How does it work for the Aus open? Do they alternate every year or what?
Top half last year, bottom half 2006, top half 2005, and I think 2004 was top half.Good question, and there was a report somewhere (Yahoo?) that Fed is asking for a Tuesday start because of stomach ailment.
Right then, who has a good memory for this piece of info. I'm too lazy to go look through the MTF archives.
Not to mention that Tursunov and Guccione are also in top half.I'm pretty sure it will be top half on Tuesday. Ferrero's also in the top half, and he's still in Auckland, so for all players involved Tuesday woule be the best. But saying that, Tuesday is going to be 37 degrees, so mabye the players would want to rethink their request.
Federer is also in the draw's top half, and the top seed's quest for a 13th grand slam singles title starts against Argentina's 106th-ranked Diego Hartfield in their first career meeting.