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Metz Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated September 29, 2008)

smucav
08-22-2008, 04:12 PM
Tournament Name: OPEN DE MOSELLE
Location: METZ, FRANCE
Dates: 29 SEPTEMBER–5 OCTOBER 2008
Prize Money: €370,000 (€349,000)
32 DRAW

SITE: PALAIS OMNISPORTS DES ARENES DE METZ
5 AVENUE LOUIS LE DEBONNAIRE
57000 METZ
SURFACE: GREENSET
BALL: TECHINIFIBRE X ONE
PRIZE MONEY: EURO
WEB SITE: www.opendemoselle.com

Qualifying draw: Friday, September 26, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Saturday, September 27, 5:00 p.m.
Doubles draw: Saturday, September 27, 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: August 18, 2008
Seeding: September 22, 2008

1 Karlovic, Ivo CRO 14
2 Simon, Gilles FRA 16
3 Almagro, Nicolas ESP 18
4 Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA 24
5 Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 26
6 Ancic, Mario CRO 27
7 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 28
8 Stepanek, Radek CZE 29
9 Seppi, Andreas ITA 32
10 Llodra, Michael FRA 38
11 Gulbis, Ernests LAT 40
12 Moya, Carlos ESP 41
13 Gicquel, Marc FRA 42
14 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 43
15 Tipsarevic, Janko SRB 45
16 Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 46
17 Calleri, Agustin ARG 49
18 Granollers, Marcel ESP 51
19 Acasuso, Jose ARG 52
20 Canas, Guillermo ARG 53
21 Benneteau, Julien FRA 56
22 Schwank, Eduardo ARG 57
23 Hanescu, Victor ROU 58
24 (SE)
25 (SE)
26 (Q) Mannarino, Adrian FRA
27 (Q) Jouan, Romain FRA
28 (Q) de Voest, Rik RSA
29 (Q) Ascione, Thierry FRA
30 (WC) Chardy, Jeremy FRA
31 (WC) Clement, Arnaud FRA
32 (WC) Mahut, Nicolas FRA

Alternates
IN Montanes, Albert ESP 59
IN Devilder, Nicolas FRA 63
1. Lapentti, Nicolas ECU 66
2. Serra, Florent FRA 69
3. Grosjean, Sebastien FRA 70
OUT Kunitsyn, Igor RUS 72
4. Starace, Potito ITA 77
5. Clement, Arnaud FRA 78
6. Chardy, Jeremy FRA 79
OUT Mahut, Nicolas FRA 83
7. Fognini, Fabio ITA 84
OUT Gabashvili, Teimuraz RUS 85
OUT Bellucci, Thomaz BRA 87
OUT Guccione, Chris AUS 88
8. Stakhovsky, Sergiy UKR 91

Davidcuervacho
08-27-2008, 03:24 PM
Good luck Agustin Calleri, Chucho Acasuso, Guillermo Cañas and Eduardo Schwank :bounce:

GoMullerGo
09-12-2008, 01:05 PM
Gilles Muller asked for a WC.................and didnt get it

Truc
09-12-2008, 01:13 PM
Really no surprise with players like Chardy, Grosjean, Clement, etc. not entering directly the MD.

jitterbug
09-12-2008, 03:06 PM
Mario :eek: good luck - he really needs some!

soulage
09-12-2008, 06:53 PM
They're also searching a "big name" to give him a WC. They were in discussion with Murray but now it's more expansive than 2 weeks ago :devil:

Truc
09-12-2008, 07:32 PM
I read the Murray story too, the tournament director says they contacted Murray a few weeks ago because they had noticed he was not playing anywhere during that week, so they started to negotiate and he says Murray was not asking so much for a top player.
Of course now they would have to pay him way too much (even some of the best French players are too expensive for Metz).
But he's not complaining about Murray being too greedy now, he rather says Murray was not a couple of weeks ago.
http://www.welovetennis.fr/fil-info/lopen-de-moselle-sen-mord-les-doigts/id-menu-335.html

quiron
09-13-2008, 05:50 AM
Calleri,Acasuso,Cañas and Schwank here :bounce:

ImmzB
09-13-2008, 09:34 AM
Give A Wild-Card 2 Safin

Månu
09-15-2008, 09:24 AM
http://www.opendemoselle.com/joueurs/profil/

It lacks one or two real big name... but it's still a nice list for the tournament of my parents town!

smucav
09-15-2008, 06:04 PM
(2 SE spots to be cleared)
OUT: none (& Kunitsyn, Mahut, Gabashvili, Bellucci, Guccione from ALT)
IN: none

ForgetFan
09-15-2008, 06:34 PM
Gilles Muller asked for a WC.................and didnt get it

They did that?
That could have been very good move by the tournament director.
Luxembourg is some 40 km away from Metz, I am sure that Gilles should have felt as home there.

Probably they mean serious business with Muzza.

biological
09-15-2008, 09:23 PM
Ajde Janko! :bounce:

CooCooCachoo
09-16-2008, 12:05 PM
I take it Jérémy will get a WC here.

martine2
09-16-2008, 12:12 PM
Good luck Agustin Calleri, Chucho Acasuso, Guillermo Cañas and Eduardo Schwank :bounce:

I second that!! But I'll add Seppi to the list :)

frici
09-17-2008, 03:12 PM
Mannarino Draw?

soulage
09-17-2008, 04:17 PM
I take it Jérémy will get a WC here.
As you said he gets the first WC, it's official since today :)


1ère « Wild-Card » pour Jérémy Chardy
Jérémy Chardy est le premier joueur à bénéficier d'une « Wild-Card » pour cette nouvelle édition de l'Open de Moselle. Révélation française de l'année à Roland Garros après une belle victoire face à David Nalbandian, le jeune Français de 21 ans a fait une entrée fracassante parmi les 100 meilleurs joueurs du monde.

Quart de finaliste par la suite à Gstaad, Jérémy a réussi à maintenir un niveau de jeu intéressant (victoire au challenger de Graz). En pleine progression depuis quelques mois, il bénéficiera tout naturellement d'une invitation à Metz. Joueur explosif au jeu d'attaque percutant, il a toutes les qualités pour briller aux Arènes.

Rendez-vous mardi matin pour l'annonce de la deuxième « Wild-Card » et jeudi matin pour la troisième.
The two others will be annonced next week (Tuesday and Thursday)

cath85
09-17-2008, 11:13 PM
is anyone going to this tournament?

ciprianned
09-21-2008, 03:22 PM
C'mon Victor Hanescu :D
me2 :D GO HANE :p:worship:

Truc
09-22-2008, 04:41 PM
The 2nd WC goes to Clément.
Grosjean can't play (shoulder injury).

CooCooCachoo
09-23-2008, 12:17 PM
Allez Jérémy :rocker:

best better
09-24-2008, 11:17 PM
Potito Starace here?

Truc
09-25-2008, 11:42 AM
Last WC for Mahut.

Truc
09-25-2008, 11:49 AM
I don't know why Mahut had pulled out of the entry list...

And how does it work with the SE spots, would Mahut be eligible for a SE spot if he goes further in Bangkok or is it a tournament of a different category? And can a player get a SE spot if he has pulled out of the entry list before?

smucav
09-25-2008, 06:04 PM
(Both SE Spots cleared)
OUT: none (and Kunitsyn, Mahut, Gabashvili, Bellucci, Guccione from ALT)
IN: Montanes, Devilder
NEXT: Lapentti, Serra, Grosjean, Starace, Clement, Chardy, Fognini

ImmzB
09-25-2008, 07:30 PM
Hope Qureshi Comes 2 The Qualifying Rounds!

ImmzB
09-25-2008, 08:00 PM
Qureshi on the ALT List for the Challenger Events in Mons,Belgium. He needs 11 more withdrawls to get in he might aswell go to the Metz Qualifying Rounds. I Doubt he will get into the Challenger in Mons! Hes also on the ALT Vienna Qualifying List, he needs 4 more withdrawls to get in, so hope he does!!

So Qureshi should go to the Metz Qualifying Rounds!!

but-it's-ok
09-26-2008, 01:48 PM
Good luck to Ernests:rocker2:

Truc
09-26-2008, 09:01 PM
The qualifying draw:
http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2008/341/qs.pdf

but-it's-ok
09-26-2008, 10:54 PM
Thanks for posting the Qualies draw Fran:hug: Richard Bloomfield and Josh Goodall in the qualies:banana: Good luck to the British boys:rocker2:

ImmzB
09-27-2008, 05:32 PM
Main Draw:

http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2008/341/mds.pdf