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Nicolas Kiefer to play Paradorn in "2004 Paradorn Super Tour" in Thailand

jirobkk
11-09-2004, 02:21 PM
There will be "2004 Paradorn Super Tour" in Thailand during 22 - 28 November 2004. The exhibition match will be taking place on 25 November in Pattaya and on 27 - 28 November in Phuket (South of Thailand).

The schedule will be:

Nov 25 : Pattaya (Royal Cliff Beach Resort)

Match start at : 16 : 00 PM
Men's single : Paradorn Srichaphan(THA) vs Nicolas Kiefer(GER)
Lady's single : Tamarine Tanasugarn(THA) vs Anna Chakvetadze(RUS)

Nov 27 : Phuket ( Laguna Beach Resort )

Match start at : 16 : 00 PM
Men's single : Paradorn Srichaphan(THA) vs Nicolas Kiefer(GER)
Mixed double : Srichaphan/Tanasugarn(THA) vs Kiefer(GER)/Chakvetadze(RUS)

Nov 28 : Phuket ( Laguna Beach Resort )

Match start at : 16 : 00 PM
Lady's single : Tamarine Tanasugarn(THA) vs Anna Chakvetadze(RUS)
Men's double : Srichaphan brother(THA) vs Nicolas Kiefer(GER)/Rick Leach(USA)

For Tickets :
on 25 November, are priced 190 baht , 490 baht and 790 baht, go on sale at Royal Cliff Beach Resort, Pattaya Tel : 038-250148
on 27 - 28 November, are priced 3,000 baht, 1,000 baht and 500 baht, go on sale at Laguna Shopping Centre, Phuket. Tel : 076-324453-7

Neely
11-09-2004, 02:27 PM
YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!! :clap2: :angel: :clap2: ....... :banana:
:woohoo:

great info! :yeah:
we also talked about that in the Kiefer forum but I didn't know if this was really already sure!


Does this exhibition have a website? Can we follow up-to-date scores about the matches then?


Maybe Srichaphan asked Kiefer to play at his tournament when they played doubles together in LA!? ;)

RodFan08
11-09-2004, 02:28 PM
WOW, thanx for the info:) Finally he'll be on the court again and he's playing dowbles with Sprem:):) Glad he's playing alot of matches:)

jirobkk
11-09-2004, 03:17 PM
YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!! :clap2: :angel: :clap2: ....... :banana:
:woohoo:

great info! :yeah:
we also talked about that in the Kiefer forum but I didn't know if this was really already sure!


Does this exhibition have a website? Can we follow up-to-date scores about the matches then?


Maybe Srichaphan asked Kiefer to play at his tournament when they played doubles together in LA!? ;)

There will be no website. I will try to up-to-date scores on my homepage. I will be there in Phuket if i'm lucky, the pictures will be uploaded in photo gallery.

MissPovaFan
11-09-2004, 03:25 PM
Great news to see that Kiefer will be back in action this month! Even better news that he will be teaming up with Karolina Sprem in the doubles :D

knight_ley
11-09-2004, 03:48 PM
Kiwi is coming back!!!!!!! Thanks so much for that!!!!!!!! :kiss:

Jogy
11-09-2004, 04:00 PM
why is it called Paradorn Super Tour? Is this Paradorns own event whiched he created?

tangerine_dream
11-09-2004, 08:20 PM
Oh goody, his wrist is healed! I'm glad Kiwi is well enough to do this exo :D :bigclap:

Horatio Caine
11-09-2004, 10:05 PM
Good on Kiwi to be healed - hope his form hasn't gone South though.

Buddy
11-09-2004, 10:09 PM
There will be "2004 Paradorn Super Tour" in Thailand during 22 - 28 November 2004. The exhibition match will be taking place on 25 November in Nakorn-ratchasima (North-East of Thailand) and on 27 - 28 November in Phuket (South of Thailand).

The schedule (not yet confirm) will be:

Men's single : Paradorn Srichaphan(THA) vs Nicolas Kiefer(GER)
Men's double : Paradorn Srichaphan(THA)/(TBC) vs Nicolas Kiefer(GER)/ATP player(TBC)
Lady's single : Tamarine Tanasugarn(THA) vs Karolina Sprem(CRO)
Mixed double : Srichaphan/Tanasugarn(THA) vs Kiefer(GER)/Sprem(CRO)

The ATP player who will team up with Kiefer and the schedule in detail will be annonced on Friday 12 November.

ARGH!!! I'm still having exams on those days!!! Why can't they have it on like DEC 4th or something!!! :fiery:

jirobkk
11-09-2004, 11:49 PM
Sprem joins Super Tour in Thailand
Published on November 10, 2004 (The Nation)

[TENNIS] Wimbledon quarter-finalist Carolina Sprem of Croatia will come to Thailand later this month to play local star Tamarine Tanasugarn in the Paradorn Super Tour Tennis Exhibition in Nakhon Ratchasima and Phuket.

The 20-year-old world No 18 is the latest player to take part in the friendly tournament, which also features world No 18 Nicholas Kiefer, who also made it to the final eight at Wimbledon in 1997.

The Paradorn Super Tour, which started in 2002, will kick off in Nakhon Ratchasima on November 25 when Tamarine takes on Sprem at 4pm at the Suranaree University of Technology, followed by a match between world No 26 Paradorn and Kiefer.

Laguna Phuket will be the final stop of the tour on November 27 and 28. On the 27th will be the Paradorn-Kiefer clash and a mixed doubles game with Paradorn teaming with Tamarine against Sprem-Kiefer.

The 28th is set for the Tamarine-Sprem battle, which will be followed by the men’s doubles. Paradorn will pair with elder Narathorn, while the other pairing will be announced later.

Neely
11-10-2004, 12:00 AM
Damn, that all would be fun to see!

I should leave everything behind me and just make a short holiday in Thailand :lol:
nothing easier than that... :sobbing: :sobbing:

jirobkk
11-12-2004, 12:29 PM
Updated the schedule in the first post.

They changed the place of the first day ( 25 november ) from Nakhon-Ratchasima to Pattaya.

I will be at Pattaya instead of Phuket.

jirobkk
11-12-2004, 11:45 PM
Updated the ATP player who join to play double and the schedule in detail (confirmed) in the first post.

Rick Leach (USA) former world double No. 1 joins " 2004 Paradorn Super Tour " .

alfonsojose
11-13-2004, 12:45 AM
Karolina and Kiwi :scratch: :inlove: :aplot:

loner1984
11-13-2004, 02:50 AM
Great news! I hope no one gets hurt out there though. I wish they will all just put on a great show and pull out some tricks! :boxing:

BTW, Karolina Sprem is so hot!

Neely
11-18-2004, 03:07 PM
Kiwi said that he will take the plane today evening and leave Germany to go to Thailand!

I've translated the message in Kiwi's forum:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=914570&postcount=769


Good luck! :D :yeah: :bounce:

jirobkk
11-22-2004, 09:27 AM
Updated news in the first post:

Anna Chakvetadz(RUS) replaced Sprem in "2004 Paradorn Super Tour" in Thailand

Calorina Sprem of Croatia could not join "2004 Paradorn Super Tour" due to illness. Russia's teenager rising star Anna Chakvetadz replaced Sprem. The schedule remain the same.

Anna Chakvetadze's profile

ANNA CHAKVETADZE (chuck-veh-tud-zeh)
Birthdate: Moscow, Russia
Residence: Moscow, Russia
Height: 1.7 m
Weight: 58 kg
Plays: Right-handed
Turned Pro: 2003
Career Prize Money: $68,604
2004 Singles Highlights : Rd of 32: US Open

Chakvetadze is being lauded as the “next best” Russian player. The 17 year-old stunned the tennis world by defeating Roland Garros champion Anastasia Myskina (ranked and seeded No. 4) at this year’s US Open. In only her third WTA main draw match, the victory gave her the record as the second quickest, alongside Serena Williams, to defeat a player in the Top 10.

Neely
11-22-2004, 03:06 PM
oh no, too bad that Sprem is out now :tears: :banghead:

Roger-No.1
11-22-2004, 04:39 PM
Go Kiwi!

jirobkk
11-24-2004, 01:33 AM
Kiefer happy to be in Thailand
Published on November 24, 2004

[TENNIS] Nicholas Kiefer of Germany will have to forget his friendship with local star Paradorn Srichaphan as the two will meet in the Paradorn Super Tour series this week.

After being asked several times to come to Thailand by his good friend Paradorn, the former world No 4 is finally in town. But he’s not here for a holiday and will take part in the exhibition series which will start in Pattaya tomorrow and then move to Phuket over the weekend.

“I haven’t played for four weeks with a wrist injury. So after I was invited to play here by Paradorn, I said okay,’’ said the world No 21, who turned down the invitation previously because he was not familiar with Thailand.

“People here are nice and the food is great. I was only used to European food before, but now I have to say Thai food is my favourite,” added the 27-year-old Kiefer, who has been to many attractions including the crocodile farm, temples and night-clubs since arriving last Thursday.

In their previous encounters, the German leads with three wins to one loss. And despite the fact that it is just a friendly exhibition, Kiefer made it clear that he would take it as seriously as any match on the tour.

“My trainer and I have worked hard together every day, even though I’m here to relax. I’ll take the match seriously,’’ said the former protege of German great Boris Becker.

Also playing is Russia’s rising star Anna Chakvetadze, the world No 84 from Moscow who is very excited to be in Thailand.

“Everything is okay here except the weather, which is very hot,’’ said the teenager, who is scheduled to play local star Tamarine Tanasugarn. But the match she is looking forward to is the mixed doubles in Phuket where she will team up with Kiefer to play Tamarine and Paradorn.

“I’m so nervous about teaming up with Nicholas because he is a huge star. Besides, it will be my first time playing mixed doubles,’’ said Chakvetadze.

Doubles specialist Rick Leach is another star of the tour. The veteran is not a familiar face for local fans, but the fact that he has 45 doubles trophies in his collection proves he will be worth watching.

“I was here last year for the Thailand Open, but I don’t think I made a big impression,’’ said the American.

Paradorn won all his matches in 2002, but finished the 2003 season winless. He hopes for a better year ahead.

“I start training hard in Dec-ember for the new season,’’ said the Thai. The exhibition tour starts tomorrow at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort in Pattaya with matches between Paradorn and Kiefer and Tamarine and Chakvetadze.

Phuket Laguna will be the next stop over the weekend. Saturday’s programme sees Paradorn play Kiefer, followed by the mixed doubles with Paradorn-Tamarine and Kiefer-Chakvetadze.

On Sunday Tamarine and Chakvetadze will compete in singles before the men’s doubles between Paradorn and brother Narathorn Srichaphan against Kiefer and Leach.

All the stars will gather today at the Bangkok Patana School for a clinic which will feature an unorthodox friendly game between Tamarine and Paradorn. Young fans will have the opportunity to take on the tennis pros in both singles and doubles as well.

Lerpong Amsa-ngiam
The Nation

Neely
11-24-2004, 05:20 AM
Thanks again for the article, jirobkk.

Looks like Kiwi in enjoying his stay in Thailand and the food ;)
He did a good job on losing weight this season, hopefully he doesn't eat too much :angel: :lol:

“I’m so nervous about teaming up with Nicholas because he is a huge star. Besides, it will be my first time playing mixed doubles,’’ said Chakvetadze.
wow, that's really tooooo nice of her saying about Kiwi that he is a huge star ;) :lol:
come on, it's only the #20 player of the world... ;)

jirobkk
11-24-2004, 06:12 AM
Thanks again for the article, jirobkk.

Looks like Kiwi in enjoying his stay in Thailand and the food ;)
He did a good job on losing weight this season, hopefully he doesn't eat too much :angel: :lol:


wow, that's really tooooo nice of her saying about Kiwi that he is a huge star ;) :lol:
come on, it's only the #20 player of the world... ;)

Welcome :)

I will be in Pattaya tomorrow for watching the Exhibition match. Will make some photo album as well.

Neely
11-24-2004, 06:20 AM
I will be in Pattaya tomorrow for watching the Exhibition match. Will make some photo album as well.
Very cool! :yeah:

I hope that you see some good things and matches. :)

knight_ley
11-25-2004, 01:09 AM
Welcome :)

I will be in Pattaya tomorrow for watching the Exhibition match. Will make some photo album as well.


oooh!!!!! have fun and be sure to tell us all about it!!!!!!

Neely
11-25-2004, 05:05 PM
Kiwi is back!!! :banana: :banana: :woohoo: :clap2:


Kiwi def. Paradorn 7-6 6-3

He wrote it on his homepage!
He is saying that there weren't any troubles with his wrist at all and that there was a great atmosphere, that he is thankful to Paradorn for this invitation.
Sold out arena!

UNBELIEVABLE!!! :bounce: :bounce: :)

damn, I'm really soooooooo happy that it went well!
don't injure again :mad:

knight_ley
11-25-2004, 07:26 PM
that's great!!!!!!!!!!!

jirobkk
11-26-2004, 03:11 AM
Nov 25 : Pattaya ( Royal Cliff Beach Resort ) THAILAND

Men's single :
Nicolas Kiefer(GER) d. Paradorn Srichaphan(THA) 7-6(4), 6-3
Lady's single :
Anna Chakvetadze(RUS) d. Tamarine Tanasugarn(THA) 6-3, 6-2

For those who want to see the picture. Directly Go to " Paradorn Super Tour " in Photo Gallery in my homepage.

Space Cowgirl
11-26-2004, 09:06 PM
Jiro, cool pics! I signed your guestbook too, it's very :cool:

knight_ley
11-26-2004, 10:37 PM
Jiro, your pictures are the best!!!!!!

loner1984
11-26-2004, 10:58 PM
WE appreciate the very nice pics Jiro...I hope Paradorn wins a match though. :boxing:

Tricky_Forehand
11-27-2004, 12:51 AM
Love the pics :yeah:

Good Luck to Kiwi tomorrow (or today, not sure of the time difference...16-17 hours? :scratch: )!!!

Neely
11-27-2004, 01:44 PM
Paradorn won the 2nd match against Kiwi!!

6-3 7-5

Kiwi said that it was very hot and that he is glad that the wrist is well and without pain. Overall, it looks like he enjoyed the stay very much! :)

jirobkk
11-27-2004, 01:45 PM
Nov 27 : Phuket ( Laguna Beach Resort ) THAILAND

Men's single :
Paradorn Srichaphan(THA) d. Nicolas Kiefer(GER) 6-3, 7-5
Mixed double :
Srichaphan/Tanasugarn(THA) vs Kiefer(GER)/Chakvetadze(RUS)... Cancelled due to rain

Mixed double match will be playing tomorrow.

Neely
11-27-2004, 01:47 PM
lol, that's funny... :lol: we almost posted at the same time ;)
I just read the result on Kiwi's homepage...

knight_ley
11-27-2004, 05:26 PM
aww... does he have anymore singles matches over there? i want kiwi to leave with a winning record ;)

jirobkk
11-28-2004, 04:19 PM
Mixed double :
Srichaphan/Tanasugarn(THA) d. Kiefer(GER)/Chakvetadze(RUS) 7-6(3)
Lady's single :
Anna Chakvetadze(RUS) d. Tamarine Tanasugarn(THA) 7-5,6-2
Men's double :
Kiefer(GER)/Leach(USA) d. Srichaphan/Srichaphan(THA) 7-6(3),6-3

knight_ley
11-28-2004, 04:45 PM
aww!!!!! i'm glad Kiefer won another one :) Did mixed doubles only play one set??

jirobkk
11-29-2004, 09:05 AM
Related articles:

http://www.jirobkk.com/articles-2004balltour3.htm

http://www.jirobkk.com/articles-2004balltour4.htm

jirobkk
11-29-2004, 09:09 AM
Mixed double :
Srichaphan/Tanasugarn(THA) d. Kiefer(GER)/Chakvetadze(RUS) 7-6(3)
Lady's single :
Anna Chakvetadze(RUS) d. Tamarine Tanasugarn(THA) 7-5,6-2
Men's double :
Kiefer(GER)/Leach(USA) d. Srichaphan/Srichaphan(THA) 7-6(3),6-3

Mixed double have schedule to play on 27 Nov. It was cancelled due to rain.

They changed to play on 28 Nov. They played only one set because of limited of time schedule.