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Desafio Petrobras de Tenis (December 5th-10th, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

This exhibition event will be played from December 5th to December 10th, in an arena built at the Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The following players will take part:

- Mariano Puerta
- Robby Ginepri
- Nicolas Kiefer
- Nicolas Lapentti
- Flávio Saretta
- Ricardo Mello
- Júlio Silva
- Gustavo Kuerten

Format: Puerta and Guga receive bye to the semis. The remaining players were divided in two groups of 3, and will play a round-robin stage. The winner of each group qualifies to the semis.

On Saturday, Martina Hingis and Anna Kournikova will play an exhibition match.

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Re: Desafio Petrobrás de Tênis (December 5th-10th, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

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This exhibition event will be played from December 5th to December 10th, in an arena built at the Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The following players will take part:

- Mariano Puerta
- Robby Ginepri
- Nicolas Kiefer
- Nicolas Lapentti
- Flávio Saretta
- Ricardo Mello
- Júlio Silva
- Gustavo Kuerten

Format: Puerta and Guga receive bye to the semis. The remaining players were divided in two groups of 3, and will play a round-robin stage. The winner of each group qualifies to the semis.

On Saturday, Martina Hingis and Anna Kournikova will play an exhibition match.
Thanks for the news, Shotgun Blues. I has already mentioned it in Mariano's Forum - I can post the rest of the Player List there now if that is OK.

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Re: Desafio Petrobrás de Tênis (December 5th-10th, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

I want to go there I love Rio Don't matter what.. I'll love that city forever..
I'm actually hearing Bossanova and I'm very happy
I also would like to go to the Pan de Azucar.. :lovely

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in what surface they will play??? HARD?

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Re: Desafio Petrobrás de Tênis (December 5th-10th, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

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in what surface they will play??? HARD?
I don't know, there's no official site yet and I couldn't find any information about the surface, but I guess it will be played on hard.

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They could play on Sand

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They could play on Sand
Yeap, I had the same thought.
Beach tennis.

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Re: Desafio Petrobras de Tenis (December 5th-10th, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Group A: Kiefer, Saretta and Lapentti.
Group B: Ginepri, Mello and Silva.


Schedule of Events

Sunday 4th
Practice day

Monday 5th
19:00 - Ricardo Mello vs. Julio Silva
21:00 - Nicolas Kiefer vs. Flavio Saretta

Tuesday 6th
19:00 - Nicolas Kiefer vs. Nicolas Lapentti
21:00 - Ricardo Mello vs. Robby Ginepri

Wednesday 7th
19:00 - Julio Silva vs. Robby Ginepri
21:00 - Flavio Saretta vs. Nicolas Lapentti

Thursday 8th
19:00 - Mariano Puerta vs. ???
21:00 - Gustavo Kuerten vs. ???

Friday 9th
19:00 - Third Place match
21:00 - Final

Saturday 10th
21:00 - Anna Kournikova vs. Martina Hingis

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Re: Desafio Petrobras de Tenis (December 5th-10th, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

I don't think that Kiefer and Ginepri would play an exhibition on clay.
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Tuesday and Friday, best days to go

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Re: Desafio Petrobras de Tenis (December 5th-10th, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Julio Silva vs Ginepri. It will be a good match.
Guga will play this exibitions, but his 2006 season starts only in February...
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Good luck Robby!

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Julio Silva vs Ginepri. It will be a good match.
no it wont. it´s gonna be a ugly, one-sided match.
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Re: Desafio Petrobras de Tenis (December 5th-10th, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Did anyone actually find out what surface this is being played on?

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Did anyone actually find out what surface this is being played on?
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