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Post by laverfan Wed 27 Jan 2016, 3:39 pm

First topic message reminder :

Order of Play - http://www.ausopen.com/en_AU/scores/schedule/schedule16.html

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

Day 11 Preview - http://www.ausopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2016-01-27/day_11_preview_can_roger_buck_the_trend.html

My predictions...

Williams in 2, Kerber in 2.

Djokovic in 5.


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Post by Henman Bill Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:24 am

Are you seeing that
Djokovic won 33% of second service points in set 3, Federer 79%??
Djokovic really pressed well on Federer's serve, hitting hard and deep.
He plays better against Federer not just because of the match up I think, but because he knows he has to.
Against other players he knows he can give mid court cr-p and still win.

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Post by Jahu Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:24 am

LF, hahah cheap shot but worth it Smile
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Post by CaledonianCraig Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:25 am

Henman Bill wrote:

You can forget about it getting interesting though, the result is still not in much doubt. Djokovic wins 9 times out of 10 from here.



I'd agree with that. I'd still take Novak to win from here. The roof closing as the rain moves in.
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Post by laverfan Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:25 am

This is the first time I have seen Federer talking to his box and asking for guidance. Ljubicic needs to stop his hand signaling.

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Post by CaledonianCraig Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:26 am

laverfan wrote:This is the first time I have seen Federer talking to his box and asking for guidance. Ljubicic needs to stop his hand signaling.

I'd give him a hand signal.
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Post by CAS Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:26 am

Anyone know the stats on Fed's first serve that set? Felt like 50 per cent, so Fed won that set with half second serves against the best returner ever if that's the case? Pretty impressive


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Post by Jahu Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:26 am

LF, give the old man some slack, Djoko all the time looks to his box and is No1.

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Post by theslosty Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:27 am

Djokovic has been absolutely brilliant but I agree with those saying Federer needs to serve better (although even when Federer is hitting the corners Novak is returning with interest).

Regardless, I don't think anyone else on the tour could have dug in and taken a set from Novak in this form. Great fight from Roger.
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Post by laverfan Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:27 am

Jahu wrote:LF, hahah cheap shot but worth it Smile

Apologies, rose !

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Post by laverfan Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:27 am

Two of my favs, Laver and Rosewall. Thanks, very cool.

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Post by Henman Bill Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:29 am

So are the first 2 sets worth watching for Djokovic awesomeness? Or was it more just a ton of Federrors?

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Post by Jahu Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:29 am

HB, both.
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Post by CaledonianCraig Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:30 am

Henman Bill wrote:So are the first 2 sets worth watching for Djokovic awesomeness? Or was it more just a ton of Federrors?

Watch it for Djokovic's awesomeness - if you are a tennis fan you can't help but admire that play.
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Post by Henman Bill Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:31 am

how long do they need to close the roof? I might get a shower. On wait, not like Wimbledon, looks like they are going to start in 5 minutes.

So, does this play into Federer's hands a bit. Indoor conditions?

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Post by Henman Bill Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:32 am

Wow, seriously, that's how to close a roof. Wimbledon take note.

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Post by Jahu Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:32 am

Dont think so.
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Post by CaledonianCraig Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:33 am

Henman Bill wrote:how long do they need to close the roof? I might get a shower. On wait, not like Wimbledon, looks like they are going to start in 5 minutes.

So, does this play into Federer's hands a bit. Indoor conditions?

Closed already and back underway. Federer sniffing an early break.
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Post by Henman Bill Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:33 am

What about all that cr-p at Wimbledon about needing 20 mins to get the aircon going? Must be miles hotter in Oz?

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Post by laverfan Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:34 am

barrystar wrote:This sums up the experience of being a Federer fan over the years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfnhmuZ27eQ

A 17/18-year Borg mauling Laver, and that video used to sum my mental state.

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Post by CAS Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:34 am

Gets 0-30 the throws in a load of awful returns...infuriating

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Post by barrystar Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:34 am

Henman Bill wrote:What about all that cr-p at Wimbledon about needing 20 mins to get the aircon going? Must be miles hotter in Oz?

I think it's got to do with the fact that grass is a living surface and when there is no sunlight it starts to produce moisture.
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Post by CAS Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:35 am

Can sense a break already

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Post by Henman Bill Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:35 am

Shame Konta lost, by the way. Just the Murrays left flying the flag.

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Post by laverfan Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:37 am

Henman Bill wrote:Wow, seriously, that's how to close a roof. Wimbledon take note.

The roof was already half closed. It took about 8 minutes in the Ferrer v Murray match.

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Post by CAS Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:37 am

Novak is hitting so many lines, it's incredible

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Post by Henman Bill Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:38 am

Yes probably right Barrystar.

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Post by barrystar Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:38 am

CAS wrote:Novak is hitting so many lines, it's incredible

Perhaps he listened to the advice from Fed's daughter?
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Post by CAS Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:39 am

Anyone else notice Federer goes through spells where his return is dreadful? 2nd serves dumped into the net so casually

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Post by CAS Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:41 am

Feel Novak could run away with this set at any moment if Fed doesn't serve well

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Post by Henman Bill Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:43 am

The set feels inn the balance to me. 60/40 Djokovic maybe - I think the bigger problem for Fed is even if he does get from here to 5-5 in the fifth he'll likely still lose it from there.

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Post by barrystar Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:43 am

CAS wrote:Feel Novak could run away with this set at any moment if Fed doesn't serve well

Just as well he held to love then Very Happy
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Post by CAS Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:45 am

barrystar wrote:
CAS wrote:Feel Novak could run away with this set at any moment if Fed doesn't serve well

Just as well he held to love then Very Happy

Long may it continue!

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Post by Jahu Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:45 am

Break Fed break
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Post by CAS Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:53 am

Novak serving first is making me very uneasy, seems so close to winning it

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Post by Henman Bill Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:53 am

Djok looking slightly stronger on serve - Fed a bit harder to hold? I guess either 6-3 or 7-6 (7-2) to Djokovic for this set.

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Post by Henman Bill Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:56 am

Just woke up my wife onn that point.

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Post by CaledonianCraig Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:57 am

Fabulous rally. Fed nicks it.
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Post by Jahu Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:57 am

Holy mommy what a point go go go gooooo
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Post by temporary21 Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:57 am

well WHAT A POINT TO WAKE UP TO

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Post by barrystar Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:57 am

The match is right here now - 1st serve is needed.


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Post by Jahu Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:57 am

Djoko gets some net help
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Post by Jahu Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:58 am

Oh no, wtf
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Post by CaledonianCraig Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:58 am

Djokovic breaks and will serve for the match.
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Post by Duty281 Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:58 am

Federer didn't get the early break, and Djokovic arises from the mini-slumber.

Surely that's it?

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Post by CAS Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:58 am

No first serves again, imagine if he served better tonight?

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Post by Jahu Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:58 am

Net wins this match for Djoko!!!!
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Post by Jermaine2015 Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:59 am

Djokovic the epitomises the meaning pure luck...

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Post by temporary21 Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:59 am

oh I just saw the score too...

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Post by Henman Bill Thu 28 Jan 2016, 10:59 am

4th set quality a bit more variable from the third. that serve was way too weak to go to the net on break point (in the previous game).

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Post by Henman Bill Thu 28 Jan 2016, 11:00 am

Jahu wrote:Net wins this match for Djoko!!!!

Fed was poised to put away the match turning volley for me. Agreed?

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