The draw for Hamburg has come out and Volandri at his best can once more reach the QF (and boy does he need his best to keep his points from last year Hamburg)
In round 1 he faces Pashanski. They met in Beunos Aires (one of Filos best tournaments so far this year) and Filo won 64 63 so he knows he can win.
In round 2 he faces either Ginepri or Grsojean and on clay Volandri can beat both. Volandri leads 2-1 over Grosjean in head to head (all on clay) and won the last 2 clay meetings in Stuttgart and last years Hamburg. for Ginepri, its 0-1... they met in Miami on hard and Ginepri won but on clay it would be different. I am confident Filo can beat either to go to round 3.
If he gets to round 3 he faces Acasuso or Ljubicic, obviously the hardest ones. For Ljubicic, Filo is 0-2, but neither game on clay while against Acasuso (surely the toughest battle) Filo is 1-4 (all clay)... and Filo lost in Monte Carlo this year v him.
So I am confident a good and physically in shape Filo can reach round 3. If Volandri concentrates then he can also beat Acasuso or Ljubicic but it would be tough.
Should he get through all of that it would likely be Gonzalez but lets not look that far ahead