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Rome Masters Draw

by BangaMan (U9761444) 03 May 2008
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5 May 2008
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Masters Series
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Is this a killer draw for Federer or what? Canas first, then he has Djokovic, Nalbandian and Ferrer in his half? Nadal gets Blake and Roddick, two of the all-time clay court greats in his half of the draw? I recall UncleToni (and some Fed haters) complaining that Fed always gets an easy draw. This is brutal. Luckily, Fed is not defending many points at Rome.

What do you folks think of this draw? I hope RG draw is not going to be this bad for Fed.

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posted May 6, 2008

Fed is playing very well just defeated Canas 6 3 6 3 with some brilliant forehands dropshots and good backhands lovely let them all come he can handle it cheers

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posted May 6, 2008

Its better for Fed to play better quality players. Helps him focus. If the confidence is there then he has nothing to fearok

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posted May 6, 2008

murray eats popcorn everynight.

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posted May 6, 2008

"murray eats popcorn everynight."

There was an interview with both Murrays in last weekend's Observer Sport Monthly. One thing that struck me was the number of times the pair of them referred to "going out to dinner". They clearly like their nosh laugh. And if some of the more cryptic remarks about Jamie are to be read into it seems he has other strong... "appetites" too. winkeye

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posted May 6, 2008

"Its better for Fed to play better quality players. Helps him focus. If the confidence is there then he has nothing to fear..."

Absolutely agree!
I don't ever believe he takes any opponent lightly, but agree he is much sharper when facing higher seeds or "bogey" opponents.
I want to see Fed win this and set RG up nicely for an absolute killer final between him and Rafa. Mind you If Djoko is fit and playing well, i can see him making any clay court final.

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comment by Roswell (U6695464)

posted May 6, 2008

The Number One Seed tends to get the favourable draw. Nadal is No 1 on clay. (See RFed's Mickey Mouse paths to the All England final in recent years...)

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posted May 6, 2008

Ah yes who could forget Federer's cakewalk draw to the 2006 title: Gasquet, Henman, Mahut, Berdych, Ancic, Bjorkmann and Nadal...

doh

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comment by U11188452

posted May 6, 2008

How can one hails someone as "GOAT", and at the same time complain that "THE GREATEST of ALL TIME" has a tough draw?

It is totally illogical, since nothing should be too tough for the "GOAT".

It is like God is complaining that he is afraid of being in the dark alone!doh

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posted May 7, 2008

is no one watching this!!!
Ferroro has just beat Rafa!!!

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posted May 7, 2008

I am a Fed fan but can see Rafa is a touch of his game. However, take nothing from Juan Carlos, he played brilliantly and smart. he never let and always kept Rafa guessing with all his shots and returns.

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