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Beefcake
01-14-2010, 10:36 PM
:swoon: I love the semifinalists at the Sydney tourstop!

Dickie Gasket v. Julian Benneteau :kickass: and :grope: x 2 'nuff said!

Mardy Fish v. Baggy ... Baghdatis is of course hella fun on the court, and Mardy's serve & volley, chip & charge power game is full of power, fun and errors. :watch:

Gasquet is only 23!? :wideeyes: Boy seems to have been around forever.

Speaking of hottie Frenchmen, where is heck is FSU's "Brings The Sexy" King, Paul Henri? Our boy hasn't been seen since last fall. :wuzrobbed Hope he's not injured ... well, he'd almost have to be wouldn't he to have not made an 0TEN appearance yet?

BigB08822
01-14-2010, 11:21 PM
I apologize, I didn't mean everyone here was hating on Safina. I post and read at another message board dedicated to just tennis and it is a running theme. So when I read what judgejudgy said I just responded without explaining where I was coming from.

CaptCrunch
01-14-2010, 11:35 PM
P H Mathieu is injured and will miss the Aussie Open. Not sure what is wrong with him.

Did anyone notice that Alexandra Stevenson lost in the first rd of qualifying? Not a surprise. Last year she didn't win one single qualifying match. She's 29 now. Some dreams die hard I guess. Since she reunited with her father (Julius Erving) 2 years ago I assume he must be footing the bills for her tennis now.

oleada
01-14-2010, 11:37 PM
I apologize, I didn't mean everyone here was hating on Safina. I post and read at another message board dedicated to just tennis and it is a running theme. So when I read what judgejudgy said I just responded without explaining where I was coming from.

It just seems that people (commentators, tennis writers, people on tennis message boards) love to rag on her so much that it gets really old :blah: I know what you mean.

As for Mathieu, he is injured and missing the AO :wuzrobbed

oleada
01-15-2010, 12:25 AM
The men's draw is on!

Roger/Novak/Davydenko/Soderling in first half, Roddick/Murray/Nadal/Del Potro in the other

The stream was down for the women's draw but apparently it's Henin/Dementieva in round 2! :eek:

Williams & Sharapova in the same half; Safina, Henin & Clijsters in the opposite half. I think Venus and Maria are in the same quarter.

Beefcake
01-15-2010, 12:47 AM
Serena's got to love having the bloodbath on the "other" side of the draw for the first time in a while!

MEN'S QF IF SEEDS CAME TRUE:

Federer-Davydenko
Watch out for Mr. Burns, Roger! Boy's got your number

Djokovic-Soderling
Another surprise Swede victory in Oz?

Del Potro-Roddick
So is Del Porny injured or not? Either way, it's a good draw for A-Rod, as he seems fit and usually excels at AO.

Murray-Nadal
Not sure what to make of this one. Rafa's game is killing his body, but it doesn't mean he won't kick azz in between cripples.

oleada
01-15-2010, 12:53 AM
whoops double post

oleada
01-15-2010, 12:55 AM
Apparently, Sharapova is in the bottom half now too :lol: Faces Safina in the 4R. Who knows what's going on...

Clijsters/Henin/Dementieva quarter is pretty crazy, though. :watch:

Venus better be on from day 1 because she got Lucie Safarova in R1, who is always dangerous.

Battle of the Wozzies again in r1. Glamour match is obviously Kirilenko/Sharapova :glamor:

As for the men, the top half seems stronger to me than the bottom, seeds-wise. Davydenko/Federer/Djokovic all really excel in hard courts.

Beefcake
01-15-2010, 01:12 AM
Venus better be on from day 1 because she got Lucie Safarova in R1, who is always dangerous.
;) I'll call that one right now. Lucie wins. Venus barely scraped through the early rounds last year with lighter competition. How is it that Miss Safarova is a "dangerous" floater at Slams? Shouldn't she be consistently seeded?

Beefcake
01-15-2010, 01:23 AM
Draws are up on the site now. :eek: The Henin/Dementieva/Clijsters quarter is KILLER! Also has Petrova, Kuznetsova, Pennetta and a gaggle of other Russians.

Meanwhile, Serena's just got Azarenka in her quarter to worry about, then ... well, really, I don't see anyone in Venus' quarter troubling a by-then rolling Serena Williams.

Over on the men's side ...

Rafa lands in the forest ... would have Stilt 1 and Stilt 2 - Isner and Karlovic - in consecutive matches. (3rd and 4th rounds). :lol: Eh, not gonna happen. Isner may make it to R3, but Karlovic will be felled by the Worm or the Fish. But, really, not a Murderer's Row of a draw for Nadal (Uncle Toni still working his draw magic!). We'll see how his limbs hold up.

oleada
01-15-2010, 04:01 AM
the women's bottom half is :eek:

Lisicki for the Serena upset ;)

Loves_Shizuka
01-15-2010, 06:23 AM
Wozniacki vs Wozniak, AGAIN?!

That Henin/Dmentieva/Clijsters quarter is :P

Sharapova to win it all.

judgejudy27
01-15-2010, 02:36 PM
I see a Clijsters-Serena final with Clijsters winning.

As for the men really tough to say. I think the winner of the Federer-Davydenko will win thsi year.

Seerek
01-15-2010, 06:48 PM
Winner of the Men - who knows? I think the stars are aligning for Andy Roddick to get to the final - I think he can beat Murray or Nadal in the SF. The other half could be Novak-Roger, but see some spoilers lurking (Davydenko and Tsonga).

Women's - Zvonereva, Dokic and Safina could really tumble down the rankings. Ouch.
Interesting that Kimiko Date could play Azarenka again in Round 3. That would be back-to-back tournaments.

Beefcake
01-15-2010, 07:09 PM
Sports Illustrated's Wertheim "Seed Report". (sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/jon_wertheim/01/15/wertheim.menseedreport/index.html) No really big surprises (Finals: Serena over Kim / Djokovic over Del Potro) but IMO Del Potro to the final is ... shaky, given JMDP's apparent wrist problem. Guess we'll see.