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Wang keeps Nadal waiting for DAYS!!!

fivesetthriller
09-13-2005, 08:19 PM
I was gobsmacked when I read this.


http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-09/13/content_3484396.htm

BEIJING, Sept. 13 (Xinhuanet) --

World number two Rafael Nadal's debut at China Open was further postponed as his first round opponent Wang Yeu-Tzuoo from Chinese Taipei has yet arrived in Beijing for the 500,000 US dollars ATP tournament on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old Spaniard should have kicked off his China campaign on Monday as the top seed, while all of the other 15 first-round encounters are being concluded Tuesday with five matches on Monday and other 10 on day two.

Wang, ranked 160th currently in the world, informed the organizing committee for the Asian event that he could not pull away yet from some business in Turkey right then and no further details were released.

The organizers are still waiting for the ATP officials to inspect the case before deciding on whether to hand over Nadal a walkover through to the second round.

I also read this on ITV Teletext.

'Wang surprised tournament organisersby telling them he had business to conduct in Turkey and officials could decide to hand Nadal a walkover.'

My question is what happens to Wang's first round points if Nadal gets a walkover?

jazz_girl
09-13-2005, 08:26 PM
He should have had a walkover already!!! Why are they waiting for him???

Saumon
09-13-2005, 08:30 PM
:o the guy is probably scared...

"nooo mummy nooo :hysteric: i dont want to play nadal :crying2: he'll bagell me :sobbing: "

:shrug:

Carito_90
09-13-2005, 08:33 PM
:lol: Saumon :lol: That's mean :p


Regarding the first round points... if the player decides not to play in the end, he will lose the match by default therefore his defending points will not be added. I think thats the way it works.

alfonsojose
09-13-2005, 08:39 PM
He wants to scare Rafa :devil:

Jim Jones
09-13-2005, 08:41 PM
Maybe China does not want to cause more friction with Taiwan. :D

chewy
09-13-2005, 09:13 PM
the content in that article isnt completely reliable :rolleyes: ...Wang already played a doubles match on day 2, sept 13th. he's scheldule to play against nadal on weds.

He was in d sunday final of d turkey challenger(n won it!), he left for beijing that night, but because of flight delay and the plane needs to stop in tokyo b4 arriving in beijing thats y his match was rescheduled, n they did notify the officials of d china open which they understand because of d circumstances.

And Wang's currently ranked 100th in the world.(as of mon, sept 12th)

mangoes
09-13-2005, 09:32 PM
Does anyone know what time the china open has been playing on pplive?

KoOlMaNsEaN
09-13-2005, 09:45 PM
Isnt business suppose to be your life on the tour...

buddyholly
09-13-2005, 10:29 PM
My question is what happens to Wang's first round points if Nadal gets a walkover?

If a player in the draw pulls out before the tournament starts and is substituted in the draw, he gets no points. It only seems logical that if you pull out of your first round match after the tournament is underway, you also get no points, even if no lucky losers are still hanging around.

naiwen
09-13-2005, 11:08 PM
This is odd. How could Wang have played his first round double match on Tuesday while doing some business in Turkey?

Lee
09-13-2005, 11:42 PM
:yeah: Excellent quality in journalism :rolleyes:

Many tennis fans know Wang was in the final in Istanbul. It's not that unreasonable to ask for later day to play 1st round match. Especially Wang is from Taiwan.

star
09-14-2005, 12:13 AM
the content in that article isnt completely reliable :rolleyes: ...Wang already played a doubles match on day 2, sept 13th. he's scheldule to play against nadal on weds.

He was in d sunday final of d turkey challenger(n won it!), he left for beijing that night, but because of flight delay and the plane needs to stop in tokyo b4 arriving in beijing thats y his match was rescheduled, n they did notify the officials of d china open which they understand because of d circumstances.

And Wang's currently ranked 100th in the world.(as of mon, sept 12th)

Thanks! :hatoff:

That was informative (despite being difficult to decipher :lol: )

sigmagirl91
09-14-2005, 12:37 AM
He should have had a walkover already!!! Why are they waiting for him???

I know. What's the big deal? If it was going to be all about that, then they should have allowed another entrant to take his spot.

megadeth
09-14-2005, 01:18 AM
to make matters worse, poor rafa even lost his luggage and his clam diggers!

that caused him to miss one practice session...

megadeth
09-14-2005, 01:20 AM
I know. What's the big deal? If it was going to be all about that, then they should have allowed another entrant to take his spot.

yea, it's not like wang is an andre agassi that the tournament can't afford not to wait for!

SwissMister1
09-14-2005, 02:31 AM
I remember watching Yoo-Tzoo's match with Roddick at Wimbledon last year, when Cliffy and PMac had no clue how to pronounce his name, and told the audience that his nickname was "Jimmy" and called him "Jimmy" the whole match. That had to be made up.

smucav
09-14-2005, 02:53 AM
I remember watching Yoo-Tzoo's match with Roddick at Wimbledon last year, when Cliffy and PMac had no clue how to pronounce his name, and told the audience that his nickname was "Jimmy" and called him "Jimmy" the whole match. That had to be made up.They weren't making it up: his nickname is Jimmy. He trained in the U.S. (at John Newcombe's academy: http://www.newktennis.com/) as a junior & probably picked it up there.

Here's an article about "Jimmy" winning the 14s at the 1999 Orange Bowl:
http://*****************/Tournaments/International/1999/December/OrangeBowl/OrangeBowl.htm

[The above link is being censored, but type in "Yeu-Tzuoo Wang Jimmy" into Google & you'll get the link.]

He's also referred to as 'Jimmy' Wang Yeu-Tzuoo on the Hong Kong Tennis Association website:
http://www.tennishk.org/html/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=731

YoursTruly
09-14-2005, 03:22 AM
talk about special treatment! and funny treatment for a grand slam champion and no.2!

mangoes
09-14-2005, 03:43 AM
This is quite weird to me. Nadal is the no. 1 seed there and they are making him wait on this guy? Why can't someone else, maybe a qualifier, take his place? Or why can't Nadal get a walk over? It must be irritating waiting a couple of days to play a match.

naiwen
09-14-2005, 04:04 AM
This is quite weird to me. Nadal is the no. 1 seed there and they are making him wait on this guy? Why can't someone else, maybe a qualifier, take his place? Or why can't Nadal get a walk over? It must be irritating waiting a couple of days to play a match.

Hey man, read all posts in this thread first. :wavey:

Fee
09-14-2005, 04:10 AM
Yeah, its not weird at all for a one week tournament for the #1 seed to play on Wednesday. For the last few years, Andy has played his first round match on Wednesday night at the San Jose tournament, and they advertise it about a month in advance.

As stated earlier, this story is not accurate. Wang played a doubles match on Tuesday, so he is in town and no one is waiting for him.

mangoes
09-14-2005, 04:17 AM
Ok, I didn't realize that he was already there. I thought they were still waiting for him to arrive. My apologies.

chewy
09-14-2005, 08:08 AM
Thanks! :hatoff:

That was informative (despite being difficult to decipher :lol: )

:lol:sorry abt that..i'll try to improve in that area nxt time.

jirobkk
09-14-2005, 08:17 AM
the content in that article isnt completely reliable :rolleyes: ...Wang already played a doubles match on day 2, sept 13th. he's scheldule to play against nadal on weds.

He was in d sunday final of d turkey challenger(n won it!), he left for beijing that night, but because of flight delay and the plane needs to stop in tokyo b4 arriving in beijing thats y his match was rescheduled, n they did notify the officials of d china open which they understand because of d circumstances.

And Wang's currently ranked 100th in the world.(as of mon, sept 12th)

As far as I know Wang transited at Bangkok on Sunday night. And he had a dinner with Udomchoke's dad during his stop waiting for the next flight to Beijing.

Yesterday (Tuesday) Wang/Udomchoke beated Okun/Heuberger 6-5,6-5

chewy
09-14-2005, 08:21 AM
Ok, I didn't realize that he was already there. I thought they were still waiting for him to arrive. My apologies.

:wavey: no worries, i think d article from 'Xinhuanet' in d first post was just abit misleading.

chewy
09-14-2005, 08:28 AM
As far as I know Wang transited at Bangkok on Sunday night. And he had a dinner with Udomchoke's dad during his stop waiting for the next flight to Beijing.

they seem to get along well, Wang and Danai, but i didnt know wang know Danai's dad as well. thz for that bit of info.
Do u know if wang and danai r good friends off the court?

jirobkk
09-14-2005, 09:47 AM
they seem to get along well, Wang and Danai, but i didnt know wang know Danai's dad as well. thz for that bit of info.
Do u know if wang and danai r good friends off the court?

Yes, they (Wany, Lu, Danai) are good friend since they are competing Junior. :wavey:

alfonsojose
09-14-2005, 03:30 PM
Maybe China does not want to cause more friction with Taiwan. :D
:tape:

SwissMister1
09-14-2005, 03:43 PM
:tape:

Fonso, I'm surprised a thread has a title with "wang" and "waiting for days" in it, and that was your only comment.

Smucav, thanks for the links, I guess he really is called "Jimmy." How dare I accuse Cliff of making up a nickname...

Lee
09-14-2005, 03:53 PM
Smucav, thanks for the links, I guess he really is called "Jimmy." How dare I accuse Cliff of making up a nickname...

I believe Wang is called Jimmy by most of the players who know him. Same for Lu, who is called Rendy. It's very common that Chinese has 'English' names (especially those from Hong Kong and Taiwan) since it's pretty difficult to pronounce their names in Chinese. The 'English' name is not in any official documents so that's why you'll see their Chinese names on the official draw sheets, etc on tournaments.

Chloe le Bopper
09-14-2005, 04:02 PM
Thanks, Lee.

That reminds me of a girl that I used to work with who went by Christine. Then one day, after we both stopped working there, she told me that she was called something else (which wasn't really that hard to pronounce, but I could never remember it). :)

MisterQ
09-14-2005, 05:33 PM
Fonso, I'm surprised a thread has a title with "wang" and "waiting for days" in it, and that was your only comment.


:lol:

RonE
09-14-2005, 06:05 PM
Well, seems that the Chinese liked their pork to be kept on the side prior to cooking :tape: :p

curlgirl3
09-14-2005, 08:58 PM
WANG IS JUST INTIMIDATED BY NADAL HOT BUTT

Experimentee
09-15-2005, 01:57 AM
Obviously some of you dont follow tennis much, otherwise you'd know its not unusual for matches to be postponed if one player is unavailable. Its irrelevant what ranking they are.

sigmagirl91
09-15-2005, 03:04 AM
Waiting for Wang, huh? I didn't think Nadal needed to do that :o

hitchhiker
09-15-2005, 07:31 AM
if nadal needs wang he can contact alfonso or whatever his name is.

hitchhiker
09-15-2005, 07:42 AM
according to the following article nadal was playing with wang without any pants.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20050914/sp_wl_afp/tennisatpchn_050914232818

Teenaged Roland Garros champion Nadal found his comfort zone as he donned his three-quarter length are you sure thats length of pants and not wang? white pants for his win over the world number 100 from Taipei.

Nadal's trademark trousers had gone missing in his luggage due to an airline error -- but all was put right in missing trousers but at least wang was put right in time for the match,

The 19-year-old will be back in China for the Masters Cup in Shanghai in two months. In the meantime, he is keen to level with world number one rival Roger Federer on ten trophies this season.

"Waiting didn't affect my performance at all," at least the performance wasnt affectedsaid Nadal, who arrived in China several days early but had to wait for Wang to come in after lifting a Challenger trophy on Sunday in Turkey.

"As long as I got my pants back..."

RonE
09-15-2005, 08:18 AM
:haha:

The Pro
09-16-2005, 12:38 PM
I believe Wang is called Jimmy by most of the players who know him. Same for Lu, who is called Rendy. It's very common that Chinese has 'English' names (especially those from Hong Kong and Taiwan) since it's pretty difficult to pronounce their names in Chinese. The 'English' name is not in any official documents so that's why you'll see their Chinese names on the official draw sheets, etc on tournaments.

That reminds me of that lady on the WTA called Shi-Ting Wang. She preferred Stephanie Wang, surprisingly enough...