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I know I'm ridiculously late but for the win against Murray! and straight sets as well!

for the Andy match.
Actually, starting with the QF against Monfils in Washington (which he lost in straight sets), it's been only straight sets (wins or losses) in Toronto, Cincinatti, Us Open, Moscow, Madrid, and even St Anton and now Kooyong...and we are saying he's not consistent

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Actually, starting with the QF against Monfils in Washington (which he lost in straight sets), it's been only straight sets (wins or losses) in Toronto, Cincinatti, Us Open, Moscow, Madrid, and even St Anton and now Kooyong...and we are saying he's not consistent
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Actually he DID say "pourquoi?" to the chair umpire once (I think it was in Lyon against Gasquet )
I can always hear him complain in my head. Sometimes when I watch a match and the umpire got it clearly wrong, I know exactly what Marat would have said/acted

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I overlept, woke up (a tiny little bit) at 4am and thought by myself that the match would be over by then so i fell asleep again

( Me, personally, think that Marat didn't played at his best/ top level against Ducky for a reason: He'll wait for AO to do that -> KABOOM, SURPRISE :p )
Me too, except that I woke up at around 5 am and thought it must be over by then so I waited until later to go check the score.

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But hey, it was 40 degree heat in the sun. In the AO, the match would have either been called off or the roof closed!
I can't even imagine how horrible it must be sitting in 40 degree weather, let alone play 2 sets.

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Actually, starting with the QF against Monfils in Washington (which he lost in straight sets), it's been only straight sets (wins or losses) in Toronto, Cincinatti, Us Open, Moscow, Madrid, and even St Anton and now Kooyong...and we are saying he's not consistent
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( Me, personally, think that Marat didn't played at his best/ top level against Ducky for a reason: He'll wait for AO to do that -> KABOOM, SURPRISE )
of course he didn't play at his best...he's afraid of the Kooyong Curse, ya know? winning Kooyong = no chance of winning the AO!!! What positive thoughts I have tonight hey, will he play another match at Kooyong? or that was it?

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Francis, the Russian commentators said he should play vs Ljubicic (as I also understood from the initial 'group') but nope, he's not playing today i.e. on Friday.
All of a sudden Davy plays Ljubicic.
There will be 2 more matches on Saturday but I doubt he'll play. And the presser sounded like he only got 2 matches. With all the withdrawals it's too complicated for me this year.

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Francis, the Russian commentators said he should play vs Ljubicic (as I also understood from the initial 'group') but nope, he's not playing today i.e. on Friday.
All of a sudden Davy plays Ljubicic.
There will be 2 more matches on Saturday but I doubt he'll play. And the presser sounded like he only got 2 matches. With all the withdrawals it's too complicated for me this year.
I understood from the Australian press that the Marat/Roddick match was a 'semi final', as is the Baghdatis/Gonzalez match being played tonight (GMT)/tomorrow am (Australian time). Before the final is played on Saturday which will be between Roddick and either Baghdatis or Gonzalez, there is another match to be played to decide on the 3rd and 4th positions - THEREFORE, in theory this should be a match between Safin and either Baghdatis or Gonzalez. Clear as a bell??
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Francis, the Russian commentators said he should play vs Ljubicic (as I also understood from the initial 'group') but nope, he's not playing today i.e. on Friday.
All of a sudden Davy plays Ljubicic.
There will be 2 more matches on Saturday but I doubt he'll play. And the presser sounded like he only got 2 matches. With all the withdrawals it's too complicated for me this year.
I thought I'd heard he was going to be playing another match but they seem to keep changing the schedules around. It looks like he might be playing the loser of the Baghdatis/Gonzalez match from information here though.

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I understood from the Australian press that the Marat/Roddick match was a 'semi final', as is the Baghdatis/Gonzalez match being played tonight (GMT)/tomorrow am (Australian time). Before the final is played on Saturday which will be between Roddick and either Baghdatis or Gonzalez, there is another match to be played to decide on the 3rd and 4th positions - THEREFORE, in theory this should be a match between Safin and either Baghdatis or Gonzalez. Clear as a bell??
Thats what I thought but it's not on the official website. I'm still confused!

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Yes, a match for 3rd/4th place.

The draw for AO is being done at the moment - I think Marat is to play Gulbis. Yikes. I saw Gulbis take out Henman at the French Open last May and he can be very very impressive. Still, no match is going to be easy so no point worrying about it now!
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Yes, a match for 3rd/4th place.

The draw for AO is being done at the moment - I think Marat is to play Gulbis. Yikes. I saw Gulbis take out Henman at the French Open last May and he can be very very impressive. Still, no match is going to be easy so no point worrying about it now!
Yep, it's Gulbis.

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second round (if he passes gulbis, but am optimist this time ) is either baggy or thomas johansson.

he is in djoko's quarter - do not know when they can meet; also in this quarter nalby (?), hewitt, becker.

he won't meet Fed till the semis.
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Re: Marat "Down-under" , The Kooyong and AO thread

Marat's draw.... Baghdatis in second round.. OK... Do-able... Hewitt in round 3... OK... Do-able.

If he's playing.
Otherwise there's no point to even get frustrated.

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Marat's draw is: Gulbis, then Baghdatis, then Hewitt, then Djokovic, then Ferrer, then Federer, then the final...

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Marat's draw is: Gulbis, then Baghdatis, then Hewitt, then Djokovic, then Ferrer, then Federer, then the final...
I say: Marat, GO FOR IT. You probably still have it in you.

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Marat's draw is: Gulbis, then Baghdatis, then Hewitt, then Djokovic, then Ferrer, then Federer, then the final...
Oh lordy... what a draw
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Marat's draw is: Gulbis, then Baghdatis, then Hewitt, then Djokovic, then Ferrer, then Federer, then the final...
I'd say Nalby after Djoker...I trust Nalby to down Pics...I agree with the rest

and here's a link to the draw, for those who think they need to know more than the excellent prediction above (and no, this is not the denial thread)

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/.../ms/msdraw.pdf
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