I was thinking of you when I saw the draw, because I knew you would be happy with it. It is a must win for Fred.
The french guy is playing at home, but realy Gil couldn't ask for a easier draw in an ATP tournament, so i'm happy, but not going to be easy though. And Gil not a good Hardcourt player, but he need this win badly, because after Montpellier he will play only in Valencia (qualies) till the end of the season. He needs to be in AO MD, IMO.
Man, Mahut got the short end of the stick here. Simon R1, Nalbandian likely R2, Tsonga QF, Isner/Monfils SF. Too bad, I was hoping he could do damage here. Maybe he can pull off some upsets.
I know now it's easy to talk, but now we know that Nico will lose 1st round here. He's too tired from Orleans. Period. Hope i'm wrong, though. I like Nico.