ATP Doha Preview - MensTennisForums.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 01-04-2004, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
Vamos Mandy :)
 
Deboogle!.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Looking for Andy's forehand with Sarah and Re...
Posts: 85,829
                     
ATP Doha Preview

DOHA-QATAR EXXONMOBIL OPEN
JANUARY 4, 2004
Doha Preview: Roddick Starts Off 2004 in Doha

Andy Roddick, who claimed the ATP Champions Race and the year-end No. 1 ranking at the Tennis Masters Cup Houston in November, is starting off his 2004 quest at the Qatar Exxon Mobil Open this week. The top seeded American makes his first career appearance in Qatar and will face Russian No. 2 Nikolay Davydenko in the first round. The Russian had the best year of his career in 2003, winning two ATP titles.

Rainer Schuettler, seeded No. 2, will try to build on his strong performance in 2003 where he finished off the year by reaching the semifinals at the Tennis Masters Cup in Houston. He finished in the Top 10 for first time, winning two ATP titles in four finals and 71 matches last season. The German won his first ATP title in Doha in 1999 and was also a finalist in 2000.

No. 3 seed Mark Philippoussis, who helped Australia clinch the Davis Cup against Spain in the final, will face defending champion Stefan Koubek in the opening round. The hard-serving Aussie, who makes his first appearance in Doha, finished in Top 10 for first time in his career and as No. 1 Aussie for first time since 1995 and also won his 10th career ATP title in 2003.

Younes El Aynaoui, seeded No. 6, is competing in Doha for the tenth time. The crowd favourite from Morocco won the Doha crown in 2002, the third out of his five titles.

Frenchman Nicolas Escude received a wildcard in Doha and will play his first match since retiring against Juan Carlos Ferrero in the second round of last year’s Wimbledon with a hip injury.

LA Pics & Reports ~ My New Blog: Adventures of a Picky Foodie! ~ My Travel Blog

to (in no particular order): BryOns | Mandy | MarTy | Isner | Dent | Querrey | Baghdatis | Delic | Oli | N&o | Gasquet | Ferrero | Levine | Malisse | LUX | Melzer | Moya | Nishikori | Haas | Grosjean | Ancic | Mathieu | Calleri | Bolelli | Sela | Blake | more...
Deboogle!. is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome