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Andy Roddick USA (1) vs. Fernando Gonzalez CHI
Bohdan Ulihrach CZE vs. Lars Burgsmuller GER
Irakli Labadze GEO vs. Juan Ignacio Chela ARG
Paul-Henri Mathieu FRA vs. Taylor Dent USA (27)

Younes El Aynaoui MAR (18) vs. Galo Blanco ESP
Jurgen Melzer AUT vs. Tomas Behrend GER
David Ferrer ESP vs. Qualifier
Qualifier vs. Sjeng Schalken NED (16)
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Nicolas Massu CHI (12) vs. Jarkko Nieminen FIN
Marat Safin RUS vs. Brian Vahaly USA
Anthony Dupuis FRA vs. Todd Martin USA
Ivo Karlovic CRO vs. Mardy Fish USA (21)

Arnaud Clement FRA (30) vs. Nikolay Davydenko RUS
Qualifier vs. Igor Andreev RUS
Oscar Hernandez ESP vs. Nicolas Lapentti ECU
James Blake USA vs. Carlos Moya ESP (7)
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Andre Agassi USA (4) vs. wc-Todd Larkham AUS
Nicolas Mahut FRA vs. Qualifier
Karol Beck SVK vs. Stefan Koubek AUT
Thomas Enqvist SWE vs. Vincent Spadea USA (29)

Gustavo Kuerten BRA (19) vs. John van Lottum NED
Dmitry Tursunov RUS vs. Ivan Ljubicic CRO
Qualifier vs. Albert Portas ESP
Jose Acasuso ARG vs. Paradorn Srichaphan THA (13)
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Sebastien Grosjean FRA (9) vs. Mikhail Youzhny RUS
Jan-Michael Gambill USA vs. Gregory Carraz FRA
Dominik Hrbaty SVK vs. Flavio Saretta BRA
Gaston Gaudio ARG vs. Tommy Robredo ESP (20)

Robby Ginepri USA (32) vs. Luis Horna PER
wc-Chris Guccione AUS vs. wc-Alun Jones AUS
Nicolas Escude FRA vs. Hyung-Taik Lee KOR
Robin Soderling SWE vs. Rainer Schuettler GER (6)
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Guillermo Coria ARG (5) vs. Cyril Saulnier FRA
Olivier Mutis FRA vs. Hicham Arazi MAR
wc-Wayne Arthurs AUS vs. Qualifier
Greg Rusedski GBR vs. Albert Costa ESP (26)

Martin Verkerk NED (17) vs. Alex Corretja ESP
Raemon Sluiter NED vs. Mario Ancic CRO
Fabrice Santoro FRA vs. wc-Peter Luczak AUS
Thomas Johansson SWE vs. Mark Philippoussis AUS (10)
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Jiri Novak CZE (14) vs. Olivier Rochus BEL
Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo ESP vs. Qualifier
Qualifier vs. Qualifier
Andrei Pavel ROM vs. Max Mirnyi BLR (24)

Feliciano Lopez ESP (28) vs. Alberto Martin ESP
Joachim Johansson SWE vs. Alexander Popp GER
Nicolas Kiefer GER vs. Filippo Volandri ITA
Albert Montanes ESP vs. Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP (3)
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David Nalbandian ARG (8) vs. Qualifier
Qualifier vs. Richard Gasquet FRA
David Sanchez ESP vs. Wesley Moodie RSA
Victor Hanescu ROM vs. Wayne Ferreira RSA (31)

Agustin Calleri ARG (22) vs. Christophe Rochus BEL
Guillermo Canas ARG vs. Qualifier
Davide Sanguinetti ITA vs. Radek Stepanek CZE
Jean-Rene Lisnard FRA vs. Tim Henman GBR (11)
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Lleyton Hewitt AUS (15) vs. Qualifier
Xavier Malisse BEL vs. Karol Kucera SVK
Rafael Nadal ESP vs. Qualifier
Thierry Ascione FRA vs. Felix Mantilla ESP (23)

Jonas Bjorkman SWE (25) vs. Sargis Sargsian ARM
wc-Vadim Kutsenko UZB vs. wc-Todd Reid AUS
Qualifier vs. Dennis van Scheppingen NED
Qualifier vs. Roger Federer SUI (2)

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Re: Australian Open draw

ok let's talk about this draw..Paulo got a horrible first round,Dent is dangerous on this surface..i dont see our boy winning this match,sorry.
Arnaud plays Davydenko,a top 30 but arnaud can do it.i'm confident.he can pass 2 rounds and then play Carlos Moya (or James Blake..what a first round! )
Seb plays Youznhy who always brings bad memories..but seb is way stronger and will beat the russian guy...even tho it wont be a walk in a park.imo seb has a great chance to reach the quarters vs agassi.let's hope!
Richie: he can beat the qualifier but then he has to play Nalbandian so i dont see any chance for him..unless nalbandian is injured (as it seems to be) and withdraws..we'll see.
escude has also a good draw,he might play schuettler in second round but rainer lost twice in first round this year,he isnt the same player of last year,i guess..so nico can do it and maybe meet seb in 4th round!


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Yeuch. None of them have an easy draw, but the top half looks tougher to me than the bottom.

Good luck, guys....

you're going to need it!
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Re: Australian Open draw

i am hoping that arnaud will at least get through 3 rounds... so unfortunately carlos has to have his misfortune with the ankle ;p....
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