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1hbhBUX
03-10-2009, 02:40 PM
Anyone know the latest?

pound cat
03-10-2009, 02:42 PM
Anyone know the latest?


Did you check his site?

1hbhBUX
03-10-2009, 02:43 PM
Ya, but it also has him playing in the Davis Cup, so I'm guessing it's not up to date.

tahiti
03-10-2009, 02:46 PM
Finally, the draw is out! Hallalujah!
http://www.bnpparibasopen.org/4/assets/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/4/assets/pdfs/draws/09ATP_MDS1.pdf

klementine79
03-10-2009, 03:05 PM
uh oh. Karlovic and federer in the bottom half.

Nadal's looks easy, until he meets monfils or safin.

Breaker
03-10-2009, 03:11 PM
uh oh. Karlovic and federer in the bottom half.

Nadal's looks easy, until he meets monfils or safin.

Nalbandian and Berdych (with what he's shown this year) would be bigger threats really, Safin has low chances to reach that far and Monfils is always a wildcard with how he shows up physically - as well as not being proven at Masters Series level.

Karlovic on a slow court like this shouldn't be too much a problem for Federer, but a threat nonetheless.

Hewitt/Gonzo rematch probably hopefully with the correct result this time, I'd favour Hewitt to make the match with Federer and hoping for a good match there.

Lotto
03-10-2009, 03:11 PM
Federer will handle Karlovic no problem. Last time was special circumstances.......

SoBad
03-10-2009, 03:26 PM
Federer will handle Karlovic no problem. Last time was special circumstances.......

He would need to get through Bolleli in order to play the winner of Karlovic/Stakhovsky match.

Lotto
03-10-2009, 03:30 PM
He would need to get through Bolleli in order to play the winner of Karlovic/Stakhovsky match.


He will ;)

klementine79
03-10-2009, 03:34 PM
Roddick in with Ferrer.

Tsonga should have no problem getting through.

klementine79
03-10-2009, 03:36 PM
Nalbandian and Berdych (with what he's shown this year) would be bigger threats really, Safin has low chances to reach that far and Monfils is always a wildcard with how he shows up physically - as well as not being proven at Masters Series level.

Karlovic on a slow court like this shouldn't be too much a problem for Federer, but a threat nonetheless.

Hewitt/Gonzo rematch probably hopefully with the correct result this time, I'd favour Hewitt to make the match with Federer and hoping for a good match there.

Yeah. Took another look at the draws. Berdych definately looks to be the biggest threat for Nadal in that section.

SoBad
03-10-2009, 03:41 PM
He will ;)

Only time will tell whether he will have the priviledge to challenge Stakhovsky...

Lotto
03-10-2009, 03:49 PM
Only time will tell whether he will have the priviledge to challenge Stakhovsky...


I saw Stakhovsky live. Irelands No.1 pro Conor Niland (around 270 in world) took him to 5 sets in Davis Cup

4-6, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6, 7-5


I'm sure Federer can handle him :rolleyes:

SoBad
03-10-2009, 03:55 PM
I saw Stakhovsky live. Irelands No.1 pro Conor Niland (around 270 in world) took him to 5 sets in Davis Cup

4-6, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6, 7-5


I'm sure Federer can handle him :rolleyes:

I just hope Federer can handle his post-loss speech this time. The fact that Stakhovsky decided to make it interesting with the Irish that time does not mean much. He needs to rehearse his consolation speech now "oh you know Roger you're one of the best, will beat Pete's 14 slams for sure, no", or something along those lines, so the whole thing doesn't get too awkward for everyone...

veroniquem
03-10-2009, 04:02 PM
Yeah. Took another look at the draws. Berdych definately looks to be the biggest threat for Nadal in that section.
You don't think Nalbandian is a bigger threat?

vtmike
03-10-2009, 04:09 PM
uh oh. Karlovic and federer in the bottom half.

Nadal's looks easy, until he meets monfils or safin.

Are you crazy? :shock: Nadal's draw is always the toughest draw! :-P

tudwell
03-10-2009, 04:13 PM
You don't think Nalbandian is a bigger threat?
Nalbandian's only a threat in the months of October and November.

King_roger
03-10-2009, 04:14 PM
You don't think Nalbandian is a bigger threat?

You mean he has the bigger belly. :mrgreen:

MrBen
03-11-2009, 02:10 AM
Yes, he is.

1hbhBUX
03-11-2009, 04:52 AM
I'm assuming that Federer's "back" is healed by now.