Indianapolis 2003 : QF
First round- Bye
2R : (2)Paradorn Srichaphan(THA) d. Amer Delic(USA) 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-3), 6-1
3R : (2)Paradorn Srichaphan (THA) d. Alex Bogomolov (USA) 6-4, 6-3
QF : (2)Paradorn d. Draper 6-4,6-2
From atptennis website:
Paradorn Srichaphan improved to 17-7 on hard court this year with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Australian left-hander Scott Draper. The Thai is playing his first tournament since reaching the Wimbledon fourth round. He has won six of his past seven matches after a season of mixed success, which has returned a 25-16 match record.
WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID:
Srichaphan: "It gave me a lot of confidence going into the semifinals. I've played him two times before and it's always been a tough match. I was glad to pull it out in two sets today."
(On Thomann): "He's a good player, I've played him two times before in qualifying. Once in Atlanta on clay, he beat me and then he beat Agassi. The other time was in Miami and I beat him."
Top seed Andy Roddick is gunning for his eighth career ATP title this weekend, and his sixth title on home soil. The Wimbledon semifinalist has claimed two titles this year (St. Poelten and Queen's) and appeared in the Houston and Memphis finals. Roddick, who also reached the Australian Open semifinals in January, has won 18 of his past 20 matches. The American has been working with coach Brad Gilbert since Queen's in June.
Roddick's semifinal opponent Sjeng Schalken is also enjoying a hot streak, winning 12 of his past 13 matches dating back to his title in 's-Hertogenbosch. Schalken has won one title each year for eight of the past nine years (missing in 1998) but has never won multiple titles in the same season. The Dutchman's lone North American title came in Boston in 1997.
Second seed Paradorn Srichaphan led the ATP circuit with 40 hard court wins in 2002, winning titles in Long Island and Stockholm and reaching finals in Chennai and Washington. This year the Thai became the first Asian player in history to break into the Top 10 in the ATP Entry Rankings en route to a career-high ranking of No. 9 in May. Srichaphan began the season by winning his third career title (all on hard) in Chennai and later reached the semifinals of the NASDAQ-100 Open in Miami. He endured a lean 2-6 record during the clay season but ran back into form at Wimbledon, where he reached the fourth round (l. to Roddick). Thomann was 0-1 at ATP level (losing in the first round of Newport two weeks ago) and 11-16 at Challenger level this year before this week. He had not passed the second round of the past Challenger tournaments he played; last week he lost in the first round of the Aptos Challenger.