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McEnroe: Nadal should be top seed at French Open

What does everyone think? Should Rafa's seeding be adjusted for FO, or should he be seeded according to the ATP ranking?


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McEnroe: Nadal should be top seed at French Open


Tennis is a numbers game and John McEnroe says that the seven Roland Garros titles Rafael Nadal owns add up to one result: Nadal should be the top seed for the 2013 French Open.

In a conference call with the media today to promote his appearance partnering Pete Sampras in an exhibition match against Tommy Haas and Ivan Lendl at the second annual Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic, September 21-22, McEnroe said the fifth-ranked Nadal deserves top-seeded status in Paris. The 1984 French Open finalist suggests the top players would support a seeding raise for Nadal — to save themselves from a potential quarterfinal clash with him.

“Let me put it to you this way: I guarantee you that none of those four guys, as great as they are, want to see him in the quarters,” McEnroe told TENNIS.com. “Quite honestly, I would seed him number one. I’d seed him number one, actually, because I think he deserves that. I think the other players deserve it.”

It’s unlikely Nadal, who trails David Ferrer by nearly one thousand points for the fourth spot in the ATP rankings, will crack the top four before Roland Garros sets it seeds. McEnroe says seeding Nadal ahead of Ferrer is a no-brainer and says the reigning champion should be seeded ahead of third-ranked Andy Murray as well.

“Certainly, you can’t even possibly question if he should be [seeded] ahead of David Ferrer, as much as I respect him, or for that matter even Murray on clay,” McEnroe told TENNIS.com. “Djokovic is the only one, given his accomplishments on clay, that you could possibly make an argument deserves to be seeded ahead of [Nadal]...I don't know that they [the Roland Garros seeding committee] are willing to change the seedings at their event."

McEnroe suggests the best-of-five set French Open format can benefit Nadal.

"It’s a little unclear in best-of-five sets, maybe it will help him, give him some more time," McEnroe said. "But I’m not quite sure where he is [physically] right now. I’ve only seen him a few times, but he’s looking pretty damn good to me.”

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Re: McEnroe: Nadal should be top seed at French Open

Zeballos should be seeded higher than Nadal.

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Re: McEnroe: Nadal should be top seed at French Open

in other words they want to cheat for him again.
i say NO, let him play rosol,zeballos,dodig,nalfatian...then QF
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Re: McEnroe: Nadal should be top seed at French Open

You'd rather play him in the quarters than in the final, that's for sure.
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Re: McEnroe: Nadal should be top seed at French Open

if rules permit switching the seeds, than he should. why not?

if owner/organizer can give wc to anyone they want (why to A not to B?) than they can surely give higher seed to clay goat who lost ranking because of injury.

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Re: McEnroe: Nadal should be top seed at French Open

He deserves it, but that doesn't mean the rules have to be changed. That makes the whole thing look amateur cause they are changing
the rules in favour of a certain player on a certain occasion. Rules are rules, they are not changed on whim.

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Re: McEnroe: Nadal should be top seed at French Open

#1 seed rarely wins RG. Only twice since 1993.
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Re: McEnroe: Nadal should be top seed at French Open

Cronin or someone did the top 5 seeding Winbledon style and it came out to be Djokovic Federer Nadal Ferrer Murray....

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Cronin or someone did the top 5 seeding Winbledon style and it came out to be Djokovic Federer Nadal Ferrer Murray....
that would be the most realistic imo, but it wouldn't be fair to push murray on 5th seed.

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Re: McEnroe: Nadal should be top seed at French Open

What´s all the fuss? Nadal will get to the final if he´s on opposites sides to Djoko. And if he loses before, so what? Roger attracts ten times more people than Piggy. Why change the rules?
Could any one explain to me which is the real damage for the owners of RG Tournament if they don´t change the rules? Nobody will attend or look at the final and semi-finals? How much money did they lose in 2009?

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Re: McEnroe: Nadal should be top seed at French Open

McEnroe is basically just repeating what I said on another thread. Plagiarism.
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The rules should be the same for everyone.

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Re: McEnroe: Nadal should be top seed at French Open

If the French Open and US Open didn't modify seeding for Serena Williams, why should they for Nadal?

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Re: McEnroe: Nadal should be top seed at French Open

Should Federer get top seed for Wimbledon? Cause he is 7th time champion and defends title? And Murray for USO?
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Re: McEnroe: Nadal should be top seed at French Open

Just leave it as normal. No biggie (piggy?)
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