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Deboogle!.
02-14-2004, 02:48 PM
Some interesting matchups/potential matchups

(1) Andy Roddick vs. Todd Martin
Irakli Labadze vs. qualifier
Alexander Popp vs. Tommy Haas (WC)
Thomas Enqvist vs. (5) Vincent Spadea
(3) Taylor Dent vs. Jan-Michael Gambill
Antony Dupuis vs. Brian Baker (WC)
Jurgen Melzer vs. Brian Vahaly
(8) Nicolas Kiefer vs. qualifier

(6) James Blake vs. Wesley Moodie
Joachim Johansson vs. Hyung-Taik Lee
Xavier Malisse vs. qualifier
Cyril Saulnier vs. (4) Robby Ginepri
(7) Wayne Ferreira vs. Bob Bryan (WC)
Dmitry Tursunov vs. Christophe Rochus
Lars Burgsmuller vs. qualifier
Olivier Mutis vs. (2) Mardy Fish

Downloadable draw at the tourney's site www.krogerstjude.com

jrm
02-14-2004, 03:35 PM
Wow, Kiefer is actually a seed!

Good luck to:

MALISSE
JOHANSSON and
TODD MARTIN for apparent reasons!

Scotso
02-14-2004, 04:51 PM
good luck Vince, Joachim, and Robby

Andy afraid to play the Europeans :rolleyes:

Freddi22cl
02-14-2004, 05:32 PM
good luck Vince, Joachim, and Robby

Andy afraid to play the Europeans :rolleyes:


I don't think Andy is afraid to play anyone....he just handled European Joachim at San Jose with little trouble in straight sets....oh, did you know he's ranked number 2 in the world?... ;)

Deboogle!.
02-14-2004, 06:02 PM
Andy afraid to play the Europeans :rolleyes:

Um yeah, what? He just beat two Belgians and a Swede. Ok... and yea because Andy personally hand-picks his draws. because he definitely would've picked someone who beat him on hardcourts last summer to face in the first round. oooookkkkk

And Freddi, Andy's still ranked #3.

BelgianGirl
02-14-2004, 06:41 PM
Good luck, Xavier and Christophe! :banana:

nitsansh
02-14-2004, 10:08 PM
I don't think Andy is afraid to play anyone....he just handled European Joachim at San Jose with little trouble in straight sets....oh, did you know he's ranked number 2 in the world?... ;)
Roddick is #3 until he wins the final...

Lee
02-14-2004, 11:07 PM
The good news is..... Finally, there will be a German winning a match in ATP tournament ;)

Scotso
02-15-2004, 12:08 AM
Look at Andy's rank and the rank of the #2 seeded player.

WyveN
02-15-2004, 12:28 AM
that is one weak draw!
Considering the points involved, that is incredibly weak

Deboogle!.
02-15-2004, 03:01 AM
Well Andy has been playing Memphis since they gave him a WC in 2001 (where he incidentally lost to Haas in the 1st round), so I wouldn't expect him to stop going there, just the same as the Siebel Open or any of the other places. He's very loyal like that. He may be the highest ranked player by a good amount but it's still a tough field with a tricky draw for the top seeds.

I think Andy's gonna have trouble defending his finalist points.

Experimentee
02-15-2004, 12:38 PM
Good luck:

James Blake
Hyung-Taik Lee
Xavier Malisse
Wayne Ferreira

Sjengster
02-15-2004, 09:34 PM
It's an interesting section, is Roddick's; Martin will test but probably not beat him, and then there's the possibility of a rematch with Haas, the only top player apart from Hewitt who is unbeaten against Roddick and the only one ever to bagel him, at this very tournament... of course Haas has to win a couple of rounds first, and since he's on the comeback trail there's no way he'd beat Roddick, but it would be an interesting match. His countryman Popp is in a terrible slump at the moment, and he completely owns Enqvist if that's who he plays in the second round.

Deboogle!.
02-16-2004, 12:06 AM
who completely owns Enqvist?

It's an interesting draw period. I wouldn't be overly shocked to see a repeat of today's San Jose final but I wouldn't be too shocked to see Andy go out fairly early either.

Havok
02-16-2004, 01:33 AM
good luck Vince, Joachim, and Robby

Andy afraid to play the Europeans :rolleyes:
SUCH a fuckin dumb remark. arent all tournaments this week offering the same amount of points??? and he's pretty much dominated this tournament, winning it in 2002, finals in 2003, so why would he opt NOT to go there, and go to some other tournament? comments like this are just filled with stupidity and hatred. but wait, aren't the europeans afraid of the americans since they didn't come to memphis:tape: oh and Hewitt is european. holy crap i never knew that. stop being an ass, nobody's avoiding nobody, yu chose your own schedule, it's not like they all sit down in a big friendly group and make their schedules to accomodate eachother:rolleyes:

WyveN
02-16-2004, 02:10 AM
I dont see who can beat Roddick

Perhaps Martin or Enqvist or Fish in the final?

Deboogle!.
02-16-2004, 02:48 AM
lol you make it out like he's unbeatable.

Martin certainly can and that's first round. Obviously Fish can, he's come pretty close twice now, not including the win he got when Andy retired and Fish was winning.

However, if Andy continues serving the way he has been serving and having double the winners to errors like he did in today's final, I would say yes, he is pretty hard to beat right now.

And of course I would love to see Andy win 2 back-to-back ;)

But, it's tennis, Wyver, anything is possible :)

Domino
02-16-2004, 07:07 AM
Right now, Fish probably is the best bet to beat Roddick. He had foru chances to take the first set in San Jose, but like he said, he ran out of gas. Martin is a good bet to beat Roddick because they met last year on the hard courts in Miami and Martin won. If Dent can find the form that brought him to the title last year, then he might do it, though Andy might be wise to his mixing it up by now.

MisterQ
02-16-2004, 06:09 PM
This will be Todd Martin's 9th single title! ;)

Sjengster
02-16-2004, 06:31 PM
who completely owns Enqvist?

It's an interesting draw period. I wouldn't be overly shocked to see a repeat of today's San Jose final but I wouldn't be too shocked to see Andy go out fairly early either.

Haas does - an 8-2 record overall, and he's beaten him something like the last seven times they've played.

Deboogle!.
02-16-2004, 07:30 PM
oh ok thanks sjengster

lol tangy, I don't know why Andre doesn't play Memphis, but he's the only seed from San Jose who isn't lol. As someone said, call Memphis san jose with deja vu!

What's with the rooting against Andy??

Bob Bryan got a WC entry in singles. I think of the two, he's the better singles player but both of them are sort of average at best I think.

About Mardy and his conditioning, he did train down at Saddlebrook, where Justine H-H trains, so if he did anything like the work she did he should be ok. Don't forget that the night before the final he played a tough 3-setter and then a doubles match and had just over 12 hours to turnaround for the final. Those aren't normal conditions, but if he wants to play dubs with James all year as a permanent pair then they'll both have to up the fitness. However, all these matches will help that LOL

This will be Todd Martin's 9th single title!

um........ kidding, right? lol

MisterQ
02-16-2004, 07:57 PM
um........ kidding, right? lol

If he loses, yes.

If he wins, no. ;)

Deboogle!.
02-16-2004, 09:19 PM
do they teach musicians classes in equivocation? ;) :p

MisterQ
02-16-2004, 09:49 PM
do they teach musicians classes in equivocation? ;) :p

I'm actually a politician in training. ;)

Deboogle!.
02-17-2004, 12:01 AM
he won a title! last year in Stockholm!

Andy has a way tougher draw than in San Jose and needs your cheering, til the finals (if he makes it obviously). then you can cheer for Mardy if you want ;)

Neely
02-17-2004, 12:50 AM
damn, Haas just lost again the 1st round against his german compatriot Popp :mad: :eek:

Haas! welcome back, Tommy! :banana:

I hope we will see Haas winning soon... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

PLEASE, Tommy... COME BACK!!!!!! :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

JPhurst
02-17-2004, 01:12 AM
Point of information: Hewitt is not European.

And good luck to Jersey City's finest! :rocker2: