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AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2010 Complete MAIN DRAW [Qualifiers placed]

EnriqueIG8
01-15-2010, 01:13 AM
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/draws/ms/index.html

1ST QUARTER
Federer(1) vs Andreev
Chela vs Hanescu
Robert vs Starace
Hernandez vs Montanes (31)
Hewitt(22) vs Hocevar
C.Rochus vs Young
Lorenzi vs Baghdatis
Gil vs Ferrer (17)
Verdasco (9) vs Ball
Sergeyev vs Sela
Ram vs Koubek
Dodig vs Ferrero (23)
Monaco (30) vs Gulbis
Vassallo Arguello vs Llodra
Moya vs Marchenko
Kindlmann vs Davydenko (6)

2ND QUARTER
Djokovic (3) vs Gimeno Traver
Matosevic vs Chiudinelli
Vliegen vs Berrer
Istomin vs Chardy (32)
Youzhny (20) vs Gasquet
Hajek vs Ginepri
Kubot vs Zverev
Giraldo vs Robredo (16)
Tsonga (10) vs Stakhovsky
Fognini vs Dent
Harrison vs Tipsarevic
Greul vs Haas (18)
Almagro (26) vs Malisse
Becker vs Zemlja
Falla vs Daniel
Granollers vs Soderling (8)

3RD QUARTER
Roddick (7) vs de Bakker
Gabashvili vs Bellucci
F.Lopez vs Cuevas
Schuettler vs Querrey (25)
Berdych (21) vs Haase
Brands vs Korolev
Grosjean vs Ilhan
O.Rochus vs F.Gonzalez (11)
Cilic (14) vs Santoro
Rufin vs Tomic
Kunitsyn vs Acasuso
Garcia Lopez vs Wawrinka (19)
Troicki (29) vs Lapentti
Petzschner vs F.Mayer
Blake vs Clement
Russell vs Del Potro (4)

4TH QUARTER
Murray (5) vs Anderson
Gicquel vs Bolelli
Nieminen vs Lindahl
Serra vs Melzer (28)
Isner (33) vs Seppi
Sorensen vs Lu
Koellerer vs Veic
qualifier vs Monfils (12)
Stepanek (13) vs Karlovic
Benneteau vs Guez
Fish vs Golubev
Kubler vs Ljubicic (24)
Kohlschreiber (27) vs Zeballos
Kavcic vs Odesnik
Lack vs L.Mayer
Luczak vs Nadal (2)

TMJordan
01-15-2010, 01:16 AM
Shit draw all together.

lleytonfan!
01-15-2010, 01:18 AM
That's twice in a row now they're in the same quarter now. It's been rigged.

gulzhan
01-15-2010, 01:19 AM
If Hewitt will go through to the 4th round.

Baghdatis#1
01-15-2010, 01:21 AM
Um, you have it all wrong ;)
Baghdatis vs. Federer 4th round ;)

Luinir
01-15-2010, 01:21 AM
Simon vs. Federer 4th round :)

kyleskywalker007
01-15-2010, 01:22 AM
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/draws/ms/index.html

1ST QUARTER
Federer(1) vs Andreev
Chela vs Hanescu
Robert vs Starace
Hernandez vs Montanes(31)
Hewitt(22) vs qualifier
C.Rochus vs qualifier
Lorenzi vs Baghdatis
Gil vs Simon (15)
Verdasco (9) vs Ball
qualifier vs Sela
Ram vs qualifier
qualifier vs Ferrero (23)
Monaco (30) vs Gulbis
Vassallo Arguello vs Llodra
Moya vs qualifier
qualifier vs Davydenko (6)

2ND QUARTER
Djokovic (3) vs Gimeno Traver
Matosevic vs Chiudinelli
Vliegen vs Berrer
Istomin vs Chardy (32)
Youzhny (20) vs Gasquet
Hajek vs Ginepri
Kubot vs Zverev
Giraldo vs Robredo (16)
Tsonga (10) vs Stakhovsky
Fognini vs Dent
Harrison vs Tipsarevic
Greul vs Haas (18)
Almagro (26) vs qualifier
Becker vs qualifier
Falla vs Daniel
Granollers vs Soderling (8)

I thought a draw was made of 4 quarters:confused:
Could be wrong of course....

EnriqueIG8
01-15-2010, 01:24 AM
I thought a draw was made of 4 quarters:confused:
Could be wrong of course....

Dude I'm still typing...be patient
It's not done in 2 seconds

LinkMage
01-15-2010, 01:24 AM
Federer(1) vs Andreev

Fedmug out in the 1st round as predicted by me.

l_mac
01-15-2010, 01:25 AM
Nole's draw :haha: :haha:

chowdahead25
01-15-2010, 01:26 AM
Since Simon has been allergic to winning for awhile and Baggy worked Hewitt last night it looks like a Baggy Fed 4th rounder. Bet my left nut its the night match.

kyleskywalker007
01-15-2010, 01:28 AM
Dude I'm still typing...be patient
It's not done in 2 seconds

Sorry about it! Thought you were copy and pasting!

My apologies:)

chowdahead25
01-15-2010, 01:30 AM
LMFAO at Noles draw. He could play lefthanded.

Langers
01-15-2010, 01:31 AM
Federer v Baghdatis 4th.

«Ivan»
01-15-2010, 01:31 AM
Nole's draw :haha: :haha:

don't be sad.

tsonga,soder,davy,federer.yes,he has got a luck.
imacS became irritating womEn

i know what's bothering you-andy vs rafa possible(okay,not possible at all) qf.

TMJordan
01-15-2010, 01:32 AM
You better believe Hewitt will be there.

Arkulari
01-15-2010, 01:33 AM
Roger got Kolya on his quarter, if he doesn't get his act together, the SF streak is over :help:

Not to mention that his first round encounter isn't exactly the easiest thing in the world (same guy who took him to 5 sets not too long ago)

Steelq
01-15-2010, 01:33 AM
Hewitt is a non factor.

rhinooooo
01-15-2010, 01:35 AM
Boring draw in terms of first round matches and also because the first few rounds for most of the top guns are disgustingly easy. Very easy quarter for Fed until a likely match with likely Davy or Nando. Djokovic = easy draw. Muzza could struggle but will come through against a couple of shotmakers.

Baggy/Hewitt possible in 3rd round.

Best match of the round is Youzhny/Gasquet. A shame they were drawn against each other. They'd have to be in very good form to beat Novak in their section. Stepanek/Ivo is also another interesting one.

I'm hoping Haase/Berdych and De Bakker/Roddick have potential to be interesting matches.

n8
01-15-2010, 01:35 AM
LMFAO at Noles draw. He could play lefthanded.

Geez. That's the smoothest path to the 4th round I've seen in a long time.

Ivanatis
01-15-2010, 01:38 AM
Shit draw all together.

sums it pretty much up

prima donna
01-15-2010, 01:39 AM
Arkulari, with all due respect, don't you think we ought to address Roger's 1st round match ? The last Fed-Andreev meeting in Grand Slam play was a 5-setter. What is more, Roger is far more dominant in New York than Melbourne.

paseo
01-15-2010, 01:41 AM
Geez. That's the smoothest path to the 4th round I've seen in a long time.

Now, where's that poster who always says that Fed is always lucky and the draw was always rigged in favor of him, and that Djokovic is always unlucky?

Arkulari
01-15-2010, 01:45 AM
Arkulari, with all due respect, don't you think we ought to address Roger's 1st round match ? The last Fed-Andreev meeting in Grand Slam play was a 5-setter. What is more, Roger is far more dominant in New York than Melbourne.

Roger got Kolya on his quarter, if he doesn't get his act together, the SF streak is over :help:

Not to mention that his first round encounter isn't exactly the easiest thing in the world (same guy who took him to 5 sets not too long ago)

;) :D

:wavey:

Amber Spyglass
01-15-2010, 01:46 AM
Arkulari, with all due respect, don't you think we ought to address Roger's 1st round match ? The last Fed-Andreev meeting in Grand Slam play was a 5-setter. What is more, Roger is far more dominant in New York than Melbourne.

Give me strength,has anybody actually seen Andreev play recently cos I have and he was absolutely atrocious,he had his ass served to him by Murray in Hopman Cup

EnriqueIG8
01-15-2010, 01:47 AM
Give me strength,has anybody actually seen Andreev play recently cos I have and he was absolutely atrocious,he had his ass served to him by Murray in Hopman Cup

This. And he lost to Leo Mayer in the first round of Auckland this week too.
I don't expect big problems for Roger before the QF.

MrChopin
01-15-2010, 01:50 AM
Murray won't even make the QF. Over-under on Nadal facing a ranked opponent before F is 1. Another masterpiece from Tio.

Arkulari
01-15-2010, 01:51 AM
Give me strength,has anybody actually seen Andreev play recently cos I have and he was absolutely atrocious,he had his ass served to him by Murray in Hopman Cup

Hopefully you're right, but Roger didn't get a qualifier or a WC or someone lost in the rankings, Andreev is in shit form though it doesn't mean he can't give Roger a hard time if he gets his act together

I would have preferred an easier first round for him, same for Rafa who got Luczak

prima donna
01-15-2010, 01:52 AM
;) :D

:wavey:
Oops.

Amber Spyglass
01-15-2010, 01:55 AM
Hopefully you're right, but Roger didn't get a qualifier or a WC or someone lost in the rankings, Andreev is in shit form though it doesn't mean he can't give Roger a hard time if he gets his act together

I would have preferred an easier first round for him, same for Rafa who got Luczak

Well,I think Luczak would be the tougher opponent there based on current form

prima donna
01-15-2010, 01:56 AM
Give me strength,has anybody actually seen Andreev play recently cos I have and he was absolutely atrocious,he had his ass served to him by Murray in Hopman Cup
Players tend to bring their best tennis when facing Roger, therefore I'd be reluctant to underestimate Andreev. How well was Tipsarevic playing prior to his stretching Roger to a fifth-set ? That being said, it could be a routine encounter. Depends.

lleytonfan!
01-15-2010, 01:59 AM
Sorry everyone, but Lleyton will beat Bagdhatis. We all know what happened when they played in 2008.

Amber Spyglass
01-15-2010, 02:00 AM
Players tend to bring their best tennis when facing Roger, therefore I'd be reluctant to underestimate Andreev. How well was Tipsarevic playing prior to his stretching Roger to a fifth set ? That being said, it could be a routine encounter. Depends.

Yeah I know what you're saying but Andreev seems to have really lost his way for over a year now,especially the last 6 months,I just can't see him turning it on but I guess it's possible

Caio_Brasil
01-15-2010, 02:15 AM
Baghdatis against Hewitt remembering that 2008 match would be awesome. Hope so.

Henry Chinaski
01-15-2010, 02:18 AM
Robert vs Starace
Hernandez vs Montanes (31)

haha, This is pretty much the section I jokingly made when someone asked if Rajeev Ram could have an impact at the Australian Open.

munZe konZa
01-15-2010, 02:23 AM
I don't want to jump ahead but this is a perfect draw for Nole to grab #1 rank, that is if he wants it

Or Levy
01-15-2010, 02:25 AM
Well, not thrilled about Roger's first round, and I guess he could have gotten a different quarter than Kolya, but the day I start fretting about Roger and Davy match would be a sad day indeed, that record is still what it is. Easy draw for Djoko, that would most like be the Semis.

paseo
01-15-2010, 02:29 AM
I don't want to jump ahead but this is a perfect draw for Nole to grab #1 rank, that is if he wants it

Ah, there you are. You're not complaining how Djokovic is unlucky and that the draw is rigged against him now?

chowdahead25
01-15-2010, 02:40 AM
Sorry everyone, but Lleyton will beat Bagdhatis. We all know what happened when they played in 2008.

:haha:

Last night: Baghdatis d. Hewitt (on Hewitts home court) 4-6 6-2 6-3

:haha:

docking34
01-15-2010, 02:55 AM
think santoro could pull a W over cilic? id say it will be close one.

vamosinator
01-15-2010, 02:56 AM
Rafa got the best draw he could possibly wish for with the only threat being Del Potro yet he's injured and not particularly good on AO surface in the past :D While Federer got a whole lot of power players (Soderling, Djokovic, Davydenko, all of whom reversed losing trends v Federer recently) who Rafa would have hated :D

Clydey
01-15-2010, 02:58 AM
Murray won't even make the QF. Over-under on Nadal facing a ranked opponent before F is 1. Another masterpiece from Tio.

Because Monfils will beat him?

Corey Feldman
01-15-2010, 03:00 AM
cant wait till Isner sends Nadal fying home :cool:

vamosinator
01-15-2010, 03:02 AM
This is my favorite draw of all-time, can't remember a nicer one :p

selyoink
01-15-2010, 03:03 AM
This Nadull's luck continues. What a joke draw he has received. Got the 5-8 ranked player he was salivating for in Murray. Pretty crappy draw. You can almost guarantee 5 of 8 quarterfinals in Fedmug, Davy, Djoko, Del Potro and Nadull.

madmax
01-15-2010, 03:06 AM
cant wait till Isner sends Nadal fying home :cool:

:bounce::bounce: C'mon Big John

Clydey
01-15-2010, 03:11 AM
This Nadull's luck continues. What a joke draw he has received. Got the 5-8 ranked player he was salivating for in Murray. Pretty crappy draw. You can almost guarantee 5 of 8 quarterfinals in Fedmug, Davy, Djoko, Del Potro and Nadull.

Yeah, they all wanted Murray. Bet the rest are pissed off that Rafa got the easiest of the 5-8 seeds.

MalwareDie
01-15-2010, 04:14 AM
Nadal's draw is as easy as ever.

Fedexex
01-15-2010, 04:53 AM
damn it Federer and Kolya in the same quarter:fiery:

Tennis-Engineer
01-15-2010, 04:55 AM
Again Stepanek-Karlovic :haha: Ivo, break the previous Ace record :lol:

sawan66278
01-15-2010, 05:10 AM
Draw analysis time:

A. Federer's Section: His first round match against Andreev? Could be tough, but Andreev's form, to say the least, has not been that strong. Roger in three tight sets. Straight sets likely for him over cannon fodder, Hanescu and Montanes. And then, the "fun" begins: Baghdatis, Simon, or Hewitt. Depending on health, Gilles should come through. And, given his history with Roger, its a toss-up. I'll go with Federer in four or five tough sets. However, he COULD fall to the mercurial Frenchman. In the QF, most will go with Davydenko. However, don't count out Verdasco. Gulbis could pose a threat too. In my mind, the semifinalist in the Federer section will NOT be Federer, but the winner of the match between Davy and Hot Sauce. I'm going to go with Davy here...reaching his first semifinal Down Under.

B. Novak's Section: The easiest section in the draw. No real challenge (other than the heat and possible loss of concentration) until the fourth round. There, Misha, Richie Gasquet, or Robredo. Given the aggressive level of play of Tommy, look for Novak vs. Tommy. And, this should be another five-set match. This will be a real test of Novak's fitness, but I think he'll gut out the match and move to the quarters. There, most likely Tsonga or Soderling. Robin, even with his past history, should glide through to the fourth round. There, Jo will be waiting. Should be a barn burner, but I'm going with Ali to face Novak in the quarters. Another real battle there, and it will be based on form. If Jo is hot, he wins. Otherwise, go with the steadier Novak to reach the semis yet again.

C. Delpo's Section: The section from hell. Right off the bat, Delpo could face James Blake in the second round. James COULD knock him out. If he's hot, his strategy-less blasting could throw Delpo off. He struggled with Gonzo last year at the tail end of the season, and James is a similar type of player. I say Delpo in five...and that's already too much energy for a second round match. Then, in the fourth round, likely Stan or Cilic (provided he survives the Magician in the first round). I say Marin survives and knocks out the Big Man...and avenges his loss from a year ago in NY. There, he'll probably face one of four big hitters: Gonzo, Andy Roddick, Sam Querrey, or the Birdman. Likely, Gonzo vs. the Birdman in the fourth round...Gonzo in straight sets. Andy? Could be a tough first rounder, but I think he'll get by...and then he will eke out a tough three or four set win over the talented Bellucci. Tough win over fellow American Sam I Am or Feli Lopez. When the dust settles, Andy vs. Gonzo...with Andy demonstrating enough savvy to move on to face Marin in the quarters. Andy fans will be disappointed: the Croat moves on to his first slam semi.

D. Rafa's Section: Nice draw for the former #1. First two rounds should be a breeze. Should have no trouble with Isner (who should knock out Kohlschreiber). In the fourth, probably Radek...who MIGHT eke out a set. And then, Rafa waits for his likely opponent: the world #5. And Andy? Might struggle with Melzer again...but should face David Ferrer in the quarters (unless Monfils is healthy). If Gael makes it there healthy, Andy should eke out a tough four-set win. And then: Rafa vs. Andy. If Rafa and Andy are in form, this could be the match of the tourney (up to this point). However, Andy's game does NOT match up well with an aggressive Rafa. Look for Rafa in four competitive sets.

So, in the semis: Davy vs. Novak, Marin vs. Rafa
Final: Davy vs. Rafa
Champion: Rafa Nadal

vamosinator
01-15-2010, 05:16 AM
Draw analysis time:

A. Federer's Section: His first round match against Andreev? Could be tough, but Andreev's form, to say the least, has not been that strong. Roger in three tight sets. Straight sets likely for him over cannon fodder, Hanescu and Montanes. And then, the "fun" begins: Baghdatis, Simon, or Hewitt. Depending on health, Gilles should come through. And, given his history with Roger, its a toss-up. I'll go with Federer in four or five tough sets. However, he COULD fall to the mercurial Frenchman. In the QF, most will go with Davydenko. However, don't count out Verdasco. Gulbis could pose a threat too. In my mind, the semifinalist in the Federer section will NOT be Federer, but the winner of the match between Davy and Hot Sauce. I'm going to go with Davy here...reaching his first semifinal Down Under.

B. Novak's Section: The easiest section in the draw. No real challenge (other than the heat and possible loss of concentration) until the fourth round. There, Misha, Richie Gasquet, or Robredo. Given the aggressive level of play of Tommy, look for Novak vs. Tommy. And, this should be another five-set match. This will be a real test of Novak's fitness, but I think he'll gut out the match and move to the quarters. There, most likely Tsonga or Soderling. Robin, even with his past history, should glide through to the fourth round. There, Jo will be waiting. Should be a barn burner, but I'm going to Ali to face Novak in the quarters. Another real battle there, and it will be based on form. If Jo is hot, he wins. Otherwise, go with the steadier Novak to reach the semis yet again.

C. Delpo's Section: The section from hell. Right off the bat, Delpo could face James Blake in the second round. James COULD knock him out. If he's hot, his strategy-less blasting could throw Delpo off. He struggled with Gonzo last year at the tail end of the season, and James is a similar type of player. I say Delpo in five...and that's already too much energy for a second round match. Then, in the fourth round, likely Stan or Cilic (provided he survives the Magician in the first round). I say Marin survives and knocks out the Big Man...and avenges his loss from a year ago in NY. There, he'll probably face one of four big hitters: Gonzo, Andy Roddick, Sam Querrey, or the Birdman. Likely, Gonzo vs. the Birdman in the fourth round...Gonzo in straight sets. Andy? Could be a tough first rounder, but I think he'll get by...and then will eke out tough three or four set win over the talented Bellucci. Tough win over fellow American Sam I Am or Feli Lopez. When the dust settles, Andy vs. Gonzo...with Andy demonstrating enough savvy to move on to face Marin in the quarters. Andy fans will be disappointed: the Croat moves on to his first slam semi.

D. Rafa's Section: Nice draw for the former #1. First two rounds should be a breeze. Should have no trouble with Isner (who should knock out Kohlschreiber). In the fourth, probably Radek...who MIGHT eke out a set. And then, Rafa waits for his likely opponent: the world #5. And Andy? Might struggle with Melzer again...but should face David Ferrer in the quarters (unless Monfils is healthy). If Gael makes it there healthy, Andy should eke out a tough four-set win. And then: Rafa vs. Andy. If Rafa and Andy are in form, this could be the match of the tourney (up to this point). However, Andy's game does NOT match up well with an aggressive Rafa. Look for Rafa in four competitive sets.

So, in the semis: Davy vs. Novak, Marin vs. Rafa
Final: Davy vs. Rafa
Champion: Rafa Nadal

And barring injury another tilt at Laverness :D

Bascule
01-15-2010, 05:21 AM
Draw analysis time:

A. Federer's Section: His first round match against Andreev? Could be tough, but Andreev's form, to say the least, has not been that strong. Roger in three tight sets. Straight sets likely for him over cannon fodder, Hanescu and Montanes. And then, the "fun" begins: Baghdatis, Simon, or Hewitt. Depending on health, Gilles should come through. And, given his history with Roger, its a toss-up. I'll go with Federer in four or five tough sets. However, he COULD fall to the mercurial Frenchman. In the QF, most will go with Davydenko. However, don't count out Verdasco. Gulbis could pose a threat too. In my mind, the semifinalist in the Federer section will NOT be Federer, but the winner of the match between Davy and Hot Sauce. I'm going to go with Davy here...reaching his first semifinal Down Under.

B. Novak's Section: The easiest section in the draw. No real challenge (other than the heat and possible loss of concentration) until the fourth round. There, Misha, Richie Gasquet, or Robredo. Given the aggressive level of play of Tommy, look for Novak vs. Tommy. And, this should be another five-set match. This will be a real test of Novak's fitness, but I think he'll gut out the match and move to the quarters. There, most likely Tsonga or Soderling. Robin, even with his past history, should glide through to the fourth round. There, Jo will be waiting. Should be a barn burner, but I'm going with Ali to face Novak in the quarters. Another real battle there, and it will be based on form. If Jo is hot, he wins. Otherwise, go with the steadier Novak to reach the semis yet again.

C. Delpo's Section: The section from hell. Right off the bat, Delpo could face James Blake in the second round. James COULD knock him out. If he's hot, his strategy-less blasting could throw Delpo off. He struggled with Gonzo last year at the tail end of the season, and James is a similar type of player. I say Delpo in five...and that's already too much energy for a second round match. Then, in the fourth round, likely Stan or Cilic (provided he survives the Magician in the first round). I say Marin survives and knocks out the Big Man...and avenges his loss from a year ago in NY. There, he'll probably face one of four big hitters: Gonzo, Andy Roddick, Sam Querrey, or the Birdman. Likely, Gonzo vs. the Birdman in the fourth round...Gonzo in straight sets. Andy? Could be a tough first rounder, but I think he'll get by...and then will eke out tough three or four set win over the talented Bellucci. Tough win over fellow American Sam I Am or Feli Lopez. When the dust settles, Andy vs. Gonzo...with Andy demonstrating enough savvy to move on to face Marin in the quarters. Andy fans will be disappointed: the Croat moves on to his first slam semi.

D. Rafa's Section: Nice draw for the former #1. First two rounds should be a breeze. Should have no trouble with Isner (who should knock out Kohlschreiber). In the fourth, probably Radek...who MIGHT eke out a set. And then, Rafa waits for his likely opponent: the world #5. And Andy? Might struggle with Melzer again...but should face David Ferrer in the quarters (unless Monfils is healthy). If Gael makes it there healthy, Andy should eke out a tough four-set win. And then: Rafa vs. Andy. If Rafa and Andy are in form, this could be the match of the tourney (up to this point). However, Andy's game does NOT match up well with an aggressive Rafa. Look for Rafa in four competitive sets.

So, in the semis: Davy vs. Novak, Marin vs. Rafa
Final: Davy vs. Rafa
Champion: Rafa Nadal

So, this is the answer on my question? OK, now you wait for mine.

Doomach777
01-15-2010, 05:40 AM
I think ljubocic can make good run if he plays good.

Yves.
01-15-2010, 06:03 AM
RODDICK vs DE BAKKER :eek:

What a great oppportunity for De Bakker to become known!

soraya
01-15-2010, 06:11 AM
A new champion for AO.

DartMarcus
01-15-2010, 08:02 AM
Good R1 matches:
Federer vs Andreev (if Igor was back in form, than he could give a good fight)
The King vs Montanes (2 grass court Gods :lol: )
Monaco vs Gulbis (interesting which Gulbis is going to turn up)
Youzhny vs Gasquet (the battle of backhands :D)
Tsonga vs Stakhovskiy (Tsonga is always exciting to watch, the ukranian is fun to watch as well and is in a good form)
Harrison vs Tipsarevic (never seen the youngster play, it will be a good opportunity for him, but I`ll cheer for Janko)
Oli Rochus vs Gonzalez (Oli must bring some trouble to Gonza!)
Cilic vs Santoro (the magician's final trick?)
Blake vs Clement (hot-form frenchman vs improved Blake must be great to watch)
Troicki vs Lapentti (I bet Nico will give a great fight at least )
Stepanek vs Karlovic (50 aces at least :lol:)

Great possible R2:
Simon vs Baghdatis (very tough match to predict!)
Davydenko vs Moya (of course almost no chance for Carlos, but he has got 5-2 H2H coming to this match :D)
Youzhny/ Gasquet vs Ginepri (we all know that Robby can destroy everyone on a good day..)
Robredo vs Kubot (upset?)
Tsonga vs Dent (sounds like an amazing match :eek:)
Tipsarevic vs Haas (2 my faves playing each other in R2 :tape:)
Gonzalez vs Grosjean (Seba's coming back :woohoo:)
Blake vs Del Potro (the biggest match of R2, I think :eek)
Melzer vs Nieminen (good match-up)
Fish vs Ljubicic (a really tough match to predict!0
Kohlschreiber vs Isner (Big John has to practise before sending Nadal home)

MariaV
01-15-2010, 08:35 AM
Yeah I know what you're saying but Andreev seems to have really lost his way for over a year now,especially the last 6 months,I just can't see him turning it on but I guess it's possible

This. I love Igor but he's been just horrible. I don't know what's wrong with him but thoe Fedtards have really nothing to fear at least not from Igor. :haha:

cant wait till Isner sends Nadal fying home :cool:

MIKEY! :mad: :fiery: I will stay behind your sofa forever then. :p :haha: :haha:

duong
01-15-2010, 08:37 AM
Among the top-4, Del Potro and Nadal have the hardest draw.
Djokovic has the easiest one.

Federer and Nadal can expect a very tough quarterfinal.
I prefer Davydenko than Murray for Federer, but if Murray fails, Nadal may have an easy quarterfinal, whereas for Federer, the tough quarterfinal is quite certain as both Davydenko and Verdasco are in the same part of the draw, and they don't have a tough draw then anyway it will be a very tough quarterfinal.

Stepanek's part of the draw is quite terrible : Karlovic, Benneteau, Ljubicic, Fish, (even Golubev seemed to play not so bad last week), they will kill each other : the winner may be exhausted when they have to play Nadal.

Tsonga seemingly has a good draw, except that he will have to play well against Dent in second round.

Gasquet has interesting opponents to beat : strong but possible, it may be an interesting story.

Poor Santoro Cilic in first round is a horrible draw for his last grand slam : hope he's not completely outplayed :sad:

duong
01-15-2010, 08:40 AM
This. I love Igor but he's been just horrible. I don't know what's wrong with him but thoe Fedtards have really nothing to fear at least not from Igor. :haha:

last year was not good but he had winter time to prepare, and he played a tough match agaisnt Leonardo Mayer in Sydney, it's not so bad.

Anyway, it depends more on Federer than on Andreev, but Andreev has enough potential and mental abilities to be able to take advantage of a bad Federer.

.-Federers_Mate-.
01-15-2010, 08:42 AM
Isners gona take out Rafa in Straights 6-2 7-6 7-6 night match Friday Night !!

vamosinator
01-15-2010, 08:44 AM
Only player that can challenge Rafa in his half at the AO is Del Potro, nobody else has a chance. Plus I'm not 100% convinced that Del Potro is fully fit, and I'm also not convinced that his game suits the Australian Open. But he remains the biggest threat before the Final.

manadrainer
01-15-2010, 08:48 AM
Nadal's draw is a total joke... Fed better watch out cause Kolya is in HOT form. Worst possible draw for Federer!

-Valhalla-
01-15-2010, 08:59 AM
I think Nole, Fed and Nadal have the easiest road to the quarters. Here's how I see it ...

Quarters:
Federer vs. Verdasco
Djokovic vs. Tsonga

Del Potro vs. Roddick
Nadal vs. Murray

The bottom half quarters and semis should be brutal giving Nole or Fed a distinct advantage in the final. Also, will the top half semi be played a day before the bottom half as with last year? If so, that's complete and utter bullshit.

-Valhalla-
01-15-2010, 09:03 AM
Nadal's draw is a total joke... Fed better watch out cause Kolya is in HOT form. Worst possible draw for Federer!

You have nothing to worry about in Kolya, trust me.

Lurking
01-15-2010, 09:11 AM
The bottom half quarters and semis should be brutal giving Nole or Fed a distinct advantage in the final. Also, will the top half semi be played a day before the bottom half as with last year? If so, that's complete and utter bullshit.

Nadal was #1 seed last year, so it was the other way around...

-Valhalla-
01-15-2010, 09:23 AM
Nadal was #1 seed last year, so it was the other way around...

Good point, thx, I forgot. [And what a farce that the #1 seed got LESS rest].

Does anyone know which half will get the extra days rest? ... or is that yet to be determined? Thanks in advance.

Ibracadabra
01-15-2010, 09:42 AM
Ivo to hit 88 aces and lose again?

Halba
01-15-2010, 09:54 AM
winner either davydenko or nadal

del potro not fit

federer not strong (arm injury in doha)

murray no good.

rest not good. djoker poor form.

Foxy
01-15-2010, 10:09 AM
23rd conseq SF for rogie... Vamos!

duong
01-15-2010, 10:12 AM
Also, will the top half semi be played a day before the bottom half as with last year? If so, that's complete and utter bullshit.

I don't know the answer, but anyway it's far better than the two semifinals being played on saturday in the US Open :rolleyes: : in that case there's also a difference between the finalists because one plays before the other and has more rest, but it's far more problematic to play the day after.

And the two semifinals are played in night session, it's far better than in the past to avoid the heat.

Sophocles
01-15-2010, 10:18 AM
Rafa got the best draw he could possibly wish for with the only threat being Del Potro yet he's injured and not particularly good on AO surface in the past :D While Federer got a whole lot of power players (Soderling, Djokovic, Davydenko, all of whom reversed losing trends v Federer recently) who Rafa would have hated :D

Yep. Another cakewalk draw for Nadal.

duong
01-15-2010, 10:24 AM
Also, will the top half semi be played a day before the bottom half as with last year?

Action_Jackson said that bottom half (Nadal's half) will play on monday, it fits with what somebody had said about the fact that Hewitt always plays on tuesday to play his third round on saturday :

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=156222&page=5

Yves.
01-15-2010, 10:26 AM
Looks like an exciting AO coming up:yeah:

I'm still sticking with Fed to clinch it though:p

Machiavelli
01-15-2010, 10:33 AM
Ok draw for CIlic, if Delpotro is not 100%, then he could go far

Ferrero Forever
01-15-2010, 10:34 AM
I hope that bottom half plays monday! And I'm really happy with it, most of my faves have kind draws for the first few rounds at least, and should get to play on courts I'll have access to. I really hope Ferrero's ankle is ok to play, because he has the best draw until Verdasco, which should be an awesome match regardless of the result

Nole fan
01-15-2010, 10:55 AM
There is no easy draw in reality, you could have a bad day against anyone as we've seen many times. That said, I believe Nole has a great opportunity here to get to semis and maybe win the AO. I'm happy for him. :)

Mĺnu
01-15-2010, 11:24 AM
I think Cilic-Santoro is an interesting match. Santoro has annoyed big players in the past, Marin will need to keep his head cool!

Foxy
01-15-2010, 11:35 AM
Action_Jackson said that bottom half (Nadal's half) will play on monday, it fits with what somebody had said about the fact that Hewitt always plays on tuesday to play his third round on saturday :

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=156222&page=5

It is only fair that way. But I doubt they've decided it already. It is too early.

tennizen
01-15-2010, 01:43 PM
WTF is this about Delpo not being 100%. I think Del Potro is is quite cautious when going into big events. His decision to withdraw from Cinci after Montreal indicates that.

dodo
01-15-2010, 02:31 PM
Good point, thx, I forgot. [And what a farce that the #1 seed got LESS rest].

Does anyone know which half will get the extra days rest? ... or is that yet to be determined? Thanks in advance.


Also, will the top half semi be played a day before the bottom half as with last year? If so, that's complete and utter bullshit.

So, you think its fair for the #1 seed to get the better schedule, except if it's Federer?
Sounds legit.

RogerFan82
01-15-2010, 02:51 PM
Nadal always in recent time has played a day after Federer

It will make a change for him to have the extra day off if they reach the final

Yes Federer's half will play the 2nd Semi on the Friday night

You are wrong. While Nadal played the day after federer last year, in 2008, when Nadal was ranked No:2, he did play before federer. The Tsonga - Nadal Semi was on thursday evening while Federer played Djokovic on friday. So don't perpetuate this myth that federer always gets to play first and gets the extra day off.

JeffCandoi
01-15-2010, 02:53 PM
King vs Montana.. what a match!

Certinfy
01-15-2010, 04:09 PM
Berdych vs Gonzo R3 - could be a good match :yeah:

Harrison vs Tipsarevic - Look forward to seeing the outcome on this one. :)

ImmzB
01-15-2010, 04:29 PM
Allez Gasquet!!

Vamos Rafa!!

out_here_grindin
01-15-2010, 04:42 PM
Youzhny vs Gasquet is good

Tomic has a good chance to advance to R2 here.

Noleta
01-15-2010, 04:43 PM
Nole:oYou better sail through the first week:p

Matt01
01-15-2010, 07:18 PM
I don't want to jump ahead but this is a perfect draw for Nole to grab #1 rank, that is if he wants it


Patience, patience...

Denaon
01-15-2010, 07:20 PM
noone interested in Falla vs Daniel? :p

-Valhalla-
01-15-2010, 10:03 PM
So, you think its fair for the #1 seed to get the better schedule, except if it's Federer?
Sounds legit.

Not at all, you misread what I wrote. There should NEVER be a full days rest advantage for either finalist, but IF there is one, the #1 seed should get it.

tennisphilia
01-15-2010, 10:52 PM
Federer will lose to Davydenko. Murray will beat Nadal. It's Murray vs Djokovic in the final and Djokovic will win.

born_on_clay
01-16-2010, 12:14 AM
Federer will lose to Davydenko. Murray will beat Nadal. It's Murray vs Djokovic in the final and Djokovic will win.

negative - Murray will win it

Stensland
01-16-2010, 12:23 AM
haas got an okay draw, should be able to edge past greul in the first and take out tipsarevic in the second round (might be a close match though). tsonga's the favorite in the third obviously but if haas decides to actually show up on court, unlike in kooyong where he bascially stayed in bed for 3 days in a row, he might surprise big jo.

agree with the rest, not too excited about the first couple of rounds either. night sessions will be top guns slashing hapless amateurs, too bad.

micky23
01-16-2010, 04:44 AM
When do the Qualifiers get added to the main draw? or is there a way to know what qualifying spot they take on the draw

Voo de Mar
01-16-2010, 09:15 AM
I've compared 2010 draw with 2000. Here are players who will play in Melbourne in span of 10 years:
C.Rochus, Federer, Haas, Koubek, Schuettler, Santoro, Grosjean, Ljubicic, Ferrero, Hewitt, Llodra, Lapentti.

Players like: Malisse, Stepanek, Robredo, Blake & Dent lost in qualies 10 years ago.

Ilovetheblues_86
01-16-2010, 11:27 AM
If Ferrero withdraws Bellucci will be seeded?

zeleni
01-16-2010, 03:02 PM
Fed's quarter. No luck for fed this time. Davy will smash him in QF.

Nole's quarter. Tricky opponent in QF - unpredictable Tsonga or Soderling. If he wins QF and beats Davy in SF, main trophy in finals is his.

Delpo won't have problems with Roddick.

Good draw for Rafa. He is in SF in which Delpo will smash him again.

Gasquet maniac
01-17-2010, 02:55 PM
i hope that gasquet can reach q.final at least or a 4th round..