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AO 2016 - Day 1

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Post by laverfan Sun 17 Jan 2016, 3:44 pm

Order of Play - http://www.ausopen.com/en_AU/scores/schedule/schedule6.html

Live Scores - http://www.ausopen.com/en_AU/scores/index.html

Day 1 Preview - http://www.ausopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2016-01-17/day_1_preview_first_steps_for_giants.html

All GOAT discussions to the sticky, please. rose

Fingers Crossed to all gladiators. (May your fav win the trophy!).

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Post by Guest Sun 17 Jan 2016, 5:38 pm

Highs of 36c tomorrow. Clear skies. Hot start for those tomorrow.

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Post by CaledonianCraig Sun 17 Jan 2016, 6:05 pm

I do believe Kyle Edmund starts first thing on Court 10.
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Post by Danny_1982 Sun 17 Jan 2016, 8:15 pm

Got high hopes for Kyle this year. Think he'll end it in the top 50.

Maybe even top 30.

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Post by Guest Sun 17 Jan 2016, 8:30 pm

Hard to gauge with Kyle. He hasn't had any noteworthy results on the hard stuff. Hope he continues upwards and onwards.

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Post by CaledonianCraig Sun 17 Jan 2016, 8:46 pm

He has got a decent first round draw so stands a good chance to progress and continue his climb up the rankings.
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Post by Born Slippy Mon 18 Jan 2016, 12:17 am

Kei starts with two volley winners and two huge forehand winners in the first 5 points.

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Post by Born Slippy Mon 18 Jan 2016, 12:41 am

First set to Edmund 6-1. Kei v Kohli locked at 4-4. Kei slightly on top so far.

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Post by Born Slippy Mon 18 Jan 2016, 12:45 am

Goffin in early trouble.

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Post by laverfan Mon 18 Jan 2016, 2:17 am

Goffin seems to have recovered well, up 2 sets to 1, and a break.

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Post by laverfan Mon 18 Jan 2016, 3:01 am

Goffin comes through.

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Post by laverfan Mon 18 Jan 2016, 3:45 am

Coric in trouble vs. Ramos-Violas - down a set and a break.

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Post by CaledonianCraig Mon 18 Jan 2016, 6:14 am

So Edmund exits in five sets. Disappointing that he led 1-0 and 2-1 in sets but couldn't quite seal it.
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Post by Guest Mon 18 Jan 2016, 7:16 am

Damn it Kyle!

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Post by Haddie-nuff Mon 18 Jan 2016, 7:54 am

Out goes Caroline Wozniacki wow what a match that was .. worthy of a final
Brilliant play by both

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Post by Born Slippy Mon 18 Jan 2016, 9:35 am

Fed looked sharp this morning but the guy he was playing was hopelessly outmatched. Dolgo in the next round will give us more idea where he's at.

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Post by Born Slippy Mon 18 Jan 2016, 10:53 am

Kei also looked very good I thought. On that showing, he may be able to give Novak a bit of a game in the QF.

Chung looked to have a lot of promise. Obviously nowhere near Djokovic's level but will clearly be at least a top 20 player. Looked to have a solid all-round game.

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Post by bogbrush Mon 18 Jan 2016, 11:17 am

Born Slippy wrote:Fed looked sharp this morning but the guy he was playing was hopelessly outmatched. Dolgo in the next round will give us more idea where he's at.
Indeed, but he did look good. When he looks like that it's art; the variety and shot shapes are just beautiful.
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Post by Born Slippy Mon 18 Jan 2016, 1:14 pm

So all of the top 16 mens seeds in action got through without any issue. Number 17 (Paire) went out. I see the guy he lost to was a 19 year old American, currently ranked outside the top 300 (presumably the reciprocal wildcard recipient). The US does seem to suddenly have a crop of youngsters coming through.

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Post by Born Slippy Mon 18 Jan 2016, 8:59 pm

Dumb interview question number 1 for the tournament:

Q. Do you think it was good preparation for you today playing another left hander?

DARIA GAVRILOVA: Sorry?

Q. Kvitova is a left hander. Do you think it was good preparation today?

DARIA GAVRILOVA: Hradecker is a right-hander, just double backhand and forehand.

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