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Marseille Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated February 16, 2009)

smucav
01-06-2009, 04:03 PM
Tournament Name: OPEN 13
Location: MARSEILLE, FRANCE
Dates: 16–22 FEBRUARY 2009
Prize Money: €576,000
32 DRAW

SITE: PALAIS DES SPORTS DE MARSEILLE
81, RUE RAYMOND TEISSEIRE
13009 MARSEILLE
SURFACE: GREENSET
BALL: TECHNIFIBRE
PRIZE MONEY: EURO/ALL PRIZE MONEY WILL BE PAID BY THE ATP
WEB SITE: www.open13.org

Qualifying draw: Friday, February 13, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Saturday, February 14, Noon
Doubles draw: Saturday, February 14, 6:00 p.m.

ATP Ranking Points
W: 250
F: 150
SF: 90
QF: 45
R16: 20
R32: 0
Q: +12

Entry deadline: January 5, 2009
Seeding: February 9, 2009

1 Djokovic, Novak SRB 3
OUT Murray, Andy GBR 4
3 Simon, Gilles FRA 6
4 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried FRA 7
5 Monfils, Gael FRA 13
6 Berdych, Tomas CZE 20
OUT Gasquet, Richard FRA 23
8 Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 24
OUT Cilic, Marin CRO 27
10 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 30
11 Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA 31
OUT Melzer, Jurgen AUT 32
13 Schuettler, Rainer GER 33
14 Seppi, Andreas ITA 34
OUT Ancic, Mario CRO 35
16 Bolelli, Simone ITA 38
17 Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 39
18 Benneteau, Julien FRA 40
OUT Hanescu, Victor ROU 48
20 Gicquel, Marc FRA 50
21 Santoro, Fabrice FRA 51
22 Llodra, Michael FRA 54
23 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 58
24 (SE)
25 (SE)
26 (Q) BLOOMFIELD, Richard GBR
27 (Q) RECOUDERC, Laurent FRA
28 (Q) JANOWICZ, Jerzy POL
29 (Q) MARCHENKO, Illya UKR
30 (WC) Safin, Marat RUS
31 (WC) Dimitrov, Grigor BUL
32 (WC) not awarded
(LL) DE VOEST, Rik RSA (replaces WC)
(LL) BASTL, George SUI (replaces Gasquet)

Alternates
IN Gabashvili, Teimuraz RUS 65
IN Chardy, Jeremy FRA 74
IN Hernych, Jan CZE 79
IN Zverev, Mischa GER 81
OUT Gremelmayr, Denis GER 83
IN Vliegen, Kristof BEL 85
OUT Karanusic, Roko CRO 89
IN Golubev, Andrey KAZ 90
OUT Stakhovsky, Sergiy UKR 91
IN Clement, Arnaud FRA 92
1. Mahut, Nicolas FRA 93
2. Minar, Ivo CZE 97
OUT Beck, Andreas GER 104
3. Gil, Frederico POR 105
4. Capdeville, Paul CHI 106

Labamba
01-08-2009, 04:26 PM
very good list

more alternates please :)

soulage
01-12-2009, 08:58 PM
very good list

more alternates please :)
On the official website you have all alternates http://www.open13.fr/upload/tableau-2009-open13.pdf

Cerise
02-02-2009, 12:54 PM
Clement had a WC

Truc
02-05-2009, 11:57 AM
WC for Safin:
http://www.laprovence.com/articles/2009/02/05/717270-Region-en-direct-Tennis-Safin-sera-a-l-Open-13.php

Adri89
02-05-2009, 12:58 PM
WC for Safin:
http://www.laprovence.com/articles/2009/02/05/717270-Region-en-direct-Tennis-Safin-sera-a-l-Open-13.php

Great news ! :D
Btw, very nice list for this tournament like last year although it's only an "ATP 250".

Truc
02-05-2009, 04:06 PM
He's taking a WC away from the others, one more time.

Caujolle said the other 2 WC are not decided yet, the other options are Clément, Chardy, Mahut, Davydenko (?)... Clément is having the edge atm.
http://www.laprovence.com/articles/2009/02/05/717624-Region-en-direct-Tennis-quels-joueurs-invites-a-l-Open-13.php

valexie03
02-05-2009, 04:44 PM
WC for Safin:
http://www.laprovence.com/articles/2009/02/05/717270-Region-en-direct-Tennis-Safin-sera-a-l-Open-13.php

:woohoo:

ImmzB
02-05-2009, 05:08 PM
Safin!!

soulage
02-05-2009, 05:26 PM
He's taking a WC away from the others, one more time.

Caujolle said the other 2 WC are not decided yet, the other options are Clément, Chardy, Mahut, Davydenko (?)... Clément is having the edge atm.
http://www.laprovence.com/articles/2009/02/05/717624-Region-en-direct-Tennis-quels-joueurs-invites-a-l-Open-13.php
Safin could have enter directly the draw but it's nice to see him there.

Chardy can still hope a direct entry, Davydenko :confused: well everybody don't care of him in france, Mahut could be nice since he comes back from injury and Clement i think the tournament have to give one WC to a player belonging to the "ligue de provence" :confused:(it's the reason he gave last year to explain the WC for Guez and not for Santoro) but Caujolle doesn't talk about this obligation here. I only hope that they won't choose Davydenko :rolleyes:

Truc
02-05-2009, 06:17 PM
Yahoo also mentions Roddick as a possible WC. :shrug:
http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/ticker/hub/tennis/index.html?item=1834687

soulage
02-05-2009, 06:28 PM
If all these top want to play they have to enter the draw :devil: OK for one WC to Marat but that's it. There are many nice french players and the field is already very good.

Invisible
02-05-2009, 06:55 PM
Yahoo also mentions Roddick as a possible WC. :shrug:
http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/ticker/hub/tennis/index.html?item=1834687

I read that Roddick accepted a WC for Memphis.

Truc
02-05-2009, 06:57 PM
Yes, I just saw that too, that's what I was going to post.
Yahoo is not reliable anyway.
Why is everybody asking for WC this year and not entering the events in time? Are the rules harsher now when they withdraw from an event?

smucav
02-05-2009, 07:28 PM
Why is everybody asking for WC this year and not entering the events in time? Are the rules harsher now when they withdraw from an event?Commitment players who enter & withdraw from 500-events receive zero-pointers for those events (unless they travel to the event to do promotional activities). I'm not aware of any substantive rule changes regarding withdrawals from 250 events (i.e. Marseille).

RIboy
02-08-2009, 07:54 PM
Cilic canceled Marseille (said on todays press conference)

smucav
02-09-2009, 05:59 PM
http://www.tennis.com/news/ticker.aspxNicholas Mahut, sidelined since November with a shoulder injury, plans to make his season debut by playing doubles in Marseille, followed by singles at some challengers and then Miami in March."It was difficult, especially when I saw all the others leave for Australia and found myself alone in Paris," said the Frenchman of his delayed start to the season.

After being dropped by Guillaume Peyre (for Richard Gasquet) and Olivier Soules (for Marcos Baghdatis) over the past year, Mahut is now working with Lionel Zimbler.

orangehat
02-10-2009, 02:28 AM
Hopefully Chardy will be able to get in the main draw? Will his rankings be elevated from the current 74?

Truc
02-10-2009, 09:55 AM
No, he'll need two withdrawals or a wild-card, his current ranking doesn't matter to enter Marseille.

muc
02-10-2009, 11:06 AM
Cilic will cancel marseille because he has already won two atp250 titles and can t get more points on this level of tournaments.

nemanjam
02-10-2009, 01:39 PM
OUT: Cilic (Stakhovsky from ALT)
IN: Gabashvili
NEXT: Chardy, Hernych, Zverev

ImmzB
02-10-2009, 05:17 PM
OUT: Cilic (& Stakhovsky, Beck from ALT)
IN: Gabashvili
NEXT: Chardy, Hernych, Zverev

gulzhan
02-11-2009, 02:13 AM
Marat :rocker2:

orangehat
02-11-2009, 04:39 AM
Hmm .. Chardy may have to play qualies then .. which shouldn't be a problem though, although I would have preferred him to get the WC.

valexie03
02-11-2009, 02:07 PM
Hmm .. Chardy may have to play qualies then .. which shouldn't be a problem though, although I would have preferred him to get the WC.

There are 2 SE spots to be cleared :confused: I'm always confused with those SEs :confused:

orangehat
02-12-2009, 05:05 AM
There are 2 SE spots to be cleared :confused: I'm always confused with those SEs :confused:

:worship: silly me i forgot about them. Then he should be safe then anyway.

Invisible
02-12-2009, 06:07 AM
:worship: silly me i forgot about them. Then he should be safe then anyway.

If you are still talking about Chardy check the first post, he's already IN :)

Björki
02-12-2009, 06:42 AM
why is Ancic out? :confused:

orangehat
02-12-2009, 07:54 AM
1 more win for Gil and he'll have a SE ... needs to beat almagro though. am i right?

Machiavelli
02-12-2009, 08:13 AM
why is Ancic out? :confused:

After the ZAgreb final, he said that he will either skip Rotterdam or MArseille, i guess Krajicek conviced him to come to Rotterdam, he is too tired, too many matches and a tight schedule.... :wavey:

ImmzB
02-12-2009, 04:32 PM
OUT: Ancic, Cilic, Melzer (& Stakhovsky, Beck from ALT)
IN: Gabashvili, Chardy, Hernych
NEXT: Zverev, Gremelmayr, Vliegen,

Super-Fabio
02-13-2009, 02:00 PM
Marseille: (One of 2 SE Spots cleared)
OUT: Ancic, Cilic, Hanescu, Melzer (and Gremelmayr, Stakhovsky, A.Beck from ALT)
IN: Gabashvili, Chardy, Hernych, Zverev, Vliegen
NEXT: Karanusic, Golubev, Clement, Mahut, Minar, Gil, Capdeville

Super-Fabio
02-13-2009, 06:06 PM
Marseille: (One of 2 SE Spots cleared)
OUT: Ancic, Cilic, Hanescu, Melzer, Murray (and Gremelmayr, Karanusic, Stakhovsky, A.Beck from ALT)
IN: Gabashvili, Chardy, Hernych, Zverev, Vliegen, Golubev
NEXT: Clement, Mahut, Minar, Gil, Capdeville, Sela, Istomin

soulage
02-13-2009, 07:15 PM
Many withdrawals and even the last year winner!

Clement is first Atl now but he receives the second WC http://www.open13.fr/popup-fils-infos.php?id=196 The third will be annonced during the draw.

matte91
02-13-2009, 08:08 PM
kamon dell acqua in qualies

Come on
02-13-2009, 09:04 PM
Any news from qualification draw?

Truc
02-13-2009, 09:07 PM
Qualies draw:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/496/qs.pdf

Truc
02-14-2009, 08:00 AM
The draw will take place at 18:00 instead of 12:00 because of Murray's withdrawal (the tournament director Caujolle is quite mad at Muzza ^^).
http://www.laprovence.com/articles/2009/02/13/727210-Region-en-direct-Open-13-le-tirage-au-sort-retarde.php

Klaas_nalbandian
02-14-2009, 09:10 AM
rotterdam has an advantage after the tourney is earlier than Marseille
only one withdrawal in Rotterdam

Ivanatis
02-14-2009, 10:57 AM
what's with Ouanna? no wildcard, no quali?:confused:

Truc
02-14-2009, 12:08 PM
Ouanna is playing in Belgrade.

Yves.
02-14-2009, 12:11 PM
When is the draw added on the website? It should be on there, right, noon it was made...

kiwi10is
02-14-2009, 12:36 PM
When is the draw added on the website? It should be on there, right, noon it was made...

like Truc told before the draw ceremony was postponed to 18:00

Initialement prévu ce samedi 14 février à midi, le tirage au sort du tableau final est reporté à 18h. Le lieu de la cérémonie reste inchangé : le Palais des Sports de Marseille.

http://www.open13.fr/

Yves.
02-14-2009, 01:12 PM
like Truc told before the draw ceremony was postponed to 18:00

Sorry, thanks anyway :yeah:

soulage
02-14-2009, 01:40 PM
Some news and rumors on the blog of the official website http://blog.open13.fr/ The SE should have been cleared in the night cos it writes Clement no more needs the WC so it remains two WC. A rumor deals with one for Dimitrov, to be confirmed.

Pour faire court, Notre ami Murray a abandonné pour “personnal reason” ainsi qu’Ancic….

Nous trouvons cela bien dommage pour un tenant du titre !!!

Effets en cascade :

- Arnaud Clément ne bénéficie plus de la Wildcard, mais passe en direct sur le tableau final !! Il en serait peut être de même pour Jérémy Chardy….

Il reste donc deux Wildcard à offrir !!

Les bruits de couloirs parle d’un jeune bulgare……. à suivre.

- Le tirage au sort devant avoir lieu à 12H a été reporté à 18h00…..

Quoiqu’il en soit, nous restons trés déçu par l’abandon sans raison particulière de Murray….

PS : Chaque année, les joueurs droits à deux abandon pour “personal reason”. Murray vient de craquer la première.

Yves.
02-14-2009, 01:41 PM
Some news and rumors on the blog of the official website http://blog.open13.fr/ The SE should have been cleared in the night cos it writes Clement no more needs the WC so it remains two WC. bA rumor deals with one for Dimitrov, to be confirmed.

That would be great!

maconick
02-14-2009, 02:13 PM
Yep Grigor has received WC Confirmed

Yves.
02-14-2009, 02:31 PM
Yep Grigor has received WC Confirmed

:cool:

Björki
02-14-2009, 04:06 PM
Grigor :yeah:

Truc
02-14-2009, 05:36 PM
The draw is here:
http://blog.open13.fr/2009/02/14/tirage-au-sort-effectue/

soulage
02-14-2009, 05:40 PM
5 spots for qualifers ?? Clement kept his WC i suppose while this blog writes the opposite in the morning

drazyc
02-14-2009, 05:46 PM
Yes, that is odd. There are only 4 Q spots in the Q draw...

Ad Wim
02-14-2009, 05:57 PM
Tough draw for Djoko and Monfils :o

Truc
02-14-2009, 06:13 PM
There are only 2 WC: :shrug:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/496/mds.pdf

Ad Wim
02-14-2009, 06:15 PM
So 4 Q's and the highest ranked LL?

soulage
02-14-2009, 06:30 PM
There are only 2 WC: :shrug:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/496/mds.pdf
There were no one for the third :rolleyes: They can do that ?

Truc
02-15-2009, 02:09 PM
I listened to the audio interview of Caujolle (the tournament director) on the tournament website and he explains why he picked Dimitrov rather than Davydenko "who was another option".
He doesn't need to explain why Dimitrov, we got it, I was waiting for his reason not to give a 3rd WC! It doesn't make sense to me.
He could also have given it to Mahut who will be there to play doubles. Nico probably didn't want to take a WC away, just coming back from a long injury break, and he didn't want to go through the qualies, but if nobody was going to get that WC anyway...

duong
02-15-2009, 02:25 PM
I listened to the audio interview of Caujolle (the tournament director) on the tournament website and he explains why he picked Dimitrov rather than Davydenko "who was another option".

They refused Davydenko ? they are crazy !! :eek:

Truc
02-15-2009, 02:36 PM
I know, it's weird, maybe I got it wrong.
I can't be bothered listening to the whole thing again, TBH.

But Davydenko was in talk for the WC during the week, it was already mentioned in the thread. It sounded all the time like he had too many options for the WC.

gindyo
02-15-2009, 03:53 PM
They refused Davydenko ? they are crazy !! :eek:

Why would they give a WC to Davidenko if he wanted to enter this tournament, with his ranking he would have been seeded #2. The WC are meant to be given to young and promising players such as Dimitrov, that have the qualities but dont have the ranking to get into big tournaments.

Truc
02-15-2009, 04:26 PM
The Dimitrov WC is fine, I don't think duong is questioning it either, the question is why they didn't give the 3rd WC at all and will give that spot to a LL.
Caujolle also is the co-director of Bercy and the one who decided to give the 3 Bercy WC to Chardy, Ouanna and Mannarino last year, so he's all for giving them to young players.

As for the fact that Davydenko could have entered the event in time, it's the same for Safin then.

RickDaStick
02-15-2009, 04:29 PM
any live streams for tomorrow?

Truc
02-15-2009, 05:22 PM
The livestream on the tournament website is supposed to work tomorrow already.
http://www.open13.fr/web-tv.html

Truc
02-16-2009, 02:42 PM
Gasquet pulled out (shoulder).
http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2009/20090216_153500_gasquet-doit-renoncer.html