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ATP Week Ahead: Eastbourne, Ordina Open

Posted by gauloises1 on June 14, 2009

Last chance to fine-tune those games ahead of Wimbledon, guys! Or pick up some points before you go crashing out in the first round. Whatever.

Ordina Open

What, you think I’m actually going to type “s-Hertogenbosch” every time I need to refer to this tournament? This isn’t The Guardian.

TENNIS

Dishevelled Ferru FTW.

Draw here. It’s anchored by Verdasco and Robredo, with Ferru in Robredo’s half.

Verdasco gets another clay dog in the first round in the form of Pablo Andujar and also has Florent Serra (who nearly upset Djokovic in Halle), Michael Llodra and Mischa Zverev in his quarter. The Schuettler-Chardy quarter is wide open, but I’d be surprised if Ferrer doesn’t make it to the semis, given that his quarter mainly seems to be populated by clay-dogs. And there’s a big potential upset in the first round, where second seed Robredo faces Marcos Baghdatis. Or is that giving Baggy too much credit?

I’m picking Ignor Kunitsyn to win here, for no better reason than if he does win, I will look remarkably savvy, while if he loses, I’ll look really no stupider than normal.

Eastbourne

For the first time ever, the WTA will be joined by the ATP. Who, presumably, will be belching, drinking lager, talking about football and telling fart jokes all over the pristine lawns of Devonshire Park. Shocking.

Draw here. I’m not being funny, but when the top seed is Igor Andreev and the draw features three British wildcards (one of whom is a doubles specialist, albeit hot) AND Alex Bogdanovic as a qualifier, that’s when you know you’re going to have a hard time being THAT interested in the results.

Seriously, if Bogdanovic doesn’t get to at least the second round, I think we should put him in a cannon and attempt to fire him back to Serbia. Who’s with me?!

No Responses Yet to “ATP Week Ahead: Eastbourne, Ordina Open”

  1. Gary Dahl said

    $1.65 Bagdadis against #2 seed Tobredo – whats happenning? Where are the Tommy supporters?

    I hope Marcos kicks his arse.

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