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DrWong

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That was unfortunate (ball kid incident) as the point was looking good for Fed at crucial moment, but it happens. The crowd was bad/annoying. Overall Zverev played solid and Fed started ok but his level went down while Zverev kept his. Deserved win vs a champion paying his due to mister Time (inconsistency from match to match, less confident).
 
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Ron Paul

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Well shit. I guess next gen has finally arrived. Khachenov beating Djokovic last week in a final and now Zverev beating Djokovic in a final
 

Peek-a-boo!

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HOORAY!

Until Murray comes back (properly), I am going to be rooting for Zverev!

That was a fantastic match!

Having Ivan Lendl in his team is giving Zverev the same kind of kick up the arse that Murray had when they were together. Here’s hoping that this is the start of something special.
 

Boogs31

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Oct 28, 2017
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so the Australian Open is introducing 5th set tiebreaks
Good to hear. Hopefully the other 2 majors will get on board as well. I never understood the benefit of letting players, who have already played for 4+ hours, continue without an end in sight. Once both players win 2 sets and 6 games each, there’s nothing left to prove. It’s evenly matched and they both have shown they have the stamina. 5th set tiebreaks provide a lot of tension, clutch play and drama that a regular service game lacks.
 

sam777

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Good to hear. Hopefully the other 2 majors will get on board as well. I never understood the benefit of letting players, who have already played for 4+ hours, continue without an end in sight. Once both players win 2 sets and 6 games each, there’s nothing left to prove. It’s evenly matched and they both have shown they have the stamina. 5th set tiebreaks provide a lot of tension, clutch play and drama that a regular service game lacks.
Wimbledon are but after 12-12.
 

Ozzy Onya A2Z

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Good to hear. Hopefully the other 2 majors will get on board as well. I never understood the benefit of letting players, who have already played for 4+ hours, continue without an end in sight. Once both players win 2 sets and 6 games each, there’s nothing left to prove. It’s evenly matched and they both have shown they have the stamina. 5th set tiebreaks provide a lot of tension, clutch play and drama that a regular service game lacks.
I agree, it's too much for the crowd, the players, tv etc. There's no need for it, you've seen the contest and they've put their best forward. A result is needed at that point. Given the heatwaves in Aussie summers as well and the on court temperatures from the last couple of years it's getting dangerous to be out there that long.
 

CesareNorrez

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Oct 25, 2017
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Yea, The Ten is great. You all should have Tennis Channel. They now get WTA matches, no longer have to use WTA's awful website.
 
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Ron Paul

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Already we have matching kits on both sides of the net. Smh Nike. At least the velvet purple color isn’t terrible
 

miserable

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Nadal pulled out of Brisbane citing an injury to his left thigh

2019 is off to a good start god dammit
 

Adventureracing

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Kinda funny that now Novak seems to be the only one of the big four not struggling with or recovering from an injury. Going to be a fun year and I feel lots could happen.

Will we finally see a new younger play come through and win a slam?
 

Peek-a-boo!

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Honestly, I am worried about Murray.

I know I shouldn’t judge the year ahead for him on being knocked out in the second round of the Brisbane International (against a promising rising star in Medvedev), but I just cannot foresee him getting into the deep end of ATP tournaments, let alone a Grand Slam anytime soon...

I may have to start rooting for Zverev sooner than later!

Here’s hoping this years Australian Open is as good as the previous two.

I hope Djokovic doesn’t win...
 

CesareNorrez

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I'm expecting this to be Murray's last year on tour. Think he's trying to go out on his own terms, and not forced to by injury.
 

Peek-a-boo!

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I'm expecting this to be Murray's last year on tour. Think he's trying to go out on his own terms, and not forced to by injury.
I can see him having a few more goes at Wimbledon and perhaps ‘doing a Federer’ in that he picks and chooses his own tournaments, irrespective of his current rankings. I really, really wish he had at least one Australian Open to his name — he was in the bloomin’ final five times!

We’ll see...

Zverev runnerup speech at 8:20 and 10:10 😂
Perhaps I am not understanding what’s happening from 10:10 onwards, but what was Federer and Bencic laughing about when Zverev turned round to ask them (what was it that they’re laughing about)?

Federer is now the Hopman Cup GOAT, the most elusive of achievements.
It is the last Hopman Cup, isn’t it?

Where will they now host/play mixed (national) team tournament?
 

henhowc

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Perhaps I am not understanding what’s happening from 10:10 onwards, but what was Federer and Bencic laughing about when Zverev turned round to ask them (what was it that they’re laughing about)?
Zverez had already set the tone earlier so I'm assuming they were just reacting to the crowd laughing at the "we wanted to win". Nothing disrespectful or anything. Or maybe Bencic really told Roger a joke like he said ;)