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posted Jun 18, 2010

the draw is still quite possibly the most exciting part of a grand slam.
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Oh Potti - I think most of us prefer the actual tennis.:)

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comment by vbrege (U13804448)

posted Jun 18, 2010

I'd like to see one of the Andy's play Rafa this time. QF Roddick and SF Murray? Even better ;) (Shhhhhhh....dont tell anyone who's my fav player)

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Good thread. 5 <star>.

I'd like to see one of the top two players tested by a dangerous floater early on.

I'm just looking for good matchups, players which can trouble the top players relatively early on.

I don't want to see 6-2 6-2 6-2 demolitions all the way through. Although I might make an exception in the case of Murray :)

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Matchup I want to see: Roddick V Isner
Floater: Fish
Roger & Rafa: Wouldn't be surprised if Fed didn't make the semis. Rafa will win.
Roddick flourish?: No
Hewitt to cause a surprise?: No
Dare to mention Murray?: No

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Dug - with all due respect, I don't think I am any less fan of tennis than yourself, but I'm not pretentious about it...the uncertainty of the draw and the kind of matchups that it throws up is always something to look forward to, rather than it just setting the scene for the event. It's a shared event in itself.

I think you'll find a lot of people follow it eagerly and with great anticipation, and brings most tennis fans together whoever their favourite players are.

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posted Jun 18, 2010

I'll make a prediction: Murray will not be in Federer's half and Roddick won't be in his half either.

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posted Jun 18, 2010

"Draws will begin at 10am and will be published shortly after "

I admire your optimism pott. Some gump at the AELTC might accidentally post up last year's draw some time after they've had a nice lunch and one of the cleaners' children has shown them how to plug their computer in. Failing that we'll probably have to wait for when they send out the official carrier pigeon, some time in the autumn. ;-)

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posted Jun 18, 2010

The key detail at this point, as far as I'm concerned, is which of the top four draws Hewitt in round 4. They all ought to beat him, but it would be an early start on an arduous route to the title.

Has anyone checked out good links to the draw in realtime? By which I mean other than the Wimbledon site.

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posted Jun 18, 2010

I would love to see Hewitt "cause a veteran surprise". I'd like to see a battle of the grass-court veterans - Hewitt vs. Roddick - but later in the tournament than last year (I think they played in the fourth round?). Semi-finals would be good, but I'm not sure if Roddick can repeat his success from last year.

Roger and Rafa are always *ready* to go the distance (as long as they are in the tournament to begin with ;-)).

Dangerous floaters: Querrey (will be riding on confidence as Queen's champion), Fish (can't ignore his results at Queen's), Kohlschreiber (has enjoyed a fair bit of success on grass at Halle, could maybe threaten an upset early on).

Fed to win :-)

If the semi-finals go according to seeding, against whom would Murray have the best chance? Roger or Rafa?

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Hewitt and Roddick can't meet until the quarters at the earliest. Querrey and Fish will find that winning in five sets is harder than winning in three.

I want to see where Berankis and Ilhan end up.

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Didn't Hewitt play Roddick in the quarters last year FFK ? I seem to remeber McEnroe talking about who Murray would rather face, Roddick or Hewitt.

I guess the most dangerous floater (non-seeded) is Fish, though Dent and Mahut having made it through qualifying could be tough first round opponents.

I would like to see Roddick drawn against one of the top two seeds in QF personally, think he could throw a spanner in the works a little (even if his form hasn't been great recently)

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posted Jun 18, 2010

If the semi-finals go according to seeding, against whom would Murray have the best chance? Roger or Rafa?
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I think Murray would have the best chance against Rafa, since he's beaten him twice in slams, whereas he's never beaten Fed in a slam. Still, I think Nadal would win against Murray though.

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comment by vbrege (U13804448)

posted Jun 18, 2010

I'd like to see a battle of the grass-court veterans - Hewitt vs. Roddick - but later in the tournament than last year (I think they played in the fourth round?)
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I think they played in QFs Kim and it was a 5-setter. I'd rather like Federer-Hewitt this time and my prediction is Federer win in straight sets. :)

But Hewitt can cause veteran upsets I think. Of the top 4, I can guarantee only Federer and Nadal to beat him. The other 2 should, but remains to be seen if they will.

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comment by Redman (U9884310)

posted Jun 18, 2010

im on the website, twitter and nothing appears to be happening yet

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Dangerous floaters to avoid?

How about Ancic - (if he's playing).

Presumably Tomic is getting a wildcard, and whilst I don't see him winning more than 2 or 3 matches he is nevertheless someone to avoid in 1st round.

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posted Jun 18, 2010

I think the question with Fish is the whole 3setter/5setter thing...

The likes of Murray, Hewitt, Roddick are more likely to prevail in 5-sets against players like fish...

live draw

http://2010.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/articles/2010-06-18/201006181276850942412.html

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posted Jun 18, 2010

MrInvisible

Tomic came through qualifying actually, yeah forgot about him, he could be dangerous early on

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Potti

I didn't say you were less of a fan, nor that the draws aren't interesting and "potentially" influential and I'm not quite sure where "pretentiousness" comes into it?

However despite all our porings and match up predictions the actual results are often quite different.

Yes it's great fun, but I do not agree that watching or analysing a draw -

"is still quite possibly the most exciting part of a grand slam."

I watch tennis for the matches - the draw is merely the mechanism for laying the table and I prefer the meal itelf. :)

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posted Jun 18, 2010

The two of you are arguing over nothing.

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Why are they telling us the first round opponents of the top seeds? I want to know who's in who's side :)

Roddick, Djokovic, Murray, Nadal, Federer - which sides?

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posted Jun 18, 2010

missed some of them...

Fed v Falla,
Berdych v Golubev,
Tursunov v shittler,
Istomin v Wawrina (!!!!)

Djokovic v Olie Rochus
Monfils v L.Mayer
Cilic v F.Mayer

M.Fish v B.Tomic (!!!!!!)
Youzhny v Loob

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Yes that's quite annoying isn't it.

Possible Djokovic v Dent in R2. Not ideal for Smurfy.

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Is Djokovic in Federer's half?

Some very interesting matches already.

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posted Jun 18, 2010

"The two of you are arguing over nothing."

Isn't that the point of 666 ;)

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Murray gets his ideal QF seed: Verdasco, but is in Nadal's half.


Federer
Davydenko

Roddick
Djokovic

Murray
Verdasco

Soderling
Nadal

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posted Jun 18, 2010

tsonga vs Kendrick - could be a tough opening for tsonga, he doesn't like the big servers.

Murray plays a guy I haven't hear of

Soderling vs Ginepri

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Fed-Davy
v
Djo-Rod

Mur-Ver
v
Nadal-Sod

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Mmmm, Istomin vs. Wawrinka eh??? That could be exciting.

Nice opener for Falla <laugh> Didn't Fed beat him 6-1 6-2 at Halle last week...

MrInvisible - as far as I'm aware Ancic is once again forced out by illness <cry>

Anyone know who's in which half yet...?

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posted Jun 18, 2010

The two of you are arguing over nothing.
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Quite possibly, Biscuits.

But the purpose of a forum is to comment on what is written. :)

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comment by vbrege (U13804448)

posted Jun 18, 2010

Just trying to answer bit more in detail

What matchups would you like to see?
Rafa-Roddick
Rafa-Murray
Federer-Hewitt
Kohli-Djokovic

Which players in the run up to Wimbledon do you think would be a dangerous floater to have in a high ranked player's draw?
Hewitt, of course

And...are Rafa and Roger really ready to go the distance?
They always are. Unlike many though, I'd reserve my judgement on Rafa after the draw

Will Roddick flourish at Wimbledon like last year?
Difficult but Sod proved us wrong at the RG so maybe :)

Can Hewitt cause a veteran surprise?
Yes

And dare we mention Andy Murray?
Yes. A good draw can see him gain confidence by the second week

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Murray in Nadal's half

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Murray v Hajek

ooops - youzhny will play sela (should be good)

Mahut v Isner

Gulbis v Robert

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posted Jun 18, 2010

So my prediction was right, the draw has been rigged for Murray not to meet Roddick and Federer.

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Murray gets Hajek.

The Querrey bandwagon could crash into Stakhovsky very early indeed. :-)

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posted Jun 18, 2010

happy with murray's draw so far. Sounds like a nice warm-up and Verdasco in the QF is eminently winnable.

Soderling - nadal is tasty in QF, and would expect Roddick to make the semis

nishikori vs Nadal in the first round, could be interesting as well

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Murray will be very happy with the prospect of Verdasco (8-1) in the quarters and Nadal (2-2 in slams) in the semi-final.

[I know I'm taking the most beneficial stats for both as Verdasco's win was in a slam but Murray had a virus which in my mind downplays the significance of this].

Djokovic is going to be hating the prospect of Dent in round 2 and Roddick in the quarter-final.

I'm also happy that Murray is in Nadal's half as I'm going to Wimbledon to seek centre court tickets on Tuesday (I live practically next door which gives an advantage).

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Nadal and Murrey AGAIN <steam>

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comment by vbrege (U13804448)

posted Jun 18, 2010

Draw out then.....is the most important question answered?

Where is Hewitt in the draw?

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Nishikori vs Nadal...

Should be easy for Nadal, but Nishikori ain't half fiesty!

missed some good ones in the middle due to interuption...like JCF vs Malisse, and Mugro vs Seppi...

Yep, Djokovic in Fed's half with Roddick and Davydenko, Nadal and Murray in the other with Sod...

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Isner v Mahut should be a good bet for the first seed to drop.

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posted Jun 18, 2010

To reiterate Vbrege's question - which half/quarter is Hewitt in?

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posted Jun 18, 2010

The suspense is killing everyone.

Where in the draw is the 'nobody beats me sixteen times in a row' champion, the 2002 Wimbledon winner?

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Hajek (Murray's first round opponent) has played one match on grass in the last ten years.

And he lost it.

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posted Jun 18, 2010

I missed bits, but murray was called a lot later after Djokovic, and Hewitt and Fish were in between - so that suggests they are in Murray's quarter?!

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posted Jun 18, 2010

yeah biscuits I was just looking at hajek's record, he seems to have decent pedigree on clay (beat starace this year) but that's about it. Murray will ease past him on grass

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Fish in top half

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Gulbis is the bottom half and could be in Murray's quarters. If Murray avoids Hewitt and Gulbis then his draw promises to be, on paper, easier than it could have been.

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posted Jun 18, 2010

the problem is I missed Verdasco being called, and he divides Djokovic and Murray's quarters, and dont know where Hewitt and Fish fit in - they are in one of those two quarters anyway...

Some other big upsets in store (by seeding) Ferrer v Kiefer - the former only ever turns up on clay, and the latter only on grass!!

Youzhny v Sela should be a cracker too...

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Fish better lose early. If I have to put up with much more of these comments about him being dangerous I'm going to have a permanent slap mark on my forehead :-(.

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Speculation but this might be Murray's quarters:

10.19 am: Juan Carlos Ferrero (No 14) gets Xavier Malisse, Sam Querrey (No18) faces Sergey Stakhocsky, Gilles Simon (No. 26) faces Alcaide, and Andy Murray (No. 4) has been drawn against Jan Hajek.

10.18 am: Verdasco (No8) will face Fabio Fognini in the first round, No32 Julien Benneteau gets Kristof Vliegen, No. 19 Nic Almagro gets Andreas Seppi, No. 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga faces Robert Kendrick.

And this Nadal's:

10.22 am: Soderling (No 6) gets Robbie Ginepri in the first round, Tomaz Bellucci (No 25) gets Ricardo Mello, Marcos Baghdatis (No24) faces Lucas Lacko, David Ferrer (No. 9) faces Nicolas Kiefer, Mikhail Youzhny (No 13) gets Dudi Sela, John Isner (No 23) gets qualifier Nicolas Mahut, Ernest Gulbis (No. 27) faces Stephane Robert and No.2 Rafael Nadal gets wild card Kei Nishikori (with the winner of James Blake - Robin Haase after that).



Hewitt might be in Djokovic's quarters...If so poor guy.

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