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Andrey Golubev 4 12.12%
Gilles Muller 2 6.06%
Victor Hanescu 3 9.09%
Igor Kunitsyn 0 0%
Viktor Troicki 8 24.24%
Thomaz Bellucci 4 12.12%
Simone Bolelli 3 9.09%
Bernard Tomic 3 9.09%
Steve Darcis 2 6.06%
Sergiy Stakhovsky 4 12.12%
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Australian Open 2009 Super Suprise Package

The dark horses are well known, the likes of gulbis,monfils,birdman,simon and so on.....

After looking at the draw...

Here is a list of really suprising nominations that could SHOCK us and make it into the second week.

Andrey Golubev



Victor Hanescu



Igor Kunitsyn



Viktor Troicki



Thomaz Bellucci



Simone Bolelli




Bernard Tomic



Gilles Muller



Steve Darcis



Sergiy Stakhovsky


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Bellucci and Tomic?

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3rd pic, guy in the red shirt.



















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I rate Thomaz Bellucci highly, watched him play del potro last year, big serve and big groundstrokes, needs abit of confindence.

Tomic was for fun
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How does Golubev play ivan?
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bellucci
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How does Golubev play ivan?
I watched him in Petersburg when he made the final, made hanescu look like a amature, solid returner, good movement, doesnt possess much power though in terms of groundstrokes but his serve can be quite effective,his main strength is his agility, making the final was a great confindence booster for him even though muzza mullered him in the final.
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I watched him in Petersburg when he made the final, made hanescu look like a amature, solid returner, good movement, doesnt possess much power though in terms of groundstrokes but his serve can be quite effective,his main strength is his agility, making the final was a great confindence booster for him even though muzza mullered him in the final.
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To answer the thread question, I think only Hanescu and Kunitsyn have a half-decent shot at R4 out of that list, mainly because the two major threats in their mini-section are doubts for even starting. Regardless, as we've seen this week, Hanescu could potentially struggle against Monaco again, while it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if Ljubicic knocks Kunitsyn out.

I see Bolelli, Darcis and Stakhovsky as the other serious contenders from your list, although I have reasons for doubting each of them. For Bolelli, it is no secret that he struggles with the big servers, and he has plenty of them in his mini-section. For Darcis...well, his form is horrible (and he is generally overrated imo), and I think one of Blake, Gulbis and Andreev will bounce him...although, in his favour, neither of those three guys are exactly reliable. For Stakhovsky, I think Verdasco is likely to be too big an obstacle, but I guess I wouldn't be too surprised if he caused the upset there, and Stepanek isn't invincible.

As for the others...I don't see Golubev going further than R3 (Monfils), and even an obese Almagro might be too much for him; I don't see Bellucci or Troicki advancing through Nalbandian (R2 and R3 respectively); Tomic is likely to struggle against Starace, but if he does survive, I think Muller/Lopez would be too physically strong for him (Lalo in particular); I don't see Muller getting past Del Potro (R3), but I think even Lalo (R1) could prove to be too strong for him (in the clutch moments).
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Oscar Hernandez has more of a chance than any of these mugs.
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Tomic is gonna smash Starace.

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that picture looks nothing like bellucci
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That's not Bellucci in the pic.

This is Bellucci:
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Tomic looks like he could have been in the Backstreet Boys.
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That's not Bellucci in the pic.
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