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Ball(Paradorn Srichaphan) : Year 2002

jirobkk
07-17-2003, 01:57 PM
Paradorn Srichaphan (THA)
Nickname : Ball (Thai people call him "Ball")

Birthdate : 14 June 1979
BirthPlace : Khonkaen, Thailand
Residence : Bangkok, Thailand
Height : 185 cm
Weight : 81 Kg
Player : Right-handed
Turn Pro : 1997
Coach : Chanachai Srichaphan(Father)
Current ATP Ranking : 33 ( As of 26 Aug, 2002 )

Shoes : Adidas - Barricade II
Racquet : Yonex - RD-Ti80
Clothes : Adidas

PERSONAL :

Began playing tennis at age seven with his father, Chanachai...Mother, Ubol, is a school teacher...Finished No. 10 in world junior rankings in 1996...A member of Thailand's Davis Cup team and has a 16-2 career record (11- 2 in singles) in nine ties since 1998...At Southeast Asia Games in Brunei in 1999, came away as a triple gold medalist, winning singles, doubles (w/older brother Naratorn) and team categories...Also has an older brother, Tanakorn...Considers groundstrokes as strength and hard courts as favorite surface...Hobbies include car rac- ing and watching Thai kickboxing...Believes in touching the ground where he plays for good luck and says, "I pick up the grass if I have time before the match. I put it in my pocket."...Got the idea from the Pope...Coached by his father, Chanachai.

Paradorn start this year season with an impressive performance. His ranking has been improving from last year at 150, now he's already enters top 33 in ATP entry ranking.

His incredible tennis was starting from last year December. He hold 2 consecutive challenger title, King’s & Queen’s Cup 2001 and Asian Championship 2002. From that point was the start of something big for him. After that Paradorn continue playing great tennis by making upset 3 big name players in a row ( Thomas Johanson, Max Mirny, Andrei Pavel ) after lost to Guillermo Canas in the final of Tata Open 2002, Chennai.

He was still on fire and beated no. 1 seeded, Sebastian Grosjean in Adidas International 2002, Sydney. In Siebel Open 2002, San Jose, USA, he nearly make the world-shock by nearly upset the world no. 1 Layton Hewitt. Hewitt fought off four match points and won the final five points of a third-set tiebreaker to beat Paradorn 6-7(2), 6-4, 7-6(6). ( Paradorn led 5-2 in the third set and had a match at 5-3, but Hewitt broke Paradorn’s serve twice to force a tiebreaker, then rallied from a 6-3 deficit to win. )

Paradorn works so hard and has improved his mental concentration in order to get into top 50 of his goal. His confident grow up step by step and has reached the third round of Grand Slam in French Open for the first time of his career ( by upset Thomas Enqvist ).

Now He beated Agassi. I'm very happy with his performance. :hearts:

Hope Paradorn can continue this great form and will reach top 20 of his goal soon. I’m proud of you and you made Thai people proud. We are all love you. :hearts:

jirobkk
07-17-2003, 02:02 PM
Paradorn Srichaphan's " wai " ( Thailand's gesture style for respecting the audience )
Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan smiles after beating number three seed Andre Agassi of the U.S. at the Wimbledon tennis championships June 26, 2002. Srichaphan won 6-4 7-6 6-2.

jirobkk
07-17-2003, 02:08 PM
Runner Up, Chennai 2002
Canas, Guillermo (ARG ) d. Paradorn Srichaphan 6-4,7-6(2)

jirobkk
07-17-2003, 02:16 PM
Runner Up, Legg Masson Tennis Classic 2002
Blake, James (USA ) d. Paradorn Srichaphan 1-6,7-6(5),6-4

jirobkk
07-17-2003, 02:21 PM
Ball start this year season with an impressive performance. His ranking has been improving from last year at 150, now he is ranked top 16 in ATP entry ranking.

Ball's defeated many top players who have ranking higher than him from the beginning of this year.

Here below is Ball's victims. :hearts:

Chennai, 31/December 2001 Hard
Championship Series

Round 1 : Max Mirnyi(BLR) 6-3 6-3
QF : Thomas Johansson(SWE) 4-6 6-3 6-2
SF : Andrei Pavel(ROM) 6-3 6-4

Sydney, 7/January Hard
Championship Series

Round 1 : Sebastien Grosjean(FRA) 6-3 6-4

French Open, 27/May Clay
Grand Slam

Round 2 : Thomas Enqvist(SWE) 6-4 1-6 7-5 6-3

Wimbledon, 24/June Grass
Grand Slam

Round 2 : Andre Agassi(USA) 6-4 7-6(5) 6-2

Montreal, 29/July Hard
Master Series

Round 1 : Michel Kratochvil(SUI) 6-3 6-7(6) 7-6(3)

Washington, 12/August
Championship Series

Round 3 : Sjeng Schalken(NED) 4-6 6-2 6-4
QF : Jarkko Nieminen(FIN) 6-3 7-5
SF : Marcelo Rios(CHI) 3-6 6-2 6-2

Long Island, 19/August
Championship Series

Round 2 : Nicolas Lapentti(ECU) 7-6(6) 7-5
QF : Younes El Aynaoui (MAR) 5-7 6-3 6-4
SF : Tommy Hass (GER) walkover
Final : Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) 5-7 6-2 6-2

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 9 Sep
International Series

QF : Marat Safin 6-3,7-6(5)

Tokyo, AIG Japan Open, 30/Sep
International Siries

QF : Hewitt 6-4, 6-3

Spain, Tennis Masters Madrid, 15 Oct

Round 1 : Kuerten 6-4,6-4
Round 2 : Tim Henman 3-6,6-3,6-3

France, Tennis Masters Series, 28 Oct

Round 2 : J.C. Ferrero 6-2,6-3
Round 3 : Canas 6-1,6-4
QF : Andy Roddick 7-6(3),7-6(3)

An impressive performance

Go Ball, hope you will reach top 10 soon. :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

jirobkk
07-17-2003, 02:24 PM
Updated : Ball's victim list

Long Island, 19/August
Championship Series

QF : Paradorn defeated Younes El Aynaoui (MAR) 5-7,6-3,6-4
SF : Paradorn defeated Tommy Haas : walkover
FINAL : Paradorn defeated Juan Ignacio Chela(ARG) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2

Congratulation for your first ATP title. :bounce: :notworthy :bounce:

Finally you did it. :hearts: Your dream comes true.

I'm proud of you and you made Thai people proud.

Good luck in the US Open. :hearts:

jirobkk
07-17-2003, 02:30 PM
Updated : Ball's victim list

Today Paradorn just defeated Marat Safin 6-3,7-6(5) in QF of President's Cup, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. :hearts:

Good luck against Kafelnikov in SF. :hearts:

jirobkk
07-17-2003, 02:31 PM
Updated : Ball's victim list

Paradorn just defeated world no. 1 Hewitt 6-4, 6-3 in AIG Japan Open 2002. :hearts:

Big congrats to Paradorn. :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

jirobkk
07-17-2003, 02:35 PM
Ball won the gold medal of the 14th Asian Games (Busan Games) in the men's singles for Thailand.

Paradorn defeated South Korea's Lee Hyung-taik 7-6(3) 6-4 on Oct. 12, 2002.

Congrats Paradorn, you made Thai people proud. :hearts: :hearts:

jirobkk
07-17-2003, 02:36 PM
Updated : Ball's victim list

1st round :Paradorn just defeated Kuerten 6-4,6-4 in Tennis Masters Madrid. :hearts:

2nd round :Paradorn just defeated Tim Henman 3-6,6-3,6-3 Spain, Tennis Masters Madrid :hearts:

Congrats to Paradorn, hope you get top 20 soon.

jirobkk
07-17-2003, 02:40 PM
Paradorn Srichaphan won the title of Stockholm Open, beated Marcelo Rios 6-7(2) 6-0, 6-3, 6-2.

An impressive win, you made Thai people proud.

We all love you, Ball. :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

jirobkk
07-17-2003, 02:43 PM
Stockholm Open 2002 Champion

jirobkk
07-17-2003, 02:45 PM
I did it. Stockholm Open 2002 Champion

jirobkk
07-17-2003, 02:47 PM
Thank you so much. Stockholm Open 2002 Champion

jirobkk
07-17-2003, 02:54 PM
Ball's Victims Updated

France, Tennis Masters:
2nd round : Paradorn Srichaphan d. Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-2 6-3
3rd round : Paradorn Srichaphan d. Guillermo Canas 6-1 6-4
QF : Paradorn Srichaphan d. Andy Roddick 7-6(3) 7-6(3)

Keep it up Ball. :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

jirobkk
07-17-2003, 03:08 PM
Year 2002 : Win-loss record:56-29

Chennai
31/12 Hard
Championship Series
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Max Mirnyi won 6-3 6-3
2 Andrei Stoliarov won 6-2 6-1
QF Thomas Johansson won 4-6 6-3 6-2
SF Andrei Pavel won 6-3 6-4
F Guillermo Canas lost 4-6 6-7 (2)

Sydney
7/1 Hard
Championship Series
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Sebastien Grosjean won 6-3 6-4
2 Max Mirnyi lost 2-6 3-6

Australian Open
14/1 Hard
Grand Slam
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Guillermo Canas lost 1-6 1-6 4-6

Heilbronn
21/1 Hard
Challenger
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Marc Rosset lost 4-6 6-7(4)

Brest
28/1 Carpet
Challenger
Round Opponent Result Score
1 George Bastl won 6-3 6-3
2 Michael Kohlmann won 7-6(6) 3-6 7-6(7)
QF Anthony Dupuis won 4-6 6-1 7-5
SF Florent Serra won 6-3 6-3
F Irakli Labadze lost 4-6 5-7

Memphis
18/2 Hard
Championship Series Gold
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Jeff Morrison lost 7-6(5) 4-6 4-6

San Jose
25/2 Hard
Championship Series
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Ramon Delgado won 6-3 6-1
2 Lleyton Hewitt lost 7-6(2) 4-6 6-7(6)

Delray Beach
4/3 Hard
Championship Series
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Jan Vacek won 5-7 6-4 6-4
2 Nicolas Massu won 2-1 ret.
QF Davide Sanguinetti lost 4-6 6-3 3-6

Indian Wells
11/3 Hard
Master Series-qualifier
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Hugo Armando won 6-4 6-4
Q Lars Burgsmuller won 7-5 6-2

Main
1 Michael Chang won 6-4 2-6 6-3
2 Marat Safin lost 5-7 1-6

Miami
18/3 Hard
Master Series
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Michael Chang won 7-6(4) 2-6 7-6(5)
2 Lleyton Hewitt lost 6-7(3) 5-7

Monte Carlo
15/4 Clay
Master Series-qualifier
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Carlos Cuadrado lost 4-6 1-6

Barcelona
22/4 Clay
Championship Series Gold
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Franco Squillari lost 3-6 0-6

Mallorca
29/4 Clay
Championship Series
Round Opponent Result Score
1 David Sanchez lost 2-6 4-6

Rome
6/5 Clay
Master Series-qualifier
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Harel Levy won 1-1 ret.
Q Markus Hipfl lost 6-4 6-7(2) 1-6

Hamburg
13/5 Clay
Master Series-qualifier
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Wayne Arthurs lost 4-6 4-6

St. Polten
20/5 Clay
Championship Series
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Attila Savolt lost 2-6 3-6

French Open
27/5 Clay
Grand Slam
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Raemon Sluiter won 5-7 6-2 6-7(5) 6-4 6-4
2 Thomas Enqvist won 6-4 1-6 7-5 6-3
3 Arnaud di Pasquale lost 4-6 3-6 3-6

Queens Club
10/6 Grass
Championship Series
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Robby Ginepri lost 4-6 6-0 4-6

Wimbledon
24/6 Grass
Grand Slam
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Jack Brasington won 6-4 6-3 3-6 5-7 6-4
2 Andre Agassi won 6-4 7-6(5) 6-2
3 Richard Krajicek lost 6-7(4) 4-6 2-6

Los Angeles
22/7 Hard
Championship Series
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Vince Spadea won 7-6(5) 3-6 7-6(2)
2 Max Mirnyi lost 6-7(3) 4-6

Toronto
29/7 Hard
Master Series-qualifier
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Marco Chiudinelli won 6-3 6-3
Q Noam Behr won 7-5 6-3

Main
1 Michel Kratochvil won 6-3 6-7(6) 7-6(3)
2 Guillermo Canas lost 2-6 1-6

Cincinnati
5/8 Hard
Master Series-qualifier
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Wayne Black won 7-5 6-7(3) 6-2
Q Robby Ginepri lost 5-7 2-6

Washington
12/8 Hard
Championship Series Gold
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Andrea Gaudenzi won 7-6(5) 6-2
2 Kevin Kim won 7-6(5) 6-1
3 Sjeng Schalken won 4-6 6-2 6-4
QF Jarkko Nieminen won 6-3 7-5
SF Marcelo Rios won 3-6 6-2 6-2
F James Blake lost 6-1 6-7(5) 4-6

Long Island
19/8 Hard
Championship Series
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Fernando Meligeni won 6-1 6-3
2 Nicolas Lapentti won 7-6(6) 7-5
3 Bohdan Ulihrach won 6-4 6-1
QF Younes El Aynaoui won 5-7 6-3 6-4
SF Tommy Haas won w.o.
F Juan Ignacio Chela won 5-7 6-2 6-2

US Open
26/8 Hard
Grand Slam
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Prakash Amritraj won 6-1 6-3 6-0
2 Greg Rusedski lost 6-3 6-7(2) 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 4-6

Tashkent
9/9 Hard
Championship Series
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Anthony Dupuis won 6-1 6-2
2 Harel Levy won 6-3 6-4
QF Marat Safin won 6-3 7-6(5)
SF Yevgeny Kafelnikov lost 2-6 4-6

Hong Kong
23/9 Hard
Championship Series
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Taylor Dent lost 4-6 6-0 5-7

Tokyo
30/9 Hard
Championship Series Gold
Round Opponent Result Score
1 bye
2 Lars Burgsmuller won 6-3 6-4
3 Takao Suzuki won 3-6 6-1 6-4
QF Lleyton Hewitt won 6-4 6-3
SF Kenneth Carlsen lost 6-7(4) 6-7(5)

Madrid
14/10 Carpet
Master Series
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Gustavo Kuerten won 6-4 6-4
2 Tim Henman won 6-3 3-6 6-3
3 Ivan Ljubicic won 6-4 6-2
QF Jiri Novak lost 6-4 3-6 4-6

Stockholm
21/10 Hard
Championship Series
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Robin Soderling won 6-2 6-1
2 Michael Llodra won 6-4 6-3
QF Raemon Sluiter won 4-6 6-3 6-4
SF Tommy Robredo won 6-4 6-7(5) 6-1
F Marcelo Rios won 6-7(2) 6-0 6-3 6-2

Paris
28/10 Carpet
Master Series
Round Opponent Result Score
1 Jan-Michael Gambill won 6-2 1-0 ret.
2 Juan Carlos Ferrero won 6-2 6-3
3 Guillermo Canas won 6-1 6-4
QF Andy Roddick won 7-6(3) 7-6(3)
SF Lleyton Hewitt lost 3-6 6-3 3-6

Lindsayfan
07-17-2003, 08:14 PM
thanks jiro for all the info! :kiss:

jirobkk
08-07-2003, 03:28 AM
This thread has moved to "Paradorn Srichaphan" thread.

Thanks wtn_amanda