Indian Wells Draws --

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  1. sseemiller

    sseemiller Rookie

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    They are out, and posted at:

    http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/10/oncourt/draws/

    The men's doubles draw is the only main draw that isn't out yet, but the rest are there. There are some great first-round match-ups on the men's side, but the withdrawals on the women's side make the WTA a bit less interesting, IMO.

    On the men's side, only one top ten player is missing: #8 David Nalbandian, who according to Bob Larson Tennis, had nothing to defend and will probably retain his ranking even so.

    The next player missing is #24 Younes El Aynaoui, still suffering from his pre-Australian Open injury. He is the only other Top 40 player missing.

    So let the games begin. :lol:
     
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  2. baseliner

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    Roddick and Safin possibly in the 3rd round! Better get listing from TTC. Hope they have early round action.
     
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  3. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    Roddick vs. safin, safin wins again. This draw is looking awesome, Ferrero-Moya quarters, that would be bomb. Federer will take Hewitt if they meet, I say Moya wins it all btw.
     
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  4. Justyn Daniell

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    Ferrero/Moya quarter...that section is tough...If this was the French Open...some dream matches are possible with Massu, Calleri, Kuerten, Arazi, Ferrero, Lapentti, Moya, Verkerk, Ginepri, and Blake
     
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  5. sliceroni

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    I like the fact the Rod-neck has to face Safin early on. Let's see how he does against a fresh Safin. Federer shouldn't have any problems with Gonzales or Fish. A possible Srichaphan/Hewitt match-up would be sweet.
     
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  6. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    Roddick vs. Safin is gonna be awesome. Fish vs. Fed could be alright, but Fed will win that unless Fish is playing BOMB status. Gonzo vs fed? Can I say contrast? Srichaphan - Hewitt. What if srichaphan could finally beat him? That would be awesome.
     
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  7. C_Urala

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    Safin was pretty much fresh against Roddick at AO.
     
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  8. FEDisanAlien

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    Djokovic will scoop the 2016 Indian wells
     
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  9. NatF

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    One of the strangest bumps I've ever seen.

    Interesting to read the disappointment and hating on the draws during the weak era. Tennis at an all time low.
     
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  10. Ben42

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    And Roddick beats Safin in the 3rd round! Take that PureCarlosMoyaDrive!
     
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  11. Jaitock1991

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    Amazing how respectful posters used to be back then. They actually behaved themselves(99% of them).
     
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  12. haqqani1777

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    Whoa, I didn't see the date for the first post. I was like, Nalbandian came back? Then had to use my brain a little (all is good in the world now, have had my morning coffee) :)
     
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  13. HipRotation

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    What a disappointing run from peak Schüttler :(
     
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  14. NatF

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    Schuttler had a really good 2003, a final and 4R at all the slams + 2 titles + 3 SF's at the masters and 70 match wins, but he was basically done after that. Made the final of MC in 2004 and then the Wimbledon SF's in 2008. No other notable results.
     
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  15. HipRotation

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    Missing the Silver Medal in doubles with Nicolas Kiefer in 2004, could only be outdone in 5 sets by Fernando González and Nicolás "Olympic GOAT" Massú :eek:
     
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  16. tacou

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    Bumps like these should come with a time machine
     
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  17. MsDeb

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    i started reading the thread, and thought wtf? Roddick is coming back?
     
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  18. TheGhostOfAgassi

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    Got disappointed there... thought for a moment the draw was out surprisingly early for this year IW :oops:
     
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