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Hurrah!!! Andre is qualified today for the Masters Cup!!!

Gigan
10-28-2005, 05:30 PM
Like Martha Stewart says...According to our math, Andre Agassi has already clinched the sixth of the eight spots at the Masters Cup, joining Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Marat Safin and Lleyton Hewitt. Two spots to go entering the final week...

Fans!!! Hurrah!!!!
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Gigan
10-28-2005, 05:42 PM
Source is here:

http://www.tennis-x.com/story/2005-10-28/d.php
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RebelNYC
10-28-2005, 06:08 PM
YEAH FOR ANDRE!

Agassi Aces
10-28-2005, 09:45 PM
Not yet confirmed by ATP....... Nalbandian needs to lose tomorrow for confirmation

deyaa
10-29-2005, 01:25 AM
HOPEFULLY HE CAN MADE IT...AND WIN IT.....

sol
10-29-2005, 01:33 AM
Yeah! :bounce:

Agassi Aces
10-29-2005, 03:20 PM
Nalbandian lost today...... Agassi officially qualified!

Gigan
10-29-2005, 05:09 PM
Hurrah!!! Andre is officially qualified !!!

But why due to David's loose? :( :( :(
Why David is doing so? Highly talanted player -
he is loosing to "no names" every time,
when he must play at high level...
Mentally not stable guy...

What says mathematics, has David still chances
to qualify for Masters Cup?

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alfonsojose
10-29-2005, 05:42 PM
Nalbandian lost today...... Agassi officially qualified!
:bounce: :D

Agassi Aces
10-29-2005, 05:58 PM
Nalbandian was the last man who could mathematically overtake Andre if he won Basel and Paris. Now that he lost in Basel SF that means only Coria and Davydenko could overtake Agassi in Paris. Andre will at least finish 7th at the end of next week. Ljubicic, Gaudio, Nalbandian and Puerta are all too far behind now even if they win Paris next week to overtake Andre. As it happened, Safin's withdrawal also confirmed Agassi's qualification!!!!!

Gigan
10-29-2005, 06:05 PM
It was clear on Andre's qualification much earlier!!!
Safin has withdrawed...

What i am interesting now about:
Has David Nalbandian still chances for Masters Cup 2005 ?

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Gigan
10-29-2005, 08:29 PM
It was clear on Andre's qualification much earlier!!!
Safin has withdrawed...

What i am interesting now about:
Has David Nalbandian still chances for Masters Cup 2005 ?


Yes, David (343 points) still have chances there:
he have to play concetrated & focused on win in Paris !

Men's Preview: Week of October 31 (Exclusive)
Men's Look Forward: Paris
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Agassi hadn't officially clinched, but there was no doubt about it in practice.


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The Rankings

Under the ATP rules, everything expires this week: The Masters Cup comes off as well as Paris. In theory, that would make Race and Entry rankings the same.

It's not true in practice; Challengers don't count in the Race, and they do count for Entry. But they tend to align for the Top Ten at least.

We know they'll align for the top three: Roger Federer will be #1, Rafael Nadal #2, Andy Roddick #3. It's below that that things get a little interesting. If we look just at Race standings, Lleyton Hewitt is currently #4 and Andre Agassi #5, but they aren't playing -- so Guillermo Coria could pass either or both. Nikolay Davydenko can't overtake Hewitt, but he could pass Agassi with a final, and since he and Coria are in the same half, that could take him past Coria also.

Then there is Ivan Ljubicic. If he's gotten over his exhaustion, he's been the best indoor player of the year so far. He's a long way back; the only players he can pass (apart from Marat Safin, with whom he is tied in the Race) are Davydenko and Coria, and he needs at least a final to pass the former and a title to pass the latter. But he likes fast courts, and they don't.

Then comes the Great Argentine Clump: Gaudio, Nalbandian, Puerta. Gaston Gaudio leads David Nalbandian by two Race points, and Mariano Puerta by six. And Gaudio trails Ljubicic by only one point. Since all are seeded at Paris, and a first round win is worth 15 points, that is functionally a tie: Whoever lasts longest ends up in the lead, and potentially in the #8 spot, though they all need at least a final to overtake #7 Davydenko.

In theory, only three other players are still in the Race, barring withdrawals: Fernando Gonzalez, Thomas Johansson, and David Ferrer. Below that, there is no hope except to become an alternate, and probably a low alternate..

What it appears to boil down to is this: Seven players -- Federer, Nadal, Roddick, Hewitt, Agassi, Coria, and Davydenko -- are guaranteed to be Top Ten after Paris. Given the near-certainty of Shanghai withdrawals, all who can play can be considered certain to play the Masters Cup. (In fact, with the Race numbers as they are, only Coria and Davydenko can be threatened even if everyone plays, and the only way Coria can lose his spot is if he loses early, and Davydenko makes the semifinal, and Ljubicic, Gaudio, Nalbandian, or Puerta wins Paris.)

The eighth spot, with Safin almost certainly not playing, will be contested by Ljubicic, Gaudio, Nalbandian, Puerta, Gonzalez, and maybe Thomas Johansson and Ferrer. Any of these guys can be Top Ten -- note the possibility that Safin will fall below #10. Beyond that, there isn't much we can say until we know who will and won't play Shanghai. And absolutely nobody is talking.


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Shirogane
10-29-2005, 08:40 PM
Why David is doing so? Highly talanted player -
he is loosing to "no names" every time,
when he must play at high level...
Mentally not stable guy...
Excuse me. Baghdatis is a real talented player, top 20 material definately. No shame losing to him...

Gigan
10-29-2005, 10:18 PM
Excuse me. Baghdatis is a real talented player, top 20 material definately. No shame losing to him...

in French Open David crushed that no-name
i think David thought that will win easy,
& was not enough concentrated...

you will see later, how David will crush
him again!!!
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Gigan
10-29-2005, 10:21 PM
Look, what David said himself:

Nalbandian: “I think I didn’t start at my best level in the beginning . He is playing without any pressure coming from the qualifying, maybe being a little tired playing with even less pressure.”

“I’m closer to the Masters Cup now, but a win today would have brought me even closer. I could have had a bigger advantage over the other guys, but it wasn’t really good enough.”

“It’s going to be tough next week, everyone wants to qualify for the Masters Cup. We are three, four players being very close so it’s going to be a good battle.“
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MisterQ
10-29-2005, 11:38 PM
:bounce: very happy about this

Andre forever
10-30-2005, 01:08 AM
yeyyyyyyy

Agassi Aces
10-30-2005, 03:50 PM
Agassi Qualifies for Record 14th Time

For the 14th time in his career, Andre Agassi has qualified for the circuit finale, clinching a spot in the $4.45 million Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai. Agassi, who is fifth in the INDESIT ATP 2005 Race, qualified when David Nalbandian lost Saturday in the Davidoff Swiss Indoors semifinals in Basel. Agassi can now fall no lower than sixth in the Race.


Guillermo Coria and Nikolay Davydenko are in the front running to claim the final two spots this week at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris – the final tournament of the regular ATP season (where the Argentine and Russian were drawn in the same half). Coria, who qualified in Houston in 2003-04, needs only to win one match – against the winner of Tomas Berdych and Jiri Novak – to clinch his spot. Coria is currently sixth in the INDESIT ATP 2005 Race, 91 points clear of No .9 Ivan Ljubicic.


For Davydenko, who is seeking to qualify for the first time and become the second Russian qualifier in 2005 (Marat Safin), the task to clinch without relying on other results is much harder. Davydenko, at No. 7 in the Race, must reach the final to clinch his berth. If the Russian loses early he could be overtaken by one of seven players, including No. 15 David Ferrer, of Spain.


At 35, Agassi is the oldest player to qualify for the circuit-ending championships since Jimmy Connors did so at the same age in 1987. Agassi last played Tennis Masters Cup in 2003 at Houston, where he finished runner-up to Roger Federer, one of three finalist finishes he’s had in the circuit-ending championships. He won the title in 1990, defeating Stefan Edberg in the final of the inaugural ATP World Championship in Frankfurt. When Agassi takes the court in Shanghai, it will be his 13th appearance in the championships (he qualified in 1995, but withdrew due to injury), surpassing Ivan Lendl’s record of 12 appearances. All-time, Agassi is 22-19 in the event.


This summer in Los Angeles, Agassi won his 60th career title, giving him a title in 18 of the past 19 years and placing him seventh among Open Era title leaders. In 2005, he owns a record of 38-11, and has reached at least the quarterfinals in 10 of the 12 events he has played, including runs to the finals of the US Open and the Rogers Masters in Montreal. With a career record of 860-265, Agassi is seven wins behind John McEnroe for fourth place all-time. He is on pace to finish in the Top 10 of the INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking for the 16th time in his career, tying the record that is held by Jimmy Connors.


Six of the eight spots for singles at Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai now have been confirmed. Agassi joins Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt and Safin in the field. The final two spots as well as the alternate will be determined during the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris next week.

In doubles, five teams will battle for three spots that remain up for grabs next week. And, by chance, the Paris draw will pit four of those teams in head-to-head combat in the first round. Australians Wayne Arthurs and Paul Hanley (No. 7) will play Simon Aspelin and Todd Perry (No. 9); Israeli duo Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram (No. 8) meet Leander Paes and Nenad Zimonjic (No. 5). Additionally, Frenchmen Michael Llodra and Fabrice Santoro (No. 6) will play Wayne Black and Kevin Ullyett (who have already qualified).

From http://www.masters-cup.com

Gigan
10-30-2005, 05:45 PM
Excuse me. Baghdatis is a real talented player, top 20 material definately. No shame losing to him...
you see?

gonzales beated that no-name guy,
but just recently gonzales had no chances against David...

Shame on David!
He should win Basel 2005!!!
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Gigan
10-30-2005, 05:50 PM
one more article>>>
Agassi Qualifies for Masters Cup

By Associated Press
Published October 30, 2005, 11:30 AM CST


Andre Agassi qualified for the Tennis Masters Cup in China, leaving only two spots open in the season-ending showcase.

Agassi made the eight-player field for the Nov. 7-13 event in Shanghai when David Nalbandian lost Saturday in the Swiss Indoors semifinals.

Already in the field are Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt and Marat Safin. The final two spots, as well as an alternate, will be determined at this week's Paris Masters.

Guillermo Coria and Nikolay Davydenko are the leading contenders for the final spots and are in the same half of the draw in Paris.

The 35-year-old Agassi is the oldest player to qualify for the circuit-ending championships since Jimmy Connors did so at the same age in 1987. Agassi last played the Masters Cup in 2003 at Houston, where he finished runner-up to Federer.

Federer is recovering from a foot injury and hopes to be ready for Shanghai. The top-ranked Swiss walked without crutches Sunday during a ceremony at the Swiss Indoors. He tore a ligament in his right foot during training in October while trying to hit a forehand.

"The foot is better," he said. "The countdown is running now with two weeks to go before the Masters Cup. I hope it works out.

Federer was honored in Basel for winning the 2005 Laureus award in May as sportsman of the year. He addressed fans from center court, appearing tentative on his feet.

Federer, who won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open this year, was sidelined for the Madrid Masters and Swiss Indoors. He also will miss the Paris Masters.

In August, Federer pulled out of the Rogers Cup in Montreal because of another foot injury. He came back and won the Thailand Open on Oct. 2
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Gigan
10-30-2005, 06:27 PM
what with Safin, guys?
will he play? yesterday i read this:Safin to miss Masters Cup
Marat Safin has not fully recovered from a knee injury and will miss next month's Masters Cup in Shanghai. Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpishchev said on Saturday that Safin would rest for the remainder of the year in order to be fit for next season.

but today they're writing:
Six of the eight spots for singles at Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai now have been confirmed. Agassi joins Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt and Safin in the field. The final two spots as well as the alternate will be determined during the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris next week.

it means Safin will play?
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Pammy
10-30-2005, 08:10 PM
I'm glad for Andre, but I don't think so Marat will be present in Shangai.

AgassiDomination
10-30-2005, 08:52 PM
I talked to guys in the Safin forum, no he isnt making it to Shanghai unfortunately :sad:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-31-2005, 02:05 AM
I'm so happy! :aparty:

jole
10-31-2005, 03:24 AM
Like Martha Stewart says...According to our math, Andre Agassi has already clinched the sixth of the eight spots at the Masters Cup, joining Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Marat Safin and Lleyton Hewitt. Two spots to go entering the final week...

Fans!!! Hurrah!!!!
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Hello, Gigan.

Gigan
10-31-2005, 09:51 AM
Hello, Gigan.

Hi!
Welcome here, Jole!!! :wavey:

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Gigan
10-31-2005, 10:07 AM
http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/afp/20051030/capt.sge.axs02.301005230308.photo00.photo.default-266x384.jpg

Andre Agassi, pictured 01 October 2005,
has become the sixth player to qualify
for the 4.45-million-dollar Masters Cup
to be held in Shanghai next month.

Six of the eight spots for singles at the Masters Cup
have now been confirmed.

Agassi joins Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick,
Lleyton Hewitt and Marat Safin in the field.

However, none of them are playing in Paris this week
due to a variety of injuries. (Roddick too?)

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tangerine_dream
10-31-2005, 05:37 PM
Qualified for a record fourteen times! :yippee:

Andre :worship: Hope he can make the trip. :cool:

suus21
10-31-2005, 09:28 PM
he should have qualified EVERY year...

AgassiDomination
10-31-2005, 11:32 PM
Agassi Qualifies for Record 14th Time

http://www.masters-cup.com/Global/Styles/TMC/photos/200x250/agassi2.jpg

For the 14th time in his career, Andre Agassi has qualified for the circuit finale, clinching a spot in the $4.45 million Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai. Agassi, who is fifth in the INDESIT ATP 2005 Race, qualified when David Nalbandian lost Saturday in the Davidoff Swiss Indoors semifinals in Basel. Agassi can now fall no lower than sixth in the Race.


Guillermo Coria and Nikolay Davydenko are in the front running to claim the final two spots this week at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris – the final tournament of the regular ATP season (where the Argentine and Russian were drawn in the same half). Coria, who qualified in Houston in 2003-04, needs only to win one match – against the winner of Tomas Berdych and Jiri Novak – to clinch his spot. Coria is currently sixth in the INDESIT ATP 2005 Race, 91 points clear of No .9 Ivan Ljubicic.


For Davydenko, who is seeking to qualify for the first time and become the second Russian qualifier in 2005 (Marat Safin), the task to clinch without relying on other results is much harder. Davydenko, at No. 7 in the Race, must reach the final to clinch his berth. If the Russian loses early he could be overtaken by one of seven players, including No. 15 David Ferrer, of Spain.


At 35, Agassi is the oldest player to qualify for the circuit-ending championships since Jimmy Connors did so at the same age in 1987. Agassi last played Tennis Masters Cup in 2003 at Houston, where he finished runner-up to Roger Federer, one of three finalist finishes he’s had in the circuit-ending championships. He won the title in 1990, defeating Stefan Edberg in the final of the inaugural ATP World Championship in Frankfurt. When Agassi takes the court in Shanghai, it will be his 13th appearance in the championships (he qualified in 1995, but withdrew due to injury), surpassing Ivan Lendl’s record of 12 appearances. All-time, Agassi is 22-19 in the event.


This summer in Los Angeles, Agassi won his 60th career title, giving him a title in 18 of the past 19 years and placing him seventh among Open Era title leaders. In 2005, he owns a record of 38-11, and has reached at least the quarterfinals in 10 of the 12 events he has played, including runs to the finals of the US Open and the Rogers Masters in Montreal. With a career record of 860-265, Agassi is seven wins behind John McEnroe for fourth place all-time. He is on pace to finish in the Top 10 of the INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking for the 16th time in his career, tying the record that is held by Jimmy Connors.


Six of the eight spots for singles at Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai now have been confirmed. Agassi joins Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt and Safin in the field. The final two spots as well as the alternate will be determined during the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris next week.

In doubles, five teams will battle for three spots that remain up for grabs next week. And, by chance, the Paris draw will pit four of those teams in head-to-head combat in the first round. Australians Wayne Arthurs and Paul Hanley (No. 7) will play Simon Aspelin and Todd Perry (No. 9); Israeli duo Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram (No. 8) meet Leander Paes and Nenad Zimonjic (No. 5). Additionally, Frenchmen Michael Llodra and Fabrice Santoro (No. 6) will play Wayne Black and Kevin Ullyett (who have already qualified).

Source: http://www.masters-cup.com/en/news/2005/agassi_qualifies.asp

Chloe le Bopper
11-01-2005, 04:05 AM
Hi, Gigan :wavey:

Gigan
11-01-2005, 09:15 PM
Hi, Gigan :wavey:
Hi, Chloe :wavey:

jole
11-04-2005, 05:58 PM
Hi, Gigan :wavey:

Hi, Chloe :wavey:

:hug: