Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Australian roulette

The top seeds at the Australian open tennis championships -- Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Juan Martin Del Potro and Andy Murray -- have their own legion of fans. A quartet of Murray's fans have already shown their hand. With Federer playing today, will we also see a quintet of his fans in similar R.O.G.E.R garbs?

Question of note: Will Federer land his career 16th Grand Slam from this Australia open? He knows that it's getting tougher at the top and the differences between the seeds have closed up considerably. It's no longer a god-given conclusion that Federer will win any tennis tournament that he plays in.

So Nadal will have a chance to pick up his seventh Grand Slam title provided his knees don't trouble him again, Djokovic has a chance for a second Grand Slam if he doesn't use heat exhaustion to retire from a match again, Del Potro also has a chance to win a second Grand Slam event while Murray quest to win a first Grand Slam title may be realised at this very event. Juicy prospects? We shall wait and see....

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