Grosjean will likely be high on confidence, and in good form, due to the recent Paris win.<br />He'll need it in order to face Hewitt, Rafter, and Agassi just for a spot in the semis.<br />However, seeing as Agassi and Rafter have been basically MIA since the US Open, their form will be interesting to see.<br />Hewitt, last time I heard, was having back problems? However, I'm sure he'll be pumped by the crowd.<br />I pick Hewitt to get into the semis from his group...not sure about the other though.
As for the other group: Ferrero and Guga have been unable to string together consecutive wins since the US Open. I hope they get it together long enough to make things interesting. Though I don't think either will win.<br />I pick Kafelnikov to come out of that group, and then I am not sure. Guga will be inspired to protect his ranking from Hewitt. However, the fast surface may help Goran, provided his toe is not still bothering him.
Regardless.... I will pick Hewitt to win the whole shebang, and take the number one ranking with it.
Mind you, my predictions are usually wrong, so I may have just cursed the poor lad <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> lol