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WWW Basel Indoors 500?

dombrfc
10-30-2010, 02:54 PM
Draw:

Roger Federer - Alexandr Dolgopolov
Janko Tipsarevic - Denis Istomin
Radek Stepanek - Thiemo de Bakker
Santiago Giraldo - Jürgen Melzer

Andy Roddick - Sam Querrey
Xavier Malisse - Andrey Golubev
Qualifier - David Nalbandian
Marco Chiudinelli - Marin Cilic

Ivan Ljubicic - Florian Mayer
Viktor Troicki - Michael Berrer
Yen-Hsun Lu - Richard Gasquet
Qualifier - Tomas Berdych

John Isner - Michael Llodra
Stephane Bohli - Marcos Baghdatis
Qualifier - Qualifier
Ernests Gulbis - Novak Djokovic

RIboy
10-30-2010, 02:58 PM
Cilic

Acer
10-30-2010, 02:59 PM
Oger Federer

dombrfc
10-30-2010, 03:02 PM
Ernie vs Nole R1 is standout. Roddick vs Querrey too


Excited to see Dolgo take on Fed.

Certinfy
10-30-2010, 03:09 PM
Really good draw for Berdych here and I think he will step it up knowing that a place for the World Tour Finals is on the line.

Johnny Groove
10-30-2010, 03:11 PM
Surely Federer.

ApproachShot
10-30-2010, 03:22 PM
Hopefully Fed. It's a good field though - practically half of the top 20 are playing.

cutesteve22
10-30-2010, 03:37 PM
Nole would defend the title

Allez
10-30-2010, 03:44 PM
Nole is just too good at the moment.

Or Levy
10-30-2010, 03:45 PM
Tough draws for the top seeds. Dolgo for Fed, Gulbis for Djoko and Sam for Andy? Yikes.

henke007
10-30-2010, 03:51 PM
Nole got a tricky draw for once and Fed a really good one and should take this title!!

Jaz
10-30-2010, 04:05 PM
Roger, I assume he will be slightly better from Stockholm.

luie
10-30-2010, 04:07 PM
Basel seems to have a strong field this year, must be top players looking for points to qualify for the WTF.

Topspindoctor
10-30-2010, 04:22 PM
Nole is playing :D

He's gonna thrash Gulbis so bad in the first round, can't wait.

guichard
10-30-2010, 04:25 PM
Nole got a tricky draw for once and Fed a really good one and should take this title!!

What ? Nole is playing Gulbis (who is injured) and a qualifier in the second round

MalwareDie
10-30-2010, 04:26 PM
Roger Federer.

Geo
10-30-2010, 04:26 PM
Wow loaded field :rocker2: I'll go with Federer ftw :shrug:

croat123
10-30-2010, 04:28 PM
ljubo :)
a win tomorrow, then here and then in paris and i'll see him in london :D

RafaFan95
10-30-2010, 04:30 PM
I think Djokovic or Berdych.

ad-out
10-30-2010, 04:37 PM
Really unlucky for Ernests and Sam Q.

Certinfy
10-30-2010, 04:41 PM
Really unlucky for Ernests and Sam Q.
I actually think Roddick's the more unlucky one :shrug:

iriraz
10-30-2010, 05:16 PM
I actually think Roddick's the more unlucky one :shrug:

Why is Roddick unlucky?He always struggles in the last part of the season and it doesn`t matter who his opponent is,the opponent always has a shot.
Gulbis hasn`t done anything special lately so it shouldn`t be any trouble of Djokovic.
Federer even if not playing great has a shot in at least making the finals in Basel where he always does well.
Hopefully it will be a Federer-Djokovic final where the better man wins on the day

fran70
10-30-2010, 05:40 PM
I don`t think that Roger and Djoko may find many troubles to reach the finals this week, especially considering their lastest performances and the ones that take part of the draw too.

DartMarcus
10-30-2010, 05:55 PM
It is a crime having Cilic in a poll that does not contain words "mug", "clown" and "choker".

Serenidad
10-30-2010, 05:56 PM
It is a crime having Cilic in a poll that does not contain words "mug", "clown" and "choker".

I agree.

Anyways going with Daniel Brands for the title.

HDW
10-30-2010, 06:12 PM
ye olde fed

Foxy
10-30-2010, 06:31 PM
Айде, Нолееееееееее!

oranges
10-30-2010, 06:37 PM
It is a crime having Cilic in a poll that does not contain words "mug", "clown" and "choker".

Coming from a Fish fan, that's rich even nowdays when Marin can't win a match, let alone in general. Outdone him, as well as beat him in a final before 20th birthday.

Corey Feldman
10-30-2010, 07:07 PM
Watch Tipsarevic produce one his masterclass matches v Fed in 2R

Pirata.
10-30-2010, 08:30 PM
Should be a repeat of last year's final and hopefully Roger will win this time.

Is the #2 ranking up for grabs again if they meet in the final? :lol:

hicdick
10-30-2010, 08:38 PM
wow, some set of players. should be a great tournament, voted federer.

Silver.
10-30-2010, 08:55 PM
Come on Andy :)

hicdick
10-30-2010, 09:03 PM
Come on Andy :)

he desperately needs some points.
would you like to see federer-roddick in the semis? :devil:

.-Federers_Mate-.
10-30-2010, 11:32 PM
damn great tourney. greta 1st rounders aswell. Fed-nalby,rod-nalby,djok vs baggy, etc all possible matches. Greta field, always loved this tourney. Great crowd,great atmosphere facilities etc. Fed should win. Looking forward to viewing this.

ApproachShot
10-30-2010, 11:49 PM
he desperately needs some points.
would you like to see federer-roddick in the semis? :devil:

The two have such great history, including a match in Basel - talking of which, I could not resist putting up this gem or a return game:

angbTaqDgaQ

This was from the 2002 Basel quarterfinal, which Roger went on to win 7-6(5) 6-1.

Certinfy
10-30-2010, 11:57 PM
The top 4 seeds could be pushed hard early.

Federer's got Dolgopolov R1
Djokovic's got Gulbis R1
Berdych's got Gasquet R2 and maybe even Nieminen R1
Roddick's got Querrey R1

Nice draw :)

Synesthetic
10-30-2010, 11:59 PM
I'm not sure Roddick has sufficiently recovered from his injury to win a match here, let alone meet Nalbandian in the QFs...

dombrfc
10-31-2010, 12:12 AM
The two have such great history, including a match in Basel - talking of which, I could not resist putting up this gem or a return game:

angbTaqDgaQ

This was from the 2002 Basel quarterfinal, which Roger went on to win 7-6(5) 6-1.

Best individual performance in 1 game ive ever seen :worship::worship::worship:

Fujee
10-31-2010, 12:29 AM
Pretty impressive line up, gonna go with Roger, Djokovic could upset again though.

MIMIC
10-31-2010, 01:47 AM
Djoker plays Gulbis in the 1st round? :mad: Whoever wins this match better win the whole thing!

Haasi
10-31-2010, 02:06 AM
Watch Tipsarevic produce one his masterclass matches v Fed in 2R

I agree 100%

coonster14
10-31-2010, 09:02 AM
I think it will be a Roger vs Nole final, and Nole better be careful, Roger is going to be extra motivated to beat the guy who beat him in his home town last year. (Just like Shanghai where Roger took Nole down in straight sets...Roger was super pissed after losing to Nole at the USO!)

hicdick
10-31-2010, 09:05 AM
The two have such great history, including a match in Basel - talking of which, I could not resist putting up this gem or a return game:

angbTaqDgaQ

This was from the 2002 Basel quarterfinal, which Roger went on to win 7-6(5) 6-1.


:worship::worship::worship::worship:

jonny84
10-31-2010, 10:01 AM
Federer for the title win.

DartMarcus
11-01-2010, 05:09 PM
Coming from a Fish fan, that's rich even nowdays when Marin can't win a match, let alone in general. Outdone him, as well as beat him in a final before 20th birthday.
Mardy was not that fit at that time. :wavey:

oranges
11-01-2010, 05:17 PM
Mardy was not that fit at that time. :wavey:

That's supposed to be an excuse, rather than just one more thing why he's an epitome of a mug and a clown? Go figure.

Sophocles
11-01-2010, 05:18 PM
The two have such great history, including a match in Basel - talking of which, I could not resist putting up this gem or a return game:

angbTaqDgaQ

This was from the 2002 Basel quarterfinal, which Roger went on to win 7-6(5) 6-1.

Yeah nice one. You should post this in that inane "Was Federer ever really that great" thread.

Brick Top
11-01-2010, 05:50 PM
Lord of 500s!

Iván
11-02-2010, 11:07 AM
why is cilic an option?

philosophicalarf
11-02-2010, 12:32 PM
why is cilic an option?

Sarcasm, presumably.

nalbyfan
11-02-2010, 01:48 PM
Marcos, Ivan and Jurgen pulled out...

Florida
11-02-2010, 02:14 PM
Marcos, Ivan and Jurgen pulled out...

WHY???? Souds like a conspiracy to me!!!!!!! Wow!!!!! I cannot believe it!!!!!! Are they injured or simply not in a mood to play? I actually thought Nole will pull out considering all the tourneys he has to play until the end??? He may be next? I was hoping that Melzer will qualify for London!? Now all that is gone!!!!! Wow!!!! I guess qualifiers will jump in is that how it works?:(

nalbyfan
11-02-2010, 02:22 PM
I suppose Jurgen and Ivan are tired by the final they played last week....I don't know about Marcos, maybe an injury ???

solowyn
11-02-2010, 02:36 PM
I suppose Jurgen and Ivan are tired by the final they played last week....I don't know about Marcos, maybe an injury ???
Yeah he says he has a shoulder injury from Vienna, withdrawn from Basel and Paris :sad:

http://www.baghdatis.com/articles/view/marcos-out-of-basel-and-paris-1

Filo V.
11-02-2010, 08:30 PM
I'm thinking Nole will win this event again, or Roger will avenge his loss from last year. I don't see anyone else winning here.