Doha: The draw
It’s almost time for some real 2012 tennis to start for Rafa. Case in point, the Doha draw is out. First up for Rafa will be Philipp Kohlschreiber. They’ve had some tricky matches in the past, but Rafa leads the head-to-head 7-0. Other seeds in Rafa’s half: Youzhny, Monfils, Troicki. Also in Rafa’s half is the sometimes dangerous, sometimes silly, Gulbis. Seeds in the bottom half are Bogomolov Jr, Tsonga, Seppi and Federer.