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post #61 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 03:07 PM
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Re: Why Are All The Flukes At The AO?

Originally Posted by BauerAlmeida View Post
Yes, Verker's run was outstanding. How he did it it's beyond me. He did NOTHING apart from that 2 weeks. He's gotta be the weakest grand slam finalist in the open era.
His capabilities certainly weren't weak, but I understand what you mean. He had been incredibly injury prone before and after Roland Garros 2003 along with motivational issues. He managed to bag a couple of ATP titles during his short spell on tour.
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Re: Why Are All The Flukes At The AO?

Regarding the Australian Open, Kuerten was the prime example of a big name player that preferred to relax and enjoy the brief off-season, rather than training hard and preparing himself for the Australian summer, unlike someone like Agassi who would run up and down hills. He was usually so sluggish at the start of the season.

The rebound ace surface really should have suited his game pretty well. However his Australian Open record was absolutely terrible for player of his ability, with a 3rd appearance in 2004 his best result in Melbourne, and with him losing more matches than he won there (8 defeats from 15 matches).
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Re: Why Are All The Flukes At The AO?

Originally Posted by PiggyGotRoasted View Post
Its not, Nadal won the US Open, Del Potro won the US Open, Murray won the US Open, Berdych made wimbledon final, Nalbandian won wimbledon final.

Other flukes do happen
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