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Main Draw (singles)

jtipson
02-28-2004, 05:15 PM
Federer (1) v Safin (WC)
Robredo v Bjorkman
Pavel v Ulihrach
Qualifier v Henman (6)

Nalbandian (4) v Nieminen
Carraz v Bahrouzyan (WC)
Santoro v Martin, Alberto
Sargsian v Schalken (8)

Srichaphan (7) v Hrbaty
Qualifier v Ljubicic
Lopez, Feliciano v Davydenko
Qualifier v Schuettler (3)

Philippoussis (5) v Rochus, Olivier
Mirnyi v Nadal
Al Ghareeb (WC) v Qualifier
Youzhny v Coria (2)

SanTaureau Fan
02-28-2004, 05:16 PM
They get the final of the Australian Open in the first round... Not bad ;)

Lucie
02-28-2004, 05:29 PM
there are many interesting first draws, i wish i had a ticket for the first couple of days

Leo
02-28-2004, 05:42 PM
Shitty draw for Youzhny. :sad: Mirnyi's got a tough road as well, and he could be tired.

Federer will have to beat, in order, Safin, Robredo/Bjorkman, Henman/Pavel, and Nalbandian to make the finals. Very rough draw! :eek: :D

TheBoiledEgg
02-28-2004, 06:03 PM
pffffffff@draw

not only Roger vs Marat in 1st
but Farmer Timmy is in that section :o

Misha :( bad draw :(

Max vs Rafa :eek:


good luck
Marat :D
Misha :)
Kolya :)
Max :)

Nalby
Poo
Paradorn

q vs Shuettler :devil:
q vs Henman :devil:

Springy
02-28-2004, 06:44 PM
feli:)

good luck:)

croat123
02-28-2004, 07:19 PM
great draw for ivan! hope his shoulder is fine :)

*Ljubica*
02-28-2004, 07:23 PM
David's matches with Nieminen have always been close - too close, - especially the US Open where David won 7-6 in the 5th set :eek: I'm biting my nails already! Good Luck David.

RaVeR
02-28-2004, 07:38 PM
good luck Ivan!

flip_fan
02-28-2004, 09:22 PM
GO MARK!!!

Great to see mark didnt withdraw, hopefully he wins a couple of matches to get some confidence back. It would be interesting to see mark and Nadal match-up!!!

Siva
02-28-2004, 10:14 PM
Please explain me one thing...
Why does ATP does give a seeding to WCs??

In WTA tournaments all the good ranked players who are a late entrant get a seeding according to their rank!!!

WyveN
02-29-2004, 12:48 AM
Safin got placed in the draw according to his ranking, he is not ranked high enough to be seeded and after that it is a matter of luck

Yanina
02-29-2004, 01:39 AM
Go David, u can win it!!!!!!

i love paradorn
02-29-2004, 02:42 AM
yeah why does the ATP give seedings to wild card, rather than just a seeding? (Wyven, you didn't answer the question.)

JeLuliA88
02-29-2004, 03:11 AM
First quarter definitely the most difficult.

Ma. Estefania
02-29-2004, 03:34 AM
Go Guille, David, and Marat :kiss:

Fee
02-29-2004, 04:38 AM
Wildcards can be seeded if they are ranked high enough. In a 32 player draw there are 8 seeds. Marat wasn't ranked high enough to be one of them apparently. The eight seeds are placed in the draw and then everyone else is drawn and placed from the top down.

WyveN
02-29-2004, 04:49 AM
yeah why does the ATP give seedings to wild card, rather than just a seeding? (Wyven, you didn't answer the question.)

I don't understand your question. Even the #1 player in the world can get a wildcard if he enters the draw late yet is placed in the draw as the #1 seed.
Safin is ranked in the 30s, everything was fair.

azza
02-29-2004, 05:29 AM
OMG Oli Vs Mark :sad:

Go Olivier put up a fight :crying2:

Action Jackson
02-29-2004, 08:23 AM
I am not too disappointed about Federer vs Safin in the 1st round. Yes, I like them both and hopefully it will be a good match.

Safin's ranking wasn't high enough to get a seeding, so of course this could happen.

At least it's not like the last US election where it was rigged and no this draw wasn't fixed.

rogicomel
02-29-2004, 08:30 AM
I notice that Rogi has been in the toughest draw out of every last 3 tournament he's played -- so this is just another one to keep the trend alive!

Gooooooooooo Rogi for your second title of the season!!!!

gmak
02-29-2004, 11:30 AM
good luck

david :bounce: :yeah:
marat :D :rocker2:
max :D
misha :D
ivan :)

-wokkel-
02-29-2004, 12:49 PM
:eek: :eek: What a draw!!! :eek: :eek:

natalie
02-29-2004, 08:31 PM
good luck marat!!!! very difficult draw, but you can do it!

Billabong
02-29-2004, 09:25 PM
Unbeliebable draw:(!

Raquel
02-29-2004, 11:14 PM
Good Luck

Roger :bounce:
Max :)
Tim :)
David :)
Tommy :)
Guillermo :)

sam
03-01-2004, 02:53 PM
Good luck:
Andrei
Sjeng
Rainer