Australian Open QR2: Niland d. Witten 2-6, 6-1, 6-4. Sorensen d. Yani 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Australian Open QR2: Niland d. Witten 2-6, 6-1, 6-4. Sorensen d. Yani 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Henry Chinaski
01-15-2010, 02:12 AM
Great comeback for Niland against a player ranked 125 places above him and who reached the 3rd round in his last slam.

Niland will play Hocevar for a place in the main draw.

Sorensen will play Daniel King-Turner. Great chance for both

Ilovetheblues_86
01-15-2010, 02:13 AM
Any reason of why Niland is playing good?

Henry Chinaski
01-15-2010, 02:24 AM
Dunno. He went to Florida at the end of last season to play a few mug futures events to boost his ranking so he'd make the cut for qualifying. He won one title and reached the final in another. Won 10 matches in 3 weeks. Must've given him a confidence boost despite the low level of competition. They say winning is a habit.

I haven't read anything about a change of coach or racket or anything like that

gaitare
01-15-2010, 02:39 AM
Go Conor.

The real reason behind Conor's recent better form is obviously High Performance Coaching and Scientific Research.

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Kournikovaism
01-15-2010, 02:39 AM
:worship:

I watched on live scores, even just by watching the scores I had faith in him,

Henry Chinaski
01-15-2010, 04:27 AM
Irish guys on fire in qualifying this year.

Hopefull AJ got to see some of the action

Corey Feldman
01-15-2010, 04:45 AM
been a good year for the Paddy's :eek:

Frooty_Bazooty
01-15-2010, 01:17 PM
Once again, I think that Sorensen has a better chance than Niland, but Hocevar is much easier for Conor to beat than Darcis was. Would be great to see 2 irish guys in a grand slam (am I right in saying since Sean Sorensen in Wimbledon in like 1980?)

Iván
01-15-2010, 01:20 PM
i was suprised king-turner bt kim, gonna be tough.

Frooty_Bazooty
01-15-2010, 01:23 PM
yea im surprised king turner came through as well, especially after losing to statham this week

Machiavelli
01-15-2010, 01:29 PM
IMO Niland and Soerensen should qualify, King-Turner is a futures player, Hocevar can be an UE machine sometimes, c'mon Irish lads

jrm
01-15-2010, 01:38 PM
Witten is a fat one?

Frederico
01-15-2010, 02:13 PM
Frooty, Ireland also had Matt Doyle in the 80s who played in GS main draws (although was born and bred in california) he would gave been the last Irish man in a GS main draw but I'm not sure which year it was.

Back to Oz, can't believe that both the guys came through the 2nd rounds. Don't want to hope for too much but even 1 out of 2 would be amazing. Can't believe King-Turner beat Kim tho.

Yves.
01-15-2010, 02:17 PM
Witten is a fat one?

yeah he is

Henry Chinaski
01-15-2010, 02:25 PM
Frooty, Ireland also had Matt Doyle in the 80s who played in GS main draws (although was born and bred in california) he would gave been the last Irish man in a GS main draw but I'm not sure which year it was.

.

Oz Open 1985 was the last year Doyle played in a GS.

He reached R16 in US Open in 1882. Current vice-President of the ATP. Should be able to swing some wild cards for the guys if they can boost their rankings this year.

He and Sorensen both played Wimbledon in 1980 but I think Doyle was still officially a yank at that stage...

Snowwy
01-15-2010, 02:25 PM
Witten is a fat one?

The funny thing is that he is in better shape than 49 out of 50 posters here.

Henry Chinaski
01-15-2010, 02:30 PM
Witten isn't really fat. He just looks more like a plumber or a car mechanic than a pro athlete

Caio_Brasil
01-15-2010, 04:42 PM
Some nice Irish Davis Cup team videos at Youtube, whoever edited them made a good job.

Would it be O'Brien's account?

CooCooCachoo
01-15-2010, 06:47 PM
Jesse :smash: Unbelievable. But kudos to Niland for punching above his weight.

Good win for Louk too, even if I supported Mike.

Chiakifug
01-15-2010, 06:55 PM
:bigclap:

Corey Feldman
01-16-2010, 02:43 AM
and Sorensen into MD :yeah:

Corey Feldman
01-16-2010, 02:47 AM
and Niland 3-1 up first set :eek:

Henry Chinaski
01-16-2010, 03:10 AM
Fuck yeah.

Keep it going Conor.