2012 Cincinnati Draw Quality Analysis by Masterclass
The 2012 Cincinnati Western and Southern Open comes on the heels of the almost washed out Toronto debacle.
Among the missing for this tournament will be #3 ranked Rafael Nadal who is still recuperating from problems and #6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who is recuperating from an accident.
In the top list of those present, #4 Andy Murray should be feeling better after the obligatory withdrawal in Toronto following his massive Olympics performance. #2 Novak Djokovic might be too pooped to pop after the attempt to defend his Toronto title, but we will see. World #1 Roger Federer has rested from the Olympics after taking a holiday in the Swiss Alpine region with his family. #5 David Ferrer will likely be his usual hard working self. #7 Tomas Berdych has taken a nosedive in form and will be easy to overlook. Janko Tipsarevic and John Isner might be a bit tired from their Toronto efforts, while Juan Martin Del Potro led Andy Murray out of Toronto early, exiting courtesy of Stepanek and should be recovered.
Now here is my draw quality analysis by eighth section (section quality does not include the section head):
Each Qualifier is treated equally.
Starting with the bottom half of the draw:MQF* - Section Name40
- #2 seed Novak Djokovic75
- #7 seed Janko Tipsarevic38
- #3 seed Andy Murray22
- #6 seed Juan Martin Del Potro43
- #4 seed David Ferrer40
- #5 seed Tomas Berdych48
- #1 seed Roger Federer34
- #8 seed Juan Monaco
*MQF - Masterclass Quality Factor - lower number is stronger (factor primarily based on player rankings, but adjusted by class, event history, current form, etc.)
By Quarter (toughest to easiest, excluding top participants)30
- Murray/Del Potro41
The Tipsarevic section is the easiest by far mostly due to 3 qualifiers in the section.
Del Potro's section is the most difficult. A lot of old class in that section still playing well and Isner.