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Create your Nightmare/Powderpuff Grand Slam Draw

LisaKoh
02-24-2012, 03:17 AM
Can you design the Draw From Hell for each Grand Slam? What about your Ultimate Cakewalk draw? Which players would you dread seeing in the first, second, third, fourth, QFs, SFs and F? Which players are so ineffectual, you might as well pencil in a W before you even step on court?

You can design draws specific to one player or just draws in general.


Based on this week's ATP rankings:

Points Week Change
1 Djokovic, Novak (SRB)
2 Nadal, Rafael (ESP)
3 Federer, Roger (SUI)
4 Murray, Andy (GBR)
5 Ferrer, David (ESP) 4,595
6 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried (FRA)
7 Berdych, Tomas (CZE)
8 Fish, Mardy (USA) 2,915
9 Tipsarevic, Janko (SRB) 2,770
10 Del Potro, Juan Martin (ARG)
11 Almagro, Nicolas (ESP)
12 Simon, Gilles (FRA)
13 Isner, John (USA)
14 Monfils, Gael (FRA)
15 Gasquet, Richard (FRA
16 Lopez, Feliciano (ESP)
17 Nishikori, Kei (JPN)
18 Dolgopolov, Alexandr (UKR)
19 Mayer, Florian (GER)
20 Monaco, Juan (ARG)
21 Cilic, Marin (CRO)
22 Troicki, Viktor (SRB)
23 Granollers, Marcel (ESP)
24 Soderling, Robin (SWE)
25 Verdasco, Fernando (ESP)
26 Wawrinka, Stanislas (SUI)
27 Roddick, Andy (USA)
28 Stepanek, Radek (CZE)
29 Benneteau, Julien (FRA)
30 Kohlschreiber, Philipp (GER)
31 Chela, Juan Ignacio (ARG)
32 Youzhny, Mikhail (RUS)
33 Bogomolov Jr., Alex (RUS)
34 Bellucci, Thomaz (BRA)
35 Raonic, Milos (CAN)
36 Anderson, Kevin (RSA)
37 Tomic, Bernard (AUS)
38 Melzer, Jurgen (AUT)
39 Karlovic, Ivo (CRO)
40 Davydenko, Nikolay (RUS)
41 Young, Donald (USA)
42 Ljubicic, Ivan (CRO)
43 Berlocq, Carlos (ARG)
44 Seppi, Andreas (ITA)
45 Nieminen, Jarkko (FIN)
46 Baghdatis, Marcos (CYP)
47 Ferrero, Juan Carlos (ESP)
48 Andujar, Pablo (ESP)
49 Istomin, Denis (UZB)
50 Llodra, Michael (FRA)
51 Rochus, Olivier (BEL)
52 Montanes, Albert (ESP)
53 Fognini, Fabio (ITA)
54 Kubot, Lukasz (POL)
55 Haase, Robin (NED)
56 Volandri, Filippo (ITA)
57 Petzschner, Philipp (GER)
58 Dodig, Ivan (CRO)
59 Ramos, Albert (ESP)
60 Falla, Alejandro (COL)
61 Blake, James (USA)
62 Kukushkin, Mikhail (KAZ)
63 Tursunov, Dmitry (RUS)
64 Lu, Yen-Hsun (TPE)
65 Chardy, Jeremy (FRA)
66 Darcis, Steve (BEL)
67 Giraldo, Santiago (COL)
68 Stakhovsky, Sergiy (UKR)
69 Muller, Gilles (LUX)
70 Gulbis, Ernests (LAT)
71 Starace, Potito (ITA)
72 Stebe, Cedrik-Marcel (GER)
73 Harrison, Ryan (USA)
74 Sela, Dudi (ISR)
75 Malisse, Xavier (BEL)
76 Mayer, Leonardo (ARG)
77 Lacko, Lukas (SVK)
79 Rosol, Lukas (CZE)
80 Machado, Rui (POR)
81 Kunitsyn, Igor (RUS)
82 Soeda, Go (JPN)
83 Dimitrov, Grigor (BUL)
84 Mahut, Nicolas (FRA)
85 Nalbandian, David (ARG)
86 Ebden, Matthew (AUS)
87 Cipolla, Flavio (ITA)
88 Gil, Frederico (POR)
89 Kamke, Tobias (GER)
90 Riba, Pere (ESP)
91 Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo (ESP)
92 Bachinger, Matthias (GER)
93 Hanescu, Victor (ROU)
94 Beck, Karol (SVK)
95 Roger-Vasselin, Edouard (FRA)
96 Beck, Andreas (GER)
97 Souza, Joao (BRA)
98 Paire, Benoit (FRA)
99 Querrey, Sam (USA)
100 Gimeno-Traver, Daniel

LisaKoh
02-24-2012, 03:24 AM
I'll start: Tsonga Roland Garros

Round 1: Nalbandian
Round 2: Davydenko
Round 3: Verdasco
Round 4: Simon
QF: Federer
SF Djokovic:
F: Nadal

motorhead
02-24-2012, 03:29 AM
Pere-Riba

Round 1: Raonic
Round 2: Federer
Round 3: Tipsarevic
Round 4: Del Potro
QF: NAdal
SF Djokovic
F: Leonardo Mayer

156mphserve
02-24-2012, 03:32 AM
R1: Roddick
R2: WC
R3: Qualifier
R4: Walkover
R5: Qualifier
R6: WC
R7: Murray

stewietennis
02-24-2012, 04:12 AM
Nightmare Draw for Djokovic at the French Open but I would watch all of these matches:

1R Ivo Karlovic
2R Milos Raonic
3R Andy Roddick
4R Juan Martin Del Potro
QF Tomas Berdych
SF Roger Federer
F Rafael Nadal

Cakewalk Draw for Djokovic at the French Open:

1R Ernest Gulbis
2R Robin Haase
3R Janko Tipsarevic
4R Richard Gasquet
QF Gael Monfils
SF Andy Murray
F Roger Federer

However, the ultimate cakewalk draw will involve Nadal, Federer and Murray all getting eliminated before the Semis plus some retirements and WOs. The Nightmare draw is only a nightmare if the first three opponents are serving lights out however 90% of the time they'll run off the rails.

Nightmare Draw for Rafael Nadal at the USO

1R David Nalbandian
2R Ivan Ljubicic
3R John Isner
4R Juan Martin Del Potro
QF Jo Wilfred Tsonga
SF Andy Murray
F Novak Djokovic

The first four have played Nadal really hard in the past so, in form, one might beat him or wear him out enough for a loss in the next round. The last two/three matches are pretty standard – can't really deviate much with the current rankings.

MIMIC
02-24-2012, 04:15 AM
This sounds like fun. But I have to get some sleep for work :o I'll come up with some nightmarish stuff in my dreams :zzz:

LisaKoh
02-24-2012, 04:23 AM
Good choices. I think Nadal's nightmare draw at the USO would involve Nalbandian and Davydenko in the first two rounds. Nalby first and then Davy second. QF, it depends on which Tsonga came to play. Given the current rankings he can't play Isner in the 3rd, he'd have to play him in the 4th round. It's also a choice between Del Po and Tsonga since Del Po got up to #10 in the rankings. :(

I think the worst opponents in the first 3rd rounds of a Slam would be Davydenko and Nalbandian with Ernests Gulbis and Ivo Karlovic as distant thirds. Gulbis, when his mind is in it, is one of the worst opponents in the first three rounds for any guy to meet on any surface.

Tennis-Life
02-24-2012, 05:45 AM
Nightmare draw for Nadal

1R Olivetti
2R Davydenko
3R Isner
4R Juan Martin Del Potro
QF Jo Wilfred Tsonga
SF Andy Murray
F Novak Djokovic

Puschkin
02-24-2012, 06:01 AM
Nightmare Draw for Djokovic at the French Open but I would watch all of these matches:

F Rafael Nadal

Cakewalk Draw for Djokovic at the French Open:

F Roger Federer


:rolls: This is definitely the other way round.

LisaKoh
02-24-2012, 06:08 AM
Djokovic's Hellish Draw for the US Open

R1:Davydenko
R2: Karlovic
R3:Nalbandian
R4: Isner
QF: Del Potro.. No wait, Tsonga. Better H2H.
SF: Murray
F: Federer

RoddickFan.
02-24-2012, 07:25 AM
Djokovic's Nightmare Wimby draw

R1: Hewitt
R2: Tomic
R3: Roddick
R4: Isner
QF: Tsonga
SF: Federer
F: Nadal

Murray's Nightmare USO draw

R1: Young
R2: Bogomolov
R3: Wawrinka
R4: Isner/Cilic
QF: Fish
SF: Djokovic
F: Nadal

DemiCrayanhan
02-24-2012, 09:20 AM
love that playstation's begun to pop up in nightmare draws. when he plays like this, he's a real joy to watch. hopefully the injury isn't too serious.
as for roddick, honestly, doesn't his current form belong in the cakewalk category?

cmoss
02-24-2012, 09:38 AM
Ivo,Isner,Milos are players that should be appeared in most of the hellish draws.:eek:

bouncer7
02-24-2012, 10:01 AM
Topic should be like guess which player can't survive this draw. Easy one

R128 Baghdatis or Falla
R64 Soderling
R32 Simon
R16 Del Potro or Isner
QF Berdych
SF Djokovic
F Nadal

1$ makes 1000$

theKSHE
02-24-2012, 10:09 AM
Fed ofc.

LisaKoh
02-24-2012, 10:18 AM
Topic should be like guess which player can't survive this draw. Easy one

R128 Baghdatis or Falla
R64 Soderling
R32 Simon
R16 Del Potro or Isner
QF Berdych
SF Djokovic
F Nadal

1$ makes 1000$

Tiny quibble here: I think Del Po being top 10 means that it's a toss up between him and Berdych for the QF. I think Isner is a go for R16 but I think it'd have to be a choice between him and Simon.

But overall a hellish draw, just the same.

bouncer7
02-24-2012, 10:33 AM
Tiny quibble here: I think Del Po being top 10 means that it's a toss up between him and Berdych for the QF. I think Isner is a go for R16 but I think it'd have to be a choice between him and Simon.

But overall a hellish draw, just the same.

del Potro is going to get injured again till next slam if he keeps playin every week that's why Isner and Simon will be out of top16 soon. Soderling out of top32 too.

Johnbert
02-24-2012, 10:48 AM
Nightmare Draw for Djokovic at the French Open
F Rafael Nadal

Cakewalk Draw for Djokovic at the French Open
F Roger Federer

imo for djoker it would be easier to have nadal as his opponent in the final. fed is a bigger threat for him than nadal.

bouncer7
02-24-2012, 11:02 AM
imo for djoker it would be easier to have nadal as his opponent in the final. fed is a bigger threat for him than nadal.

last match in FINAL(Dubai) was as easy as it can be for Djokovic. Don't expect from djoker to give 100% just before expected marathon against Rafa, no matter who is opponent in semi. After these marathon against Rafa , they both need the rest a week at least LOL not a day.

So you all have failed. Worst draw for Djoker is Rafa in Slam semi. After that match he would be slaughtered even by Troicki in possible final LOL

LisaKoh
02-24-2012, 12:15 PM
Dubai was not best of 5 and the last one they played he had two match points that he Houdini'd his way out of. I think GS are different categories from MS and 500 series.

bouncer7 we haven't failed, we just know how GS draws work. He can't draw Nadal in a slam semi because of how draws usually put the number one and two on opposite halves of the draw. Unless Nadal or Nole go down in rankings (doesn't seem likely) the soonest they can meet is in the Final.

As for Del Po, I don't think he's going to get injured and Isner and Simon don't look like they're going anywhere.

Forehander
02-24-2012, 12:59 PM
A qualifier in the final

cmoss
02-24-2012, 01:07 PM
Isner will be No.11 if he wins Memphis title.So the top guys do not need to worry about encountering him early.:o

Sapeod
02-24-2012, 06:07 PM
Biggest cakewalk in grand slam draw history would be Nadal playing 6 Spaniards in a row and then Federer.

luie
02-24-2012, 06:21 PM
Biggest cakewalk in grand slam draw history would be Nadal playing 6 Spaniards in a row and then Federer.

5 spaniards, Birdshit then maybe fed.
Because ferret stands up to the moonballer
And took him out at 2 slams. Nadull has more trouble with a bye
Than Birdshit

EddieNero
02-24-2012, 06:24 PM
Dream Draw: Nadal USO 2010

luie
02-24-2012, 06:35 PM
Dream Draw: Nadal USO 2010

If u look closely at most of Nadulls slams there are always 2 of more Spanish byes
For him.
The most famous being Almugro FO 2008. " Nadull is the best the true #1 at the being of their match.
He was more interested in renting a room with nadull than playing the match.
Second is no backhand Lopez is always in his quarter, it's ridiculous.

Looner
02-24-2012, 06:49 PM
The Powerpuff one for the USO was already done. Just look at USO10.

Deathless Mortal
02-25-2012, 05:53 AM
R1: Roddick
R2: WC
R3: Qualifier
R4: Walkover
R5: Qualifier
R6: WC
R7: Murray

Sounds like a draw Troicki would get. :lol:

Doomach777
02-25-2012, 07:14 AM
Sounds like a draw Troicki would get. :lol:


:haha::haha:

LisaKoh
02-25-2012, 01:33 PM
Went over the 2010 USO draw... How in the world did Troicki get a 2-1 lead over Djokovic in the first round? Was Djoko still in Nadal-Shakira mode when he played that match?

Featherer
06-20-2012, 12:14 PM
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The draw from hell for Djokovic/Nadal at Wimby: :fiery: :hysteric: :crying2:
R1: Nalbandian R2: Haas R3: Roddick R4: Raonic QF: Tsonga SF: Federer
(Well, some may think Kohlschreiber was a tougher 3rd round opponent than Roddick.)

The draw of joy for Djokovic/Nadal: :rolls: :banana: :aparty:
R1: Golding R2: Lorenzi R3: Benneteau R4: Verdasco QF: Ferrer SF: Murray
(If upsets, further withdrawals or injury problems emerged, the draw could become even easier of course.)
.

Chase Visa
06-20-2012, 12:24 PM
Nightmare for Rafole (for Federer and Murray, replace Fed's SF with Nadal)

R1 and R2: Nalbandian and Haas (choose your order), R3: Kohlschreiber, R4: Raonic, QF: Tsonga, SF: Federer

Dream:

R1: Goodall, R2: Kavcic, R3: Wawrinka, R4: Monaco, QF: Tipsarevic, SF: Murray

Federer in 2
06-20-2012, 12:30 PM
Best draw for Federer: Chardy > Berlocq > Stepanek > Monaco > Ferrer > Djokovic > Nadal
Worst draw for Federer: Haas > Nalbandian > Kohlschreiber > Raonic > Berdych > Nadal > Djokovic

Sonja1989
06-20-2012, 01:30 PM
R1: Granollers vs Nadal
R1: Kubot vs Djokovic

I really would cry after seeing this..

Ravel
06-20-2012, 11:53 PM
this is the seeded draw without any randomization whatsoever (1v32, 2v31 R3 etc):
DJOKOVIC-ANDERSON
CILIC-VERDASCO
DEL POTRO-GRANOLLERS
TIPSAREVIC-WAWRINKA

TSONGA-STEPANEK
ALMAGRO-RAONIC
SIMON-TOMIC
MURRAY-BENNETEAU

FEDERER-RODDICK
LOPEZ-NISHIKORI
ISNER-DOLGOPOLOV
BERDYCH-KOHLSCHREIBER

FERRER-YOUZHNY
FISH-SEPPI
MONACO-GASQUET
NADAL-MAYER

:lol:

Chase Visa
06-20-2012, 11:54 PM
Sounds like a draw Troicki would get. :lol:

:lol:

Well played.

TBkeeper
06-21-2012, 07:15 AM
Best cakewalk draw for wimbledon
1st round: Davydenko
the rest is NID

Nole fan
06-21-2012, 11:45 AM
Went over the 2010 USO draw... How in the world did Troicki get a 2-1 lead over Djokovic in the first round? Was Djoko still in Nadal-Shakira mode when he played that match?

Well, I believe that match was the turning point in his career. He was almost ousted by Troicki in his worst year when his serve went to shit and he served more double faults than aces per match. Then after this, he went on to play fine tennis against Monfils and Federer and then the rest is history. :)