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Paris Predictions

Will Rafa or Roger win it? Will Rafa or Roger play it?

I've read Roger is out of Basel, but nothing about Paris yet...if I were Rafa i'd dump basel and rest for paris...just to try to get the 5th shield of the year before roger does

anyway, news on roger and predictions...go
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I highly doubt Roger will play. I really hope Rafa plays.

I'm gonna stick my neck on the line and say A-Rod will win it, I have a hunch he's gonna come into form.
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Re: Paris Predictions

I think the contenders are:

1. Andy Roddick
2. James Blake
3. Ivan Ljubicic
4. Robby Ginepri
5. Radek Stepanek

This is taking into consideration that Agassi, Federer, Nadal, Safin and Hewitt don't play. If these guys do play, I'd put Safin at the top, then Federer, then Hewitt after Roddick. Agassi would be somewhere up there too.

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Re: Paris Predictions

I'll go with Roddick. Now watch him lose in the 1st round again.
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I'll go with Roddick. Now watch him lose in the 1st round again.
Don't get my hopes up.
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I'll go with Roddick. Now watch him lose in the 1st round again.
He'll get a bye, so he'll lose in the 2nd round. no worries

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He'll get a bye, so he'll lose in the 2nd round. no worries
You cheeky little thing
He won't be getting byes much longer the way he's going
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Too early to make predictions about it IMO.

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I can't remember the last time Roddick has done something relevant in non-English speaking countries, is that a mental block? Bangkok 2004 must've been his last expressive result. He's still a favorite, but I'd put a well-rested Ljubicic ahead of him.

There's still no news about Federer, Nadal, Hewitt, Safin and Agassi, is there? I do hope they can play, but I doubt it - maybe Nadal, Hewitt and Agassi will, but unfortunately Federer is the least likely to play there =/

If all of them play, I'm not sure Federer and Safin would be the biggest favorites coming off a rather long lay-off with apparently serious injuries, so I'd say Nadal is along with Ljubicic and Roddick. Hewitt will cause some fuss too, if he's ok and Agassi, certainly.


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I can't remember the last time Roddick has done something relevant in non-English speaking countries, is that a mental block? Bangkok 2004 must've been his last expressive result. He's still a favorite, but I'd put a well-rested Ljubicic ahead of him.
To be fair, he plays very few events in non-English speaking countries.
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No way that Roddick loses 4 matches in a row in ATP tourny play.
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I don't think Federer will play Paris. Rafa is iffy. With those two out I think the faves as listed

1. Andy Roddick
2. James Blake
3. Ivan Ljubicic
4. Robby Ginepri
5. Radek Stepanek

could be rearranged as follows:

1.Ljubicic
2.Ginepri
3.Blake
4.Roddick
5.Stepanek

Stepanek and Ginepri will come in super motivated and may play above themselves. I think Ivan can take it all though.
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I think the contenders are:

1. Andy Roddick
2. James Blake
3. Ivan Ljubicic
4. Robby Ginepri
5. Radek Stepanek
Realistically, Roddick isn't even a contender for the title. I'll be surprised if he gets through a single seeded-player.
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No way that Roddick loses 4 matches in a row in ATP tourny play.
He might win some matches in Lyon this coming week (if he doesn't, it's retirement time.), then lose in Paris

Mind you, he made the semis in Paris in 2003 when he was exhausted, and had chances to make the final too. But, even though he was tired, he was playing with confdence. And that's the difference - he has none at the moment.

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