Probably zero apart from B-Nard matches (7 of those).
I'm mostly going to Melbourne Park for the $10 beers.
it seems really a mess for europeans. I have the same problem with RG
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First week I've University exams so I'll see only a few matches. The second week I'll some of them but I won't see the final (I'll be on holydays).
I expect to follow the Australian Open more from live scores and highlights on Youtube than on live matches on TV/Internet. I will put special attention on matches of promising player more than on matches of the top players. Brands-Klizan, Monfils-Dolgopolov, Hewitt-Tipsarevic, Reister-Rufin, etc. A lot of good matches to see on the early rounds. But I think that they will be played on morning or afternoon, and in Europe the most confortable hour is the night session.
It is a shame because the Australian Open is my favourite Grand Slam.
There are actually three madatory things that prevent me from watching AO. First, an exam on Thursday morning, I'm probably ready once the evening session starts. Then there are two most important Alpine skiing race weekends, Wengen next weekend and Kitzbühel the following week. And I'm not going to miss those weekends' downhill races that are on Saturday in both weeks. I hope women's final will last long so that I'm able to watch the entire men's doubles final after Kitzbühel downhill.
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Plan on hitting the hay early and waking up early (2:30am here) for the final (obviously) and probably one semi and maybe a QF or two.
The last few nights I've been unable to sleep through the night for some reason, so I might "have" to watch even more...
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I will watch as much as i can! My school starts at 1:30PM. The matches start at 2 AM local time. I won't sleep obviously. Fuck school. My penult year in school. I turn on my computer and the TV in the other room. So i'm like a kangaroo between the kitchen and my room where the Computer is at. I'm so gonna watch everything !
Have a nice AO
Won't be able to watch a lot of week 1 since we have finals and then right after that I'm going away. And the time difference is a pain in the ass, too bad since AO might be my fave slam otherwise. But I'll watch when I get a chance. However I will not miss the latter stages even if my school work (we're starting a new course during AO week 2) suffers a little due to lack of sleep.
We should be appreciative of Federer though, because we will never see anything like him again. The fact he can still compete for slams ever after the erosion of his physical skills is really a greater testament to the natural talent he has than the period of time when he was dominating the tour.
latso already said the matches start at 2 AM here, in Bulgaria, so I won't be able to watch many matches.
I would skip some classes from school, if Del Potro and Murray play against each other in quarters. Same about an eventual semi between Federer and Murray/Delpo
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