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Houston Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated April 11, 2013)

smucav
02-25-2013, 10:31 PM
Tournament Name: US MENíS CLAY COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS
Location: HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA
Dates: APRIL 8Ė14, 2013
Prize Money: US $455,775
28 MAIN DRAW & 32 QUALIFYING DRAW

SITE: River Oaks Country Club
1600 River Oaks Boulevard
Houston, TX 77019
SURFACE: Red Clay
BALL: Wilson-US Open Regular Duty
WEB SITE: www.mensclaycourt.com

Qualifying draw: Friday, April 5, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Friday, April 5, 4:00 p.m.
Doubles draw: Saturday, April 6, 2:00 p.m.

ATP Ranking Points
W: 250
F: 150
SF: 90
QF: 45
R16: 20 (Seeds 1-4: 0)
R32: 0
Q: +12
Q8: 6
Q16: 0
Q32: 0

Entry deadline: February 25, 2013
Seeding: April 1, 2013

1 Almagro, Nicolas ESP 12
2 Monaco, Juan ARG 14
3 Isner, John USA 15
4 Haas, Tommy GER 19
OUT Querrey, Sam USA 23
6 Verdasco, Fernando ESP 24
7 Lorenzi, Paolo ITA 57
8 Russell, Michael USA 72
OUT Berlocq, Carlos ARG 75
10 Harrison, Ryan USA 76
OUT Mayer, Leonardo ARG 77
12 Devvarman, Somdev IND @85
13 Berankis, Ricardas LTU 87
14 Pella, Guido ARG 88
15 Alund, Martin ARG 91
16 Levine, Jesse CAN 95
17 Ramirez Hidalgo, Ruben ESP 96
18 Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 98
19 Blake, James USA 99
20 Cipolla, Flavio ITA 100
21 Smyczek, Tim USA 101
22 (Q) MELZER, Gerald AUT
23 (Q) GINEPRI, Robby USA
24 (Q) ARGUELLO, Facundo ARG
25 (Q) KLAHN, Bradley USA
26 (WC) Sock, Jack USA
27 (WC) Williams, Rhyne USA
28 (WC) Johnson, Steve USA
(LL) Karlovic, Ivo CRO (replaces Querrey)

Alternates
IN Monfils, Gael FRA 107
OUT Dutra Silva, Rogerio BRA 115
IN Ouanna, Josselin FRA 116
OUT Delbonis, Federico ARG 118
OUT Struff, Jan-Lennard GER 120
OUT Phau, Bjorn GER 121
OUT Gicquel, Marc FRA 122
OUT Petzschner, Philipp GER 123
OUT Berrer, Michael GER 125
OUT Viola, Matteo ITA 126
1. Riba, Pere ESP @126
OUT Pospisil, Vasek CAN 127
2. Sock, Jack USA 130 (WC to MD)
OUT Elias, Gastao POR 131
OUT Souza, Joao BRA 132
3. Williams, Rhyne USA 133 (WC to MD)
OUT Alves, Thiago BRA 136
4. Zverev, Mischa GER 142
OUT Chiudinelli, Marco SUI 143
5. Capdeville, Paul CHI 144

Chip & Charge
02-28-2013, 07:53 PM
Woah huge jump down the rankings after Verdasco. Monfils will be chomping at the bit to get into that draw after resting through IW & Miami and as 1st alternate you'd think he is likely to get a chance.

born_on_clay
03-01-2013, 07:08 AM
nice field as for Houston

smucav
03-04-2013, 12:09 AM
Wild card to Jack Sock:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/02/9/Houston-Hewitt-Haas-Blake-Added-To-Field.aspx

Ramsay
03-16-2013, 10:26 AM
Gast„o in the Entry List here... This tournament is related with IMG? Every year they give one WC in an american tournament to him, maybe he'll get the MD here.

fran70
03-19-2013, 11:40 PM
Houston's height over the sea always was a benefit for certain hard court players. I believe certain players like Isner, Haas, Harrison, Querrey and Berankis will go ahead on here.

Stronga23
03-20-2013, 03:04 AM
I would like to see Gael make a run here. At his best he is way better on clay than anyone in the draw.

nolesfan2011
03-21-2013, 01:50 AM
strong field btw, much better than Houston has had in previous years... hopefully bodes well for a profitable tourney.

F4CU
03-23-2013, 09:29 PM
guido :)

emotion
03-23-2013, 09:38 PM
A US fast clay court tournament has a stronish first few entries!

Not very deep though

From Verdasco (24) to Lorenzi (57)

Mae
03-25-2013, 06:24 AM
I had thought that this tournament was going to end?

supertom
03-25-2013, 06:31 AM
strong field btw, much better than Houston has had in previous years... hopefully bodes well for a profitable tourney.

Strong list if you look at the ranking..
Weak list if you look at the level of the players..

I think you can take all the players in the category "has a high ranking but plays bad" and you have the Houston EL :lol:

igorpetrov
04-01-2013, 01:34 AM
Draw until it be reasonable for an ATP 250.

Look in Tommy HAAS

Mark Lenders
04-01-2013, 02:21 AM
NID that Monaco would turn up here to try and feast on a weak field :zzz:

lalaland
04-01-2013, 08:18 PM
NID that Monaco would turn up here to try and feast on a weak field :zzz:

So does Almagro and Haas, who are in front of Monaco in the ranking.
And don't go into the Casablanca thread, or you'll be more appalled to find that Wawrinka getting a WC into a field that has 1 Top 30 players. Then again, you won't bcos Wawrinka is not really on your agenda.

jcempire
04-02-2013, 01:23 PM
Wild card to Jack Sock:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/02/9/Houston-Hewitt-Haas-Blake-Added-To-Field.aspx

Please don't give this guy another WC. Let him to make it by himself

Mark Lenders
04-02-2013, 06:06 PM
So does Almagro and Haas, who are in front of Monaco in the ranking.
And don't go into the Casablanca thread, or you'll be more appalled to find that Wawrinka getting a WC into a field that has 1 Top 30 players. Then again, you won't bcos Wawrinka is not really on your agenda.

Haas is a US citizen so he's basically playing a home event.

And how do you know Wawrinka asked for a wild card and wasn't simply offered one?

Monaco, on the other hand, is playing DC in Argentina this weekend and Monte Carlo the week after, playing Houston in between has only one explanation. I'll give you a clue: it starts with a v and it has wings.

Matt01
04-02-2013, 07:29 PM
Monaco, on the other hand, is playing DC in Argentina this weekend and Monte Carlo the week after, playing Houston in between has only one explanation. I'll give you a clue: it starts with a v and it has wings.


:bs:

He always lost in the 1st round this year and therefore barely played any matches. If his injury is healed, he needs to enter tournaments to play as many matches as possible.

lalaland
04-02-2013, 09:10 PM
Haas is a US citizen so he's basically playing a home event.

So your definition of vulture isn't about a player entering a weaker-than-his-ranking field then? it's a player entering a weaker-than-his-ranking "non-home-event" field. Got it.


And how do you know Wawrinka asked for a wild card and wasn't simply offered one?
I don't know, so I didn't say he asked for one. Reason I didn't say is because I did not think whether he asked for one or was forced to accept one (probably with money pointed to his head) is of any importance. The fact of the matter is that he is now in a event that has a significantly weak field, which I did not have problem with, and apparently so didn't you because your definition of vulture is a player entering a weaker-than-his-ranking field who has a surname of Monaco or Ferrer. Otherwise, I don't see you go around here criticizing Wawrinka, what gives? Is it only players who entered Houston who's not Americans (or Spanish since I don't see you criticizing Almagro either) are worthy of being called the word you hinted that started with a v? Casablanca is obviously no Houston.


Monaco, on the other hand, is playing DC in Argentina this weekend and Monte Carlo the week after, playing Houston in between has only one explanation. I'll give you a clue: it starts with a v and it has wings.
Lucky that Almagro, Haas, Wawrinka's respective country teams are all out of DC, otherwise, they will be in the same boat as Monaco. We don't want that, oh no, we don't.

Mark Lenders
04-03-2013, 12:50 AM
So your definition of vulture isn't about a player entering a weaker-than-his-ranking field then? it's a player entering a weaker-than-his-ranking "non-home-event" field. Got it.


I don't know, so I didn't say he asked for one. Reason I didn't say is because I did not think whether he asked for one or was forced to accept one (probably with money pointed to his head) is of any importance. The fact of the matter is that he is now in a event that has a significantly weak field, which I did not have problem with, and apparently so didn't you because your definition of vulture is a player entering a weaker-than-his-ranking field who has a surname of Monaco or Ferrer. Otherwise, I don't see you go around here criticizing Wawrinka, what gives? Is it only players who entered Houston who's not Americans (or Spanish since I don't see you criticizing Almagro either) are worthy of being called the word you hinted that started with a v? Casablanca is obviously no Houston.


Lucky that Almagro, Haas, Wawrinka's respective country teams are all out of DC, otherwise, they will be in the same boat as Monaco. We don't want that, oh no, we don't.

No. Being a home event, there's a reason to be playing there, it's no surprise that most players prefer home events. Besides, you can't be a vulture because of one tournament, it's something that requires consistently picking weak events. Haas actually went through Berdych, Kohli and Federer to win a 250 last year, he definitely doesn't have the habit of picking weak events.

Again, point me out other instances where Wawrinka played an event with such a depleted field. I picked up on Monaco, not because of this particular tournament alone, but because he often does it.

Chase Visa
04-03-2013, 02:00 AM
No. Being a home event, there's a reason to be playing there, it's no surprise that most players prefer home events. Besides, you can't be a vulture because of one tournament, it's something that requires consistently picking weak events. Haas actually went through Berdych, Kohli and Federer to win a 250 last year, he definitely doesn't have the habit of picking weak events.

Again, point me out other instances where Wawrinka played an event with such a depleted field. I picked up on Monaco, not because of this particular tournament alone, but because he often does it.

In 2010 he played a Challenger. Yeah.

lalaland
04-03-2013, 03:37 AM
Again, point me out other instances where Wawrinka played an event with such a depleted field.

You're right, such a depleted field is hard to find on the ATP level. Thanks Chase Visa for finding one in Challenger.

Nathaliia
04-03-2013, 09:47 AM
wawa is a casablanca veteran
even managed to get bageled by klizan en route the championship
http://stevegtennis.com/results/2010/a-casablanca.txt

almost a home event for him

lalaland
04-03-2013, 05:22 PM
I have nothing against Stan, I like the guy, just want to be clear about that. So regretfully that I dragged him into this conversation which is not at all about him. It's a stupid notion to suggest that any players playing a ATP250 is vulturing. Then again, we know it's not about that either, it's just about personal bias ruining every conversation. MTF is so frustrating these days *sigh*.

Mark Lenders
04-04-2013, 12:40 AM
You're right, such a depleted field is hard to find on the ATP level. Thanks Chase Visa for finding one in Challenger.

So all you can find is a home event he played to promote Swiss tennis three years ago, really? That surely indicates consistent vulturng :rolleyes:

willoughby
04-04-2013, 01:18 AM
PS : it's useless talking to a donkey, the ignore-list is an useful instrument.

This. But sadly we can still read that guy's BS when some other users quote him. I was out of these forums for months and now I see this guy is still here polluting the board with his pathetic vulturing idiocy :facepalm:

CooCooCachoo
04-04-2013, 05:57 PM
Stan won Lugano challenger in 2009 and 2010 (and actually Stan was the top-player out of top-4 who was used to playing the lightest schedule, he has decided to play more this year).

PS : it's useless talking to a donkey, the ignore-list is an useful instrument.

The ignore list is not as useful an instrument as just ignoring posters by practicing self-restraint :cool:

Nathaliia
04-05-2013, 11:40 AM
I have nothing against Stan, I like the guy, just want to be clear about that. So regretfully that I dragged him into this conversation which is not at all about him. It's a stupid notion to suggest that any players playing a ATP250 is vulturing. Then again, we know it's not about that either, it's just about personal bias ruining every conversation. MTF is so frustrating these days *sigh*.
the funniest is when none of these known guys shows up it's "weak event" and "challenger" but if someone plays it, then despite the tournament gets some legacy now, he's becoming "vulture"

talking to the horse here

Mark Lenders
04-05-2013, 06:33 PM
the funniest is when none of these known guys shows up it's "weak event" and "challenger" but if someone plays it, then despite the tournament gets some legacy now, he's becoming "vulture"

talking to the horse here

Are you implying that Monaco is 'someone' ie a big name? His presence only diminishes the event.

aleunforcederror
04-06-2013, 05:41 PM
Good luck here to Haas, Hewitt, Blake and Monfils.