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Hrbaty 'Iron Man' Of Oz Open

Byrd
01-13-2007, 11:04 PM
Just looking at his results from last year it shows you how many 5 setters he played in such a small amount of time :eek:

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 :wavey:
4th round: Duck/Safinator :sad:

jole
01-14-2007, 01:18 AM
His recent form sadly shows that beating Vanek will be a great win.

Jimnik
01-14-2007, 01:45 AM
He can go further than last time, can't he?
Plus, he's the only one who can beat Federer.

Byrd
01-14-2007, 02:04 AM
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 :p

jole
01-14-2007, 02:41 AM
His third time against Federer will be a charm np. :)

Beforehand
01-14-2007, 02:41 AM
He's known for his fitness, isn't he? That's surely not going to hurt him playing best of 5 in Australia.

Homo_Esperanto
01-14-2007, 03:22 AM
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.

jazar
01-14-2007, 09:26 AM
he has no form atm, so i think he will struggle past vanek in 5 sets, and then lose to andreev in 4

Deathless Mortal
01-14-2007, 09:28 AM
He will hardly beat Vanek, 2nd round.

canbera
01-14-2007, 10:50 AM
He will lose in the 2nd round.

Bilbo
01-14-2007, 11:00 AM
Hrbaty can hardly beat my grandmother these days and you call him 'iron man'.

adee-gee
01-14-2007, 11:58 AM
He's got a good draw but he's over the hill. He's gonna have a bad year.