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lalaland 03-08-2011 08:05 PM

Journey on to Indian Wells & Miami, 2011
 
I see there's no taker for a new thread opener :lol:, so you have me again :devil:.

This time I can't think of anything fun to say, the desert is cool and the beach is fun, but sightseeing is not allowed. So don't be a tourist, Gilles, get on your horse and run'em down ;). Allez!

lalaland 03-08-2011 09:34 PM

Re: Journey on to Indian Wells & Miami, 2011
 
Here's the IW draw:

Simon/Bye
Schuettler/Haase

Qualifier/Karlovic
Bye/Ferrer

So he draws Ferrer amongst the top 8, no complain, even though he has never won against David yet. And if he past R3, the next highest seed to meet in R4 is Almagro, not bad at all considering. And then Rafa in the QF if he manages to reach there.

Silver. 03-08-2011 10:02 PM

Re: Journey on to Indian Wells & Miami, 2011
 
Not a bad draw, i'm happy with that :D Thanks for being brave lala, i'm sure it will bring Gilles luck. (or else! :devil:) ;)

lalaland 03-08-2011 10:19 PM

Re: Journey on to Indian Wells & Miami, 2011
 
I've been putting myself at the line of fire lately :o, so might as well ;). I do feel brave these days :lol:. We'll see if Gilles' good enough to handle "the luck" I bought him :angel:.

Månu 03-09-2011 05:56 AM

Re: Journey on to Indian Wells & Miami, 2011
 
Well sure Ferrer isn't top 3, but I don't like the draw that much... Haase can be a very dangerous player in the first match, and then Ferrer deserves its #6, so I don't see Gilles going that far. I hope I'm wrong.

MsTree 03-09-2011 12:25 PM

Re: Journey on to Indian Wells & Miami, 2011
 
Well done on being brave Lala!
Not a bad draw considering! Allez Gilles! :D

lalaland 03-09-2011 05:38 PM

Re: Journey on to Indian Wells & Miami, 2011
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Månu (Post 10829785)
Well sure Ferrer isn't top 3, but I don't like the draw that much... Haase can be a very dangerous player in the first match, and then Ferrer deserves its #6, so I don't see Gilles going that far. I hope I'm wrong.

Ferrer is by no mean easy, but considering that Gilles has to draft a top 8 in R3 no matter what, and top 1 to 5 are all tough draw. Roddick in US tournament is also a tough draw. I mean, no top 8 is easy anyway, and Ferrer just went to SF of Aussie 2 mths ago. I will probably prefer Berdych, who's a little injured it seems and Gilles has a positive H-to-H against. But then, things don't always go our way.

Haase is very dangerous, but there's a lot of dangerous floaters around that are much worse than Haase (Del Potro, for example).
I don't think this draw is easy, I just think it could be much worse, so this is relatively not bad. But it's never easy in ATP1000 tournament, when he's seeded to meet a top 8 in R3. He needs to get back to top 16 ;).

lalaland 03-11-2011 02:47 AM

Re: Journey on to Indian Wells & Miami, 2011
 
Gilles' R2 opponent is Rainer Schuettler. Top half will start R2 on sat, I think.

MsTree 03-11-2011 06:23 AM

Re: Journey on to Indian Wells & Miami, 2011
 
Great, we get TV coverage from Saturday :D Allez Gilles!

Silver. 03-11-2011 08:00 PM

Re: Journey on to Indian Wells & Miami, 2011
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MsTree (Post 10834648)
Great, we get TV coverage from Saturday :D Allez Gilles!

Woohooo :D

lalaland 03-11-2011 10:58 PM

Re: Journey on to Indian Wells & Miami, 2011
 
http://www.bnpparibasopen.com/Schedules/OOP.aspx

ORDER OF PLAY - SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011
COURT 8 start 11:00 am
[25] T Robredo (ESP) vs M Zverev (GER) - ATP
N Grandin (RSA) / V Uhlirova (CZE) vs [4] V King (USA) / Y Shvedova (KAZ)
[28] G Simon (FRA) vs R Schuettler (GER) - ATP
[11] N Almagro (ESP) vs [Q] M Russell (USA) - ATP

I highly doubt that there will be stream on this court.

Kezzi 03-11-2011 11:33 PM

Re: Journey on to Indian Wells & Miami, 2011
 
Allez Gilles! :bounce:

MsTree 03-12-2011 06:45 AM

Re: Journey on to Indian Wells & Miami, 2011
 
Court 8!!! FFS!!! :o

Scotso 03-12-2011 11:09 PM

Re: Journey on to Indian Wells & Miami, 2011
 
He's off to a bad start. :o Against Schuettler? Really, Gilles?

Smyczek is up 5-1 against Philipp! :hearts:

Silver. 03-12-2011 11:09 PM

Re: Journey on to Indian Wells & Miami, 2011
 
Well Karlovic beat Ferrer! So draw opens out a bit, Gilles broken in the first game though :mad: come on!


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