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Safin, Petrova knocked out

Andy Roddick last night knocked out Marat Safin in a tight four set match at the 2007 Australian Open. I just think that had Safin won the first set tie break that would have given him more confidence for the rest of the match but he more or less fizzled out in that tie-break.

I think Roddick is just showing that beating Federer at Kooyong was no fluke and he looked composed as he dispatched the irate Safin who disputed a few of the calls at Melbourne Park. Compared to the first two matches that Safin played, I think he played very well in this match but his opponent was just too good this time around.

I still don't know how Nadia Petrova lost her match to Serena Williams. Leading 5-4 in the second set and serving for the match, Williams turned the tables around and went on to win that set and then surged on to win the third and the match.

On the Aussie front, Lleyton Hewitt will face Fernando Gonzalez in what will be Hewitt's toughest test so far at this year's Open. Alicia Molik on the other hand will match up with Patty Schnyder and this looks like a far tougher assignment than Hewitt's.

I just hope at least one of them if not both win to still have some Aussie presence going into the second week.

I think Serena is more emotionally mature than most of those girls. Just look at how she took her time between serves when things were not going her way, and they way she psyched her herself after every point. She had the psychological balance and the ammunition to respond when down........maturity it is..

Yes Mbareboy, it takes a lot of nerves to do that and I think experience counts too.
David Nalbandian had a similar situation yesterday in his match against Sebastien Grosjean when he survived three match points in the third set and in the end won the match.

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