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Amersfoort Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated July 13, 2008)

smucav
06-04-2008, 04:17 PM
Tournament Name: DUTCH OPEN TENNIS-revised
Location: AMERSFOORT, THE NETHERLANDS
Dates: 14–20 JULY 2008
Prize Money: € 326,000 (€ 305,200)
28 DRAW (Q16)

SITE: SPORTINGCLUB BOKKEDUINEN
SPORTPARK 11
3919 BD AMERSFOORT
SURFACE: CLAY
BALL: BABOLAT TEAM
PRIZE MONEY: EURO
WEB SITE: http://www.en.dutchopentennis.nl/

Qualifying draw: Friday, July 11, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Friday, July 11, 9:00 p.m.
Doubles draw: Saturday, July 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 (Seeds 1-4: 0/0)
R32: 0/0
Q: +5/+1

Entry deadline: June 2, 2008
Seeding: July 7, 2008

OUT Almagro, Nicolas ESP 20
2 Darcis, Steve BEL 45
3 Acasuso, Jose ARG 49
4 Granollers, Marcel ESP 51
5 Gicquel, Marc FRA 56
OUT Haase, Robin NED 58
7 Montanes, Albert ESP 60
8 Vliegen, Kristof BEL 85
9 Hernandez, Oscar ESP 86
10 Ventura, Santiago ESP 91
11 Serra, Florent FRA 94
12 Vassallo Arguello, Martin ARG 107
13 Ascione, Thierry FRA 109
14 Cuevas, Pablo URU 113
15 Navarro, Ivan ESP 120
16 Petzschner, Philipp GER 121
17 Rochus, Christophe BEL 124
18 Gabashvili, Teimuraz RUS 126
19 Roger-Vasselin, Edouard FRA 131
20 (SE)
21 (SE)
22 (Q) MARRERO, David ESP
23 (Q) BRIZZI, Alberto ITA
24 (Q) MATSUKEVITCH, Denis RUS
25 (Q) SIJSLING, Igor NED
26 (WC) de Bakker, Thiemo NED
27 (WC) Huta Galung, Jesse NED
28 (WC) Verkerk, Martin NED

Alternates
IN Martin, Alberto ESP 132
IN Eschauer, Werner AUT 135
OUT Gonzalez, Maximo ARG 137
OUT Hernych, Jan CZE 138
OUT Ramirez Hidalgo, Ruben ESP 140
OUT Capdeville, Paul CHI 141
OUT Beck, Andreas GER 143
OUT Bohli, Stephane SUI 144
OUT Devilder, Nicolas FRA 148
OUT Andujar, Pablo ESP 151
OUT Cruciat, Adrian ROU 155
OUT Mayer, Leonardo ARG 156
OUT Schukin, Yuri KAZ 157
OUT Phau, Bjorn GER 158
OUT Kim, Kevin USA 161
1. Junqueira, Diego ARG 162
OUT Koellerer, Daniel AUT 163
2. Sirianni, Joseph AUS 165
3. Ulihrach, Bohdan CZE @165
OUT Wessels, Peter NED 167

MrExcel
06-04-2008, 04:58 PM
These tournaments were always going to struggle having to compete with THREE other events.

CooCooCachoo
06-05-2008, 04:22 PM
Allez Doud :rocker:

Raul
06-08-2008, 03:37 AM
Vamooooooos chicos.
;) Pablo Cuevas ;)
:eek: Philipp Petzschner :eek:

ImmzB
06-08-2008, 07:22 PM
Probaly N.Almargro For The Title!!

Klaas_nalbandian
06-09-2008, 10:00 AM
Hmmm not so many really nice names, decent claycourters but no crowd favourites

WC Verkerk and de Bakker

peacechick
06-13-2008, 01:19 PM
I hope thiemo gets the wc, he has some points to defend :p

Rik.
06-13-2008, 02:32 PM
:yawn:

CooCooCachoo
07-08-2008, 01:11 PM
I hope thiemo gets the wc, he has some points to defend :p

Yes, WCs to Verkerk and De Bakker.

CooCooCachoo
07-09-2008, 08:08 PM
Final WC to Jesse Huta Galung.

Timotheus
07-09-2008, 08:37 PM
Probaly N.Almargro For The Title!!
Nicolas had to retire due to his wrist AGAIN today..let's hope he will decide to play. The entry list is just bad and seeds never last in Dutch tournaments. 's Hertogenbosch and Rotterdam lost their seeds early on and with the players that will be seeded here I expect the same. Let's hope for some Dutch surprises and good draws.

Sheva
07-10-2008, 10:36 AM
Nicolas had to retire due to his wrist AGAIN today..let's hope he will decide to play. The entry list is just bad and seeds never last in Dutch tournaments. 's Hertogenbosch and Rotterdam lost their seeds early on and with the players that will be seeded here I expect the same. Let's hope for some Dutch surprises and good draws.

Well the entry list is in fact very bad. In the past they had much better entry lists but the ATP isn't really helping the tournament as well adding another tournament to the calender in this particular week. Now there are 4 tournaments in one week..In my opinion the tournament direction should downgrade the prizes of the tickets. For the field they have they are just ridicilously high..:smash:

CooCooCachoo
07-10-2008, 07:44 PM
Well the entry list is in fact very bad. In the past they had much better entry lists but the ATP isn't really helping the tournament as well adding another tournament to the calender in this particular week. Now there are 4 tournaments in one week..In my opinion the tournament direction should downgrade the prizes of the tickets. For the field they have they are just ridicilously high..:smash:

Much better? Ever since the event moved from Amsterdam to Amersfoort, the tournament took a blow and the field has been quite poor. Of course the list is worse this year, but it's only logical considering it has to compete with Umag and Kitzbühel, both of which are loved by players. And Indianapolis, although the type of players that go there are not very likely to come to Amersfoort in the first place.

smucav
07-10-2008, 09:40 PM
(2 SE spots to be cleared)
OUT: none (& Gonzalez M., Phau, Kim from ALT)
IN: none

Klaas_nalbandian
07-10-2008, 11:05 PM
Well the entry list is in fact very bad. In the past they had much better entry lists but the ATP isn't really helping the tournament as well adding another tournament to the calender in this particular week. Now there are 4 tournaments in one week..In my opinion the tournament direction should downgrade the prizes of the tickets. For the field they have they are just ridicilously high..:smash:

I was planning to go, one of the last days when my traincard is active but when I saw the prices, unbelievable high and with this field.


Almagro is OUT so topseed won't come

CooCooCachoo
07-11-2008, 06:06 AM
Yes, Almagro is out according to Dutch teletext, which is a reliable source.

With two SEs to be cleared and many of the ALTs plausibly going to Kitzbühel and Umag instead, I imagine the cut will drop to around 150.

Timotheus
07-11-2008, 03:01 PM
nice for Darcis as a defending champion to be 1st seed though. Last year was of course a lot better with Andreev, Moya, Youzhny, Davydenko and Tipsarevic. Except for Davy all real crowd players as well.

Machiavelli
07-11-2008, 03:03 PM
nice for Darcis as a defending champion to be 1st seed though.


Darcis was just demolished by totally out of form Nieminen in Sweden, not a great sign taht this mug will defend his title.....

TankingTheSet
07-11-2008, 04:26 PM
Haase must be pretty seriously injured to skip this tournament, there have been signs for a few months that he is not 100% and he performed poorly in Scheveningen challenger this week.

CooCooCachoo
07-11-2008, 04:28 PM
The draw will already be made tonight, so I guess that will pretty much be the final field. Expected withdrawal from Haase what with his injury problems in Scheveningen this week.

Sheva
07-11-2008, 04:49 PM
Much better? Ever since the event moved from Amsterdam to Amersfoort, the tournament took a blow and the field has been quite poor. Of course the list is worse this year, but it's only logical considering it has to compete with Umag and Kitzbühel, both of which are loved by players. And Indianapolis, although the type of players that go there are not very likely to come to Amersfoort in the first place.


Well i looked at the cut from the last couple of years and you're right:

2004: 122
2005: 124
2006: 111
2007: 99
2008: 141

It wasn't much better but this year is a joke. Highest ranked player in the current entry list is Gicquel at 48. In the other years they at least got some decent top 50 players with the Chileans (Massu and Gonzo) coming here every year and also the likes of Djokovic, Coria, Puerta, Mathieu and Moya playing in Amersfoort.

Lot of dirtballers between 85 and 130 now and with Haase now out as well not really a good chance that a Dutchie will go far in this tournament.

I'd like to see Suso, Cuevas, Gabash and Doud play sometime but 22,50 to 52,50 is just absurd.

Drikke
07-11-2008, 05:06 PM
I'd like to see Suso, Cuevas, Gabash and Doud play sometime but 22,50 to 52,50 is just absurd.

I wanted to come over to Amersfoort, but with this prices + my train ticket, this day will cost me 100 euro. I don't know yet I will come to Amersfoort :sad:

Sheva
07-11-2008, 05:10 PM
Haase must be pretty seriously injured to skip this tournament, there have been signs for a few months that he is not 100% and he performed poorly in Scheveningen challenger this week.

Yeah he already said at RG he wasn't 100 percent! And he wanted to make a scan afterwards. After RG i saw him play live at the Ordina Open. Also there his movement didn't look that good. Against Hewitt it didn't see that he had problems with any sort of injury.
But after he fell behind 4-1 in the third against Middelkoop overnight he made comments that: "Wat is er precies aan de hand: 'Een paar weken geleden hebben we besloten dat ik door ga spelen met een scheurtje in mijn meniscus en mijn kuitbeen dat steeds verschuift. Zo lang ik spierversterkende oefeningen blijf doen, gaat dat ook goed. Het apparaat dat ik nodig heb daarvoor had ik echter afgelopen week niet tot mijn beschikking en dat voel ik dan direct. De blessurebehandeling in de derde set was voor kramp, die kreeg ik door dat tape dat zo strak rond mijn been zat. Ik heb geen pijn, al voelt dit niet lekker, en ik kan niets kapot maken in mijn knie. Volgens de artsen moet het straks op hard court beter gaan, dus ik moet deze twee weken nog even overleven."

Translation: A couple of weeks ago he decided that he wanted to play through an injury. A little crack in his meniscus and splint-bone that is constantly moving. The apparat that he needed to do his exercises to counteract the injuries wasn't there last week. He had cramps in the third set because his knee was too tightly taped. It didn't feel good he noted but he wasn't in pain. According to the doctors injury should be better on hardcourts and he should be able to survive the next two weeks on clay.

Later on he withdrew from the doubles in Scheveningen and now also for the Dutch Open. So apearently it is more bad then he first thought he was. Get well soon Robin!

TankingTheSet
07-11-2008, 06:37 PM
Translation: A couple of weeks ago he decided that he wanted to play through an injury. A little crack in his meniscus and splint-bone that is constantly moving. The apparat that he needed to do his exercises to counteract the injuries wasn't there last week. He had cramps in the third set because his knee was too tightly taped. It didn't feel good he noted but he wasn't in pain. According to the doctors injury should be better on hardcourts and he should be able to survive the next two weeks on clay.

Later on he withdrew from the doubles in Scheveningen and now also for the Dutch Open. So apearently it is more bad then he first thought he was. Get well soon Robin!

The latest news item on Dutch teletext sounds pretty serious:

"Ik kan niet meer lopen, mijn knie zit op slot."

"I can't walk anymore, my knee is locked."

It says he needs a meniscus operation and will be out for 6 weeks. In the back of my mind I think it could be even more serious and impact his career.

smucav
07-11-2008, 06:51 PM
(Both SE spots cleared)
OUT: Almagro, Haase (and M.Gonzalez, Hernych, Ramirez Hidalgo, Capdeville, A.Beck, Bohli, Devilder, Andujar, L.Mayer, Phau, Kim, Koellerer, Wessels from ALT)
IN: Martin, Eschauer, Cruciat, Schukin
NEXT: Junqueira, Sirianni, Ulihrach, Hartfield, Meffert, Munoz de la Nava

Timotheus
07-11-2008, 07:56 PM
Darcis was just demolished by totally out of form Nieminen in Sweden, not a great sign taht this mug will defend his title.....
He played Bundesliga the weekend before and is probably focussing on this important tournament for him. Looking at the opposition, he could easily win again this year.

sabrina468
07-11-2008, 08:05 PM
I am so disappointed in the field right now. I already bought my tickets some time ago,because they had a decent field last year and the year before that. and i can travel for free during that time. but now i am actually reconsidering going to the semis in scheveningen and not go to the qualies in amersfoort (although i already have the tickets)

CooCooCachoo
07-11-2008, 08:24 PM
He played Bundesliga the weekend before and is probably focussing on this important tournament for him. Looking at the opposition, he could easily win again this year.

Bundesliga is hardly an excuse :tape:

And I doubt he'll win easily.

Labamba
07-11-2008, 09:30 PM
cut-off @157 in a 28-player draw :help:

Drikke
07-11-2008, 10:04 PM
Bundesliga is hardly an excuse :tape:

And I doubt he'll win easily.

He probably won't win, but is that needed ?

If he can win his second round in an ATP tourney, he wins the title :p.

I think Darcis will not win this time, but you never know. I expect something from Christophe Rochus here, he's in good form ( okay he lost from De Bakker this week, but for the rest :welldone: ). I hope he can get to the QF here :)

CooCooCachoo
07-12-2008, 09:32 AM
He probably won't win, but is that needed ?

If he can win his second round in an ATP tourney, he wins the title :p.

I think Darcis will not win this time, but you never know. I expect something from Christophe Rochus here, he's in good form ( okay he lost from De Bakker this week, but for the rest :welldone: ). I hope he can get to the QF here :)

I think it's anybody's tournament. Darcis has a good shot, but I agree that Christophe could also get far. But heck, the same can be said for Gicquel, De Bakker, Martín, Serra, Ventura, Hernandez, Navarro, Granollers, Montañes, Cuevas, Acasuso if you ask me. And the others too, if they are in good shape. The only ones I'd completely count out for victory are the qualifiers, Cruciat, Gabashvili, Huta Galung, Eschauer and Roger-Vasselin.