Australian Open Day 8 Predictions?
Robin Soderling(SWE) vs. Alexandr Dolgopolov(UKR)
Jurgen Melzer(AUT) vs. Andy Murray(GBR)
Rafael Nadal(ESP) vs. Marin Cilic(CRO)
Milos Raonic(CAN) vs. David Ferrer(ESP)
Ekaterina Makarova(RUS) vs. Kim Clijsters(BEL)
Petra Kvitova(CZE) vs. Flavia Pennetta(ITA)
Iveta Benesova(CZE) vs. Vera Zvonareva(RUS)
Shuai Peng(CHN) vs. Agnieszka Radwanska(POL)
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?
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
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)
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.
- Ken OathLv 49 years ago
- Anonymous9 years ago
Soderling in 4.
Murray in 3.
Nadal in 4.
Raonic in 5.
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.
- ooh lala ♥Lv 79 years ago
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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- ♥Gℓaмazση♥Lv 69 years ago
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.
- Anonymous9 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
- 9 years ago