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New Haven Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated August 23, 2009)

smucav
07-15-2009, 06:51 PM
Tournament Name: PILOT PEN TENNIS
Location: NEW HAVEN, CT
Dates: AUGUST 23–29, 2009 (SUNDAY START-SATURDAY FINAL)
Prize Money: US $750,000 (US $663,750)
48 DRAW/32 DRAW QUALIFYING

SITE: 45 Yale Avenue
New Haven, CT, 06515
SURFACE: HARD COURT
BALL: WILSON
PRIZE MONEY: U.S. Dollars–Paid by ATP
WEB SITE: http://www.pilotpentennis.com/

Qualifying draw: Friday, August 21, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Friday, August 21, 12:30 p.m.
Doubles draw: Saturday, August 22, 6:00 p.m.

ATP Ranking Points
W: 250
F: 150
SF: 90
QF: 45
R16: 20
R32: 5 (Seeds: 0)
R64: 0
Q: +5

Entry deadline: July 13, 2009
Seeding: August 17, 2009

OUT Simon, Gilles FRA 7
2 Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 11
3 Robredo, Tommy ESP 16
4 Fish, Mardy USA 22
OUT Ferrer, David ESP 23
6 Andreev, Igor RUS 25
7 Melzer, Jurgen AUT 28
OUT Sela, Dudi ISR 30
OUT Montanes, Albert ESP 31
10 Hanescu, Victor ROU 33
11 Querrey, Sam USA 34
12 Kunitsyn, Igor RUS 36
13 Acasuso, Jose ARG 37
14 Almagro, Nicolas ESP 41
15 Chardy, Jeremy FRA 43
16 Becker, Benjamin GER 44
17 Zverev, Mischa GER 45
18 Santoro, Fabrice FRA 46
19 Petzschner, Philipp GER 47
20 Seppi, Andreas ITA 48
21 Vassallo Arguello, Martin ARG 49
22 Serra, Florent FRA 50
23 Beck, Andreas GER 51
24 Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 53
25 Rochus, Christophe BEL 54
OUT Vliegen, Kristof BEL 55
27 Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE 57
28 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 59
29 Mayer, Leonardo ARG 60
OUT Monaco, Juan ARG 61
31 Darcis, Steve BEL 62
OUT Minar, Ivo CZE 63
33 Gicquel, Marc FRA 64
34 Starace, Potito ITA 65
35 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 66
36 Fognini, Fabio ITA 67
37 Istomin, Denis UZB 68
38 Phau, Bjorn GER 69
39 (SE)
40 (SE)
41 (Q) Gil, Frederico POR
42 (Q) Cuevas, Pablo URU
43 (Q) Lapentti, Nicolas ECU
44 (Q) Nielsen, Frederik DEN
45 (WC) Dent, Taylor USA
46 (WC) Verdasco, Fernando ESP
47 (WC) Baghdatis, Marcos CYP
48 (WC) Ram, Rajeev USA
(LL) Rochus, Olivier BEL (replaces Ferrer)

Alternates
IN Golubev, Andrey KAZ 71
OUT Benneteau, Julien FRA 73
IN Gonzalez, Maximo ARG 74
IN Gabashvili, Teimuraz RUS 75
IN Kendrick, Robert USA 76
IN Capdeville, Paul CHI 77
IN Kim, Kevin USA 78
IN Tipsarevic, Janko SRB 79
IN Bolelli, Simone ITA 80
1. Koellerer, Daniel AUT 81
2. Schuettler, Rainer GER 82
3. Hernych, Jan CZE 83
4. Stakhovsky, Sergiy UKR 84

Go_Israel
07-15-2009, 07:45 PM
Stronger list than expected.

betowiec
07-16-2009, 03:00 AM
only one top 10 player
:(

Labamba
07-16-2009, 01:22 PM
hopefully Jarkko is able to play here

chowdahead25
07-16-2009, 07:21 PM
I am absolutely stunned James Blake isnt here. This is truly his home tournament. Im sure we will get a WC??

smucav
07-16-2009, 08:21 PM
I am absolutely stunned James Blake isnt here.He didn't enter or play last year either:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7310319&postcount=1

betowiec
07-18-2009, 04:09 AM
I am absolutely stunned James Blake isnt here. This is truly his home tournament. Im sure we will get a WC??

he expects(LOL) to make a big run in the us open, so playing 3straight weeks is too much for him :)

btw. his ego is bigger than his behind
once Arod withdrew, Indy wanted James to show up and play.
Martin tried to get a commitment from 17th-ranekd James Blake.

“We couldn't meet his expectations,” Martin said.

Martin said Blake wanted a similar player appearance fee that Roddick would have received.

“Finanically we couldn't do that,” Martin said.

james needs to realize he is not a top 10 player anymore

chowdahead25
07-21-2009, 02:39 AM
Wow James. Cmon man, your home tournament bro!

Chip_s_m
07-21-2009, 03:31 AM
Jeez James what's going on? You used to love this tournament.

roberthenman
07-28-2009, 04:43 AM
leito Mayer :yeah:....
Montañes GL

betowiec
07-31-2009, 05:40 AM
Jeez James what's going on? You used to love this tournament.

money hungry dude ;)
i am sure 300k or so would change his mind ;)

HattonWBA
08-01-2009, 04:19 PM
Good solid list

Doomach777
08-01-2009, 11:02 PM
ajmo legendo!

ImmzB
08-05-2009, 12:28 PM
The biggest news on the men’s side is that former top 10 players Marcos Baghdatis and Richard Gasquet have requested main draw wild cards, along with American John Isner.

http://www.middletownpress.com/articles/2009/08/04/sports/doc4a78f259e9eb2425497063.txt

Doomach777
08-05-2009, 01:26 PM
nice...

protomis
08-06-2009, 07:10 AM
Baghdatis has already received 5 WC in ATP world tour (Brisbane, San Jose, Memphis, Belgrade & Quenn's). I think, he is not allowed to get any further WC (max 5 is allowed for ATP world tour, ie tournamnts 1000, 500 & 250). He is allowed to get WC for grand slam or challengers (those do not count).

Am I right or wrong ? Because I see various reports that he is asking for WC from New Haven etc.



The biggest news on the men’s side is that former top 10 players Marcos Baghdatis and Richard Gasquet have requested main draw wild cards, along with American John Isner.

http://www.middletownpress.com/articles/2009/08/04/sports/doc4a78f259e9eb2425497063.txt

duong
08-06-2009, 09:22 AM
Baghdatis has already received 5 WC in ATP world tour (Brisbane, San Jose, Memphis, Belgrade & Quenn's). I think, he is not allowed to get any further WC (max 5 is allowed for ATP world tour, ie tournamnts 1000, 500 & 250). He is allowed to get WC for grand slam or challengers (those do not count).

Am I right or wrong ? Because I see various reports that he is asking for WC from New Haven etc.

Smucav has already answered that :

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=147315

There's no limit on wild cards unless the player was ranked high enough to get in directly. Without looking back at the entry lists/rankings, I can't recall Baghdatis taking any wild cards into tournaments he could have gotten into directly.

Even if Smucav missed one event like that, I guess there's no problem at all.

Only a player like Safin may have problems with this rule :lol:

soulage
08-06-2009, 10:33 AM
Baghdatis doesn't play the USO qualies ? He has another WC there ?

duong
08-06-2009, 11:17 AM
Baghdatis doesn't play the USO qualies ? He has another WC there ?

Did you get the qualifying entry-list ?
So far, Smucav didn't display it.

In the wildcard topic, they only talk about Americans :rolleyes: (and players from Australia and France who have a partnership for their grand slam).

protomis
08-06-2009, 11:27 AM
thanks guys - it is clear now

Smucav has already answered that :

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=147315



Even if Smucav missed one event like that, I guess there's no problem at all.

Only a player like Safin may have problems with this rule :lol:

soulage
08-06-2009, 12:05 PM
Did you get the qualifying entry-list ?
So far, Smucav didn't display it.

In the wildcard topic, they only talk about Americans :rolleyes: (and players from Australia and France who have a partnership for their grand slam).
As everybody i'm waiting the qualifying list. I'm wondering cos the USO qualies start the same week than New Haven so if he asks a WC for New Haven i assume he doesn't want to play the US qualies. I'm wrong ?

duong
08-06-2009, 12:12 PM
As everybody i'm waiting the qualifying list. I'm wondering cos the USO qualies start the same week than New Haven so if he asks a WC for New Haven i assume he doesn't want to play the US qualies. I'm wrong ?

you're absolutely right :yeah: as the USO qualies start on tuesday.

We will see, I hope he gets a WC in the US Open :)

duong
08-07-2009, 12:55 PM
The French media confirm that Gasquet would come back in New Haven, hence through a WC.

As for Baghdatis, he's not entered in the qualifying entry-list in the US Open, then he might also take part here if he gets a WC (if the Americans consider him more interesting than Jordan Cox or Chase Buchanan :lol: )

Puschkin
08-07-2009, 01:05 PM
The French media confirm that Gasquet would come back in New Haven, hence through a WC.
It was not a clean confirmation, more a hint that he might return to the courts in New Haven.

duong
08-07-2009, 01:35 PM
It was not a clean confirmation, more a hint that he might return to the courts in New Haven.

Actually I did just read the article in l'Equipe (thans to TRuc :) ) and actually it's "he should" not he "might".

Anyway, imo, it confirms they have been in contact with the organization to get a wild-card there.

Getta
08-07-2009, 02:34 PM
As everybody i'm waiting the qualifying list. I'm wondering cos the USO qualies start the same week than New Haven so if he asks a WC for New Haven i assume he doesn't want to play the US qualies. I'm wrong ?

You're absolutely right. Marcos said in a recent interview he doesn't want to play the US qualies. He prefers instead to train for two weeks... possibly rest and recover as well..

smucav
08-10-2009, 10:17 PM
wild card to John Isner:
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/sports/Tenniss-Isner-Setting-Sights-on-Pilot-Pen-52893457.html

ImmzB
08-13-2009, 11:55 PM
What's the news on Gasquet getting a Wild-Card??

MH0861
08-14-2009, 02:36 AM
The local New Haven paper seems to think he won't be getting a WC.

NicoFan
08-15-2009, 01:57 PM
Does anyone know when the qualifying entry list is coming out?

tennis fan474
08-15-2009, 02:10 PM
Does anyone know when the qualifying entry list is coming out?

no list for 250 tournaments.

NicoFan
08-15-2009, 02:21 PM
no list for 250 tournaments.

That sucks. :(

Thanks for information. I guess I'll find out who is playing when I walk on the grounds on Friday.

ImmzB
08-16-2009, 06:43 PM
If Gasquet doesnt get a Wild-Card he should play the Qualifiers!!

NasdaqBallboy
08-16-2009, 08:34 PM
James Blake's lost his last 4 matches and hasn't played since July 12th. His last hard court match was way back on March 29th in Miami. He's returning in Cincinnati and has an absolute dream draw.

* 1R: 2-0 vs. Igor Kunitsyn
* 2R: 7-0 vs. Nikolay Davydenko
* 3R: 6-0 vs. Andreev/4-1 vs. Kiefer/1-0 vs. Odesnik/2-1 vs. Simon

But if Blake doesn't make it to the quarterfinals, I could see him as a wild card in New Haven.

-Josh

ArgieFan
08-17-2009, 01:42 AM
GL Leo Mayer!!

duong
08-17-2009, 06:04 PM
The local New Haven paper seems to think he won't be getting a WC.

I can't believe they wouldn't give him one if he asks it : it would be crazy :eek:

What would be the reason for not giving it ? :confused:

Puschkin
08-17-2009, 06:19 PM
What would be the reason for not giving it ? :confused:
Preference for US-players. :o Ginepri and Blake might ask for one.

edit: Ginepri's 1st round exit won't help.

tennis fan474
08-18-2009, 02:27 PM
Sela is out with an injury, but should be o.k for the usopen.

Cloudygirl
08-19-2009, 07:55 PM
no wild card for Gasquet not sure who has got one though.

duong
08-19-2009, 11:21 PM
no wild card for Gasquet not sure who has got one though.

That's silly : I guess Americans will be happy to watch their provincial tournament :haha:

In France, when a player of this level asks for a WC, I believe he gets one ... despite there are more French players around rank 80-150 than Americans.

NicoFan
08-20-2009, 12:06 AM
That's silly : I guess Americans will be happy to watch their provincial tournament :haha:

In France, when a player of this level asks for a WC, I believe he gets one ... despite there are more French players around rank 80-150 than Americans.

New Haven didn't turn down Gasquet - Gasquet withdrew his WC request.

Cloudygirl
08-20-2009, 12:47 AM
http://www.rmc.fr/edito/sport/86853/pas-de-wild-card-pour-gasquet/

my french is pretty crappy but this seems to say that they refused his request rather than the other way round. It says refused for reasons that are confidential.

smucav
08-20-2009, 12:47 AM
http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2009/08/19/sports/doc4a8c347f5ea9c829484320.txtThe other two women’s and two men’s wild cards are expected to be announced by Thursday.

Chip_s_m
08-20-2009, 01:09 AM
That's silly : I guess Americans will be happy to watch their provincial tournament :haha:

In France, when a player of this level asks for a WC, I believe he gets one ... despite there are more French players around rank 80-150 than Americans.

Right now France has 6 players in the 80-150 range and the US has 11. :wavey: I don't see how that's particularly relevant, though. I like Gasquet, but it's not like he's a superstar (at least not in the US, even with tennis fans). He's had some success and a ton of talent, but for the most part he's spent his career floating around in the 10-30 range. He just doesn't stick out as someone who's going to bring a whole lot to the table in terms of fans/viewers/sponsors. It certainly doesn't help that he's been out of tennis for almost 6 months because of a scandal involving cocaine. Tournament directors aren't going to be jumping up to give him WCs, especially when there are young local players trying to get in.

Chip_s_m
08-20-2009, 01:20 AM
And as for this being a "provincial" tournament, right now there are more French, Spanish, and German players than Americans (and just as many Argentinians). This may change after all the WCs are handed out (I've included Dent's and Isner's in my count), but those 4 countries are going to be pretty equal, so I would hardly call this "provincial".

It seems like you're just bitter Gasquet didn't get one and are looking for any way to belittle the tournament.

NicoFan
08-20-2009, 01:37 AM
Sorry, I had a brain cramp after reading the New Haven Register article: Monfils withdrew his request, not Gasquet. :o

But yes, I think it is unfair to call this a "provincial" tournament. The tournament director has always wanted a diverse field. In fact, she goes out of her way to try to get Latin American players because of the large Latino community in New Haven.

Remember that New Haven is home to Yale University as well as many other universities, and there are people who live in the area from all regions of the world. The tournament director is certainly aware of that fact. New Haven also has many people who work everyday in NYC - which certainly isn't a "provincial" city.

Right now, from what I've read, she's waiting on what is happening in Cincy before making her final decision on wild cards.

smucav
08-20-2009, 01:43 AM
I like Gasquet, but it's not like he's a superstar (at least not in the US, even with tennis fans). He's had some success and a ton of talent, but for the most part he's spent his career floating around in the 10-30 range. He just doesn't stick out as someone who's going to bring a whole lot to the table in terms of fans/viewers/sponsors.The most memorable thing Gasquet ever did at a U.S. tournament was when he got defaulted from the 2004 U.S. Open qualifying for hitting a linesman in the face w. his racquet.

Chip_s_m
08-20-2009, 01:53 AM
The most memorable thing Gasquet ever did at a U.S. tournament was when he got defaulted from the 2004 U.S. Open qualifying for hitting a linesman in the face w. his racquet.

Was he high on coke?

chowdahead25
08-20-2009, 02:08 AM
Was he high on coke?

:haha:

Puschkin
08-20-2009, 06:22 AM
The most memorable thing Gasquet ever did at a U.S. tournament was when he got defaulted from the 2004 U.S. Open qualifying for hitting a linesman in the face w. his racquet.
Tennis fans would remember this better

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAHCy5WkZzw

I hope. As for not giving him the WC, it is like everywhere in the world, preference given to compatriots, unless you are a Top 5 player. It would only get weird, if finally Baghdatis ended up with a WC.

Deborah
08-20-2009, 09:25 AM
Kristof Vliegen is out.

http://www.kristof-vliegen.com/

hello everybody,

I don't have good news for at all for you! i did not play tennis since Bastad, i m injured again on my back! it s not the same as last year so that's allready good news!

i was supposed to go to Cincinati this week and New heaven next week but i ve cancelled everything! i m trying to get ready for USopen which starts on 31st of august!

it s pretty boring not doing any sport for a month now but lucky for me that my family, girlfriend and friends are here to support me!

talk to you soon !
fly

duong
08-20-2009, 09:51 AM
And as for this being a "provincial" tournament, right now there are more French, Spanish, and German players than Americans (and just as many Argentinians). This may change after all the WCs are handed out (I've included Dent's and Isner's in my count), but those 4 countries are going to be pretty equal, so I would hardly call this "provincial".

It seems like you're just bitter Gasquet didn't get one and are looking for any way to belittle the tournament.


Not at all : I just found it's crazy, and I still think that (I'm not even a Gasquet fan, I just defend him in his crazy "coke" case against all the people who judge too quickly ... if something can be said about my prejudice, it's not that I like Gasquet, but rather that I don't like the American culture usually : what I read recently about the debates about the health system in the USA is just the epitome of crazyness and cruelty in my mind)

... and your reaction also makes me suspect what I already suspected that the puritane USA don't like "scandals about drugs or sex" (more dramatic than violence for the American puritanes, contrary to what the Europeans think) whatever they are and however innocent the man is
... and that's what revulses me most (thinking it might be that).

Of course I was provocking with "provincial" but that's the least meaning of the American attitude about Gasquet here and Baghdatis in the US Open.

I remember Robredo getting a WC in France :shrug: and he's not especially a player attracting people (note that France has huge drawbacks in my mind, it's often a "provincial" country, but not as much as the US, however number of Latin Americans or "communities" you have).

But I have to say you were witty about the number of players around 80-150 :lol: : after writing that, I guessed it musn't be the case anymore now, as the number of French players in that range has decreased a lot, whereas it's the opposite for the Americans.

I know that, but well, even before, it was already the same attitude from American and French organizers.

Anyway, I provoked a little bit, but yes, I think it's crazy :shrug: : a player like Gasquet (see Action_Jackson's popularity poll : he's 6th or 7th favorite player in the world) decides to come back in such a tournament instead of Montreal and Cinci and that's how they use that opportunity :rolleyes:

Anyway that's their choice : I'm not sorry for Gasquet, but rather for the organizers :rolleyes:

I would be happy he would not go there, it would not be good for him (but anyway I don't care and I don't believe in him in the US Open), but I would be happy for the organizers :devil: : giving them American WC plus Gasquet would be too much of a gift.

protomis
08-20-2009, 12:55 PM
Any news about qualies - list ???

smucav
08-20-2009, 03:39 PM
Any news about qualies - list ???There are no qualifying entry list for 250 (& lower) tournaments.

NicoFan
08-20-2009, 05:42 PM
Just read on the Pilot Pen Facebook site that Fernando Verdasco is getting a wildcard!!!

:woohoo:

That's who I was hoping for. Very very very very very happy!!!

:yeah:

(I just hope the Pilot Pen Facebook site is right. :eek:)

NicoFan
08-20-2009, 09:48 PM
John Isner is no longer coming to New Haven.

Baghdatis is most likely getting a WC.

And the reason Gasquet isn't getting a WC is that the ITF is appealing his return to the game, and the USTA is backing the ITF. But Gasquet is most likely going to try to qualify.

Still no word on the 4th WC.

case
08-20-2009, 10:14 PM
John Isner is no longer coming to New Haven.

Baghdatis is most likely getting a WC.

And the reason Gasquet isn't getting a WC is that the ITF is appealing his return to the game, and the USTA is backing the ITF. But Gasquet is most likely going to try to qualify.

Still no word on the 4th WC.

well that is BS. what ever happened to innocent until proven guilty or double jeopardy? the usta is garbage
gasquet paid for this WADA insanity already
he has missed more than three months for a TRACE amount of coke. an amount that could be gotten from almost any innocent behavior.

Cloudygirl
08-20-2009, 10:17 PM
Who said that is the reason he isn't getting a wild card?

Pending the ITF appeal, he has a right to play on the tour so refusing a wild card for that reason is very unfair. If higher ranked players or US players get them fair enough but to pick on him in that way is pretty shit.

Puschkin
08-20-2009, 10:28 PM
Baghdatis is most likely getting a WC.
If this is true, then I join those critising the tourney organisation for refusing the WC to Richard.

KarlyM
08-20-2009, 10:47 PM
New Haven Register blog (http://pilotpennhr.blogspot.com/2009/08/verdasco-petrova-in-isner-out.html)
^Blake is not taking a WC. The last 2 WC's are likely to go to Baghdatis and another American.

TMJordan
08-20-2009, 11:00 PM
By the looks of it this is a real mug tournament.

Bad Religion
08-20-2009, 11:33 PM
Congrats New Haven organizers for denying a WC to Gasquet :yeah:

Dopers don´t deserve WCs

ImmzB
08-20-2009, 11:34 PM
Watch Gasquet Qualify & Win The Tournament!!

acd692
08-21-2009, 01:50 AM
Watch Gasquet Qualify & Win The Tournament!!

:)

chowdahead25
08-21-2009, 02:32 AM
Janko!!! God it would be immensely important to play here to get atleast a little HC warmup for USO.

roberthenman
08-21-2009, 03:38 AM
Richard :yeah:

duong
08-21-2009, 09:30 AM
And the reason Gasquet isn't getting a WC is that the ITF is appealing his return to the game, and the USTA is backing the ITF.


Confirmed here :

http://pilotpennhr.blogspot.com/2009/08/verdasco-petrova-in-isner-out.html

The tournament has confirmed that Richard Gasquet intends to play qualifying, his first match since being suspended for testing positive for cocaine in March. The International Tennis Federation is appealing the decision and the USTA, which works in conjunction with the ITF, had no intentions of agreeing to give Gasquet a main-draw wild card.


That's what I suspected :mad: ...

whereas the appeal is not suspensive at all : after all, there was one judgment by an independent tribunal and he was considered innocent (only an unsignificant negligence about going to a dancing in Miami was considered). Still recently there was a hair test and Gasquet is not a cocain consumer, whereas Pamela is.

It's good that there is an appeal if they want to check it again,

but then why sentence him before ?

I really hope Gasquet does not go there : I don't care how Gasquet succeeds in the US Open, but this attitude is disgusting. He should tell them "FUCK OFF"

Doomach777
08-21-2009, 01:24 PM
no 1 seed Simon is OUT!!
Crapdevile in :D

duong
08-21-2009, 01:40 PM
According to a French website, the WC go to Verdasco, Baghdatis and Ram.

And I still hope Gasquet doesn't go there and tells them "Fuck off" : might be bad for him but it would be justice for a crazy decision.

Jaffas85
08-21-2009, 04:06 PM
Qualifying would be good for Gasquet to give him more matches and it would be great if he made the final 4 of the main draw.

When does the qualifying draw get released and when does qualifcation play begin?

duong
08-21-2009, 04:36 PM
Shit ! :sad:

Gasquet will take part in the qualies, it's confirmed by his coach.

Now only one hope for me : he wins the tournament and gives the organizers a finger :devil:

but I don't think he will win of course, and the organizers can feel quiet :rolleyes:

Grobar
08-21-2009, 06:49 PM
C'mon Janko and Ivan :)

Ad Wim
08-21-2009, 07:43 PM
Why is Minar out again, injury?

smucav
08-21-2009, 10:06 PM
qualifying wild cards:

http://pilotpennhr.blogspot.com/2009/08/blake-steals-show.html

Devin Britton (NCAA champion)
Marc Powers (Yale Summer Championship open division winner)
Chase Buchanan (Kalamazoo champion)
Jesse Levine

ImmzB
08-21-2009, 11:15 PM
Does Levine get the Wild-Card because he wont be able 2 Sign Up? With his Ranking at 112 he would easily get into the Draw.

smucav
08-22-2009, 12:07 AM
Does Levine get the Wild-Card because he wont be able 2 Sign Up? With his Ranking at 112 he would easily get into the Draw.Levine will probably get into qualifying directly & the wild card will go to someone else. (It seems unlikely that there are 28 players ranked higher than Levine who will sign in.)

KaRma09
08-22-2009, 04:27 AM
Does anybody know what happened to Schuettler?

sheva07
08-22-2009, 07:20 PM
Why only 5 points for qualifying to MD?

smucav
08-22-2009, 07:49 PM
Jeez James what's going on? You used to love this tournament.

http://www.connpost.com/localsports/ci_13171049Fish was here, practicing for the upcoming Pilot Pen Tennis tournament, while his good friend Blake, from nearby Fairfield, was just practicing, period. Commitments for his upcoming new clothing line, along with other appearances he's scheduled to make next week in New York, are preventing him from playing in the tournament he's won twice and created a fan phenomenon -- the J Block -- in the process.

For Fish, who lost to Blake in the 2007 Pilot Pen finals, there are no commitments for clothing lines, no personal appearances, just tennis. And maybe, just maybe, that's why Fish is climbing up the rankings ladder and Blake is going in the opposite direction.

Kolya
08-23-2009, 06:59 AM
Davai Kolya! :yeah:

sierra91
08-24-2009, 12:34 AM
I heard Ferru is out. Is that true?