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  1. Apey

    Apey Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah 2017 sorry. I have 0 expectations for Nadal vs Djokovic at Aus Open.

    US Open is definitely the most open. Wimbledon, any decent grass courters around besides Fed? Lol.
     
  2. LatK7

    LatK7 First Grade

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    Literally no decent grass court players left aside from Fed, except funnily enough Nadal, who since he's become more aggressive has done really well there. He's only lost recently to Federer and Djokovic...and he almost beat Djokovic.
     
  3. Apey

    Apey Moderator Staff Member

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    I honestly forgot about those. I have PTSD from his early exits before that.
     
  4. LatK7

    LatK7 First Grade

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    Yeah can't blame you, that 5 year stretch was dreadful, kudos to him for turning it around.
     
  5. lockyno1

    lockyno1 Immortal

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    Expected results really. Despite what the ranking say, Osaka is the real number 1 player. If she got to the semis she was winning.

    Mens it was Djokovic's to lose, just like the French is Nadal's (I give Them a huge chance at the French though).

    Wimbledon you'd expect Novak to win, but if Federer does have a brain he'd go all in for this tournament it's his only chance and he better hope Novak loses early he's not beating him.

    US is way too open Novak plays awful there. This is one you might see a Zverev fluke a slam
     
  6. LatK7

    LatK7 First Grade

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    Federer won't win Wimbledon
    Agreed. Djokovic looks more vulnerable in the AO first week than Nadal at the French, but the field won't trouble them. Zverev should just retire after his AO performance against Djokovic. Worst top 10 flop in a while. Fed just wants to come back to jag a few wins and go out on his terms, he won't win Wimbledon even with Djokovic out of the draw.
     
  7. Rodney Rude

    Rodney Rude Juniors

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    Barty out of Adelaide International, losing to Danielle Collins 6-3, 6-4.

    Am I the only one who thinks Barty is terribly overrated?
     
  8. lockyno1

    lockyno1 Immortal

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    Collins is very dangerous it’s not as bad a loss as you think.
     
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  9. horrie hastings

    horrie hastings Bench

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    Hmmmm winning a Grand Slam singles title is totally overated, just ask Sam Stour, Ash and Sam our last two Grand slam singles winners, before that was Evonne Goolagong in 1980, Ash overrated, i dont think so.
     
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  10. Wizardman

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    Terrible call.....Barty is an excellent player. Collins is one of those players that is not real skilful but very determined. If you are off your best, Collins can take it to most.

    Other tennis news, Novak equalled Fed this week as most weeks at number one. Barring injury, he is going to blow Fed's record off the park as he'll at the very least hold it until the end of this year.
     
  11. Rodney Rude

    Rodney Rude Juniors

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    You mean the French Open where she played only ONE seeded player in the whole tournament, Madison Keys who was seeded 14?

    Just look at the past 2 Aus Opens where the draw just opened up for her and she still couldn’t win it.

    Until she can regularly beat women like Osaka, Halep, Williams etc she will remain overrated.
     
  12. horrie hastings

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    She could only play the players she comes against so not her fault she played only one seeded player that tournament, considering she didn’t play for almost a year unlike other players who contested the US and French, I’m cutting her plenty of slack. The Australian Open in 2019 she had match point in the semi against Kenyan but couldn’t capitalise.on it, had she done that she would have been the first Australian Woman since Wendy Turnbulll in 1980 to make the Australian Open final. Ash is actually a breath of fresh air to have on the women’s circuit and not one of these mechanical robots who grunt and scream and even if she doesn’t win another Grand Slam she has already achieved way more than a lot on the circuit.
     
  13. Smug Panther

    Smug Panther Juniors

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    Until they play best of 5 the women's game doesn't deserve respect
     

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