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  1. Zaragoza

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    I'm not paying too much attention to the women's draw but I think Jankovic, Ivanovic and Safina are on the top half. The Williams are on the bottom half.
     
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    Dragging it out a bit, aren't they? :shock:

    I think they've talked about EVERY single first round match on the womens side.
     
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    I just started hearing it as well. Missed most of the women's draw, but ready for the guys.
     
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    Get to it already.
     
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  6. Zaragoza

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    Murray is on Nadal's half. Djokovic goes to Federer's half!
    Hewitt could play Nadal in 4th round.
     
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  7. marc45

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    semis or quarters for the williams?
     
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    QF would be Nadal-Simon/Monfils.
     
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    monfis vs blake
     
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    semis......
     
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  11. Bummer for Nadal. I think Djokovic would have been the better match up in this case, but I think he got a decent quarter. Hewitt in the fourth shouldn't be a problem for him, if they both even get there.
     
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    Gasquet-Hewitt 3rd round, the winner would play Nadal.
     
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    Tsonga is in, it seems.
     
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    I think Federer-Safin would play in 3rd round, nice match!
     
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    good news for fed, tough match against rafa could sap andy...if it is roger and novak we'll see if a year past mono he restores order against novak down under.....course he already did it at flushing...novak better give a better effort than he did there if they meet again in melbourne
     
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    thank you z
     
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    Roger enjoys playing Safin as well.
     
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    CRAP! I wanted Fed-Murray and Nadal-Joker in semis. I must protest! :)
    Fed was spared another beating from Murray...
     
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    I think Nadal starts against C.Rochus and could play Haas in 2nd or 3rd round.
     
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    Unless Safin turns it on, then it's not so fun.
     
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    Holy cow, Haas is still playing? Good to see him hanging in there, maybe he can make a run.
     
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  22. Let's just hope Safin plays well if this happens.
     
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  23. seffina

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    Rafa's Quarter
    Haas
    Gasquet
    Lleyton
    Gonzales
    Guccioni
    Simon

    I missed quite a few
     
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    These are the current seedings (some may be wrong, I'm working under background noise: )

    1. Nadal
    2 Federer
    3 Djokovic
    4 Murray
    5 Tsonga (doubtful?)
    6 Simon
    7 Roddick
    8 Del Potro
    9 Blake
    10 Nalbandian
    11 Ferrer
    12 Monfils
    13 Gonzales
    14 Verdasco
    15 Warinka
    16 Soderling
    17 Almargo
    18 Andrev
    19 Cilic (?)
    20 Berdych
    21 Robredo
    22 Stephanek
    23 Fish
    24 Gasquet
    25 Karlovic
    26 Safin
    27 F. Lopez
    28 Mathieu
    29 Turnisov
    30 Schuttler
    31 Melzer
    32 Kohlschreiber
     
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    Tsonga (if he plays), Blake, Verdasco and Nishikori are on Murray's quarter.
     
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    Djokovic-Roddick would play in the QF right? Then the winner would play Federer in the semis.
     
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    Federer's quarter: Seppi, Moya, Safin.
     
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    Federer's Quarter
    Seppi
    Moya
    Safin
    Berdych
    Wawrinka
    Ferrer
    Tipsy
    Cilic
    Del Potro
     
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    Hewitt-Gonzalez 1st round.
     
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    Hewitt - Gonzalez is the pick of the 1st round matches!
     
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    Some really interesting early rounds match-ups.
     
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    when are they gonna put these on the site?... not simultaneously as the broadcast i guess
     
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    I don't think it'll be out until tomorrow?
     
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    Del Potro will progress out of that quarter I have a feeling for some reason :)
     
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    I think he said that they want to plant the Quailifiers and the put it up or around 7 pm australian time. :confused:
     
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    but it is tomorrow down under! i want my draw!:)
     
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    Really? Like what? The first 4.5 days are probably all I 'll get to watch this time :cry:
     
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    great, 3 in the morning for me:(
     
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    Murray-Pavel in 1st round. I thought Pavel had retired.
     
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    Gonzo/Hewitt is the only one so far, by ear maybe.
     
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    Yeah,like the one he received in USO final :).

    Well Gonzo-Hewitt and potentially Fed-Safin,Nadal-Haas might be interesting as well.Also potentially Gasquet-Hewitt in 3d round.
     
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    Roddick:2nd round Llodra, 3rd round Kohlschreiber/Querrey/Ferrero, 4th round Nalbandian, QF Djokovic, SF Federer.
     
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    So Federer/Seppi again?
     
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    thanks!.....
     
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    The first real test for Nadal should be the 3rd round: Tursunov/Haas/Schwank. 4th round: Hewitt/Gasquet/Gonzalez. QF: Monfils/Simon. SF: Murray/Tsonga.
    I can't say I'm happy but it could have been worse.
     
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    I'm sad Simon, Rafa, and Gasquet are in the same draw.
     
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    Yeah, it's not the easiest draw, but I don't think it's too bad. Just the lack of qualifiers.
     
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    Oscar Hernandez ESP
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    Janko Tipsarevic SRB

    Match up of the first round :D
     
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    I think Murray and Djokovic have better draws than Federer and Nadal. I don't see anyone stopping them before the QF. Then Murray-Tsonga and Djokovic-Roddick could be nice matches.
     
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