Australian Open Recap

-Great wins for Victoria Azarenka (won her second Australian title in a row) and Novak Djokovic (won his third consecutive title in a row).
-Canadian Milos Raonic lost in the fourth round to a tough opponent in Roger Federer.  Roger just seems to have his number, but then again, it is Roger after all.
-Wawrinka was so close to defeating Novak in the fourth round, as well, but just came up short.  Great match to watch.
-I have to admit, I was pretty surprised/disappointed that Del Potro lost in the third round to Chardy.  I expected Del Potro to get to the semis at least.
-It was good to see Chardy make it to the quarters.  I love when outsiders make surprise runs at Grand Slams, it makes it that much more fun to watch.
-Juan Monaco, Lukasz Kubot, Martin Klizan also headline some players I was disappointed in, as they all lost in the first round of the tournament.  I expected much better from these players.
-I hope to see a lot more of Kevin Anderson.  The African has an amazing serve, but he is also improving in other aspects of his game.  As long as he keeps doing this, he can easily be ranked anywhere from 15-20 in the world.
-If there is one thing I love about women’s tennis, it is the fact that almost ANYONE can make it to the quarters of a Grand Slam.  If we take a look at this year’s Aussie Open, the quarters featured: an unranked player, 29th overall player and 19th overall, among others.
-Remember the name Sloane Stephens.  This youngster is going to be the face of tennis for a long time to come.
-Got to love Kimiko Date-Krumm.  This lady is 42 years old and made it to the third round.  That is pretty impressive.
-Caroline Wozniacki is starting to fall off a little bit, as she is ranked 10th in the world, as well as losing in the fourth round to unranked Svetlana Kuznetsova.
-Li Na is becoming a fan favourite and fast.  I can almost call her the Djokovic of the women’s tour, as she likes to joke, but when it is time to play some tennis, she can get serious.
Ogi B

Author: Ogi

Ogi is a graduate of Humber College’s Sport Management program. He is the founder of Blago Blogger Sports.

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