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Horatio Caine
11-20-2004, 05:25 PM
Hewitt
Johansson J

CooCooCachoo
11-20-2004, 06:33 PM
Hewitt..

What a surprise :eek: :silly:

Fee
11-20-2004, 09:41 PM
I think JMG is going to try to play here, if he can get in. The list is due out the middle of next week, according to the website.

Kristen
11-21-2004, 09:29 AM
Jarkko Nieminen is said to be playing here :woohoo:
*buys extra roll of film*

ae wowww
11-21-2004, 09:33 AM
Jarkko Nieminen is said to be playing here :woohoo:
*buys extra roll of film*
haha.. hope you have a lot of fun

~EMiLiTA~
11-21-2004, 03:27 PM
pim pim *what a surprise*

nico almagro is also playing there (but I think he may have to qualify)

ae wowww
11-21-2004, 03:45 PM
Nico Almagro? explain... lol
I could open up google, but its more interesting this way ;)

CooCooCachoo
11-21-2004, 04:22 PM
Nicolas Almagro :p

http://news.dipag.com/pictures/lowres/20030823/0000001298.jpg

kiro
11-21-2004, 05:01 PM
Jarkko Nieminen is said to be playing here :woohoo:
*buys extra roll of film*

You'd better buy a Digital Camera (with huge memory capacity)! Films won't be enough :D

joeb_uk
11-22-2004, 12:01 AM
Buy a nice 512mb or 1 - 2 gig microdrive sd ;)

Fee
11-22-2004, 12:56 AM
Jarkko Nieminen is said to be playing here :woohoo:
*buys extra roll of film*

You're in trouble now. Once the player list comes out, everyone will PM you for photos of their faves. Me first.... :D

Kristen
11-22-2004, 11:31 AM
LOL Kiro... I have a digital camera too ;) Cameras take up most of my bag space at tournaments :rolleyes: The digital has capacity to hold up to 400 pics (at the AO this year, it wasn't enough :angel: ). So I'll be taking that, as well as this new camera which I picked up today :woohoo: but the uh...lens is bigger than they allow into Aus Open grounds, so I'll have to hide it somehow ;) (But I'd mainly use it at practice and quallies. I hope they have the same double standards as I do.

:lol: Fee... I'll be on the lookout for people like Fleishman... I saw him at Aus Open quallies this year and thought he looked gorgeous! (Typical me! I didnt get a chance to see him play well, but I thought he was "fine") He was losing quite badly to Bogomolov!

I'll probably take random pictures of players, with the digital. If guys are qualifying, then there's more chance I'll get a proper photo of them ^_^

CooCooCachoo
11-22-2004, 11:49 AM
Take a lot of pics for me too Kristen :p

kiro
11-22-2004, 12:11 PM
LOL Kiro... I have a digital camera too ;) Cameras take up most of my bag space at tournaments :rolleyes: The digital has capacity to hold up to 400 pics (at the AO this year, it wasn't enough :angel: ). So I'll be taking that, as well as this new camera which I picked up today :woohoo: but the uh...lens is bigger than they allow into Aus Open grounds, so I'll have to hide it somehow ;) (But I'd mainly use it at practice and quallies. I hope they have the same double standards as I do.

:lol: Fee... I'll be on the lookout for people like Fleishman... I saw him at Aus Open quallies this year and thought he looked gorgeous! (Typical me! I didnt get a chance to see him play well, but I thought he was "fine") He was losing quite badly to Bogomolov!

I'll probably take random pictures of players, with the digital. If guys are qualifying, then there's more chance I'll get a proper photo of them ^_^


LOL, this year when I went to ATP China Open (Beijing), I brought a Digital Camera (SONY 717) with 128+32MB memories, and I brought my IBM Thinkpad with me to the tennis center too. I took pics, transfer them to my computer, and then went to take new ones...
I was tired out by the heavy bag in the end... :o

~EMiLiTA~
11-22-2004, 12:12 PM
Nico Almagro? explain... lol
I could open up google, but its more interesting this way ;)

lol what do u mean by explain?! he's a young Spanish player...

lizabeth..*
11-22-2004, 01:33 PM
:lol: Fee... I'll be on the lookout for people like Fleishman... I saw him at Aus Open quallies this year and thought he looked gorgeous!

Random question...did he play quallies in Sydney by any chance??I think he was on my flight back to Melbourne, has been bugging me all year. :lol:

Kristen
11-22-2004, 01:42 PM
Nope, but there were a few Americans there:
http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/posting/2004/338/QS.pdf
so maybe he was training with them, or had to change for a different flight to Melbourne :scratch: I hate having tennis mysteries like that! For 9 months I wondered who someone was (I thought he was florian mayer, then kohlschrieber...turned out to be stakhovsky :rolleyes::lol: )

ae wowww
11-22-2004, 04:29 PM
Told you that you'd get mobbed by fans for photos Kristen.. just remember how long we've known each other ok ;)
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Good idea Kiro with the transferring of pics, but I'm not surprised it got a little to heavy, after a while.
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Emily - was just unsure who he was lol..

Kristen
11-22-2004, 04:50 PM
:lol: Its so convenient when other people appreciate the little people.
Seriously, there's no chance of me chasing after the top ten players. Well, except a certain Brit. He might get a pic or 2 :) I want to try to get some pics of the guys who don't even have a pic in their atp profile!

Don't you worry! The people on my list right now include you (ae), Fee, Neely, CooCoo, Kezzi and Danielle. Basically because we share similar tastes in players :) There are probably a couple of other people I regularly talk to on mtf... but I'll focus mostly on Germans, Swedes and Austrians.

Fee
11-22-2004, 06:40 PM
Thank you Kristen. Hopefully Jan-Mike and his big bright blues will make this draw.

I'm not too sure Zack will go down under next year. He is currently in the 300's, playing Futures tournaments, so he may stay in the States and try to rack up some points.

ae wowww
11-22-2004, 07:48 PM
:lol: Its so convenient when other people appreciate the little people.
Seriously, there's no chance of me chasing after the top ten players. Well, except a certain Brit. He might get a pic or 2 :) I want to try to get some pics of the guys who don't even have a pic in their atp profile!

Don't you worry! The people on my list right now include you (andy), Fee, Neely, CooCoo, Kezzi and Danielle. Basically because we share similar tastes in players :) There are probably a couple of other people I regularly talk to on mtf... but I'll focus mostly on Germans, Swedes and Austrians.

thanks so much.. :D
hows the new cam... presuming you picked it up today?

CooCooCachoo
11-22-2004, 09:48 PM
She has a lovely camera :o I want it too :bounce:

Kristen
11-23-2004, 06:14 AM
I love the new camera! It ended up costing $499 AU for the small zoom, the 100-300 one, bag, film, and free processing of my first film :yeah: ($120 to get a bag and larger zoom added into the deal!)

Yesterday, when I got home (at dusk), there were 2 cockatoos in my front yard, harassing me for food as usual, so I tried out the camera on them. When the film is fully used, I'll take it back to the place, and the guy that works there can tell me how I did, and how to improve :woohoo:

ae wowww
11-23-2004, 08:28 AM
Ahh nice one.. good deal too --best of luck with the cam! let us know how you get on

ae wowww
11-23-2004, 05:33 PM
Jim is no playing Adelaide, but instead Chennai. Jordan Kerr will play Adelaide, as it is his home town.

Fee
11-24-2004, 05:14 AM
So is JanMike, so you're off the hook for pictures (this time, but I'll get you one day, my pretty :D ).

~EMiLiTA~
11-24-2004, 11:48 AM
http://www.australianmenshardcourts.com.au/pages/article.aspx?id=5878&articleid=ArticleID20041124123919&pageId=8527&HandlerId=1

lionel
11-24-2004, 11:59 PM
Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 3

Johansson, Joachim SWE 12

Kiefer, Nicolas GER 21

Chela, Juan Ignacio ARG 26

Ancic, Mario CRO 29

Dent, Taylor USA 32

Stepanek, Radek CZE 33

Mayer, Florian GER 35

Horna, Luis PER 38

Melzer, Jurgen AUT 39

Llodra, Michael FRA 41

Berdych, Tomas CZE 44

Mirnyi, Max BLR 46

Malisse, Xavier BEL 47

Saulnier, Cyril FRA 53

Schalken, Sjeng NED 57

Calleri, Agustin ARG 58

Ginepri, Robby USA 61

Benneteau, Julien FRA 64

Martin, Alberto ESP 67

Rochus, Olivier BEL 71

Enqvist, Thomas SWE 73

Sargsian, Sargis ARM 75

Starace, Potito ITA 76

Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 77

Sophie2000
11-25-2004, 12:11 AM
Thank you Lionel ! :)

Tipsarevic
11-25-2004, 06:11 AM
Go Robbie!

Kristen
11-25-2004, 06:12 AM
So is JanMike, so you're off the hook for pictures (this time, but I'll get you one day, my pretty :D ).
:lol: This works out well then, because two of my top 4 guys are here :woohoo: I just screamed when I read Jurgens name :angel:

CooCooCachoo
11-25-2004, 09:34 AM
Goooooooooo:

Florian
Michael L.
Olivier
Potito
Jarkko

Neely
11-25-2004, 10:50 AM
let's go, Kiwi!!! :) :banana:

can't wait for him to play there anymore.... :rolleyes:

croat123
11-25-2004, 03:14 PM
Mario :woohoo:

knight_ley
11-27-2004, 03:20 AM
yay Kiefer!!!!!!!!!!!

Kat!
11-27-2004, 08:06 AM
OMG!!! thanks for the list................. PimPim, Mario, Olivier, Jarkko, Max, Mika.... you'll see me screaming a lot Kristen!!!


btw Fee, do you know what Graydon's schedule is for January..?

Fee
11-27-2004, 07:06 PM
Not yet, Kat. He's on vacation too, I believe and since he's a doubles player, he can decide a little bit later. He might follow Gimelstob to Chennai, hard to say.

Kat!
11-28-2004, 04:27 AM
Thanks Fee for the tip, guess I'll have to wait and see...... *fingers crossed*

Aleksa's Laydee
11-28-2004, 03:01 PM
LOL Kiro... I have a digital camera too ;) Cameras take up most of my bag space at tournaments :rolleyes: The digital has capacity to hold up to 400 pics (at the AO this year, it wasn't enough :angel: ). So I'll be taking that, as well as this new camera which I picked up today :woohoo: but the uh...lens is bigger than they allow into Aus Open grounds, so I'll have to hide it somehow ;) (But I'd mainly use it at practice and quallies. I hope they have the same double standards as I do.

:lol: Fee... I'll be on the lookout for people like Fleishman... I saw him at Aus Open quallies this year and thought he looked gorgeous! (Typical me! I didnt get a chance to see him play well, but I thought he was "fine") He was losing quite badly to Bogomolov!

I'll probably take random pictures of players, with the digital. If guys are qualifying, then there's more chance I'll get a proper photo of them ^_^

remember boggo pics please ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
11-28-2004, 03:02 PM
:lol: Its so convenient when other people appreciate the little people.
Seriously, there's no chance of me chasing after the top ten players. Well, except a certain Brit. He might get a pic or 2 :) I want to try to get some pics of the guys who don't even have a pic in their atp profile!

Don't you worry! The people on my list right now include you (ae), Fee, Neely, CooCoo, Kezzi and Danielle. Basically because we share similar tastes in players :) There are probably a couple of other people I regularly talk to on mtf... but I'll focus mostly on Germans, Swedes and Austrians.

what about me...:sobbing:

Aleksa's Laydee
11-28-2004, 03:05 PM
Gooooooooo:

Johansson, Joachim
Ancic, Mario
Dent, Taylor

SuperRevelation
11-29-2004, 12:26 AM
Where is Gonzalez??

Kristen
11-29-2004, 06:00 AM
:lol: Siobhan... do you count? Because we kind of like the same players :scratch:

Special mention: Siobhan will be getting pictures of Alex Bogdanovic, and every swedish guy that plays :lick: :wavey:

Tricky_Forehand
11-29-2004, 08:06 AM
Jarkko Nieminen is said to be playing here :woohoo:
*buys extra roll of film*

Gee, you should act more excited ;)

Tricky_Forehand
11-29-2004, 08:11 AM
:lol: Fee... I'll be on the lookout for people like Fleishman... I saw him at Aus Open quallies this year and thought he looked gorgeous! (Typical me! I didnt get a chance to see him play well, but I thought he was "fine") He was losing quite badly to Bogomolov!

:lol: And i remember the SMS during that match. I was watching the SB and you didn't have much to tell me because Alex wasn't even letting him breathe!! I really hope that Alex can have an even better Australian summer than last year (where he went 6-3, including quallies). Hopefully, he won't have to defeat one of Kristin's favorites (i.e. Jurgen) like he did in Sydney because then he's just on Kristin's shitlist :D ;) .

Tricky_Forehand
11-29-2004, 08:15 AM
what about me...:sobbing:

That's what i was going to say but I know that Kristin won't forget about me :) . Right? Right? :lol:

Anyway, I know that Alex isn't the top priority so if the letter gets delivered than that's good but if it doesn't :shrug:. As long as he doesn't kick the butt of one of her favorites I know that he's safe.

Kristin is doing this out of the kindness of her heart :hug:

Kristen
11-29-2004, 09:20 AM
:lol: Yeah I love tennis and animals. I would do (almost) anything for those things :D Alex would probably be safe, even if he defeated someone I like (ok, someone other than Jonas and Alexander). I've decided he's a pretty nice guy off the court. Even if he can act like a bit of a ratbag :tape: on the court! LOL! (I will add your guys (Alex, and Alex) to my list ;) It never ceases to amuse me that we all have a favourite Alex :p)

Aleksa's Laydee
11-29-2004, 05:12 PM
:haha: thanks :yeah: get loads of alex 1 2 and 3 :lol:

Zara
11-30-2004, 09:49 AM
alex is coming to chennai.

Kristen
11-30-2004, 11:45 AM
:haha: Getting too confusing now :D
Siobhan, do you know if Alex Bogdanovic is going to do Adelaide? This sucks! The only player (Popp) I am most eager to see live, is going away :rolleyes:. Maybe there's a one dayer in Chennai at the time ;) (Do Germans like / know of cricket? :lol: )

Fee
11-30-2004, 05:53 PM
Kristen, APopp is ranked 104 this week, so he may not get direct entry into the AO on the first list (he'll get in when the withdrawals begin). Fingers crossed...

Tricky_Forehand
11-30-2004, 10:50 PM
alex is coming to chennai.

Which one? :scratch: Are you talking about one of the Alex's mentioned or adding Corretja to it?

Kristen
12-01-2004, 01:22 AM
Mine and Fee's Alex is going to be in Chennai (Mr. Popp) Katherine ;)

Hmm... now, I don't want to wish anything bad on other players :angel: but I really would like to see Alexander get direct entry! That way it's more likely that I'll be guaranteed to *at least* see him training. Alexander Popp is my priority for 2005. The rest of my guys are young and / or they play doubles fairly often.

Fee
12-01-2004, 02:37 AM
Well, Tursunov is still in the Top 104 and he won't be going, so there's one place. I'm sure if I took the time to look at the other 103 guys, I could find someone who may not be able to make it.

Tricky_Forehand
12-02-2004, 12:24 AM
Mine and Fee's Alex is going to be in Chennai (Mr. Popp) Katherine ;)

Hmm... now, I don't want to wish anything bad on other players :angel: but I really would like to see Alexander get direct entry! That way it's more likely that I'll be guaranteed to *at least* see him training. Alexander Popp is my priority for 2005. The rest of my guys are young and / or they play doubles fairly often.

I'm sorry to hear that :sad: . I know how badly you wanted to see him.

*Jean*
12-06-2004, 03:09 PM
Pim Pïm ans Florian !!!!!!!!!!!
Allez mes chouchous ! héhé

Billabong
12-07-2004, 03:50 AM
GO Lleyton:yeah:! I remember when he won it a long time ago:)!

dubis016
12-11-2004, 01:10 AM
Lets go Juan Ignacio chela!

Scotso
12-11-2004, 04:31 PM
Good luck Lleyton and PimPim :)

Daniel
12-12-2004, 08:36 AM
Hewitt :D

Socket
12-13-2004, 06:43 PM
Lleyton and his coach are apparently going to ask for a doubles WC . . .

~EMiLiTA~
12-14-2004, 09:26 AM
lol I remember they played an exhibition doubles together at the Hopman Cup last year...was pretty funny

Socket
12-14-2004, 02:10 PM
They played in Rotterdam as well, and won a match! Lleyton plays doubles when he wants some more on-court practice, so I'm not surprised.

Björki
12-14-2004, 02:17 PM
that would be cool :)

Fee
12-14-2004, 09:47 PM
Looks like Graydon Oliver is going to play Adelaide, but he doesn't have a partner lined up yet.

Kat!
12-15-2004, 09:42 AM
Looks like Graydon Oliver is going to play Adelaide, but he doesn't have a partner lined up yet.


:bounce: << yes that is me .... lol.. thanx for the news Fee!!!!!!!

Socket
12-15-2004, 02:17 PM
Watch out, Bryan Brothers, here come Hewitt & Rasheed!!!!!! ;)

 RASHEED RETURN: LLEYTON Hewitt wants to lure his coach out of retirement for a second time.
The world No. 3 will ask tournament directors Mark Woodforde and Peter Johnston for a doubles wild card in the Next Generation Hard Courts in Adelaide from January 3-9.

He has nominated Rasheed, who has played just one international tournament since 1993, as his partner.

"I'm looking forward to an opportunity to repeat what we did in Rotterdam," Hewitt said, referring to the pair's stunning first-round win in the Netherlands.

"We are really excited about the possibility of playing in Adelaide – Roger was awesome in Rotterdam."

Hewitt, 23, and Rasheed, 35, stunned the Dutch Davis Cup team of Raemon Sluiter and Martin Verkerk in the February tournament with a 6-4 6-1 thrashing.

Rasheed, forced off the international scene with a back complaint, stepped up when Hewitt's partner Mark Philippoussis withdrew from the tournament.

Aleksa's Laydee
12-19-2004, 01:37 PM
:haha: Getting too confusing now :D
Siobhan, do you know if Alex Bogdanovic is going to do Adelaide? This sucks! The only player (Popp) I am most eager to see live, is going away :rolleyes:. Maybe there's a one dayer in Chennai at the time ;) (Do Germans like / know of cricket? :lol: )

Not too sure i'll ask him and let you know :)

Aleksa's Laydee
12-19-2004, 01:37 PM
Which one? :scratch: Are you talking about one of the Alex's mentioned or adding Corretja to it?

:haha: 4 alexs.....tooooooooooo confusing :haha:

Becool
12-20-2004, 01:51 AM
GO Joooooachiiiim!

Zara
12-23-2004, 10:34 AM
Which one? :scratch: Are you talking about one of the Alex's mentioned or adding Corretja to it?

lol i was talking about mr.popp!

mirzic
12-24-2004, 04:17 PM
amer delic - qualifying

davidrafael
12-27-2004, 09:18 AM
I was at the courts today...only a few players have arrived so far from overseas...however ALOT of local Autralians there..The Mercedes cars were out all afternoon so im guessing there would have been alot of players arriving in the late afternoon and heading to their hotels..

Saw Joachim and Lleyton having a friendly chat :p
Only saw Lleyton hit briefly...and saw Joachim hit in the afternoon with aussie player Shannon Nettle...whom he has been hitting with for about the last week or so...
Of the overseas players....there was Novak Djokovic ( i assume hes playing Quals), and Jean Rene Lisnard...(they were hitting together)

Todd Perry and Jordan Kerr were also having a hit of doubles together..

The great thing about the adelaide tournament is how close you can get to the players - in the lounge, the practice courts (which have no fences), and also the matches on the outside courts....it really lets you see these guys play close up...which is much much much more thrilling than watching them play from 20 rows back at a grand slam in my opinion..

Alot of young aussies were there...i assume to contest the pre qualifying tournament...these include Guccione, Durek, Feeney

Wild card Recipient Marc Kimmich was also around the place...and also heard news today that Wayne Arthurs has recieved a Wildcard.
Paul Baccanello was also there today..

I gotta say im impressed by Djokovic...hes unbelievable for someone so young...(not as good as Nadal obviously...but still)

Ill keep you informed
Cheers
Dave

NOMAD
12-27-2004, 10:06 AM
thanks for the info,davidrafael:kiss: :worship:

Kat!
12-27-2004, 11:11 AM
wow!! thanks for the report Dave!! arrhh so looking forward to it!! :D

Via
12-28-2004, 12:47 AM
:p (green with envy)

last night sports tonight said qualifying will start wednesday, i really don't know if i've heard right!!! *fingers crossed for the little frenchman*

Tricky_Forehand
12-28-2004, 01:15 AM
Thanks for the report davidrafael :wavey:

Alex should be there by Wednesday sometime :D

Tricky_Forehand
12-28-2004, 01:17 AM
:p (green with envy)

last night sports tonight said qualifying will start wednesday, i really don't know if i've heard right!!! *fingers crossed for the little frenchman*

They might have been talking about the quallies for the AO in a few weeks. Quallies for Slams normally start on Wednesdays.

davidrafael
12-28-2004, 09:59 AM
No Via, You have heard right...sort of... you are correct (in a way)....Pre-Qualifying...which is a 16 player draw tournament for Australian players begins on Wednesday. However, as usual, official Qualifying starts on Saturday. The Two finalists from Pre Qualifying recieve entry into official Qualifying..Pre Qualifying begins at 9am tommorow on some Plexipave courts across the road from the main complex (not the rebound ace courts in the main complex) If anyone iis interested who is contesting it i can find out..

Via, you may also be interested to know that today i was in the players change rooms, and they were desserted, apart from 4 french guys...one of them being Arnaud Clement :p he was with Lisnard and De Chaunc....and some coach who i didnt recognise. Clement was also hitting later with Dechaunc..

Also hitting today...from memory and from what i saw on the booking sheet...was Joachim hitting with Marc Kimmich on Centre court in the morning, while at the same time on the outside courts...Sjeng Schalken was hitting with Chris Guccione, Jordan Kerr hitting with Lisnard, Baccanello playing with Djokovic, and Todd Perry was also out there.

Lleyton was out on centre court in the afternoon with his coach and some hitting partners...had quite a crowd watching him actually...and damn, he looks in very good form ;) but so does Joachim...

Tennis724 i hope he arrives tommroow! it seems players are leaving it quite late to arrive this year...normally most of them are here by the wednesday the week before.

Tournament Organisers will recieve an official response on Thursday as to whether Andy Roddick will accept the wild card which has been reserved for him...however this seems ubnlikely due to the fact hes had the late season wuith the Davis Cup...his only motivation to come would be to defend his seeding with Hewitt going into the Australian Open

Ive also heard the Bryan Bros are bypassing adelaide this year...the first time since they began playing on the pro tour..

ill keep you informed
Dave


TOURING THE AUSSIE SUMMER 2005

LiZpHaIr
12-28-2004, 10:17 AM
yay! Hewitt!

ozfan44
12-28-2004, 10:32 AM
can u plz tell me david who is onvolved in the pre-qualies event

if u have a draw and results over the next few days would b gr8 if u could post here or sms to me on 0428332137

also can u take some pics of the aussie players?

davidrafael
12-28-2004, 12:01 PM
Pre Qualies players that i know of so far, im not 100% but this is what ive heard from word of mouth:

Chris Guccione (unless he gets into official qualies or a WC)
Raphael Durek
Adam Feeney
Nathan Healey
Rameez Junaid
Luke Bourgeois
Andrew Coelho
Joel Kerley
Callum Beale
Stephen Goh

(im sure they'll have something on the Tennis Aus website or the tournament official site)

umm im not sure about the photos ill try my best...my camera isnt really for action shots...however there was someone there today with a professional camera...i think it might be the people from tennis.info but i am just guesing!

ozfan44
12-28-2004, 01:03 PM
can someone plz tell me anyone of this list that has withdrawn or that you are sure will not be coming!

1 Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 3
2 Johansson, Joachim SWE 12
3 Kiefer, Nicolas GER 21
4 Chela, Juan Ignacio ARG 26
5 Ancic, Mario CRO 29
6 Dent, Taylor USA 32
7 Stepanek, Radek CZE 33
8 Mayer, Florian GER 35
9 Horna, Luis PER 38
10 Melzer, Jurgen AUT 39
11 Llodra, Michael FRA 41
12 Berdych, Tomas CZE 44
13 Mirnyi, Max BLR 46
14 Malisse, Xavier BEL 47
15 Saulnier, Cyril FRA 53
16 Schalken, Sjeng NED 57
17 Calleri, Agustin ARG 58
18 Ginepri, Robby USA 61
19 Benneteau, Julien FRA 64
20 Martin, Alberto ESP 67
21 Rochus, Olivier BEL 71
22 Enqvist, Thomas SWE 73
23 Sargsian, Sargis ARM 75
24 Starace, Potito ITA 76
25 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 77

1. Dupuis, Antony FRA 79 49. Kindlmann, Dieter GER 184
2. Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 80 50. Parmar, Arvind GBR 185
3. Sluiter, Raemon NED 82 51. Djokovic, Novak SCG 187
4. Hernych, Jan CZE 83 52. Sabau, Razvan ROM 188
5. Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 92 53. Goldstein, Paul USA 190
6. Haehnel, Jerome FRA 96 54. Faurel, Jean-Christophe FRA 192
7. Arthurs, Wayne AUS 97 55. Andersen, Jan Frode NOR 193
8. Almagro, Nicolas ESP 100 56. Roger-Vasselin, Edouard FRA 194
9. Clement, Arnaud FRA 104 57. Devilder, Nicolas FRA 195
10. Gasquet, Richard FRA 109 58. Qureshi, Aisam-Ul-Haq PAK 199
11. Patience, Olivier FRA 120 59. Koellerer, Daniel AUT 202
12. Zib, Tomas CZE 122 60. Vico, Uros ITA 203
13. Reid, Todd AUS 124 61. Navarro Pastor, Ivan ESP 205
14. Vanek, Jiri CZE 126 62. Udomchoke, Danai THA 206
15. Mahut, Nicolas FRA 129 63. De Voest, Rik RSA 207
16. Lisnard, Jean-Rene FRA 130 64. Serra, Florent FRA 209
17. Peya, Alexander AUT 131 65. Suzuki, Takao JPN 215
18. Karanusic, Roko CRO 132 66. De Chaunac, Sebastien FRA 216
19. @ Thomann, Nicolas FRA 132 67. Mamiit, Cecil USA 220
20. Aldi, Francesco ITA 134 68. Pless, Kristian DEN 224
21. Moodie, Wesley RSA 136 69. Berrer, Michael GER 228
22. Chiudinelli, Marco SUI 138 70. Vahaly, Brian USA 232
23. Okun, Noam ISR 139 71. Gonzalez King, Ignacio ARG 248
24. Lopez, Marc ESP 142 72. Knowle, Julian AUT 252
25. Salzenstein, Jeff USA 143 73. Bastl, George SUI 253
26. Luczak, Peter AUS 144 74. Gabashvili, Teimuraz RUS 254
27. @ Baccanello, Paul AUS 144 75. Kubot, Lukasz POL 258
28. Di Mauro, Alessio ITA 145 76. Mergea, Florin ROM 265
29. Weiner, Glenn USA 146 77. Bolelli, Simone ITA 268
30. Hippensteel, KJ USA 150 78. Mackin, Alan GBR 273
31. Phau, Bjorn GER 151 79. Reynolds, Bobby USA 279
32. Behrend, Tomas GER 154 80. Motomura, Gouichi JPN 281
33. Lapentti, Nicolas ECU 156 81. Ram, Rajeev USA 290
34. Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried FRA 157 82. Ager, Johannes AUT 294
35. Armando, Hugo USA 158 83. Mlynarik, Zbynek AUT 296
36. Kendrick, Robert USA 159 84. Guccione, Chris AUS 297
37. Kunitsyn, Igor RUS 161 85. Lorenzi, Paolo ITA 312
38. Wawrinka, Stanislas SUI 162 86. @# Agenor, Ronald HAI 331
39. Dancevic, Frank CAN 164 87. Baccanello, Paul AUS 362
40. @# Galvani, Stefano ITA 166 88. Joseph, Lesley USA 372
41. Kratochvil, Michel SUI 167 89. Thomann, Nicolas FRA 382
42. Wang, Yeu-Tzuoo TPE 168 90. Bachelot, Jean-Francois FRA 412
43. Waske, Alexander GER 169 91. Durek, Raphael AUS 470
44. Delic, Amer USA 170 92. # Galvani, Stefano ITA 564
45. Ryderstedt, Michael SWE 175 93. # Agenor, Ronald HAI 32750
46. Norman, Dick BEL 176 94. Marshall, Jason USA 32750
47. Baker, Brian USA 177 95. Nicholls, Patrick AUS 32750
48. Summerer, Tobias GER 181

Fergie
12-28-2004, 01:38 PM
Go Super Mario :banana:

Socket
12-28-2004, 02:51 PM
Ive also heard the Bryan Bros are bypassing adelaide this year...the first time since they began playing on the pro tour..
Ooooooooh, they must be scared of playing Hewitt & Rasheed in the first round. :scared: :scared:

Fee
12-28-2004, 06:39 PM
Ozfan, that second list you posted is just an alternate list, it doesn't mean any of those players are showing up there and players that aren't on that list can still show up and sign in for qualifying anytime before 9 pm on Friday night.

Tricky_Forehand
12-28-2004, 07:45 PM
Tennis724 i hope he arrives tommroow! it seems players are leaving it quite late to arrive this year...normally most of them are here by the wednesday the week before.

Well, if he did leave the day I was told about every flight that left arrives in Adelaide at 10 AM today so I wouldn't imagine him going out for any type of hit till Thursday. But I could be wrong...he might have a light hit today if he does get in that early.

I'm not surprised that some are coming in so late. Especially those stateside. They're going to be on the road another 9-10 months so why shouldn't those that celebrate Christmas be able to spend it with their family?

About the pre-quallies. I must have those confused with the AO pre-quallies that I heard about this month where Guccione lost 1st round because you listed Guccione as being part of Adelaide pre-quallies. It can all get very confusing :p .

Via
12-28-2004, 11:10 PM
arnaud :hearts:

dave i'm sure your camera is good enough for some change room shots ;) clement is not the type who'll mind ;) ;) ;)

good luck to him, and all the pre-qualifiers (what a distance they'll have to last)

Marine
12-28-2004, 11:41 PM
dave i'm sure your camera is good enough for some change room shots ;) clement is not the type who'll mind ;) ;) ;)



:eek: LOL

Via, your avatar is just so funny ! lol
and Arnaud...he's so lucky to be where he is !!!!!!!!!!

davidrafael
12-29-2004, 08:09 AM
Pre-Qualifying results for Wednesday( all players are local Australian):


Round 1
Todd Ley d. (1) Shannon Nettle 3-6 6-4 10-4
Steven Goh d. Ben Degiglio 6-3 6-4
Andrew Derer(4) d. Joel Kerley 3-6 6-3 10-5
Callum Beale d. David To 4-6 6-3 10-5
Scott Doerner d. Luke Bourgeois 6-4 3-6 10-7
Rameez Junaid d. (3) Sadik Kadir 6-4 6-1
Raphael Durek d. Andrew Coelho 6-2 6-0
(2) Adam Feeney d. Craig Bankes 6-4 4-6 10-2

Round 2
Ley d. Goh 6-4 7-6
Derer d. Beale 6-4 7-5
Junaid d. Doerner 6-3 6-2
Durek d. Feeney 3-6 6-4 10-8

The winners of tommorows matches recieve a Wildcard into official Qualifying.

Cheers

davidrafael
12-29-2004, 09:46 AM
Howdy

Finally! Many more players arrived today!

The most noticeable was probably Nicholas Kiefer, who was out weith his coach on centre court today. Thomas Enqvist also arrived with his coach and GF/wife.

The americans were also hanging together today, the main group comprised of Taylor Dent, Alex Bogomolov, Amer Delic and Brian Baker. (there was another guy in casual clothes who had a racquet bag - wasnt sure who that was)

Some of the players arriving tommorow include Saulnier, Kolschreibier, Florian Mayer and Simon Aspelin.

there were alot more players out there today but really cant think of any off of the top of my head!

According to the booking sheet, Llleyton is out on Center Court Tommorow at 8:30am.


Cheers
Dave

Kristen
12-29-2004, 10:18 AM
omg! Simon is coming!? :D Damn, now I can barely wait until 8.20am, January 1st (the time I leave Sydney for Adelaide! :woohoo: )

Aleksa's Laydee
12-29-2004, 11:05 AM
whens the official qualifiying? and any list of players that are in it please?

davidrafael
12-29-2004, 12:39 PM
PS: also saw Mario (amongst others) today with an aussie accented coach at the tournament desk...
and yes, i have seen the list of players however i do not have a copy of the sheet and therefore cannot post whos coming...

however, i know that both Max Mirnyi and Luis Horna have withdrawn...

i also know that the qualifying cut was very high...in the eary 200s from memory

ozfan44
12-29-2004, 01:16 PM
OMFG shannon nettle wat the hell went wrong there?

and wat is up with these stupid super tie breaks i hate them sooo much!

good luck to derer and junaiz although i don't care if raph wins either!


just heard reid got the last main draw wildcard!
wish they would of made him qualify and given it to someone like baccanello!

ozfan44
12-29-2004, 01:20 PM
is there any chance that you can get a copy of that sheet mate?

or get them to either e-mail to me : tennisgero@hotmail.com or
fax to me on (08) 99216555

do u know any other withdrawals?

kukka
12-29-2004, 02:37 PM
Thanks for the reports, Dave. ;) It's so nice that the new tennis season is starting. December always feels so boring with no action around. :D

Tricky_Forehand
12-29-2004, 07:30 PM
Alex is there!!! That is so awesome to hear. I've been near panic stage...lol.

Aleksa's Laydee
12-29-2004, 09:01 PM
top 200, thats good my alex should be in that with arvind!

Fee
12-30-2004, 05:10 AM
Davidrafael, if you could answer the most important question: WHAT IS KIEFER WEARING? His adidas contract expired and he could have new clothes for the 2005 season, wearing his old adidas stuff, or wearing unmarked clothes until he gets a contract. Let us know if you can see anything. Thanks!

SomL.
12-30-2004, 09:00 AM
Come on Lleyton !!!!!! Good luck Lleyton in 2005 !!!!!!!

davidrafael
12-30-2004, 09:10 AM
Sorry Ozfan, i cant get a copy, well im not relaly in the position to ask and i dont know if they have any spare copies for release. If you ring the tournment office im sure they can fax you a copy as i heard someone doing this yesterday with Pre-Qualifying. There number should be on the official fact sheet, or on the ATP site..


Well i saw keifer hit both today and yesterday, and today he was wearing nothing :P he had his top off...haha but he was wearing adidas shorts, shoes , sweatbands...he was also wearing adidas yesterday....i couldnt tell you what the range is, whether its new or not...but i have seen the shorts and shoes before...i think the shirt was one of last years models too..

I saw Bogomolov and his coach Fransico Montana getting their credentials today..
some of the players arriving today included:
Hernych
Ginepri (who was hitting in the evening with Taylor Dent)
Mallise
Melzer
Starace
Rochus
Graydon Oliver
Martin Rodriguez
Labadze
Mazarakis

Lleyton was hitting with Nathan Healey and is hitting early tommorow again.
Johannson was hitting with Schalken, Kiefer with Clement, Dent with Enqvist..

Also the Qualifying wildcards will go to Todd Ley (16 years old from Adelaide, Australia)and Rameez Junaid (23 Years old from Melbourne, Australia) after they both won their respective pre-qualifying matches.

Ley beat Andrew Derer 6-7 6-4 6-4, whilst Junaid beat Raphael Durek. Goodluck to them both on Saturday.

Well thats about it i guess! not too sure whos hitting tommorow, although there are quite a few dubs players arriving tommorow. There is also a player party on saturday night...hmm ill be pushing to get in there ;)

Qualies start at 10am on Saturday, on courts 7,9 and 10.

Tricky_Forehand
12-30-2004, 09:11 AM
Talk about timing :lol:

Francisco is actually no longer Alex's coach. They might work together for this tournament because he's (Francisco) there with Robby & Taylor but he's not Alex's official coach anymore.

So I guess this answers my question about who Alex might be there with.

ozfan44
12-30-2004, 09:35 AM
do u know if luczak, baccanello and or guccione have gained direct entry to qualifying?

also do u know the other 2 qualies wildcards?

ozfan44
12-30-2004, 09:37 AM
any chance arthurs will get in direct?

how far away is he?

davidrafael
12-30-2004, 11:25 AM
Mate, Arthurs got a Wildcard into main.
Luczak is directly into qualies cause his ranking is good enough.
Baccanello and Guccione have APPARENTLY got Wildcards into qualies...hence neither of them competing in the pre-Qualifying

Kristen
12-30-2004, 11:59 AM
lol dr... I can't even imagine how good your reports will be when the tournament is going (main draw). I'm arriving in Adelaide at 10am, and will be racing from the airport to the hostel, dropping off my stuff and finding a decent match to watch :)

Keep up the good work:yeah: I'm getting in the mood for tennis!

JMG
12-30-2004, 12:01 PM
Is Nieminen already there? :confused: I think you never mentioned him in your reports.

Via
12-30-2004, 12:16 PM
dave, your reports are amazing. first of all, how 'un-australian' is it, to recognise so many 'no-name' tennis players??? :lol:

good luck to getting into the players party on saturday. i hope you won't need to pre-qualify for it ;) next year kristen, kat, and maybe even myself, will fight to be your partner at the party ;) ;) ;)

Experimentee
12-30-2004, 12:48 PM
Rameez Junaid :D
Make good use of that WC now ;)

ozfan44
12-30-2004, 02:23 PM
Mate, Arthurs got a Wildcard into main.
Luczak is directly into qualies cause his ranking is good enough.
Baccanello and Guccione have APPARENTLY got Wildcards into qualies...hence neither of them competing in the pre-Qualifying

yer i know he got a md wc mate but they still left him on the alternate list for the main draw coz he was only like 3-4 spots out and i was just wondering how close he was to getting direct entry?

Aleksa's Laydee
12-30-2004, 04:23 PM
Johannson was hitting with Schalken, Dent with Enqvist..

Sjengs fit again :D looks like my favs get along nicely ^^ :lol:

Fee
12-30-2004, 05:33 PM
Adelaide

OUT: Horna, Mirnyi, Llodra (and Tursunov, Hernych, Gasquet from ALT)
IN: Dupuis, Sluiter, Kohlschreiber
NEXT: Haehnel, Arthurs, Amagro, Clement, Patience, Zib, Reid, Vanek, Mahut, Lisnard

Breakaway
12-30-2004, 06:12 PM
Go Ginepri and Malisse! :bounce:

Via
12-30-2004, 11:02 PM
llodra and gasquet are out? :scratch head:

lizabeth..*
12-31-2004, 12:32 AM
I don't think Richard ever had any intention on playing in Adeliade. Had he, then he wouldn't have withdrawn from the Hopman and gone to New Caledonia :rolleyes:

ozfan44
12-31-2004, 03:25 AM
Adelaide

OUT: Horna, Mirnyi, Llodra (and Tursunov, Hernych, Gasquet from ALT)
IN: Dupuis, Sluiter, Kohlschreiber
NEXT: Haehnel, Arthurs, Amagro, Clement, Patience, Zib, Reid, Vanek, Mahut, Lisnard

please 2 more withdrawals so arthurs can get in direct and not use his wildcard

kohlschreiber u bastard u would have got in main draw at chennai why dont u piss off there!

knight_ley
12-31-2004, 03:31 AM
thanks for the reports! GO KIWI!!!!! :banana:

Kristen
12-31-2004, 03:39 AM
please 2 more withdrawals so arthurs can get in direct and not use his wildcard

kohlschreiber u bastard u would have got in main draw at chennai why dont u piss off there!

Prob knew I would be lacking germans at this tournament, and didn't want to be overwhelmed by local players ;)

dubis016
12-31-2004, 07:08 AM
Go Sjeng! Nice to see you back..

davidrafael
12-31-2004, 09:09 AM
JMG, The first time i saw Nieminen was today...looking safe and well! so dont worry haha

Sjeng is looking pretty fit, but then again, so is his GF/wife hahaha ;)

i dont think Hernych is out...i saw his name on the court booking sheet so i guess he is here...i also saw him on the list to be piceed up from the airport

Late news....Ancic has pulled out after rolling his ankle at training late on thursday evening...Michael Llodra has also pulled out with Gastro infection...this is not good...this field was looking pretty awesome! apparently Baccanello is now VERY close to securing a wildcard, as Arthurs will 90% chance be promoted to main draw, Plus there is a spare Wildcard anyway cause Roddick isnt coming..

Breakaway, Ginepri and Mallise are hitting together tommorow LOL...and yes, Gasquet is not here...even though he has been the last 2 years

Lleyton has Centre Court booked for 7pm until 9pm on Saturday Night, probably because he has been told that his first match will be on tuesday night (95 percent chance)

Today, on center, Kiefer was hitting with Enqvist (for any Thomas Fans, Magnus Larrson is here as his coach for the Aussie Summer as Mikael Tillstrom is at home looking after his wife and new born baby)Marc Kimmich was hitting with Alberto Martin, Joachim Johannson was playing with Ryderstedt...Qualies sign in closes at 9pm tonite, so tommorow i will try to post the Qualies results and schedules....

Happy New Year

Tricky_Forehand
12-31-2004, 09:23 AM
Still an hour and 10 minutes till sign-in closes :sad: :mad:

Daniel
12-31-2004, 09:26 AM
:D :D

~EMiLiTA~
12-31-2004, 09:37 AM
I'm interested to see the quali draw

~EMiLiTA~
12-31-2004, 09:47 AM
what a shame about Mario! :sad: that guy has NO luck I swear...btw his coach is Aussie...really nice guy called Rowan...if you see him, tell him Emily from Perth says hi lol

zoeziepoezie
12-31-2004, 11:18 AM
Thanks DavidRafael, for the reports! :kiss:

Tricky_Forehand
12-31-2004, 11:26 AM
Nearly 10 PM and not a draw in site :fiery:. It's 3:30 AM where I'm at & i'm exhausted!! I only want to see the damn draw :banghead:

JMG
12-31-2004, 11:40 AM
thanks for the reports! :cool:

So I hope it won't be Kiefer vs Jarkko :rolleyes:
And I'm also waiting for the Q draw, but at 12.40pm here it's no problem for me :p

Kristen
12-31-2004, 11:41 AM
If it wasn't so dark outside, I could watch the grass grow while we wait for this draw!

~EMiLiTA~
12-31-2004, 11:56 AM
haha not celebrating New Year's then Kirsten?

Kristen
12-31-2004, 12:03 PM
Nope. There wasn't much point... If I did, then I would have gone to work (overlooking the harbour)... but then, I'd finish at 2, get home at 3 and wake up for the airport at 5. As much as I'd love $50 an hour to stand around and watch fireworks, I decided to pack my bag for tomorrows flight to adelaide... And you know what? I need a bigger suitcase! :lol:

ozfan44
12-31-2004, 12:09 PM
any reports from today dave

how about a qualy draw?

Kristen
12-31-2004, 12:15 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/posting/2005/339/QS.pdf

last time i checked, it still hadnt been put up, but it should be here tonight (that is... 'tonight' depending what country you're in :rolleyes: Hurry up draw! I want to print you out!)

ozfan44
12-31-2004, 12:36 PM
im sick of waiting already

hurry up

ozfan44
12-31-2004, 12:45 PM
maybe someone can try and ring

03 9286 1177 - tennis oz

ATP Tennis International Group
PO Box N662
Sydney
NSW 1220
Australia
Tel.: +61-2-92502300
Fax: +61-2-92502333

ozfan44
12-31-2004, 12:45 PM
ATP Tennis International Headquarters
201 ATP Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
32082 USA
Tel.: +1-904-285-8000
Fax: +1-904-285-5966

Kristen
12-31-2004, 12:55 PM
I'm going to give up and try again in the morning... It's New Years Eve, and 5 minutes til midnight here(Sydney) so I've lost hope of finding any info just now. I'll check the site when I wake up (in 5 hours) and if I see anything, I'll post it (if it's not up already).

Kat!
12-31-2004, 03:17 PM
damn.. Mario probably heard I was going to Adelaide....... =.=

why am I still up!! because I haven't finished packing!!!!!! Kristen will see a REALLY sleep deprived me tomorrow morning... (actually, it's later this morning...)

RaVeR
12-31-2004, 04:48 PM
DAMN!!!:fiery:

Mario withdrawn:sad::sad:

what a shame:sad:

elletrista
12-31-2004, 10:21 PM
Adelaide DRAW

Player Nation Rank
Lleyton Hewitt AUS No.3
Joachim Johansson SWE No.12
Nicolas Kiefer GER No.21
Juan Ignacio Chela ARG No.26
Taylor Dent USA No.32
Radek Stepanek CZE No.33
Florian Mayer GER No.35
Jurgen Melzer AUT No.39
Tomas Berdych CZE No.44
Xavier Malisse BEL No.47
Cyril Saulnier FRA No.53
Sjeng Schalken NED No.57
Agustin Calleri ARG No.58
Robby Ginepri USA No.61
Julien Benneteau FRA No.64
Alberto Martin ESP No.67
Thomas Enqvist SWE No.73
Olivier Rochus BEL No.71
Sargis Sargsian ARM No.75
Potito Starace ITA No.76
Jarkko Nieminen FIN No.77
Antony Dupuis FRA No.79
Raemon Sluiter NED No.82
Philipp Kohlschreiber GER No.92
Jerome Haehnel FRA No.96
WC Wayne Arthurs AUS No.97
WC Marc Kimmich AUS No.309
WC Todd Reid AUS No.124
Qualifier
Qualifier
Qualifier
Qualifier

Deboogle!.
12-31-2004, 10:27 PM
Unbelievable. Poor Mario couldnt even make it through practice sessions before getting hurt on Rebound Ace :mad:

Fee
12-31-2004, 11:10 PM
That's not a draw, that's a player list or entry list. Big difference (but thanks for posting the most updated version).

Via
12-31-2004, 11:20 PM
lol you guys are desperate ;) you didn't really expect people working over new year's eve to be posting draws, did you? and to think there'll be someone answering the phone at the atp :tape:

the best source for draw/order of play information, once you get to adelaide, is the local paper! wake up in the morning and grab one before you head out :)

Tricky_Forehand
12-31-2004, 11:34 PM
Last year wasn't a problem but the tourneys also didn't start on the 1st. But this is ridiculous!!!

Adelaide quallies have started :mad:

ozfan44
01-01-2005, 03:02 AM
Mark Woodforde was just on Radio

Arthurs got direct into Main Draw
Paul Baccanello took his wildcard

1-Lleyton Hewitt vs Qualifier
5th seed Taylor Dent is the seed in Hewitt's quarter.
WC-Mark Kimmich vs 2-Joachim Johansson

Pitty Mark didn't get a better draw but i guess it's good for him to play against a top 15 player and he will know how he plays as he has hit with him at the training camp.

Fee
01-01-2005, 06:10 AM
Final changes to the player list:

Adelaide (no SE spots)
OUT: Horna, Mirnyi, Llodra, Ancic (and Tursunov, Hernych, Haehnel, Gasquet, Patience, Zib, Vanek, Mahut from ALT)
IN: Dupuis, Sluiter, Kohlschreiber, Arthurs
NEXT: Almagro, Clement, Reid, Lisnard

ae wowww
01-01-2005, 10:24 AM
Jimmy's playing doubles in Adelaide :D:D:D