randam05 wrote:There isnt many good first round matches really..all the seeds should progress second round really.. will make for a better quality second round and further though.
Rubbish mate, theres plenty of interesting and anticipated R1 matches. And no chance ALL the seeds will progress either. Theres at least a dozen good clashes in R1.
Ding Junhui v Matthew Stevens - This could be an upset, decent game in store if Stevens brings form
Mark Allen v Tom Ford - Can Allen finally show some form?
Marco Fu v Barry Hawkins - Could be a classic best of 17 battle
Ronnie O'Sullivan v Stuart Bingham - Should be routine, but is there such a thing as a boring Ronnie game?
Stephen Maguire v Ken Doherty - Good match, can Doherty roll back the years?
Mark Selby v Ricky Walden - Could be an explosive clash
Graeme Dott v Martin Gould - Another great clash of styles, hard to pick a winner
John Higgins v Stephen Lee - Eagerly anticipated return to big time action of Higgins, Lee needs a few wins to get back in the top 16 and all eyes will be on Higgins and ears on the crowds reaction
Ali Carter v Mark Joyce - Not the most attractive game, routine win for Ali surely?
Jamie Cope v Judd Trump - very exciting clash in prospect i feel between 2 of the younger talents.
Stephen Hendry v Jimmy White - Ultimate clash to capture publics imagination. Will this be the last chapter in their epic rivalry of the last quarter of a century?
Mark Williams v Mark Davis - Can Mark Davis continue his consistency and cause a proper shock?
Shaun Murphy v Patrick Wallace - a boring game, ill give you that.
Mark King v Ryan Day - Both in need of vital ranking points so all to play for
Peter Ebdon v Andrew Higginson - Ebdon should do what he has to do
Neil Robertson v Rory McLeod - Robbo ought to win easy but you just never know....