I'm never one to be overly bothered when my favourite players are handed difficult draws. I agree with Viken that it will be interesting to see how he copes with it.
I like difficult draws sometimes for the sake of entertainment. Mainly the only time I get bothered about bad draws are in Grand Slams.
Other times, I just comment on it as part of an analysis.
I like the difficult draws too, as I prefer my favourite players to be tested as hard as possible. Although I wouldn't mind them playing a "soft" opponent in their opening rounds.
Originally Posted by Tennis-Engineer
It is about time to revenge Wawrinka !
David can outplay him on clay.
... And for Wawrinka, I also believe David has better chances on clay...
Stan's best surface is clay. Last year, he played a very close match against Rafa in Stuttgart final. It might have been a straight-set defeat (Stan lost to Rafa 4-6 5-7) but it was a really, really tough match. It lasted 130 minutes...
Originally Posted by PMK is Innocent
Wawrinka's best surface is clay, but at least he will get some good matches here, which is what he needs.
Every year I regret not having a few days off around the tournament time to be there - every year I think: I'll be there next year, definitely.
And end up never going.
I love the tournament, the city - everything about Barcelona fascinates me. I know David loves it too.
Am only hoping he can bring the Monte Carlo form into this tournament & just enjoy himself out there.
Barcelona is one my favourite cities in the world, and I really want to attend this tournament one day.
I will be there next year, definitely.
Love the city, love tennis on clay, have friends there. Perfect conditions for my first tournament (I've never been to a tennis tournament before
Claudia and Scott, even if you are there next year, it will be better not to meet you because you will most probably get embarrassed by my clumsiness.