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2011 Roland Garros Draw - Discuss

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Imaster
05-20-2011, 07:04 AM
Here is the Main Draw

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/draws/ms/index.html

[1]Nadal v Isner
Giraldo v Andujar
Cuevas v Qualifier
Qualifier v [28]Davydenko
[24]Querrey v Kohlschreiber
Ljubicic v Devvarman
Tursunov v Malisse
Monaco v [16]Verdasco

[10]Fish v Mello
Gimeno-Traver v Haase
Chardy v Dimitrov
Russell v [18]Simon
[27]Baghdatis v Gil
Qualifier v Brown
Qualifier v Qualifier
Becker v [5]Soderling

-------------------

[4]Murray v Qualifier
Qualifier v Qualifier
Clement v Volandri
Berrer v [26]Raonic
[21]Dolgopolov v Schuettler
Haider-Maurer v Sweeting
Kamke v Rochus
Reister v [15]Troicki

[11]Almagro v Qualifier
Berlocq v Tomic
Starace v Qualifier
Kunitsyn v [20]Mayer
[32]Anderson v Mahut
Chela v Smyczek
Roger-Vasselin v Qualifier
Qualifier v [8]Melzer

-------------------

[7]Ferrer v Nieminen
Benneteau v Machado
Nishikori v Lu
Qualifier v [31]Stakhovsky
[22]Llodra v Qualifier
Petzschner v Zverev
Mannarino v Rufin
Qualifier v [9]Monfils

[14]Wawrinka v Qualifier
Qualifier v M.Gonzalez
Serra v Andreev
Hajek v [17]Tsonga
[29]Tipsarevic v Dabul
Dodig v Riba
Millot v Teixeira
Lopez v [3]Federer

-------------------

[6]Berdych v Qualifier
Fognini v Istomin
Haas v Qualifier
Kendrick v [30]Garcia-Lopez
[19]Cilic v Ramirez-Hidalgo
Hewitt v Montanes
Brands v Kukushkin
Soeda v [12]Youzhny

[13]Gasquet v Stepanek
Qualifier v Granollers
Gabashvili v Seppi
Golubev v [23]Bellucci
[25]Del Potro v Karlovic
Gulbis v Kavcic
Paire v Hanescu
De Bakker v [2]Djokovic

Thank you Synesthetic (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=11044992&postcount=226)

aironet
05-20-2011, 07:10 AM
Yeah I was about to ask the same questions.

From rolandgarros.com

Follow the draw as it happens
The draw is always a pivotal event in the tournament, enabling fans and players alike to work out possible permutations for the second week as well as inevitably throwing up some mouth-watering ties as early as the first round. Reigning champions Rafael Nadal and Francesca Schiavone (depending on how far she progresses at the tournament in Brussels this week), will be the ones pulling the numbers out of the hat.
As is traditional, it will be ladies first with the women's singles draw getting things under way. The non-seeded players will first be allocated their slots electronically, before Nadal draws out the 32 seeds to be added. The men's singles draw will then follow, using the same method, and you can keep abreast of all the action on the Roland Garros Twitter accounts.

Action Jackson
05-20-2011, 07:12 AM
11.30am Paris time.

MaxPower
05-20-2011, 07:34 AM
Is it broadcasted live on something else than twitter?

henke007
05-20-2011, 07:34 AM
Melzer/Murray 1/4 FTW

BULLZ1LLA
05-20-2011, 08:04 AM
(Murray is the difference-maker in this draw, no doubt about it, the dude is poison for Djokovic/Rafa)

MaxPower
05-20-2011, 08:20 AM
Well both Federer and Murray are obvious difference makers. In Federers case everyone knows that only one man has been able to stop him from the semi in 24 slams (he had 23 consective GS semis) is Soderling. That's a sick 6 years of slams!. So he is dangerous for everyone except the top2 that can get him until the semis. Same with Murray. Top2 can't get him until the semis. Thinking all the way until the semi already is crazy. Anything can happen and the 4th Round/QF will be big rounds to get through.

The real big difference makers are seeds 5-8 with some very dangerous players. The QFs will be the most critical matches. Top4 likely want to avoid Soderling considering his history in the tournament. Ferrer is also dangerous considering his form this season.

I'm not switching from my prediction that one of Rafa and Djokovic will go out in the QF or earlier :devil:

abraxas21
05-20-2011, 08:22 AM
it's fixed, whatever the draw is.

Commander Data
05-20-2011, 08:26 AM
Sepp Blatter makes the draw.

finishingmove
05-20-2011, 08:56 AM
i hope nole doesn't draw nadal in the semi

Lana87
05-20-2011, 08:58 AM
Is it broadcasted live on something else than twitter?

Probably not, we will just have to be patient :-)
In the mean time you can watch some nice pics and videos from the practice sessions:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150188501179920.321600.196363369919#!/RolandGarros?sk=wall

Lana87
05-20-2011, 08:59 AM
i hope nole doesn't draw nadal in the semi

How could that happen when they are seeds #1 and #2?


edit: ah, you're joking :-)
My sarcasm meter is a bit off today :-)

Time Violation
05-20-2011, 09:00 AM
i hope nole doesn't draw nadal in the semi

If he doesn't, then you know it's a fix.

Johnny_Bravo
05-20-2011, 09:09 AM
Sepp Blatter makes the draw.

:lol: :yeah:

Topspindoctor
05-20-2011, 09:22 AM
I hope Olderer gets Mugza in QF :superlol:

Johnny_Bravo
05-20-2011, 09:24 AM
21st century and conservative frenchies still aint enabling the stream for this event

All the other slams did it- wtf?

henke007
05-20-2011, 09:25 AM
These will be the 1/4 FYI

Nadal-Ferrer
Murray-Melzer
Robin-FED :)
Nole-Berdych

henke007
05-20-2011, 09:37 AM
Epic fail

Time Violation
05-20-2011, 09:37 AM
I hope Olderer gets Mugza in QF :superlol:

If Nadal gets Murray, I don't think you will so funny :p

Mungo
05-20-2011, 09:43 AM
If Nadal gets Murray, I don't think you will so funny :p

I would be delighted. I don't think Murray would reach the SF and he has no chance against Nadal or Djokovic in a best of 5 on clay anyway. Fed, Soderling and Ferrer at their best are the biggest threats to Nadal/Djoko.

Mungo
05-20-2011, 09:44 AM
Robredo withdrew :(

Time Violation
05-20-2011, 09:45 AM
I would be delighted. I don't think Murray would reach the SF and he has no chance against Nadal or Djokovic in a best of 5 on clay anyway. Fed, Soderling and Ferrer at their best are the biggest threats to Nadal/Djoko.

I don't think so, if healthy Murray is much bigger threat than Ferrer. :)

emotion
05-20-2011, 09:46 AM
Hey, pardon my ignorance, but with 2 withdrawls between seedings and draw, aren't a 33nd and 34th seed created? (Stakhovsky and Anderson)
Wiki disagrees.

Sonja1989
05-20-2011, 09:46 AM
Robredo withdrew :(

OMG!!! I can't believe it. :bigcry: He hasn't played since Monte Carlo.

Mungo
05-20-2011, 09:47 AM
Roddick and Robredo out. Who's going to entertain us the first week? :( Clownando maybe?

Lurking
05-20-2011, 09:47 AM
21st century and conservative frenchies still aint enabling the stream for this event

All the other slams did it- wtf?

The French actually had the best draw stream last year, now we get a twitter feed :rolleyes:

alter ego
05-20-2011, 09:47 AM
Women's shit first.

emotion
05-20-2011, 09:48 AM
OT but Woz-Date could be decent

Topspindoctor
05-20-2011, 09:52 AM
OT but Woz-Date could be decent

Pusher vs UE machine, yeah very interesting.

Mungo
05-20-2011, 09:54 AM
oh pls don't discuss women's tennis here, let's be serious

jimboy7
05-20-2011, 09:56 AM
where can I watch the draw?

born_on_clay
05-20-2011, 09:58 AM
For the French : 1er tour/1st round : Clément-Volandri, Roger-Vasselin-qualifié/qualifier, Benneteau/Machado, Mannarino/Rufin
:)

ZaZoo)
05-20-2011, 09:58 AM
Legenda and Devvarman in 1st round..

born_on_clay
05-20-2011, 09:59 AM
Serra-Andreev, Millot-Teixeira, Paire-Hanescu

Imaster
05-20-2011, 09:59 AM
Men 1st rounds; Ljubici-Devarmann, Tursunov-Malisse, Chardy-Dimitrov, Clement-Volandri, Rochus-Kamke, Berlocq-Tomic, Mannarino-Rufin

Topspindoctor
05-20-2011, 10:00 AM
Devvarman vs Legenda could be an awesome R1 match :D

ImmzB
05-20-2011, 10:00 AM
Chardy v Dimitrov

Imaster
05-20-2011, 10:00 AM
NADAL-ISNER, Djokovic-De Bakker, Murray-Qualifier, FEDERER-LOPEZ.

Roger same half as Djoko

SVK
05-20-2011, 10:00 AM
Millot - Teixeira match of the tournament.

emotion
05-20-2011, 10:01 AM
Hewitt-Montanes :sad: sad:
There is no god.
Not thrilled about Ljubicic-Devvarman either

Mungo
05-20-2011, 10:01 AM
fedull-feliciana? hahaha

ImmzB
05-20-2011, 10:01 AM
Tp Seeds: NADAL-ISNER, Djokovic-De Bakker, Murray-Qualifier, FEDERER-LOPEZ. Roger same half as Djoko

Blue Heart24
05-20-2011, 10:01 AM
Roger-Feli :lol:

ZaZoo)
05-20-2011, 10:01 AM
Federer Lopez 1st round HAHAHAH

ImmzB
05-20-2011, 10:01 AM
1er tour : gaël Monfils (n°9) - qualifié

ImmzB
05-20-2011, 10:02 AM
Richard Gasquet (n°13) - R.Stepanek

born_on_clay
05-20-2011, 10:02 AM
Monfils-Qualifier

Or Levy
05-20-2011, 10:02 AM
Lopez for Roger? Could it be any tougher for a first round?

Poor Lopez, too.

Silver.
05-20-2011, 10:02 AM
Federer vs. Lopez :eek::eek:

Mungo
05-20-2011, 10:02 AM
Djoker-Fedull possible semifinal. Good. Now I want Ferrer and Soderling on that half.

Miloti
05-20-2011, 10:02 AM
Nadal-Isner, Federer-Lopez :help:

TennisOnWood
05-20-2011, 10:02 AM
Ferrer-Nieminen

emotion
05-20-2011, 10:03 AM
Monaco might have a shot at that one

born_on_clay
05-20-2011, 10:03 AM
Nadal - Isner in 1st round?
Draw from hell :eek:

emotion
05-20-2011, 10:03 AM
Ferrer-Nieminen

This happened recently...

Garson007
05-20-2011, 10:04 AM
Gasquet in Djoko courter.

born_on_clay
05-20-2011, 10:04 AM
Simon-Russell

Topspindoctor
05-20-2011, 10:04 AM
Nadal vs Isner in R1? Rigged draw, NID. Organizers are trying to eliminate him in the first round.

Garson007
05-20-2011, 10:05 AM
Nadal - Isner in 1st round?
Draw from hell :eek:
You're joking right? 6-4 6-3 6-2 Easy.

born_on_clay
05-20-2011, 10:05 AM
Tsonga-Hajek

Time Violation
05-20-2011, 10:05 AM
Nadal - Isner in 1st round?
Draw from hell :eek:

About time :p

TennisOnWood
05-20-2011, 10:05 AM
Since when is John danger.. especially in such a poor form

emotion
05-20-2011, 10:05 AM
The 2 people who cant win a match, Querrey and Kohli.
One has to, right!?

born_on_clay
05-20-2011, 10:05 AM
Llodra-Qualifier

Imaster
05-20-2011, 10:05 AM
Soderling-Becker, Melzer-Qualifier, Ferrer-Nieminen, Berdych-Qualifier, Fish-Mello, Almagro-Qualifier, Monfils-Qualifier, Younzhny-Soeda

DELPO-KARLOVIC



Whose side of the draw are soderling, delpo, melzer and berdych?

ImmzB
05-20-2011, 10:05 AM
Del Potro V Karlovic

Garson007
05-20-2011, 10:06 AM
Anderson - Mahut. :eek:

TennisOnWood
05-20-2011, 10:06 AM
Del Potro vs Karlovic :)

Blue Heart24
05-20-2011, 10:06 AM
Ivo vs Delpo :sad:

born_on_clay
05-20-2011, 10:06 AM
Since when is John danger.. especially in such a poor form

John's serve will be enough for 3 tiebreaks :eek:

Deathless Mortal
05-20-2011, 10:07 AM
Del Potro-Karlovic :lol:

Blue Heart24
05-20-2011, 10:07 AM
John's serve will be enough for 3 tiebreaks :eek:

Yeah surely,just as it was enough for a breadstick from Chela yesterday.

Lurking
05-20-2011, 10:08 AM
If the order of the twitter feed means anything :

Nadal
Verdasco
Soderling
Fish

Murray
Troicki
Melzer
Almagro

Ferrer
Monfils
Wawrinka
Federer

Berdych
Youzhny
Gasquet
Djokovic

Nothing confirmed bar Gasquet, but they aren't in seed order so I assume they put the names up as they were drawn.

ImmzB
05-20-2011, 10:08 AM
Potential 3rd round: DELOP-DJOKO, Nadal-Davydenko, Wawrinka-Tsonga, Monfils-Llodra

born_on_clay
05-20-2011, 10:08 AM
Yeah surely,just as it was enough for a breadstick from Chela yesterday.

different clay :rolleyes:

DanaKz
05-20-2011, 10:08 AM
Nadal - Isner in 1st round?
Draw from hell :eek:

:spit: Are we talking about same Isner? I remember gigantic pale cow-on-ice-type claymug, are you talking about him? :spit:

Mungo
05-20-2011, 10:08 AM
Potential 3rd round: DELOP-DJOKO, Nadal-Davydenko, Wawrinka-Tsonga, Monfils-Llodra

Finally the revenge for Nadal! I'm liking this draw

MaxPower
05-20-2011, 10:09 AM
So Del Potro could face Djokovic in the 3rd round? interesting

Foxy
05-20-2011, 10:09 AM
John's serve will be enough for 3 tiebreaks :eek:

On clay?

Garson007
05-20-2011, 10:09 AM
Nadal Davydenko 3rd round. :D

ZaZoo)
05-20-2011, 10:09 AM
Damn it, why Delpo in third round with Nole of all ppl.. :(

MaxPower
05-20-2011, 10:09 AM
Davydenko should take Nadal out for the lolz

Action Jackson
05-20-2011, 10:09 AM
Hilarious draw.

Dr.Slice
05-20-2011, 10:09 AM
Isner will be zero danger to Nadal on clay. If Isner gets one tie-break against Nadal, he should be happy already. But I doubt that.
6-3 6-2 6-2

tough, very tough first round for Roger. Lopez can actually play.

Karlovic Delpo, what a stupid first round match

ImmzB
05-20-2011, 10:10 AM
Potential QF: Nadal-Soderling, Melzer-Muray, Ferrer-Federer, Djokovic-Berdych

Blue Heart24
05-20-2011, 10:10 AM
different clay :rolleyes:

Doesnt matter,Isner has nothing to hurt Nadal on any kind of clay.

Time Violation
05-20-2011, 10:10 AM
Nadal-Soderling? Nice :D

Action Jackson
05-20-2011, 10:10 AM
Serra-Andreev

This will make the spectators weep.

Mungo
05-20-2011, 10:11 AM
Potential QF: Nadal-Soderling, Melzer-Murray, Ferrer-Federer, Djokovic-Berdych

Lucky Djokovic here

Dr.Slice
05-20-2011, 10:11 AM
John's serve will be enough for 3 tiebreaks :eek:

:D

Dont be such a fanboy, Isner will be destroyed.

born_on_clay
05-20-2011, 10:11 AM
Rafa has Soderling in quaters and murray in semis :eek:

Imaster
05-20-2011, 10:11 AM
Potential rounds of 16: Nadal-Verdasco, Melzer-Almagro, Ferre-Monfils, Federer-Tsonga or Wawrinka, Gasquet-Djoko or Delpo

Potential 3rd round: DELOP-DJOKO, Nadal-Davydenko, Wawrinka-Tsonga, Monfils-Llodra




Nadal/Davydenko
Verdasco
Soderling
Fish

Murray
Troicki
Melzer
Almagro

Ferrer
Monfils/Llodra
Wawrinka/Tsonga
Federer

Berdych
Youzhny
Gasquet
Djokovic/DelPo

shawshank
05-20-2011, 10:11 AM
What a stupid draw! Isner R1, Davydenko R3 and Soderling Q. It's a nightmare draw! Stupid French :(

Gandalf
05-20-2011, 10:12 AM
Bad draw for Djokovic, I wouldn't be surprised if Del Potro takes him out in the 3rd...

Li Ching Yuen
05-20-2011, 10:12 AM
Potential QF: Nadal-Soderling, Melzer-Muray, Ferrer-Federer, Djokovic-Berdych

Puschkin
05-20-2011, 10:12 AM
And another laughable draw for Murray!

MaxPower
05-20-2011, 10:12 AM
Potential QF: Nadal-Soderling, Melzer-Muray, Ferrer-Federer, Djokovic-Berdych

How lucky is Murray. He got the luck of the Irish but he is from Scotland. I say Djokovic got it difficult. Del Potro in the 3rd could be dangerous. Berdych could be dangerous QF

Soderling got his work cut out for him. Davydenko in QF

Dr.Slice
05-20-2011, 10:12 AM
If that is really the case, then Rafa seems to have for once a tough draw. Hopefully Davydenko will play well and not fall out in the first round again.

Deathless Mortal
05-20-2011, 10:12 AM
Anybody caught who Cilic and Dodig got?

Garson007
05-20-2011, 10:12 AM
Rafa has Soderling in quaters and murray in semis :eek:
And Davydenko in the 3rd, :D

Mungo
05-20-2011, 10:12 AM
LOL at Ferrer's draw, couldn't be tougher than this

emotion
05-20-2011, 10:12 AM
Wow, exciting draw. Best slam draw I've seen in...ever

Li Ching Yuen
05-20-2011, 10:13 AM
Bad draw for Djokovic, I wouldn't be surprised if Del Potro takes him out in the 3rd...

Yeah I really feel sorry for Novak.

Such a bad draw with him being a bit off-form and not at his best..

Aww shit..

Wait..

Bigselber
05-20-2011, 10:13 AM
Interesting draw to say the least

Dr.Slice
05-20-2011, 10:13 AM
What a stupid draw! Isner R1, Davydenko R3 and Soderling Q. It's a nightmare draw! Stupid French :(

With all respect for nadal, his draws have been far too easy far too often. He deserves a difficult draw for once, if he is the supposed clay king.

Topspindoctor
05-20-2011, 10:14 AM
Nadal :bigwave: almost no chance to defend RG this year :sad:

born_on_clay
05-20-2011, 10:14 AM
What a stupid draw! Isner R1, Davydenko R3 and Soderling Q. It's a nightmare draw! Stupid French :(

seconded

Imaster
05-20-2011, 10:14 AM
Del Potro vs Djokovic should be a cracker of a match!

emotion
05-20-2011, 10:14 AM
Ferrer will make SFs if plays anything decent

simplet
05-20-2011, 10:14 AM
Looks like a pretty awful draw for Nadal for once

Ferrer will make SFs if plays anything decent

eh? He has terrible stats against both Monfils and Federer

born_on_clay
05-20-2011, 10:15 AM
And Davydenko in the 3rd, :D

revenge time :D

Bigselber
05-20-2011, 10:15 AM
Bad draw for Djokovic, I wouldn't be surprised if Del Potro takes him out in the 3rd...

I would be surprised, but my God I would be happy

Garson007
05-20-2011, 10:15 AM
Both top seeds have interesting draws. Davydenko-Nadal and Del Potro-Djokovic are both potentially explosive. Yet, I have a feeling neither will happen.

DanaKz
05-20-2011, 10:15 AM
Nadaltards' neverending whining about draw is becoming annoying.

emotion
05-20-2011, 10:15 AM
Rocky/Monty could beat Cilic

ossie
05-20-2011, 10:15 AM
Looks like a pretty awful draw for Nadal for oncelooks like a cakewalk to the final to me, he has had worse draws.

Foxy
05-20-2011, 10:16 AM
Del Potro vs Djokovic should be a cracker of a match!

62 61 63 if Djoko plays an awful match, no?

Dr.Slice
05-20-2011, 10:16 AM
Both top seeds have interesting draws. Davydenko-Nadal and Del Potro-Djokovic are both potentially explosive. Yet, I have a feeling neither will happen.

Yeah, Kolya will probably lose in R1 and Delpo will pull out with an injury:sad:

EliSter
05-20-2011, 10:16 AM
Both top seeds have interesting draws. Davydenko-Nadal and Del Potro-Djokovic are both potentially explosive. Yet, I have a feeling neither will happen.

+1

born_on_clay
05-20-2011, 10:17 AM
Yeah, Kolya will probably lose in R1 and Delpo will pull out with an injury:sad:

unfortunately it's possible

ossie
05-20-2011, 10:17 AM
62 61 63 if Djoko plays an awful match, no?the goat will take out djoker, its a shame really i wanted to see a rafa-djoker final oh well cant have it all i guess.

Garson007
05-20-2011, 10:18 AM
Three GS winners on the lower half; one on top.

ZaZoo)
05-20-2011, 10:18 AM
What are u whining about Rafito's draw?? He avoided Fed in SF and Isner is mug on clay, Davy is off form.

Ad Wim
05-20-2011, 10:19 AM
So how many LLs in total?

TennisOnWood
05-20-2011, 10:19 AM
the goat will take out djoker, its a shame really i wanted to see a rafa-djoker final oh well cant have it all i guess.

Do you really think he is strong enough to play +4 hours against serbian clown?

Time Violation
05-20-2011, 10:19 AM
What are u whining about Rafito's draw?? He avoided Fed in SF and Isner is mug on clay, Davy is off form.

He's got Andy and Soda, though it depends what for they are in at the moment. :)

ossie
05-20-2011, 10:20 AM
Three GS winners on the lower half; one on top.
rafa has almost half the slams of those 3 combined though so its ok

born_on_clay
05-20-2011, 10:20 AM
Fuck me, I couldn't imagine worse draw for Rafa

shawshank
05-20-2011, 10:20 AM
Delpo smashing Djoko in R3 would be dream coming true to me :)
Vamos Rafa&Delpo!

TennisOnWood
05-20-2011, 10:20 AM
So how many LLs in total?

4 at the moment :p

Garson007
05-20-2011, 10:20 AM
The Djokovic draw does run a risk of not making the McEnroe record.

ossie
05-20-2011, 10:20 AM
Do you really think he is strong enough to play +4 hours against serbian clown?
if he is fit, why not?

Garson007
05-20-2011, 10:21 AM
Fuck me, I couldn't imagine worse draw for Rafa
Del Potro in fourth round. :wavey:

TennisOnWood
05-20-2011, 10:21 AM
if he is fit, why not?

But that is the problem, I'm not sure he can endure that. We will see

Mungo
05-20-2011, 10:22 AM
looks like a cakewalk to the final to me, he has had worse draws.

Exactly. Worst thing for Nadal is Soderling in QF but maybe the swede won't get there...he avoided Ferrer who would spend him physically in the quarters, same as Fed in the semis...also avoided Del Potro and Monfils in early rounds...and I really doubt Murray will reach the semis, I wouldn't care anyway. Davydenko? He could lose to anyone on current form and if he reaches 3rd round, Nadal will make his H2H better. Good for the game.

Corey Feldman
05-20-2011, 10:22 AM
I hope Olderer gets Mugza in QF :superlol:

Nadal :bigwave: almost no chance to defend RG this year :sad:not laughing now eh :lol:


What a stupid draw! Isner R1, Davydenko R3 and Soderling Q. It's a nightmare draw! Stupid French :(

Nadal :bigwave: almost no chance to defend RG this year :sad:

secondedNadal fanboys ladies & gentleman http://www.paulthedrivinginstructor.co.uk/userimages/clap-animated-animation-clap-smiley-emoticon-000340-large.gif

shitting themselves at drawing John Isner on clay

and Davydenko wont be getting to the 3rd round either, Fed got the toughest quarter but there is nothing new in that.

born_on_clay
05-20-2011, 10:23 AM
Rafa will have to play 100% to defend his title this year
Rome and Madrid performances won't be enough

iriraz
05-20-2011, 10:23 AM
Isner is in poor form but certainly he is a tougher opponent in R1 then a random wildcard or qualifier.

«Ivan»
05-20-2011, 10:24 AM
in all honesty nole has got just one serious obstacle in his way to sf -gasque/delpo. rafa has his davysoda problems,rogelina got ferrer...n lucky murray got an icecream.i hope he couldnt swallow all

Foxy
05-20-2011, 10:25 AM
Exactly. Worst thing for Nadal is Soderling in QF but maybe the swede won't get there...he avoided Ferrer who would spend him physically in the quarters, same as Fed in the semis...also avoided Del Potro and Monfils in early rounds...and I really doubt Murray will reach the semis, I wouldn't care anyway. Davydenko? He could lose to anyone on current form and if he reaches 3rd round, Nadal will make his H2H better. Good for the game.

It was really important for Rafa, Djokovic and Federer to be on the same half so the chance of Djoker not getting a final is the highest and keep dreams for retaining N1 alive. Also it was important Ferrer to be on the other side of the draw. The rest is just not that important. I am somewhat satisfied of the draw.

ossie
05-20-2011, 10:25 AM
Exactly. Worst thing for Nadal is Soderling in QF but maybe the swede won't get there...he avoided Ferrer who would spend him physically in the quarters, same as Fed in the semis...also avoided Del Potro and Monfils in early rounds...and I really doubt Murray will reach the semis, I wouldn't care anyway. Davydenko? He could lose to anyone on current form and if he reaches 3rd round, Nadal will make his H2H better. Good for the game.
flukerling the biggest threat :spit:

he barely beat golubev :haha:

emotion
05-20-2011, 10:25 AM
Amazed by draw quality. Sad Nadal gets bye in Dasco form though

Time Violation
05-20-2011, 10:25 AM
Isner for one more epic GS match :devil:

Filo V.
05-20-2011, 10:25 AM
Federer-Lopez? Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn. That ain't a joke.

ossie
05-20-2011, 10:25 AM
Murray gets
1 Qualie
2 Qualie
3 Raonic
4 Troicki
5 Melzer
6 Nadal
very doable imo

Action Jackson
05-20-2011, 10:26 AM
Huge surprise there is whining about draws.

MaxPower
05-20-2011, 10:26 AM
Murray gets
1 Qualie
2 Qualie
3 Raonic
4 Troicki
5 Melzer
6 Nadal

Looks like he won the jackpot. Again. Melzer is no pushover but compared to the other potential QFs the world nr4 got the best draw. Could still see a meltdown though and then who knows. We could be in for a surprise semi-finalist this year!

ossie
05-20-2011, 10:26 AM
Isner for one more epic GS match :devil:the only epic thing about isner is his shoe-size

twisturhead
05-20-2011, 10:27 AM
terrible draw for the serbian number 1

Garson007
05-20-2011, 10:27 AM
Murray gets
1 Qualie
2 Qualie
3 Raonic
4 Troicki
5 Melzer
6 Nadal
Beyond a cakewalk.

emotion
05-20-2011, 10:27 AM
Murray gets
1 Qualie
2 Qualie
3 Raonic
4 Troicki
5 Melzer
6 Nadal

Yeah, that's... really, really easy

Topspindoctor
05-20-2011, 10:28 AM
Fed got the toughest quarter but there is nothing new in that.

:superlol:

ZaZoo)
05-20-2011, 10:28 AM
He's got Andy and Soda, though it depends what for they are in at the moment. :)

Oh come on, Andy couldn't beat Rafito in London indoors.. And Soderling is struggling with everyone, I can't even see him reach QF.

Mungo
05-20-2011, 10:29 AM
not laughing now eh :lol:






Nadal fanboys ladies & gentleman http://www.paulthedrivinginstructor.co.uk/userimages/clap-animated-animation-clap-smiley-emoticon-000340-large.gif

shitting themselves at drawing John Isner on clay

and Davydenko wont be getting to the 3rd round either, Fed got the toughest quarter but there is nothing new in that.

Good for you to quote the chicken fans. Real Nadal fans like me have guts and are happy with the draw. Anyone thinking Nadal's draw is especially tough is delusional, it all depends on Nadal's form.

emotion
05-20-2011, 10:29 AM
Top 3 all have terrible draws, every single easy player gravitated toward Murray

Synesthetic
05-20-2011, 10:31 AM
Hopefully this is all correct, this is what we have so far

[1]Nadal v Isner


[
[


[16]Verdasco v Monaco

[10]Fish v Mello


[
[


[5]Soderling v Becker

-------------------

[4]Murray v Qualifier


[
[


[15]Troicki v Reister

[11]Almagro v Qualifier


[
[


[8]Melzer v Qualifier

-------------------

[7]Ferrer v Nieminen


[
[22]Llodra v Qualifier


[9]Monfils v Qualifier

[14]Wawrinka v Qualifier


[17]Tsonga v Hajek
[


[3]Federer v Lopez

-------------------

[6]Berdych v Qualifier


[
[


[12]Youzhny v Soeda

[13]Gasquet v Stepanek


[23]Bellucci v Golubev
[25]Del Potro v Karlovic

Hanescu v Paire
[2]Djokovic v De Bakker

Imaster
05-20-2011, 10:32 AM
When is Roland Garros going to post complete draw on their website? Still getting nothing on this page
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/draws/ms/index.html

Garson007
05-20-2011, 10:32 AM
Top 3 all have terrible draws, every single easy player gravitated toward Murray
I knew I should have bet on Murray, now his odds will shorten.

Sonja1989
05-20-2011, 10:33 AM
You're joking right? 6-4 6-3 6-2 Easy.

This.

John's serve will be enough for 3 tiebreaks :eek:

I think (like fan of John) his serve isn't working in this year so far, he is in bad form. No random that he isn't seeded.

If the order of the twitter feed means anything :

Nadal
Verdasco
Soderling
Fish

Murray
Troicki
Melzer
Almagro

Ferrer
Monfils
Wawrinka
Federer

Berdych
Youzhny
Gasquet
Djokovic

Nothing confirmed bar Gasquet, but they aren't in seed order so I assume they put the names up as they were drawn.

Weird draw. :eek: I hope Almagro beats Murray then Nadal has to play against lot of Spanish, Verdasco, Almagro...
I guess the next Nadal - Djoko final is coming soon.

Anyone has info about Granollers? :scared:

Łukasz Kubot did MD!!! :woohoo:

Jomp1
05-20-2011, 10:33 AM
Oh come on, Andy couldn't beat Rafito in London indoors.. And Soderling is struggling with everyone, I can't even see him reach QF.

You can't see Robin beating a couple of lower ranked players and Fish in the R16 to set up the quarter? He just beat Tsonga, Almagro, Verdasco on clay..

Time Violation
05-20-2011, 10:33 AM
Oh come on, Andy couldn't beat Rafito in London indoors.. And Soderling is struggling with everyone, I can't even see him reach QF.

Well, Novak's got Delpo who is coming off the injury and played only one clay tournament this year, the only really tough opponent is Fed in semis. :)

«Ivan»
05-20-2011, 10:33 AM
terrible draw for the serbian number 1

no,its not.

Mungo
05-20-2011, 10:34 AM
flukerling the biggest threat :spit:

he barely beat golubev :haha:

Sod got destroyed by Nadal in Rome 2009 and then...At his best, Sod is along with Ferrer the toughest QF, but overall it's a good draw for nadal.

Adri89
05-20-2011, 10:34 AM
I hope that Paire can do better this time against Dracula :lol:
Poor Thiemo, terrible draw... bad luck and bad year continue :sad:

Ben.
05-20-2011, 10:35 AM
I am shocked Fed and Djokovic are in the same half. Murray with a good chance of reaching the SF, meaning he would have reached the SF of all four slams. A chance for interesting matches involving the contenders before the SF can only be a good thing, though given the circumstances Delpo and Davy may not make it that far. Toughish draw for Rafa is better than a cakewalk I think, can use it a chance to play himself into some form

Mungo
05-20-2011, 10:36 AM
Federer-Lopez? Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn. That ain't a joke.

It will be nothing like Madrid. Feli can't get cheap points off his serve at sea level. Come on Roger!

Topspindoctor
05-20-2011, 10:36 AM
Looking forward to Mugwrinka bending down for his master in R16 again.

Dr.Slice
05-20-2011, 10:37 AM
Are Fed and Djokovic always in the same half of the draw? It seems so

iriraz
05-20-2011, 10:38 AM
Looking forward to Mugwrinka bending down for his master in R16 again.

This guy lost to Dustin Brown on clay :eek: so nothing would surprise me regarding Wawrinka

Ad Wim
05-20-2011, 10:38 AM
All this whining about the draws of Djoko and Nadal. Those guys are by far the best two in the draw and if they're on they will both reach the final, despite whatever draw.
The only real threats are Federer and Ferrer. But both shown in the last weeks that they aren't at the level of Nadal/Djoko atm.

henke007
05-20-2011, 10:39 AM
Nadal has a cakedraw untill the Final with the pathetic Murray/Melzer 1/4 lineup once again :o

Robin gets Nadal if not Fed so whats NEW...:rolleyes:

«Ivan»
05-20-2011, 10:40 AM
Well, Novak's got Delpo who is coming off the injury and played only one clay tournament this year, the only really tough opponent is Fed in semis. :)

yes.n better rogelina than murray.some nole fans expect all nobodys in his way to final.nole draw is just ok.i-m afraid of ferrer,rogelima is rafa-nole cake.

Jacques_Ukraine
05-20-2011, 10:42 AM
1R Raonic vs Berrer

@Tennis_Canada Tennis Canada on Twitter
The @rolandgarros main draws were just made in Paris. @milosraonic will play world no. 94 Michael Berrer in the 1st round. #TeamRaonic

MaxPower
05-20-2011, 10:42 AM
Think Soderling has a very high chance or reaching the QF now that I have looked closer. A lot better to get Fish (isn't he much better on hardcourt?) than players like Almagro/Verdasco/Monfils/Gasquet. His R16 is one of the better imo. So yes a Nadal vs Soderling quarter looks very likely to me. And yes he would have to go through the nr1 and the nr2 to take the title yet again. Bet he would kill for Murrays draw. If he had only kept the nr4 ranking...

Chase Visa
05-20-2011, 10:44 AM
Delpo/Djokovic in the 3rd round. :(

Why couldn't that wait until the QF's or SF's?

BULLZ1LLA
05-20-2011, 10:44 AM
(This year Murray has looked the 3rd best claycourter in the world, although Ferrer has the better record, Murray is the greater threat IMO. This is from a Rafa perspective. From a Djokovic perspective probably Federer is a very big threat, because Federer personally dislikes Djokovic especially after losing to him several times, no lack of motivation)

Chase Visa
05-20-2011, 10:44 AM
Also, Feli/Fed in the 1st round...another interesting match.

TennisOnWood
05-20-2011, 10:46 AM
Delpo/Djokovic in the 3rd round. :(

Why couldn't that wait until the QF's or SF's?

Vatican conspiracy

Chase Visa
05-20-2011, 10:48 AM
Seems like the big 3 got massively fucked here :lol:

OK Isner isn't really that good, but if he has serving day...maybe...

Synesthetic
05-20-2011, 10:52 AM
Filled in a bit more:
(edited, forgot to place Davydenko as a seed!)

[1]Nadal v Isner


[28]Davydenko v Qualifier
[24]Querrey v Kohlschreiber


[16]Verdasco v Monaco

[10]Fish v Mello

Chardy v Dimitrov
[18]Simon v Russell
[


[5]Soderling v Becker

-------------------

[4]Murray v Qualifier


[
[21]Dolgopolov v Schuettler


[15]Troicki v Reister

[11]Almagro v Qualifier


[20]Mayer v Kunitsyn
[


[8]Melzer v Qualifier

-------------------

[7]Ferrer v Nieminen


[
[22]Llodra v Qualifier


[9]Monfils v Qualifier

[14]Wawrinka v Qualifier


[17]Tsonga v Hajek
[


[3]Federer v Lopez

-------------------

[6]Berdych v Qualifier


[
[19]Cilic v
Hewitt v Montanes

[12]Youzhny v Soeda

[13]Gasquet v Stepanek


[23]Bellucci v Golubev
[25]Del Potro v Karlovic

Hanescu v Paire
[2]Djokovic v De Bakker

MrMarble
05-20-2011, 10:52 AM
Good for you to quote the chicken fans. Real Nadal fans like me

You're a Federer fan, and a huge troll, as seen in RST...Manco. Interesting to see that you pretend being a Nadal fan here.

Chase Visa
05-20-2011, 10:53 AM
Oooh Hewitt/Montanes....he'll probably get fucked by a proper clay courter.

ZaZoo)
05-20-2011, 10:54 AM
You can't see Robin beating a couple of lower ranked players and Fish in the R16 to set up the quarter? He just beat Tsonga, Almagro, Verdasco on clay..

Yeah, he beat Fiasco in real convincible fashion, saving MP's.. And now in Dusseldorf playing like a mug.

Mungo
05-20-2011, 10:55 AM
You're a Federer fan, and a huge troll, as seen in RST...Manco. Interesting to see that you pretend being a Nadal fan here.

Stop hitting your head. ASAP.

Jomp1
05-20-2011, 10:57 AM
Yeah, he beat Fiasco in real convincible fashion, saving MP's.. And now in Dusseldorf playing like a mug.

Okay, so..? You expected Soderling to make good results on slow clay? He lost to Rochus last year the week before the Frenchie.. It's all about the surface.

henke007
05-20-2011, 10:58 AM
Looking forward to Mugwrinka bending down for his master in R16 again.

And Nando to carry Nadal out to the court in the same round..

Doomach777
05-20-2011, 11:01 AM
Where is Ljubo ?

Corey Feldman
05-20-2011, 11:01 AM
not see'ing how Del Potro is a tough draw when the guy has been injured for 2 months

hiperborejac
05-20-2011, 11:02 AM
Hard draw for Novak: I see tougher 3rd and 4rd then eventual QF and semi.

Certinfy
05-20-2011, 11:02 AM
Draw is on RG website now:

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/draws/ms/index.html

rafaholic
05-20-2011, 11:03 AM
excellent draw for nadal, he got lot of real tennis players but off-form...davy, fiasco, soder-they are all off form right now and they will be great preparation for eventual final against djoker...

Jacques_Ukraine
05-20-2011, 11:03 AM
MD has just posted! http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/sc.../ms/index.html

Mungo
05-20-2011, 11:03 AM
Ok Cuevas might be the man to take out Davydenko

BULLZ1LLA
05-20-2011, 11:05 AM
(Who cares about Djokovic, the issue in Rafa's draw is Murray)

bokehlicious
05-20-2011, 11:05 AM
Nadull/Faker with a cakewalk and Fed with the toughest draw, nid, glad I didn't bother watching that joke of a draw :zzz:

Bring on the Dull/Fake final already :yawn:

Certinfy
05-20-2011, 11:06 AM
The 2nd quarter of the draw might just be the weakest quarter I've ever seen.

Bigselber
05-20-2011, 11:06 AM
Horror first round for Fed..

Ravel
05-20-2011, 11:07 AM
Andy Murray GBR (4)
v
Qualifier
Qualifier
v
Qualifier


:lol:

Sonja1989
05-20-2011, 11:08 AM
Granollers - Qualifier :)

hiperborejac
05-20-2011, 11:09 AM
Cakewalk for Murray till semis

hiperborejac
05-20-2011, 11:09 AM
Horror first round for Fed..

Agree

ImmzB
05-20-2011, 11:09 AM
Granollers - Qualifier :)

Possible 2nd round meeting with Gasquet! :)

Certinfy
05-20-2011, 11:10 AM
What Murray would have done to have this draw at Wimbledon or the USO :lol:

Filo V.
05-20-2011, 11:10 AM
Kukushkin v Brands

Which one do I want to see lose more :eek:

hiperborejac
05-20-2011, 11:12 AM
What Murray would have done to have this draw at Wimbledon or the USO :lol:

He would be schooled by Raonic in 3rd :D

Topspindoctor
05-20-2011, 11:13 AM
Nadull/Faker with a cakewalk and Fed with the toughest draw, nid, glad I didn't bother watching that joke of a draw :zzz:

Bring on the Dull/Fake final already :yawn:

:baby:

BULLZ1LLA
05-20-2011, 11:14 AM
What Murray would have done to have this draw at Wimbledon or the USO :lol:

(0 for 6 in sets vs Rafa at Wimbledon. But at US Open I agree)

Chase Visa
05-20-2011, 11:14 AM
Jeez Nadal got an easy draw. Verdasco's and Davydenko's form has been terrible, and Querrey's a Yank.

Corey Feldman
05-20-2011, 11:15 AM
Ok Cuevas might be the man to take out Davydenkohttp://images.paraorkut.com/img/emoticons/images/c/chicken_dance-176.gif

dont be so scared of Denko :hug:

(Who cares about Djokovic, the issue in Rafa's draw is Murray):lol:

Chase Visa
05-20-2011, 11:15 AM
I also want to know who Murray bribed. The only guy that can beat him is Almagro, and he's playing Nice this week...

Mungo
05-20-2011, 11:17 AM
Cakewalk for Murray till semis

Raonic, Dolgopolov, Almagro and Melzer can beat Murray on clay.

Sonja1989
05-20-2011, 11:17 AM
Possible 2nd round meeting with Gasquet! :)

Yeah :lol: I hope they will play each other. :D

Chase Visa
05-20-2011, 11:17 AM
Haas got a qualifier - lucky bastard. Good way for him to get some form it seems.

cardio
05-20-2011, 11:18 AM
not see'ing how Del Potro is a tough draw when the guy has been injured for 2 months

Exactly. Few days ago he even wasnt sure whether he can play or not in Paris. And he has to beat Karlovic first, which is not easy task on fast court if dr. Ivo is on. Hewitt, who is better returner than Pony, was in big trouble against Ivo in 1.round couple of years ago and only better fitness in hot weather saved him.

Synesthetic
05-20-2011, 11:19 AM
[1]Nadal v Isner
Giraldo v Andujar
Cuevas v Qualifier
Qualifier v [28]Davydenko
[24]Querrey v Kohlschreiber
Ljubicic v Devvarman
Tursunov v Malisse
Monaco v [16]Verdasco

[10]Fish v Mello
Gimeno-Traver v Haase
Chardy v Dimitrov
Russell v [18]Simon
[27]Baghdatis v Gil
Qualifier v Brown
Qualifier v Qualifier
Becker v [5]Soderling

-------------------

[4]Murray v Qualifier
Qualifier v Qualifier
Clement v Volandri
Berrer v [26]Raonic
[21]Dolgopolov v Schuettler
Haider-Maurer v Sweeting
Kamke v Rochus
Reister v [15]Troicki

[11]Almagro v Qualifier
Berlocq v Tomic
Starace v Qualifier
Kunitsyn v [20]Mayer
[32]Anderson v Mahut
Chela v Smyczek
Roger-Vasselin v Qualifier
Qualifier v [8]Melzer

-------------------

[7]Ferrer v Nieminen
Benneteau v Machado
Nishikori v Lu
Qualifier v [31]Stakhovsky
[22]Llodra v Qualifier
Petzschner v Zverev
Mannarino v Rufin
Qualifier v [9]Monfils

[14]Wawrinka v Qualifier
Qualifier v M.Gonzalez
Serra v Andreev
Hajek v [17]Tsonga
[29]Tipsarevic v Dabul
Dodig v Riba
Millot v Teixeira
Lopez v [3]Federer

-------------------

[6]Berdych v Qualifier
Fognini v Istomin
Haas v Qualifier
Kendrick v [30]Garcia-Lopez
[19]Cilic v Ramirez-Hidalgo
Hewitt v Montanes
Brands v Kukushkin
Soeda v [12]Youzhny

[13]Gasquet v Stepanek
Qualifier v Granollers
Gabashvili v Seppi
Golubev v [23]Bellucci
[25]Del Potro v Karlovic
Gulbis v Kavcic
Paire v Hanescu
De Bakker v [2]Djokovic

Mungo
05-20-2011, 11:20 AM
http://images.paraorkut.com/img/emoticons/images/c/chicken_dance-176.gif

dont be so scared of Denko :hug:

:lol:

I said before on this thread that I would be delighted to see Nadal playing Davydenko here but it's even doubtful that Davy will reach 3rd round. Anyone thinking that the russian fixer can beat Nadal at RG is completely delusional.

Corey Feldman
05-20-2011, 11:20 AM
giraldo in 2 R for nadal !!? Rafa needs to WD already, im sirious

xdrewitdajx
05-20-2011, 11:20 AM
Nadull/Faker with a cakewalk and Fed with the toughest draw, nid, glad I didn't bother watching that joke of a draw :zzz:

Bring on the Dull/Fake final already :yawn:

what criteria do you use to judge whether a draw is a cakewalk or not? I've noticed people refer to the same draw with completely opposite reactions ("tough vs cake", let's call it)...which leads me to believe that objectivity is missing somewhere. It wouldn't be too much of a stretch to say non-Nadal fans and Nadal fans have different ideas of "tough" draws, for example.


So can someone break down, what makes a draw "tough", and what makes a draw a "cakewalk"?

ImmzB
05-20-2011, 11:21 AM
Yeah :lol: I hope they will play each other. :D

Same. :)

Corey Feldman
05-20-2011, 11:21 AM
was a pity Nadal never drew Isner in 1r Wimbledon

then again that is the luck he carries

nole_no1
05-20-2011, 11:24 AM
Federer - LaLo in the 1st round :devil:
Murray got the luckiest draw again... Nadal got Soderling,Federer got Ferrer,Nole got Berdych...Murray got Melzer :rolleyes:

Del Potro - Karlovic
Chardy - Dimitrov
Gasquet - Stepanek
Monaco - Verdasco

Should be interesting matchups

habibko
05-20-2011, 11:24 AM
Both top seeds have interesting draws. Davydenko-Nadal and Del Potro-Djokovic are both potentially explosive. Yet, I have a feeling neither will happen.

and if they do, they will most likely be a disappointment, Del Potro's first comeback from his latest injury setback and Davydenko isn't winning much lately

CanuckTennisFan
05-20-2011, 11:29 AM
Federer vs. Lopez and Delpo vs. Karlovic should be among the most interesting first-rounders. Maybe Feli will succeed this time?

Time Violation
05-20-2011, 11:31 AM
which leads me to believe that objectivity is missing somewhere.

On MTF? No way :p

StoGas
05-20-2011, 11:34 AM
Djokovic - Del Potro 3rd round :unsure:

bokehlicious
05-20-2011, 11:36 AM
what criteria do you use to judge whether a draw is a cakewalk or not? I've noticed people refer to the same draw with completely opposite reactions ("tough vs cake", let's call it)...which leads me to believe that objectivity is missing somewhere. It wouldn't be too much of a stretch to say non-Nadal fans and Nadal fans have different ideas of "tough" draws, for example.


So can someone break down, what makes a draw "tough", and what makes a draw a "cakewalk"?

If you didn't start watching the sport 2 months ago you'd know what I mean. Now stop stalking me and quoting all my posts. Thank you very much.

blank_frackis
05-20-2011, 11:36 AM
Murray got the luckiest draw again... Nadal got Soderling,Federer got Ferrer,Nole got Berdych...Murray got Melzer :rolleyes:


Have to agree. I don't think there's much debate over which of the top four got the easiest draw this time round. It's probably more important for Murray to get a good draw because he's still vulnerable in the early rounds on clay. He got what he needed.

Time Violation
05-20-2011, 11:41 AM
If you didn't start watching the sport 2 months ago you'd know what I mean. Now stop stalking me and quoting all my posts. Thank you very much.

Look who's talking :p There's no Nole thread on this forum where you aren't going to pop up :)

Jaz
05-20-2011, 11:41 AM
Horrific draw for Federer, and for Murray.. seriously.. wtf

Certinfy
05-20-2011, 11:45 AM
Federer's draw isn't bad, hard R1 but I fail to see how it's horrific?

rubbERR
05-20-2011, 11:46 AM
Exactly. Few days ago he even wasnt sure whether he can play or not in Paris. And he has to beat Karlovic first, which is not easy task on fast court if dr. Ivo is on. Hewitt, who is better returner than Pony, was in big trouble against Ivo in 1.round couple of years ago and only better fitness in hot weather saved him.

get a some clue, he bagelled marin cillyc when being injured, he is above all average players even when injured

Orka_n
05-20-2011, 11:46 AM
Please reach R3, Kolya. :devil:

Sadly he probably won't. :sad:

Lleyton_
05-20-2011, 11:47 AM
Federer is going home early :sadface:

xdrewitdajx
05-20-2011, 11:48 AM
If you didn't start watching the sport 2 months ago you'd know what I mean. Now stop stalking me and quoting all my posts. Thank you very much.

i literally had no idea who you are, then I remembered the "calimero" name...but other than that, I quoted your post because it pertained to my question, but it wasn't an attack. I was asking for an explanation.
I didn't start watching the sport 2 months ago. -insert hyperbolic claim about having watched tennis when you were still in diapers, chronological paradox notwithstanding-

Jaz
05-20-2011, 11:49 AM
Federer could be out in the first round.

ballbasher101
05-20-2011, 11:49 AM
Nobody knows how fit Delpotro is at the moment. If he is fit he will trouble the Djoker but I don't expect him to win. Nadal will encounter trouble with the Soderking but I expect him to come through. Davydenko has been out of form so I don't expect him to trouble Nadal. Federer got a stinker in the first round and a tough draw in my view :(. Murray got a decent draw I think.

Dejan16
05-20-2011, 11:51 AM
Federer could be out in the first round.

Lopez is a choker, and struggled to win sets off fed in madrid where the court is fast. This time he has to do it in the best of 5 format....good joke.:rolleyes:

A_Skywalker
05-20-2011, 11:54 AM
I can already see noone is happy from the draw :lol: like always

Chase Visa
05-20-2011, 11:54 AM
Federer's draw isn't bad, hard R1 but I fail to see how it's horrific?

Lopez is a tough opponent, but yeah other than that you're right.

Jaz
05-20-2011, 11:56 AM
Lopez is a choker, and struggled to win sets off fed in madrid where the court is fast. This time he has to do it in the best of 5 format....good joke.:rolleyes:

One thing I've learned is never to underestimate how rusty Federer can be in the first round of any championship.

Chiseller
05-20-2011, 11:58 AM
What a draw for Murray, he most likely won't even face Melzer who's having back problems

yesh222
05-20-2011, 12:00 PM
I wrote a piece about the draw for my blog. Please check it out if you guys can and any input or advice would be very appreciated.
http://thesportsheadquarters.blogspot.com/2011/05/2011-french-open-draw-analysis.html
Thanks!

NikolaBGD
05-20-2011, 12:07 PM
Nole wont have a problem with Delpo on clay, match with Gasquet may be interesting, but Novak will win, then Berdych in QF, easiest from 5-8 opponents, and SF will be tough, Fed or Ferrer, match for No.1 and breaking the Mc streak :)

yuri27
05-20-2011, 12:09 PM
Nole wont have a problem with Delpo on clay, match with Gasquet may be interesting, but Novak will win, then Berdych in QF, easiest from 5-8 opponents, and SF will be tough, Fed or Ferrer, match for No.1 and breaking the Mc streak :)

He might have to face Belluci(who was up a set and a break against Djoko two weeks ago) instead of Gasquet.Would you feel as confident??

SheepleBuster
05-20-2011, 12:13 PM
MTF loves their BS, don't they? Listen guys. Djokovic Nadal final WILL happen. So get over it. Stop the drama. There is no surprise. It does not matter how easy Murray's draw is or who Lopez is dating.

Miloti
05-20-2011, 12:14 PM
No way Roger is loosing in the first round of the French :yeah:.

NikolaBGD
05-20-2011, 12:16 PM
He might have to face Belluci(who was up a set and a break against Djoko two weeks ago) instead of Gasquet.Would you feel as confident??

Gasquet is much better player than Bellucci...

Yes, Nole had a very tough match against brasilian, wasnt that focus in first set, Bellucci hit the lines...this time will be easier.

solowyn
05-20-2011, 12:22 PM
Murray, please don't get complacent here :lol:

yuri27
05-20-2011, 12:22 PM
Gasquet is much better player than Bellucci...

Yes, Nole had a very tough match against brasilian, wasnt that focus in first set, Bellucci hit the lines...this time will be easier.

So he is a much better player than a guy who straight-setted Berdych and Murray(both have been in good form recently,particularly Murray) and who almost beat the invincible Serbian slayer two weeks ago??:rolleyes:

Lana87
05-20-2011, 12:23 PM
The draw is fine as far as I'm concerned. I wouldn't even like if Nole had all qualifiers like Murray because there would be too much trolling and haters would try to diminish his victory later http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff240/Lanabgd/new/46d0d5de.gif