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2slik
05-21-2010, 07:14 PM
Like this years French Open

Discuss

gold soundz
05-21-2010, 07:15 PM
hahahaha another funny thread

Serendipitous
05-21-2010, 07:15 PM
Yes, very fixed. :mad:

2slik
05-21-2010, 07:20 PM
seriously fixed

Serendipitous
05-21-2010, 07:22 PM
seriously fixed

I quite agree. 8)

kournacopia
05-21-2010, 07:24 PM
You never know. Anything for tv ratings = money.

Big_Dangerous
05-21-2010, 07:27 PM
Like this years French Open

Discuss

I don't see how it's fixed. I mean on the men's side there were a ton of withdrawals... I'd like to see you come up with a better draw.

malakas
05-21-2010, 07:35 PM
Fixed as in castrated??
Yes.

OddJack
05-21-2010, 07:39 PM
Nope, Nine, Nah, Laa, Niet, no

OKUSA
05-21-2010, 07:51 PM
didn't federer draw the seeds by hand?

i don't think fed would've wanted this draw if he fixed it

abraxas21
05-21-2010, 07:55 PM
The answer to your poll is yes, probably, but I'm not one of them.

SuperFly
05-21-2010, 07:59 PM
*sigh*

This thread is now about anteaters.

http://i44.tinypic.com/2rzxtmo.jpg

SoBad
05-21-2010, 08:02 PM
voting in the affirmative

Sentinel
05-21-2010, 09:11 PM
Only Nadal_Freak thinks so, and he's left the board long back.

MotherMarjorie
05-21-2010, 09:16 PM
Have you ever attended a draw ceremony? If you did, you might want to delete this thread. LOL.

Mother Marjorie

2slik
05-21-2010, 09:37 PM
I think we all need some orange juice

Toxicmilk
05-21-2010, 10:19 PM
It's all a conspiracy to keep Donald Young from winning his grandslams that we all know he deserves.

http://www.tennisinmotion.com/images/photo-donald-03.jpg

vortex1
05-21-2010, 10:25 PM
Uncle Toni obviously bribed the organizers to place Gublis and Soderling in Fed's half.

autumn_leaf
05-21-2010, 10:37 PM
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sh@de
05-22-2010, 12:46 AM
Only Nadal_Freak thinks so, and he's left the board long back.

Where did he go actually? Anybody know?

kimbahpnam
05-22-2010, 01:00 AM
Fixed as in castrated??
Yes.

as in neutered.

Anaconda
05-22-2010, 01:41 AM
I think the ATP are small minded enough to possible tweak the draw slightly. I mean, If Nadal was ranked #3, there is no way that the organisers would put him in Federer's half, even though guys like Djokovic when #3 were always in Fed's half; they want the top 2 players in the final.

Sentinel
05-22-2010, 03:25 AM
Where did he go actually? Anybody know?
We are expected to actually believe that he and Drakulie (of all the people on Earth) email each other occasionally and seemingly get along quite well. Which basically means, no one is in contact with the chap, unless he has started trolling under another name here, or elsewhere.

Perhaps, when Nadal wins RG he will surface again.

Leonidas
05-22-2010, 03:36 AM
Like this years French Open

Discuss

Yes, numebr 1 is always in the top half and number 2 in the bottom half. Damn it, super fixed. hahaha

YodaKnowsBest
05-22-2010, 03:56 AM
Well they always put Djokovic in Nadals half.. why? To weaken Nadal so Federer would win like madrid last year.

babbette
05-22-2010, 04:10 AM
I honestly do.

Rippy
05-22-2010, 04:17 AM
Well they always put Djokovic in Nadals half.. why? To weaken Nadal so Federer would win like madrid last year.

Djokovic was in Federer's half last year.

Marius_Hancu
05-22-2010, 04:20 AM
didn't federer draw the seeds by hand?

i don't think fed would've wanted this draw if he fixed it

No, I think it was Kuzzie who made the draw for the men: look at the cup she's using in the pics, the big one. Fed did the same for the women, I think.

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2010-05-21/201005211274447582888.html
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2010-05-21/201005211274453564293.html

MAX PLY
05-22-2010, 04:40 AM
Sure, all draws come out of Area 51. Sheesh ......

djokovicgonzalez2010
05-22-2010, 05:09 AM
I wouldn't be that shocked to learn they were, but no

viduka0101
05-22-2010, 05:13 AM
no


someone should make a thread:
Does anybody have proof or a reasonable doubt that tennis draws are fixed?

West Coast Ace
05-22-2010, 07:07 AM
I think the ATP are small minded enough to possible tweak the draw slightly.Too bad the ATP has nothing to do with it. The ITF runs the majors.

Nice try though. :rolleyes:

YodaKnowsBest
05-22-2010, 07:58 AM
Djokovic was in Federer's half last year.

Djokovic was in Nadals half since 2006 and maybe 2005 but im not sure about that. In 2009 it didnt really matter because Djokovic and Nadal were both worn out so non of them would have made the semis anyways...

BigServer1
05-22-2010, 09:38 AM
People try to make it seem like a big deal that Djokovic is in Nadal's half...Djokovic probably won't make the semis, just like last year.

SuperFly
05-22-2010, 07:10 PM
really? you couldn't have picked anything easier?? well here's what i think about this!:


What? Anteaters are adorable. Besides, you might get banned for that pic.

martini1
05-22-2010, 07:29 PM
Of course they are fixed. You will never see #1 playing #2 in the first round!!! :lol:

JoelDali
05-22-2010, 07:31 PM
What? Anteaters are adorable. Besides, you might get banned for that pic.

Thats a ban for sure.

autumn_leaf
05-22-2010, 07:40 PM
yea, i was thinking it might get me banned. thank goodness it was the weekend and mods were hopefully away. pic now deleted.

autumn_leaf
05-22-2010, 07:41 PM
What? Anteaters are adorable. Besides, you might get banned for that pic.

also. your anteater looks like a snitch that just cut a deal lol

Sentinel
05-22-2010, 07:53 PM
yea, i was thinking it might get me banned. thank goodness it was the weekend and mods were hopefully away. pic now deleted.
I usually only delete offensive pics, no ban. I did see the pic yesterday, i think, but did not pay attention.

autumn_leaf
05-23-2010, 03:43 AM
I usually only delete offensive pics, no ban. I did see the pic yesterday, i think, but did not pay attention.

lol. =). hmmm if you were a mod wouldn't it say mod under your name?

dirtballer
05-23-2010, 04:58 AM
There actually was an attempt to rig the draw at the US Open about 15 years ago. At that time the Slams were allowed to adjust the seeds away from the actual computer rankings. I think Wimbledon may still do this. Anyway, the US Open desperately wanted an Agassi - Sampras semifinal for Super Saturday. By computer rankings Kafelnikov should have been 4th seed. The US Open Committee wanted to drop him down in the seedings and move Agassi up to get Sampras and Aggassi paired for a semi meeting. There was so much negative reaction to it that the Committee had to back off. I don't the US Open adjusted seedings since then.

autumn_leaf
05-23-2010, 08:13 AM
There actually was an attempt to rig the draw at the US Open about 15 years ago. At that time the Slams were allowed to adjust the seeds away from the actual computer rankings. I think Wimbledon may still do this. Anyway, the US Open desperately wanted an Agassi - Sampras semifinal for Super Saturday. By computer rankings Kafelnikov should have been 4th seed. The US Open Committee wanted to drop him down in the seedings and move Agassi up to get Sampras and Aggassi paired for a semi meeting. There was so much negative reaction to it that the Committee had to back off. I don't the US Open adjusted seedings since then.

actually come to think of it, there was a lot of talk on this board about seeding the william sisters in doubles and henin when she came back because most people thought she deserved to be seeded and was a dangerous floater. as for the sisters i think i saw a slam doubles when they weren't seeded at all, i think that's cause they don't play many doubles but usually win them. it doesn't seem right to have the defending champions not seeded especially when they are still expected to win.

so if taken like this i think sometimes, yea, draws might be considered rigged cause it's not done purely by computer rating, but i think it's done to make things more fair when players deserve to be seeded higher. as for the agassi sampras thing, i don't think that was needed since people would have wanted to see them play no matter what the circumstances. it's like if nadal went against fed the first round, are people telling me they wouldn't watch because it wasn't the semi or final?

Gorecki
05-23-2010, 08:24 AM
GJ011 does... but i have not recognized who is he in the new Delusional posting bunch...

maybe TLWolf, maybe Vortex, or Totai... who knows...

Cyan
05-23-2010, 10:42 AM
They said on ESPN that Fed's half of draw looks very easy. :oops: Like there is nobody there that can harm him and all the dangerous players are in the other half.:oops: One word: Fixed.

Fedfan1234
05-23-2010, 11:26 AM
They said on ESPN that Fed's half of draw looks very easy. :oops: Like there is nobody there that can harm him and all the dangerous players are in the other half.:oops: One word: Fixed.

Can't argue with ESPN, Nadal is indeed on the other side of the draw and he is the only dangerous player on clay so indeed all the dangerous players are on the other side of the draw.

And ofcourse the draws are fixed, it has been like that for years.
The fact that the number 1 can never meet the number 2 before the final is the definition of fixed. They often can't even meet a difficult player(top 8 ) untill the QF or 4th round. Some people might like it the way it is, but this is what we call fixed draws.
Any other fixing is hardly neccesary, but I won't rule it out. It is all about money and a Nadal - Federer final at the USopen will obviously result in a lot of exposure and thus money. In that case I might see them help fate a little, same for local players. They might want to ensure that they have the best chance to go deep in the tournament as this will result in bigger crowds. Everything is about money and if these kinds of things are not checked by an independent organization than this kind of draw fixing becomes possible and more likely.