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

smucav
11-20-2007, 04:57 PM
Tournament Name: CHENNAI OPEN 2008
Location: CHENNAI, INDIA
Dates: 31 DECEMBER 2007–6 JANUARY 2008
Prize Money: US $436,000 (US $411,000)
32 DRAW

SITE: SDAT TENNIS STADIUM
LAKE AREA, NUNGAMBAKKAM
CHENNAI 600034 TAMIL NADU, INDIA
SURFACE: HARD (PLAY PAVE)
BALL: DUNLOP FORT
PRIZE MONEY: US DOLLARS—ALL PRIZE MONEY PAID BY ATP
WEB SITE: www.chennaiopen.org

Qualifying draw: Friday, December 28, 2007, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Saturday, December 29, 2007, 3:00 p.m.
Doubles draw: Saturday, December 29, 2007, 6:00 p.m.

ATP Ranking Points/ATP Race Points
W: 175/35
F: 120/24
SF: 75/15
QF: 40/8
R16: 15/3
R32: 0/0
Q: +5/+1

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

1 Nadal, Rafael ESP 2
2 Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 16
3 Moya, Carlos ESP 17
4 Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 19
5 Mahut, Nicolas FRA 45
6 Melzer, Jurgen AUT 60
7 Eschauer, Werner AUT 65
8 Gicquel, Marc FRA 70
9 Cilic, Marin CRO 71
10 Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 90
11 Serra, Florent FRA 91
12 Ascione, Thierry FRA 93
OUT Fognini, Fabio ITA 94
14 Roger-Vasselin, Edouard FRA 96
15 Vliegen, Kristof BEL 97
16 Vanek, Jiri CZE 99
17 Capdeville, Paul CHI 100
OUT Patience, Olivier FRA 105
19 Malisse, Xavier BEL 109
20 Haase, Robin NED 112
21 Navarro, Ivan ESP 114
22 Muller, Gilles LUX 115
23 Montcourt, Mathieu FRA 116
24 Gremelmayr, Denis GER 118
25 Schukin, Yuri RUS 119
26 (Q) KUDRYAVTSEV, Alexandre RUS
27 (Q) ZOVKO, Lovro CRO
28 (Q) RAM, Rajeev USA
29 (Q) PEYA, Alexander AUT
30 (WC) Amritraj, Prakesh IND
31 (WC) Salva-Vidal, Bartolome ESP
32 (WC) Vardhan, Vishnu IND

Alternates
IN Gabashvili, Teimuraz RUS 120
OUT Odesnik, Wayne USA 121
IN Troicki, Viktor SRB 122
1. Kunitsyn, Igor RUS 125
2. Pless, Kristian DEN 127
OUT Granollers-Pujol, Marcel ESP 128
OUT De Voest, Rik RSA 129
3. Schuettler, Rainer GER 130
4. Ramirez Hidalgo, Ruben ESP 131
5. Karanusic, Roko CRO 133
6. Hrbaty, Dominik SVK 135
7. Zib, Tomas CZE 137
8. Cipolla, Flavio ITA 140
9. Martin, Alberto ESP 141
10. Wang, Yeu-Tzuoo TPE 146
11. Qureshi, Aisam-Ul-Haq PAK 148
12. Guzman, Juan-Pablo ARG 149
13. Mirnyi, Max BLR 151
14. Dlouhy, Lukas CZE 155
15. Udomchoke, Danai THA 159

Blue Heart24
11-20-2007, 06:34 PM
OMG :haha:
Cilic almost seeded :spit: :D

Ascione,Roger Vasselin,Muller,Montcourt,Schukin, good to see those guys playing in an ATP event,they rarely got in this year :)

Getta
11-20-2007, 06:39 PM
OMG :haha:
Cilic almost seeded :spit: :D

:p


Good luck Marcos. :D

yolis
11-20-2007, 08:01 PM
Moya!!!!! C´mon

Labamba
11-20-2007, 08:26 PM
not too bad, a pretty good list after all

the four top guys should dominate here, then there's the defending champion Malisse, maybe he can have a good start to his comeback here

also some talented youngters like Cilic, Fognini, Haase, Montcourt, etc. in the mix

I'm surprised Koubek won't return to defend his finalist points...

valexie03
11-20-2007, 10:42 PM
:help: where is Dancevichttp://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Surpris/panique.gif

Tzar
11-21-2007, 12:48 AM
Nalbandian not defending his points?

:lol:

Action Jackson
11-21-2007, 02:26 AM
I'm surprised Koubek won't return to defend his finalist points...

He likes to play in both there and in India and he was won Doha before, so he gets in there and took that opportunity.

Winnipeg
11-21-2007, 02:28 AM
Go Muller Go

wenty
11-21-2007, 04:12 AM
Misha :bigclap:

JM-Del-Potro
11-21-2007, 06:01 PM
Montcourt :worship:

canas
11-21-2007, 07:54 PM
Nalbandian not Play Chennai ?

Labamba
11-22-2007, 12:27 PM
He likes to play in both there and in India and he was won Doha before, so he gets in there and took that opportunity.

That's understandable, more points and money on offer.

Matthias13
11-23-2007, 05:14 PM
It won't be easy for Xavier to defend his title after his knee injury this year :unsure:

dijus
11-24-2007, 07:59 AM
Good Luck X-Man, if You could stay healthy, it would make ATP tour more interesting for sure ;)

NancyIsabelle
11-25-2007, 12:14 AM
:help: where is Dancevichttp://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Surpris/panique.gif

As a Canadian, I also wonder where is Dancevic. Maybe he will do the Sydney Medibank only before the AO.

ChinoRios4Ever
11-25-2007, 03:02 AM
vamos Capdeville :rocker2:

Gonzalez88
11-25-2007, 11:37 AM
Vamos Moya!!!!

Edomaster
11-27-2007, 09:42 PM
C'mooooonn Paul :rocker2:
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Aguanten mis pollos:
Fernando "pete", Nicolás "yevgeny", Paul "enqvist"

mashamaniac
11-27-2007, 10:11 PM
vamos & GL to:
moyito
rafa

talal dar
12-03-2007, 09:16 AM
gud luck 2 aisam ul aq qureshi

CooCooCachoo
12-05-2007, 08:47 AM
Doud :clap2:

dada_nt
12-05-2007, 01:28 PM
Allez Nico!!!
Do your best & make it a great start for next year. :dance:

FilipeMB
12-07-2007, 05:29 PM
It'd be strange if they give a WC for Qureshi in Chennai :P

Raul
12-11-2007, 11:14 PM
Vamooooos Guillermo Garcia-Lopez ;)

srinath_kng
12-15-2007, 03:24 AM
whats the news on wildcards. has prakash recovered from his injury .is bopanna playing hopman this year. Somdev will get one surely i think. If not prakash and rohan then it will go to somdev and karan and probably one good top 30 player i think.

Ivanatis
12-16-2007, 11:01 AM
is bopanna playing hopman this year.

according to http://www.hopmancup.com.au/default.aspx?id=231 he will

Karan got two wildcards in last 3 years, so not unlikely it will be the same in 2008

Caio_Brasil
12-18-2007, 09:15 PM
Nico :yeah:

martine2
12-19-2007, 11:38 AM
Good luck to Moya, Baggy and most of all a good comeback to X-man :yeah:

Royston63
12-19-2007, 11:55 AM
Patience, Eschauer and Roger-Vasselin on hard court? Good chance to bet against them...
gl to Malisse and Baghdatis :yeah:

Caio_Brasil
12-22-2007, 04:22 PM
Patience, Eschauer and Roger-Vasselin on hard court? Good chance to bet against them...
gl to Malisse and Baghdatis :yeah:

specially Eschauer :p

JM-Del-Potro
12-22-2007, 05:36 PM
specially Eschauer :p
but also patience :p

sameerph
12-23-2007, 03:58 AM
First wild card has gone to winner of Mational grass court championships, Vishnu Vardhan. Prakash Amritraj is sure to get the 2nd wild card . ( If he is fit as it seems likely now.)
If there is any late top 50 players wants to enter third wild card may go to him . Otherwise 3rd wild card may go to Somdev Devvarman.

2 of the qualifying draw wild cards have been assured to Harsh Mankad & 15 year old Yuki Bhambri.

D.daTS
12-23-2007, 10:06 PM
go Mischa Rafa and Szukin :)

Sztywny
12-24-2007, 10:55 AM
I think that this tournament will win Misha.He has always good start of season and I remember his playing against Rafa in last year tournament after AO.

srinath_kng
12-25-2007, 05:04 AM
hey looks like vidal has got a wild card into singles once again.the other two have gone to prakash amritraj and vishnu vardhan.

rafa
12-25-2007, 11:19 AM
Great thx for the info srinath_kng :D

kikas
12-25-2007, 12:40 PM
Tomeu Salva-Vidal is in!:D

I'm happy for that, dude!:)

Hrastar
12-26-2007, 11:55 AM
Go Marcoooooos :banana:

Sebastian
12-27-2007, 02:18 AM
OUT: Patience
IN: Gabashvili
NEXT: Odesnik, Troicki

Super-Fabio
12-27-2007, 09:14 AM
Chennai: (No SE Spots to be cleared)
OUT: Fognini, Patience (and Odesnik from ALT)
IN: Gabashvili, Troicki
ALT: Kunitsyn, Pless, Granollers-Pujol, De Voest, Schuettler, Ramirez Hidalgo.

srinath_kng
12-27-2007, 09:27 AM
are paes and bhupathi going to play doubles?

Labamba
12-27-2007, 02:00 PM
hey looks like vidal has got a wild card into singles once again.the other two have gone to prakash amritraj and vishnu vardhan.

confirmed :)

Chennai Open: Amritraj, Vardhan get wild cards

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/showsports.aspx?id=SPOEN20070036852&ch=12/25/2007%2010:15:00%20AM

Top ranked Indian Prakash Amritraj and National Grass Court champion Vishnu Vardhan were among the three players given wild cards on Monday for the men's singles main draw of the Chennai Open tennis 2008.

Spain's Bartolome Salva Vidal was the other player to receive wild card for the December 31 - January 6 tournament to be played at the Nungambakkam Stadium, the organisers announced in Chennai.

Delhi's 13-year-old Yuki Bhambri, another promising youngster, was awarded the wild card for the qualifying rounds of the girls' category. The qualifying rounds will be held December 29 and 30.

"I am delighted to be given the opportunity to participate at Chennai Open 2008. I have always performed well at the tournament and it is one event that I look forward to as it is more of a home coming of sorts," said Prakash Amritraj, son of legendary Vijay Amritraj.

"Undoubtedly, this year's field is the toughest but I'm looking forward to give my best playing alongside (Rafel) Nadal, (Xavier) Malisse, (Marcos) Baghdatis, (Carlos) Moya, (Mikhail) Youzhny and others."

Prakash, 24, along with Rohan Bopanna, was the runner-up in the doubles category at the 2006 Chennai Open.

This time, Bopanna will not be seen as he would be representing India at the Hopman's Cup in Australia.

RogiRafaFan86
12-27-2007, 02:35 PM
I'm happy for Salva-Vidal getting a WC (Merry Christmas from Rafa :lol:). He came close last year in Chennai to getting his first tour win. I hope he does get that win, if not this tournament then soon. He's had some injury problems but he is a talented kid so I'd like to see his career move to the next level.

Super-Fabio
12-27-2007, 06:21 PM
Chennai: (No SE Spots to be cleared)
OUT: Fognini, Patience (and Odesnik, Granollers-Pujol, De Voest from ALT)
IN: Gabashvili, Troicki
NEXT: Kunitsyn, Pless, Schuettler, Ramirez Hidalgo, Karanusic, Hrbaty

savesthedizzle
12-27-2007, 10:02 PM
Viktor!!! :rocker2: