Grand Slam Australian open (Day 6)

Kyrgios (23) v Khachanov (16)

  • Kyrgios in 3

    Votes: 7 43.8%
  • Kyrgios in 4

    Votes: 8 50.0%
  • Kyrgios in 5

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Khachanov in 3

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Khachanov in 4

    Votes: 1 6.3%
  • Khachanov in 5

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    16
  • Poll closed .

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BobbyMorri

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May 4, 2009
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The first weekend is here and the ground will be packed with 90-100K spectators. A lot of them probably won't watch much tennis. I might be the only person in Aus more interested in Svitolina/Mug than Nick, who will be the main headline act. Arrive very early if you want to watch that one in person. I feel sorry for the ushers at Melbourne Arena tmw. There are also 2 singles matches at 1573 Arena.

Melbourne Forecast.
Temp Max- 26
Mostly sunny and nice
No rain

Rod Laver Arena
Pavlyuchenkova (30) v Pliskova (2)
Putintseva v Halep (4)
Nadal (1) v Carreno Busta (27)
NIGHT
Svitolina (5) v Muguruza
Medvedev (4) v Popyrin

Margaret Court Arena
Giorgi v Kerber (17)
Bencic (6) v Kontaveit (28)
Fritz (29) v Thiem (5)
NIGHT
Verdasco v Zverev (7)
Diyas v Bertens (9)

Melbourne Arena
Legends Doubles
Monfils (10) v Gulbis (Q)
Mertens (16) v Bellis
NIGHT
Kyrgios (23) v Khachanov (16)

The rest

The most shocking thing this AO so far has been the fact that Zverev has not played 5 sets yet. Only a matter of time. the Monfils v Gulbis game looks like it could be fun. I not going to make predictions after saying today that there wasn't going to be any shocks on RLA....But I am looking forward to Nadal v Nick on Aussie Day

Girls wise, I think most matches should be interesting and fun. Not a shock, it is the 3d round. I don't think RLA is ready for Putintseva.

Just for something different, here are the draws(in the spoiler tags so this post doesn't get too large). Something I have been wanting to look at more often now that we are nearly in the 2nd week

Nadal-Carreño
Kyrgios-Khachanov
Monfils-Gulbis
Fritz-Thiem

Medvedev-Popyrin
Isner-Wawrinka
Goffin-Rublev
Verdasco-Zverev

Sandgren-Fognini
Fucsovics-Federer/Millman

Raonic-Cilic
Schwartzman-Djokovic
Barty-Riske
Sakkari-Kvitova

Gauff-Kenin
Jabeur-Wang Q.

Bencic-Kontaveit
Vekic-Swiatek
Mertens-Bellis
Putintseva-Halep

Svitolina-Muguruza
Diyas-Bertens
Giorgi-Kerber
Pliskova-Pavs
My Match of the Day:
Kyrgios (23) v Khachanov (16)
I think Khachanov has nothing left. Nick in 3 for me #poll
 

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Hamingja

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May 20, 2014
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Svitolina v Mug would be a good match if Svitolina was playing her best and Mug was at about 80% (if Mug was 100% she'd just destroy her with power).

I don't think either of them are playing well though.
 

SM

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Aug 3, 2008
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The first weekend is here and the ground will be packed with 90-100K spectators. A lot of them probably won't watch much tennis. I might be the only person in Aus more interested in Svitolina/Mug than Nick, who will be the main headline act. Arrive very early if you want to watch that one in person. I feel sorry for the ushers at Melbourne Arena tmw. There are also 2 singles matches at 1573 Arena.

Melbourne Forecast.
Temp Max- 26
Mostly sunny and nice
No rain

Rod Laver Arena
Pavlyuchenkova (30) v Pliskova (2)
Putintseva v Halep (4)
Nadal (1) v Carreno Busta (27)
NIGHT
Svitolina (5) v Muguruza
Medvedev (4) v Popyrin

Margaret Court Arena
Giorgi v Kerber (17)
Bencic (6) v Kontaveit (28)
Fritz (29) v Thiem (5)
NIGHT
Verdasco v Zverev (7)
Diyas v Bertens (9)

Melbourne Arena
Legends Doubles
Monfils (10) v Gulbis (Q)
Mertens (16) v Bellis
NIGHT
Kyrgios (23) v Khachanov (16)

The rest

The most shocking thing this AO so far has been the fact that Zverev has not played 5 sets yet. Only a matter of time. the Monfils v Gulbis game looks like it could be fun. I not going to make predictions after saying today that there wasn't going to be any shocks on RLA....But I am looking forward to Nadal v Nick on Aussie Day

Girls wise, I think most matches should be interesting and fun. Not a shock, it is the 3d round. I don't think RLA is ready for Putintseva.

Just for something different, here are the draws(in the spoiler tags so this post doesn't get too large). Something I have been wanting to look at more often now that we are nearly in the 2nd week

Nadal-Carreño
Kyrgios-Khachanov
Monfils-Gulbis
Fritz-Thiem

Medvedev-Popyrin
Isner-Wawrinka
Goffin-Rublev
Verdasco-Zverev

Sandgren-Fognini
Fucsovics-Federer/Millman

Raonic-Cilic
Schwartzman-Djokovic
Barty-Riske
Sakkari-Kvitova

Gauff-Kenin
Jabeur-Wang Q.

Bencic-Kontaveit
Vekic-Swiatek
Mertens-Bellis
Putintseva-Halep

Svitolina-Muguruza
Diyas-Bertens
Giorgi-Kerber
Pliskova-Pavs
My Match of the Day:
Kyrgios (23) v Khachanov (16)
I think Khachanov has nothing left. Nick in 3 for me #poll
As brilliant as Khachanov's match was the other night I tend to agree, he seemed to be running on fumes.
 

LukeParkerno1

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Sep 23, 2005
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There should be a cap on how many people they allow into the grounds on the middle Saturday. Over 100.000 last year I think on the same day.
I got reserved seats so I don’t care too much but I agree. Really feel for the staff at the doors.

Have to say though this arena is too small imo
 

Redline

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The number of people who attend the Australian Open to see Kyrgios is almost unmatched in the tournament history in my opinion. Bouchard at her peak and Mary Peice maybe two that go close.

Next year they will have the additional 5000 seat court which will help. Court three because of the shade has been popular, they need to do the same with the old court 2.
 

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Hamingja

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May 20, 2014
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Hard to believe Pav is only 28.

She broker through on tour at a similiar time to Kerber.

Kerber stepped it up another level and Pav couldn't, never the fittest player going around but pretty talented.
 

Hamingja

Brownlow Medallist
May 20, 2014
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Casey mentioned 33 career top 10 wins for Pav in the on court interview. Never managed to reach the top 10 herself though.
 

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