A Look Back at January 2016 — Stunning Upsets, the German Uprising, and Bad Tennis Omens

In the men’s semifinals, another player joined Simon in the “I have a list of regrets” category, with Milos Raonic going up 2 sets on Andy Murray, only to lose it in five.

Meanwhile, Federer was having a rough day against the reigning #1, Novak Djokovic. At the time, we couldn’t help but be reminded about some locker room chatter from earlier in the tournament…

We’ve got to give Nole style points for his reply to Simon’s quote, however…

Things were looking dire for the #3 player as Djokovic went up a quick 6-1, 6-2, but the fans were still behind the Maestro’s roller coaster game…

Federer got a standing ovation when he broke for 4-2, and eventually fought to a 6-3 win in the 3rd set. After a rough start, fans were glad to see Fighting Fed in action and a far more respectable scoreline emerging.

As crummy as it can be to see Fed struggling, Angry!Fed can be entertaining to watch, especially as it often leads to some go-for-broke tennis.

He was not the only one feeling the pain…

While Djokovic has often had the upper hand in matches as Federer has gotten older, their matches so far can always be relied on to produce some of the most amazing tennis ever seen on tour. The Australian Open 2016 was no exception…

Despite what transpired with Federer’s knee after this event, he remained true to the promise he made after this tough loss in 2016…

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There wasn’t much to say about the men’s Australian Open final in 2016, as Djokovic once again proved the AO is his favorite place, and Murray lamented yet another final there…

Go on to PAGE 9 for the BEST PART of the tournament!

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