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Australian Open--which of the top 20 seeds will be knocked out in the 1st round?

Hola Mr. SK
01-15-2006, 08:21 AM
Last year in AO 1st round,of the top 20 seeded players, 5th seed Carlos Moya was upset by his country fellow Guillermo Garcia-Lopez; 19th seed Vincent Spadea of USA was defeated by Radek Stepanek of CZE. Now in this year's 1st round, which of the following seeded players are likely to win the lottery. :devil: :unsure:

Roger Federer SUI (1) vs. Denis Istomin UZB
Andy Roddick USA (2) vs. Michael Lammer SUI
Lleyton Hewitt AUS (3) vs. Robin Vik CZE
David Nalbandian ARG (4) vs. Danai Udomchoke THA
Nikolay Davydenko RUS (5) vs. Ivo Karlovic CRO
Guillermo Coria ARG (6) vs. Victor Hanescu ROM
Ivan Ljubicic CRO (7) vs. Chris Guccione AUS
Gaston Gaudio ARG (8) vs. Razvan Sabau ROM
Fernando Gonzalez CHI (9) vs. Alex Bogomolov Jr.USA
Thomas Johansson SWE (10) vs. Cyril Saulnier FRA
David Ferrer ESP (11) vs. Florent Serra FRA
Dominik Hrbaty SVK (12) vs. Oliver Marach AUT
Robby Ginepri USA (13) vs. Jurgen Melzer AUT
Richard Gasquet FRA (14) vs. Tommy Haas GER
Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP (15) vs. Tomas Zib CZE
Tommy Robredo ESP (16) vs. Jiri Vanek CZE
Radek Stepanek CZE (17) vs. Bjorn Rehnquist SWE
Mario Ancic CRO (18) vs. Agustin Calleri ARG
Tomas Berdych CZE (19) vs. Bobby Reynolds USA
James Blake USA (20) vs. Jose Acasuso ARG
:scared:

GonzoFan
01-15-2006, 08:37 AM
maybe Richie ... :sad: Hope I'm totally wrong

hmmm ... Coria :shrug:

Hola Mr. SK
01-15-2006, 08:49 AM
maybe Richie ... :sad: Hope I'm totally wrong

hmmm ... Coria :shrug:
yeah,poor Richard. if thats true, it'd be his 3rd consecutive 1st R loss. :sad:
David Ferrer's also not looking good...:unsure:
and Nikolay Davydenko, can he survive under Karlovic's power? :unsure:
Coria :lol: Carla'll help him ;)

Papakori
01-15-2006, 08:55 AM
I think Richard

Kristen
01-15-2006, 08:56 AM
Hrbaty's going down! (I hope. I don't know what will happen, but at least my guy wont be wearing a shirt with holes in the back).

Federerthebest
01-15-2006, 08:58 AM
Based on Serra's recent form, Ferrer is going home early. :)

Also backing Melzer to beat Ginepri.

Black Adam
01-15-2006, 09:01 AM
Ljubicic will probably lose to Gucione who can be pretty tricky.

Bolar Bolabi
01-15-2006, 09:10 AM
Gaudio is a possibility.

Ferrer and Gasquet will definately lose.

Hola Mr. SK
01-15-2006, 09:22 AM
Ferrer:hug:,dont worry! Last year u lost to David, now i'm backing u to beat Serra!!

World Beater
01-15-2006, 09:26 AM
Last year in AO 1st round,of the top 20 seeded players, 5th seed Carlos Moya was upset by his country fellow Guillermo Garcia-Lopez; 19th seed Vincent Spadea of USA was defeated by Radek Stepanek of CZE. Now in this year's 1st round, which of the following seeded players are likely to win the lottery. :devil: :unsure:

Roger Federer SUI (1) vs. Denis Istomin UZB
Andy Roddick USA (2) vs. Michael Lammer SUI
Lleyton Hewitt AUS (3) vs. Robin Vik CZE
David Nalbandian ARG (4) vs. Danai Udomchoke THA
Nikolay Davydenko RUS (5) vs. Ivo Karlovic CRO
Guillermo Coria ARG (6) vs. Victor Hanescu ROM
Ivan Ljubicic CRO (7) vs. Chris Guccione AUS
Gaston Gaudio ARG (8) vs. Razvan Sabau ROM
Fernando Gonzalez CHI (9) vs. Alex Bogomolov Jr.USA
Thomas Johansson SWE (10) vs. Cyril Saulnier FRA
David Ferrer ESP (11) vs. Florent Serra FRA
Dominik Hrbaty SVK (12) vs. Oliver Marach AUT
Robby Ginepri USA (13) vs. Jurgen Melzer AUT
Richard Gasquet FRA (14) vs. Tommy Haas GER
Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP (15) vs. Tomas Zib CZE
Tommy Robredo ESP (16) vs. Jiri Vanek CZE
Radek Stepanek CZE (17) vs. Bjorn Rehnquist SWE
Mario Ancic CRO (18) vs. Agustin Calleri ARG
Tomas Berdych CZE (19) vs. Bobby Reynolds USA
James Blake USA (20) vs. Jose Acasuso ARG
:scared:

ND,coria,ljubo,robby,richie,mario, and david if he's not fit.

they all are possible upsets.

Lleytonisthebest
01-15-2006, 09:43 AM
ferrer and davydenko will bow out

stebs
01-15-2006, 10:01 AM
Ferrer and Gasquet are in trouble.

silverwhite
01-15-2006, 10:04 AM
Ferrer, Ginepri, Gasquet

HottAsHellHEWITT
01-15-2006, 10:25 AM
gasquet, ferrer & davydenko

superpinkone37
01-15-2006, 11:02 AM
mario? :shrug:

CooCooCachoo
01-15-2006, 11:17 AM
Nikolay Davydenko RUS (5) vs. Ivo Karlovic CRO
David Ferrer ESP (11) vs. Florent Serra FRA
Robby Ginepri USA (13) vs. Jurgen Melzer AUT
Richard Gasquet FRA (14) vs. Tommy Haas GER

These four are most likely to lose.

keqtqiadv
01-15-2006, 11:49 AM
Gasquet, Davydenko, Ivan and Mario.

Jimnik
01-15-2006, 11:54 AM
5. Davydenko
6. Coria
11. Ferrer
14. Gasquet
20. Blake

name_change
01-15-2006, 11:56 AM
gasquet and davydenko. hope i'm spot on.

Bubba08
01-15-2006, 11:57 AM
Ferrer, Ginepri, Gasquet
And then you call me a traitor.... :p

Lleytonisthebest
01-15-2006, 12:00 PM
ginepri won't lose to melzer!

Horatio Caine
01-15-2006, 12:21 PM
I'd consider that these guys are "upset potential:"

Nikolay Davydenko RUS (5) vs. Ivo Karlovic CRO
Guillermo Coria ARG (6) vs. Victor Hanescu ROM
Ivan Ljubicic CRO (7) vs. Chris Guccione AUS
David Ferrer ESP (11) vs. Florent Serra FRA
Robby Ginepri USA (13) vs. Jurgen Melzer AUT
Richard Gasquet FRA (14) vs. Tommy Haas GER
Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP (15) vs. Tomas Zib CZE
James Blake USA (20) vs. Jose Acasuso ARG

The Safinator
01-15-2006, 01:01 PM
richard, kolya and ivan

linus
01-15-2006, 01:08 PM
slide on ice: Kolya, to-jo, Richie and Mario, David Ferrer, James

if fun: Coria, Gato, Robby

joeb_uk
01-15-2006, 01:23 PM
Possibly these two players, cant see the others losing to be honest :shrug:

David Ferrer ESP (11)
Richard Gasquet FRA (14)

sampaio
01-15-2006, 01:27 PM
Coria is in big trouble.
I'm afraid Gasquet and Ferrer will lose too.

silverwhite
01-15-2006, 01:46 PM
And then you call me a traitor.... :p

It's one thing to know he doesn't have a very good chance of winning. It's another to cheer for the opponent. :ras:

LaTenista
01-15-2006, 02:30 PM
Davydenko and Ancic, wouldn't be surprised if Gasquet lost nor Robredo

Jelena
01-15-2006, 02:33 PM
I hope Tommy wins vs Gasquet, which would be the upset, but on the other hand this match is close to both sides. I mean it would be an upset for Tommy too to lose to Gasquet and I really don't know the way it takes.

*Ljubica*
01-15-2006, 02:44 PM
Gasquet and Coria. Sadly I think Ferrer might go too :sad: as he has an ankle inujry and isn't 100% fit. I hope Ancic goes because that means Calleri will win ;) but I don't think it is that likely.

Horatio Caine
01-15-2006, 02:45 PM
Snare the Weasel!!! I'd even offer Hanescu a reward for doing it. Don't kill it...release it back into the wild...preferably miles away from any tournament venue :yeah:

Hola Mr. SK
01-15-2006, 03:06 PM
I'd consider that these guys are "upset potential:"

Nikolay Davydenko RUS (5) vs. Ivo Karlovic CRO
Guillermo Coria ARG (6) vs. Victor Hanescu ROM
Ivan Ljubicic CRO (7) vs. Chris Guccione AUS
David Ferrer ESP (11) vs. Florent Serra FRA
Robby Ginepri USA (13) vs. Jurgen Melzer AUT
Richard Gasquet FRA (14) vs. Tommy Haas GER
Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP (15) vs. Tomas Zib CZE
James Blake USA (20) vs. Jose Acasuso ARG
yeah, Tomas Zib could make an upset. their head 2 head (http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/headtohead/head2head.asp?player1=Zib%2C+Tomas&player2=Juan+Ferrero) record tied 1-1.
JCF pulled through their latest meet in USO 2004 in 5sets.

Hola Mr. SK
01-15-2006, 03:08 PM
Snare the Weasel!!! I'd even offer Hanescu a reward for doing it. Don't kill it...release it back into the wild...preferably miles away from any tournament venue :yeah:
:lol:

Hola Mr. SK
01-15-2006, 03:15 PM
I hope Tommy wins vs Gasquet, which would be the upset, but on the other hand this match is close to both sides. I mean it would be an upset for Tommy too to lose to Gasquet and I really don't know the way it takes.
I'd say the winning oods are like:
Tommy/Richard 55/45. based on their latest performence.

mongo
01-15-2006, 03:31 PM
Guillermo Coria ARG (6) vs. Victor Hanescu ROM
Ivan Ljubicic CRO (7) vs. Chris Guccione AUS
Richard Gasquet FRA (14) vs. Tommy Haas GER
Tomas Berdych CZE (19) vs. Bobby Reynolds USA
Just these four.

olimpo
01-15-2006, 03:33 PM
Snare the Weasel!!! I'd even offer Hanescu a reward for doing it. Don't kill it...release it back into the wild...preferably miles away from any tournament venue :yeah:

:yeah: :haha:

PamV
01-15-2006, 03:38 PM
The ones most likely to get knocked out would be Gasquet or Coria

*Ljubica*
01-15-2006, 03:55 PM
Snare the Weasel!!! I'd even offer Hanescu a reward for doing it. Don't kill it...release it back into the wild...preferably miles away from any tournament venue :yeah:

"You must spread some reputation around before giving it to Jez again". Great idea - as long as they don't release him too near to where I live :eek: - though guess I'm probably safe as I live quite near to Wimbledon.

cartmancop
01-15-2006, 03:58 PM
Haas should beat Gasquet. I expect Tommy to move up enough soon to be seeded in the top 20 himself.

Davydenko's 1R is dangerous also...

I think Ferrer will lose too.

edit: I overlooked Coria/Hanescu. I think Coria will also get beaten. Hanescu is a very solid player on hardcourt.

PaulieM
01-15-2006, 04:11 PM
gasquet most likely, also coria, ferrer and davydenko

Aleksa's Laydee
01-15-2006, 05:19 PM
Davydenko :devil: and Richard :sobbing:

rofe
01-15-2006, 05:29 PM
I know Gasquet has not started the year well but I think ironically the 5 set format may work towards Gasquet's favor and he could actually pull out a win. So, many people might get surprised by the result.

Deboogle!.
01-15-2006, 05:35 PM
I know Gasquet has not started the year well but I think ironically the 5 set format may work towards Gasquet's favor and he could actually pull out a win. So, many people might get surprised by the result.It makes sense because he has simply not had the chance to work his way into some rhythm, but with this format he could lose a set or two but then start to find his confindence and rhythm. It's obviously the match of the 1st round and I'd love t be able to see it.

I'd consider that these guys are "upset potential:"

Nikolay Davydenko RUS (5) vs. Ivo Karlovic CRO
Guillermo Coria ARG (6) vs. Victor Hanescu ROM
Ivan Ljubicic CRO (7) vs. Chris Guccione AUS
David Ferrer ESP (11) vs. Florent Serra FRA
Robby Ginepri USA (13) vs. Jurgen Melzer AUT
Richard Gasquet FRA (14) vs. Tommy Haas GER
Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP (15) vs. Tomas Zib CZE
James Blake USA (20) vs. Jose Acasuso ARGI'd basically agree with that. I don't think all of those WILL Be upsets, but as you said, they all seem to have the potential.

revolution
01-15-2006, 06:54 PM
Davydenko has the return game to tame big Ivo.
Gasquet is at risk of going out to Haas.
Hewitt should sweep Vik aside.
ToJo might well go out, he's been injured and Saulnier can be a danger when he's on form.

sigmagirl91
01-15-2006, 07:04 PM
Richie Gas-K
Coria
Davydenko

Horatio Caine
01-15-2006, 07:48 PM
"You must spread some reputation around before giving it to Jez again". Great idea - as long as they don't release him too near to where I live :eek: - though guess I'm probably safe as I live quite near to Wimbledon.

...but he doesn't boycott Wimbledon like some of the others do... :scared:

Horatio Caine
01-15-2006, 07:51 PM
Davydenko has the return game to tame big Ivo.
Gasquet is at risk of going out to Haas.
Hewitt should sweep Vik aside.
ToJo might well go out, he's been injured and Saulnier can be a danger when he's on form.

Saulnier :haha: He hasn't been on form for yonks. But yeah I agree with what you say...Tojo is in some danger particularly as he is not 100%.

I see Vik as either being a real problem for Hewitt, or being a bug ready to be squashed. I don't think there is any middle ground. He will scrap the point out from the baseline and he doesn't have any real weapon so if Hewitt is on then he will kill him.

ClaycourtaZzZz.
01-15-2006, 07:54 PM
I just hope it won't be Robby.:)
Ferrer will get my vote.

BaselineSmash
01-15-2006, 08:12 PM
Coria. And as much as I like Ferrer and Gasquet, they look to be in trouble.

Jennay
01-15-2006, 10:08 PM
Ferrer, Ginepri, Gasquet

JC might have another scare. :eek: :bolt:

Matty
01-15-2006, 10:49 PM
Gasquet, Ferrer, Davydenko would be my bets ;)
Don't know about Ljubicic, he always seems to lose in the early rounds in the slams.

Deivid23
01-15-2006, 11:16 PM
Federer

keqtqiadv
01-15-2006, 11:21 PM
Federer
and Roddick

cedez
01-16-2006, 01:55 AM
Good-bye Richard. We'll miss you. :sad:

Fedex
01-16-2006, 02:07 AM
Davydenko will be tested, but I expect he'll beat Karlovic.

World Beater
01-16-2006, 02:57 AM
why does everyone think that haas will beat gasquet so easily?

idolwatcher1
01-16-2006, 03:07 AM
why does everyone think that haas will beat gasquet so easily?
well, I have no opinion one way or the other, but I think it's because Gasquet lost in the first round in the last two weeks, and Haas recently beat the world #1...

shotgun
01-16-2006, 03:18 AM
Ferrer def. Serra

One more example of why warm-up tournaments' results shouldn't be seriously considered for making AO previews. :p

Hola Mr. SK
01-16-2006, 03:27 AM
Ferrer def. Serra

One more example of why warm-up tournaments' results shouldn't be seriously considered for making AO previews. :p
:lol:
nice win for Ferrer! Serra's not Nalbandian anyways.;)

Lleytonisthebest
01-16-2006, 11:41 AM
as i said ginepri killed melzer lol al least one good for me!

propi
01-16-2006, 11:44 AM
Ferrer def. Serra

One more example of why warm-up tournaments' results shouldn't be seriously considered for making AO previews. :p
:lol: these were my thoughts as well, let's hope Tommy R. understands it as well in case he doesn't have to play Henman in round 2 :p

Lleytonisthebest
01-16-2006, 11:45 AM
Federer

lol :worship:

RonE
01-16-2006, 11:55 AM
Henman has now joined the ranks.....

shotgun
01-16-2006, 12:01 PM
Henman has now joined the ranks.....

No, this time he wasn't seeded. ;)

RonE
01-16-2006, 12:27 PM
No, this time he wasn't seeded. ;)

Oops my bad ;)

Hola Mr. SK
01-16-2006, 12:48 PM
David Nalbandian ARG (4) def. Danai Udomchoke THA 6-2 6-2 1-6 6(4)-7 6-1
Tommy Robredo ESP (16) def. Jiri Vanek CZE 6-4 7-6(6) 6-3
David Ferrer ESP (11) def. Florent Serra FRA 4-6 6-3 6-1 6-4
Mario Ancic CRO (18) def. Agustin Calleri ARG 6-4 4-6 6-3 6-4
Gaston Gaudio ARG (8) def. Razvan Sabau ROM 6-2 5-0 Ret.
Radek Stepanek CZE (17) def. Bjorn Rehnquist SWE 6-1 6-2 6-2
Robby Ginepri USA (13) def. Jurgen Melzer AUT 6-1 6-4 6-2
Andy Roddick USA (2) def. Michael Lammer SUI 6-4 6-2 6-?(on the way;) )
Thomas Johansson SWE (10) def. Cyril Saulnier FRA 6-1 7-6(3) 6-4
Tomas Berdych CZE (19) def. Bobby Reynolds USA 7-5 6-3 6-7(2) 6-1
Ivan Ljubicic CRO (7) def. Chris Guccione AUS 7-6(5) 6-4 7-6(3)
James Blake USA (20) def. Jose Acasuso ARG 6-2 6-3 4-6 7-6(4)

After the first day, All of the above get advanced to the next round. They all finished their show within 4 sets except the 4th seed :o ,who made his fans really upset!

The only seeds crashed out are Carlos Moya(32) and Taylor Dent(27).
Andrei Pavel ROM def. Carlos Moya ESP (32) 6-4 7-6(5) 4-6 3-6 6-4
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez ESP def. Taylor Dent USA (27) 7-6(4) 6-3 7-6(4)
sadly, seeded Moya was knocked out again :o in the 1st R. yet his last year's rival Guillermo Garcia-Lopez made another upset.

See if Gasquet, Coria, Davydenko, JCF could survive tomorrow!! :devil:

Hola Mr. SK
01-17-2006, 04:01 AM
Congrats to Richard :yeah:, being the first top 20 seed to get knocked out in the 1st round!!
Guillermo Coria has survived in his match against Hanescu 6-4 1-6 4-6 6-2 6-1!!

Hola Mr. SK
01-17-2006, 11:46 AM
Day 2:
Roger Federer SUI (1) def. Denis Istomin UZB 6-2 6-3 6-2
Guillermo Coria ARG (6) def. Victor Hanescu ROM vs. 6-4 1-6 4-6 6-2 6-1
Nikolay Davydenko RUS (5) def. Ivo Karlovic CRO 7-5 4-6 3-6 7-5 6-3
Lleyton Hewitt AUS (3) def. Robin Vik CZE 6-4 2-6 5-7 7-6(4) 6-3
Alex Bogomolov Jr.USA def. Fernando Gonzalez CHI (9) 4-6 7-6(6) 6-3 6-7(3) 7-5
Dominik Hrbaty SVK (12) def. Oliver Marach AUT 3-6 4-6 6-2 6-1 6-3
Tommy Haas GER def. Richard Gasquet FRA (14) 6-2 7-5 6-2
Tomas Zib CZE vs. Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP (15) (in progress)

The 2nd day's much more exciting. Coria, Davydenko, Hewitt and Hrbaty all survived in five sets. Unfortunately, the 9th seed Gonzalez failed to pull through a five set match to join the winning club. the 14th seed Gasquet's loss was pretty much expected. JCF's now leading by 2 sets and a break, hopefully he'll pass the 1st round.
Again this year we've got two unlucky top 20 seeds knocked out in the 1st round. :banana: ;)