AO 2019 Big 3 draws

TripleATeam

Legend
This is becoming a tradition I rather enjoy. Enjoy!

Djokovic:
R128: Qualifier
R64: Tsonga
R32: Shapovalov
R16: Medvedev
QF: Nishikori
SF: Zverev
F: Nadal/Federer

Nadal:
R128: Duckworth
R64: Ebden/Struff
R32: de Minaur
R16: Edmund/Berdych/Schwartzman
QF: Dimitrov/Isner/Anderson
SF: Federer
F: Djokovic/Zverev

Federer:
R128: Istomin (Djokovic slayer)
R64: Qualifier
R32: Monfils
R16: Tsitsipas/Basilashvili
QF: Khachanov/RBA/Cilic
SF: Nadal
F: Djokovic/Zverev

R128: Bedene
R64: Chardy/Humbert
R32: Simon
R16: Chung/Kyrgios/Wawrinka/Raonic
QF: Coric/Thiem
SF: Djokovic
F: Nadal/Federer
 
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ak24alive

Legend
Given Rafael's not so great form so far Berdych and Anderson can be a problem for him before the Semis.
I don't see anyone who can even touch Djoker before the finals considering Zverev is injured and even if it isn't serious he ain't beating Djoker this AO.
As for the Oldman maybe Tsitsi can pose some challenge in R4 and then there's Cilic and Khachanov in the QF. Regardless I think it's a good draw for Rog. If Anderson makes the semis he can be a good challenge for Rog but I don't think Fed is losing again to Kandy at a slam. With the form Rog is in I think we are in for Djokerer final unless Nadal gets his form back and beats Roger.
 

TripleATeam

Legend
I think these draws may be the most balanced they've been in a while. Only significant difference is Tsonga being drawn to Djokovic in R2, but I think the upset potential there is offset by the fact that Federer/Nadal probably have the harder SF.

I think this is shaping up to be a good tournament!
 

Nadal_Django

Hall of Fame
I think Cilic could be nightmare matchup for Federer. The guy is flying under the radar at the moment, he isn't pre tournament favourite like in WB last year, so in that regard no pressure whatsoever, while he surely is brimming with confidence after he won the Davis Cup for Croatia. Watch out!
 

RaulRamirez

Hall of Fame
I haven't seen the full draw yet...just this...so am glad they at least did 1-4 and 2 v. 3. On paper, Novak has tough second thru 4th round matches......Where are Murray and Stan "floating"?
 

TripleATeam

Legend
I haven't seen the full draw yet...just this...so am glad they at least did 1-4 and 2 v. 3. On paper, Novak has tough second thru 4th round matches......Where are Murray and Stan "floating"?
Stan in Zverev's quarter, in a section of death. Murray in Federer's quarter, Khachanov's section. Drew RBA first round.
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
Djokovic's draw could have actually been worse. He could have drawn Wawrinka in round 2 instead of Tsonga and had Federer in the SF. At least if he makes it there, he only has to play one of Fedal. His road starts early though and better not be playing around like he was in Doha.
 

junior74

G.O.A.T.
Djokovic's draw could have actually been worse. He could have drawn Wawrinka in round 2 instead of Tsonga and had Federer in the SF. At least if he makes it there, he only has to play one of Fedal. His round starts early though and better not be playing around like he was in Doha.
I agree. Medvedev is the dark horse in his draw IMO. Can be truly spectacular if he settles on high level. Tsonga, Shaps, Kei can't hurt Novak.
 

BGod

Legend
Tsitsipas lost to Seppi today. Zverev isn't make the semifinal.

Nadal is a bum if he doesn't reach semis with that draw although if Dimitrov is on fire he should win.
 

EloQuent

G.O.A.T.
Eh...
R128: Gulbis
R64: Kyrgios/Raonic
R32: Chung
R16: Zverev
QF: Coric/Thiem
SF: Djokovic
F: Nadal/Federer

That's a really tough draw.
It's tough on paper, but Chung and Nick are out of shape and Zverev sucks at slams. Who do you see winning that section? Maybe Raonic has a chance too. Then QF against Coric/Thiem will be tough.
 

RaulRamirez

Hall of Fame
Tsitsipas lost to Seppi today. Zverev isn't make the semifinal.

Nadal is a bum if he doesn't reach semis with that draw although if Dimitrov is on fire he should win.
3rd and 4th rounds ... on paper ...are not cupcakes, and how healthy is he?
 

Rhino

Legend
Quite happy with Rogers draw for once. Nadal should make the semi too, but will probably pull out injured after winning his quarterfinal.
 

BGod

Legend
Eh...
R128: Gulbis
R64: Kyrgios/Raonic
R32: Chung
R16: Zverev
QF: Coric/Thiem
SF: Djokovic
F: Nadal/Federer

That's a really tough draw.
How so?

Chung is a question mark with his injury. Zverev is worthless in Bo5 until proven otherwise and neither Coric or Thiem have shown anything on fast hard.

He's got IMO a pretty smooth path to Novak and if he wins that whoever he gets in final doesn't mattet. I put $20 on him at 36-1 before draw came out and real happy bout it.
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
How so?

Chung is a question mark with his injury. Zverev is worthless in Bo5 until proven otherwise and neither Coric or Thiem have shown anything on fast hard.

He's got IMO a pretty smooth path to Novak and if he wins that whoever he gets in final doesn't mattet. I put $20 on him at 36-1 before draw came out and real happy bout it.
Dude that draw is tough as hell. Lol. He has to get to Zverev first which isn't a sure thing. Gulbis will make him work and Raonic could very well defeat him like at the USO.
 

NatF

Bionic Poster
Non of the draws seem super tough.

- Djokovic's draw is very easy on paper, Tsonga is a very tough second round but otherwise there's little else to give him trouble really.
- Nadal has avoided the big hitters so unless he's playing hurt he should have no problems. If he's off his game maybe Anderson could give him some trouble if he serves really well. He's got the harder SF opponent though e.g. Fed
- Federer's draw looks fine tbh but is the toughest of the three, I can see Monfils taking a set if Fed isn't sharp and maybe Tsitsipas too but I doubt he loses before the QF here. Khachanov if he plays as he can might be the toughest QF though, Cilic hasn't been in good form so not expecting him to take out Fed.
 

raph6

Semi-Pro
Given Rafael's not so great form so far Berdych and Anderson can be a problem for him before the Semis.
I don't see anyone who can even touch Djoker before the finals considering Zverev is injured and even if it isn't serious he ain't beating Djoker this AO.
As for the Oldman maybe Tsitsi can pose some challenge in R4 and then there's Cilic and Khachanov in the QF. Regardless I think it's a good draw for Rog. If Anderson makes the semis he can be a good challenge for Rog but I don't think Fed is losing again to Kandy at a slam. With the form Rog is in I think we are in for Djokerer final unless Nadal gets his form back and beats Roger.
Neither Tsitsipas nor Cilic are in form. Tsitsipas struggled in Perth and just lost in Sydney while Cilic was injured during all the off season. I think Roger's draw is great and the biggest threat before the semi will be Basilashvili.

As for Nadal, big hitters like Berdych, Edmund and Anderson will be a real problem for him if he is not physically ready.

A SF between Roger and Anderson seem very probable in this part of the draw.
 

TripleATeam

Legend
How so?

Chung is a question mark with his injury. Zverev is worthless in Bo5 until proven otherwise and neither Coric or Thiem have shown anything on fast hard.

He's got IMO a pretty smooth path to Novak and if he wins that whoever he gets in final doesn't mattet. I put $20 on him at 36-1 before draw came out and real happy bout it.
That might've been true if Stan was that consistent. He's not, especially not where he is now. Any of these guys I'd consider dangerous. Gulbis, Raonic, and Zverev are sure to make him work for it, and that isn't good with his body.
 

MS_07

Rookie
This is becoming a tradition I rather enjoy. Enjoy!

Djokovic:
R128: Qualifier
R64: Tsonga
R32: Shapovalov
R16: Medvedev
QF: Nishikori
SF: Zverev
F: Nadal/Federer

Nadal:
R128: Duckworth
R64: Ebden/Struff
R32: de Minaur
R16: Edmund/Berdych/Schwartzman
QF: Dimitrov/Isner/Anderson
SF: Federer
F: Djokovic/Zverev

Federer:
R128: Istomin (Djokovic slayer)
R64: Qualifier
R32: Monfils
R16: Tsitsipas
QF: Khachanov/RBA/Cilic
SF: Nadal
F: Djokovic/Zverev

R128: Bedene
R64: Chardy/Humbert
R32: Simon
R16: Chung/Kyrgios/Wawrinka/Raonic
QF: Coric/Thiem
SF: Djokovic
F: Nadal/Federer

Fed can meet basilashvilli in R4 and Sir Andy Murray in QF if they play well ..

Basilashvilli vs tsisipas should be a good one
 

NatF

Bionic Poster
Nishikori :rolleyes:
Init :-D No doubt someone will bump the infamous 90's Clay thread after that match (assuming it happens). Their AO 2016 match epitomises Nishikori, Djokovic had been out on court for hours playing ping pong with Simon in the previous round, does Nishikori smell blood? Does he come into the match with serious intensity? Nope. He sprays UE's from the off and goes down meekly...
 

Raphael Nadal

Professional
Given Rafael's not so great form so far Berdych and Anderson can be a problem for him before the Semis.
I don't see anyone who can even touch Djoker before the finals considering Zverev is injured and even if it isn't serious he ain't beating Djoker this AO.
As for the Oldman maybe Tsitsi can pose some challenge in R4 and then there's Cilic and Khachanov in the QF. Regardless I think it's a good draw for Rog. If Anderson makes the semis he can be a good challenge for Rog but I don't think Fed is losing again to Kandy at a slam. With the form Rog is in I think we are in for Djokerer final unless Nadal gets his form back and beats Roger.
if Rafael is in the SF, then Rafael is in form:)
 

Subway Tennis

Hall of Fame
Djokovic's draw is by far the toughest of the 3. But it's a bit like Rafa at FO, Djokovic at the AO carries such an aura that you can put anyone in his way and he should still clear a path.

Federer fans should be more than happy with Roger's draw.

Nadal has drawn a red-hot Berdych a round earlier than Federer did last year at the same rank, unfortunately.

Of all the notable players in the tourney I would say Stan's is the toughest draw I've seen.

Murray has also drawn poorly, and will be an early casualty (he faces an in-form RBA). People will handwring and call time on Andy's career when in reality RBA is in probably career best form atm and an extremely tough opponent.
 

Raphael Nadal

Professional
Non of the draws seem super tough.

- Djokovic's draw is very easy on paper, Tsonga is a very tough second round but otherwise there's little else to give him trouble really.
- Nadal has avoided the big hitters so unless he's playing hurt he should have no problems. If he's off his game maybe Anderson could give him some trouble if he serves really well. He's got the harder SF opponent though e.g. Fed
- Federer's draw looks fine tbh but is the toughest of the three, I can see Monfils taking a set if Fed isn't sharp and maybe Tsitsipas too but I doubt he loses before the QF here. Khachanov if he plays as he can might be the toughest QF though, Cilic hasn't been in good form so not expecting him to take out Fed.
actually even if Rafael is off his game he'll beat Anderson, because he leads Anderson 5-0 and only ever lost ONE set:)
 

Eren

Professional
Djoke's first real test is in the final and the Fred's first real test is in the SF?

Let's see if Fedal can even meet each other this year.
 
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