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Chiseller
05-22-2009, 05:05 AM
[1] NADAL, Rafael ESP v [Q] DANIEL, Marcos BRA
KUNITSYN, Igor RUS v GABASHVILI, Teimuraz RUS
GREMELMAYR, Denis GER v GOLUBEV, Andrey KAZ
HEWITT, Lleyton AUS v [26] KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO

[23] SODERLING, Robin SWE v KIM, Kevin USA
ISTOMIN, Denis UZB v [Q] GIRALDO, Santiago COL
[Q] BOZOLJAC, Ilia SRB v KIEFER, Nicolas GER
GIL, Frederico POR v [14] FERRER, David ESP

[10] DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS v KOUBEK, Stefan AUT
JUNQUEIRA, Diego ARG v CAPDEVILLE, Paul CHI
MASSU, Nicolas CHI v KOELLERER, Daniel AUT
DEVILDER, Nicolas FRA v [17] WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI

[31] ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP v CALLERI, Agustin ARG
GULBIS, Ernests LAT v QUERREY, Sam USA
[Q] POLANSKY, Peter CAN v PETZSCHNER, Philipp GER
SERRA, Florent FRA v [8] VERDASCO, Fernando ESP

[3] MURRAY, Andy GBR v CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG
ZVEREV, Mischa GER v STARACE, Potito ITA
TIPSAREVIC, Janko SRB v MONTANES, Albert ESP
[Q] FERREIRO, Franco BRA v [28] LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP

[18] STEPANEK, Radek CZE v [WC] GAUDIO, Gaston ARG
LU, Yen-Hsun TPE v [Q] MONTCOURT, Mathieu FRA
SELA, Dudi ISR v [Q] LISNARD, Jean-Rene MON
HERNYCH, Jan CZE v [13] CILIC, Marin CRO

[12] GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI v [Q] VANEK, Jiri CZE
[Q] MACHADO, Rui POR v VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL
GRANOLLERS, Marcel ESP v [WC] OUANNA, Josselin FRA
[WC] SIDORENKO, Alexandre FRA v [20] SAFIN, Marat RUS

[30] HANESCU, Victor ROU v DARCIS, Steve BEL
YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS v MULLER, Gilles LUX
[Q] BRANDS, Daniel GER v KENDRICK, Robert USA
ODESNIK, Wayne USA v [7] SIMON, Gilles FRA

[5] DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG v LLODRA, Michael FRA
TROICKI, Viktor SRB v [Q] KUBOT, Lukasz POL
BELLUCCI, Thomaz BRA v VASSALLO ARGUELLO, Martin ARG
[Q] FOGNINI, Fabio ITA v [25] ANDREEV, Igor RUS

[21] TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS v CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA v ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP v MONACO, Juan ARG
BENNETEAU, Julien FRA v [9] TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA

[16] ROBREDO, Tommy ESP v [WC] MANNARINO, Adrian FRA
KOROLEV, Evgeny RUS v GIMENO-TRAVER, Daniel ESP
GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP v SEPPI, Andreas ITA
GONZALEZ, Maximo ARG v [22] FISH, Mardy USA

[29] KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER v [WC] TOMIC, Bernard AUS
FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP v LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO
DABUL, Brian ARG v [Q] STAKHOVSKY, Sergiy UKR
LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU v [4] DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB

[6] RODDICK, Andy USA v [WC] JOUAN, Romain FRA
HERNANDEZ, Oscar ESP v MINAR, Ivo CZE
NAVARRO, Ivan ESP v BECK, Andreas GER
GICQUEL, Marc FRA v [27] SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER

[24] MELZER, Jurgen AUT v ROITMAN, Sergio ARG
[WC] RUFIN, Guillaume FRA v SCHWANK, Eduardo ARG
[Q] CRIVOI, Victor ROU v [Q] GREUL, Simon GER
REYNOLDS, Bobby USA v [11] MONFILS, Gael FRA

[15] BLAKE, James USA v [Q] MAYER, Leonardo ARG
PAVEL, Andrei ROU v HAAS, Tommy GER
PHAU, Bjorn GER v CHARDY, Jeremy FRA
BOLELLI, Simone ITA v [19] BERDYCH, Tomas CZE

[32] MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA v [WC] RECOUDERC, Laurent FRA
GINEPRI, Robby USA v ANDUJAR, Pablo ESP
ACASUSO, Jose ARG v [Q] VENTURA, Santiago ESP
MARTIN, Alberto ESP v [2] FEDERER, Roger SUI

Thanks to W!MBLEDON

w78dexon_y
05-22-2009, 05:21 AM
EDIT: It has just been confirmed that Djokovic will be on Nadal's half.

why this doesn't surprise me??

Saxoner
05-22-2009, 05:38 AM
EDIT: It has just been confirmed that Djokovic will be on Nadal's half.

Interesting.

Aurora
05-22-2009, 05:56 AM
source?
this is against the basic rules for draws since tennis started using seeding (well sort of)

Ackms421
05-22-2009, 06:07 AM
It couldn't have been confirmed that Djokovic will be on Nadal's side.

kiwi10is
05-22-2009, 06:13 AM
Hey guys don't you think Chiseller's comment was ment to be a funny??

MrChopin
05-22-2009, 06:18 AM
Hey guys don't you think Chiseller's comment was ment to be a funny??

Yes, but because it's true.

Aurora
05-22-2009, 06:18 AM
haha

Jōris
05-22-2009, 06:46 AM
Yes, but because it's true.

Is your signature implying Federer is now the RG favourite?

Chiseller
05-22-2009, 06:56 AM
Oh c'mon, that was quite obvious ;)

Certinfy
05-22-2009, 07:14 AM
Nice :)

MrChopin
05-22-2009, 07:16 AM
Is your signature implying Federer is now the RG favourite?

Yes. I made it after the Madrid final.

Renaud
05-22-2009, 07:17 AM
Until one month ago Nadull's fans were all complaining when Murray was on his half.

Ackms421
05-22-2009, 07:25 AM
Until one month ago Nadull's fans were all complaining when Murray was on his half.

Lol....Well, Murray was a bigger threat at that point. :shrug:

Jōris
05-22-2009, 07:27 AM
Yes. I made it after the Madrid final.

Well, I guess we have to believe in something to keep the last grip of sanity going. Good for you.

HattonWBA
05-22-2009, 07:27 AM
Could be an interesting draw, This is how is see the top 4 going
Nadal - Winner
Federer - Runner up
Djokovic - Semi Finalist
Murray - 3rd or 4th Round

MrChopin
05-22-2009, 07:35 AM
Well, I guess we have to believe in something to keep the last grip of sanity going. Good for you.

This much is definitely true.

Labamba
05-22-2009, 08:01 AM
I hope they get it right the first time this year :o

Which draw is done first?

Ackms421
05-22-2009, 08:20 AM
However it goes, this'll be the most interesting French Open we've had since 2005 I believe (Federer and Nadal's first meeting on clay). Whether we get Nadal/Djokovic and Federer/Murray or the more interesting reverse of that, it'll be good. Even the quarters have great potential match-ups: Verdasco/Murray/Djokovic/Del Potro, etc...

I can't wait!

Action Jackson
05-22-2009, 08:26 AM
Nadal winning RG, they have his name on the trophy already, they are just playing for 2nd place.

Halba
05-22-2009, 08:31 AM
if djoker in fed's half, raf djoker final

if djoker in nadal's half, fed rafa final

higher chance of fed rafa final

lower chance of djoker rafa final.

other possible final contenders include verdasco if placed in fed's half.

Neumann
05-22-2009, 08:33 AM
Even the WSJ is looking forward to.. *gasp* clay

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203771904574177702269085642.html

:)

Ackms421
05-22-2009, 08:34 AM
Nadal winning RG, they have his name on the trophy already, they are just playing for 2nd place.

Of course, but the ride there may be more interesting this year than has been the case lately.

Jimnik
05-22-2009, 08:39 AM
Who gets to be runner-up?

Fed? Djoker? Nando? All depends on the draw.

Action Jackson
05-22-2009, 08:48 AM
Of course, but the ride there may be more interesting this year than has been the case lately.

Will it?

Or Levy
05-22-2009, 08:58 AM
Fuck. Roger got Djoko

Or Levy
05-22-2009, 08:58 AM
Lleyton is a possible second round for Roger, I think.

Rafa got Serra first up.

Or Levy
05-22-2009, 08:58 AM
I saw the draw, then I didn't. It disappeared.

-SaFiinsBabY-
05-22-2009, 09:01 AM
Me too.
And now there is a different draw than before.

:confused:

Laba
05-22-2009, 09:01 AM
If this really is the draw I'm seeing, it's quite funny.

Potential Tomic/Federer 2nd Round match and Hewitt/Federer in the 3rd. Murray in Nadal's half, Gaudio/Tipsarevic, Safin/Lapentti, potential Chardy/Tsonga in 2nd Round... but I can't trust this, wasn't last years a joke and it turned out being different?

-SaFiinsBabY-
05-22-2009, 09:03 AM
I think it isn't the right one, because before there was an other draw ... and now it's this ... I think it will change again

Laba
05-22-2009, 09:04 AM
Ah, damnit, so they're fooling around in the meantime? >.>

Or Levy
05-22-2009, 09:04 AM
Do you guys currently see a draw?

Laba
05-22-2009, 09:05 AM
I actually liked the draw I saw, too bad it was fake.

-SaFiinsBabY-
05-22-2009, 09:06 AM
At the moment I can't see any draw

anon57
05-22-2009, 09:06 AM
:lol:I think they were just testing the system again, the actual draw isn't supposed to be out till 11.30
I haven't actual seen any draw yet though, just the spinning RG thingy:shrug:

DanaKz
05-22-2009, 09:07 AM
Was it a system test? No draw right now, only spinning RG logo.
EDIT: anon57, I swear I didn't copy you. :D

scoobs
05-22-2009, 09:08 AM
Last year the draw they showed us live turned out to be completely wrong anyway :o

I wrote to them and complained about last year's fiasco and got a very nice fob off in French about it.

So the rule with the FFT is believe nothing until it's absolutely clear which is the correct draw.

Or Levy
05-22-2009, 09:08 AM
The draw I saw looked uninspiring. But I'm fine with it, Lleyton third up is a good tune-up for Roger's groundies, but if they can push Nole over to the other side of the draw.

The poor players, if they're sitting there watching that. Nole seeing he's on Roger's side and then realizing it is the wrong draw, almost as bad as letting 3 MP go by...

Jimnik
05-22-2009, 09:09 AM
Fake draws can be fun too.

HeretiC
05-22-2009, 09:10 AM
Why do most of you assume that Djokovic will beat Federer if he is in his half? I wouldn't dismiss Federer chances if that match goes to 4-5 sets. The longer match goes the more Djokovic will revert to defending and Federer will have more chances to attack. Djokovic is playing better on clay at the moment but best of 5 matches can be tricky.

Action Jackson
05-22-2009, 09:12 AM
Considering the draw isn't going to start for another 20 minutes.

jonathancrane
05-22-2009, 09:13 AM
Shitty tournament, as usual

MurrayFan1
05-22-2009, 09:14 AM
Considering the draw isn't going to start for another 20 minutes.

True.

Jimnik
05-22-2009, 09:14 AM
Worst case scenario Djokovic and Verdasco both in Nadal's half. Another Fedull final is the ultimate nightmare.

Or Levy
05-22-2009, 09:15 AM
Last year the draw they showed us live turned out to be completely wrong anyway :o

I wrote to them and complained about last year's fiasco and got a very nice fob off in French about it.

So the rule with the FFT is believe nothing until it's absolutely clear which is the correct draw.

God, I remember last year's disaster. Can you guys believe it had been a YEAR? I don't. I mean, the French and Wimbledon JUST happened! I mean, just NOW!

Scary.

Action Jackson
05-22-2009, 09:17 AM
True.

Hence, I am just laughing at the moment.

murray_2k8
05-22-2009, 09:19 AM
It was a test, they did a men and womens trial run to check it worked ;)

MurrayFan1
05-22-2009, 09:19 AM
Worst case scenario Djokovic and Verdasco both in Nadal's half. Another Fedull final is the ultimate nightmare.

I like Nadal but I'd hate another Federer Nadal final. From a neautral point of view, it's good as Murray isn't garuanteed a long run here on clay, so that might make it interesting.

petar_pan
05-22-2009, 09:20 AM
If this really is the draw I'm seeing, it's quite funny.

Potential Tomic/Federer 2nd Round match and Hewitt/Federer in the 3rd. Murray in Nadal's half, Gaudio/Tipsarevic, Safin/Lapentti, potential Chardy/Tsonga in 2nd Round... but I can't trust this, wasn't last years a joke and it turned out being different?

so tomic is in 3rd round,great.

HattonWBA
05-22-2009, 09:21 AM
It was a test, they did a men and womens trial run to check it worked ;)

Who did Murray have in the trial run even though it does not matter

Action Jackson
05-22-2009, 09:22 AM
so tomic is in 3rd round,great.

No

The real draw starts in 9 minutes.

Clydey
05-22-2009, 09:24 AM
Who did Murray have in the trial run even though it does not matter

Nadal.

scoobs
05-22-2009, 09:24 AM
They need to make sure it displays complete gibberish like last year :)

Radalek
05-22-2009, 09:28 AM
so tomic is in 3rd round,great.

Tomic and clay aren't going along...at all.

HattonWBA
05-22-2009, 09:30 AM
Nadal.

Oh ok cheers that would prob mean a nadal djoker final

Clydey
05-22-2009, 09:33 AM
Still hasn't started.

petar_pan
05-22-2009, 09:34 AM
Tomic and clay aren't going along...at all.

never mind,because for 10 years he will repeat famous Ali's sentence: "I AM THE GREATEST"

Wojtek
05-22-2009, 09:34 AM
Waiting :yawn:

StanisKing
05-22-2009, 09:35 AM
Why do most of you assume that Djokovic will beat Federer if he is in his half? I wouldn't dismiss Federer chances if that match goes to 4-5 sets. The longer match goes the more Djokovic will revert to defending and Federer will have more chances to attack. Djokovic is playing better on clay at the moment but best of 5 matches can be tricky.

:yeah::yeah::yeah:

Radalek
05-22-2009, 09:36 AM
It's Novak birthday today...I'm hoping for some nice gifts ;).

Action Jackson
05-22-2009, 09:36 AM
They are French, it's not going to start on time and they will probably end up doing the chicks first.

HeretiC
05-22-2009, 09:37 AM
Btw, Eurosport is showing Nadal-Clement exho now.

TheWall
05-22-2009, 09:37 AM
Hopefully Nadal plays Gaudio, Hewitt, Monaco, Verdasco, Djokovic, and Federer in a row.

MurrayFan1
05-22-2009, 09:38 AM
Come oooooon, 10:36!

I swear I am the only person on the universe who is punctual!

scoobs
05-22-2009, 09:38 AM
They are French, it's not going to start on time and they will probably end up doing the chicks first.
In France the women do come first.

HattonWBA
05-22-2009, 09:38 AM
Btw, Eurosport is showing Nadal-Clement exho now.

Must be a replay that was yesterday mate, they are showing Safin vs Blake and Nishikori vs Haas on Eurosport from half 12

Jimnik
05-22-2009, 09:39 AM
Come oooooon, 10:36!

I swear I am the only person on the universe who is punctual!
That's how most of us Germans feel.

Labamba
05-22-2009, 09:41 AM
the seeds are being drawn first manually

then the computer will draw the others

Action Jackson
05-22-2009, 09:41 AM
In France the women do come first.

Their men must be doing the right things in the bedroom.

HattonWBA
05-22-2009, 09:41 AM
Come oooooon, 10:36!

I swear I am the only person on the universe who is punctual!

LOL, yh i always think that with these types of things, i can see u am a reading fan, really thought you would go up this season home form just abandoned you late on, cheers for doing job on the dingle procks though lol, wanted you to go up aswell through the play offs to make the chamopionship a bit easier for us, ahwell will be a tough and quality league next season with us, you, boro, hull or newcastle, shef utd or burnley, cardiff and if ipswich are willing to spend. Anyway back to the tennis....

MurrayFan1
05-22-2009, 09:41 AM
10:40... sigh.

I am going for an angry shower!

Radalek
05-22-2009, 09:42 AM
Their men must be doing the right things in the bedroom.

I guess they are, but they are never on time cause of that...

Bad Religion
05-22-2009, 09:43 AM
Draws directed by computers are fixed

I expect a never in doubt cakewalk draw for Frauderer

MurrayFan1
05-22-2009, 09:44 AM
LOL, yh i always think that with these types of things, i can see u am a reading fan, really thought you would go up this season home form just abandoned you late on, cheers for doing job on the dingle procks though lol, wanted you to go up aswell through the play offs to make the chamopionship a bit easier for us, ahwell will be a tough and quality league next season with us, you, boro, hull or newcastle, shef utd or burnley, cardiff and if ipswich are willing to spend. Anyway back to the tennis....

Wouldn't mind a Hawthorns trip next season. :) Away matches... :worship: I went to 3 this season and 4/5 at home including the home play-off leg. I reeally wanted to go to Burnely away, but I had work the next day plus it was a late kick off so I wouldn't be getting back to Portsmouth until laaaaate. This is why I wanted Cardiff to get through! A nice easy journey! What do you think of Mowbray? I kind of hate how he doesn't change tactics, the players were obviously struggling and their defence was shocking, just basic organisation errors. Sorry to insult your team haha. :sad: We have been shit for months now anyway.

HattonWBA
05-22-2009, 09:50 AM
Wouldn't mind a Hawthorns trip next season. :) Away matches... :worship: I went to 3 this season and 4/5 at home including the home play-off leg. I reeally wanted to go to Burnely away, but I had work the next day plus it was a late kick off so I wouldn't be getting back to Portsmouth until laaaaate. This is why I wanted Cardiff to get through! A nice easy journey! What do you think of Mowbray? I kind of hate how he doesn't change tactics, the players were obviously struggling and their defence was shocking, just basic organisation errors. Sorry to insult your team haha. :sad: We have been shit for months now anyway.

Yh i used to go to all home and away matches but now just got an home season ticket and the occasional away match but yh ive been going to hawthorn since i was about 6 but yh away matches are better the atmosphere and support is much better, actually ive never been to the majeski stadium but ive renewed my home season ticket becasue they fixed the prices who knows i might go next year. I really like Mowbray also i think he is doing a good job not just becasue of our playing style just the fact that Jeremy Peace is giving him minimal amount of money to spend and some of the loan signing such as mensegues and fortune have been very good also Brunt was an excellent buy as was oolson, so yh im happy with him. only problem is pundits saying we should have played long ball but we aint got the type of players for that style whereas stoke have, anyway hopefully we can get promoted and Peace may give Tony more to spend, who knows, championship is very good league very under rated so will be difficult to get out of. Otehr albion fans think it will be a breeze but i am more realistic

-SaFiinsBabY-
05-22-2009, 09:51 AM
Waiting, waiting, waiting ...

alansk
05-22-2009, 09:53 AM
Simple Dames going up

Labamba
05-22-2009, 09:53 AM
women's started first

-SaFiinsBabY-
05-22-2009, 09:54 AM
staaaaaaarts

EDIT: women

scoobs
05-22-2009, 09:54 AM
There's probably an awful lot of waffling going on - there usually is at these things.

Womens draw coming out now.

ShotmaKer
05-22-2009, 09:54 AM
It's on guys! But they started with the women... Still have to wait... :(

Jimnik
05-22-2009, 09:55 AM
Interesting they're doing unseeded players first.

HattonWBA
05-22-2009, 09:55 AM
And our defence was shocking, especially when Olsson got injured he is the only solid defender we have, Meite has been very disappointing considering his premier experiance with bolton and barnett and donk should not be in a premiership squad period, ah well that why went down along with not much cutting edge. I kept making the mistake of actually backing reading on my coupon late on, fustrating team, you always do well against the top clubs and then go and draw at home to teams like Barnsley etc. Anyway was said to hear Coppell resigned, great manager did an immense job, but if you can get a good replacement there no reason with your squad why you cant go up, although i hope its not at our expense lol.

Draw will be soon, womens is starting

rhinooooo
05-22-2009, 09:57 AM
So, does this mean they'll just show the mens draw straight after, or will there likely be some mugs talking for 30 minutes, as if any other fucker has a chance of winning the event.

They shouldn't release the draws, just put NADAL Rafael in the centre.

Jimnik
05-22-2009, 09:58 AM
Simple hommes coming up soon. Frogs, please be nice.

alansk
05-22-2009, 09:58 AM
Unlucky for Keothavong there

Action Jackson
05-22-2009, 09:59 AM
The rubbish is almost done, now onto the real stuff.

HattonWBA
05-22-2009, 09:59 AM
Unlucky for Keothavong there

Yh worst possible draw considering Safinas form

Labamba
05-22-2009, 09:59 AM
that was fast :cool:

bring on the men

HattonWBA
05-22-2009, 10:02 AM
Im gettin a re run of the womens draw. Anyone else?

Jimnik
05-22-2009, 10:04 AM
Frogs are still taking their time.

Keep an eye on Betfair. The markets might know before we do which side of the draw Djokovic is on.

alansk
05-22-2009, 10:04 AM
Im gettin a re run of the womens draw. Anyone else?

I'm seeing mixed doubles ;)

ShotmaKer
05-22-2009, 10:06 AM
Im gettin a re run of the womens draw. Anyone else?

Me too! WTF!!

-SaFiinsBabY-
05-22-2009, 10:06 AM
men starts

extremaduratenis
05-22-2009, 10:06 AM
Im gettin a re run of the womens draw. Anyone else?
Me too

Jimnik
05-22-2009, 10:07 AM
Here Are The Men!!!!

Labamba
05-22-2009, 10:07 AM
Nadal vs Q

StanisKing
05-22-2009, 10:07 AM
Hewitt in Rafa's part

rhinooooo
05-22-2009, 10:08 AM
boom... its started

TheWall
05-22-2009, 10:08 AM
Hopefully Koeller gets far enough to kick Rafa's botttles.

Labamba
05-22-2009, 10:08 AM
Gulbis - Querrey

rhinooooo
05-22-2009, 10:08 AM
gordo v gulbis.... hahahaha, going to be some crazy shots in that one.

hahaha on me... it's actually gulbis v big sam... i'm going blind

baggy v pico

Labamba
05-22-2009, 10:09 AM
Montanes - Tipsarevic

Montanes not seeded

Jimnik
05-22-2009, 10:10 AM
Ferrero-Ljubicic :eek:

Bring it on!!! :banana:

Labamba
05-22-2009, 10:10 AM
Federer - Martin

TheWall
05-22-2009, 10:10 AM
Bellucci could trouble Federer very early.

Edit: nevermind, he's not in his quater.

zlaja777
05-22-2009, 10:10 AM
Nole in Feds half...yey!!!

scoobs
05-22-2009, 10:10 AM
Interesting.

HattonWBA
05-22-2009, 10:11 AM
Monaco baghdatis

HeretiC
05-22-2009, 10:11 AM
Djokovic in Fed half

Primus
05-22-2009, 10:11 AM
Nadal - Murray, Federer -Djokvič

Labamba
05-22-2009, 10:11 AM
Murray in Nadal's half

Jimnik
05-22-2009, 10:11 AM
DJOKER IN FED's HALF!!!

VERDASCO IN NADAL's QUARTER!!!

Jōris
05-22-2009, 10:11 AM
hahaha!

alansk
05-22-2009, 10:11 AM
Muz and Fed with easy quarters

emmz
05-22-2009, 10:12 AM
Thanks for the quick updates guys!!!!!

l_mac
05-22-2009, 10:12 AM
LOL

Rafa has Ferrer and Nando in his quarter. Federer has Blake and Roddick :yeah:

Good job, Ana.

HeretiC
05-22-2009, 10:12 AM
Djokovic vs Lapentti, Murray vs Chela

Björki
05-22-2009, 10:12 AM
poor Verdasco, in Nadals section again.

BlueSwan
05-22-2009, 10:12 AM
Shit, Djokovic is in Rogers half. Roger has a couple of potentially semi-tricky matches in the first couple of rounds.

Jimnik
05-22-2009, 10:12 AM
A repeat of the Madrid draw for Federer, with Blake and Roddick in his quarter. Except this time a Faker awaits in the semis.

Black Adam
05-22-2009, 10:12 AM
Is it for real?? The number 2 seed scheduled to meet the 3rd seed once again. 3 years running....what a biased syste.

HattonWBA
05-22-2009, 10:13 AM
Korolev has Traver and then possibly Robredo

Mimi
05-22-2009, 10:13 AM
its nor verdasco poor, its rafa :mad:
poor Verdasco, in Nadals section again.

Labamba
05-22-2009, 10:13 AM
Nando in Rafa's quarter again :lol:

alansk
05-22-2009, 10:14 AM
Is it for real?? The number 2 seed scheduled to meet the 3rd seed once again. 3 years running....what a biased syste.

Eh? It's 1 vs 3 and 2 vs 4

StanisKing
05-22-2009, 10:14 AM
Lapenti is to make all the Nole tards cry in the first round :)

HeretiC
05-22-2009, 10:14 AM
Verdasco in Nadal quarter, Simon in Murrays, Del Potro in Djokovic, Roddick in Federers.

monaco fans
05-22-2009, 10:15 AM
the draw is fixed...

Tenn1sAdd1ct
05-22-2009, 10:15 AM
Wohoo Simon got Odesnik, with good luck he might finally win a match!

Action Jackson
05-22-2009, 10:15 AM
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/shitdraw.jpg

Mimi
05-22-2009, 10:15 AM
roger so lucky, with Roddick? roddick may not even past round 1 :eek:

TheWall
05-22-2009, 10:16 AM
Federer's potential opponents: Martin / PHM / Hass or Chardy / Monfils, Schwank, Roddick (lol) / Djokovic / Nadal

StanisKing
05-22-2009, 10:16 AM
As always Djoko with easiest draw of them all.
Except Lapenti, he has all his bitches in his part. Kohly, Fish, robredo.

delpiero7
05-22-2009, 10:16 AM
Cakewalk quarter for Murray. Only guy I'd say that has the balls to beat him there is Gonzo.

Jimnik
05-22-2009, 10:16 AM
JCF-Ljubicic

The battle of the Monte-Carlo WC candidates. We'll see once and for all who deserved it more. :p

nateyang
05-22-2009, 10:16 AM
poor Verdasco, in Nadals section again.

Ana's revenge :devil:

NikolaBGD
05-22-2009, 10:17 AM
Lapenti is to make all the Nole tards cry in the first round :)


Bulgarian misery full of hate :(

Halba
05-22-2009, 10:17 AM
rafa has tough match in quarter

fed has tough matches early on, chucho, matthieu, berdy, chardy or bollelli pretty tough matches early, but a very very soft QF.

djokovic has toughest QF - he has del potro

nadal has 2nd toughest QF - verdasco

marcRD
05-22-2009, 10:18 AM
Legenda gets Ferrero 1st round, what a match!

Clydey
05-22-2009, 10:18 AM
Pretty kind draw for Murray. Semi final is not out of the question.

rhinooooo
05-22-2009, 10:18 AM
Gaudio/Stepanek
Massu/Crazy Dani
Mugro/Celleri
Ivo/Hewitt
Gulbis/Gordo
Nico/Nole
JCF/Ljubo
Bolelli/Berdych
Gil/Ferru

They look the most interesting to me.

murex
05-22-2009, 10:19 AM
Now,we will see Fed :devil:

zlaja777
05-22-2009, 10:19 AM
Lapenti is to make all the Nole tards cry in the first round :)

Stupid as allways...he will make the players in your signature to cry...:wavey:

Jimnik
05-22-2009, 10:19 AM
Roddick has a real shot at making the 2nd week. His draw couldn't have worked out much easier.

W!MBLEDON
05-22-2009, 10:20 AM
[1] NADAL, Rafael ESP v [Q] DANIEL, Marcos BRA
KUNITSYN, Igor RUS v GABASHVILI, Teimuraz RUS
GREMELMAYR, Denis GER v GOLUBEV, Andrey KAZ
HEWITT, Lleyton AUS v [26] KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO

[23] SODERLING, Robin SWE v KIM, Kevin USA
ISTOMIN, Denis UZB v [Q] GIRALDO, Santiago COL
[Q] BOZOLJAC, Ilia SRB v KIEFER, Nicolas GER
GIL, Frederico POR v [14] FERRER, David ESP

[10] DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS v KOUBEK, Stefan AUT
JUNQUEIRA, Diego ARG v CAPDEVILLE, Paul CHI
MASSU, Nicolas CHI v KOELLERER, Daniel AUT
DEVILDER, Nicolas FRA v [17] WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI

[31] ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP v CALLERI, Agustin ARG
GULBIS, Ernests LAT v QUERREY, Sam USA
[Q] POLANSKY, Peter CAN v PETZSCHNER, Philipp GER
SERRA, Florent FRA v [8] VERDASCO, Fernando ESP

[3] MURRAY, Andy GBR v CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG
ZVEREV, Mischa GER v STARACE, Potito ITA
TIPSAREVIC, Janko SRB v MONTANES, Albert ESP
[Q] FERREIRO, Franco BRA v [28] LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP

[18] STEPANEK, Radek CZE v [WC] GAUDIO, Gaston ARG
LU, Yen-Hsun TPE v [Q] MONTCOURT, Mathieu FRA
SELA, Dudi ISR v [Q] LISNARD, Jean-Rene MON
HERNYCH, Jan CZE v [13] CILIC, Marin CRO

[12] GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI v [Q] VANEK, Jiri CZE
[Q] MACHADO, Rui POR v VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL
GRANOLLERS, Marcel ESP v [WC] OUANNA, Josselin FRA
[WC] SIDORENKO, Alexandre FRA v [20] SAFIN, Marat RUS

[30] HANESCU, Victor ROU v DARCIS, Steve BEL
YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS v MULLER, Gilles LUX
[Q] BRANDS, Daniel GER v KENDRICK, Robert USA
ODESNIK, Wayne USA v [7] SIMON, Gilles FRA

[5] DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG v LLODRA, Michael FRA
TROICKI, Viktor SRB v [Q] KUBOT, Lukasz POL
BELLUCCI, Thomaz BRA v VASSALLO ARGUELLO, Martin ARG
[Q] FOGNINI, Fabio ITA v [25] ANDREEV, Igor RUS

[21] TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS v CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA v ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP v MONACO, Juan ARG
BENNETEAU, Julien FRA v [9] TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA

[16] ROBREDO, Tommy ESP v [WC] MANNARINO, Adrian FRA
KOROLEV, Evgeny RUS v GIMENO-TRAVER, Daniel ESP
GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP v SEPPI, Andreas ITA
GONZALEZ, Maximo ARG v [22] FISH, Mardy USA

[29] KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER v [WC] TOMIC, Bernard AUS
FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP v LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO
DABUL, Brian ARG v [Q] STAKHOVSKY, Sergiy UKR
LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU v [4] DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB

[6] RODDICK, Andy USA v [WC] JOUAN, Romain FRA
HERNANDEZ, Oscar ESP v MINAR, Ivo CZE
NAVARRO, Ivan ESP v BECK, Andreas GER
GICQUEL, Marc FRA v [27] SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER

[24] MELZER, Jurgen AUT v ROITMAN, Sergio ARG
[WC] RUFIN, Guillaume FRA v SCHWANK, Eduardo ARG
[Q] CRIVOI, Victor ROU v [Q] GREUL, Simon GER
REYNOLDS, Bobby USA v [11] MONFILS, Gael FRA

[15] BLAKE, James USA v [Q] MAYER, Leonardo ARG
PAVEL, Andrei ROU v HAAS, Tommy GER
PHAU, Bjorn GER v CHARDY, Jeremy FRA
BOLELLI, Simone ITA v [19] BERDYCH, Tomas CZE

[32] MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA v [WC] RECOUDERC, Laurent FRA
GINEPRI, Robby USA v ANDUJAR, Pablo ESP
ACASUSO, Jose ARG v [Q] VENTURA, Santiago ESP
MARTIN, Alberto ESP v [2] FEDERER, Roger SUI

i will edit this with withdrawals, qualifier placements, etc.

Halba
05-22-2009, 10:20 AM
i rekon french wildcard will take out roddick

TheWall
05-22-2009, 10:20 AM
Nadal's road to the title:
Q / Gremelmayr or Hewitt / Soderling / Wawrinka or Verdasco / Gonzalez (maybe Murray) / Federer or Djokovic

Labamba
05-22-2009, 10:20 AM
great draw for Roddick to reach the quarters :eek:

Julio
05-22-2009, 10:21 AM
Benny against Tsonga should be interesting ! :)

Jimnik
05-22-2009, 10:22 AM
Safin has a nice draw too. He could even make the 3rd round.

I fancy Gonzalez to make the semis.

sphiie
05-22-2009, 10:23 AM
Ana's revenge :devil:

:lol:
Nadal vs Murray in semi final?
That's a good thing.

Conversely, Federe vs Djokovic should be a... very excited match !!!

Clydey
05-22-2009, 10:23 AM
Safin has a nice draw too. He could even make the 3rd round.

I fancy Gonzalez to make the semis.

It's between him and Murray. Andy has a bit of a cakewalk draw for the most part. Gonzo is the only real obstacle to the semis, I'd say. A match between him and Andy is 50/50.

«Ivan»
05-22-2009, 10:23 AM
Nadal - Murray, Federer -Djokvič

Slovenac, be real. nadal-nando/ferer,federer-djokovic. don't even think about murray.

Jimnik
05-22-2009, 10:24 AM
Davydenko, Wawrinka, Mugro and Verdasco all in the same 1/16. Bad luck for all of them.

Björki
05-22-2009, 10:24 AM
I hope Monaco takes out Tsonga, Del Potro :)

alansk
05-22-2009, 10:25 AM
I fancy Gonzalez to make the semis.

Forgot already he played well at Barca and Rome. He'll take out Murray then.

Commander Data
05-22-2009, 10:25 AM
Is it for real?? The number 2 seed scheduled to meet the 3rd seed once again. 3 years running....what a biased syste.

The chance for that to happen in a prefectly random system is still 12.5 %, so, no reason to assume a biased system.

Jimnik
05-22-2009, 10:25 AM
It's between him and Murray. Andy has a bit of a cakewalk draw for the most part. Gonzo is the only real obstacle to the semis, I'd say. A match between him and Andy is 50/50.
His first round is possibly his toughest test. After that he has serve-volleyers all the way. Perfect match-ups for him.

«Ivan»
05-22-2009, 10:25 AM
Korolev has Traver and then possibly Robredo

troicki humilliatad korolev the other day.robredo is on jupiter for him.

«Ivan»
05-22-2009, 10:26 AM
tomic-ljubicic in 2nd, murray-cilic in 1/8 final.nice,nice

cilic in 1/4 :woohoo:

petar_pan
05-22-2009, 10:26 AM
tomic-ljubicic in 2nd, murray-cilic in 1/8 final.nice,nice

Clydey
05-22-2009, 10:27 AM
His first round is possibly his toughest test. After that he has serve-volleyers all the way. Perfect match-ups for him.

Yeah, first round could have been easier. That said, Murray doesn't tend to make easy work of anyone on clay. Gonzo is a better natural clay courter, but I think he'll offer Murray more errors than some other clay courters. As I said, it's a tough one to pick.

l_mac
05-22-2009, 10:28 AM
Is it for real?? The number 2 seed scheduled to meet the 3rd seed once again. 3 years running....what a biased syste.

The chance for that to happen in a prefectly random system is still 12.5 %, so, no reason to assume a biased system.

It didn't happen anyway. Nole is the #4 seed.

HeretiC
05-22-2009, 10:28 AM
Slovenac, be real. nadal-nando/ferer,federer-djokovic. don't even think about murray.

Nope, Nadal- Ferrer in R16, Nadal- Verdasco in QF, the spot for the second SFst is wide open.

Jimnik
05-22-2009, 10:30 AM
Shame Isner pulled out, he would have played Roddick in the first round.

If Andy can stay fit and healthy this really should be his best ever Roland Garros run.

HattonWBA
05-22-2009, 10:30 AM
troicki humilliatad korolev the other day.robredo is on jupiter for him.

Every match is different, he also beat Seppi in that tournement who beat Troicki, thats tennis, you cant judge these results on who going to win a match between two guys you twat

Fed Express
05-22-2009, 10:31 AM
Well it looks to be another Federer - Nadal final. Don't really see anything else happening.

HeretiC
05-22-2009, 10:32 AM
Murray quarter is a complete joke, at this moment I can't remeber a weaker one.

ShotmaKer
05-22-2009, 10:32 AM
Nope, Nadal- Ferrer in R16, Nadal- Verdasco in QF, the spot for the second SFst is wide open.

Agreed

Clydey
05-22-2009, 10:33 AM
Well it looks to be another Federer - Nadal final. Don't really see anything else happening.

Because Federer is a strong favourite to beat Djokovic? I'd pick Djokovic in that one.

Clydey
05-22-2009, 10:34 AM
Murray quarter is a complete joke, at this moment I can't remeber a weaker one.

:devil:

HeretiC
05-22-2009, 10:35 AM
Federer quater is also as weak as possible.

Jimnik
05-22-2009, 10:35 AM
Federer's side of the draw is definitely the mug half. Take Djokovic out and he basically has a bye to the final.

«Ivan»
05-22-2009, 10:35 AM
It didn't happen anyway. Nole is the #4 seed.

:kiss: when roger cries i cry more.remove this sig,makes me so sad:dance:

Commander Data
05-22-2009, 10:35 AM
Nadal has the thoughest Quarter. we will see early how in form he is. good. Bad luck for Fed that he got Djoker. Well....so be it,

It is not unfair that Djoker and Fed have to battle out who gets to face Nadal.


A deserved winner should be able to beat any opponent he meets so, I guess it's alright.


May the best win.



Go Fed!!!!

ShotmaKer
05-22-2009, 10:36 AM
Because Federer is a strong favourite to beat Djokovic? I'd pick Djokovic in that one.

The bets are on, but I'll go with the old dog. It might be the most interesting match of the tournament though.

Basic Boy
05-22-2009, 10:36 AM
let's face it, it's cakewalk for top 4. The rest are claymugs, boring tournament. With all those clowns maybe even Roddick(biggest of them)can do some damage.

dusan1610
05-22-2009, 10:38 AM
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/draws/ms/r1s3.html

oz_boz
05-22-2009, 10:39 AM
Possible Fed route to a final:

Martin
Acasuso
Mathieu
Bolelli/Berdych
Monfils
Djokovic

Without SF, the above is about as much a bye as Nadal's final route with QF removed:

Qualifier
Gabashvili
Hewitt
Söderling/Ferrer
Davydenko/Verdasco
Murray/Gonzalez

petar_pan
05-22-2009, 10:39 AM
cilic in 1/4 :woohoo:

no,no cilic will not help djokovic,but ljubicic will help him to go home.

marcRD
05-22-2009, 10:39 AM
Karlovic will defeat Nadal in the 3rd round 7-6 2-6 7-6 7-6

rubbERR
05-22-2009, 10:39 AM
Pointless whining about draws, its not like Murray is some kind of Claymonster, and so what if he has easy draw? this unnecessary hating is (lol), thank god im not the hater type of guy.

Blarghman
05-22-2009, 10:41 AM
Looking good for a strong run from Gonzalez, his quarter is pretty weak :yeah:

Davydenko-Wawrinka looks like it will be the highlight of the R16 matches.

«Ivan»
05-22-2009, 10:42 AM
no,no cilic will not help djokovic,but ljubicic will help him to go home.

kid,read again.i'm glad cuz cilic will defeat myrray.ljubo is so in love with whole djokovic family (bussinees together) so if he have to he'd withdraw for my nole:o

FedFan
05-22-2009, 10:44 AM
Nadal has the thoughest Quarter. we will see early how in form he is. good. Bad luck for Fed that he got Djoker. Well....so be it,

It is not unfair that Djoker and Fed have to battle out who gets to face Nadal.


A deserved winner should be able to beat any opponent he meets so, I guess it's alright.


May the best win.



Go Fed!!!!


Djokovic has a tough draw with Seppi, Monaco, Robredo all clay court specialists.

«Ivan»
05-22-2009, 10:44 AM
btw,rafa is cursed.roger 'n nole had a luck but murray...god himself is with him.

RIboy
05-22-2009, 10:46 AM
Andy Roddick in QF :haha:

StanisKing
05-22-2009, 10:48 AM
Ljubo will probably lose to JCF.
I predict Mosquito for a cinderella story here - he could go very far here.
I think he will make it to the quarters.

Don't forget he has won Casablanca and had bad draw in Madrid.

marcRD
05-22-2009, 10:49 AM
Lucky Fed going to avoid Andy Roddick in QF, king Oscar is going to take care of Andy in the 2nd round and then let Federer win in QF out of pity.

iriraz
05-22-2009, 10:49 AM
Andy Roddick in QF :haha:

It wouldn`t be the biggest surprise if Roddick finds himself knocked out by the french wildcard

Jaz
05-22-2009, 10:50 AM
Djoker, got an easy draw...

Nadal and Federer some tough players there...

RIboy
05-22-2009, 10:50 AM
Ljubo will probably lose to JCF.


IMO best 1st round matchup

HeretiC
05-22-2009, 10:51 AM
Not sure about Hewitt even passing the 1st round. Ivo is an awful match up for him.

murex
05-22-2009, 10:53 AM
Well it looks to be another Federer - Nadal final. Don't really see anything else happening.
Are you ever watch tennis at all?:lol:

born_on_clay
05-22-2009, 10:54 AM
Djokovic in Federer's half. That fact promises us a good final between Rafa and Novak. We won't have a total domination just like year ago

StanisKing
05-22-2009, 10:56 AM
Are you ever watch tennis at all?:lol:

These Serbs are really funny.
Fed lost to Djoko on clay this year, but it was when Roger played awfully after the rain break I predict him to lose in the first three rounds(JCF)
I don;t see Fed losing even set to Djoko in the semis- if Djoko make it there,even he got the easyest draw of all top 8 players.
Lapenti is not cakewalk for a 1rd draw for RG, that match could go to 4-5 sets.

rhinooooo
05-22-2009, 10:56 AM
Not sure about Hewitt even passing the 1st round. Ivo is an awful match up for him.

I think slower surface will help him. His returning and strokes should be good enough here. Ivo is playing absolutely terrible tennis, Lleyton should have the smarts to just kill that backhand, expose the movement, and he won't be afraid to come forward. The problem is his serving has been absolute garbage.

rubbERR
05-22-2009, 10:56 AM
Funny you guys, its not that Djokovic has been dominating Federer, its Federer who has been choked against Novak, and im sure he has more confidence now because winning Madrid.

rhinooooo
05-22-2009, 10:58 AM
Pretty annoying that Nando, Davy, Wawa and Mugro are all in the same 1/8 of the draw.

Commander Data
05-22-2009, 11:00 AM
Djokovic has a tough draw with Seppi, Monaco, Robredo all clay court specialists.

Well, best thing would be if Djoker loses early and Nadal drops out vs Nando. while Fed collects RG in cruise control. :drive:


highly unlikely though...

Action Jackson
05-22-2009, 11:00 AM
I think slower surface will help him. His returning and strokes should be good enough here. Ivo is playing absolutely terrible tennis, Lleyton should have the smarts to just kill that backhand, expose the movement, and he won't be afraid to come forward. The problem is his serving has been absolute garbage.

Karlo has played well against Hewitt previously, plus Ivo is a Grand Slam gimp along with Söderling and Calleri.

At least I can watch the first few days.

Seppi playing Djokovic again, if that happens, then Djokovic has a Bye.

Commander Data
05-22-2009, 11:02 AM
Pretty annoying that Nando, Davy, Wawa and Mugro are all in the same 1/8 of the draw.

Yeah that is a crazy 1/8

HeretiC
05-22-2009, 11:03 AM
I think slower surface will help him. His returning and strokes should be good enough here. Ivo is playing absolutely terrible tennis, Lleyton should have the smarts to just kill that backhand, expose the movement, and he won't be afraid to come forward. The problem is his serving has been absolute garbage.

There is no slow surface when it comes to Karlovic serve and Hewitt had huge problems in the past with him. Ivo's poor performances in slams and his clay movement will compensate a bit, but I wonder if it will be enough.

rubbERR
05-22-2009, 11:03 AM
Its crazy because all of those guys are chokers. :)

Kip
05-22-2009, 11:03 AM
This draw makes me laugh. :lol:

«Ivan»
05-22-2009, 11:03 AM
These Serbs are really funny.
Fed lost to Djoko on clay this year, but it was when Roger played awfully after the rain break I predict him to lose in the first three rounds(JCF)
I don;t see Fed losing even set to Djoko in the semis- if Djoko make it there,even he got the easyest draw of all top 8 players.
Lapenti is not cakewalk for a 1rd draw for RG, that match could go to 4-5 sets.

shortly-buy some glasses or get rid of hate.you're spreading hate day by day.
Djokovic in Federer's half. That fact promises us a good final between Rafa and Novak. We won't have a total domination just like year ago

good rep for nice post:)

Kip
05-22-2009, 11:05 AM
Its crazy because all of those guys are chokers. :)

Precisely.

Primus
05-22-2009, 11:05 AM
These Serbs are really funny.

I don;t see Fed losing even set to Djoko in the semis- if Djoko make it there,even he got the easyest draw of all top 8 players.
L

I belive Djokovič has better chances to progress to the final if meet with Federer.

You can't say Federer played awfully after the rain in Rome. Another Djoker fan would see this situation something like "Djoker played awfull before the rain and after it, he began to play better".
A win is a win. Someone played bad, cos the other one played good. Simple as that.

stroopery
05-22-2009, 11:05 AM
stan, davy, verdasco, almagro in one 1/16.

good god :(.

«Ivan»
05-22-2009, 11:06 AM
Djokovic has a tough draw with Seppi, Monaco, Robredo all clay court specialists.

nole-robredo last match on clay, result?seppi?

apologize to pico.

HeretiC
05-22-2009, 11:07 AM
stan, davy, verdasco, almagro in one 1/16.

good god :(.
Slaughter house that one.

habibko
05-22-2009, 11:09 AM
potential route to the final (top 4) :

Nadal
R1: Q
R2: Kunitsyn
R3: Hewitt/Gremelmayr/Karlovic
R4: Ferrer/Soderling
QF: Verdasco/Davydenko/Wawrinka
SF: Gonzalez/Murray
F: Federer/Djokovic

Federer
R1: Martin
R2: Acasuso
R3: PH Mathieu
R4: Berdych/Chardy/Blake
QF: Monfils/Roddick
SF: Djokovic/Del Potro
F: Nadal

Djokovic
R1: Lapentti
R2: Dabul/Q
R3: Ljubicic/Ferrero/Kohlschreiber
R4: Robredo/Fish/Seppi
QF: Del Potro/Tsonga/Monaco
SF: Federer
F: Nadal

Murray
R1: Chela
R2: Zverev/Starace
R3: Montanes/Lopez/Tipsarevic
R4: Stepanek/Cilic
QF: Gonzalez/Simon
SF: Nadal
F: Federer/Djokovic

Matt01
05-22-2009, 11:17 AM
Nice to see Federer and Djokovic in the same half :D

Rafa#Uno:-)
05-22-2009, 11:19 AM
if fed will win against djoker in the semi after 5-6 hours
then he has to play the opponent in the final

we will see how good physical condition Fed is.

Last year he seemed tired in the final. 1-6 3-6 0-6....

He use not to look tired but there he did. So how is his physical condition.

5-setters is another animal... ;-)

Bilbo
05-22-2009, 11:20 AM
so in other words a rafa-nole final

poor fed has nole in his half :lol:

habibko
05-22-2009, 11:22 AM
Nadal has the thoughest Quarter. we will see early how in form he is. good. Bad luck for Fed that he got Djoker. Well....so be it,

It is not unfair that Djoker and Fed have to battle out who gets to face Nadal.


A deserved winner should be able to beat any opponent he meets so, I guess it's alright.


May the best win.



Go Fed!!!!


:rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2:

FedFan
05-22-2009, 11:24 AM
potential route to the final (top 4) :

Nadal
R1: Q
R2: Kunitsyn
R3: Hewitt/Gremelmayr/Karlovic
R4: Ferrer/Soderling
QF: Verdasco/Davydenko/Wawrinka
SF: Gonzalez/Murray
F: Federer/Djokovic

Federer
R1: Martin
R2: Acasuso
R3: PH Mathieu
R4: Berdych/Chardy/Blake
QF: Monfils/Roddick
SF: Djokovic/Del Potro
F: Nadal

Djokovic
R1: Lapentti
R2: Dabul/Q
R3: Ljubicic/Ferrero/Kohlschreiber
R4: Robredo/Fish/Seppi
QF: Del Potro/Tsonga
SF: Federer
F: Nadal

Murray
R1: Chela
R2: Zverev/Starace
R3: Montanes/Lopez/Tipsarevic
R4: Stepanek/Cilic
QF: Gonzalez/Simon
SF: Nadal
F: Federer/Djokovic


You have forgotten Monaco. He has also a shot to go to the quarters against Djokovic, because he is a decent clay courter.

Allez-Alejo
05-22-2009, 11:27 AM
Roddick should be in quarters...the King will have a let down after his run in Austria...Beck doesn't have the head to win a long match against him yet.

Bilbo
05-22-2009, 11:28 AM
Shame Isner pulled out, he would have played Roddick in the first round.

If Andy can stay fit and healthy this really should be his best ever Roland Garros run.

do you ever talk about any other players than tools like ferrero and roddick? :o

you need to urgently change your taste

asmazif
05-22-2009, 11:28 AM
Wow, Djoko can't fail to make the semis... ridiculously easy draw on his part. Ferrer then Verdasco (4R - QF) for Nadal as people wanted, hardly gonna make much difference anyway.

Allez-Alejo
05-22-2009, 11:29 AM
do you ever talk about any other players than tools like ferrero and roddick? :o

you need to urgently change your taste

Simon doesn't taste very good right now

marcRD
05-22-2009, 11:30 AM
Djokovic has a tough draw with Seppi, Monaco, Robredo all clay court specialists.

:lol: I didnt realise his draw was so easy from first sight, but if that will be his most difficult opponents, he could aswell just get a walkover to SF.

asmazif
05-22-2009, 11:30 AM
tbh, the entire bottom draw is fairly easy for Djoko and Fed here.

johnny_dhk
05-22-2009, 11:36 AM
Mathieu will beat Federina in the third round in front of his home crowd.

Deejay
05-22-2009, 11:36 AM
The draw seems pretty top heavy to say the least. Roger's draw through to the semi's is laughable (Berdych, Blake & Roddick in his quarter lol), he couldn't have made it any easier had he done the draw himself. Having Djokovic in his half is great for the tournament though, should be a great tussle if they meet, otherwise it would have been another federer cake walk through to the finals. Rafa has a pretty tough draw, all the outside threats Verdasco, Ferrer, Gonzalez, Davydenko, Wawrinka, Almagro, Simon & Murray are all in the top half.

Murray vs. Chela is an interesting 1st rounder...could go to 5 sets that one quite easlily.

rubbERR
05-22-2009, 11:38 AM
"easy" yeah, like you guys know something about tennis, fanboys, fanboys..."easy" lol.

Vanjezi
05-22-2009, 11:38 AM
potential route to the final (top 4) :

Nadal
R1: Q
R2: Kunitsyn
R3: Hewitt/Gremelmayr/Karlovic
R4: Ferrer/Soderling
QF: Verdasco/Davydenko/Wawrinka
SF: Gonzalez/Murray
F: Federer/Djokovic

Federer
R1: Martin
R2: Acasuso
R3: PH Mathieu
R4: Berdych/Chardy/Blake
QF: Monfils/Roddick
SF: Djokovic/Del Potro
F: Nadal

Djokovic
R1: Lapentti
R2: Dabul/Q
R3: Ljubicic/Ferrero/Kohlschreiber
R4: Robredo/Fish/Seppi
QF: Del Potro/Tsonga
SF: Federer
F: Nadal

Murray
R1: Chela
R2: Zverev/Starace
R3: Montanes/Lopez/Tipsarevic
R4: Stepanek/Cilic
QF: Gonzalez/Simon
SF: Nadal
F: Federer/Djokovic

Thanks :)

Daniel
05-22-2009, 11:39 AM
Roger, win the title

Venle
05-22-2009, 11:41 AM
Interesting draw. On the first glance doesn't look to hard for Rog.

I'm just wondering how many bagels Nadal's first round opponent has to witness.

moon language
05-22-2009, 11:41 AM
The draw seems pretty top heavy to say the least. Roger's draw through to the semi's is laughable (Berdych, Blake & Roddick in his quarter lol), he couldn't have made it any easier had he done the draw himself. Having Djokovic in his half is great for the tournament though, should be a great tussle if they meet, otherwise it would have been another federer cake walk through to the finals. Rafa has a pretty tough draw, all the outside threats Verdasco, Ferrer, Gonzalez, Davydenko, Wawrinka, Almagro, Simon & Murray are all in the top half.

Murray vs. Chela is an interesting 1st rounder...could go to 5 sets that one quite easlily.

Federer could face the clay god Ginepri early though. Scary stuff!

marcRD
05-22-2009, 11:42 AM
Federer could face the clay god Ginepri early though. Scary stuff!

How about a Ginepri, Blake and Roddick american hattrick on clay?

LocoPorElTenis
05-22-2009, 11:44 AM
The *only* thing that mattered in this draw (as far as the winner is concerned) is whether Nadal would be in Murray or Nole's quarter. He got lucky so you can hand him the title already. Nole has the toughest path to SF of all the top 4, but should make it easily anyway. Roger's path so the SF is a joke, but I'm sure he'd have traded this for the chance to avoid Djoker in the SF.

robiht
05-22-2009, 11:45 AM
Nadal's road to the 5th consecutive Roland Garros title:

1st:Qualifier
2nd:Kunitsyn/Gabashvili
3rd:Karlovic/Hewitt
4th:Ferrer/Soderling
QF: Davydenko/Wawrinka or Verdasco
SF: Murray/Gonzalez
F : Djokovic/Federer



Federer's road to make The Career Grand Slam:

1st:Alberto Martin
2nd:Acasuso/Qualifier
3rd:Mathieu
4th:Haas/Berdych
QF: Roddick or Monfils/Melzer
SF: Djokovic
F : Nadal



Djokovic's road to win his 2nd Grand Slam tournament:

1st:Lapentti
2nd:Qualifier
3rd:Ljubicic
4th:Robredo/Fish
QF: Del Potro/Monaco
SF: Federer
F : Nadal


Murray has no chance to win here


Prediction to the Final:
Nadal/Verdasco vs. Djokovic/Federer

I hope we'll see another classic in the final between Roger and Rafa :worship::worship::worship:

jazar
05-22-2009, 11:46 AM
chela ia so taking murray down

Horatio Caine
05-22-2009, 11:48 AM
Roddick might yet get his best French Open finish with that draw. :lol: Although Oscar/Minar wouldn't be easy by any means.

Horrible draw for Muzza...gonna be a struggle from day 1.

Fed's draw is laughable! But let's face it, he'd have still been able to deal with most players anyway.

Significant that Rafa has Muzza in his half and not Djokovic, although the result in three Sundays time would still be the same anyway.

LocoPorElTenis
05-22-2009, 11:48 AM
chela ia so taking murray down

This is not the Chela of a few years back, mate. He's recently come back from injury and is no longer better than your average 100-ranked claycourt journeyman. Murray to win easily in 3.

moon language
05-22-2009, 11:49 AM
How about a Ginepri, Blake and Roddick american hattrick on clay?

Good call. It's also a safe bet that Fish will shock Djokovic and come through that quarter so Federer can pull off an All-American Clay Texas Hat Trick. That goes a long way in the GOAT debates I'm told.

habibko
05-22-2009, 11:49 AM
You have forgotten Monaco. He has also a shot to go to the quarters against Djokovic, because he is a decent clay courter.

edited, thanks :D

Champion number 1
05-22-2009, 11:49 AM
Predicted QFs:

Nadal v Verdasco
Murray v Gonzalez
Del Potro v Djokovic
Federer v Roddick

The Roddick 1/8th of the draw is the one you would love to be in as an outsider really. I am hoping should Fognini qualify he get in that section.

Clydey
05-22-2009, 11:51 AM
Roddick might yet get his best French Open finish with that draw. :lol: Although Oscar/Minar wouldn't be easy by any means.

Horrible draw for Muzza...gonna be a struggle from day 1.

Fed's draw is laughable! But let's face it, he'd have still been able to deal with most players anyway.

Significant that Rafa has Muzza in his half and not Djokovic, although the result in three Sundays time would still be the same anyway.

It's a pretty easy draw for Muzza. Chela isn't an ideal first round, but that should still be straight sets. Murray's only obstacle to the semis is Gonzo.

sphiie
05-22-2009, 11:54 AM
Here's Ana ivanovic and Rafael Nadal during le tirage au sort (sorry I don't know how to say this in english) :

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/9182/aleqm5ghvyr8tdep2mthsbt.jpg (http://img200.imageshack.us/my.php?image=aleqm5ghvyr8tdep2mthsbt.jpg)

Rafael is so cute :)

Horatio Caine
05-22-2009, 11:56 AM
It's a pretty easy draw for Muzza. Chela isn't an ideal first round, but that should still be straight sets. Murray's only obstacle to the semis is Gonzo.

'Easy' isn't the right word imo. I can see him winning through it, but Chela, Starace, (Tipsarevic)/Montanes are obviously natural dirtballers and I think they're capable of really hurting him unless Muzza plays more positively. And that is only the route to the QF.

asmazif
05-22-2009, 11:57 AM
"easy" yeah, like you guys know something about tennis, fanboys, fanboys..."easy" lol.

easy in respective terms, with their H2Hs and results, obvs. not literally easy.

Machiavelli
05-22-2009, 12:00 PM
Finally a good draw for Cilic, nothing untill 3rd round and Steppa, and he is in Murrays quarters (beat him in juniors RG), time to show some form on clay Marin

Clydey
05-22-2009, 12:03 PM
'Easy' isn't the right word imo. I can see him winning through it, but Chela, Starace, (Tipsarevic)/Montanes are obviously natural dirtballers and I think they're capable of really hurting him unless Muzza plays more positively. And that is only the route to the QF.

It's relatively easy compared to what it could have been. Put it this way, I'll be shocked if he doesn't at least reach the quarters. I don't think those mentioned are even on a par with the likes of a Robredo, who Andy routined. I'd favour Gonzo in the quarters, if only just.

What people seem to forget is that Andy is actually a very good player on clay. The reason people think he sucks is because he is poor relative to his hard court ability. He is currently the second best player in the world on hard. By contrast, he's merely top 10 on clay.

Arkulari
05-22-2009, 12:05 PM
so, it's official that Djoker is on Roger's side of the draw?
RG always changes all the time :lol:
never could really follow the draw :o

adee-gee
05-22-2009, 12:05 PM
At first I hated Murray's draw, but if he can get past Chela he should reach at least the 4th round. Chela will be tough though.

Nadal will be happy to avoid Djokovic, though he's got Ferrer and Verdasco in his section whom he'd probably preferred to have avoided.

PHM to take out Fed in R3, you heard it here first :sport:

habibko
05-22-2009, 12:10 PM
PHM to take out Fed in R3, you heard it here first :sport:

PHM would lead two sets and double breaks in the third and still lose the match to Fed.