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Third quarter of the draw

Chocobo
06-03-2006, 09:09 PM
As predicted at the beginning of the tournament, the third quarter of the draw (the one where Roddick and Ljubo were the two main seeds) is the quarter of the upsets.

The R16 matches are:

Martin vs Benneteau,

and Ramirez-Hidalgo vs. Ljubo or Monaco.

It's the real chance of all these players to ever make a slam semi-final in their career (and this includes Ivan ;) )

EDIT: the bad news is that Rafa's prospective semi-final looks pretty easy now (to compare with Federer grinding vs. a solid opponent like Nalbandian, Gaudio or Davidenko)

Andre♥
06-03-2006, 09:12 PM
It's going to be Ljubicic or Martin but it'll be Martin probably.

And if that happens I'll be very happy, because Martin deserves it after being so consistent for so many years! :)

celcius
06-03-2006, 09:16 PM
Ljubicic better take this opportunity to get a good slam result because I don't think he'll be this lucky next year.

stebs
06-03-2006, 09:19 PM
Rafa will cruise in his semi-final. For all those who argued against Roger's draw being tougher than Rafa's just look at this :rolleyes:

Martin could reach the semi's. This is a guy who lost 1 and 0 to Federer this year.

Corey Feldman
06-03-2006, 09:26 PM
I can see Ljubo in the semis here..
Ljubicic in Roland Garros semi final lol
terrible :o

Purple Rainbow
06-03-2006, 09:29 PM
Rafa will cruise in his semi-final. For all those who argued against Roger's draw being tougher than Rafa's just look at this :rolleyes:

Martin could reach the semi's. This is a guy who lost 1 and 0 to Federer this year.

Well, Rafa does have to overcome Hewitt and Blake/Monfils/Djokovic en route to the semis. Berdych and Ancic/Robredo is about as difficult.
With the 3rd round match Rafael just played, I think the scedules evn each other out pretty well.

Andre♥
06-03-2006, 11:23 PM
I still think that Blake has a chance to beat Nadal. He may not have enough ability to do that, but, because of the H2H, Nadal can start the match very nervous and ruin everything for his side...

stebs
06-03-2006, 11:33 PM
Well, Rafa does have to overcome Hewitt and Blake/Monfils/Djokovic en route to the semis. Berdych and Ancic/Robredo is about as difficult.
With the 3rd round match Rafael just played, I think the scedules evn each other out pretty well.
Yes, the other rounds are fair but the semis will be very tough for Roger and a joke for Rafa.

ExpectedWinner
06-03-2006, 11:34 PM
With the 3rd round match Rafael just played, I think the scedules evn each other out pretty well.

I'd prefer to play a tough 3rd round match instead of playing 2 finals in a row. If Fed/Nalbandian reach the semis, one of them will have to do it.

Jairus
06-04-2006, 01:46 AM
I'd prefer to play a tough 3rd round match instead of playing 2 finals in a row. If Fed/Nalbandian reach the semis, one of them will have to do it.

Fed/Nalby is not a final...tennis has become a bipolar world; there are no major clay slam finals besides a Nadal Federer final...sadly this means that Hamburg is no longer a TMS.

Leo
06-04-2006, 03:13 AM
Ljubicic has gotten lucky with the easiest draw possible.

I'd love to see Martin make it through to the semis, but look out for Benneteau. He's been on fire! I couldn't believe he beat Stepanek today, among others.

Tennis Fool
06-04-2006, 03:17 AM
Ljubicic better take this opportunity to get a good slam result because I don't think he'll be this lucky next year.
Why wouldn't he? He's the real No. 2, right? :lol: ;)

Tennis Fool
06-04-2006, 03:18 AM
Ljubicic has gotten lucky with the easiest draw possible.

I'd love to see Martin make it through to the semis, but look out for Benneteau. He's been on fire! I couldn't believe he beat Stepanek today, among others.
Stepanek is the latest victim of the Hingis curse.

Leo
06-04-2006, 03:22 AM
And I thought Radek was set for a semifinal here. :( He must be really disappointed with such a great chance slipping by.

lucashg
06-04-2006, 04:21 AM
Oli should've beaten Martin and battle all the way to the SF :sad:

Scotso
06-04-2006, 04:03 PM
Alberto :worship:

DrJules
06-04-2006, 07:11 PM
Ivan should reach semi-final. He has never had a better chance to reach a semi-final.

tennismaster882001
06-04-2006, 08:22 PM
Ivan has a great chance to make it to the semifinale! But it wouldn't be such a big surprise if he fails to do it! His best surface is at US open!