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Re: ATP - 2009 French Open: May 5 - May 31
« Reply #80 on: May 20, 2009, 12:35:35 PM »

Nole been looking good on clay.One thing whoever he plays @ RG,i question if its a very hot day.Nole of late has not liked the heat or played great init.

And you donít have to worry about Murray ever playing against Nole at RG anyway b/c they are on the opposite draw!

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Re: ATP - 2009 French Open: May 5 - May 31
« Reply #81 on: May 20, 2009, 12:46:36 PM »
NOLE TO WIN THE FRENCH OPEN!!!
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Re: ATP - 2009 French Open: May 5 - May 31
« Reply #82 on: May 20, 2009, 12:53:36 PM »
NOLE TO WIN THE FRENCH OPEN!!!

Well, the good thing he has in his favor is that he's not defending this title. :innocent:

(sorry Alex...just had to put that in) :rofl_2:

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Re: ATP - 2009 French Open: May 5 - May 31
« Reply #83 on: May 20, 2009, 12:57:49 PM »
NOLE TO WIN THE FRENCH OPEN!!!

Well, the good thing he has in his favor is that he's not defending this title. :innocent:

(sorry Alex...just had to put that in) :rofl_2:

He doesn't need to defend anything as long as he wins the new ones. It all works out in the end.

Oh, so Nole to win FO, Murray to Wimbledon & USO and then Nole to win AO. And that's all for me. So how about that, huh? I say pretty good.  :))

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Re: ATP - 2009 French Open: May 5 - May 31
« Reply #84 on: May 20, 2009, 12:58:38 PM »
NOLE TO WIN THE FRENCH OPEN!!!

Well, the good thing he has in his favor is that he's not defending this title. :innocent:

(sorry Alex...just had to put that in) :rofl_2:

He doesn't need to defend anything as long as he wins the new ones. It all works out in the end.

Oh, so Nole to win FO, Murray to Wimbledon & USO and then Nole to win AO. And that's all for me. So how about that, huh? I say pretty good.  :))



Whatever you say Emma.... :whistle: :rofl_2:

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Re: ATP - 2009 French Open: May 5 - May 31
« Reply #85 on: May 20, 2009, 01:11:05 PM »
NOLE TO WIN THE FRENCH OPEN!!!

Well, the good thing he has in his favor is that he's not defending this title. :innocent:

(sorry Alex...just had to put that in) :rofl_2:

He doesn't need to defend anything as long as he wins the new ones. It all works out in the end.

Oh, so Nole to win FO, Murray to Wimbledon & USO and then Nole to win AO. And that's all for me. So how about that, huh? I say pretty good.  :))



Last time I checked, Federer/Nadal combined to win a total of 15 slams at RG/SW19/USO!!!!
Good luck on your Murray/Nole on their next 3 slams events, they are going to need it!!!!!

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Re: ATP - 2009 French Open: May 5 - May 31
« Reply #86 on: May 20, 2009, 01:19:56 PM »
Sid, you should change the thread name. ATP has nothing to do with GS tournaments.

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Re: ATP - 2009 French Open: May 5 - May 31
« Reply #87 on: May 20, 2009, 02:00:37 PM »
Hopefully there is someone who pushes the King of clay to 5 sets. We would like to see a contest, don't we?  If Djokovic is in Federer's half, it will be exciting I feel.

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Re: ATP - 2009 French Open: May 5 - May 31
« Reply #88 on: May 20, 2009, 02:02:00 PM »
NOLE TO WIN THE FRENCH OPEN!!!

Well, the good thing he has in his favor is that he's not defending this title. :innocent:

(sorry Alex...just had to put that in) :rofl_2:

He doesn't need to defend anything as long as he wins the new ones. It all works out in the end.

Oh, so Nole to win FO, Murray to Wimbledon & USO and then Nole to win AO. And that's all for me. So how about that, huh? I say pretty good.  :))



Last time I checked, Federer/Nadal combined to win a total of 15 slams at RG/SW19/USO!!!!
Good luck on your Murray/Nole on their next 3 slams events, they are going to need it!!!!!


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Re: ATP - 2009 French Open: May 5 - May 31
« Reply #89 on: May 20, 2009, 02:02:47 PM »
Hopefully there is someone who pushes the King of clay to 5 sets. We would like to see a contest, don't we?  If Djokovic is in Federer's half, it will be exciting I feel.

I am praying and keeping everything crossed for Nole to end up in Fed's draw. What are the chances?
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Re: ATP - 2009 French Open: May 5 - May 31
« Reply #90 on: May 20, 2009, 02:03:03 PM »
Qualifying Day 2: Wednesday, 20 May

Thierry Ascione FRA d Sebastian Decoud ARG 63 57 63     
Thiago Alves BRA (13) d  Edouard Roger-Vasselin FRA 57 63 63     
Mathieu Montcourt FRA (17) d Eric Prodon FRA 46 63 63     
Franco Ferreiro BRA d Jesse Huta Galung NED (29) 67(5) 76(3) 62     
Alexander Flock GER d Peter Luczak AUS 57 64 108     
Lukasz Kubot POL (25) d Bjorn Rehnquist SWE 57 63 62     
Simon Greul GER (10) d  Dieter Kindlmann GER 62 75       
Pablo Cuevas URU (18) d Michel Koning NED 64 64       
Santiago Ventura ESP (14) d Tsung-Hua Yang TPE 63 63       
Rui Machado POR (16) d  Giancarlo Petrazzuolo ITA  62 60       
Peter Polansky CAN d Roko Karanusic CRO (11) 62 64       
Amer Delic USA d Filippo Volandri ITA 75 76(4)       
Sergiy Stakhovsky UKR (9) d Ryan Sweeting USA 76(1) 75       
Jiri Vanek CZE d Horacio Zeballos ARG (15) 61 76(4)       
Olivier Rochus BEL (22) d Marinko Matosevic AUS 76(3) 64       
Dominik Hrbaty SVK  d  Riccardo Ghedin ITA 64 62       
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Re: ATP - 2009 French Open: May 5 - May 31
« Reply #91 on: May 20, 2009, 02:03:27 PM »
Hopefully there is someone who pushes the King of clay to 5 sets. We would like to see a contest, don't we?  If Djokovic is in Federer's half, it will be exciting I feel.

I am praying and keeping everything crossed for Nole to end up in Fed's draw. What are the chances?
50:50

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Re: ATP - 2009 French Open: May 5 - May 31
« Reply #92 on: May 20, 2009, 02:05:28 PM »
Hopefully there is someone who pushes the King of clay to 5 sets. We would like to see a contest, don't we?  If Djokovic is in Federer's half, it will be exciting I feel.

I am praying and keeping everything crossed for Nole to end up in Fed's draw. What are the chances?
Nole got himself pushed to the 4th spot and tragically French Open has a tradition of throwing No.4 in No.1's half. They better not be the party spoilers this time. Let's hope for the best draw. 

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Re: ATP - 2009 French Open: May 5 - May 31
« Reply #93 on: May 20, 2009, 02:06:37 PM »
Hopefully there is someone who pushes the King of clay to 5 sets. We would like to see a contest, don't we?  If Djokovic is in Federer's half, it will be exciting I feel.

I am praying and keeping everything crossed for Nole to end up in Fed's draw. What are the chances?
50:50

Shouldn't you be doing the same? Keep everything crossed?

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Hey, let's go NOLE!!! LETS' GO NOLE! LET'S GO NOLE!!!

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Re: ATP - 2009 French Open: May 5 - May 31
« Reply #94 on: May 20, 2009, 02:14:18 PM »
Qualifying Day 3: Thursday, 21 May

Court 6 11:00 Start 
   
Pablo Santos (ESP) v.   Sebastien De Chaunac (FRA)
Sophie Ferguson (AUS) v.   Evgeniya Rodina (RUS)[21]
Anna Tatishvili (GEO) v.   Carmen Klaschka (GER)
Stephane Robert (FRA) v.   Kevin Anderson (RSA)[31]
 
Court 7 11:00 Start    
Angelika Bachmann (GER) v.   Youlia Fedossova (FRA)
Nicolas Mahut (FRA) v.   Lamine Ouahab (ALG)[24]
Benoit Paire (FRA) v.   Michail Elgin (RUS)[23]

Stephanie Vongsouthi (FRA) v.   Elena Baltacha (GBR)[15]
 
Court 8 11:00 Start   
Lenka Wienerova (SVK) v.   Lauren Albanese (USA)
Yuliana Fedak (UKR) v.   Michelle Larcher De Brito (POR)[20]
Fabio Fognini (ITA)[1] v.   Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)[1] v.   Angela Haynes (USA)

Court 9 11:00 Start   
Scoville Jenkins (USA) v.   Daniel Brands (GER)[20]

Alberta Brianti (ITA)[11] v.   Petra Martic (CRO)
Masa Zec Peskiric (SLO)[6] v.   Irina Begu (ROU)
Stefanie Voegele (SUI)[4] v.   Polona Hercog (SLO)

Court 10 11:00 Start 

Alexandra Panova (RUS) v.   Carly Gullickson (USA)[22]
Marcos Daniel (BRA)[3] v.   Ivan Dodig (CRO)
Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS) v.   Simona Halep (ROU)
Ricardo Hocevar (BRA) v.   Lukas Rosol (CZE)[30]
 
Court 11 11:00 Start   
Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) v.   Daniel Munoz-De La Nava (ESP)

Ekaterina Ivanova (RUS) v.   Neuza Silva (POR)
Catalina Castano (COL) v.   Zuzana Ondraskova (CZE)
Vania King (USA)[3] v.   Nina Bratchikova (RUS)
 
Court 14 11:00 Start   
Joseph Sirianni (AUS) v.   Ilia Bozoljac (SRB)[21]

Katie O'brien (GBR)[8] v.   Rika Fujiwara (JPN)
Tatjana Malek (GER)[10] v.   Olga Savchuk (UKR)
Victor Crivoi (ROU)[4] v.   Rajeev Ram (USA)
 
Court 15 11:00 Start 
Julian Reister (GER) v.   Santiago Giraldo (COL)[19]

Julia Schruff (GER) v.   Arantxa Rus (NED)
Angelique Kerber (GER) v.   Yvonne Meusburger (AUT)[18]
Frederica Piedade (POR) v.   Mariana Duque Marino (COL)[13]
 
Court 16 11:00 Start   
Flavio Cipolla (ITA)[8] v.   Luis Horna (PER)
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) v.   Somdev Devvarman (IND)[26]

Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) v.   Romina Oprandi (ITA)
Sandra Zahlavova (CZE) v.   Anastasija Sevastova (LAT)[16]
 
Court 17 11:00 Start   
Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) v.   Corinna Dentoni (ITA)
Jean-Rene Lisnard (MON) v.   Luka Gregorc (SLO)
Stephanie Dubois (CAN)[5] v.   Kathrin Woerle (GER)
Leonardo Mayer (ARG)[2] v.   Thiemo De Bakker (NED)
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Re: ATP - 2009 French Open: May 5 - May 31
« Reply #95 on: May 20, 2009, 02:20:55 PM »
Hopefully there is someone who pushes the King of clay to 5 sets. We would like to see a contest, don't we?  If Djokovic is in Federer's half, it will be exciting I feel.

I am praying and keeping everything crossed for Nole to end up in Fed's draw. What are the chances?
Nole got himself pushed to the 4th spot and tragically French Open has a tradition of throwing No.4 in No.1's half. They better not be the party spoilers this time. Let's hope for the best draw. 
that's not correct. It's 50:50. Nole was ranked #3 last year and ended up with Rafa last three years (2006, 2007 and 2008 although he was ranked #6 prior to RG 06 and #6 prior to RG 07).
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Re: ATP - 2009 French Open: May 5 - May 31
« Reply #96 on: May 20, 2009, 02:25:45 PM »
Hopefully there is someone who pushes the King of clay to 5 sets. We would like to see a contest, don't we?  If Djokovic is in Federer's half, it will be exciting I feel.

I am praying and keeping everything crossed for Nole to end up in Fed's draw. What are the chances?
Nole got himself pushed to the 4th spot and tragically French Open has a tradition of throwing No.4 in No.1's half. They better not be the party spoilers this time. Let's hope for the best draw. 
that's not correct. It's 50:50. Nole was rated #3 last year and ended up with Rafa last three years (2006, 2007 and 2008 although he was ranked #6 prior to RG 06 and #6 prior to RG 07).
Thanks for correcting that. I read it somewhere. Wonder how I forgot Nole was no.3 last year. 

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Re: ATP - 2009 French Open: May 5 - May 31
« Reply #97 on: May 20, 2009, 02:51:03 PM »
Hopefully there is someone who pushes the King of clay to 5 sets. We would like to see a contest, don't we?  If Djokovic is in Federer's half, it will be exciting I feel.

I am praying and keeping everything crossed for Nole to end up in Fed's draw. What are the chances?
Nole got himself pushed to the 4th spot and tragically French Open has a tradition of throwing No.4 in No.1's half. They better not be the party spoilers this time. Let's hope for the best draw. 
that's not correct. It's 50:50. Nole was ranked #3 last year and ended up with Rafa last three years (2006, 2007 and 2008 although he was ranked #6 prior to RG 06 and #6 prior to RG 07).
And Rafa was #2 so #4(Davydenko) was in Fed's half #1

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Re: ATP - 2009 French Open: May 5 - May 31
« Reply #98 on: May 20, 2009, 02:55:13 PM »
Hopefully there is someone who pushes the King of clay to 5 sets. We would like to see a contest, don't we?  If Djokovic is in Federer's half, it will be exciting I feel.

I am praying and keeping everything crossed for Nole to end up in Fed's draw. What are the chances?
Nole got himself pushed to the 4th spot and tragically French Open has a tradition of throwing No.4 in No.1's half. They better not be the party spoilers this time. Let's hope for the best draw. 
that's not correct. It's 50:50. Nole was ranked #3 last year and ended up with Rafa last three years (2006, 2007 and 2008 although he was ranked #6 prior to RG 06 and #6 prior to RG 07).
And Rafa was #2 so #4(Davydenko) was in Fed's half #1
yup. good point.

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Re: ATP - 2009 French Open: May 5 - May 31
« Reply #99 on: May 20, 2009, 03:10:34 PM »
The chances are exactly 50-50, but that doesn't mean it'll alernate years: in the long tradition of the event there will be spans of several years where the #3 has been in the #2 half every time, or otherwise. Past results have no meaning on this years result.

Obviously Nadal fans don't want Djokovic on Rafa's side of the draw and risking Madrid happening again, Djokovic will want to be on Federer's side of the draw to avoid Nadal and have a better chance of reaching the final. Federer, I suspect, doesn't mind too much: on the one hand his chances of winning increase with Djoko on Nadal's side, but on the other I'm sure he wants to prove he's better than Djoko on clay and would love to do so by beating Djokovic in the semis. Murray, obviously would prefer to be on Federer's side of the draw, not that he could reach the final anyway, he'll be happy ( or should be) if he reaches the last 8.