Poll: Who Will Win Rome? Federer, Djokovic Join Nadal In Loaded Field
by Staff | May 10th, 2014, 2:42 pm
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After missing Madrid, both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are in the just-released draw for the Rome Masters. Federer, who has never won the title in three trips to the final, was absent from Madrid this week to be with his wife for the arrival a twin boys Lenny and Leo. Roger returned to practice but isn’t still 100% committed to the event.

Meanwhile, Djokovic has been battling a right wrist injury that kept him out of play this week. The Serb has resumed practice and will seek a third title in Rome.

Seven-time tournament champion Rafael Nadal will be the top seed. Andy Murray, David Ferrer and Stanislas Wawrinka are also entered in the last big tune-up before the French Open.

Nadal Quarter
Projected path: Simon, Verdasco/Youzhny, Murray/isner
Threats: Cilic, Melzer

Wawrinka Quarter
Projected path: Lorenzi, Seppi/Haas, Berdych
Threats: Dimitrov, Karlovic, Tursunov, Bautista Agut

Federer Quarter
Projected path: Haas/Chardy, Fognini, Raonic
Threats: Dolgopolov, Pospisil, Anderson, Tsonga, Delbonis

Djokovic Quarter
Projected path: Stepanek/Andujar, Robredo, Ferrer
Threats: Nishikori, Gulbis, Monaco, Janowicz, Kolhshreiber

Projected semifinals: Nadal v Wawrinka, Federer v Djokovic

The tournament begins on Sunday.


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20 Comments for Poll: Who Will Win Rome? Federer, Djokovic Join Nadal In Loaded Field

contador Says:

Novak Djokovic for president.


contador Says:

Nadal’s draw? come on – who is a danger man in that draw?

Three of the hottest players right now are in Nole’s draw.

Federer’s draw – he has 2 or 3 tough matches. Not counting Dolgo as a tough match for him.

Wawa – he has Dimitrov and Berdych

I could see Wawa getting a second Masters 1000 – yeah.


Steve27 Says:

Like the Bulls, a second 3 peat for Rafa in Rome.


Noonen Says:

“You should know this, that no one guilty of fornication . . . has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.” Ephesians 5: 5


Hippy Chic Says:

Rafa/Novak final with Novak winning,he will then go on to win the FO,Rafas days of winning GS and as a top player are over,you heard it here 1st,he will fall out of the top 20 by the end of the year,and retire next year,there said it should keep everybody happy now with any luck?


Max Says:

Wow Hippy Chic, butthurt much? No need to go on a rant just because people aren’t automatically choosing Rafa


madmax Says:

I think Djokovic has the most difficult path with player of the moment, Nishi and Hippy, I agree with you, that he is someone who everyone seems happy with his break through top 10! Japan should have a celebratory national day for him!


madmax Says:

Hippy Chic Says:
Rafa/Novak final with Novak winning,he will then go on to win the FO,Rafas days of winning GS and as a top player are over,you heard it here 1st,he will fall out of the top 20 by the end of the year,and retire next year,there said it should keep everybody happy now with any luck?

May 11th, 2014 at 6:32 am

now now Hippy. You don’t mean that and no one believes that either!


madmax Says:

Nadal Quarter
Projected path: Simon, Verdasco/Youzhny, Murray/isner
Threats: Cilic, Melzer

What threats?

Yeah – No threats.


Hippy Chic Says:

MM if it keeps people happy me saying it then why not?doesnt matter 1 iota whether i believe it or not,and all good things come to an end eventually as they say,and this way at least i cannot be accused of been a fantatic whos puffing out her chest because its the CC season?


Giles Says:

alison. YOU have never ever been accused of being a Rafanatic cos you make sure you are absolved of that title. One only has to read your posts to realise you always sit on the fence! No offence!


Hippy Chic Says:

Anyway sorry Stan lost,sorry Andy lost,sorry Roger didnt play,sorry Novak didnt play,sorry Rafas path was so easy,sorry if Rafa wins the title,i will congratulate Kei if he wins the title,and i promise not to celebrate if Rafa does win the title no vamosing or any of that crap,i will simply say well done Rafa,that will keep everyone happy with any luck?….


Hippy Chic Says:

Max wow whos ranting?anyone can make a prediction and im just making one of my own….


Hippy Chic Says:

^And my butt,bum,backside whatever is perfectly fine,but thanks for the concern anyway :))….


pleasecalmdown Says:

“Nadal’s draw? come on – who is a danger man in that draw?”

Officially no one, but if Murray finally gets his act together and does meet him in the quarters..
It will be enough to make Murray raise his level and he can be dangerous to anyone on any surface then.
More likely of course is that Andy gets knocked out in Rnd 2.


skeezer Says:

Giles,
What fence? Does someone always have to be like you? Give her some slack! Maybe there are posters here that love Tennis more than an infactuation. Its clear Rafa is her fav, just leave it at that.


TennisVagabond.com Says:

Tsonga follows Rafa in successful rearguard action against Young Hotshots. For now. Age 2, Youth 0


Hippy Chic Says:

Skeezer thankyou,Rafa was crap,Kei was awesome,Kei shouldve won and didnt,Rafa shouldnt have won and did,enough said,im finished with the subject,onto Rome good riddance to Madrid for this year….


Hippy Chic Says:

^For Skeezer @ 2.29pm May 12th^….


Hippy Chic Says:

Skeezer as for Giles post@7.47am May 11th, i wasnt actually offended anyway….

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