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    ATP WTA GS AusOpen 1/20-2/3 2020

    Tournament: Australian Open
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Dates: January 20 - February 03 2020
    Tier: Grand Slam
    Surface: Hard

    1 Nadal, Rafael (ESP)
    2 Djokovic, Novak (SRB)
    3 Federer, Roger (SUI)
    4 Thiem, Dominic (AUT)
    5 Medvedev, Daniil (RUS)
    6 Tsitsipas, Stefanos (GRE)
    7 Zverev, Alexander (GER)
    8 Berrettini, Matteo (ITA)
    9 Bautista Agut, Roberto (ESP)
    10 Monfils, Gael (FRA)
    11 Goffin, David (BEL)
    12 Fognini, Fabio (ITA)
    13 Nishikori, Kei (JPN)
    14 Schwartzman, Diego (ARG)
    15 Shapovalov, Denis (CAN)
    16 Wawrinka, Stan (SUI)
    17 Khachanov, Karen (RUS)
    18 de Minaur, Alex (AUS)
    19 Isner, John (USA)
    20 Dimitrov, Grigor (BUL)
    21 Auger-Aliassime, Felix (CAN)
    23 Rublev, Andrey (RUS)
    24 Paire, Benoit (FRA)
    25 Pella, Guido (ARG)
    26 Basilashvili, Nikoloz (GEO)
    27 Carreno Busta, Pablo (ESP)
    28 Coric, Borna (CRO)
    29 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried (FRA)
    30 Kyrgios, Nick (AUS)
    31 Milos Raonic (CAN)
    32 Fritz, Taylor (USA)
    33 Garin, Cristian (CHI)
    34 Lajovic, Dusan (SRB)
    35 Struff, Jan-Lennard (GER)
    36 Opelka, Reilly (USA)
    37 Hurkacz, Hubert (POL)
    38 Djere, Laslo (SRB)
    39 Cilic, Marin (CRO)
    40 Krajinovic, Filip (SRB)
    41 Ramos-Vinolas, Albert (ESP)
    42 Evans, Daniel (GBR)
    43 Mannarino, Adrian (FRA)
    44 Querrey, Sam (USA)
    45 Cuevas, Pablo (URU)
    46 Albot, Radu (MDA)
    47 Tiafoe, Frances (USA)
    48 Millman, John (AUS)
    49 Verdasco, Fernando (ESP)
    50 Londero, Juan Ignacio (ARG)
    51 Chardy, Jeremy (FRA)
    52 Sonego, Lorenzo (ITA)
    53 Norrie, Cameron (GBR)
    54 Ruud, Casper (NOR)
    55 Simon, Gilles (FRA)
    56 Bublik, Alexander (KAZ)
    57 Humbert, Ugo (FRA)
    58 Bedene, Aljaz (SLO)
    59 Kecmanovic, Miomir (SRB)
    60 Sousa, Joao (POR)
    62 Lopez, Feliciano (ESP)
    63 Thompson, Jordan (AUS)
    64 Andujar, Pablo (ESP)
    65 Herbert, Pierre-Hugues (FRA)
    66 Berankis, Ricardas (LTU)
    67 Kukushkin, Mikhail (KAZ)
    68 Sandgren, Tennys (USA)
    69 Edmund, Kyle (GBR)
    70 Fucsovics, Marton (HUN)
    71 Cecchinato, Marco (ITA)
    71 Lu, Yen-Hsun (TPE) PR
    72 Seppi, Andreas (ITA)
    73 Nishioka, Yoshihito (JPN)
    73 Pospisil, Vasek (CAN) PR
    74 Ymer, Mikael (SWE)
    75 Dellien, Hugo (BOL)
    76 Delbonis, Federico (ARG)
    77 Jarry, Nicolas (CHI)
    78 Sinner, Jannik (ITA)
    79 Kohlschreiber, Philipp (GER)
    80 Carballes Baena, Roberto (ESP)
    81 Uchiyama, Yasutaka (JPN)
    82 Barrere, Gregoire (FRA)
    83 Moutet, Corentin (FRA)
    83 McDonald, Mackenzie (USA) PR
    84 Travaglia, Stefano (ITA)
    85 Johnson, Steve (USA)
    86 Munar, Jaume (ESP)
    87 Davidovich Fokina, Alejandro (ESP)
    88 Kwon, Soonwoo (KOR)
    89 Monteiro, Thiago (BRA)
    90 Paul, Tommy (USA)
    91 Anderson, Kevin (RSA)
    92 Mayer, Leonardo (ARG)
    93 Dzumhur, Damir (BIH)
    94 Koepfer, Dominik (GER)
    95 Karlovic, Ivo (CRO)
    95 Stebe, Cedrik-Marcel (GER) PR
    96 Caruso, Salvatore (ITA)
    97 Popyrin, Alexei (AUS)
    98 Gerasimov, Egor (BLR)
    99 Harris, Lloyd (RSA)
    100 Duckworth, James (AUS)
    101 Majchrzak, Kamil (POL)
    102 Giron, Marcos (USA)
    103 Sugita, Yuichi (JPN)
    There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.”

    ― Frank Zappa





  2. #2

    Re: ATP WTA GS AusOpen 1/20-2/3 2020

    Tournament: Australian Open
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Dates: January 20 - February 2, 2020
    Level: Grand Slam
    Surface: Hard

    1 Barty, Ashleigh (AUS)
    2 Pliskova, Karolina (CZE)
    3 Osaka, Naomi (JPN)
    4 Halep, Simona (ROU)
    6 Svitolina, Elina (UKR)
    7 Kvitova, Petra (CZE)
    8 Bencic, Belinda (SUI)
    9 Bertens, Kiki (NED)
    10 Williams, Serena (USA)
    11 Sabalenka, Aryna (BLR)
    12 Konta, Johanna (GBR)
    13 Keys, Madison (USA)
    14 Kenin, Sofia (USA)
    15 Martic, Petra (CRO)
    16 Vondrousova, Marketa (CZE)
    17 Mertens, Elise (BEL)
    18 Riske, Alison (USA)
    19 Vekic, Donna (CRO)
    20 Kerber, Angelique (GER)
    21 Muchova, Karolina (CZE)
    22 Yastremska, Dayana (UKR)
    23 Sakkari, Maria (GRE)
    24 Anisimova, Amanda (USA)
    25 Stephens, Sloane (USA)
    26 Kontaveit, Anett (EST)
    27 Sevastova, Anastasija (LAT)
    28 Goerges, Julia (GER)
    29 Collins, Danielle (USA)
    30 Wang, Qiang (CHN)
    31 Pavlyuchenkova, Anastasia (RUS)
    32 Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE)
    33 Strycova, Barbora (CZE)
    34 Putintseva, Yulia (KAZ)
    35 Muguruza, Garbiñe (ESP)
    36 Rybakina, Elena (KAZ)
    37 Wozniacki, Caroline (DEN)
    38 Mladenovic, Kristina (FRA)
    39 Zhang, Shuai (CHN)
    40 Kudermetova, Veronika (RUS)
    41 Zheng, Saisai (CHN)
    42 Alexandrova, Ekaterina (RUS)
    43 Linette, Magda (POL)
    43 Bellis, Catherine (USA) SR
    44 Peterson, Rebecca (SWE)
    45 Ostapenko, Jelena (LAT)
    46 Garcia, Caroline (FRA)
    47 Van Uytvanck, Alison (BEL)
    48 Wang, Yafan (CHN)
    49 Hercog, Polona (SLO)
    51 Tomljanovic, Ajla (AUS)
    52 Kuzmova, Viktoria (SVK)
    53 Williams, Venus (USA)
    54 Kuznetsova, Svetlana (RUS)
    55 Suárez Navarro, Carla (ESP)
    56 Brady, Jennifer (USA)
    57 Bouzkova, Marie (CZE)
    58 Siniakova, Katerina (CZE)
    59 Cornet, Alizé (FRA)
    60 Swiatek, Iga (POL)
    61 Blinkova, Anna (RUS)
    62 Ferro, Fiona (FRA)
    63 Davis, Lauren (USA)
    64 Zidansek, Tamara (SLO)
    65 Pera, Bernarda (USA)
    66 Pliskova, Kristyna (CZE)
    67 Sasnovich, Aliaksandra (BLR)
    68 Gauff, Cori (USA)
    69 Kasatkina, Daria (RUS)
    70 Flipkens, Kirsten (BEL)
    71 Zhu, Lin (CHN)
    72 Tsurenko, Lesia (UKR)
    73 Teichmann, Jil (SUI)
    74 Cirstea, Sorana (ROU)
    75 Siegemund, Laura (GER)
    76 Jabeur, Ons (TUN)
    77 Diyas, Zarina (KAZ)
    80 Golubic, Viktorija (SUI)
    81 Peng, Shuai (CHN)
    82 Townsend, Taylor (USA)
    83 Doi, Misaki (JPN)
    84 Pegula, Jessica (USA)
    85 Sorribes Tormo, Sara (ESP)
    85 Bondarenko, Katerina (UKR) SR
    85 Boulter, Katie (GBR) SR
    86 Kovinic, Danka (MNE)
    87 Maria, Tatjana (GER)
    88 Stojanovic, Nina (SRB)
    89 Mchale, Christina (USA)
    90 Babos, Timea (HUN)
    91 Diatchenko, Vitalia (RUS)
    92 Kozlova, Kateryna (UKR)
    93 Rus, Arantxa (NED)
    93 Schmiedlova, Anna Karolina (SVK) SR
    94 Ahn, Kristie (USA)
    95 Potapova, Anastasia (RUS)
    96 Brengle, Madison (USA)
    97 Paolini, Jasmine (ITA)
    98 Badosa, Paula (ESP)
    99 Stosur, Samantha (AUS)
    100 Giorgi, Camila (ITA)
    101 Kanepi, Kaia (EST)
    102 Begu, Irina-Camelia (ROU)
    103 Watson, Heather (GBR)
    104 Gasparyan, Margarita (RUS)
    There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.”

    ― Frank Zappa





  3. #3

    Re: ATP WTA GS AusOpen 1/20-2/3 2020

    Alex Theodoridis @AlexTheodorid1s

    Qualies starts in a few hours and Melbourne reaches extreme-level.

    Our building was evacuated as smoke detectors went off (false alarm)


    It’s pretty bad now.



    3AW Breakfast @RossAndJohn 19m
    Phones running hot this morning with tales from this thick, thick smoke across Melbourne.

    https://www.3aw.com.au/heath-and-vis...ck-smoke-haze/

    Sven Groeneveld 🍊@sventennis
    11m
    Replying to @AlexTheodorid1s
    There are no official rules within the @atptour @wta nor @ITF_Tennis
    (for that matter not in any other @Olympics sport either) regarding to Air Quality Conditions so it will solely up to
    @AustralianOpen to make the decisions.
    There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.”

    ― Frank Zappa





  4. #4

    Re: ATP WTA GS AusOpen 1/20-2/3 2020

    Yikes! Is there a governmental body that can overrule the Australian Open if conditions are too dangerous for outdoor play and they still don't take action? Like in the US for the US Open, there are different entities within New York state, NYC, and the CDC that could overrule the tournament if there's a threat to public health. Self policing doesn't feel like a good thing on something this serious.

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    Re: ATP WTA GS AusOpen 1/20-2/3 2020

    Stuart Fraser @stu_fraser
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    Three hours and 20 minutes until Australian Open qualifying is due to start...

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1216807657501147136
    There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.”

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  6. #6

    Re: ATP WTA GS AusOpen 1/20-2/3 2020

    It's a Slam. So:
    Who wins (ATP/WTA):
    Doubles:
    Name the quarterfinalists
    Do we beat the draw (ATP/WTA)
    Which pool ends earliest
    How many day matches does Roger play?
    Furthest going Aussie
    Which final would you like to see (both tours)
    Missing winter...

  7. #7

    Re: ATP WTA GS AusOpen 1/20-2/3 2020

    Winners: I'd consider taking Djokovic over the field. He's a huge favorite. For the women, you can take your pick from anybody in the top 12, but I thought both Serena and Pliskova looked great last week.

    For the quarterfinalists, I think Zverev and Berrettini won't make it, but the rest of the top 8 seeds on both sides have a strong shot. Maybe Barty implodes or Kvitova struggles with poor air quality.

    Someone beats the draw on both sides.

    Barty is the Aussie who goes farthest, but still disappoints (4th round or QF) Neither De Minaur or Kyrgios makes the 3rd round.

    I'd root for any final between players who haven't won a slam yet. Give me Pliskova/Keys and Medvedev/Tsitsipas.

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    ATP WTA GS AusOpen 1/20-2/3 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie02123 View Post
    Winners: I'd consider taking Djokovic over the field. He's a huge favorite. For the women, you can take your pick from anybody in the top 12, but I thought both Serena and Pliskova looked great last week.

    For the quarterfinalists, I think Zverev and Berrettini won't make it, but the rest of the top 8 seeds on both sides have a strong shot. Maybe Barty implodes or Kvitova struggles with poor air quality.

    Someone beats the draw on both sides.

    Barty is the Aussie who goes farthest, but still disappoints (4th round or QF) Neither De Minaur or Kyrgios makes the 3rd round.

    I'd root for any final between players who haven't won a slam yet. Give me Pliskova/Keys and Medvedev/Tsitsipas.
    Forced to pick, I’d take Serena and Djokovic. I am thisclose to picking Fed because of Djokovic’s elbow and the wear and tear from the ATP Cup. But just can’t. He passed every test at the ATP Cup. Someone I know who plays high-level Bundesliga doesn’t think Djokovic will win this year, but he didn’t say why. I just tend to trust him. This was before ATP Cup so maybe he thought the elbow isn’t 100%. Held up okay at the ATP Cup but that wasn’t best of 5. Then again, he also played doubles...

    I won’t pick Pliskova. She has everything she needs but tends to choke.

    Osaka and Halep are my next picks. I bet Bertens will be a fashionable pick, but I wouldn’t pick her. Still not a great fast-court player. Waiting to see Sabalenka’s form this week but she still hasn’t made a week 2 at a Slam. A run by Anisimova wouldn’t surprise me. Also keeping an eye on Yastremska, especially if she does well in Adelaide this week.

    I think Barty either loses first or second round or she makes the semi at least. Depending on the draw.
    Last edited by MeganFernandez; 01-13-2020 at 06:37 PM.
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    Re: ATP WTA GS AusOpen 1/20-2/3 2020

    Gilles SIMON
    @GillesSimon84
    Quand on trouve des médecins qui affirment que jouer par 45 degrés n’est pas dangereux à l’AO et des juges arbitres qui affirment que l’herbe mouillée n’est pas glissante à Wimbledon, on doit bien pouvoir trouver un expert qui certifie que la qualité de l’air est suffisante non ?
    Translated from French by
    When we find doctors who say that playing at 45 degrees is not dangerous at the AO and referees who say that the wet grass is not slippery at Wimbledon, we must be able to find an expert who certifies that the air quality is sufficient right?
    There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.”

    ― Frank Zappa





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    Re: ATP WTA GS AusOpen 1/20-2/3 2020

    Djokovic will be done in by the pollution as he has a history of breathing problems. If the air quality returns to normal, obviously it is his to lose.
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    Re: ATP WTA GS AusOpen 1/20-2/3 2020

    A few players shared some photos of the Melbourne sky today on their IGs. I don't see how they're going to manage this.
    Meet again we do, old foe...

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    Re: ATP WTA GS AusOpen 1/20-2/3 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by Miles View Post
    Djokovic will be done in by the pollution as he has a history of breathing problems. If the air quality returns to normal, obviously it is his to lose.
    This.

    Or at least he'll be ill-predisposed mentally. I think it's already in the back of his mind and that's why he had some off-putting moments in the ATP Cup.
    Meet again we do, old foe...

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    It will be interesting to see what the practice courts look like if air quality doesn't improve. Will smarter players skip practice in favor of filtered clean air?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    It will be interesting to see what the practice courts look like if air quality doesn't improve. Will smarter players skip practice in favor of filtered clean air?
    Woody I've seen reports that there is no air filtration system in place at the practice courts.
    There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.”

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    Re: ATP WTA GS AusOpen 1/20-2/3 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by Miles View Post
    Djokovic will be done in by the pollution as he has a history of breathing problems. If the air quality returns to normal, obviously it is his to lose.
    So rarely gets mentioned anymore, but absolutely an issue for him. Kvitova is one I'm watching to see if she is forced to withdraw. She has asthma and struggles with even smog, and smoke is an entirely different animal. I'm sure there are other players as well who have a history of allergies or breathing problems that we don't hear much about. This will be hard for everyone, but those with pre-existing conditions, even worse and maybe be a serious risk to their health. I really don't see how this can go well.

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