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I am ready to live on melbourne time.
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I'm UK so night matches are best. Will try to watch all Feds matches.

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Probably zero apart from B-Nard matches (7 of those).

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Re: 'How much' AO you will watch?

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.

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I'll watch only weekends (and then i'll have a fight with myself staying up so late) probably because i'll be busy with school
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I will try to watch as many Murray matches as possible but lot of it will depend of wheather or not I have an exam the next day.

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Will watch most of the night matches in the morning here in the UK.Might stay up late to watch a Murray match on the middle Friday or Saturday.
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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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depending on how well I handle sleep deprivation this year. I will pull an all nighter tonight and see how it goes from there.
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Probably the first 4-5 hours of play each day.

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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Everything at work (I would even come there quicker) till my director saw it and made me a warning.

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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 !
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The time zone difference isn't great for us Brits, but i will stay up if there is a match i really want to watch, and i could set my alarm earlier so i can watch the night sessions

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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.

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Re: 'How much' AO you will watch?

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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