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Houston Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated April 14, 2008)

smucav
03-04-2008, 04:36 PM
Tournament Name: US MEN’S CLAY COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS
Location: HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA
Dates: APRIL 14-20, 2008-REVISED
Prize Money: US $436,000 (US $411,000)
32 DRAW (MD & QUALIFYING)

SITE: RIVER OAKS COUNTRY CLUB
1600 RIVER OAKS BLVD
HOUSTON, TX 77019
SURFACE: RED CLAY
BALL: WILSON
PRIZE MONEY: USD
WEB SITE: http://www.riveroaksinternational.com/

Qualifying draw: Friday, April 11, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Friday, April 11, TBA
Doubles draw: Saturday, April 12, 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: March 3, 2008
Seeding: April 7, 2008

1 Blake, James USA 9
2 Haas, Tommy GER 35
3 Calleri, Agustin ARG 49
OUT Grosjean, Sebastien FRA 50
OUT Lee, Hyung-Taik KOR 51
6 Sela, Dudi ISR 63
7 Hernandez, Oscar ESP 64
8 Querrey, Sam USA 66
9 Luczak, Peter AUS 72
10 Spadea, Vincent USA 74
11 Roitman, Sergio ARG 77
12 Berlocq, Carlos ARG 78
OUT Dancevic, Frank CAN 83
14 Young, Donald USA 85
15 Schuettler, Rainer GER 88
16 Gulbis, Ernests LAT 90
17 Cuevas, Pablo URU 91
18 Isner, John USA 94
19 Fish, Mardy USA 95
20 Massu, Nicolas CHI 98
21 Granollers-Pujol, Marcel ESP 99
22 Brzezicki, Juan Pablo ARG 102
23 Ginepri, Robby USA 111
24 Troicki, Viktor SRB 113
25 Capdeville, Paul CHI 114
26 (Q) Harrison, Ryan USA
27 (Q) Hartfield, Diego ARG
28 (Q) Vicente, Fernando ESP
29 (Q) Levy, Harel ISR
30 (WC) Nishikori, Kei JPN
31 (WC) Armando, Hugo USA
32 (WC) Delic, Amer USA

Alternates
IN Daniel, Marcos BRA 115
IN Kunitsyn, Igor RUS 116
OUT Kendrick, Robert USA 117
OUT Gonzalez, Maximo ARG 118
IN Odesnik, Wayne USA 119
OUT Petzschner, Philipp GER 120
OUT Cipolla, Flavio ITA 121
1. Nishikori, Kei JPN 122
OUT Schukin, Yuri RUS 125
2. Delic, Amer USA 126
OUT Pless, Kristian DEN 128
OUT Schwank, Eduardo ARG 129
3. Russell, Michael USA 131
4. Hartfield, Diego ARG 132
OUT De Voest, Rik RSA 134

ImmzB
03-04-2008, 05:08 PM
But suprised I.Karlovic is not defending his title!
Hes decided to go to Esotril

Blue Heart24
03-04-2008, 06:20 PM
But suprised I.Karlovic is not defending his title!
Hes decided to go to Esotril

Yes.:sad: I dont understand him,he goes where all the good clay courters and Federer are,and doesnt want to defend his title here.:rolleyes:

Anyway King Oscar should win this.

gagm
03-04-2008, 06:58 PM
Nico y Paul :yeah:

Deboogle!.
03-04-2008, 07:44 PM
very interesting.

Labamba
03-04-2008, 09:05 PM
lol, great entry list :tape:

good to have this event back on the red clay

tangerine_dream
03-04-2008, 09:13 PM
No Mattress Mac, no Andy R. Hmm.

jonny84
03-04-2008, 09:48 PM
Surprised there is no A-Rod playing here.

Caio_Brasil
03-04-2008, 11:51 PM
El Gordo, Spadea, Escopeta, Charly, Nico and Polaco??? Great tournament to go it would be :dance:

krystlel
03-04-2008, 11:54 PM
Yes, Roddick not playing here is surprising. So will we see him in Monte Carlo this year then?

d_s
03-05-2008, 12:28 AM
Frank :D

Action Jackson
03-05-2008, 02:43 AM
Not a bad list actually.

aussie_fan
03-05-2008, 03:09 AM
Pete has to do well here, he could almost be seeded if he gets lucky from now and onwards.

10K Futures Qualifier
03-05-2008, 03:34 AM
Also there is no matress mac so arlovic was friends with him ie his shirt has a matress mac pin on it also it is in htown but at a diffrent venue



VINCE SPADEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CooCooCachoo
03-05-2008, 10:11 AM
This is the tournament where even Paul Goldstein could win matches on clay.

CooCooCachoo
03-05-2008, 10:12 AM
Good Luck:

Dudi Sela
Oscar Hernandez
Sergio Roitman
Pablo Cuevas
Marcel Granollers-Pujol
Paul Capdeville

ImmzB
03-05-2008, 06:26 PM
I have to admit this line up isnt very strong!!

BIGMARAT
03-05-2008, 06:50 PM
so far, all americans?

cobalt60
03-05-2008, 07:58 PM
No. See the entry list here on another thread :D

Jader Magri
03-06-2008, 04:05 PM
Tournament is good for Marcos Daniel won first match ATP in 2008...

dario16
03-06-2008, 11:17 PM
Good luck to Cuevas. Good Entry List

yomike
03-07-2008, 03:48 AM
I thought this tournament was canned.

Dupuis2006
03-07-2008, 06:56 AM
Does anyone know if Dupuis is on Alternate list?

Raul
03-07-2008, 09:21 AM
:wavey:Que tengan suerte. Good luck guys. :wavey:

;) Pablo Cuevas ;)
;) Carlos Berlocq ;)
;) Agustin Calleri ;)
;) Frank Dancevic ;)

Vamoooooooooos caballeros.

leftyserve
03-07-2008, 05:43 PM
I thought this tournament was canned.

It's at a different site in Houston. Back to the red clay this year.

cobalt60
03-08-2008, 12:43 PM
It's at a different site in Houston. Back to the red clay this year.

A hoity toity club in the nicest part of Houston;) It is actually very very nice. And they treat the players wonderfully ( at least when it was an exhibition)

Labamba
03-08-2008, 01:53 PM
Does anyone know if Dupuis is on Alternate list?

not on the list

ExcaliburII
03-08-2008, 07:48 PM
Challenger entry list + Blake, Haas, Calleri and Grosjean

DUN I LOVE
03-08-2008, 09:49 PM
Yes, Roddick not playing here is surprising. So will we see him in Monte Carlo this year then?

In my opinion he will prepere to play on grass (maybe realx ):P and should miss first part of clay court swing.

Pockit2006
03-09-2008, 12:37 PM
Decent entry.. i like this tournament always have.

ImmzB
03-09-2008, 02:30 PM
Any ideas who might get the Wild-Cards??

D.Young, S.Jenkins.....

10K Futures Qualifier
03-09-2008, 05:07 PM
Michael Russell who is a Houston resident. Also some up and coming players that live in Houston (i.e. Harry Fowler) donald young is already on the list also jon michael gambill might get one.

Dupuis2006
03-09-2008, 05:38 PM
I can't believe how expensive the tickets are!

cobalt60
03-10-2008, 12:12 AM
I can't believe how expensive the tickets are!

Really? $30 isn't that bad. I paid $25 once for an early round at a challenger where there was only one court going at a time;)

Fedeze14_gc
03-12-2008, 03:09 PM
is it on green clay right?

cobalt60
03-12-2008, 03:20 PM
It is on red clay I believe at River Oaks. Not quite the same as the clay at FO however.

Fedeze14_gc
03-12-2008, 04:35 PM
ok thanks!

10K Futures Qualifier
03-15-2008, 03:30 PM
Yes, the tournament is on a red clay. Here is a picture of some of the practice courts...

http://sportsbuilders.org/court_of_the_year_05/tn_19_riveroaks.jpg

ASP0315
03-16-2008, 08:00 PM
wow no karlovic.
Anyway i prefer him to play in europe than here.
Well it is interesting to see how John isner does.

Tzar
03-19-2008, 03:06 AM
Calleri as 3rd Seed? :help:

Fee
03-19-2008, 11:44 PM
If I remember correctly from the Sampras-Ginepri exhibition that was played here, this court can play about as slow as Hamburg.

Deboogle!.
03-21-2008, 04:53 PM
Yeah, fee, it's like mud if I recall. I remember one year during the River Oaks Exhibition tourney that they had that players complained about it being slow a lot :lol:

cobalt60
03-21-2008, 07:28 PM
It's the effing humidity :silly:

NyGeL
03-23-2008, 02:25 AM
Yup, Argentinean sports newspaper "Olé" said that Coria would be receiving a WC here.

Fedeze14_gc
03-23-2008, 04:04 PM
yeah Olé said that!


hope he plays here!

gigi51
03-23-2008, 06:19 PM
yeah Olé said that!


hope he plays here!

Where is it in Olé ?

Fedeze14_gc
03-23-2008, 09:29 PM
i didn't find it at Ole

but i did at La Nacion

2) Coria vuelve en Italia

Después de cinco semanas, Guillermo Coria volverá a jugar en Italia. El ex N° 3 del mundo se presentará la semana próxima en el Challenger de Barletta (50.000 dólares en premios), para el que recibió una invitación especial. Allí llegó acompañado por su coach, Martín Rodríguez, con el que se entrenó en Chile los últimos días. Después de ese certamen, la idea de Coria es jugar otro Challenger, en Napoli o en Monza, y luego en el ATP de Houston. En lo que va de la temporada, Coria sólo disputó dos torneos de ATP, en Viña del Mar y Costa do Sauípe, en el que ganó su primer partido después de 19 meses. En Barletta también están inscriptos Martín Vassallo Argüello y Máximo González.

gigi51
03-23-2008, 09:41 PM
i didn't find it at Ole

but i did at La Nacion

2) Coria vuelve en Italia

Después de cinco semanas, Guillermo Coria volverá a jugar en Italia. El ex N° 3 del mundo se presentará la semana próxima en el Challenger de Barletta (50.000 dólares en premios), para el que recibió una invitación especial. Allí llegó acompañado por su coach, Martín Rodríguez, con el que se entrenó en Chile los últimos días. Después de ese certamen, la idea de Coria es jugar otro Challenger, en Napoli o en Monza, y luego en el ATP de Houston. En lo que va de la temporada, Coria sólo disputó dos torneos de ATP, en Viña del Mar y Costa do Sauípe, en el que ganó su primer partido después de 19 meses. En Barletta también están inscriptos Martín Vassallo Argüello y Máximo González.

I know I'm JB, and it's me jeje

Fedeze14_gc
03-24-2008, 03:24 AM
I know I'm JB, and it's me jeje

JEANNNNN!!!!! why didn't you tell it wasss youuuuu!!!!!!

jajajajajajjajajaja

we are stupids.....

Tom Paulman
03-24-2008, 11:00 AM
Weak field. Perfect opportunity for Oscar to get his first title here :)

Breakaway
03-25-2008, 03:56 AM
It would be nice to see Coria get a WC here, i'm hoping it happens! :)

Haile Selassie
03-25-2008, 11:07 PM
Another wildcard to Guillermo :eek:

GustavoM_Fan
03-26-2008, 06:11 AM
zabaleta wont receive wc??? :sad:

he must defend his final from last year :(

10K Futures Qualifier
03-26-2008, 12:21 PM
This is at a diffirent site. No wild cards have been given. Absoloutly none!!!

Echagaray
03-27-2008, 03:17 PM
Good Luck:
Ernests Gulbis :)
Pablo Cuevas ;)
Nicolas Massu :worship:
Juan Pablo Brzezicki :)
Viktor Troicki :worship:
Paul Capdeville :D

ImmzB
03-27-2008, 08:42 PM
come On Safin..ask Them For A Wild-card!!

matanuriel
04-03-2008, 05:41 AM
Good Luck Dudi!!!

lucho_coria
04-03-2008, 11:26 PM
I dont see Coria in entry list

dudi_fan
04-04-2008, 05:09 PM
Go Dudi!!!!!

dudi_fan
04-04-2008, 05:19 PM
Superstar Sela!!!!!!

~*BGT*~
04-06-2008, 03:18 AM
Yes, Roddick not playing here is surprising. So will we see him in Monte Carlo this year then?

Ummmm.... doubt it. :p But I hope he lays some (more) clay events. Even quarterfinal losses can add a lot of points as he's only defending a 3rd round at Rome and a quarter in Austria.

coria_fan
04-06-2008, 05:56 PM
Vamosss, Coria!!!

dimar163
04-07-2008, 04:47 PM
May somebody say if Coria got a WC here?

coria_fan
04-07-2008, 06:57 PM
I don`t no, but i think yes. :)

azza
04-09-2008, 09:44 AM
omg Peter Luczak is a seed :eek: :lol:

coria_fan
04-09-2008, 10:53 AM
Coria play here ?

Oj-Ala
04-09-2008, 01:15 PM
News about Wild Cards ? Plllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease ! :confused:

smucav
04-09-2008, 03:44 PM
(No SE Spots to be cleared)
OUT: Grosjean, Lee (and Kendrick, M.Gonzalez, Pless, De Voest, Prodon, A.Martin, Bellucci from ALT)
IN: Daniel, Kunitsyn
NEXT: Odesnik, Petzschner, Cipolla, Nishikori, Schukin, Delic

Labamba
04-09-2008, 05:05 PM
Delic and Nishikori likely WC recipients here

TankingTheSet
04-09-2008, 05:16 PM
Delic and Nishikori likely WC recipients here

I don't know if Houston resident Michael Russell is fit, but if he is I suppose he should get a WC. Could be his final sniff at an ATP tournament.

coria_fan
04-09-2008, 06:26 PM
Labamba Guille Coria wild card?

FiBeR
04-09-2008, 06:51 PM
Zabaleta is close on his retire :sad:

EagleWatch
04-10-2008, 12:18 PM
haas will take part in this event? weird...

Chip_s_m
04-11-2008, 04:47 AM
Delic and Nishikori likely WC recipients here

The player list on the tournament website list Delic and Nishikori, so I think we can confirm this. Still no word on who the third will go to.

http://www.riveroaksinternational.com/default.asp?id=17

TankingTheSet
04-11-2008, 01:13 PM
Will all players be able to make it despite the current airflight backlog in the US? :unsure:

Super-Fabio
04-12-2008, 11:11 AM
Houston: (No SE Spots to be cleared)
OUT: Dancevic, Grosjean, Lee (and Kendrick, M.Gonzalez, Petzschner, Cipolla, Schukin, Pless, Schwank, De Voest, Prodon, A.Martin, Bellucci from ALT)
IN: Daniel, Kunitsyn, Odesnik
NEXT: Nishikori, Delic, Russell, Hartfield, Ramirez Hidalgo, Andujar