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FEDERER OPONENTS 2005

fightclubber
12-21-2004, 11:54 AM
hI GUYS
i WAS TRYING TO FIND OUT WHO WILL PLAY AGAINST ROGI THIS YEAR, AND CANNOT FIND ANY DATA ABOUT DOHA.
I FOUND KOOYONG, WHICH WILL POST LATER.
ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE OPONENTS FOR THIS SEASON CAN BE POSTED HERE.
SILVY :)

fightclubber
12-21-2004, 11:55 AM
ROGER FEDERER

ANDY RODDICK

TIM HENMAN

ANDRE AGASSI

DAVID NALBANDIAN

GASTON GAUDIO

NICOLAS MASSU

PARADORN SRICHAPHAN

The field is set for the 2005 KOOYONG CLASSIC.


Triple 2004 Grand Slam winner, current Masters Champion and world no. 1, ROGER FEDERER (SUI), heads the elite eight-man line-up.

Federer will use his three Kooyong matches as preparation to defend his 04 Australian Open title. Apart from his other Grand Slam victories at Wimbledon and the US Open, Federer has won seven additional titles this year - Indian Wells Tennis Masters Series, Bangkok, Montreal/Toronto, Halle, Hamburg TMS, Dubai and Gstaad.

American ANDY RODDICK (USA - ranked 2) returns to Kooyong after competing for the first time last January. Roddick has had a solid year winning four tournaments - Miami TMS, London/Queens Club, San Jose and Indianapolis.

Brit TIM HENMAN (GBR - 7) returns to Kooyong for the second time. He made a strong recovery from shoulder surgery last year to climb back into the top ten and make the Tennis Masters Cup in Houston this week. He was a finalist at Indian Wells TMS and semi-finalist at Roland Garros, Rotterdam, US Open and Doha.

ANDRE AGASSI (USA - 8) will make a record eighth Kooyong appearance. He has played the event seven times, winning on three occasions, after each of which he went on to win the Australian Open. He has had a solid year, with one win in Cincinatti TMS and semi-final appearances in Indian Wells TMS, Washington, San Jose and the Australian Open.

Last January's winner over Andre Agassi, DAVID NALBANDIAN (ARG - 9), is keen to return to Kooyong to defend his title. Nalbandian was a semi-finalist at Roland Garros and finalist at the Rome Master Series tournament.

French Open winner GASTON GAUDIO (ARG - 10 ) will be a first time Kooyong participant. Gaudio is playing in the Tennis Masters Cup this week and was a finalist in Stuttgart, Barcelona, Kitzbuhel and Bastad this year.

NICOLAS MASSU (CHI - 18) will be welcomed to Kooyong for the first time after Gold Medal wins in both singles and doubles this year at the Athens Olympics. He won in Kitzbuhel and participated in the World Teams Championships' victory in Dusseldorf.

Popular Thai PARADORN SRICHAPHAN (THA - 27) will also make his Kooyong debut after working his way up the rankings this year. He was a winner at Nottingham, finalist in Chennai and semi-finalist in Bangkok, Long Island and Beijing.

The KOOYONG CLASSIC will take place from Wednesday, January 12 to Saturday, January 15. Four matches will be played on the Wednesday, three on both Thursday and Friday, with the two finals on Saturday. Play starts at 11.00 am Wednesday to Friday and 1.30 pm on Saturday.

The Classic has formed a partnership with TENNIS VICTORIA and the two parties have been working closely throughout the year. Tennis Victoria will have a presence at Kooyong throughout the four days.

"This is probably our best field ever" said Tournament Director, Colin Stubs. "I will be delighted and privileged to welcome the above eight players to Kooyong next January. It's great that Andre, Roger, Andy, David and Tim have decided to return. They will be strongly supported by our new-comers Gaston Gaudio, Nicolas Massu and Paradorn Srichaphan" he added.

The event will be nationally televised by the Seven Network.

Kooyong Classic tickets are available from Ticketmaster7 on 1300 136122 or online

http://www.kooyongltc.com.au/
:wavey:

avocadoe
12-21-2004, 12:29 PM
thanks Silvie...never too soon to get oriented :)

jtipson
12-21-2004, 12:51 PM
hI GUYS
i WAS TRYING TO FIND OUT WHO WILL PLAY AGAINST ROGI THIS YEAR, AND CANNOT FIND ANY DATA ABOUT DOHA.
I FOUND KOOYONG, WHICH WILL POST LATER.
ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE OPONENTS FOR THIS SEASON CAN BE POSTED HERE.
SILVY :)


Hi Silvy, thanks for the Kooyong field information. For normal tournaments, the entry list is usually posted as a thread in that tournament's forum. You can see the Doha commitments here: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=22028 .

fightclubber
12-21-2004, 01:37 PM
ok! tHANKS

aS POSTED BY lIONEL... hERES THE LIST (iM TOO BUSY WITH rOGI FORUM TO CHECK OTHERS, SO i GUESS TO LAZY PEOPLE LIKE ME WILL BE GREAT TO HAVE ALL THE INFO OF THE TOURNAMENTS HERE.

Federer, Roger SUI 1

Gaudio, Gaston ARG 10

Grosjean, Sebastien FRA 15

Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 16

Pavel, Andrei ROM 20

Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 22

Lopez, Feliciano ESP 25

El Aynaoui, Younes MAR 27

Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 28

Johansson, Thomas SWE 30

Soderling, Robin SWE 34

Verdasco, Fernando ESP 36

Volandri, Filippo ITA 43

Beck, Karol SVK 45

Ferrer, David ESP 48

Rusedski, Greg GBR 49

Andreev, Igor RUS 50

Nadal, Rafael ESP 51

Santoro, Fabrice FRA 52

Costa, Albert ESP 56

Karlovic, Ivo CRO 59

Arazi, Hicham MAR 60

Koubek, Stefan AUT 62

Lee, Hyung-Taik KOR 65

Muller, Gilles LUX 68

fightclubber
12-21-2004, 01:44 PM
SO NOW WE NEED TO KNOW WHO WILL PLAY ROGER FIRST AND SECOND ROUND! sAME AS KOOYONG... IF YOU GOT ANY INFO, WILL BE VERY WELCOME. I DO NOT THINK ESPN WILL SHOW IT HERE IN LATIN AMERICA. MAYBE FOX? WHO KNOWS.
KISSES
SILVY

jtipson
12-21-2004, 02:15 PM
The draw probably won't be out until 1st January. The latest version of the Doha site is here http://www.qatartennis.org/index.php?id=2.

federer_roar
12-22-2004, 12:31 AM
His main opponent is injury. To keep away from that, he has to say no sometimes.

Daniel
12-22-2004, 05:39 AM
Thanks Silvy :)

Fedex
12-22-2004, 08:43 PM
Thanks, thats a terrific line up at Kooyong. :)

Puschkin
12-30-2004, 10:22 AM
I defintely have too much time these days, so I will bore you with my views on Roger's opponents in 2005.

There are two gropus: the real ones, i.e. players, and there are some out there who CAN beat Roger: an inspired, injury-free, persistent Juan Carlos Ferrero on the red clay of Monte Carlo or Roland Garros comes to my mind first. There are others as well. Nobody is invincible.

But the real opponents are lacking motivation, boredom and complacency. So far Roger has not shown the slightest move in this direction and I sincerely hope that he will continue to be eager. If so, great achievements are looming...

fightclubber
12-30-2004, 05:23 PM
who will play with roger first?(doha) the site still has no data...
any idea??

silvy :confused:

^Sue^
12-31-2004, 01:52 AM
i think is Robin Soderling.

fightclubber
12-31-2004, 03:15 AM
Thanks Sue
I think They will show Doha in argentina!I cannot believe it
I have no idea what time difference we have BUT I NEED to see it

silvy

fightclubber
01-02-2005, 01:39 AM
List from their site


Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2005, Players Acceptance List (Main Draw):
(From Top Ranking, Name & Nationality)

1 Federer, Roger SUI
10 Gaudio, Gaston ARG
15 Grosjean, Sebastien FRA
16 Youzhny, Mikhail RUS
20 Pavel, Andrei ROM
22 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO
25 Lopez, Feliciano ESP
28 Davydenko, Nikolay RUS
30 Johansson, Thomas SWE
34 Soderling, Robin SWE
36 Verdasco, Fernando ESP
43 Volandri, Filippo ITA
45 Beck, Karol SVK
48 Ferrer, David ESP
49 Rusedski, Greg GBR
50 Andreev, Igor RUS
51 Nadal, Rafael ESP
52 Santoro, Fabrice FRA
56 Costa, Albert ESP
59 Karlovic, Ivo CRO
60 Arazi, Hicham MAR
62 Koubek, Stefan AUT
65 Lee, Hyung-Taik KOR
68 Muller, Gilles LUX
638 El Aynaoui, Younes MAR

They will have LIVE SCORES

http://www.qatartennis.org/index.php?id=2

silvy

Fedex
01-02-2005, 07:59 PM
Well, I should add this to this thread. Federer's first opponent of the year will be Ferrer, who he leads 1-0 in the head to head, I believe.

RogiNie
01-02-2005, 08:19 PM
Well, I should add this to this thread. Federer's first opponent of the year will be Ferrer, who he leads 1-0 in the head to head, I believe.

Yeah, that's right. roger won one time in Vienna in 2003 on hardcourt.
and on this page: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=23499&page=1&pp=15 is the singles draw of Qatar.

fightclubber
01-02-2005, 08:24 PM
ok here are the complete draws

GOOD LUCK ROGI CANT WAIT TO SEE IF ILL BE ABLE TO SEE THE MATCHES!