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    Roland Garros - main draw

    Final Seedings

    1. Jason Hall USA
    2. Daniel Páez Blanco ESP (defending champion)
    3. Radek Špidlá CZE
    4. Sven Oxenstierna FRC
    5. Darcy Cowan USA
    6. Rasmus Olesen DEN
    7. József Boros HUN
    8. Jefferson Drake CDR
    9. Dwayne Murdoch USA
    10. Radivoj Daneu SRB
    11. Illya Altman UKR
    12. Zoltán Varga HUN
    13. Rick Henson USA
    14. Jojo Mustard FRC
    15. Oneil Stewart JAM
    16. Miroslav Brdar CRO
    17. Danijel Micic SRB
    18. Diego Hurtado COL
    19. Patrick Pascaul FRA
    20. Henry Charles GBR
    21. Carlo Amato ITA
    22. Davis Kennedy CAN
    23. Antonio Bachunelli ITA
    24. Heath Davis FRC
    25. Kim Vollan NOR
    26. Becker Haas GER
    27. Sanchez Emelio ESP
    28. David Champion AUS
    29. Tiago Matias POR
    30. Sergio Joaquin ESP
    31. Pierre L'Estrange FRA
    32. Dmitry Orlov RUS

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    Top four seeds placed

    With Jason Hall (I-QF) placed at line one and Daniel Páez Blanco (I-W) placed at line 128, provisional semi finals are set with the placing of the third and fourth seeds. Second favourite to win the French Open this year, Sven Oxenstierna (I-F) sets up a potential semi final clash with the World No. 1 as he is placed on line 33. Third seed Radek Špidlá (I-3R) has never enjoyed the clay, and his placement on line 96 puts him in Blanco's half.

    SEMIFINALS ON SEEDING
    1-Jason Hall USA vs. 4-Sven Oxenstierna FRC
    3-Radek Špidlá CZE vs. 2-Daniel Páez Blanco ESP
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    Seeds 5-8 placed
    (1 East CWLander in the pot)


    The next set of five are up to determine prospective quarter final matchups with the big four. First out and placed on line 32 is Wimbledon champion Darcy Cowan (I-2R) who is short on match practice and could meet compatriot Hall in an all-American quarter final. Next out and placed at 64: József Boros (I-4R) the Hungarian seventh seed. Massive quarter final there beckons between Boros and Oxenstierna - two top quality clay court players. Placed on line 65 is Rasmus Olesen (I-2R) who could surprise a few after his great performance in Rome last Sunday. That leaves Jefferson Drake (I-3R) the eighth seed to slot in at line 97 and to face the unenviable task of Blanco in the quarters.

    QUARTERFINALS ON SEEDING
    1-Jason Hall USA vs. 5-Darcy Cowan USA
    4-Sven Oxenstierna FRC vs. 7-József Boros HUN
    5-Rasmus Olesen DEN vs. 3-Radek Špidlá CZE
    8-Jefferson Drake CDR vs. 2-Daniel Páez Blanco ESP

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    Seeds 9-16 placed
    (1 West CWLander in the pot)


    A packed lot of eight to set the possible fourth round opponents for the top eight seeds. Who is the most dangerous? Take your pick. Murdoch, Varga, Stewart, Daneu and Brdar have all appeared at at least one Grand Slam semi final, while Mustard, Henson and Altman are dangerous on this surface. If forced to make a decision - Murdoch.

    First out at line 16 is Illya Altman (I-4R) who might meet the World No. 1 in the fourth round. His form has been awful as he tries to recover from a hamstring injury and he must find wins early. Second out at line 17 is Rick Henson (I-DNP) the dangerous American player who has won Roland Garros before in the pre-Grand Slam era. He's still not hit his straps, but this could be his big chance. Oxenstierna gets the possibility of Miroslav Brdar (I-3R) at line 48. The sixteenth seed has slumped to World No. 18 after going near the top ten, but his form has picked up recently. Rounding up the top half is Wimbledon semifinalist Zoltan Varga (I-3R) who, at line 49, could meet Boros in an all-Hungarian fourth round blockbuster.

    Starting off the bottom half is fifteenth seed Oneil Stewart (I-QF). He has good results at this event, and if he can get a generous draw we all know what he's capable of if he builds up a good head of steam. Next is the tenth seed Radivoj Daneu (I-QF). Boy, talk about a guy whose stocks have fallen - down from No. 3 to No. 10. At line 81, he's still a very dangerous player when on song but his forehand is all over the shop at the moment. Luckily for him, he's nabbed World No. 3 Špidlá who is the least dangerous of the top eight on the red clay. Ho, ho, ho - line 96: Jojo Mustard (I-QF). He's been looming large on the clay despite a poor week thus far in Dusseldorf, and his placement on line 116 sets up a possible trans-CWLand clash against Jefferson Drake. Wowee. That leaves another fourth round blockbuster as Dwayne Murdoch (I-SF), a semi-finalist and the only man to beat Blanco on clay on the PTA circuit, is drawn at line 97 to set up a probable fourth round showdown with the defending champ.

    Froffin.

    FOURTH ROUND ON SEEDING
    1-Jason Hall USA vs. 11-Illya Altman UKR
    13-Rick Henson USA vs. 5-Darcy Cowan USA
    4-Sven Oxenstierna FRC vs. 16-Miroslav Brdar CRO
    12-Zoltan Varga HUN vs. 7-Jozsef Boros HUN
    6-Rasmus Olesen DEN vs. 15-Oneil Stewart JAM
    10-Radivoj Daneu SRB vs. 3-Radek Spidla CZE
    8-Jefferson Drake CDR vs. 14-Jojo Mustard FRC
    9-Dwayne Murdoch USA vs. 2-Daniel Paez Blanco ESP


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    Seeds 17-24 placed
    (1 West CWLander in the pot)


    Not the strongest bunch of players here, but guys like Danijel Micic and Patrick Pascaul - while inconsistent - are capable of some great things. These placings determine possible opponents for seeds 9-16 in the third round.

    First out at line 9 is Danijel Micic (I-1R) who has never really found his feet at this level. He famously blew a two-sets to love lead in the fourth round in Melbourne against Blanco, and could face Altman in the third round and Hall in the fourth. Second out is eighteenth seed Diego Hurtado (I-1R) who, although only coming back from injury, is one of the best players on South American clay. Can he make the transition in Europe? At line 41 is Carlo Amato (I-4R), the Italian jet. Rounding out the top half is Italy's Antonio Bachunelli (I-4R) who plays well in France.

    Opening up with a potential third round meeting with Oneil Stewart is Patrick Pascaul (I-3R) who carries the hopes and dreams of a nation on his shoulders this fortnight [/McAvaney]. Next out it is the loathsome lovable West CWLander Heath Davis (I-2R) who has inexplicably found some touch on clay. He could meet the tenth seed Daneu in the round of 32. Twentieth seed Henry Charles (I-4R) is out next for a potential third round scrap with Jojo Mustard, leaving Davis Kennedy (I-3R) to round out the pack in his return from injury. We can't imagine he'll last long after having no clay preparation except for a couple of scratchy exhibition performances.

    THIRD ROUND ON SEEDING
    1-Jason Hall USA vs. TBD
    17-Danijel Micic SRB vs. 11-Illya Altman UKR
    13-Rick Henson USA vs. 18-Diego Hurtado COL
    TBD vs. 5-Darcy Cowan USA
    4-Sven Oxenstierna FRC vs. TBD
    21-Carlo Amato ITA vs. 16-Miroslav Brdar CRO
    12-Zoltan Varga HUN vs. 23-Antonio Bachunelli ITA
    TBD vs. 7-Jozsef Boros HUN
    6-Rasmus Olesen DEN vs. TBD
    19-Patrick Pascaul FRA vs. 15-Oneil Stewart JAM
    10-Radivoj Daneu SRB vs. 24-Heath Davis FRC
    TBD vs. 3-Radek Spidla CZE
    8-Jefferson Drake CDR vs. TBD
    20-Henry Charles GBR vs. 14-Jojo Mustard FRC
    9-Dwayne Murdoch USA vs. 22-Davis Kennedy CAN
    TBD vs. 2-Daniel Paez Blanco ESP

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    Slow going, I know. Sorry guys.

    Last seeds placed

    A heap of withdrawals means pick of the bunch is probably Kim Vollan or Becker Haas who have been OK so far. A whole bunch of players out-of-form or woeful on this surface.

    First out is 30th seed Sergio Joaquin (I-2R) who started this season like a rocket but has fizzled out as we've gone on. Then it is the 28th seed David Champion (I-1R) who makes professional tennis look so hard on this surface sometimes. Cowan isn't the worst third round opponent to have, but I'd be surprised to see the big redhead make it that far. Placed at line forty is Sanchez Emelio (I-3R) who could face Oxenstierna in the third round. Emelio is a solid hand on this surface, but has regularly been found wanting against the top few. I don't like his chances. Rounding out the top half is Becker Haas (I-4R) who has recovered well after a bad start to the year. Haas/Boros is an exciting third round prospect.

    Starting the bottom half is Portugal's No. 1 Tiago Matias (I-3R). Then it is Russia's Dmitry Orlov (I-2R) who snuck in as 32nd seed and gets a sick deal with Špidlá the first seed he can face. Then it is the Norwegian Kim Vollan (I-4R) who exited in the fourth round to Dwayne Murdoch last year. Drake in the third round is another big task. Rounding it out is French No. 2 Pierre L'Estrange (I-3R). He's a bit of a roughy here, but he's been absolutely reamed by being the first seed to face Hurricane Blanco.

    So there we have it, seeds placed here in Paris with play just two days away! I'll be back soon as the other 96 mugs players learn their fate.

    THIRD ROUND ON SEEDING
    1-Jason Hall USA vs. 30-Sergio Joaquin ESP
    17-Danijel Micic SRB vs. 11-Illya Altman UKR
    13-Rick Henson USA vs. 18-Diego Hurtado COL
    28-David Champion AUS vs. 5-Darcy Cowan USA
    4-Sven Oxenstierna FRC vs. 27-Sanchez Emelio ESP
    21-Carlo Amato ITA vs. 16-Miroslav Brdar CRO
    12-Zoltan Varga HUN vs. 23-Antonio Bachunelli ITA
    26-Becker Haas GER vs. 7-Jozsef Boros HUN
    6-Rasmus Olesen DEN vs. 29-Tiago Matias POR
    19-Patrick Pascaul FRA vs. 15-Oneil Stewart JAM
    10-Radivoj Daneu SRB vs. 24-Heath Davis FRC
    32-Dmitry Orlov RUS vs. 3-Radek Spidla CZE
    8-Jefferson Drake CDR vs. 25-Kim Vollan NOR
    20-Henry Charles GBR vs. 14-Jojo Mustard FRC
    9-Dwayne Murdoch USA vs. 22-Davis Kennedy CAN
    31-Pierre L'Estrange FRA vs. 2-Daniel Paez Blanco ESP
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    The West

    Rob Bowenburg: Interesting. Bowenburg managed to knock off Rick Henson in Rome over three sets, and finds himself drawn against the thirteenth seed here in Paris. Best-of-five is a different task for The Lob, though, and he is coming off a weird choice to play a hard court Challenger this past week.

    Scotland Rivers: Also playing the Cremona Challenger, but he should prove too good for Adem Tadić normally. That being said, Rivers is no great shakes on this surface so it could go either way. In any event, second round at best for Rivers you'd say.

    Sven Oxenstierna: We analysed his seeded draw, and he starts against Paraguay's Aldo Marin in a match he should win. Kasper Buur might be a tough second round opponent, but really the tests begin in the third round.

    Rick Langley: Hard draw with Kasper Buur who is a dangerous unseeded opponent on this surface. Wouldn't expect him to make it past there, but he's a slight chance.

    Brett Read: Yuck. He plays tomorrow's final in Nice, but 21st seed Carlo Amato is exactly what he didn't need. Still, he's shown this week he's capable of matching these sort of guys and if he can make it through there he could seriously go far with favourable matchups in the second and third rounds.

    Pierre Rose and Jason Lawley: Well the two Westerners meet in the first round after successful qualifying campaigns. In fairness, we don't know a whole lot about either of them on this surface but I think both will be pleased as punch with their draws.

    Randy Banks: Lost in qualifying, but Felipe Menon is quite a nice first round opponent. Jozsef Boros is another matter, though.

    The East

    Ishan Narang: Not a bad start really with a winnable clash against Rafael Fernando. He had a good week in qualifying and this is a big chance for ranking points. Hurtado/Dorogan isn't an overly great matchup in the second round, but Dorogan is inconsistent while Hurtado is coming off an injury.

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    The West

    Marcuss Deane:
    The talented teenager is the youngest player in the draw, and luckily for him he's drawn Thailand's Atthaphol Sae-ul first up. Sae-ul is a good player, but this really isn't his surface and he's done everything he can to avoid playing on clay this year. From there, though, it is hard to see him advancing much further.

    Heath Davis: Czech leftie Vaclav Zeman is his first round opponent and that is a pretty good test for Davis. The Westerner is still a bit iffy on the clay despite some good results, while Zeman can cause troubles on his day. Deane or Sae-ul next before his big test comes in the third against Radivoj Daneu. Davis beat him in Rome, and will fancy his chances of advancing. A pretty good section all things considering.

    David Briggs: The qualifier gets a big chance to pick up a win as he faces wildcard Mikel Fosdike first. Jefferson Drake, however...

    Jojo Mustard: It wasn't a good week for the fourteenth seed in Dusseldorf, and he has probably one of the most dangerous non-seeds first up against Maarten Berg. Berg made the semis in Nice (before being pantsed by Drake), and is a very game opponent and a real threat to Mustard. After that it doesn't get much easier with Viktor Vuriak coming off some solid red clay results, while a possible fourth round showdown with Drake awaits. Tough start.

    The East

    Jefferson Drake: Through war and famine, Drake is probably the East's only real hope here in Paris. He begins with a scrap against Heinz Hainisch which he should win, and then has a pretty simple second round matchup. His real test could come against Kim Vollan who is a Slam specialist, before a potential showdown with Jojo Mustard in the fourth round. He's hit form at the right time in Nice, and if he can beat Brett Read tomorrow it could complete a perfect preparation.

    Spas Delev: Ouch. The clay season hasn't been kind to Delev, and against highly touted Spanish youngster Marc Carretero he could be in for a brutal first round matchup. If he wins that, Henry Charles is probably next and that is winnable.

    Phoenix Wleft: Dwayne Murdoch first. Heh.

    Jarkko Maxum: Exactly what he didn't want - the Blanco section. In reality he's got a great chance to make it to the third round with Pascal Schmidt and Pierre L'Estrange as early threats, but Blanco after that makes it tough. What's worse is that he was just one withdrawal away from a seeding which would have given him a third round clash with Radek Špidlá of all people.

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    Who do you think got the worst draw?

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    Of the seeds, Mustard by a long way. Non-seeds: Wleft or Read probably.

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