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Australian Open – semifinals

For the third time in the last four majors, the top four players advanced to the semifinals, however, in Paris and New York there was a different configuration than this year in Melbourne – Djokovic faced Federer with the balanced outcome whilst … Continue reading

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Australian Open – quarterfinals

 4th quarterfinal: (1)Novak Djokovic d. (5)David Ferrer            6-4, 7-6(4), 6-1                 [2:44 h] Ferrer is one of the toughest match-ups for Djokovic, not in the majors though. Their … Continue reading

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Australian Open – Round 3rd + 4th

A naturalized citizen of Kazakhstan, Mikhail Kukushkin [92] became the biggest sensation of the tournament after winning two 5-set matches over the seeded players and advancing to the last 16 (he had never passed beyond the second round in majors … Continue reading

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Australian Open – Round 1st + 2nd

Before the tournament withdrew three players who would have been seeded: Florian Mayer, Marin Cilic and Robin Soderling. The last one has been suffering an injury since July 2011. It’s been a good tournament so far for the local fans. … Continue reading

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Australian Open – Day 14 (final)

(3)Novak Djokovic d. (5)Andy Murray        6-4, 6-2, 6-3            (2:39 h) British people still wait for a big triumph in prestigious disciplines (football & tennis) which originate from the United Kingdom. Murray didn’t … Continue reading

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Australian Open – Day 11 + 12 (SF)

1st semifinal: (3)Novak Djokovic d. (2)Roger Federer 7-6(3), 7-5, 6-4        [3:00 h] Djokovic began the match in unusual style, serving two double faults in a row in the 1st game which gave Federer a break point – saved … Continue reading

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Australian Open – Day 9 + 10 (QF)

1st quarterfinal: (2)Roger Federer d. (19)Stanislas Wawrinka 6-1, 6-3, 6-3   (1:47 h) After impressive wins over Gael Monfils and Andy Roddick on Rod Laver Arena, Wawrinka disappointed totally on the same court playing against his compatriot Federer in the first all-Swiss … Continue reading

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Australian Open – Day 7 + 8 (4R)

So called “sweet sixteen” turned around into a “bitter sixteen”. That was pretty obvious that Nadal would beat Cilic and Federer would outplay Robredo without any problems, but we could expect much more from Verdasco, Almagro, Roddick and Melzer in … Continue reading

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Australian Open – Day 5 + 6 (3R)

Alexandr Dolgopolov [46] stands out not only by his feminine haircut but also by very hard, unorthodox forehand. “Dolgo” isn’t very young  – 22, but he is a new face on the main tour, two years ago (2008) finished the … Continue reading

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Federer’s record (57 wins at the Aussie Open)

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Xavier Malisse and Roger Federer met for the first time in a Davis Cup rubber in 1999. It was a quarterfinal tie, which Belgium won over Switzerland thanks to Malisse, who outplayed Federer in four sets. They both were prospective … Continue reading

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