Since this hasn’t been mentioned anywhere here, I’ll bring it up. The ATP has released the Estoril draw which features Roger Federer as the top seed.
The Top 4 seeds get byes so Federer will only have to play four matches to win the Estoril Open, and the opposition is fairly light when you consider Ivan Ljubicic is seeded second, Gael Monfils is third and Albert Montanes is fourth.
In his first match (Wednesday or Thursday) Federer will play the winner of a qualifier and Bjorn Phau. His third round/quarterfinal opponent could be Montanes. Federer then may have to play Juan Ignacio Chela or Pablo Cuevas in the semifinals. That’s easy peasy lemon squeezy!
After his loss in Rome Federer spoke about having to “do the hard yards now, win ugly, starting with Estoril”. No offense, this tournament should not require such exertion.
If you are a Federer supporter your guy should bag this title without much sweat (he never sweats anyway). He won Estoril in 2008.
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