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Question Week 28 Aptos

Anybody have any info yet?
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Re: Week 28 Aptos

What info would you like?

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Re: Week 28 Aptos

Who's going to be there mainly? Is it a good tournament to go to? I guess you're hoping for JMG hey Fee?
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I've never been there, its south of Santa Cruz and that's a 2.5 - 3 hour drive from me (without one minute of traffic delays) and I don't have a car at the moment anyway. It's a coastal community so there is no such thing as a cheap hotel there in the summer and the drive back and forth to San Jose (30 mins) is a bit treacherous to stay at my fave place there. Jan-Mike has told me that he intends to enter, but I don't know that he will actually play there because of his legs.

This year Aptos falls during a Davis Cup week, so I suspect that it will have a stronger than normal entry list. Look for anyone who likes hardcourts, especially Americans, ranked between about 70 to 200 as of Monday (the 20th) to possibly sign up, entries are due at 5 pm. We'll probably have the entry list from our usual source by Wednesday.

It's a $75K and its one of the oldest challengers in the states, so it seems like it would be a pretty good one to go to. If I can get down there, I will, but it just doesn't look like that's going to happen at this time. Here's the tournament website: http://seascapesportsclub.com/challenger/

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So no ATP Events running alongside? As it's Davis Cup time, that is...

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Here's the raw entry list. I'll put the pretty one in later (when someone else types it up ).

Goldstein - 101
Phau - 103
Carraz- 111
Lapentii, G - 114
Dupuis - 116
Gimelstob - 123
Gambill - 127
Dlouhy - 139
Delic - 145
Tursunov - 152 (?)
Lu - 153
Okun - 154
Heuberger - 159
Bogomolov, JR - 162
Dancevic - 164
Capdeville - 173
Baker - 175
Reynolds - 189
Salzenstein - 196
Weiner - 192
Ferreiro - 209
Niemeyer - 217

I really thought this list would be a bit more competitive, but its the 'usual suspects' on the US Challenger circuit, for the most part.
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OUT Goldstein USA 101
2 Phau GER 103
3 Carraz FRA 111
4 Lapentti, G ECU 114
5 Dupuis FRA 116
6 Gimelstob USA 123
OUT Gambill USA 127
8 Dlouhy CZE 139
9 Delic USA 145
10 Tursunov RUS 152
OUT Lu TPE 153
12 Okun ISR 154
OUT Heuberger SUI 159
14 Bogomolov, JR USA 162
15 Dancevic CAN 164
OUT Capdeville CHI 173
OUT Baker USA 175
18 Reynolds USA 189
OUT Salzenstein USA 196
20 Weiner USA 192
OUT Ferreiro BRA 209
22 Niemeyer CAN 217
23 (SE)
24 (SE)
25 (WC) Andy Murray GBR
26 (WC) Rajeev Ram USA
27 (WC) Scoville Jenkins USA
28 (WC) Ben Lankenau USA
29 (Q) Lester Cook (USA)
30 (Q) Huntley Montgomery (USA)
31 (Q) Eric Taino (USA)
32 (Q) Samuel Querrey (USA)
(LL) Marc Kimmich AUS (replaces Gambill)
(LL) Lesley Joseph (USA) (replaces Russell)
(LL) Phillip King (USA) (replaces Goldstein)

Alternates
IN Alves BRA 229
IN Sela ISR 235
IN Boeker USA 237
IN Mamit USA 240
IN Levy ISR 254
OUT Russell USA 256
IN Cakl CZE 264
IN Healey AUS 267
1. Mergea ROM 271
2. Kimmich AUS 274
OUT Miranda PER 277
3. Bruthans SVK 278
4. Baccanello AUS 281
5. Rojer AHO 288
6. Smeets AUS 295
7. Lammer
9. Widom
10. R.Ram
11. Adaktusson

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I definitely expected a stronger entry too... but it's nice to see the same friendly faces I guess a lot of guys are taking a little time off...

Jim Thomas - Max Mirnyi - Jordan Kerr - Rohan Bopanna - Andy Roddick - Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi - Ilia Bozoljac - Chris Haggard - Jan-Michael Gambill - Donald Young - Nathan Healey - Lleyton Hewitt - Jamie Murray - Olivier Rochus - James Blake - Vince Spadea - Tim Henman - John Isner - Travis Parrott - Paul Goldstein - Tim Henman - Wes Moodie - Arnaud Clement - Michael Russell - Jeff Coetzee

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I guess so. The Top 100 guys could have a long summer from Indy up to the USO, so I guess its no real big surprise that most of them opted to pass this one up. Andy Murray has been given a WC, but I am interested to see who will get the others. Perhaps Mardy Fish wanting to test out his wrist?
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Anyone know what's going with Salzenstein? Injury? I don't think he's played since qualies of FO. I kinda like his game and last summer I (without realizing it) kicked his coach out of my seat at Cincy.

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I guess so. The Top 100 guys could have a long summer from Indy up to the USO, so I guess its no real big surprise that most of them opted to pass this one up. Andy Murray has been given a WC, but I am interested to see who will get the others. Perhaps Mardy Fish wanting to test out his wrist?
He's got WorldTeamTennis commitments and his site says he'll probably test the wrist there. Challenger would've been a better idea though.

But it's ok, he'll be on the challenger circuit soon enough anyway.

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But it's ok, he'll be on the challenger circuit soon enough anyway.
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Let's hope he can make a come back like the last silver medalist, Tommy Haas!

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Aptos' wildcards announced
$75,000 Comerica Challenger
A men’s professional tennis event
July 11-17, 2005
Seascape Sports Club, Aptos

FINAL WILDCARDS ANNOUNCED FOR NEXT WEEK’S EVENT

(FOR RELEASE JULY 8, 2005) – Young Americans Rajeev Ram, Scoville Jenkins and Ben Lankenau will join Scottish phenom and Wimbledon hero Andrew Murray as wildcard entries into the $75,000 Comerica Challenger, it was announced Friday. The tournament begins Monday, July 11, at Seascape Sports Club in Aptos (Santa Cruz County).

Ram, 21, is a native of Carmel, Ind., and helped the University of Illinois win the 2003 NCAA team championship, also claiming the NCAA doubles title that year. He is ranked No. 273 by the ATP.

Jenkins, a 19-year-old from Atlanta, was a semifinalist at the Wimbledon Juniors in 2004 became the first African American to win the USTA Boys 18s Hardcourts at Kalamazoo, Mich., in 2004. He is ranked No. 500 by the ATP.

Lankenau, a 16-year-old from Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., is a prospect coached by former ATP standout Phil Dent. Lankenau has consistently ranked among the national top 20 in his age groups and has played in several Futures tournaments. He is unranked.

Murray, whose wildcard entry was announced July 2, is an 18-year-old Scot who shocked the tennis world by reaching the third round at Wimbledon, lasting longer in the draw than beloved Brit Tim Henman. His ranked jumped from No. 312 to No. 213 on Monday based on his Wimbledon efforts. Murray, the reigning U.S. Open Junior champion, will make his Comerica Challenger debut at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, against an opponent to be determined Sunday.

Five players from the official ATP acceptance list have backed out of the Comerica Challenger because of injuries: two-time champion Jeff Salzenstein, Brian Baker, Paul Capdeville, Franco Ferreiro and Yen-Hsun Lu. To fill their spots in the draw, plus two other spots reserved for special exemptions that will not be used, the following seven players are now in the main draw: Thiago Alves, Dudi Sela, Matias Boeker, Michael Russell, Cecil Mamiit, Harel Levy and Tomas Cakl. Mamitt won the Seascape title in 1998.

The Comerica Challenger singles champion will receive $10,800, up from $7,200 in previous years when prize money totaled $50,000; the runner-up will earn $6,360, up from $4,250. The doubles winners will split $4,650. Marking its 19th consecutive year, the Comerica Challenger is the longest-running challenger on the men’s USTA Pro Circuit. It gets under way July 9-10 with a 32-player qualifying tournament that will advance four semifinalists to the main draw.

A percentage of all ticket sales is donated to local schools. Tickets are $14 Monday through Thursday, $18 Friday (quarterfinals), $20 Saturday (semifinals) and $22 Sunday (finals). A weekend pass (Friday-Saturday-Sunday) is $50. Kids 5 and under are admitted free and tickets for kids 6-12 are half price. There is a 20 % discount on tickets for groups of 10 or more. Admission to the qualifying tournament is free.

Seascape Sports Club is one of Northern California’s premiere clubs, located just a few hundred yards from the Pacific Ocean. It is located at 1505 Seascape Blvd. in Aptos.

For more ticket information, call (831) 688-1993 or log onto www.seascapesportsclub.com.
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Yeah, it's sad. As soon as his Olympics points come off (and they're essentially un-defendable in a sense), he can kiss the top 100 good bye.

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