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View Poll Results: What round will he get to?
1st round 3 15.79%
2nd round 5 26.32%
3rd round 7 36.84%
4th round 0 0%
Decides to go home early so he and Stepanek can design shirts for the rest of the ATP 4 21.05%
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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-13-2007, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Just looking at his results from last year it shows you how many 5 setters he played in such a small amount of time

R128 Marach, Oliver (AUT) 125 3-6 4-6 6-2 6-1 6-3
R64 Norman, Dick (BEL) 104 6-2 7-5 5-7 4-6 10-8
R32 Andreev, Igor (RUS) 26 1-6 6-4 6-3 2-6 6-4
R16 Davydenko, Nikolay (RUS) 5 6-4 6-4 4-6 2-6 3-6

My question is, do you think he can get as far as he did last time, or will the so called 'iron man' be turned into slag.

Potential draw:

1st round:vanek
2nd round:spadea/andreev
3rd:Pim Pim/Ancic
4th round: Duck/Safinator
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Re: Hrbaty 'Iron Man' Of Oz Open

His recent form sadly shows that beating Vanek will be a great win.

Andreev - Cilic - Dolgopolov - De Bakker - Djokovic - Gulbis - Haase - Hrbaty - J Johansson - Kucera - Kuznetsov - Russell - Simon - Sweeting - Thron

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Re: Hrbaty 'Iron Man' Of Oz Open

He can go further than last time, can't he?
Plus, he's the only one who can beat Federer.
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He can go further than last time, can't he?
Plus, he's the only one who can beat Federer.
Jim you speak the truth, and nothing but the truth
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Re: Hrbaty 'Iron Man' Of Oz Open

His third time against Federer will be a charm np.

Andreev - Cilic - Dolgopolov - De Bakker - Djokovic - Gulbis - Haase - Hrbaty - J Johansson - Kucera - Kuznetsov - Russell - Simon - Sweeting - Thron

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Re: Hrbaty 'Iron Man' Of Oz Open

He's known for his fitness, isn't he? That's surely not going to hurt him playing best of 5 in Australia.
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He's known for his fitness, isn't he? That's surely not going to hurt him playing best of 5 in Australia.
His physical status is really great but his game has been really poor lately so i dunno if he will win lots of rounds.

I guess already the second round against Andreev/Spadea will be tough, may a 5-setter and i guess not later than Round 3 against Pim Pim or Ancic it will be all over.
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Re: Hrbaty 'Iron Man' Of Oz Open

he has no form atm, so i think he will struggle past vanek in 5 sets, and then lose to andreev in 4
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He will hardly beat Vanek, 2nd round.


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He will lose in the 2nd round.
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Hrbaty can hardly beat my grandmother these days and you call him 'iron man'.
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Re: Hrbaty 'Iron Man' Of Oz Open

He's got a good draw but he's over the hill. He's gonna have a bad year.
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