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Main Draw

greatkingrat
06-04-2005, 01:31 PM
FEDERER, Roger (SUI/1) v SODERLING, Robin (SWE)
YOUZHNY, Mikhail (RUS) v MAYER, Florian (GER)
LLODRA, Michael (FRA) v Qualifer
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp (GER) v JOHANSSON, Joachim (SWE/6)

NADAL, Rafael (ESP/3) v WASKE, Alexander (GER/WC)
Qualifier v FERRERO, Juan Carlos (ESP/WC)
MELZER, Jürgen (AUT) v MARTIN, Alberto (ESP)
NOVAK, Jiri (CZE) v HAAS, Tommy (GER/7)

NALBANDIAN, David (ARG/5) v SCHÜTTLER, Rainer (GER)
ROCHUS, Christophe (BEL) v Qualifer
KIEFER, Nicolas (GER) v Qualifer
VERDASCO, Fernando (ESP) v CANAS, Guillermo (ARG/4)

LOPEZ, Feliciano (ESP/8) v CARLSEN, Kenneth (DEN)
SAULNIER, Cyril (FRA) v ROCHUS, Olivier (BEL)
PAVEL, Andrei (ROM) v SANTORO, Fabrice (FRA)
POPP, Alexander (GER/WC) v SAFIN, Marat (RUS/2)

JMG
06-04-2005, 01:49 PM
The "WC" for Novak must be a fault on their website.

Great draw for Kiefer - the final is absolutely possible for him! :)

JCF got a qualifier :haha:

gsm
06-04-2005, 01:49 PM
eww , tough draw for all IMO.

*Ljubica*
06-04-2005, 02:08 PM
It is unbelievable the amount of times David and Rainer seem to draw each other - it won't be easy for David with the crowd against him and Rainer more motivated because he is playing in front of his own people. But Good Luck David :)

gooner88
06-04-2005, 02:35 PM
It is unbelievable the amount of times David and Rainer seem to draw each other - it won't be easy for David with the crowd against him and Rainer more motivated because he is playing in front of his own people. But Good Luck David :)

I can't believe it as well Rosie. But perhaps we should have seen this coming, after all when Rainer and Nalbo are always destined to meet when they are in the same tourney.
Nalbo won the last few times they met, and I hope the winning feeling continues.
Vamos Nalbo. :)

aceit
06-04-2005, 02:45 PM
Good luck:
NADAL, Rafael (ESP/3)
FERRERO, Juan Carlos (ESP/WC)
HAAS, Tommy (GER/7)
NALBANDIAN, David (ARG/5) v SCHÜTTLER, Rainer (GER) to both...
KIEFER, Nicolas (GER)
VERDASCO, Fernando (ESP)
PAVEL, Andrei (ROM) v SANTORO, Fabrice (FRA) again, to both..
SAFIN, Marat (RUS/2)

Neely
06-04-2005, 02:54 PM
LOL, what a funny draw!

Mayer vs Youzhny: we had this one already last year at Halle, first round! Youzhny won a third set tiebreak.

not easy for Federer, coming from clay and then facing immediately Söderling who could be strong.

Nadal vs Waske.... :( OMG :o

JCF got a qualifier :haha:
LOL, we two know exactly what qualifier he should draw, don't we? :devil: :lol:

on the other hand, Kiefer could get him as well :o

Stevens Point
06-04-2005, 02:57 PM
Rochus brothers are not from France... From Belgium!!!

Fergie
06-04-2005, 04:26 PM
Hopp Rogi and good luck Misha! :yeah:

croat123
06-04-2005, 04:27 PM
nadal is playing here :o
he's gonna get injured eventually this way

Haute
06-04-2005, 04:31 PM
Vamos Juanquito! :D

Scotso
06-04-2005, 04:35 PM
Great draw for Rafael until the semifinals.

good luck:

Robin Soderling
Mikhail Youzhny :D
Florian Mayer
Philipp Kohlschreiber :D
Joachim Johansson
:worship: Rafael Nadal :worship:
Juan Carlos Ferrero :D
Jurgen Melzer
Rainer Schuettler
Christophe Rochus
Nicolas Kiefer
Fernando Verdasco :D
Feliciano Lopez
Olivier Rochus
Alexander Popp

Horatio Caine
06-04-2005, 05:06 PM
Early taster for Federer's Wimbledon SF exit to Joachim next month...he draws him QF here. :bounce:

PatatRiek
06-04-2005, 05:42 PM
lots of mistakes in that draw, i wonder if it's reliable.... still no confirmation from the ATP

smucav
06-04-2005, 06:42 PM
lots of mistakes in that draw, i wonder if it's reliable.... still no confirmation from the ATPhttp://www.gerryweber-open.de/1561.php

knight_ley
06-04-2005, 06:48 PM
GOOD LUCK KIEFER , NADAL & Schuettler!!!!!!!!!

zethand
06-04-2005, 07:16 PM
At the end Kiefer will have the op to face Cañas... Good Luck Kiwi! :)

CooCooCachoo
06-04-2005, 07:21 PM
Nadal not pulling out :smash:

Goooooo:

Roger
Florian & Mikhail
Mika
Alexander :sad:
Jiri
Christophe
Kenneth :D Your time of year!
Oli
Andrei (& Fabrice)
Alexander P :sad:

Both Alexanders getting shitty draws :mad: I hope Popp can pull off the upset :D

Deboogle!.
06-04-2005, 07:38 PM
Nadal not pulling out :smash:He might... he can't pull out til after tomorrow's RG final.

*Ljubica*
06-04-2005, 08:06 PM
Why is everyone so sure Nadal will pull out? He is young, fit and strong. and as far as anyone knows he isn't carrying an injury. He has already said that Wimbledon is important to him and he wants to be successful in the grass court season, - so I think he'll at least give it a go.

VamosEspaña
06-04-2005, 08:34 PM
Will Nadal play doubles with Feliciano, too?!! :eek:
Crazy :crazy:

See doubles draw!

Pea
06-04-2005, 08:41 PM
Good luck to:

FEDERER, Roger (SUI/1)
SODERLING, Robin (SWE)
YOUZHNY, Mikhail (RUS)
MAYER, Florian (GER)
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp (GER)
NADAL, Rafael (ESP/3)
SCHÜTTLER, Rainer (GER)
ROCHUS, Christophe (BEL)
KIEFER, Nicolas (GER)
VERDASCO, Fernando (ESP)
CANAS, Guillermo (ARG/4)
ROCHUS, Olivier (BEL)
PAVEL, Andrei (ROM)
and SAFIN, Marat (RUS/2)!!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-04-2005, 09:03 PM
Good Luck Joachim and Jiri :D

KoOlMaNsEaN
06-05-2005, 03:14 AM
Go Roger!

smucav
06-05-2005, 06:37 PM
Nadal not pulling out :smash:He told NBC's Bud Collins in his interview after the final that he is flying to Germany on Monday morning so he can "improve on grass." He said exactly the same thing later in his ESPN2 interview.

*Ljubica*
06-05-2005, 06:41 PM
He told Bud Collins in his on-court interview that he is flying to Germany Monday morning so he can "improve on grass."

With all the rain delays they seem to be having there, I guess he could easily have a Wednesday start which would help a lot.

roisin
06-05-2005, 08:21 PM
:banana: go JC!

smucav
06-05-2005, 08:40 PM
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/interviews/2005-06-05/200506051117997250548.htmlQ. Now everybody will have very big expectation for the next tournament. You are still preparing for Wimbledon going to Halle?

RAFAEL NADAL: So now I am very happy for won this tournament, and tomorrow I have flight at I don't know what hour for go to Halle. Is the first tournament in grass. And I will try improve my tennis in grass for prepare Wimbledon, no?
. . .

Q. You will get a great welcome when you come to Wimbledon. Do you believe the way you're playing at the moment, you could challenge for the title at Wimbledon?

RAFAEL NADAL: No, I think in grass I can't ‑‑ (In Spanish.) I can't challenge for the title.

(In English.) I want to improve, no? For that, I go to play in Halle this week, and I like a lot play in grass. I know is not my best surface, is a little bit fast. I need to improve some things in my game for play better in grass and in the fast courts. And I want to improve the serve and the volley, and for that I going to play in grass one or two tournaments before. And doubles, too.

nitsansh
06-05-2005, 09:45 PM
With all the rain delays they seem to be having there, I guess he could easily have a Wednesday start which would help a lot.
It's usual practice that players who played on Sunday play their 1st round match on Wednesday... he might play doubles on Tuesday...

Nadal knows what he's doing and I hope he knows his body as well... he need to practice on grass as much as possible to be competitive at Wimbledon...

Daniel
06-05-2005, 10:45 PM
Go Roger :yeah:

Ivanatis
06-06-2005, 12:17 AM
Schüttler - Nalbandian in the 1st round, so Shaker will fail early once again :(

Federer is the top favourite, no question, if he's fit, he will win the tournament without losing a set.

I'm sure Safin will play a lot better than many might think.

lucashg
06-06-2005, 12:26 AM
Go Rogi! Tough draw. Soderling, Mayer, Johansson! Then Nadal/Ferrero/Haas then possibly Nalbandian or Safin? :eek: Great test to defend your title! Good luck!

mandoura
06-06-2005, 01:09 AM
It is unbelievable the amount of times David and Rainer seem to draw each other - it won't be easy for David with the crowd against him and Rainer more motivated because he is playing in front of his own people. But Good Luck David :)

Very true Rosie. Good Luck for David. :D

How have you been? Missed you. Hope you had a great time in RG. :)

victoria_maraude
06-06-2005, 05:01 AM
Good luck Haas, Nadal, Verdasco and Nalbandian! You're the best!

Leo
06-06-2005, 05:25 AM
And the bad draws keep coming for Youzhny. Federer in the second round?! Another early exit. He just barely missed out on that #8 seed, which would have been much better for him.

Ferrero playing a grass tune-up again, yay. :D Rematch against Nadal on grass? Well, we'll see about qualifer first. :o

Popp vs. Safin = upset.

*Ljubica*
06-06-2005, 08:18 AM
Schüttler - Nalbandian in the 1st round, so Shaker will fail early once again :(

Federer is the top favourite, no question, if he's fit, he will win the tournament without losing a set.

I'm sure Safin will play a lot better than many might think.

Don't be so sure Deck - David can be a bit of a Shaker himself these days :eek: Losing in 5 sets at RG to Hanescu doesn't exactly fill me with confidence :devil:

SuperFurryAnimal
06-06-2005, 08:22 AM
I really hate this draw... :fiery:
Look at who the matched up together...

YOUZHNY, Mikhail (RUS) v MAYER, Florian (GER)
NADAL, Rafael (ESP/3) v WASKE, Alexander (GER/WC)
NALBANDIAN, David (ARG/5) v SCHÜTTLER, Rainer (GER)

It's not fair! :hysteric:

Ivanatis
06-06-2005, 08:27 AM
I hope you're right Rosie :devil:

but Schuettler lost last five matches against David, two of them in Germany, which also shows that his chances will be quite low against this former Wimbledon runner-up, although they never met on grass before

we'll see, I'd be happy to be wrong in this case :)

*Ljubica*
06-06-2005, 08:38 AM
I hope you're right Rosie :devil:

but Schuettler lost last five matches against David, two of them in Germany, which also shows that his chances will be quite low against this former Wimbledon runner-up, although they never met on grass before

we'll see, I'd be happy to be wrong in this case :)

Well I hope I'm wrong because I want David to win! I can't get to Halle til Wednesday at the earliest because of work commitments and I would hate to miss him :sad: I've been at the last two matches between David and Rainer (Marseille and Basel) and they were actually very close matches - both as shaky as each other :devil:

CooCooCachoo
06-06-2005, 09:07 AM
Nenad qualified :banana: :worship: :aparty: :dance: :yippee:

:D

JMG
06-06-2005, 10:02 AM
Petzschner won't get the withdrawals he needs. :( Now he became the victim of this bad decision. Of course, in previous year they gave WCs to a no.1000 and to a restaurant owner and this year Kühnen said a week before that he will watch the players in practise before he decides about the WCs, which sounds ridiculous now.
Popp's WC was clear for months and Ferrero...:rolleyes: It had nothing to do with how they played in training.
And that Petzschner qualified twice in Rosmalen and defeated Popp wasn't good enough obviously.

girL_
06-06-2005, 10:44 AM
Good luck 2:
!!!Safin!!!
Rogi =P
Rafael ~VamoS!~
Mishka Yuzhny!

it's a pity that our tvchannels won't show this tournament... only Stella Artois in Britain...
anyway I'm to happy to get disappointed after yesterday's great match!

Deea
06-06-2005, 10:54 AM
Good luck to Marat! I hope he'll do a good job in Halle! Also lots of luck for Andrei Pavel! Go Romania!!!

Haute
06-06-2005, 04:30 PM
Anyone know where the qualifiers have been placed?