Now he can't even beat the guys whom he used to own in his prime, Robredo, now Hewitt, Ferrer could have his first win against Fed soon if they meet lol. If Roddick didn't retire, he could have some wins against this Fed.
The difference is, that Stan has always had the talent to be a top 10 mainstay. He's just lacked mental fortitude and consistency to do so. He seems to have found more of that since Magnus Norman came onto the scene.
Tipsy was/is a decent player, but never struck me as a top 10 mainstay. I think he overachieved a little making the tour finals even if it were down to Nadal's absence
It's not too bad for him. Tsonga & Murray both coming back off long injuries, Murray only very recently. It's not as bad as it could be. Could have Stan and then Rafa instead for example.
Poor Laura. If her wrist isn't bad enough, and I wish I could say it was in some way my fault, drawing Flipkens Round One is bad. She can win but this is one event she can get through a few rounds like last year against Kvitova. She needs ranking points to get back in the 32 and to push beyond. She won't do anything on clay and needs a good hard court season to set herself up. The injury and this draw won't help her. If she's good enough though it shouldn't stop her. She just seems too much of a confidence and momentum player.
Hewitt Seppi kooks good for R1 too. Tough match for Hewitt but hope he gets through. Far better having him in form, and especially in Melbourne. Tomic fucked though!
I have a good feeling that Jo can make the semis here. He can beat Federer, and Murray is coming off an injury. TBH i am expecting Murray to lose earlier to Isner or something.
Ferrer-Berdych QF is a joke. Neither are a threat. If they threw Tsonga in there it would have evened it up a bit, but those 2 are the weakest of the top 8 seeds in terms of actually winning it imo.
Djokovic should be good for the final. Will be interesting to see who joins him. Del Po-Rafa is a potential QF so Rafa may not have it easy. In fact a Del Po-Tsonga Semi final isn't too far fetched, and that would be awesome