Grand Slam The Australian Open Preview Thread (17 Jan-30 Jan)

Winners of the Aus Open(Man+Women)

  • Daniil Medvedev

    Votes: 4 28.6%
  • Alexander Zverev

    Votes: 2 14.3%
  • Rafa

    Votes: 1 7.1%
  • Next Gen (Male)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other (Men)

    Votes: 2 14.3%
  • Ashleigh Barty

    Votes: 4 28.6%
  • Naomi Osaka

    Votes: 2 14.3%
  • Muguruza/Halep/Swiatek/Krejcikova

    Votes: 1 7.1%
  • Kontaveit/Badosa/Sabalenka/Sakkari

    Votes: 1 7.1%
  • Other (Women)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Novak Djokovic

    Votes: 4 28.6%

  • Total voters
    14

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armpit

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I can't wait to see the chick who wore the dress with fried eggs all over it play again.
 

pepsi

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Men's Singles projected R16
[1] Djokovic vs. [16] Garín
[12] Norrie vs. [7] Berrettini
[3] Zverev vs. [14] Shapovalov
[10] Hurkacz vs. [6] Nadal

[8] Ruud vs. [11] Sinner
[15] Bautista vs. [4] Tsitsipas
[5] Rublev vs. [9] Auger-Aliassime
[13] Schwartzman vs. [2] Medvedev

Notable Men's R1 matches
Norrie-Korda
Nakashima-Berrettini
Opelka-Anderson (a lot aces)
De Minaur-Musetti
Basilashvili-Murray
Evans-Goffin
Schwartzman-Krajinovic
Isner-Cressy
Gasquet-Humbert

Women's Singles projected R4
Barty-Osaka
Jabeur-Sakkari
Svitolina-Muguruza
Kenin-Badosa
Krejcikova-Halep
Rybakina-Kontaveit
Pavlyuchenkova-Swiatek
Kerber-Sabalenka

Notable 1Rs:
Raducanu vs. Stephens
Krejcikova vs. Petkovic
Vekic vs. Riske
Kenin vs. Keys
Gauff vs. Wang Qiang
Konjuh vs. Rogers
Badosa vs. Tomljanovic
Kvitova vs. Cirstea
Kerber vs. Kanepi
 

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Murray v Bashivelli (sp!) will be fantastic, if their match the other night was anything to go by. Great tennis all round. Murray just getting the win.
 

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Men's Singles projected R16
[1] Djokovic vs. [16] Garín
[12] Norrie vs. [7] Berrettini
[3] Zverev vs. [14] Shapovalov
[10] Hurkacz vs. [6] Nadal

[8] Ruud vs. [11] Sinner
[15] Bautista vs. [4] Tsitsipas
[5] Rublev vs. [9] Auger-Aliassime
[13] Schwartzman vs. [2] Medvedev

Women's Singles projected R4
Barty-Osaka
Jabeur-Sakkari
Svitolina-Muguruza
Kenin-Badosa
Krejcikova-Halep
Rybakina-Kontaveit
Pavlyuchenkova-Swiatek
Kerber-Sabalenka

Mens may get a few of those, but we know the women's rd 16 won't look much like it. there's always a host of upsets.
 

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Played around with a predicted order of play, as is my yearly ritual. Put Djokovic/Nadal and Barty/De Minaur on separate days, so each top half alternates.

Day 1
RLA
Radacanu - Stephens
Muguruza - Burei
Nadal v Giron
————————————
Djokovic - Kecmanovic
Sabalenka - Sanders

MCA
Halep - Frech
Hurkacz - Gerasimov
Kerber - Kanepi
—————————————
Swiatek - Qualifier
Zverev - Altmairer

JCA
Berretini - Nakashima
Kvitova - Cirstea
Stosur - Anderson
Duckworth - Mannarino

KIA
Fernandez - Inglis
Millman - Lopez
Vondruskova - Hon
Norrie - Korda

Day 2

RLA
Kenin - Keys
Medvedev - Laaksonsen
Barty - Qualifier
———————————————
Badosa - Tomljanovic
De Minaur - Musetti

MCA
Krejckova - Petkovic
Osaka - Osorio
Murray - Basilashvili
————————————
Tsitsipas - Ymer
Sakkari - Maria

JCA
Rublev - Mager
Azarenka - Udvardy
Gauff - Wang
Krygios - Qualifier

KIA
Evans - Goffin
Svitolina - Ferro
Bencic - Mladenovic
Sinner - Qualifier
 

AdelaideGT

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Put Djokovic/Nadal and Barty/De Minaur on separate days, so each top half alternates.

Both top halfs will play on Day One, so your draw won't happen.

I'm guessing the D1 schedule will look something like this:

RLA 1-Djokovic (??) likely replaced by Berretini match if Novax does not play
1-Barty
3-Zverev

JCA 22-Bencic
7-Berretini
11-Kenin v Keys
17 Monfils

MCA 14-Shapovalov
24-Azarenka
18-Karatsev
4-Sakkari v Marin

SCA 30-Giorgi
DUCKWORTH
18-Gauff v Wang
MILLMAN v Lopez

NIGHT SESSIONS

RLA
8-Badosa v TOMJLANOVIC
5-Nadal

JCA
24 Opelka
14 Osaka

MCA
KOKKINAKIS
 
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Is Broady any chance of beating Kyrgios ?

Normally you would think no, but he is well warmed up with three qualifying wins and Kyrgios has a lot of question marks about his form.

You would hope Nick actually concentrates during this match. He would want to get it over in straight sets ideally and he has a bunch of points from last year to try and defenc.
 

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I honestly like Karatsev at 126.00 to win.

Think he can make another deep run. Feels like he’s more of a $20 chance.
 

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I would say Broady should be fav. Broady beat that Russian who has been playing super. The formline is much better than a Nick short of match practice and fitness.
 

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According to published crowd figures for the 2019 OZ Open - 13% overseas, 52% interstate - Overseas are out and the interstate will be reduced - The OZ Open doesn't have the same energy without the overseas visitors

It hasn't been the same without the Sweden fans :(
 

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I honestly like Karatsev at 126.00 to win.

Think he can make another deep run. Feels like he’s more of a $20 chance.

Hardest section of the draw. Potentially has to go through Hurkacz, Nadal, Zverev, Djokovic/Rublev, Medvedev to win

I backed Hurkacz as a roughie before the draw and has the same problem.
 

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When do the courts come out?
It's delayed due to the court case.

Apparently it will be released at 4pm.

The problem is that once the schedule is released, the draw cannot be changed (a lucky loser takes Djokovic position in the draw). This compromises the draw significantly. If Djokovic is removed before the schedule is released then rublev will take Djokovic place in the top section of the draw.
 

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It's delayed due to the court case.

Apparently it will be released at 4pm.

The problem is that once the schedule is released, the draw cannot be changed (a lucky loser takes Djokovic position in the draw). This compromises the draw significantly. If Djokovic is removed before the schedule is released then rublev will take Djokovic place in the top section of the draw.
Thanks. Not the thread for it but geez just cut your losses whether you think it’s right or wrong Djokovic, you’re not bigger than the sport. What a joke, AO should just cut him from the draw now for the integrity of the sport but anyway
 

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I don't get this whole whinging about the OOP not being released, most days it'll be released 6pm or later the night before. They know which half will play on what day, the only player who gets a little screwed by this is Rublev who won't be sure what day he is playing but if he ends up playing Monday he gets a much better draw anyway.