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Thumbs up Watsons Water Champions Challenge

it's on jan 8th to 10th in hong kong...

here's the draws..what do you think about it?

Men's singles:
1. Roger Federer vs Max Mirnyi
2. Martin Verkerk vs Juan Carlos Ferrero

Women's singles:
1. Venus Williams vs Maria Sharapova
2. Jennifer Capriati vs Elena Dementieva

Mixed Doubles:
1. Max Mirnyi / Venus Williams vs Martin Verkerk / Elena Dementieva
2. Roger Federer / Jennifer Capriati vs Juan Carlos Ferrero / Maria Sharapova

I think the mixed doubles will be exciting!!!
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Hi!

I'd just like to know if Juanqui is actually playing this cos he's going to Sydney...

Sounds like a fun exo tho!! ROGI!! MAX!!
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Re: Watsons Water Champions Challenge

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I'd just like to know if Juanqui is actually playing this cos he's going to Sydney...

Sounds like a fun exo tho!! ROGI!! MAX!!
Sydney starts after this exhibition. It's no hassle flying from Hong Kong to Sydney. It's a long flight (about 8 hours ??) but there is no or just an hour time difference I believe.
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Sharapova doesn't deserve to play with JC, he's way TOO good for her!
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sharapova won two doubles last year and it's both with tanasugarn and they have an 8-0 record as doubles partners... tanasugarn isn't a top twenty player in singles either... but it still worked fine... and when both of them played other doubles matches without each other as partners they lost in earlier rounds...

well...firstly, it's an exhibition match..and if it works out fine and they(ferrero and sharapova) turn out to be the champion in the tournament...who knows? perhaps a mixed doubles permanent partner?...after all doubles is very different from singles.. it doesn't mean you put two top singles players and you guarantee a win...


frankly..despite hearing her reaching a few semis, and winning two singles title and taking a set from some tough top players... i havent really seen sharapova in action(tv) to know how good she really is...but i dun think she's that bad either..considering she's only 16/17!!!

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Re: Watsons Water Champions Challenge

Fed and JCap.... that would be so interesting to see

I heard the pairings were random?

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Re: Watsons Water Champions Challenge

I'm going to watch Roger Federer vs Max Mirnyi + mixed doubles Roger Federer / Jennifer Capriati vs Juan Carlos Ferrero / Maria Sharapova!
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Sharapova doesn't deserve to play with JC, he's way TOO good for her!
Not in doubles, he's not. Remember his dubs record this year was something like 0-3 or 0-4.

Actually, the Federer/Capriati vs. Ferrero/Sharapova mixed dubs match could be really funny. 3 of those 4 players are pretty much clueless at net. I expect Federer/Capriati to win, but only because of Roger. However, I'd bet on Mirnyi/Williams for the tourney win.

Should be exciting.

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LOL Sharapova would probably be too good for Ferrero in doubles! She won two doubles touraments last year, how many did JC win?
Mirnyi/Venus are definitely the strongest doubles pair there.
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Yes the pairs were decided by random.
Sharapova can play some great tennis! I watched her playing and practising several times. This girl wants to play and she is very eager for win. That's quite good, IMO.

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I wonder how the players will play together considering it was random and some of the players havn't played together before.

yeh and Sharapova apparently can play some great tennis, she had a couple of match points against Justine in a exhibition match. I didn't see the match but apparently she's living up to the hype.
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yeh and Sharapova apparently can play some great tennis, she had a couple of match points against Justine in a exhibition match. I didn't see the match but apparently she's living up to the hype.
8 match points, actually. And still couldn't win. But yeah, at 16 years old, she is very promising.

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Juanqui and Maria might not be the best doubles team, but at least they're the best looking team of all

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ugh @ maria with jc

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