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Draw:
(1) Roger Federer (SUI) vs BYE
Guillermo Canas (ARG) vs (WC) Gianluca Naso (ITA)
Potito Starace (ITA) vs Marin Cilic (CRO)
Ivo Karlovic (CRO) vs (15) Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA)

(9) Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs QUALIFIER
Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) vs Jose Acasuso (ARG)
Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)
BYE vs (5) David Ferrer (ESP)

(3) Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs BYE
Steve Darcis (BEL) vs Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
Hyung-Taik Lee (KOR) vs Igor Andreev (RUS)
QUALIFIER vs (13) Juan Monaco (ARG)

(12) Fernando Gonzalez (CHI) vs Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
QUALIFIER vs Robin Soderling (SWE)
Nicolas Almagro (ESP) vs (WC) Flavio Cipolla (ITA)
BYE vs (7) David Nalbandian (ARG)

(6) Andy Roddick (USA) vs BYE
Michael Llodra (FRA) vs Mardy Fish (USA)
Simone Bolelli (ITA) vs QUALIFIER
Gilles Simon (FRA) vs (10) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)

(14) Tommy Robredo (ESP) vs Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)
Nicolas Mahut (FRA) vs QUALIFIER
(WC) Mario Ancic (CRO) vs Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
BYE vs (4) Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)

(8) James Blake (USA) vs BYE
Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs Fabrice Santoro (FRA)
Filippo Volandri (ITA) vs QUALIFIER
Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs (11) Carlos Moya (ESP)

(16) Andy Murray (GBR) vs QUALIFIER
(WC) Marat Safin (RUS) vs Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) vs Nicolas Kiefer (GER)
BYE vs (2) Rafael Nadal (ESP)
 

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We hope so :) !

Found on the Rome website:

LET THE GAMES BEGIN
Volandri and Starace pick the names out of the hat:
The 2008 draw of the "Internazionali BNL d'Italia" is now in the wires. Italians Filippo Volandri and Potito Starace had the honours to pick the names out of the hat and consequently decide on the future of each player for this years edition.
 

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If Pippo reaches the quarterfinals, which looks very possible given the draw he's been dealt, then his ranking shouldn't take too big a fall.

That's a nice photo of Poto :cool:
 

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By the way Deanna, it's great to have you here posting news and chatting. :hug:
 
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nice picture :)
 

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Hehe, no probs ;) !
 

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no so lucky with the qualifier, gets to play Lapentti who is always a bad client
 

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CHOKER

5-1 up in the first set and then 5-3 in TB (made his first DF on that score) and lost it 8-6

:retard:
 

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embarrassing loss

after RG he'll be round 90th
 

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well, he complained about his knee even before Monte Carlo
 

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How? :sad:
Bad luck.
 

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This is quickly turning into a disaster season. He'll be lucky to find himself in the top 100 if he doesn't do something soon. Although admittedly losing to Lapentti on clay isn't bad, he needed this win for his ranking and couldn't pull through.

That knee isn't healing, I just hope this season has been a one off nightmare.
 

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Naww, poor thing. Hope it heals soon too :hug: !
 

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His form is really bad at the moment, he needs to wake up soon or otherwise he will be way way out of the top 50. What I dont understand is how Filippo has made a living out of losing sets from 5-1 or 5-2 up. A couple of times in your career it is natural, but this is at least a dozen or more times its happened to Pippo now.
 
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