- Post in category: by tipster: Andre Ramirez
This Australian open is going to start on Monday and we are already all over it with some picks from the qualifications. As usual the prize fund is increased. The King of Melbourne will be put under big pressure. Djokovic started with title and he will be contender for the title but vulnerable in the early stages – my guess is that he will struggle in the 3rd and/or the 4th round. With any match further he will be getting harder to beat and if he reached the final he will win it. Murray will be under bigger pressure. He is the world No1 and he won the final Masters in London. He is five times finalist and with his status on the first position in the ranking will have tough times in the court. I expect earlier problems. Murray has the habit to involve in problems in the first or second round and after that to start playing on his usual level. Djokovic never underrated his opponents but Murray tends to give them chances. I expect minimum quarter final from both of them. What we could say for the other competitor. I really doubted that Nadal and Federer will make impact. The Swiss is looking only to Wimbledon and he will use most of the events to adjust his strokes and game plan. Nadal won in Abu Dhabi but managed to lose after led with a set against Raonic. The Canadian is No3 in the current ranking and reached the semifinals last year. I doubted that even with his ranking will manage to repeat his success. They are so many new faces than showed good form and will to succeed. On first spot G.Dimitrov showed how it should be done and won the title in Brisbane after beat three top 10 players. He eliminated D.Thiem, M.Raonic and K.Nishikori in a row. He has quarter final under his belt and looks like value to make it to the semifinals. Pouille deserve also attention because of his ranking and the complex abilities. From the local players I doubted that Kyrgios will do anything memorable because of his behaviour on the Hopman cup. Tomic knows how to play big matches on the Australian open and will be tough nut to be cracked in the third round. Does Cilic or Wawrinka can have shot on the title – certainly YES. Both of them have the game necessary to win but their main problem is the motivation and concentration in the deciding moments. Nishikori did not look that well in the final against Dimitrov allowing some bizarre break of serve – in the first set after leading with 40-15 and in the decider after leading with 30-0. In my opinion this will be the most unpredictable Australian open in a while in which we may see another surprising winner like Stan! In the women is always hard to find some tendency and due the participation of S.Williams is hard to predict does she will or will not cruise to the title.
Stay tuned for some outright picks after the main draw!