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smucav
11-18-2008, 12:46 AM
http://www.rmkchampionships.com/1/news/2009/default.asp
Pete Sampras (exhibition)
James Blake
Lleyton Hewitt
Mardy Fish
Juan Martin del Potro
Tommy Haas
Sam Querrey
Kei Nishikori

protomis
12-15-2008, 12:31 PM
... and Markos Baghdatis as per his website

http://www.baghdatis.com/articlecategories/view/18

Getta
12-16-2008, 01:31 PM
... and Markos Baghdatis as per his website

http://www.baghdatis.com/articlecategories/view/18

Yes, that's true. :)

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2008/dec/16/baghdatis-to-play-in-regions-event/

Baghdatis to play in Regions event

By Phil Stukenborg (Contact), Memphis Commercial Appeal
Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Marcos Baghdatis, an Australian Open finalist in 2006 and a former top 10 tennis player in the world, is joining next February's 32-player field at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships at The Racquet Club.

Baghdatis has accepted a wild card into the newly designated, upgraded '500' Series event on the ATP Tour. He'll join a field that includes two top 10 players -- No. 9 Juan Martin del Potro and No. 10 James Blake -- and former top 10s Tommy Haas, a three-time Memphis champion, and Lleyton Hewitt, a former world No. 1.

Baghdatis, 23, a charismatic player from Cyprus known for his powerful forehand and high-risk shotmaking, reached the 2006 Australian Open final with wins over third seed Andy Roddick and fourth seed David Nalbandian. He was a Wimbledon semifinalist a few months later, beating Andy Murray and Hewitt before being ousted by Rafael Nadal.

Injuries have slowed Baghdatis in recent years, including ankle problems in 2008 that forced him to miss numerous ATP Tour events. As a result Baghdatis, who will be making his first trip to Memphis, has seen his ranking dip to 98th.

smucav
12-19-2008, 11:51 PM
Sampras will face Hewitt in the exhibition match:
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2008/dec/18/improved-memphis-tennis-event-to-feature-sampras/

alboX
01-02-2009, 04:49 AM
probably Fernando Gonzalez

Super-Fabio
01-06-2009, 03:42 PM
Memphis, TN, U.S.A. - Original Cut-off: 75
1 Del Potro, Juan Martin ARG 9
2 Blake, James USA 10
3 Gonzalez, Fernando CHI 14
4 Soderling, Robin SWE 17
5 Andreev, Igor RUS 19
6 Fish, Mardy USA 22
7 Stepanek, Radek CZE 26
8 Querrey, Sam USA 36
9 Kiefer, Nicolas GER 37
10 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 41
11 Kunitsyn, Igor RUS 45
12 Ginepri, Robby USA 49
13 Gulbis, Ernests LAT 53
14 Dent, Taylor USA 56@
15 Darcis, Steve BEL 59
16 Serra, Florent FRA 60
17 Nishikori, Kei JPN 61
18 Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE 63
19 Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 64
20 Koubek, Stefan AUT 65@
21 Petzschner, Philipp GER 66
22 Reynolds, Bobby USA 68
23 Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 70
24 Rochus, Christophe BEL 75
25 (SE)
26 (Q)
27 (Q)
28 (Q)
29 (Q)
30 (WC)
31 (WC)
32 (WC)

Alternates
1. Canas, Guillermo ARG 78
2. Haas, Tommy GER 80
3. Zverev, Mischa GER 81
4. Spadea, Vincent USA 82
5. Gremelmayr, Denis GER 83
6. Karanusic, Roko CRO 89
7. Golubev, Andrey KAZ 90
8. Muller, Gilles LUX 94
9. Kendrick, Robert USA 95
10. Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 96
11. Guccione, Chris AUS 101
12. Capdeville, Paul CHI 106
13. Sela, Dudi ISR 107
14. Anderson, Kevin RSA 108
15. Korolev, Evgeny RUS 111