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Donny Aries

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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2021 9:46 pm
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12 Aussies - 6 Men & 6 Women - will contest.

Obvioulsy, our best chance is Ash Barty, last year's winner.

Djokovich is the #1 seed, in the Men's, with Nidal, #3 & Federer, #8.

Kyrgios pulled out, due to Covid concerns.

Highest ranked Aussie Man is Alex de Minaur, at 22.

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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2021 8:08 pm
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Will Nadal finally surpass Federer in the slam tally?
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2021 7:06 pm
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Popyrin faces Nadal first up. Not actually the easiest first match for Nadal.

I'm wondering about the choice of balls this year (after last year's controversy).
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2021 9:53 pm
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I'm wondering about the choice of balls this year (after last year's controversy).

It's Wilson again, but it could be a new Wilson ball, after criticism of their ball last year.
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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2021 9:11 pm
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Naomi Osaka has announced she will not be doing press interviews. She hopes the fines will be donated to a mental health charity.

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I'm a bit confused that Nadal, Djoker, Roger are on the same side of the draw... because I thought Roger said he was going to skip the French Open...
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^ Osaka has now withdrawn from the tournament.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:21 pm
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"Roland-Garros has had its first major upset after two-time runner-up Dominic Thiem was knocked out in the first round by Spanish journeyman Pablo Andujar."

https://www.msn.com/en-au/sport/tennis/thiem-eliminated-in-major-roland-garros-upset/ar-AAKxOoW?ocid=msedgntp

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"Ash Barty has survived a scare on her return to Roland Garros before she prevailed in a three-set first round victory over America's Bernarda Pera.

Barty eventually won 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 in her first match on the red clay of Paris since she hoisted the trophy in 2019 — having decided not to play in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic — but Pera made it far from easy for her."

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-02/ash-barty-survives-scare-at-french-open/100183148

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:44 pm
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K wrote:
Popyrin faces Nadal first up. Not actually the easiest first match for Nadal.
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Early this morning, Popyrin was serving for the third set, but Nadal broke back and finished the job in straight sets.


K wrote:
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I'm a bit confused that Nadal, Djoker, Roger are on the same side of the draw... because I thought Roger said he was going to skip the French Open...

There may be quotes out there that Roger knows he can't win but needs the match practice in preparation for Wimbledon.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:58 pm
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Barty retired, hurt.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:06 pm
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Shocked Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:39 pm
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Federer caused a stir at his presser:

Roger Federer to reassess French Open campaign with Wimbledon around the corner

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-06/roger-federer-to-reassess-french-open-campaign/100194086

"Because I need to decide if I keep on playing or not, or is it not too much risk at this moment to keep pushing, or is this just a perfect way to just take a rest."
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:34 pm
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News dominated by two headlines:

Federer withdrew.

Serena lost.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:37 pm
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Wow! Lorenzo Musetti won the first-set tiebreaker against Djokovic. Shocked

The second set may be headed to a tiebreak too.

Some work to do for Novak. Exclamation
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:48 pm
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It did go to a tiebreak. And Musetti won that as well! Shocked Shocked

If Novak is to survive, he'll have to do it the hard way.
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