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Is the AO less without Safin and Nadal?

The Pro
01-19-2006, 03:24 PM
No disrespect to the players that have turned up to the AO, but do YOU have less interest, or feel that perhaps the conclusion (Fed wins!) is a bit more of a certainty without Marat and Rafael?

Dithcuth!

ExpectedWinner
01-19-2006, 03:27 PM
:haha:

Talk about the lack of originality and creativity. It's already 3d or 4th thread about the same thing.

The Pro
01-19-2006, 03:30 PM
I didn't see them you plank. Plus I've made a shiny poll...

Mistaflava
01-19-2006, 03:30 PM
here we go again...another thread


just shut up and watch tennis



:baby:

The Pro
01-19-2006, 03:38 PM
Ok then. Just trying to start some conversation on my own terms.

If we're quite finished with the rude arseholes and the 'please argue with me smilies'. *eyeroll*

dkw
01-19-2006, 04:44 PM
I'm home in Trinidad right now and for once I have excellent coverage (both the South American and US feed) but it's a complete waste because I'm not even watching.

stebs
01-19-2006, 04:46 PM
yes i think it is adefinately a loss to the AO. I don't think Federer will walk it though.

lilfairyprincess
01-19-2006, 04:49 PM
yea its nowhere near as gud as last years AO :( ..come back soon rafa and marat!! :)

PaulieM
01-19-2006, 05:12 PM
no. this is hardly the first big tournament to lose some big names, it'll live and there will still be great tennis played. :shrug:

Rex
01-19-2006, 05:14 PM
defo, tennis is not the same without safin and nadal

Sparko1030
01-19-2006, 05:46 PM
Yes, I miss them! Two of the most entertaining players of the top 10 IMO. Although there has been some interesting results so far-the Chela win over Hewitt for one. I hope someone gives Roger a challenge before its all done even though those two are out. Nalbys still in and as I recall he's downed the Fed a couple of times.... ;)

*Ljubica*
01-19-2006, 05:55 PM
I like both Safin and Nadal but their absence hasn't really spoilt my personal enjoyment at all.

lucashg
01-19-2006, 06:13 PM
Of course they're big losses (along with Agassi) to the Australian Open, but that won't mean we won't have an interesting and exciting tournament.

Truth be told, I think The Fall Of The Youngsters was more of a loss than Safin's and Nadal's withdrawals.

It's sad though that most people are complaining about their absence only because they think they're the only ones who could challenge and beat Federer at some stage. They keep worrying about the predictability of the final results instead of enjoying the making of the tournament.

mallorn
01-19-2006, 06:50 PM
It's sad though that most people are complaining about their absence only because they think they're the only ones who could challenge and beat Federer at some stage. Well, I for one am sad simply because I can't see them play.
But it's also true (based on last year's results) that they are Roger's most dangerous opponents, so I can understand that people who aren't big fans of either of them wish RN and MS were in Oz simply because they want to see Federer challanged more than he is now likely to be challanged.
They keep worrying about the predictability of the final results instead of enjoying the making of the tournament.
Although they're not playing and I have to work every weekday of the tournament, I'm trying to take adee-gee's advice, :singer: the Monty Python song and enjoy myself. :)

lau
01-19-2006, 07:01 PM
It's sad though that most people are complaining about their absence only because they think they're the only ones who could challenge and beat Federer at some stage. They keep worrying about the predictability of the final results instead of enjoying the making of the tournament.
At this stage I miss Marat..., and not exactly because I think he can challenge and beat Fed. ;) I would be happy if he could play (and finish) one 5 set match..., even if he looses it :o :sad:

1sun
01-19-2006, 07:08 PM
seriously, commit suicide.

lau
01-19-2006, 07:15 PM
seriously, commit suicide.
:lol: I´ll wait for that :p ;)

I don´t expect much in his comeback, obviously. :o But I think he can have good results with some real matches and time.... After all, you never know what to expect ;)

RogiFan88
01-19-2006, 07:16 PM
of course it is...

mallorn
01-19-2006, 07:18 PM
seriously, commit suicide.
Seriously, suicide is not a subject to joke about. :(

1sun
01-19-2006, 07:31 PM
Seriously, suicide is not a subject to joke about. :(
i wasn't joking.

mallorn
01-19-2006, 07:46 PM
i wasn't joking.
If you think that was a clever comeback ... think again.
If you weren't joking (which I don't buy) ... clearly you have no idea what you're talking about (unlike me, unfortunately).
So either way, let's drop the subject, shall we?