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Danai Udomchoke : Pik

jirobkk
06-23-2005, 08:38 PM
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UDOMCHOKE Danai.......(PIK)
Residence : Bangkok, Thailand
Date of Birth : 11 August 1981
Birthplace : Bangkok, Thailand
Height : 173 cm
Weight : 62 kg
Plays : Right-handed
Status : Turned Pro. 1997

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jirobkk
06-23-2005, 08:42 PM
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Danai through to Wimbledon second round

WIMBLEDON, England June 21, 2005

World No. 161 and qualifier Danai Udomchoke of Thailand had a sensational week at All England, reaching the second round of the grass Grand Slam for the first time of his career after defeating veteran Stefan Koubek of Austria in Wimbledon, London. The yesterday match was suspended due to darkness with both players took two sets each and 3-3 in the 5th set. When play resumed today, the Thai No. 2 took the upper hand in marathon match, breaking Koubek's serve in the final game to win the match in five gruelling set 5-7, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 8-6 earlier today. Danai now plays 10th seed Mario Ancic of Croatia in second round.

" I was playing my left thigh injury. It happened when I was down 4 - 5 first set and I called the trainer three times in second set. I fought hard because I really want to win Grand Slam first round. " said the Thai 24-year-old who has made Wimbledon main draw for the first time ( His debut in Grand Slam main draw came in the US Open 2004 ).

Q1
UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA d. GICQUEL, Marc FRA 6-2,6-1
Q2
UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA d. 24- MERTINAK, Michal SVK 6-3,6-1
Final Q
UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA d. PRPIC, Filip SWE 7-5,6-4,6-1

R1
UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA d. KOUBEK Stefan(AUT) 5-7,6-4,4-6,6-3,8-6 (notworthy)

Well done Pik, good luck against Ancic in 2nd round.

jirobkk
06-23-2005, 08:43 PM
BIG BREAK FOR DANAI
Published on June 18, 2005

Thai No 2 makes it to main draw

Danai Udomchoke became the second Thai man to have his name inscribed in the Wimbledon main draw after fighting off a bout of nerves to beat Swiss Filipp Prpic 7-5 6-4 6-1 in the rain-delayed final qualifying round on Thursday.

The world No 161 had to summon all his courage to put behind him last year’s nightmare when he lost to Belgian Christopher Rochus in five close sets, to beat the 271st-ranked Prpic in a match that was several hours behind schedule because of rain.

“I was nervous at the beginning because I wanted to win and qualify for the main draw so much. I could not stop thinking about that loss. That’s why the first two sets were close even though I knew I was the better player,’’ said Danai, who squandered a series of opportunities to Rochus in the final qualifying last year.

The 24-year-old has now registered as only the second Thai player in the Open Era to make the men’s singles main draw at All England after Paradorn Srichaphan in 1999. But his debut in a major main draw came in the US Open last year.

“I’m so happy but not as much as I was at the US Open. But Wimbledon is a great tournament and I feel proud,’’ said Danai who was greatly boosted by the presence of his mother, sister and niece. For the first time he was supported by all of them, especially his mother, in a major. “Their company helped me a lot. Normally my family does not come with me on tour,’’ said Danai whose breakthrough at Wimbledon could also be attributed to Czech coach Jan Storces. Danai and his close friend Lu Yen-hsun have shared the US$2,000 cost of hiring Storces over the past two weeks. And both players successfully made it through to the main draw.

“He played a key role in helping me reach the main draw. We also worked together when I qualified for the US Open,’’ said Danai, whose next challenge is to move beyond the first round in a slam. He lost to Tommy Robredo of Spain at Flushing Meadows last year.

Austria’s Stefan Koubek will be his first round opponent in the main draw. No matter who comes his way, “It will be tough whomever I have to meet in the main draw. I feel more comfortable on grass now and I’m gaining more and more confidence with each match I play.”

Danai looked rusty when he started his match against Prpic. He lost his early service game to fall 0-2 behind but fought back to surge ahead at 6-5 in the first set. The Thai created a crucial break to go ahead 5-4 in the second and held his serve for a 2-0 set lead. Danai took a full charge in the final set and allowed his opponent only one game.

jirobkk
06-23-2005, 08:44 PM
WIMBLEDON: DYNAMIC DANAI
Published on June 22, 2005

Thai tennis fans have someone else to root for at this year’s Wimble-don after Danai Udom-choke came back from the threshold of defeat to beat Austrian Stefan Koubek in his first round match which had been postponed from Monday because of bad light.

After the match was stalled at

3-3 in the final set on the first day due to bad light, the two renewed their rivalry on court nine yesterday and the Thai fought back after trailing at 5-6 and 30-30 – two points from making an exit – to win the marathon encounter 5-7 6-4 4-6

6-3 8-6.

Danai’s victory was some consolation for local tennis fans after compatriot and local No 1 Paradorn Srichaphan was outperformed by Marat Safin of Russia on Monday. For the first time in his life, the young man who has had to live in Para-dorn’s shadow grabbed the spotlight.

It was his first win in a Grand Slam match after qualifying for the 2004 US Open, only to lose to Tommy Robredo of Spain in round one.

Battling his way through the qualifying rounds at Wimbledon, Danai also had to overcome an injury to his left leg which he sustained in the first set on Monday. “I felt pain when I finished the first set,” Danai told The Nation yesterday minutes before resuming his match.

“I just tried to play and hit every ball and they went in. I felt pain when I served and returned. Sometimes, I just let the ball pass my face,” added the 161st-ranked Danai, who went to bed on Monday night worried that he may be unable to play the next day.

“Last night I felt a lot of pain. I thought I would not be able to play today. But today I felt a bit better, even thought there was still some pain,” said the 23-year-old, who picked up a tennis racquet in a bid to cure the asthma which almost took his life as a child.

With the injury hampering his movement on Monday, Danai thought his match against Koubeck, ranked No 78 in the world, would be over in the fifth set. Luckily, the chair umpire suspended play due to bad light.

“I felt pain and he was getting tired. So I think it’s good for both of us,” said Danai, who has a big hurdle waiting in round two today.

He will face the 10th-seeded Mario Ancic of Croatia, who won his first career title in a Wimbledon warm-up in the Netherlands on Sunday. The world No 17, a semi-finalist last year, is a grass court specialist and beat German Tobias Summerer in straight sets 6-3 7-5 6-1 in his first round match.

“At this point, I have nothing to lose,” said Danai.

The Thai saved a few set points in the 10th game, but could not escape two games later when he lost his serve and allowed Koubek to take the opening set 7-5. He made one break in the second set which was enough for a 6-4 win and to level the match at 1-1.

A crucial break in the 10th game gave Koubek the third set at 6-4 and a 2-1 set lead over Danai. But the Thai never gave up, levelling the match by taking the fourth set 6-3 to force the decider.

Despite having an early break and building a 2-0 lead, Danai could not hold on to his advantage. With the score at 3-3 in the decider, play was suspended as dusk approached.

When play resumed yesterday, Danai lost his serve at the start, but broke right back to level at 4-4. Danai was then ahead at 5-4, but lost the next two games and the left-handed Koubek was serving for the match at 6-5.

But the tough little Thai hung in there to break his rival and get back in the match at 6-6. And after Danai saved several break points in the long seventh game which he finally held, it seemed the challenge from Koubek was over. Danai converted his first match point opportunity to wrap up the fifth set 8-6.

Yesterday’s results:

Men’s singles first round: Guillermo Coria (ARG x15) b Tomas Behrend (GER) 6-1 6-2 6-2 ; Jiri Novak (CZE x28) b Peter Wessels (NED) 7-6 (7/4) 6-3 6-4; Andrew Murray (GBR) b George Bastl (SUI) 6-4 6-2 6-2; Andy Roddick (USA x2) b Jiri Vanek (CZE) 6-1 7-6 (7/4) 6-2; Alex Calatrava (ESP) b Tuomas Ketola (FIN) 6-4 7-6 (7/4) 6-4; Danai Udomchoke (THA) b Stefan Koubek (AUT) 5-7 6-4 4-6 6-3 8-6; Jurgen Melzer (AUT) b Ivan Ljubicic (CRO x20) 6-4 6-4 6-4.

Women’s singles first round: Cho Yoon Jeong (KOR) b Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) 6-3 6-3; Kveta Peschke (CZE) b Dally Randriantefy (MAD) 7-5 6-1 ; Shahar Peer (ISR) b Meilen Tu (USA) 6-3 6-3; Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) b Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP x31) 6-3 6-3; Vera Zvonereva (RUS x11) b Marlene Weingartner (GER) 2-6 6-4 6-0; Maria Sharapova (RUS x2) b Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP) 6-2 6-2; Daniela Hantuchova (SVK x20) b Evgenia Linetskaya (RUS) 3-6 6-2 6-2.

Lerpong Amsa-ngiam
The Nation

jirobkk
06-23-2005, 08:44 PM
WIMBLEDON: Danai down
Published on June 24, 2005

But Thai’s star shines a little brighter. When Danai Udomchoke arrives home on Saturday morning he will no longer be known as the tennis player who lives in the shadow of Paradorn Srichaphan and Tamarine Tanasugarn.

Despite his second round loss to big-serving Croat Mario Ancic on Wednesday night, the unheralded Danai captured the hearts of the fans and huge attention from the media after he pipped Stefan Koubeck of Austria in round one.

For more than two hours, he fought off a right leg injury to display impressive tennis to take a set from the 10th-seeded Ancic before losing in 7-6 (6-8) 3-6 6-3 6-3.

Danai, ranked just 161 in the world, became only the second Thai man in history after Paradorn to qualify for the main draw at All England in the open era. And when he progressed to the second round while Paradorn did not, the world realised a new tennis prodigy from Thailand had arrived on the scene.

At the moment, the 24-year-old Danai is overshadowing his more illustrious countryman and has been on the front pages of many newspapers. He said was prepared for a media onslaught, similar to what Paradorn experienced during his peak in 2002.

“I think I just have to be ready for that. I think I will have some rest to heal my leg for awhile, so there should not be any problem,’’ Danai told The Nation yesterday.

But no matter how big the reception waiting for him at home, Danai said he would maintain his ordinary and simple lifestyle even though more people will recognise him on the street.

“I will still be the same person. But I guess I might get more attention from people wherever I go,’’ said Danai whose confidence is sky high after matching it with Ancic, a semi-finalist at Wimbledon last year.

“Now I feel that I can play everybody. I might try to skip the challenge level and play more ATP events now,’’ said Danai who yesterday had his right leg scanned.

It was this injury that took the edge off his game against Ancic, who claimed a title on grass in the Netherlands less than a week ago. The Thai had set point against the Croat at 6-5 in the tie-break but lost after a double fault.

“If I feel sorry [in any way], it would be for giving him that first set. I could have shaken his confidence should I have taken that set,’’ the Thai said.

“I played very well even though my leg hurts. I could have played even better if I’d had no injury.” Danai sustained the injury during his match with Koubeck on Monday.

Danai applied superb returns and passing shots to break Ancic’s service game and win the 35-minute second set 6-3. But his injury was aggravated in the third set and before long he was trailing the towering Croat 0-5.

Danai called for a trainer and won three straight games before surrendering the set 3-6. The Thai was down an early break in the final set and had a chance to break back at 3-4. Ancic never made things easy for Danai, firing explosive serves and charging the net to dominate the rest of the match.

Danai will cancel his tour of Spain in order to rest at home. His next tournament will be the Davis Cup tie against Japan in Osaka next month.

Lerpong Amsa-ngiam
The Nation

jirobkk
06-23-2005, 08:45 PM
Brave effort by Danai
Bangkok Post

Wimbledon _ Thailand number two Danai Udomchoke put up a gallant fight against 10th seeded Croatian giant Mario Ancic before succumbing in four sets at Wimbledon late Wednesday night.

The Croatian, who famously knocked out British hero Tim Henman in the quarter-finals last year, survived a second set scare before triumphing 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in just under three hours.

It was a brave effort by Danai who had battled through a long five-setter to reach the second round and appeared to run out of steam in the later stages against Ancic.

Hundreds of fans decked out in Croat national football shirts and flags had squeezed into Court 14. They braved the scorching sun to cheer their most famous tennis player since 2001 champion Goran Ivanisevic. And they weren't disappointed.

Despite wavering concentration mid-way through the second-round match, the 21-year-old Croat hammered immaculate serves and volleys that would have made Goran proud.

Danai, who at 5ft 8in stood almost a foot shorter than his opponent, played his part in a thoroughly enjoyable game. Maybe, just maybe, if the Thai had taken one of the three break points on the Ancic serve in the first set the story could have been different.

Instead after 12 consecutive breakless service games, a tiebreak finally had to separate the pair. Both players then had opportunities to take the first set but the Thai player served a disastrous double fault and handed Ancic the advantage.

Still Danai was not prepared to let his head drop.

Cheered on by his Thai fans, he came back strong and broke Ancic with fine forehands. Danai maintained his good form and claimed the second set in 32 minutes.

In the next set Ancic raised his game at the right moment. He exploited Danai's weakness with finesse and raced to a 5-0 lead. The Thai player managed to peg the score back to 5-3 but Ancic took the set with an exquisite volley.

Ancic, who is very much the image of his hero Ivanisevic with his massive serve and gangly body, was then in the mood to finish off the match. He efficiently closed the fourth set 6-4 with his 19th ace of the match.

jirobkk
06-25-2005, 04:54 AM
Danai's CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

ATP SINGLE TITLE - 0
ATP DOUBLE TITLE - 0
CHALLENGERS SINGLE TITLE - 3
http://www.jirobkk.com/images/blue.gif 2003 - $25K Dharwad, IND
http://www.jirobkk.com/images/blue.gif 2005 - $50K Busan, KOR
http://www.jirobkk.com/images/blue.gif 2005 - $50K Granby, CAN
CHALLENGERS DOUBLE TITLE - 2
http://www.jirobkk.com/images/blue.gif 2002 Yokohama/w. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)
http://www.jirobkk.com/images/blue.gif 2003 Granby/w. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)
FUTURES SINGLE TITLE - 3
http://www.jirobkk.com/images/blue.gif 1999 - Thailand F2
http://www.jirobkk.com/images/blue.gif 2000 - Indonesia F3, Philippines F2
FUTURES DOUBLE TITLE - 3
http://www.jirobkk.com/images/blue.gif 2000 - Philippines F2/w. Donavan September(RSA )
http://www.jirobkk.com/images/blue.gif 2001 - Korea F2/w. Lee Radovanovich(NZL )
http://www.jirobkk.com/images/blue.gif 2002 - China F/w. Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE)

jirobkk
06-25-2005, 05:06 AM
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Danai and his close friend Lu Yen-hsun won 2002 $25K Yokohama double title.
(Danai and Lu are closed friend. They are playing double together and they shared the US$2,000 cost of hiring part-time coach Jan Storces over the past two weeks in Wimbledon 2005. And both successfully made it through to the main draw and reached second round.)

jirobkk
06-25-2005, 05:08 AM
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Danai won 2005 $50K Busan Open single title :worship:

jirobkk
06-25-2005, 06:30 AM
Well come back to Thailand, Danai just back to bangkok this morning. He is invited to meet his sponsor ( Boonrod Brewery ) on Wednesday, talking about hiring permanent coach.

Now Danai does not have permanent coach, he and closed friend, Yen-Hsun Lu shared the money of hiring part-time coach ( Rainer's coach ). Both also shared the US$2,000 cost of hiring part-time coach Jan Storces in Wimbledon 2005.

Glad to know Danai will have permanent coach form now.

C'mon Pik.

jirobkk
07-05-2005, 02:14 AM
Danai and Paradorn move up



Published on July 05, 2005

[TENNIS] Thai No 2 Danai Udomchoke has rocketed 24 places to 137th in the ATP rankings with local No 1 Paradorn Srichaphan climbing two places to 43rd, while Thailand’s leading women’s player, Tamarine Tanasugarn, dropped 13 places to 82nd in the WTA rankings.

After battling his way through qualifying, then making it to Wimbledon’s second round, Danai has jumped to 137th from 161st with 310 points, which is the highest ranking in his career.

Meanwhile, compatriot Paradorn Srichaphan, who crashed out in the first round at Wimbledon, has climbed to 43rd from 45th with 800 points.

Thai women’s No 1 Tamarine, who was knocked out in the second round, has dropped to 82nd from 69th with 426.25 points because she could not defend the points she earned by making the fourth round at Wimbledon last year. It is her worst ranking in the past three years.

Danai said he might not represent Thailand at the SEA Games in the Philippines in December, where he is the two-time defending champion.

“There is a challenger tournament in South Africa during the SEA Games. My highest goal is to be ranked in the world’s top 100. So I want to concentrate on the world rankings more than the SEA Games,” he said. “For my training, I still hire Czech coach Jan Stroces at a salary of Bt40,000 per week. I picked him because he knew what my problems were and he also gave me psychological advice that boosted my confidence in every matched I played,” added Danai.

TauRuZ
07-11-2005, 01:58 PM
Enjoy second half of the year Danai Udomchoke

you can go to many more ATP Tour with financial support from sponsor

press your gas pedal Danaiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

jirobkk
08-01-2005, 05:37 AM
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Danai takes home the title

GRANBY, Canada July 31, 2005
World No. 142 and fourth seed Danai Udomchoke (http://www.jirobkk.com/player_profile_pik.htm) successfully captured his third ATP challenger titles in $US50,000 Natrel's Challenger of Granby in Canada on Sunday.


The Thai 24 year-old from Bangkok who has reached 2005 Wimbledon second round, continued his impressive form to defeat second seed Gregory Carraz of France in three gruelling sets 7-6(6), 2-6, 7-6(2) in the final. " It's very tough match. He (Carraz) still played very well even he is 30-year-old. He is a tall man and having a big serve. I had so many chances to break him but he saved with his big serve even he was down 0 - 40. I'm lucky to return serve well in the tie break. I'm happy because I played very good tennis this week. " said Danai who awarded $US7,200 and 60 ATP entry points.

This is Danai's third ATP challenger titles. The first title came at $US25,000 Dharwad, India in 2003 and won the second at $US50,000 Busan Open 2005 in Korea.


Well done PIK, next reach top 100. :worship:

chewy
08-24-2005, 10:19 PM
Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd
Danai also thru to 2nd rd in straight sets 6-4 6-4 def Tomas Tenconi

;) lets hope all 3 of these young asian players get in d main draw!

jirobkk
08-25-2005, 03:25 PM
Men's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd
Danai also thru to 2nd rd in straight sets 6-4 6-4 def Tomas Tenconi

;) lets hope all 3 of these young asian players get in d main draw!

Well done Pik. :D

C'mon Lu and Wang :wavey:

chewy
08-26-2005, 07:10 AM
Pik's thru to d final qualie rd!!
downing Dennis van Scheppingen NED 7-5 7-6(4), a close one, but in straight sets :bigclap:


nxt match...
Danai Udomchoke (THA)[21] vs. Arnaud Clement (FRA)[3]

its gonna be tough!! Go Danai!!

TauRuZ
08-26-2005, 01:47 PM
upset Clemant Pik!

then go further than last year.

chewy
08-27-2005, 09:35 AM
bad news for piks fans...

Men's Qual Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Arnaud Clement (FRA)[3]def Danai Udomchoke (THA)[21] 0-6 7-5 7-6(4)

even tho he lost, i hav new respect for Dania's fighting spirit..he matched clemet all the way, only lost d important points, it wasnt one sided at all, rather pik was leading most of the match, 1st set Danai won 6 love...

i think Danai can no doubt be in top 100! ;)

jirobkk
08-27-2005, 10:16 AM
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FLUSHING MEADOWS, USA August 26, 2005
World No. 137 and 21st seed Danai Udomchoke of Thailand failed to make the US Open Grand Slam main draw when he was defeated by third seed Arnaud Clement of France in three gruelling set 6-0, 5-7, 6-7(4) in the final qualifying round at USTA National Tennis Center in New York on Friday.

The Thai 24-year-old put up a good show, winning 6-0 in the first set. In the second, Clement got into the groove and started to hit well, breaking Danai's serve in the 12th game to win the second set 7-5. In the third, Clement continued his good form, leading 4-1 but the Thai made a comeback and serving for the match at 6-5. Clement fought back, saving three match points before winning the tie-break in the decisive set 7-6(4).

" I got cramp at my left leg and I called the trainer when I was down 1-4 in the final set. I was no luck when I was serving for the match at 6-5 and having three match points, I got cramp on my both legs again. " said Danai who has made a debut in US Open main draw last year.

Final qualifying round

3-Arnaud Clement FRA d. 21-Danai Udomchoke THA 0-6,7-5,7-6(4).....Clement saved 3 MPs

jirobkk
08-27-2005, 07:14 PM
Cramps put an end to Danai’s run
Published on August 28, 2005

[TENNIS] Thai No 2 Danai Udomchoke’s crusade at Flushing Meadows ended in dramatic fashion when he wasted three match points and eventually lost his final qualifying round match at the US Open on Friday.

He was on the brink of entering the main draw of the US Open for the second successive year when serving for the match at 6-5 and 40-15 in the final set against Frenchman Arnaud Clement. But suddenly he developed cramps in both legs, leading to a tragic 6-0 5-7 7-6 (7-4) defeat.

“He got cramps in one leg, but I had them in both legs. I called for a trainer after I lost two match points and then gained one more match point. But the cramps came back again and it was over for me,’’ said a distressed Danai, who had high hopes of playing in the main draw of the US Open again after making it through the qualifiers last year.

“I’m going crazy. I think I’m not going to sleep well tonight,’’ Danai told The Nation.

His exit means only Paradorn Srichaphan and Tamarine Tanasugarn will represent Thailand this year in New York. Paradorn is drawn to play Moroccan veteran Younes El Aynaoui and Tamarine is expected to have a difficult time against Anastasia Myskina of Russia.

After allowing Danai to sail through the first set 6-0, the third-seeded Clement finally found his momentum in the second set which went with serve until 6-5 in favour of the Frenchman. Danai had a loose service game which saw Clement manage a love break to level the match.

The Thai broke right from the start in the final set, but suffered a lapse and lost four games straight as Clement established a solid 4-1 lead. Danai broke his rival’s rhythm by calling for a trainer and the tactic worked as he rallied back to 4-4.

With both players being solid counter-punchers from the baseline, each point featured long rallies which resulted in both suffering from cramps.

Gritting his teeth, Danai broke for a 6-5 lead and was two points away from winning the match when cramps got the better of him. He ended up losing that game and after a 3-0 lead in the tie-break, Danai could no longer pose a challenge.

“I think I was fast but he was faster. We ran a lot from side to side and that explained why we got cramps,’’ said Danai.

Lerpong Amsa-ngiam
The Nation

chewy
08-27-2005, 07:42 PM
thz for d reports jirobkk, poor Danai, it was within reach n then losing it, thats not a good feeling, hope he can regroup himself and crack into top 100 by nxt slam so he wont have to waste energy playin qualies.

i gotta say clement's speed n endurance are admirable, i know both of them r smaller players so these attributes r very important, his fitness level got him the win this time, even tho he looks young clements actually turning 28 soon, so its amazin his fitness beats so much younger players.

chewy
09-13-2005, 02:03 PM
Danai came up second best in d Asian Championship this yr, losing to Denis Istomin from Uzbekistan in d singles final.
The winner of d singles event is awarded a wild card for d Aust open 2006.

Men (final): 2-Denis Istomin (Uzb) bt 1-Danai Udomchoke (Tha) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

Danai now in beijing, China. Good luck there!

jirobkk
09-13-2005, 03:08 PM
Danai came up second best in d Asian Championship this yr, losing to Denis Istomin from Uzbekistan in d singles final.
The winner of d singles event is awarded a wild card for d Aust open 2006.

Men (final): 2-Denis Istomin (Uzb) bt 1-Danai Udomchoke (Tha) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

Danai now in beijing, China. Good luck there!

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Danai missed 2006 Australian Open wildcard

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan September 10, 2005
Thailand No. 2 Danai Udomchoke failed to receive a wildcard for 2006 Australian Open as he was defeated in the final of the $US100,000 Asian Championships 2005 at Tashkent Tennis Center, Uzbekistan earlier today.
Top seed Danai went down to local favorite and second seed Denis Istomin in three set battle 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.

" I have been cheated. I should have converted that break point when I was leading 6-4, 2-2. Istomin hit the ball long, it was clearly long but the lineman did not call. I knew that the bad calls would happened but it was too much. The bad calls against me happened like 4 times in 1 game. I have to give up because I don't have chance to win. " said Danai who was not happy about the line call.

Yesterday Gouichi Motomura also complained about line judgement when he played semifinal against Istomin.

The Thai 24-year-old who face Israel's Noam Okun in next week ATP Beijing first round, will leave Tashkent tonight and will arrive Beijing on Monday morning.

jirobkk
09-13-2005, 03:10 PM
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Danai enters second round in China Open

BEIJING, China September 13, 2005
World No. 147 and unseed Danai Udomchoke of Thailand cruised into the second round of the $US500,000 China Open, winning his first round at Beijing Tennis Center earlier today.

The Thai 24-year-old who had reached the second round of Wimbledon this year as a qualifier and lost in the final qualifying round of the US Open, posted a solid win over Noam Okun of Israel in three set battle 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-4.

" It's a tough match, Okun is a good player. I knew he play good if he stay and hit the ball. So I tried to move him around. I'm happy with the way I played. " said Danai who now set up second round clash against seventh seed Mikhail Youzhny of Russia who recorded 7-5, 6-4 victory over Nathan Healey of Australia.

chewy
09-13-2005, 03:25 PM
:bigclap: nice to hear this good news, hope pik can forget all d negatives from the last event and keep winning here in China!

i did read abit abt that b4 aswell, its sad if d integrity of d linesman r so questionable in that Tashkent event. hopefully its just a once off incident.

jirobkk
09-13-2005, 05:29 PM
:bigclap: nice to hear this good news, hope pik can forget all d negatives from the last event and keep winning here in China!

i did read abit abt that b4 aswell, its sad if d integrity of d linesman r so questionable in that Tashkent event. hopefully its just a once off incident.

After the match, Pik told Nao kawatei (Japanese Referee) about the unfair of bad calls. Nao said he will watch the VDO.

jirobkk
09-13-2005, 05:30 PM
Double : First round

UDOMCHOKE, Danai/WANG, Yeu-Tzuoo(THA/TPE) d. LL-OKUN, Noam/HEUBERGER, Ivo(ISR/SUI) 6-5(5),6-5(8) :worship:

chewy
09-13-2005, 06:07 PM
Double : First round

UDOMCHOKE, Danai/WANG, Yeu-Tzuoo(THA/TPE) d. LL-OKUN, Noam/HEUBERGER, Ivo(ISR/SUI) 6-5(5),6-5(8) :worship:

:scratch: is the results suppose to be 7-6(5) 7-6(8)...on d china website its "6-5(5),6-5(5)"

but aslong as they won nvm d results, great win! great team! :bounce: :bounce:

jirobkk
09-14-2005, 09:44 AM
:scratch: is the results suppose to be 7-6(5) 7-6(8)...on d china website its "6-5(5),6-5(5)"

but aslong as they won nvm d results, great win! great team! :bounce: :bounce:

According to the ATP new rules for double (Starting after US Open), The tie-break will be determine at 5 all. and No duece but they changed to " Sudden death ".

chewy
09-14-2005, 10:08 AM
:) thanz for clearing that up, i did hear abt that during d USO. i still prefer the old scoring system, didnt know this takes in effect so fast!

chewy
09-24-2005, 12:01 AM
Pik is in thailand opens maindraw aswell, wonder if he will play doubles with srichaphan or wang.

good luck Danai! hope u do well in ur home tournament n get the ranking up higher.

chewy
09-25-2005, 02:13 AM
...tough draw for Danai, against Robby Ginepri in d 1st rd, ginepri is in very good form.

Fight, Danai!

chewy
10-25-2005, 04:28 PM
dania lost to japanese qualifier...

(q)Norikazu Sugiyama (JPN) d. (6)Danai Udomchoke (THA) 6-1 7-5

chewy
10-31-2005, 09:48 AM
also competin in Busan
(5)Danai Udomchoke (THA) v Gouichi Motomura (JPN)

lost
Gouichi Motomura (JPN) d. (5)Danai Udomchoke (THA) 6-0 6-3

chewy
11-15-2005, 07:49 PM
im glad this little thai player finaly wins a 1st rd, especially this time he's d no.5 seed.

(5)Danai Udomchoke (THA) d. Richard Bloomfield (GBR) 3-6 6-3 6-2

chewy
11-16-2005, 08:10 PM
2nd rd

(5) Danai Udomchoke (THA) d. Travis Rettenmaier (USA) 7-6 6-2

chewy
11-17-2005, 07:57 PM
Danai continue his winning streak n now he enters d SF rd!

QF
5) Danai Udomchoke (THA) d. Nathan Healey (AUS) 6-4 6-2

chewy
11-19-2005, 02:18 AM
great win! good luck in d final danai!

SF
UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA d. MORRISON, Jeff USA 6-3,6-2

jirobkk
11-19-2005, 06:54 AM
im glad this little thai player finaly wins a 1st rd, especially this time he's d no.5 seed.

(5)Danai Udomchoke (THA) d. Richard Bloomfield (GBR) 3-6 6-3 6-2

He was up 6-4 and 3-1 against Robby in ATP Bangkok 2005 but he lost in three sets. He also lost in the 1st round in ATP Tokyo, 50K Seoul, 50K Busan and 75K Nashville. He also had 2 match points against Gambill in 75K Nashville but lost in 3. He said that he was playing under pressure because he want to enter top 100. After lost 5 consecutive first round, he said he did not believe in hisself that he can reach top 100.

Now his confident is back again. Hope he can beat Gimelstob to win 3rd 50K title.

C'mon Pik. :wavey:

chewy
11-19-2005, 09:39 AM
thz for giving a clearer account of piks recent performances. i didnt know he was under that much pressure, im glad he regained his confidence. :)
i wonder if he can still get inside 110 if he wins this 50k n play one more challenger nxt week. if he can, then he'll hav direct entry at AO 2006.

i think his fans includin myself will agree that pik can definitely get inside top 100 maybe not this yr but it will happen, he's so close so dont giv up n keep believin in urself! ;)

jirobkk
11-19-2005, 01:14 PM
thz for giving a clearer account of piks recent performances. i didnt know he was under that much pressure, im glad he regained his confidence. :)
i wonder if he can still get inside 110 if he wins this 50k n play one more challenger nxt week. if he can, then he'll hav direct entry at AO 2006.

i think his fans includin myself will agree that pik can definitely get inside top 100 maybe not this yr but it will happen, he's so close so dont giv up n keep believin in urself! ;)

Nope !!! This year is too late. To get into top 100 and enter AO MD, he had to do well after ATP Bangkok. But he lost in the 1st round in 4 challenger tournaments. He knew that and never give up to improve his ranking.

His next tourney is 25K + H Sunderland, GBR and SEA games. Then he will have practicing programme with Paradorn and Russian players in pattaya in December.

jirobkk
11-20-2005, 12:35 AM
http://www.jirobkk.com/images/index-pik55.jpg

Danai clinches Champaign Challenger title

CHAMPAIGN, IL, USA November 19, 2005
Thailand's No. 2 and fifth seed Danai Udomchoke increased his career head to head record of 2 - 1 against Justin Gimelstob of USA, after defeating the American in the men's singles final to capture his third $US50,000 Challenger title in the $US50,000 USTA Challenger of Champaign-Urbana in Champaign, IL, USA on Saturday.

The Thai 24 year-old from Bangkok who has reached 2005 Wimbledon second round, continued his impressive form to defeat second seed and defending champion Justin Gimelstob in straight sets 7-5, 6-2 in the final. " I'm happy, I played so good today. My service return was unbelievable this week and my passing shot today was unreal. That is the reason why I won today. " said Danai who awarded $US7,200 and 60 ATP entry points.

This is Danai's fourth ATP challenger titles. The first title came at $US25,000 Dharwad, India in 2003, won the second at $US50,000 Busan Open 2005 in Korea and the third at $US50,000 Granby, Canada in 2005.

chewy
11-20-2005, 05:31 AM
this is great news! congrats Danai!!
in d back of my head i had a feelin he lost but im glad i was wrong.

with this title, his ranking will b ard 130s nxt monday. ur right jirobkk even if he win d 25k nxt week it wont be enough since d cut-off date is dec 5th. nevertheless its still a great improvement. keep it up pik!

Papakori
11-20-2005, 08:47 AM
well done Danai :D

chewy
11-23-2005, 01:30 PM
1st rd win
Udomchoke bt Baker 6-4 6-4

chewy
11-24-2005, 02:13 PM
2nd rd win
Udomchoke bt Bloomfield 6/2 6/2

pik seems winning comfortablely, i think hes playin with less pressure n more confidence. cmon pik, win ur 5th challenger title!

jirobkk
11-24-2005, 02:28 PM
2nd rd win
Udomchoke bt Bloomfield 6/2 6/2

pik seems winning comfortablely, i think hes playin with less pressure n more confidence. cmon pik, win ur 5th challenger title!

He said he played really well and happy with the way he play today.

peteslamz
11-25-2005, 03:46 PM
He's going to represent Thailand in the SEA Games right?

jirobkk
11-25-2005, 06:18 PM
He's going to represent Thailand in the SEA Games right?

Yes. But he missed team event because he is still playing in Sunderland. he will be playing only individual event.

C'mon Pik :wavey:

jirobkk
11-26-2005, 05:02 AM
http://www.jirobkk.com/images/index-pik18.jpg

Danai reaches Sunderland Challenger SFs

SUNDERLAND, England November 25, 2005
Thailand's number 2 Danai Udomchoke booked his place into the semifinals of the $US25,000 LTA Sunderland Challenger when he defeated unseeded Paolo Lorenzi of Italy in a tough three sets in men's singles quarterfinals at the Puma Tennis Center, Silksworth Sports Complex in Sunderland, Great Britain earlier today.

Third seed Danai, a champion in $US50,000 Champaign last weekend, rallied from a set down to defeat the Italian 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-3. " It was very tough match as we both played good tennis today. I fought back from a set down and played very well to win tie-break in the second set. I think he (Lorenzi) got tired from yesterday match and made a little more mistake in the third set. The weather is very cold here and I will try my best tomorrow. " said the Thai will battle for a spot into the finals against top seed Alexander Waske of Germany who recorded 6-3, 7-5 victory over seventh-seeded Arvind Parmar of Great Britain in another quarterfinals.

QF
1- WASKE, Alexander GER d. 7-PARMAR, Arvind GBR 6-3,7-5
3-UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA d. LORENZI, Paolo ITA 5-7,7-6(5),6-3

8-BOGDANOVIC, Alex GBR d. HEUBERGER, Ivo SUI 7-5,6-3
6-ELSENEER, Gilles BEL d. WC-LEE, Martin GBR 7-6,6-4

With QF's win, Pik will reach his career high by next week :wavey:

chewy
11-26-2005, 07:07 AM
well done pik, he's a fighter. :clap2:

sea games official site:
http://www.2005seagames.com.ph/

chewy
11-26-2005, 08:05 AM
jirobkk, if u more info abt sea games can plz post here. thz
ive check out d site but cant find d draw for tennis, but i think danai will hav little problem in winning the title here.

peteslamz
11-26-2005, 12:14 PM
jirobkk, if u more info abt sea games can plz post here. thz
ive check out d site but cant find d draw for tennis, but i think danai will hav little problem in winning the title here.

The Sea Geames will be held at our country. I was planning to watch tennis this weekend however there were no schedule of play in the events' website. Therefore I decided to go to the stadium's office yesterday, and they still do not know the schedule of play! :confused: Anyway, I'm hoping that I still can get to watch Danai play. It's a pity that Paradorn opted not to play and Tamarine too. :(

chewy
11-26-2005, 03:59 PM
oic...thz peteslamz, hope u enjoy d tennis.
i really want to find out d draw becoz i want to see who danai's competitors are. thailand has to b d fav to win, players from other southeast asia countries hav yet to join d elite group but it'll b interestin to see if any new blood can challenge danai.
As for para opted not to play, its definitely a loss for d fans but i think this will giv d up n comers a good opportunity, i think para is a level higher than d rest of d field.

chewy
11-26-2005, 04:03 PM
Udomchoke def. no1 seed WASKE 7-6(5) 7-6(5)

this is an excellent win for pik, now even greater opportunity to win another title!

jirobkk
11-26-2005, 04:49 PM
jirobkk, if u more info abt sea games can plz post here. thz
ive check out d site but cant find d draw for tennis, but i think danai will hav little problem in winning the title here.

Please check it out in my homepage and in my tennis webboard. I will update everyday.

jirobkk
11-26-2005, 04:54 PM
The Sea Geames will be held at our country. I was planning to watch tennis this weekend however there were no schedule of play in the events' website. Therefore I decided to go to the stadium's office yesterday, and they still do not know the schedule of play! :confused: Anyway, I'm hoping that I still can get to watch Danai play. It's a pity that Paradorn opted not to play and Tamarine too. :(

Danai has already won gold medals two times and actually he don't want to play SEA Games anymore. He want to focus on his professional tennis. That is the reason why he skip to play team event which began already today.

Anyway he will play individual single for our country. He will fly from England after final match tomorrow and will reach Bangkok on Monday evening. Then leave for Manila on Tuesday and play the first round in the same day.

He is superman. :worship:

jirobkk
11-26-2005, 04:56 PM
http://www.jirobkk.com/images/index-pik24.jpg

Danai stuns top seed in Sunderland Challenger

SUNDERLAND, England November 26, 2005
Thailand's No. 2 and Asian single No. 4 Danai Udomchoke continued his impressive form, defeating top seed Alexander Waske of Germany in straight sets 7-6(5), 7-6(5) to reach the men's singles final of the $US25,000 LTA Sunderland Challenger, at the Puma Tennis Center, Silksworth Sports Complex in Sunderland, Great Britain earlier today.

The Thai 24-year-old who won the title in $US50,000 Champaign last weekend, will battle for the trophy against 8th seed Alex Bogdanovic of Great Britain who eliminated sixth seed Gilles Elseneer of Belgium in straight sets 7-5, 7-6(5). " I just focused on my service game because I know he (Waske) has a good serve and it's difficult to break his service. It's very closed match as I got one mini-break in both tie-break. Tomorrow will be tough because I've never play him (Bogdanovic) before. My coach will give me some tip tonight. " said Danai, currently ranked 129th, who will reach his career-best ranking in the latest list released by the ATP on next Monday.

Well done Pik, take home the title. :wavey:

chewy
11-27-2005, 01:34 PM
Please check it out in my homepage and in my tennis webboard. I will update everyday.


thz, ill check it out.

i didnt know danai hav already won gold twice in sea games but im not surprise at all. its understandable that he is not too keen in playin their again, its prob not too challenging for him n i think he want to give others a chance for gold.

but nxt yr is asian games in qatar i think, that will b really exciting if they all enter :D

chewy
11-27-2005, 01:44 PM
danai lost in final?? jirobkk can u confirm d result, thz.

chewy
11-27-2005, 01:53 PM
i read in jirobkk's site that Eric Taino n Cecil Mamiit r playin in d team event. i thought they're philipines players but represents USA, no?? if they play in d singles which i think is very likely, then they will be tough opponents. well, good players will only make d tornament more exciting.

peteslamz
11-27-2005, 02:33 PM
Yup they both took a time out to represent their home country but I think they are already based in the U.S. They will also play singles and I hope they can do very well because it's been a long time since our country took a gold medal in a tennis event, I think it dates back waaaay back from early 90's. :( I hope they can manage to give Danai a tough time... :)

peteslamz
11-27-2005, 02:34 PM
hey, jirobkk, do you know where I can find the schedule of play? :wavey:

chewy
11-27-2005, 04:39 PM
They will also play singles and I hope they can do very well because it's been a long time since our country took a gold medal in a tennis event, I think it dates back waaaay back from early 90's. :( I hope they can manage to give Danai a tough time... :)

hahaha, well gd luck to all of them. i'll b hapy for philipines to do gd in tennis aswell. but it'll b even better if they represent philo all yr rd, but i guess US prob giv them more opportunities.

as for d schedule of play, jirobkk's site got info n he update very quick so maybe u can go check it out. altho last time i check the singles draw still not out yet.

jirobkk
11-28-2005, 06:33 AM
The Philippines have imported two American players who just changed their nationality for the Games. I don't think Cecil Mamiit and Eric Taino will represent PHI for their professional tennis.

The individual single draw will come out today afternoon.

28 Nov OOP = Men's and Women's team FINAL

peteslamz
11-28-2005, 04:22 PM
The Philippines have imported two American players who just changed their nationality for the Games. I don't think Cecil Mamiit and Eric Taino will represent PHI for their professional tennis.

The individual single draw will come out today afternoon.

28 Nov OOP = Men's and Women's team FINAL

Nope. they won't change their nationality for the pro tour, They just represented the philippines in the Sea games. I was able to watch Men's team final, it was great :) However the main draw was still not available at that time (morning).

peteslamz
11-28-2005, 04:24 PM
By the way, jirobkk, do you have any idea when if Danai will already play today(Tuesday)? or at Wednesday? Is he also going to play doubles? thanks :)

Noelle
11-28-2005, 04:31 PM
Actually I read on a thread in the USA forum that Mamiit and Taino had changed from (USA) to (PHI) a few months ago when they started playing doubles together. :scratch: ATPTennis says no, though.

Noelle
11-28-2005, 04:36 PM
I read that Danai didn't come for the team competition because he was in the final of a Challenger in Great Britain.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/Sports/28Nov2005_sport15.php
http://www.tempo.com.ph/news.php?aid=18653
http://www.lta.org.uk/News/BritishNews/051128TennisMondayReview.htm

chewy
11-28-2005, 06:00 PM
Nope. they won't change their nationality for the pro tour, They just represented the philippines in the Sea games. I was able to watch Men's team final, it was great :) However the main draw was still not available at that time (morning).


whn i get to travel, i would lov to watch tennis at diff countries watever level d tournaments. well phi bt. indoneisia, so that shld make d final more enjoyable for u ;)

chewy
11-28-2005, 06:08 PM
Actually I read on a thread in the USA forum that Mamiit and Taino had changed from (USA) to (PHI) a few months ago when they started playing doubles together. :scratch: ATPTennis says no, though.


if its true then i think its great for philipines, d youngsters can look up at them n maybe motivate them more.
does mamiit/taino lives in Phi at d moment?

peteslamz
11-28-2005, 07:36 PM
if its true then i think its great for philipines, d youngsters can look up at them n maybe motivate them more.
does mamiit/taino lives in Phi at d moment?

With all the travelling that they do, they aren't able to live permanently in one place. ;) But I think they are still based in U.S.A.

peteslamz
11-28-2005, 07:39 PM
I read that Danai didn't come for the team competition because he was in the final of a Challenger in Great Britain.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/Sports/28Nov2005_sport15.php
http://www.tempo.com.ph/news.php?aid=18653
http://www.lta.org.uk/News/BritishNews/051128TennisMondayReview.htm

Yep. That's why we were able to snatch the gold medal easily in the team event... :devil: But the Indonesian who played against Taino also gave him a hard time during the finals...

peteslamz
11-28-2005, 07:48 PM
whn i get to travel, i would lov to watch tennis at diff countries watever level d tournaments. well phi bt. indoneisia, so that shld make d final more enjoyable for u ;)


You still want to travel to diff countries to watch tennis? :confused: :eek: You are already soooooo lucky because you can already watch Australian Open. :D

jirobkk
11-29-2005, 08:21 AM
By the way, jirobkk, do you have any idea when if Danai will already play today(Tuesday)? or at Wednesday? Is he also going to play doubles? thanks :)

You can follow the daily results from my homepage.

Danai got first round bye and will play QF on Wednesday.

He just back to Bangkok on Monday night and left for Manila this morning.

Men's single
First round
1-UDOMCHOKE Danai (THA) vs Bye
DO Minh Quan (VIE) vs MAW Tu (MYA)

TRIJATI Sunu Wahyu(INA) vs THUN Tola(CAM)
3-TAINO Eric (PHI) vs THEPSOUVANH Vientay(LAO)

4-SIMPATIAJI Prima(INA) vs DOAKMAIKLEE Weerapat (THA)
NGO Quang Huy (VIE) vs DE-SOUSA Matias (LTE)

VONGSOUTHI Vivongsay (LAO) vs UONG Ravy (CAM)
2-MAMIIT Cecil (PHI) vs LATT Zaw Zaw (MYA)

------------------------------------------------------

Double
First round
1- RATIWATANA Sonchat/RATIWATANA Sanchai(THA) vs Bye
DO Minh Quang/ KHAN Le Ouo (VIE) vs LATT Zaw Zaw/ WIN Khin Maung (MYN)

3- SUWANDI Suwandi/ WIRIYAWAN Bonit (INA) vs Bye
PHONEPRASEUTH Ekalath/ SAIDARA Dailiya (LAO) vs ARCILLA Johny/TIERRO Patric John (PHI)

THUN Tola/UONG Ravy (CAM) vs THEPSOUVANH Vientay/VONGSOUTHI Vivingsay (LAO)
4-SIMPATIAJI Prima/TRIJATI Sunu wahyu (INA) vs Bye

UDOMCHOKE Danai/DOAKMAIKLEE Weerapat(THA) vs MAW Tu/ NAING Hla Win (MYN)
2-MAMIT Cecil/TAINO Eric(PHI) vs Bye

chewy
11-29-2005, 11:09 AM
With all the travelling that they do, they aren't able to live permanently in one place. ;) But I think they are still based in U.S.A.

thats true :p ...but i guess if they r based in philiphines then maybe d lower rank player can hav chance to train wit them.

chewy
11-29-2005, 11:38 AM
You still want to travel to diff countries to watch tennis? :confused: :eek: You are already soooooo lucky because you can already watch Australian Open. :D

actually i just want to travel, but while im their i would love to drop by d local tennis tournaments. u can find em all over d world, its a great quality of d sport. :)

chewy
11-29-2005, 12:05 PM
You still want to travel to diff countries to watch tennis? :confused: :eek: You are already soooooo lucky because you can already watch Australian Open. :D

ah but d atmosphere is way different, i hav to say i enjoy both just as much either watchin live or on tv.
yeh im very lucky livin in a grand slam country. theres actually lots of tennis viewing coming up n im really excited coz im usually overseas in dec/jan.
also my studies finaly over :rocker:

peteslamz
11-29-2005, 04:09 PM
Chewy,there are lots of tune-up events leading to Australian open. So besides going to the oz open, what other tournaments in your country do you usually watch in person? By the way, I spent my vacation there once and I like Sydney the most. :)

chewy
11-29-2005, 05:22 PM
well ive only ever been to one tournament, n that was early jan this yr, d Medibank international, was previosly call adidas/sydney international. i live in sydney area so hopefully i hav time to go again nxt january.
australia is a big country so all d other events r in diff states. but they show pretty much all d events live on tv. hopman cup(perth) begins dec 30th, next generation(adelaide) jan 2-8th, medibank intl(sydney) jan 8-14th, then AO(Melbourn)! pretty full first month, theres also some wta events aswell.
i havnt been to AO, so i would like to take a flight down to melbourn if its possible to enjoy it in person.

chewy
11-29-2005, 05:28 PM
n pete, i think sydney is a nice city aswell. i think u might hav been to more places in aust than me, where else did u go during ur vacation in aust? ive only been to melbourn n adelaide, but it wasnt for AO.(back then, my love for d sport isnt as much as now)

peteslamz
11-29-2005, 06:53 PM
n pete, i think sydney is a nice city aswell. i think u might hav been to more places in aust than me, where else did u go during ur vacation in aust? ive only been to melbourn n adelaide, but it wasnt for AO.(back then, my love for d sport isnt as much as now)

I was able to go to Cairns, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney.(That was 5 years ago already). ;) I remember that I was persuading my uncle to go to Melbourne just to see how the place looks like (curious because of Oz open) but he said that Melbourne does not have lots of tourist spots compared to Sydney (I do not if that's true) :rolleyes: I only spent a week in Australia and but I think I rode two or three planes just to go from one place to another! :eek:

I find it a little bit weird because your shopping malls close too early! maybe about six or seven in the evening?? ;)

The Medibank Int'l has gotten Nadal, I hope there would be a Hewitt-Nadal faceoff. But I hope you would be able to go to Oz open next year.Btw, Why are you slowly losing interest in tennis this days? That was I also expected when Sampras retired but forunately Federer bursted into scene, because his play have similarities with Pete's. :)

chewy
11-30-2005, 02:16 PM
I was able to go to Cairns, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney.(That was 5 years ago already). ;) I remember that I was persuading my uncle to go to Melbourne just to see how the place looks like (curious because of Oz open) but he said that Melbourne does not have lots of tourist spots compared to Sydney (I do not if that's true) :rolleyes: I only spent a week in Australia and but I think I rode two or three planes just to go from one place to another! :eek:

I find it a little bit weird because your shopping malls close too early! maybe about six or seven in the evening?? ;)

The Medibank Int'l has gotten Nadal, I hope there would be a Hewitt-Nadal faceoff. But I hope you would be able to go to Oz open next year.Btw, Why are you slowly losing interest in tennis this days? That was I also expected when Sampras retired but forunately Federer bursted into scene, because his play have similarities with Pete's. :)

i think we've swayed of topic here, lets move to d 'chat thread' :)

chewy
12-02-2005, 06:26 PM
SF rd
Danai def. eric Taino 7-6 6-4

phew...a close game

now Final
Danai vs cecil Mamiit!!

d draw work out as expected, no1 seed vs no2 seed in d final. ;)

for full results check out jirobkk's website

jirobkk
12-03-2005, 04:50 AM
i think we've swayed of topic here, lets move to d 'chat thread' :)

:clap2: :clap2: :clap2:

chewy
12-03-2005, 09:49 AM
cecil Mamiit def. Danai 6-3 5-7 6-4

so danai recieved silver? i guess its kind of a fiting end with a close 3 sets final. n a philipines player prevailed. d home crowd would be very happy, and Danai is reaching closer to a new level so hopefully nxt yr a new thai player can represent thailand for d sea game.

btw, jirobkk which two years did Danai won gold in sea games?

chewy
12-03-2005, 02:49 PM
Danai reached new Career High ATP Entry Ranking - Singles: 124 (11/28/2005) :yeah:

peteslamz
12-03-2005, 04:47 PM
Danai was the two-time defending champion on the Sea games-- 2001(Kuala Lumpur) and 2003(Vietnam) if I'm not mistaken.

peteslamz
12-03-2005, 04:52 PM
I was only able to watch Danai's Semi Finals match agains Taino, it's very unfortunate that I was not able to watch the finals I bet that the match was exciting. I've seen some highlights, and Mamiit celebrated with the Thai supporters who were in costumes after the match :)

By the way, will Danai be able to enter the main draw of the Australian Open?

chewy
12-03-2005, 06:19 PM
Danai was the two-time defending champion on the Sea games-- 2001(Kuala Lumpur) and 2003(Vietnam) if I'm not mistaken.


ic, thz. so the sea games is played every 2 years.

i assume Danai won't hav direct entry to d maindraw for AO, unless alot of players ranked above him withdrawed.

jirobkk
12-04-2005, 03:35 AM
cecil Mamiit def. Danai 6-3 5-7 6-4

so danai recieved silver? i guess its kind of a fiting end with a close 3 sets final. n a philipines player prevailed. d home crowd would be very happy, and Danai is reaching closer to a new level so hopefully nxt yr a new thai player can represent thailand for d sea game.

btw, jirobkk which two years did Danai won gold in sea games?

Pik won gold medal both singles and double in 2001 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and singles in 2003 Hanoi, Vietnam.

http://www.inq7.net/archive/2005/dec/04/index_image.jpg
Mamiit dances with two Thai mascots who were in costumes.

Mamiit defeats Danai for gold

MANILA, Philippins December 03, 2005
It was another sad day for Thai tennis as top seed Danai Udomchoke of Thailand failed to defend his gold medal when he was defeated by second-seeded Cecil Mamiit of the Philippines in the men's singles final of the 23rd Southeast Asian Games at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center, Manila, Philippines earlier today.

The Thai 24-year-old, currently ranked 124 in the world, who holds a 1 - 2 head to head record against the Filipino-American, fought back from 3-6, 1-3 down to level the match at one set-all. But Mamiit broke Danai's service in the third game of the decisive set and clinched the endurance test, prevaillg 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 to win the gold medal. " All credit to Mamiit, he played very well. I was playing my left groin injury and felt a bit tired after playing six weeks in a row and I have to apologise for Thai fans that I could not win the gold. " said Danai who called the trainer to see his left thigh at a 3 - 4 down in the decisive set.

Twins brother Sonchat and Sanchai Ratiwatana are Thailand's only hope for the gold when they will play the men's doubles final today.

Noelle
12-04-2005, 01:10 PM
Hi Jiro. Has the men's doubles final been played yet?

jirobkk
12-05-2005, 12:52 AM
Hi Jiro. Has the men's doubles final been played yet?

http://www.jirobkk.com/images/index-twins13.jpg

Twins brother win doubles gold medal

MANILA, Philippins December 04, 2005
It was a happy day for Thai tennis fans as the Thai tennis team will come back home with at least one gold medal after they failed to dominate their performance in both team and individual events.
Top seed twins brother Sonchat (http://www.jirobkk.com/player_profile_ton.htm) and Sanchai Ratiwatana (http://www.jirobkk.com/player_profile_tong.htm) had a successfull campaign to defeand their doubles gold medal when their team defeated second-seeded Cecil Mamiit and Eric Taino of the Philippines in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 in the men's doubles final of the 23rd Southeast Asian Games at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center, Manila, Philippines earlier today.

Full results in my homepage :wavey:

chewy
12-05-2005, 05:24 AM
congrats to d thai doubles TWINS!

chewy
12-05-2005, 05:42 AM
Danai reached carreer high ranking again, moving 2 spots up to 122!

chewy
01-10-2006, 02:00 PM
jirobkk, any news of danai's whereabouts? is he in aust yet?

jirobkk
01-11-2006, 02:05 PM
jirobkk, any news of danai's whereabouts? is he in aust yet?

AUS Q

3-UDOMCHOKE, Danai (http://www.jirobkk.com/player_profile_pik.htm) THA vs STAKHOVSKY, Sergiy UKR
OKUN, Noam ISR vs WEINER, Glenn USA
MEFFERT, Dominik GER vs VINCIGUERRA, Andreas SWE
27-TUKSAR, Sasa CRO vs HARTFIELD, Diego ARG

He is playing STAKHOVSKY, Sergiy UKR at court 9 tomorrow.

spinRDX
01-12-2006, 04:17 PM
3-UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA d. STAKHOVSKY, Sergiy UKR 2-6 6-3 8-6 :p

He will met WEINER, Glenn USA in Friday (Qualify round2) ...

Good luck Danai :D

chewy
01-13-2006, 12:45 AM
yeh that was a close one for danai, but great that he pulled thru. :)

peteslamz
01-13-2006, 07:03 PM
Men's Qual Singles - 2nd Round

(3)Danai Udomchoke THA def. Glenn Weiner USA 76 63

GO Danai! :)

chewy
01-14-2006, 03:02 AM
Men's Qual Singles - 2nd Round

(3)Danai Udomchoke THA def. Glenn Weiner USA 76 63

GO Danai! :)

Danai's in the main draw!!
petezslam, is that pete sampras(simpson version) in ur avatar. thats cool :D

chewy
01-14-2006, 06:14 AM
1st round :o :o :o no luck in the draw for danai, but hopefully this match can be shown on tv!!! :)

Danai Udomchoke THA
vs.
David Nalbandian ARG (4)

peteslamz
01-14-2006, 06:18 PM
Danai's in the main draw!!
petezslam, is that pete sampras(simpson version) in ur avatar. thats cool :D

Yup. Pete once appeared on Simpsons. ;) Ugh! Danai had a very unlucky first round draw! I hope he can at least give David a good fight. :D

chewy
01-15-2006, 12:12 AM
im sure danai will fight till d end as always, plus he already have 3 matches under his belt which i think will give him a better chance.

he's schedule to play on monday on d Rod Laver arena!! im guessing this is a big moment for him to play infront of such a large crowd n stadium, with nalbandian on d otherside >< no pressure :[

chewy
01-16-2006, 01:36 AM
AO 1st round


Danai Udomchoke(THA) lost. David Nalbandian(ARG)[4] 2-6 2-6 6-1 7-6 1-6


still not shown, dokic finished but now showing venus :( ... hopefully can catch atleast a few games.

has won 2 set off david!!! :bounce:

chewy
01-16-2006, 05:22 AM
well did finally show the match...only replayed the last few games. better than none i guess. (i really want to see the 4th set tiebreak)

danai lost in the end but wat a battle...im very proud of him, he shld be to. :bigclap:

Noelle
01-16-2006, 05:26 AM
Danai did play a very good match, stretching David and attacking his weaker wing. :yeah: Congrats to him for showing his stuff.

Jimnik
01-16-2006, 06:44 AM
GREAT MATCH :yeah:

Unlucky Danai :sad:

jirobkk
01-16-2006, 08:19 AM
http://www.jirobkk.com/images/index-pik66.jpg

MELBOURNE, Australia January 16, 2006
Thailand's N0. 2 Danai Udomchoke forced Argentine's fourth-seeded David Nalbandian to work hard before losing 2-6, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6(4), 1-6 in 3 hours and 31 minutes men's singles first round at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Park Tennis Center in Melbourne, Australia earlier today.

Ranked 117 places below world No. 4 Nalbandian, Danai didn't serve well and couldn't find the rhythm, losing 2-6, 2-6 in the first and second set. The Thai 24-year-old from Bangkok, who has risen to a ranking of 121 and came through last week as a qualifier, put up a valiant fight to win the third set 6-1. Danai who made a debut appearance at Melbourne Park, built up his confidence back and rallied from a mini-break down at 2 - 4 in the tie-break to claim the fouth set with tie-break 7 points to 4. Trailing 0 -3, the Thai appeared to run out of gas, calling the trainer to see his back before losing 1 - 6 in the decisive set.
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Good fight Pik, you made Thai people proud. :D

chewy
01-16-2006, 11:40 AM
i was surprise to see danai had 10ace to david's 5 in the stats, pretty good serving from the little guy.

i also heard the crowd gave him an standing ovasion whn the match was over.
good job danai!

MariaV
01-16-2006, 11:43 AM
Oh yeah, great match! :yeah: Danai deserved all the ovations! :bigclap: :bounce:

DhammaTiger
01-16-2006, 01:34 PM
Chook mai dii leuy na khun Danai!! (Bad luck to Mr Danai) :worship: Danai played absolutely brilliantly in the 3rd and 4th set, unfortunately Nalby has more experience at this level and was able to go through in the 5th set. Too bad Danai's back was strained in the fifth set. Anyway, Danai played just brilliant tennis and he has nothing to be ashamed of. I am sure he will get more confidence in playing in the main draws of the coming tournaments. :bowdown:

jirobkk
01-16-2006, 03:46 PM
i was surprise to see danai had 10ace to david's 5 in the stats, pretty good serving from the little guy.

i also heard the crowd gave him an standing ovasion whn the match was over.
good job danai!

Me too, mostly came from wide serve at deuce court-side

peteslamz
01-17-2006, 07:17 PM
Well fought match Danai! :worship:

What will be his next event?

chewy
01-30-2006, 10:02 AM
Well fought match Danai! :worship:

What will be his next event?

he's playing in delray beach this week along with jimmy n lee.

n after the aussie open, a new career high for danai!! :D
Career High INDESIT ATP Ranking - Singles: 109 (1/30/2006)

chewy
01-31-2006, 08:50 AM
delray beach 1st rd result
J Gimelstob (USA) d D Udomchoke (THA) 64 64

chewy
02-19-2006, 06:43 AM
Internationaux de Tennis du Doubs - Open de Franche-Comte
Besancon, France
February 20-26, 2006
Hard (Indoor) - $100,000+H

(1)Hyung-Taik Lee (KOR) vs Q
Frank Dancevic (CAN) vs Lars Burgsmuller (GER)
Irakli Labadze (GEO) vs Jean-Christophe Faurel (FRA)
Q vs (6)Michael Berrer (GER)

(3)Alexander Waske (GER) vs Tomas Cakl (CZE)
Nicolas Thomann (FRA) vs Q
Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) vs Jerome Haehnel (FRA)
Michael Llodra (FRA) vs (5)Dick Norman (BEL)

(7)Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) vs Antony Dupuis (FRA)
Giorgio Galimberti (ITA) vs Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
Alexandre Sidorenko (FRA) vs Q
Gilles Elseneer (BEL) vs (4)Thierry Ascione (FRA)

(8)Stefan Koubek (AUT) vs Flavio Cipolla (ITA)
Chris Guccione (AUS) vs Federico Luzzi (ITA)
Sasa Tuksar (CRO) vs Jeremy Chardy (FRA)
Mathieu Montcourt (FRA) vs (2)Danai Udomchoke (THA)


danai d no.2 seed! :D

jirobkk
02-20-2006, 03:02 PM
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/workaholic/web/gallery/060219-nippon-league-c/060219-624.jpg

Pik and Lu ( Sony Team ) wins Japan Leaque, defeating Kita Nihon Team 3 - 0 in Japan last weekend.

Pik also wins the best player of the tournament as well.

Final
1-SONY d. KITA NIHON 3-0

LU Yen-Hsun (SONY) d. IWAMI Tazuku JPN (KITA NIHON) 6-1,6-2

UDOMCHOKE Danai (SONY) vs MOTOMURA Gouichi (KITA NIHON) 5-7,7-6(4),6-3

CHEN/DOUNO Yamato (SONY) d. FURUKAWA Hayato/KATO Toshiharu (KITA NIHON) 6-4

Well done SONY TEAM :D
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He and Lu just leave for Besancon, France today.

chewy
02-20-2006, 04:33 PM
:wavey: thz jirobkk.

I've never heard of 'Japan Leaque' before, is this an exhibition event? is it from ITF? do they get points for these events or prize money only?

but good win for pik n lu, the sony team :D

jirobkk
02-21-2006, 08:02 AM
:wavey: thz jirobkk.

I've never heard of 'Japan Leaque' before, is this an exhibition event? is it from ITF? do they get points for these events or prize money only?

but good win for pik n lu, the sony team :D

Here is the tournament website if you can read Japanese.

http://www.tennis.or.jp/jta/tonament/jitugyou/JapanLeague/20jl/

chewy
02-26-2006, 07:52 PM
c'mon danai!!:rocker2: good chance to break in top100 if he can get gd results here.

(1) UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA v MASSON, Jeroen BEL
PEQUERY, Jean-Miche FRA v THOMANN, Nicolas FRA
FAUREL, Jean-Christophe FRA v (WC) SAOUDI, Slimane ALG
(WC) SIDORENKO, Alexandre FRA v (7) LABADZE, Irakli GEO

chewy
02-27-2006, 11:39 PM
jirobkk, do u have any reports from Danai??
im worry abt his recent form...losing in 1st rd again and he's the no.1 seed... :sad:

MASSON, Jeroen def. UDOMCHOKE, Danai 6-2 6-2

peteslamz
02-28-2006, 06:56 PM
What a poor scoreline considering that he's the top seed. I hope that he would break into the top 100 soon! What's his next tourney Chewy? Is he qualifying for the IS tourneys or playing the challengers?

chewy
03-01-2006, 06:56 AM
yeh, so many missed opportunities to earn some much needed points for him to reach top100...
i think he has taken nxt week off, so nothing till the vietnam challenger.

chewy
03-12-2006, 02:11 PM
no. 4 seed, danai's draw for ho chi minh

(4)UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA vs FLEISHMAN, Zack USA
FRUTTERO, John Paul USA vs JONES, Alun AUS
Qualifier vs SMEETS, Robert AUS
SELA, Dudi ISR vs (8)HEALEY, Nathan AUS

chewy
03-15-2006, 03:02 PM
once again danai lost in the 1st rd...WATS HAPPENING?? is he injured...wat happen to the good form that took him to world no.106? he's starting to slip backwards again, wat ashame.

chewy
04-08-2006, 12:55 PM
Thailand 3 0 Japan
R1 - P.SRICHAPHAN (THA) def. G.MOTOMURA (JPN)
6-4 7-6(4) 6-1
R2 - D.UDOMCHOKE (THA) def. G.SOEDA (JPN)
7-5 3-6 6-7(4) 6-4 6-3
R3 - S.RATIWATANA / S.RATIWATANA (THA) def. S.IWABUCHI / T.MATSUI (JPN)
6-4 6-3 4-6 6-2

jirobkk
04-16-2006, 03:28 PM
jirobkk, do u have any reports from Danai??
im worry abt his recent form...losing in 1st rd again and he's the no.1 seed... :sad:

MASSON, Jeroen def. UDOMCHOKE, Danai 6-2 6-2

He also don't know himself. He said he does not feel good when he hit the balls both FH and BH. His confident is not good. That is the reason why he skip all tournament in USA before Davis Cup. He asked me for the VCD of the match against Nalbandian in AUS Open 2006. because he wanted to watch that match where he played really well.

He beat Go Soeda JPN in five greulling sets in Davis Cup last week. His confident is back but not 100%. He said now he feel good when he hit FH but his BH is not 100% at this moment.

He is playing 25K Challengers in IND 2 weeks. And will be back THA if the result is good. If not he will play 15K Futures in Uzbekistan for 2 weeks.

chewy
04-16-2006, 05:23 PM
He also don't know himself. He said he does not feel good when he hit the balls both FH and BH. His confident is not good. That is the reason why he skip all tournament in USA before Davis Cup. He asked me for the VCD of the match against Nalbandian in AUS Open 2006. because he wanted to watch that match where he played really well.

He beat Go Soeda JPN in five greulling sets in Davis Cup last week. His confident is back but not 100%. He said now he feel good when he hit FH but his BH is not 100% at this moment.

He is playing 25K Challengers in IND 2 weeks. And will be back THA if the result is good. If not he will play 15K Futures in Uzbekistan for 2 weeks.
Thank you very mucha for d report jirobkk. :hatoff:
it sounds like he took some time to figure things out, which is good and the match from davis cup shld be a boost. hopefully his confidence will fully return, still its unfortunate that something went wrong when' he's so close to gettin inside top 100. but he hasnt drop too many places, C'mon danai! Believe in yourself!:yeah:
btw, interesting to know he ask u for the VCD, lol

jirobkk
04-17-2006, 04:16 PM
Thank you very mucha for d report jirobkk. :hatoff:
it sounds like he took some time to figure things out, which is good and the match from davis cup shld be a boost. hopefully his confidence will fully return, still its unfortunate that something went wrong when' he's so close to gettin inside top 100. but he hasnt drop too many places, C'mon danai! Believe in yourself!:yeah:
btw, interesting to know he ask u for the VCD, lol

Sorry for my bad English !!!
I mean he knows that I have the VCD of that match ( vs nalbandian ). He asked me to give him the VCD. Seem like he is playing under pressure when he knows that he is so close to top 100.

chewy
04-18-2006, 01:34 PM
Sorry for my bad English !!!
I mean he knows that I have the VCD of that match ( vs nalbandian ). He asked me to give him the VCD. Seem like he is playing under pressure when he knows that he is so close to top 100.
no ur english is fine, i got ya the first time. i just thought its pretty neat that he ask u for d vcd of his own match :)
i agree with ur point, it seems like hes under pressure because he's so close to breaking inside 100.

chewy
04-23-2006, 01:00 PM
Coffee Cup Challenger
Chikmagalur, India
April 17-23, 2006
Hard - $25,000+H

FINAL

(2)Danai Udomchoke (THA) d. Toshihide Matsui (JPN) 7-5 6-4

runners up in doubles with Lu.:yeah: good job mates

jirobkk
04-23-2006, 01:49 PM
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Danai wins Chikmagalur Title

CHIKMAGALUR India, April 23, 2006
World No. 114 and second seed Danai Udomchoke (http://www.jirobkk.com/player_profile_pik.htm) of Thailand successfully captured his first title of the season with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over unseed Toshihide Matsui of Japan in the final of the $US25,000 Coffee Cup Challenger at Centenery Sport Stadium in Chikmagalur, India earlier today.

The Thai 24-year-old from Bangkok struggled to get it past the main draw first round after playing four tournaments ( ATP Delray Beach, Besancon, Cherbourg, Ho Chi Minh ) since the start of this season. He has qualified for the main darw of the Australian Open but lost in the main draw first round to world No. 4th-ranked David Nalbandian.

This is Danai's fifth ATP challenger titles. The first title came at $US25,000 Dharwad, India in 2003, won three title in 2005 at $US50,000 Busan Open in Korea, at $US50,000 Granby, Canada, and at $US50,000 Champaign, USA.

Danai who awarded $US3,600 and 50 ATP entry points, will jump to top 100 in ATP entry ranking on next ranking announcement after claiming today title

:wavey:

chewy
04-23-2006, 02:33 PM
his 5th atp challenger title!:yeah: and he'll be ranked 100th!!!!! Congrats Danai, great that ur form has returned and hopefully this give u all d confidence to keep progressing in d rankings

chewy
04-24-2006, 09:56 AM
Career High INDESIT ATP Ranking - Singles: 98 (4/24/2006)

GREAT JOB DANAI!!! :D

jirobkk
05-19-2006, 09:50 AM
http://www.jirobkk.com/images/index-pik62.jpg

Danai in Fergana Finals

FERGANA Uzbekistan, May 19, 2006
Top seed Danai Udomchoke of Thailand moved a step closer to his second title of this season when he eased past Lars Uebel of Germany in straight sets 6-3, 6-0 in the semi-finals of the $US25,000 Fergana Challenger in Uzbekistan earlier today.

The Thai 24-year-old (ATP-99) sets up the final clash against No. 8th seed Alexander Peya of Austria who recorded 7-6, 7-5 victory over Luke Bourgois of Australia.

" Today I played my game. I knew he (Uebel) was very tired after playing 3 sets everyday. So I moved him around." said Danai who was officially accepted into the main draw of the upcoming Wimbledon Championship for the first time of his career.
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Road to the final

First round
1-UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA d. WC-FILIPPOV, Maxim KAZ 61 61

Second round
1-UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA d. Q-LEDOVSKIKH, Mikhail RUS 57 64 64

QF
1-UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA d. Q-BUBKA, Sergei UKR 64 63

SF
1-UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA d. UEBEL, Lars Uebel GER 63 60

chewy
05-19-2006, 05:22 PM
this is great, the points earned from this tournie will secure his top100 position even more. And he's in wimbly MD!! :yeah: :yeah:

jirobkk
05-20-2006, 06:13 AM
this is great, the points earned from this tournie will secure his top100 position even more. And he's in wimbly MD!! :yeah: :yeah:

He has so many points to defend. 35 (in Fergana finalists), 60 (in Busan winner).

He is already in the final in Fergana. Hope he will do well in Busan as well.

C'mon Pik :wavey:

jirobkk
05-20-2006, 09:07 AM
http://www.jirobkk.com/images/index-pik63.jpg

Danai takes home Fergana Title

FERGANA Uzbekistan, May 20, 2006
Last year finalists Danai Udomchoke of Thailand took out his second ATP challenger title of the season when he demolished 8th seed Alexander Peya of Austria in straight sets 6-0, 6-2 in the men's singles final of the $US25,000 Fergana Challenger in Uzbekistan earlier today.

The Thai 24-year-old from Bangkok has won his first challenger title of this year at Chikmagalur, India in April and this is Danai's sixth ATP challenger titles. The first title came at $US25,000 Dharwad, India in 2003, won three title in 2005 at $US50,000 Busan Open in Korea, at $US50,000 Granby, Canada, and at $US50,000 Champaign, USA, captured $US25,000 Chikmagalur and Fergana title in 2006.

" Today I just played my game and tried not to make any unforced errors. And today I had very good passing shots. " said Danai who was officially accepted into the main draw of the upcoming Wimbledon Championship for the first time of his career . The Thai awarded $US3,600 and 50 ATP entry points.

chewy
06-05-2006, 02:52 PM
Sunset Moulding / Yuba City Racquet Club Challenger
Yuba City, CA, USA
June 5-11, 2006
Hard - $50,000

Singles
Seeds: (cut: Nick Monroe - 386)
1. Danai Udomchoke
2. Yen-Hsun Lu
3. Rajeev Ram
4. Cecil Mamiit
5. John Paul Fruttero
6. Brian Vahaly
7. Glenn Weiner
8. Todd Widom

First Round
(1)Danai Udomchoke (THA) vs Scott Oudsema (USA)

chewy
06-12-2006, 04:30 PM
The Stella Artois Championships
Queens Club, London, Great Britain
June 12-18, 2006
56 Draw - $680,250
Surface - Grass

Danai Udomchoke (THA) def. Tomas Zib (CZE) 3/6 7/5 6/0:yeah:

bagel zib in d last set. :)

chewy
06-14-2006, 05:15 PM
D.Tursunov def. Danai 6/3 2/6 6/2

another 3 setter, udom won a set thats not bad ;)

chewy
06-29-2006, 08:15 AM
Wimby
Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Rnd
Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)[27]def Danai Udomchoke (THA) 6-1 6-4 6-2

unfortunately danai was drawn aginst Dmitry in 1st rd...they play not too long ago at Queens where danai managed to win a set, but this time its really one sided results.

chewy
08-06-2006, 09:36 AM
...bump

chewy
08-22-2006, 08:26 AM
USopen qualifying

1st rd
Danai Udomchoke THA (13)
vs.
Jeff Morrison USA

chewy
09-11-2006, 06:25 PM
China Open
Beijing, China
September 11-17, 2006
32 Draw - $475,000
Surface – Hard

1st rd
Danai Udomchoke (THA) d. Marco Chiudinelli (SUI) 0-6 6-2 6-3

chewy
09-22-2006, 11:24 PM
Davis Cup
Rochus Club Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany 22 Sep - 24 Sep 2006
Tie detail Rubber scores by set

:worship: R1 - D.UDOMCHOKE (THA) def. T.HAAS (GER)
6-3 2-6 7-6(6) 3-6 6-3

go danai!

chewy
11-05-2006, 11:30 PM
finished runners up in doubles

Samsung Securities Cup Challenger
Seoul, Korea
October 30-November 5, 2006
Hard - $100,000+H

Finals
(1)Alexander Peya/Bjorn Phau (AUT/GER) d. Florin Mergea/Danai Udomchoke (ROM/THA) 6-4 6-2

jirobkk
11-12-2006, 09:15 AM
http://www.jirobkk.com/album/Danai_Udomchoke/General/2006busan1.jpg

Danai takes home Busan Title

BUSAN Korea, November 12, 2006
Fifth-seeded Danai Udomchoke (ATP-95) of Thailand took out his third ATP challenger title of the season when he demolished second seed Paul Goldstein of USA in straight sets 6-2, 6-0 in the men's singles final of the $US75,000 Flea Market Cup Busan Challenger Tennis at Geumjeong Tennis Stadium in Busan, Korea earlier today.

It was third consecutive time that The Thai had stamped his authority over the American 30-year-old world No. His previous win came at the qualifying US Open 2002 and Busan Challenger in 2005 in the final.

It was Dani's seventh ATP challenger titles. The first title came at $US25,000 Dharwad, India in 2003 ; won three title in 2005 at $US50,000 Busan Open in Korea, at $US50,000 Granby, Canada, and at $US50,000 Champaign, USA ; captured three title in 2006 at $US25,000 Chikmagalur in India, at Fergana in Uzbekistan and Busan in Korea.

" I played very good today. I tried to move him around. He ran a lot and made many errors. He got only 4 points in the second set. " said the Thai who awarded $US10,800 and 70 ATP entry points.

jirobkk
12-15-2006, 01:15 PM
Danai wins gold medal in Doha Asian Games

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DOHA Qatar, December 14, 2006
Thailand's tennis star Danai Udomchoke (ATP-104) secured his first Asian Games gold medal when he knocked out top-seed Hyung Taik Lee (ATP-49) of Korea in straight sets 7-5, 6-3 in the men's singles finals of the 15th Doha Asian Games at the Khalifa Tennis Center, Doha, Qatar earlier today.

With the absence of Thailand's No. 1 Paradorn Srichaphan (ATP-53) due to a wrist injury, Danai, third-seeded in the singles draw, was all-agressive and consistent in his 90 minutes single win over the Korean top seed. The Thai 25-year-old was in a controlled mood as he kept his unforced errors to a minimum, conceding just 20 to Lee's 41.

" I'm so happy to win the gold because my first goal is just winning at least bronze medal. We are playing the same style with the baseliner game and we know each other well. It was not an easy to beat Lee even I was leading 7-5, 5-3. I just played consistent and focused on my game. The gold medal means a lot to me because he (Paradorn) could not play and I has to make it for Thailand. " said Danai who was 2-5 against the Korean in their head to head meetings.

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15th Doha Asian Games
Doha, QAT
Venue : Khalifa Tennis Centre
04 - 14 Dec, 2006
Surface: Hardcourt/Outdoors

Men's single
First round
1-LEE Hyung Taik KOR vs BYE
ALAYLI Karim LIB vs BYE
LEI Hou In MAC vs BYE
WANG Yu CHN vs BYE
QURESHI Aisam Ul Haq PAK vs BYE
AL ALAWI Sultan Khalfan A H QAT d. SHEHAB Abdulrahaman BRN 62 62
YAKHYAEV Mirhusein TJK vs BYE
7- ISTOMIN Denis UZB vs BYE

4-WANG Yeu Tzuoo TPE vs BYE
YU Hiu Tung HKG d. CHHETRI Deepesh BHU 62 60
BAATAR Oyunbold MGL vs BYE
RASTOGI Karan IND vs BYE
MATSUI Toshihide JPN vs BYE
MAQDAS Abdullah KUW vs BYE
RAJAPAKSE Rajeev SRI vs BYE
6-MAMIIT Cecil PHI vs BYE

8-BOPANNA Rohan IND vs BYE
SUN Peng CHN d. AL THAWADI Khaled BRN 61 62
AL HAJI Abdulla Ali A H QAT vs BYE
JUN Sun Woong KOR vs BYE
KHAN Aqeel PAK vs BYE
WONG Wing Luen Wayne HKG d. MUNKHBAATAR Badrakh MGL 60 60
SHARIFI Dilshod TJK vs BYE
3- UDOMCHOKE Danai THA vs BYE

5-SOEDA Go JPN vs BYE
IKRAMOV Sarvar UZB d. GODAMANNA Harshana Dinuka SRI 62 60
DO Minh Quan VIE vs BYE
GHAREEB Mohammed KUW vs BYE
TAINO Frederick PHI vs BYE
WONG Edgar Chi Ko MAC d. WANGCHUK Kinley BHU 62 62
CHUCRI Patrick LIB vs BYE
2-LU Yen Hsun TPE vs BYE

Second round
1-LEE Hyung Taik KOR d. ALAYLI Karim LIB 61 60
WANG Yu CHN d. LEI Hou In MAC 60 60
QURESHI Aisam Ul Haq PAK d. AL ALAWI Sultan Khalfan A H QAT 61 61
7- ISTOMIN Denis UZB d. YAKHYAEV Mirhusein TJK 60 61

4-WANG Yeu Tzuoo TPE d. YU Hiu Tung HKG 63 62
RASTOGI Karan IND d. BAATAR Oyunbold MGL 60 61
MATSUI Toshihide JPN d. MAQDAS Abdullah KUW 76(4) 46 62
6-MAMIIT Cecil PHI d. RAJAPAKSE Rajeev SRI 60 60

SUN Peng CHN d. 8-BOPANNA Rohan IND 63 63
JUN Sun Woong KOR d. AL HAJI Abdulla Ali A H QAT 60 60
WONG Wing Luen Wayne HKG d. KHAN Aqeel PAK 62 62
3- UDOMCHOKE Danai THA d. SHARIFI Dilshod TJK 60 60

5-SOEDA Go JPN d. IKRAMOV Sarvar UZB 76(4) 76(8)
GHAREEB Mohammed KUW d. DO Minh Quan VIE 62 64
TAINO Frederick PHI d. WONG Edgar Chi Ko MAC 61 60
2-LU Yen Hsun TPE d. CHUCRI Patrick LIB 61 62

Third round
1-LEE Hyung Taik KOR d. WANG Yu CHN 62 60
7- ISTOMIN Denis UZB d. QURESHI Aisam Ul Haq PAK 64 63
4-WANG Yeu Tzuoo TPE d. RASTOGI Karan IND 26 75 75
6-MAMIIT Cecil PHI d. MATSUI Toshihide JPN 62 36 61

JUN Sun Woong KOR d. SUN Peng CHN 62 36 61
3- UDOMCHOKE Danai THA d. WONG Wing Luen Wayne HKG 61 61
5-SOEDA Go JPN d. GHAREEB Mohammed KUW 62 61
2-LU Yen Hsun TPE d. TAINO Frederick PHI 76(1) 62

QF
1-LEE Hyung Taik KOR d. 7- ISTOMIN Denis UZB 61 75
6-MAMIIT Cecil PHI d. 4-WANG Yeu Tzuoo TPE 26 62 62

3- UDOMCHOKE Danai THA d. JUN Sun Woong KOR 76(4) 36 63
5-SOEDA Go JPN d. 2-LU Yen Hsun TPE 46 62 61

SF
1-LEE Hyung Taik KOR d. 6-MAMIIT Cecil PHI 75 60
3- UDOMCHOKE Danai THA d. 5-SOEDA Go JPN 60 26 62

Final
3- UDOMCHOKE Danai THA d. 1-LEE Hyung Taik KOR 75 63

Gold medal : UDOMCHOKE Danai THA
Silver medal : LEE Hyung Taik KOR
Bronze medal : MAMIIT Cecil PHI and SOEDA Go JPN

chewy
12-17-2006, 10:08 AM
Danai's def in good form, hope he continue this in 2007. :yeah:

Buddy
12-17-2006, 06:57 PM
Glad he won the gold!!!:)

He really played well for Thailand including the team event! :bounce:

Jimnik
01-16-2007, 09:59 AM
Comfortable first round win.
Can he beat JCF in the next round?

chewy
01-16-2007, 10:46 AM
Comfortable first round win.
Can he beat JCF in the next round?

i hope he does. but seriously i dont hav any idea wat form JCF is in right now.
its a fifty fifty chance i reckon. maybe im alittle bias:o

Jimnik
01-17-2007, 04:20 AM
Danai def JCF, 7-6 7-5 4-6 6-1

Great performance, especially in the 4th set when he was cramping. Kept it together very well.

Ome
01-17-2007, 05:16 AM
:woohoo: Great stuff!


I always knew I like this guy! :dance:

Choke dee against Nole na ka :bounce:

jirobkk
01-17-2007, 05:44 AM
Grand Slam R3 debut

Well done Pik :wavey:

chewy
01-17-2007, 06:29 AM
cool!

Danai carry the flag for asia;)

jirobkk
01-26-2007, 03:26 PM
http://www.jirobkk.com/images/index-pik86.jpg

Danai crashes out of Durban challenger

DURBAN South Africa, January 26, 2007
Second seed Danai Udomchoke (ATP-102) was ended his fine run with a 6-4, 6-2 defeat by the hand of France's world No. 219 Mathieu Montcourt at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium in the $US125,000 Durban South Africa Airways Tennis Open in Durban, South Africa earlier today.

Now Montcourt was leading 2-0 in their head to head meetings against the Thai 25-year-old, with the Paris native winning the first one at the US100,000 Besancon challenger in France last year.

" I was playing injury my leg and my back. It was not that serious but it bothered my movement. He (Montcourt) did not make any mistake and he tried to move me run. I played OK but could not move at all and that was it. " said Danai after the match.

Durban South Africa Airways Tennis Open
125K + H Durban, RSA
22 - 28 Jan, 2007 Hardcourts
Site : Westridge Park Tennis Stadium

First Round
1-KOUBEK, Stefan AUT d. WC-WHITEHOUSE, Wesley RSA 64 62
CIPOLLA, Flavio ITA d. MAYER, Leonardo ARG 16 63 Ret. (Heat problem)
KLEC, Ivo SVK d. OKUN, Noam ISR 64 64
5-NORMAN, Dick BEL d. WC- WOLMARANS, Fritz RSA 67(4) 64 62

3-MULLER, Gilles LUX d. Q-SCHUKIN, Yuri RUS 62 64
BOGOMOLOV JR., Alex USA d. BASTL, George SUI 57 76 63
Q-KING, Phillip USA d. WC-HEYL, Heinrich RSA 75 67(5) 63
6-DE VOEST, Rik RSA d. MERTL, Jan CZE 36 63 76(2)

7-MINAR, Ivo CZE d. BOHLI, Stephane SUI 64 62
MERTINAK, Michal SVK d. FORNELL, Marc ESP 26 60 63
Q-REHNQUIST, Bjorn SWE d. MEFFERT, Dominik GER 36 64 64
4-ECONOMIDIS, Konstantinos GRE d. BALLERET, Benjamin MON 60 64

8-LUCZAK, Peter AUS d. Q-SARSTRAND, Marcus SWE 61 62
MONTCOURT, Mathieu FRA d. WC-VAN DER MERWE, Izak RSA 64 60
OUAHAB, Lamine ALG d. BOPANNA, Rohan IND 64 76(5)
2-UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA d. CERVENAK, Pavol SVK 75 63

Second Round
1-KOUBEK, Stefan AUT d. CIPOLLA, Flavio ITA 61 62
5-NORMAN, Dick BEL d. KLEC, Ivo SVK 67(5) 75 62
3-MULLER, Gilles LUX d. BOGOMOLOV JR., Alex USA 76(5) 62
6-DE VOEST, Rik RSA d. Q-KING, Phillip USA 67(6) 63 64

MERTINAK, Michal SVK d. 7-MINAR, Ivo CZE 63 76(4)
4-ECONOMIDIS, Konstantinos GRE d. Q-REHNQUIST, Bjorn SWE 64 64
MONTCOURT, Mathieu FRA d. 8-LUCZAK, Peter AUS 62 62
2-UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA d. OUAHAB, Lamine ALG 75 61

QF
1-KOUBEK, Stefan AUT d. 5-NORMAN, Dick BEL 76(3) 62
6-DE VOEST, Rik RSA d. 3-MULLER, Gilles LUX 26 76(5) 63

MERTINAK, Michal SVK d. 4-ECONOMIDIS, Konstantinos GRE 63 76(5)
MONTCOURT, Mathieu FRA d. 2-UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA 64 62

Experimentee
01-30-2007, 07:22 AM
I have some pics of Danai from the AO. All are from his first round, except the last one is after he beat Ferrero.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r88/Experimentee/Australian%20Open%202007/AO2007023-1.jpg
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r88/Experimentee/Australian%20Open%202007/AO2007024.jpg
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r88/Experimentee/Australian%20Open%202007/AO2007026-1.jpg
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r88/Experimentee/Australian%20Open%202007/AO2007027.jpg
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r88/Experimentee/Australian%20Open%202007/AO2007028-1.jpg
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r88/Experimentee/Australian%20Open%202007/AO2007029-1.jpg
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r88/Experimentee/Australian%20Open%202007/AO2007031-1.jpg
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r88/Experimentee/Australian%20Open%202007/AO2007372.jpg

jirobkk
01-30-2007, 09:04 AM
Thanks Experimentee (http://www.menstennisforums.com/member.php?u=55)

for these great pictures as usual. I just met him yesterday. I will try to tell him to access this forum. Good news, he reached his caeer-best at No. 77 this week.

Best wish
Jiro

Experimentee
01-30-2007, 12:53 PM
Well done Pik, for #77! Keep moving higher! :woohoo:

chewy
01-31-2007, 05:52 AM
Thanks Experimentee (http://www.menstennisforums.com/member.php?u=55)

for these great pictures as usual. I just met him yesterday. I will try to tell him to access this forum. Good news, he reached his caeer-best at No. 77 this week.

Best wish
Jiro

Danai actually checks this forum? thats cool.
N great job reaching new career best ranking:yeah: lets crack d top 50!! u can do it!

n thz for d pics too.

Federer&Hingis
02-08-2007, 04:43 AM
Pik will play for the Thai Davis Cup team this weehend.

Good luck Danai.

Jimnik
06-15-2007, 04:43 AM
Nice comfortable R1 win over Hernandez. :)

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/Udomchoke.jpg

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/Udomchoke3.jpg

chewy
06-18-2007, 05:53 PM
Danai's thru to 2nd rd after (WC)Raemon Sluiter retired before any points was played. a gift!

jirobkk
06-18-2007, 06:12 PM
Danai's thru to 2nd rd after (WC)Raemon Sluiter retired before any points was played. a gift!

Sluiter pulled out.

Pik plays Dlouhy(CZE) who replaced Sluiter as a LL.

Pik 2*-1, 15-0 rain delayed :mad:

chewy
06-19-2007, 02:44 PM
Sluiter pulled out.

Pik plays Dlouhy(CZE) who replaced Sluiter as a LL.

Pik 2*-1, 15-0 rain delayed :mad:

:o so he's still in 1st rd

...his match with dlouhy's completed today. he won the 1st set but lost the next two sets. hope he will do better in Wimbly!

chewy
06-19-2007, 03:03 PM
:o so he's still in 1st rd

...his match with dlouhy's completed today. he won the 1st set but lost the next two sets. hope he will do better in Wimbly!

oh wait, is danai playing wimbly? doesnt he need to play quallies...unless his ranking was inside 100 when they accepted the entries

jirobkk
06-19-2007, 05:49 PM
oh wait, is danai playing wimbly? doesnt he need to play quallies...unless his ranking was inside 100 when they accepted the entries

Don't worry !! He was accepted into the MD.

chewy
06-20-2007, 11:11 AM
Don't worry !! He was accepted into the MD.

:yeah: yeh i doubled checked after my last post. the entry deadline for wimbly singles maindraw was may14th, Danai was still ranked in the 90s then.:yippee:

chewy
07-30-2007, 07:35 PM
As the no.1 see, Danai lost in the 1st round to eventual champion Suzuki at Granby last week. Hope he'll have a better time at vancover this week as the no.2 seed.

Odlum Brown Vancouver Open
Vancouver, Canada
July 30-August 5, 2007
Hard - $105,000

Takao Suzuki (JPN) vs (q)Phillip King (USA)
(2)Danai Udomchoke (THA) vs (WC)Peter Polansky (CAN)

There's good chance of facing Suzuki again in the 2nd rd! :tape:

chewy
08-18-2007, 04:21 AM
Danai awarded Gold medal at Universiade 2007

Universiade Final: 1-Udomchoke(THA) d. 4-An J-S(KOR) 36 61 76(6)

road to final
First round
1-UDOMCHOKE Danai THA vs Bye
Second round
1-UDOMCHOKE Danai THA d. RAWI, Ralla MAS 60 61
Third round
1-UDOMCHOKE Danai THA d. KOSTALLAS George SWE 60 60
Fourth round
1-UDOMCHOKE Danai THA d. 14-SIMPATIAJI Prima INA 60 61
QF
1-UDOMCHOKE Danai THA d. 7-NAM Hyun-Woo KOR 60 63
SF
1-UDOMCHOKE Danai THA d. 3-CHEN Ti TPE 62 64

News and articles can be found in http://www.jirobkk.com

jirobkk
08-18-2007, 08:57 AM
Danai awarded Gold medal at Universiade 2007

Universiade Final: 1-Udomchoke(THA) d. 4-An J-S(KOR) 36 61 76(6)

road to final
First round
1-UDOMCHOKE Danai THA vs Bye
Second round
1-UDOMCHOKE Danai THA d. RAWI, Ralla MAS 60 61
Third round
1-UDOMCHOKE Danai THA d. KOSTALLAS George SWE 60 60
Fourth round
1-UDOMCHOKE Danai THA d. 14-SIMPATIAJI Prima INA 60 61
QF
1-UDOMCHOKE Danai THA d. 7-NAM Hyun-Woo KOR 60 63
SF
1-UDOMCHOKE Danai THA d. 3-CHEN Ti TPE 62 64

News and articles can be found in http://www.jirobkk.com

Thanks chewy :D

Here is 2007 Universiade photo album >> http://www.jirobkk.com/album/?gal=Universiade_Bangkok_2007


http://www.jirobkk.com/album/Universiade_Bangkok_2007/Album_5/pik11.jpg
Runner up & Winner : AN Jae-Sung KOR & UDOMCHOKE Danai THA

http://www.jirobkk.com/album/Universiade_Bangkok_2007/Album_5/pik6.jpg

http://www.jirobkk.com/album/Universiade_Bangkok_2007/Album_5/pik12.jpg

jirobkk
03-10-2008, 08:36 AM
Danai Udomchoke enters monkhood for 15 days not only to pay gratitude to his parents, but also to regroup his fragile concentration.

The tennis hero will be known as 'Chayutamo' (Abundance of Victories) during the period. 'It's a once in a life time opportunity to show my gratefulness to mum and dad,' says the 26-year-old.

http://www.redlab.net/danai/download/Photo4_pik1.jpg

jirobkk
03-10-2008, 08:37 AM
http://www.redlab.net/danai/download/Photo2_pik2.jpg

http://www.redlab.net/danai/download/Photo4_pik4.jpg

http://www.redlab.net/danai/download/Photo5_pik37.jpg

http://www.redlab.net/danai/download/Photo6_pik30.jpg

http://www.redlab.net/danai/download/Photo7_pik29.jpg

jirobkk
03-10-2008, 08:40 AM
http://www.redlab.net/danai/download/Photo8_pik26.jpg

http://www.redlab.net/danai/download/Photo9_pik25.jpg

http://www.redlab.net/danai/download/Photo10_pik36.jpg

http://www.redlab.net/danai/download/Photo10_pik38.jpg

http://www.redlab.net/danai/download/Photo11_pik39.jpg

http://www.redlab.net/danai/download/Photo12_pik40.jpg

jirobkk
03-12-2008, 03:35 PM
http://www.redlab.net/danai/download/Photo13_danai1.jpg

http://www.redlab.net/danai/download/Photo14_danai2.jpg

http://www.redlab.net/danai/download/Photo15_danai3.jpg

http://www.redlab.net/danai/download/Photo16_danai4.jpg

http://www.redlab.net/danai/download/Photo17_danai5.jpg

jirobkk
03-24-2008, 03:48 PM
http://www.redlab.net/danai/download/Photo18_1.jpg

http://www.redlab.net/danai/download/Photo21_4.jpg

jirobkk
03-24-2008, 03:51 PM
http://www.redlab.net/danai/download/Photo22_5.jpg

http://www.redlab.net/danai/download/Photo25_8.jpg

http://www.redlab.net/danai/download/Photo35_18.jpg

http://www.redlab.net/danai/download/Photo38_21.jpg

jirobkk
03-24-2008, 03:55 PM
Return to normal life after 2 weeks in the temple.

http://www.redlab.net/danai/download/Photo42_25.jpg