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Old 08-25-2008, 01:47 AM   #64
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Default Re: U.S. Open Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated August 19, 2008)

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Originally Posted by bambelbitz View Post
Can somebody expain me what guidelines the draw must follow???
Is for example predefined that the number 1 seed and the number 8 seed are in the some quarter (2 and 7, 3 and 6, 4 and 5) or is it just random. Because I think it is predefined that the number 1 seed and the number 4 seed will clash in the semi-finals as well as the number 2 and 3 seed!
Would be very happy if someone would enlighten me!!
After the 1 and 2 seeds are placed at the top and bottom of the draw, the other seeds are bucketed into groups.

Seeds 3 and 4 in one bucket.
5 to 8 in one bucket
9 to 12 in one bucket
13 to 16 in one bucket
17 to 24 in one bucket
25 to 32 in one bucket

For example there is no added benefit from being a 3 seed or a 4 seed as you can be placed in the top or bottom half of the draw.
Hope that helps.
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