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 .

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BobbyMorri

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Aussies who made it through to the 3rd round
D. Aiava

Aussies who made it through to the 2ndround
S. Sanders

Aussies Who have lost 2nd round
M. Inglis (lost to Bouchard)
B. Woolcock

Aussies Who have lost 1st round
I. Popovic
A. Myers
O. Tjandramulia
E. Perez
O. Rogowska
K. McPhee
J. Fourlis

Geech, that is ugly reading for the girls. Only 2 left from 11.

Some interesting names have failed to qualify. People like Kostyuk, Bartel and Errani. Bouchard, Rogers, Vikhlyantseva and Caty McNally are still around though.
 

FreoRicci

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Djokovic and Barty half of the draw to play Monday/Wednesday/Friday etc.

Nadal half of the draw to play Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday etc.

On a completely cynical note, this is the 10th Australian Open in a row that Federers half of the draw gets the extra days rest before the final.
Surprise surprise. Watch Djokovic get a mid lunch slot without Federer on at the prime time.
 

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thepacingman

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Danielle Collins starting the year in cracking form. Someone to look at to make a good run in Melbourne.
Has no choice seeing she's defending semi final points.

Unfortunately you are right, still can’t stand her
Agree. She certainly fits the mould of the loud, obnoxious American abroad.
 

Sammimac88

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Djokovic and Barty half of the draw to play Monday/Wednesday/Friday etc.

Nadal half of the draw to play Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday etc.

On a completely cynical note, this is the 10th Australian Open in a row that Federers half of the draw gets the extra days rest before the final.
Is this scheduling split of the draw confirmed? It not like it’s set in stone which side of the draw plays day 1 etc. or is it set in stone and I’ve looked under the wrong rocks!
 

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Is this scheduling split of the draw confirmed? It not like it’s set in stone which side of the draw plays day 1 etc. or is it set in stone and I’ve looked under the wrong rocks!
I think this way is the likely scenario. Allows for last year's winners Osaka and Djokovic to play opening day/night. Also gives Federer the extra day rest leading into the final

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Dayana yastremska is another young player to keep your eye out for in Melbourne next week. Just reached the final in Adelaide, has had a fair bit of hype about her in the tennis world and coached by sascha bajin.
 

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Tsurenko usually plays well in Australia.

Last few years has beaten Osaka, Barty and Sabalenka plus took Pliskova (Brisbane final) and Kerber (Australian Open) to 3 sets.

Strange she didn't play warm ups here this year.
 

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Tsurenko usually plays well in Australia.

Last few years has beaten Osaka, Barty and Sabalenka plus took Pliskova (Brisbane final) and Kerber (Australian Open) to 3 sets.

Strange she didn't play warm ups here this year.
I am sort of happy she didnt. She retired a couple of years ago in the semi-final stage for no reason in Hobart. Never liked her after that. Halep's draw is a nightmare. I swear she never gets a soft draw. Jen Brady up first. Collins in the 3rd round. that is nasty.

pepsi
Yeah, agreed. Another big eastern European. Seems like an endless production line of those. Watching another one right now in Rykakina. Next year, she will be in the top 20. She has a lovely 1-2 punch.
 

BobbyMorri

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Destanee Aiava is the last girl standing in the womens quallies. She plays Antonia Lottner (rank 156) tomorrow. The last remaining player, Storm, lost in 3 today to Juvan in the 2nd round

In the mens, Hijikata lost in the 2nd while Purcell, as mentioned above, qualified for the main draw. Vukic plays tomorrow for a place in the main draw.
 

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Djokovic and Barty half of the draw to play Monday/Wednesday/Friday etc.

Nadal half of the draw to play Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday etc.

On a completely cynical note, this is the 10th Australian Open in a row that Federers half of the draw gets the extra days rest before the final.
This is so easily disprovable that it baffles me why it seems to catch on.

Same as the myth about night sessions when compared to other top players like Djokovic and Nadal.
 

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This is so easily disprovable that it baffles me why it seems to catch on.

Same as the myth about night sessions when compared to other top players like Djokovic and Nadal.
I've done some research to show you are correct. Federer has had the extra days rest for the final in 7 out of the past 10 aus opens. Out of the past 6 he only missed the extra days rest once. I'd say the organisers have definitely favoured him with scheduling in the past 6 years. Happy to be proven wrong on this. I do get why they do it, he is their biggest money earner.

2011 - Day 1
2012 - Day 1
2013 - Day 2
2014 - Day 2
2015 - Day 1
2016 - Day 1
2017 - Day 1 (this was also the year that caused controversy. Federer had 6 out of 7 night sessions and the day session he had was a mild weather day)
2018 - Day 2
2019 - Day 1
2020 - Day 1
 

BobbyMorri

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Destanee Aiava is the last girl standing in the womens quallies. She plays Antonia Lottner (rank 156) tomorrow. The last remaining player, Storm, lost in 3 today to Juvan in the 2nd round

In the mens, Hijikata lost in the 2nd while Purcell, as mentioned above, qualified for the main draw. Vukic plays tomorrow for a place in the main draw.
Neither Vukic or Destanee Aiava won today. both lost in straight sets.

So out of the 20 plus players who started this journey, Only Max Purcell moves on to the main draw for both sexes.

Bouchard has also failed to qualify, but a couple of young guns did. Leylah Fernandez and Caty McNally. Leylah Fernandez is a 17 year old Canadian(yes another one) who won the junior French open.
 

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Federer to make it through to the semis this year and lose to the joker who will go on to win the whole lot.

On the womens side, pliskova to win, barty will make the semis but lose to either Osaka or serena
 

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The day 1 schedule's already out, but I've had a go at a day 2 schedule.

RLA

Svitolina-Boulter

Pliskova-Mladenovic

Zverev-Ceccinato

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Nadal - Dellien

Vekic-Sharapova





MCA

Cocciaretto-Kerber

Medvedev-Tiafoe

Bencic - Schmeidlova

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Halep-Brady

Tsonga - Popyrin




MA

Bertens-Begu

Wawrinka-Dzumhur

Tomljanovic-Sevastova

Krygios - Sonego
 

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