Roland Garros, Paris, France, ATP GRAND SLAM (Paris Sidewalk Cafe Discussions II)

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    Paris Sidewalk Cafe Discussion (continued) - Tournament Thread
     
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    DATE: 22 May 2016 - June 5 2016
    SURFACE: Clay
    PRIZE MONEY: €16,008,750
    FIELD SIZE: 128
    DEFENDING CHAMPION: Stanislas Wawrinka

    Seeds:
    1. DJOKOVIC, Novak
    2. MURRAY, Andy
    3. WAWRINKA, Stan
    4. NADAL, Rafael
    5. NISHIKORI, Kei
    6. TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried
    7. BERDYCH, Tomas
    8. RAONIC, Milos
    9. GASQUET, Richard
    10. CILIC, Marin
    11. FERRER, David
    12. GOFFIN, David
    13. THIEM, Dominic
    14. BAUTISTA AGUT, Roberto
    15. ISNER, John
    16. SIMON, Gilles
    17. KYRGIOS, Nick
    18. ANDERSON, Kevin
    19. PAIRE, Benoit
    20. TOMIC, Bernard
    21. LOPEZ, Feliciano
    22. TROICKI, Viktor
    23. SOCK, Jack
    24. KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp
    25. CUEVAS, Pablo
    26. SOUSA, Joao
    27. KARLOVIC, Ivo
    28. DOLGOPOLOV, Alexandr
    29. POUILLE, Lucas
    30. CHARDY, Jeremy
    31. DELBONIS, Federico
    32. FOGNINI, Fabio


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    The Tournament:

    A French national tournament has been held since 1891. For some time it was open only to French citizens, or members of French clubs. In 1925, it was opened to international amateurs, and in 1968 it was the first Grand Slam event to go "open," allowing amateurs and professionals to compete. It has always been played on clay. In recent years there has been great controversy over plans to either expand the current facilities, or relocate the event. Relocation seems to be off the cards, but the expansion plans are still being debated and fought in the courts.

    The Players:

    #1 Novak Djokovic will be looking for his first RG win, and will surely be favored. Murray will be seeded #2, after a bit of back-and-forth on the ranking with Federer, who is carrying a back injury, and will not play Roland Garros, ending a streak of 65 consecutive grand slam appearances.

    Defending champion Stan Wawrinka hasn't made much noise in this clay season, though he didn't last year before he won the title. Rafael Nadal, #5 seed, has been playing much better clay tennis than the last 2 years, and will surely be amongst the favorites to win the title. Of particular interest are also Dominic Thiem (#15,) Nick Kyrgios (#19) and David Goffin (#13.)
    Of note, Juan Martin Del Potro will not play this year, again. Also, Juan Monaco, a great veteran player with great clay chops may be again injured.



    About the City

    Paris is one of the most characteristic and romantic cities in the world. It is an art mecca, a gastronomic destination, and the crossroads of Europe. It's softly beautiful, as the City of Light, in its gardens, monuments and boulevards, and it's also hard-edged, in it's blue-collar neighborhoods and it's banlieue. Go to the top of the hill at Sacre Coeur at sunset and watch the lights come up. Also, sit in a cafe in a quiet neighborhood, like the Marais, and watch the world go by.

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    Tourism Guide:

     
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    Recent Memories of Roland Garros 2005 - 2015

    2005
    Rafael Nadal bt Mariano Puerta 6–7(6–8), 6–3, 6–1, 7–5




    2006
    Rafael Nadal bt Roger Federer 1–6, 6–1, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)




    2007
    Rafael Nadal bt Roger Federer 6–3, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4




    2008
    Rafael Nadal bt Roger Federer 6–1, 6–3, 6–0




    2009
    Roger Federer bt Robin Söderling 6–1, 7–6(7–1), 6–4




    2010
    Rafael Nadal bt Robin Söderling 6–4, 6–2, 6–4




    2011
    Rafael Nadal bt Roger Federer 7–5, 7–6(7–3), 5–7, 6–1




    2012
    Rafael Nadal bt Novak Djokovic 6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 7–5




    2013
    Rafael Nadal bt David Ferrer 6–3, 6–2, 6–3




    2014
    Rafael Nadal bt Novak Djokovic 3–6, 7–5, 6–2, 6–4




    2015
    Stan Wawrinka bt Novak Djokovic 4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 6–4


     
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    The Draw:

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    As per other post - That's potentially very brutal for Nadal from Round 3 onwards. Ouch.

    Sidenote: Groth has been injured so it may be touch and go if he even makes it out there for the first round.

    If Nadal is going to have a shot at this then it's going to be well earned.
     
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    Nadal: Groth, Facundo, Fognini, Thiem, Tsonga, Djokovic, Murray


     
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    Tough draw for Rafa, but we'll see because in Roma he had a tough one too but at the end Novak had worse, why? because sometimes it depends who wins in every round or how they are playing. By the way how is the Muzz's draw?
     
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    It gets tough for Muzz at the QF stage with a potential Nishikori clash, but he should be pretty comfortable up to that point.

    Nadal's draw isn't just tough... it's about the toughest draw he could possibly get.
     
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    Looks pretty nice to me. Karlovic in the third round potentially. Offhand I can't think of how well Andy handles the big, big guys. Isner also in his quarter.
     
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    Let's not exaggerate. R1 and R2 could have been worse.
     
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    Nadal / The Fog again...another drama match !!
     
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    Maybe an unseeded decent dirtballer in Round 1 but otherwise it's damn tough. If Groth does pull out then it could get harder for Nadal - depending on the lucky loser.
     
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    I think its a balanced Draw, sure nadal and djokovic meet in the semis but nishi and Murray face each other in the quarters. I think wawrinka got the best draw, and Murray/ nishi could take advantage of the gruelling semi battle between Novak and Rafa.

    Rafa will have no issues before the semis.
     
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    Sorry to hear that. He was really picking up some momentum.
     
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    Dunno mate, that draw looks pretty loaded to me. I think Nadal's draw is by far the hardest on paper... but we all know these things draws rarely pan out as expected.
     
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