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Re: Irish Tennis

Thanks for posting those youtube vids. They were very interesting. Will be rooting for Louk today!
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Do you think Louk should have his own thread?
Lets not get ahead of ourselves.

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How can a thread that introduced the giant frog to the rest of the world be a mess?
I couldnt care less about Ana's predicament when there is an incredibly large frog to be fascinated by.
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Sorensen-Niland both won their first qualifying matches in straight sets over Ballaret(230) and Kontinen(293) respectively.

Both have tough 2nd round matches though. Niland will be big underdog against Jesse "The Plumber" Witten.

If Sorensen beats Bubka/Yani he'd probably face Kevin Kim in the final round.

Not looking good for either unfortunately
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Re: Irish Tennis

I can't stand Jesse Witten,

Go Conor

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Re: Irish Tennis

Hell Yeah

Niland def Witten 2-6, 6-1, 6-4

I knew he could do it.

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great result. 125 ranking places between them

sorensen in a tight one with yani. 3rd set. great chance to qualify with daniel king-turner waiting if he can grind this out.

I'm fading fast. not sure I can handle another half hour of sb checking. bp louk! breaks for a 3-1 lead. ok I'll stay up for this service game. it's not really a break until you consolidate....
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Sorensen-Niland both won their first qualifying matches in straight sets over Ballaret(230) and Kontinen(293) respectively.

Both have tough 2nd round matches though. Niland will be big underdog against Jesse "The Plumber" Witten.

If Sorensen beats Bubka/Yani he'd probably face Kevin Kim in the final round.

Not looking good for either unfortunately
Imo Sorensen's draw was almost perfect, it can't get much better than that. Balleret and Yani are nothing special. Even Kim would have been only an average opponent for a third round, but now against King-Turner Sorensen is even the fave.
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Re: Irish Tennis

I want Conor to win so badly.

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Imo Sorensen's draw was almost perfect, it can't get much better than that. Balleret and Yani are nothing special. Even Kim would have been only an average opponent for a third round, but now against King-Turner Sorensen is even the fave.
Yeah it worked out nicely for him. He deserved a lucky break after all his injury problems.

Niland in a tight second set here
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OMG I am seriously going to cry the way the 3rd set is going

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Well done Louk, first Irishman since Matt Doyle in 1985 to qualify for a Grand Slam!

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I don't want to get anyone too excited because this 1rst round slam match is best 3/5, but Louk Sorensen just won the first set over Lu 6-4.

Go Louk!!!!!

1 set down, 2 to go!

Is that the first GS set won by an Irish player in ages?

Well, at least since 1985. "The 25-year-old Sorensen beat New Zealander Daniel King-Turner 6-4, 7-6(3), to become the first Irishman to gain entry into a Grand Slam singles draw since Matt Doyle played in the 1985 Australian Open.

Louk will be following in his father Sean's footsteps - the current Irish Davis Cup captain also played in a Grand Slam event when he went down to the great Rod Laver at the 1977 Wimbledon Championships."
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And now I am really starting to feel optimistic. Louk is up a break 2-1 in the second set and is now serving 15-0. This is getting good.....
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The live scores from the Australian Open web site are completely screwed up. They show the first set win for Louk as never happening and him leading 3-2 in the first set after already reporting he won it 6-4. I double-checked the score on Tennis.com and they show Louk as leading 6-4, 3-2, but they show it as being on serve in the second set. So I'm confused, but things do appear to be going well.

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Re: Irish Tennis

According to BWIN, all other score updates are complete hogwash and VERY far behind, which makes common sense. Their score:

Louk is leading 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 5-0

YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!

I need to confirm this score, but it looks like Ireland is on the verge of it's first GS win in many decades.

Louk!!!
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Yes!!! It was correct and Louk wins match 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1.

What a day for Irish Tennis!

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Re: Irish Tennis

Isner played 5 sets yesterday against Seppi, and is off a tournament win in Auckland where he played 3 sets practically every match. Sorensen could really have a shot here.
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Isner played 5 sets yesterday against Seppi, and is off a tournament win in Auckland where he played 3 sets practically every match. Sorensen could really have a shot here.
Same thoughts have entered my mind. I'm not even sure it was worse that Isner won the match from a Louk Sorensen perspective. Sure, John is probably an overall tougher opponent, but given the circumstances in the past few weeks and too much match play, I think I'd rather have Louk play Isner than Seppi.

This brings up the obvious other question. Isner is a relatively big draw. Louk and he do battle on Court 8 today. Is there any chance for a normal live stream? Yesterday, I know some of the matches on Court 8 were shown yesterday at http://www.fromsport.com/c-4.html (Razzano, Wawrinka, Ferrer, etc.). Any chance we get a live stream finally to see Louk play?

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