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“It will be a joke if the tournament doesn’t put him at a minimum No 2 seed,”
“But they won’t do it because there is no precedent,” added Gilbert. “The big thing is, if Rafa is in the 5-8 hole (seeds) he could play Novak (Djokovic) earlier in the event.”
“There is no doubt that in five sets he’s a completely different player,” said Gilbert of Nadal.
“Anytime he gets to a place where he’s had that much success, obviously he’s going to take his game to another level. But just like every other year, and every other time, Rafa never takes anything for granted. It will depend on where he’s at in the next few weeks, what is his momentum going into Paris.”

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No, he'll be seeded where he's ranked, following decades of common practice at the French Open.

It seems a lot of these former players turned pundits have too much time on their hands and start saying anything that pops in their heads. There's a reason active players don't bring this ranking stuff up. They know their ranking speaks for itself (and only have themselves to blame for it) and they have better things to do than complain about it.
 

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“It will be a joke if the tournament doesn’t put him at a minimum No 2 seed,”
“But they won’t do it because there is no precedent,” added Gilbert. “The big thing is, if Rafa is in the 5-8 hole (seeds) he could play Novak (Djokovic) earlier in the event.”
“There is no doubt that in five sets he’s a completely different player,” said Gilbert of Nadal.
“Anytime he gets to a place where he’s had that much success, obviously he’s going to take his game to another level. But just like every other year, and every other time, Rafa never takes anything for granted. It will depend on where he’s at in the next few weeks, what is his momentum going into Paris.”

http://www.newindianexpress.com/spo...op-Two-Gilbert/2015/04/24/article2780192.ece?
Even if seeded as no.5-8 Rafito can get the easiest (walk in the park) draw and Djokovic most difficult e.g. Feliciano 4R, Murray QF and Federer SF for Rafito; and for No1e Fognini 3R, Monfils 4R, Berdych or Ferrer QF and Nishikori SF.
 

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I remember this cropped up when he was seeded 5th (can't remember the year) but nothing changed it. As far as i'm aware, only Wimbledon use a different method for seeding players so Gilbert is just making noise here.
 

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QF or SF what's the difference? Of course, probably it would hurt the tournament regarding the tickets, but other than that, who cares.
 

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QF or SF what's the difference? Of course, probably it would hurt the tournament regarding the tickets, but other than that, who cares.
Pretty sure Nadal would rather meet Djokovic as late on as possible
 

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it's just the rule :shrug:

Borg had to play the qualies in Monte-Carlo when he came back.

Nadal is guaranteed a top-4 seed in Madrid and Roma, but for the French open nothing is sure : he will have to get 900 points more than Berdych in Madrid and Roma.
 

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Nadal's #1 fanboy just can't hide his blatant hate for the French given his nationality. Already shitting his pants knowing his hero can face the Barbarian as early as QF. Hilarious meltdown :haha:
 

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Give him #1 seed. Doesn't mean a thing. Djoker stands tall. He ain't going anywhere.
 

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We had this discussion in 2013. He was in much better shape on clay then and was seeded according to ranking. No way they'll change it now.
 

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This is why when people tell us tennis 'experts' and 'journalists' know more than fans, they're talking shite. Tennis journalism, and punditry, has turned into a bunch of top player fanboys with no clue about any player ranked below about 25.
 
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