Simply difficult

We gasp at the beauty, stand in awe of the simplicity, yet marvel at the degree of difficulty with which that simplicity is executed.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Australian Open 2014 draw

Roger endured a tough year in 2013, winning just one title in Halle, with his most notable defeat coming just a week later at Wimbledon, where he fell to Sergey Stakhovsky in Round 2.

It's a new year, a fresh tennis season, and the draw for the Australian Open was conducted this morning.

Here is the top half of the draw, where Roger is located:



I'm not even going to bother analysing anything beyond the 1st round, though a re-match against Stakhovsky would be welcome in the 3rd round should results pan out accordingly.

Federer's first match is against Australia's unheralded James Duckworth, but the pick of the round will obviously be Nadal vs Tomic in a night session on the Rod Laver arena.

4 comments:

Fidelia Sawai Horne said...

Take the match one at a time. I will be happy if he passes the first round!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

Yes, as forecasting who one will play in later rounds is as accurate as forecasting the weather!

Salsabila Mohd Rasid said...

Hello mr duncan, do u play tennis? My husband is a big fan of RF! We re from kuantan too but not many ppl we know here dat play tennis, maybe u two could have a friendly match sometime and would also like to discuss regarding ur english class..its for my little son who is just 1 yr half. Thnx

Salsabila Mohd Rasid said...

Hi do u play tennis? My husband is a big fan of RF! We r from kuantan too but kinda new here so dunno many ppl who play tennis..mayb u guys can hav a friendly match sometimes at swiss garden or taman gelora..and i would also like to ask abt ur english class for my 1 and half yr old son. Thnx