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ATP Week Ahead: Casablanca, Houston

Posted by gauloises1 on April 5, 2010

Claaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay. That is all.


Draw here.

Top Seeds: Stanislas Wawrinka, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Victor Hanescu, Lukasz Kubot

Ah, memories. Watching Boss in Casablanca last year finally ending his long title drought was one of my favourite tennis things in all of 2009. But sadly this year he’s too busy attending Ferru’s surprise birthday party to defend his title, so … Stan? Not the same. Although it does seem like a really long time since he’s won anything.

Er, yeah. There are a few potentially really good matches in the draw – Gasquet against a Rochus, Marcel Granollers against Garcia-Lopez, Jarkko Nieminen possibly meeting Hanescu in the second round – but reallyI feel like anything could happen in this tournament. I have no faith in Wawrinka imposing his will on the field, so I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this could be the tournament that sees Gasquet back in the winners’ circle. And I can’t quite believe I just wrote that.


Draw here.

Top Seeds: Fernando Gonzalez, John Isner, Sam Querrey, Lleyton Hewitt

Unlike Boss, Lleyton Hewitt is popping back to defend his title (despite hip surgery, again) and he’s got a nice quarter to get a couple of matches under his belt, although Gonzo should end his run in the semis if he can concentrate for long enough. The bottom half of the draw should yield an all-American semi between Isner and Querrey, unless that HGH works really, really well on Wayne Odesnik, in which case I’m just expecting him to fully Hulk out and tear the place apart with his bare hands. That’s what HGH does, right?

2 Responses to “ATP Week Ahead: Casablanca, Houston”

  1. Imtotallyrad said

    there is absolutly no good reason why Feña shouldn’t win at Houston seriosuly! Unless the crazy fog creeps in big time and he plays like a complete chump, he should totally win this thing!! (or maybe im just incredibly biased when it comes to chilean tennis players)

    also you really have to stop posting pictures of Hewitt and his kids, because there cute and it makes it harder for me to hate him…not imposible but harder.

  2. naughty T....urbane gentleman said

    I love that lukaszombie Kubot gets to be a top seed somewhere. Depth in the ATP!!

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