Tennis  > General Tennis  > who'll win the Australian open?
January 24, 2011, 11:11 AM
the 2011 Australian open is on right now and all the big guns are going for it. Its the beginning of the season so who's on form? we don't know yet. My money would be on Federer given the way in which he finnished 2010!
January 26, 2011  03:32 PM ET

With Rafa out, it's Federer vs. Federer. It's his unless he falls apart.

January 27, 2011  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

With Rafa out, it's Federer vs. Federer. It's his unless he falls apart.

Well he fell apart...or maybe I should say Djokovic took him apart. So Novak vs. either Murray or Ferrer. Hoping Murray beats Ferrer. I think I would then be pulling for Murray just to see him finally get his first major. But I wouldn't be bummed if Djokovic won another.

January 27, 2011  01:15 PM ET

It will be great to see Murray & Djokovic battle it out for this Slam. Both will be feeling a ton of urgency to win and the one who loses will be totally devastated.

Nice to see the two other guys in the Top 4 take that next step, they've both paid their dues over the years. This match will be a toss-up, but I'd have to go with Djokovic in 5 sets because he looks very solid at the moment.

January 27, 2011  01:28 PM ET

Yeah since Djokovic has been there before and actually won a Slam he is less likely than Murray to crumble under the pressure...but Murray has been to one final so maybe he learned something from that.

January 27, 2011  02:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Well he fell apart...or maybe I should say Djokovic took him apart. So Novak vs. either Murray or Ferrer. Hoping Murray beats Ferrer. I think I would then be pulling for Murray just to see him finally get his first major. But I wouldn't be bummed if Djokovic won another.

Gotta give kudos to Djokovic, 2nd time in a row he's taken out Federer. Didn't think it would happen. I hope Murray beats Ferrer and wins it all. Could be a stepping stone to having a Brit finally win Wimbledon in his home country. God know Henman couldn't do it.

January 30, 2011  07:43 PM ET

Djokovic earned this title by playing supreme tennis. He is at that next level and looks dominant.

This was Murray's worse ever GS Final performance, being completely obliterated by his close rival. He continues to insist on pushing and playing defense out there but that will never get it done against the best. Some first serves wouldn't hurt either...

Gotta give props to DJ Okovic, he took Murray to school.

 
February 1, 2011  07:17 AM ET

Murray can take some solace from the fact that players like Lendl and Clijsters lost their first 3 or 4 Slam finals. But it's going to take a whole lot of workboth physically and mentally for him to finally break through. That, or he'd better hope that Nadal, Federer and Djokovic are all ousted earlier in the tournament.

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