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Can Olivier Rochus reach the semis?

Look at his draw. Now he has Alberto Martin. Despite a 0-4 record, I think that Olli can win this one, after thrashing Vanek 6-2 6-0 6-2.
Then could come Stepanek. He's shown good clay performances but he is not the best. I can see Olli winning that one. Then could come Ferrer or Ljubicic. Clay isn't Ljubo's fave surface, and Ferrer is beatable despite a good record on clay.
Then his run could end against Nadal...In the semis.

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Re: Can Olivier Rochus reach the semis?

If it helps you root for your country, go for it. Although, I think you'll have better chances in womens (as will the USA...as much as I'd rather have blake do well than Venus).
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Re: Can Olivier Rochus reach the semis?

i think olivier will beat martin, but i rather saw malisse in the third round.
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Re: Can Olivier Rochus reach the semis?

no
Martin will beat him

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Re: Can Olivier Rochus reach the semis?

he has to get past martin
I think he can & should
a great opportunity for him
the draw is not very intimidating

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Re: Can Olivier Rochus reach the semis?

even if he beats Martin and stepanek, Ferrer will beat him

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Re: Can Olivier Rochus reach the semis?

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Look at his draw. Now he has Alberto Martin. Despite a 0-4 record, I think that Olli can win this one, after thrashing Vanek 6-2 6-0 6-2.
Then could come Stepanek. He's shown good clay performances but he is not the best. I can see Olli winning that one. Then could come Ferrer or Ljubicic. Clay isn't Ljubo's fave surface, and Ferrer is beatable despite a good record on clay.
Then his run could end against Nadal...In the semis.

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Re: Can Olivier Rochus reach the semis?

maybe little Rochus can make semis of a Slam on the Playstation platform
but not in tennis where real men play against each other

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Re: Can Olivier Rochus reach the semis?

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even if he beats Martin and stepanek, Ferrer will beat him
Ferrer is gone

Oli really does have a chance.

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Re: Can Olivier Rochus reach the semis?

I think Ollie is great but clearly he's not the best performer in the slams over 5 set matches.

I didn't pick him for my fantasy team because his record has not been impressive in the slams and I was glad I didn't.

Then again, I picked Stepanek and look how that ended. What a dumb section of the draw that's turned out like.
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Re: Can Olivier Rochus reach the semis?

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