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I Predict Racquet Abusement

Posted by gauloises1 on May 21, 2010

The draws for the 2010 French Open are …. out. I know the ATP side seems a little predictable, but the stakes are high: if Rafa wins and Roger loses before the semifinals for the first time since dinosaurs ruled the earth, Rafa will retake the no. 1 ranking; if Roger can make the semifinals, he will overtake Pete Sampras as the longest-serving world no. 1 on 14th June with 287 weeks. Further down the rankings, Verdasco looks very dangerous and Soderling has much to defend. Interesting times. Almost really.
On the WTA side … I don’t even know, but I anticipate glorious chaos. And I think this is Serena’s year whatever the draw decides.
Men’s draw here.
Quarters: Federer-Soderling (Monfils, Cilic, Gulbis, Wawrinka); Murray-Tsonga (Baggy, Isner, Berdych, Youzhny, Robredo); Roddick-Djokovic (Boss, Ferru, Querrey, Pico); Verdasco-Nadal (PEHK, Gonzo, Almagro)
Women’s draw here.
Quarters: Serena-Stosur (Henin, Sharapova and Pavs); JJ-Radwanska (Safina, Zvonareva); Kuznetsova-Wozniacki (Pennetta, Schiavone); Dementieva-Venus (Azarenka, Petrova, MJMS)
Thoughts? Come on, people, I can’t do all the work around here. In the meantime, I leave you in umpire Karen’s capable hands.

4 Responses to “I Predict Racquet Abusement”

  1. harini said

    So…I haven’t really looked at the draw but I had to comment on that video. Umpire Karen is the awesome. Might need to watch that show now.

    • raindelaysplay said

      Awesome indeed. That is freaking hilarious. I needed something to cheer me up after the horror of the Verdasco-Gasquet match, and that was exactly what I needed. I watched the whole show. *Crying with laughter*. BRILLIANT. Thank you for introducing us to Umpire Karen. However, I would just like to say I’m very glad she doesn’t come to my tennis class.

  2. Aleksa said

    I think the draw turned out quite lovely.
    Just like the wanking system. I try to stay calm just to find myself agonizing over it.

    And I sincerely hope for another round of immeasurable awesomeness that is Fernando González wiping the lines with his buttocks.

  3. FortuneCookie said

    The WTA could so use Karen…
    Shame the vid cut before ‘And what county was that?WANKERSHIRE?!’ though!

    In actual tennisical things,I want Fed to get to the semis to get that no.1 record (feels like something he deserves),and I’m *pretty* sure he will,but look how tough he made a pretty easy draw last year!But this is all pointless from
    me,cos Rafa is going to steamroll them all!
    On the women’s I really,really,really don’t know,but I want to watch and find out 🙂

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