Australian Open Day 2 Notes: Tastes Like Chicken to Federer?
by Staff | January 15th, 2008, 9:12 am
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Roger Federer has won his last 15 matches at the Australian Open, and 15 straight Grand Slam matches…


Former world No. 2 Ivan Ljubicic has reached the second week at a Grand Slam just twice in 34 majors…

Lindsay Davenport’s only career win over Maria Sharapova was a double bagel. Sharapova has beaten the American four times, all in three sets…

Feliciano Lopez leads all players with 28 aces through the first round…

The third set of Jelena Jankovic-Tamira Paszek took longer than Roger Federer’s win over Diego Hartfield…

After a warm Tuesday in Melbourne, temperatures are expected to cool until Saturday…

Luis Horna is the last man to beat Roger Federer in the first round at a Slam, that at the 2003 French Open…

Roger Federer was told he was sick pre-tournament because he ate some bad chicken; except, says Federer, he didn’t eat any chicken…

Marcos Baghdatis has no easy route at the Australian Open. After defeating former champ Thomas Johansson, the Cypriot must beat another former winner Marat Safin, then, perhaps former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt before potentially meeting Novak Djokovic…

Lindsay Davenport hasn’t lost in the second round at a Grand Slam since 1997. Maria Sharapova not since 2003…

Has Marion Bartoli gotten larger? We think so…lot of players looking Tamira Paszek-like chunky in Melbourne…

Justine Henin will bid for her 30th straight match win…

Amer Delic’s first-round win over Robert Kendrick snapped a 10-match tour-level losing skid…

Two of the tallest players on tour, John Isner and Chris Guiccione, combined to win zero sets on Tuesday, losing to Fabrice Santoro and Hyung Taik Lee, respectively…

The Williams sisters have joined Justine Henin and Jelena Jankovic as commitments for the 2008 Family Circle Cup in Charleston on April 12-20, the week following the WTA event in Amelia Island…

Five or six players on the WTA Tour have been approached to throw tennis matches, tour chairman Larry Scott told the Associated Press…

Sania Mirza says she considered quitting tennis over the last month over a court summons in Hyderabad after a private citizen made a complaint under the country’s Prevention of Insult to the National Honour Act, concerning a photograph taken at the Hopman Cup that appeared to show Mirza’s bare feet resting near the national flag. “I just know that I would not do anything to disrespect my country” she said. “I love my country, I wouldn’t be playing Hopman Cup otherwise, but besides that I am not allowed to comment.”…

John Isner after losing to Fabrice Santoro at the Aussie Open: “He broke me six times so I guess he figured me out. That junky slice was tough for me to get down to.”…

Former Nike director of global sports marketing Steve Miller has been named Chief Executive Officer of The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation…

Olympus has signed a six-year pact to serve as the first global title sponsor of the US Open Series, and a six-year renewal of its US Open sponsorship.


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One Comment for Australian Open Day 2 Notes: Tastes Like Chicken to Federer?

mk Says:

its 14 straight Grand Slam matches, not 15, since Fed had a bye in Wimbledon 4th or 5th round

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