Qualification singles draw - predictions
Finaly first draw is out and it means tournament can start!
Like all the tournaments at the end of the year this one has an impressive line-up too.
There are no easy matches even in the qualies draw. In first quater 1st seed lovehotel(CHN), ranked 34, plays against rvugt(NED) who is last entry with ranking of 73. Talented Chinese will have to be very focused against always very ambitious Dutch. Winner will play against Adrian1992(GER) or 7th seed diego36arg(ARG). German is only 5 places below in the ranking so this match could go either way.
My prediction: lovehotel vs. Adrian1992 for MD with German qualifying.
Next quater has 2nd seed IceHock(USA) vs. Ivanovic Fan!!!!(NED) and Tzar(VEN) vs. 6th seed matpaw88(POL). In first match American is favorite as he is 21 places in front of Ivanovic Fan!!!! in TT ranking. However that's not such a big advantage against dangerous Dutch.
In second match we'll get to see if Tzar's special, maybe little predictable style of play will be enough to beat favorite matpaw88.
My prediction: IceHock(USA) vs. Tzar(VEN) with American qualifying.
In third quater 3rd seed fencer(UAE) plays against Elwin(NED) who follows his compatriots in drawing top seeds. With 14 places between them in ranking this promises to be an interesting match.
Winner will play against Schwabenpfeil(GER) or 5th seed Vincey!(CAN). Up-and-Coming German is very hard opponent when his game is on, so Vincey! will have to bring his A game right from the start.
My prediction: fencer(UAE) vs. Schwabenpfeil(GER) with German qualifying.
Last quater has 4th seed Hotzenplotz(GER) drawn against Gigi_dulko(ARG).
German is the slight favorite as his ranking suggests but Argentine can play well on all surfaces and is not to be taken lightly. Last match has 8th seed Hantu(BEL) playing against libre83(HUN). Skilled Hungarian would be a tricky draw for anyone so Hantu will have to be at his best.
My prediction: Hotzenplotz(GER) vs. libre83(HUN) with German qualifying.
Good luck to everyone!