January 12, 2014 by Gurveer Mann
As Melbourne takes center stage this week, we breakdown the draws and the other stories that will surely dominate the first Grand Slam of the year:
1. Analyzing the Men’s Draw. How difficult is Rafa’s path and how easy is Novak’s path? Is Andy Murray ready for the rigors of a Grand Slam? Plus, our sleepers and picks in each quarter. (0:58)
2. Discussing the Women’s Draw. Does Maria Sharapova’s return affect the draw in any significant manner? Who is the most intriguing name in loaded quarter (Na, Kvitova, Kerber, and Lisicki)? Plus, our sleepers and picks for each quarter. (9:50)
3. All the coaching madness to end 2013 resulted in huge tennis stars from the ’80s and ’90s returning to the ATP tour. We asked who would have the most immediate impact with their player at the Australian Open? (18:20)
4. For our media segment, we fondly discuss why despite the late nights and early hours, the Australian Open is a rewarding TV experience? (20:05)
Plus, Challenges (21:30), Social Media Highlight of the Week (21:50) and much more…
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