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Re: Australian Open, January 17 - 30, 2005

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I didn't remember that, I thought they had played in hardcourts before, great news!
He hasn't such a bad draw if you think about it...Although, I'm still a bit nervous about Ferrer...
No, every one of their meetings were on clay. I don't think his draw is that bad either. If he displays the same focus that he did last year, I can see him breaking past the quarters-even past Coria if they have the chance to meet-to maybe the final. I looked at the draw and Roger doesn't exactly have a cake walk.

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Re: Australian Open, January 17 - 30, 2005

No, the first half is very tough. Although David could meet Hewitt and Coria in QF (I think) and Roddick in SF. It could have been much worse. And let's keep in mind that Gonzalez will play a final tomorrow and will be tired and I have no idea how Ferrer does in this surfaces.
And I don't even want to imagine him facing Youzhny...
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No, the first half is very tough. Although David could meet Hewitt and Coria in QF (I think) and Roddick in SF. It could have been much worse. And let's keep in mind that Gonzalez will play a final tomorrow and will be tired and I have no idea how Ferrer does in this surfaces.
And I don't even want to imagine him facing Youzhny...
I don't either, but if Youzhny can get past the Hewitt quarter, then he will face David or Coria-and may be too mentally spent to present much of a challenge.

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Re: Australian Open, January 17 - 30, 2005

It's Coria in the fourth round and in QF could be Hewitt, Youzhny or Nadal among others...I'm not sure which one to pick! LOL
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Ok, I've been checking Ferrer's results from last year in fast surfaces, and the best he did was at the beginning of the year reaching QF, from then on he lost in the first and second rounds. I'm a bit more confident now.
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Re: Australian Open, January 17 - 30, 2005

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I didn't remember that, I thought they had played in hardcourts before, great news!
He hasn't such a bad draw if you think about it...Although, I'm still a bit nervous about Ferrer...
this draw is not bad, Ferrer can't be a trouble to him. i am more worried about Andreev
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this draw is not bad, Ferrer can't be a trouble to him. i am more worried about Andreev
He's the great unknown. I think, however, that David can get through him. I wouldn't measure Andreev's result against Ferrero at the FO last year as a barometer of how David will do. Andreev's an impressive player, don't get me wrong, but I don't think that he will beat David. He would have to get through Gonzalez first.

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Re: Australian Open, January 17 - 30, 2005

Jazz thanks for the draw. Well guess there will be some nice matches to looking forward too. Guess the first round will be tough, not only because its Ferrer but just because its the first round from the first tournement he plays.

But well think he has a good change to win.
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Re: Australian Open, January 17 - 30, 2005

As I said on another Forum - the least said from me about Ferrer the better My natural pessimism comes to the fore at the very mention of his name! His defeat of David in the 1st round of Hamburg last year was the worst live tennis experience of my life - he's a kind of poor man's Coria - runs and chases after everything and never gives up, and he obviously has the ability to frustrate our man big time Of course that was on slow clay (Ferrer's favoured surface) and the Australian courts will suit David's game better- but I don't believe David will be looking forward to this match one little bit - and all his Team were truly miserable in Hamburg and they suffered just as much as I did so I doubt they're ecstatic either!!!!!!! I forsee loads of temper tantrums and racquet throwing and David behaving badly - and I'm actually glad that British TV almost certainly won't show it because I don't want to see that match up ever again!!!!

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Re: Australian Open, January 17 - 30, 2005

I better keep him in control then Rosie and I hope this match doesn't clash with others.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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I better keep him in control then Rosie and I hope this match doesn't clash with others.
Yes - you do that GWH Give him a big cheer (or a slap!) from me -whichever seems more appropriate!!!

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Re: Australian Open, January 17 - 30, 2005

I didn't like to hear Ferrer's name at all, but I think he can make it!
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Re: Australian Open, January 17 - 30, 2005

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Yes - you do that GWH Give him a big cheer (or a slap!) from me -whichever seems more appropriate!!!
I still haven't seen him really yet. I mean I have seen nearly everyone else except David and Cañas, though Chela will be around.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Australian Open, January 17 - 30, 2005

Let's see some H2H:

David vs Ferrer:0-3
2004 Hamburg AMS, Clay, R64
Germany Clay R64 Ferrer 2 6 3 6
2003 Sopot, Clay, R16
Sopot, Poland Clay R16 Ferrer 4 6 6 4 3 6
2002 Umag, Clay, R32
Croatia Clay R32 Ferrer 4 6 3 6



David vs Feña: 4-1
2003 World Team Championship, Clay, RR
Dusseldorf, Germany Clay RR Gonzalez 4 6 5 7
2003 Hamburg TMS, Clay, Q
Germany Clay Q Nalbandian 5 7 6 3 6 4
2002 Basel, Carpet, F
Switzerland Carpet F Nalbandian 6 4 6 3 6 2
2002 Buenos Aires, Clay, R16
Argentina Clay R16 Nalbandian 6 3 1 6 7 6
2001 Montevideo, CH, Clay, F
Uruguay Clay F Nalbandian 6 2 3 6 6 3

David vs Andreev:
0-0
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Re: Australian Open, January 17 - 30, 2005

I still think David can do it. Does anyone remember the last time David lost in the first round of a GS? Was it 2002 US Open?

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