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Davydenko withdraws from Barcelona

Kolya
04-26-2008, 02:28 AM
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Murray, Blake added to Barcelona as Davydenko, Kuerten pull

Apr 25, 2008, 16:34 GMT

Monte Carlo - Andy Murray and James Blake secured late places in the Barcelona Open starting on Monday as both struggle to recover from serious clay losses in the French Open run-up.

Officials announced on Friday that British number one Murray, bundled out 6-0, 6-4 in the Monte Carlo third round, would enter the field along with Blake.

The eighth-ranked American lost a sure-thing final last weekend in Houston against Marcel Granollers-Pujol with a third-set collapse. Blake is due to also compete in a pro-am golf event this weekend in Florida.

Blake has never played an ATP event on Spanish clay. He will surely be part of the US team which will travel to Spain September for a Davis Cup semi-final on clay.

Murray, who trained as a junior in the Catalan capital, won a round at the event two years ago before losing to David Ferrer. The pair replace Russian number four Nikolay Davydenko, who withdrew for personal reasons, and beloved Brazilian Gustavo Kuerten.

The three-time French Open winner had been due for a goodbye appearance as a wild card with his retirement looming at age 31 at the French Open after two hip surgeries.

But Kuerten, beaten in this week's Monte Carlo first round, injured himself and will need to rest.

His final appearance on court will come at Roland Garros which begins May 25.

Organisers also gave a wild card to 2004 Paris winner Guillermo Coria, now ranked 105 and struggling with his game.

Rafael Nadal, a three-time champion, heads the field.

GlennMirnyi
04-26-2008, 02:32 AM
Definitely not a surprise.

njnetswill
04-26-2008, 02:35 AM
2004 Paris winner Guillermo Coria

:confused:

Henry Chinaski
04-26-2008, 03:02 AM
Coria ranked 105?

Try 808

Kolya
04-26-2008, 03:04 AM
:lol: I didn't see the Coria stuff.

Johnny Groove
04-26-2008, 03:05 AM
He withdrew so he wouldnt have to tank

Toko
04-26-2008, 03:08 AM
So, where are all the haters who thought he was faking it in Estoril?

Nadal_Fanatic
04-26-2008, 03:14 AM
So, where are all the haters who thought he was faking it in Estoril?
He was faking it. It's just ridiculous to play 5 tournaments in 5 weeks. Obviously this was the one to withdraw from.

Deboogle!.
04-26-2008, 03:54 AM
Good on ya, James.

Merton
04-26-2008, 04:15 AM
Davydenko cannot tank very well these days so it was expected he would withdraw. Good for James to come to Barcelona, it would be interesting if he survives until the semis so he may possibly face Nadal or Ferrer. Interesting but unlikely though.

FedFan_2007
04-26-2008, 04:17 AM
Investigate fixer for more illegal betting!

Kolya
04-26-2008, 05:24 AM
Does Kolya still make money for withdrawing? :lol:

Scotso
04-26-2008, 05:29 AM
I've never been a fan of people withdrawing from events when they're still playing in one. It's not that classy. At least wait until you get knocked out or win the event.

I also think that Kuerten should take it as a sign that he gets so hurt in a 1-6 2-6 loss that he has to pull out of an event. Just hang up your racquet.

Action Jackson
04-26-2008, 06:50 AM
Enjoy the Camp Nou, La Rambla and Barri Gotic James,

Kolya
04-26-2008, 07:30 AM
Enjoy the Camp Nou, La Rambla and Barri Gotic James,

:lol: Americans watching real football...

adee-gee
04-26-2008, 07:42 AM
So, where are all the haters who thought he was faking it in Estoril?
Yeah, he's looked really injured during this run in Monte Carlo....

MrJ
04-26-2008, 07:53 AM
Nice surprise to see James going to Barcelona. He could have gone for the easier option of Munich but I guess its not an attractive destination. Should keep a few people quiet for a while at least!! :)

leng jai
04-26-2008, 09:46 AM
He must have ran out of magic medicine.

TheSwissMaster
04-26-2008, 10:40 AM
As If He Wouldve Won

arm
04-26-2008, 10:45 AM
He finally understood that he can't play every single ATP tournament!

Bilbo
04-26-2008, 10:47 AM
he probably ran out of syringes

Stensland
04-26-2008, 10:51 AM
next year he better tell officials that he's gonna play every single tournament available until told otherwise. pretty much the easiest way out and apparently stuff like that is possible. his "preliminary" sort of schedule's a complete joke for the calendar. whenever he wants to he shows up and if he doens't care, he'd just let it go.

Kolya
04-26-2008, 12:59 PM
Davydenko is probably more worried about defending points in Rome.

CyBorg
04-26-2008, 01:05 PM
I've never been a fan of people withdrawing from events when they're still playing in one. It's not that classy. At least wait until you get knocked out or win the event.

You know, people are always unhappy.

Davydenko actually did a nice thing by telling the Barcelona organizers early, which helps them with their scheduling.

But no. People are still complaining.

Sunset of Age
04-26-2008, 01:06 PM
Davydenko actually did a nice thing by telling the Barcelona organizers early, which helps them with their scheduling.

My thoughts exactly. Apparently the guy can't do anything right to some. :shrug:

WF4EVER
04-26-2008, 01:09 PM
So, where are all the haters who thought he was faking it in Estoril?


In case I missed it, what in the article proves he wasn't faking it in Estoril?

Congrats, James. It took you long enough to realize you needed to play some real clay court tennis with the DCSF coming up in Spain.

CyBorg
04-26-2008, 01:13 PM
In case I missed it, what in the article proves he wasn't faking it in Estoril?

Davydenko refused to surrender his phone records again.

Selfish fixer.

ReturnWinner
04-26-2008, 01:15 PM
So, where are all the haters who thought he was faking it in Estoril?

obviously you do not understand the problem .

CyBorg
04-26-2008, 01:18 PM
obviously you do not understand the problem .

Enlighten everyone what the problem is.

*Ljubica*
04-26-2008, 01:20 PM
My thoughts exactly. Apparently the guy can't do anything right to some. :shrug:

Kolya rivals Djokovic for the biggest "hate" bandwagon on MTF :rolleyes: It's a bit like the school playground - one big bully starts, and the others follow after them like sheep! He could turn into Mother Teresa overnight, and cure world poverty and hunger, and he would still be evil to some here!

ReturnWinner
04-26-2008, 01:21 PM
nothing bad he skips barcelona, its pretty reasonable but his retirement in estoril was lame.

Johnny Groove
04-26-2008, 01:54 PM
Kolya rivals Djokovic for the biggest "hate" bandwagon on MTF :rolleyes: It's a bit like the school playground - one big bully starts, and the others follow after them like sheep! He could turn into Mother Teresa overnight, and cure world poverty and hunger, and he would still be evil to some here!

You know that's bullshit.

I know each fanbase sees it differently, but there is no way Davydenko has a bigger hater fanbase than Nadal

Kolya
04-26-2008, 02:14 PM
You know that's bullshit.

I know each fanbase sees it differently, but there is no way Davydenko has a bigger hater fanbase than Nadal

The way I see it is whenever Davydenko plays and loses, the haters come out.

However for Nadal, hate is always there on MTF.

Deboogle!.
04-26-2008, 02:57 PM
Enjoy the Camp Nou, La Rambla and Barri Gotic James,I preferred La Ribera and Eixample, I bet James will too. :) Seems like he'd be a Gaudi fan :)

Henry Chinaski
04-26-2008, 04:21 PM
If it's sunny he'll get to enjoy the ubiquitous stink of piss as well

alfonsojose
04-26-2008, 06:22 PM
He shouldn't have played Barcelona in the first place :rolleyes:

Action Jackson
04-26-2008, 06:26 PM
You know that's bullshit.

I know each fanbase sees it differently, but there is no way Davydenko has a bigger hater fanbase than Nadal

Nadal, Roddick and Djokovic they are the winners in this regard.

alfonsojose
04-26-2008, 06:27 PM
You know that's bullshit.

I know each fanbase sees it differently, but there is no way Davydenko has a bigger hater fanbase than Nadal
It seems you forgot "the fixer" thing. Everybody jumped on him. Lately, MTF looks more like a high school. Even the use of some words - mug, clown - certain posters act like the queen bees or the jocks saying what's right wrong or cool and the rest just follow them like :retard:s

bjurra
04-26-2008, 06:51 PM
Davydenko did the right thing this time. Anyone who disagrees is a complete idiot.