This is absolute BS I don´t understand why people spread rumours like that Probably to get attention and unfortunately this is also what this person got
Pim Pim has surely withdrawn from Paris because he was not feeling well enough after the infection he had in Madrid! I am sure he just did not want to risk anything for the new season or the preparation for the new season!
I still think Stockholm and Madrid was just the beginning, so we will see lots more good results of Pim Pim in 2007
THE Adelaide International's revolutionary round-robin format yesterday snared another high-profile signing when Swedish thunderbolt Joachim Johansson committed to the tennis event.
Johansson was unable to defend the Memorial Drive title this year because of severe elbow and shoulder injuries.
But the former world No. 9 will return to the historic tournament from January 1, when he will lock horns with another previous winner Lleyton Hewitt.
However, Scot Andy Murray will be an absentee in Adelaide. It is understood Doha has secured the rapidly-rising baseliner's services.
Restricted to only three ATP events since July 2005 because of shoulder and elbow operations, Johansson announced his reappearance in spectacular fashion late this season.
The powerful baseliner not only rolled world No. 2 Rafael Nadal in Stockholm but then dispatched world No. 5 Nikolay Davydenko at the Paris Masters.
Adelaide tournament director Peter Johnston confirmed from Shanghai yesterday several leading players were intrigued by the event's switch from a traditional elimination format to a round-robin system.
Under the format, 16 top-ranked players are provided with direct access into the round-robin phase. The next 16 players in rankings order have to contest opening-round eliminators with the winners advancing to the round-robin.
Eight groups of three players then contest the round-robin, with each player guaranteed two matches. The winner of each group progresses to the quarter-final, when the tournament reverts to elimination mode.
Johnston said "the whole mood of the round-robin has been positively received", drawing support from Nadal in particular.
The system offers highly ranked players increased protection and allows officials to market crowd-pulling matches with greater certainty.
The entry cut-off for the Adelaide event is on Monday.