>: Well, the draw sucks for Capriati, as she has to play Lori McNeil in the
>: first round...tough luck, kiddo.
>That definitely doesn't help her comeback. McNeil is one of the best
>grass-court players, and she had that big win over Graf in the first
>round in '94 (before losing in the semis).
The draw is NOT the problem for Capriati's comeback; her problem is
her lack of commitment to pro tennis. Yi certainly wasn't a tough
1R match at the FO, was it? Look what happened. When Capriati doesn't
bother to play any warm up tournaments, you can't expect miracles to
McNeil is 32 and is close to retirement. After beating Graf in '94,
McNeil lost to Sawamatsu in the 1R last year. She might still be able
to play a couple of good matches on grass, but she isn't the same any
>: Muster's seeding proves to suck, too, as he'll meet one Mr. Michael Stich in
>: the round of 16 (if they both make it that far).
>: Graf gets both Novotna AND Martinez in her part of the draw while Sampras
>: might have to play Stich in the quarters (not an easy match for him, folks)
>: and Ivo in the semi's....
>: I'll have to digest the draw a bit more for further commentary--any thoughts
>: from Shun, Chris, Victoria, or the rest of the Peanut Gallery?
>What! I don't get my name mentioned? :-)
I'll say the same thing I said at the beginning of the FO: You guys are
looking way way too far ahead. Remember people said that Sampras would
have a tough SF against Agassi at Roland Garros?
Muster has yet to win his first ever match at Wimbledon and Stich lost
in the 1R in the last two years. Hopefully, they'll do better this time.
I'll talk about the QF and SF during the 2nd week of the tournament.
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