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French Open Draw!!!

Rogiman
05-20-2005, 12:46 PM
From French Eurosport:



ROLAND-GARROS, MESSIEURS, 1er tour

1-Roger Federer (Sui)-Robin Soderling (Suè)

Nicolas Almagro (Esp)-Philipp Kohlschreiber (All)

Christophe Rochus (Bel)-Qualifié

Michaël Llodra (Fra)-25-Fernando Gonzalez (Chili)

17-Dominik Hrbaty (Slq)-Janko Tipsarevic (Scg)

Sjeng Schalken (P-B)-Qualifié

Qualifié-Kevin Kim (E-U)

Alberto Martin (Esp)-14-Carlos Moya (Esp)

10-David Nalbandian (Arg)-Marcos Baghdatis (Chy)

Tomas Berdych (Tch)-Jeff Morrison (E-U)

Oscar Hernandez (Esp)-Qualifié

Qualifié-18-Mario Ancic (Cro)

31-Juan ignacio Chela (Arg)-Rainer Schüttler (All)

Victor Hanescu (Rou)-Michal Tabara (Tch)

Luis Horna (Pér)-Jérôme Haehnel (Fra)

Potito Starace (Ita)-7-Tim Henman (G-B)

4-Rafael Nadal (Esp)-Lars Burgsmuller (All)

Mardy Fish (E-U)-Xavier Malisse (Bel)

Peter Wessels (P-B)-Ricardo Mello (Bré)

Qualifié-30-Richard Gasquet (Fra)

23-Sébastien Grosjean (Fra)-Juan Monaco (Arg)

Thierry Ascione (Fra)-Davide Sanguinetti (Ita)

Andreï Pavel (Rou)-Florent Serra (Fra)

Paradorn Srichaphan (Tha)-16-Radek Stepanek (Tch)

11-Joachim Johansson (Suè)-Fernando Verdasco (Esp)

Hyung-Taik Lee (Cor-S)-Alex Calatrava (Esp)

Gilles Simon (Fra)-Olivier Patience (Fra)

Jiri Vanek (Tch)-20-David Ferrer (Esp)

26-Jiri Novak (Tch)-Bjorn Phau (All)

Felix Mantilla (Esp)-Tomas Zib (Tch)

Dmitry Tursunov (Rus)-Stefan Koubek (Aut)

Julien Benneteau (Fra)-5-Gaston Gaudio (Arg)

8-Guillermo Coria (Arg)-Kenneth Carlsen (Dan)

Qualifié-Robby Ginepri (E-U)

Jürgen Melzer (Aut)-Wayne Arthurs (Aus)

Gilles Müller (Lux)-29-Mikhail Youzhny (Rus)

21-Tommy Haas (All)-Florian Mayer (All)

Vincent Spadea (E-U)-Albert Costa (Esp)

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Esp)-Olivier Rochus (Bel)

Qualifié-12-Nikolay Davydenko (Rus)

15-Tommy Robredo (Esp)-Peter Luczak (Aus)

Qualifié-Jean-René Lisnard (Fra)

Gustavo Kuerten (Bré)-David Sanchez (Esp)

Scott Draper (Aus)-19-Thomas Johansson (Suè)

32-Juan Carlos Ferrero (Esp)-Karol Beck (Slq)

Fabrice Santoro (Fra)-Jan Hernych (Tch)

Thomas Enqvist (Suè)-Qualifié

Raemon Sluiter (P-B)-3-Marat Safin (Rus)

6-Andre Agassi (E-U)-Qualifié

Jonas Bjorkman (Suè)-Igor Andreev (Rus)

Arnaud Clément (Fra)-Alexander Popp (All)

Ivo Karlovic (Cro)-28-Nicolas Kiefer (All)

24-Feliciano Lopez (Esp)-Paul-Henri Mathieu (Fra)

Qualifié-Santiago Ventura (Esp)

Albert Montanes (Esp)-Sargis Sargsian (Arm)

Gaël Monfils (Fra)-9-Guillermo Canas (Arg)

13-Ivan Ljubicic (Cro)-Mariano Puerta (Arg)

Qualifié-Qualifié

Qualifié-Qualifié

Qualifié-22-Nicolas Massu (Chili)

27-Filippo Volandri (Ita)-Cyril Saulnier (Fra)

Greg Rusedski (G-B)-Qualifié

Jose Acasuso (Arg)-Max Mirnyi (Bié)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra)-2-Andy Roddick (E-U)

Rogiman
05-20-2005, 12:48 PM
Roger, Almagro in 2nd round.... :rolleyes:

Another lost Roland Garros campaign :o

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 12:49 PM
Agassi the brilliant has managed another qualifier.

jazz_girl
05-20-2005, 12:50 PM
I kind of like this draw! :)

Rogiman
05-20-2005, 12:51 PM
Agassi the brilliant has managed another qualifier.

But he can't escape Andreev in the 2nd round :devil:

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 12:53 PM
But he can't escape Andreev in the 2nd round :devil:

The floater thread has just been bumped.

Coria would be loving this section.

robinhood
05-20-2005, 12:53 PM
Thanks for posting the draw.
But would it be possible to put more space in between each quarter
so it's easier to read?

williaer
05-20-2005, 12:54 PM
thanks, rogiman.

i will actually die if andy loses to tsonga... anyone EVER heard of him? he doesnt have a pic on atptennis...

jasmine(usa)
05-20-2005, 12:54 PM
Thanks for posting the draw Rogiman. :)

ae wowww
05-20-2005, 12:54 PM
Do we have any doubles yet???

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 12:55 PM
Roger Federer (Sui)-Robin Soderling (Suè)
Nicolas Almagro (Esp)-Philipp Kohlschreiber (All)
Christophe Rochus (Bel)-Qualifié
Michaël Llodra (Fra)-25-Fernando Gonzalez (Chili)

17-Dominik Hrbaty (Slq)-Janko Tipsarevic (Scg)
Sjeng Schalken (P-B)-Qualifié
Qualifié-Kevin Kim (E-U)
Alberto Martin (Esp)-14-Carlos Moya (Esp)

10-David Nalbandian (Arg)-Marcos Baghdatis (Chy)
Tomas Berdych (Tch)-Jeff Morrison (E-U)
Oscar Hernandez (Esp)-Qualifié
Qualifié-18-Mario Ancic (Cro)

31-Juan ignacio Chela (Arg)-Rainer Schüttler (All)
Victor Hanescu (Rou)-Michal Tabara (Tch)
Luis Horna (Pér)-Jérôme Haehnel (Fra)
Potito Starace (Ita)-7-Tim Henman (G-B)

4-Rafael Nadal (Esp)-Lars Burgsmuller (All)
Mardy Fish (E-U)-Xavier Malisse (Bel)
Peter Wessels (P-B)-Ricardo Mello (Bré)
Qualifié-30-Richard Gasquet (Fra)

23-Sébastien Grosjean (Fra)-Juan Monaco (Arg)
Thierry Ascione (Fra)-Davide Sanguinetti (Ita)
Andreï Pavel (Rou)-Florent Serra (Fra)
Paradorn Srichaphan (Tha)-16-Radek Stepanek (Tch)

11-Joachim Johansson (Suè)-Fernando Verdasco (Esp)
Hyung-Taik Lee (Cor-S)-Alex Calatrava (Esp)
Gilles Simon (Fra)-Olivier Patience (Fra)
Jiri Vanek (Tch)-20-David Ferrer (Esp)

26-Jiri Novak (Tch)-Bjorn Phau (All)
Felix Mantilla (Esp)-Tomas Zib (Tch)
Dmitry Tursunov (Rus)-Stefan Koubek (Aut)
Julien Benneteau (Fra)-5-Gaston Gaudio (Arg)

8-Guillermo Coria (Arg)-Kenneth Carlsen (Dan)
Qualifié-Robby Ginepri (E-U)
Jürgen Melzer (Aut)-Wayne Arthurs (Aus)
Gilles Müller (Lux)-29-Mikhail Youzhny (Rus)

21-Tommy Haas (All)-Florian Mayer (All)
Vincent Spadea (E-U)-Albert Costa (Esp)
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Esp)-Olivier Rochus (Bel)
Qualifié-12-Nikolay Davydenko (Rus)

15-Tommy Robredo (Esp)-Peter Luczak (Aus)
Qualifié-Jean-René Lisnard (Fra)
Gustavo Kuerten (Bré)-David Sanchez (Esp)
Scott Draper (Aus)-19-Thomas Johansson (Suè)

32-Juan Carlos Ferrero (Esp)-Karol Beck (Slq)
Fabrice Santoro (Fra)-Jan Hernych (Tch)
Thomas Enqvist (Suè)-Qualifié
Raemon Sluiter (P-B)-3-Marat Safin (Rus)

6-Andre Agassi (E-U)-Qualifié
Jonas Bjorkman (Suè)-Igor Andreev (Rus)
Arnaud Clément (Fra)-Alexander Popp (All)
Ivo Karlovic (Cro)-28-Nicolas Kiefer (All)

24-Feliciano Lopez (Esp)-Paul-Henri Mathieu (Fra)
Qualifié-Santiago Ventura (Esp)
Albert Montanes (Esp)-Sargis Sargsian (Arm)
Gaël Monfils (Fra)-9-Guillermo Canas (Arg)

13-Ivan Ljubicic (Cro)-Mariano Puerta (Arg)
Qualifié-Qualifié
Qualifié-Qualifié
Qualifié-22-Nicolas Massu (Chili)

27-Filippo Volandri (Ita)-Cyril Saulnier (Fra)
Greg Rusedski (G-B)-Qualifié
Jose Acasuso (Arg)-Max Mirnyi (Bié)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra)-2-Andy Roddick (E-U)

Rogiman
05-20-2005, 12:56 PM
OMFG :haha:

Coria could be completing the clay-gods treble, playing Carlsen, Ginepri and Arthurs in his first 3 rounds :haha:

robinhood
05-20-2005, 12:57 PM
Thank you, GWH. Much easier to read.

robinhood
05-20-2005, 12:59 PM
Projected QFs

1 Federer -- 7 Henman
4 Nadal -- 5 Gaudio
8 Coria -- 3 Safin
6 Agassi -- 2 Roddick

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 12:59 PM
OMFG :haha:

Coria could be completing the clay-gods treble, playing Carlsen, Ginepri and Arthurs in his first 3 rounds :haha:

I don't think Coria could have picked a draw that good if he did it himself.

Rogiman
05-20-2005, 01:00 PM
Projected QFs

6 Agassi -- 2 Roddick

Irrelevant

Rogiman
05-20-2005, 01:01 PM
I don't think Coria could have picked a draw that good if he did it himself.

Trust him, he could :devil:

vincayou
05-20-2005, 01:02 PM
Nadal has a very difficult draw.

robinhood
05-20-2005, 01:03 PM
Irrelevant

:lol:

Rogiman
05-20-2005, 01:04 PM
Nadal has a very difficult draw.

Save for his possible 3rd round meeting with Gasquet (in which he'll be the overwhelming favourite) it's pretty much smooth sailing to the Semis.

avocadoe
05-20-2005, 01:05 PM
Roger has a tough draw, darn...darn Nadal and Gasquet so close. Roger only plays one of them :) but no Federer vs Nadal final which is what I wanted to see.

KarstenBraasch#1
05-20-2005, 01:05 PM
Kiefer with bye into 3rd round. :(

robinhood
05-20-2005, 01:06 PM
More Anticipated QFs

1 Federer -- 10 Nalbandian
4 Nadal -- 5 Gaudio
8 Coria -- 3 Safin or 32 JCF
6 Agassi -- ... ?? 9 Canas?

Rogiman
05-20-2005, 01:08 PM
no Federer vs Nadal final which is what I wanted to see.

Easy there, we'll be lucky should he make it past the 2nd round :o

vincayou
05-20-2005, 01:08 PM
Well there is Gaudio as well in quarter... and IF there is no surprises, he meets both Federer and Coria to win the thing.

Then, apart Ferrero, he plays all the in form player on clay.

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 01:08 PM
If Andreev decides to play tennis the 3rd round is there for him at least.

Rogiman
05-20-2005, 01:13 PM
Well there is Gaudio as well in quarter... and IF there is no surprises, he meets both Federer and Coria to win the thing.

Then, apart Ferrero, he plays all the in form player on clay.

Sure, but you expect any Slam contender (not named Agassi) to face the toughest opponents in the QF/SF/F, until then Nadal doesn't seem to have the toughest draw, and as much as I respect Gasquet and like his game he has yet to win a best of 5 match.

Billabong
05-20-2005, 01:13 PM
Interesting draw;)!

robinhood
05-20-2005, 01:14 PM
Easy there, we'll be lucky should he make it past the 2nd round :o

Which one? Nadal or Federer?

Rogiman
05-20-2005, 01:14 PM
Which one? Nadal or Federer?

Federer....

Damita
05-20-2005, 01:16 PM
Irrelevant
:lol: this is exactly what i thought :lol:

budz
05-20-2005, 01:20 PM
Its really a shame that Gasquet and Nadal will play each other so early. Really hope they could have played late into the tournament.

nermo
05-20-2005, 01:20 PM
well,I think Roger is having some tough names playing ..he better gets ready
nadal also has some names ..Gasquet..Grosjean...

Coria and Agassi have easier draws..but u never know Exactly When Coria is going to hit you with his Injury...So i know i ve said hundreds of times..But i ll never predict results when it comes to Coria.. :tape: All i can say...GOOD LUCK THERE GUYS :yeah: :yeah:

Rogiman
05-20-2005, 01:24 PM
Grosjean is no longer a threat to anyone.

doublebackhand
05-20-2005, 01:27 PM
Oh Rogiman, have faith! I totally see a Fed-Nadal semi-final. But that Gasquet-Nadal match up is very intriguing!

Bibir
05-20-2005, 01:29 PM
32-Juan Carlos Ferrero (Esp)-Karol Beck (Slq)
Fabrice Santoro (Fra)-Jan Hernych (Tch)
Thomas Enqvist (Suè)-Qualifié
Raemon Sluiter (P-B)-3-Marat Safin (Rus)

Marat vs Ferrero :smash:

I knew that...Grrrr!!!!!!!!! :mad:

nermo
05-20-2005, 01:29 PM
Grosjean is no longer a threat to anyone.

dont know...But RG has its spirits on everyone ..Grosjean the old french man (compared to Gasquet)might have some spirits too

iliketennis
05-20-2005, 01:31 PM
Grosjean is no longer a threat to anyone.

:lol: Seb should lay off the take-out and ciggies

Rogiman
05-20-2005, 01:32 PM
Oh Rogiman, have faith! I totally see a Fed-Nadal semi-final. But that Gasquet-Nadal match up is very intriguing!

Sorry, I can totally see Roger getting confused on the clay against a hard-hitting clay specialist like Almagro :o

This will be a serious test to his mentality and to his game on clay - should he pass that I may start thinking farther.

nermo
05-20-2005, 01:34 PM
Oh Rogiman, have faith! I totally see a Fed-Nadal semi-final. But that Gasquet-Nadal match up is very intriguing! posted by Doublebackhand
YOu have a strong faith .. :devil: ;)

Rogiman
05-20-2005, 01:34 PM
Marat vs Ferrero :smash:

I knew that...Grrrr!!!!!!!!! :mad:

Bye Mapat! :bigwave:

:devil:

Bibir
05-20-2005, 01:36 PM
Sorry, I can totally see Roger getting confused on the clay against a hard-hitting clay specialist like Almagro :o

especially if he plays on the central court. :p

Rogiman
05-20-2005, 01:39 PM
especially if he plays on the central court. :p

Well, Roger's place in the 3rd round is questionable, Mapat's is already lost :p

MariaV
05-20-2005, 01:45 PM
Sorry, I can totally see Roger getting confused on the clay against a hard-hitting clay specialist like Almagro :o

This will be a serious test to his mentality and to his game on clay - should he pass that I may start thinking farther.

Rogiman!!!!!!!! That Marat lost to Almagro doesn't make Almagro a classier player than he really is! :mad: :mad: I totally don't get you on this, Fed is able to take care of Almagro easily, Almagro is not that hot at all.

MariaV
05-20-2005, 01:46 PM
Marat vs Ferrero :smash:

I knew that...Grrrr!!!!!!!!! :mad:

And we already know the outcome! :devil: :fiery: :mad:

uNIVERSE mAN
05-20-2005, 01:47 PM
Draw posted seconds ago!

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/draws/ms/index.html

Bibir
05-20-2005, 01:47 PM
And we already know the outcome! :devil: .fiery: .mad:
No. :shrug:

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 01:48 PM
Rogiman!!!!!!!! That Marat lost to Almagro doesn't make Almagro a classier player than he really is! :mad: :mad: I totally don't get you on this, Fed is able to take care of Almagro easily, Almagro is not that hot at all.

Almagro is very capable if he is in the mood and it's common that Fed doesn't like Chartrier court that and a combo of someone playing very well has got the better of him recently.

Bibir
05-20-2005, 01:51 PM
Well, Roger's place in the 3rd round is questionable, Mapat's is already lost :p
Never underestimate Marat's big thingy...Never!!!

And the big thingy wants RG....Good choice! :yeah:

Rogiman
05-20-2005, 01:51 PM
Rogiman!!!!!!!! That Marat lost to Almagro doesn't make Almagro a classier player than he really is! :mad: :mad: I totally don't get you on this, Fed is able to take care of Almagro easily, Almagro is not that hot at all.

Remember Almagro had Guga on the ropes last year, and we all remember what Guga did to Federer :o

I know it's not one to one logics, but with Roger at Roland Garros I would rather be pessimistic.

Rogiman
05-20-2005, 01:53 PM
Never underestimate Marat's big thingy...Never!!!

And the big thingy wants RG....Good choice! :yeah:

Mapat's big thingy is only concerned about which of the chicks in the stands he'll be visiting tonight.

RogiFan88
05-20-2005, 01:54 PM
thanks, rogiman.

i will actually die if andy loses to tsonga... anyone EVER heard of him? he doesnt have a pic on atptennis...

Tsonga is one of a handful of up-and-coming French players (led by Gasquet and Monfils) touted for future glory. His pic is here: http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100002668

Julio1974
05-20-2005, 01:54 PM
I believe that Gonzalez may beat Federer in a good day.

Bibir
05-20-2005, 01:58 PM
Mapat's big thingy is only concerned about which of the chicks in the stands he'll be visiting tonight.
He grew up ...He knows what's better than sex! :angel:

http://www.infojunior.com/images/images/jeux/spic/coupeindex.gif

TennisLurker
05-20-2005, 02:00 PM
Well, Coria is making the final this year

Rogiman
05-20-2005, 02:00 PM
He grew up ...He knows what's better than sex! :angel:

http://www.infojunior.com/images/images/jeux/spic/coupeindex.gif

Right... :tape:

Damita
05-20-2005, 02:03 PM
Rogiman!!!!!!!! That Marat lost to Almagro doesn't make Almagro a classier player than he really is! :mad: :mad: I totally don't get you on this, Fed is able to take care of Almagro easily, Almagro is not that hot at all.
Don't underestimate Almagro Maria. Seriously.
He played vs Roger last year on Central court for an exhibition match on the charity day. He won. Of course that was just an exhibition. But he played well, and the match was close (he won in the tiebreak).
He is not Nadal for sure, and i'm not saying he'll defeat Roger. But he can play on clay! :p he could give him a hard time on court...

Damita
05-20-2005, 02:05 PM
He grew up ...He knows what's better than sex! :angel:

http://www.infojunior.com/images/images/jeux/spic/coupeindex.gif
hahahaha :rolls: :rolls:

Jim Jones
05-20-2005, 02:07 PM
thanks, rogiman.

i will actually die if andy loses to tsonga... anyone EVER heard of him? he doesnt have a pic on atptennis...
Tsongas like Gasquet and Monfils is a French former Grand Slam junior champion. He won the U.S. junior title and was a semi-finalist in the other 3 ones. He is half back and looks a little like a young Muhammad Ali. Tsongas has potential and beat Moya earlier this year. But he has been marred with various injuries. However the guy is only a year older than Gasquet/Monfils and is in the top 140.

Rogiman
05-20-2005, 02:10 PM
He is half back and looks a little like a young Muhammad Ali.

My thoughts exactly :eek:

Neely
05-20-2005, 02:15 PM
Coria, Nadal and Gaudio will walk their matches until the quarterfinals. Their draws are really easy and I can see almost nobody dangerous in their quarters. If Almagro decides to play, Federer could have a good test really early, but I think he should still win this tricky potential 2nd round match.

Well, Haas vs Mayer :o nice, another all German match up. :o
And Kiefer against Karlovic... damn it, not a good match up for him given his return weakness this week.

Schüttler against Chela :help: Burgsmüller vs Nadal :help: .......... :o

Melzer against Arthurs... don't like that either. Melzer was not doing good enough against Arthurs, Arthurs showed he is able to be a strength on clay if his serve is coming well.

Under the bottom line, I still like Kiwi's draw best among those players I'm caring for.
At least not another all German matchup for him :lol:

onewoman74
05-20-2005, 02:17 PM
Don't underestimate Almagro Maria. Seriously.
He played vs Roger last year on Central court for an exhibition match on the charity day. He won. Of course that was just an exhibition. But he played well, and the match was close (he won in the tiebreak).
He is not Nadal for sure, and i'm not saying he'll defeat Roger. But he can play on clay! :p he could give me a hard time on court...

Well Fed needs to be match tough by the time he gets to the quarters. If Fed comes w/ his game face and be ready to play then he should ge through.

Rogiman
05-20-2005, 02:19 PM
Coria, Nadal and Gaudio will walk their matches until the quarterfinals. Their draws are really easy and I can see almost nobody dangerous in their quarters. :

2005 TMS Rome D. Ferrer 6:0 6:1 G. Gaudio mind you :o

Rogiman
05-20-2005, 02:20 PM
Well Fed needs to be match tough by the time he gets to the quarters. If Fed comes w/ his game face and be ready to play then he should ge through.

Problem is he meets Almagro in the 2nd round :o

lennon402
05-20-2005, 02:20 PM
Alberto Martin (Esp)-14-Carlos Moya (Esp)

Carlos is dangerous!

Good luck!

ex-champion

kosi
05-20-2005, 02:21 PM
It seems Federer has got tough draw.

Potential match up for federer :

1. Robin Soderling (Suè)
2. Nicolas Almagro (Esp)
3. Fernando Gonzalez (Chili)
4. Carlos Moya (Esp)
Qtr. David Nalbandian (Arg)
Semi Rafael Nadal (Esp)
Final . Guillermo Coria (Arg)

:yeah:

onewoman74
05-20-2005, 02:25 PM
Problem is he meets Almagro in the 2nd round :o

I know...He needs to tough it out...no excuses.

MariaV
05-20-2005, 02:32 PM
I really don't know why you all think Fed cannot handle Almagro, his record this year is nothing great. :rolleyes: As Nicole said Fed needs to tough it out and he is certainly able to.

RogerRocks
05-20-2005, 02:32 PM
13-Ivan Ljubicic (Cro)-Mariano Puerta (Arg)
Qualifié-Qualifié
Qualifié-Qualifié
Qualifié-22-Nicolas Massu (Chili)



:retard:

MariaV
05-20-2005, 02:34 PM
Almagro is very capable if he is in the mood and it's common that Fed doesn't like Chartrier court that and a combo of someone playing very well has got the better of him recently.

Gee are you positive with Rogiman about Fed today. :rolleyes: Fed certainly CAN get over it if he has set himself a goal to win RG, he knows how to reach his goals.

Rogiman
05-20-2005, 02:36 PM
I really don't know why you all think Fed cannot handle Almagro, his record this year is nothing great. :rolleyes: As Nicole said Fed needs to tough it out and he is certainly able to.

Nobody says he's not, but it definitely can't be taken for granted.

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 02:37 PM
I'll come right out and say it now Fed is not winning RG.

Experimentee
05-20-2005, 02:38 PM
The top half is stronger than the bottom half, just like at the AO.
Agassi's draw is good, except for possibly Andreev and Canas. I'd say Coria and Roddick's draws are easier than Agassi's.
Shame that Nadal, Gasquet and Gaudio are all in the same quarter, and the same half as Federer. Looks like Coria can reach another RG final with this draw. I wish more contenders were on the bottom half.

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 02:39 PM
Like Agassi has ever had a difficult draw at RG.

Rogiman
05-20-2005, 02:39 PM
6-Andre Agassi (E-U)-Qualifié
Jonas Bjorkman (Suè)-Igor Andreev (Rus)
Arnaud Clément (Fra)-Alexander Popp (All)
Ivo Karlovic (Cro)-28-Nicolas Kiefer (All)

24-Feliciano Lopez (Esp)-Paul-Henri Mathieu (Fra)
Qualifié-Santiago Ventura (Esp)
Albert Montanes (Esp)-Sargis Sargsian (Arm)
Gaël Monfils (Fra)-9-Guillermo Canas (Arg)

13-Ivan Ljubicic (Cro)-Mariano Puerta (Arg)
Qualifié-Qualifié
Qualifié-Qualifié
Qualifié-22-Nicolas Massu (Chili)

27-Filippo Volandri (Ita)-Cyril Saulnier (Fra)
Greg Rusedski (G-B)-Qualifié
Jose Acasuso (Arg)-Max Mirnyi (Bié)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra)-2-Andy Roddick (E-U)


This quarter of the draw is disgusting :o

Its winner will be a surprise semifinalist and shall be called :"The Mickey Mouse Candidate".

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 02:41 PM
This quarter of the draw is disgusting :o

Its winner will be a surprise semifinalist and shall be called :"The Mickey Mouse Candidate".

I didn't make the draw.

As usual there is ridiculous balance Gaudio, Federer, Nadal, Gasquet, Moya, Nalbandian Gonzalez, Monaco are all in one section.

A few of those players would love to be in this section.

Raquel
05-20-2005, 02:42 PM
Coria has an excellent draw. Why do I want him to win (If Roger doesn't of course)? He keeps drawing me in to admiring and liking him. Damn him :mad:

I like Roger's draw :) Shame David and Carlos are in the same quarter though. Hopp Rogi!

Nadal v Gasquet in R3 would be good.

JCF v Safin again probably. Good luck JCF, you can beat him again!

Volandri will like that draw in Roddick's section.

Stevens Point
05-20-2005, 02:43 PM
Problem is he meets Almagro in the 2nd round :o
It's very possible that Kohlschreiber beats Almagro in the first round. Who had thought Gasquet would beat Federer in Monte Carlo??

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 02:45 PM
Coria has an excellent draw. Why do I want him to win (If Roger doesn't of course)? He keeps drawing me in to admiring and liking him. Damn him :mad:.

Apart from Roger, you must like execssive gamesmanship and hooking on line calls.

Raquel
05-20-2005, 02:47 PM
Apart from Roger, you must like execssive gamesmanship and hooking on line calls.
Coria, Hewitt, Arantxa.......

I think you have a point.

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 02:48 PM
Coria, Hewitt, Arantxa.......

I think you have a point.

Hewitt I am not so sure about, but Coria and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario are related.

TheBoiledEgg
05-20-2005, 03:04 PM
I don't think Coria could have picked a draw that good if he did it himself.

he probably did pick it himself, probably weaseled his way into the bag :devil:

TheBoiledEgg
05-20-2005, 03:05 PM
Marat, i knew he'd get Sushi in 3rd rd, just one of those things

now Marat..... can you find your brain for once ?

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 03:06 PM
he probably did pick it himself, probably weaseled his way into the bag :devil:

Well he weaseled his way out a match yesterday and maybe this is where he really was.

oxy
05-20-2005, 03:07 PM
GWH...now that the draw is out....who are your picks that could win RG 2005???

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 03:08 PM
GWH...now that the draw is out....who are your picks that could win RG 2005???

I'll answer that in the relevant thread.

Julio1974
05-20-2005, 03:09 PM
Hewitt I am not so sure about, but Coria and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario are related.

But Carla is much much much prettier than Arantxa

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 03:10 PM
But Carla is much much much prettier than Arantxa

I said related to Arantxa and not married I do give the weasel more credit than that.

Julio1974
05-20-2005, 03:11 PM
I said related to Arantxa and not married I do give the weasel more credit than that.

I was just joking...

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 03:14 PM
I was just joking...

What makes you think I wasn't, maybe I need to use more smileys.

oxy
05-20-2005, 03:15 PM
What makes you think I wasn't, maybe I need to use more smileys.

Most people still can't get your sense of humour just yet.

silverwhite
05-20-2005, 03:57 PM
PHM gets Lopez in the first round. :lol: Good luck, Paulo! ;)

RichardParker
05-20-2005, 04:19 PM
Woohoo... finally RG is here.
First half looks so interesting.
anybody fancy federer- nalbandian QF? It would be awesome.
Nadal's quarter looks difficult, another awesome possible qf of Nadal and Gaudio. :D
And come on, Junaca, Roger and the one and only tim!!! :worship:

Winston's Human
05-20-2005, 04:34 PM
6-Andre Agassi (E-U)-Qualifié
Jonas Bjorkman (Suè)-Igor Andreev (Rus)
Arnaud Clément (Fra)-Alexander Popp (All)
Ivo Karlovic (Cro)-28-Nicolas Kiefer (All)

24-Feliciano Lopez (Esp)-Paul-Henri Mathieu (Fra)
Qualifié-Santiago Ventura (Esp)
Albert Montanes (Esp)-Sargis Sargsian (Arm)
Gaël Monfils (Fra)-9-Guillermo Canas (Arg)

13-Ivan Ljubicic (Cro)-Mariano Puerta (Arg)
Qualifié-Qualifié
Qualifié-Qualifié
Qualifié-22-Nicolas Massu (Chili)

27-Filippo Volandri (Ita)-Cyril Saulnier (Fra)
Greg Rusedski (G-B)-Qualifié
Jose Acasuso (Arg)-Max Mirnyi (Bié)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra)-2-Andy Roddick (E-U)

If ever there was a time for Canas to shine at RG, this is a pretty sweet quarter.

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 04:35 PM
If ever there was a time for Canas to shine at RG, this is a pretty sweet quarter.

Problem is he is just liable to lose to Monfils and he has been sick recently, so just hope Gael gets too nervous.

Scotso
05-20-2005, 04:56 PM
I really wanted Nadal to be in the bottom half, but I knew he would be in Federer's half... pf.

Agassi and Roddick AGAIN blessed with dream draws... but it still won't save them.

Karol vs. Juan Carlos :haha: How did I know something like that would happen? :rolleyes:

The draw seems very top heavy... I think Juan Carlos could sneak through to the finals in the bottom ;)

alexito
05-20-2005, 04:56 PM
federer always easy, for this win every GS
gonzales vs llodra, difficult for gonzales but no imposible, llodra is in his country and people
moya vs martin, difficult for moya
chela vs schullter, easy for chela, schulter no play good
grosjean vs monaco. bue monaco, jeje
Paradorn Srichaphan (Tha)-16-Radek Stepanek (Tch) easy fro stepanek
11-Joachim Johansson (Suè)-Fernando Verdasco (Esp) byeeeeee joachim
Julien Benneteau (Fra)-5-Gaston Gaudio (Arg), mmmmm gaudio vs player and his people
Gustavo Kuerten (Bré)-David Sanchez (Esp) I hope easy for guga
13-Ivan Ljubicic (Cro)-Mariano Puerta (Arg), come on marianoooooo
Jose Acasuso (Arg)-Max Mirnyi (Bié) mmmmmm difficult for acasuso
always this same draw, easy for federer. the tennis world is down.

Sjengster
05-20-2005, 05:00 PM
Federer's draw is not easy. Have a look at Coria and Agassi's draws if you can stomach doing anything other than whining about Federer having no opposition.

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 05:00 PM
I really wanted Nadal to be in the bottom half, but I knew he would be in Federer's half... pf.

Agassi and Roddick AGAIN blessed with dream draws... but it still won't save them.

Karol vs. Juan Carlos :haha: How did I know something like that would happen? :rolleyes:

The draw seems very top heavy... I think Juan Carlos could sneak through to the finals in the bottom ;)

Very true observations.

Blaze
05-20-2005, 05:01 PM
federer always easy, for this win every GS
gonzales vs llodra, difficult for gonzales but no imposible, llodra is in his country and people
moya vs martin, difficult for moya
chela vs schullter, easy for chela, schulter no play good
grosjean vs monaco. bue monaco, jeje
Paradorn Srichaphan (Tha)-16-Radek Stepanek (Tch) easy fro stepanek
11-Joachim Johansson (Suè)-Fernando Verdasco (Esp) byeeeeee joachim
Julien Benneteau (Fra)-5-Gaston Gaudio (Arg), mmmmm gaudio vs player and his people
Gustavo Kuerten (Bré)-David Sanchez (Esp) I hope easy for guga
13-Ivan Ljubicic (Cro)-Mariano Puerta (Arg), come on marianoooooo
Jose Acasuso (Arg)-Max Mirnyi (Bié) mmmmmm difficult for acasuso
always this same draw, easy for federer. the tennis world is down.

:haha: :haha:

Tennis Fool
05-20-2005, 05:05 PM
This is a brutal draw for many players :eek:

2 matches with all qualifiers :rolleyes:

Deboogle!.
05-20-2005, 05:06 PM
For those who don't like the draw... blame Rafa :p

http://www.rolandgarros.com/images/pics/large/b_h_tirage_nadal_20_01.jpg

*julie*
05-20-2005, 05:26 PM
For those who don't like the draw... blame Rafa :p

http://www.rolandgarros.com/images/pics/large/b_h_tirage_nadal_20_01.jpg

Rafa !!! :fiery:
With such an awful draw, i guess he will need many bodyguards now!

Jorge
05-20-2005, 05:33 PM
Again the weasel got a very easy draw :( In the other hand we have Federer, Nadal, Moyá, Gaudio, Ferrer, Verdasco, Gasquet, Nalbandián, Henman, González in the same half! don't like it, don't like it at all. The other half is quite weak in comparison :tape:

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 05:36 PM
You could say the top half of the draw is slightly better and probably the better qualifiers will get there as well.

Agent X
05-20-2005, 05:39 PM
Rafa's draw blows :(

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 05:40 PM
Rafa's draw blows :(

How is Yaounde? Well there aren't enough guns in his section of the draw.

Jorge
05-20-2005, 05:42 PM
You could say the top half of the draw is slightly better and probably the better qualifiers will get there as well.
Just slightly? I could say that but I don't like to use euphemisms. I think the upper half is way harder than the bottom half!
yeah considering all this the best qualifiers are going to be placed in the upper half of the draw! :(

Damita
05-20-2005, 05:42 PM
This quarter of the draw is disgusting :o

Its winner will be a surprise semifinalist and shall be called :"The Mickey Mouse Candidate".
so true! it's a joke :rolleyes:

For those who don't like the draw... blame Rafa :p

:lol: but usually they have 2 or 3 players doing the draw... he can't be the only one to blame :angel:

savesthedizzle
05-20-2005, 05:42 PM
Again the weasel got a very easy draw :( In the other hand we have Federer, Nadal, Moyá, Gaudio, Ferrer, Verdasco, Gasquet, Nalbandián, Henman, González in the same half! don't like it, don't like it at all. The other half is quite weak in comparison :tape:

I agree. One of the first things I noticed about the draw was how the bottom half seems much much weaker than the top half.

Agent X
05-20-2005, 05:44 PM
Tiger Tim has a nice draw, he could go well :p

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 05:45 PM
Just slightly? I could say that but I don't like to use euphemisms. I think the upper half is way harder than the bottom half!
yeah considering all this the best qualifiers are going to be placed in the upper half of the draw! :(

I don't overstate things, but there is a balance problem I can see Nieminen, Wawrinka, Saretta or Squillari maybe in the top section.

Domino
05-20-2005, 05:55 PM
What makes you think I wasn't, maybe I need to use more smileys.

No, you just don't have a sense of humor, remember ;) ?

Action Jackson
05-20-2005, 05:56 PM
No, you just don't have a sense of humor, remember ;) ?

Yes, you're right I need to use more smileys and leave my sense of humor off this board.

I mean look at Coria's draw that is funny enough.

Skyward
05-20-2005, 05:58 PM
federer always easy, for this win every GS
gonzales vs llodra, difficult for gonzales but no imposible, llodra is in his country and people
moya vs martin, difficult for moya
chela vs schullter, easy for chela, schulter no play good
grosjean vs monaco. bue monaco, jeje
Paradorn Srichaphan (Tha)-16-Radek Stepanek (Tch) easy fro stepanek
11-Joachim Johansson (Suè)-Fernando Verdasco (Esp) byeeeeee joachim
Julien Benneteau (Fra)-5-Gaston Gaudio (Arg), mmmmm gaudio vs player and his people
Gustavo Kuerten (Bré)-David Sanchez (Esp) I hope easy for guga
13-Ivan Ljubicic (Cro)-Mariano Puerta (Arg), come on marianoooooo
Jose Acasuso (Arg)-Max Mirnyi (Bié) mmmmmm difficult for acasuso
always this same draw, easy for federer. the tennis world is down.

Yeah, Alexito ,http://bestsmileys.com/signs14/10.gif Deal with it.

Deboogle!.
05-20-2005, 06:00 PM
:lol: but usually they have 2 or 3 players doing the draw... he can't be the only one to blame :angel::p Emilie Loit was there too.

Chloe le Bopper
05-20-2005, 06:15 PM
*considers bitching... changes mind*

Coria :banana:

Damita
05-20-2005, 06:29 PM
:p Emilie Loit was there too.
whoops, yes :p http://www.rolandgarros.com/images/pics/large/b_v_tirage_loit_20_01.jpg
And Dinara Safina too http://www.rolandgarros.com/images/pics/large/b_v_tirage_safina_20_01.jpg

Lee
05-20-2005, 06:34 PM
And Santoro

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/p/2005-05-20/U347P6T12D1570414F44DT20050520210915.jpg

Deboogle!.
05-20-2005, 06:40 PM
whoops, yes :p http://www.rolandgarros.com/images/pics/large/b_v_tirage_loit_20_01.jpg
And Dinara Safina too http://www.rolandgarros.com/images/pics/large/b_v_tirage_safina_20_01.jpgSo Marat can blame his sister? :lol:


awwww c'mon Rebecca, you know you wanna!

Corey Feldman
05-20-2005, 06:50 PM
Nice draw for Roger... hopefully at least the semis, then beating Nadal
as for Henman, Cya :o

Domino
05-20-2005, 06:58 PM
Yes, you're right I need to use more smileys and leave my sense of humor off this board.

I mean look at Coria's draw that is funny enough.

So is the complaining about Roger's draw. He always seems to do better when the draw is tough.

ugotlobbed
05-20-2005, 07:05 PM
F****** bad luck.......federer and nadal final no more

Chloe le Bopper
05-20-2005, 07:05 PM
So Marat can blame his sister? :lol:


awwww c'mon Rebecca, you know you wanna!
If Coria's draw sucked too then I'd bitch. I accept that I can't have it all.

alfonsojose
05-20-2005, 07:10 PM
Go, Rainer :sad:

Sjengster
05-20-2005, 07:16 PM
Some news from the Federer forum: Aussie Pim has pulled out, making Soderling the 33rd seed and giving Federer a LL or a qualifier in the first round instead. That probably makes it a much tougher encounter, considering they could be of higher claycourt calibre.

Corey Feldman
05-20-2005, 07:18 PM
pimpim you bastard lol

jtipson
05-20-2005, 08:26 PM
pimpim you bastard lol

Haha! Well, at least he gave his compatriot a chance to get through to the second round. Wait though - against Verdasco? Probably will get less off him than he would off Roger :)

liptea
05-20-2005, 08:46 PM
So is the complaining about Roger's draw. He always seems to do better when the draw is tough.

That's true. Roger's probably more dangerous against Moya or Rafael than he is against Almagro. He tends to just lose focus earlier or understimate the match, but the bigger the setting and the match, the better and more unbelievable he is.

ys
05-20-2005, 08:54 PM
Two warmup rounds for Marat.. And then.. Ferrero, Guga, Coria.. Tough.

BAMJ6
05-20-2005, 09:39 PM
Yes, i like Andre's draw. His opponents are relatively easy, and this time, there's no Federer potentially looming in the quarters as he's on the other side of the draw.

He shouldn't lose before the quarters, and that's my pessimistic view of Agassi.

iliketennis
05-21-2005, 06:41 AM
24-Feliciano Lopez (Esp)-Paul-Henri Mathieu (Fra)
Qualifié-Santiago Ventura (Esp)


:yippee: :yeah: :woohoo: :clap2: :bigclap: :bounce:

Un premier rond facile pour Santiago Ventura :wavey:

Chloe le Bopper
05-21-2005, 06:43 AM
Qualifiers aren't necessarily easy.

Action Jackson
05-21-2005, 06:46 AM
Well the fun will begin soon enough and as for Söderling he might as well enjoy being a seed at a clay Slam.

iliketennis
05-21-2005, 06:53 AM
Qualifiers aren't necessarily easy.

Good point :)

But Santiago is a claycourt specialist and I think he can handle it. I would love for him to reach the fourth round. His career is picking up speed :yeah:

G O
05-21-2005, 08:50 AM
I'll come right out and say it now Fed is not winning RG.

I'd love to hear an explanation for this. :rolleyes:

He's only the most gifted player ever, but tennis expert GWH still calls this one hands down. :smash:

That's just dumb GWH.

Action Jackson
05-21-2005, 09:59 AM
I'd love to hear an explanation for this. :rolleyes:

He's only the most gifted player ever, but tennis expert GWH still calls this one hands down. :smash:

That's just dumb GWH.

If you actually bothered to read anything on this subject the reasons have been stated many times as to why, try the Discussion thread and will Federer ever win the French Open thread it's all there.

Like you give a crap about what I have to say.

G O
05-21-2005, 10:38 AM
If you actually bothered to read anything on this subject the reasons have been stated many times as to why, try the Discussion thread and will Federer ever win the French Open thread it's all there.

Like you give a crap about what I have to say.

You simply underestimate Federers skills. It seem you have some sort of obligation to side against anyone who excells on faster surfaces. It's your weakness. :)

Your reasons are weak, especially when you factor in Roger's accomplishmenst of late and his confidence. Have you learned nothing of his talent. Whoever said it wad right, Laver and Pete are no Federer.

Action Jackson
05-21-2005, 10:45 AM
You simply underestimate Federers skills. It seem you have some sort of obligation to side against anyone who excells on faster surfaces. It's your weakness. :)

Your reasons are weak, especially when you factor in Roger's accomplishmenst of late and his confidence. Have you learned nothing of his talent. Whoever said it wad right, Laver and Pete are no Federer.

Once again you have shown your comprehension skills are almost as good as your journalism work. Considering I happen to be a fan of Federer that proves paragraph 1 wrong for a start, but no need for semantics right now.

My reasoning is weak? Do you actually know my reasoning behind this? No, I didn't think so.

I want to take you seriously at least twice, that is a goal of mine for sure. Once that has been achieved than inner harmony will be able excel.

Why care, if I am wrong it's a chance for you to gloat.

G O
05-21-2005, 10:53 AM
I'm only teasing you. I guess I just get a little tired of your know-it-all sure of yourself act. You cannot say Federer will lose this year end of story. Reasons aside you should never open you big mouth that wide GWH. That's all.

Adman
05-21-2005, 03:19 PM
ROLAND-GARROS, MESSIEURS, 1er tour

Rafael Nadal -Lars Burgsmuller

Paradorn Srichaphan -Radek Stepanek

Gaël Monfils -Guillermo Canas

Well Nadal will have an easy first round match Henman beat this guy and thats saying something.

Stepanek and Scrichaphan will be a good match

Monfils abd Canas 50/50 who is playing best on the day will settle this one.

YoursTruly
05-21-2005, 04:00 PM
This is my one and only post about naming my favourites...

Good luck to:

Roger, Andre, Gaston, Tommy Robredo, Rafael Nadal, Carlos Moya, Fernando, Mariano Puerta, Rochus bros

Damita
05-21-2005, 09:46 PM
So Marat can blame his sister? :lol:

:lol: LOL, i don't know. From what i've heard on tv Dinara is to blame for Grosjean, Monfils, Mauresmo... but she was nice with Gasquet ;)

federer express
05-21-2005, 09:53 PM
am backing federer to reach the semis...at least! think agassi has a shot at the semis too!

tangerine_dream
05-21-2005, 10:03 PM
Looks like Marat is getting into Guga mode. I wonder how he'd look with a headband?

http://www.rolandgarros.com/images/pics/large/b_v_safin_21_01.jpg

federer express
05-21-2005, 11:32 PM
oh excellent...a first round defeat for karol beck coming up! :)

Rogiman
05-21-2005, 11:45 PM
Oh my god.... :haha:

"Our" Dudi Sela to meet Federer in the 1st round...:o

Now, a triple bagel would be a safe bet there - Haven't the jewish people suffered enough...? :tape:

Daniel
05-22-2005, 12:42 AM
Go Roger :D

Deejay
05-22-2005, 09:39 PM
Henman has an easy draw through to the quarters. Also like the look of Agassi's draw...

RickDaStick
05-23-2005, 12:42 AM
ROLAND-GARROS, MESSIEURS, 1er tour

Rafael Nadal -Lars Burgsmuller

Paradorn Srichaphan -Radek Stepanek

Gaël Monfils -Guillermo Canas

Well Nadal will have an easy first round match Henman beat this guy and thats saying something.

Stepanek and Scrichaphan will be a good match

Monfils abd Canas 50/50 who is playing best on the day will settle this one.


Monfils-Canas is not 50/50. If Canas plays OK he will easily win.

haas'luv
05-23-2005, 06:29 AM
c'mon,my tommy haas;)

ugotlobbed
05-23-2005, 07:40 AM
u think roddick will make semi's ......monfils has wide open draw......gasquet vs nadal possible ......federer moya possibility.....safin vs coria? upset?

silverwhite
05-23-2005, 07:55 AM
Monfils-Canas is not 50/50. If Canas plays OK he will easily win.

The thing is, he had a fever which we're not sure he has totally recovered from.