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Good Morning! Another fine day but since Michael Wright wrote his preview the clouds have rolled over and there is about 5/8 cover. There is a gentle wind that I expect will become stronger as the day progresses. I'm in shirt sleeves so it must be 20 degrees.
I will start by trying to over two courts. The third Aust v US match is our of sight on Court 1.
13 Jan 2014 8:14AM (Tournament); 39 Readers
That was a hectic start to the day! The wind is increasing and the flags are standing out square.
13 Jan 2014 8:29AM (Tournament); 49 Readers
The wind has increased and with heavy overcast I am cold and must put on some more clothes. There are still 3/8 blue skies downwind.
13 Jan 2014 8:41AM (Tournament); 63 Readers
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13 Jan 2014 9:05AM (Tournament); 84 Readers
It has become cold and windy but the clouds are in heavy banks and we may get more sun before too long. The wind is strong enough to worry the players on their back-swings.
13 Jan 2014 9:17AM (Tournament); 91 Readers
6. Y takes contact from U, splits the balls to near the s bdry and U to peg high near the wb. He sends Y to a yard W of 1.
I will concentrate on the more interesting 3-ball game on court 3.
13 Jan 2014 9:27AM (Tournament); 90 Readers
13 Jan 2014 9:43AM (Tournament); 80 Readers
I am very frustrated that I appear to have lost several pages of commentary on courts 3 and 6. Positioned between courts 4 and 6 I was able to work until mid-morning when the WiFi started to drop out, probably because there were so many people connected.
Suffice to say that Australia is ahead 1 game to nil on both courts. I have re-located to the main clubhouse, close to the WiFi and have had to abandon my commentary of Courts 3 and 6. However, the last I saw of court 6 was when a US ball stuck in 4 and handed control to the Australians.
Just as I became organised down here, Ian Dumergue pegged out the second game and Australia has won that match, so overall Australia leads the US 7 matches to 3.
To try and keep you informed I will try walking up to see what is happening, coming back here to write the commentary.
13 Jan 2014 11:12AM (Tournament); 92 Readers
Court 6 has the US players setting up after making a break of some sort
13 Jan 2014 11:22AM (Tournament); 92 Readers
I have now re-located to the balcony and have a better view, complete with power to re-charge the IPad.
13 Jan 2014 11:36AM (Tournament); 36 Readers
David Maloof lifts U to B baulk, sends Y to 3 and approaches his hoop, 2. To 4 ft, almost straight. He backs off twice, waiting for the wind, and makes the hoop on the third stalking.
13 Jan 2014 11:50AM (Tournament); 33 Readers
There appears to be no action on court 6 so I suspect they are at lunch. I will go to lunch myself.
13 Jan 2014 11:51AM (Tournament); 38 Readers
Court 6. One game all.
Australia win 2 games to 1.
Australia thus wins the three doubles today and leads the US by 9 matches to 3.
Goodbye until tomorrow!
13 Jan 2014 3:29PM (Tournament); 54 Readers
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