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RG Draw

jazz_girl
05-20-2005, 11:36 AM
1-Roger Federer (Sui)-Robin Soderling (Suè)
Nicolas Almagro (Esp)-Philipp Kohlschreiber (All)
Christophe Rochus (Bel)-Qualifié
Michaël Llodra (Fra)-25-Fernando Gonzalez (Chili)

17-Dominik Hrbaty (Slq)-Janko Tipsarevic (Scg)
Sjeng Schalken (P-B)-Qualifié
Qualifié-Kevin Kim (E-U)
Alberto Martin (Esp)-14-Carlos Moya (Esp)

10-David Nalbandian (Arg)-Marcos Baghdatis (Chy)
Tomas Berdych (Tch)-Jeff Morrison (E-U)
Oscar Hernandez (Esp)-Qualifié
Qualifié-18-Mario Ancic (Cro)

31-Juan ignacio Chela (Arg)-Rainer Schüttler (All)
Victor Hanescu (Rou)-Michal Tabara (Tch)
Luis Horna (Pér)-Jérôme Haehnel (Fra)
Potito Starace (Ita)-7-Tim Henman (G-B)

4-Rafael Nadal (Esp)-Lars Burgsmuller (All)
Mardy Fish (E-U)-Xavier Malisse (Bel)
Peter Wessels (P-B)-Ricardo Mello (Bré)
Qualifié-30-Richard Gasquet (Fra)

23-Sébastien Grosjean (Fra)-Juan Monaco (Arg)
Thierry Ascione (Fra)-Davide Sanguinetti (Ita)
Andreï Pavel (Rou)-Florent Serra (Fra)
Paradorn Srichaphan (Tha)-16-Radek Stepanek (Tch)

11-Joachim Johansson (Suè)-Fernando Verdasco (Esp)
Hyung-Taik Lee (Cor-S)-Alex Calatrava (Esp)
Gilles Simon (Fra)-Olivier Patience (Fra)
Jiri Vanek (Tch)-20-David Ferrer (Esp)

26-Jiri Novak (Tch)-Bjorn Phau (All)
Felix Mantilla (Esp)-Tomas Zib (Tch)
Dmitry Tursunov (Rus)-Stefan Koubek (Aut)
Julien Benneteau (Fra)-5-Gaston Gaudio (Arg)

8-Guillermo Coria (Arg)-Kenneth Carlsen (Dan)
Qualifié-Robby Ginepri (E-U)
Jürgen Melzer (Aut)-Wayne Arthurs (Aus)
Gilles Müller (Lux)-29-Mikhail Youzhny (Rus)

21-Tommy Haas (All)-Florian Mayer (All)
Vincent Spadea (E-U)-Albert Costa (Esp)
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Esp)-Olivier Rochus (Bel)
Qualifié-12-Nikolay Davydenko (Rus)

15-Tommy Robredo (Esp)-Peter Luczak (Aus)
Qualifié-Jean-René Lisnard (Fra)
Gustavo Kuerten (Bré)-David Sanchez (Esp)
Scott Draper (Aus)-19-Thomas Johansson (Suè)

32-Juan Carlos Ferrero (Esp)-Karol Beck (Slq)
Fabrice Santoro (Fra)-Jan Hernych (Tch)
Thomas Enqvist (Suè)-Qualifié
Raemon Sluiter (P-B)-3-Marat Safin (Rus)

6-Andre Agassi (E-U)-Qualifié
Jonas Bjorkman (Suè)-Igor Andreev (Rus)
Arnaud Clément (Fra)-Alexander Popp (All)
Ivo Karlovic (Cro)-28-Nicolas Kiefer (All)

24-Feliciano Lopez (Esp)-Paul-Henri Mathieu (Fra)
Qualifié-Santiago Ventura (Esp)
Albert Montanes (Esp)-Sargis Sargsian (Arm)
Gaël Monfils (Fra)-9-Guillermo Canas (Arg)

13-Ivan Ljubicic (Cro)-Mariano Puerta (Arg)
Qualifié-Qualifié
Qualifié-Qualifié
Qualifié-22-Nicolas Massu (Chili)

27-Filippo Volandri (Ita)-Cyril Saulnier (Fra)
Greg Rusedski (G-B)-Qualifié
Jose Acasuso (Arg)-Max Mirnyi (Bié)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra)-2-Andy Roddick (E-U)

*Ljubica*
05-20-2005, 11:38 AM
I've heard good things about Baghdatis - but I've never seen him play. he has had some good results but I don't think clay is his surface.

jazz_girl
05-20-2005, 11:41 AM
I've seen his play a great match against Federer in the USO, but it was hard. I've never seen him on clay before, and I doubt it's his surface.
Overall, I like the draw :)

jazz_girl
05-20-2005, 11:44 AM
He only played 6 matches this year, he won 3 and lost 3. All those three he lost were on clay:
Monza, against Stoppini: 6-2 1-6 2-6
Estoril, against Ferrero: 3-6 6-2 7-6 (6)
Prague, against Norman: 1-6 2-6

Julio1974
05-20-2005, 01:14 PM
I like the draw also. It's not like Coria's draw but it's ok. If' I'm not wrong, last year he was also expected to play with Federer in QF.

jazz_girl
05-20-2005, 01:19 PM
Yes, until Guga got in the way ;)

novanora
05-20-2005, 01:26 PM
This draw is :lol: David's first opponent is Marcos, a very interesting and talented player. But he is just recovered from the injury...poor Marcos :bigcry: I do think David can pass him without doubt :D

His first 3 rounds matches are not that rough, but beware Super Mario, he got good result in this year's clay.

And after 3 rounds, David could very likely play against Roger~~ :bounce:

novanora
05-20-2005, 01:28 PM
I've heard good things about Baghdatis - but I've never seen him play. he has had some good results but I don't think clay is his surface.
He is very talented for sure. And Marcos's tennis is always that nice to appreciate. :D I like his running forehand, which is his big weapon. Marcos's two matches against Roger did impress me a lot!! But he is just recovered from his long time injury since AO, otherwise Marcos can be very tough to David.

jazz_girl
05-20-2005, 01:30 PM
If David gets into the rythm of the match, he could go far, and even get to the QF...and play Roger :)
Have they play on clay before? I've been wanting to see those two again, since the AO 2004, but it hasn't happened yet! I hope I can see him!

novanora
05-20-2005, 01:38 PM
If David gets into the rythm of the match, he could go far, and even get to the QF...and play Roger :)
Have they play on clay before? I've been wanting to see those two again, since the AO 2004, but it hasn't happened yet! I hope I can see him!
The only match they played before in ATP is Monte Carlo 2002, and David won it by 6-2 6-1. But it's definitely too early, Roger isn't the one in 2002 any more :cool: It will be interesting to see they play on clay again :p but not that easy, Roger still have many tough ones ahead, such as Gonzo and Carlos Moya. So is David, he should keep his brain on this time....

gooner88
05-20-2005, 01:52 PM
Very interesting draw.
Possibly Ancic in R3, Tim in R4 and Fed in QF.
I think nalbo would have taken that this morning.
If Nalbo's 100% focused and playing well I expect him to get to the QF, and I would love to see Nalbo renew his rivalry with Fed.
Nalbo must be careful because Berdych and Ancic are players with big serves and big groundies, however over 5 sets I favour Nalbo over most players.

jazz_girl
05-20-2005, 02:24 PM
I saw Berdych playing live on clay, and he's no competition at all.

*Ljubica*
05-20-2005, 02:39 PM
I don't think we should underestimate Berdych though - he is a good player and will go out there with nothing to lose. From my point of view - looks like most of David's early matches will be on outside courts - which means much better seats for me nearer to the court :) but almost no TV coverage outside of Argentina for everyone else in Europe.

Choupi
05-20-2005, 02:46 PM
looks like most of David's early matches will be on outside courts - which means much better seats for me nearer to the court :) but almost no TV coverage outside of Argentina for everyone else in Europe.
All I can hope for is having his matches in the night replay. Or chosen by some German chanels around here. I've noticed they were so less narrow-minded than our own commentators!

khyber
05-20-2005, 03:11 PM
10-David Nalbandian (Arg)-Marcos Baghdatis (Chy)

Crap, crap, crap. Sorry troops, but I'm still for Marcos all the way in this one. :p Yes he's been injured, yes its on clay, but you can always hope.

novanora
05-20-2005, 03:19 PM
10-David Nalbandian (Arg)-Marcos Baghdatis (Chy)

Crap, crap, crap. Sorry troops, but I'm still for Marcos all the way in this one. :p Yes he's been injured, yes its on clay, but you can always hope.
I know, khyber~~:hug: I like Marcos no matter what. He is so unlucky after AO. But it's always nice to watch his tennis :p Personally, I really don't like Marcos and David meet so early. After the injury, he did deserve some GS winnings to increase his state. Just hope those two can play a good match :D

jazz_girl
05-20-2005, 03:21 PM
I'm sorry, but all I hope is that David can win! :lol:

*Ljubica*
05-20-2005, 03:32 PM
I'm sorry, but all I hope is that David can win! :lol:

Me too Jazz. I'm sure Markos is a nice guy and all that - don't know, I've never met him - but I hope David wins and wins easily, because I need to save my nails and keep my stress levels low. I don't want a "nice, good" match - I just want an easy one for David :devil:

jazz_girl
05-20-2005, 03:36 PM
:lol: Especially in the first round. ;) Last year, it was against another young promise: Gasquet.

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 03:37 PM
Marcos is very exciteable and fun to watch and Rosie you can enjoy his play while not wanting him to win.

*Ljubica*
05-20-2005, 03:50 PM
Marcos is very exciteable and fun to watch and Rosie you can enjoy his play while not wanting him to win.

GWH - I very rarely "enjoy" any matches involving David - I get far too emotionally involved for that! A friend of mine recently saw me on the "Tennis Channel" during the David/Soderling match in Hamburg, - and she emailed me to say I looked "utterly distraught" the whole time :eek: In that instance I think the thunder storm had a lot to do with it - it took all my strength not to run away and hide somewhere - but I still don't enjoy them!!!!!

novanora
05-20-2005, 03:51 PM
Marcos is very exciteable and fun to watch and Rosie you can enjoy his play while not wanting him to win.
Glad I am not the only one here who has this thought :p I often check Marcos' thread, and I know George you like Marcos ;) Yeah, he is a very nice and funny guy :lol: and with brilliant tennis of course.

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 03:52 PM
The Söderling match well there were enough reasons to be distraught over that.

jazz_girl
05-20-2005, 03:54 PM
Glad I am not the only one here who has this thought :p I often check Marcos' thread, and I know George you like Marcos ;) Yeah, he is a very nice and funny guy :lol: and with brilliant tennis of course.
I like Marcos as well, but I still want David to win easily! :lol:
It's like when he played Monaco, I wanted David to win easily, but I didn't want him to embarass Juan ;)

*Ljubica*
05-20-2005, 03:54 PM
The Söderling match well there were enough reasons to be distraught over that.

Yes - the dreaded thunder, the rain, the cold, - and I lost one of my favourite ear-rings that day too - that was reason enough without the "Toad" winning!

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 03:56 PM
I like Marcos as well, but I still want David to win easily! :lol:
It's like when he played Monaco, I wanted David to win easily, but I didn't want him to embarass Juan ;)

Marcos will do better in the grass season, but one thing is that he will rise when he plays the better players and he is almost at home here, so that could be a factor.

jazz_girl
05-20-2005, 03:56 PM
:lol:

jazz_girl
05-20-2005, 03:57 PM
Marcos will do better in the grass season, but one thing is that he will rise when he plays the better players and he is almost at home here, so that could be a factor.
Please don't scare me!!! I was quite happy with the draw! :lol:

*Ljubica*
05-20-2005, 04:07 PM
If people here want David to get back into the Top 10, and have any chance of qualifying for TMC (though I personally think that is already out of the question for this year), then they need him to reach at least the 4th round at RG and the same at Wimbledon. The US Open is not a favourite tourney of his - there is no guarantee that he will do well enough to gain points there - and he doesn't llike Cinci either, so this part of the year is one of his last realistic chances to make up a good "cushion" of poiints in case injuries strike later in the year.

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 04:09 PM
Or he goes on a tear and wins the indoor events later in the year.

*Ljubica*
05-20-2005, 04:12 PM
Or he goes on a tear and wins the indoor events later in the year.

Well I will be there so I hope so!! But he has final points to defend in Basel and Madrid, and quarter final points in Vienna, so that will put extra pressure on him.

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 04:12 PM
Someone should play 1 summer clay event then go to Montreal.

Sjengster
05-20-2005, 04:15 PM
Surely Naba has a great chance to defend the majority of his points from last year, Baghdatis, Morrison/Berdych, Hernandez/Ancic to get to the second week and then Henman, who if he does manage to make it that far will probably not provide much of a challenge. Amazing that for the second straight year Nalbandian could theoretically meet Federer in the quarters, although Federer and Henman are the two Top 8 seeds...

*Ljubica*
05-20-2005, 04:20 PM
Someone should play 1 summer clay event then go to Montreal.

No one would love that more than me - but it ain't going to happen with the DC in Australia to consider. There is always Sopot I suppose ;) I actually love it there!!!!!

And Sjengster - yes - theoretically you are correct - but David is such a strange player - beats Andy Roddick easily one day and loses to Robin Soderling the next :eek:

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 04:21 PM
Surely Naba has a great chance to defend the majority of his points from last year, Baghdatis, Morrison/Berdych, Hernandez/Ancic to get to the second week and then Henman, who if he does manage to make it that far will probably not provide much of a challenge. Amazing that for the second straight year Nalbandian could theoretically meet Federer in the quarters, although Federer and Henman are the two Top 8 seeds...

Nalle usually does well in the Slams and this in theory isn't the hardest draw, but he needs to be motivated and be ready to go and I don't see Henman making the 16, but theory and practice are 2 different things.

frula08
05-20-2005, 06:25 PM
i think that david can do it well in us open and toronto, and also cinci, he has no points to defend and he had played well there, and he can defend all his points and qualify for TMC, dont forget that he has no points in wimbledon, us open (only 7 points) , toronto, cinci, and paris, they are lots of very important tournaments where he usually plays very good tennis.

Tricky_Forehand
05-20-2005, 06:26 PM
10-David Nalbandian (Arg)-Marcos Baghdatis (Chy)

Crap, crap, crap. Sorry troops, but I'm still for Marcos all the way in this one. :p Yes he's been injured, yes its on clay, but you can always hope.

I'm right there with you. Why did they have to meet so early??? :sad:

I hate to say it but my heart is really leaning towards seeing Marcos win but I feel like crap no matter who I'm rooting for here because both guys on so high amongst those I like. I'll just follow the match and :tape:

Whatever happens...happens :banghead:

Rosie, if I knew what you looked like I guess I would have seen you in the stands while watching TTC :lol:

*Ljubica*
05-20-2005, 07:56 PM
I'm right there with you. Why did they have to meet so early??? :sad:

I hate to say it but my heart is really leaning towards seeing Marcos win but I feel like crap no matter who I'm rooting for here because both guys on so high amongst those I like. I'll just follow the match and :tape:

Whatever happens...happens :banghead:

Rosie, if I knew what you looked like I guess I would have seen you in the stands while watching TTC :lol:

Tall. blonde, and evidently looking "utterly distraught"!!

sophia_c
05-20-2005, 08:08 PM
Tall. blonde, and evidently looking "utterly distraught"!!

Oh c'mon..you don't need to look distraught...he will do fine...(at least you are tall!!!)....I was quite impressed with the way he played against Roddick ;) ...he has to beat him...and was I pleased with that :worship:

*Ljubica*
05-20-2005, 08:28 PM
Oh c'mon..you don't need to look distraught...he will do fine...(at least you are tall!!!)....I was quite impressed with the way he played against Roddick ;) ...he has to beat him...and was I pleased with that :worship:

LOL - that comment comes from a post I made earlier - where a friend of mine saw me during the Soderling match on the "Tennis Channel", and said that I looked "utterly distraught"! Guess you can't see if people are tall on TV though - not when they're sitting down!!! Yes - David did play well today - it is obvious that he plays so much better in exhibitions without the stresses or pressures that big tournaments bring out in him - that is soemthing he will just have to conquer though.

Btw - as a fellow "Neighbours" fan - wasn't it lovely when Doctor Karl thought he was dying and told Susan that he still loved her and had never stopped loving her :angel: I cried so much!!!!!!

jazz_girl
05-20-2005, 08:33 PM
I think David likes playing important players, no matter where it is! His best matches were against Coria and Hewitt in the AO, and now Roddick in an exhibition. I hope his next great match can be against Roger! ;)

sophia_c
05-20-2005, 08:58 PM
LOL - that comment comes from a post I made earlier - where a friend of mine saw me during the Soderling match on the "Tennis Channel", and said that I looked "utterly distraught"! Guess you can't see if people are tall on TV though - not when they're sitting down!!! Yes - David did play well today - it is obvious that he plays so much better in exhibitions without the stresses or pressures that big tournaments bring out in him - that is soemthing he will just have to conquer though.

Btw - as a fellow "Neighbours" fan - wasn't it lovely when Doctor Karl thought he was dying and told Susan that he still loved her and had never stopped loving her :angel: I cried so much!!!!!!

I told you...Karl and Susan are meant to be together!!! True love!!!...it happens every so often...just wish it would happen to me :rolleyes: (maybe it has ...but I just can't get to see my guy at this moment in time....damn it :devil: )...I have to travel about 6,000 miles for that to happen!!!!

jazz_girl
05-20-2005, 09:04 PM
Awww :hug: But sometimes it's better to have him 6000 miles away, than 5 blocks away from your place ;)

*Ljubica*
05-20-2005, 09:09 PM
Awww :hug: But sometimes it's better to have him 6000 miles away, than 5 blocks away from your place ;)

So young and yet so cynical Jazz! Mind you - 6,000 miles away is good ;) And they do say "absence makes the heart grow fonder"! Sophia -I'm sure if you and your man are meant to be together things will work out for the best very soon :)

jazz_girl
05-20-2005, 09:10 PM
So young and yet so cynical Jazz! Mind you - 6,000 miles away is good ;)
:lol: That's me :)
But it's only a joke, of course ;) Not always is bad, especially if he works all day long.

*Ljubica*
05-20-2005, 09:12 PM
:lol: That's me :)
But it's only a joke, of course ;) Not always is bad, especially if he works all day long.

A few business trips away would help too I expect!!!!!

gooner88
05-20-2005, 09:13 PM
I think David likes playing important players, no matter where it is! His best matches were against Coria and Hewitt in the AO, and now Roddick in an exhibition. I hope his next great match can be against Roger! ;)

I love it when Nalbo plays the big players in the big tournaments; the commentators usually see nalbo as the underdog but the players know that they're always in for a long battle. I felt he played very well in the Aussie Open, and I still can't believe he lost that match against Hewitt.
This year's RG is a good scenario for nalbo because with most of the attention is on players like Fed, Nadal and Coria nalbo can do his own thing behind the scenes.

jazz_girl
05-20-2005, 09:14 PM
A few business trips away would help too I expect!!!!!
:lol: I guess

jazz_girl
05-20-2005, 09:14 PM
I love it when Nalbo plays the big players in the big tournaments; the commentators usually see nalbo as the underdog but the players know that they're always in for a long battle. I felt he played very well in the Aussie Open, and I still can't believe he lost that match against Hewitt.
This year's RG is a good scenario for nalbo because with most of the attention is on players like Fed, Nadal and Coria nalbo can do his own thing behind the scenes.
:yeah:

Tricky_Forehand
05-20-2005, 10:57 PM
Tall. blonde, and evidently looking "utterly distraught"!!

well, I saw a couple of blondes during camera shots so that wouldn't have helped :lol:

jazz_girl
05-21-2005, 08:13 PM
I'm sooooo anxious about RG!!! I keep on watching on tv last year's matches and what David's been saying, and I trully can't wait! :)

sophia_c
05-21-2005, 08:29 PM
I'm sooooo anxious about RG!!! I keep on watching on tv last year's matches and what David's been saying, and I trully can't wait! :)

It will be exciting and well what can we do? just cheer him on and hope he does well :)

jazz_girl
05-21-2005, 08:48 PM
http://www.infobae.com/notas/nota.php?Idx=185185&IdxSeccion=100704
Nalbandian is protagonist in Roland Garros
The Argentine Legion continues with its training in Roland Garros before the start of their favourite tournament, and the cordobes David Nalbandian was the protagonist of today's most crowded tennis session, against the Spaniard Rafael Nadal.

At midday, the cordobes, who yesterday won an exhibitiong beating Roddick by 6-4 6-4, trained for 2 hours with Rafael Nadal, the great candidate to win the tournament, before hundreads of curious people.

bovenbuuf
05-22-2005, 10:18 AM
I'm sooooo anxious about RG!!! I keep on watching on tv last year's matches and what David's been saying, and I trully can't wait! :)me too, hope it will be some nice 2 weeks to watch..saw yesterday that we have a nice start, final of last year!

sigmagirl91
05-22-2005, 01:15 PM
We hope our David can go far. It would indeed be nice.

Tricky_Forehand
05-22-2005, 04:52 PM
David & Marcos on Crt 6 so I don't expect any TV coverage here :sad: :mad:

*Ljubica*
05-22-2005, 06:00 PM
David & Marcos on Crt 6 so I don't expect any TV coverage here :sad: :mad:

My views on Court 6 have been mentioned elsewhere :devil: This court will definately be to Markos' advantage - he is probably more used to playing on small, noisy, distracting outside courts holding about 50 people than David is these days. Hope David can keep his focus or there will be major problems here I fear.

I have already resigned myself to sitting through a tedious WTA match (and probably Stepanek before it too) just to get a seat on this damned court - I remember Gaston playing on it one year and even Franco and his brother couldn't get a seat!!!!

gooner88
05-22-2005, 06:15 PM
Definitely no nalbo on tv tomorrow. :mad:
Probably the earliest that I'll be able to watch him will be if he gets to meet Henman in R4; that match would definitely be televised here in Britain.

Good luck tomorrow Nalbo, Vamos!

jazz_girl
05-22-2005, 10:32 PM
I think there's a chance it will be on tv here...

sigmagirl91
05-22-2005, 10:48 PM
I think there's a chance it will be on tv here...

I think I'd die if he were on TV here; then again, he was on TV last Memorial Day when he played Safin.

Chevina
05-23-2005, 05:04 AM
Good luck in Paris, David.

-ernie-
05-23-2005, 09:05 PM
Hello everyone! :bigwave: I have been gone a while WTA WORLD is closed down so I will be spending alot of time here on MTF :). Good that David nade it through, i watched the last game on ESPN and he seems to be playing good! GO DAVID!