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First Players Rosmalen Announced [Coría, Nadal, Dementieva, Molik and more]

CooCooCachoo
04-11-2005, 01:17 PM
Today the first names for the Ordina Open in Rosmalen / 's-Hertogenbosch have been announced. I will translate the article from the website:




Coria, Haas, Nadal, Schalken, Dementieva, Molik, Pierce en Krajicek naar Rosmalen[11 april 2005]Het internationale grastennistoernooi, de Ordina Open, presenteert dit jaar een aantrekkelijk spelersveld dat bestaat uit gerenommeerde top 10 spelers gecombineerd met aanstormende talenten. http://www.ordina-open.nl/images/pix.gifhttp://www.ordina-open.nl/privatedata/PicUpload/8/news/3145/pic_1.jpg (javascript:W_PopWindow('p_photo.asp?photo=%2Fpriv atedata%2FPicUpload%2F8%2Fnews%2F3145%2Fpic%5F1%2E jpg');)

Bij de dames voeren de top 10 speelsters Elena Dementieva en Alicia Molik de deelnemerslijst aan. Tezamen met titelverdedigster Mary Pierce en de Russische Nadia Petrova zullen zij strijden om de titel. De talentvolle Argentijnse Gisella Dulko en onze landgenote Michaëlla Krajicek completeren de voorlopige startlijst. Bij de mannen wordt de lijst Het internationale grastennistoernooi, de Ordina Open, presenteert dit jaar een aantrekkelijk spelersveld dat bestaat uit gerenommeerde top 10 spelers gecombineerd met aanstormende talenten aangevoerd door de finalist van afgelopen jaar Giullermo Coria. De Argentijnse top 10 speler verkeert in goed gezelschap van het in topvorm verkerende talent Rafael Nadal en de talentvolle Kroaat Mario Ancic. De Duitser Tommy Haas, bezig aan een indrukwekkende comeback, zal ook van de partij zijn evenals de sympathieke Tommy Robredo. De Nederlandse inbreng komt van Ordina- ambassadeur Sjeng Schalken en Raemon Sluiter.Tijdens de komende editie zal er gespeeld worden op vier gerenoveerde grasbanen die voorzien zijn van een klei-ondergrond. Na de aanleg van een testbaan in 2004 is besloten om zowel Centre Court als baan 1 en 2 te voorzien van dezelfde ondergrond als de banen in Wimbledon waardoor de spelers zich in Rosmalen nog beter kunnen voorbereiden op de belangrijkste Grand Slam van het jaar. Op zondag 12 juni wordt naast de kwalificatiewedstrijden ook een charity-evenement georganiseerd. In een mini-toernooi vormen tennisspelers koppels met bekende Nederlanders en spelen tegen elkaar. Uiteraard zijn de Nederlandse spelers van de partij en een paar buitenlandse toppers. Na dit mini-toernooi sluiten we de middag af met een Wimbledon Revanche. Twee toppers (waarvan Richard Krajicek er één is) die ooit in een Wimbledon finale hebben gestaan ontmoeten elkaar op de grasbanen van Rosmalen om hun eer te verdedigen. De opbrengst komt ten goede van Right to Play, de organisatie opgericht door voormalig schaatskampioen Johann Olav Koss.Kaarten voor de Ordina Open zijn te verkrijgen via de verkoopkanalen van Ticketservice: grote postkantoren, GWK stationskantoren, diverse VVV kantoren, de reserveringslijn 0900 – 3001250 en via www.ordina-open.nl (http://www.ordina-open.nl/). Voor meer informatie kunt u contact opnemen met Toernooidirecteur Marcel Hunze via telefoonnummer 043 – 3672424.


[11 april 2005] Coria, Haas, Nadal, Schalken, Dementieva, Molik, Pierce and Krajicek come to Rosmalen. The international grass tournament, the Ordina open, presents an attractive list of players, comprising of renowned top 10 players combined with rising talents, this year.

Top 10 players Elena Dementieva and Alicia Molik head the commitment list for the women. Together with defending champion Mary Pierce and Russian Nadia Petrova, they will battle for the title. The talented Argentine Gisela Dulko and our compatriot Michaëlla Krajicek complete the current starting list.

[Now the article makes no sense, cause they mixed a few sentences, but I will type what they mean]

For the men, the list is headed by last year's finalist Guillermo Coría. The Argentine Top 10 player has good company in red-hot talent Rafael Nadal and the talented Croat Mario Ancic. German Tommy Haas, who is having an incredible comeback, will also be present as well as sympathetic Tommy Robredo [:woohoo:]. The Dutch presence comes from Ordina-ambassador Sjeng Schalken and Raemon Sluiter. During the next edition play will be on four renovated grass courts that have a clay surface beneath. After the construction of a test court in 2004, it has been decided to give both Centre Court as well as Court 1 and 2 the exact same surface as the courts of Wimbledon, which enables the players even better to prepare themselves for the most important Grand Slam of the year.


On Sunday, June 12th, there will be a charity event, next to the qualifying matches (only ATP). In a mini tournament tennis players form couples with Dutch celebrities and will play against each other. The Dutch players will of course be present as well as a few foreign top players. After this mini tournament the afternoon will be concluded with a Wimbledon Revanche. Two top players, one of which is Richard Krajicek, who were once in a Wimbledon final, will meet each other on the grass courts of Rosmalen to defend their honour. The revenues will go to Right to Play, the organisation founded by former speed skating champion Johann Olav Koss.

Nymeria
04-11-2005, 01:21 PM
Coria... so I will have to find some time to go! thnx for the article Tijn :hug:

Kristen
04-11-2005, 01:22 PM
Ooh Raemon!:drool: Now... the wait for the qualifiers! :lol:

CooCooCachoo
04-11-2005, 01:26 PM
Coria... so I will have to find some time to go! thnx for the article Tijn :hug:

NP Yvo ;)

Not happy with these names :lol: I don't like Haas, Nadal or Molik. Oh well. Have to stalk them for an autograph the one day that I probably will go :p

CooCooCachoo
04-11-2005, 01:28 PM
Ooh Raemon!:drool: Now... the wait for the qualifiers! :lol:

Since it's during Wimbledon qualifying, players in qualies will be ranked low. My prediction is Jean-Claude might try again after his success last year. Maybe Yves Allegro again and Michael Kohlmann. And who knows, Mariusz Fyrstenberg? And Kirill Ivanov-Smolensky :lol:

gravity
04-11-2005, 02:21 PM
NP Yvo ;)

Not happy with these names :lol: I don't like Haas, Nadal or Molik. Oh well. Have to stalk them for an autograph the one day that I probably will go :p

Have you ever seen Rafa live before? ;) I was lucky to see him at the Aussie Open this year. He was awesome in that match against Hewitt and he instantly became one of my favorite players.

Nymeria
04-11-2005, 02:42 PM
NP Yvo ;)

Not happy with these names :lol: I don't like Haas, Nadal or Molik. Oh well. Have to stalk them for an autograph the one day that I probably will go :p

I do like Haas :) I do not like Nadal, but I wouldn't mind to stalk him for an autograph :p

I have to see if I can go one day, otherwise it'll just be qualies I think

CooCooCachoo
04-11-2005, 03:08 PM
Have you ever seen Rafa live before? ;) I was lucky to see him at the Aussie Open this year. He was awesome in that match against Hewitt and he instantly became one of my favorite players.

Ah, but this is grass. And never have seen him live, but I don't really like his game :shrug:

CooCooCachoo
04-11-2005, 03:08 PM
I do like Haas :) I do not like Nadal, but I wouldn't mind to stalk him for an autograph :p

I have to see if I can go one day, otherwise it'll just be qualies I think

I'll be working on Saturday. Slight chance I can make it on Sunday of qualies.

CooCooCachoo
04-11-2005, 03:10 PM
I bet they will have a special price for the Sunday of qualies anyway, with there fancy event :rolleyes:

joeb_uk
04-11-2005, 03:59 PM
damn rosmalen :D! i wanted to see molik again at eastbourne :( i wonder how long it will be before eastbourne names a few players!

rocketrajic
04-11-2005, 04:12 PM
Mario Ancic will win this year if Federer doesn't play :p


This will be his 2nd ATP tournmanent win (Queen's 2005 will be the first) ;)

joeb_uk
04-11-2005, 04:18 PM
NP Yvo ;)

Not happy with these names :lol: I don't like Haas, Nadal or Molik. Oh well. Have to stalk them for an autograph the one day that I probably will go :p
hehe! would do a trade for molik :P but haas and nadal i agree, i wouldnt choose the jerk or ugly boy if i had the chance

Pancakesong
04-11-2005, 08:44 PM
I have to go because Guille, Rafa and Mario are coming.. but I have no idea when.. can't make it sunday:sad:

CooCooCachoo
04-11-2005, 08:45 PM
hehe! would do a trade for molik :P but haas and nadal i agree, i wouldnt choose the jerk or ugly boy if i had the chance

:lol: I'll take many of Eastbourne's players, too :p Kostanic or the likes.

CooCooCachoo
04-11-2005, 08:45 PM
By the way, Ivan Ljubicic and Thomas Johansson play Nottingham.

joeb_uk
04-11-2005, 09:01 PM
:lol: I'll take many of Eastbourne's players, too :p Kostanic or the likes.
hehe i wouldnt mind dulko or petrova too ;) i just checked eastbournes site and none listed yet! out of the top 10, im only interested in sveta or mauresmo (both havent committed to rosmalen, i thought mauresmo may). Also would be nice to see sprem come and lose in the first round as usual!

joeb_uk
04-11-2005, 09:03 PM
For some reason, i have a bad feeling about the entry list for eastbourne :( but i dont go to tournaments for specific players anyway! just to watch the tennis

CooCooCachoo
04-12-2005, 08:23 AM
hehe i wouldnt mind dulko or petrova too ;) i just checked eastbournes site and none listed yet! out of the top 10, im only interested in sveta or mauresmo (both havent committed to rosmalen, i thought mauresmo may). Also would be nice to see sprem come and lose in the first round as usual!

You get Mauresmo and Clijsters, cause they are forced to play Eastbourne. Stupid WTA rules. I really don't understand them.

And Kuznetsova would probably come.

I hope Kostanic comes to Rosmalen again though :D

CooCooCachoo
04-12-2005, 08:23 AM
For some reason, i have a bad feeling about the entry list for eastbourne :( but i dont go to tournaments for specific players anyway! just to watch the tennis

Well, I care much less if I don't get to see players I like. Fortunately I already get Tommy and Dementieva.

Daniel
04-12-2005, 09:22 AM
Elena :bigclap:

Becarina
04-12-2005, 09:27 AM
Molik. If I were to do a girl, she would be it ;)

Nacho
04-12-2005, 09:40 AM
This is for sure one of Tommy's fave tourneys :)

SuperFurryAnimal
04-12-2005, 11:08 AM
Is Rainer coming as well?

CooCooCachoo
04-12-2005, 11:40 AM
Is Rainer coming as well?

Time will tell :p

Patience, Patricia :p

joeb_uk
04-12-2005, 11:43 AM
Molik. If I were to do a girl, she would be it ;)
No need for that!

joeb_uk
04-12-2005, 11:44 AM
You get Mauresmo and Clijsters, cause they are forced to play Eastbourne. Stupid WTA rules. I really don't understand them.

And Kuznetsova would probably come.

I hope Kostanic comes to Rosmalen again though :D
yeah that happened last year, but you say they are forced (i thought it was a top 5 player or something) so it may not be them? although the other players would never play there anyay

CooCooCachoo
04-12-2005, 11:49 AM
This is for sure one of Tommy's fave tourneys :)

And the tournament loves Tommy too :p :dance:

He has always had good results there, so it's understandable he comes back. Though last year, he didn't particularly play well. He played very very poor tennis one round (Burgsmüller), then great tennis the other (Cañas). And that was the case in his other matches too.

CooCooCachoo
04-12-2005, 11:52 AM
yeah that happened last year, but you say they are forced (i thought it was a top 5 player or something) so it may not be them? although the other players would never play there anyay

I don't know how Dementieva can play Rosmalen anyway.. But she can. Mauresmo is again forced to play Eastbourne though.

joeb_uk
04-12-2005, 11:54 AM
I don't know how Dementieva can play Rosmalen anyway.. But she can. Mauresmo is again forced to play Eastbourne though.
Oh great, its mauresmo for sure?

CooCooCachoo
04-12-2005, 12:01 PM
Oh great, its mauresmo for sure?

I think so...