ATP Week Now/The Withdrawal Method: The Other Barcelona
Posted by gauloises1 on April 19, 2010
I have got to get back into Sunday blogging. Anyway, a bit quiet on the vaginal front until the weekend when the ladies will be battling through clouds of ash to Fed Cup it up, but lots of the boys have bravely made it to Barcelona, where judging from tonight’s news, they will now be stuck. Heigh ho.
Please note that this draw has not yet been adjusted to take account of today’s withdrawals; Rafa is out after saying that his body is telling him to rest, while Nalbandian has reportedly suffered a hamstring tear and Berdych is dealing with a right ankle injury. A speedy recovery to one and all. Especially one.
But it’s still a pretty good draw, boasting Soderling, Gonzalez and a full complement of Spaniards, including Boss. Should be fun.
Singles – First Round
 T Bellucci (BRA) d J Nieminen (FIN) 64 64
 N Almagro (ESP) d S Ventura (ESP) 61 62
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d [Q] C Rochus (BEL) 57 61 63
[WC] M Granollers (ESP) d L Kubot (POL) 64 63
R Gasquet (FRA) d I Andreev (RUS) 76(5) 64
J Hajek (CZE) d P Starace (ITA) 61 64
O Hernandez (ESP) d I Marchenko (UKR) 67(2) 62 64
S Greul (GER) d [Q] P Riba (ESP) 64 64
M Russell (USA) vs [Q] A Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) – postponed to Tuesday
T de Bakker (NED) d A Falla (COL) 61 60
E Schwank (ARG) d F Fognini (ITA) 61 63
J Chela (ARG) d [WC] F Krajinovic (SRB) 61 64
[Q] P Cuevas (URU) d H Zeballos (ARG) 76(2) 62
Doubles – First Round
L Hewitt (AUS) / M Knowles (BAH) d M Melo (BRA) / B Soares (BRA) 64 61