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Entry list

Andre Agassi USA
Bob and Mike Bryan USA
Mario Ancic CRO
Tommy Haas GER
Taylor Dent USA
Sebastien Grosjean FRA
Nicolas Kiefer GER
Paradorn Srichaphan THA
Vince Spadea USA
Mardy Fish USA
Greg Rusedski GBR
James Blake USA
Dominik Hrbaty SVK
Karol Beck SVK
Juan Ignacio Chela ARG
Cyril Saulnier FRA
Xavier Malisse BEL
Kenneth Carlsen DEN
Ricardo Mello BRA
Ivo Karlovic CRO
Robby Ginepri USA
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1 AGASSI, Andre USA vs
2 Q

3 CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN vs
4 KIM, Kevin USA

5 WC GOLDSTEIN, Paul USA vs
6 SAULNIER, Cyril FRA

7 SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA vs
8 ANCIC, Mario CRO

9 HAAS, Tommy GER vs
10 KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO

11 MALISSE, Xavier BEL vs
12 LEE, Hyung-Taik KOR

13 CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG vs
14 BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP

15 FISH, Mardy USA vs
16 DENT, Taylor USA

17 RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR vs
18 Q

19 MULLER, Gilles LUX vs
20 SPADEA, Vincent USA

21 GINEPRI, Robby USA vs
22 ARTHURS, Wayne AUS

23 BLAKE, James USA vs
24 KIEFER, Nicolas GE

25 GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA vs
26 MELLO, Ricardo BRA

27 Q vs
28 MAMIIT, Cecil USA

29 Q vs
30 HERNYCH, Jan CZE

31 BECK, Karol SVK vs
32 HRBATY, Dominik SVK
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Seeded players:

1. AGASSI, Andre
2. HRBATY, Dominik
3. KIEFER, Nicolas
4. HAAS, Tommy
5. DENT, Taylor
6. ANCIC, Mario
7. GROSJEAN, Sebastien
8. RUSEDSKI, Greg


among Q-s are:

Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS)
Jonas BJORKMAN (SWE)
Mark PHILIPPOUSSIS (AUS)
etc...

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Best of lcuk to our Andre.

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Go Andre, win your 60th title. Then you'll have less pressure of having to defend your Cincy points because your ranking won't go down.

So far Andre has 210 points in the 2005 Indesit race. He had 283 after he won Cincy last year. That's 73 points. A LA win makes it 38 away from Cincy last year.

Assuming he will play Montreal and Cincy afterwards, he would only have to make the QF and the R16 in those 2 tourneys to have 285 points, more than the 283 Indesit points he had after 2004 Cincy. That in turn would keep his entry ranking at 6 heading to the US Open.
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Good Luck our dear Andre
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who will win L.A. 2005?

Look on Vote results at this moment:

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Agassi hopes to put pain in the past

Scott Williams in Indianapolis
Monday July 25, 2005
The Guardian

Andre Agassi's trademark showmanship will not find a more appreciative audience than this week in Los Angeles as the 35-year-old makes his first competitive appearance in two months.
Played at the UCLA campus, a short drive from Hollywood, the Mercedes-Benz Cup will serve as a delayed start to the US icon's summer season, postponed for a week when he withdrew from Indianapolis.

Agassi finds resonance with the showbusiness elite, who often attend, as well as the average fans who love him.

The veteran stager is hard to restrain when there is a willing audience to please and the crowds of tennis-mad locals are sure to pack every match involving the player.
While he aims to please and perform, there is nothing certain about this return for Agassi, who is suffering with a chronic sciatic nerve problem.

He was last sighted in Paris on May 24 after a first-round defeat, explaining the intricacies of a pain-killing injection that he took in February and whose efficiency suddenly expired as he held a two-sets-to-love lead over Jarkko Nieminen at Roland Garros.

"It had great results for me for a few months. It gradually got worse at a slow rate and then started picking up."

The injection varies in the amount of time it lasts. Agassi says for him it was about two to three months.

That kind of nagging doubt will surely be tucked away in his mind as he begins against a qualifier. If the summer goes according to plan, the eight-times grand slam champion will play through the hardcourt campaign and into the US Open which starts on August 29.

The three-times LA champion is said to have taken another injection late last week and will be hoping that the procedure can insure a pain-free few months on court.

A winner of 59 ATP career singles titles, including 14 in the past four years, he earned his last in August at Cincinnati. Despite playing only 11 events in 2005, including the first-round Davis Cup loss to Croatia, Agassi retains the No6 ranking, with a 22-9 season record. The veteran was boosted into the top seeding when Andy Roddick, still feeling the impact of his second Wimbledon thrashing by Roger Federer, withdrew citing a previously unmentioned sore right knee.

In Indianapolis, Greg Rusedski ran out of gas in his semi-final, taking a 6-4, 6-4 loss to Taylor Dent.

"I just didn't have enough time to recover from last night's match, it's pretty tough," said the 31-year-old, who needed three sets in the quarters to defeat Nicolas Kiefer.

"I had three really tough matches here. He played better than me there's no question. I was just a little bit slow. I just didn't move as well as I'd like."
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who's Andre 1st opponent? The qualies are played now.
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Article Published: Sunday, July 24, 2005 - 7:40:45 PM PST

Agassi is ready for Mercedes Cup
By Matthew Kredell , Staff Writer

Andre Agassi could be playing in Los Angeles for the final time as the ATP makes its only L.A. stop of the year for the Mercedes-Benz Cup.
The seven-day event begins today and goes through Sunday at UCLA.

Playing for the first time since losing in the opening round of the French Open in May, Agassi will need to carry the event after third- ranked Andy Roddick withdrew Friday because of a sore knee.

No other player ranked in the world's top 20 is playing in the tournament. Of course, if anyone can carry a tournament it is Agassi, the game's biggest name.

So it's understandable that event officials are not worrying.

"We were very sorry to learn of Andy's injury and we wish him a speedy recovery,' Mercedes-Benz Cup director Bob Kramer said. "Led by Andre Agassi, we have a very strong draw, and we're looking forward to a tremendous tournament.'

Strong may be an overstatement, but there are some compelling players surrounding the top-seeded Agassi, including a couple of formerly high-ranked players who are trying to play their way back up the standings in Tommy Haas and Nicolas Kiefer.

Haas, No. 27 in the world after being as high as No. 2 three years ago, is the defending champion.

"I kind of fell in love with the tournament the first time I got there,' Haas said of the Mercedes- Benz Cup. "It's great weather and a great atmosphere. I really enjoy being out there in Hollywood. I'm coming back to a tournament I love playing with great memories, and I'm going to try to repeat that.'

Bothered by various back, hip and toe injuries this season, Agassi, 35, missed Wimbledon last month and pulled out of the RCA Championships in Indianapolis last week.

Though Agassi, ranked sixth in the world, is the tournament's only top-20 player, there are eight more ranked in the top 40.

The field is wide open for someone like fifth-seeded Taylor Dent of Newport Beach to get a big victory near his hometown. Dent, ranked 30th in the world, has an interesting first-round match with friend Mardy Fish, an American ranked 68th.

Another good first-round match is No. 43 Paradorn Srichaphan of Thailand against No. 32 Mario Ancic of Croatia. Agassi opens with a qualifier to be determined.

Tickets can be bought at the gate, from Ticketmaster or by calling (310) 825-2101.

Agassi, James Blake and doubles twins Bob and Mike Bryan will join celebrities Jon Lovitz, Gavin Rossdale, Randy Jackson, Pauley Shore, Alan Thicke, Debra Wilson, Angie Stone, KEM and the group Kool & The Gang tonight for the always entertaining charity event "Gibson Baldwin Night at the Net.' Matthew Kredell can be reached at (818) 713-3607.


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who's Andre 1st opponent? The qualies are played now.
you have to consider time difference

LA -- Netherlands --- 9 h

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qualies were played yesterday so what's your point? none...
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