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obviously we don't know who all of the seeded players will play in round 1, qualifying is not done yet. however for the seeded players that we do know who they will play, who do you think is in danger in round 1?

(1)rafael nadal v.s michael russell
fabio fognino v.s milos raonic(31)
(10)marry fish v.s marcel granollers
radek stepanek v.s fernando verdasco(21)
(6)tomas berdych v.s filipo volandri
(4)andy murray v.s daniel gimeno traver
(27)marin cilic v.s ivan ljubicic
(17)richard gasquet v.s santiago giraldo
potito starace v.s stanislas wawrinka(14)
(9)gael monfils v.s matthias bachinger
ivo karlovic v.s janko tipsarevic(23)
(30)thomaz bellucci v.s rainer schuettler
(7)david ferrer v.s benoit paire
andrey golubev v.s guillermo garcia lopez(26)
(22)alexandr dolgopolov v.s fernando gonzalez
(16)nicolas almagro v.s jarkko nieminen
juan monaco v.s mikhail youzhny(18)
(28)david nalbandian v.s julian riester
mikhail kukushkin v.s roger federer(3)
(5)robin soderling v.s philipp petzschner
(20)florian mayer v.s daniel evans
alejandro falla v.s jurgen melzer(11)
(13)viktor troicki v.s maximo gonzalez
james ward v.s michael llodra(19)
(32)marcos baghdatis v.s james blake
jeremy chardy v.s novak djokovic(2)
go soeda v.s jo wilfried tsonga(12)
andreas beck v.s andy riddock(8)
flavio cipolla v.s juan martin del potro(24)
(15_gilles simon v.s eduard roger vasselin
bernard tomic v.s nikolay davydenko(29)
marinko matosevic v.s juan ignacio chela(25)

I think bellucci is almost certain to go down

llodra might not be 100% physically and even still i think he'd lose

if petzschner is 100% then i think he'll take down robin

those are the 3 im most confident in
 

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Raonic, Cilic, Fish, Tipsarevic, Bellucci, Soderling, Melzer, Llodra.

I wouldn't put it past Blake to upset Baghdatis if he's playing well. But since he hasn't played a match in weeks, it's almost assuredly not going to happen.

I expect Robin to step up and beat Picasso, because he knows that's not an easy match and he will put forth a top level.

On this slower grass, I can see Granollers beating Fish by junk balling him, surprising him with net play and basically frustrating Mardy.

I'd be surprised if Nando lost to Stepanek.
 

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if petzschner is 100% then i think he'll take down robin
A bit ignorant considering last time (2010) when they played it ended 6-1, 6-2 despite Robin serving worse (only 1 ace vs 7 for the german). Soderling is a much better player than he was in 2008 when he also beat him on grass in Halle. Judging from how it looked in Berdych vs Petz just a week ago It's 100% in Soderling's hands but that said Petzschner is a dangerous opponent. One of the worst a top10 could get in R1 but it would still be a major upset if it happens
 

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A bit ignorant considering last time (2010) when they played it ended 6-1, 6-2 despite Robin serving worse (only 1 ace vs 7 for the german). Soderling is a much better player than he was in 2008 when he also beat him on grass in Halle. Judging from how it looked in Berdych vs Petz just a week ago It's 100% in Soderling's hands but that said Petzschner is a dangerous opponent. One of the worst a top10 could get in R1 but it would still be a major upset if it happens
not ignorant at all i said if he is fit i think he can take him down i didn't say if petzshcner is fit he will take him down
 

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Almagro of course
 

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Raonic, Cilic, Fish, Tipsarevic, Bellucci, Soderling, Melzer, Llodra.

I wouldn't put it past Blake to upset Baghdatis if he's playing well. But since he hasn't played a match in weeks, it's almost assuredly not going to happen.

I expect Robin to step up and beat Picasso, because he knows that's not an easy match and he will put forth a top level.

On this slower grass, I can see Granollers beating Fish by junk balling him, surprising him with net play and basically frustrating Mardy.

I'd be surprised if Nando lost to Stepanek.
can you explain your raonic pick to me? because i just don't see him losing to fognini
 

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not ignorant at all i said if he is fit i think he can take him down i didn't say if petzshcner is fit he will take him down
since you said those were the 3 you were "most confident" in. Just a bit odd that you would be confident in a top5 seed losing R1? I'm a little worried too but I don't see how it can be one of your top3. I find it one of the long shots and i think bookmakers do to
 

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Mugrin Cilic will be sent home by Legenda.
 
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