Help me understannd the seeding arrangement at Las Vegas ?

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  1. Nick Irons

    Nick Irons Semi-Pro

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    I noticed that Hewitt and Safin, seeded 2 and 3 respectively, are squaring off in their Semifinal showdown and it struck me as odd. I have always understood seeding placements to be as:

    1
    8

    4
    5

    3
    6

    2
    7

    In this manner; you ensure a 1 and 2 Seeded Player(s) in the finals (If seeds advance)
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    The placement of the seeds at this tourney are/is (where we still can get a 1,2 Final)

    1
    6

    4
    8

    5
    3

    7
    2

    Obviously, not from Day 1, Round 1 as the seeds are playing a bunch of scrubbies; it is not until the Finals Round where we see the results of the seeds. But from the start of the Finals, we get an unbalanced Seeding arrangement.

    If Blake, The Number 1 Seed had advanced, he would have been playing the Number 6 Seed at the start of the Finals Round. This does not appear to be the correct way ? Should he not be facing the Number 8 Seed going into this Round ?

    Shouldn't, as is the best case scenario, Blake be facing Hewitt in the Finals ? But even better, should not Hewitt be playing the 4th or 5th Seed in the Semi's and NOT the 3rd Seeded Safin ?

    (My head hurts now)

    Am I missing something ?
     
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  2. Nick Irons

    Nick Irons Semi-Pro

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    Maybe I am confusing both sides of the draw on this one ?
     
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  3. scineram

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    It is as was always done, the right way.
    Random.
     
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  4. Fee

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    3 and 4 are not placed, they are drawn to determine which goes into the top and which goes into the bottom so yes, 2 and 3 can meet in the semi's in any ATP tournament.
     
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