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Sophie Ferguson lost last night to Kostanic in straight sets, which in my opinion isnt a big shock. Question is can Stosur defeat Kostanic? I hope so. I dont really care about the Males draw as nothing entertaining there, glad to see Hewitt get in, but nothing surprising there.
 
Stosur & Kostanic have already played 3 times with Kostanic leading 2-1, Stosur won the last match in straight sets, so its a possible that she can beat Kostanic and go into the 3rd round.
 
Nicole Pratt will resume today against Razzano and hopefully she can beat her in the second set.


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Marcos Maghdatis was a shock exit today. He didn't play to what people know he can. He even lost in four sets and got a final set bagel to his name. Safin did well to save two match points to go on and win by bageling his opponent in the last set. A good day for the family all round with his sister also going through in the ladies draw. Mardy Fish goes through again after his first day upset. He could sneak through the draw without people talking about him very easily. Look how few games and sets are being dropped in the womens draw. However a arguement about equal pay should be kept from this thread lol.
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Alicia Molik and Lleyton Hewitt won today, so thats good news for Australia. Molik has made the 3rd round as has Hewitt, so thats good. Stosur is playing now against Kostanic, so hopefully Stosur can join the lovely Alica Molik to the 3rd round (to be honest with ya, Molik is pretty hot)...
 
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Alicia Molik now plays Patty Schneider (8) whos from Switzerland and shes the only Australian female left, since Stosur lost to Kostanic Cry but ah well, Stosur gave it her best. I dont see Molik beating Schneider, but history can happen and Molik may surpass her but it looks unlikely.
 
Lleyton Hewitt now plays Fernando Gonzalez (CHI). Wayne Arthurs plays Mardy Fish (USA). So theres 2 men left, I believe Hewitt can beat Gonzales, as for Arthurs, I think he may lose to Fish. I dont know much about Fish, but I hope Arthurs and Hewitt can go further.
 
If Hewitt wins, he will either play Andy Murray (GBR) or Juan Chela (ARG), as those two are playing against one-another and the winner faces Hewitt if he can win against Gonzalez.
 
So theres only 3 Australians left.


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I am liking the idea of a Hewitt versus Murray clash in the forth round. I reckon Britain will come out on top for once if that happens. Murray is in amazing form at the moment. His fitness is twice as good as it's ever been up to this point. Getting Brad Gilbert to coach him was the greatest thing the LTA have done for a long time. It would be great if Hingis was to win her most profitable grand slam. So far she's getting through with very little tennis. That can work for her when it comes to resting. But against her when it comes to court time and testing her stamina.
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Martina Hingis is playing real well especially since she took 4 years off after retiring in 2002 from injuries. She now plays Aiko Nakamura from Japan and then if she can beat her she plays either Marat Safin's sister Dinara Safina or Na Li from China.
 
She retired in 2003, returned in Febraury 2005, then retired after losing her first match and then made another huge comeback in July 2005. The question is all on her within she can go further than where shes at now.
 
As far as Hewitt vs. Murray goes, I believe Hewitt will kick his ass, lol. Though these 2 have only played once, Murray defeated Hewitt winning 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 and that was in San Jose, USA. Also Murray was born in Switzerland and resides in Switzerland, so how does he get notified as an English player? Unless his mother or father have English heritage or something, then thats the only way he can rep England.


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Murray wasn't born in Switzerland and he isn't English, he was born and bred in Scotland.

I would certainly like to see Hewitt vs Murray in the 4th round. They are both playing well and it would be an interesting match. Then if Murray wins we can show that the Brits can beat the Aussies at something.


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Murray will beat Hewitt for that i have no doubt. Then Andy will be in the last eight. Main match today was Nadia Petrova and Serena Williams. At last the tournment had a decent womens match. I cannot believe how much Petrova choked though. One set to nill up and winning 5-3 in the second. Great fighting spirit, with Serena showing bouncebackability. Back to Murray i don't particularly like him. He doesn't adere himself to the public with his tantrums. Andy Roddick is capable of going far. But he should try not relying on his serve so much.
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Andy Murray vs. Lleyton Hewitt and u think Murray will win aye Admin? I cant see that happenen as im going to be for Hewitt, Hewitt should win this match as it will be easy as 1-2-3...
 
Hewitt and Molik are the only 2 Aussies left. Martina Hingis has made it through to the 4th round after defeating Aiko from Japan and she now joins Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Jelena Jankovic, Shaher Peer, Kuznetsova and 4 others I cant be stuffed throwing in, lol, but yeah Martina Hingis is on her way, she easily defeated Aiko 6-2, 6-1. 
 
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Cry Alicia Molik lost her match, she was in ahead at the first set 6-3, then 2-6 and then 0-6, man what a bad loss, she played well though but its a shame come second set she totally flopped. Oh well she played well thats all that matters and what a comeback since she was out for 6 months with an ear infection. I am so sad at the mo' lol, dont really give a shit about Hewitt, not important, poor Molik...
 
The last Australian female to win the Aus Open was Christine O'Neill in 1978, as for the last Australian male to win the Aus Open, that was Mark Edmondson in 1976.
 
As for Great Britain, there last male champ was Fred Perry in 1934 and last female champ was Virginia Wade in 1972. So Andy Murray could very well make history if he can make it to the final and become the first Brit to win the Aus Open in 73 years.


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Well to be honest I can't see Murray getting any further in the tournament now that he has set up a fourth round match with Nadal. If he stands any chance of beating Nadal he is going to have to play alot better than he did today.
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Originally posted by Red Devil Red Devil wrote:

Well to be honest I can't see Murray getting any further in the tournament now that he has set up a fourth round match with Nadal. If he stands any chance of beating Nadal he is going to have to play alot better than he did today.
 
Little harsh i feel LOL Murray won comfortably in straight sets once more in a rather good performance. Nadal should not take the new and improved Murray lightly. I reckon Andy could very well beat Rafa on monday. Aye you got it wrong badguy, as they would not meet until the quarters. Anyway it is looking pear shaped for Lleyton as we speak. Only so many times a guy can come back from two sets down in the tournment. It's almost been like Wimbledon today with the fact weather made sure no play happened all day on the outside courts LOL
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