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Week 19: Sarasota, Florida, USA [Winner: James Ward]

CooCooCachoo
02-10-2009, 09:50 AM
Week 19: Sarasota [Florida, USA]

http://www.klauslang.com/images/sarasota/sarasota_skyline.jpg

Location: http://www.crwflags.com/FOTW/misc/wus.gif Sarasota
Type: $50K
Surface: Clay
Starting Date: May 11
2008 Champion: New event.

Tournament website: -

Entry List:

To come.

Alternates:

To come.

CooCooCachoo
02-10-2009, 10:11 AM
FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND

James Ward GBR [1] has a Bye
Roman Borvanov USA vs. Brian Battistone USA | 6-4 4-6 6-3
Treat Conrad Huey PHI vs. Vamsee Chappidi USA [WC] | 6-0 6-0
Filip Krajinovic SRB [8] vs. Raian Luchici ROU | 6-2 6-4

Bernard Tomic AUS [2] has a Bye
Marcus Yu USA [WC] vs. Kevin Arias USA [WC] | Not played
Matthew Roberts USA vs. Stanislav Kovalev RUS [WC] | 6-0 6-0
Adrians Zguns LAT vs. Tim Smyczek USA [6] | 1-6 7-6 (2) 6-2

Nicolas Todero ARG [3] has a Bye
Peter Carpenter USA [WC] vs. Jorge Moreno COL [WC] | 6-0 6-1
Oleg Dmitriev RUS [WC] vs. Morgan Mays USA [WC] | 4-6 6-4 6-2
Fritz Wolmarans RSA vs. Phillip Simmonds USA [5] | 6-3 7-5

Vladimir Obradovic SRB [4] has a Bye
Harry Fowler USA [WC] vs. Giacomo Miccini ITA | 6-4 3-0 Ret.
Adam Hunt GBR [WC] vs. Evgeny Tikhonov RUS [WC] | 6-4 6-2
Ricardas Berankis LTU [7] vs. Dimitrios Loucareas GRE | 6-2 6-2

SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND

James Ward GBR [1] vs. Roman Borvanov USA | 6-2 6-3
Treat Conrad Huey PHI vs. Filip Krajinovic SRB [8] | 5-7 6-4 6-1
Bernard Tomic AUS [2] has a Bye
Adrians Zguns LAT vs. Matthew Roberts USA | 6-2 6-3

Nicolas Todero ARG [3] vs. Peter Carpenter USA [WC] | 6-0 6-2
Fritz Wolmarans RSA vs. Oleg Dmitriev RUS [WC] | 6-2 6-4
Vladimir Obradovic SRB [4] vs. Harry Fowler USA [WC] | 6-2 3-6 6-1
Ricardas Berankis LTU [7] vs. Adam Hunt GBR [WC] | 6-0 6-0

FINAL QUALIFYING ROUND

James Ward GBR [1] vs. Treat Conrad Huey PHI
Bernard Tomic AUS [2] vs. Adrians Zguns LAT
Nicolas Todero ARG [3] vs. Fritz Wolmarans RSA
Vladimir Obradovic SRB [4] vs. Ricardas Berankis LTU [7]

CooCooCachoo
02-10-2009, 10:12 AM
FIRST ROUND

Victor Estrella DOM [9] vs. Ivan Miranda PER | 6-3 3-6 7-5
Ryan Harrison USA [WC] vs. Taylor Dent USA | 7-5 3-6 6-1
Bruno Echagaray MEX vs. Adam Vejmelka CZE | 6-1 6-2
Xavier Malisse BEL [5/WC] vs. Lester Cook USA | 7-5 6-3

Carsten Ball AUS [4] vs. Mariano Zabaleta ARG | 6-4 4-6 7-6 (5)
Stephen Bass USA vs. Christopher Klingemann USA [WC] | 6-7 (5) 6-3 6-1
Eric Prodon FRA vs. Fritz Wolmarans RSA [Q] | 3-6 6-3 6-4
Alex Kuznetsov USA [SE] vs. Santiago Gonzalez MEX [8] | 6-2 6-1

Michael Russell USA [7] vs. Gabriel Moraru ROU | 3-6 6-4 6-2
Enrico Burzi ITA vs. Ryler DeHeart USA | 6-4 7-5
Michael Yani USA vs. Bernard Tomic AUS [Q] | 6-4 3-6 7-6 (2)
Donald Young USA [3] vs. Jesse Witten USA [WC] | 7-5 7-6 (2)

Scoville Jenkins USA [6] vs. Nicolas Todero ARG [LL] | 6-2 7-6 (3)
Jonathan Dasnières de Véigy FRA vs. Jose De Armas VEN | 6-4 7-5
James Ward GBR [Q] vs. Michael Ryderstedt SWE | 6-4 6-3
Vincent Spadea USA [2] vs. Ricardas Berankis LTU [Q] | 6-7 (3) 6-4 6-3

* Nicolas Todero ARG [LL] replaces Kevin Kim USA [1]

SECOND ROUND

Ryan Harrison USA [WC] vs. Victor Estrella DOM [9] | 2-6 7-5 6-4
Xavier Malisse BEL [5/WC] vs. Bruno Echagaray MEX | 6-4 6-1
Carsten Ball AUS [4] vs. Stephen Bass USA | 7-6(5) 3-6 6-4
Eric Prodon FRA vs. Alex Kuznetsov USA [SE] | 6-2 6-4

Michael Russell USA [7] vs. Enrico Burzi ITA | 6-2 6-0
Michael Yani USA vs. Donald Young USA [3] | 6-4 6-4
Jonathan Dasnières de Véigy FRA vs. Scoville Jenkins USA [6] | 6-4 2-1 ret.
James Ward GBR [Q] vs. Vincent Spadea USA [2] | 6-0 5-2 ret.


QUARTER FINALS

Xavier Malisse BEL [5/WC] vs. Ryan Harrison USA [WC] | 6-1 6-3
Carsten Ball AUS [4] vs. Eric Prodon FRA | 6-4 7-6(5)
Michael Yani USA vs. Michael Russell USA [7] | 7-5 6-7(5) 6-3
James Ward GBR [Q] vs. Jonathan Dasnières de Véigy FRA | 3-6 6-1 6-4

SEMI FINALS

Carsten Ball AUS [4] vs. Xavier Malisse BEL [5/WC] | 6-2 6-3
James Ward GBR [Q] vs. Michael Yani USA | 6-2 3-6 7-6 (5)

FINAL

Carsten Ball AUS [4] vs. James Ward GBR [Q]

CooCooCachoo
02-10-2009, 10:12 AM
DOUBLES | FINAL QUALIFYING ROUND

Braswell & Myers [USA] beat Dmitriev & Tikhonov [RUS]| 6-1 6-0

DOUBLES | FIRST ROUND

Ball & Rettenmaier [AUS/USA, 1] vs. DeHeart & Huey [USA/PHI] | 4-6 7-5 10-8
Bass & Klingemann [USA] vs. Chappidi & Iordachescu [USA/ROU, WC] | 6-2 6-1
Mankad & Van't Hof [IND/USA, 3] vs. Obradovic & Vejmelka [SRB/CZE] | 6-3 6-2
Braswell & Myers [USA, Q] vs. Gehrke & Ward [USA/GBR, WC] | 6-3 6-2

De Armas & Echagaray [VEN/MEX] vs. Borvanov & Harrison [USA, WC] | 6-2 6-4
Cook & Yani [USA, 4] vs. Moraru & Ryderstedt [ROU/SWE] | 7-6(6) 6-4
Kuznetsov & Simmonds [USA] vs. Burzi & Dasnières de Véigy [ITA/FRA] | 5-7 6-3 10-8
Estrella & Gonzalez [DOM/MEX, 2] vs. B. Battistone & Luchici [USA/ROU]| 6-2 6-4

DOUBLES | QUARTER FINALS

Ball & Rettenmaier [AUS/USA, 1] vs. Bass & Klingemann [USA] | 4-6 6-1 10-2
Mankad & Van't Hof [IND/USA, 3] vs. Braswell & Myers [USA, Q] | 6-3 7-6(3)
Cook & Yani [USA, 4] vs. De Armas & Echagaray [VEN/MEX]| 7-5 6-1
Estrella & Gonzalez [DOM/MEX, 2] vs. Kuznetsov & Simmonds [USA] | 6-1 6-2

DOUBLES | SEMI FINALS

Mankad & Van't Hof [IND/USA, 3] vs. Ball & Rettenmaier [AUS/USA, 1] | 2-6 6-3 10-5
Estrella & Gonzalez [DOM/MEX, 2] vs. Cook & Yani [USA, 4] | 7-6 (6) 6-4

DOUBLES | FINAL

Mankad & Van't Hof [IND/USA, 3] vs. Estrella & Gonzalez [DOM/MEX, 2]

ImmzB
04-22-2009, 10:57 AM
Main Draw

Ball, Carsten AUS 184
Kim, Kevin USA 104
De Armas, Jose VEN 269
Miranda, Ivan PER 298
DeHeart, Ryler USA 292
Monroe, Nicholas USA 293
Dent, Taylor USA 289
Moraru, Gabriel ROU 265
Ebden, Matthew AUS 307
Prodon, Eric FRA 188
@ Echagaray, Bruno MEX 197
Puerta, Mariano ARG 191
Estrella, Victor DOM 225
Russell, Michael USA 214
Gonzalez, Santiago MEX 213
Salamanca, Carlos COL 281
Haider-Maurer, Andreas AUT 256
Spadea, Vincent USA 108
Isner, John USA 123
Young, Donald USA 167
Jenkins, Scoville USA 196
@ Zabaleta, Mariano ARG 175

Labamba
04-22-2009, 07:18 PM
1 Kim, Kevin USA 104
2 Spadea, Vincent USA 108
3 Isner, John USA 123
4 Young, Donald USA 167
5 Zabaleta, Mariano ARG @175
6 Ball, Carsten AUS 184
7 Prodon, Eric FRA 188
8 Puerta, Mariano ARG 191
9 Jenkins, Scoville USA 196
10 Echagaray, Bruno MEX @197
11 Gonzalez, Santiago MEX 213
12 Russell, Michael USA 214
13 Estrella, Victor DOM 225
14 Haider-Maurer, Andreas AUT 256
15 Moraru, Gabriel ROU 265
16 De Armas, Jose VEN 269
17 Salamanca, Carlos COL 281
18 Dent, Taylor USA 289
19 DeHeart, Ryler USA 292
20 Monroe, Nicholas USA 293
21 Miranda, Ivan PER 298
22 Ebden, Matthew AUS 307
23 (SE)
24 (SE)
25 (Q)
26 (Q)
27 (Q)
28 (Q)
29 (WC)
30 (WC)
31 (WC)
32 (WC)

Alternates
1. Delgado, Ramon PAR 312
2. Cook, Lester USA 318
3. Dasnieres de Veigy, Jonathan FRA 323
4. Burzi, Enrico ITA 335
5. Menendez-Maceiras, Adrian ESP 340
6. Vejmelka, Adam CZE 350
7. Gorban, Andrei MDA 369
8. Bass, Stephen USA 377
9. Balleret, Benjamin MON 381
10. Ryderstedt, Michael SWE 382
11. Todero, Nicolas ARG 394
12. Obradovic, Vladimir SRB 397
13. Witten, Jesse USA 398
14. Matsui, Toshihide JPN 402
15. Zib, Tomas CZE 408

Tennislover3001
04-24-2009, 11:30 PM
Good Luck to
Carsten Ball
John Isner
Matthew Ebden
Vincent Spadea

Davidcuervacho
04-26-2009, 04:27 PM
Good luck Mariano Zabaleta and Mariano Puerta :yeah:

DartMarcus
05-07-2009, 11:48 AM
Go Vince, win something finally :rolleyes:
Also GL to Isner and Dent.

Zirconek
05-07-2009, 09:40 PM
Entry List
OUT: Haider-Maurer, Isner, Puerta (and Menendez from alternates)
IN: Delgado, Cook, Dasniéres de Veigy

Deborah
05-08-2009, 08:17 AM
According to a Belgian newspaper Xavier Malisse received a wildcard.

Zirconek
05-08-2009, 04:01 PM
Entry List
OUT: Haider-Maurer, Isner, Puerta (and Menendez from alternates)
IN: Delgado, Cook, Dasniéres de Veigy

OUT: Haider-Maurer, Isner, Puerta, Ebden (and Delgado, Menendez, Gorban, Balleret from alternates)
IN: Cook, Dasniéres de Veigy, Burzi, Vejmelka

10K Futures Qualifier
05-09-2009, 03:48 AM
Qualy: http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/5069/qs.pdf

10K Futures Qualifier
05-09-2009, 03:49 AM
Borvanov v Battistone should be good :worship:

Also Vamos Fowler and Simmonds :cool:

10K Futures Qualifier
05-09-2009, 04:08 AM
Jenkins likely out with Ankle issues

10K Futures Qualifier
05-09-2009, 04:14 AM
OUT: Monroe, Salamanca (Source: Stephen Bass)

Baghdatis#1
05-09-2009, 04:41 AM
Loucareas:eek::bounce:

Radalek
05-09-2009, 09:04 AM
Gl in qualies Filip :) .

CooCooCachoo
05-09-2009, 11:02 AM
QUALIFYING DRAW

James Ward GBR [1] has a Bye
Roman Borvanov USA vs. Brian Battistone USA
Vamsee Chappidi USA [WC] vs. Treat Conrad Huey PHI
Raian Luchici ROU vs. Filip Krajinovic SRB [8]

Bernard Tomic AUS [2] has a Bye
Marcus Yu USA [WC] vs. Kevin Arias USA [WC]
Matthew Roberts USA vs. Stanislav Kovalev RUS [WC]
Adrians Zguns LAT vs. Tim Smyczek USA [6]

Nicolas Todero ARG [3] has a Bye
Jorge Moreno COL [WC] vs. Peter Carpenter USA [WC]
Morgan Mays USA [WC] vs. Oleg Dmitriev RUS [WC]
Fritz Wolmarans RSA vs. Phillip Simmonds USA [5]

Vladimir Obradovic SRB [4] has a Bye
Giacomo Miccini ITA vs. Harry Fowler USA [WC]
Adam Hunt GBR [WC] vs. Evgeny Tikhonov RUS [WC]
Dimitrios Loucareas GRE vs. Ricardas Berankis LTU [7]

Nathaliia
05-09-2009, 11:53 AM
Mmm looks great. GL Berankis and Krajinovic

Victor Giraldo
05-09-2009, 08:49 PM
Jorge moreno, quien es?:confused:

SwedSerbia
05-09-2009, 10:43 PM
Ryderstedt?

CooCooCachoo
05-10-2009, 10:17 AM
MAIN DRAW

Kevin Kim USA [1] vs. Ivan Miranda PER
Ryan Harrison USA [WC] vs. Taylor Dent USA
Bruno Echagaray MEX vs. Adam Vejmelka CZE
Lester Cook USA vs. Xavier Malisse BEL [5/WC]

Carsten Ball AUS [4] vs. Mariano Zabaleta ARG
Stephen Bass USA vs. Christopher Klingemann USA [WC]
Victor Estrella DOM vs. Eric Prodon FRA
Alex Kuznetsov USA [SE] vs. Santiago Gonzalez MEX [8]

Michael Russell USA [7] vs. Gabriel Moraru ROU
Enrico Burzi ITA vs. Ryler DeHeart USA
Q vs. Michael Yani USA
Jesse Witten USA [WC] vs. Donald Young USA [3]

Scoville Jenkins USA [6] vs. Q
Jose De Armas VEN vs. Jonathan Dasnières de Véigy FRA
Michael Ryderstedt SWE vs. Q
Q vs. Vincent Spadea USA [2]

CooCooCachoo
05-10-2009, 10:17 AM
Ryderstedt?

Last direct acceptance @ #382.

CooCooCachoo
05-10-2009, 10:19 AM
FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND

James Ward GBR [1] has a Bye
Roman Borvanov USA vs. Brian Battistone USA | 6-4 4-6 6-3
Treat Conrad Huey PHI vs. Vamsee Chappidi USA [WC] | 6-0 6-0
Filip Krajinovic SRB [8] vs. Raian Luchici ROU | 6-2 6-4

Bernard Tomic AUS [2] has a Bye
Marcus Yu USA [WC] vs. Kevin Arias USA [WC] | Not played
Matthew Roberts USA vs. Stanislav Kovalev RUS [WC] | 6-0 6-0
Adrians Zguns LAT vs. Tim Smyczek USA [6] | 1-6 7-6 (2) 6-2

Nicolas Todero ARG [3] has a Bye
Peter Carpenter USA [WC] vs. Jorge Moreno COL [WC] | 6-0 6-1
Oleg Dmitriev RUS [WC] vs. Morgan Mays USA [WC] | 4-6 6-4 6-2
Fritz Wolmarans RSA vs. Phillip Simmonds USA [5] | 6-3 7-5

Vladimir Obradovic SRB [4] has a Bye
Harry Fowler USA [WC] vs. Giacomo Miccini ITA | 6-4 3-0 Ret.
Adam Hunt GBR [WC] vs. Evgeny Tikhonov RUS [WC] | 6-4 6-2
Ricardas Berankis LTU [7] vs. Dimitrios Loucareas GRE | 6-2 6-2

CooCooCachoo
05-10-2009, 10:20 AM
SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND

James Ward GBR [1] vs. Roman Borvanov USA | 6-2 6-3
Treat Conrad Huey PHI vs. Filip Krajinovic SRB [8] | 5-7 6-4 6-1
Bernard Tomic AUS [2] has a Bye
Adrians Zguns LAT vs. Matthew Roberts USA | 6-2 6-3

Nicolas Todero ARG [3] vs. Peter Carpenter USA [WC] | 6-0 6-2
Fritz Wolmarans RSA vs. Oleg Dmitriev RUS [WC] | 6-2 6-4
Vladimir Obradovic SRB [4] vs. Harry Fowler USA [WC] | 6-2 3-6 6-1
Ricardas Berankis LTU [7] vs. Adam Hunt GBR [WC] | 6-0 6-0

CooCooCachoo
05-10-2009, 10:21 AM
FINAL QUALIFYING ROUND

James Ward GBR [1] vs. Treat Conrad Huey PHI
Bernard Tomic AUS [2] vs. Adrians Zguns LAT
Nicolas Todero ARG [3] vs. Fritz Wolmarans RSA
Vladimir Obradovic SRB [4] vs. Ricardas Berankis LTU [7]

Renaud
05-10-2009, 10:23 AM
How come Tomic has two Byes ? What happened between Arias and Yu ?

CooCooCachoo
05-10-2009, 11:47 AM
Possibly both of them were no-shows or injured.

Springer89
05-10-2009, 12:16 PM
Yu played qualies for USA F11 and a rule one tournament per week has been applied since F11 is in the same week as Sarasota.
As for Arias the reason stated on qualy draw is No play after late withdrawal :shrug:

Citrinas
05-10-2009, 06:22 PM
Berankis def Obradovic 63 61

Ozone
05-10-2009, 08:28 PM
Glad to see Stephen Bass making main draw's as a DA easily now. GO STEPHEN!!!!:woohoo:

Draw is open to anyone, especially bottom half. Witten should beat Young, Cook will probably beat Malisse, and on this surface Miranda has a great shot at knocking off Kim. Spadea in danger as always. GL to Michael Yani and Scoville, Taylor Dent may be dangerous too.:)

Treat Huey from U of Virginia into the qualy final!!
Fritz Wolamarans is having an amazing year, im becoming a fan, Go Fritz!! Watch out for this South African:eek:

jmf07
05-11-2009, 12:48 AM
Good luck Ball and Russell.

Ebden not playing here is concerning. I hope his injury wasn't too serious.

Nathaliia
05-11-2009, 12:02 PM
FINAL QUALIFYING ROUND

James Ward GBR [1] vs. Treat Conrad Huey PHI | 6-3 6-2
Bernard Tomic AUS [2] vs. Adrians Zguns LAT | 2-6 6-2 6-1
Fritz Wolmarans RSA vs. Nicolas Todero ARG [3] | 4-6 6-3 6-4
Ricardas Berankis LTU [7] vs. Vladimir Obradovic SRB [4] | 6-3 6-1

bigpupik9
05-11-2009, 05:32 PM
yani-tomic 3*-2

bigpupik9
05-11-2009, 05:56 PM
yani 6-4

djash
05-11-2009, 06:50 PM
bet365 freezed at Yani* 64 36 30-30 0-0

10K Futures Qualifier
05-11-2009, 10:22 PM
Spadea score please

rafi78
05-11-2009, 10:39 PM
Yani - Tomic 6-4 3-6 7-6(2)
Ward - RYderstedt 6-4 6-3

Ozone
05-11-2009, 10:53 PM
There we go Michael!!! USA USA!! Eat it Aussies!!

Ryderstedt:( You split those 2 matches in TT Greg.

djash
05-11-2009, 10:54 PM
What a great score by Yani. Last bet for today, thanks.

ARCHANIOL251
05-11-2009, 11:39 PM
Jenkins score please

Ozone
05-11-2009, 11:46 PM
Young-Witten?

FERNET
05-12-2009, 02:43 AM
Result Monday

Jonathan DASNIERES DE VEIGY vs Jose DE ARMAS (VEN) 6-4 7-5
Michael YANI (USA) vs Bernard TOMIC (AUS) 6-4 3-6 7-6(2)
James WARD (GBR) vs Michael RYDERSTEDT (SWE) 6-4 6-3
Vincent SPADEA (USA) vs Ricardas BERANKIS (LTU) 6-7(3) 6-4 6-3
Scoville JENKINS (USA) vs Nicolas TODERO (ARG) 6-2 7-6(3)
Donald YOUNG (USA) vs Jesse WITTEN (USA) 7-5 7-6(2)

DartMarcus
05-12-2009, 05:35 AM
Vince :rocker:

chowdahead25
05-12-2009, 05:54 AM
Donny!!

Nice to see Scovilles ankle held up so far.

Nathaliia
05-12-2009, 09:11 AM
Phew, Young won.

Poor Ricardas, such a good fight and a good chance against a slump opponent :(

Smoke944
05-12-2009, 06:51 PM
Of course my two favorite players here Taylor and Ryan are playing each other :rolleyes:
Love these fields though

FERNET
05-12-2009, 07:13 PM
Carsten BALL (AUS) vs Mariano ZABALETA (ARG) 6-4 4-6 7-6(5)

Superior1
05-12-2009, 07:31 PM
Mariano had **41 in that TB. Tough loss...

Pablo
05-12-2009, 08:09 PM
Does anyone have a website with livescoring?

EnriqueIG8
05-12-2009, 09:02 PM
S.Gonzalez - Kuznetsov A. 2:6 1:6

Pablo
05-12-2009, 09:02 PM
Where are u getting the scores from?

EnriqueIG8
05-12-2009, 09:08 PM
http://www.kladionice-zderic.hr/live/tenis.htm

columbus
05-12-2009, 09:11 PM
Russell M. - Moraru G. score anyone?

Pablo
05-12-2009, 09:30 PM
Seems there is no livescoring available anywhere...

Nathaliia
05-12-2009, 09:38 PM
Not sure if I can read this Kladonice livescore well, but Dent seems to be leading 2-1 against Harrison :confused:

sTALL
05-12-2009, 09:47 PM
Not sure if I can read this Kladonice livescore well, but Dent seems to be leading 2-1 against Harrison :confused:

Dent 5-4* in 1st

you can follow the livescore on http://www.bet365.com/home/default.asp?

Pablo
05-12-2009, 09:48 PM
its 4-4 now

NiUNiU
05-12-2009, 09:50 PM
http://www.bet365.com/home/default.asp?

LIVESCORE SOLO a DENT

bedt 5-4* 15-400

Pablo
05-12-2009, 09:51 PM
5-5

Pablo
05-12-2009, 09:54 PM
But the Dent match can't be the only one going on right now...

Nathaliia
05-12-2009, 09:54 PM
Thanks; earlier when I was checking bet365 had only a WTA match ;) anyway I must go sleep :lol: :wavey:

crazy clay shape by Kuznetsov

http://www.atpworldtour.com/5/photos/headshots/main/K737_MBZ.jpg

Pablo
05-12-2009, 10:04 PM
First set Harrison 7-5

Pablo
05-12-2009, 10:11 PM
Dent up 2-0 in 2nd

Russian elephant
05-12-2009, 10:22 PM
Dent - Harrison 5-7 5-3

Pablo
05-12-2009, 10:25 PM
5-3 Dent

Russian elephant
05-12-2009, 10:30 PM
Dent - Harrison 5-7 6-3

Pablo
05-12-2009, 10:36 PM
0-1 Harisson 3rd

Russian elephant
05-12-2009, 10:40 PM
very long pause at Dent 5-7 6-3 *0-1 0-30 in 3rd

Pablo
05-12-2009, 10:46 PM
where do u get the game score from?

Russian elephant
05-12-2009, 10:47 PM
bet365 as well :)

Russian elephant
05-12-2009, 10:50 PM
they removed it from live scores. somebody retired (read - Dent) or they lost the source of info

Smoke944
05-12-2009, 10:50 PM
off the scoreboard?

Pablo
05-12-2009, 10:52 PM
Looks like a retirement indeed :(

Smoke944
05-12-2009, 10:54 PM
damnit I hope Taylor is ok :sad:

Russian elephant
05-12-2009, 10:58 PM
I hope too, but afraid not. such tough match with Harrison - he is not ok for sure.
does smb have registration on bet365? to watch finished events you should be registered a' I/m too lazy to do it now :)
official results on ATP will be in several hours.

djash
05-12-2009, 11:01 PM
Kuznetsov lost to every tennis player this year and now plays second tournament in a row, WTF

djash
05-12-2009, 11:04 PM
bet 365 gives only Harisson won first set. Yesterday was the same with Yani match, scoreboard just freezes at 40-40 in first game third set. Then they gave just end result 76 in third.

Russian elephant
05-12-2009, 11:06 PM
bet 365 gives only Harisson won first set. Yesterday was the same with Yani match, scoreboard just freezes at 40-40 in first game third set. Then they gave just end result 76 in third.

than we can hope Dent is OK :)

Pablo
05-12-2009, 11:08 PM
http://www.kladionice-zderic.hr/live/tenis.htm has had updates but not for about 20 mins now, so I think there might have been a retirement indeed...

Russian elephant
05-12-2009, 11:15 PM
Malisse-Cook started on bet365 - so scoreboard is ok. still no news about Dent. anyway his match is finished

Pablo
05-12-2009, 11:20 PM
Well considering that he was down 0-1 and 0-30 on his own serve, I think he retired.

Russian elephant
05-12-2009, 11:25 PM
just before the moment scoreboard was freezen the odds was 1/1 for Harrison and 8/11 for Dent - so it looks like Taylor is out with injury

NiUNiU
05-12-2009, 11:29 PM
http://i41.tinypic.com/zinb7d.jpg LOST DENT

Ozone
05-12-2009, 11:30 PM
Oh cmon Taylor dont let that junior beat you!

Russian elephant
05-12-2009, 11:31 PM
:(

Russian elephant
05-12-2009, 11:43 PM
Malisse was 4-2* with break, now *4-4 30-15

columbus
05-12-2009, 11:54 PM
Anyone has Russell score, I need it badly!!!

Russian elephant
05-12-2009, 11:56 PM
Malisse 7-5 *0-0

djash
05-13-2009, 12:17 AM
DAMN, again scoreboard freezes at 75 22 and they finished with that match. Hope Cook won't loose more than in 4 games.

djash
05-13-2009, 12:31 AM
updated scores all matches without Malisse score http://www.hurricanetennis.com/HurricaneFiles/file/Combo-9.jpg

EnriqueIG8
05-13-2009, 12:55 AM
Results today; [only Malisse-Cook missing]

Estrella def. Miranda 63 36 75
Harrison def. Dent 75 36 61
Echagaray def. Vejmelka 61 62
Ball def. Zabaleta 64 46 76
Bass def. Klingemann 67 63 61
Prodon def. Wolmarans 36 63 64
Kuznetsov def. Gonzalez 62 61
Burzi def. DeHeart 64 75
Russell def. Moraru 36 64 62

Malisse leads Cook 75 22

Ozone
05-13-2009, 02:04 AM
Ivan, Taylor, Wolmarans, De Heart :(

STEPHEN:bounce: :woohoo:
Michael:)

Ozone
05-13-2009, 02:06 AM
REALLY pulling for Scoville and Vince and Stephen tomorrow. Already good tourney form Stephen, former Notre Dame player:)

Nathaliia
05-13-2009, 07:25 AM
Haha Estrella lucky 9th seed.

Ozone, can Vince beat 2 qualifiers in a row? :scratch: :lol: Also Scoville better watches out for that futures Frenchman who beat Young last week. Not sure about Stephen as he beat a no-name in 3 sets, but Ball is quite unpredictable.

CooCooCachoo
05-13-2009, 07:31 AM
FIRST ROUND

Victor Estrella DOM [9] vs. Ivan Miranda PER | 6-3 3-6 7-5
Ryan Harrison USA [WC] vs. Taylor Dent USA | 7-5 3-6 6-1
Bruno Echagaray MEX vs. Adam Vejmelka CZE | 6-1 6-2
Xavier Malisse BEL [5/WC] vs. Lester Cook USA | 7-5 6-3

Carsten Ball AUS [4] vs. Mariano Zabaleta ARG | 6-4 4-6 7-6 (5)
Stephen Bass USA vs. Christopher Klingemann USA [WC] | 6-7 (5) 6-3 6-1
Eric Prodon FRA vs. Fritz Wolmarans RSA [Q] | 3-6 6-3 6-4
Alex Kuznetsov USA [SE] vs. Santiago Gonzalez MEX [8] | 6-2 6-1

Michael Russell USA [7] vs. Gabriel Moraru ROU | 3-6 6-4 6-2
Enrico Burzi ITA vs. Ryler DeHeart USA | 6-4 7-5
Michael Yani USA vs. Bernard Tomic AUS [Q] | 6-4 3-6 7-6 (2)
Donald Young USA [3] vs. Jesse Witten USA [WC] | 7-5 7-6 (2)

Scoville Jenkins USA [6] vs. Nicolas Todero ARG [LL] | 6-2 7-6 (3)
Jonathan Dasnières de Véigy FRA vs. Jose De Armas VEN | 6-4 7-5
James Ward GBR [Q] vs. Michael Ryderstedt SWE | 6-4 6-3
Vincent Spadea USA [2] vs. Ricardas Berankis LTU [Q] | 6-7 (3) 6-4 6-3

* Nicolas Todero ARG [LL] replaces Kevin Kim USA [1]

CooCooCachoo
05-13-2009, 07:31 AM
Wow, Alex :worship:

CooCooCachoo
05-13-2009, 07:32 AM
SECOND ROUND

Victor Estrella DOM [9] vs. Ryan Harrison USA [WC]
Bruno Echagaray MEX vs. Xavier Malisse BEL [5/WC]
Carsten Ball AUS [4] vs. Stephen Bass USA
Eric Prodon FRA vs. Alex Kuznetsov USA [SE]

Michael Russell USA [7] vs. Enrico Burzi ITA
Michael Yani USA vs. Donald Young USA [3]
Scoville Jenkins USA [6] vs. Jonathan Dasnières de Véigy FRA
James Ward GBR [Q] vs. Vincent Spadea USA [2]

CooCooCachoo
05-13-2009, 07:35 AM
DOUBLES | FIRST ROUND

Ball & Rettenmaier [AUS/USA, 1] vs. DeHeart & Huey [USA/PHI]
Bass & Klingemann [USA] vs. Chappidi & Iordachescu [USA/ROU, WC] | 6-2 6-1
Mankad & Van't Hof [IND/USA, 3] vs. Obradovic & Vejmelka [SRB/CZE] | 6-3 6-2
Braswell & Myers [USA, Q] vs. Gehrke & Ward [USA/GBR, WC] | 6-3 6-2

Borvanov & Harrison [USA, WC] vs. De Armas & Echagaray [VEN/MEX]
Moraru & Ryderstedt [ROU/SWE] vs. Cook & Yani [USA, 4]
Kuznetsov & Simmonds [USA] vs. Burzi & Dasnières de Véigy [ITA/FRA]
Estrella & Gonzalez [DOM/MEX, 2] vs. B. Battistone & Luchici [USA/ROU]| 6-2 6-4

azza
05-13-2009, 09:17 AM
wow nice win Carsten

Karalius
05-13-2009, 05:36 PM
Any news from Jenkins match?

Karalius
05-13-2009, 05:51 PM
Russell 6-2 0-0* Burzi

swirl37
05-13-2009, 06:23 PM
Kuznetsov ? any news?

Karalius
05-13-2009, 06:48 PM
Russell def. Burzi 6-2 6-0

FERNET
05-13-2009, 07:18 PM
Xavier MALISSE (BEL) vs Bruno ECHAGARAY (MEX) 6-4

Radziu
05-13-2009, 07:33 PM
Malisse - Echagaray live on www.bet365.com

Any news from court 8 and 9 ?

Radziu
05-13-2009, 07:50 PM
Xavier MALISSE (BEL) vs Bruno ECHAGARAY (MEX) 6-4 6-1

Nathaliia
05-13-2009, 08:07 PM
Russell, Malisse - nice results :yeah: the first round was a bit of a struggle for Mike

Smoke944
05-13-2009, 11:10 PM
Ryan beat Estrella from a set down and a break down in the 2nd and 3rd sets :worship: :yeah:
I really like Estrella but this is just awesome for Ryan :cool:
score was 2-6 7-5 6-4

ARCHANIOL251
05-13-2009, 11:15 PM
Kuznietsov?

Radziu
05-13-2009, 11:38 PM
Ryan beat Estrella from a set down and a break down in the 2nd and 3rd sets :worship: :yeah:
I really like Estrella but this is just awesome for Ryan :cool:
score was 2-6 7-5 6-4


Bad news! :( But thanks man!!

steven
05-13-2009, 11:48 PM
James Ward v Vinny Spadea 6-0 5-2 when the live scores gave up, so hopefully that means 6-0 6-2 :worship::worship:

chowdahead25
05-14-2009, 12:12 AM
LMFAO SPADEA!!!
:haha: :haha: :haha:

ARCHANIOL251
05-14-2009, 12:48 AM
Prodon Dasnieriesde Yani winn

happy928
05-14-2009, 02:09 AM
Prodon Dasnieriesde Yani winn

Wow....young lost to sorry azz yani? Unreal

steven
05-14-2009, 02:20 AM
Turns out the Wardy-Spadea result was 6-0 5-2 ret. How poor a show is that by someone who claims he ain't afraid o'ya? ROFLMAO

James became the first Brit since 2006 to reach a clay court Challenger QF three weeks ago, he's now gone and done it again.

Deborah
05-14-2009, 06:45 AM
Ryan :eek:
I have never heard of him... Beating Dent and now Estrella :worship:
Would like to see Xavier win now though :devil:

CooCooCachoo
05-14-2009, 03:13 PM
Good stuff from Ward.

happy928
05-14-2009, 06:38 PM
Russell???

Renaud
05-14-2009, 06:40 PM
Russell???
5/7 3/2* 40/40

happy928
05-14-2009, 06:50 PM
o wow... Yani won 1st set? Wow

Luis83
05-14-2009, 06:54 PM
Russell please...

happy928
05-14-2009, 07:00 PM
Dang... Yani is on fire this week... Mad props

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:07 PM
Russell 5-7, 5-3..and serving on set...but break.. and now 5-4*

happy928
05-14-2009, 07:08 PM
Can u give us mike russell's score again???

happy928
05-14-2009, 07:10 PM
Oh wow..... I didnt know yani was this good on clay

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:10 PM
Michael Russell - Michael Yani 5-7, 5-4*

happy928
05-14-2009, 07:11 PM
Thx for the scoring updates

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:14 PM
Michael Russell - Michael Yani 5-7, 5-4* (0-30*)

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:14 PM
Michael Russell - Michael Yani 5-7, 5-4* (30-30*)

happy928
05-14-2009, 07:15 PM
Russell's gonna lose in straight sets

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:16 PM
Michael Russell - Michael Yani 5-7, *5-5

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:16 PM
Michael Russell - Michael Yani 5-7, *5-5 (*15-0)

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:17 PM
Michael Russell - Michael Yani 5-7, *5-5 (*30-0)

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:18 PM
Michael Russell - Michael Yani 5-7, *5-5 (*30-15)

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:19 PM
anyone needs my update score??

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:19 PM
Michael Russell - Michael Yani 5-7, *5-5 (*40-15)

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:20 PM
anyone needs my update score??
Michael Russell - Michael Yani 5-7, 6-5*

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:23 PM
Michael Russell - Michael Yani 5-7, 6-6 Tie-Break in progress...

happy928
05-14-2009, 07:23 PM
Yes plz... Thank u

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:25 PM
Tie-Break:
Russell - Yani 1-0

happy928
05-14-2009, 07:25 PM
He'll lose this in tb

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:25 PM
Tie-Break:
Russell - Yani 2-1

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:25 PM
Tie-Break:
Russell - Yani 1-1

happy928
05-14-2009, 07:26 PM
Pt by pt?

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:27 PM
Tie-Break:
Russell - Yani 1-2
Russell - Yani 2-2

happy928
05-14-2009, 07:27 PM
Fight mike

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:27 PM
Tie-Break:
Russell - Yani 2-3
Russell - Yani 3-3

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:28 PM
Fight mike

what mike?? :)

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:29 PM
Tie-Break:
Russell - Yani 5-3

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:29 PM
Tie-Break:
Russell - Yani 4-3

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:30 PM
Tie-Break:
Russell - Yani 5-3
Russell - Yani 5-4

happy928
05-14-2009, 07:31 PM
Come on russell

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:32 PM
RUSSELL 2 set points (6-4)

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:32 PM
6-5

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:33 PM
Michael Russell - Michael Yani 5-7, 7-6 (7-5)

happy928
05-14-2009, 07:34 PM
Luis, thx for pt by pt scoring. :)

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:34 PM
Michael Russell - Michael Yani 5-7, 7-6(5), 0-0*

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:36 PM
Luis, thx for pt by pt scoring. :)

No problem!! i'm from Russia, Moscow but i like Michael Russell!! He is a great challenger player!!!!

happy928
05-14-2009, 07:38 PM
No problem!! i'm from Russia, Moscow but i like Michael Russell!! He is a great challenger player!!!!

I saw him from legg mason tournament and he was very friendly... I liked his personality. :)

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:39 PM
Michael Russell - Michael Yani 5-7, 7-6(5), *0-1 (Michael Yani holds to 15)

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:41 PM
Michael Russell - Michael Yani 5-7, 7-6(5), *0-1 (*15-15)

happy928
05-14-2009, 07:42 PM
I think yani wins this match... He is unbreakable

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:43 PM
Michael Russell - Michael Yani 5-7, 7-6(5), *0-1 (*40-15)

happy928
05-14-2009, 07:44 PM
I saw yani play last year and he was just an average player

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:47 PM
Michael Russell - Michael Yani 5-7, 7-6(5), 1-1* (Michael Russell holds to 40)

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:48 PM
I saw yani play last year and he was just an average player

and why you think he is will win tonight?
(sorry for my bad english..)

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:49 PM
Michael Russell - Michael Yani 5-7, 7-6(5), *1-2 (Michael Yani holds to 0)

happy928
05-14-2009, 07:50 PM
Because of fatigue factor... Russell's been playing too many matches recently

happy928
05-14-2009, 07:52 PM
Yani looks fresh still... Holding easily

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:52 PM
Michael Russell - Michael Yani 5-7, 7-6(5), *1-2 (*15-15)

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:54 PM
Michael Russell - Michael Yani 5-7, 7-6(5), 2-2* (Michael Russell holds to 15)

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:56 PM
Because of fatigue factor... Russell's been playing too many matches recently

agree... russell won challenger in last week...

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:57 PM
Michael Russell - Michael Yani 5-7, 7-6(5), *2-3 (Michael Yani holds to 30)

Luis83
05-14-2009, 07:58 PM
time for break..

Luis83
05-14-2009, 08:00 PM
Michael Russell - Michael Yani 5-7, 7-6(5), *2-3 (*0-30)

Luis83
05-14-2009, 08:01 PM
*15-30

Luis83
05-14-2009, 08:02 PM
*30-30

Luis83
05-14-2009, 08:02 PM
YANI 1 break point

happy928
05-14-2009, 08:03 PM
Oh no!

happy928
05-14-2009, 08:03 PM
Yani is through... Mad props

Luis83
05-14-2009, 08:05 PM
Michael Russell - Michael Yani 5-7, 7-6(5), 3-3* (Michael Russell holds to 40)

happy928
05-14-2009, 08:07 PM
Time to push yani now!

Luis83
05-14-2009, 08:08 PM
Michael Russell - Michael Yani 5-7, 7-6(5), *3-4 (Michael Yani holds to 0)

happy928
05-14-2009, 08:09 PM
Luis... Thx again!!! I have to go pick upsomething from nexy bldg... Plz update scores... Thank u

Luis83
05-14-2009, 08:15 PM
Michael Russell - Michael Yani 5-7, 7-6(5), 3-5* (Michael Yani breaks to 40)

Luis83
05-14-2009, 08:15 PM
serve Yani on MATCH

Luis83
05-14-2009, 08:17 PM
*0-15
*15-15

Luis83
05-14-2009, 08:18 PM
*30-15

Pinta
05-14-2009, 08:18 PM
livescore? link ?

Luis83
05-14-2009, 08:19 PM
2 match points YANI

Luis83
05-14-2009, 08:20 PM
Michael Russell - Michael Yani 5-7, 7-6(5), 3-6

Nathaliia
05-14-2009, 08:40 PM
Oh Yani :eek: I bet he screwed many gamblers :tape: looks like he's the Kuznetsov of the week :ras:

skapunk
05-14-2009, 11:56 PM
Malisse 6-1 6-3
Any news about Ward match???

Nippon
05-15-2009, 01:24 AM
J.Ward- Dasnieres 366164

Drikke
05-15-2009, 01:57 AM
Looks like Malisse is playing decent tennis this week

Nathaliia
05-15-2009, 05:25 AM
Malisse preparing for Wimbledon :p

I see my fave French with the long name lost boo.

gjr
05-15-2009, 06:00 AM
Bring home the title James :)

Ilovetheblues_86
05-15-2009, 06:57 AM
Malisse preparing for Wimbledon :p

I see my fave French with the long name lost boo.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2122/2518098495_a68a04be0d.jpg?v=0

You like him?
He looks 16 :rolleyes:

Zirconek
05-15-2009, 11:43 AM
QUARTER FINALS

Xavier Malisse BEL [5/WC] vs. Ryan Harrison USA [WC] | 6-1 6-3
Carsten Ball AUS [4] vs. Eric Prodon FRA | 6-4 7-6(5)
Michael Yani USA vs. Michael Russell USA [7] | 7-5 6-7(5) 6-3
James Ward GBR [Q] vs. Jonathan Dasnières de Véigy FRA | 3-6 6-1 6-4


SEMI FINALS

Xavier Malisse BEL [5/WC] vs. Carsten Ball AUS [4]
Michael Yani USA vs. James Ward GBR [Q]

Zirconek
05-15-2009, 11:44 AM
DOUBLES | QUARTER fINALS

Ball & Rettenmaier [AUS/USA, 1] vs. Bass & Klingemann [USA] to finish
Mankad & Van't Hof [IND/USA, 3] vs. Braswell & Myers [USA, Q] | 6-3 7-6(3)
De Armas & Echagaray [VEN/MEX] vs. Cook & Yani [USA, 4] to finish
Estrella & Gonzalez [DOM/MEX, 2] vs. Kuznetsov & Simmonds [USA] | 6-1 6-2

CooCooCachoo
05-15-2009, 04:08 PM
Alex & Phillip :smash:

Nathaliia
05-15-2009, 05:23 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2122/2518098495_a68a04be0d.jpg?v=0

You like him?
He looks 16 :rolleyes:

jealous much? :rolleyes:

Nippon
05-15-2009, 05:28 PM
J.Ward-Yani 623621

FERNET
05-15-2009, 07:31 PM
Result Friday

James WARD (GBR) vs Michael YANI (USA) 6-2 3-6 7-6
Carsten BALL (AUS) vs Xavier MALISSE (BEL) 6-2 6-3

wales1994
05-15-2009, 07:50 PM
:woohoo: James :eek: Wimbledon WC here he comes :D! great run! :yeah:

Nathaliia
05-15-2009, 08:12 PM
Malisse :bigcry:

congrats to your guy Ward, the Brits are slowly moving up in these challengers. Evans won one now Ward is in the final.

SonicCRO
05-16-2009, 12:35 AM
lol Australian and British in final of clay tournament ...so funny :D go Ward

Ozone
05-16-2009, 01:56 AM
Michael :bigcry:
Nice tourney though:)

Glad the X man lost- check this out: X man blowing up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe6uLXaAnhQ

aussie_fan
05-16-2009, 02:16 AM
I don't know where this has come from but good work Carsten, please have some consistancy now.

jmf07
05-16-2009, 04:25 AM
He was playing well last week but just ran into a red hot Kuznetsov. I think half his problem with consistency is that he gets bored in futures tournaments and lets his game slip.

Nathaliia
05-16-2009, 10:00 AM
Yeah might happen if you don't need to try harder against some futures mugs. Do you guys know how is he with money? I mean, trips from Australia to anywhere are more expensive than from anywhere to anywhere else (you know what I mean :o).

azza
05-16-2009, 11:23 AM
lol 2 clay mugs in a challenger final oh thats right its America.

CooCooCachoo
05-16-2009, 12:20 PM
SEMI FINALS

Carsten Ball AUS [4] vs. Xavier Malisse BEL [5/WC] | 6-2 6-3
James Ward GBR [Q] vs. Michael Yani USA | 6-2 3-6 7-6 (5)

FINAL

Carsten Ball AUS [4] vs. James Ward GBR [Q]

CooCooCachoo
05-16-2009, 12:20 PM
lol 2 clay mugs in a challenger final oh thats right its America.

Ward's best results have come on clay.

CooCooCachoo
05-16-2009, 12:22 PM
DOUBLES | SEMI FINALS

Mankad & Van't Hof [IND/USA, 3] vs. Ball & Rettenmaier [AUS/USA, 1] | 2-6 6-3 10-5
Estrella & Gonzalez [DOM/MEX, 2] vs. Cook & Yani [USA, 4] | 7-6 (6) 6-4

DOUBLES | FINAL

Mankad & Van't Hof [IND/USA, 3] vs. Estrella & Gonzalez [DOM/MEX, 2]

Zirconek
05-16-2009, 12:32 PM
Ward's best results have come on clay.

yes, he plays a lot in Spain :yeah:

expected to have "a Ward" in the final, right? :p :o


sorry for the bad joke :o

sTALL
05-16-2009, 01:31 PM
If Carsten Ball shows some consistency, he can grab a challenger title tonight. Anyways, US clay is always way faster than Europe's right? :) What are your expectations?

Nathaliia
05-16-2009, 02:04 PM
Ball is my pick I guess but I don't have a bet on it :shrug:

CooCooCachoo
05-16-2009, 03:17 PM
If Carsten Ball shows some consistency, he can grab a challenger title tonight. Anyways, US clay is always way faster than Europe's right? :) What are your expectations?

Green clay is faster than red clay, yes.

I expect Ball will clinch this.

Nathaliia
05-16-2009, 10:13 PM
Apparently Ward wins 7-6(4) 4-6 6-3

congrats champ

JustJames
05-16-2009, 10:14 PM
So many bad predictions.. ;)

(Q) James Ward WR 271 def.(4) Carsten Ball (AUS) WR 213 7-6(4) 4-6 6-3

SonicCRO
05-17-2009, 12:52 AM
uff England have new davis cup player when they play on clay :D

Smoke944
05-17-2009, 02:52 AM
Surprising one from Ward, and also good stuff in doubles from Estrella/Gonzalez, both are getting their rankings up there. Van't Hof also wasting no time; he's a good doubles player.

jmf07
05-17-2009, 03:34 AM
Yeah might happen if you don't need to try harder against some futures mugs. Do you guys know how is he with money? I mean, trips from Australia to anywhere are more expensive than from anywhere to anywhere else (you know what I mean :o).

Yeah I am not too sure how he is with money. His dad used to be a decent player and is the reason why he is Australian given that Carsten was born and lives in America. Really wierd at scheduling his tournaments though. Always stays in America and never seems to enter the qualies of an ATP Tournament or Grand Slam unless he is given a wildcard. And then a few months ago I remember after he played Davis Cup he chose to fly to New Zealand to play only doubles in a New Zealand futures instead of staying in Thailand and playing a few challengers. Quite a frustrating player to follow purely because of his scheduling.