2017 Aussie Open Preview: Big 4 Back Together
It's our second episode of 2017. Here, we're previewing the 2017 Australian Open - keep your draws handy or just listen along to our analysis. Who are our dark horse picks? What are the chances of Serena, Rafa, Angie, Roger, etc? Who do we hope against all odds will have a great showing?
2:00 Jumping right in: Serena’s draw and her first-round opponent
8:00 Looking at the women’s bottom half – Pliskova is Serena’s biggest threat
9:30 Kerber’s chances – women’s top half
12:45 What kind of form is Garbine Muguruza in?
14:45 Elsewhere in the women’s draw: Halep, Konta, Radwanska, Kuznetsova, Venus
19:15 Women’s first round matches to watch
23:30 Men’s draw: Novak Djokovic is #2 seed, faces Verdasco in first round
32:30 The baffling Raonic-Monfils-Nadal-Zverev-RBA quarter
38:00 Men’s top half – Fed/Murray/Nishikori/Berdych share the same quarter
40:30 What are Stan’s chances based on his draw?
43:15 Interesting men’s first rounders
44:30 Jonathan’s dark horse picks
47:15 Our “wish upon a star” picks
51:30 Caroline Wozniacki gets a little mean
54:45 Sharapova and Stuttgart announce Maria’s momentous return, PR continues to be a challenge