We're getting ready for the first Grand Slam of the year - Australian Open!
The theme of this year's Australian Open is "A Whole New Level" (not A Whole New World).
Here is the recaps (results?), hope you enjoy it!
Qualifying Day 1
As usual, about 128 players competing each other to qualify to the Main Draw. Here is the Qualifying Day 1 results:
Maybe because rain, Stephane Robert vs Leonardo Tavares is postponed. But if you see that seeds lose at the round, that's the surprise! Make list of surprises, lol! ... year of surprise, here is it!
Qualifying Day 2
At this day, all matches postponed because rain. Here is the match that played, but then postponed because rain.
10:00 AM Start
10:00 AM Start
But not flood yet, guys! The flood still now on at Queensland. But, don't worry, all will be OK. This is the fun fact: At Court 21, Stephane Robert vs Leonardo Tavares is suspended for the second time. Hmm ... I think the match is remind us to the longest match around the world, John Isner vs Nicolas Mahut, lasted total for + 11 hours and 3 days. But I hope the match is end not too long like Isner vs Mahut (this is qualifiers!)
Qualifying Day 3
This is back to normal, no more postponed because rain. People happy about that, so don't worry. Here is the results:
Surprise mode: on. Because, Marco Chiudinelli who seeded 5 lose (but he's one of the favorites to qualify to the main draw, understand?). See it and the surprise day is now open (wow!). See you at the next day.
Qualifying Day 4
If the Qualifying Day 2 not postponed, this is the last day of qualifying at 2011 Australian Open. But, the extra day, as Qualifying Day 5, is available. So, here is the results:
All the tight and congratulations for the qualifiers! Hope for a good day at Main Draw (yeah)!
Qualifying Day 5
Here is it! The last day of Qualifiers! Make it tight!
So, the status for the qualifiers is: DONE! Congratulations for the qualifiers, good luck for the Main Draw. For the others who not qualified, don't worry, because the season is not over. Still on the beginning of the season, you can improve your ranking and results.
Auction for Queensland Flood Victims
Rally for Relief
Still remember flood in Queensland, right? Because of them, some of participants at 2011 Australian Open want to raise funds for the flood victims. January 17, 2011, is the day for the auction. Come on guys, let's raise our funds in our countries, to the flood victims in Queensland. If you want to help, that's okay, it may be better. But if not, it's okay, optional.
Main Draw Days
Main Draw Day 1
Here is it, Main Draw Day 1! Amazing days and hope for the tight! Here is the results:
Near for the tightest match is "The Big Croatian Derby", Ivo Karlovic vs Ivan Dodig. After the overtight match, Ivan Dodig wins the match and advanced to the 2nd round. Congratulations!
Main Draw Day 2
Welcome to the Day 2! Hope the tension still high and the match still overtight! Here is the results:
See you at Day 3!
Main Draw Day 3
Welcome to Main Draw Day 3! At this day, many surprises comes as we see at the results below: