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Wilander picks Djokovic

Those baking courts won’t suit Federer or Nadal. In Paris and Wimbledon, explains Wilander, their superior spin wins titles. “Melbourne is not their favourite surface. It’s a surface for the likes of Djokovic, [Jo-Wilfried] Tsonga, who take the ball earlier and hit with no spin. This surface in Australia is dead, and it’s fast because it’s so hot.”

Wilander’s favourites for Melbourne are Federer or Djokovic, “if Novak survives the early rounds”. But he adds: “I think Andy Murray is in there.”

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Has he forgotten Fed's 3 AO titles?

No respect for the guy after what he said about Roger anyway.

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Wilander is full of it.

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Those baking courts won’t suit Federer or Nadal. In Paris and Wimbledon, explains Wilander, their superior spin wins titles. “Melbourne is not their favourite surface. It’s a surface for the likes of Djokovic, [Jo-Wilfried] Tsonga, who take the ball earlier and hit with no spin. This surface in Australia is dead, and it’s fast because it’s so hot.”

Wilander’s favourites for Melbourne are Federer or Djokovic, “if Novak survives the early rounds”. But he adds: “I think Andy Murray is in there.”

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/60590b2c-e...0779fd2ac.html

Aha.... Federer, Djokovic, Murray or Tsonga might do well. Wow, very impressive insight from the expert....No way I could have guessed that.
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Those baking courts won’t suit Federer or Nadal. In Paris and Wimbledon, explains Wilander, their superior spin wins titles.
Then how does one explain Roger's five successive U.S. Open titles on an even quicker surface under conditions which are equally, if not more grueling than those in Melbourne ? In addition, Wilander conveniently ignores Roger's most recent victories over both Djokovic and Murray, both of which occurred at a Grand Slam played on a surface other than grass or clay.

At times one gets the impression that ex-players tend to be more subjective than objective in terms of how they choose to analyze the game. Particularly when it involves players who have surpassed their accomplishments -- however mediocre such accomplishments may in fact be.
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I still remember last year's article in L'Equipe where he said Tennis Australia couldn't have picked a surface more perfect for Roger even if they'd tried

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Wilander Pilander he's done too much crack again.
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wilander is a tool
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The surface is more better for Roger and Murray, as it takes slice well and keeps low, Wilander knows shit apart from talking about people's balls.

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He has absolutely no credibility at all. He'll say anything to get some media attention. Wanker.

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djoker is what we can call a "smart pick". saying he wont win it on account of his recent poor form, bad body language or racket change doesn't cut it. he's done it before (winning AO) and is fairly consistent at the slams, likes the surface, has something to prove and is off the main light. most of the pundits are saying andy or fed, so in case they win, rarely who would turn out to have made a smart chose, but rather go with the flow. if djoker wins it, willander and the likes can boost about it.

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Djokovic was hitting with plenty of spin in Sydney.

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He has absolutely no credibility at all. He'll say anything to get some media attention. Wanker.
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He has absolutely no credibility at all. He'll say anything to get some media attention. Wanker.
I don't think that's the case. He really doesn't need the
media attention - he's just giving his own opinion, which
he's entitled to do. And that doesn't mean he's right - it's
just an opinion. We'll have to wait and see what really happens.
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