Australian Open 2018

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by Abish arul » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:57 am

Read somewhere sumit is shifting his base from Germany to valencia where he will train in ferrer tennis academy is it true?

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by jaydeep » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:58 am

A superb thrashing by Yuki ... good to see that Indian player did this. ;)

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by jaydeep » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:04 am

Abish arul wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:57 am
Read somewhere sumit is shifting his base from Germany to valencia where he will train in ferrer tennis academy is it true?
Yes, this is true, which he confirmed in his interview in Indian Express.
Nagal is set to shift his training base from Germany to Valencia in Spain, where he will practise at David Ferrer’s academy.

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by Rajiv » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:15 am

After a brief lull , in which play was possible for half an hour , it is pouring again.

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by sameerph » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:30 am

And in that brief period of play, Polanksy completed his match and won.

So,

[Q3] (15) Yuki Bhambri (IND,122) vs. (26) Peter Polanksy (CAN,140) - Head to head 1-1 both matches in 2017.

Dominating win by Yuki in Q2. Yuki does not have a big serve. So, usually we do not see him dominating players even at challenger level. So, It was pleasing to see him do that today.

RamK still waiting his turn while rain is falling.

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by vatsal323 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:51 am

Yeah he doesn't has a big serve. In fact, today, he was broken in one of his service games. So basically Taberner held just once in 7 service games. This shows how strong Yuki is while returning serve!

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by Rajiv » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:25 am

sameerph wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:30 am

[Q3] (15) Yuki Bhambri (IND,122) vs. (26) Peter Polanksy (CAN,140) - Head to head 1-1 both matches in 2017.
Yuki's loss happened on clay at RG and the win came on Grass , so on a faster AO surface Yuki would have an edge.

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by S_K_S » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:49 pm

Ram K (R2) is now last match on court 15 on Sat 13/1 after a 10am start

Yuki (R3) is last match on court 20 after a 10am start

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by PKBasu » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:30 pm

So both should be on court around the same time tomorrow, starting approximately 7-7:30am IST.

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by knarayen » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:02 am

RamK match shifted indoors. Yuki shifted to court 15 - its raining so they say they will play after 7pm AEST.

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by Omkara » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:10 am

Indoor courts.... Not happy... Pray it works in our favour

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by PKBasu » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:20 am

Indoor courts, which are faster, should favour Yuki over Polansky. But not sure if his match is shifted indoors too.

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by sameerph » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:38 am

No. All the third round qualifying matches are still slated for outdoor courts, rain permitting.They are more intent on completing Q2 matches.

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by sameerph » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:18 am

RamK's match started. No stream for this as it being played on indoor courts which does not seem to have streaming facility.

It is 2-2 in the first set. In the last service game by RamK, from 40-0 up he went down a break point at ad-out but he serve 2 aces to come back and hold. RamK already has 5 aces in 2 service games.
RamK has 2 break points in Sakharov next service game but he saves both and gets deuce. Ad-in, another bp for RamK and this time he takes it for the first break of the match for 3-2.

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by Rajiv » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:23 am

and breaks after 4 BP's to go 3-2 up with his serve to follow

and promptly gives the break back as broken at 15 , and 3 all now

trading of breaks continues and Ram quickly gets the break back to lead 4-3, to serve for 5-3 lead

Yes a far more authoritative serve game to hold at 15 to go 5-3 and just a game away from taking the first set
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