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Federer falters against Nadal

Nadal beats Federer in Australian Open Semi Final

It’s always tough writing a post after Roger loses in a slam, and this one is no different. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 3 days then you’ll know that Nadal beat Federer in 4 sets to make the final – 6-7, 6-2, 7-6, 6-4. It’s been 3 years since these 2 last met in Australia, ...

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Federer sees off Del Potro to make Semis in Melbourne

Federer def. Del Potro

1000th match on tour! A very dominant display from Federer here in what looked set to be his toughest match of the Australian Open so far. Roger certainly passed this test with flying colours and now meets Nadal in the Semi Final on Thursday. Del Potro has played himself back into form this tournament, and on the evidence of his ...

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Australian Open 2012 – 1st Week Highlights

AO 2012 1st Week Highlights

The first week off this years Australian Open has come to an end so I thought I’d look at my highlights of the tournament so far: Why break 1 racket when you can break 4? The weirdest racket breaking session I’ve ever seen! Bagdhatis doesn’t just break 1, but 4 rackets. It’s still unclear whether he broke them outta frustration, ...

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Federer trounces Tomic in Swiss Masterclass

Federer schools Tomic

Boom! First class performance from Roger here to see off Australian hope Bernard Tomic. I predicted a straight sets victory and we got just that as Roger came through 6-4 6-2 6-2. It actually ended in a pretty brutal defeat for Tomic as Roger used all his shots and variety to bamboozle the 19 year old and not really give ...

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Federer defeats Karlovic to Make Last 16

Federer beats Karlovic Australian Open 2012

Very good performance from Roger to dispose of Karlovic here in straight sets, my only complaint is that I had to set my alarm for 2.30am, then be up for 7.30am for work. Ouch. In my prediction I said that the set scorelines might be close due to the strength of the Karlovic serve, that turned out to be very ...

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Federer gets a walkover into Australian Open 3rd Round

Federer confined to practice courts after Beck withdrawal

I’m a bit behind posting this, but as I’m sure everyone knows Roger got a walkover into the 3rd round after his opponent, Andreas Beck, withdrew after he aggravated a back injury. I was disappointed that Roger didn’t play as I feel like a match would have done him good. I don’t like extended breaks in a slam – you ...

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Federer cruises through 1st Round in Australia

Federer def. Kudrayatsev in Melbourne

Well it’s finally here, the first slam of the year and Roger started it in the best possible manner – a comfortable straight sets victory in the night session on Rod Laver Arena. There’s not a whole lot to report on the match, all I can say is that Kudryavtsev was a lot better than I expected. It was his ...

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Australian Open 2012 Draw

Australian Open 2012 Draw

All the qualifying is now complete so now I can post my thoughts on this years Australian Open draw. The first major shock was that Roger and Nadal have been drawn in the same half which hasn’t happened for some time. You can view the draw here: And view Mondays Schedule here: All the top 4 have relatively ...

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Top 20 Federer Australian Open Matches

Federer Top 20 Australian Open Matches

This is a guest post from Kyle Johansen who blogs at Lefty Advantage, it’s a response to my Top 5 post and looks at Kyle’s Top 20 matches played by Roger in Melbourne. Please visit his blog – and follow him on Twitter: @KJOttawa. Anway, enough from me, here’s Kyle: With the 2012 Australian Open less than a week ...

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Federer’s Top 5 Australian Open Matches

Federer Top 5 Matches Australian Open

With the Australian Open starting a week today, I randomly started watching some old YouTube clips of Aussie Open matches from yesteryear, it might just be because I’ve been watching solely Australian Open highlights, but I’ve kinda reached the conclusion that some of Fed’s best all time matches have been played in Melbourne, where he’s either A. Shown a lot ...

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