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Tennis Fan asked in SportsTennis · 9 years ago

Australian Open Day 8 Predictions?

Mens -

Robin Soderling(SWE)[4] vs. Alexandr Dolgopolov(UKR)

Jurgen Melzer(AUT)[11] vs. Andy Murray(GBR)[5]

Rafael Nadal(ESP)[1] vs. Marin Cilic(CRO)[15]

Milos Raonic(CAN) vs. David Ferrer(ESP)[7]

Womens -

Ekaterina Makarova(RUS) vs. Kim Clijsters(BEL)[3]

Petra Kvitova(CZE)[25] vs. Flavia Pennetta(ITA)[22]

Iveta Benesova(CZE) vs. Vera Zvonareva(RUS)[2]

Shuai Peng(CHN) vs. Agnieszka Radwanska(POL)[12]

BONUS QUESTION 1:

As the Australian Open is the Grand Slam of ASIA-PACIFIC do you not find it a little harsh that Shuai Peng of China is made to play the only singles match of the day on Margaret Court where as all the other mens and womens matches are played on Rod Laver and HiSense?

BONUS QUESTION 2:

Why is the HiSense Arena not named after another famous Australian player?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Men

    Soderling def Alexandr Dolgopolov, 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-4 6-2

    Murray def. Melzer, 7-5, 6-4, 6-2 (although I hope the reverse happens and Melzer wins)

    Nadal def. Cillic, 7-6(6), 7-5, 6-2

    Ferrer def. Raonic, 5-7, 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 (but it could go either way)

    Women

    Makarova def. Clijsters, 6-7(6), 6-2, 8-6 (but I hope the reverse happens and Clijsters win)

    Kvitova def. Pennetta, 7-5, 7-6(4)

    Zvonareva def. Benesova, 7-6(2), 6-2

    Radwanska def. Shuai Peng, 3-6, 7-6(2), 9-7 (but it could go either way)

    Bonus Question 1: I've noticed that play on the major courts are reserved for the higher ranked players because they are the players who seem to attract the bigger audiences. The bigger arenas like Rod Laver and Hisense have bigger seating capacities so I think that's why they let the bigger names play on these courts. In short, no I don't think it's unfair, but Shuai Peng is playing very well this week so I don't think playing on a smaller court will make any difference for her.

    Bonus Question 2: I think its named "Hisense Arena" because of sponsorship reasons. Hisense is an electronics manufactuing company based in China according to wikipedia. Also, Hisense arena was called "Vodafone Arena" before being named Hisense.

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  • 9 years ago

    Mens -

    Robin Soderling(SWE)[4]

    Andy Murray(GBR)[5]

    Rafael Nadal(ESP)[1]

    David Ferrer(ESP)[7]

    Womens -

    Kim Clijsters(BEL)[3]

    Petra Kvitova(CZE)[25]

    Vera Zvonareva(RUS)[2]

    Shuai Peng(CHN)

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Men:

    Soderling in 4.

    Murray in 3.

    Nadal in 4.

    Raonic in 5.

    Women:

    Clijsters in 2.

    Kvitova in 3.

    Zvonareva in 2.

    Radwanska in 3.

    BQ1: I find it a little harsh because since we are in the 2nd week of the AO, the matches should be on Rod Laver or Hisense.

    BQ2: I'm not sure to be quite honest.

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  • 9 years ago

    Men:

    Soderling

    Murray

    Nadal

    Ferrer

    Women:

    Clijsters

    Pennetta

    Zvonareva

    Radwanska

    BQ1: Whatever court you are on doesn't really matter. The higher ranked players and Aussie players generate more people in the crowd which is why they are put on the main courts. So I don't really think it is unfair that Peng's match is not on Rod Laver or Hisense.

    BQ2: It is named after a big sponsor of the AO

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  • 9 years ago

    Robin Soderling

    Andy Murray

    Rafael Nadal

    David Ferrer

    Kim Clijsters

    Petra Kvitova

    Vera Zvonareva

    Shuai Peng

    BQ1:No,I don't.I'm sure the other matches will attract a lot of attention.

    BQ2:It just is.We can't change it and they obviously have a reason.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Soderling in 4

    Murray in 3

    Nadal in 4

    Raonic in 4

    Clijsters in 2

    Kvitova in 3

    Zvonareva in 2

    Radwanska in 3

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  • 9 years ago

    Dolgopolov

    Murray

    Nadal

    Ferrer

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