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View Poll Results: Which is your favorite upset pick of the 2012 Australian Open?
Tipsarevic Tramples Djokovic 2 2.86%
Ferrer Flattens Djokovic 6 8.57%
Monfils Mashes Murray 4 5.71%
Tsonga Thrashes Murray 17 24.29%
Del Potro Dispatches Federer 6 8.57%
Dolgopolov Drubs Federer 8 11.43%
Isner Nails Nadal 16 22.86%
Berdych Bombs Nadal 11 15.71%
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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-16-2012, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Upset favorites - Austrailian Open 2012

Which would be your favorite upset pick of the 2012 Australian Open?
I'm deliberately suggesting 2 reasonable upsets vs each of the top 4 players, for a total of 8 in the poll.
You can only pick one.

Tipsarevic Tramples Djokovic
Ferrer Flattens Djokovic

Monfils Mashes Murray
Tsonga Thrashes Murray

Del Potro Dispatches Federer
Dolgopolov Drubs Federer

Isner Nails Nadal
Berdych Bombs Nadal

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Isner nailing Nadal would be so great

1st of all I like Isner, 2nd I dislike Nadal and 3rd I couldn't wait to see him being bitter a la Verdasco in the press conference after the match

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Dolgo beating Fed... Unfortunately, I don't see it happening.
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You screwed it all up with that 'Isner nails Nadal' option.


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Birdshit manning up against Nadal for the first time in 6 years would be nice. Recent signs are he's getting there though, finally took a set in 5 years last year in Miami.
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You screwed it all up with that 'Isner nails Nadal' option.
haha yeh what's with that? Just go with 'ices' or even 'irritates' or something

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Monfils Mashing Murray would be nice. The Monfils Haters and Murray Faithful all going crazy at the same time, would be awesome.
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Most realistic is Tsonga beating Murray because he always plays to win. Murray always plays not to lose.
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Isner Irradicates Nadal does that work?
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Monfils, Tsonga, or Isner seem the most likely, I think.

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Isner Irradicates Nadal does that work?
nah, it's eradicates.

incapacitates would work also

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nah, it's eradicates.

incapacitates would work also
I read it at first as irradiates :-) Was thinking a nuclear attack on the opponent was somewhat harsh, although unlikely to be specifically forbidden in the rulebook.
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Isner irradiates Nadal.

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You screwed it all up with that 'Isner nails Nadal' option.
Admittedly reversed the alliteration on that one. I should have just used Isner Eliminates Nadal since with alliteration, only the beginning only has to sound the same, not be spelled the same... Unfortunately one cannot edit a poll. Maybe a moderator will be kind enough to do so.

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Re: Upset favorites - Austrailian Open 2012

IMO Isner defeating Nadal would be most deserving after being pretty close at the French.

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