Monday, January 13, 2014

Day 1 Australian Open Tennis

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As we start the first day's play today here is some interesting facts on the Men's and Women's Main Draw. Women-there are 15 thirty -somethings and 17 teenagers. Average age is 24 years and 292 days.Men - there are 33 thirty somethings and 4 teenagers.Average men's age is 27 years, 126 days.

This is great information and as you see the comparison is quite different, certainly I think Men's tennis is at a higher level than the women's especially in depth.

Matches of interest to me Day 1 

Sam Stosur Vs Klara Zakopalova 

* Stosur has been on the downhill since winning the US OPEN she is seeded 17th for this event.Last week she lost to the CZE , I don't watch slamming Sammy as I cannot stand unforced errors.

As I write the first retirement just occurred Goulubev against Warinka..nice of you to step out and collect you paycheck Andrey! 

Serena Williams Vs Ash Barty

A young Aussie in action , just seeing how she goes against the great Serena
best female prospect for Australia ...only 18 but just wish she was taller!

Na Li VS Ana Konjuh : Konjuh has had an outstanding Junior Career and still only 17 this is one player that will for sure make the transition and will give the 4th seed a run for the money.

Jordan Thompson vs Jerzy Janowicz : Young Aussie Thompson had Gasquet beat last week only to lose in three, Jerzy is a ticking time bomb and this could be a great encounter.

Dominic Thiem Vs J Sousa : Thiem is another younger guy with a solid junior career rising up the rankings.

Belinda Benic VS Kimoko Date :One of the youngest against the oldest,Benic also a very good junior and they are playing as i write and locked in a battle at 1 set all.

Ricardos Berankis Vs Alexandr Dolgopolov :Berankis a former USopen Junior winner plays the "dog" will be a great match!.

Well these are my picks today I would much rather spend the day on outside courts than watching one sided matches in the main stadiums.

Jiri Vesely vs Kevin Anderson : Vesley another young gun up against the 19th seed , Vesely will go close to winning this one..

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