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Weeks 21-22 - Roland Garros men's main draw (Andy)


Not sure what the usual etiquette is with these threads or who starts them, so apologies if I have, er, intruded. 

L128: (3) Andy Murray WR 3 v Qualifier

Murray is in Novak's half, and has Ferrer in his section. 

Potential route is Q - Pospisil/Sousa - Kyrgios - Isner - Ferrer - Djokovic

Novak drew the short straw in terms of Rafa. Federer meanwhile gets his usual cakewalk draw.

Edited Aljaz' draw into this, then went to the British Men section and remembered that this was Andy's section and got in a bit of a fuzzle. 



-- Edited by TMH on Friday 22nd of May 2015 01:43:48 PM



-- Edited by Madeline on Friday 22nd of May 2015 02:18:13 PM

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RE: Weeks 21-22 - Roland Garros men's main draw


Potentially very tough from R3 onwards, although he has a good record against Kyrgios and Isner.

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If I were Djokovic, I would sue. But I wouldn't term Federer's draw a cakewalk ... more a triumph of uncertainty. Granollers is decent; nobody likes playing Karlovic ... and then if Monfils or Wawrinka is "on," either can be almost unplayable. If they're "off," they are off. So if it gets to those rounds with those players, it could be great, or it could be terrible.

Murray's draw feels OK - glad that he drew Ferrer of the 5-8s, though none of them is easy. But you never know - Sousa could be feeling confident; Kyrgios could have one of his "on" days; Ferrer is never easy on clay ... and then you get to the SFs ....

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Typical that Djokovic, Nadal and Murray are in the same half as the three top favourites. Somebody from the bottom half will get a pretty kind trip to the final, and I'd probably put my money on Berdych.

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Fed vs Wawrinka could be feisty if it gets to that, they have over recent times seemed less than peaceful Swiss.

Runaway world number one gets Rafa in his quarter at the French Open. Shucks

Yes, Andy's feels not too bad overall. With my love of no final set TBs can we have a five setter, concluding with a 62-60 final set, for a Novak vs Rafa QF. Though gee that would stretch into most of the next day

Though Andy needs to take care of his own business. Kyrgios - who knows, but should be OK, Isner - actually perhaps surprisingly generally pretty decent on clay, and Ferrer - traditionally good on clay, but GS underperformer and waning a little ?

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What odds Andy v Kyle in R1 ?

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Bob in Spain wrote:

What odds Andy v Kyle in R1 ?


 please no

(though of course I would be very pleased for Kyle to qualify!)



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Kyrgios' fitness is in doubt...

www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/may/21/australia-tennis-nick-kyrgios-pulls-out-nice

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Jan wrote:
Bob in Spain wrote:

What odds Andy v Kyle in R1 ?


 please no

(though of course I would be very pleased for Kyle to qualify!)



-- Edited by Jan on Friday 22nd of May 2015 11:51:36 AM


 Blame it on BiS if it happens .......!!



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I suppose the big question is whether Andy can win this tournament?

In which case, he can only play one of the red-hot favourites (Nole or Nads), and that the day after they have hopefully beaten seven shades out of eachother.

Advantage Murray.

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Kyrgios' fitness is in doubt...

www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/may/21/australia-tennis-nick-kyrgios-pulls-out-nice


Tweet from Kyrgios yesterday

"For the ridiculous media out there that keep saying I'm 'battling' to get fit for the French Open. I'll be fine to compete. Put that to bed."



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R1: BEDENE, Aljaz (GBR) 77 v THIEM, Dominic (AUT) 42 CH=36 2014
H2H 1-0 Irving CH 2015 6-4 3-6 6-2



-- Edited by Paul S on Friday 22nd of May 2015 12:52:03 PM

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Weeks 21-22 - Roland Garros men's main draw (Andy)


^^There is a separate thread in the "British Men" section, Paul.
RJA wrote:
wimdledont wrote:

Kyrgios' fitness is in doubt...

www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/may/21/australia-tennis-nick-kyrgios-pulls-out-nice


Tweet from Kyrgios yesterday

"For the ridiculous media out there that keep saying I'm 'battling' to get fit for the French Open. I'll be fine to compete. Put that to bed."


 I did rather wonder if that withdrawal had a rather "French Open" strategic withdrawal feeling about it.



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Paul S wrote:

R1: BEDENE, Aljaz (GBR) 77 v THIEM, Dominic (AUT) 42 CH=36 2014
H2H 1-0 Irving CH 2015 6-4 3-6 6-2



-- Edited by Paul S on Friday 22nd of May 2015 12:52:03 PM


 I completely forgot about Aljaz.



-- Edited by TMH on Friday 22nd of May 2015 01:42:52 PM

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Thiem is many people's dark horse to do really well at this tournament. Would have preferred someone else for Mr Bedene ....

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