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Main Draw (Singles)

Tricky_Forehand
09-11-2004, 09:05 AM
Sorry for the tease :o

The MD is supposed to be made right about now so I'm hoping that it will be online in an hour. I know that's being optimistic but I don't think I can stay up much past 2 AM and I really want to see who Alex draws.

junekidd
09-11-2004, 09:35 AM
hello! I will wait for the draw and post it as soon as possible if u do not mind.
BTW, u are so toilsome! ;)

Tricky_Forehand
09-11-2004, 09:35 AM
Son of a bitch!!!

(1)Carlos Moya vs. (Q)
Glenn Weiner vs. Hyung-Taik Lee
(Q) vs. Noam Okun
Jean-Rene Lisnard vs. (6)Paradorn Srichaphan
(4)Rainer Schuettler vs. Paul Baccanello
Mikhail Youzhny vs. Ivo Heuberger
(Q) vs. Davide Sanguinetti
(WC)Yu Wang, Jr. vs. (8)Dominik Hrbaty

(7)Taylor Dent vs. Hicham Arazi
Jarrko Nieminen vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
Yen-Hsun Lu vs. (WC)Ben-Qiang Hu
Kristian Pless vs. (3)David Nalbandian
(5)Marat Safin vs. ALEX BOGOMOLOV, JR.
(Q) vs. (WC)Hao Lu
Lars Burgsmuller vs. Kevin Kim
Justin Gimelstob vs. (2)Juan Carlos Ferrero

**Easy ass draw after he gets past Marat :devil:

junekidd
09-11-2004, 09:42 AM
u are so efficient! ;)

Ferrero Forever
09-11-2004, 09:55 AM
Son of a bitch!!!

(1)Carlos Moya vs. (Q)
Glenn Weiner vs. Hyung-Taik Lee
(Q) vs. Noam Okun
Jean-Rene Lisnard vs. (6)Paradorn Srichaphan
(4)Rainer Schuettler vs. Paul Baccanello
Mikhail Youzhny vs. Ivo Heuberger
(Q) vs. Davide Sanguinetti
(WC)Yu Wang, Jr. vs. (8)Dominik Hrbaty

(7)Taylor Dent vs. Hicham Arazi
Jarrko Nieminen vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
Yen-Hsun Lu vs. (WC)Ben-Qiang Hu
Kristian Pless vs. (3)David Nalbandian
(5)Marat Safin vs. ALEX BOGOMOLOV, JR.
(Q) vs. (WC)Hao Lu
Lars Burgsmuller vs. Kevin Kim
Justin Gimelstob vs. (2)Juan Carlos Ferrero

**Easy ass draw after he gets past Marat :devil:

Easy ass draw, ferrero is in his half of the draw you know

Tricky_Forehand
09-11-2004, 09:59 AM
Easy ass draw, ferrero is in his half of the draw you know

And?

Alex almost beat him in Bangkok last year and that's when Juanqui was playing near his best. Now he has no confidence. Besides, I was only looking to the 2nd round....

Sounds like you have some pretty high hopes for Juanqui to get to the SFs. I would only take it round by round the way his 2004 has went.

Tricky_Forehand
09-11-2004, 10:01 AM
u are so efficient! ;)

Only when Alex is in the draw somewhere :o

Otherwise, I would've just looked it up in the morning.

roby
09-11-2004, 10:05 AM
All 3 wild cards granted to Chinese players. I can see the host can afford no more money inviting celebrity players. The 5th Grand Slam, huh?

Springy
09-11-2004, 10:09 AM
Dont' think to Ferrero but think to Safin that will kick Alex a** in 2 easy sets!

TheBoiledEgg
09-11-2004, 10:10 AM
lmao at the field

a FEW top players then everyone else :rolls:

good luck Marat, time to stop the OAFISH adventures :smash:
Careless :rolleyes: back to mickey mouse events :mad:
Nalby...... either you're injured, get some rest or stop playing these useless events.
Sushi....... same as Nalby. a bag of cement has more confidence now :help:

Ferrero Forever
09-11-2004, 10:13 AM
can somebody please tell me why is juanqui called sushi?

*Ljubica*
09-11-2004, 10:29 AM
lmao at the field

a FEW top players then everyone else :rolls:

good luck Marat, time to stop the OAFISH adventures :smash:
Careless :rolleyes: back to mickey mouse events :mad:
Nalby...... either you're injured, get some rest or stop playing these useless events.
Sushi....... same as Nalby. a bag of cement has more confidence now :help:

Yes - you're right about David having no confidence now - so that's exactly WHY he's playing in these "useless" events - to get some match practice, fitness AND confidence prior to the last two Masters' events of the season. He has actually played so little this year that this is only the third non-Masters or Grand Slam that he has played in 2004 - the other two being Dubai and Barcelona back in March and April, so it's not something he makes a habit of :) His physical injuries seems to be behind him now (crossing fingers!), but the mental and emotional ones take longer to heal. Good Luck David

jazz_girl
09-11-2004, 12:19 PM
Vamos David!!! :bounce:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-11-2004, 12:57 PM
Lets go: Taylor, Rainer and David

Space Cowgirl
09-11-2004, 01:24 PM
Damn, does this mean Rainer will most likely meet Youzhny if he makes R2? :mad:

*Ljubica*
09-11-2004, 02:01 PM
Damn, does this mean Rainer will most likely meet Youzhny if he makes R2? :mad:

At least it's a change from David meeting him in Round 1 :eek:

jazz_girl
09-11-2004, 02:05 PM
At least it's a change from David meeting him in Round 1 :eek:
LOL! I was gonna say the same thing! ;)

Fergie
09-11-2004, 02:09 PM
Good luck Carlitos :drool: :yeah:

Jim Jones
09-11-2004, 02:30 PM
Wang is a Taiwanese player. Some consider Taiwan to be part of China but officially that's not the case. Wang is a 2 time junior finalist & his compatriot is in the top 100.

ytben
09-11-2004, 02:33 PM
Good luck to Marat, Juanqui, David, and Carlos :D

I hope one of them will win the title, especially the first three. They badly need it to boost their confidence.

Dux
09-11-2004, 03:04 PM
Easy first round for Marat! :D

Be sure to keep your brain working during this tourney Hippo! :worship:

novanora
09-11-2004, 03:07 PM
Nalby...... either you're injured, get some rest or stop playing these useless events.

yes, he usually attend those USEFUL events like GS and TMS, and MORE USEFUL, MORE INJURES, coz those useful ones are excitingly intense, putting more burden to the body. :o
No doubt small tournament can help him to recover from the injures, but i don't think China Open is a good idea to start, perhaps the european ones will be better. i don't think the big jetleg thing do any good to players' health, why they arrange China Open just after US Open :mad:

SuperRevelation
09-11-2004, 03:10 PM
Lets go Marat and Taylor!

CooCooCachoo
09-11-2004, 08:17 PM
Goooooooooo:

Ivo
Guillermo :bounce:
Kristian

jole
09-11-2004, 10:40 PM
Vamos Justin Gimelstob. Just kidding!

Fee
09-11-2004, 10:57 PM
I would like to see Justin do well here, but JCF in the 1st round is asking a lot, regardless of what type of year JCF is having. I just hope Justin gets a better draw for the doubles.

Deboogle!.
09-11-2004, 11:02 PM
what a draw! :eek: This tourney must have serious dough to get all those guys out to China right after the Open and right before DC...

C'mon Juan Carlos... take this title!

Cris
09-12-2004, 12:07 AM
Vamos Marat!!

Scotso
09-12-2004, 02:17 AM
I dunno why JC is here but I hope he wins it. He needs a few tournament wins to boost his confidence for next year.

Deboogle!.
09-12-2004, 04:01 AM
it does seem a little suspect to go all the way to China and play there when he has DC on clay at home coming up right after :scratch:

jazz_girl
09-12-2004, 04:19 AM
I wonder how many from the top players will make it to the second round or third roune...Maybe they win enough matches to collect their fee ;)

Fee
09-12-2004, 05:23 AM
They only have to play one match to collect their appearance fees, they don't have to win it.

Daniel
09-12-2004, 09:16 AM
Go Carlos, Marat and JCF :D

Eruwen
09-12-2004, 10:21 AM
Good luck Carlos! :yeah:

Ferrero Forever
09-12-2004, 11:49 AM
can someone please give me some info on justin gimbelstob, do you think he will beat juanqui

lizabeth..*
09-12-2004, 11:51 AM
Good luck Carlos Marat & JC :)

claudine140
09-12-2004, 12:18 PM
what meens collecting their fees????

~EMiLiTA~
09-12-2004, 01:04 PM
can someone please give me some info on justin gimbelstob, do you think he will beat juanqui

Justin used to be an ok player actually...I saw him win the Hopman Cup here in about 1996...but now he's past his prime and I *think* JC should be able to beat him...my only problem is that I don't know how fit JC is and how many injuries he's carrying cos he always seems to be ok in practice and then when it's time to start playing a main match, he complains of some sort of pain, so we'll just have to wait and see...but on a normal day, I'd say JC would win.

~EMiLiTA~
09-12-2004, 01:06 PM
what meens collecting their fees????

collecting their appearance money. The tournament organisers pay the top players a certain amount of money just to play in the tournament because they draw the crowds etc. So if these players can win their first round matches, they'll receive this extra money.


Btw, anyone know when the updated draw will be out with all the qualies? And also when the oop for Monday comes out? Should be soon shouldn't it since it's already 8pm there?

~EMiLiTA~
09-12-2004, 01:08 PM
ok forget that last question about the oop...it's here:

http://photo.sohu.com/20040912/Img222001925.pdf

TheBoiledEgg
09-12-2004, 03:55 PM
Info on Gimelstob:
he's a clown, a loud mouth and thinks he's better than he is.

US Davis Cup us him as a jester in order to give the team support

Experimentee
09-12-2004, 03:57 PM
This isnt a useless event, theres quite a few top players here, albeit ones that arent in good form.

Good luck:

Hyung-Taik Lee
Paradorn Srichaphan
Ivo Heuberger
Dominik Hrbaty
Hicham Arazi
Yen-Hsun Lu
Ben-Qiang Hu
Marat Safin
Hao Lu
Kevin Kim

Experimentee
09-12-2004, 04:00 PM
If JC can beat Zib, he can beat Gimelstob :lol:
Gimelstob is pathetic these last few years!

Fee
09-12-2004, 07:07 PM
1. For the second time, a player does not have to WIN a match to collect their appearance fee. All the player has to do is show up and PLAY one match and he will be paid. Agassi was paid a million dollars (or whatever) to play St. Poelten before Roland Garros. He lost his first round match, but he still got paid.

2. Justin Gimelstob is a serve and volley player, most of the time. He broke his foot last October and only came back on tour just before Wimbledon. He and Graydon got to the 3rd rnd at the USO, losing to the eventual champs Knowles and Nestor. He could be dangerous to JCF just because he is very hungry for wins and points to get his ranking back up. If JCF is feeling weak or has any problems in the match, Justin is smart enough to try to take advantage of them. Yes, Justin can be a very funny guy off court (he hasn't been anywhere near Davis Cup in a few years), but he can be very intense during matches.

Deboogle!.
09-12-2004, 08:59 PM
I can't imagine why the thread about this draw has turned into a discussion about appearance fees :scratch: :p

I just for the life of me cannot fathom why JCF and Carlos would be playing in China right before DC. That's a very quick turnaround for both jetlag and the different surface. Same for Marat and Youzhny and Paradorn for that matter, since I see they all have the playoff on clay in Russia as well. Very perplexing to me that all 5 of these top players are playing here when they all have Davis Cup matches right afterwards on clay almost halfway around the globe!

It's also fascinating to see which US players went to China instead of Delray...

me_luv_Dommy
09-13-2004, 12:38 PM
Good luck Dommy!!

~EMiLiTA~
09-13-2004, 12:51 PM
does anyone have a complete draw with all the qualies?