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Rome Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated May 4, 2008)

smucav
03-25-2008, 07:07 PM
Tournament Name: INTERNAZIONALI BNL D’ITALIA
Location: ROME, ITALY
Dates: 5–11 MAY 2008
Prize Money: €2,270,000 (€2,057,000)
56 DRAW

SITE: FORO ITALICO
VIALE DEI GLADIATORI 31
00194 ROME
SURFACE: RED CLAY
BALL: HEAD ATP
PRIZE MONEY: EURO
WEB SITE: http://www.internazionalibnlditalia.it/

Qualifying draw: Friday, May 2, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Saturday, May 3, Noon
Doubles draw: Saturday, May 3, 6:00 p.m.

ATP Ranking Points/ATP Race Points
W: 500/100
F: 350/70
SF: 225/45
QF: 125/25
R16: 75/15
R32: 35/7 (Seeds 1-8: 5/1)
R64: 5/1 (WC: 0/0)
Q: +15/+3
Q14: 8/0
Q28: 0/0

Entry deadline: March 24, 2008
Seeding: April 28, 2008

1 Federer, Roger SUI 1
2 Nadal, Rafael ESP 2
3 Djokovic, Novak SRB 3
4 Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 4
5 Ferrer, David ESP 5
6 Roddick, Andy USA 6
7 Nalbandian, David ARG 7
8 Gasquet, Richard FRA 8
9 Blake, James USA 9
OUT Berdych, Tomas CZE 10
OUT Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 11
12 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried FRA 12
13 Murray, Andy GBR 13
14 Robredo, Tommy ESP 14
15 Canas, Guillermo ARG 15
16 Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA 16
OUT Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 17
18 Gonzalez, Fernando CHI 18
19 Monaco, Juan ARG 19
20 Karlovic, Ivo CRO 20
21 Moya, Carlos ESP 21
OUT Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 22
23 Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP 23
24 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 24
25 Almagro, Nicolas ESP 25
26 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 26
OUT Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 27
28 Stepanek, Radek CZE 28
29 Wawrinka, Stanislas SUI 29
30 Verdasco, Fernando ESP 30
31 Chela, Juan Ignacio ARG 31
32 Andreev, Igor RUS 32
33 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 33
34 Simon, Gilles FRA 34
35 Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 35
OUT Haas, Tommy GER 36
37 Starace, Potito ITA 37
38 Llodra, Michael FRA 38
39 Soderling, Robin SWE 39
40 Fish, Mardy USA 40
41 Tipsarevic, Janko SRB 41
42 Volandri, Filippo ITA 42
43 Mahut, Nicolas FRA 43
44 Cilic, Marin CRO 44
45 (SE)
46 (Q) Patience, Olivier FRA
47 (Q) Korolev, Evgeny RUS
48 (Q) Fabbiano, Thomas ITA
49 (Q) Horna, Luis PER
50 (Q) del Potro, Juan Martin ARG
51 (Q) Lapentti, Nicolas ECU
52 (Q) Cuevas, Pablo URU
53 (WC) Ancic, Mario CRO
54 (WC) Cipolla, Flavio ITA
55 (WC) Naso, Gianluca ITA
56 (WC) Safin, Marat RUS

Alternates
IN Acasuso, Jose ARG 45
IN Seppi, Andreas ITA 46
IN Darcis, Steve BEL 47
IN Lee, Hyung-Taik KOR 48
IN Santoro, Fabrice FRA 49
OUT Querrey, Sam USA 50
IN Kiefer, Nicolas GER 51
OUT Grosjean, Sebastien FRA 52
OUT Calleri, Agustin ARG 53
OUT Gicquel, Marc FRA 54
IN Bolelli, Simone ITA 55
1 Montanes, Albert ESP 56
2 Bjorkman, Jonas SWE 57
3 Koubek, Stefan AUT 58
4 Haase, Robin NED 59

Jader Magri
03-25-2008, 07:56 PM
Guga can received Wild Card in Rome...
He won here in 1999, with 6/4 7/5 7/6(6) in final versus Rafter...

Jimnik
03-25-2008, 10:23 PM
I hope Lee plays here. I bet he'd get in if he turned up.

ltaravilse
03-30-2008, 05:26 PM
I hope Fabrice gets in directly.
SE spot will very probably be cleared I don't think a qualyfier can reach SF in MC with so many good players

Truc
03-31-2008, 10:36 AM
I hope Fabrice gets in directly.He plans on playing only Monte-carlo and Roland-Garros, he confirmed it again yesterday (he already said for months he will almost skip the entire clay season).

scarecrows
04-02-2008, 07:58 PM
I hope Fabrice gets in directly.
SE spot will very probably be cleared I don't think a qualyfier can reach SF in MC with so many good players

actually Rome is the week after Barcelona, so the SEs (if any) will be from that tournament

jonny84
04-03-2008, 09:47 PM
Would imagine Fabio Fognini will get a wildcard here.

scarecrows
04-09-2008, 06:34 PM
Would imagine Fabio Fognini will get a wildcard here.

he's injured, first tournament he might play is RG and that is doubtful also

I guess Seppi will enter, being 2nd ALT, 1 WC will surely be for Bolelli and another for Cipolla who is from Rome

smucav
04-22-2008, 05:59 PM
OUT: Baghdatis
IN: Acasuso

kiwi10is
04-24-2008, 08:50 PM
last year all wildcards were given to Italian players.... So I think the only Non-Italian player with a chance is Guga

Aleka
04-25-2008, 12:57 PM
Chucho :banana:

Labamba
04-25-2008, 01:05 PM
last year all wildcards were given to Italian players.... So I think the only Non-Italian player with a chance is Guga

Guga will only play RG

ImmzB
04-25-2008, 05:39 PM
Any news on M.Safin's Wild-Card here?

Labamba
04-28-2008, 06:00 PM
Any WC news?

Bolelli, Cipolla...

Marahsa
04-28-2008, 07:09 PM
OUT: Youzhny

kiwi10is
04-28-2008, 07:46 PM
OUT: Youzhny

not in the atp playerzone, so let me ask SOURCE???

Marahsa
04-28-2008, 08:16 PM
– Что случилось с Южным?
– У Михаила сломан остистый отросток позвонка. К счастью, без смещения и других осложнений. Лазером это восстанавливается, но насколько точно он выбыл, пока не могу сказать. http://sport.gazeta.ru/sport/2008/04/a_2709290.shtml

kiwi10is
04-28-2008, 08:33 PM
http://sport.gazeta.ru/sport/2008/04/a_2709290.shtml

wow...sounds serious... did I get that right "broken vertebra"??? :eek:

Mr Brightside
04-28-2008, 08:52 PM
Any WC news?

Bolelli, Cipolla...

Naso and 4th WC most surely to Safin.

Knightmace
04-29-2008, 01:47 AM
why is Marcos out?

Labamba
04-29-2008, 08:14 AM
why is Marcos out?

ankle injury

Andre♥
04-29-2008, 01:01 PM
Tsonga will be back for this one?

ys
04-29-2008, 04:14 PM
wow...sounds serious... did I get that right "broken vertebra"??? :eek:


Sobkin denied Rome withdrawal at this point, saying that Misha didn't withdraw from there yet, but probably will..
http://www.sport-express.ru:8080/art.shtml?158381

Renaud
04-29-2008, 04:46 PM
Tsonga will be back for this one?

No news yet.
He planned to try to play yesterday and will probably know if he plays in Rome or not later this week..

kiwi10is
04-29-2008, 08:02 PM
Eurosport just told that Haas withdrew from Munich and "the next tournaments" even Roland Garros is in danger for him. So it seems he is out of Rome

networthy
04-30-2008, 03:19 AM
last year all wildcards were given to Italian players.... So I think the only Non-Italian player with a chance is Guga

No WC for Ancic...?

smucav
04-30-2008, 03:15 PM
OUT: Baghdatis, Haas (& Querrey from ALT)
IN: Acasuso, Seppi

Mr Brightside
04-30-2008, 05:48 PM
MD WCs
SIMONE BOLELLI
FLAVIO CIPOLLA
GIANLUCA NASO
MARAT SAFIN

QWC
ANDREA ARNABOLDI
THOMAS FABBIANO
MATTEO MARRAI
MATTEO TREVISAN

montenegro
04-30-2008, 06:52 PM
I hope Mario Ancic will got SE with Barcelna SF.

croat123
04-30-2008, 08:27 PM
i don't think it works that way - he isn't on the qualifying entry list.
i think his original plan was to skip barcelona and rome, but, after the shitty draw in MC, he decided to play barcelona

tangerine_dream
04-30-2008, 10:19 PM
Querrey out, and Fish, Roddick, Blake are in. Where are all those Querrey "Sam should play DC not the other American clay fraidy cats" bandwagonners now?

And what's the story with Baghdatis? He's dropping out of everything. :sad:

montenegro
04-30-2008, 10:33 PM
Thank you with your help with rules. I would be happy if he makes to the SF, that will help a lot for his rank.

DUN I LOVE
05-01-2008, 01:30 PM
Hewitt OUT due to injury - is it true ?

coria_fan
05-01-2008, 01:36 PM
Hewitt OUT due to injury - is it true ?

Yes. :sad:

DUN I LOVE
05-01-2008, 01:40 PM
Yes. :sad:

:sad:
Where can i find article about his absent?

kiwi10is
05-01-2008, 02:10 PM
what's wrong with lleyton?

DUN I LOVE
05-01-2008, 02:18 PM
From Lleyton and Bec Website:

Hewitt out of Rome
Lleyton Hewitt today had to withdraw from the ATP Masters event in Rome.

Unfortunately the hip injury Hewitt sustained in Indian Wells has not responded to treatment as quickly as was hoped, and he will miss another week from the Tour.

Hewitt will continue to monitor the injury in the hope that he can return for the Hamburg Masters event commencing May 12.

DartMarcus
05-01-2008, 03:10 PM
El Aynaoui must get SE!!!

kiwi10is
05-01-2008, 03:33 PM
El Aynaoui must get SE!!!

if Lee wins tomorrow he can get it, too

Truc
05-01-2008, 03:36 PM
And what's the story with Baghdatis? He's dropping out of everything. :sad:Ankle injury.
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=6952316&postcount=13

Renaud
05-01-2008, 03:36 PM
if Lee wins tomorrow he can get it, too

El Aynaoui must get SE!!!

SE are only for Barcelona semi finalists. :p

smucav
05-01-2008, 03:38 PM
El Aynaoui must get SE!!!if Lee wins tomorrow he can get it, tooOnly players in Barcelona are eligible for a SE spot in Rome.

kiwi10is
05-01-2008, 04:43 PM
SE are only for Barcelona semi finalists. :p

so only Montanes has a chance for it since Gremelmayr and Ancic didn't enter the Rome Quali List

Renaud
05-01-2008, 04:48 PM
so only Montanes has a chance for it since Gremelmayr and Ancic didn't enter the Rome Quali List

I think it does not matter if they commit to qualies or not... You can get a SE spot even if you did not commit to the tournament.
Please people forgive me if i'm wrong.

Chip_s_m
05-01-2008, 05:07 PM
I think it does not matter if they commit to qualies or not... You can get a SE spot even if you did not commit to the tournament.
Please people forgive me if i'm wrong.

You are correct. Kiwi has actually been told this before.

kiwi10is
05-01-2008, 05:21 PM
Kiwi has actually been told this before.

I have been told before??? And where do you think that was??? :confused::confused:

Chip_s_m
05-01-2008, 05:59 PM
I have been told before??? And where do you think that was??? :confused::confused:

We got into an argument about it. I only remember because you were so adamant that players needed to be on the entry list to get an SE:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=118045&highlight=but+hamburg+is+a+masters&page=4

Filipo
05-01-2008, 10:08 PM
As i read kiwi nowhere confirmed your view :lol: His point is that in Masters Series all players entered automatically.

smucav
05-02-2008, 02:02 AM
OUT: Youzhny, Baghdatis, Hewitt, Haas (& Querrey, Grosjean, Calleri from ALT)
IN: Acasuso, Seppi, Darcis, Lee

Chip_s_m
05-02-2008, 03:20 AM
As i read kiwi nowhere confirmed your view :lol: His point is that in Masters Series all players entered automatically.

Did you even read that thread (start at page 3). Kiwi said that players must have entered a tournament to receive an SE:

Players can only get SE if they entered a tournament for which they would have to play qualy and they miss the qulay because they are still playing Semis or Final of another tournament. Andy didn`t enter Memphis he only missed the deadline so he took the WC that could have been given to Nishikori. Not nice but Andy usually doesn`t do this. Safin is worse

I told him he was wrong, and then he brought up how every player is entered into a masters tournament, which is a true statement that I wasn't arguing. I was arguing with his first statement, which I've put in bold above. So what if he didn't confirm my view. Doesn't mean he's right.

Filipo
05-02-2008, 11:52 AM
Ok, no offence mate ;)

so no SE if they don't have to play qualy, right ? :confused: what was the ranking of Volandri for Hamburg ?

manu86
05-02-2008, 02:20 PM
berdych and Kohlschreiber are out .kiefer and santoro are in !

manu86
05-02-2008, 02:27 PM
MD WCs
SIMONE BOLELLI
FLAVIO CIPOLLA
GIANLUCA NASO
MARAT SAFIN

QWC
ANDREA ARNABOLDI
THOMAS FABBIANO
MATTEO MARRAI
MATTEO TREVISANbolleli is two places out from the main draw so if he get in they will give the last WC to someone else .

manu86
05-02-2008, 02:58 PM
gicquel is also out so bolleli is in and now they will decide to who they will give the last WC .

SeagullUK
05-02-2008, 03:05 PM
But Gicquel is 1st Alt - how does him pulling out mean Bolelli is in (surely he is 1st alt)?

manu86
05-02-2008, 03:08 PM
But Gicquel is 1st Alt - how does him pulling out mean Bolelli is in (surely he is 1st alt)?
becouse the SE will be crear also for sure today .thats the reason why he is in (after montanes lost) .

Chip_s_m
05-02-2008, 03:11 PM
Ok, no offence mate ;)

so no SE if they don't have to play qualy, right ? :confused: what was the ranking of Volandri for Hamburg ?

No worries. I made too big a deal out of the whole thing anyways. Volandri was ranked 53 at the time the Hamburg entry list came out last year. He didn't sign up for Hamburg qualifying, but was still able to get the SE. As of now (after Montanes lost), the only player that is eligible for the SE into Rome is Gremelmayr, who would need to beat Almagro today. This is the case even though he didn't sign up to play qualies. I'm guessing that Gremelmayr would take it, but who knows.

manu86
05-02-2008, 03:18 PM
No worries. I made too big a deal out of the whole thing anyways. Volandri was ranked 53 at the time the Hamburg entry list came out last year. He didn't sign up for Hamburg qualifying, but was still able to get the SE. As of now (after Montanes lost), the only player that is eligible for the SE into Rome is Gremelmayr, who would need to beat Almagro today. This is the case even though he didn't sign up to play qualies. I'm guessing that Gremelmayr would take it, but who knows.
the question for a SE is not if the player sign in for the qualy only ,he need to sign in for the ALT LIST in the main draw .that it was the case with volandri .gremelmayr sign in for the ALT LIST so he can get the SE spot .(BTW the italian site put bolleli in the main draw so maybe gremelmayr doesnt want to play or something )

smucav
05-02-2008, 03:27 PM
(SE spot cleared)
OUT: Berdych, Youzhny, Baghdatis, Hewitt, Kohlschreiber, Haas (& Querrey, Grosjean, Calleri, Gicquel from ALT)
IN: Acasuso, Seppi, Darcis, Lee, Santoro, Kiefer, Bolelli

Mr Brightside
05-02-2008, 03:33 PM
Simo in without WC :woohoo:
let's see who they give the last WC :rolleyes:

kiwi10is
05-02-2008, 03:52 PM
Can Gremelmayr get the SE spot in Rome although he is entered in the Telde Challenger next week???

manu86
05-02-2008, 04:07 PM
nop the SE spot was clear .

Mr Brightside
05-02-2008, 05:00 PM
Last WC to Ancic :rolleyes:

Machiavelli
05-02-2008, 05:06 PM
Last WC to Ancic :rolleyes:

Good news, and of course a good choice made by the organizers :)

Acer
05-02-2008, 05:26 PM
Great! Is that confirmed?

TULY
05-02-2008, 05:28 PM
Great! Is that confirmed?
yes confirmned:wavey:

TULY
05-02-2008, 05:29 PM
Italian wild card holder Simone Bolleli no longer needs his wild card. Next on the entry list, the Italian finally made the cut due to the absence of special exempts in this year’s tournament. The vacant wild card was therefore awarded to Croatian Mario Ancic. After a long time off the tour due to injuries and sickness, “Super Mario” has made an outstanding comeback ever since his Marseille final earlier this year. A much appreciated player on the tour, Ancic is getting the help of tournament organizers. Indeed with his Romaine wild card, his total is at 5 this year and counting…
http://www.internazionalibnlditalia.it/1/PopNews.asp?LNG=EN&IDNews=342

croat123
05-02-2008, 05:59 PM
Last WC to Ancic :rolleyes:
why the :rolleyes:
he's getting wcs and he deserves them, he's been playing well

Mr Brightside
05-02-2008, 06:02 PM
why the :rolleyes:
he's getting wcs and he deserves them, he's been playing well

i don't care of him but in Italy we have only 2 tournaments so it's really a bad choice give only 2 WCs to italians:rolleyes:

Caio_Brasil
05-02-2008, 06:12 PM
Bol in :dance:

croat123
05-02-2008, 06:28 PM
at least he wins matches :o this is probably the last tournament he'll ever need a wc to (assuming he doesn't get injured again)

Allez-Alejo
05-02-2008, 09:40 PM
At least they didn't give it to mug Marrai

Pepitorl
05-03-2008, 12:04 PM
GL Ferru (David Ferrer)!!