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Old 01-12-2018, 09:45 AM   #41
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The first title of the year by a Canadian goes to Gaby Dabrowski in women's doubles:

http://www.tenniscanada.com/dabrowsk...-sydney-title/

That's some nice momentum for her going into the AO.
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The first title of the year by a Canadian goes to Gaby Dabrowski in women's doubles:

http://www.tenniscanada.com/dabrowsk...-sydney-title/

That's some nice momentum for her going into the AO.
Enough tennis talk for you young lady...you have a big hockey game to prepare for do you not?
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:07 AM   #43
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Enough tennis talk for you young lady...you have a big hockey game to prepare for do you not?
By "big hockey game" do you mean Bambi on ice? Haha!

Any chance to toot the horns of the Canadian tennis players, though, that's what I want to do...so toot toot!
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well...at least this time Murray pulled out before the draw, instead of bumming around until Sunday and then dropping out to eff up all the matchups. given the questionable health of so many of these guys, I wonder if we'll see one or two high profile dropouts this weekend.
Wawrinka could do this. His fitness is always in question and this year they are actually saying he is noticeably out of shape on top of his knee and shoulder issues.
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Peter Polansky and Vasek Pospisil are in the final round of qualification for the Aussie Open. Polansky faces Yuki Bhambri who eliminated Brayden Schnur while Pops takes on
Ramkumar Ramanathan (this would have likely been a Davis Cup match in Edmonton last fall but Vasek couldn't go because of a bad back).
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One up and one down - Polansky lost to Bhambri, but Vasek is in the Aussie Open main draw with a 6-4 4-6 6-4 win over Ramanathan.
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Update: Peter Polansky gets in the men's draw as a lucky loser.

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There will be 5 Canadians in the #AusOpen singles main draws after Pospisil qualifies & Polansky gets in as a lucky loser. Vasek vs Cilic and Peter vs. Khachanov in the first round. #CdnTennis
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The BEST news is that Tomic failed to qualify.
http://www.news.com.au/sport/tennis/...56b2d8754a3e38

First, how does he not get a wildcard?
Second, he hasn't changed

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“I just count money, that’s all I do. I count my millions,” he said.
“You go do what I did (on court). Bye bye.”
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What "millions"? He's at about 5M in career earnings, most of which was a long time ago when he still had potential. No sponsorships anymore and he's been an extravagant spender with a bunch of sports cars, etc.

I laugh at how irrelevant he's become, but at the same time feel just a tiny bit bad about it, cause mental illness is not supposed to be funny.
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Any Aussie Open predictions? I know we posted some earlier, but with injuries and what not, some things have changed.

I'm going to go crazy and pick A. Zverev and Sharapova....because, why not?
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The tournament is just underway and I'm already sick of that visit Melbourne commercial.
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Any Aussie Open predictions? I know we posted some earlier, but with injuries and what not, some things have changed.

I'm going to go crazy and pick A. Zverev and Sharapova....because, why not?
I'll stick with Joker on the men's side, on the ladies, give me Muguruza.
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Sloane Stephens just crashed out of the Aussie Open. Stephens was serving for the match in set 2 up 5-4 and lost that set in a tie-breaker, then got demolished in the third set 6-2.

/I think she's lost eight consecutive matches since winning the US Open last summer.
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The BEST news is that Tomic failed to qualify.
http://www.news.com.au/sport/tennis/...56b2d8754a3e38

First, how does he not get a wildcard?
Second, he hasn't changed
Tomic is a tool and the open will be better without him. There was no wildcard offered because he has been struggling lately and refused to play in the wildcard playoff.

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What "millions"? He's at about 5M in career earnings, most of which was a long time ago when he still had potential. No sponsorships anymore and he's been an extravagant spender with a bunch of sports cars, etc.

I laugh at how irrelevant he's become, but at the same time feel just a tiny bit bad about it, cause mental illness is not supposed to be funny.
There are rumours he has accepted a million dollars to appear on the Australian version of "I'm a celebrity, get me out of here". It shows a lot about his character that he would rather make money being on a cheesy reality show than by putting in the work to make money from tennis.
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Venus vs Bencic, what a great first round match on right now.
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Rain delay, lucky that they have three roofs at the Aussie Open.
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The BEST news is that Tomic failed to qualify.
http://www.news.com.au/sport/tennis/...56b2d8754a3e38

First, how does he not get a wildcard?
Second, he hasn't changed
He's always been an arrogant prick. Good on him, bye bye.
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Stephens out
Venus down a set
Coco down a set

ESPN on suicide watch.
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Shapo with a tribute to Bret 'Hitman' Hart with today's apparel choice.
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