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Doha Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated December 31, 2007)

smucav
11-20-2007, 04:57 PM
Tournament Name: QATAR OPEN 2008
Location: DOHA, QATAR (SATURDAY FINAL)
Dates: 31 DECEMBER-5 JANUARY, 2008
Prize Money: US $1,049,000 (US $1,024,000)
32 DRAW

SITE: KHALIFA INTERNATIONAL TENNIS & SQUASH COMPLEX
MAJLIS AL–TAAWON ST, AL DAFNA
DOHA, QATAR
SURFACE: REBOUND ACE
BALL: WILSON AUSTRALIAN OPEN
PRIZE MONEY: US DOLLARS
WEB SITE: http://www.qatartennis.org/qemo2007/home.htm

Qualifying draw: Friday, December 28, 2007, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Saturday, December 29, 2007, 5:30 p.m.
Doubles draw: Saturday, December 29, 2007, 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: 0/0
Q: +10/+2

Entry deadline: November 19, 2007
Seeding: December 24, 2007

1 Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 4
2 Robredo, Tommy ESP 10
3 Murray, Andy GBR 11
4 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 18
5 Karlovic, Ivo CRO 22
OUT Starace, Potito ITA 31
7 Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 32
8 Andreev, Igor RUS 33
9 Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 34
10 Wawrinka, Stanislas SUI 36
11 Santoro, Fabrice FRA 37
12 Volandri, Filippo ITA 40
OUT Soderling, Robin SWE 41
14 Calleri, Agustin ARG 42
15 Montanes, Albert ESP 46
16 Koubek, Stefan AUT 47
17 Rochus, Olivier BEL 48
18 Kiefer, Nicolas GER 49
19 Seppi, Andreas ITA 50
20 Lee, Hyung-Taik KOR 51
21 Tipsarevic, Janko SRB 52
22 Berrer, Michael GER 57
23 Hernandez, Oscar ESP 58
OUT Bjorkman, Jonas SWE 59
25 Johansson, Thomas SWE 62
26 (Q) DE CHAUNAC, Sebastien FRA
27 (Q) MARTIN, Alberto ESP
28 (Q) DORSCH, Benedikt GER
29 (Q) ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
30 (WC) Haji, Abdulla QAT
31 (WC) Mirnyi, Max BLR
32 (WC) Schuettler, Rainer GER

Alternates
IN Pavel, Andrei ROU 76
IN Hartfield, Diego ARG 86
IN Ventura, Santiago ESP 89
OUT Llodra, Michael FRA 92
1. Pashanski, Boris SRB 95
OUT Kendrick, Robert USA 106
2. Minar, Ivo CZE 110
OUT Gabashvili, Teimuraz RUS 120
OUT Odesnik, Wayne USA 121
OUT Troicki, Viktor SRB 122
3. Kunitsyn, Igor RUS 125
4. Pless, Kristian DEN 127
5. Granollers-Pujol, Marcel ESP 128
6. De Voest, Rik RSA 129
7. Schuettler, Rainer GER 130
8. Ramirez Hidalgo, Ruben ESP 131
9. Karanusic, Roko CRO 133
10. Hrbaty, Dominik SVK 135
11. Zib, Tomas CZE 137
12. Cipolla, Flavio ITA 140

Blue Heart24
11-20-2007, 06:26 PM
VAMOS LJUBO defend your title!!!

also good luck to Ivo.

Johnny Groove
11-20-2007, 06:32 PM
Calm down man, the tourneys not for another 6 weeks :lol:

Getta
11-20-2007, 06:34 PM
Good luck Stan. :D

Blue Heart24
11-20-2007, 06:39 PM
Calm down man, the tourneys not for another 6 weeks :lol:

:rolleyes: Just writing my impressions for the first tournaments in 2008 :)

6 weeks is too much without tennis for me :sad: :lol:

Johnny Groove
11-20-2007, 07:00 PM
:rolleyes: Just writing my impressions for the first tournaments in 2008 :)

6 weeks is too much without tennis for me :sad: :lol:

:hug:

rocketassist
11-20-2007, 07:46 PM
Good to see no Federer here.

Deathless Mortal
11-20-2007, 07:54 PM
Good luck Ivan and Ivo :)

Filipo
11-20-2007, 09:37 PM
Won't Bjorkman be with his wife at January ?

valexie03
11-20-2007, 10:43 PM
:help: where is Dancevichttp://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Surpris/panique.gif

EagleWatch
11-21-2007, 11:38 PM
kiefer has a chance to begin the new year with an ATP title...

JeffCandoi
11-21-2007, 11:53 PM
Vamos Boredo and Lee :bounce:

kfh_9118
11-22-2007, 02:09 AM
Go Kiwi :bounce:

wenty
11-22-2007, 03:51 AM
Good luck to Kohli and Igor! :rocker2:

TankingTheSet
11-22-2007, 04:49 AM
Ljubicic will fall out of the top-20 for sure after this tournament.

*Ljubica*
11-22-2007, 12:07 PM
Good luck to Dima, Agustin and Tommy :)

Labamba
11-22-2007, 12:38 PM
old boys tournament this one, not many young guns here (except Murray)

good to see Volandri, Starace, Montanes and King Oscar in a big-money hard court tournament, hopefully Ventura can make it in too :lol:

TankingTheSet
11-22-2007, 10:03 PM
old boys tournament this one, not many young guns here (except Murray)

good to see Volandri, Starace, Montanes and King Oscar in a big-money hard court tournament, hopefully Ventura can make it in too :lol:

I think I've read that this tournament often plays slow due to sand blown onto the surface from the desert. They probably like that. :lol:

JM-Del-Potro
11-23-2007, 12:44 PM
good to see Volandri
Lucky his opponent :lol: :lol:

njnetswill
11-23-2007, 11:20 PM
I hope Oli draws Volandri first round.

Corey Feldman
11-24-2007, 01:45 AM
I was sure i read something last year saying Federer would play this

i guess something changed.

Gl Muzza.

GlennMirnyi
11-24-2007, 03:47 AM
Vamos Ljuba Truba!

dijus
11-24-2007, 07:59 AM
Koubek has a lot of points to defend from Chennai, so good luck el Fashionista ;)

savesthedizzle
11-25-2007, 11:28 PM
Hope Viktor gets in/qualifies here :D :rocker2:

TheBoiledEgg
11-26-2007, 03:21 AM
I was sure i read something last year saying Federer would play this

i guess something changed.

Gl Muzza.
pointless playing here cos its on rebound ace.
Aus Open surface changed.

Action Jackson
11-26-2007, 03:24 AM
The King, Seppi, Calleri, Koubek playing here this should be a good warm up.

Action Jackson
11-26-2007, 03:24 AM
WC to big Younes El Ayanoui hopefully.

Andre♥
11-26-2007, 07:49 AM
WC to big Younes El Ayanoui hopefully.

And to the even bigger Sultan Khalfan! :worship:

dibs
11-26-2007, 10:12 AM
I was sure i read something last year saying Federer would play this

i guess something changed.

Gl Muzza.

From a local paper:-
The QTF president was addressing a press conference at the Federation premises here yesterday.

On world number one Roger Federer’s chances of playing in the tournament he said: “We tried to get in touch with Federer but his demands for appearance in the tournament exceeded our budget.”

TheBoiledEgg
11-26-2007, 12:06 PM
From a local paper:-
The QTF president was addressing a press conference at the Federation premises here yesterday.

On world number one Roger Federer’s chances of playing in the tournament he said: “We tried to get in touch with Federer but his demands for appearance in the tournament exceeded our budget.”

i'm sure they could have offered Roger a camel or two ;)

Haile Selassie
11-26-2007, 12:27 PM
Any player from an arabic country in alt list? Thanks

dibs
11-26-2007, 01:54 PM
i'm sure they could have offered Roger a camel or two ;)

Maybe he only accepts cows:D

zveeen
11-27-2007, 08:37 PM
Kiwi :)

Dupuis2006
11-29-2007, 06:35 AM
Ivo:bounce:

kiwi10is
11-30-2007, 07:29 PM
kiefer has a chance to begin the new year with an ATP title...

lol... as for me I am sooooo happy to see him in the Main draw of an acceptance list without entry protection for the first time since he came back! No more begging for wildcards!!!... wouldn`t mind him winning this though :) :)

Corey Feldman
12-01-2007, 01:45 AM
On world number one Roger Federer’s chances of playing in the tournament he said: “We tried to get in touch with Federer but his demands for appearance in the tournament exceeded our budget.”I knew something must have happened...

wait 6-7 years down the line Fed when you are past it and needing a WC to events like this.

Johnny Groove
12-01-2007, 03:59 PM
I knew something must have happened...

wait 6-7 years down the line Fed when you are past it and needing a WC to events like this.

:rolleyes:

The Ego King strikes again :rolleyes:

As if he needs more money. What was he going to use this cash on? Mirka's stomach stapling surgeries? :o

kiwi10is
12-01-2007, 07:56 PM
On world number one Roger Federer’s chances of playing in the tournament he said: “We tried to get in touch with Federer but his demands for appearance in the tournament exceeded our budget.”

so it seems Gerry Weber in Halle Westf. has more money than the Sheik of Quatar??? :confused: :confused:

Getta
12-01-2007, 09:06 PM
so it seems Gerry Weber in Halle Westf. has more money than the Sheik of Quatar??? :confused: :confused:

Gerry Weber Open is Roger's favourite warm-up tournament for Wimbledon.

serginho
12-02-2007, 04:13 PM
Go Robredo get you first title!!

pkubik
12-04-2007, 01:04 AM
first title where?

FilipeMB
12-05-2007, 01:50 PM
Vamos Kiefer

FilipeMB
12-05-2007, 01:52 PM
Any player from an arabic country in alt list? Thanks

Qureshi will probably get a WC if he can`t make the alt list

DrJules
12-05-2007, 09:58 PM
I was sure i read something last year saying Federer would play this

i guess something changed.

Gl Muzza.

I knew something must have happened...

wait 6-7 years down the line Fed when you are past it and needing a WC to events like this.

:rolleyes:

The Ego King strikes again :rolleyes:

As if he needs more money. What was he going to use this cash on? Mirka's stomach stapling surgeries? :o

I doubt money is the reason.

Everything will depend on preparation for the Australian Open; court surface would be a more likely reason.

Federer each year plays fewer events it seems.

ciprianned
12-06-2007, 01:10 PM
Gl Andrei Pavel :d:d:d

DhammaTiger
12-06-2007, 09:53 PM
Qureshi will probably get a WC if he can`t make the alt list

Just a reminder Qureshi is a Pakistani, and Pakistan is not an Arabic country.

Getta
12-06-2007, 10:28 PM
Just a reminder Qureshi is a Pakistani, and Pakistan is not an Arabic country.

:yeah:

Also, there are people who confuse Arabs with Turks. :o

valexie03
12-06-2007, 10:48 PM
:yeah:

Also, there are people who confuse Arabs with Turks. :o

http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Cligne/oeilyb7.gifSome even confuse Canadians with Americans http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Cligne/b_wink.gif

Getta
12-06-2007, 11:35 PM
http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Cligne/oeilyb7.gifSome even confuse Canadians with Americans http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Cligne/b_wink.gif

Hahaha

Americans when they are asked if they have ever been abroad, after a few moments of desperation, they 'answer':
"Canada counts?" :rolleyes:

OK, I'm exaggerating. ;)

Valexie03, we are :topic: :help:

Nando_L
12-06-2007, 11:53 PM
Davai Kolya :rocker2:

FilipeMB
12-07-2007, 01:36 PM
This and last year they gave a WC to El Ayanaoui. :confused:

Kolya
12-08-2007, 07:17 AM
This and last year they gave a WC to El Ayanaoui. :confused:

Maybe because he is a former winner of the tournament.

valexie03
12-08-2007, 11:05 AM
Valexie03, we are :topic: :help:

I agree Getta. Better be careful http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Surpris/stress-ronge-les-ongles-95.gif Those MTF moderators are restless during the off-season and lurking for an easy prey :silly:

FilipeMB
12-08-2007, 12:27 PM
Maybe because he is a former winner of the tournament.

Then?

Sztywny
12-10-2007, 03:03 PM
I think that this tour will win Andreev or Ljibicic.I suppose Ivo will back soon to his great form and will show us at the beginning of the season thet he will be strong here.

Good Luck

Santoro/Koubek/Andreev/Volandr($$$$$):P

Filipo
12-18-2007, 06:26 AM
I hope Oli draws Volandri first round.

in 2006 Volandri reached the 1/2 final ;) this tournament is most likely to be a clay battle :p

From a local paper:-
On world number one Roger Federer’s chances of playing in the tournament he said: “We tried to get in touch with Federer but his demands for appearance in the tournament exceeded our budget.”

This is ridiculous. As he said in an interview his rest and preparation for Australian Open is most important.

Labamba
12-18-2007, 03:43 PM
Bjorkman probably out: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/4/story.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=10482580

Truc
12-19-2007, 09:26 AM
Kiefer is injured (right foot), he's not sure to play Doha:
http://www.tennismagazin.de/aktuelles/news/detail.php?we_lv_start_aktuelles=0&class=37

Royston63
12-19-2007, 11:34 AM
gl to Andy MURRAY :yeah:

martine2
12-19-2007, 11:40 AM
Good luck to Gordo, Stan, Koubek & Seppi :yeah:

Labamba
12-22-2007, 03:24 PM
Starace OUT

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/7157309.stm

JM-Del-Potro
12-23-2007, 12:40 PM
Do you know the Qualifying entry list?

kiwi10is
12-23-2007, 12:49 PM
Do you know the Qualifying entry list?

From the official factsheet:
SINGLES QUALIFYING SIGN-IN DEADLINE: 7;00-9:00 PM FRIDAY 28 DECEMBER AT THE SITE IN THE SUPERVISOR ROOM. DOUBLES SIGN-IN DEADLINE: SATURDAY DECEMBER 29 AT 6:00 PM AT THE SITE IN THE SUPERVISOR ROOM.

no Acceptance list for Qualifying in Doha

valexie03
12-23-2007, 03:09 PM
no Acceptance list for Qualifying in Doha

Why is that :confused: Any other tournaments have the same rule :confused::confused: Wouldn't that be costly for a player who'd like to play qualies, flies over there only to find out he doesn't make the cut :confused: Won't the players avoid those tournaments :confused:

CoolMarker
12-23-2007, 03:19 PM
anybody knows exactly the surface of the tournament?

kiwi10is
12-23-2007, 06:16 PM
Why is that :confused: Any other tournaments have the same rule :confused::confused: Wouldn't that be costly for a player who'd like to play qualies, flies over there only to find out he doesn't make the cut :confused: Won't the players avoid those tournaments :confused:

I think only Grand Slams, Masters and very few other tournaments have a qualifying acceptance list. But on the factsheet the players find the cut off of last years qualifying so they know if they have a chance. Last year's cut off for Doha was "byes" which means they didn`t even have enough players who wanted to play qualies


anybody knows exactly the surface of the tournament?

rebound ace

valexie03
12-23-2007, 08:06 PM
[QUOTE=kiwi10is;6356253]I think only Grand Slams, Masters and very few other tournaments have a qualifying acceptance list. But on the factsheet the players find the cut off of last years qualifying so they know if they have a chance. Last year's cut off for Doha was "byes" which means they didn`t even have enough players who wanted to play qualies


Exactly my point, not enough players took the risk of flying over there without being certain they could enter the QD :rolleyes:

Albop
12-23-2007, 08:14 PM
Good luck:

ljubicic
karlovic
andreev

kiwi10is
12-23-2007, 08:14 PM
Yes you are right, a qualifying acceptance list would make it a lot easier for the players I guess

D.daTS
12-23-2007, 10:00 PM
gl for Kolya and Tips
:rocker2:
Minar in Q.
:rocker2:

Stensland
12-24-2007, 10:44 AM
what's up with kiwi's injury? any better? he's only got a couple of days left, how's he doing?

scoobs
12-25-2007, 03:04 AM
They stuck with rebound ace?

Is this the only event still using rebound ace now then?

krystlel
12-25-2007, 03:37 AM
They stuck with rebound ace?

Is this the only event still using rebound ace now then?
No, Auckland is using it too, which is even worse because it's so close to the Australian Open that players that progress far will have to make an adjustment quickly.

All eyes on new courts
Dec 24, 2007

Auckland Tennis will be keeping a close eye on how the new flexicushion courts play at the Australian Open in January.

Fears have been raised the new courts are slower than the old Rebound Ace courts following player complaints during wildcard qualifying over the weekend in Melbourne.

ASB Classic tournament director Richard Palmer says Auckland tennis will be sticking with the rebound ace courts for the meantime.

It's their intention to run with the rebound courts for the next two tournaments and it will be interesting to see what Tennis Australia will do if the courts aren't up to scratch.

Tennis Australia's decision to change their courts came after players wanted to see a faster surface similar to those played on at the US Open.

http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/1320238/1521048

Super-Fabio
12-27-2007, 09:14 AM
Doha: (No SE Spots to be cleared)
OUT: none (Llodra, Kendrick from ALT)
IN: none
ALT: Pavel, Hartfield, Ventura, Pashanski, I.Minar, Gabashvili, Odesnik.

JM-Del-Potro
12-27-2007, 09:56 AM
Doha: (No SE Spots to be cleared)
OUT: none (Llodra, Kendrick from ALT)
IN: none
ALT: Pavel, Hartfield, Ventura, Pashanski, I.Minar, Gabashvili, Odesnik.
Pavel is in,because Potito is out :sad:

valexie03
12-27-2007, 10:22 AM
Pavel is in,because Potito is out :sad:

Potito's suspension starts on January 1st. Does it mean he can play that tournament because it starts in December :confused:

Super-Fabio
12-27-2007, 10:54 AM
I don't think so...i believe that Starace will withdraw from Doha today or tomorrow...anyway, at the moment he's still IN.

funracer
12-27-2007, 11:22 AM
One of the WCs goes to Rainer Schuettler as he said on his homepage.

kiwi10is
12-27-2007, 03:25 PM
I don't think so...i believe that Starace will withdraw from Doha today or tomorrow...anyway, at the moment he's still IN.

he officially withdrew today

Super-Fabio
12-27-2007, 06:23 PM
Doha: (No SE Spots to be cleared)
OUT: Starace (Llodra, Kendrick, Gabashvili, Troicki from ALT)
IN: Pavel
NEXT: Hartfield, Ventura, Pashanski, I.Minar, Odesnik, Kunitsyn, Pless

Super-Fabio
12-27-2007, 09:44 PM
Doha: (No SE Spots to be cleared)
OUT: Soderling, Starace (Llodra, Kendrick, Gabashvili, Troicki from ALT)
IN: Pavel, Hartfield
NEXT: Ventura, Pashanski, I.Minar, Odesnik, Kunitsyn, Pless

Dupuis2006
12-28-2007, 04:27 AM
Would be cool if Santiago got in!:D

kiwi10is
12-28-2007, 10:42 AM
Björkmann also out... I think because he is waiting for his baby to be born... what a nice reason to withdraw :-)

extremaduratenis
12-28-2007, 11:14 AM
If Bjorkman is OUT... Ventura is IN Main Draw!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kiwi10is
12-28-2007, 11:26 AM
If Bjorkman is OUT... Ventura is IN Main Draw!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yes, that's the way it is!! :D

kiwi10is
12-28-2007, 12:13 PM
what's up with kiwi's injury? any better? he's only got a couple of days left, how's he doing?

he is ok!!! Arrived in Doha yesterday!!

valexie03
12-28-2007, 12:39 PM
he is ok!!! Arrived in Doha yesterday!!

Hi Kiwi10is :wavey: are you attending the tournament :cool: I'm happy for Björkmann but does this 'waiting for baby to be born' means he could also miss AO :awww:

valexie03
12-28-2007, 12:55 PM
Doha: (No SE Spots to be cleared)
OUT: Soderling, Starace (Llodra, Kendrick, Gabashvili, Troicki from ALT)
IN: Pavel, Hartfield
NEXT: Ventura, Pashanski, I.Minar, Odesnik, Kunitsyn, Pless

Aren't Kunitsyn and Pless in Chennai already :confused:

valexie03
12-28-2007, 03:06 PM
Pashanski is playing in Adelaide

bjornsv
12-29-2007, 03:19 AM
It's a shame if Younes El Aynaoui doesn't get a wildcard. He's a legend. Upset Thomas Johansson last year and Grosjean the year earlier.

Come on Younes El Aynaoui! :worship: