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Moose Malloy
05-22-2006, 02:25 PM
Provided no one else withdraws, these will be the seeds. Not too many dangerous lower seeds, except Acasuso. Would like to see him play Federer or Nadal in the 3rd round. Almagro will be unseeded.
1 Federer, Roger
2 Nadal, Rafael
3 Nalbandian, David
4 Ljubicic, Ivan
5 Roddick, Andy
6 Davydenko, Nikolay
7 Robredo, Tommy
8 Blake, James
9 Gonzalez, Fernando
10 Gaudio, Gaston
11 Stepanek, Radek
12 Ancic, Mario
13 Kiefer, Nicolas
14 Hewitt, Lleyton
15 Ferrer, David
16 Nieminen, Jarkko
17 Ginepri, Robby
18 Johansson, Thomas
19 Baghdatis, Marcos
20 Berdych, Tomas
21 Grosjean, Sebastien
22 Hrbaty, Dominik
23 Haas, Tommy
24 Andreev, Igor
25 Ferrero, Juan Carlos
26 Monfils, Gael
27 Acasuso, Jose
28 Rochus, Olivier
29 Verdasco, Fernando
30 Mathieu, Paul-Henri
31 Moya, Carlos
32 Tursunov, Dmitry

Chadwixx
05-22-2006, 02:34 PM
Its pointless to seed them if they dont place them in consistent sections of the draw. They will pull the old 1vs3 so fed has nalbandian, roddick will be in blakes quarter to face nadal in the semi's. Almagro will be in fed half along with the rest of the hot players.

Arafel
05-22-2006, 02:48 PM
When did they start doing 1-3 and 2-4 consistently? I can remember a lot of US Open and Wimbledon's where it was 1-4 2-3, so Borg got to play Gerulitis or Vilas and McEnroe and Connors had to go through each other. Always seemed to me that Borg had an easier time of it as a result. I recall the occasional 1-3 back then, but it seems more common now.

HollerOne5
05-22-2006, 02:48 PM
Its pointless to seed them if they dont place them in consistent sections of the draw. They will pull the old 1vs3 so fed has nalbandian, roddick will be in blakes quarter to face nadal in the semi's. Almagro will be in fed half along with the rest of the hot players.

Its just as likely as 1 vs 3 as 1 vs. 4.....it actually makes sense for the Number one seed to deserve to play the lower ranked, #4, in his half, while number 2 should battle number 3 in all theory. At most grand slams, it rotates and is the luck of the draw. Nothing is fact.....Any top 4 seeds could face any of the 5-8 seeds in the quarters, thats a fact.....

BabolatFan
05-22-2006, 02:51 PM
Oh ok..........

Max G.
05-22-2006, 02:54 PM
Haas is pretty low-ranked, and he could be dangerous - he started off the year well, but got knocked out of the claycourt season by that injury in Houston after which he never quite got his form back. If he plays like he did at the Australian, it could be interesting.

lacoster
05-22-2006, 07:38 PM
Andreev pulled out a long time ago.
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MR. 81
05-23-2006, 07:16 AM
If it's 1-3 I bet Fed won't make the final. Almagro, Nalbandian or Robredo will take him down. Just wait :mrgreen:

wyutani
05-23-2006, 07:20 AM
you forgot agassi mate'...

jamumafa
05-23-2006, 07:30 AM
He's not playing mate'

wyutani
05-23-2006, 07:32 AM
thanks mate'. :mrgreen:

Topspin-italian
05-23-2006, 07:51 AM
If it's 1-3 I bet Fed won't make the final. Almagro, Nalbandian or Robredo will take him down. Just wait :mrgreen:

Hope you're right man!

Moose Malloy
05-23-2006, 08:08 AM
Andreev pulled out a long time ago.

My bad. So the seeds from 24 on will be:

24 Ferrero, Juan Carlos
25 Monfils, Gael
26 Acasuso, Jose
27 Rochus, Olivier
28 Verdasco, Fernando
29 Mathieu, Paul-Henri
30 Moya, Carlos
31 Tursunov, Dmitry
32 Massu

Tchocky
05-23-2006, 08:18 AM
If it's 1-3 I bet Fed won't make the final. Almagro, Nalbandian or Robredo will take him down. Just wait :mrgreen:

You're crazy! No one can stop another Federer/Nadal rematch.

Moose Malloy
05-23-2006, 08:35 AM
You're crazy! No one can stop another Federer/Nadal rematch.

Stranger things have happened at the French.

The top 2 seeds haven't advanced to the final since '84.

Muster dominated the claycourt season in '96 & was upset in the 4th round.

Rios & Corretja played each other in 2 clay MS finals in '97, both were upset in the 4th round. #66 Kuerten took the title.

Rome champ Rios was the favorite in '98 & lost in the QF.

Kuerten won 2 clay MS in '99 & lost in the QF.

Costa upset Ferrero in a huge upset in the '02 final.

Verkerk, Gaudio, Puerta were all surprise finalists the last 3 years.

ACE of Hearts
05-23-2006, 09:02 AM
I agreed, this is clay.I just hope Fed gets through those early rounds.

MLoutch
05-23-2006, 09:45 AM
Maybe NO Hewitt the following is the press release from the hypo group tourny in Austria from this afternoon.


"Superstar Lleyton Hewitt’s injury was naturally the talk of the town today in Pörtschach. The Australian had seriously twisted his right ankle during yesterday’s match against Brazilian Marcos Daniel. Magnetic resonance imaging, performed by university lecturer Dr. Georg Lajtai today in the ALTIS private hospital in Villach, brought the following result. The injury consists of a severe overexpansion of the outer ligament of the right ankle. The injury causes severe pain and it is as yet uncertain whether the Australian will be able to participate in the French Open in Paris."

GRANITECHIEF
05-23-2006, 01:43 PM
Hewitt would get pummeled in FO anyway. If he is able to play, he will not be 100% physically and even Donald Young would beat him.

fastdunn
05-23-2006, 01:57 PM
Stranger things have happened at the French.

The top 2 seeds haven't advanced to the final since '84.

Muster dominated the claycourt season in '96 & was upset in the 4th round.

Rios & Corretja played each other in 2 clay MS finals in '97, both were upset in the 4th round. #66 Kuerten took the title.

Rome champ Rios was the favorite in '98 & lost in the QF.

Kuerten won 2 clay MS in '99 & lost in the QF.

Costa upset Ferrero in a huge upset in the '02 final.

Verkerk, Gaudio, Puerta were all surprise finalists the last 3 years.

Excellent stats collection on this great neutralizing surface.
As Lendle screamed out "This surface is absurd!" in his match
with 17 year old kid Chang in 1989(?).....

By the way, Federer is dominating like someone in 1984
and Nadal is dominating on clay like no one else did at the moment.
So maybe top seeds might make it to final 1st time since 1984.

But you're right. Clay produces lots of upsets.

Moose Malloy
05-23-2006, 02:50 PM
As Lendle screamed out "This surface is absurd!" in his match
with 17 year old kid Chang in 1989(?).....


Did he really say that? Funny, from someone who won 3 FO's

By the way, Federer is dominating like someone in 1984
and Nadal is dominating on clay like no one else did at the moment.
So maybe top seeds might make it to final 1st time since 1984.


Check out this article-Federer, Nadal Benefit From Clay Foes Disappearing

http://www.tennis-x.com/story/2006-05-22/c.php

Some good points:

"The lead-up to a Slam usually features a few breakout players with the ability to grind down a couple seeds early on, but this year's crop is thin, with Spaniard Nicolas Almagro one of the few real threats to the upper echelon."