How do you first take in an important draw? - MensTennisForums.com

View Poll Results: When the draw comes out, what do you do?
go through line by line, starting at the top 16 21.92%
find my favourites, then the rest 41 56.16%
(high) seeds, then the rest 16 21.92%
read an article about the draw 0 0%
check the forums for key match ups etc 0 0%
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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-11-2010, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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How do you first take in an important draw?

For some of us, the announcement of an important tournament's draw is almost as exciting as some of the tournament itself. So how do you first take in the draw?

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Re: How do you first take in an important draw?

Interesting thread. I chose option A, line by line. Sometimes I get a little impatient and look for the big seeds but more often than not it's from top to bottom.

Can't wait for the AO draw to be released! Always exciting!
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Re: How do you first take in an important draw?

Use Ctrl + F to find the players I am interested in.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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Re: How do you first take in an important draw?

i look for my faves, then if my faves get a good draw i bash one out to pics of them. if they get bad draws, i cut myself. to be honest im rather indifferent, as you can tell.

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Re: How do you first take in an important draw?

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Interesting thread. I chose option A, line by line. Sometimes I get a little impatient and look for the big seeds but more often than not it's from top to bottom.

Can't wait for the AO draw to be released! Always exciting!
I get so excited about draws I become irrational. I think if I look at the draw in a certain way then it will be more to my liking . I think I'll TRY to go through line by line this time.

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Re: How do you first take in an important draw?

When the draw comes out I find Murray's quarter and look at his potential path to the QF, then I glance at the first couple of rounds for Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, and now I suppose Del Potro.

Over the next few days I read all the forum comments, and probably the day before play starts I go through line by line to see what I've missed.

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Re: How do you first take in an important draw?

Federer

i look at who he will face in the later stages, look at possible banana skins- then i look to see if he has joker or murray in the semis

then i look at nadals

i hope he will have davy, soderling, blake, nalbandian in his draw (>.>)
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Re: How do you first take in an important draw?

Very interesting. Usually I will search for the top seeds and after that line by line, but for this AO I'll immediately looking for the draw with the Dutchies.

Tsonga - Wawrinka - Del Potro - Gasquet - F.Lopez - Monfils - Haas - Janowicz - Youzhny - Tomic - Hewitt - Gulbis - Mahut - Haase - Schoorel - Sijsling - Huta Galung - De Bakker - Van der Duim - Westerhof - Middelkoop - Koolhof - Lootsma - S&T. Griekspoor - Sels - Van Rijthoven

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Re: How do you first take in an important draw?

Normally I just check out my favs and then some interesting early round setups. If I play eg. the ATP World Tour Draw Challenge I like to check up on H2H on every match and do some more additional research on recent form etc.

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Option B

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Re: How do you first take in an important draw?

line by line I don't discriminate

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Re: How do you first take in an important draw?

Start at the top, line by line, then when I hit an interesting matchup, I go check the stats for it. After that I go from the bottom until I hit another interesting matchup and go check stats. Then I get impatient going line by line and check my favourites that I haven't found yet.
After that I go randomly to check out the rest, stopping to check stats for interesting ones.
Short attention span, what can I say.
But I don't like to read comments before I've seen the entire draw myself.


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Re: How do you first take in an important draw?

1) Look at Berdych's, realise it's a piece of shit, then go under my bed and cry.
2) Come back an hour later and look at my other faves
3) Look line by line
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Re: How do you first take in an important draw?

I start at the top then see Feds got an easy draw complain for like a minute then I'll scan down till I see Murrays draw and anyalise in detail that for a while, I'll then scan down to see Nadal's draw, and argue that it is tougher then Feds but easier than Murrays, then I'll go through Nole's, Roddick's and Potro draw if I have time.

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seeds first, then line by line

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