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Jun 18th, 2005, 06:12 AM
PAW Wimbledon seed report


Seeds: 1-16

1-andrew_uk (GBR)

Strengths: Gets the ball rolling pretty early with his PAW totals. Has experience –reigning semi-finalist.
Weaknesses: Weighty expectations from the public/fellow players.

2-mypapa_je (INA)

Strengths: Has the ability to play top notch PAWing without much recent from – see Miami.
Weaknesses: Not really a Gram Slam junkie, embarrassing results in both Paris and Melbourne.


Strengths: One of the most in form players entering SW19, not only Roland Garros but played well in s’Hertogenbosch.
Weakness: May be unaccustomed to his number 3 seeding.

4-Pintaled (AUS)

Strengths: Top 6 at both Slams this year and won lead-up event in Eastbourne. So form is rock solid.
Weaknesses: Peaked too early? Has the tendency to play it safe when upsets are bound to occur.

5-ghosts (BUL)

Strengths: Experience, his 4th Wimbledon, also solid top 5 finish in Eastbourne.
Weaknesses: Choking, had 2 match pts to win the US Open last year but crumbled under pressure.

6-SpikeyAidanm (AUS)

Strengths: Motivation, seems motivated than ever this year after no longer being the hunted, now the hunter.
Weaknesses: When his game is bad, it’s real ugly, can have flashy brilliant PAW’s followed by a streak of non-repairable damage.

7-WTA Handicapper (GBR)

Strengths: Knows his PAW opponents tactical play better than anyone. Last year came a solid 12th.
Weaknesses: Abnormal tactics. At the French it was PAWing all 26 matches before the fourth round, last year it was PAWing less than 5 matches in round one.

8-sandg (INA)

Strengths: Conservative picking. Will PAW some big pointers but leave others, saving of picks could see a climbing during the second week.
Weaknesses: Hasn’t had a top 8 Grand Slam finish for a long time now.

9-efss (INA)

Strengths: Aggressive when the moment counts, doesn’t hold back.
Weaknesses: Not yet a Grand Slam rookie.

10-Conchi Party (CAN)

Strengths: PAW’s with no fear as shown, a testament to his top 10 rank after only turning professional just over one year ago.
Weaknesses: Maybe pressured for ranking points as loads come off in the summer.

11-bbypk (ESP)

Strengths: Has made the top 4 of three of the four slams, last year made the final after some gutsy picking – “Frazier over Myskina.”
Weaknesses: The Anna Kournikova / Nadia Petrova of PAW. You get me.

12-lukehingis (SIN)

Strengths: Confidence on a high, nothing to lose, everything to gain.
Weaknesses: See AGUSTIN, may feel vulnerable with his sudden high seeding.

13-rrfnpump (GER)

Strengths: Solid results all year, due for a Grand Slam breakthrough.
Weaknesses: Just graduated from high school, so mind may not be entirely focused on this tournament.

14-kimclijsters4ever (BEL)

Strengths: As defending champ, plays on centre court 2pm on the Tuesday, avoiding the graveyard court 2.
Weaknesses: Hasn’t really done much since winning Wimbledon last year.

15-thekimfan (BEL)

Strengths: Fan-PAWing paid dividends in his Indian Wells win, can Clijsters do it at Wimbledon?
Weaknesses: Internet access.

16-tRaB (BEL)

Strengths: Within the elite top 5 players in the world this year.
Weaknesses: Quoted he doesn’t like grass, uh-oh.

Seeds: 17-32

17-broncosven (AUS)

Grew up on grass but cancels the wrong PAW’s frequently.

18-raquel (GBR)

Missed opportunity at Roland Garros means she is hungrier than ever but like compatriot andrew_uk, has the publicity to endure… front cover newspaper articles about her private life may be a distraction.

19-bionic71 (AUS)

Doesn’t just go for the big points but picks with his head – even if it may be 7 pointers in round one.

20-silverwhite (SIN)

We expected more of a breakthrough this time last year, should be encouraged to PAW more in the earlier rounds.

21-geegables (AUS)

Great form this year, but PAWing Vento-Kabchi in every of her matches may not be the wisest of decisions.

22-saab95 (RUS)

Had a bit of a collapse after an awesome Roland Garros start, should learn from that though.

23-AlexSydney (AUS)

Hasn’t really lived up to his ability in a Grand Slam yet.

24-Shi Hyun Ahn Fan (USA)

Top 10 in both Slams this year. Says that Grand Slams suit his PAWing style.

25-nitsansh (ISR)

One of the surprises this year and has kept up top form since winning Sydney. Sometimes does PAW the odd one though – “Weingartner over Zvonareva.”

26-kfh_9118 (INA)

Knows what it takes to be successful at Slams, after last year’s US Open.

27-kafelek (POL)

May be absent.

28-Sanazakaya (PAR)

Has pressure of defending a 7th spot, whilst live watching of PAW’s may be an asset, computer access is an issue.

29-V-lix (INA)

Is he still here?

30-Lee-Waters’ Boy (USA)

Always misses the early rounds for some reason. Nevertheless should do well.


Could have won the French Open had he not missed “Cornet over Jidkova.”

32-Zhao (SIN)

A bit quiet as of late but not the top Singaporean, so not all attention is on her.

Others to watch out for.

piomil (POL) – Acclaimed cocky by his peers but who said self confidence was a liability?

dab2035 (USA) – US young gun is talented.

wateva (SIN) – Always does well on grass.

LUXXXAS (POL) – Birmingham winner, perhaps the best Pole out of them all.

jrm (SLO) – Will be motivated to get that rank back up.

-RoddicksGame-(USA) - The name says it all, powerful play usually works.

Silas (NED) – Lead-up form is good, but we thought that too prior to Roland Garros.

LefandePatty (SUI) – The best player you have never heard of.

Pszczelny (POL) – Let’s hope the umpires can pronounce it right.

j_dementieva27 (USA) – A real darkhorse. Top 2 finish in his comeback tournament after being idle for one year. Dangerous floater.



13-rrfnpump (GER) def. 1-andrew_uk (GBR)
LUXXXAS (POL) def. 4-Pintaled (AUS)


13-rrfnpump (GER) def. LUXXXAS (POL)


Next week: Mid term grades

Jun 18th, 2005, 06:30 AM
Brilliant as Always Mate :wavey:

Jun 18th, 2005, 09:01 AM
Thank you Aidys :) :hug: :wavey:

But if you think I'm losing another semi-final you better be warned :armed: :haha:

Jun 18th, 2005, 09:19 AM
Weaknesses: Choking, had 2 match pts to win the US Open last year but crumbled under pressure.

Blame Hantuchova and Schnyder :fiery:
was not my weakness


Jun 18th, 2005, 09:19 AM
Blame Hantuchova and Schnyder, not me :fiery: :p


Mateo Mathieu
Jun 18th, 2005, 10:56 AM
23-AlexSydney (AUS)

Hasn’t really lived up to his ability in a Grand Slam yet.

Sad but that's true! :lol:

Jun 18th, 2005, 11:00 AM
Thanks for your confidence in me :)
But I dont like grass! :o
I wont Paw any brits, but all will probably win so I will be ranked like 70th after first round :help:
Hope to be on clay again soon

But you are right, Spikey. I wont have much time this week cause I have to do lots of preparation stuff for the leaving-school-party on Friday (Abitur-Entlassungsfeier). So I wont be focused enough to win this thing. My goal is a 4th Round ;)

Great work! :yeah:

Shonami Slam
Jun 18th, 2005, 11:02 AM
Your a real treasure, you are.
you should be commentating instead of the silly bimbos on eurosport :lol:

WTA Handicapper
Jun 18th, 2005, 11:45 AM
Simply brilliant

Jun 18th, 2005, 11:54 AM
Simply brilliant
Can't wait for your preview too :)

Jun 18th, 2005, 11:57 AM
:eek: I got my first ever PAW mention in ANYTHING! :eek:

Really true though... my lead up to Paris was good, but I sucked at Roland Garros.
My lead up to Wimbledon was good as well... I hope history does not repeat itself! :(

Good luck to everybody! :wavey:

Jun 18th, 2005, 12:59 PM
whoo-hooo i am a dangerous darkhorse and floater! lol thanks spikey :wavey:

Jun 18th, 2005, 04:13 PM
:lol: thanks a lot spikey for mentioning me!!! :) i was thinking that i'm like the tamarine of paw! :lol:

Jun 18th, 2005, 07:02 PM
Somehow i never have faith in the rankings especially with all those Brits in the draw and we all know suprises will happen. Too many WTA players are playing too unpredictable at the moment - the one with the biggest 'cajones' and luck will take the tite in PAWl!

Good luck to everyone!

Jun 18th, 2005, 07:38 PM
OMG I am under pressure right now :eek:

Jun 18th, 2005, 11:57 PM
Haha pawing Vento; i dont do it in every tournament spikey .. haha i actually end up pawing her when she loses...and when she wins i dont paw her...which just made me think ill stop pawing her:) great preview mate

Jun 19th, 2005, 02:07 AM
I will be able to come online so the computer isn:t a probぇm!

Jun 19th, 2005, 05:40 AM
great job spikey!!
lets hope the pressure won't bother me!!

WTA Handicapper
Jun 19th, 2005, 08:28 PM
Can't wait for your preview too :)

Wont be in your class mate!

I think of the seeds,My Papa Je will struggle the most,as is very hit and miss and Grass form is awful.
Talking of Grass,Im of the opinion this is the most difficult Grand Slam to predict on Paw due to only the 3 pre tournaments.
Wateva has impressed me,but will he have the bottle to win a biggie?
Pretty confident the 3 main brits,Andrew,Raquel and myself will perform with credit.
While fearless young Guns Piomil and Pszczelny could shake up the old guard over the next couple of weeks.

Jun 19th, 2005, 10:42 PM
18-raquel (GBR)

Missed opportunity at Roland Garros means she is hungrier than ever but like compatriot andrew_uk, has the publicity to endure… front cover newspaper articles about her private life may be a distraction.


What can I say - the tabloids love me :devil:

Great preview Aidan :hug:

Good luck everyone ;)