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The"American Series March Madness" BNP Paribas Open @ IW Main Draw

*esther*
02-06-2009, 11:19 PM
Tournament Name: SAP OPEN
Location: SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, USA
Dates: FEBRUARY 9–15, 2009
Prize Money: US $600,000
32 DRAW (MAIN DRAW & QUALIFYING)

SITE: HP PAVILION AT SAN JOSE
525 WEST SANTA CLARA, SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA 95113
SURFACE: INDOOR HARD-PREMIER COURT with LATEX-ITE SURFACING
BALL: PRINCE TOUR EXTRA-DUTY FELT
PRIZE MONEY: U.S. DOLLARS PAID BY THE ATP
WEB SITE: http://www.sapopentennis.com

Qualifying draw: Friday, February 6, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Friday, February 6, Noon
Doubles draw: Saturday, February 7, 6:00 p.m.

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

Entry deadline: December 29, 2008
Seeding: February 2, 2009

1 Roddick, Andy USA 8
2 Del Potro, Juan Martin ARG 9
3 Blake, James USA 10
4 Fish, Mardy USA 24
5 Stepanek, Radek CZE 27
6 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 37
OUT Kiefer, Nicolas GER 38
8 Querrey, Sam USA 39
9 Kunitsyn, Igor RUS 47
10 Ginepri, Robby USA 51
11 Gulbis, Ernests LAT 53
12 Dent, Taylor USA @56
13 Serra, Florent FRA 59
14 Darcis, Steve BEL 61
15 Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 62
16 Nishikori, Kei JPN 63
OUT Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE 64
18 Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 67
19 Rochus, Christophe BEL 69
20 Reynolds, Bobby USA 70
21 Spadea, Vincent USA 76
22 Canas, Guillermo ARG 79
23 Haas, Tommy GER 82
24 (SE)
25 (SE)
26 (Q)
27 (Q)
28 (Q)
29 (Q)
30 (WC) Baghdatis, Marcos CYP
31 (WC) Isner, John USA
32 (WC) Poerschke, Lars GER

Alternates
IN Gremelmayr, Denis GER 83
IN Karanusic, Roko CRO 91
IN Muller, Gilles LUX 95
IN Guccione, Chris AUS 96
1. Kendrick, Robert USA 97
2. Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 98
OUT Korolev, Evgeny RUS 106
3. Lee, Hyung-Taik KOR 107
4. Beck, Andreas GER 109
OUT Capdeville, Paul CHI 111
5. Sela, Dudi ISR 112
6. Alves, Thiago BRA 113
7. Soeda, Go JPN 114
8. Mayer, Leonardo ARG 115
9. Kim, Kevin USA 117

*esther*
02-06-2009, 11:24 PM
MAIN DRAW

(1) RODDICK, Andy USA v QUALIFIER
GULBIS, Ernests LAT v DARCIS, Steve BEL
HAAS, Tommy GER v (WC) POERSCHKE, Lars GER
ROCHUS, Christophe BEL v (7) KUNITSYN, Igor RUS

(4) STEPANEK, Radek CZE v QUALIFIER
CANAS, Guillermo ARG v GUCCIONE, Chris AUS
DENT, Taylor USA v REYNOLDS, Bobby USA
QUALIFIER v (8) GINEPRI, Robby USA

(6) QUERREY, Sam USA v (WC) BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP
KARANUSIC, Roko CRO v GREMELMAYR, Denis GER
NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN v SERRA, Florent FRA
SPADEA, Vincent USA v (3) BLAKE, James USA

(5) FISH, Mardy USA v HEWITT, Lleyton AUS
(WC) ISNER, John USA v GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP
NISHIKORI, Kei JPN v MULLER, Gilles LUX
QUALIFIER v (2) DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG

*bunny*
02-07-2009, 05:26 PM
Thanx, esther! :worship:

Woohoo good luck, Kei! :yeah:
Muller will be a tough first round opponent, with big lefty serve (apparently Kei is not very fond of playing a lefty), but Kei has a good enough game to beat him!
Hope he will advance to the next ronud and have a revenge on JM! :D

Looks like Kei's match will be in the night session on Monday. :)

*bunny*
02-09-2009, 05:45 AM
OOP for Monday:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9 - 7PM

J NIEMINEM (FIN) vs F SERRA (FRA)
followed by
C ROCHUS (BEL) vs [7] I KUNITSYN (RUS)
followed by
[4] R STEPANEK (CZE) vs Qualifier
followed by
T DENT(USA) vs B REYNOLDS (USA)
followed by
T HAAS (GER) vs [WC] L POERSCHKE (GER)

Not Before 7:00 PM
J BLAKE (USA) vs P SAMPRAS (USA)
K NISHIKORI (JPN) vs G MULLER(LUX)

Good luck, Kei! :yeah:
Wow he's billed after Pete!

There is a streaming service for $9.95 available at the tournament Web site, but I'm pretty sure there will be some free live feed as well.
http://www.sapopentennis.com/news/news.asp?story_id=267

kinokino
02-09-2009, 10:07 AM
Thank you for the info, esther and bunny!

I wish Kei will exert his potential to the full :rocker2:

*esther*
02-09-2009, 12:51 PM
You're welcome guys! :hug:

Gambatte Kei!

conivip
02-09-2009, 07:50 PM
Oh, No
Del Potro :S:S

Good lucky Kei,

Rafkei
02-09-2009, 11:46 PM
Goodluck Kei!

Wish there could be free live streaming available, anyone know any?

*bunny*
02-10-2009, 04:08 AM
:shrug: I looked around but haven't been able to find working live streams so I just bought a day pass.

And guys, the price of the official site streaming I quoted above ($9.95) is for a day pass. You have to pay $39.95 :( for the whole week!

Rafkei
02-10-2009, 05:17 AM
Wish i could avail of that day pass, unfortunately i can't.

Anyway, will just rely on your live update bunny! I am excited for the match.

Good luck Kei!

*bunny*
02-10-2009, 05:38 AM
I'll try, Rafkei!

Muller serving first. And Kei breaks after deuce!!
His FH down the line with a little off pace and timing at deuce was superb.
And he took the game with a FH winner. :D

Kei needs as many points here as he can because his points from Delray Beach will drop off next week...!

*bunny*
02-10-2009, 05:42 AM
Kei starts the next game with a DF and gets broken back as his FH goes out just long...
1-1

Muller has now less butterflies and leads 2-1*

*bunny*
02-10-2009, 05:45 AM
Much better service game from Kei. He holds to love. 2-2 :)
FH winner, a service winner, a volley winner and Muller service return wide. :)

Rafkei
02-10-2009, 05:52 AM
Guess both players are a bit nervous, dropping both their first service game.

*bunny*
02-10-2009, 05:54 AM
3-3
Kei's 1st serve % is getting better but he can do with even better %.

Muller then holds to 15. Not much happening now...

*bunny*
02-10-2009, 06:08 AM
5-5 Phew! That was scary!
At 15-15, Kei DF'ed, and then netted a FH to give Muller 2 SPs.
He saved both with Muller UE and an ace and went on to hold.

In the next game, Muller went 15-40 down with UEs.
Kei's lob was long on the first BP but he took the second with a BH CC passing shot! :yeah:

Kei serving for the match... *6-5!
Hope he gets first serves in...

*bunny*
02-10-2009, 06:10 AM
0-15 mishits return
15-15 service winner
30-15 good serve!
40-15 good serve out wide on deuce court!

1st set to Kei with BH winner! :D 7-5

Rafkei
02-10-2009, 06:16 AM
Kei won the first set 7-5?

Is it right? I am only viewing thru live scores.

*bunny*
02-10-2009, 06:19 AM
Muller holds the first game of the second set to 30.
He made some silly errors but also had good serves.
It looke like Kei has no problem reading Mullers's serve though.

Then Kei holds to 15.
The last two points were a nice rally ending with a smash by Kei. :)

1-1

*bunny*
02-10-2009, 06:20 AM
Exquisite BH volley by Kei. 0-15
0-40 for Muller with a string of erorrs.
Break Kei!

*bunny*
02-10-2009, 06:21 AM
DF and Kei is a break up. :) *2-1

Rafkei
02-10-2009, 06:23 AM
that was so scary, he faced two break points at 4-5 right bunny? I relieved he was able to hold on. Great Job.

Then breaking back and holding serve to seal the first set! Nice one Kei!

Nice update Bunny!

I think were also the two posters who were here last time when Kei is playing against Meltzer in Australia, i hope it'll be a different result this time around.

*bunny*
02-10-2009, 06:24 AM
Now he's n a roll. :)

15-0 Second sevice ace
30-0 FH winner
40-0 Service return long
Game, another good serve. 3-1*

*bunny*
02-10-2009, 06:37 AM
Sorry I lost connection for a while.

Kei 4-2, Muller serving under the pressure and he gets broken!
Kei serving for the match 5-2! :D

And 30-30...

*bunny*
02-10-2009, 06:38 AM
Kei won 7-5 6-2! :D :D :D
He didn't have to do much in the second set, just play solid, because Muller kind of self destructed.

Rafkei
02-10-2009, 06:40 AM
Yay! Great Job Kei! Im really happy!

DanaKz
02-10-2009, 09:19 AM
Nice job Kei!

chewy
02-10-2009, 10:39 AM
good going kei!

n thx for the live updates bunny!

kinokino
02-10-2009, 12:06 PM
Great win :yeah:
Good luck to Kei in the next round!!

gare315
02-10-2009, 02:28 PM
Great Kei!!
It seemed he's recovered. GL the next round, his next opponent is Del Potro?

Ivanatis
02-10-2009, 05:13 PM
yay Kei well done, Mulles hasn't been bad recently

time for some US Open revenge vs. JMDP :music:

Ivanatis
02-10-2009, 08:01 PM
btw is the e in Kei spoken long or short?:confused:

Rafkei
02-11-2009, 06:13 AM
Yeah i was wondering, how do you pronounce his first name?

Is it "Kai" ("a" as vowel) or as "Kei" ("e" as the vowel, as in Kaye)

*bunny*
02-11-2009, 08:15 AM
It's pronounced like Kay or the alphabet K. :)

*bunny*
02-11-2009, 02:28 PM
Kei's next match will be on Thursday because his next opponent will be decided today.
Hope a two days' rest won't disrupt his rhythm!

*bunny*
02-12-2009, 10:02 AM
So it's JMDP he plays next, as expected!

CENTER COURT start 9:45 am
T Dent (USA) vs [Q] T Widom (USA)
[5] M Fish (USA) vs [WC] J Isner (USA)
E Butorac (USA) / A Fisher (AUS) vs T Haas (GER) / R Stepanek (CZE)
[6] S Querrey (USA) vs D Gremelmayr (GER)
F Serra (FRA) vs [3] J Blake (USA)

Not Before 7:00 PM
K Nishikori (JPN) vs [2] J Del Potro (ARG)
[1] A Roddick (USA) vs E Gulbis (LAT)
J Cerretani (USA) / S Querrey (USA) vs J Blake (USA) / M Fish (USA)

I'll be at work when he plays so I won't be able to watch the match or do livescoring. If anyone sees the match, it will be greatly appreciated if you could share your view with us!

Good luck, Kei! :rocker2:

kinokino
02-12-2009, 12:36 PM
Interesting matchup!
I strongly hope that Kei will succeed in revenge this time :boxing:

gare315
02-12-2009, 04:15 PM
Hi Kinokino~~~

He will, Kei will beat JMDP.

btw, call me Elvis^^, I'm a fanatics of Rendy, Lu Yen-Hsun^^

*esther*
02-13-2009, 12:45 AM
I'll be at work when he plays so I won't be able to watch the match or do livescoring. If anyone sees the match, it will be greatly appreciated if you could share your view with us!

Oh well, i am thinking of to subscribe the one day pass! :lol:
I hope the night matches would be in multiple cameras, as i remembered, last year's day matches all aired in an angle only which is pathetic.. :lol:

kinokino
02-13-2009, 03:24 AM
Hi Elvis! Nice to meet you :wavey:

I'm on my lunch break right now, but have to come back to work in a short time later. :angel:
Go Kei:banana:

*bunny*
02-13-2009, 04:34 AM
It's my lunch time and I'm watching the livescore, Kei is down 2-6 2-5* and has a break point!
C'mon Kei, it's not over yet!! :rocker2:

*bunny*
02-13-2009, 04:36 AM
2-6 2-6 :sad:

O, well, better luck in Memphis! :hug:

Ivanatis
02-13-2009, 04:40 AM
Kei :hug:

with the young age they both have, JMDP has a good chance of turning into Kei's nemesis during the next 10 years :scared:

*esther*
02-13-2009, 04:59 AM
Oh well, i did subscribe the one day pass!
I didnt manage to watch the whole match due to my broadband was suddenly down today. WHY TELL ME WHY? :shrug: Buffering at almost the match.

He seems didnt play his best tennis a bit passive in his movement. He slipped down when he chased the ball down. :(

kinokino
02-13-2009, 02:07 PM
Kei :sad:
Let's move on... :sport:
Good luck in the next match !!!

Ivanatis
02-13-2009, 11:53 PM
Memphis r1 against Baghdatis
cannot cheer for Kei here:o

Rafkei
02-14-2009, 01:23 AM
Oh well, its JMDP again :(

Good luck to kei in memphis, Bagdathis is a tough one.

He seems to be having a bad draw all the time. :-)

*esther*
02-14-2009, 05:17 AM
Tournament Name: REGIONS MORGAN KEEGAN CHAMPIONSHIPS & THE CELLULAR SOUTH CUP
Location: MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, USA
Dates: FEBRUARY 16–22, 2009
Prize Money: US $1,226,500
32 DRAW (16 DRAW QUALIFYING)

SITE: THE RACQUET CLUB OF MEMPHIS
5111 SANDERLIN AVENUE
MEMPHIS, TN 38117-4398
SURFACE: HARD-PLEXIPAVE
BALL: WILSON REGULAR DUTY
PRIZE MONEY: U.S. DOLLARS-PAID BY ATP
WEB SITE: http://www.rmkchampionships.com/1/home/

Qualifying draw: Friday, February 13, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Friday, February 13, 6:30 p.m.
Doubles draw: Saturday, February 14, 6:00 p.m.

ATP Ranking Points
W: 500
F: 300
SF: 180
QF: 90
R16: 45
R32: 0
Q: +20

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

1 Del Potro, Juan Martin ARG 9
2 Blake, James USA 10
OUT 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
OUT 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) Baghdatis, Marcos CYP
31 (WC) Roddick, Andy USA
32 (WC) Young, Donald USA

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

*esther*
02-14-2009, 05:19 AM
Regions Morgan Keegan Championships
Main Draw

[1/WC] RODDICK, Andy USA vs DARCIS, Steve BEL
GINEPRI, Robby USA vs QUALIFIER
[WC]BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP vs NISHIKORI, Kei JPN
HAAS, Tommy GER vs [8] QUERREY, Sam USA

[3] BLAKE, James USA vs HEWITT, Lleyton AUS
SPADEA, Vincent USA vs QUALIFIER
[WC] YOUNG, Donald USA vs ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
LU, Yen-Hsun TPE vs [7] FISH, Mardy USA

[6] ANDREEV, Igor RUS vs KUNITSYN, Igor RUS
NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN vs PETZSCHNER, Philipp GER
QUALIFIER vs REYNOLDS, Bobby USA
SERRA, Florent FRA vs [4] SODERLING, Robin SWE

[5] STEPANEK, Radek CZE vs QUALIFIER
KOUBEK, Stefan AUT vs GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP
GULBIS, Ernests LAT vs DENT, Taylor USA
CANAS, Guillermo ARG vs [2] DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG

chewy
02-15-2009, 07:54 AM
Good uck kei, just hope he can stay healthy...

when you play at this level there's really no easy draw anyway, and i like to see kei match up with player ranked higher then him.

*bunny*
02-15-2009, 12:54 PM
Apparently, Kei had a flu in San Jose, hence his not very spirited performance.

After losing to JMDP, Kei told the Japanese reporters that he couldn't have a winning image. He uses the word "image" a lot in his pressers. Probbaly he wants to say when he's feeling well it's easy to visualise himself in his mind that he will win the next match.
His ranking will go down to around #90 tomorrow because the points from Delray Beach will drop off, but he also said that this year he doesn't want to worry about the ranking. He will have to play qualies in some events but he doesn't have much to defend either so I think we don't have to wait too long before he starts climbing up the ranking again.

Kei vs Baggy should be a fun match if both of them turn up physically as well as mentally.
Hope he's feeling better and can play with more confidence in Memphis! :yippee:

*bunny*
02-16-2009, 02:14 AM
Kei's match is not on the Monday OOP.
Maybe tomorrow. Good luck!

*bunny*
02-17-2009, 02:26 AM
OOP for Tuesday:

STADIUM
Starting At: 10:00 AM

Melanie OUDIN (USA) vs Marina ERAKOVIC (NZL)
Ernests GULBIS (LAT) vs Taylor DENT (USA)
Marcos BAGHDATIS (CYP) vs Kei NISHIKORI (JPN)
Stephanie COHEN-ALORO (FRA) vs Varvara LEPCHENKO (USA) or Victoria AZARENKA (BLR)

Not Before 6:30 PM
Guillermo CANAS (ARG) vs Juan Martin DEL POTRO (ARG)
Caroline WOZNIACKI (DEN) vs Jelena DOKIC (AUS)

Good luck, Kei! ;)

*esther*
02-17-2009, 04:48 AM
From the information i got from the Delray PR, Kei is not going to play in Delray Beach.

He has to travel back to Japan early for the Davis Cup.

Kei oh Kei :sad:

*esther*
02-18-2009, 12:52 AM
[WC] M Baghdatis (CYP) d K Nishikori (JPN) 75 63

:sad::sad:

*bunny*
02-18-2009, 06:56 AM
:sad:
Looks like there were lots of breaks of serve on both sides, but Kei seemed struggling with his service. Hope it's not the affect of the arm injury he had recently.
O well, Baggy is a very good player and he's desperate to return to top 100.

From the information i got from the Delray PR, Kei is not going to play in Delray Beach.

He has to travel back to Japan early for the Davis Cup.

Kei oh Kei :sad:
;) You didn't read my post on Kei's News Thread on Jan. 14! (No, no, I'm not blaming you! Everyone's busy and can't read all the posts!)
But I wish Kei defended his title in Delray Beach. I don't think Japan desperately need him to win this tie. Soeda and Suzuki should be able to handle China. But it's a rare occasion that he can play in Japan and perhaps he opted that. :shrug:

So no tournament next week. He will probably come back to Japan soon.

kinokino
02-18-2009, 11:53 PM
Hang in there, Kei!
Sure I wanted to see him in Delray Beach...
Though I will support his decision to play for the Davis Cup :music:

*esther*
02-19-2009, 02:19 AM
You didn't read my post on Kei's News Thread on Jan. 14! (No, no, I'm not blaming you! Everyone's busy and can't read all the posts!)

Haha, i am really missed that Bunny! :tape:

I just got the information when i contacted Delray's PR.:p Sorry for my ignorant.:angel:

*bunny*
02-19-2009, 05:53 PM
No problem, esther! :hug:

According to the Japanese media, Kei's new mobile phone went off twice during important points in the first set and he got a warning from the umpire. Apparently this led to his loss of concentration, which was of course due to his own fault but unfortunate.
He also regretted that he made many errors. As for the arm, he said it's better but not 100% yet. Asked about the drop in the ranking, he said he didn't think he's a top 50 player yet, and he wanted to play more matches because he could learn a lot of things from actual matches.
But he's positive about the Davis Cup, he said since his arm is getting better he wants to serve better and put some pressure on the opponent with his serve.

But who the hell called him during a match!? :(

gare315
02-20-2009, 12:53 PM
Haha.....phone rings during the match, it sounds interesting!!
Thanks for the breaking news, bunny!
Go Kei, GL in DC

chewy
02-21-2009, 06:44 AM
I wish he can enjoy his first Davis Cup experience.
its a tough choice between the two, but there's still a whole year ahead to gather more points.

pica_pica
02-22-2009, 05:26 PM
Someone called him during the match? News to me!
Maybe his rumoured girlfriend (a Japanese table tennis player)?
Hope Kei can rebound in his rankings soon!

*bunny*
02-24-2009, 09:17 AM
I wish he can enjoy his first Davis Cup experience.
its a tough choice between the two, but there's still a whole year ahead to gather more points.
It will be his second DC tie. His played the first round tie agaist India last April.
But it will be his debut in a home tie. Hope it will be a good tie and boost his confidence! :)

Someone called him during the match? News to me!
Maybe his rumoured girlfriend (a Japanese table tennis player)?
I doubt it. She's been an established player much longer than Kei. In any case they haven't confirmed they are an item. She's refusing to speak about her private life, which she's fully entitled to, and there's been no word from Kei either.

Hope Kei can rebound in his rankings soon!
Let's hope he will bounce back at IW and Miami! ;)

*esther*
02-26-2009, 05:25 AM
But who the hell called him during a match!? :(

He only had himself to blame!:p

“At the very least he will have to learn to put it on vibration mode,” added Takeuchi, who also selected Go Soeda, Satoshi Iwabuchi and Takao Suzuki for the tie with China.

:lol: Come on Kei, vibration mode, please!

*esther*
03-10-2009, 11:25 PM
Tournament Name: BNP PARIBAS OPEN
Location: INDIAN WELLS, CA, USA
Dates: MARCH 12–22, 2009 (THURSDAY START)
Prize Money: US $4,500,000
96 DRAW/48 DRAW QUALIFYING

SITE: INDIAN WELLS TENNIS GARDEN
78-200 MILES AVENUE
INDIAN WELLS, CA 92210
SURFACE: HARDCOURT/PLEXIPAVE
BALL: PENN ATP
PRIZE MONEY: U.S. DOLLARS-PAID BY ATP
WEB SITE: http://www.bnpparibasopen.org/1/home/

Qualifying draw: Monday, March 9, 2009, TBA
Main draw: Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 1:00 p.m.
Doubles draw: Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 6:00 p.m.

ATP Ranking Points
W: 1000
F: 600
SF: 360
QF: 180
R16: 90
R32: 45
R64: 25 (Seeds: 10)
R128: 10 (WC: 0)
Q: +12
Q24: 7
Q48: 0

Entry deadline: January 26, 2009
Seeding: March 9, 2009

Main Draw

(1) NADAL, Rafael ESP/BYE
(WC) ANDERSON, Kevin RSA v QUALIFIER
QUALIFIER v GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP
BYE/(26) TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS
(21) BERDYCH, Tomas CZE/BYE
YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS v TROICKI, Viktor SRB
QUALIFIER v QUALIFIER
BYE/(14) NALBANDIAN, David ARG
(9) MONFILS, Gael FRA/BYE
(WC) ISNER, John USA v ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
MASSU, Nicolas CHI v SCHWANK, Eduardo ARG
BYE/(24) SAFIN, Marat RUS
(30) MELZER, Jurgen AUT/BYE
(WC) DENT, Taylor USA v JUNQUEIRA, Diego ARG
(WC) ODESNIK, Wayne USA v (WC) SWEETING, Ryan USA
BYE/(6) DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG

(3) DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB/BYE
VASSALLO ARGUELLO, Martin ARG v QUALIFIER
HERNANDEZ, Oscar ESP v HAAS, Tommy GER
BYE/(29) SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER
(18) STEPANEK, Radek CZE/BYE
QUERREY, Sam USA v CANAS, Guillermo ARG
CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG v SEPPI, Andreas ITA
BYE/(16) WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI
(12) FERRER, David ESP/BYE
QUALIFIER v NAVARRO, Ivan ESP
HANESCU, Victor ROU v CHARDY, Jeremy FRA
BYE/(19) FISH, Mardy USA
(31) KIEFER, Nicolas GER/BYE
REYNOLDS, Bobby USA v FOGNINI, Fabio ITA
QUALIFIER v ZVEREV, Mischa GER
BYE/(7) RODDICK, Andy USA

(8) SIMON, Gilles FRA/BYE
LU, Yen-Hsun TPE v QUALIFIER
LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO v NISHIKORI, Kei JPN
BYE/(28) ANCIC, Mario CRO
(22) ANDREEV, Igor RUS/BYE
QUALIFIER v GULBIS, Ernests LAT
GABASHVILI, Teimuraz RUS v ACASUSO, Jose ARG
BYE/(11) TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA
(15) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP/BYE
SPADEA, Vincent USA v KUNITSYN, Igor RUS
DARCIS, Steve BEL v GRANOLLERS, Marcel ESP
BYE/(19) CILIC, Marin CRO
(32) MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA/BYE
STARACE, Potito ITA v GREMELMAYR, Denis GER
MONTANES, Albert ESP v SERRA, Florent FRA
BYE/(4) MURRAY, Andy GBR

(5) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS/BYE
BENNETEAU, Julien FRA v KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER
LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU v QUALIFIER
BYE/(25) SODERLING, Robin SWE
(23) GASQUET, Richard FRA/BYE
LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP v LLODRA, Michael FRA
QUALIFIER v TIPSAREVIC, Janko SRB
BYE/(10) VERDASCO, Fernando ESP
(13) BLAKE, James USA/BYE
DEVILDER, Nicolas FRA v NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN
HEWITT, Lleyton AUS v HERNYCH, Jan CZE
BYE/(17) GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI
(27) KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO/BYE
STAKHOVSKY, Sergiy UKR v QUALIFIER
GICQUEL, Marc FRA v BOLELLI, Simone ITA
BYE/(2) FEDERER, Roger SUI

*bunny*
03-11-2009, 12:15 PM
Thanx, esther! :yeah:

As you guys probably remember Kei played Ljubicic in Beijing in 2007, when he was still an amater ranked 257 and Ljubo was a top 20 player. Kei lost 6-3 6-4.
Now Ljubicic is ranked 79 and his record this year is 2-5, so Kei definitely has a chance if he's fit.
...but I don't think tendonitis goes away that easily and I just hope Kei won't aggravate the injury by playing through pain. Hope he's feeling much better with his arm...!

*bunny*
03-12-2009, 05:39 AM
Kei's first round match is scheduled as the second match in the night session on Thursday, after Mattek vs Garbin that starts 7 p.m. local time.
Good luck, Kei! :yeah:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/1/posting/2009/404/op.pdf

*bunny*
03-13-2009, 06:37 AM
Kei lost 6-3 6-3. :sad:

I only watched livescore on and off from 1-4 down in the first set. The second set was closer, there were four breaks of serve altogether. But all of Kei's four DFs occurred early in the set, which resulted in two breaks although Kei broke Ljubicic's serve in between those two games.

I hope this loss is a blessing in disguise because now he can rest for at least two weeks before Miami.
Resting is the only cure for tendonitis.
Good luck to Kei in Miami! :yeah:

Ivanatis
03-13-2009, 07:20 AM
Kei :awww:

*esther*
03-17-2009, 09:21 AM
any news why kei doesnt play miami?

*bunny*
03-17-2009, 09:58 AM
:confused: Really!? Where did you hear that, esther?
AFAIK, his name is still on the entry list.

He did pull out from the Sunrise challenger this week, but he was #12 on the alternate list so he had little chance to play there anyway unless he was prepared to play qualies.

Of course, if he's still having the injury then he shouldn't play. Miami is like his home tournament in U.S., and the ATP Awards will be announced during the tournament so I'm sure he wants to be there. But I hope he and his team will make a sensible decision even if he is playing, because it seems to me he played in many tournaments when he really shouldn't have.

*esther*
03-17-2009, 10:06 AM
I am not sure bunny cos' i heard he isnt in the latest acceptance list.

I hope that isnt true.

*bunny*
03-17-2009, 10:15 AM
Hmmm this is the Miami entry thread and the list hasn't been changed for the past four days, it's the same with other sites with similar information. :confused:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=8141991

But if he has to withdraw, so be it. He played one too many tournaments while still injured and I have a feeling he better take rest and recover 100% by the clay court season. (I also wished he didn't enter a useless tournament like Houston and try qualifying European clay tournaments because he's said he likes clay and wants to do well in RG, but that's another story.)

Nathaliia
03-19-2009, 05:53 PM
Kei won't play Miami and he's out yet for a month or two (because of his arm) :sad: I am talking to his coach now.

*bunny*
03-19-2009, 08:14 PM
:sad:
Thanx for the information, Nathalia!
Yeah, I just realised his name is gone from the entry list.
Hope the next time he plays he will be completely injury free!

So esther, your source was correct!
Sorry if I sounded like I didn't believe what you said the other day! That's not what I meant! :hug:

It's a pity Kei won't play Miami and maybe more tournaments, but I hope he will take really good care of himself and concentrate on treating the injury. He's still so young a month or two away from tennis is no big deal in a long perspective. It's far more scary to continue playing with an injury.