ROME DRAW Indepth look

Good draw for Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer that should allow them to reach the quarters in Rome. Djokovic was not so lucky starting with a possible clash against (the very dangerous) Stanislas Wawrinka, who is playing a great tennis at the moment reaching the finals in Madrid.  Djokovic will play Wawrinka in his second match.

Of special interest in the up and coming category, Dimitrov will play against his good friend Marcus Baghdatis in the first round and then play either Querrey or Gasquet. Janowicz will play a qualifier in the first round to play Tsonga in the second round. Tomic won’t participate to the tournament and we have to wonder if it is due to all the drama or T-rama surrounding Bernard and his father.
The Italians have something to look forward to as their best players, Seppi and Fognini, will compete each other in the first round.

Here the analysis per quarter.
1st Quarter – Djokovic

1st Quarter – Djokovic

RoundOpponentHead to Head
2ndKlizanFirst time playing each other
3rdWawrinka14-2 Djkovic that has won a super epic 5 setter in the last AO against Wawrika
QuarterBerdych13-1 Djokovic. 10 for Nole on clay
SemiNadal19-15 Nadal that has lost the last one against Nole in the Monte Carlo final

2nd Quarter – Nadal

RoundOpponentHead to Head
2ndSeppi4-1 Nadal. 3-0 for Rafa on clay.
3rdTipsarevic3-0 for Rafa that has never conceded more than 3 games per set to Janko
QuarterFerrer19-3 for Rafa that has recently defeated Ferrer in Madrid semifinal
SemiDjokovic19-15 Nadal that has lost the last one against Nole in the Monte Carlo final

3rd Quarter – Murray

RoundOpponentHead to Head
2ndDavydenko6-4 Murray that has won the last 3
3rdNishikori3-0 Murray that has never lost a set vs. Kei
QuarterDel Potro5-2 Murray. 1-1 on clay.
SemiFederer11-9 Murray. They have never played on clay

4th Quarter – Federer

RoundOpponentHead to Head
2ndStepanek12-2 Federer that has recently defeated Stepanek 6-3 6-3 in Madrid
3rdHaas10-3 Federer, but Haas won the last one in he final in Halle
QuarterTsonga9-3 Federer
SemiMurray11-9 Murray. They have never played on clay


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