The 2011 Australian Open draw ceremony was held today, and for the main draw, the four quarters are lead by #1 seed Rafa Nadal, #4 seed Robin Soderling, #3 seed Novak Djokovic, and #2 seed Roger Federer, respectively.
Roger has a tricky draw with a potential second round match against Giles Simon, and seeding based, a quarterfinal against #8 seed Andy Roddick. Compatriot, #19 seed, and dangerous in the slams is Stan Wawrinka, who also is in this bottom quarter. Add to that are dangerous players #12 seed Gael Monfils, and #16 seed Mardy Fish. Some of Roger’s potential semifinal opponents could range from #3 seed Novak Djokovic, #6 Tomas Berdych, #9 Fernando Verdasco, or another dark horse, #23 Nikolay Davydenko. An intriguing first round match up has Lleyton Hewitt facing David Nalbandian, and a potential dangerous second round match up has Djokovic facing big serving Ivo Karlovic.
Moving onto the top half of the draw, Rafa seems to have a fairly easy draw as he may face #32 seed Feliciano Lopez or John Isner in the third round, with a potential quarterfinal against compatriot and #7 seed David Ferrer. Also in the top half with Rafa are #4 and #5 seeds Robin Soderling and Andy Murray, respectively. One of these two are likely to be potential semifinal opponents before a final where we all here reading FedererFan07 would like to see him face Roger Federer. Also looming as a dark horse in the top half of the draw is Juan Martin del Potro.
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