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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2008, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
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Who thinks this is the best AO in a long time?

I'm really loving the matches i have seen and so many of the seeds left

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Re: Who thinks this is the best AO in a long time?

yes i am too...on the men's side more so because they have had exciting challenges from the lower ranked players but i know the women's side will even this out with the QF's especially on the top half

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so many of the seeds left
In 32 seed era, I think this was first time when four unseeds made it to last 16
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On the mens side it's good quite the opposite on the women's side. I've only seen one women's three setter and that was only the final set of jankovic-paszek on the 1st day.
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i think it has been very very good! full of drama and tight matches.

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on the men's side, it's really good!! and women's matches....welll...... what can you expect?
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i hate it cause i have nobody to support since all russians lost

only Misha left

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I enjoyed the women's tournament last year with the return of Serena but the men are really impressing this year.



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Re: Who thinks this is the best AO in a long time?

The women's matches have all been rather dull in my opinion. None of the top players have been taken to a third set (except the one Jelena match...and that was ugly ugly tennis). Am hoping for some close contests in the QF, SF, and F.

Basically the women's matches for the top seeds have all been: Young girl / journeywoman plays better than they normally do, keeping the score somewhat close to the top seeds for the first part of sets....and then they choke/get tight/seeded player steps it up and wins the set. OVER and OVER and OVER.
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The women's matches have all been rather dull in my opinion. None of the top players have been taken to a third set (except the one Jelena match...and that was ugly ugly tennis). Am hoping for some close contests in the QF, SF, and F.

Basically the women's matches for the top seeds have all been: Young girl / journeywoman plays better than they normally do, keeping the score somewhat close to the top seeds for the first part of sets....and then they choke/get tight/seeded player steps it up and wins the set. OVER and OVER and OVER.
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I do. It depends on the QFs results though from my personal point of view. There's been some great matches though and lots of upsets = lovz it.

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There are young power(Ivanovic,Sharapova,Radwanska), consistent top players(Jankovic,Hantuchova), and great champions(Henin,Venus,Serena). I have nothing to expect more than this.
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Re: Who thinks this is the best AO in a long time?

The Womens side is actually more exciting!

this is the GS in as many years that finally showcased the young up and coming players to be able to go toe-to-toe with the Champions.

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Re: Who thinks this is the best AO in a long time?

The men's side has been quite good in the last 48 hours. Federer looks beatable for once. You kind of lose that mystique after being taken to 5 sets in the 3rd round. I love the fact that Youzhny is proving me right, upsetting Kolya like that. I'm loving Tsonga's run. Nadal's quarter has been a bit tame, but I'm looking forward to seeing Nole squash Hewitt in a few hours time. But Nalbandian's out, that's a huge shame.

As for the women, I wish Sveta could have gotten further, but I'm liking what I'm seeing from Radwanska. I wasn't really impressed after her defeat of Sharapova last year, but I'm impressed now. I only wish Kirilenko could have made the quarters instead of "Little Miss Boring" Hantuchova.
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Re: Who thinks this is the best AO in a long time?

The women's quarterfinals are going to be great!
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