Archive for January, 2011

Australian Open – Day 7 Men’s Notes

Round of 16 Bottom Half - Featured matches

No. 2 Roger Federer (SUI) v Tommy Robredo (ESP)
No. 3 Novak Djokovic (SRB) v No. 14 Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
No. 6 Tomas Berdych (CZE) v No. 9 Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
No. 8 Andy Roddick (USA) v No. 19 Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)

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Australian Open – Day 5 Men’s Notes

Third Round Bottom Half - Featured matches

No. 2 Roger Federer (SUI) v Xavier Malisse (BEL)
No. 3 Novak Djokovic (SRB) v No. 29 Viktor Troicki (SRB)
No. 6 Tomas Berdych (CZE) v No. 28 Richard Gasquet (FRA)
No. 8 Andy Roddick (USA) v Robin Haase (NED)
No. 9 Fernando Verdasco (ESP) v Kei Nishikori (JPN)
No. 12 Gael Monfils (FRA) v No. 19 Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
No. 14 Nicolas Almagro (ESP) v No. 17 Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
Tommy Robredo (ESP) v Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)

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Australian Open – Day 4 Men’s Notes

Second Round Top Half – Featured matches
No. 1 Rafael Nadal (ESP) v (Q) Ryan Sweeting (USA)
No. 4 Robin Soderling (SWE) v (Q) Gilles Muller (LUX)
No. 5 Andy Murray (GBR) v Illya Marchenko (UKR)
No. 7 David Ferrer (ESP) v Michael Russell (USA)
No. 13 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) v Andreas Seppi (ITA)
No. 20 John Isner (USA) v Radek Stepanek (CZE)
No. 21 Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) v Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
No. 31 Feliciano Lopez (ESP) v (WC) Bernard Tomic (AUS)

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Australian Open Day Two Notes

AUSTRALIAN OPEN DAY TWO NOTES – ESPN RESEARCH
* Day Two at the Australian Open is filled with star power. US Open champions Rafael Nadal and Kim Clijsters are featured on Rod Laver along with Aussie hope Sam Stosur and a huge showcase night match pitting Lleyton Hewitt against David Nalbandian. Andy Murray, Juan Martin Del Potro, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Marcos Baghdatis, Ana Ivanovic and Vera Zvonareva are also on the docket.

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Australian Open Day One Notes

AUSTRALIAN OPEN DAY ONE NOTES – ESPN RESEARCH

* The tennis season’s first Grand Slam, the “Happy Slam”, gets underway today in Melbourne with crowds expected in excess of 650,000 over the next two weeks. This marks the 99th edition of the Australian Open and one of its most important as this flood-ravaged nation turns to tennis for a modicum of relief.

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