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Old 01-14-2013, 09:43 AM   #1
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Default Australian Open R1: Ito d. Millman 6-4 6-4 3-6 0-6 7-5

Damn, another close loss for an Australian.
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Default Re: Australian Open R1: Ito d. Millman 6-4 6-4 3-6 0-6 7-5

great for Ito though weird scoreline
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Default Re: Australian Open R1: Ito d. Millman 6-4 6-4 3-6 0-6 7-5

Millman one sitter away form *6:5 in the fifth. Hesitated . Did not win a point afterwards.
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Default Re: Australian Open R1: Ito d. Millman 6-4 6-4 3-6 0-6 7-5

Mailman came back twice from being a break down in the fifth. He also was close to breaking Ito at 5-5 if I'm not mistaken. But in the end couldn't do it.

Such small margins in this sport. Props to Ito for grinding it out.
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great for Ito though weird scoreline
Yeah, at least it was Ito winning. Nice tactic saving himself for the 5th.
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Default Re: Australian Open R1: Ito d. Millman 6-4 6-4 3-6 0-6 7-5

Well that rubbish volley at 5-5 BP cost Millman the match.
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Damn, isn't the home crowd supposed to get you over the line in these close matches?
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saddest result of today. feel so bad for johny, he is a great guy, has improved a lot, and was so close to take it after coming back from 2 sets down and 1-4 down in 5th set. so sad. next time johny, what a great heart you have
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Default Re: Australian Open R1: Ito d. Millman 6-4 6-4 3-6 0-6 7-5

Love to see the journeymen japanese players like Ito and Soeda win Used to be a big Hyung Taek Lee fan, those guys are so geographically disadvantaged they're probably the hardest workers on tour. Nothing against Nishikori but he's a Bollettieri guy, it's not really the same cheering for him.
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Good to see Asian tennis on the up.
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Default Re: Australian Open R1: Ito d. Millman 6-4 6-4 3-6 0-6 7-5

ito and millman have had some great battles at atp and challenger level and now at slam level as well
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Default Re: Australian Open R1: Ito d. Millman 6-4 6-4 3-6 0-6 7-5

Eurosport are ****s. They said after Baghdatis closed out against Ramos he would play Johnny next. Great misinformation.
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Default Re: Australian Open R1: Ito d. Millman 6-4 6-4 3-6 0-6 7-5

Good win for Ito. Nice to see him doing well.
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Love to see the journeymen japanese players like Ito and Soeda win Used to be a big Hyung Taek Lee fan, those guys are so geographically disadvantaged they're probably the hardest workers on tour. Nothing against Nishikori but he's a Bollettieri guy, it's not really the same cheering for him.
Don't the Japanese players receive a massive amount of funding though?
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