Throw Up the Deuce


Roland Garros Preview: The Guys

Throw Up the Deuce is back, revamped and ready for Roland Garros. Now here is our draw outlook for the men’s side.

Quarter One:

Roger Federer’s quarter is light but does have a few dangerous players that could do some damage to the World Number 1. Richard Gasquet is the second-highest seed at 8, but with his recent form don’t expect him to do much. Federer has a potentially tricky first round match up with Sam Querry, who has proven himslef on clay earlier this year. Other notables are Stanislas Wawrinka, coming off a stellar week in Rome, former Australian Open finalist, Fernando Gonzales and big serving Ivo Karlovic.

Semifinalist Prediction: Roger Federer

Quarter Two:

Nikolay Davydenko is the highest seed in the second quarter. He could face the always dangerous Marat Safin in the second round. In the bottom half of the quarter is the five seed, David Ferrer, who has some chops on clay. Other seeeds include former champion, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Radek Stepanek, and Lleyton Hewitt.

Semifinalist Prediction: David Ferrer

Quarter Three:

The top seed in the third quarter is three seed, Novak Djokovic. This quarter looks like smooth sailing for Djokovic, who could face James Blake in the quarters. Blake, however, has never proven himself on clay or at grand slams for that matter. Marcos Baghdatis makes his return to the tour as the number 17 seed and faces Simone Bolleli in the first round. Other seeds include former champion, Carlos Moya, big-hitting Tomas Berdych, Guillermo Canas, and the other Serb, Janko Tipseravic.

Semifinalist Prediction: Novak Djokovic

Quarter Four:

Rounding out the last section of the draw is three-time defending champion, Rafael Nadal. They’re aren’t many in his quarter that could pull off the upset, but six seed, David Nalbandian could make some noise if he gets hot. The 15 seed, Mikhail Youzhny is always a tough opponent. Other than that, it seems that Rafa has a pretty easy round to the semis.

Semifinalist Prediction: Rafael Nadal

Semifinals: Federer def. Ferrer, Nadal def. Djokovic

Finals: Nadal def. Federer


Filed under: Predictions/Previews, Roland Garros, , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: