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post #46 of 64 (permalink) Old 04-16-2006, 07:03 PM
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Re: Main Draw

Good to see Nole didn't tank his last round of qualies.

Haas has withdrawn and since Nole was #1 he'd have got the Lucky Loser spot.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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ok , I don't get it. Where is the confidence as a fan?
I believe it will be a tight match and Djo can win it. Even if he loses he'll learn a lot . Besides he is young and needs experience with as many different players and styles and playing against the best at this level is expected

Can anyone have confidence when he is playing FEDERER? I mean, sure the guy has to lose a second match eventually this year...

...or does he?

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Re: Main Draw

Honestly though, I think it will be tight - for a first match on clay there are many more players Federer would have wanted to face than Djokovic, he has the talent to make life very difficult indeed for the former. I mean come on, last year he faced Rusedski in the first round, that was the ideal soft opener.

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Roger can spank most players around a court like that. I could say Novak would win 6-0 6-0, but that's just silly.
Then don't say much
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Re: Main Draw

I will gladly wait for all of you to prove me wrong on this.

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Only if you define a great match as a typical 6-1, 6-2 Fed victory
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Haha... you know my style I'd rather be surprised than disappointed.

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Honestly though, I think it will be tight - for a first match on clay there are many more players Federer would have wanted to face than Djokovic, he has the talent to make life very difficult indeed for the former. I mean come on, last year he faced Rusedski in the first round, that was the ideal soft opener.
Federer doesn't normally win early round matches 0 and 1 at the best of times. Have to say good OOP tomorrow and players I like, too bad it will be delayed here cause of a stupid cricket match.

I will be writing reports on the blog, easier that way. This field has a distinct lack of claycourt clowns apart from the Srich, Bracciali and Rusedski which is a good thing, though Ivo would like to play at altitude.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Haha... you know my style I'd rather be surprised than disappointed.
You need to be more pessimistic.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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You need to be more pessimistic.


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Haha... you know my style I'd rather be surprised than disappointed.
This time I also would rather be surprised

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Ok, I am actually semi-serious here on that comment.

Nole is playing Federer, who is expected to take his beating.

My problem Gaudio hates playing S/Vs, he plays Henman and though Henman is more toothless tiger these days. Unlike other compatriots Gaudio struggles against him and I can see a straight sets loss and that's not good, when it's a guy's worst surface and your players best surface and the chance of losing is very high.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Main Draw

I hate Ivo karlovic's draw!

R1 A Martin and if he is lucky enough to survive that encounter he faces either a Qualifier or FEDERER!

Ivo... better luck next time!

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Re: Main Draw

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Ok, I am actually semi-serious here on that comment.

Nole is playing Federer, who is expected to take his beating.

My problem Gaudio hates playing S/Vs, he plays Henman and though Henman is more toothless tiger these days. Unlike other compatriots Gaudio struggles against him and I can see a straight sets loss and that's not good, when it's a guy's worst surface and your players best surface and the chance of losing is very high.

I thought I already WAS being pessimistic

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Re: Main Draw

Poor Nole

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