At least that's what Fed diehards would say. Fed comes home from an encouraging but disappointing result in Madrid to play host to a bunch of boys who want to slay the king. Luckily for Fed his hometown is looking out for him, as he's got a pretty easy walk to the final, with only a potentially tricky, undoubtedly overhyped semi encounter with Big Berd.
The hot Argentines are left to duke it out in the other half. JMDP beat Nalby last week easily and then got his ass handed to him by Fed. Will we see the same result here?
The Muzzard is going to have to celebrate his Madrid win in St. Petersburg, which would actually be pretty awesome except for the fact that the kid doesn't drink. No vodka for you! As expected, Russia wasn't kind to Mr. Andy, as they stacked his quarter of the draw with Ernie Linguine as a possible second round matchup, and Janko as a potential third rounder, and Not So Super Mario as a fourth rounder. Not easy, but you have to think the young kid has more than enough in his tank to capture a back to back title. Good luck to him!
Meanwhile, over in Lyon, American Andy will try to disrupt the French homecoming of Reeshie, Jo, and Gilly. A tough task I think to be an American going into France to dispatch a bunch of Frenchmen, but hey, like we care. That's what makes us American. In addition to Andy, the other non-pastries in the field include The Evil One, Dr. Ivo, Disco Tommy, Querrey California, and Radek. Will Commodus have enough left in the tank to contend here? He's stilly fighting for a spot in Shanghai and with good results over the next few weeks he could make it.