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Monte Carlo QF predictions: What's everyone thinking?

stebs
04-15-2007, 12:03 PM
In the first quarter Ferrer and Djokovic are the two who could face Federer but I think consistent strength of shot will see Djokovic through and Federer isn't losing to qualifiers or Youzhny/Moya unless he picks up an injury.

The second quarter is more open with less consistent players who may or may not have a good tournament. I see Chucho making a possible upset against Gonzo and then reaching the QF's through a section without a huge name but with many pretty good clay players. Gasquet has a phenomenal draw and has to be expected to take advantage. If he doesn't it will be a big waste of a chance for him because an SF spot seems like it is extremely possible.

A potential Robredo - Almagro clash may be the best of the third round matches for pure clay tennis. Almagro is in the final of Valencia and may be slightly tired especially if he is oushed by Berdych who is a totally unknown entity. He could be eay prey or an impossible task. Anyway, I see Robredo taking that QF spot. His opponent should be Kolya and despite his terrible form I still see him getting through an easy draw.

The final quarter will surely have Nadal for whom no draw is tough. His opponent will be the winner of Murray - Nalbandian which wouldn't be a sure thing in most sections but both should cruise through to the 3rd round. I'm picking Nalbandian to take that one.

Quarter Finals:

Roger Federer vs. Novak Djokovic
Jose Acasuso vs. Richard Gasquet

Tommy Robredo vs. Nikolay Davydenko
David Nalbandian vs Rafael Nadal

Jimnik
04-15-2007, 03:01 PM
Federer v Djokovic
Volandri v Verdasco
Berdych v qualifier
Nalbandian v Nadal

The 2nd quarter is the hardest to predict with so many volatile players like Gonzalez, Acasuso, Volandri, Verdasco and Ferrero (who may or may not be sick). I reckon we'll be seeing two unexpected QF appearances from this section.

In the 3rd quarter, I can see Berdych knocking out Almagro for some reason. I also think Davydenko, even though he has an easy draw, will make his usual early exit from this event and allow someone random to advance.

I reckon Nalbandian will come alive for this tourny and take advantage of his section. I don't see anyone upsetting Fed, Rafa or Nole.

stebs
04-15-2007, 03:28 PM
Federer v Djokovic
Volandri v Verdasco
Berdych v qualifier
Nalbandian v Nadal

The 2nd quarter is the hardest to predict with so many volatile players like Gonzalez, Acasuso, Volandri, Verdasco and Ferrero (who may or may not be sick). I reckon we'll be seeing two unexpected QF appearances from this section.

In the 3rd quarter, I can see Berdych knocking out Almagro for some reason. I also think Davydenko, even though he has an easy draw, will make his usual early exit from this event and allow someone random to advance.

I reckon Nalbandian will come alive for this tourny and take advantage of his section. I don't see anyone upsetting Fed, Rafa or Nole.

The second quarter is a good chance for a player to pick up some SF points because clearly there is no big favourite. Gonzalez actually does have a chance to defend his SF points if he plays a great tournament. If Gasquet does have a good tournament, he has shown he is capable of doing so in MC, then he will get a good points boost. In fact, he has 45 points to defend in all 3 clay AMS events + RG. Even an average performance such as a QF, two third rounds and a fourth round would probably see him jump into a position vying for top 10.

Oliboyz
04-15-2007, 03:32 PM
In my opinion :
Federer - Nole/Ferer but i think Nole has more chance, so could be
Federer-Djokovic
very difficult for this quater, but my six sense go for
Andreev - Stepanek
Next also difficult but from latest form, I think
Almagro - Davydenko
The last quarter is quite easy, but Nalby can makes me lose face
Nalbandian - Nadal

RonE
04-15-2007, 06:14 PM
Knowing Nalbandian's unpredictability and the fact that just about everyone has him slotted into a quarterfinal berth is probably the kiss of death for him :o

GlennMirnyi
04-15-2007, 06:16 PM
Federer vs Djokovic
Andreev vs Ljubicic
Robredo vs Soderling
Murray vs Nadal

Tennis-Engineer
04-15-2007, 06:25 PM
Federer vs Djokovic
Andreev vs Gasquet
Almagro vs Baghdatis
Nadal vs Nalbandian

ChinoRios4Ever
04-15-2007, 07:06 PM
Federer-Djokovic
Gonzalez-Gasquet
Almagro-Soderling
Murray-Nadal

wenty
04-16-2007, 12:30 AM
Federer-Ferrer
Gonzalez-Gasquet
Baghdatis-Robredo
Nalbandian-Safin

Johnny Groove
04-16-2007, 12:48 AM
Im surprised so many people are writing off Safin (who we all know can win or lose to anyone on any given day) and predicting Big Dave to have a solid result. Although, David's draw makes Casablanca look like a slam :tape:, and Marat has that Nadal guy in his R16 match, I hear he is pretty good on the red stuff.

Voo de Mar
04-16-2007, 01:20 AM
Federer - Ferrer
Massu - Gasquet
Almagro - Baghdatis
Nalbandian - Safin

Merton
04-16-2007, 01:24 AM
Federer-Ferrer
Andreev-Ljubicic
Robredo-Roitman
Nadal-Gicquel

ycpg
04-16-2007, 01:30 AM
Federer-Djokovic
Gonzalez-Gasquet
Robredo-davydenko
Murray-Nadal



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keqtqiadv
04-16-2007, 01:33 AM
Moya vs Gaudio
Volandri vs Stepanek
Johansson vs Roitman
Pavel vs Safin

Snowwy
04-16-2007, 02:58 AM
Federer vs Gaudio
Ljubicic vs Ferrero
Robredo vs Davydenko
Nadal vs Luzzi

Flibbertigibbet
04-16-2007, 03:09 AM
Moya vs Gaudio
Volandri vs Stepanek
Johansson vs Roitman
Pavel vs Safin

That would be hilarious.

Tzar
04-16-2007, 03:31 AM
Roger Federer vs. Novak Djokovic
Jose Acasuso vs. Richard Gasquet

Tommy Robredo vs. Nikolay Davydenko
David Nalbandian vs Rafael Nadal

uglyamerican
04-16-2007, 03:32 AM
Moya-Djokovic
Gonzalez-Gasquet
Robredo-Davyenko
Nalbandian-Nadal

Tzar
04-16-2007, 03:32 AM
:lol: Federer vs Gaudio
Ljubicic vs Ferrero
Robredo vs Davydenko
Nadal vs Luzzi

Snowy this thread is to post what you THINK AND BELIVE what is the most possible thing to happen, not what you want to happen! ;) :lol:

Snowwy
04-16-2007, 03:45 AM
:lol:

Snowwy this thread is to post what you THINK AND BELIVE what is the most possible thing to happen, not what you want to happen! ;) :lol:

Haha, you just watch now :angel:

savesthedizzle
04-16-2007, 03:47 AM
Moya-Djokovic
Gonzalez-Gasquet
Robredo-Davyenko
Nalbandian-Nadal

Moya? :p

TMJordan
04-16-2007, 03:55 AM
Youzhny vs Djokovic
Volandri vs Gasquet
Almagro vs Soderling
Nalbandian vs Mathieu :p

Snowwy
04-16-2007, 04:05 AM
I think the people who dont have Federer or Nadal should say who beats them.

Grinder
04-16-2007, 04:15 AM
From my Monte Carlo preview at http://grindertennis.blogspot.com :
http://bp2.blogger.com/__mWgWg7oeQU/RiLbnmmkAaI/AAAAAAAAAAM/LE_MZb2xXgA/s400/montecarlo.jpg

Kitty de Sade
04-16-2007, 04:18 AM
Federer vs Gaudio
Ljubicic vs Ferrero
Robredo vs Davydenko
Nadal vs Luzzi

Brilliant- works for me. :lol: :yeah:

(:secret: Could we maybe work Moya in there somewhere as well?)

Metis
04-16-2007, 04:19 AM
From my Monte Carlo preview at http://grindertennis.blogspot.com :
http://bp2.blogger.com/__mWgWg7oeQU/RiLbnmmkAaI/AAAAAAAAAAM/LE_MZb2xXgA/s400/montecarlo.jpg


Wow, you even have the scores :lol:.

Zirconek
04-16-2007, 04:26 AM
Federer vs Ferrer
Acasuso vs Ljubicic
Boredo vs Soderling
Nadal vs Murray

oz_boz
04-16-2007, 10:57 AM
Fed-Djoko
Gonzo-Ljubo
Robredo-Rochus
Nalbandian-Nadal

jenanun
04-16-2007, 01:18 PM
Federer vs Ferrer
Gonzalez vs Verdasco
Almagro vs Davydenko
Nalbandian vs Nadal

uglyamerican
04-16-2007, 01:33 PM
Moya? :p

Moya beats Federer! uhhh....he's losing to Youzhny right now.