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Anyone else as excited about the Australian Open 2007 as me?

I mean, assuming there are no injuries this could be one of the most exciting grand slams in a while. Nadal will be extremely eager to show what he can do on rebound ace, and a match between him and Roger is about 50/50 IMO. Safin seems to play well at the Aus Open no matter what his form is like prior to the tournament. Andy Roddick has gotten a lot better at the latter parts of this year and has some of his old mojo back.

Tommy Haas usually plays well at the Aus Open too, and he could give it a shake. Lets not forget Marcos, hes capable of doing anything and might surprise everyone again. Heck we might even seen Gustavo Kuerten get a wildcard (and probably lose 1st round unfortunately). And to top it all of I'll be going to watch Ivanovic and Kirilenko play doubles

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Re: Anyone else as excited about the Australian Open 2007 as me?

Too early to be excited, closer to the date then yes, but not now and surprise there had to be a Haas reference there.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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Re: Anyone else as excited about the Australian Open 2007 as me?

Yes I'm a Haastard. But he should be considered as a Aus Open contender.

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Re: Anyone else as excited about the Australian Open 2007 as me?

No.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Anyone else as excited about the Australian Open 2007 as me?

I can see Safin doing well. But he will cower during the second week.
With age came realization he has no integrity as a tennis player.
The again, he could just as well win the whole thing.

Haas is a quality pawn for the World's best. Not a slam contender.

The court surface is the fairest in the world, but the finalists are already set in stone.
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Re: Anyone else as excited about the Australian Open 2007 as me?

I`m excited!!

If Hewitt ever manages to win that thing I might just have a cardiac arrest though(><).

A Federer vs Nadal final Down Under would be very interesting~ esp. as the surface brings both their strenghs to the fore...!!!
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Re: Anyone else as excited about the Australian Open 2007 as me?

I always get pretty exited about the Aussie Open. And I do look really forward to 2007- if all the top players are healthy it could be the one of the best if not the best ever. I think it is the most level playing field in terms of surface, and has the best crowds. I am not getting hyped up yet because there are other sporting events ( there is still the American football regular season- the World Series - TMC - college football, etc.) to occupy my sports cluttered mind. So I can't spend too much excitement- just anticipation at this point.

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Re: Anyone else as excited about the Australian Open 2007 as me?

I agree that Haas doesn't have the x-factor to win slams, but hes still a contender is a sense that he can beat anyone there and put up a good showing.

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Re: Anyone else as excited about the Australian Open 2007 as me?

I'm still excited about the rest of the tennis season.



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Haas's days of doing well in Slams are over, lets say I don't expect 2 QFs and a SF like Davydenko has done. If he makes the 4th round, then that's a good showing.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Its to early for me to get excited.

I'm looking forward to Shanghai.

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Hopefully I can get a wildcard....

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Hopefully I can get a wildcard....
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yes I'm very excited about it too..i have been starved of tennis all year so i cannot wait for the Aus season. Though it is still a bit early...ask me again in a few months hehe
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