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Tennis Masters Cup - Houston

doubleafan
09-14-2004, 06:26 AM
What are the events Andre is going to play next. I hope he plays the complete Indoor season . He is currently No. 8 on the Indesit race. If he can compete in Madrid and Paris and win atleast one then he will surely qualify.
I was hoping he would play in Delray Beach.
Andre will be quite happy if he wins the Masters Cup. That will be some consolation for a forgettable year ..

Agassi Fan
09-14-2004, 03:48 PM
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MisterQ
09-14-2004, 04:19 PM
I hope he plays this fall and will make the Masters Cup. It would be quite a remarkable turnaround after his disastrous spring/early summer. GO ANDRE!!!

AgassiFan
09-14-2004, 07:28 PM
I hope he keeps himself in great shape and plays until he is 40.

He owes it to himself and to the sport. Just make sure those 1st serves are impecable and that backhand - booming....and he's gonna win a few slams before it's said and done.

Steffi
09-15-2004, 08:58 AM
Andre must play in Madrid and Paris Masters... and it will be great win them. :-)

Go Andre!

Agassi Fan
09-16-2004, 09:24 AM
Federer, Roddick, Hewitt and Gaudio will be there in Houston. 4 places are empty, but Henman, Moya and Safin are very close to Andre.

Andre must win some tournaments, if he will be in Houston.

Go Andre!

doubleafan
09-16-2004, 11:28 AM
Safin and Grosjean are 30 and 70 points behind respectively. They are not playing anywhere this week. Coria and Moya will also qualify. But since Henman has not won a TMS event this year and if it's between him and Agassi , will Agassi have preference due to Cincy ? One more TMS will seal the deal for Agassi.
Andre must plan for a long trip to Europe.

Agassi Fan
09-16-2004, 04:28 PM
Safin and Grosjean are 30 and 70 points behind respectively. They are not playing anywhere this week. Coria and Moya will also qualify. But since Henman has not won a TMS event this year and if it's between him and Agassi , will Agassi have preference due to Cincy ? One more TMS will seal the deal for Agassi.
Andre must plan for a long trip to Europe.


Safin is playing now at the China Open, he won now two matches. :-(

doubleafan
09-17-2004, 06:44 AM
Shanghai Open is from 27th of Sep. After Sep 11 2001 , I remember Andre went to Shanghai and lost in the opening round. I hope he goes there this time too ...

Agassi Fan
09-17-2004, 07:33 AM
Shanghai Open is from 27th of Sep. After Sep 11 2001 , I remember Andre went to Shanghai and lost in the opening round. I hope he goes there this time too ...


I want to forget that Shanghai Open.

Agassi Fan
09-19-2004, 09:02 AM
Safin is in the final at the China Open. If he win the title, than Andre will go down on the ATP race. And Coria is playing in Madrid too.

Agassi Fan
09-20-2004, 09:42 AM
1st Federer, R. 1087

2nd Roddick, A. 647

3rd Hewitt, L. 611

4th Moya, C. 484

5th Coria, G. 480

6th Henman, T. 432

7th Gaudio, G. 383

8th Safin, M. 351

9th Agassi, A. 348

10th Grosjean, S. 274













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alfonsojose
10-04-2004, 07:17 PM
Safin has 363 points now. Nalbadian (behind Grosjean in the race) has 268 points (exactly 80 points less than Andre) and is going to play on Tokyo. The winner gets 50 points, the finalist 35 :scared: Robredo (267 points), J. Johansson (254), Hrbaty(262) and Massu (234) will play at Lyon. The winner gets 45 points, finalist 31 :eek:

alfonsojose
10-05-2004, 02:14 PM
Robredo and Hrbaty down at Lyon.

If Coria comes back, things would get really tight for Andre. :eek:

alfonsojose
10-05-2004, 07:01 PM
Massu out of Lyon

Gigan
10-05-2004, 07:24 PM
I like my both guys play in Houston:
Andre and David!


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doubleafan
10-06-2004, 05:21 AM
Andre will get some help in the from of injuries to Roddick , Moya , Henman and co.

BTW , where is Andre playing next ?

Agassi Fan
10-06-2004, 07:47 AM
Andre will get some help in the from of injuries to Roddick , Moya , Henman and co.

BTW , where is Andre playing next ?

Next is Madrid.

Gigan
10-07-2004, 01:12 AM
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Wish you play here again!

Go, go Andre!!!
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Agassi Fan
10-07-2004, 09:04 AM
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Wish you play here again!

Go, go Andre!!!
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Yes, but I hope, he will win it. :)

Gigan
10-07-2004, 09:20 AM
Yes, but I hope, he will win it. :)

Sure,

That's our main wish!!!


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alfonsojose
10-07-2004, 01:01 PM
Nalbadian out of Tokyo. J. Johansson is the only contender for TMC still playing this week

Gigan
10-07-2004, 02:36 PM
Nalbadian out of Tokyo....

I know on David.
He will start soon next tournament in Wien, Austria.
Good luck for him.

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Golfnduck
10-08-2004, 03:20 AM
I hope he makes the Masters Cup. I think it will make up for a bad spring and missing Wimbledon.

Agassi Fan
10-08-2004, 10:02 AM
Moya is out from the Wien tournament, and he played last year final against Federer.

Agassi Fan
10-19-2004, 06:43 PM
How many places are free?

Steffi
10-21-2004, 05:13 PM
I support for Andre, but Safin is the 8th..now. Go Andre!

spooky
10-25-2004, 10:22 PM
Marat Safin moved to sixth position in the INDESIT ATP 2004 Race with a win over David Nalbandian in the final of Masters Series Madrid on Sunday.

Safin moved past Tim Henman with his Madrid title, and now leads the Brit by 18 points. Safin is 19 points behind fourth place Carlos Moya and 15 behind fifth place Guillermo Coria.


Safin is one of six players battling for one of the four remaining open spots in Tennis Masters Cup. Safin is joined by Nalbandian, Henman, Moya, Coria and Andre Agassi in contention for a spot in the year-end championship with just two weeks left in the season.

The top three in the INDESIT Race, Roger Federer, Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt, have all booked a spot in Houston along with Gaston Gaudio, who punched his ticket as a Grand Slam champion with his win at Roland Garros.

Here's a look at the INDESIT ATP 2004 Race Leader Board through Sunday's Madrid final:
1. Roger Federer 1117
2. Andy Roddick 656
3. Lleyton Hewitt 613


4. Carlos Moya 484


5. Guillermo Coria 480


6. Marat Safin 465
7. Tim Henman 447


8. Andre Agassi 393


9. Gaston Gaudio 383


10. David Nalbandian 355
bold players have qualified for Houston

Four of these six who are looking to qualify are playing events this week. Henman and Nalbandian are both playing in Basel, Agassi will be in Stockholm and Safin is playing in St. Petersburg.

Agassi is the top seed in Stockholm and opens against Kristof Vliegen. Safin is also the No. 1, and his opening round match in St. Petersburg is against a qualifier.

As many as 50 points are on the line in both Basel and St. Petersburg, while 40 points will be played for in Basel.

Agassi Fan
10-29-2004, 10:27 AM
If Coria and Federer can't play in Houston, Andre has a good chanche to be there.

Agassi Fan
10-29-2004, 10:30 AM
1st Federer, R. 1117

2nd Roddick, A. 656

3rd Hewitt, L. 613

4th Moya, C. 484

5th Coria, G. 480

6th Safin, M. 472

7th Henman, T. 458

8th Agassi, A. 402

9th Gaudio, G. 383

10th Nalbandian, D. 366

Standings on Thursday

spooky
10-29-2004, 11:36 AM
If Coria and Federer can't play in Houston, Andre has a good chanche to be there.

I think Federer could play in Houston, now he is only tired. And what about Coria? I don't know this... I like him, but I want to see Agassi in Houston...

Agassi Fan
10-29-2004, 02:35 PM
I think Federer could play in Houston, now he is only tired. And what about Coria? I don't know this... I like him, but I want to see Agassi in Houston...

I like Coria too, but Andre is the best for me.
:)

Agassi Fan
10-30-2004, 09:35 AM
Spain's Carlos Moya has qualified for the season-ending Masters Cup for the third consecutive year. The former French Open champion will travel to the eight-man event, leaving Guillermo Coria, Tim Henman, Andre Agassi, David Nalbandian and Marat Safin in the running for the remaining places.

Agassi Fan
10-30-2004, 09:36 AM
Moya has qualified as a result of Agassi and Nalbandian being drawn in the same half next week's Paris tournament, the final Masters Series of the season.

Both players needed to reach the finals of their respective events in Stockholm and Basel this week, and advance to the Paris final - which, as a result of the draw isn't possible now.

Three places remain up for grabs at the Houston finale.

Fifth-placed Coria leads Safin by just eight points, with Henman a further 14 points behind.

But both Safin and Henman were knocked out in the quarter-finals of the St Petersburg Open and Basel Indoors event on Friday.

Safin will secure a place if he reaches the third round of the Paris Masters; while Henman, the defending champion, will qualify if he reaches the quarter-finals.

World number one Roger Federer, number two Andy Roddick , Lleyton Hewitt and French Open winner Gaston Gaudio have already booked their places in Houston.

smucav
10-31-2004, 08:27 PM
TENNIS MASTERS CUP HOUSTON
October 31, 2004
Who Will Qualify for Tennis Masters Cup Houston?

Three playing berths and the alternate spot to Tennis Masters Cup Houston are up for grabs this week at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris.

Here are the qualifying scenarios:

Guillermo Coria: Not playing in Paris due to injury. Will qualify if any TWOof the following scenarios take place: 1) Safin loses his opening match; 2) Henman loses before the quarterfinals; 3) Agassi loses before the final; 4) Nalbandian doesn't win the title.

Marat Safin: Will qualify regardless of other results if he wins one match in Paris. If he loses, he will need any TWO of the following scenarios to take place: 1) Henman to lose his opening match; 2) Agassi to lose before the final; or 3) Nalbandian to lose before the final.

Tim Henman: Will qualify regardless of other results if he advances to the quarterfinals in Paris. If he loses in his opening match (1 point), he will be in if Agassi loses before the semifinals and Nalbandian fails to win the title.
If he wins one match but loses in the third round, he will need any TWO of these three scenarios to take place: 1) Safin loses in the second round; 2) Agassi loses before the quarterfinals; or 3) Nalbandian doesn't win the title.

Andre Agassi: Agassi will qualify regardless of other results if he advances to the final in Paris. If Henman loses in the first round, Agassi will be in if he reaches the semifinal and Nalbandian does not win the title, otherwise he needs to reach the final.

David Nalbandian: Nalbandian will qualify regardless of other results if he wins Paris title. If he doesn't win the title he will not qualify.
Who Will Qualify for Tennis Masters Cup Houston? (http://www.atptennis.com/en/newsandscores/news/2004/HOUSTON_SCENARIOS.asp)

(Of course, with Federer, Moya, & Coria continuing to struggle with injuries, it's possible one or more of them will withdraw before the tournament, giving the first alternate entry into the event.)

Steffi
10-31-2004, 09:57 PM
Bad news for Andre. :-( And for us.

Agassi Fan
11-01-2004, 11:24 AM
Andre Agassi, the former world number one, who reached the final of the Stockholm Open on Sunday, has pulled out of the Paris Masters due to a hip injury. As a result, Marat Safin and Tim Henman qualify for the Masters Cup in Houston beginning on 13 November, which you can follow live on Eurosport.


Good bye for Houston too! :-((((

smucav
11-01-2004, 01:16 PM
Nalbandian withdrew too, so Andre will be the 1st alternate. With Federer, Moya, & Coria struggling with injuries, there's a chance one or more of them will pull out before the tournament & Andre will get in.

However, I doubt he would accept the alternate spot if no one pulls out before the tournament begins. I can't really see him sitting around in Houston all week being on deck if someone pulls up lame. (The alternate is required to warm-up & be ready to play at 12:30 & 6:30 each day throughout the RRs. Once the first ball is hit, he can leave until the next session.)

Gigan
11-01-2004, 01:19 PM
I just posted this in Generals:

Without Andre & David

the Hueston 2004 will be a tournament of

Lucky Losers ....

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smucav
11-01-2004, 03:08 PM
The more I think about it, I'm wondering if Agassi has inside information that one of those three (perhaps Coria who is in Las Vegas working with Gil Reyes) is definitely going to withdraw & he took this week off to rest & get ready for Houston.

Deejay
11-01-2004, 05:24 PM
I highly doubt that Andre would play if he was asked to replace Coria, Moya or Fed. Yes it would be great to see him play but I just cant see him hanging around waiting for someone to pull out, afterall he has played the masters like 11 times or something like that...sensible thing for him to do is come back really fresh for next year

tangerine_dream
11-01-2004, 05:31 PM
Andre is pretty clever, I'm wondering if maybe he's just resting his hip knowing that he'll end up replacing Coria at Houston anyway. :aplot:

smucav
11-01-2004, 05:43 PM
but I just cant see him hanging around waiting for someone to pull out
That's not what I said: if someone withdraws next week before the event starts, Agassi will get directly into the main draw before the tournament begins; he won't be sitting around. Someone else (Nalbandian et al) will become the 1st alternate.

If he already [privately] knows now that Coria or someone else is going to pull out next week & he'll get in anyway, he decided he's better off resting in Las Vegas rather than playing in Paris.

Gigan
11-01-2004, 07:19 PM
Agassi will get directly into the main draw before the tournament begins; he won't be sitting around. Someone else (Nalbandian et al) will become the 1st alternate.



That was my wish - Andre & David are qualifying for Houston...
They really could (i still can't believe that they both have lost their finals...)

but not by such a price, not as replacers....
If they would replace, at least one of them (better - Andre) should win 1st place there!

Otherwise it will be not nice for them...
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J. Corwin
11-01-2004, 09:43 PM
That's very unfortunate, that darn hip again. :(

smucav
11-02-2004, 03:21 AM
In assessing TMC Houston, TR.net contributor Brad Falkner of The Tennis Channel made the excellent point in that Andre Agassi will still likely make the final cut given that three qualifiers, Roger Federer, Guillermo Coria and Carlos Moya are hurt, and at least one of them will probably withdraw. BTW: Why did Agassi play Stockholm when he knew he had a better shot at Houston by playing TMS Paris? His right hip hasn't been in good shape all year and he knows better than anyone that playing two weeks in a row on non-forgiving indoor surfaces was a big risk. Sure, he reached two consecutive finals, but wasn't reaching Houston the reason why he decided to go to Europe in the first place? Agassi still would have had to have had a great week in Paris, needing to reach the final to insure a definitive Houston berth.

Even if one of the aforementioned injured three do pull out of Houston, whose to say that Andre will heal in time? Apparently, Houston has sold all almost all of its sessions, but if Federer and Agassi both don't show, look out for the no-shows. The field for November 13-21 tournament at the Westside Tennis Club is as follows: Federer, Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt, Moya Gaston Gaudio, Coria, Marat Safin and Tim Henman.
Despite Paris pull-out, Agassi could play TMC Houston (http://www.tennisreporters.net/commentary_SW_110104.html)

Argentine girl
11-02-2004, 06:13 AM
Everye time I think of in-form Agassi and Nalbandian sitting at home but Gaudio and unfit Coria playing at Houston, I get sick.

Agassi Fan
11-02-2004, 10:04 AM
I can't believe that Andre can't play in Houston. :-(

I♥PsY@Mus!c
11-02-2004, 10:38 AM
Super nightmare for me !!! :tears::fiery::smoke:

Agassi Fan
11-02-2004, 01:21 PM
Yes, for the all Andre fan. :-(

Gigan
11-02-2004, 01:25 PM
Everye time I think of in-form Agassi and Nalbandian sitting at home but Gaudio and unfit Coria playing at Houston, I get sick.

Not only Gaudio and Coria but such poor quality players like Moya, Henman, ...
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Agassi Fan
11-02-2004, 01:38 PM
I like Moya and Henman too. I will support them. :-) And for Coria of course.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
11-02-2004, 01:38 PM
Yup,I also think if Coria won RG,Gaudio definitely can't be able to play in Huston cos he doesn't play well in hard court!!! :devil: Where is the god this year? :armed: Now I hope someone will retire TMC,no Andre in TMC is meaningless :hysteric: ...

Agassi Fan
11-02-2004, 01:40 PM
Yup,I also think if Coria won RG,Gaudio definitely can't be able to play in Huston cos he doesn't play well in hard court!!! :devil: Where is the god this year? :armed: Now I hope someone will retire TMC,no Andre in TMC is meaningless :hysteric: ...


2 weeks until Houston, they will be fit. Nobody will retire from TMC I think. :-(

Gigan
11-02-2004, 06:43 PM
I like Moya and Henman too. I will support them. :-) And for Coria of course.

1. You like so many..
Whom you like else?

2. I like Andre very much already very long time
for his tennis play, he was & is the best for me!
But just recently (2-3years ago) I reveald also that
he has same roots with me, he is also armenian!
Then i understood why i like his style...
My own tennis play (not so good as Andre's yet, ha-ha..)
is also similar to his and to David's.

3. Moya & coria, & others playing tennis not so
good as Andre does, but they have qualified.
And Andre - not...
He just played maybe 2 times less
tournaments than Moya, Henman, etc...

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Gigan
11-02-2004, 07:54 PM
Sarge just crashed THOMAS JOHANSSON 7-5, 6-2!!!!
Good job, Sarge!

I can not belive Andre could loose to such weak player,
may be really he was already injured in Stockholm?


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spooky
11-02-2004, 09:32 PM
Why? Why? Why? I want to see Agassi in Houston! But I can't, because nobody will retire :-(.

Maybe we should break Safin's leg ? ;-) - joke, but... :P

Gigan
11-02-2004, 09:52 PM
I'll continue posting of new articles....


Agassi leaves officials fuming

November 02 2004
Paris: Late Paris Masters withdrawals by Andre Agassi and David Nalbandian meant good fortune for Marat Safin, Tim Henman and Guillermo Coria on Monday as the trio qualified for this month's Masters Cup without striking a ball.

But irate officials at this week's Masters Series regular season event were fuming only hours after being informed of the high-profile injury withdrawals by fifth-seeded Agassi and No 8 Nalbandian.

They have called an emergency meeting of European tournament directors for Tuesday in Paris to discuss the growing issue of top players opting out of big events at the last minute.

The day's unexpected turn did not look likely to fill the last three spots in the November
15-22 eight-men close of the ATP season.
The day's unexpected turn did not look likely to fill the last three spots

The last three entrants join Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt, Carlos Moya and French Open winner Gaston Gaudio.

Agassi and Gaudio have eliminated themselves from contention as they ended their ability to earn any more points.

But there could be a twist in the tail with world No 1 Federer, who is assured of the title, nursing a muscle tear which could keep him away from the Masters Cup.

Coria, the Roland Garros finalist, has not played since August as he is recovering from shoulder surgery. Moya is not playing in Paris due to physical problems.

If any of the three do not line up in the unlikely location of Houston, then the door might mathematically be open for Agassi and Nalbandian.

Agassi, who lost in a three-set comeback to Swede Thomas Johansson, left Stockholm on Sunday night on a private jet with his wife Steffi Graf, their two children and a nanny for Las Vegas instead of Paris.

His management told organisers that the 34-year-old, eight-time Grand Slam winner claimed aggravation of a hip injury, a problem in the spring which also kept him out of Wimbledon.

Agassi was replaced by Romanian Victor Hanescu, while Italian Davide Sanguinetti is in for Nalbandian.

With most of the action off court, play did begin on opening day at the Bercy arena with Swede Robin Soderling earning the week's first win as he beat American Taylor Dent 6-2 6-4. - Sapa-DPA



This article was originally published on page 14 of Daily News on November 02, 2004

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Agassi Fan
11-03-2004, 10:22 AM
1. You like so many..
Whom you like else?

2. I like Andre very much already very long time
for his tennis play, he was & is the best for me!
But just recently (2-3years ago) I reveald also that
he has same roots with me, he is also armenian!
Then i understood why i like his style...
My own tennis play (not so good as Andre's yet, ha-ha..)
is also similar to his and to David's.

3. Moya & coria, & others playing tennis not so
good as Andre does, but they have qualified.
And Andre - not...
He just played maybe 2 times less
tournaments than Moya, Henman, etc...

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I have many fav players, but Andre is the Nr1.

You like Nalbandian too, and I never say, hey you support for two players!

Agassi Fan
11-03-2004, 10:23 AM
Why? Why? Why? I want to see Agassi in Houston! But I can't, because nobody will retire :-(.

Maybe we should break Safin's leg ? ;-) - joke, but... :P


Safin will play today, we can see what happen on his match. :-)

Gigan
11-03-2004, 03:32 PM
I have many fav players, but Andre is the Nr1.

You like Nalbandian too, and I never say, hey you support for two players!
Actually i support 3 players...


Yore absolutely free to do what you want...
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Agassi Fan
11-03-2004, 03:35 PM
Ja, ich glaube es auch so!

smucav
11-03-2004, 03:41 PM
Andre Agassi: Word has it that Andre might have been tipped that Guillermo Coria will pull out of Houston by Agassi’s trainer, Gil Reyes, a friend of Coria who occasionally works with the Argentine. Hence Agassi’s TMS Paris pullout and the probability that he’ll play in Houston, anyway. Sneaky guy, that Agassi.
whose fLAmed? who's famed? (http://www.tennisreporters.net/flamed_110204.html)

kyki84
11-03-2004, 04:10 PM
I want to see Andre at the Masters Cup!!!!!!!!!!!

Agassi Fan
11-04-2004, 09:50 AM
Me too.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
11-04-2004, 04:27 PM
Me 3! :crazy:
Hope sb retire the match,maybe Moya will not play Huston in order to stay focus in DC! :shrug:

Gigan
11-04-2004, 08:36 PM
Me 1st!


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Manila ESQ
11-05-2004, 07:54 AM
I hope either Federer or Coria withdraws, so Andre can play.

Gigan
11-05-2004, 08:44 AM
I hope either Federer or Coria withdraws, so Andre can play.

Federer already arives Houston....

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Gigan
11-05-2004, 08:50 AM
From todays info of Judio

TMC Seeds based on next Monday's ranking

1 Federer
2 Roddick or Hewitt

3 Hewitt or Roddick
4 Safin

5 Moya
6 Coria

7 Henman
8 Gaudio

Last Year the Groups were 1,4,6,7 and 2,3,5,8

That would mean the Pools would be
Federer: Safin : Coria : Henman
Roddick: Hewitt: Moya: Gaudio

If anyone withdraws Agassi will go in as seventh seed as his Rank is higher than Gaudio's(and Roddick will be in Gaudio's group!!!)
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Argentine girl
11-05-2004, 09:22 AM
Federer already arrives Houston....

It doesn't mean he can play. I want to see Agassi in the main draw. Please please please.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
11-05-2004, 10:51 AM
It doesn't mean he can play. I want to see Agassi in the main draw. Please please please.

Ya,you've said what I say!!! :yeah:

Agassi Fan
11-05-2004, 02:54 PM
I don't believe in miracle, but maybe...

Gigan
11-05-2004, 03:53 PM
Let's just wait ....

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smucav
11-05-2004, 09:26 PM
BTW: We’ve written that Andre Agassi might have pulled out Paris because he thinks that one of the injured threesome of Roger Federer, Guillermo Coria and Carlos Moya might pull out of TMC Houston and he’ll make it in as a first alternate. But now we hear there’s a good chance they will all play. The news is sure to make Houston promoter Mattress Mac crash through his box spring.
tennisreporters.net, 11/04/04 (http://www.tennisreporters.net/commentary_JC_110404.html)

Federer was in New York today so it's likely he is headed to Houston.

Gigan
11-06-2004, 12:07 AM
tennisreporters.net, 11/04/04 (http://www.tennisreporters.net/commentary_JC_110404.html)

Federer was in New York today so it's likely he is headed to Houston.


BTW: We’ve written that Andre Agassi might have pulled out Paris because he thinks that one of the injured threesome of Roger Federer, Guillermo Coria and Carlos Moya might pull out of TMC Houston and he’ll make it in as a first alternate. But now we hear there’s a good chance they will all play. The news is sure to make Houston promoter Mattress Mac crash through his box spring.




Bad news, fans...

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AgassiDomination
11-06-2004, 03:10 AM
Argh!!! I sooo want Agassi to play in Houston!! It's eating me up inside!!

Agassi Fan
11-06-2004, 11:13 AM
I knew that Andre can't play in Houston. :-(

Gigan
11-06-2004, 01:16 PM
I knew that Andre can't play in Houston. :-(

We don't know that..
Tell us?

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Gigan
11-06-2004, 01:31 PM
Now I know:

you did read it in coria's site (you also support him):
"I am in perfect condition", said Coria...


They say Moya will also play for sure,
and Federer too..
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Agassi Fan
11-06-2004, 04:29 PM
YEs, and what is the question?

Gigan
11-06-2004, 06:57 PM
YEs, and what is the question?

Not, no questions anymore...

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Gigan
11-07-2004, 08:10 PM
Nov. 7, 2004, 1:01AM

TENNIS NOTEBOOK

Grueling season hurts Masters
ATP schedule overwhelms pros at year's end
By DALE ROBERTSON
Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle

Three of the Masters Cup qualifiers and the No. 1 alternate, Andre Agassi, are currently nursing injuries that could affect their participation — or at least their performance — in the ATP's season-ending event.
All of the aforementioned, No. 1 Roger Federer included plus near-qualifier David Nalbandian, were missing from the Paris Masters Series event this week, prompting organizers of the $2.425 million tournament to raise hell with the ATP for not living up to its responsibilities to ensure sufficient elite player turnout.

The players complain they're being asked to play too much and thus are breaking down. ATP chief Mark Miles, however, blames the players, saying they make the choice to play too much.

And, of course, the tennis calendar comes under fire for a preponderance of events and a lack of balance. Straightaway, there's the Australian Open, which requires preparation work to begin right after Christmas. Then there are no majors until May-June, when just two weeks separate the clay-court French Open from the start of Wimbledon's grass-court summit.

The U.S. Open is preceded by a grueling run-up of hard-court events, and another 16 tournaments — all but one of them spread over Europe and Asia — follow.

"I know for a fact there are not enough guys that are fit enough going into the Australian Open and the Australian summer," Lleyton Hewitt says. "I think we need a longer break at the end of the year. There's obviously something wrong."

A workable solution is elusive, though. The Slam dates are grounded in tradition and constrained by weather considerations. And none of the other lesser tournaments is likely to volunteer to go out of business simply for the good of the game.
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Gigan
11-08-2004, 02:14 PM
Race to Houston: Last men standing

Tim Henman must have savoured his knockabout with Lleyton Hewitt under the Eiffel Tower this time last week, for news had broken even before a ball had been hit in anger at the Paris Masters that the Briton and Marat Safin had taken the two remaining berths for the Masters Cup in Houston.

A hip injury to Andre Agassi sustained in the Stockholm final and a back/thigh injury to David Nalbandian in Basel meant the pair were non-starters.

The final Masters Series tournament event was already reeling by the news of the withdrawal of 11 of its 39 direct entrants, including Roger Federer.

The entire men's field, in fact, is in the throes of injury woes, causing speculation on just who may be fit enough to lift the upcoming Masters Cup in Houston.

The thinning of the ranks due to injury has opened the door for lower-ranked professionals to make a breakthrough.

Radek Stepanek and Max Mirnyi, qualifiers who met in the Paris Masters semi-finals, were two such players.

Safin, however, confirmed Hewitt's prediction on Friday that the Russian would be holding aloft the Paris trophy for a third time, meaning Safin is also likely to be a strong contender for the Houston title.

EXPECT FIREWORKS

It's generally accepted on the tour that when Safin is hot, he's unplayable -- and the same could be said of Roger Federer in 2004.

Should the pair be drawn together at the Masters Cup expect a high-quality affair.

Federer flew into Houston on Friday evening to get further treatment for a thigh injury and begin his preparations alongside other fellow qualifiers, Andy Roddick, Carlos Moya, Gaston Gaudio, Henman and Hewitt.

Guillermo Coria may turn up, but the Argentine hasn't played since shoulder surgery in August and this factor will leave the door open for Agassi or Nalbandian.

Please log on to eurosport.com/co.uk this week to read match reports, comment and analysis of the WTA Championship in Los Angeles, which precedes the Masters Cup starting on 13 November.



Eurosport - James Buddell – 08/11/2004

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Gigan
11-09-2004, 01:52 AM
Foreign affairs
Tennis continues to ineffectively market players from overseas in U.S. Posted: Monday November 8, 2004 4:21PM; Updated: Monday November 8, 2004 4:28PM
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complete story is here: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2004/writers/jon_wertheim/11/08/mailbag.1108/index.html


What would be Andre Agassi's legacy if he retired today? How would you rate him among the greats of the game? And what would a Grand Slam final between Goran Ivanisevic and Marat Safin be like? --Meet, Dubai

Taking your questions in reverse order, say this about a final between Ivanisevic and Safin: the "talent" in the players' box would be astronomical. And the postmatch press conferences would be Must-See TV. As for the match itself, I'd tend to think there might be a few momentum shifts. I'm guessing a few unforced errors too. But the entertainment value would be first rate.

As for Agassi, the maitre'd won't seat him at the Rod Laver/Borg/Pete Sampras (and maybe Jimmy Connors?) table. But Agassi sits comfortably alongside Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe, etc. Agassi gets huge points for longevity, achieving the Career Slam, his excellence in TMS events, and general transcendence. The wild undulations and disproportionate number of Slams won in Melbourne may perhaps cost him. More Agassi ...

Regarding last week's question about Agassi's sportsmanship: What about the time he tried to hit a linesperson with a serve -- for making a correct call? What about the Karol Kucera debacle? --Andy, New York

I was surprised a few of you raised this point. Agassi has had his lapses in crassness, no doubt. You forgot the infamous Petr Korda spitting incident at the 1990 U.S. Open, as well as Agassi blaming the lineswoman's "husband" at Wimbledon a few years ago. But the statute of limitations has passed for a lot of these. (Even the Kucera contretemps were more than six years ago.) Plus, when you play 1,500 or so matches, you're allowed a few mulligans. I still say that if we're looking at composites, we're not likely to find a better sportsman than Agassi.

If Federer and/or Coria withdrew from the Masters Cup due to injuries, would Agassi qualify?
Reading the [Masters Cup] Web site, you'd think the field is set in stone, which -- based, on Coria's injury and lack of play, seems questionable. --Susan Kery, Albuquerque, N.M.

Let's leave it at this ... the scuttlebutt is that certain players know with relative certainty that certain other players will not be playing Houston so they dropped out of Paris, confident that their spot in the Masters Cup would be secure.

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Manila ESQ
11-09-2004, 02:21 AM
Hope Andre will play in Houston too.

AgassiDomination
11-09-2004, 11:54 PM
When will we know who is actually going to be in TMC?

Deboogle!.
11-10-2004, 04:20 AM
Well the draw comes out tomorrow, so I guess we'll know then. But as far as I know, no one's officially withdrawn.

Gigan
11-10-2004, 01:58 PM
Win Agassi's Racquet In Houston 2004



11/09/2004

Andre Agassi may not be present in the main draw of next week's Tennis Masters Cup, but his racquet will be.
http://www.sportsmediainc.net/tennisweek/Agassi-US3.jpg
While several of tennis' top players compete for the Tennis Masters Cup crown at Houston's Westside Tennis Club, Penn Racquet Sports will be enhancing the fan experience by providing free autograph cards and conducting several product give-a-ways on site.

Among the planned HEAD/Penn activities are:

As they enter tournament grounds, attendees will receive hand-held fans that feature a photo of a Penn tennis ball on the front. On the flip side is an invitation to visit the HEAD/Penn booth, where they can pick-up a free set of ATP player autograph cards featuring the top 12 players on the ATP tour.
Local Houston residents and tournament attendees will be able to win Penn prizes as part of several radio promotions. There will be the opportunity to call-in and win a prize package containing a giant autograph Penn tennis ball, cans of Penn tennis balls, a camera bag, and more.
In addition, a computer at the HEAD/Penn booth will allow fans to enter to win a HEAD Liquidmetal racquet signed by Andre Agassi. The contest will run the length of the tournament and the winner will be contacted at the end of the week.


Andre's Official website:

11.08.04 - If you're in Houston next wk at the TMC, be sure to check out the Head/Penn fan area, they'll be having a contest to win a racquet autographed by Andre.

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Agassi Fan
11-10-2004, 06:33 PM
:-((

Gigan
11-10-2004, 09:26 PM
Houston Draw Set

Defending champion Roger Federer will likely be happy with his round-robin group made today at Tennis Masters Cup Houston. Federer, who is on an 18-match winning streak against Top 10 players, has avoided Tim Henman, the only player against whom he has a troubling head-to-head record (3-6). Federer has been grouped with Carlos Moya (4-0), Gaston Gaudio (3-0) and Lleyton Hewitt (6-7). Despite trailing the Aussie in career meetings, Federer has won their four meetings this year. Tennis Masters Cup begins Saturday with doubles. Singles begins Monday.

Red Group: (1)Roger Federer, (3)Lleyton Hewitt, (5)Carlos Moya, (8)Gaston Gaudio.
Blue Group: (2)Andy Roddick, (4)Marat Safin, (6)Guillermo Coria, (7) Tim Henman.
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So fans, draw is set and Andre is not in the list...

I will not follow that tournament and will not support nobody there...
Absolutely no interest to see matches of "Lucky Loosers"...

Let's wait Andre. He will play in January 2005 in Australia.

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Gigan
11-12-2004, 06:09 PM
Cañas goes to be the substitute?!


Andre & David do not like to stay in
Houston as a alternate!

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Gigan
11-13-2004, 06:33 PM
Canas Announced as Alternate

Argentine Guillermo Canas, who jumped from No. 274 at the end of last year to No. 11 in the current INDESIT ATP Entry Rankings, was named alternate Friday for the season-ending Tennis Masters Cup.

The 26-year-old Buenos Aires native was informed of his position after No. 8 Andre Agassi (hip) and No. 9 David
Nalbandian (knee) told tournament officials on Friday they would not be able to serve as an alternate due to injuries.

Canas, who was sidelined for nearly eight months last year due to a hand injury, compiled his best season in 2004, capturing three ATP titles (Stuttgart, Umag, Shanghai) in four finals and reaching a career-high INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking of No. 11.

Canas is guaranteed $50,000 for serving as alternate during the week.
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