There has been some news about this tournament. I know it's early, but I thought we should start a thread
Vienna: Nalbandian becomes top seed, Moya out
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- With Spain's Carlos Moya surprisingly withdrawing from the CA Trophy tennis tournament starting next week, organizers moved Argentine David Nalbandian up to top seed on Monday.
"After Carlos Moya had to pull out with a shoulder injury, we decided to put David (to the) top," event organizer Peter Feigl said.
Nalbandian was placed ahead of Chile's Nicolas Massu. Massu, the 2004 Olympic champion, will celebrate his 25th birthday on the opening day of the tournament, which runs from Oct. 10-17.
The world's top-ranked player, Roger Federer of Switzerland, will not be able to defend his title in Vienna for a third consecutive time as "he is traveling to Asia for his sponsors at that time of year," Feigl added.
Tim Henman, who was part of Britain's failed bid to remain in the Davis Cup World Group when it lost a playoff tie on Austrian soil, is ready to fill Federer's shoes, according to Feigl.
"We would like to have Tim play instead of Roger. Henman made a great impression last year and told us, he wanted to come back," Feigl said.
In 2003, Henman reached the semifinals, losing to Moya in two close sets.
Other seeded players are Germany's Australian Open finalist, Rainer Schuettler (3), Spaniard Tommy Robredo (4), Argentina's Juan Ignacio Chela (5), Paradorn Srichaphan of Thailand (6), Guillermo Canas (7), also of Argentina, and Czech Jiri Novak (8).
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