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Domino's Tagged Thread (OTW) Updated: 4/10/06

Domino
11-18-2004, 01:05 AM
Well, I have found that I have taken a liking to looking at challengers and futures and seeing how many of these people competing look interesting due to age and performance. I thought it would be interesting to follow people mentioned here, and see if any make it to the top 100. I was inspired after the "young guns" thread, because it made me realize how much I enjoyed seeing the advancement of certain people I "tagged" at the beginning of the year. Rebecca also sparked my interest due to her persistent jabbering about Adam Chadaj. So here are people who I have so called "Tagged" and am looking at their results.

Janko Tipsarevic (SCG), age 20. Won two challengers, and reached the final of three others.

Gael Monfils (FRA), age 18. Won a futures event, but had an outstanding junior year followed by a neat performance in Metz and Paris.

Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (FRA), age 19. Won two challengers and Futures event, and beat Carlos Moya in an ATP event.

Nicolas Almagro (ESP), age 18. Won three challengers, reached another final, and won a futures. Played brilliantly in a close match with Coria in Hamburg.

Stanlislas Wawrinka (SUI), age 19. Won two challengers and reached the final of another. Won the junior French Open in his only junior event.

Roko Karanusic (CRO), age 20. Won a challenger. Yeah, not much, but has played consistantly enough to get to 135 at one point.

Andreas Seppi (ITA), age 20. Won two challengers, and almost made Hewitt into mincemeat in Rome until a rain delay and Hewitt recovered.

Brian Baker (USA), age 19. Won a Challenger and Futures event, and reached another futures final. Also took a set off Moya this year, who seems to be the punching bag of lower ranked opponents.

Ivo and Jan Minar (CZE), who are 20 and 21 respectively, and have won collectively several challengers and futures. I don't know if they are related.

Novak Djokovic (SCG), age 17, and has won two Futures and two challengers. My personal favorite, after seeing him earlier this year.

Marcos Baghdatis (CYP), age 19, and has won two challengers, beating two people in the top 50, Beck and Hrbaty, to win the latest. Hrbaty is even in the top 20. Another favorite. Also took a set of the world number one Roger Federer.

This may appear stupid, but I like this, and think it is nice to give credence to people starting their career who appear to have potential.

Chloe le Bopper
11-18-2004, 01:08 AM
What a great idea for a thread! It doesn't appear stupid at all, silly. I already root for a few of those guys, so count me in :D

Domino
11-18-2004, 01:13 AM
Thanks. I figure that I can keep on updating this thread every week during the season, adding people when needed, and posting results. Then, I don't know, we can "graduate" one if he succeeds. Other people can post their favs too, and I can try to update on them too. Who knows, we just might pick a future grand slam winner some day.

Horatio Caine
11-18-2004, 01:24 AM
Well...I'll add:

Andy Murray (GB), aged 17 and ranked 510. Won 2 futures titles on clay :eek: and the semis of another, after losing half the year for knee surgery and recovery. Aiming to be in top 100 by May and top 50 by November. Few points to defend until June. Watch him!

Alex Bogdanovic (GB), aged 20 and ranked 196. Won 1 challenger, final and semi of another 2. Has beaten Gambill and Joachim this year - no mean feat. Has not played in 2 months - suspected injury. Few points to defend until June.

Josh Goodall (GB), aged 18 and ranked 363 (up to 325ish on Monday). Unranked until March, been challenger semifinalist, and finalist of 1 futures event. Could well make top 250 some time next year.

OLD GUY WORTH TAGGING: -

Jamie Delgado (GB), aged 27 and ranked 223. Risen over 300 places this year with 2 challenger semis. Few points to defend until June - could we see a resurgence (has been up to 121 in 2001)?

Domino
11-18-2004, 01:33 AM
I'll update on the first three; however, unless Delgado does something drastic, I wont go beyond my early twenties limit, because I am trying to find young people, cause anybody can be included otherwise.

Horatio Caine
11-18-2004, 01:35 AM
I'll update on the first three; however, unless Delgado does something drastic, I wont go beyond my early twenties limit, because I am trying to find young people, cause anybody can be included otherwise.

Sure man - I've kept tags on Delgado since 1998 and he was a hot prospect then. He peaked at 121 in August 2001 and since then fell away, completely in 2003, and now he has come back somewhat. He could make the top 150 again although like you say...unlikely. :)

Ginger
11-18-2004, 01:43 AM
Good idea! :worship:

Frank Dancevic (CAN), age 20 and ranked 177. Won 2 challengers and futures and reached final and semi of some other challengers. Won challenger double titles too. Beat Rusedki this year in a challenger event.

Horatio Caine
11-18-2004, 01:59 AM
Beat Rusedki this year in a challenger event.

Don't mention that! :fiery:

:)

Ginger
11-18-2004, 02:35 AM
Don't mention that! :fiery:

:)
:) Well it was a nice contribution from Greg to Canada tennis future... ;)

Chloe le Bopper
11-18-2004, 03:05 AM
:) Well it was a nice contribution from Greg to Canada tennis future... ;)
:lol:

I'm sure that the Tennis Canada people were more than just a little bit thrilled over the occasion :o

loner1984
11-18-2004, 06:51 AM
Andre Sa (BRA)
Singles Winner: Sao Paulo -2, College Station Finalist: Covington Semifinalist: Dallas Quarterfinalist: Tiburon, Gramado Doubles Winner: Sao Paulo-1(w/Delgado), Sao Paulo -2(w/Hernandez), Austin, Tiburon(w/Soares) Finalist: Campos Do Jordao-1(w/Hernandez), College Station(w/Soares) Semifinalist: Bogota(w/Ferreiro), Buenos Aires, Costa Do Sauipe(w/Saretta

BUT...most famous for starring in "The Journeymen" featuring Mark Keil and Geoff Grant
:boxing:

Action Jackson
11-18-2004, 02:45 PM
Great thread Domino, this one is almost as good as the claycourt threads.

Santiago Ventura (ESP) - This guy won Casablanca in his first ATP tournament after qualifying and beating Hrbaty in the final. He should be on the main tour competing more regularly in 2005 barring injuries.

star
11-18-2004, 02:50 PM
Nice thread!

I like the idea of having an age cut off.

And I like the people you listed. :)

It would be fun to list the junior finalists in the slams every year to see how they do the next year too.

CooCooCachoo
11-18-2004, 02:56 PM
Domino :bigclap: Great idea :)

Alex Kuznetsov (USA, 1987): One of the biggest American talents :D Very good and consistent results in junior events.

Guillermo Garcia Lopez (ESP, 1983): Defeated Rusedski in San Remo, Reid at RG, Hanescu, Saretta & Novak (the latter 6-3 6-3) in Umag, Portas in Poznan, Burgsmüller in Tokyo :worship:

Space Cowgirl
11-18-2004, 09:28 PM
Cool thread, Domino! :yeah:
What about Mischa Zverev? As far as I know, he was born in Russia, but is now a naturalised German. Age 17, his ranking is in the 500s, but I've heard he's a good prospect

Domino
11-22-2004, 02:17 AM
These are the tagged people. They are inside the top 300, and under 24 years of age. The twenty-three year olds are a stretch, Miguel just had a good win which should boost his ranking considerably, and I have seen Jan play, and I like his play. Other than that, I have a group of people to watch for in the future for potential tagging, due to age and a ranking below 300.

OTW:
Mischa Zverev (RUS)
Joshua Goodall(GBR)
Alex Kuznetsov(USA)

Then there are the graduated people.

Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
Santiago Ventura (ESP)
Richard Gasquet (FRA)

These two have top 100 rankings, and in Ventura's case, an ATP title, or I just don't have any reason to believe that he is someone who doesn't already have enough attention.


Tagged:

Name Country Rank Age '04 Ch(T/F)'04 FU(T/F)
Janko Tipsarevic (SCG) 119 20 3/3 0/0
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 128 21 0/1 1/0
Andreas Seppi (ITA) 134 20 0/0 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 148 22 0/1 0/0
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 152 19 2/0 0/0
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (FRA) 158 19 2/0 1/0
Stanlislas Wawrinka (SUI) 162 19 2/1 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 171 19 0/0 3/1
Brian Baker (USA) 172 19 1/0 1/1
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 174 19 1/0 1/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 177 19 0/1 0/1
Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) 179 19 0/0 0/0
Ivo Minar (CZE) 182 20 0/1 0/1
Novak Djokovic (SCG) 184 17 2/0 2/0
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) 196 22 1/1 0/1
Gael Monfils (FRA) 230 18 0/0 1/1
Jan Minar (CZE) 281 23 1/0 0/1
Miguel Gallardo Valles (MEX) 261 23 1/0(Not in yet) 0/3

Experimentee
11-22-2004, 04:09 PM
Great thread :yeah:
I already follow a lot of these guys, it will be good to be updated on their progress since I dont check on challengers that much on the mens side.

Experimentee
11-22-2004, 04:13 PM
You might also want to add Michael Ryderstedt. He is 19 (11/12/84), and this year reached the SF of Stockholm beating Hernandez, F.Lopez and J.Johansson, although the latter retired its still an impressive tournament.

Domino
11-22-2004, 04:24 PM
Thanks Experimentee. I'll also update their rankings soon.

Domino
11-22-2004, 10:43 PM
OTW:
Mischa Zverev (GER) 16, playing a high challenger this week as a Luck Loser
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Evgueni Korolev(RUS) 16

Then there are the graduated people.

Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
Santiago Ventura (ESP)
Richard Gasquet (FRA)

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '04 Ch(T/F)'04 FU(T/F)
Janko Tipsarevic (SCG) 116(119) 20 3/3 0/0
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 128(128) 21 0/1 1/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 132(148) 22 0/1 0/0
Andreas Seppi (ITA) 135(134) 20 0/0 0/0
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 153(152) 19 2/0 0/0
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (FRA) 157(158) 19 2/0 1/0
Stanlislas Wawrinka (SUI) 162(162) 19 2/1 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 164(177) 20 0/1 0/1
Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) 168(179) 19 0/0 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 175(171) 19 0/0 3/1
Brian Baker (USA) 178(172) 19 1/0 1/1
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 178(174) 19 1/0 1/0
Ivo Minar (CZE) 183(182) 20 0/1 0/1
Novak Djokovic (SCG) 187(184) 17 2/0 2/0
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) 196(196) 20 1/1 0/1
Miguel Gallardo Valles (MEX) 218(261) 23 1/0 0/3
Franco Ferreiro (BRA) 230(272) 20 0/1 0/1
Gael Monfils (FRA) 231(230) 18 0/0 1/1
Jan Minar (CZE) 284(281) 23 1/0 0/1


The biggest movers this week were Miguel Gallardo Valles, Yeu-Tsuoo Wang, Frank Dancevic, and Roko Karanusic; and now introducing Franco Ferreiro thanks to Lee.

Lee
11-23-2004, 01:05 AM
Domino, may you add Franco Ferreiro from Brazil?

Leena
11-23-2004, 01:13 AM
Jean-Philippe QUESNEL (CAN).

He'll win another game.

Domino
11-23-2004, 01:30 AM
Of course Lee. His most recent result is a good one, so he deserves such.

Um, MRS, Quesnel doesn't even have an age or rank. I have no idea what to think of him, so unfortunately, other than the fact that he is obviously below 300 in the rankings, I cannot put him on the list.

loner1984
11-23-2004, 01:58 AM
Oh my god...Marat's Russian Slut, is that really you on your Avatar?

CooCooCachoo
11-25-2004, 09:22 AM
Could you also add:

Evgueni Korolev RUS

And Mihail Zverev plays for Germany, not Russia :)

novanora
11-25-2004, 01:07 PM
Great thread! :bigclap: I love this one! :yeah:
Actually, i am not familiar with these listed boys, only heard several of their names, but rarely rarely watch them playing or got much news about them. But, these baby eagles are worthing being paid attention to. Will be a lot of fun!

thanks everyone posted names here and keep update. :worship:

Domino
11-25-2004, 04:35 PM
Thanks Coo, I'll fix that. However, I can't see how old Korolev is. Do you know?

Horatio Caine
11-25-2004, 04:37 PM
Hey Domino - great thread! :yeah:

Would you mind correcting Bogdanovic's age to 20 please? Thanks. ;)

Domino
11-25-2004, 04:46 PM
Thanks jez; fixed it. I still think Alex will improve his ranking a bit, since he won a couple of matches.

Remember, if I have something wrong here, please report it. I want to keep this very accurate.

Ginger
11-25-2004, 06:00 PM
Remember, if I have something wrong here, please report it. I want to keep this very accurate.
Domino, Frank Dancevic turned 20 last September... Again, great thread! :bigclap:

Domino
11-25-2004, 06:10 PM
d'oh, I really need to get better at this age thing.

CooCooCachoo
11-25-2004, 06:13 PM
Thanks Coo, I'll fix that. However, I can't see how old Korolev is. Do you know?

February 14, 1988 :cool:

Domino
11-25-2004, 06:16 PM
Alright then, sounds good.

Domino
11-30-2004, 01:01 AM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17 - moved 81 places
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Evgueni Korolev(RUS) 16
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18 - Just won a futures event, moved up 406 places
Brendan Evans(USA) 18 - Just won a futures event, moved up 188 places

Then there are the graduated people.

Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
Santiago Ventura(ESP)
Richard Gasquet (FRA)

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '04 Ch(T/F)'04 FU(T/F)
Janko Tipsarevic (SCG) 116(119) 20 3/3 0/0
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 128(128) 21 0/1 1/0
Andreas Seppi (ITA) 138(135) 20 0/0 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 143(132) 22 0/1 0/0
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 152(153) 19 2/0 0/0
Ivo Minar (CZE) 153(183) 20 0/2 0/1
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (FRA) 152(157) 19 2/0 1/0
Stanlislas Wawrinka (SUI) 165(162) 19 2/1 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 167(164) 20 0/1 0/1
Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) 171(168) 19 0/0 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 178(177) 19 1/0 1/1
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 179(171) 19 0/0 3/1
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 180(178) 19 1/0 1/0
Novak Djokovic (SCG) 186(187) 17 2/0 2/0
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) 193(196) 20 1/1 0/1
Miguel Gallardo Valles (MEX) 220(218) 23 1/0 0/3
Franco Ferreiro (BRA) 232(230) 20 0/1 0/1
Gael Monfils (FRA) 232(231) 18 0/0 1/1
Jan Minar (CZE) 269(284) 23 1/0 0/1


Updated, now with two more,OTW people, and updated rankings. Nobody graduated.

CooCooCachoo
11-30-2004, 07:44 AM
:bigclap: Great jump for Anderson! But wasn't it Bower who won the Future ? ;)

Domino
11-30-2004, 12:39 PM
Anderson won the futures over Wolmerans, and then lost against Bower in the the next finals. I believe, that is how it went.

Domino
12-06-2004, 11:10 PM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Evgueni Korolev(RUS) 16
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18 moved up another 59 places
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Andrew Murray(GBR) 17 won two futures events in a row, has four futures titles, up 122 places this week
A trio of Russians at Ledoviskikh, Sitak (18), and Kassatkine (19) who all moved up a lot recently.

Then there are the graduated people.

Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
Santiago Ventura(ESP)
Richard Gasquet (FRA)

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '04 Ch(T/F)'04 FU(T/F)
Janko Tipsarevic (SCG) 117(117) 20 3/3 0/0
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 129(129) 21 0/1 1/0
Andreas Seppi (ITA) 146(146) 20 0/0 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 148(148) 22 0/1 0/0
Ivo Minar (CZE) 157(157) 20 0/2 0/1
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 159(159) 19 2/0 0/0
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (FRA) 163(163) 19 2/0 1/0
Stanlislas Wawrinka (SUI) 168(168) 19 2/1 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 171(171) 20 0/1 0/1
Brian Baker (USA) 178(178) 19 1/0 1/1
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 179(179) 19 0/0 3/1
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 178(180) 19 1/0 1/0
Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) 184(184) 19 0/0 0/0
Novak Djokovic (SCG) 186(186) 17 2/0 2/0
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) 195(195) 20 1/1 0/1
Miguel Gallardo Valles (MEX) 224(224) 23 1/0 0/3
Franco Ferreiro (BRA) 229(229) 20 0/1 0/1
Gael Monfils (FRA) 239(239) 18 0/0 1/1
Jan Minar (CZE) 268(269) 23 1/0 0/1


Thought I should update a bit before next year. I added Andrew Murray to OTW because of his two recent wins, and an overall good year, so next year we can see if he follows up on that. There were also three Russians, especially Sitak with a move of 382 places, who moves up a lot recently, so I added them too. Also, I think for next year, we'll make it so that people who for two months move backwards every week will be bumped down to OTW, that way the race is a with people who are a bit more active.

CooCooCachoo
12-07-2004, 12:33 AM
Korolev lost in Ischgl qualifying. :smash: To a wild card from Austria :smash:

Domino
12-21-2004, 01:15 PM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Evgueni Korolev(RUS) 16
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18 moved up another 59 places
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Andrew Murray(GBR) 17 won two futures events in a row, has four futures titles, up 122 places this week
A trio of Russians at Ledoviskikh, Sitak (18), and Kassatkine (19) who all moved up a lot recently.

Then there are the graduated people.

Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
Santiago Ventura(ESP)
Richard Gasquet (FRA)

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '04 Ch(T/F)'04 FU(T/F)
Janko Tipsarevic (SCG) 117(117) 20 3/3 0/0
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 129(129) 21 0/1 1/0
Andreas Seppi (ITA) 146(146) 20 0/0 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 148(148) 22 0/1 0/0
Ivo Minar (CZE) 157(157) 20 0/2 0/1
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 159(159) 19 2/0 0/0
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (FRA) 163(163) 19 2/0 1/0
Stanlislas Wawrinka (SUI) 168(168) 19 2/1 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 171(171) 20 0/1 0/1
Brian Baker (USA) 178(178) 19 1/0 1/1
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 179(179) 19 0/0 3/1
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 178(180) 19 1/0 1/0
Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) 184(184) 19 0/0 0/0
Novak Djokovic (SCG) 186(186) 17 2/0 2/0
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) 195(195) 20 1/1 0/1
Miguel Gallardo Valles (MEX) 224(224) 23 1/0 0/3
Franco Ferreiro (BRA) 229(229) 20 0/1 0/1
Gael Monfils (FRA) 239(239) 18 0/0 1/1
Jan Minar (CZE) 268(269) 23 1/0 0/1


Thought I should update a bit before next year. I added Andrew Murray to OTW because of his two recent wins, and an overall good year, so next year we can see if he follows up on that. There were also three Russians, especially Sitak with a move of 382 places, who moves up a lot recently, so I added them too. Also, I think for next year, we'll make it so that people who for two months move backwards every week will be bumped down to OTW, that way the race is a with people who are a bit more active.

Domino
01-10-2005, 04:43 AM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Evgueni Korolev(RUS) 16
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Andrew Murray(GBR) 17
Mikhail Ledoviskikh (RUS) age unkown
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19

Then there are the graduated List:

Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
Santiago Ventura(ESP)
Richard Gasquet (FRA)

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 108(129) 21 0/0 0/0 0
Janko Tipsarevic (SCG) 120(117) 20 0/0 0/0 0
Andreas Seppi (ITA) 148(146) 20 0/0 0/0 0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 150(148) 22 0/0 0/0 0
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 155(159) 19 0/0 0/0 0
Ivo Minar (CZE) 158(157) 20 0/0 0/0 0
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (FRA) 165(163) 19 0/0 0/0 0
Stanlislas Wawrinka (SUI) 167(168) 19 0/0 0/0 0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 172(171) 20 0/0 0/0 0
Brian Baker (USA) 177(178) 19 0/0 0/0 0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 179(179) 19 0/0 0/0 0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 182(180) 19 0/0 0/0 0
Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) 185(184) 19 0/0 0/0 0
Novak Djokovic (SCG) 188(186) 17 0/0 0/0 0
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) 191(195) 20 0/0 0/0 0
Gael Monfils (FRA) 218(239) 18 0/0 0/0 0
Miguel Gallardo Valles (MEX) 226(224) 23 0/0 0/0 0
Franco Ferreiro (BRA) 236(229) 20 0/0 0/0 0
Jan Minar (CZE) 265(268) 23 0/0 0/0 0


It's a new year! Let's kick it off...

Two really good points to highlight this week: Monfils victories gave him a big boost, but I think this week Garcia-Lopez deserves more mention. The guy came within a win of the top 100. Otherwize, I would like to add that I am going to implement the one month rule. If a player on the Tagged list remains motionless or falls for the next month, he is bumped down to the OTW. As for the OTW, if after two months there is no positive activity, then the person is cut off until he does something of merit. This way, the list keeps in mind current form and momentum, and will help clean it up of the failures eventually, though that shouldn't happen anytime soon. This wil be displayed in a counter in the BUM column in terms of number of weeks. So if the counter reaches 4, their out.

Chloe le Bopper
01-10-2005, 04:45 AM
Sounds good. Thanks for the update :wavey:

Lee
01-10-2005, 09:20 AM
Thanks for the update and that sounds fair.

CooCooCachoo
01-10-2005, 10:20 AM
Thanks Domino :D

Well done GGL :yeah: :)

Domino
01-15-2005, 04:55 PM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Evgueni Korolev(RUS) 16
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Andrew Murray(GBR) 17
Mikhail Ledoviskikh (RUS) age unkown
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19

Then there are the graduated List:

Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
Santiago Ventura(ESP)
Richard Gasquet (FRA)

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 106(108) 21 0/0 0/0 0
Ivo Minar (CZE) 109(158) 20 0/0 0/0 0
Janko Tipsarevic (SCG) 120(120) 20 0/0 0/0 0
Andreas Seppi (ITA) 148(148) 20 0/0 0/0 0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 150(150) 22 0/0 0/0 0
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 155(155) 19 0/0 0/0 0
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (FRA) 163(165) 19 0/0 0/0 0
Stanlislas Wawrinka (SUI) 165(167) 19 0/0 0/0 0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 170(172) 20 0/0 0/0 0
Brian Baker (USA) 177(177) 19 0/0 0/0 1
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 179(179) 19 0/0 0/0 1
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 182(182) 19 0/0 0/0 1
Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) 185(185) 19 0/0 0/0 1
Novak Djokovic (SCG) 188(188) 17 0/0 0/0 0
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) 191(191) 20 0/0 0/0 1
Gael Monfils (FRA) 219(218) 18 0/0 0/0 1
Miguel Gallardo Valles (MEX) 226(226) 23 0/0 0/0 1
Franco Ferreiro (BRA) 236(236) 20 0/0 0/0 1
Jan Minar (CZE) 264(264) 23 0/0 0/0 0


It's a new year! Let's kick it off...

Ivo highlighted this week with an incredible run to the Sidney final, where he could have easily been double bagelled, but managed to avoid an embarrassment in the first set to come back from 5-0 down, but he still lost 7-5 6-0 to Hewitt. Still, not bad, and his passing up the AO has been forgiven. He almost made it into the top 100, and was inches from graduating from the list.

Several people did not move this week, but that is forgiven considering that they managed to qualify to the Aus Open! Good luck to the qualifiers:

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
Janko Tipsarevic
Marcos Baghdatis
Roko Karanusic
Novak Djokovic

Too bad Bogdanovic and Wawrinka, who failed to qualify but lost to other tagged guys, and Dancevic, who came so close in the third qualie round. Also, good luck to Monfils who managed to get a WC.

Chloe le Bopper
01-15-2005, 06:51 PM
Dancevic always loses in the last round or two of qualies.

Anyways, goooo Marcos! Gooooo Janko! Goooo Monfils!

Pea
01-15-2005, 06:55 PM
Oh! I never saw this before!:bounce:

Janko, Roko, and Marcos qualifying!:bounce:

CooCooCachoo
01-15-2005, 07:27 PM
Guillermo :worship:

Domino
01-17-2005, 02:39 PM
Day 1 Tagged Report AO:

I suppose the biggest one to report is Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, who took out Carlos Moya 7-5 6-3 3-6 6-3. What a win that is, considering his only previous Grand Slam showing was a secong round at RG, so here's to a further good tournament here. GGL has a great look at the draw now, with only Kevin Kim between him and the third round. I think his should roll over Kim, and hopefully we'll see him up agains Calleri in the third round.

Another Tagged winner was Marcos Baghdatis, who had trouble in a 6-1 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 win over Frederico Luzzi, where he sprained his ankle but still pulled through. For his match with Ljubicic, he should be glad that he's not playing someone who will require him to run all day, and he'll need to execute good timed passing shots if he wants to get to his first third round at a GS. However, I don't think it is the time, Ivan has been playing great, but this could be an entertaining match to watch.

Janko Tipsarevic also won, albeit in a quicker fashion 7-6(4) 7-6(6) 3-6 6-1 over Daniele Braccialli, so that's a good win. Janko next plays Hrbaty, who is a dangerous floater for all the top guys, so I don't expect him to go further, but it is a chance since Hrbaty sometimes just comes out flat. Note: See whole last clay season.

Gael Monfils also won, in a great 1-6 6-3 6-4 7-6(6) victory over Robby Ginepri. He's taking big strides, and he's playing Olivier Rochus next, a finalist in Aukland last week to Gonzalez. Interesting fact to note, Monfils beat Rochus in their only meeting in a challenger last year.

Losses on Day One included the youngest Tagged player, Novak Djokovic, but he lost 6-0 6-2 6-1 to Safin, a two-time finalist and Should-have-been champion, so at least he got a good taste of what it is like to play one of today's greats, and that's a good experience to take home.

Yeu-Tzuoo Wang lost in straits 6-7(5) 2-6 4-6 to Thomas Zib, which is not entirely bad, but I expected more, yet since his compatriot lost, maybe it's a sign this isn't the best surface for there markedly similar games.

Today:

Not as much as yesterday, but Roko Karanusic is up, and he has Nikolai Davydenko, a harsh first round encounter, that I nevertheless expect Roko to win after some good Qualie wins.

Go Roko!

Experimentee
01-17-2005, 02:46 PM
I saw Novak Djokovic this week in quallies and was very impressed. I didnt know he was 17 until they said it in the Safin match, but he looks like he had lots of potential. One of my new faves after this week.

Lee
01-17-2005, 05:13 PM
Pretty good results for the tagged players!

Domino
01-18-2005, 12:33 PM
Day 2 Tagged Report AO:

Roko got served. That's all there is to say.

Today:

Gael Monfils v Olivier Rochus.
This is a toughie, because Olie is a great player, who really shouldn't lose to Monfils today, but their prior meeting proves that option is not impossible. Actually, it makes it very likely, but we'll see.

Janko Tipsarevic v Domonic Hrbaty
Like I said above. This match will probably be on Hrbaty's shoulders, because Janko hasn't seemed to have matured yet, but he could surprise us all. I expect Hrbaty to win, with a slim chance for Janko to come through.

Ivan Ljubicic v Marcos Baghdatis
I really like Marcos as a player. This kind of matchup seems harsh for him after apparently spraining his ankle, but in a way, it helps because not the points should be shorter due to the serve-volley play of Ljubicic, and if Ivan decides to run Marcos, then he could bring his own downfall since he never plays the pressure points well from the baseline. I am pulling for a Baghdatis win, and a fourth round showdown with Federer!

Domino
01-31-2005, 11:48 PM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Evgueni Korolev(RUS) 16
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Andrew Murray(GBR) 17
Mikhail Ledoviskikh (RUS) age unkown
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19

Then there are the graduated List:

Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM
Janko Tipsarevic (SCG) 102(120) 20 0/0 0/0 0
Ivo Minar (CZE) 108(109) 20 0/0 0/0 0
Andreas Seppi (ITA) 149(148) 20 0/0 0/0 1
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 150(150) 22 0/0 0/0 0
Stanlislas Wawrinka (SUI) 153(165) 19 0/0 0/0 0
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (FRA) 163(165) 19 0/0 0/0 1
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 168(170) 20 0/0 0/0 0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 169(179) 19 0/0 0/0 0
Novak Djokovic (SCG) 177(188) 17 0/0 0/0 0
Brian Baker (USA) 182(177) 19 0/0 0/0 2
Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) 183(185) 19 0/0 0/0 0
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) 191(191) 20 0/0 0/0 2
Gael Monfils (FRA) 192(219) 18 0/0 0/0 0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 201(182) 19 0/0 0/0 2
Miguel Gallardo Valles (MEX) 224(226) 23 0/0 0/0 0
Franco Ferreiro (BRA) 233(236) 20 0/0 0/0 0
Jan Minar (CZE) 272(264) 23 0/0 0/0 1


What a two weeks it has been. We have our first two graduates of the tagged list, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, and Marcos Baghdatis! Great job for these guys. As a rule, when there are new graduates, the other graduates are taken out of the thread, so the unofficial tagged graduates are gone. Other than that, there were some big moves, Janko is close to graduating, and Monfils had a nice reward for his good play. Congrats to Djokovic, who crashed out early, but still managed to qualify, losing to the eventual champion Marat Safin. So until next week, ciao!

Domino
01-31-2005, 11:55 PM
Until further notice, I am going to watch Florin Mergea, Andreas Beck, and Marc Kimmich for a month to decide if I want to Tag them.

Lee
01-31-2005, 11:58 PM
Dancevic is playing in Delray Beach but facing red hot Kevin Kim :rolleyes:

Ferreiro, where is he this days? :(

TennisLurker
02-01-2005, 12:01 AM
he blows

Lee
02-01-2005, 12:13 AM
he blows

Sorry I asked :o :p

Lee
02-01-2005, 12:15 AM
wimbly final, semis of RG and US, and quarters at AO. Three MS finals, on three different surfaces. All he needs is a breakthrough win, and he's gold I tell you, gold!.
-Domino, his professional and unbiased take on Nalbandian

So when will he finally win one, base on your professional and unbiase option? ;)

Domino
02-01-2005, 12:25 AM
So when will he finally win one, base on your professional and unbiase option? ;)

Ahem...based on my professional and unbiased opinion, and in no way affected by the fact that he is one of my faves, I say that he will win RG next year. Ahem...yeah.

Lee
02-01-2005, 01:11 AM
Ahem...based on my professional and unbiased opinion, and in no way affected by the fact that he is one of my faves, I say that he will win RG next year. Ahem...yeah.

Why RG? I don't think clay is his best surface! :confused:

Domino
02-01-2005, 01:22 AM
Neither do I, but there are clearly better players than him on the other surfaces, while he has more of a level playing field when on clay with the dirtballers. And don't mock my professional, sane, and unbiased opinions! :p

Lee
02-07-2005, 08:31 PM
Domino, I'm not sure 22 going on 23 is too old. But this Brazilian, Thiago Alves, who was out for a year with injury is storming back winning many futures in South America and is back to top 300.

CooCooCachoo
02-07-2005, 08:38 PM
Keep up the good work Domino :bigclap:

Lee, I fear it will be too old :(

Domino
02-07-2005, 11:22 PM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Evgueni Korolev(RUS) 16
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Andrew Murray(GBR) 17
Mikhail Ledoviskikh (RUS) age unkown
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19

Then there are the graduated List:

Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM '05 IS(T/F)
Janko Tipsarevic (SCG) 102(102) 20 0/0 0/0 0
Ivo Minar (CZE) 105(108) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/1
Stanlislas Wawrinka (SUI) 131(153) 19 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Andreas Seppi (ITA) 147(149) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 153(150) 22 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (FRA) 167(166) 19 0/0 0/0 2 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 168(168) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 169(169) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) 173(183) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Novak Djokovic (SCG) 177(188) 17 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Gael Monfils (FRA) 181(192) 18 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) 182(191) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 184(182) 19 0/0 0/0 3 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 203(201) 19 0/0 0/0 3 0/0
Franco Ferreiro (BRA) 235(233) 20 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 239(272) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 253(307) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Florin Mergea (ROM) 266(266) 20 0/0 1/0 0 0/0
Thiago Alves (BRA) 294(2314) 22 0/0 2/0 0 0/0
Andreas Beck (GER) 299(298) 19 0/0 0/1 0 0/0


I took Jan Minar off because he was too old, nearing 25 this year. As for Alves, I think actually he would be a good addition, considering my cut off is now 24 and up. He is in good form, and this is what the Tagged list is about, people who are on the rise and are young. Also, Gallardo-Valles was taken off too, though he has not reached the age limit, I was annoyed to see him playing a futures when he should be playing challengers instead. I added Andreas Beck, considering his form, he started this year well with a futures final. Florin Mergea was added, though to not a big surprise considering he wond the Wimbledon Juniors two years ago, and has a futures title this year. It should also come to no surprise that Stakhovsky was added, after his win over Ancic in Milan, and his runner-up effort at the US juniors '04.

As for perfomances, Stan made a final, and some of the other guys moved up, but right now, Baker and Traver are on thin ice. Another month like this, and I will axe them from the tagged list. Otherwise, a tame week, and hopefully more good stuff is to come in 2005 for our tagged boys.

Lee
02-07-2005, 11:33 PM
Thanks Domino :kiss:

I'm quite impress by Alves's performance since his injury return. It's impressive in the way that he's out almost a year and managed to play very well upon return. Also, the other young Brazilian, Ferreiro, seems to hit a brick wall.

Domino
02-07-2005, 11:41 PM
I don't want to seem like I am typecasting, but when the clay season comes in full swing, I expect more results from the young guy. Alves has been playing well, yes, and it seems he's on the verge of a career breakthrough soon.

Lee
02-07-2005, 11:42 PM
Alves does very well on clay but I looked back to his results before his injury, his record on hard court is not bad too.

Domino
02-07-2005, 11:48 PM
Yeah, Alves has a shot, but we'll have to wait and see. I like what I see, maybe Brazil can get some more good players out there if these two step up.

On another note, I added Teimuraz Gabashvili, he seems promising, and young, and capable of winning on the ATP circuit.

Lee
02-07-2005, 11:52 PM
On another note, I added Teimuraz Gabashvili, he seems promising, and young, and capable of winning on the ATP circuit.

I heard (or more precise, read) about this name but the spelling makes me :tape:

CooCooCachoo
02-08-2005, 08:29 AM
Good choice to add Gabashvili :)

MariaV
02-08-2005, 09:13 AM
Erm, Domino & Co, pardon my ignorance but doesn't Stakhovsky represent the Ukraine (not Russia)? Just caught my eye.
Thanks for the watch Domino, BTW. I was surprised there are at least some younger Russians coming although they just complained there are no junior boys coming at all.

Domino
02-08-2005, 11:51 AM
Yes he does, thanks for that heads up.

Domino
02-15-2005, 02:12 AM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Evgueni Korolev(RUS) 16
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Andrew Murray(GBR) 17
Mikhail Ledoviskikh (RUS) age unkown
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19

Then there are the graduated List:

Janko Tipsarevic

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM '05 IS(T/F)
Ivo Minar (CZE) 103(105) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/1
Stanlislas Wawrinka (SUI) 128(131) 19 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Andreas Seppi (ITA) 150(147) 20 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 152(169) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 161(168) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 164(153) 22 0/0 0/0 2 0/0
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (FRA) 168(167) 19 0/0 0/0 3 0/0
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) 169(182) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Novak Djokovic (SCG) 170(177) 17 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Gael Monfils (FRA) 178(181) 18 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 180(184) 19 0/0 0/0 3 0/0
Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) 182(173) 19 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 205(203) 19 0/0 0/0 4 0/0
Franco Ferreiro (BRA) 238(235) 20 0/0 0/0 2 0/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 241(239) 19 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 255(253) 19 0/0 0/0 0 1/0
Florin Mergea (ROM) 269(266) 20 0/0 1/0 1 0/0
Thiago Alves (BRA) 273(294) 22 0/0 3/0 0 0/0
Andreas Beck (GER) 300(299) 19 0/0 0/1 1 0/0


Janko Graduates, Michael has a great performance, winning a challenger. Of other note, Alves won another futures, this guy is racking up titles faster than Djokovic did last year.

Domino
02-23-2005, 04:31 AM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Evgueni Korolev(RUS) 16
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Andrew Murray(GBR) 17
Mikhail Ledoviskikh (RUS) age unkown
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19

Then there are the graduated List:

Janko Tipsarevic

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM '05 IS(T/F)
Ivo Minar (CZE) 119(103) 20 0/0 0/0 1 0/1
Stanlislas Wawrinka (SUI) 120(128) 19 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 137(152) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Gael Monfils (FRA) 146(178) 18 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Andreas Seppi (ITA) 151(150) 20 0/0 0/0 2 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 154(161) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 165(164) 22 0/0 0/0 3 0/0
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (FRA) 169(168) 19 0/0 0/0 4 0/0
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) 170(169) 20 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Novak Djokovic (SCG) 171(170) 17 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) 177(182) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 193(180) 19 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 206(205) 19 0/0 0/0 4 0/0
Franco Ferreiro (BRA) 237(238) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 238(255) 19 0/0 0/0 0 1/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 242(241) 19 0/0 0/0 2 0/0
Florin Mergea (ROM) 270(269) 20 0/0 1/0 1 0/0
Thiago Alves (BRA) 273(273) 22 0/0 3/0 1 0/0
Andreas Beck (GER) 299(300) 19 0/0 0/1 0 0/0


What a week, Monfils wins a challenger, and rises some more, while the young Swede Michael is really racking up some good results. Some more positive results from Stakhovsky, laster year's junior US Open runner up. No new graduates this week, I was hoping Ivo might, but he fell after failing to protect his points this week. It's a moot point really, he's getting closer and closer to his top 100 goal. Frank unfortunately already lost this week, but has managed to qualify for ATP events four times in a row, I smell a breakthrough year. Ivo will have to wait till next week too, he plays Roger in Dubai. Good luck Janko, a former graduate, I hope he beats Jan-Michael Gambill. Anyone know about Marcos Baghdatis' tennis elbow. I hope he's better.

See ya all next week!

Domino
03-01-2005, 12:31 AM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Evgueni Korolev(RUS) 16
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Andrew Murray(GBR) 17
Mikhail Ledoviskikh (RUS) age unkown
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19

Then there are the graduated List:

Janko Tipsarevic

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player, and is not a BUM

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM '05 IS(T/F)
Ivo Minar (CZE) 111(119) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/1
Stanlislas Wawrinka (SUI) 118(120) 19 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 141(137) 19 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Gael Monfils (FRA) 146(146) 18 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 151(154) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Andreas Seppi (ITA) 152(151) 20 0/0 0/0 3 0/0
Novak Djokovic (SCG) 160(171) 17 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 167(165) 22 0/0 0/0 4 0/0
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (FRA) 171(169) 19 0/0 0/0 5 0/0
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) 173(170) 20 0/0 0/0 2 0/0
Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) 183(177) 19 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 193(193) 19 0/0 0/0 2 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 201(206) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 243(242) 19 0/0 0/0 3 0/0
Franco Ferreiro (BRA) 245(237) 20 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 252(238) 19 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Florin Mergea (ROM) 271(270) 20 0/0 1/0 2 0/0
Thiago Alves (BRA) 272(273) 22 0/0 3/0 0 0/0


I'd like to give a quick look at the OTW list this week. So far, it seems Joshua Goodall has had the best season of these guys, ranked now at 316 and rising, the guy is racking up points this year big time. He made a futures final, losing to another young brit, Smith, who I might add if I feel like it, but Goodall seems to be the most consistant performer so far. Alex Kuznetsov is gaining ground, but Brendan Evans this week showed a very impressive performance against Ancic in Scottsdale, taking the big Croat to three sets, and looking very promising the entire time. Hope he continues to do well, he's actually a fun American to watch, a lefty natural-courter (His best junior results were at the French and Wimbledon, I believe)

Anyways, on to the tagged list. Stan continues to impress, he actually beat Grosjean this week, and moved up some more places. He's starting to show some of that junior promise, where he played only one event, the French juniors and won it, talk about talent. This guy should be on the Swiss DC team, I hope, because he's probably the best player they've got besides Roger, and he isn't playing. Frank continues to move up, despite losing in the first round of Scottsdale, but hey, the guy is qualifying everywhere left and right, he's got game. Djokovic makes a semi, losing in a tiebrake third set to Mahut, another young french journeyman, but that guy has a big serve, and when he's on he can take out a lot of good players, so good effort Novak. He moves up a lot. Several people are falling dangerously BUM, and are generally pissing me off. Andreas Beck fell out of the top 300, so I nixed him from the list-loser. If anyone has any suggestions, anybody in the top 300 who is 23 or younger, preferably younger if his ranking is especially low. I am tempted with Petzshner, but he'll probably bunk low next week anyway.

See ya all next week!

Domino
03-21-2005, 04:02 PM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Evgueni Korolev(RUS) 16
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Andrew Murray(GBR) 17
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 18
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19

Then there are the graduated List:

Janko Tipsarevic

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player, and is not a BUM

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM '05 IS(T/F)
Ivo Minar (CZE) 109(111) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/1
Stanlislas Wawrinka (SUI) 117(118) 19 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Gael Monfils (FRA) 128(146) 18 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 141(151) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Andreas Seppi (ITA) 143(152) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 149(141) 19 1/0 0/0 1 0/0
Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) 151(183) 19 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Novak Djokovic (SCG) 160(160) 17 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (FRA) 166(171) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 168(166) 22 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) 175(173) 20 0/0 0/0 3 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 191(193) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Franco Ferreiro (BRA) 199(245) 20 0/0 1/2 0 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 202(201) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 225(252) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 238(243) 19 0/0 0/0 3 0/0
Thiago Alves (BRA) 254(272) 22 0/0 3/0 0 0/0
Florin Mergea (ROM) 275(271) 20 0/0 1/0 3 0/0


Updated for March 21, I don't feel like writing much other than there were two winners on the futures events, and some movers. Other than that, I am still looking for another player to add to the list.

CooCooCachoo
03-21-2005, 04:04 PM
Domino, the spelling is Mikhail Ledovskikh

His birthdate is August 8 1986.

Domino
03-21-2005, 04:14 PM
Thanks, Coo

Domino
04-05-2005, 12:18 PM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Evgueni Korolev(RUS) 16
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Andrew Murray(GBR) 17
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 18
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19

Then there are the graduated List:

Janko Tipsarevic

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player, and is not a BUM

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM '05 IS(T/F)
Gael Monfils (FRA) 105(128) 18 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Ivo Minar (CZE) 108(109) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/1
Stanlislas Wawrinka (SUI) 110(117) 19 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (FRA) 139(166) 19 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Andreas Seppi (ITA) 141(143) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 147(141) 20 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 148(149) 19 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) 157(151) 19 1/0 0/0 1 0/0
Novak Djokovic (SCG) 161(161) 17 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 170(168) 22 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) 176(175) 20 0/0 0/0 4 0/0
Franco Ferreiro (BRA) 187(199) 20 0/1 1/1 0 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 191(191) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 207(202) 19 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 227(229) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 236(238) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Thiago Alves (BRA) 249(254) 22 0/0 3/0 0 0/0
Florin Mergea (ROM) 271(275) 20 0/0 1/0 0 0/0


Congrats to Monfils for an excellent jump, nearing the top 100 quickly. Other than that, the rest of the standings were pretty mundane. Anyways, see you all next week.

Lee
04-05-2005, 04:52 PM
:lol: I almost PM you to ask for an update, Domino ;)

With the WCs coming, Monfils will graduate in a month or 2, I believe.

Ferreiro was playing really well when he had fever and forced to retire from his QF match last week :banghead: plus miss the challenger in Mexico City :mad:

MariaV
04-05-2005, 07:46 PM
Thanks for the update Domino! :)

Domino
04-11-2005, 11:45 AM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Evgueni Korolev(RUS) 16
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Andrew Murray(GBR) 17
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 18
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19

Then there are the graduated List:

Janko Tipsarevic

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player, and is not a BUM

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM '05 IS(T/F)
Gael Monfils (FRA) 106(106) 18 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Ivo Minar (CZE) 109(108) 20 0/0 0/0 1 0/1
Stanlislas Wawrinka (SUI) 113(110) 19 0/1 0/0 1 0/0
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (FRA) 139(138) 19 1/0 0/0 1 0/0
Andreas Seppi (ITA) 144(141) 20 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 147(141) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 148(149) 19 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Novak Djokovic (SCG) 154(160) 17 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) 159(157) 19 1/0 0/0 2 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 172(170) 22 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) 180(176) 20 0/0 0/0 5 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 196(191) 19 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Franco Ferreiro (BRA) 203(187) 20 0/1 1/1 1 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 209(207) 19 0/0 0/0 2 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 232(227) 19 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 241(236) 19 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Thiago Alves (BRA) 252(249) 22 0/0 3/0 1 0/0
Florin Mergea (ROM) 273(271) 20 0/0 1/0 0 0/0


*As a side note, can anyone tell me how old Steve Darcis (BEL) is?

Anyway, this was a bad week, nearly everyone BUMed, though Djokovic did move up some for his appearance in Valencia. Other than that, there isn't much to say since nearly everyone decided to show up BUM.

Lee
04-11-2005, 05:16 PM
Seppi will probably up a few rankings as he's in the main draw of Monte Carlos.

Lee
04-11-2005, 05:29 PM
Dancevic and Ryderstedt plays in Bermuda this week. And Kutnetsov gets a WC there too.

CooCooCachoo
04-11-2005, 07:15 PM
Domino,

Steve Darcis is of March 13 1984

http://membres.lycos.fr/stevedarcis/hpbimg/4.jpg

Domino
04-11-2005, 10:20 PM
Yeah, several guys have room to move up this week. And thanks Coo, I was thinking his recent results merit some looking into.

btw, how is it you manage to get all this info? Lol

Chloe le Bopper
04-12-2005, 02:58 AM
Thanks for the updates.

Domino
04-19-2005, 02:59 AM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Evgueni Korolev(RUS) 16
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Andrew Murray(GBR) 17
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 18
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19

Then there are the graduated List:

Janko Tipsarevic

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player, and is not a BUM

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM '05 IS(T/F)
Gael Monfils (FRA) 107(106) 18 1/0 0/0 1 0/0
Ivo Minar (CZE) 109(110) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/1
Stanlislas Wawrinka (SUI) 113(113) 20 0/1 0/0 1 0/0
Andreas Seppi (ITA) 122(144) 21 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (FRA) 139(140) 19 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 146(147) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 148(148) 19 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Novak Djokovic (SCG) 153(154) 17 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) 161(159) 20 1/0 0/0 2 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 169(172) 22 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) 179(180) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 195(196) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Franco Ferreiro (BRA) 204(203) 20 0/1 1/1 2 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 206(209) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 227(232) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Steve Darcis (BEL) 232(245) 21 0/0 3/1 0 0/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 237(241) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Thiago Alves (BRA) 251(252) 22 0/0 3/0 0 0/0
Florin Mergea (ROM) 273(271) 20 0/0 1/0 0 0/0


Seppi had a good start to his clay season, beating FLo and moving up 22 spaces. Tsonga turned twenty yesterday, so happy birthday to him, and hopefully he will start playing some tennis soon. Wang needs to get busy, otherwise I might drop him. He's not pulling good results recently. Roko made a quarterfinal in Olbia, so he had a decent week, with some gain. In his last chance, Bogdanovic makes a gain, and thus stays on the list. I was prepared to let him go because 5 consecutive weeks of losing ranking is not good, especially since he's not that young anymore.

Alogether, there was mostly small gains this week. However, the big news is that I have added Steve Darcis to the list. He started off the year with three futures wins, and a futures runner-up. Now, even this week he rose 13 places, reaching a career high ranking. Who knows, he seems to be on fire recently, and with such a positive start, he may continue. It also seems cool to have another nationality on the list. Also, on the note of people I am looking to add, Joshua Goddall is damn near the top 300, and is continuing to rise. He is the only OTW player to be doing anything of note, so if in the next few weeks he improves, I will add him to the list.

Edit: Also, it seems Darcis has qualified for Monza, and Goodall has won a round in Nottingham. I like.

See you all next week. Thanks again Coo for the info on Darcis.

Domino
04-26-2005, 01:25 AM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Evgueni Korolev(RUS) 16
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Andrew Murray(GBR) 17
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 18
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19

Then there are the graduated List:

Stanislas Wawrinka

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player, and is not a BUM

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM '05 IS(T/F)
Gael Monfils (FRA) 108(107) 18 1/0 0/0 2 0/0
Ivo Minar (CZE) 110(109) 20 0/0 0/0 1 0/1
Andreas Seppi (ITA) 123(122) 21 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (FRA) 139(139) 19 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Novak Djokovic (SCG) 142(153) 18 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 146(146) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 147(148) 19 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) 159(161) 20 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 169(169) 22 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) 178(179) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 195(195) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Franco Ferreiro (BRA) 204(204) 20 0/1 1/1 2 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 208(206) 19 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 223(237) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 224(227) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Steve Darcis (BEL) 229(232) 21 0/0 3/1 0 0/0
Thiago Alves (BRA) 240(251) 23 0/0 3/1 0 0/0
Florin Mergea (ROM) 272(273) 20 0/0 1/0 0 0/0
Adam Chadaj (POL) 285(285) 20 0/0 1/1 0 0/0


Oh my gosh, Stan graduates this week, in a surprising jump of 16 places to 97 in the world. This is after a great week in Barcelona, where he beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Scrichiphan, Acasuso, before falling in three to Stepanek. What a run into the top 100 Stan, good luck on the rest of the year. Maybe Switzerland has Davis Cup hope in the future after all.

Djokovic continues is steady climb up the rankings. Fairly consistent this guy, and due to break through considering he's been red nearly all these weeks. Lost to Devilder in Monza though, which I thought would be a sure win for him though. Oh well, happy birthday to him anyway, he turned 18 on Friday, but is still the youngest tagged player.

Another Big mover was Teimuraz Gabashvili, who just needed to show up in Barcelona to get a jump in 14 places! He qualified too, so that netted him some extra points for him, but good to see him still on the rise. Darcis also qualified to a challenger event, and so moved up some after a near miss against Galimberti.

Thiego Alves is pleasently climbing the rankings with another Futures final, though I wish he would have won. That would solidly put him in a good place in all the upcomming challengers. Oh well. He turns 23, so this time next year, he'll be off the list no matter what. Mergea had a loss in the first round of a futures, but still moves up, so I hope he starts doing well soon.

Believe it or not people, but after giving it much though, I have realized one player is very much qualified to be on the list. He brings diverstiy, (both in nationality and plays left-handed), he has good results, and is still quite young. Yes, I couldn't believe it either, but with the graduation of Stan, there is room for a new tagged player, and he is: ADAM CHADAJ. He has won a futures event this year, and made the final of another.

See you all next week.

Chloe le Bopper
04-26-2005, 01:46 AM
Chadaj :worship:

He was very close to qualifying for Estoril this week but didn't quite make it. An improvement upon Houston qualies where he lost in round one. Hopefully he'll make a main draw soon :yeah:

TennisLurker
04-26-2005, 01:57 AM
ha!die!

MariaV
04-26-2005, 08:25 AM
Based on what I saw at the AO vs Marat Djokovic really should have a bright future ahead. And consistency is good. :D
Hmm, and Gabashvili also rising, nice. :)
Thanks and see you next week Domino! :wavey: :hug:

Domino
05-03-2005, 04:41 AM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Evgueni Korolev(RUS) 16
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Andrew Murray(GBR) 17
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 18
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19

Then there are the graduated List:

Gael Monfils

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player, and is not a BUM

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM '05 IS(T/F)
Ivo Minar (CZE) 104(110) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/1
Andreas Seppi (ITA) 122(123) 21 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (FRA) 137(139) 19 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Novak Djokovic (SCG) 141(142) 18 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 146(146) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 147(148) 19 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) 160(159) 20 1/0 0/0 1 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 167(169) 22 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) 179(178) 20 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 195(195) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Franco Ferreiro (BRA) 205(204) 20 0/1 1/1 3 0/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 224(223) 19 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 225(224) 19 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 227(208) 19 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Steve Darcis (BEL) 228(229) 21 0/0 3/1 0 0/0
Thiago Alves (BRA) 240(251) 23 0/0 3/1 0 0/0
Florin Mergea (ROM) 250(273) 20 0/0 2/0 0 0/0
Adam Chadaj (POL) 285(285) 20 0/0 1/1 0 0/0


In an emphatic fashion, Monfils graduates, jumping nearly thirty places to 79 in the world. He beat Fabrice Santoro in the final of the Tunis challenger to break into the top 100, and land a solid ranking that should get him into all main draw events for the rest of the year. It seems he didn't want people to forget about him after Gasquet's defeat of Federer. They're twenty places apart, meaning both wont require wildcards at Roland Garros.

Ivo Minar moves up six places, but was a win away from the top 100, and up a set too before blowing it. Seppi didn't move much, but he already has won a match at Roma, so expect him to be off the list soon too. Traver had a big fall, and I once again am tempted to drop him. He hasn't done much in a long while.

Mergea wins big in Kuwait, he picks up another futures title. I hope this guy does well, I like his game, and with Pavel getting older, a new generation of Romanians is needed.

Otherwise, it was a good week. I'll be looking for a good new player for next week, so until then, bye!

MariaV
05-03-2005, 08:28 AM
Thanks Domino! And bye! :wavey:

Domino
05-17-2005, 01:20 AM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Evgueni Korolev(RUS) 16
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Andrew Murray(GBR) 17
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 18
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19

Then there are the graduated List:

Andreas Seppi

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player, and is not a BUM

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM '05 IS(T/F)
Ivo Minar (CZE) 105(104) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/1
Novak Djokovic (SCG) 128(142) 18 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (FRA) 136(137) 19 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 143(148) 21 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 154(146) 20 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) 158(160) 20 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 166(167) 22 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 180(195) 20 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) 184(178) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Franco Ferreiro (BRA) 208(205) 20 0/1 1/1 4 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 219(224) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 224(224) 19 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 220(227) 19 0/0 0/1 0 0/0
Steve Darcis (BEL) 235(229) 21 0/0 3/1 1 0/0
Thiago Alves (BRA) 239(240) 23 0/0 3/2 0 0/0
Florin Mergea (ROM) 243(250) 20 0/0 2/0 0 0/0
Adam Chadaj (POL) 283(285) 20 0/0 1/1 0 0/0


I figured that the two past weeks deserved to be lumped together, since a lot of back-to-back results came for certain players, allowing a better picture of how Hamburg and Rome changed the Rankings. First, Seppi graduates in emphatic style. He sits at 77 in the rankings now; far far away.

Djokovic turned eighteen during last week. He also posted a challenger win in San Remo, rising 14 places to a career high of 128. He's continuing this consistant steady climb to the top. I'm betting on a break into the top 100 before Wimbledon.

Last week, Brian Baker put in a great run to a challenger final before losing to Blake. It was a good run, and hopefully we can see more of him. He did take that set off Careless last year at the USO, so he's got some game. Let's hope he doesn't fade like many other Americans.

Traver seems to have found some life, then lost it again. He made it to a futures final and lost. Oh well, at least he did something. Alves also made a futures final, and lost. Not a very good result, considering he was on fire earlier.

Other than that, it's been a good week. Ferreiro's in danger, but clay is still in swing, and he can get a good run. See you all next week.

mandoura
05-17-2005, 01:43 AM
Great thread Domino.

I like Baghdatis, Ivo Minar and Monfils pretty much.

One question please. Sorry if it is stupid:

Are any of the Challengers or Futures televised? I've never watched any, only read about them. I came to appreciate the above players after I've read about them and then saw them play in a big event.

Thanks.

Domino
05-17-2005, 03:40 AM
If they are, they are televized on local channels for the tournament. Otherwise, I haven't seen them on t.v.

Domino
05-24-2005, 07:49 PM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Evgueni Korolev(RUS) 16
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Andrew Murray(GBR) 17
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 18
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19

Then there are the graduated List:

Andreas Seppi

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player
Green: Huge fall player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM '05 IS(T/F)
Ivo Minar (CZE) 117(105) 20 0/0 0/0 1 0/1
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (FRA) 133(136) 19 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 140(143) 21 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 151(154) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Novak Djokovic (SCG) 153(128) 18 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) 156(158) 20 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 166(166) 22 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 180(180) 20 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) 184(184) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Franco Ferreiro (BRA) 208(208) 20 0/1 1/1 4 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 220(219) 19 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 223(224) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 215(220) 19 0/0 0/1 0 0/0
Steve Darcis (BEL) 234(235) 21 0/0 3/1 0 0/0
Thiago Alves (BRA) 237(239) 23 0/0 3/2 0 0/0
Florin Mergea (ROM) 270(243) 20 0/0 2/0 1 0/0
Adam Chadaj (POL) 279(283) 20 0/0 1/1 0 0/0


Weekly Roundup:
A really bad week for Ivo, falling twelve places. He also failed to qualify for the French Open. Maybe Clay is not his thing; Let's hope he picks it up for Wimbledon, where his big shots can really hurt opponents. And Since Mergea topped him with a larger fall, I created a new color code, Green for a fall that I deem very large.

In order to qualify for Roland Garros, it seems Djokovic took a slug in the face in the rankings. He failed to defend a challenger from last year and fell twenyfive places. Look for him to recover that though.

Tagged at Roland Garros:
The fallowing Tagged players qualified for Roland Garros.
Daniel Gimeno-Traver
Novak Djokovic

That's pretty sparse, but Tsonga also got a wildcard, bringing the tagged count in Roland Garros to 3

On day 1, we unfortunately saw the fall of Traver to Hernandez, after winning the first set. However, Hernandez is the alleged 2005 Wimbledon champion, so we can forgive Traver for being a loser. Tipsarevic pulled off an amazing win over Hrbaty 8-6 in the fifth, though it's safe to stop calling him a tagged player.

Today, there was reason to celebrate. Wawrinka, though no longer on the list, put on a brilliant performance before taking down Nicholas "I am the death of fun tennis" Massu 6-7(4) 6-2 6-2 6-4. I good match, and a good look at the draw now for Wawrinka. Man, he has a good shot at the fourth round, and even more. Wow, what a chance, I hope he doesn't choke it away against Blake.

Anyway, on to the real tagged players. Djokovic surrendered only three games to Robby "I have muscles but no game" Ginepri, 6-0 6-0 6-3. What a performance. He now has to face Coria in the next round, so I expect I wont have a tagged update on Thursday, but I can still hope! This will put him back in the top 150, around 133, a high ranking for him. Still needs more good results, but with his uber consistent wins week in and out, I can realistically see him in the top 100 after Wimbledon.

And Tsonga lost to Roddick. From what I saw, this must be the only French guy who has no claycourt game whatsoever. He's not fit, and comes forward all the time, going for flat winners at rediculous moments. However, his aptitude with the low ball and volleying skills should serve him will in Wimbeldon. Here's to good results on grass for Tsonga.

See y'all soon! ;)

Domino
06-06-2005, 09:44 PM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Evgueni Korolev(RUS) 16
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Andrew Murray(GBR) 17
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 18
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19

Then there are the graduated List:

Ivo Minar

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player
Green: Huge fall player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM '05 IS(T/F)
Novak Djokovic (SCG) 131(154) 18 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 137(140) 21 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (FRA) 138(133) 19 1/0 0/0 1 0/0
Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) 156(156) 20 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 160(151) 20 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 174(180) 20 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 175(166) 22 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) 180(184) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 201(215) 19 0/0 1/1 0 0/0
Franco Ferreiro (BRA) 206(208) 20 0/1 1/1 0 0/0
Steve Darcis (BEL) 213(234) 21 0/0 3/1 0 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 222(220) 19 0/0 0/0 2 0/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 232(224) 19 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Thiago Alves (BRA) 233(239) 23 0/0 3/2 0 0/0
Florin Mergea (ROM) 274(270) 20 0/0 2/0 2 0/0
Adam Chadaj (POL) 295(279) 20 0/0 1/1 0 0/0


Weekly Roundup:
Ivo has left the building. As of now, he broke into the top 100 with a final showing in Prostejov, so goodbye old friend. Good luck in the rest of the year. It's been going up ever since Sidney.

Djokovic had a great showing at Roland Garros, and even won a match, and took a set off Coria before eventually succombing to an injury. Who knows what could have happened. It's not such a great acheivement, but he also double bagelled Ginepri, and near triple bagelled him as well. He moves to the front of the list with his strong showings.

Although his result was not so significant, Baker nearly beat Karlovic on grass in Surbiton. Maybe this is a sign that he's ready to do well on grass. Hopefully he can qualify into Wimbledon. Traver also had a semi-insignificant result, he managed to qualify for Roland Garros, only to lose to this year's Wimbledon Champion, O. Hernandez. It moves him up 14 places. He also recently won a futures, applaud him.

Steve Darcis put back to back quarterfinals to move 21 places now. He's on the fast track, and is playing competetively, consistently, with quality opponents now. Chadaj is now Green, and close to falling off the charts. Hopefully he can shape up and continue the polish hope! For next week, I am looking for a new addition, and I think Korolev is close to acheiving that. Other than him, perhaps Dudi Sela, though he might be a tad short for my liking.

See you all next week.

Chloe le Bopper
08-02-2005, 01:55 AM
Adam for life!

ciccio
08-02-2005, 04:00 AM
Simone Bolleli

Lee
08-03-2005, 02:22 AM
And Domino is MIA again. :sad:

DanEd
08-03-2005, 02:29 AM
Where is Juan Martin del Potro ?

LaTenista
08-03-2005, 02:37 AM
How about Bobby Reynolds? He just beat Brian Baker at the SFs at Lexington last week.

Deivid23
08-03-2005, 08:20 AM
How about Bobby Reynolds? He just beat Brian Baker at the SFs at Lexington last week.

He sucks

CooCooCachoo
08-03-2005, 08:30 AM
He sucks

:rolleyes:

He's a good player. Beat Pavel at the Aussie Open.

Action Jackson
08-03-2005, 08:34 AM
:rolleyes:

He's a good player. Beat Pavel at the Aussie Open.

He's not that good and I think you would have beat Pavel that day.

CooCooCachoo
08-03-2005, 08:39 AM
He's not that good and I think you would have beat Pavel that day.

Of course. But everyone knows I'd be #2 behind Federer if I would start playing on a professional level.

Seriously, I don't think you can say he sucks. No player who is in the Top 200 sucks.

Action Jackson
08-03-2005, 08:48 AM
Of course. But everyone knows I'd be #2 behind Federer if I would start playing on a professional level.

Seriously, I don't think you can say he sucks. No player who is in the Top 200 sucks.

Well that is a given if you took to the tour professionally and as for Reynolds I am not sure if I'd say he sucks, but not someone I rate that highly.

Deivid23
08-03-2005, 08:49 AM
:rolleyes:

He's a good player. Beat Pavel at the Aussie Open.

I´ve also seen Pavel playing like a futures-level player, would bet he had one of those days there.

Action Jackson
08-03-2005, 08:52 AM
I´ve also seen Pavel playing like a futures-level player, would bet he had one of those days there.

One of his worst matches, one of my good friends saw this match and still stunned about the result. This shows focus trying 4 drop shot returns in a row on Rebound Ace.

Deivid23
08-03-2005, 08:52 AM
Of course. But everyone knows I'd be #2 behind Federer if I would start playing on a professional level.

Seriously, I don't think you can say he sucks. No player who is in the Top 200 sucks.

I can even say a player that sucks in top25 ;)

Deivid23
08-03-2005, 08:53 AM
One of his worst matches, one of my good friends saw this match and still stunned about the result. This shows focus trying 4 drop shot returns in a row on Rebound Ace.

I recently witnessed his match against Serra in RG, can get worse than that, I reckon

Action Jackson
08-03-2005, 08:56 AM
I recently witnessed his match against Serra in RG, can get worse than that, I reckon

I don't want to think about it.

Anyway, I wonder what ranking the Polish Don Juan Chadaj will be ranked if he beats Chucho.

Domino
09-19-2005, 12:49 AM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 18
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19

Then there are the graduated List:

Ivo Minar

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player
Green: Huge fall player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM '05 IS(T/F)
Andrew Murray (GBR) 110(110) 18 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 152(175) 22 0/3 0/0 0 0/0
Thiago Alves (BRA) 163(239) 23 0/1 4/1 0 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 168(137) 21 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 178(174) 20 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 188(160) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 199(222) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Steve Darcis (BEL) 200(213) 21 0/0 3/1 0 0/0
Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 209(209) 16 0/0 3/2 0 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 212(202) 20 0/1 2/1 0 0/0
Simone Bolelli (ITA) 221(221) 19 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Adam Chadaj (POL) 228(295) 20 0/1 1/1 0 0/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 232(224) 19 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
Rober Smeets (AUS) 261(261) 19 0/0 2/0 0 0/0
Ilia Bozoljac (SCG) 269(269) 20 0/0 4/2 0 0/0
Evgueni Korolev (RUS) 279(279) 16 0/0 2/1 0 0/0
Scoville Jenkins (USA) 294(294) 18 0/0 0/0 0 0/0


*Trumpets blaring* And the tagged thread returns. Hopefully we can talk about more than Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, or the latest ass in tennis (literal and figurative). I suppose the biggest news is Djokovic and his breaking into the top 100. He's going to be top 20 by the end of next year the way he's playing. He's at a career high of 80, so good luck to him. Replacing Novak is another Serbian, Ilia Bozoljac. While not as young, he's had a phenomenal year of results, with four futures titles and two other finals. He's climbing fast, and hopefully can carry the momentum a little further this year.

On to others, it seems Ryderstedt is falling slowly, losing all but one of his last tournaments in the first round. He's fallen about 30 places since we last updated; very disappointing. Even worse, is Tsonga's fall to 250 in the world. I don't know if it's injury, or just bad play, but a fall like that over an extended period of time means that Jo is off the list until he can get some momentum again. Another person who's off, but for graduating at a ranking of 99, is Wang. I'll never get tired of saying his name, but he's now another one off the list.

Dancevic will be 21 in a week. I'm keeping him on despite some bad losses, mostly because I like his style, and think he can be a good tennis player. Baker had a good result at the USO, actually beat Gaudio, who was not at his best. Hopefully some more good things from him to come. Roko Karanusic, has pleasantly moved up with three challenger finals, but he needs to win some more to get back to his career high ranking of 138. I am relieving the annoying Alex Bogdanovic from the list. He fell more than fifty spots, and that's with a challenger win, where he should have lost to Marcos had he not gotten injured. However, he is replaced by the more talented Murray, who leads the list now. Murray had an incredible Wimbledon, followed by a gut-wrenching win over Pavel in the USO. Definitely one to watch later on.

It seems we gambled right with one Brazilian, Alves. He's jumped 70 places to a career high. Well done. Franco, however, has had his best results come and go, and since he's fallen instead of advanced, he's being cut. On to the Russians, T-G has risen with a challenger win and final, and seems to be melding well into the rankings. A new addition is from our OTW list, who has made it into the top 300 following two futures wins and another final, and it's Evgueni! Good to see a OTW man make it to the cut. Unfortunately, another casulty is the young Romanian, Mergea. The junior wimbledon champion is not making the right results, and I don't want to try to hope for him anymore. You are the weakest link, goodbye!

Everyone's favorite polish player, Chadaj is showing some promising form, having won a futures, made another final, and even made a challenger final.

Now to discuss new additions, the first being, Australian Robert Smeets. Winner of two futures, and a semifinalist on two other occasions, he's had a good year. Not to mention, he's a lefty, and we need more of those. Say hello it Smeets! I suppose this thread would be a bit incomplete without Jenkins. He put on a noble performance at the USO against Nadal in the second round, and beat a quality player in Niemenem, so I tag, Scoville Jenkins! However, someone who could be more talented, and has the results and ranking to boot, is the young Juan Martin del Potro. It's been a long time comming, but a deserved tag is in for the mouthful from Argentina! By suggestion, I considered Bolelli, and his ranking and age merit him a spot for now. A challenger finalist and consistant yearly results, I tag Simone Bolelli of Italy!

Well, the tagged thread is back, and if you all have players you want to tag, then mention them here. Here's to the tagged players of the week!

Lee
09-19-2005, 04:12 AM
:bigclap: the tag thread is back!

I'm really disappointing with Frank and Franco. Ferreiro's actually on a decline for the last 2 years. And about Dancevic, will he be just another Canadian that show potential but never get anywhere?

And for Alves, I'm not sure whether he will have the potential to graduate, i.e. past top 100 as he's not THAT young. But I'm very happy with his climb :banana:

MariaV
09-19-2005, 11:52 AM
YAY!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bigclap: :yippee: The Tagged Thread is back!!!!!! :woohoo:
I like Scoville Jenkins, he was great vs Nadal. I hope he'll make it big time next year. :)

Domino
09-26-2005, 12:39 PM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 18
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19
Philip Bester (CAN) 16
Ryan Sweeting (BAH) 17

Then there are the graduated List:

Ivo Minar

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player
Green: Huge fall player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM '05 IS(T/F)
Andrew Murray (GBR) 109(110) 18 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 156(152) 22 0/3 0/0 1 0/0
Thiago Alves (BRA) 163(163) 23 0/1 4/1 0 0/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 164(174) 20 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 168(168) 21 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 173(178) 20 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 187(188) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 199(199) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Steve Darcis (BEL) 200(200) 21 0/0 3/1 0 0/0
Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 209(209) 16 0/0 3/2 0 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 212(222) 20 0/1 2/1 0 0/0
Simone Bolelli (ITA) 224(221) 19 0/1 0/0 1 0/0
Adam Chadaj (POL) 228(228) 20 0/1 1/1 0 0/0
Ilia Bozoljac (SCG) 247(269) 20 0/0 4/2 0 0/0
Evgueni Korolev (RUS) 257(279) 16 0/0 3/1 0 0/0
Robert Smeets (AUS) 259(261) 19 0/0 2/0 0 0/0
Scoville Jenkins (USA) 275(294) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0


Quick question, which will probably be answered by CooCooCachoo. How old are the players, David Guez of France, and Adrian Ungur of Romania?

Happy Birthday to Scoville Jenkins, who moves up nearly twenty places in the rankings.

The only winner from the past week was Evgueni Korelev, with a nice win at the Futures in France F13. He moves ahead of Smeets, as does Bozoljac too. Both ended good weeks in this Davis Cup weekend.

The only players in active Davis Cup this weekend were Murray and Dancevic. Murray lost to Stani against the Swiss, though he has been given a nice consolation prize of moving up a ranking. Dancevic nearly spearheaded Canada into the world group, with a huge win over Voltchkov, and a win over Mirnyi would have done it, but sadly he lost in five to the Beast of Belarus. Maybe next.

See you all next week.

Lee
09-26-2005, 05:22 PM
Great new sig, Yogurt :yeah:

I have my eyes on another up and coming Canadian. Yes, Canada is full of young players with potential but not quite materialize. His name is Philip Bester (just the name is impressive enough :lol: ) and he's only 16. His current ranking is way out of your requirement but good to keep an eye on him.

And what do you think about the latest USO junior champion, Ryan Sweeting?

Domino
09-26-2005, 05:27 PM
Great new sig, Yogurt :yeah:

I have my eyes on another up and coming Canadian. Yes, Canada is full of young players with potential but not quite materialize. His name is Philip Bester (just the name is impressive enough :lol: ) and he's only 16. His current ranking is way out of your requirement but good to keep an eye on him.

And what do you think about the latest USO junior champion, Ryan Sweeting?

I saw Ryan play at the Open, and he was pretty good to watch. He hasn't played on the pro tour yet, and there were talks of him going to college. Both players I think are candidates for OTW, though. It's definitely cool to have new people to add to that list.

Lee
09-26-2005, 05:30 PM
Quick question, which will probably be answered by CooCooCachoo. How old are the players, David Guez of France, and Adrian Ungur of Romania?



DOB of David Guez is 8/12/82 and Adrian Ungur is 22/01/85 (date is in dd/mm/yy format) You can find most of the young players info on ITF site

http://www.itftennis.com/mens/

Domino
10-03-2005, 02:37 PM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 18
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19
Philip Bester (CAN) 16
Ryan Sweeting (BAH) 17

Then there are the graduated List:

Andy Murray

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player
Green: Huge fall player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM '05 IS(T/F)
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 155(156) 23 0/3 0/0 0 0/0
Thiago Alves (BRA) 160(163) 23 1/1 4/1 0 0/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 161(164) 20 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 162(168) 21 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 182(173) 20 0/1 0/0 1 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 183(187) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 196(199) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Steve Darcis (BEL) 199(200) 21 0/0 3/1 0 0/0
Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 209(209) 16 0/0 3/2 0 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 215(212) 20 0/1 2/1 1 0/0
Simone Bolelli (ITA) 225(224) 19 0/1 0/0 1 0/0
Adam Chadaj (POL) 226(228) 20 0/1 1/1 0 0/0
Robert Smeets (AUS) 240(259) 19 0/0 3/0 0 0/0
Ilia Bozoljac (SCG) 248(247) 20 0/0 4/2 1 0/0
Evgueni Korolev (RUS) 254(257) 16 0/0 3/1 0 0/0
Scoville Jenkins (USA) 275(275) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0


First thing is first, congratulations to Andy Murray on making his first tour final, and thereby cracking into the top 100. So Andy graduates, yay!

What a boring week! :mad: man, I was hoping for more of these guys to play, but it's like the collective of them decided to annoy me for the week by sitting on their ass. Oh well, minimal changes all around. The only big mover of the week was Robert Smeets, with another Futures win, vaulting him up 19 places to 240. He's rising fast. Korelev made a second round in a futures an lost, but that allowed him to move up, I think. Or it could be that two people in front of him fell big time.

Next week everyone

Lee
10-03-2005, 05:11 PM
Karanusic will jump up in ranking this week with his win in Japan vs Udomchoke. I'm not sure but this looks like his first ATP win.

Domino
10-03-2005, 05:15 PM
Yeah, Japan is turning out to be a good tournie for my guys. However, if Roko graduates, then I really need to get looking for more replacements, lol.

Edit: yes it is his first win, wow. That's really good, and Horna, his next opponent, is a winnable match, I believe.

Hmmm, I wonder if I should also use this thread as a watch for all the players in ATP level events. If that's the case, than Korolev is a match away from qualifying for Metz, and his next opponent is Summerrer. Go Korolev!

Lee
10-03-2005, 05:17 PM
Unless he wins another round, I'm not sure Roko will jump into top 100. :)

Lee
10-03-2005, 05:19 PM
Most of the players on the list are not playing this week (unless I missed some of them in futures :shrug: )

I hope Thiago will go future up with the challengers coming up in South America. But he has many points to defend too.

Domino
10-03-2005, 05:21 PM
Unless he wins another round, I'm not sure Roko will jump into top 100. :)

I'm always the optimist. ;)

Domino
10-03-2005, 05:26 PM
Crap, I just found out Korolev lost...so much for that idea.

Lee
10-03-2005, 05:38 PM
Edit: yes it is his first win, wow. That's really good, and Horna, his next opponent, is a winnable match, I believe.



Horna is playing pretty well recently, isn't he? He beat Ginepri in Washington.

I'm surprised that Roko, being a Croat, has pretty decent record on clay in challengers this year. :eek: 2 finals recently and another SF losing to Djokovic in May.

*Viva Chile*
10-03-2005, 06:14 PM
Can you add Paul Capdeville (CHI) on this list??? He's 22 and he jumped 173 places since the beginning of the year (Begin 305, he reached 132 and this week is 133) He is one of the few claycourters players that plays serve and volley :eek: . His 2-handed backhand is his best shot. This year won the Bogota challenger, reach finals in Sassuolo, Italy; and also semis in Ljubljana, Eslovenia; Lugano, and qualified for his first Grand Slam in the USO and reach the 2nd round (def. to Paul Henri-Mathieu and then lost to Verdasco)... He is also coached by argentine Horacio de la Peńa (part-time) and by his brother, William ;). I hope he could will be "graduated" this year and qualifies for the main draw of the AO :yeah:

Good thread... :yeah: I never watch this before. I hope that you can agree with me

Ginger
10-03-2005, 06:43 PM
OTW:
Philip Bester (CAN) 16

:) Thanks!

Domino
10-10-2005, 05:32 PM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 18
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19
Philip Bester (CAN) 16
Ryan Sweeting (BAH) 17

Then there are the graduated List:

Andy Murray

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player
Green: Huge fall player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM '05 IS(T/F)
Paul Capdeville (CHI) 135(135) 22 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 148(155) 23 0/3 0/0 0 0/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 154(161) 20 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
Thiago Alves (BRA) 157(160) 23 1/1 4/1 0 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 161(162) 21 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 181(183) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 184(182) 20 0/1 0/0 2 0/0
Steve Darcis (BEL) 194(199) 21 0/0 3/1 0 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 195(196) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 209(215) 20 0/1 2/1 0 0/0
Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 210(209) 16 0/0 3/2 1 0/0
Adam Chadaj (POL) 221(226) 20 0/1 1/1 0 0/0
Robert Smeets (AUS) 233(240) 19 0/0 3/0 0 0/0
Ilia Bozoljac (SCG) 245(248) 20 0/0 4/2 0 0/0
Simone Bolelli (ITA) 246(225) 19 0/1 0/0 1 0/0
Evgueni Korolev (RUS) 256(254) 16 0/0 3/1 1 0/0
Scoville Jenkins (USA) 274(275) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0


First off, Congrats on Karanusic for his first win in a main draw event on the ATP! He lost to Horna in the second round of Japan, but definitely laid the foundations for a good start next year. Although his efforts only allowed a meager seven place gain in the rankings, it was because he also had challenger points come off from last year.

Other gainers this week include T.G. (The thunder god!.....) who actually overtakes Alves in the tagged list, and Frank Dancevic also moves ahead of Brian Baker, who has now been bum for two weeks. That's crap, but he's not playing, so maybe he's resting up for some good performances later. Darcis also moves ahead of Stakhovsky, but only by one ranking place, like Traver over Del Potro, who is barely a bum this week.

A huge fall this week for the Italian, since he didn't defend the points he earned last year at Quito. He also has futures final points to defend soon. I hope he wont fall off after soon becoming part of the list. On the upshot, Smeets and Chadaj, who moved ahead of Bolelli, both had good gains this week. Sadly, Korolev just missed qualifying for Metz, and thus gained no points this week. Otherwise, I believe he would have broken the top 250.

Otherwise, I added Capdeville to the list, because of good merits, age, and good ranking, cause I needed somebody at least close to cracking the top 100 ;) Anyways, he, Karanusic, and Alves will probably be taken off after AO 06, for obvious age reasons, and regardless of what they have done. Thanks, and see you all next week.

Lee
10-10-2005, 09:56 PM
Capdeville, Alves, Bolelli and Jenkins are playing challengers this week. Good luck to them.

Sorry if I missed other players on the OTW list who are also playing this week.

Domino
10-10-2005, 11:54 PM
Apparently Mikhail Ledovskikh has qualified for the Kremlin Cup, which is amazing considering his ranking. He was given a wild card into the qualies. Man, hopefully he can get a good run.

+alonso
10-11-2005, 12:41 AM
Paul lost to Juan Martín del Potro :sad: 3-6 2-6

*Viva Chile*
10-11-2005, 05:26 PM
Paul lost to Juan Martín del Potro :sad: 3-6 2-6
Paul :( :smash:

Domino
10-17-2005, 07:16 PM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 18
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19
Philip Bester (CAN) 16
Ryan Sweeting (BAH) 17

Then there are the graduated List:

Andy Murray

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player
Green: Huge fall player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM '05 IS(T/F)
Paul Capdeville (CHI) 136(135) 22 1/1 0/0 1 0/0
Thiago Alves (BRA) 143(157) 23 2/1 4/1 0 0/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 149(154) 20 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 150(148) 23 0/3 0/0 1 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 162(161) 21 1/0 0/0 1 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 158(161) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 184(184) 20 0/1 0/0 2 0/0
Steve Darcis (BEL) 191(194) 21 0/0 3/1 0 0/0
Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 201(210) 16 0/0 3/2 0 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 205(195) 19 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 215(209) 20 0/1 2/1 1 0/0
Ilia Bozoljac (SCG) 226(245) 20 0/0 4/2 0 0/0
Simone Bolelli (ITA) 233(246) 19 0/1 0/0 1 0/0
Adam Chadaj (POL) 239(226) 20 0/1 1/1 0 0/0
Evgueni Korolev (RUS) 251(255) 16 0/0 3/1 0 0/0
Scoville Jenkins (USA) 262(274) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Robert Smeets (AUS) 285(233) 19 0/0 3/0 1 0/0


Let's start off with some pleasant news. First, Alves won a challenger! He beat fellow Brazilian Daniel in the final. The win eeks Alves even closer to the top 100, which he might very well achieve before the end of the year. An even bigger jump was done by Mikhail Ledovskikh, who qualified for the Kremlin Cup, and jumped 100 places in one go because of his run through the qualifying. Wow, maybe by next year he'll get tagged.

Other good winners this week were Ilia, who jumped a good 19 places, and Bolelli who recovered 13 spots from last weeks green depression. Other players got some good gains, but we had two green players this week, the worst being smeets, who lost more than fifty(!) places. The other player, is the most popular player in MTF, Adam Chadaj. Oh well, this probably means they didn't defend a significant amount of points, so maybe they'll make it up.

We have lots of players in action this week. Alves is back in action in Bogota, and he is joined by rising star, del Potro. It should be neat to see how both do, since both had at least a win last week. T.G., Darcis, and Stakhovsky got direct entry into Denmark, and Korolev qualified into the draw. That has more chance for a good win between those four. Roko, Frank, and Adam are in Calabasas, and oddly Jenkins is not in there despite it being a U.S. challenger. Would've liked to see him take a crack at another challenger draw. Those three can make a good run. Lastly, Bolelli and Rhyderstedt are the only tagged at Southampton, though, I will betray them for the week and pull for Marcos.

Anyways, go all tagged players (Except in Southampton! ;) ), nearly everyone is in action this week. Thanks all, and see you all next week.

Lee
10-17-2005, 10:17 PM
I'm really excited that Alves won the challenger this week and defeated pretty good opponents on his way to the title. This is the time of year that the South America clay challengers getting into full swing and it'll be really exciting to follow the up-and-coming 'clay courters' ;) from South America.

Good luck to Alves and Dancevic this week. :banana:

Domino
10-24-2005, 09:52 PM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 18
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19
Philip Bester (CAN) 16
Ryan Sweeting (BAH) 17

Then there are the graduated List:

Andy Murray

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player
Green: Huge fall player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM '05 IS(T/F)
Paul Capdeville (CHI) 134(136) 22 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
Thiago Alves (BRA) 142(143) 23 2/1 4/1 0 0/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 144(149) 20 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 148(150) 23 0/3 0/0 0 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 164(162) 21 1/0 0/0 1 0/0
Steve Darcis (BEL) 165(191) 21 0/1 3/1 0 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 190(184) 20 0/1 0/0 3 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 196(178) 20 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 201(201) 16 0/0 3/2 0 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 205(205) 19 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 217(215) 20 0/1 2/1 1 0/0
Evgueni Korolev (RUS) 231(251) 16 0/0 3/1 0 0/0
Ilia Bozoljac (SCG) 232(226) 20 0/0 4/2 1 0/0
Simone Bolelli (ITA) 234(233) 19 0/1 0/0 1 0/0
Adam Chadaj (POL) 236(239) 20 0/1 1/1 0 0/0
Robert Smeets (AUS) 260(285) 19 0/0 4/0 0 0/0
Scoville Jenkins (USA) 262(262) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0


Preformance of the week is brought to you by Domino's Tagged Thread: your place, for players who either have weird names, good results, and sometimes both---And this week it goes to Steve Darcis, who made the final of the Kolding challenger, beating three good players (Excluding Goldstein, despite his ranking), and nearly beating a top 70 player in the world when he fell to Tursunov. A real confidence and ranking boost this was; good job steve!

Korolev also had a twenty place boost with a quarterfinal in Kolding. He received extra points on top of his quarterfinal win because he had to qualify, and man, he once again continues to move. Two great movers this week from the same tournament in Steve and Korolev.

Smeets turned his green shirt around into red this week with a win, actually. He won a futures event, and nearly got back into the top 250. Nice rebound, but he needs to recover a lot of ground if he wants to get back to where he was two weeks ago.

Sigh, Dancevic was green shirted, despite a good chance this week to move. Hopefully his roller coaster runs will not continue like this, though this latest one nearly threw him out of the top 200!

This week, nobody is in Korea! Man, that really annoys me. Ilia, chadaj, and Dancevic are in California, so good luck to them. Del Potro, Alves, Capdeville and Traver are in Santiago, and each one has a chance to win there. However, how many weeks recently has Alves been playing? Seems like a lot lately. Anyways, oddly the are all in the same half of the draw, so only one of them can win. Good luck to all of them.

In ATP tour events, we have some names. Really cool how T.G. and Stakhovsky managed to qualify for St. Petersburg. Means they'll definitely be gaining some ranking this week. However, those are the only tagged at that level this week, so good luck to them too.

Thanks all, and see you all next week.

Lee
10-24-2005, 11:50 PM
Doesn't Karanusic playing somewhere this week? I think I saw his name on some entry list but I couldn't pull the tourny out of my head.

However, how many weeks recently has Alves been playing?

I lost count but he lost in 2nd round last week so there's some rest for him. Marcos Daniel had been playing like at least 3 full weeks now.

Lee
10-25-2005, 08:10 AM
Doesn't Karanusic playing somewhere this week? I think I saw his name on some entry list but I couldn't pull the tourny out of my head.



He retired from his 1st round match in California.

MariaV
10-25-2005, 08:23 AM
Thanks Domino, see you next week. :)

Domino
10-31-2005, 05:42 PM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 18
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19
Philip Bester (CAN) 16
Ryan Sweeting (BAH) 17

Then there are the graduated List:

Andy Murray

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player
Green: Huge fall player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM '05 IS(T/F)
Paul Capdeville (CHI) 133(134) 22 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 135(144) 20 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
Thiago Alves (BRA) 145(142) 23 2/1 4/1 1 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 148(148) 23 0/3 0/0 0 0/0
Steve Darcis (BEL) 164(165) 21 0/1 3/1 0 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 178(205) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 186(190) 20 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Dennis Istomin (UZB) 192(192) 19 1/0 3/0 0 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 194(196) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 198(201) 16 0/0 3/2 0 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 203(217) 20 0/1 2/1 0 0/0
Ilia Bozoljac (SCG) 211(232) 20 0/1 4/1 0 0/0
Simone Bolelli (ITA) 234(234) 19 0/1 0/0 1 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 236(164) 21 1/0 0/0 2 0/0
Adam Chadaj (POL) 237(239) 20 0/1 1/1 1 0/0
Evgueni Korolev (RUS) 255(231) 16 0/0 3/1 0 0/0
Robert Smeets (AUS) 260(260) 19 0/0 4/0 0 0/0
Scoville Jenkins (USA) 269(262) 19 0/0 0/0 1 0/0


He all.

This week sure had it's ups and downs. I want to just cap off the most disappointing down of the week: Ryderstedt fell 72! places. That's a lot, considering that he had such a good result from stockholm come off from last year. Really disappointing, since this puts a dampner on next year. However, I hear that he's healthy, which in the long run, is all that matters, so hopefully he get get in gear for next year. Also Korolev, though he's had such a great year overall, it seems moot at the moment. He had a good week last week, and just didn't defend the points this week. Good luck to him further on.

On a pleasant note, we have some more diversity here in the thread, since I have inducted a promising youngster from Uzbekistan, Dennis Istomin. He has won three futures events this year, and one challenger, beating Ilia in the final. He recently turned nineteen, and I am pretty sure he is the same Uzbekistan player I saw play once at a juniors event, who really impressed me with his fluid play. Say hello to Dennis Istomin! :wavey:

Good weeks for Ilia and Stakhovsky. Ilia got to the Semis in Carson, losing to Gimblestob in a tight two-setter, but a result he should have won though. Stakhovsky was near to the third round in St. Petersburg, losing in a third set tiebreaker to Carlsen. That was easily winnable, but I can see why he lost in the said manner. It's very promising though, considering his results on the ATP have been pretty good, winning matches and taking B-players to the limit already is pretty awesome.

I haven't seen the draws for this week, and can't seem to find them, so until I do, see you all then.

Domino
10-31-2005, 06:56 PM
Continued:

In Aaschen this week, Darcis and Stakhovsky had entered, but they both lost their first round matches today, unfortunately. Only Rydestedt remains, and he has to play a seeded player, so the tagged don't seem to be on Lady Luck in Aaschen. However, already a good result for a non-tagged OTW player, Zverev, he qualified for his first challenger of the year. He'll probably lose to Wessels, but just the qualification over Popp is a good enough result already. Baghdatis is the top seed here.

However, in Boston, we have Five tagged players. Of them, Roko Karanusic is seeded at 8, and Jenkins is a wild card. The other three are Adam Chadaj, Frank Dancevic, and Ilia Bozoljac. The good news is neither has to play each other in the first round, so good luck to all of them making it to the next round!

Again, there are four in Uruguay, but nobody is seed. The tagged workhorses Del Potro and Alves are present, Alves I believe is on his fifth consecutive week, so good luck to him to continue his winning ways. Unfortunately, Traver and Capdeville have to play each other in the first round, so only one can go to the next round. may the best one win.

Much to my annoyance, nobody entered in Busan, though there is a potential OTW player in the form of Wolmerans. I played him once, when I was still a teenager, and he was a powerful youngster. At that time, I had never seen anyone hit that hard of a serve (130) and he was I think fourteen or fifteen then, silly me. Anyways, good luck to him in the final round of qualifying :p .

Otherwise, Smeets is seeded in Australia, at number four. It's a weak challenger, one he should take advantage of. He's the only one to speak of in there, so hopefully he'll pull through.

See you all next week.

Domino
11-06-2005, 11:17 PM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 18
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19
Philip Bester (CAN) 16
Ryan Sweeting (BAH) 17

Then there are the graduated List:

Andy Murray

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player
Green: Huge fall player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM '05 IS(T/F)
Paul Capdeville (CHI) 133(133) 22 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 138(135) 20 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 148(148) 23 0/3 0/0 0 0/0
Thiago Alves (BRA) 152(145) 23 2/1 4/1 2 0/0
Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 159(198) 17 1/0 3/2 0 0/0
Steve Darcis (BEL) 165(164) 21 0/1 3/1 1 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 178(194) 20 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 180(178) 19 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 195(203) 20 0/1 2/1 0 0/0
Dennis Istomin (UZB) 196(192) 19 1/0 3/0 1 0/0
Evgueni Korolev (RUS) 199(255) 18 1/0 3/1 0 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 203(186) 20 0/1 0/0 1 0/0
Ilia Bozoljac (SCG) 209(211) 20 0/1 4/1 0 0/0
Adam Chadaj (POL) 221(237) 20 0/1 1/1 0 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 235(236) 21 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Simone Bolelli (ITA) 250(234) 19 0/1 0/0 2 0/0
Robert Smeets (AUS) 259(260) 19 0/0 4/0 0 0/0
Scoville Jenkins (USA) 268(269) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0


Hey all,

Fist off, a huge congratulations to Del Potro, who won his first challenger this week, and in the process, moved up 39 places! What a way to finish the year heading into '06. He's really made a lot of progress, and seems to have consistantly moved up the rankings. I don't know if he'll play any more this year, but this is surely a great way to cap off the year.

Dancevic nearly won a challenger in Boston, but sourly he lost in three sets to Paul Goldstein of all people. Oh well, at least he gained 17 places, and hopefully he'll continue this way. However, the biggest news is Korolev, who was a lucky loser into Aaschen after Marcos pulled out, and he won the whole tournament, moving up 56 places!!! And he was green last week, what a recovery that is.

The only other news is Bolleli green again, but I guess at the end of the year, it's moot anyway. Until I see next week draws, I guess I'll see ya!

Lee
11-07-2005, 04:02 AM
Happy that Dancevic finally shows a little life. :dance:

ReturnWinner
11-07-2005, 04:24 AM
Juan Marin Del Potro is 17
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 18
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19
Philip Bester (CAN) 16
Ryan Sweeting (BAH) 17

Then there are the graduated List:

Andy Murray

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player
Green: Huge fall player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM '05 IS(T/F)
Paul Capdeville (CHI) 133(133) 22 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 138(135) 20 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 148(148) 23 0/3 0/0 0 0/0
Thiago Alves (BRA) 152(145) 23 2/1 4/1 2 0/0
Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 159(198) 16 1/0 3/2 0 0/0
Steve Darcis (BEL) 165(164) 21 0/1 3/1 1 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 178(194) 20 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 180(178) 19 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 195(203) 20 0/1 2/1 0 0/0
Dennis Istomin (UZB) 196(192) 19 1/0 3/0 1 0/0
Evgueni Korolev (RUS) 199(255) 16 1/0 3/1 0 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 203(186) 20 0/1 0/0 1 0/0
Ilia Bozoljac (SCG) 209(211) 20 0/1 4/1 0 0/0
Adam Chadaj (POL) 221(237) 20 0/1 1/1 0 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 235(236) 21 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Simone Bolelli (ITA) 250(234) 19 0/1 0/0 2 0/0
Robert Smeets (AUS) 259(260) 19 0/0 4/0 0 0/0
Scoville Jenkins (USA) 268(269) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0


Hey all,

Fist off, a huge congratulations to Del Potro, who won his first challenger this week, and in the process, moved up 39 places! What a way to finish the year heading into '06. He's really made a lot of progress, and seems to have consistantly moved up the rankings. I don't know if he'll play any more this year, but this is surely a great way to cap off the year.

Dancevic nearly won a challenger in Boston, but sourly he lost in three sets to Paul Goldstein of all people. Oh well, at least he gained 17 places, and hopefully he'll continue this way. However, the biggest news is Korolev, who was a lucky loser into Aaschen after Marcos pulled out, and he won the whole tournament, moving up 56 places!!! And he was green last week, what a recovery that is.

The only other news is Bolleli green again, but I guess at the end of the year, it's moot anyway. Until I see next week draws, I guess I'll see ya!

Domino
11-07-2005, 01:56 PM
Thanks returnwinner

alfonsojose
11-07-2005, 04:55 PM
Djokovic, OTF, One to F.. :drool:

Domino
11-14-2005, 02:24 PM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 18
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19
Philip Bester (CAN) 16
Ryan Sweeting (BAH) 17

Then there are the graduated List:

Andy Murray

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player
Green: Huge fall player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM '05 IS(T/F)
Paul Capdeville (CHI) 133(133) 22 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 137(138) 20 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 148(148) 23 0/3 0/0 0 0/0
Thiago Alves (BRA) 149(152) 23 2/1 4/1 0 0/0
Steve Darcis (BEL) 156(165) 21 0/2 3/1 0 0/0
Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 160(159) 17 1/0 3/2 1 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 177(178) 20 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 180(180) 19 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Evgueni Korolev (RUS) 186(199) 18 1/0 3/1 0 0/0
Dennis Istomin (UZB) 194(196) 19 1/0 3/0 0 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 195(195) 20 0/1 2/1 0 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 209(203) 20 0/1 0/0 2 0/0
Ilia Bozoljac (SCG) 211(209) 20 0/1 4/1 1 0/0
Adam Chadaj (POL) 221(221) 20 0/1 1/1 0 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 236(235) 21 1/0 0/0 1 0/0
Simone Bolelli (ITA) 248(250) 19 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Robert Smeets (AUS) 256(259) 19 0/0 4/0 0 0/0
Scoville Jenkins (USA) 266(268) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0


The best result this week, as we near the end of the season, was Darcis making the final in Eckental, where he lost in a hardfought match with Berrer. That's two finals in three weeks, so good for him in stringing together some good form ahead of the new year. He's at a career high of 156, and close to breaking the top 150, so maybe next year he'll finally get through to the top 100.

Another good move this week was by Korolev, who followed his Aaschen win with a quarterfinal (albeit a match he should have won) in Eckental.

Otherwise, this was a rather tame week, considering many lost in early rounds or in qualifying. Hopefully this comming week will be better.

Thanks, and see you all next week! :wavey:

Domino
11-21-2005, 04:34 PM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 18
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19
Philip Bester (CAN) 16
Ryan Sweeting (BAH) 17

Then there are the graduated List:

Andy Murray

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player
Green: Huge fall player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM '05 IS(T/F)
Paul Capdeville (CHI) 134(133) 22 1/1 0/0 1 0/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 141(137) 20 1/1 0/0 1 0/0
Thiago Alves (BRA) 153(149) 23 2/1 4/1 1 0/0
Steve Darcis (BEL) 155(156) 21 0/2 3/1 0 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 164(148) 23 0/3 0/0 1 0/0
Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 159(160) 17 1/0 3/2 0 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 185(180) 19 0/0 0/0 2 0/0
Evgueni Korolev (RUS) 184(186) 18 1/0 3/1 0 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 188(177) 20 0/1 0/0 1 0/0
Dennis Istomin (UZB) 192(194) 19 1/0 3/0 0 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 193(195) 20 0/1 2/1 0 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 206(209) 20 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Ilia Bozoljac (SCG) 207(211) 20 0/1 4/1 0 0/0
Adam Chadaj (POL) 222(221) 20 0/1 1/1 1 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 235(236) 21 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Simone Bolelli (ITA) 249(248) 19 0/1 0/0 1 0/0
Robert Smeets (AUS) 258(256) 19 0/0 4/0 1 0/0
Scoville Jenkins (USA) 267(266) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0


Well, a relatively bad week, considering everyone lost early in their tournies. So many Bums this week, it's not even funny. Although, I can still be happy that Younes won enough matches to rise 63 ranking spots.

Otherwise, this week, Stakhovsky and Korolev are in the main draw in Prague, and T.G. is in Reunion Island. There are nobody in Great Britain or Luxomgourg, which annoys me, but a OTW player, Goodall is in the final rounds of qualifying in Great Britain, so hopefully he can pull through.

In Buenos Aires, there are more hopes, as the usual suspects Del Potro, and Alves are there.

Anyways, see you all next week, when hopefully something exciting has happened.

Lee
11-22-2005, 06:19 AM
Very very disappointing week for me.

MariaV
11-22-2005, 10:20 AM
Awww Lee! :awww: :hug:
And thanks again Domino! :hug:

Lee
11-23-2005, 05:50 PM
Alves and del Potro already lost in 1st round Bueno Aires.

Alves definitely won't graduate and will be kicked out from the list :banghead:

almouchie
11-23-2005, 05:56 PM
what does the title of the thread mean?

Lee
11-23-2005, 05:59 PM
what does the title of the thread mean?

OTW means One To Watch and the first post of the thread explains everything.

Domino
11-27-2005, 11:51 PM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 18
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19
Philip Bester (CAN) 16
Ryan Sweeting (BAH) 17

Then there are the graduated List:

Andy Murray

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player
Green: Huge fall player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '05 Ch(T/F)'05 FU(T/F) BUM '05 IS(T/F)
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 132(141) 20 1/2 0/0 0 0/0
Paul Capdeville (CHI) 146(134) 22 1/1 0/0 2 0/0
Thiago Alves (BRA) 152(153) 23 2/1 4/1 0 0/0
Steve Darcis (BEL) 153(155) 21 0/2 3/1 0 0/0
Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 157(159) 17 1/0 3/2 0 0/0
Roko Karanusic (CRO) 164(164) 23 0/3 0/0 1 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 174(185) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Evgueni Korolev (RUS) 185(184) 18 1/0 3/1 1 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 189(188) 20 0/1 0/0 2 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 193(193) 20 0/1 2/1 0 0/0
Dennis Istomin (UZB) 196(192) 19 1/0 3/0 1 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 209(206) 20 0/1 0/0 1 0/0
Ilia Bozoljac (SCG) 218(207) 20 0/1 4/1 1 0/0
Adam Chadaj (POL) 223(222) 20 0/1 1/1 2 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 235(235) 21 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Simone Bolelli (ITA) 247(249) 19 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Scoville Jenkins (USA) 266(266) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Robert Smeets (AUS) 268(258) 19 0/0 4/0 2 0/0


Well, a mixed bag really, this week. Alves and Del Potro lost early in Argentina, and so they couldn't build on their years. Unfortunately for Alves, I don't think he'll stay on the list much longer, and the same goes for Karanusic. They are not as young as the others, and have had their time to bloom. If they do well next year, then good for them, and we can say that we followed them up to a point.

Anyways, resultswise, T.G. and Stakhovsky were the only real movers of the week. T.G. got to the final of a challenger, though he then lost to Kholshriber in Reunion Island. A good result, nonetheless. Stakhovsky reached the Prague semis before losing to Thoman, so good for those two in putting some good results at the end of the year. Unfortunately, the rest of the squad either were not playing or lost early.

This week, so far only Dancevic and Jenkins are in Orlando, though Zverev and Evans are trying to qualify. Unfortunately, that is the only challenger, with Doha the last one of the year. So, I guess the season is basically over, since nothing much should happen next week.

Though, I'll still see ya next week with updates, bye!

Domino
01-16-2006, 02:56 PM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 17
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 17
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 18
Brendan Evans(USA) 18
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 18
Artem Sitak (RUS) (18)
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 19
Philip Bester (CAN) 16
Ryan Sweeting (BAH) 17

Then there are the graduated List:

Andy Murray

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player
Green: Huge fall player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '06 Ch(T/F)'06 FU(T/F) BUM '06 IS(T/F)
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 126(126) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Paul Capdeville (CHI) 146(146) 22 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 158(158) 17 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Steve Darcis (BEL) 160(160) 21 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Evgueni Korolev (RUS) 182(182) 18 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 183(183) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 189(189) 21 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 192(192) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Dennis Istomin (UZB) 195(195) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 207(207) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Ilia Bozoljac (SCG) 215(2`5) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Adam Chadaj (POL) 219(219) 21 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 228(228) 21 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Simone Bolelli (ITA) 254(254) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Scoville Jenkins (USA) 266(266) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Robert Smeets (AUS) 273(273) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0


Hey everyone, I just got back from holiday, so I can pick up with the tagged thread once again. The current rankings are as they are above, with everything clean ahead of the Aus Open. Notable absenses are Karanusic and Alves, whom I believe too old to continue further on the tagged list. It's too bad, but hopefully they'll continue to do well, it's not like they've lost a sponsor or anything. Alves was close to the top 100 and graduating, though.

To start the Aus Open and the year for the tagged thread, I think that a roundup of tagged players in the Open should suffice. Unfortunately, no tagged player actually qualified. Smeets got to the final round, before losing in three sets to Faurel. Dancevic lost in the final round to Benneteau. Dissappointing turnout for the tagged players.

In the actual draw, Istomin is in with what I believe is the Asian wildcard, and plays Federer today. Doesn't look like he'll be furthering the cause there, oh well. Unfortunately, he's the extent of the tagged people in the draw, so all the cheers for him today. There are a lot of graduates playing, and several winners among them. Otherwise, let's have a good Aus Open everyone!

Lee
01-16-2006, 10:12 PM
Great to have you back, Yogurt!!!!

Of those remaining on the list, I think Juan Martin del Potro will graduate this year and probably once the clay season started in South America.

I also hope Scoville Jenkins will climb at least to 100-150.

Domino
01-30-2006, 09:17 PM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 18
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 19
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 19
Brendan Evans(USA) 19
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 19
Artem Sitak (RUS) 19
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 20
Philip Bester (CAN) 16
Marin Cilic (CRO) 17
Pablo Cuevas (URU) 20
Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 17
Sam Querrey (USA) 18

Then there are the graduated List:

Andy Murray

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player
Green: Huge fall player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '06 Ch(T/F)'06 FU(T/F) BUM '06 IS(T/F)
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 126(126) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Paul Capdeville (CHI) 135(146) 22 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 159(158) 17 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 161(189) 21 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Steve Darcis (BEL) 165(160) 21 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Evgueni Korolev (RUS) 184(182) 18 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 185(183) 19 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 187(192) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Dennis Istomin (UZB) 196(195) 19 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 211(207) 20 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Ilia Bozoljac (SCG) 215(215) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Adam Chadaj (POL) 219(219) 21 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Scoville Jenkins (USA) 249(266) 19 0/0 0/0 0 1/0
Simone Bolelli (ITA) 247(254) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 250(228) 21 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Robert Smeets (AUS) 273(273) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0


In this past week, we actually had three nice results. First, it's great to see Frank Dancevic up and running again, winning the Hawaii challenger, and rising high in the rankings, good for him. A good start to the year, where he'll (hopefully, and finally) break into the top 100 like he should. Another winner this week was Scoville Jenkins, the young American continues to show that he actually has some consistant playing ability, winning a U.S. futures event.

Otherwise, Capdeville got to a challenger final, only to lose to the clay challenger master, Poshanski, which is not too bad.

In other news, to replace the removed guys, I have added Cilic to the OTW list. Otherwise, there haven't been any other young guys to add, he was the junior number 1 starting this year, so he's the only one at the top of my mind.

See ya all next week, it seems there's lots of activity for the tagged people this week!

Galaxystorm
01-30-2006, 09:22 PM
In other news, to replace the removed guys, I have added Cilic to the OTW list. Otherwise, there haven't been any other young guys to add, he was the junior number 1 last year , so he's the only one at the top of my mind.

It was Donald Young ;)

Domino
01-30-2006, 11:22 PM
It was Donald Young ;)

Corrected

MariaV
01-31-2006, 07:15 AM
I also hope Scoville Jenkins will climb at least to 100-150.I hope that too Lee. And good to see him making progress. :D

Thanks for the update Domino! :wavey:

Lee
01-31-2006, 07:11 PM
:bounce: Really happy for Dancevic.

Thanks Domino for the update. I'm too busy to follow the challengers and futures lately *sigh*

chewy
02-02-2006, 07:53 AM
thz Domino, just discovered d thread.
i mostly follow progress of asian players but also rooted for Novak Djokovic n Baghdatis since couple of years ago, great to see players i thought had potential continue to improve.

also cool to see Wang was part of it n has graduated :yeah:
and now i can keep track of Dennis Istomin here. Go Istomin!!

Domino
02-20-2006, 06:37 PM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 18
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 19
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 19
Brendan Evans(USA) 19
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 19
Artem Sitak (RUS) 19
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 20
Philip Bester (CAN) 16
Marin Cilic (CRO) 17
Pablo Cuevas (URU) 20
Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 17
Sam Querrey (USA) 18

Then there are the graduated List:

Andy Murray

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player
Green: Huge fall player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '06 Ch(T/F)'06 FU(T/F) BUM '06 IS(T/F)
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 125(126) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Paul Capdeville (CHI) 127(135) 22 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 153(159) 17 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Evgueni Korolev (RUS) 157(184) 18 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Steve Darcis (BEL) 169(165) 21 0/0 0/0 2 0/0
Ilia Bozoljac (SCG) 176(215) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 179(187) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 186(161) 21 1/0 0/0 1 0/0
Dennis Istomin (UZB) 194(196) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Simone Bolelli (ITA) 203(247) 19 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 213(211) 20 0/0 0/0 2 0/0
Adam Chadaj (POL) 214(219) 21 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 224(185) 19 0/0 0/0 2 0/0
Scoville Jenkins (USA) 244(249) 19 0/0 1/0 0 0/0
Robert Smeets (AUS) 265(273) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Pablo Cuevas (URU) 297(297) 20 0/0 1/0 0 0/0


Sorry I haven't updated. I have had a lot of things happen the last two weeks, and I just never found the time to sit down and do this. Well, now that I am ready, let's continue with a three-week update.

The first thing I want to mention is the addition of three new players to the OTW list. Cuevas, Gulbis, and Querrey, were added sometime in the past weeks because of results, ranking, and age, plus junior results. I think it will be interesting to see if they, along with Cilic make the tagged list.

The man of this week is definitely Korolev, who made it to the Marsailles QF, beating a top 10 player in Davydenko, and then falling to Grosjean. He jumped more than thirty places, and is closing in on the top 150.

Earlier, Traver managed a good win over Calleri in Vina del Mar, boosting his ranking quite a bit. However, a bigger performance was mustered by Ilia Bozoljac in Zagreb, making the quarterfinals only to lose to Djokovic, his younger countryman. Along the way, he took out big servers Braccialli and Lopez. Both players leaped on the tagged thread.

In terms of challengers results, in my absense Bolleli made the Bergamo final, losing to Bogdanovic, and beating Schalken along the way. His result puts him near to breaking the top 200 soon.

Unfortunately, Dancevic fell this week following his win earlier in the year in Waikoloa, not defending his points somewhere. Hopefully he'll rebound. Even worse was Stakhovsky, who fell huge and right out of the top 200. He hasn't been playing I think, which makes me wonder if he is injured.

In even sadder news, Ryderstedt has been taken off the thread for falling out of the top 300. I don't know what happened, but his ranking has taken a huge dive.

However, replacing him is one from the OTW list, Cuevas, who actually cracked the top 300 in rankings, Wohoo! He has already won a Futures event this year, and is 20 years old. The man is from Uruguay, and didn't have a bad juniors career.

This is all I can remember from the week, and from what I gathered. Overall, a lot has happened, and I also think that Cilic from the OTW has won a futures event which will count on his ranking next week. Someone to look at too is Phillip Simmonds, a former Junior player from two years ago who just cracked the top 300. I don't feel like adding him to the list yet, but if he continues to win, I will.

Thanks all, and see you all next week, really!

Lee
02-21-2006, 12:34 AM
Glad the OTW is back :yeah:

Capdeville will have a good jump this week if he manages to win another round in Memphis. After defeating #3 seed Robredo in 1st round, he will face Pless or Karlovic.

Domino
03-21-2006, 12:25 PM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 18
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 19
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 19
Brendan Evans(USA) 19
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 19
Artem Sitak (RUS) 19
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 20
Philip Bester (CAN) 16
Marin Cilic (CRO) 17
Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 17
Sam Querrey (USA) 18

Then there are the graduated List:

Andy Murray

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player
Green: Huge fall player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '06 Ch(T/F)'06 FU(T/F) BUM '06 IS(T/F)
Paul Capdeville (CHI) 105(127) 22 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 131(125) 20 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 148(153) 17 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 149(189) 21 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
Evgueni Korolev (RUS) 160(157) 18 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 175(179) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Ilia Bozoljac (SCG) 178(176) 20 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Steve Darcis (BEL) 190(169) 21 0/0 0/0 3 0/0
Dennis Istomin (UZB) 193(194) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Simone Bolelli (ITA) 208(203) 19 0/1 0/0 1 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 221(212) 20 0/0 0/0 3 0/0
Adam Chadaj (POL) 222(214) 21 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Scoville Jenkins (USA) 241(244) 19 0/0 1/0 0 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 251(124) 19 0/0 0/0 3 0/0
Robert Smeets (AUS) 254(265) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Pablo Cuevas (URU) 294(297) 20 0/0 1/0 0 0/0


This is the last time I am putting this off!

Paul Capdeville's rise in past weeks is a testiment to good ATP results, managing a quarterfinal in Memphis with wins over Robredo and Karlovic. How he did it, we'll never know, but Paul actually managed to win a tiebreak over big Ivo.

Dancevic seems really on form. After winning a challenger earlier in the year, he mande the final of another, and most recently, a semi-final in another. These results are encouraging, though hopefully his results don't get progressively worse in the current trend. He's close to his career high, so hopefully he can continue and rise this year!

Can someone tell me if anything is wrong with Steve this year. Hasn't played at all! As a result, his ranking has plummeted! The same goes for Stakhovsky. He only played two games this year. What's up with these guys. Stakhovsky is in danger of falling out of the top 300 at this rate.

Otherwise, there hasn't been much to report on these guys. Dancevic and Capdeville have been outstanding, and that's about it. In the OTW list, Ernest is doing great, having won another future and jumping to 312 in the world. Amazingly, Sam Querrey has won an ATP level match over Bobby Reanolds in IW. He nearly ran away with it against the eventual finalist, Blake, too. So good results from those two.

Anyways, I swear, I will update next week. If I don't, I will eat my socks.

Lee
03-21-2006, 04:31 PM
Dancevic seems to fall off again after those good results. He can't hold his form for any length of time to push his ranking pass 100.

Will Capdeville keep up his ranking? He seems to have decent results on hard court, so hopefully he will pass 100 soon.

And Yogurt, I hope your socks are tasty ;)

Domino
04-03-2006, 09:05 PM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 18
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 19
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 19
Brendan Evans(USA) 19
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 19
Artem Sitak (RUS) 19
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 20
Philip Bester (CAN) 16
Marin Cilic (CRO) 17
Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 17
Sam Querrey (USA) 18

Then there are the graduated List:

Andy Murray

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player
Green: Huge fall player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '06 Ch(T/F)'06 FU(T/F) BUM '06 IS(T/F)
Paul Capdeville (CHI) 103(105) 22 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 131(131) 20 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 142(149) 21 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 145(148) 17 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Evgueni Korolev (RUS) 164(160) 18 0/0 0/0 2 0/0
Ilia Bozoljac (SCG) 173(178) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Simone Bolelli (ITA) 178(208) 19 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 184(175) 20 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Dennis Istomin (UZB) 196(193) 19 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Steve Darcis (BEL) 201(190) 21 0/0 0/0 4 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 221(221) 20 0/0 0/0 3 0/0
Adam Chadaj (POL) 243(222) 21 0/0 0/0 2 0/0
Scoville Jenkins (USA) 244(241) 19 0/0 1/0 1 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 254(251) 19 0/0 0/0 4 0/0
Robert Smeets (AUS) 259(254) 19 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Ernest Gulbis (LAT) 279(312) 17 0/0 2/1 0 0/0
Pablo Cuevas (URU) 295(297) 20 0/0 1/0 0 0/0


Uh-huh, no socks!
Anyways, there are not many moves during a TMS week, and this proves to be relatively true this week. However, strong back to back performances by Bolleli have moved him up 30 places. Good run for him, this puts him well into the top 200!

Unfortunately, it seems that Darcis was MIA again. His ranking is really dropping now, which leads me to believe he's injured, and out for a while. Hopefully he can recover soon. However, his fall was not nearly as bad as Chadaj's, when his points came off from last year, he really took a hit. Also, Stakhovsky is MIA as well. It seems we've taken some hits this season on the tagged list.

In good news, Ernest made a futures final and rose 33 places. This puts him inside the top 300, and on the tagged list. He's young, at 17 and has had many wins this season already. Horray, another tagged player and an interesting addition to the list from Latvia! At least there is other good news besides Dancevic and Capdeville this season. Bolleli too. Also, Bester, Querrey, and Cilic edge closer with good results, and rose in the rankings.

Thanks all, and see you all next week!

shotgun
04-03-2006, 09:21 PM
Domino, could you add:
- Fabio Fognini (Italy, aged 18 and ranked #262)
- Santiago Giraldo (Colombia, aged 18 and ranked #325)
- Andrey Golubev (Russia, aged 18 and ranked #403)

Thanks in advance.

Domino
04-11-2006, 03:17 AM
OTW:
Mihail Zverev (GER) 18
Joshua Goodall(GBR) 18
Alex Kuznetsov(USA) 19
Kevin Anderson (RSA) 19
Brendan Evans(USA) 19
Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS) 19
Artem Sitak (RUS) 19
Valentine Kassatkine (RUS) 20
Philip Bester (CAN) 16
Marin Cilic (CRO) 17
Sam Querrey (USA) 18

Then there are the graduated List:

Andy Murray

Tagged: Red: Moved ahead of another tagged player
Green: Huge fall player

Name Country Rank(Prev) Age '06 Ch(T/F)'06 FU(T/F) BUM '06 IS(T/F)
Paul Capdeville (CHI) 104(103) 22 0/1 0/0 1 0/0
Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 130(145) 17 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 131(131) 20 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
Frank Dancevic (CAN) 142(142) 21 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
Evgueni Korolev (RUS) 162(164) 18 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Ilia Bozoljac (SCG) 169(173) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Simone Bolelli (ITA) 174(178) 19 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 182(184) 20 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Steve Darcis (BEL) 192(201) 21 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Dennis Istomin (UZB) 194(196) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Brian Baker (USA) 221(221) 20 0/0 0/0 3 0/0
Scoville Jenkins (USA) 243(244) 19 0/0 1/0 0 0/0
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 250(254) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Adam Chadaj (POL) 254(243) 21 0/0 0/0 3 0/0
Robert Smeets (AUS) 255(259) 19 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Fabio Fognini (ITA) 261(261) 18 0/0 1/0 0 0/0
Ernest Gulbis (LAT) 267(379) 17 0/0 2/2 0 0/0
Pablo Cuevas (URU) 293(295) 20 0/0 1/0 0 0/0


I will add Fognini because he is ranked inside the top 300, he's actually a perfect addition in terms of age and current form. He's won a futures, and made a good challenger result in Napoli as well. He looks very promising, and I welcome him to the Tagged Thread. Cuadrado technically falls in the categories, but given that I think the list is getting quite big, and that he's not the youngest given his ranking, I think that I wont put him on for the time being. Thanks

Hey all, this week's biggest result came at the hands of Del Potro, winning his first challenger of the year. With the clay swing starting, this is the right time to see him make a charge on the top 100. He's only thirty places away, and his current form is stellar. I think by Roland Garros he might not need to qualify...here's to hoping to seeing him in the main draw!

Due to davis cup, some players were representing their countries, and for the most part really carried their weight. Paul managed to beat Blake against the U.S., albeit it was a dead rubber, but considering the surface, it's still impressive to me. Also, Ilia played a big part in Serbia's takedown of Great Britain, teaming up with Zimonjic to win the doubles rubber, giving the Serbs a lead into the final day.

Darcis has returned, and won a match over Korolev in Monza, so it's good to see him back, and on the flip side, disappointing that Korolev had such a lame result. I hate it when this happens :o Otherwise, giles made a futures final and again rose in ranking. Really, it seems we have a couple of players on hot streaks now.

Otherwise, I'll see you all next week.

Byes!

shotgun
04-11-2006, 03:29 AM
I meant Santiago Giraldo from Colombia, not Carlos Cuadrado from Spain, but never mind. :p

Domino
04-11-2006, 04:17 AM
D'oh, sorry. I've been out of it for a couple of months recently with actuarial exams now that I have changed my focus, so sorry about that. On the other hand, the ranking is still outside the top 300, though that may change real soon (I mean it, by next week it could very well work that way)

NATAS81
04-11-2006, 06:58 AM
Domino's Rankings - Tagged Bagged and shipped out for your pleasure.

Lee
04-12-2006, 12:31 AM
I will add Fognini because he is ranked inside the top 300, he's actually a perfect addition in terms of age and current form. He's won a futures, and made a good challenger result in Napoli as well. He looks very promising, and I welcome him to the Tagged Thread.

:devil: A pic of Fognini in Napoli

http://www.atpnapoli.com/gallery/29marzoweb/images/fognini7.jpg

MariaV
04-12-2006, 07:57 AM
WB Domino! :wavey: Hope your exams went well. :D
I saw some Cilic action last DC weekend and must say the kid looked pretty good, of course he needs to put lots of work to make it on the tour but he is a nice hope for Croatian tennis. :wavey:
And good luck to Scoville Jenkins who won his 1st match in Houston vs Kunitsyn.