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View Poll Results: Is the AO less without Marat and Rafael?
Yeah, Fed's gonna walk it. 29 50.88%
No, but I wish they were both playing. 13 22.81%
No, I hate the b@~~@##s! 2 3.51%
No, everyone brings something, nothing's for sure. 13 22.81%
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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-19-2006, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Is the AO less without Safin and Nadal?

No disrespect to the players that have turned up to the AO, but do YOU have less interest, or feel that perhaps the conclusion (Fed wins!) is a bit more of a certainty without Marat and Rafael?

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Re: Is the AO less without Safin and Nadal?



Talk about the lack of originality and creativity. It's already 3d or 4th thread about the same thing.
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Re: Is the AO less without Safin and Nadal?

I didn't see them you plank. Plus I've made a shiny poll...
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Re: Is the AO less without Safin and Nadal?

here we go again...another thread


just shut up and watch tennis



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Re: Is the AO less without Safin and Nadal?

Ok then. Just trying to start some conversation on my own terms.

If we're quite finished with the rude arseholes and the 'please argue with me smilies'. *eyeroll*
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Re: Is the AO less without Safin and Nadal?

I'm home in Trinidad right now and for once I have excellent coverage (both the South American and US feed) but it's a complete waste because I'm not even watching.
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Re: Is the AO less without Safin and Nadal?

yes i think it is adefinately a loss to the AO. I don't think Federer will walk it though.

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Re: Is the AO less without Safin and Nadal?

yea its nowhere near as gud as last years AO ..come back soon rafa and marat!!
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Re: Is the AO less without Safin and Nadal?

no. this is hardly the first big tournament to lose some big names, it'll live and there will still be great tennis played.

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Re: Is the AO less without Safin and Nadal?

defo, tennis is not the same without safin and nadal

Nieminen- The lucky lefty of tennis.
Sampras- The hairy champion of tennis.
Ferrero- The mosquito of tennis.
Srichaphan- The Thai- ger of tennis.
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Re: Is the AO less without Safin and Nadal?

Yes, I miss them! Two of the most entertaining players of the top 10 IMO. Although there has been some interesting results so far-the Chela win over Hewitt for one. I hope someone gives Roger a challenge before its all done even though those two are out. Nalbys still in and as I recall he's downed the Fed a couple of times....

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Re: Is the AO less without Safin and Nadal?

I like both Safin and Nadal but their absence hasn't really spoilt my personal enjoyment at all.

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Re: Is the AO less without Safin and Nadal?

Of course they're big losses (along with Agassi) to the Australian Open, but that won't mean we won't have an interesting and exciting tournament.

Truth be told, I think The Fall Of The Youngsters was more of a loss than Safin's and Nadal's withdrawals.

It's sad though that most people are complaining about their absence only because they think they're the only ones who could challenge and beat Federer at some stage. They keep worrying about the predictability of the final results instead of enjoying the making of the tournament.


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Re: Is the AO less without Safin and Nadal?

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It's sad though that most people are complaining about their absence only because they think they're the only ones who could challenge and beat Federer at some stage.
Well, I for one am sad simply because I can't see them play.
But it's also true (based on last year's results) that they are Roger's most dangerous opponents, so I can understand that people who aren't big fans of either of them wish RN and MS were in Oz simply because they want to see Federer challanged more than he is now likely to be challanged.
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They keep worrying about the predictability of the final results instead of enjoying the making of the tournament.
Although they're not playing and I have to work every weekday of the tournament, I'm trying to take adee-gee's advice, the Monty Python song and enjoy myself.
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Re: Is the AO less without Safin and Nadal?

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It's sad though that most people are complaining about their absence only because they think they're the only ones who could challenge and beat Federer at some stage. They keep worrying about the predictability of the final results instead of enjoying the making of the tournament.
At this stage I miss Marat..., and not exactly because I think he can challenge and beat Fed. I would be happy if he could play (and finish) one 5 set match..., even if he looses it
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