Australian Open – Day 1 General Thoughts

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Here are some general thoughts on Day 1 for those interested. 

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Humid. Cloudy. Areas of smoke haze. Very high chance of showers, with the chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 18 degrees and top of 21 degrees. 

Wind may pick up to 20-30km/h at times.

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Other Thoughts – Day 1

A list of players that should win includes:

  • Alexandrova
  • Kenin
  • S Williams
  • P Kvitova
  • M Sakkari
  • Q Wang
  • A Barty
  • M Berrettini
  • D Evans
  • Y Nishioka
  • G Barrere
  • J Sinner
  • R Federer
  • D Schwartzman
  • S Tsitsipas
  • N Djokovic

Players that look too short include:

  • N Osaka
  • A Li
  • G Pella
  • C Wozniacki
  • A Riske
  • C Gauff

Potential Plays that just missed the cut (there aren’t many, as 12 plays have been made –

  • Ito + games vs Gunneswaran
  • Polmans/Kukushkin total games over
  • Schwartzman – games vs Harris (little worried one lapse from Diego could make this really difficult)
  • Moutet to challenger Cilic
  • Minnen to defeat Sasnovich
  • Hercog to defeat Peterson (note Peterson back spasms in Hobart)
  • V Williams to defeat Gauff
  • Linette – games vs Rus