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Barcelona draw discussion

Labamba
04-26-2008, 06:43 PM
fairly interesting draw :yeah: not the easiest possible for Nadal, but he should win nevertheless

Who's going to make the final from the bottom half?

btw, three Americans in the draw (Blake, Spadea, Ginepri), which is always surprising in a non-mandatory European clay court event...



[1] Rafael Nadal vs Bye
Peter Luczak vs Potito Starace
Vincent Spadea vs [WC] Alberto Martin
Jose Acasuso vs [16] Feliciano Lopez

[11] Juan Carlos Ferrero vs Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
Ivo Minar vs Qualifier
Ernests Gulbis vs Janko Tipsarevic
Bye vs [5] Carlos Moya

[4] James Blake vs Bye
Dennis Gremelmayr vs Qualifier
Marcos Daniel vs Ivan Navarro
Kevin Anderson vs [15] Dimitry Tursunov

[10] Nico Almagro vs Viktor Troicki
Jurgen Melzer vs Filippo Volandri
Mario Ancic vs Mischa Zverev
Bye vs [7] Andy Murray


[8] Ivo Karlovic vs Bye
Marcel Granollers vs Albert Montanes
Juan Pablo Brzezicki vs Pablo Cuevas
Qualifier vs [12] Jarkko Nieminen

[14] Stanislas Wawrinka vs Qualifier
Qualifier vs Robby Ginepri
Augustin Calleri vs Thomas Johannson
Bye vs [3] David Nalbandian

[6] Tommy Robredo vs Bye
Robin Haase vs Qualifier
Teimuraz Gabashvili vs Guillermo Coria
Oscar Hernandez vs [9] Guillermo Canas

[13] Fernando Verdasco vs Nico Lapentti
Santiago Ventura vs Qualifier
Werner Eschauer vs Juan Ignacio Chela
Bye vs [2] David Ferrer

http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2008/425/mds.pdf

jazar
04-26-2008, 06:45 PM
pretty tough bottom quarer. could be some very interesting matches

l_mac
04-26-2008, 06:46 PM
I'm hoping Nadal might not give 200% next week.

Maybe Moya will beat him.

Muzza to win :rocker2:

Action Jackson
04-26-2008, 06:47 PM
Blake, Spadea, Ginepri, were promised discount whores.

Wawrinka to make the final just to be different.

Xavidbz
04-26-2008, 06:47 PM
I'll bet on Fat Dave, he impressed me against Boredo in MC! :eek:

l_mac
04-26-2008, 06:54 PM
I'll bet on Fat Dave, he impressed me against Boredo in MC! :eek:

He might have to play Wawa. He doesn't do so great against him.

Roland9
04-26-2008, 07:07 PM
Strong field..

If Nadal should skip a tournament (which I don't agree), I'd say it's this.

TheBoiledEgg
04-26-2008, 07:10 PM
Blake, Spadea, Ginepri, were promised discount whores.

Wawrinka to make the final just to be different.

Blake paying the Spanish Fed to make him look good this week after Queer Boy's run to 1/4 in Monte Carlo :devil:

safin-rules-no.1
04-26-2008, 07:12 PM
Nandrolone Canas

Xavidbz
04-26-2008, 07:20 PM
He might have to play Wawa. He doesn't do so great against him.

I know Boredo always chokes, but Nalb did play a vgood march.:p

rocketassist
04-26-2008, 07:23 PM
Murray and Volandri always end up in close proximity in clay tourneys.

I know Boredo always chokes, but Nalb did play a vgood march.:p

Boredo isn't a choker, he's just crap.

FedFan_2007
04-26-2008, 07:37 PM
Looking forward to Blake/Nico QF.

Henry Chinaski
04-26-2008, 07:54 PM
Wawrinka to make the final just to be different.

I was going to say Stanley just to be different as well. So I'll stick with Stanley, but not to be different now.

[10] Nico Almagro vs Viktor Troicki
Jurgen Melzer vs Filippo Volandri
Mario Ancic vs Mischa Zverev
Bye vs [7] Andy Murray

That's an interesting section. I could see any one of 5 players coming through it.

ChinoRios4Ever
04-26-2008, 08:16 PM
in a normal situation the King has to make the final, but i think he will tank to give Cañas the chance to repeat the last year final ;)

tangerine_dream
04-26-2008, 08:39 PM
More brilliant MTF logic. Bash the Americans for not playing on clay then bash them when they do.

Adler
04-26-2008, 08:42 PM
Ferrer to the final, I think he'll get past Chela, who plays shit recently

finishingmove
04-26-2008, 08:57 PM
Pics man ... wtf is this thread ? :)

Corey Feldman
04-26-2008, 09:02 PM
[4] James Blake vs Bye
Dennis Gremelmayr vs Qualifier
Marcos Daniel vs Ivan Navarro
Kevin Anderson vs [15] Dimitry Tursunov:lol: what an absolute muggy part of the draw ... and unfortunate that Muzza was just below it

only Almagro in the way of a semi for him here possibly

Mansave_75
04-26-2008, 11:13 PM
Ferrer or Nalby are the possible runner-up.

adee-gee
04-26-2008, 11:59 PM
Good chance for Coria to get an ATP win, Gaba is definitely beatable.

Bibberz
04-27-2008, 12:48 AM
More brilliant MTF logic. Bash the Americans for not playing on clay then bash them when they do.

I think it's perfectly logical, actually:

(1) Bash those Americans who decide not to play.
(2) Bash those Americans who decide to play but who play poorly.

It's not as if anyone bashes them for not playing and then for deciding to play. That would be illogical.

Henry Chinaski
04-27-2008, 02:22 AM
:lol: what an absolute muggy part of the draw ... and unfortunate that Muzza was just below it

only Almagro in the way of a semi for him here possibly

well ancic beat him a few weeks ago so it's not like mugro is the only obstacle.

and unless it's the same people bashing americans for not playing and for playing then it makes no sense to whinge about it.
because you could take any polar opposite views and say "mtf" supports both of them at the same time.

Johnny Groove
04-27-2008, 03:48 AM
Strong field..

If Nadal should skip a tournament (which I don't agree), I'd say it's this.

Please. Nadal will breeze until the final

If he plays doubles like a :retard:, then he might screw himself over

sunsfuns
04-27-2008, 04:06 AM
Ferrer or Nalby. I will be really surprised if it's someone else...

Action Jackson
04-27-2008, 07:50 PM
Please. Nadal will breeze until the final

If he plays doubles like a :retard:, then he might screw himself over

He is not playing doubles.

l_mac
04-27-2008, 08:26 PM
Updated draw following the w/d of Ferrero and Spadea

[1] Rafael Nadal vs Bye
Peter Luczak vs Potito Starace
Matteo Marrai vs [WC] Alberto Martin
Jose Acasuso vs [16] Feliciano Lopez

Juan Ignacio Chela vs Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
Ivo Minar vs Marc Lopez
Ernests Gulbis vs Janko Tipsarevic
Bye vs [5] Carlos Moya

[4] James Blake vs Bye
Dennis Gremelmayr vs Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo
Marcos Daniel vs Ivan Navarro
Kevin Anderson vs [15] Dimitry Tursunov

[10] Nico Almagro vs Viktor Troicki
Jurgen Melzer vs Filippo Volandri
Mario Ancic vs Mischa Zverev
Bye vs [7] Andy Murray

[8] Ivo Karlovic vs Bye
Marcel Granollers vs Albert Montanes
Juan Pablo Brzezicki vs Pablo Cuevas
Mikhail Kukushkin vs [12] Jarkko Nieminen

[14] Stanislas Wawrinka vs Jose Antonio Sanchez de Luna
Yuri Schukin vs Robby Ginepri
Augustin Calleri vs Thomas Johannson
Bye vs [3] David Nalbandian

[6] Tommy Robredo vs Bye
Robin Haase vs Max Mirnyi
Teimuraz Gabashvili vs Guillermo Coria
Oscar Hernandez vs [9] Guillermo Canas


[13] Fernando Verdasco vs Nico Lapentti
Santiago Ventura vs Daniel Gimeno-Traver
Werner Eschauer vs Gabriel Trujillo-Soler
Bye vs [2] David Ferrer

Tennis-Engineer
04-27-2008, 08:34 PM
Troicky is now playing in Bermuda final.He should find a flight to Barcelona and be there until Tuesday then after a long trip and 5 heavy matches he did last week, He will face in form Almagro on clay ! :help:

TankingTheSet
04-27-2008, 08:37 PM
Troicky is now playing in Bermuda final.He should find a flight to Barcelona and be there until Tuesday then He will face in form Almagro on clay ! :help:

I somehow doubt there is a direct flight from Bermuda to Barcelona, he might have to catch three long flights, he will struggle to make it in time.

jonny84
04-27-2008, 08:37 PM
I think Nadal will win Barcelona. He may struggle here and there but think he can take the title by facing Nalby in the final.

stebs
04-27-2008, 08:57 PM
Canas and Ferrer could meet in the QF's and play 50 shot rallies each point.

l_mac
04-27-2008, 08:59 PM
Canas and Ferrer could meet in the QF's and play 50 shot rallies each point.

That would be a fairly tedious match to watch, IMO.

Was Canas injured? Or did he not play MC because of some other reason?

m9m9m9m9m9
04-27-2008, 08:59 PM
Ginepri or Blake

canas
04-27-2008, 09:47 PM
I think that Nalby defeated Nadal in final :cool:

Jimnik
04-27-2008, 10:00 PM
Updated draw following the w/d of Ferrero and Spadea
Where did this come from? :confused:

He requested a WC and then pulled out anyway? He can't be sick again surely. :o

martine2
04-28-2008, 11:46 AM
Was Canas injured? Or did he not play MC because of some other reason?

He had flue

Action Jackson
04-28-2008, 11:48 AM
Ancic and Murray in the 2nd round, good stuff.

Action Jackson
05-02-2008, 03:39 PM
The losing finalist to Nadal will either be
Ferrer or Wawrinka.

Henry Chinaski
05-02-2008, 05:01 PM
1 more Stan.