Just admit it....you love them!!
Here's something original and never to be done by any sane people...I'm backing Stepanek!
Stepanek x Tursunov @ 1.70 (2 units)
Stepanek will be keen not to look like even more of an ass after Czech Republic's relegation and his lack of commitment (although made clear at the start of the year). The surface favours the big serve and volleyer and he has had a lot of success indoors, as opposed to outdoors. Lee has had limited success on either hard surface and prefers slower courts.
Tursunov likes fast courts, although maybe not as fast as indoors. Calatrava can't even win on his favourite surface this year let alone one that is completely alien to him. He boasts an incredible 4/16 record this year and will be lacking in confidence...I hope!
Gimelstob @ 1.66 (3 units)
It was this one or Bjorkman...and I thought that this was more certain. Lapentti is less at home on faster surfaces and has just proved that in the latest DC tie. He was forced to play long and hard for all 3 days and has had to fly into Ho Chi Minh from Austria...he should be tired and underprepared.
For any of you that care about my opinions...I believe that Jonas will win (leads 3/1 h2h) but beware!! Carlsen is at home on faster surfaces which suit his game considerably...