Rate the 2013 Australian Open
How would you rate this year's Australian Open?
For me, it left a bit sour aftertaste. The most memorable matches for me were Nieminen-Haas, Simon-Monfils, Djokovic-Wawrinka, Ferrer-Almagro, and Federer-Tsonga. And two of those are negative memories. Simon-Monfils was a terrible pushfest. And Djokovic-Wawrinka match was bittersweet. It was great to see such great shotmaking from Stan, but it depicted modern tennis so well. No matter how well you play, it's the extremely fit grinders that succeed these days. And Almagro's loss was so terrible after serving three times for the match.
My favourite matches were Nieminen-Haas and Fed-Tsonga. It was nice to see Jarkko fighting a win for himself, and I enjoyed Fed-Tsonga match; I hope Tsonga can keep his form, this can be his best season. And it was nice to see also Berdych playing well, maybe he could've made SF in Ferrer's quarter. But still, for the most of the time, I didn't enjoy this AO. Murray-Chardy and Djokovic-Ferrer were jokes of QFs and SFs. And everything got crowned in women's semis when Azarenka took that strange MTO. Too bad Li couldn't save tennis and beat her in final. And men's final matchup was quite uninspiring, at least for me.
I give this AO a 3.
2014 Australian Open Champion | 2014 Monte Carlo Masters Champion | 2015 French Open Champion
2008 Paris Masters Champion | 2014 Toronto Masters Champion