Originally Posted by flmmkrz
aye, I keep telling myself to stay away but it's the competitor in me I don't want to let this tourny beat me. So if I do go in i'm going in small but here's what i'm thinking....
I think spadea will take ivan, he's beaten him both times head to head, the knee, the non stop schedule, spadeas annoying ass style and the slow courts, ivans gotta lay an egg sooner or later seems like a good setting for it.
hrbaty-safin - who the hell knows, depends on which safin shows up
moya-johansson- moya should've lost to blake, but he gutted it out with help from blakes flakey mind, I think he takes tojo but he'll be tired by next round and should bow out then.
andreev-jcf - andreevs playing some nice ball right now, jcf wasnt impressing me with serve getting broken as many times as it did against canas. I think its jcf's match to lose but it wouldnt surprise me to see andreev win this one in straights, im staying off this for sure.
ferrer-bandy - he lost the first set to malisse but was solid in the second who knows what'd happen if it kept going. Bandy was in brutal form last week don't know if he's quite shook it yet, I see another possible upset here.
monfils- lee = monfils with 2 good wins, lee as well, more weapons with monfils, lees ride ends here.
nadal-verdasco- nice form against roddick, has got the firepower, has more of a hard court game then does nadal but I dont think hes mentally tough enough to put back to back impressive wins together yet. Nadal to win.
the more I think about it I like nadal single and spadea single, might sweeten the nadal with a couple womens matches to up the pot.
any thoughts on my takes?
hmmm...apart from ToJo I have to say I'm against you on all the above plays!