

    Votes: 3 11.5%
  • Barty

    Votes: 4 15.4%
  • Osaka

    Votes: 6 23.1%
  • Halep

    Votes: 3 11.5%
  • Andreescu

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Any Other Women

    Votes: 3 11.5%
  • Medvedev

    Votes: 1 3.8%

  • Total voters
    26
  • Poll closed .

BobbyMorri

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MAIN DRAW SINGLES
1 NADAL, Rafael ESP 1
2 DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB 2
3 FEDERER, Roger SUI 3
4 THIEM, Dominic AUT 4
5 MEDVEDEV, Daniil RUS 5
6 TSITSIPAS, Stefanos GRE 6
7 ZVEREV, Alexander GER 7
8 BERRETTINI, Matteo ITA 8
9 BAUTISTA AGUT, Roberto ESP 9
10 MONFILS, Gael FRA 10
11 GOFFIN, David BEL 11
12 FOGNINI, Fabio ITA 12
13 NISHIKORI, Kei JPN 13
14 SCHWARTZMAN, Diego ARG 14
15 SHAPOVALOV, Denis CAN 15
16 WAWRINKA, Stan SUI 16
17 KHACHANOV, Karen RUS 17
18 DE MINAUR, Alex AUS 18
19 ISNER, John USA 19
20 DIMITROV, Grigor BUL 20
21 AUGER-ALIASSIME, Felix CAN 21
22 POUILLE, Lucas FRA 22
23 DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG PR22
24 RUBLEV, Andrey RUS 23
25 PAIRE, Benoit FRA 24
26 PELLA, Guido ARG 25
27 BASILASHVILI, Nikoloz GEO 26
28 CARRENO BUSTA, Pablo ESP 27
29 CORIC, Borna CRO 28
30 TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA 29
31 KYRGIOS, Nick AUS 30
32 RAONIC, Milos CAN 31
33 FRITZ, Taylor USA 32
34 GARIN, Cristian CHI 33
35 LAJOVIC, Dusan SRB 34
36 STRUFF, Jan-Lennard GER 35
37 OPELKA, Reilly USA 36
38 HURKACZ, Hubert POL 37
39 DJERE, Laslo SRB 38
40 CILIC, Marin CRO 39
41 KRAJINOVIC, Filip SRB 40
42 RAMOS-VINOLAS, Albert ESP 41
43 EVANS, Daniel GBR 42
44 MANNARINO, Adrian FRA 43
45 QUERREY, Sam USA 44
46 CUEVAS, Pablo URU 45
47 ALBOT, Radu MDA 46
48 TIAFOE, Frances USA 47
49 MILLMAN, John AUS 48
50 VERDASCO, Fernando ESP 49
51 LONDERO, Juan Ignacio ARG 50
52 CHARDY, Jeremy FRA 51
53 SONEGO, Lorenzo ITA 52
54 NORRIE, Cameron GBR 53
55 RUUD, Casper NOR 54
56 SIMON, Gilles FRA 55
57 BUBLIK, Alexander KAZ 56
58 HUMBERT, Ugo FRA 57
59 BEDENE, Aljaz SLO 58
60 KECMANOVIC, Miomir SRB 59
61 SOUSA, Joao POR 60
62 GASQUET, Richard FRA 61
63 LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
64 THOMPSON, Jordan AUS 63
65 ANDUJAR, Pablo ESP 64
66 HERBERT, Pierre-Hugues FRA 65
67 BERANKIS, Ricardas LTU 66
68 DOLGOPOLOV, Alexandr UKR PR66
69 KUKUSHKIN, Mikhail KAZ 67
70 SANDGREN, Tennys USA 68
71 EDMUND, Kyle GBR 69
72 FUCSOVICS, Marton HUN 70
73 CECCHINATO, Marco ITA 71
74 LU, Yen-Hsun TPE PR71
75 SEPPI, Andreas ITA 72
76 NISHIOKA, Yoshihito JPN 73
77 POSPISIL, Vasek CAN PR73
78 YMER, Mikael SWE 74
79 DELLIEN, Hugo BOL 75
80 DELBONIS, Federico ARG 76
81 JARRY, Nicolas CHI 77
82 SINNER, Jannik ITA 78
83 KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER 79
84 CARBALLES BAENA, Roberto ESP 80
85 UCHIYAMA, Yasutaka JPN 81
86 BARRERE, Gregoire FRA 82
87 MOUTET, Corentin FRA 83
88 MCDONALD, Mackenzie USA PR83
89 TRAVAGLIA, Stefano ITA 84
90 JOHNSON, Steve USA 85
91 MUNAR, Jaume ESP 86
92 DAVIDOVICH FOKINA, Alejandro ESP 87
93 KWON, Soonwoo KOR 88
94 MONTEIRO, Thiago BRA 89
95 PAUL, Tommy USA 90
96 ANDERSON, Kevin RSA 91
97 MAYER, Leonardo ARG 92
98 DZUMHUR, Damir BIH 93
99 KOEPFER, Dominik GER 94
100 KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO 95
101 STEBE, Cedrik-Marcel GER PR95
102 CARUSO, Salvatore ITA 96
103 POPYRIN, Alexei AUS 97
104 GERASIMOV, Egor BLR 98

WC
USA
Marcos Giron[1]American Wildcard Challenge
JPN
Tatsuma Ito[2]Asia-Pacific Wildcard Playoff
FRA
Hugo Gaston[3]French internal selection
AUS
John-Patrick Smith[4]Australian Wildcard Playoff
AUS
Alex BoltAustralian internal selection
AUS
Marc PolmansAustralian internal selection
AUS
TBDAustralian internal selection
AUS
TBDAustralian internal selection




1.Barty, AshleighAUS1
2.Pliskova, KarolinaCZE2
3.Osaka, NaomiJPN3
4.Halep, SimonaROU4
5.Andreescu, Bianca VanessaCAN5
6.Svitolina, ElinaUKR6
7.Kvitova, PetraCZE7
8.Bencic, BelindaSUI8
9.Bertens, KikiNED9
10.Williams, SerenaUSA10
11.Sabalenka, ArynaBLR11
12.Konta, JohannaGBR12
13.Keys, MadisonUSA13
14.Kenin, SofiaUSA14
15.Martic, PetraCRO15
16.Vondrousova, MarketaCZE16
17.Mertens, EliseBEL17
18.Riske, AlisonUSA18
19.Vekic, DonnaCRO19
20.Kerber, AngeliqueGER20
21.Muchova, KarolinaCZE21
22.Yastremska, DayanaUKR22
23.Sakkari, MariaGRE23
24.Anisimova, AmandaUSA24
25.Stephens, SloaneUSA25
26.Kontaveit, AnettEST26
27.Sevastova, AnastasijaLAT27
28.Goerges, JuliaGER28
29.Collins, DanielleUSA29
30.Wang, QiangCHN30
31.Pavlyuchenkova, AnastasiaRUS31
32.Hsieh, Su-WeiTPE32
33.Strycova, BarboraCZE33
34.Putintseva, YuliaKAZ34
35.Muguruza, GarbiñeESP35
36.Rybakina, ElenaKAZ36
37.Wozniacki, CarolineDEN37
38.Mladenovic, KristinaFRA38
39.Zhang, ShuaiCHN39
40.Kudermetova, VeronikaRUS40
41.Zheng, SaisaiCHN41
42.Alexandrova, EkaterinaRUS42
43.Linette, MagdaPOL43
44.Bellis, KatherineUSA43 SR
45.Peterson, RebeccaSWE44
46.Ostapenko, JelenaLAT45
47.Garcia, CarolineFRA46
48.Van Uytvanck, AlisonBEL47
49.Wang, YafanCHN48
50.Hercog, PolonaSLO49
Not on the ListAzarenka, VictoriaBLR50
51.Tomljanovic, AjlaAUS51
52.Kuzmova, ViktoriaSVK52
53.Williams, VenusUSA53
54.Kuznetsova, SvetlanaRUS54
55.Suárez Navarro, CarlaESP55
56.Brady, JenniferUSA56
57.Bouzkova, MarieCZE57
58.Siniakova, KaterinaCZE58
59.Cornet, AlizéFRA59
60.Swiatek, IgaPOL60
61.Blinkova, AnnaRUS61
62.Ferro, FionaFRA62
63.Davis, LaurenUSA63
64.Zidansek, TamaraSLO64
65.Pera, BernardaUSA65
66.Pliskova, KristynaCZE66
67.Sasnovich, AliaksandraBLR67
68.Gauff, CoriUSA68
69.Kasatkina, DariaRUS69
70.Flipkens, KirstenBEL70
71.Zhu, LinCHN71
72.Tsurenko, LesiaUKR72
73.Teichmann, JilSUI73
74.Cirstea, SoranaROU74
75.Siegemund, LauraGER75
76.Jabeur, OnsTUN76
77.Diyas, ZarinaKAZ77
78.Petkovic, AndreaGER78
79.Zvonareva, VeraRUS78 SR
80.Puig, MonicaPUR79
81.Golubic, ViktorijaSUI80
82.Peng, ShuaiCHN81
83.Townsend, TaylorUSA82
84.Doi, MisakiJPN83
85.Pegula, JessicaUSA84
86.Sorribes Tormo, SaraESP85
87.Bondarenko, KaterinaUKR85 SR
88.Boulter, KatieGBR85 SR
89.Kovinic, DankaMNE86
90.Maria, TatjanaGER87
91.Stojanovic, NinaSRB88
92.Mchale, ChristinaUSA89
93.Babos, TimeaHUN90
94.Diatchenko, VitaliaRUS91
95.Kozlova, KaterynaUKR92
96.Rus, ArantxaNED93
97.Schmiedlova, Anna KarolinaSVK93 SR
98.Ahn, KristieUSA94
99.Potapova, AnastasiaRUS95
100.Brengle, MadisonUSA96
101.Paolini, JasmineITA97
102.Badosa, PaulaESP98
103.Stosur, SamanthaAUS99
104.Giorgi, CamilaITA100
WC



CountryNameMethod of Qualification
USA
CoCo Vandeweghe[1]American Wildcard Challenge
KOR
Han Na-lae[2]Asia-Pacific Wildcard Playoff
FRA
Pauline Parmentier[3]French internal selection
AUS
Arina Rodionova[5]Australian Wildcard Playoff
AUS
Astra SharmaAustralian internal selection
AUS
Lizette CabreraAustralian internal selection
AUS
Priscilla HonAustralian internal selection
RUS
Maria SharapovaAustralian internal selection
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Thought it was time to start a pre-main draw Aus Open Thread. Entry lists are above. still missing 2 WC's on the mens side.

The major men not playing this year are: Kei Nishikori, Andy Murray, Lucas Pouille.
The major girls not playing this year are: Victoria Azarenka, Monica Puig, B.Andreescu

Major Retirements to happen after the open are: Wozniacki

I expect this will be the last year for a lot of players as the Olympics are coming. But none of the big players have said so yet.

Cause this was such a good write up from last year, why not just use it again. Not much would have changed. Hope you don't mind Pepsi.
The first grand slam of the year kicks off in just over a week, plenty to talk about with questions in both the womens and mens side.

www.ausopen.com
www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/melbourne.shtml

Tickets: Rod Laver Arena and Margaret Court Arena (day 1-8) are reserved seating, all other courts are accessible with a ground pass (section behind the court in Melbourne Arena also reserved seating)
https://ausopen.com/tickets#!RLA

Changes:
Deciding sets will no longer be advantage. A super tiebreak will be played at 6-all in the 3rd set for the women and 5th set for the men. First player to 10 points with an advantage of 2 points will be the winner (the less said about this the better)
Electronic review of line calls available on all courts
25-second Serve Clock will be introduced for all matches
Heat policy has changed. It is a 5 level rating system that is difficult to understand or explain!
Smoke Policy is to close the roofs and stop play on the outside courts.

TV and Radio coverage: Channel 9 come will broadcast the tennis and not sure on the full details as to how they will use their digital channels and their online platform. 9Now is the online platform that will most likely be showing courts with TV cameras setup. ABC radio grandstand will broadcast on the radio and the AO will have their radio coverage through the official AO app also.

Qualifying: 128 field draw for both the women and men, with 16 spots up for grabs. Tuesday 14 January – Friday 17 January 2020 (note the change with an earlier start on the Tuesday and earlier finish for the Friday). I recommend anyone with the time to go and watch some of the qualifying tournament. It is free entry and it is a great way to be up close to the action without the big crowds.

Main Draw: The draw ceremony will take place on Thursday the 16th of January at 6pm(I hope). 128 field draw.

Seeding: Top 32 players will be seeded. Seeding of players will be taken directly from the WTA and ATP rankings
 
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BobbyMorri

Norm Smith Medallist
May 4, 2009
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5,336
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Scunny, Furth

Novak, Alex and Barty would(should) all be in Adelaide. Sam in Hobart. No surprise on the field. Tickets are $54 and all money goes to the bushfire appeal.
 

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BobbyMorri

Norm Smith Medallist
May 4, 2009
7,078
5,336
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Scunny, Furth
I have gone for Novak, course he is Novak in Melbourne. He is not Rafa at the French good, but he is pretty damn close.

And Pliskova for the woman. Surely it is her time. Only just lost last year to Osaka. Kvitova looms large as well.

I can't see Barty winning sadly. I think this is her worse surface overall.
 

pepsi

Brownlow Medallist
Feb 4, 2008
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11,067
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Man Utd, Atlanta Hawks
4th rounds will be tougher opponents than the 1/4 final opponents for the top 4 seeds. Berrettini snuck up into the 8th position.

Kyrgios just avoids playing a top 8 seed in the 3rd round.
 

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pepsi

Brownlow Medallist
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Serena just sneaks into the 8th seed position with her title today and gives herself a much better chance at the title.
 

Redline

Premiership Player
Jul 18, 2006
4,112
3,044
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Norwood
The Doubles list is out. I don't know why De Minaur is playing, he is teaming up with Hernandez. Top players shouldn't play singles and doubles at a Grand Slam.
Other Australians with direct entry are
Peers with Venus
Guccione and Reid
Millman with Kwon

Obviously a number of wildcards will be given out. Nothing confirmed but I would imagine Hewitt will play with Thompson. Purcell and Saville will get one as well.
 
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Bumpswithagrin

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 27, 2012
24,263
24,017
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Hawthorn
Other Teams
Bushrangers Tottenham Hotspur
The Doubles list is out. I don't know why De Minaur is playing, he is teaming up with Hernandez. Top players shouldn't play singles and doubles at a Grand Slam.
Other Australians with direct entry are
Peers with Venus
Guccione and Reid
Millman with Kwon

Obviously a number of wildcards will be given out. Nothing confirmed but I would imagine Hewitt will play with Thompson. Purcell and Saville will get one as well.
Is Peers no longer playing with Kontinen or is he injured?
 

BobbyMorri

Norm Smith Medallist
May 4, 2009
7,078
5,336
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Scunny, Furth
A. Bogdan (1) v I. Popovic (WC)
O. Tjandramulia (WC) v B. Woolcock (WC)
E. Perez (WC) v Y. Wickmayer
M. Sherif v A. Li (31)

N. Hibino (2) v E. Liang
S. Murray v Y. Yuan
I. De Vroome v L. Arruabarrena
Y. Naito v A. Friedsam (25)

V. Gracheva (3) v C. Paquet
O. Danilovic v J. Jovic
J. Larsson v U. Radwanska
J. Ponchet v M. Minella (29)

K. Zavatska (4) v S. Ma
G. Ce v S. Vickery
V. Lepchenko v B. Eraydin
A. Bondar v B. Krejcikova (19)

A. Kalinskaya (5) v S. Errani
I. Bara v L. Paar
Xinyu Wang v I. Falconi
R. Jani v A. Kiick (28)

N. Vikhlyantseva (6) v M. Kostyuk
M. Chwalinska v I. Shinikova
S. Sanders (WC) v R. Anderson
E. Gorgodze v K. Juvan (18)

P. Tig (7) v L. Fernandez
M. Frech v M. Hibi
V. Cepede Royg v D. Lao
J. Cepelova v K. Nara (27)

A. Bolsova (8) v P. Ozgen
S. Rogers v M. Barthel
O. Govortsova v A. Myers (WC)
M. Bolkvadze v C. Dolehide (30)

Y. Bonaventure (9) v D. Parry (WC)
J. Cristian v M. Trevisan
E. Bouchard v X. You
R. Sramkova v M. Inglis (21)

C. McNally (10) v A. Muhammad
D. Lopatetska v C. Perrin
O. Rogowska (WC) v N. Parrizas Diaz
E. Ruse v U. Arconada (22)

S. Voegele (11) v D. Jakupovic
D. Satralova v X. Han
V. Tomova v A. Raina
A. Kalinina v M. Niculescu (20)

L. Samsonova (12) v Jia-Jing Lu
K. Okamura v H. Baptiste
M. Osorio Serrano v N. Kostic
R. Hogenkamp v Xiyu Wang (24)

G. Minnen (13) v K. McPhee
F. Xun v J. Fourlis (WC)
E. Guerrero Alvarez v L. Pattinama Kerkhove
K. Kucova v B. Haas (32)

F. Di Lorenzo (14) v J. Grabher
E. Cocciaretto v B. Schoofs
V. Savinykh v N. Bains
A. Krunic v T. Martincova (23)

N. Gibbs (15) v C. Bucsa
E. Kostova v H. Dart
G. Gatto-Monticone v F. Liu
M. Di Giuseppe v W. Osuigwe (26)

V. Flink (16) v O. Dodin
D. Aiava v K. Rakhimova
M. Melnikova v C. Muramatsu
A. Lottner v K. Kawa (17)

The draw for Qualies is out.

interesting women matches
A. Kalinskaya (5) v S. Errani
S. Rogers v M. Barthel
E. Bouchard v X. You
N. Vikhlyantseva (6) v M. Kostyuk
J. Larsson v U. Radwanska

the Aussies(and I am sure I missed some)
A. Bogdan (1) v I. Popovic (WC)
O. Tjandramulia (WC) v B. Woolcock (WC)
E. Perez (WC) v Y. Wickmayer
S. Sanders (WC) v R. Anderson
F. Xun v J. Fourlis (WC)
O. Rogowska (WC) v N. Parrizas Diaz
D. Aiava v K. Rakhimova
G. Minnen (13) v K. McPhee
R. Sramkova v M. Inglis (21)
 
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BobbyMorri

Norm Smith Medallist
May 4, 2009
7,078
5,336
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Scunny, Furth

Interesting Matches
Aussies Match-ups

Saville - Torpegaard
Mager (13) - Ebden
Laaksonen (2) - Hijikata
Kudla (7) - Tomic
Halys - Santillan
Fabbiano (11) - Vukic
Bachinger - Kubler
Schoolkate - Varillas Patino-Samudio (29)
Purcell - Collarini
Bourchier - Gunneswaran (17)
Mott - Sousa (27)

Others
Musetti - Chung (20)
Ruusuvuori (4) - Mena
Novak (1) - Brown
Gulbis - Cressy
 
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HODGEYROAD

Brownlow Medallist
May 10, 2007
15,629
15,788
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Arsenal Fc Portland Trailblazers

Interesting Matches
Aussies Match-ups

Saville - Torpegaard
Mager (13) - Ebden
Laaksonen (2) - Hijikata
Kudla (7) - Tomic
Halys - Santillan
Fabbiano (11) - Vukic
Bachinger - Kubler
Schoolkate - Varillas Patino-Samudio (29)
Purcell - Collarini
Bourchier - Gunneswaran (17)
Mott - Sousa (27)

Others
Musetti - Chung (20)
Ruusuvuori (4) - Mena
Novak (1) - Brown
Gulbis - Cressy
Hahah I was wondering if Tomic was trying to qualify or if he had just thrown in the towel.
 

Hamingja

Brownlow Medallist
May 20, 2014
13,100
15,945
AFL Club
Geelong

LukeParkerno1

Post-Human
Sep 23, 2005
106,380
40,041
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Sydney Swans
The Doubles list is out. I don't know why De Minaur is playing, he is teaming up with Hernandez. Top players shouldn't play singles and doubles at a Grand Slam.
Other Australians with direct entry are
Peers with Venus
Guccione and Reid
Millman with Kwon

Obviously a number of wildcards will be given out. Nothing confirmed but I would imagine Hewitt will play with Thompson. Purcell and Saville will get one as well.
Don't mind him playing doubles this year. He's not going to suddenly be able to beat the top 3 players over 5 sets this year. He's getting better but he's at least 2 years away.
 

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