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My Australian Open and Brisbane reports

Hi everyone,

I have also been blogging from the Australian Open - I will be there for the first six days. Except this time, instead of it being on my own blog, it has been posted on Tennis Week. I've finished writing Tuesday's blog so it should be up sometime today I guess.

http://blog.tennisweek.com/

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I will be blogging the matches from Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.

I forgot to bring my camera yesterday so I'll try to do that today. Then I will post those here, and not on my blog.

I wrote it in a format that makes it difficult to post it as an article on particular websites which sucks.

Tuesday's report:
http://tennis-brain.blogspot.com/200...-brisbane.html

Wednesday's report:
http://tennis-brain.blogspot.com/200...onga-wins.html

Saturday's report:
http://tennis-brain.blogspot.com/200...to-finals.html

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Good to know.

(Edit - this was in response to a deleted post)

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Re: My reports from the Brisbane International

A good read, seeing as I hadn't read a lot about the results just yet. Did you go yesterday? Who do you think will win the tournament? It must cost a fortune going every day surely!



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Thanks I enjoyed your blogging

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It does cost a bloody fortune, about $60-70 each day. It could be worse though, in other countries.

I have yet to see Gasquet, Tsonga or Soderling play so it's hard to figure out who will win, two of which I won't end up seeing given that they played their second round matches already yesterday.
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there is good crowd there. many people for ATP i think.
thats good.

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massive tool this obama
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Thanks very much for your report. It was great for me to read about how Ferrero performed especially. I hope you had fun

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enjoyable read... its much better reading something like this than something that has been clipped and dumbed down for the masses...

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thanks to a deletion my post makes absolutely no sense now but yeah props krystel

they must be making a killing at those prices. the stands have been pretty full whenever I've tuned in.
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Yeah it has been a really good turn-out. I normally wouldn't expect that much of a crowd on the first few days, but there has been a lot. I heard on the first Sunday, there were around 8,000 spectators which is very much considering that the stadium holds around 5,000 I think and that there weren't that many first round matches at all that day, mainly qualifying. But it must be said that tickets were cheaper that day for that reason. Obviously on working days, that figure would be somewhat less, but it was still good.

Anyway, my second post doesn't make much sense either due to the deletion.
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australia might be able to build a tennis player with the cash...

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good read, thanks.

you should've asked some news outlets (papers, sports magazines etc.) to write for them, seeing that you're obviously not a newbie to writing they'd have integrated your blog into their homepages.
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Very well-written, thanks for that.

And I am kind of sad to see Klein indeed proved to be a wrong choice of WC (OK, you didn't put it down in so many words, but he clearly did not live up to the WC; Sirianni seemed to do a lot better, and while having qualified).

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