Australian Open 2018

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by prashanthm » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:26 pm

PKBasu wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:25 am
To lose to a guy ranked in the 600s is pretty shocking.
Let's not forget that Karimov was Jr. #6 in Apr-2016.... So, he is no pushover...

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by arjun2761 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:29 pm

Saw bits of the Bangalore matches and didn't see the AO qualifying match. Noticed that the Bangalore hard court was among the slowest hard courts that I have seen with the ball sitting up almost like a clay court. This played to Sumit's strength when playing against normal hard court players. Not sure if the court surface here was faster (or normal paced) and that would make it much tougher for Sumit to repeat his Bangalore success.

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by knarayen » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:04 pm

arjun2761 wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:29 pm
Saw bits of the Bangalore matches and didn't see the AO qualifying match. Noticed that the Bangalore hard court was among the slowest hard courts that I have seen with the ball sitting up almost like a clay court. This played to Sumit's strength when playing against normal hard court players. Not sure if the court surface here was faster (or normal paced) and that would make it much tougher for Sumit to repeat his Bangalore success.
The AO courts are also reputed to be faster than usual - as fast if not faster than the US Open Courts.

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Re: Australian Open 2018

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by Sin Hombre » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:37 am

arjun2761 wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:29 pm
Saw bits of the Bangalore matches and didn't see the AO qualifying match. Noticed that the Bangalore hard court was among the slowest hard courts that I have seen with the ball sitting up almost like a clay court. This played to Sumit's strength when playing against normal hard court players. Not sure if the court surface here was faster (or normal paced) and that would make it much tougher for Sumit to repeat his Bangalore success.
The surface was certainly fast but Sumit was also very frustrated and ball bashing a lot.

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by sameerph » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:32 am

Vishnu gave a walkover in his QF match against top seeded Korean Kwon. :-(

I hope he is fit enough to play doubles SF later today.

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by SomeGuyfromMumbai » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:12 am

Any updates in Vishnu's match?

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by sameerph » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:32 am

Did you read the post just above your post where I said Vishnu gave a walkover ? :D

Vishnu and Bala are playing their doubles SF right now but lost the first set 2-6 against Jeevan and Rungkat.

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by SomeGuyfromMumbai » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:45 am

Haha. Sorry. Missed that somehow. My bad

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by Rajiv » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:41 am

Jeevan/Rungkat proved too strong for Vishnu/Balaji and romped home in straight sets 2 & 3 , they seem to be favourites to make it to a prestigious GS MD.

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by Rajiv » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:26 am

As expected the Thai Twins have taken their appointed place in the finals to face Jeevan & Rungkat

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by bujilover » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:11 pm

Too curious to know why Prarthana did not want to take this additional trip to China for a shot at an easy GS MD berth.

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by sameerph » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:25 pm

No wild card for Jeevan and Rungkat as they lost to Ratiwatana twins 67(6) 36 in the final.

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by jaydeep » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:14 pm

A missed opportunity. :(

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Re: Australian Open 2018

Post by PKBasu » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:41 pm

Particularly tough for Jeevan, who will need to defend his points from winning the Chennai Open title in January.

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