French Open Men's Draw

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    Fed has Lopez, Wawa, Monfils, Cilic, Gulbis, Montanes, and Sod as seeds in his section.

    Nadal has Verdasco, Almagro, Kohlschreiber, Gonzo, Ljubbey, Bellucci, and Hewitt.

    Djoker has Roddick, Monaco, Melzer, Ferrer, Ferrero, Querrey, Hanescu.

    Muzza has Tsonga, GGL, Robredo, Youzh, Berd, Isner, and Baggy in his section.
     
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  2. The-Champ

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    I want a Nadal vs Söderling final!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  3. Hitman

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    Thanks for draw. Love Fed's pic in the background, a piece of sporting history. :)
     
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    Söderling has one of the worst draws ever. A very solid Montanes in R64, red-hot Gulbis in R32, Fed in Quarters. It's not gonna be easy for him repeating the final from last year.
     
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    Seeds who could go out 1st/2nd Round IMO

    Federer - JK.....:D

    OK seriously:

    Djokovic - Nothing to worry a/b in Korolev, but Giraldo could take a set if Djoker's still off his game a bit

    Murray - should breeze by Gasquet, who's too much of a inconsistent headcase to knock out Murray IMO

    Roddick - depends on his form. Niemenen is a tricky veteran, but not in good form either. After that, possibly Schwank who's a solid CCer and could cause the upset if Rod's not on his game.

    Cilic - his form has been everywhere lately. 2nd round match w/ DGT could spell trouble if he's off his game
     
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  7. The-Champ

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    so last year's draw with Nadal in the 4th, was easier? This is the time for him to prove it wasn't a fluke. He needs to get to the final if he wants to see Nadal again.
     
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    So wait, was Rafa's Wimbledon title a fluke since he didn't even show up to defend it?

    Just sayin....

    (trolling is as trolling does...:?)
     
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  9. aldeayeah

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    Wow, Murray's quarter seems rather weak. He may get to the semis, although I'll be pulling for The Baker :D

    OTOH he has the hardest 1R match.

    Expected runs:

    #1 Federer
    1R Luczak
    2R Tipsy
    3R Feli Lopez
    4R Wawrinka/Monfils
    QF Soderling/Gulbis
    SF Murray
    F Nadal

    #2 Nadal
    1R Mina
    2R Zeballos
    3R Hewitt/Becker
    4R Ljubicic
    QF Verdasco/Almagro/Gonzalez
    SF Djokovic/Ferrer
    F Federer

    #3 Djokovic
    1R Korolev
    2R Giraldo
    3R Hanescu
    4R Querrey/Ferrero
    QF Ferrer
    SF Nadal
    F Federer

    #4 Murray
    1R Gasquet
    2R Chela
    3R Baghdatis
    4R Berdych
    QF Youzhny/Robredo/Tsonga
    SF Federer
    F Nadal
     
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  10. The-Champ

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    yes it was! How's james tennis career going these days?
     
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  11. Anaconda

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    - I can already tell that this will be another Federer v Nadal final.

    - Djokovic, well he can get beaten by anyone at this moment

    - Roddick has to be happy, potentially could make the 4th round and maybe the QF if he plays his best.

    - Murray has too many big hitters to win.
     
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  12. bolo

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    I think he can do it!
     
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    wow at the first 3 rounds by Nadal...

    that is some serious competition....

    \sarcasm
     
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  14. bolo

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    One mans tomato is nadal's morning breakfast. :)
     
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    Yeah well, first let's see if Richie doesn't beat him in the very first match... :-?
     
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    Ow that hurts so bad I'm really crying right now since I live vicariously through a tennis player just like you do.
     
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    While practicing with Robby Ginepri for the Masters event in Rome, he broke his neck when he slipped on the clay and collided with the net post. In July his father died as a result of stomach cancer. At the same time Blake developed shingles, which temporarily paralyzed half his face and blurred his sight.

    Taken for Wikipedia.

    It takes someone with serious heart to be able to comeback and do what he did. I enjoy watching him play, and will miss him when he is gone.
     
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    Poor Almagro and Verdasco have the Nadal jynx, there's no avoiding him, in Murray's quarter any of them could have easily made semis and racked up a few points.

    Rafa's draw is packed, but he should pull through. Tricky quarter for Fed and Sod, Wawa, Gulbis and Monty may be also contenders for a QF post. Djoker vs Ferrer should battle for the 3rd semi. Murray's quarter should be simply dismissed outright from the tournament as a whole, what a joke.
     
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  19. vortex1

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    I am a Nadal fan and I can say that he got a clown draw. I wouldn't change it for Federer's in a million years. Old man Hewitt, Gonzo coming back from injury, slumping Djoker, exhausted Verdasco and not to forget "king of clay" Roddick.

    Fed will take care of all the ball bashers nicely :twisted:
     
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    Someone's getting mad!!! LOL :)


    these are just tennis players man....don't get too serious. Seems to me your happiness in life depends on what people say in this forum.
     
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  21. seffina

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    Yeah, because Soderling won RG and had made the finals two years before and taken it to five and four sets those years. So very comparable.
     
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    Holmes: For once vortex1, I agree with you :)
     
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    a nadal le gusta tomatitos por desayuno?

    hehe...
     
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    Why couldn't Robin have at least been in Murray's quarter? I would like him to make it to the semis at least. Same for Nando, at least in Djokovic's quarter.

    My desired semis would have been Robin/Nadal vs Nando/Federer, but it's an alright draw. Not a lot of match ups that jump out at me. But as they say lemons, lemonade.
     
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  25. Cesc Fabregas

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    I'm sick and tired of Nadal getting the hardest draw, Gianni Mina is a tricky opponent.
     
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    If alamagaroa was in his draw too and the people held, it could end up being very similar to his 2008 draw.
     
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    I know, it's getting ridiculous isn't it? His draw only gets harder when he plays the winner out of Zeballos and a qualifier. So tough. Do you think he will make it?
     
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  28. JeMar

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    So, what's up with Roddick and Djokovic ALWAYS ending up in the same quarter?
     
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    They are trying to duplicate their USO fireworks?
     
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    Awesome draw for Murray, I can guarentee he will make the final this time. Only Federer/Gulbis/Soderling could be a potential threat but if he plays to his potential, he can beat them all.
     
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  31. Omega_7000

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    Jeez I can't believe that people here are arguing about Rafito getting a tough draw!!! Who is this imaginary tough opponent in his draw?? I was hoping Soderling or Gulbis would whoop his *** but fortunately for Nadal, Fed will take care of both for him & will probably get his *** kicked by Nadal in the finals instead!

    This is a cakewalk draw for Nadal because all the big hitters (i.e. players that are a bad matchup for Nadal) are on Fed's half...
     
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  32. Omega_7000

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    Eh? Sarcasm?
     
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  33. Spider

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    Before the semi-final, who do you think can take Murray out? No one.
     
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    Goooooooooooooooooo Marin!

    I would hope Jo could take Murray out.
     
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  35. Omega_7000

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    Maybe but you said he will easily make it to the finals...
     
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    By the way, poor Verdasco.
     
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    Federer is his biggest threat but Murray leads the head to head 6-5, I think Murray will have a slight advantage. Gulbis will have nerves if he gets that far, so Murray will have the advantage. Soderling had one great tournament last year, he needs to prove himself further inorder to consider him as a major threat.

    As I see it, it's just Federer in his way and Murray will have his chances against him, if he plays to his potential.
     
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    LOL ! are you serious ?

    You can be funny at times - I remember you saying fed will take out murray in straights at the AO { which is what happened :)} ( slow HC - on which murray is far better than on clay ) and you expect murray to have a slight advantage vs federer on clay where murray is far worse ??

    oh and that time H2H was 6-4 in muzza's favour !
     
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  39. Spider

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    Federer was playing at a very high level at the AO, so I was objective then. Federer isn't playing as good tennis at the moment and Murray can capitalize on that. Despite hard court being Murray's best surface, his defense on clay, could cause lots of problems to Federer. I think people underestimate Murray a lot.
     
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  40. MichaelNadal

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    Rafa has an easy draw. I have no idea what some of you are talking about. He can beat anyone in his half handily. Fed gets Gulbis, Soderling and Wawrinka.
     
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    On the whole, Nadal is winning this tournament. It will take a huge monumental effort to take him out, and the way he is playing at the moment, even that won't be enough.
     
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    The Spaniards will cave in as usual against Nadal in the 2nd half.

    Fed has the toughest imaginable draw,

    Monfils/Wawrinka, Soderling/Gulbis (Gulbis is my pick in that match), and Tsonga (to beat Murray)

    two very good Frenchmen in his path, a lot ...

    His toughest match of the tournament until the F: 4th round against Monfils.
     
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    :lol: Is this a joke?
     
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    I'm not saying it was, but it actually had some good matchups for Soderling's playingstyle. I was just pointing out that with his relatively bad form and this draw, he will probably lose a lot of points.

    For instance, look at Tsongas draw. An animal would reach the quarters.
     
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    Alejandro falla is likely to beat tipsarevic. That guy has improve d alot and is very skillful
     
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    interesting draw and interesting opinions. Normally in analyzing the draw people usually come to the same conclusions, but reading through this thread there are so many conflicting opinions
     
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    Monfils has proven the past 2 years he cannot and will not beat Fed in a slam, even w/ the entire French Army behind him. Wawrinka is a mental midget in slams, hell I'd be surprised if he even reached Monfils. Gulbis may be a test, but realistically will not beat Fed in a slam, doesn't have the mentality at this stage. And Tsonga on clay?

    Like I said in the other thread, I fully expect a Fed/Nadal final 2 weeks from now. JMDP and Davy, who could've caused intrigue if healthy, are both out, Djoker's out of form, and Muzza's not up to snuff on clay. Verdasco's burning himself out playing meaningless 250 this week. All signs point to a Fed/Nadal final.
     
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    corrected: 4th round toughest for Fed with Monfils
     
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    I agree, but Fed could have tough matches in all of the above.
     
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  50. gold soundz

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    no draw is tough for federer remember, he always reaches at least the semis. but imo this is going to be a nadal federer final without a doubt even though im hoping federer's semi-final streak is broken.
     
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