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AO Monday, Day 1 OOP.....

Post by rex » Jan Sat 12, 2019 11:51 am

MONDAY 14 JANUARY 2019

Rod Laver Arena

Your time 7:00pm USA EST

From 11:00am AEDT

M. Sharapova (30) versus H. Dart (Q)
J. Duckworth (WC) versus R. Nadal (2)
P. Hercog versus A. Kerber (2)

Night session

From 7:00pm AEDT

A. Van Uytvanck versus C. Wozniacki (3)
D. Istomin versus R. Federer (3)

Margaret Court Arena

From 11:00am AEDT

J. Goerges (14) versus D. Collins
S. Stephens (5) versus T. Townsend

Not before 3:00pm AEDT

A. de Minaur (27) versus P. Sousa

Night session

From 7:00pm AEDT

A. Barty (15) Versus L. Kumkhum
M. Cilic (6) versus B. Tomic

Melbourne Arena

From 11:00am AEDT

K. Anderson (5) Versus A. Mannarino
M. Sakkari versus J. Ostapenko (22)
K. Edmund (13) versus T. Berdych

Not before 6:00pm AEDT
R. Bautista Agut (22) versus A. Murray

Not before 7:00pm AEDT
P. Kvitova (8) versus M. Rybarikova Women's Singles 1st Round

1573 Arena

From 11:00am AEDT

J. Ponchet (Q) versus C. Garcia (19)
G. Dimitrov (20) versus J. Tipsarevic
A. Riske versus K. Bertens (9)

Not before 5:00pm AEDT
M. Ebden versus J. Struff

Court 3 From 11:00am AEDT

A. Kalinskaya (Q) versus A. Sabalenka (11)
S. Tsitsipas (14) versus M. Berrettini
E. Perez (WC) versus Y. Wang
F. Lopez versus J. Thompson

Court 5 From 11:00am AEDT

C. Eubanks (Q) versus N. Basilashvili (19)
M. Puig versus A. Pavlyuchenkova
Y. Putintseva versus B. Strycova (32)
I. Begu versus A. Petkovic

Court 7 From 11:00am AEDT

A. Sharma (Q) versus P. Hon (WC)
P. Badosa Gibert (Q) versus K. Birrell (WC)
P. Gojowczyk versus K. Khachanov (10)
F. Delbonis versus J. Millman

Court 8 From 11:00am AEDT

D. Vekic (29) versus K. Mladenovic
B. Mattek-Sands versus Z. Hives (WC)
R. Opelka versus J. Isner (9)
G. Monfils (30) versus D. Dzumhur

Court 10 From 11:00am AEDT

M. Mmoh versus R. Albot
O. Jabeur versus T. Babos
A. Rublev versus M. McDonald

Court 12 From 11:00am AEDT

K. Boulter versus E. Makarova
B. Haddad Maia (Q) versus B. Pera
M. Basic versus H. Laaksonen (Q)

Not before 5:00pm AEDT
C. Norrie versus T. Fritz

Court 13 From 11:00am AEDT

M. Kecmanovic (Q) versus F. Verdasco (26)
J. Kubler (WC) versus T. Fabbiano
B. Bencic versus K. Siniakova

Not before 4:00pm AEDT
K. Flipkens versus A. Sasnovich

Court 14 From 11:00am AEDT

H. Watson versus P. Martic (31)
G. Garcia-Lopez versus R. Haase
M. Polmans (WC) versus D. Kudla

Court 15 From 11:00am AEDT

S. Cirstea versus R. Peterson
F. Tiafoe versus P. Gunneswaran (Q)
A. Kontaveit (20) versus S. Sorribes Tormo

Not before 5:00pm AEDT
A. Seppi versus S. Johnson (31)

Court 19 From 11:00am AEDT

Y. Bonaventure (Q) versus S. Vickery
L. Tsurenko (24) versus E. Alexandrova
T. Ito (Q) versus D. Evans (Q)

Not before 5:00pm AEDT
Y. Nishioka versus T. Sandgren

Court 20 From 11:00am AEDT

M. Vondrousova versus E. Rodina
P. Cuevas versus D. Lajovic
R. Molleker (Q) versus D. Schwartzman (18)

Not before 4:00pm AEDT
V. Lapko versus J. Larsson

Court 22 From 11:00am AEDT

S. Travaglia (Q) versus G. Andreozzi
M. Niculescu versus A. Anisimova
V. Troicki (Q) versus R. Carballes Baena

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Re: AO Monday, Day 1 OOP.....

Post by rex » Jan Sat 12, 2019 12:52 pm

Rafa and Roger open on Laver with Roger (again) getting prime time Melbourne. Caroline precedes Roger in the Night session. Hercog v Angie could be interesting, if Pelona is not slicing her backhand which doesn't compliment her more-than-decent forehand and nice serve. But, I don't see a change for Pelona at this point in her career and Angie should prevail.

Andy is playing Agut on the Melbourne court and is a nice match-up, but this match is significant due to Andy's announcement that he's retiring from the game this year due to constant pain in his hip stemming from hip surgery that he's not able to tolerate. Since this is his last Melbourne he wants to give this a shot. He intends to officially retire later at Wimby this year, hip permitting. Sad ending to a great career, complimenting the men's big Four in an o/s era for the men's game. All the Best....

Petra K's on the docket, as well as Barty and De Minaur after playing the respective finals this morning with Petra cramping at the end of her title match, which went over 2 1/2 hours in heat. Playing Ribby, who uses the dropper quite a bit, may be a big challenge for Petra given her physical condition and the quick turnaround after Sydney. I think the TD for the event should have given all 3 an extra day to start their lst rounder, given the proximity of their completed matches. Prime match for a lst rd upset.

My tennis viewing will be as follows:

Petra Martic v Watson at 6 p.m. tomorrow here in the Midwest, then
Sloane v Taylor
Ostapenko v Sakkari
Bencic v Siniakova
Yafan Wang v Perez, a look-see at some point.

Other matches of interest:

Berdych v Edmund
Monfils v Dzumhur
Anisimova v Niculescu
Cilic v Tomic

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Re: AO Monday, Day 1 OOP.....

Post by Graveller » Jan Sat 12, 2019 1:01 pm

Thanks for the nice summary.

Kvitova will indeed have a tough match... Very few people managed to win Sydney and the AO in the same year; only Azarenka and Henin managed that double in the last 20 years...
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