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Old 01-11-2013, 04:43 AM   #31
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what a draw
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:45 AM   #32
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Thank you Jedi Fed for your optimism!

Paire might be dangerous but that match and the Davydenko match might be the exact warm up matches he needs.

I don't expect Kolya to hit the form he did against Ferrer in Doha, while playing Fed. He has issues with Fed.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:49 AM   #33
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I'm wondering why in his draw there aren't Djokovic and Berdych?
I've never seen a worst draw.
When he was #1 he had Murray and nn ow it would be logical to have Ferrer or not???

And I'm asking to myself where are the wc and qualified or #70s #80s???

So Roger to arrive to the final has to do battle after battle(this can prepare him for a tough final as in Indian Wells but it can happen as at the Olympics) and Djokovic, we can consider,
is yet the 1st finalist.
In tennis you never can know but the way to push him out is kiling him as the Tipsy's video shows.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:24 AM   #34
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I'd like him to DESTROY Berdych in QF

But still... Except Murray, I like the draw. I expect epic matches.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:55 AM   #35
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Default Re: ♕ 2013 Australian Open ♕ - R1 vs Paire

I meant, I'd have liked that

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Old 01-11-2013, 11:50 AM   #36
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I don't expect Kolya to hit the form he did against Ferrer in Doha, while playing Fed. He has issues with Fed.
if anything, he's very motivated against Fed.

His best matches of the year 2012 (Rotterdam) and 2010 (Australian open and Cincy) he played against Fed whereas being very disappointing in the rest of his year.

Fed has often won tight matches against him but it's not an easy match-up for him, he's seldom had easy matches.

Actually I think that if Fed doesn't reach his best level in that first week, Fed's best chance in that first week would be a warm weather as for Paire, Davydenko and Tomic, fitness may be a weak point.
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There's no other choice but to be incredibly fit and great from the start in his first tournament of the year at 30 years old.

All of his first three rounds' opponents can be very very dangerous : Paire, Davydenko, Tomic or Klizan.

Next rounds are better and then there's Murray but I can't look that far, as these first rounds are the worst he's had in years, and precisely the year when he hasn't had warm-up tournaments !

Either he's in one of his best slam forms of recent years or it can be finished early.
If he is in mediocre slam form I expect him to reach qf/sf pretty straight forward. And mediocre is what happens most. I feel that some exho at the start of the year doesn't really matter, Federer himself said that he thought a training session would be more important.

For me because of the hard draw the chances are a little higher that he exits in rd2 or 3. but still he didn't make QFs for almost ten years because he has troubles with/is vulnerable against unseeded players!

by the way, your favourite player is 31 years old. It seems like now he won a slam again everyone calls him a 30year old, where last year when he was actually 30 he was called 31
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:03 PM   #38
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If he is in mediocre slam form I expect him to reach qf/sf pretty straight forward. And mediocre is what happens most. I feel that some exho at the start of the year doesn't really matter, Federer himself said that he thought a training session would be more important.

For me because of the hard draw the chances are a little higher that he exits in rd2 or 3. but still he didn't make QFs for almost ten years because he has troubles with/is vulnerable against unseeded players!

by the way, your favourite player is 31 years old. It seems like now he won a slam again everyone calls him a 30year old, where last year when he was actually 30 he was called 31
This is a language effect. Duong means "More than 30" - ergo after his 30th birthday - when he says 30, which is not uncommon in French.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:19 PM   #39
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This is a language effect. Duong means "More than 30" - ergo after his 30th birthday - when he says 30, which is not uncommon in French.
well, yes, I was approximate : in the common language, "30" is a common "barrier", it's the first figure of the age number,

but in tennis maybe I should be more precise as when looking at precise figures, 31 seems to be more of a barrier than 30.
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Don't particularly like this draw, but on the other hand all the dangerous players he might face before the quarters are players he owns. Still, this is one of the best chances for a while for a pre-quarter exit. Let's hope it doesn't happen.
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well, yes, I was approximate : in the common language, "30" is a common "barrier", it's the first figure of the age number,

but in tennis maybe I should be more precise as when looking at precise figures, 31 seems to be more of a barrier than 30.
Oh ok, personally I would say something like "someone over 30" when I am approximating. My English isn't that good so didn't comprehend I guess... Anyway doesn't really bother me as much as when people were claiming he was the first in Xyears reaching the french semi at 31 when he actually was 30 years and a bit . As if we need to make up records for Federer
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I think Roger is going to silence all his critics again.
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I think Roger is going to silence all his critics again.
i really hope so
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Oh ok, personally I would say something like "someone over 30" when I am approximating. My English isn't that good so didn't comprehend I guess... Anyway doesn't really bother me as much as when people were claiming he was the first in Xyears reaching the french semi at 31 when he actually was 30 years and a bit . As if we need to make up records for Federer
oh I was approximate, doesn't mean that it was colloquial English, I'm French and if it's anything, it would be a "colloquial French speaking error"

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no idea who you're talking about who would "criticize Fed"
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