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Re: 2012 December showdown and WC playoff.

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Absolutely no idea.
I won't even try to explain...
You are too funny. I'll make sure I will come to you for any tennis related advice in the future because you are a master at explaining your point of view.
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Re: 2012 December showdown and WC playoff.

I think both of you make valid points.

The jones meltdown proves our guys need more practice playing that format leading into January... but..... Im not sold on the idea of all matches at the WC being 5 sets... perhaps semis and finals would have been enough...

Every player is different, great to see Millman concentrating on some rest and a decent training block...while for others the more matches they can get here the better...

Moving on, shall be interesting to see who makes the final spots that are available...
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Re: 2012 December showdown and WC playoff.

Under 18's QF

Bradley Mousley Def Omar Jaiska 6-4 6-4
Nicholas Kyrgios Def Blake Mott 6-3 7-5
Thansi Kokkinakis Def Marc Polmans 6-4 6-2
Jay Andrijic Def Akira Santillan 6-1 6-2
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Re: 2012 December showdown and WC playoff.

Sorry it took so long had computer troubles but i have updated all scores on the first 4 posts.
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Re: 2012 December showdown and WC playoff.

Final Field
  1. Sam Groth
  2. JP Smith
  3. Matt Reid
  4. Adam Feeney
  5. Ben Mitchell
  6. Luke Saville
  7. Greg Jones
  8. Matthew Barton
  9. Michael Look
  10. John Peers
  11. Thanasi Kokkinakis
  12. Andrew Whittington
  13. Nick Kyrgios
  14. Jacob Grills
  15. Bradley Mousley
  16. Jay Andrijic

http://www.tennis.com.au/tournaments...-2013-play-off

If you had to pick out a favourite for me it would be JP Smith.

Baker (USA) - Bedene (SLO) - Bellucci (BRA) - Berta (SWE) - Cuevas (URU) - Domijan (USA) - Ebden (AUS) - Estrella (DOM) - Grigelis (LTU) - Guccione (AUS) - Heliovaara (FIN) - Kavcic (SLO) - King (BAH) - Kontinen (FIN) - Kubler (AUS) - Lajovic (SRB) - Matosevic (AUS) - McGee (IRE) - Millman (AUS) - Mitchell (AUS) - Nielsen (DEN) - Nieminen (FIN) - Paire (FRA) - Udomchoke (THA)

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Re: 2012 December showdown and WC playoff.

The entry list for the playoff has been updated at http://www.tennis.com.au/tournaments...-2013-play-off

Peers, kokkinakis, Whittington, kyrgios, grills, mousley and andrijic have been added. We'll see the draw later today I reckon
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Re: 2012 December showdown and WC playoff.

Under 18's Semi finals:

Nicholas Kyrgios Def Jay Andrijic 6-2 6-3
Thanasi Kokkinakis Def Bradley Mousley 3-6 6-0 6-3
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Re: 2012 December showdown and WC playoff.

Under 18's Final:

Nichloas Kyrgios Def Thansi Kokkinakis 6-4 4-6 6-4.

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Re: 2012 December showdown and WC playoff.

Playoff draw:

[1] Groth v Kyrgios
Kokkinakis v [8] Barton

[4] Feeney v Peers
Mousley v [5] Mitchell

[6] Saville v Whittington
Grills v [3] Reid

[7] Jones v Look
Andrijic v [2] Smith
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Re: 2012 December showdown and WC playoff.

I wonder why Bolt and Duckworth are playing Hong Kong futures and not the playoffs
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I wonder why Bolt and Duckworth are playing Hong Kong futures and not the playoffs
I was thinking exactly the same thing. I wonder if Duckworth does not feel he is ready for 5 set matches at this point. As for Bolt I have no idea why he was not selected? Obviously not a TA favourite.....interesting that Brydan Klein has made yet another Futures final. This time in Indonesia and won the doubles with Propoggia. I wonder if TA will ever forgive him? As for Jason Kubler I have no idea. Some very odd omissions from the men's field for sure.
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Re: 2012 December showdown and WC playoff.

Berman is also in Hong Kong, but who knows if he is American/Australian/New Zealander/South African. i think he played in one of the playoffs a few years ago though? maybe Duckworth just wanted to score some points for his ranking since he hasn't played for a while, and you'd think he's a good chance for a wildcard in January anyway...
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Re: 2012 December showdown and WC playoff.

Duckworth has just come of injury - surgery of some sort and was deemed by TA not to be fit enough for 5 sets. Why they sent him to Indonesia is anyones guess.
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I was thinking exactly the same thing. I wonder if Duckworth does not feel he is ready for 5 set matches at this point. As for Bolt I have no idea why he was not selected? Obviously not a TA favourite.....interesting that Brydan Klein has made yet another Futures final. This time in Indonesia and won the doubles with Propoggia. I wonder if TA will ever forgive him? As for Jason Kubler I have no idea. Some very odd omissions from the men's field for sure.
Kubler's knees wouldn't be able to handle 5 sets on a hard court....they are still that bad!

Bolt is still a mystery....he's a great kid and i thought was part of the ta system...

Klein - Not sure, bridge has probably been burnt for good there....im sure if he did something impressive he would be in contention but is clearly still on the outer....better for Brydan to be doing it this way anyway....the hard work is coming together, hopefully he can do some damage over summer...

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Berman is also in Hong Kong, but who knows if he is American/Australian/New Zealander/South African. i think he played in one of the playoffs a few years ago though? maybe Duckworth just wanted to score some points for his ranking since he hasn't played for a while, and you'd think he's a good chance for a wildcard in January anyway...
The berman situation is extremely complicated from what i have heard with one country i think requesting funding be repaid before he was released to australia....think it was the us but not 100% on that...

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Duckworth has just come of injury - surgery of some sort and was deemed by TA not to be fit enough for 5 sets. Why they sent him to Indonesia is anyones guess.
Hong Kong - good move to get some matches under his belt before the summer events now I know that he has been injured...



Meanwhile at the playoff, top half is wide open now....I would so love to see Adam Feeney come through there and win this!!
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Re: 2012 December showdown and WC playoff.

Hi, I only follow tennis during the Australian summer. But excuse me if I seem to be stating the obvious, but this seems to be one of the weakest fields for the WC playoff in like....ever

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