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Re: Allez Nole! Le jour de gloire est arrivé! Marseille Cheering Thread.

Thought I'd bump this up since the draw is on Saturday. Plus his official site provides some evidence that he still exists despite no live sightings.

Novak back on court!
After three weeks off court, Novak is coming back on the tennis stage!

The third player in the world is playing in Marseille from Monday, February 16th. This will be Djokovic's fourth tournament in 2009. It belongs to ATP World Tour 250 tier, and the prize money is 576,000 euros.

The Australian Open quarterfinalist will be no.1 seed, and will get a BYE in the first round.

Andy Murray and Gilles Simon from top 10 will play there. Gael Monfils, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet, Marin Cilic, Mario Ancic, Ivan Ljubicic are also in the tournament field. This will be Nole's third consecutive appearance at the Open 13 tournament. He hasn't been lucky so far. In 2007 he lost in the opening round, and last year he was eliminated in the second round.

The defending champion in Marseille is Andy Murray, who defeated Mario Ancic in the last year's finals.

The winner of the tournament will get 250 ATP points and 88,500 euros.
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Thought I'd bump this up since the draw is on Saturday. Plus his official site provides some evidence that he still exists despite no live sightings.

Novak back on court!
After three weeks off court, Novak is coming back on the tennis stage!

The third player in the world is playing in Marseille from Monday, February 16th. This will be Djokovic's fourth tournament in 2009. It belongs to ATP World Tour 250 tier, and the prize money is 576,000 euros.

The Australian Open quarterfinalist will be no.1 seed, and will get a BYE in the first round.

Andy Murray and Gilles Simon from top 10 will play there. Gael Monfils, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet, Marin Cilic, Mario Ancic, Ivan Ljubicic are also in the tournament field. This will be Nole's third consecutive appearance at the Open 13 tournament. He hasn't been lucky so far. In 2007 he lost in the opening round, and last year he was eliminated in the second round.

The defending champion in Marseille is Andy Murray, who defeated Mario Ancic in the last year's finals.

The winner of the tournament will get 250 ATP points and 88,500 euros.
May be he'll make the 3rd round this year
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May be he'll make the 3rd round this year
Everybody cross their fingers!

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Have to admit that normally when I start a thread he loses in the 2nd round - so if he goes further I'll consider it a great personal success
Let's wait and see how it turns out.
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Everybody cross their fingers!

*Fingers crossed*

I hope he comes into some good form soon.
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Re: Allez Nole! Le jour de gloire est arrivé! Marseille Cheering Thread.

From the official Marseille site:

Draw ceremony postponed
The draw ceremony, originally scheduled at noon on Saturday February 14th at the Palais des Sports has been postponed to 6 pm. The location remains the same.


Also, here's a link to the web tv page of the site. Hopefully, that'll mean no one will have to worry about not seeing any matches due to their area not broadcasting Marseille.

http://www.open13.fr/web-tv.html

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Re: Allez Nole! Le jour de gloire est arrivé! Marseille Cheering Thread.

Thanks for the link, hopefully everyone will be able to watch without any problems.
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have you read it:
(The draw will take place at 18:00 instead of 12:00 because of Murray's withdrawal
I found it here:
Marseille Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated February 16, 2009)

Murray withdrawal?!Does anyone know why?
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Re: Allez Nole! Le jour de gloire est arrivé! Marseille Cheering Thread.

No - I didn't know about Murray. In fact I thought that, whilst he was still involved in another tournament, he could not withdraw Maybe something personal

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I had no idea? Can anyone confirm why he pulled out?
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1 Djokovic, Novak SRB 3
OUT Murray, Andy GBR 4
3 Simon, Gilles FRA 6
4 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried FRA 7
5 Monfils, Gael FRA 13
6 Berdych, Tomas CZE 20
7 Gasquet, Richard FRA 23
8 Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 24
OUT Cilic, Marin CRO 27
10 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 30
11 Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA 31
OUT Melzer, Jurgen AUT 32
13 Schuettler, Rainer GER 33
14 Seppi, Andreas ITA 34
OUT Ancic, Mario CRO 35
16 Bolelli, Simone ITA 38
17 Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 39
18 Benneteau, Julien FRA 40
OUT Hanescu, Victor ROU 48
20 Gicquel, Marc FRA 50
21 Santoro, Fabrice FRA 51
22 Llodra, Michael FRA 54
23 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 58
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Re: Allez Nole! Le jour de gloire est arrivé! Marseille Cheering Thread.

Wow, So many players have pulled out.
Mario and Andy are still playing in Rotterdam, I understand their withdrawl.
Now the entry looks less dense.
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Re: Allez Nole! Le jour de gloire est arrivé! Marseille Cheering Thread.

I just watched Andy v Mario on our TV. Andy was limping pretty badly. Don't know what the problem is, but our commentators said he was in doubt to even play in the Final tomorrow, and had only played today because he didn't want to let the people down who had paid money for a semi final. Seems it is quite serious, which is why he has already pulled out of Marseille.

Edit: I see they have just given a Wild Card to Grigor Dimitrov I really hope Nole doesn't draw him

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"I got luck today," said the winner of this first semi-final.
"I was playing great and Mario was not on his best game.
"I was hitting the ball well and made very few mistakes. It was tough for him. I'm very happy to come through."

Murray said that he would have to get a problem with his foot checked out but was optimistic of being ready for the Sunday final. He was flexing the foot several times during his brief outing on court.

"I'll have the physio take a look but I'm hoping it will all be fine."

I watched the match and Murray hobbled very much on the end of the match
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Wow, So many players have pulled out.
Mario and Andy are still playing in Rotterdam, I understand their withdrawl.
Now the entry looks less dense.
Hopefully, Nole will take advantage.
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