Doha: The draw

Photo by AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

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.

9 Responses

  1. Ash86 says:

    The always dangerous Karlovic is also in Rafas half… Kohlschreiber could be tough but better that than someone really easy like Tsonga etc have – he’ll get a more competitive test. Hope he gets the 2-3 matches he’s looking for…

  2. sharon says:

    Rafa didn’t get the easiest draw. Only his second match looks like a gimme and then all the rest could be tricky. Oh well. It’ll be a good test of where his game is at. Hope he’s feeling healthy.

    Poor Davydenko. He sure has fallen in a year. Last year he was in the final against Roger and this year he draws him first round.

  3. Aini Idora says:

    Hi gals/guys,

    Wish me luck in my quest to meet Rafa and see him live in DOHA..will be at the stadium from tomorrow till Satday!

    • L says:

      YAY!!!!!! Hope we get to hear all the details about your experience. Have fun and send lots of positive energy to Rafa;)

  4. RAFAFAN says:

    Thank goodness, no water tennis this year!!! Rafa posted on FB Roger and his opening of Qatar 2012. What a spectacular sight!!

  5. Joan says:

    Can someone please tell me at what time Rafa’s match is supposed to start?

  6. the other Maria says:

    No doubles this year? He can’t? He doesn’t want to? He doesn’t need to?