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Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated 10/1/07)

smucav
08-21-2007, 02:33 PM
Tournament Name: AIG JAPAN OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2007
Location: TOKYO, JAPAN
Dates: OCTOBER 1-7, 2007
Prize Money: US $832,000 (US $732,000)
48 DRAW

SITE: ARIAKE TENNIS FOREST PARK/ARIAKE COLOSSEUM 2-2-22 ARIAKE, KOTO-KU
TOKYO, 135-0063 JAPAN
SURFACE: HARDCOURT
BALL: SRIXON
PRIZE MONEY: US DOLLARS
WEB SITE: http://aigopen.jp/07/index.en.shtml

Qualifying draw: Friday, September 28, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Saturday, September 29, 4:00 p.m.
Doubles draw: Saturday, September 29, 6:00 p.m.

ATP Ranking Points/ATP Race Points
W: 250/50
F: 175/35
SF: 110/22
QF: 60/12
R16: 25/5
R32: 15/3
R64: 0/0
Q: +5/+1
Q12: 3/0
Q24: 1/0

Entry deadline: August 20, 2007
Seeding: September 24, 2007

OUT Federer, Roger SUI 1
OUT Roddick, Andy USA 5
OUT Blake, James USA 6
4 Berdych, Tomas CZE 9
OUT Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 11
6 Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 16
OUT Safin, Marat RUS 25
8 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 26
9 Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 27
10 Karlovic, Ivo CRO 33
11 Verdasco, Fernando ESP 35
OUT Ancic, Mario CRO 37
13 Lee, Hyung-Taik KOR 42
14 Querrey, Sam USA 47
15 Becker, Benjamin GER 49
16 Del Potro, Juan Martin ARG 59
17 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 62
18 Spadea, Vincent USA 64
19 Russell, Michael USA 67
20 Dancevic, Frank CAN 68
OUT Acasuso, Jose ARG 69
22 Delic, Amer USA 71
23 Johansson, Thomas SWE 72
24 Gimelstob, Justin USA @73
OUT Hartfield, Diego ARG 75
OUT Berlocq, Carlos ARG 76
27 Roitman, Sergio ARG 78
OUT Zabaleta, Mariano ARG 83
29 Bolelli, Simone ITA 87
30 Gabashvili, Teimuraz RUS 94
31 Haase, Robin NED 95
32 Navarro Pastor, Ivan ESP 99
33 Zverev, Mischa GER 100
34 Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE 102
OUT Srichaphan, Paradorn THA 103
36 Kendrick, Robert USA 107
37 Fognini, Fabio ITA 109
38 Udomchoke, Danai THA 110
39 (Q) Nam, Hyun-Woo KOR
40 (Q) Gregorc, Luka SLO
41 (Q) Terachi, Takahiro JPN
42 (Q) Scherrer, Jean-Claude SUI
43 (Q) Stadler, Simon GER
44 (Q) Jun, Woon-Sun KOR
45 (WC) Suzuki, Takeo JPN
46 (WC) Soeda, Go JPN
47 (WC) Nishikori, Kei JPN
48 (WC) Iwabuchi, Satoshi JPN
Ferrer, David ESP (replaces Federer)
Gasquet, Richard FRA (replaces Blake)

Alternates
IN Cilic, Marin CRO 114
OUT Mantilla, Felix ESP @114
IN Vanek, Jiri CZE 115
IN Pashanski, Boris SRB 117
IN Sela, Dudi ISR 118
IN Capdeville, Paul CHI 120
IN Moodie, Wesley RSA 121
OUT Bogdanovic, Alex GBR 124
OUT Ventura, Santiago ESP 125
IN Kubot, Lukasz POL 127
OUT Cuevas, Pablo URU 129
OUT Zib, Tomas CZE 130
OUT Montcourt, Mathieu FRA 134
IN Fleishman, Zack USA 136
OUT Ulihrach, Bohdan CZE 137
OUT Waske, Alexander GER 139
OUT Troicki, Viktor SRB 143
IN Schuettler, Rainer GER 146
1. Phau, Bjorn GER 148
2. Peya, Alexander AUT 149
3. Wang
4. Qureshi
5. Odesnik
6. Bracciali

keqtqiadv
08-21-2007, 05:40 PM
Thomas Johansson :worship:

Raul
08-27-2007, 10:02 AM
Philipp Petzschner play here ?

TULY
09-05-2007, 03:12 PM
OMG!
my boyfriend is playing here

wenty
09-10-2007, 08:39 AM
OMG!
my boyfriend is playing here

And who would that be?

JMG
09-10-2007, 09:22 PM
Will this one get a quali entry list tomorrow?

Raul
09-11-2007, 08:17 AM
I hope they will play here :D

PHILIPP PETZSCHNER
Alex Bogdanovic
PABLO CUEVAS
WESLEY MOODIE
Paul Capdeville
Carlos Berlocq
Frank Dancevic
Thomas Johansson

Pleeeeeeease.

njnetswill
09-11-2007, 11:13 PM
:eek: Srichaphan, Paradorn THA 103

Jimnik
09-13-2007, 01:15 PM
Safin is out. :p

valexie03
09-13-2007, 02:44 PM
OMG!
my boyfriend is playing here

I thought Frank's girlfriend was American http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Drapeaux/drapeau-canada-10.gif

wenty
09-14-2007, 02:52 AM
Misha and Verdasco :rocker2:

muniu
09-14-2007, 09:00 AM
Misha and Verdasco :rocker2:

:rocker2:

pomnok
09-15-2007, 12:26 AM
:eek: Srichaphan, Paradorn THA 103


He still had wrist injury and will withdraw from this tournament. His ranking will continue sliping down and down until end of this year Paradorn ranking will be around 600-650. He will back in Next year in Australian open.

rolandgarros
09-15-2007, 01:41 AM
Federer to defend title against thin field
The Yomiuri Shimbun

World No. 1 Roger Federer will return to defend his title at next month's AIG Japan Open, and he'll have little standing in his way to accomplishing it.

The Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych, a Wimbledon semifinalist ranked ninth in the world, is the only other top 10 player in the field announced by organizers Friday in Tokyo.

Japan's Kei Nishikori, who made the quarterfinals in Indianapolis in July, received a wild card entry for the 832,000 dollars event to be held Oct. 1-7 at Tokyo's Ariake Tennis Forest Park.

India's Sania Mirza and Japan's Ai Sugiyama head the entries in the 175,000 dollars women's Tier III WTA tournament to run concurrently.

scarecrows
09-15-2007, 01:46 AM
I guess Gimelstob is out as well?

kiwi10is
09-15-2007, 08:00 AM
He still had wrist injury and will withdraw from this tournament. His ranking will continue sliping down and down until end of this year Paradorn ranking will be around 600-650. He will back in Next year in Australian open.

don't worry about his ranking. He is injured for more than 6 months and he will get protected ranking!!

Deboogle!.
09-15-2007, 05:38 PM
Yeah, Roddick will be out - his website is advertising a charity appearance on Oct. 3 LOL

Fee
09-15-2007, 09:23 PM
I guess Gimelstob is out as well?

Why do you say that? He'll be there.

(it was his last Slam, not his last tournament. he said repeatedly that he was finishing out the season :) ).

Yeah, Roddick will be out - his website is advertising a charity appearance on Oct. 3 LOL

Andy :mad: Stop entering them if you have no intention of playing there. That's just cheesy.

Ruski
09-16-2007, 03:12 AM
Roger's title #52!!! :)

Deboogle!.
09-16-2007, 01:18 PM
Andy :mad: Stop entering them if you have no intention of playing there. That's just cheesy.Exactly :o

kiwi10is
09-16-2007, 06:53 PM
Andy :mad: Stop entering them if you have no intention of playing there. That's just cheesy.

better than not entering and asking for a wildcard that was supposed to go to someone who really needs it in the last minute.

Raul
09-17-2007, 07:46 AM
[QUOTE=kiwi10is;6031863]

Yes, you right :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2:

scarecrows
09-17-2007, 07:47 AM
Why do you say that? He'll be there.

(it was his last Slam, not his last tournament. he said repeatedly that he was finishing out the season :) ).



ah thanks, thought he ended singles career with US Open

Fee
09-18-2007, 01:05 AM
better than not entering and asking for a wildcard that was supposed to go to someone who really needs it in the last minute.

You mean like other players do? Because I can only think of one time Andy even asked to do that, and it was too late so he just stayed home that week when it didn't work out.

kiwi10is
09-18-2007, 04:17 PM
You mean like other players do? Because I can only think of one time Andy even asked to do that, and it was too late so he just stayed home that week when it didn't work out.
I mean that I prefer what Andy does. Wildcards are supposed to be a chance for players with a low ranking to enter ATP tournaments. Young players or players who fell in the ranking because of injury. If top players who could have entered in time with their ranking ask for wildcards just a few days before the tournament starts they take the wildcard from a player who needs it more just because they were too late to enter on a normal way. Andy enters the tournaments and withdraws from those he doesn`t want to play which gives the lower ranked players the chance to get the wildcard.
For example: The tournament in Mumbai gave 2 of their 3 wildcards to young Indian players the way it should be. But they kept the 3rd wildcard until now hoping that a top player might ask for it. This leaves players like Nicolas Kiefer (his ranking is too low to qualify because he was injured for 1 year) waiting in Beijing after the tournament ended there because he doesn`t know where to go play next since he needs a wildcard to take part in a tournament until his ranking is good enough again.

D.daTS
09-18-2007, 09:33 PM
take it Michail Youzhny :worship: :wavey:

smucav
09-21-2007, 04:55 PM
OUT Roddick, Safin, Acasuso, Hartfield, Zabaleta, Srichaphan (& Cilic, Mantilla, Bogdanovic, Ventura from ALT)
IN Vanek, Pashanski, Sela, Capdeville, Moodie, Kubot

Fee
09-22-2007, 03:28 AM
I mean that I prefer what Andy does. Wildcards are supposed to be a chance for players with a low ranking to enter ATP tournaments. Young players or players who fell in the ranking because of injury. If top players who could have entered in time with their ranking ask for wildcards just a few days before the tournament starts they take the wildcard from a player who needs it more just because they were too late to enter on a normal way. Andy enters the tournaments and withdraws from those he doesn`t want to play which gives the lower ranked players the chance to get the wildcard.
For example: The tournament in Mumbai gave 2 of their 3 wildcards to young Indian players the way it should be. But they kept the 3rd wildcard until now hoping that a top player might ask for it. This leaves players like Nicolas Kiefer (his ranking is too low to qualify because he was injured for 1 year) waiting in Beijing after the tournament ended there because he doesn`t know where to go play next since he needs a wildcard to take part in a tournament until his ranking is good enough again.


Yes, I agree. But what is happening with Kiefer's protected ranking? Has he used it up already, or is he saving it for other tournaments?

Allure
09-22-2007, 05:41 AM
Sucks. I would like to see another Federer/Roddick meeting. :angel:

kiwi10is
09-22-2007, 12:28 PM
Yes, I agree. But what is happening with Kiefer's protected ranking? Has he used it up already, or is he saving it for other tournaments?

you can use it only 8 times. So he needs it for the Masters Tournaments and Grand Slams. But he got that wildcard for Mumbai and he could enter the quali draw for Tokio. So hopefully the wildcard problem will be over for him. But his name was just an example. There are a lot of others who have the same problem.

Sakura 0101
09-25-2007, 03:13 AM
Japan tennis association announced that the rest of WCs go to Takao Suzuki & Go Soeda.
all japanese wild cards....:zzz:

kiwi10is
09-25-2007, 03:23 PM
"rest"?? who got the first one?

GlennMirnyi
09-25-2007, 04:19 PM
Japan tennis association announced that the rest of WCs go to Takao Suzuki & Go Soeda.
all japanese wild cards....:zzz:

Why :zzz:??? They're right, supporting Japanese players.

"rest"?? who got the first one?

First page: Nishikori and Iwabuchi.

Sakura 0101
09-26-2007, 03:36 AM
According to the official Tommy haas has decided to come to Tokyo.


Why :zzz:??? They're right, supporting Japanese players.

I know I should. But to be honest, there's tons of players I prefer to see than Japanese.:p
you have quite a few chances to see national players here but this is only chance to see class players in japan.

Sailor
09-26-2007, 08:18 AM
Sakura, your signature is great, lol.

Deboogle!.
09-26-2007, 01:48 PM
Pretty sure Blake will be out of this tourney - since he said at Davis Cup that his next event was Stockholm and that he was going home for a couple weeks before going back to Sweden..... WHY do these guys enter if they have no intention to play, it is so frustrating.

TankingTheSet
09-26-2007, 10:25 PM
Well if Haas is playing he does need a WC and that would mean one less Japanese WC.

Although this week Nadal was in some mysterious way replaced with Moya in Thailand without Moya actually having signed up for the tournament.

valexie03
09-26-2007, 10:52 PM
Well if Haas is playing he does need a WC and that would mean one less Japanese WC.

Although this week Nadal was in some mysterious way replaced with Moya in Thailand without Moya actually having signed up for the tournament.

Would someone please explain how this can happen :confused: :confused: :confused:

*Viva Chile*
09-27-2007, 02:31 AM
Isn't Gimelstob retired?

RogiRafaFan86
09-27-2007, 07:22 PM
Well, according to the man himself, David 'Pics' Ferrer will be playing in Tokyo now.

FerrersLinda
09-27-2007, 08:44 PM
Well, according to the man himself, David 'Pics' Ferrer will be playing in Tokyo now.

True, last minute change of plans.:)

www.davidferrer.com

Fee
09-27-2007, 08:45 PM
Isn't Gimelstob retired?

No.

Allure
09-28-2007, 02:22 AM
Roddick is not playing? :mad:

GlennMirnyi
09-28-2007, 02:30 AM
I know I should. But to be honest, there's tons of players I prefer to see than Japanese.:p
you have quite a few chances to see national players here but this is only chance to see class players in japan.

Well, it's a great tournament and it's a chance for the Japanese players to face some top class competition. Suzuki could have gone much further last year if he hadn't played Federer, for instance. ;)

Goldmund
09-28-2007, 11:59 AM
Vamos Mischa! :)

tennisgal_001
09-28-2007, 12:40 PM
Fed's OUT

smucav
09-28-2007, 01:41 PM
OUT: Roddick, Youzhny, Safin, Ancic, Acasuso, Hartfield, Berlocq, Zabaleta, Srichaphan (and Mantilla, Bogdanovic, Ventura, Cuevas, Zib, Montcourt, Ulihrach, Waske, Troicki, from ALT)
IN: Cilic, Vanek, Pashanski, Sela, Capdeville, Moodie, Kubot, Fleishman, Schuettler

smucav
09-28-2007, 02:17 PM
Would someone please explain how this can happen :confused: :confused: :confused:The 2007 ATP® Official Rulebook

page 10H. Evaluation of Player Fields
The Designation Committee has the authority prior to the singles main draw to adjust a Contract Tournament's player field by providing a Commitment Player of promotional value in addition to or in place of any originally committed player(s). The Designation Committee will make all decisions concerning the allocation of funds to players agreeing to play in additional selected tournaments.

page 606) Emergency situations.
a) The President may authorize substitutions in ATP Tournaments in situations when there are withdrawal(s) of player(s) who would have been seeded based upon their position on the original acceptance list. The withdrawal and substitution must occur within the period beginning on the Monday prior to the start of the event week and ending at 12 Noon, Eastern Time, USA, on the Friday before the event week. The substitute(s) ranking, as of the entry deadline, must be within the original cut-off for the main draw. If no substitution is made within this defined time period, then the next player on the acceptance list shall be moved into the main draw.
b) The Tournament shall pay prize money equal to that paid first-round losers to each player who would have been a Direct Acceptance if not for the late substitution. This payment shall not apply in the case where the player gained entry into a main draw singles, at any event, by other means.

This rule is similar to the WTA rule regarding gold- & silver-exempt players. Recently the ATP applied this rule in Beijing 2006 and Bangkok 2007 (both regarding withdrawals by Nadal).

valexie03
09-28-2007, 03:13 PM
Very helpful. Thanks Smucav :wavey:

Deboogle!.
09-28-2007, 03:27 PM
Hmm, maybe Blake IS showing up and just forgot he was playing? :lol:

fanancic
09-28-2007, 06:58 PM
Ancic out...:sad: Poor guy... he is very unlucky this year...:sad:

Fee
09-28-2007, 07:35 PM
Hmm, maybe Blake IS showing up and just forgot he was playing? :lol:

Don't know. Oddly enough, the entry list seems to have disappeared... I wonder if anyone got a good look at it before it was taken down.

TankingTheSet
09-28-2007, 08:08 PM
So what will happen is at least two top seeded players in the entry list (Federer, Blake?) will be substituted with new seeded players that did not originally sign up for the tournament (Ferrer, Gasquet, Haas?) following a special exemption rule in the ATP rulebook.

Hokit
09-29-2007, 12:07 AM
I know I should. But to be honest, there's tons of players I prefer to see than Japanese.:p you have quite a few chances to see national players here but this is only chance to see class players in japan.

Why do you think Japanese tennis is so dismal? Had the public shown interest, the JTA might've invested more in developing its crop.

That's part of the problem with Japanese tennis. A lot of fans don't appreciate their own players, who don't get much support outside Japan anyway.

I could just imagine in a Davis Cup match between, say, Switzerland and Japan, Japanese fans would probably be supporting Federer :help:

Hokit
09-29-2007, 12:10 AM
Well, it's a great tournament and it's a chance for the Japanese players to face some top class competition. Suzuki could have gone much further last year if he hadn't played Federer, for instance. ;)

Doubt it :p Japanese players are notoriously inconsistent. Suzuki would've probably tanked 1 and 0 against the next opponent.

Puschkin
09-29-2007, 12:32 AM
I could just imagine in a Davis Cup match between, say, Switzerland and Japan, Japanese fans would probably be supporting Federer :help:

If this is true, :worship: to Japanese fans: the final proof of grasping the game independently from the nationality of the player.

¿esquímaux?
09-29-2007, 03:45 AM
Why do you think Japanese tennis is so dismal? Had the public shown interest......Are you f*cking serious?!?!? REALLY!?!? Tickets were sold out for the finals weekend a month before the tournament began. I couldn't even get nosebleed seats :eek: And as for supporting Japanese players...well...to be frank....they suck hun :angel: ;)

OUT: ...Roddick:o ...Safin:o ...Srichapan:o ...Youzhny:crying2:...Zib:hysteric:...Federer:eek: :eek::sad:
IN: Sela:drool:
WTF happened to the draw!!! :confused: :o :eek: :mad: :o

So what will happen is at least two top seeded players in the entry list (Federer, Blake?) will be substituted with new seeded players that did not originally sign up for the tournament (Ferrer, Gasquet, Haas?) following a special exemption rule in the ATP rulebook.
Richard please :HAWT::drool::angel:

Hokit
09-29-2007, 08:34 AM
Are you f*cking serious?!?!? REALLY!?!? Tickets were sold out for the finals weekend a month before the tournament began. I couldn't even get nosebleed seats :eek: And as for supporting Japanese players...well...to be frank....they suck hun :angel: ;)

I think you misunderstood what I wrote there - I meant the public taking interest in Japanese tennis, not just tennis overall ;)

And yeah, it's unfortunate that there hasn't been a decent male player to brag about :o Still, it amazes me that crowds in Australia, for example, really get behind their own - even the shitty ones. In Japan, however, ... :tape:

Jadranka
10-01-2007, 06:28 PM
Mario :awww:

Pimmchanok
10-06-2007, 07:46 PM
I find it slightly ironic that the two people who just happen to replace Fed and Blake, didnt originally sign up for this tourney and still end up in the final, hmm...