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smucav
08-24-2005, 12:39 AM
OUT Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 3
OUT Safin, Marat RUS 5
3 Puerta, Mariano ARG 10
OUT Nalbandian, David ARG 11
OUT Henman, Tim GBR 12
6 Stepanek, Radek CZE 17
7 Ancic, Mario CRO 23
OUT Novak, Jiri CZE 24
9 Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 25
10 Dent, Taylor USA 26
OUT Haas, Tommy GER 31
OUT Kiefer, Nicolas GER 38
13 Ginepri, Robby USA 45
14 Spadea, Vincent USA 46
15 Srichaphan, Paradorn THA 49
16 Horna, Luis PER 53
17 Carlsen, Kenneth DEN 54
18 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 55
OUT Lee, Hyung-Taik KOR 63
OUT Goldstein, Paul USA 64
21 Muller, Gilles LUX 68
22 Kim, Kevin USA 71
23 Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 74
24 Saulnier, Cyril FRA 75
25 Minar, Ivo CZE 76
26 Tursunov, Dmitry RUS @76
27 Monaco, Juan ARG 79
OUT Hernych, Jan CZE 80
29 Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 82
30 Lapentti, Nicolas ECU 83
31 Vik, Robin CZE 85
32 Koubek, Stefan AUT 86
33 Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 90
34 Burgsmuller, Lars GER 91
35 Popp, Alexander GER 91
36 Vanek, Jiri CZE 94
37 Dlouhy, Lukas CZE 95
38 Gimelstob, Justin USA 97
39 (WC) Takahiro Ittogi JPN
40 (WC) Takahiro Terachi JPN
41 (WC) Gouchi Motomura JPN
42 (WC) Takao Suzuki JPN
43 (Q) Tasuki Iwami JPN
44 (Q) Eric Taino USA
45 (Q) Raemon Sluiter NED
46 (Q) Jan-Michael Gambill USA
47 (Q) Go Soeda JPN
48 (Q) Denis Gremelmayr GER

Alternates
IN Schuettler, Rainer GER 98
IN Arthurs, Wayne AUS 99
IN Wessels, Peter NED 103
OUT Saretta, Flavio BRA 106
IN Phau, Bjorn GER 108
IN Moodie, Wesley RSA 110
OUT Bjorkman, Jonas SWE 111
OUT Norman, Dick BEL 112
OUT Tabara, Michal CZE 113
IN Waske, Alexander GER 114
OUT Bastl, George SUI 119
OUT Dupuis, Antony FRA 121
OUT Murray, Andy GBR 122
OUT Ventura, Santiago ESP 123
OUT Falla, Alejandro COL 124
OUT Ulihrach
OUT Reynolds
OUT Greul
OUT Lu
OUT Labadze
OUT Marach
OUT Mazarakis
IN Tipsarevic
IN Wang
IN Udomchoke
IN Karanusic
1. Gambill
2. Sluiter
3. Mertinak
4. Ramirez-Hidalgo
5. Daniel
6. Delic
7. R.Delgado

uglyamerican
08-24-2005, 06:21 AM
Smucav,

I notice that Gimelstob is listed both for this tournament and for Metz. Aparently players are allowed to list themselves for concurrent tournament, huh? So what's to prevent them from putting themselves down for every possible tournament held on planet earth?

gooner88
08-24-2005, 11:05 AM
Wow, Tokyo has a very strong field this year. :)
I thought Lleyton would play there this year, especially with his new Yonex deal.
Vamos Nalbo. :yeah:

Sailor
08-25-2005, 03:05 PM
Excellent :D

keqtqiadv
08-28-2005, 03:00 PM
Gah, no Johansson. Anyway, Saretta needs 4 abscences. And Takao probably will receive a WC.

Hokit
08-29-2005, 01:50 AM
Wow, Tokyo has a very strong field this year. :)

I won't look too much into the list. Tokyo's had plenty of strong entries before but most likely, a large majority of the top players will pull out about 2 weeks before the tournament starts.

I am counting on Lleyton's appearence. Besides Yonex, he's got a sponsorship deal with a Japanese company: a noodle-producer.

Sailor
08-29-2005, 08:38 AM
I won't look too much into the list. Tokyo's had plenty of strong entries before but most likely, a large majority of the top players will pull out about 2 weeks before the tournament starts.

Exactly. And even when they did come, big names easily lost early rounds. :o But I do have a vain hope. :p

Hokit
08-29-2005, 10:10 PM
Exactly. And even when they did come, big names easily lost early rounds. :o But I do have a vain hope. :p

Lleyton won the tournament back in 2001 so there's hope for the top players to do well in Tokyo, although the tournament has had a number of mostly unknown champions in the past few years.

I think most likely players like Safin will pull out. They're always injured for some reason, and Japan isn't as important a market as China, India or the US so there's little incentive for players to turn up - except for those who have a sponsorship deal with a Japanese company, like Lleyton does with Nissin and Yonex.

gooner88
08-29-2005, 11:23 PM
I won't look too much into the list. Tokyo's had plenty of strong entries before but most likely, a large majority of the top players will pull out about 2 weeks before the tournament starts.

I am counting on Lleyton's appearence. Besides Yonex, he's got a sponsorship deal with a Japanese company: a noodle-producer.

True.
But I hope Nalbo does better than last year.

Labamba
09-02-2005, 09:03 PM
C'mon Jarkko! Good luck in Japan! :cool:

ClaycourtaZzZz.
09-04-2005, 10:48 AM
Murray will get a WC in-official source.

Herceg Novi
09-06-2005, 08:18 AM
why doesn't that suprise me!

ClaycourtaZzZz.
09-06-2005, 04:57 PM
'cause you knew it before:p

CocoT_Do
09-10-2005, 07:13 PM
MARIO !!! :yeah:

smucav
09-15-2005, 05:36 PM
Murray will get a WC in-official source.Murray entered the Mons challenger so he cannot accept a wild card to Tokyo:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2327725&postcount=6

Smucav,

I notice that Gimelstob is listed both for this tournament and for Metz. Aparently players are allowed to list themselves for concurrent tournament, huh? So what's to prevent them from putting themselves down for every possible tournament held on planet earth?He's only an alternate for Metz:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2195266&postcount=8

Players ranked outside the top 50 (or players with wildly fluctuating rankings) have no guarantees of getting into their first choices in a given week so they often enter multiple tournaments to widen their options. If they get into one directly or through the alternate list, they must withdraw from the other alternate list before the cut drops far enough for them to get into the second tournament.

Stevens Point
09-15-2005, 08:15 PM
According to some Japanese media, Safin decided not to play there due to his knee injury... Marat is out.

gooner88
09-17-2005, 08:14 PM
According to some Japanese media, Safin decided not to play there due to his knee injury... Marat is out.

It's also saying that now on the official tournament website.

Stevens Point
09-17-2005, 09:27 PM
Lleyton's name is not on the list of participating players... :shrug:

http://www.jta-tennis.or.jp/aigopen/e/players_list_men.html

smucav
09-17-2005, 10:27 PM
http://www.jta-tennis.or.jp/aigopen/e/players_list_men.html
Wild cards:
Takahiro Ittogi JPN 1502
Takahiro Terachi JPN 405
TBD

Lee
09-19-2005, 08:48 PM
Is it official or not that Schuettler is in? It's quite a shame as he's the 2003 champion. :rolleyes:

Billabong
09-20-2005, 02:44 AM
Is it official or not that Schuettler is in? It's quite a shame as he's the 2003 champion. :rolleyes:

I agree:sad:

Super-Fabio
09-21-2005, 04:48 PM
go Robby and Paradorn......

Bj÷rki
09-29-2005, 06:11 AM
OUT: Goldstein, Hernych, Safin (and Norman, Tabara, Bastl, Dupuis, Murray, Ventura, Falla, Ulihrach, Reynolds from ALT)
IN: Schuettler, Arthurs, Wessels
NEXT: Saretta, Phau, Moodie, Bjorkman, Waske, Tipsarevic, Wang, Lu

smucav
09-29-2005, 03:09 PM
(No SE spots)
OUT: Goldstein, Henman, Hernych, Nalbandian, Novak, Safin (and Saretta, Norman, Tabara, Bastl, Dupuis, Murray, Ventura, Falla, Ulihrach, Reynolds, Greul from ALT)
IN: Schuettler, Arthurs, Wessels, Phau, Moodie, Bjorkman
NEXT: Waske, Tipsarevic, Wang, Lu, Udomchoke, Karanusic, Gambill, Sluiter

gooner88
09-29-2005, 03:23 PM
Any reasons for Nalbo's withdrawal?

Horatio Caine
09-29-2005, 03:47 PM
Any reason for Henman's withdrawal? There is nothing to suggest a withdrawal on his website. I guess it is his back injury?

Corey Feldman
09-29-2005, 03:59 PM
Knowing Henman, if it wasnt his back he probably strained his small toe or something.. the guy has no desire to play tennis anymore

Labamba
09-29-2005, 05:26 PM
Is Hewitt going to play here? What about Gaudio?

*Ljubica*
09-29-2005, 06:12 PM
Any reason for Henman's withdrawal? There is nothing to suggest a withdrawal on his website. I guess it is his back injury?

I think it's the back Jez - I saw on teletext this week that it had started giving him bad problems again in practice this week :sad:

smucav
09-29-2005, 09:46 PM
(No SE spots)
OUT: Goldstein, Henman, Hernych, Nalbandian, Novak, Safin (and Saretta, Bjorkman, Norman, Tabara, Bastl, Dupuis, Murray, Ventura, Falla, Ulihrach, Reynolds, Greul, Labadze, Marach from ALT)
IN: Schuettler, Arthurs, Wessels, Phau, Moodie, Waske
NEXT: Tipsarevic, Wang, Lu, Udomchoke, Karanusic, Gambill, Sluiter, Mertinak

Hokit
09-30-2005, 12:09 AM
I don't see the point of holding a tennis tournament in Japan anymore. When so many "top" players withdraw, Japanese time and money is being wasted because it takes more effort to promote the event.

Sailor
09-30-2005, 03:13 AM
Any reasons for Nalbo's withdrawal?

Nalby already cancelled an appearance in the Yonex event prior to the tourney, citing his physical problem.
He might decide to pull out of the tourney itself for the same reason.

Sailor
09-30-2005, 03:19 AM
Is Hewitt going to play here? What about Gaudio?

Gaudio is IN with a wildcard, according to the Japanese official site.

Hewitt -- probably not.

sigmagirl91
09-30-2005, 03:37 AM
Nalby already cancelled an appearance in the Yonex event prior to the tourney, citing his physical problem.
He might decide to pull out of the tourney itself for the same reason.

Physical problem? Do tell.

gooner88
09-30-2005, 06:55 AM
Nalby already cancelled an appearance in the Yonex event prior to the tourney, citing his physical problem.
He might decide to pull out of the tourney itself for the same reason.

Thanks Sailor. :)

Bj÷rki
09-30-2005, 09:13 AM
Tokyo: (No SE spots)
OUT: Goldstein, Henman, Hernych, Kiefer, Nalbandian, Novak, Safin (and Saretta, Bjorkman, Norman, Tabara, Bastl, Dupuis, Murray, Ventura, Falla, Ulihrach, Reynolds, Greul, Labadze, Marach from ALT)
IN: Schuettler, Arthurs, Wessels, Phau, Moodie, Waske, Tipsarevic
NEXT: Wang, Lu, Udomchoke, Karanusic, Gambill, Sluiter, Mertinak, Ramirez-Hidalgo

fanancic
09-30-2005, 11:35 AM
COME ON MARIO!!!!!

Sailor
09-30-2005, 01:08 PM
The tournament has just announced.

Gaudio is Out --due to shoulder injury.
Nalby is Out --due to hip injury.

*Ljubica*
09-30-2005, 01:46 PM
Hewitt pulled out of the Thailand tournament today citing a thigh injury - so i doubt he will have time to recover enough to play here.

TauRuZ
09-30-2005, 02:42 PM
Hewitt withdraws from Tokyo

gooner88
09-30-2005, 02:57 PM
I don't see the point of holding a tennis tournament in Japan anymore. When so many "top" players withdraw, Japanese time and money is being wasted because it takes more effort to promote the event.

It's a massive shame when so many top players withdraw, but most of them have real injuries and it would be unwise to risk it.
In my opinion the tourney suffers a bit due to it's place in the schedule. It's stuck between the DC and the European Indoor season which is more lucrative with the 2 MS events. Alot of players would prefer to rest and save their energies rather than travel cross-continent and constantly adjust to different times and conditions.
It's a shame because I'm sure Tokyo has all the ingredients to be a really top event.

smucav
09-30-2005, 03:10 PM
(No SE spots)
OUT: Goldstein, Haas, Henman, Hernych, Hewitt, Kiefer, Nalbandian, Novak, Safin (and Saretta, Bjorkman, Norman, Tabara, Bastl, Dupuis, Murray, Ventura, Falla, Ulihrach, Reynolds, Greul, Lu, Labadze, Marach, Mazarakis from ALT)
IN: Schuettler, Arthurs, Wessels, Phau, Moodie, Waske, Tipsarevic, Wang, Udomchoke
NEXT: Karanusic, Gambill, Sluiter, Mertinak, Ramirez-Hidalgo, Daniel, Delic, R.Delgado

bavaria100
09-30-2005, 05:20 PM
Wow, the list is getting longer and longer. :eek: Just 2 more players and Gambill is in the main draw.

smucav
09-30-2005, 05:47 PM
Wow, the list is getting longer and longer. :eek: Just 2 more players and Gambill is in the main draw.The qualifying draw is already out, so any further withdrawals will be replaced by lucky losers (not alternates).

cecilija
09-30-2005, 06:03 PM
lol at first the field of this tournament was top class, now it is in the same league as vietnam┤s field :tape: :haha:

Corey Feldman
09-30-2005, 06:17 PM
Henman's website still says he's playing

Horatio Caine
09-30-2005, 06:20 PM
Yeah, also BBC Sport hasn't released anything on him withdrawing...it did when he withdrew from Bangkok. He has since said that things are a lot better?

Who provided info on his withdrawal?

buddyholly
09-30-2005, 08:40 PM
Is there any confirmation of Sailor's post that Gaudio is out?

buddyholly
09-30-2005, 08:43 PM
Yeah, also BBC Sport hasn't released anything on him withdrawing...it did when he withdrew from Bangkok. He has since said that things are a lot better?

Who provided info on his withdrawal?

steveg listed Henman as withdrawn yesterday. Their info is usually reliable.

Horatio Caine
09-30-2005, 10:15 PM
steveg listed Henman as withdrawn yesterday. Their info is usually reliable.

I'd think his website would be the most reliable source!! He liases fairly regularly with the couple of guys he has working on that site 6 hours a day, and I think he would have announced a withdrawal by now, especially as steveg listed it 3 days ago!! Plus, he took Bangkok off his schedule list when he withdrew; Tokyo is still there ;)

Horatio Caine
09-30-2005, 10:17 PM
I'd think his website would be the most reliable source!! He liases fairly regularly with the couple of guys he has working on that site 6 hours a day, and I think he would have announced a withdrawal by now, especially as steveg listed it 3 days ago!! Plus, he took Bangkok off his schedule list when he withdrew; Tokyo is still there ;)

Maybe someone just assumed that he had withdrawn what with his back injury and the seemingly pointless effort in flying to Tokyo only to fly back to Europe within 7 days?

╔owyn
10-01-2005, 03:59 AM
itv said henman was out last week said he withdrew from thailand AND japan

╔owyn
10-01-2005, 04:00 AM
What sad-looking entry list.

not for me it's not1 mario as likely number 3 seed heaven :)

Hokit
10-01-2005, 12:58 PM
It's a massive shame when so many top players withdraw, but most of them have real injuries and it would be unwise to risk it.

Indeed. Injuries will always be a problem and not just to the players themselves.

But it's because of the withdrawals and "no-shows" that I find it difficult to respect players like Safin or Roddick. If they had never intended to really commit themselves to the Japan Open, they should not have put their name into the entry list in the first place. Injuries are unpredictable but commitment isn't.

There are plenty of players who are willing to turn up at a tournament even when they're injured. It just depends on how important a tournament is or how much they enjoy playing at a particular country.

In my opinion the tourney suffers a bit due to it's place in the schedule. It's stuck between the DC and the European Indoor season which is more lucrative with the 2 MS events. Alot of players would prefer to rest and save their energies rather than travel cross-continent and constantly adjust to different times and conditions.
It's a shame because I'm sure Tokyo has all the ingredients to be a really top event.

I only feel sorry for the fans and the organisers. They are the ones who will suffer when players withdraw.

It's time this tournament moves up a standing, but it's unlikely to happen because tennis is no longer a strong focus in Japan since Kimiko Date retired. In this case, I think the tournament directors and the JTA are partly to blame for not doing enough to produce strong top-10 material amongst Japanese players so that public interest in the sport remains solid.

It's hard to believe this tournament used to consistently attract people like Sampras, Lendl and Chang...

smucav
10-01-2005, 02:41 PM
But it's because of the withdrawals and "no-shows" that I find it difficult to respect players like Safin or Roddick. If they had never intended to really commit themselves to the Japan Open, they should not have put their name into the entry list in the first place. Injuries are unpredictable but commitment isn't.Roddick was never on the entry list for Tokyo:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2195206&postcount=1

ClaycourtaZzZz.
10-01-2005, 03:12 PM
Won't they give a WC to Murray?

smucav
10-01-2005, 03:39 PM
Won't they give a WC to Murray?http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2335523&postcount=15

silverwhite
10-01-2005, 04:46 PM
Oh dear. The Metz entry list is comparable to this. :o

ClaycourtaZzZz.
10-01-2005, 05:53 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2335523&postcount=15


Yeah, but why can't he accept a WC, I thought you only can't be on 2 entry lists at the same times:scratch:

smucav
10-01-2005, 06:17 PM
Yeah, but why can't he accept a WC, I thought you only can't be on 2 entry lists at the same times:scratch:Once a player enters a tournament, he cannot enter or play any other tournaments the same week. This is commonly referred to as the "one tournament per week" rule. Entering the Mons challenger prevents Murray from playing any other tournaments during week 40. He either plays Mons or plays nowhere.

2005 ATP Official Rulebook:6.07 ONE TOURNAMENT PER WEEK AND EXCEPTION
A. Regulation:
A player may only enter and compete in one Grand Slam, ATP, Challenger Series, Satellite Circuit or Futures Tournament or special event during that Tournament Week. Once a player enters and is accepted into the main draw of singles or doubles, signs in or enters the qualifying competition, he is committed to that Tournament for the week, unless released by the Administrator of Rules and Competition or Supervisor. A player who loses in the singles qualifying competition may enter the doubles event of any Tournament.

ClaycourtaZzZz.
10-01-2005, 06:48 PM
So that means no chance that he plays here?

buddyholly
10-01-2005, 08:06 PM
The tournament has just announced.

Gaudio is Out --due to shoulder injury.


This is the only reference I have seen. Is Sailor for real or a joker?

╔owyn
10-01-2005, 08:24 PM
So that means no chance that he plays here?

yes! praise the lord carlos! a week when the english tv will have to talk about a whole tournament and not one player! what will the press do

Grinder
10-01-2005, 08:42 PM
Puerta and Stepanek may pull out. Puerta said he was extremely tired and aching after his 1-6 0-6 loss to Bjorkman today and Stepanek might be tired after his final in Vietnam.

Denaon
10-01-2005, 11:44 PM
wow how many withdrawals!! :eek:

bavaria100
10-02-2005, 12:18 AM
Puerta and Stepanek may pull out. Puerta said he was extremely tired and aching after his 1-6 0-6 loss to Bjorkman today and Stepanek might be tired after his final in Vietnam.

If those 2 should withdraw, this field isn┤t any stronger than Vietnam or the China Open. I┤m already looking forward to the main draw.

Hokit
10-02-2005, 03:47 AM
Roddick was never on the entry list for Tokyo:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2195206&postcount=1

I wasn't referring just to this year's tournament.

pomnok
10-02-2005, 04:09 AM
When maindraw will come out?

Sailor
10-02-2005, 04:29 AM
This is the only reference I have seen. Is Sailor for real or a joker?

It is mentioned in the JTA(the tournament organizer)'s scoreboard site and unfortunately there is not English version of that. Their PR ability is always depressingly low.
Gaston was not in the entry list in the first place (he was entering as a wild card), so his pulling out did not make the news, I guess. I doubt he actually intended to play here.

We Japanese are all disappointed by his "withdrawal" as well as others'. :o

smucav
10-02-2005, 02:41 PM
Lee OUT; Karanusic IN

Updated entry list:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2195206&postcount=1

smucav
10-02-2005, 03:14 PM
I wasn't referring just to this year's tournament.Roddick wasn't on the entry list in 2004 either so I don't know what you're referring to.

If the tournament organizers are falsely advertising the tournament--by promising players who never entered or never agreed to accept wild cards--that is hardly the fault of the players. In this case, Tokyo removed Hewitt from its website quite a while ago even though his withdrawal wasn't official until he went down in Bangkok. Henman's & Safin's withdrawals are related to well-documented ongoing injuries and not a surprise. Are you suggesting that players compete when they are injured just to meet a tournament committment?

Hokit
10-03-2005, 01:41 AM
Roddick wasn't on the entry list in 2004 either so I don't know what you're referring to.

The year when Roddick had applied for both the Japan and Thailand Open. I forgot which year it was, but it's the one where he was fined by officials from the Thai tournament for an untimely withdrawal. Fortunately, for him, Japanese officials didn't chase this matter up.

To be honest, I don't remember why I brought his name up. Maybe it was because of the attention that his fine from the Thai officials got back then.

If the tournament organizers are falsely advertising the tournament--by promising players who never entered or never agreed to accept wild cards--that is hardly the fault of the players. In this case, Tokyo removed Hewitt from its website quite a while ago even though his withdrawal wasn't official until he went down in Bangkok. Henman's & Safin's withdrawals are related to well-documented ongoing injuries and not a surprise. Are you suggesting that players compete when they are injured just to meet a tournament committment?

No. What I'm "suggesting" is that if the players were not 'truly' committed to a tournament, then it'd be best for everyone if they maybe don't put themselves onto the entry list in the first place. It would save the organisers and fans the disappointment when they withdraw.

Players would plan their tournament schedule months beforehand, right? And since their injuries have, like you said, been "well-documented", then why commit to the Japan Open in the first place?

It is their right to decide whether they would like to go or not but it's also their responsibility to make good judgements as to whether they've made the right decision to commit. Like I said, my concern is with the tournament, its organisers and the fans since the setbacks will affect them only.

I hope I haven't made too much an issue of this. At least Mario Ancic is still committed and he deserves to be the tournament's main focus.