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Gerry Weber Open Halle: Main draw & discussion

Eden
06-07-2008, 02:58 PM
The main draw for the tournament is out:


FEDERER, Roger (SUI/1)
BERRER, Michael (GER)

Q
Q

SCHÜTTLER, Rainer (GER)
SANTORO, Fabrice (FRA)

Q
BAGHDATIS, Marcos (CYP/5)


YOUZHNY, Mikhail (RUS/4)
TURSUNOV, Dmitry (RUS)


HAASE, Robin (NED)
KIEFER, Nicolas (GER/Blau-Weiss Halle)

ROCHUS, Olivier (BEL)
DARCIS, Steve (BEL)


LLODRA, Michael (FRA)
LJUBICIC, Ivan (CRO/8)

STEPANEK, Radek (CZE/6)
HAAS, Tommy (GER/TC Großhesselohe München)


BENNETEAU, Julien (FRA)
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp (GER/ETUF Essen)

SODERLING, Robin (SWE)
PETZSCHNER, Philipp (GER/WC/TK Kurhaus Aachen)

JOHANSSON, Thomas (SWE)
BERDYCH, Tomas (CZE/3)

NIEMINEN, Jarkko (FIN/7)
ZVEREV, Mischa (GER/Rochusclub Düsseldorf)


BECK, Andreas (GER/WC/TC Ravensburg)
GICQUEL, Marc (FRA)

GREMELMAYR, Denis (GER/Grün-Weiss Mannheim)
BECKER, Benjamin (GER/WC/Grün-Weiss Mannheim)

Q
BLAKE, James (USA/2)

gusman890
06-07-2008, 03:00 PM
Not bad, but I love how all the German's have where they are from except Berrer.

Machiavelli
06-07-2008, 03:02 PM
Not bad, but I love how all the German's have where they are from except Berrer.

that is not where they are from, but for which tennis club they play in Germany

leng jai
06-07-2008, 03:16 PM
Haas Vs Steps... on court antics will be as entertaining as the tennis.

MrExcel
06-07-2008, 03:17 PM
Some interesting first round matches.

Kuhne
06-07-2008, 03:43 PM
Hopefully playing this will help Roger win Wimbledon easier

miura
06-07-2008, 04:08 PM
Interesting. Youzhny vs Tursunov will be quite the 1R.

croat123
06-07-2008, 04:14 PM
worst draw possible for ljubo :(

scarecrows
06-07-2008, 04:16 PM
very interesting lineup, many players that can do well on grass, Federer, Stepanek, Haas, Tursunov, Youzhny, SOderling, Berdych, baggy, llodra

HarryMan
06-07-2008, 04:30 PM
Federer should win this one easily, thats if he has anything left in the tank after beating Nadal tommorow.

gusman890
06-07-2008, 04:42 PM
that is not where they are from, but for which tennis club they play in Germany

I stand corrected :)

JMG
06-07-2008, 05:01 PM
Why do you all write Becker vs Blake?

The pdf says Becker vs Gremelmayr and Q vs Blake.

Sunset of Age
06-07-2008, 05:07 PM
very interesting lineup, many players that can do well on grass, Federer, Stepanek, Haas, Tursunov, Youzhny, SOderling, Berdych, baggy, llodra

Indeed! :D A very nice tournament to go and have a look at... ;)
Hopefully Feds not be too disappointed after his RG loss this year (:cool:) and show up!

FedFan_2007
06-07-2008, 05:12 PM
Karin, well considering if Fed has anything left after the BEATING he will apply to Rafito tomorrow. We'll see. :wavey:

Eden
06-07-2008, 06:02 PM
Why do you all write Becker vs Blake?

The pdf says Becker vs Gremelmayr and Q vs Blake.

Sorry, I corrected it.

Kolya
06-07-2008, 06:13 PM
Hopefully Kohlschreiber can defend his points.

alfonsojose
06-07-2008, 06:26 PM
Federer should win this one easily, thats if he has anything left in the tank after beating Nadal tommorow.

:tape:

jazar
06-07-2008, 08:35 PM
that draw has thrown up some interesting matches. after a long gruelling french open berrer in the first round is a tough match for federer

ASP0315
06-07-2008, 08:56 PM
Why is james blake playing here.?
Din't he whine about the surface when he lost to kohlscrieber last year.

Corey Feldman
06-07-2008, 09:18 PM
Why is james blake playing here.?
Din't he whine about the surface when he lost to kohlscrieber last year.probably getting a big $$$$ fee

Corey Feldman
06-07-2008, 09:19 PM
Hope Fed doesnt pull out

but its a tough ask to come from a clay GS final to play here so soon

Sunset of Age
06-07-2008, 11:40 PM
Hope Fed doesnt pull out

but its a tough ask to come from a clay GS final to play here so soon

He did so last year out of disappointment but said he'd return this year for sure. We have yet to wait and see if he keeps his promise. I think he will.

rofe
06-07-2008, 11:51 PM
Hope Fed doesnt pull out

but its a tough ask to come from a clay GS final to play here so soon

Didn't he play Halle in 2006 after losing in the FO final? He will probably get a Wednesday start anyway.

Sunset of Age
06-08-2008, 12:59 AM
Didn't he play Halle in 2006 after losing in the FO final? He will probably get a Wednesday start anyway.

Yes he did, and he was supposed to play there last year as well as he has a contract over there.

TankingTheSet
06-08-2008, 02:32 AM
Yes he did, and he was supposed to play there last year as well as he has a contract over there.

I remember he was also tired in 2006, but still managed to win the tournament after several tight three-setters and saving match point against the serve of Olivier Rochus.

Corey Feldman
06-08-2008, 02:35 AM
He did so last year out of disappointment but said he'd return this year for sure. We have yet to wait and see if he keeps his promise. I think he will.didnt he have some strains/pain from the Nadal final though?

who knows what kind of battle he might have again with the beast

rofe
06-08-2008, 02:46 AM
didnt he have some strains/pain from the Nadal final though?

who knows what kind of battle he might have again with the beast

He did have a groin strain last year but he had it before the final.

Sunset of Age
06-08-2008, 02:59 AM
I remember he was also tired in 2006, but still managed to win the tournament after several tight three-setters and saving match point against the serve of Olivier Rochus.

Yes he did.
But I think the 'tired' excuse of last year was more due to severe disappointment of losing the RG 2007 final than that he actually was physically tired. It was more a mental thing than anything else and he sort-of has admitted that in interviews.

I don't think he'll be as disappointed after this year's final as he was last year, which obviously was a big blow. Although he doesn't want to give that impression during his pressers, I think he's become a little more realistic about his chances this year.

Of course I could be totally wrong about this. ;)

TMJordan
06-08-2008, 03:37 AM
3rd quarter is nasty.

Eden
06-08-2008, 09:20 AM
after a long gruelling french open berrer in the first round is a tough match for federer

Exactly my thought. I still remember their match from Basel last year :help:

He did have a groin strain last year but he had it before the final.

Yes. According to the media he even went to Switzerland after the Davydenko SF.

yanchr
06-08-2008, 09:41 AM
I don't think he'll be as disappointed after this year's final as he was last year, which obviously was a big blow. Although he doesn't want to give that impression during his pressers, I think he's become a little more realistic about his chances this year.

Of course I could be totally wrong about this. ;)
I think you are wrong. He will be just as disappointed as ever if he loses this one again...Just like we fans are realistic about the final, doesn't mean it won't be painful when it happens...

Monteque
06-08-2008, 10:08 AM
The positive thing for Fed that he comes in this tourny is that the fact he can only raise his points after next week even if he will be beaten in the 1st round.

Gnomey
06-08-2008, 12:08 PM
If he doesn't win tonight, then Halle would be a great distraction. He has always said how tough it was to have a week of nothing to do after a loss.

Sunset of Age
06-08-2008, 12:51 PM
I think you are wrong. He will be just as disappointed as ever if he loses this one again...Just like we fans are realistic about the final, doesn't mean it won't be painful when it happens...

There's a difference between disappointment (:sad:) and DISAPPOINTMENT (:bigcry:). He had that last year, I don't think that will be the case again this year...

Perhaps it's also my hope for him to appear in Halle that blurs my vision. We will see. ;)

HarryMan
06-08-2008, 06:23 PM
Well atleast Federer will be really fresh this year to get back the Halle title before Wimbledon actually begins ;)