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2019 Aussie Open

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    Starting this thread now as the warm up tourney is underway and JDP already dropped out the Aussie Open
     



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    Season finally starting up again. Time to get moving.
     
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    Last tune up tourney starts tonight in Sydney
     
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    Donald Young eliminated in round 1 of the Aussie Open Qualifers
     
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    Yikes! Is he that bad? I thought he was just starting to play better the last couple years.
     
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    I was stunned. I'm here watching tennis channel last night and I saw him playing in qualifiers. Unreal
     
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    Did some quick research on him and I'm guessing he had some injuries going on last year. Only played 9 matches and went 1-8 in those matches. This was after a solid 24-22 record in 2017

    Now ranked 232nd
     
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    Ah , OK. Iwas probably thinking 2017 early 18. So he was injured. He is not a kid anymore so he may not make it back.
     
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    The draw is out.

    Could be looking at a Djoker/Tsonga 2nd round
     
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    Most intriguing 1st round matches on the mens side.

    Murray vs Bautista Agut
    Cilic vs Tomic
    Wawrinka vs Gulbis
    Kyrgios vs Raonic
    Edmund vs Berdych
     
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    How and when did Sock drop to 105 in the world? WTF
     
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    He was. He had a good showing during one of the grass tourneys, 1 or 2 years ago.
     
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    Sometime within the next two weeks, I will get to my thoughts on the US Open Womens Finals. I know I never posted about it.

    Men's Draw:

    Djokovic's Quarter:

    Djokovic vs Tsonga 2nd round: I hope Tsonga can make it competitive. But I haven't seen much from Tsonga the past few years.

    Djokovic in 3.

    Djokovic vs. Shapovalov 3rd round: Shapovalov has talent, so there's a chance this could be a good match. But Djokovic will most likely win in 3.

    Nishikori vs. Karlovic 2nd round: Nice contrast of styles. Nishikori in 4.

    Djokovic vs. Nishikori QF: I don't think Nishikori does that well here. Djokovic in 3.

    Alexander Zverev's Quarter:

    Zverev vs. Wawrinka 4th round: Wawrinka in 4. Drops the first set, but gets stronger as the match goes on.

    Thiem vs. Wawrinka QF: I don't have as much confidence in Wawrinka to win consecutive tough matches right now. But oh well, I'll still pick him.

    Wawrinka in 4.

    Federer's Quarter:

    FED could lose in the QF to whomever he faces, but I'll still pick him to win the quarter.

    Nadal's Quarter:

    Anderson vs. Nadal QF: Anderson has won enough big matches to have a chance. Nadal in 3.

    Djokovic vs. Wawrinka SF: It's been several years since we've had this on the big stage. I usually pick Wawrinka, but I don't trust his health. It's been 1.5 years, and side of his FO Finals run in 2017, he just seems to have lost something.

    Djokovic in 3.

    FED vs. Nadal SF: Nadal usually wins this, even on outdoor hard courts. But FED's been better lately in this matchup.

    FED in 3.

    Djokovic vs. FED Finals: It's been a long time since FED has won this matchup at a major. I'll take Djokovic in 3 for now, but if FED has easy wins in earlier rounds, maybe I tweak the prediction.

    Women's Draw:

    Halep's Quarter:

    Halep vs. Serena 4th round: Halep was a beast last year, even though she lost in the Finals. Halep in 2.

    Osaka's Quarter:

    Not sure how consistent she is at this point in her career. But I can say the same for a lot of players.

    I'll pick her to win her quarter.

    Wozniacki's Quarter:

    I'll pick her too to win her quarter. I can't remember the last major to have 3 top 4 seeds make the SFs. But I don't know what else to do.

    Kerber's Quarter:

    Now I know my predictions are flawed. I'll pick Kerber again too, because I don't have a feeling about anyone else.

    I picked all 4 top 4 players, lol. They are all good on hard courts, though.

    Halep vs. Osaka SF: Halep in 2.

    Wozniacki vs. Kerber SF: Wozniacki in 3.

    Not sure when the last time we had the same Finals 2 years in a row, at the AO. But here we are again.

    Halep vs. Wozniacki Finals: Halep in 3.
     
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    Halep has not had a good start to the year but its too early to predict anything except maybe Djoker in the Semis(Cant see that not happening barring injury).
     
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    Her confidence must be in a bad place. She got eliminated in round 1 of the US Open
     
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    Isner eliminated by some American taller than him
     
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    So far, the intriguing 1st round matchups has lived up to the hype for the most part.

    Murray went down in 5 sets
    Berdych upsets Edmund in straight yets
     
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    Cilic and Tomic was decent. Kivitova looks good on the womens side. Her fitness seems much better.