I thought I should start an auckland thread in preparation for the tournament which starts tomorrow! It's bad because in the first round there is going to be a replay of last year's final - that is that rafa is going to play hrbarty. Might I add, a very in-form hrbarty who absolutely thrashed coria on saturday and just seems to have "clicked" in his tennis. But that said, Rafa's been playing pretty well too and the recent win in the doubles might boost his confidence!!!
In the doubles, as has been said in the other thread, Raf is playing with JC which i'm sure would be a combination that my camera would love to see!!!!
they are playing fernando gonzalez (chile) and jim thomas (usa) so hopefully they can win!!!