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RG: Announces it will seed according to ranking

Nadal likely to be seeded 5. Interview with Gilbert Ysern, Roland Garros director, in L'Equipe today. Via @bluemathilde, he says:

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"What we've thought for Rafa was to seed him #1, not #2, #3 or #4 because he's the best player in the history of the tournament ever. We thought it would be a great tribute to him, but many people discussed about it and it unfortunately became an awful mud. So we decided to keep the normal top seeds. To be really clear, I want to add that Rafa never, never asked for anything on this subject "
Seems like they'll have to rig the draw instead then, to avoid Djokovic, Federer and Nadal all in the same half! That would be the nightmare scenario - Ferrer and Murray in one half alone would be a travesty!
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Seems like they'll have to rig the draw instead then, to avoid Djokovic, Federer and Nadal all in the same half! That would be the nightmare scenario - Ferrer and Murray in one half alone would be a travesty!
Would be a huge chance for whoever else is in that half to reach the final. Either that or Ferrer reaches the final, but that doesn't seem too likely still.

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If Murray reaches Roland Garros Final I will eat a hat.

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Nadal likely to be seeded 5. Interview with Gilbert Ysern, Roland Garros director, in L'Equipe today. Via @bluemathilde, he says:



Seems like they'll have to rig the draw instead then, to avoid Djokovic, Federer and Nadal all in the same half! That would be the nightmare scenario - Ferrer and Murray in one half alone would be a travesty!
That draw would be the most unbalanced thing I've ever seen. But the TD would never let that happen. We'll have a draw similar to Madrid's.

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If Murray reaches Roland Garros Final I will eat a hat.
If the draw pans out as Djokovic, nadal and Federer in one half and Ferrer and Murray in the other it may well happen.

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To be really clear, I want to add that Rafa never, never asked for anything on this subject...
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If the draw pans out as Djokovic, nadal and Federer in one half and Ferrer and Murray in the other it may well happen.
All the seeds could be in the other half and Clayray still wouldn't reach a Roland Garros final

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If the draw pans out as Djokovic, nadal and Federer in one half and Ferrer and Murray in the other it may well happen.
Usually I'd even say that Murray won't beat vulture but given what happened in Miami slow courts it wouldn't surprise me one bit.

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Usually I'd even say that Murray won't beat vulture but given what happened in Miami slow courts it wouldn't surprise me one bit.
How on earth is facing MP against Vulture on hardcourt a good sign that Murray will beat Ferrer on CLAY?

Just pray he won't face Wawrinka again

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Usually I'd even say that Murray won't beat vulture but given what happened in Miami slow courts it wouldn't surprise me one bit.
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How on earth is facing MP against Vulture on hardcourt a good sign that Murray will beat Ferrer on CLAY?

Just pray he won't face Wawrinka again
Ferrer isn't playing that great himself.

And the best of five always favour the top players. It gives more time for the opponents to choke.

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Good decision. But it still means they are gonna rig the draw.

Look at it this way: Whoever is #2 is guaranteed to be on the opposite side to Djokovic's. In addition, Nadal is guaranteed to be on the opposite side to Djokovic's. So Nadal and the #2 will be in the same half, which makes it extremely unfortunate for Murray as he will 99% be #2 by RG. That leaves Federer and Ferrer as #3 and #4. Maybe they'll choose to place Federer in Djokovic's half then. I sure hope so.


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Ferrer isn't playing that great himself.

And the best of five always favour the top players. It gives more time for the opponents to choke.
I highly doubt Ferrer will even reach the top players. He has an awful record at RG and as you said, is playing terribly. He'll probably get a cakewalk facing Hanescu, Istomin etc., but if he faces any decent player, he's in great danger of being bounced out early.

But if he gets to Murray, it should be no problem.

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Re: RG: Announces it will seed according to ranking

the draw will probably be rigged but if i had to bet on which slam is not rigged, then i would probably choose Roland Garros,so who knows.
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good news . Now lets hope Rafa draws Andy in the quarters

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