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who 'll get the final two spots for Shanghai??

nermo
10-31-2005, 08:56 AM
so, the last two 'll be??

*Ljubica*
10-31-2005, 09:12 AM
so, the last two 'll be??

Hopefully Davydenko and Ljubicic - their results all year make them most deserving I think.

Exodus
10-31-2005, 09:15 AM
Coria and Ljubicic i think

Björki
10-31-2005, 09:40 AM
Hopefully two of them:
Johansson, Nalbandian, Gonzalez :)

However I think Ljubu will get in.

mr_burns
10-31-2005, 09:52 AM
just imagine, evrybody pulls out

after all kiefer will be in with a victory in paris;-)

RonE
10-31-2005, 10:12 AM
I have a feeling there will be more than 2 spots up for grabs :tape:

Yoel and co.
10-31-2005, 10:16 AM
Yes - to be honest, this is resembling the WTA tour right now. If the 8 players are not the top 8 in the world, I don't really mind who gets in.

nermo
10-31-2005, 11:07 AM
just imagine, evrybody pulls out

after all kiefer will be in with a victory in paris;-) posted by mr_burns

:scared: yes, 3 of them are suspected for playing cuz of injury, don't know if Agassi would be ready for this too..,if they pull out, this would definetely give a cup that doesn't by any means represent the masters series for this year..

Kiefer is a good player,however i guess he's got problems with concentrating when it really matters ,

MrExcel
10-31-2005, 03:49 PM
With Safin already pulled out there are actually three spots avaliable, and any of the following players could qualify:

Guillermo Coria, Nikolay Davydenko, Ivan Ljubicic, Gaston Gaudio, David Nalbandian, Mariano Puerta, Fernando Gonzalez, Thomas Johansson and David Ferrer

jenanun
10-31-2005, 04:07 PM
coria and ljubicic.. i hope....

Chris Seahorse
10-31-2005, 05:59 PM
I have a feeling there will be more than 2 spots up for grabs :tape:

Totally agree. I doubt Hewitt is going to be there and I think there must be a good possibility sadly Federer won't be their either so there could be a few spots open. Lubicic and Davydenko would both seem to deserve places but I'd be very happy to see Gonzo make it as well. If Nalbandian or Puerta also make it that would be alright also. Whoever is there it will be a good show.

nermo
10-31-2005, 06:09 PM
Lubicic and Davydenko would both seem to deserve places but I'd be very happy to see Gonzo make it as well. If Nalbandian or Puerta also make it that would be alright also. Whoever is there it will be a good show. posted by Chris seahorse

guess, ljubicic is the one with biggest chances here for both qualifying and making good results, Gonzalez getting in would make it fun. Coria seems close to qualification but unfortunately , the guy is lately having problems specially with his serve, so no great expectations here :sad:
Hewitt doesn't seem that injured to miss it ??

NyGeL
10-31-2005, 06:21 PM
Why some ppl say Coria??? he is already qualyfied as N°6 guys...

I think that Davydenko will take spot 7° and Ljubo / Nalbandian / Gonzalez will take 8°. I hope nalby :)

GonzoFan
10-31-2005, 06:25 PM
I hope Gonzo and Nalby

PaulieM
10-31-2005, 06:25 PM
if coria has already qualified then i'd like to see ljubicic and gaudio get the last 2 spots :)

Truc
10-31-2005, 06:26 PM
Why some ppl say Coria??? he is already qualyfied as N°6 guys...
No, he isn't, Safin hasn't officially pulled out of Shanghai yet.

Aleksa's Laydee
10-31-2005, 06:27 PM
I hope Thomas can get one and Gonzo the other :D

revolution
10-31-2005, 07:13 PM
Coria, and Ljubicic, then hopefully Fernando in Safin's place, but I think Davydenko.

tennismaster882001
10-31-2005, 08:57 PM
Ljubicic and Nalbandian!

Jimnik
10-31-2005, 09:08 PM
Safin's chances of playing are extremely low and I would rate Hewitt's chances at about 50-50. But I think there is a good chance that Federer, Nadal and Agassi will be there so it's probably either 2 or 3 spots up for grabs.

I think Davydenko and Ljubicic will qualify. After the year they've both had, they clearly deserve it more than the others and, at the moment, they're in pole position. If a 3rd spot becomes available, Gonzo will be there to grab it. The guy was awesome in Basel and he should be able to take that form into Paris.

NyGeL
10-31-2005, 11:00 PM
I read that Tarpischev said that he was pulling out :S

it would be great if Hewitt withdraws too :D

Fergie
10-31-2005, 11:05 PM
Gonzalez and Ljubicic! :yeah:

+alonso
10-31-2005, 11:33 PM
I WOULD like to see Feña playing and Nalbo but I'm not sure.. :unsure: Feña really deserves it! ;)

mandoura
11-01-2005, 12:23 AM
Totally agree. I doubt Hewitt is going to be there and I think there must be a good possibility sadly Federer won't be their either so there could be a few spots open. Lubicic and Davydenko would both seem to deserve places but I'd be very happy to see Gonzo make it as well. If Nalbandian or Puerta also make it that would be alright also. Whoever is there it will be a good show.

Exactly my feelings. I will just add I would love to see Coria there. :)

bad gambler
11-01-2005, 01:26 AM
bobby G

knight_ley
11-01-2005, 01:45 AM
just imagine, evrybody pulls out

after all kiefer will be in with a victory in paris;-)

:lol: That is what I like to hear ;)

nermo
11-01-2005, 12:53 PM
Exactly my feelings. I will just add I would love to see Coria there
posted by mandoura

now coria 's chances are decreasing a little bit after his early exit from paris. he has to wait for the other competitors there..i think the guy is suffering from his worst tennis levels ever :sad: , he needs to settle down and think it over more than anything else.
now eyes on Ljubicic and , Nalbandian,Davydenko and Gonzales

Denaon
11-01-2005, 12:55 PM
now coria 's chances are decreasing a little bit after his early exit from paris. he has to wait for the other competitors there..i think the guy is suffering from his worst tennis levels ever :sad: , he needs to settle down and think it over more than anything else.
now eyes on Ljubicic and , Nalbandian,Davydenko and Gonzales
I wonder why you haven't mentioned Gaudio and Puerta.............:haha:
Ok they still have a chance too :yeah:

RaVeR
11-01-2005, 01:03 PM
IF SOMEBODY DESERVES THE FINAL SPOT THAT IS IVAN LJUBICIC!

good luck Ivan

Peta Pan
11-01-2005, 01:04 PM
Well I'd love Ljubo to make it because he clearly deserves it after his results this year and would make it very competitive. Would also love to see Gaston there... just because well it's Gaston - do I have to have a good reason?? :p

If there are more than 2 more spots available my 3rd choice would be Gonzo.

jtipson
11-01-2005, 01:04 PM
now coria 's chances are decreasing a little bit after his early exit from paris.

Coria's chances are only a little bit less than they were (had he won today he would have been in). For him not to qualify, Davydenko would have to reach the final and be beaten by Ljubicic, Nalbandian or Puerta.

nermo
11-01-2005, 01:09 PM
I wonder why you haven't mentioned Gaudio and Puerta.............
Ok they still have a chance too . posted by Denaon

well,no bad feelings i swear :angel: . puerta getting to Shanghai would make me happy, however he's got some tough tests to pass in paris at first. as for Gaudio, don't know, he's getting so inconsistent lately,
So Dany IMHO, i guess those two are a few steps behind the others.. ;)

Whistleway
11-01-2005, 01:15 PM
I guess there will be more spots available since the participation of agassi, hewitt and federer are in doubt.

purple_star
11-01-2005, 01:22 PM
i think ljubicic really deserves to have a spot in shanghai..
although i would really love to see coria qualify, still i am not sure if he can win any match there. that is just sad...beyond words!!!
:sad: :sad: :sad:

Jill
11-01-2005, 01:27 PM
I guess there will be more spots available since the participation of agassi, hewitt and federer are in doubt.

Mmm I wonder if Hewitt will pull out too especially with his pending baby arrival.

My picks, of course Nalbandian and I'd like to see Lujbic rewarded for his hard work.

nermo
11-01-2005, 01:34 PM
Would also love to see Gaston there... just because well it's Gaston - do I have to have a good reason?? :p posted by Peta pan
u've just had one ;)

i think ljubicic really deserves to have a spot in shanghai..
although i would really love to see coria qualify, still i am not sure if he can win any match there. that is just sad...beyond words!!! posted by Purple-star
true, reaching Shanghai is not a happy event without some good results there..and at the moment ,Coria seems far from making this happen.

mandoura
11-01-2005, 01:36 PM
well,no bad feelings i swear :angel: . puerta getting to Shanghai would make me happy, however he's got some tough tests to pass in paris at first. as for Gaudio, don't know, he's getting so inconsistent lately,
So Dany IMHO, i guess those two are a few steps behind the others.. ;)

Sure no hard feelings nermo. But even with a few steps behind, they are still contenders. :)

mandoura
11-01-2005, 01:39 PM
true, reaching Shanghai is not a happy event without some good results there..and at the moment ,Coria seems far from making this happen.

nermo, look at jtipson's post. :)

Sakura 0101
11-01-2005, 01:50 PM
I hope Gonzo and Nalby

I hope so too ! ;)

muniu
11-01-2005, 02:16 PM
Davy and Ljubo!

ys
11-01-2005, 02:48 PM
IF SOMEBODY DESERVES THE FINAL SPOT THAT IS IVAN LJUBICIC!

good luck Ivan

Really? He has not even reached a Slam quarters.. He did nothing this year..

nermo
11-01-2005, 03:05 PM
nermo, look at jtipson's post posted by mandoura

sure i looked at it,mandou...however when i said Coria seems far from making this happen, i meant making good results at Shanghai , (not far from qualifying )..obviously Coria is having problems not to mention his serve.this would give him hard times there :sad:

yanchr
11-01-2005, 03:11 PM
It's confirmed by TMC Organizers that Roger to be in Shanghai on Nov.6, Safin Nov.11, Hewitt Nov.9, Roddick Nov.9, Agassi Nov.7, Nadal Nov.7, Davydenko Nov.8. Sure that doesn't necessarily mean they will all play. Even if they don't, they will surely show up in Shanghai. I really think Safin's chance of play is relatively slim. Not so sure about Roger. For others, I think they will all play.

I hope Ljubo and Nalby can make Shanghai :D

ys
11-01-2005, 03:52 PM
And Safin does not go to Shanghai.. that's from Kafelnikov who just said that Safin will go to Spain instead and will start proparing to teh next year.

BATES
11-01-2005, 06:03 PM
Considering I don't believe Safin will make it...
6) Coria
7) Ljubicic
8) Davydenko (hopefully Nalbandian)

Jimnik
11-01-2005, 06:10 PM
Coria will definately qualify. He's currently in 6th place so 3 players need to overtake him. Davydenko could overtake him but Ljubicic, Gaudio and Nalbandian are 90 pts behind so only 1 futher player can overtake. The lowest position Guille can finish in is 8th.

R.Federer
11-02-2005, 12:11 AM
Not that there was this much doubt, but Andre officially qualifies for Shanghai today

Agassi secures Masters Cup place
Andre Agassi has qualified for the season-ending Masters Cup in Shanghai for the 14th time in his career.
The American has been inactive since losing the US Open final to Roger Federer, and a suspect back means it remains uncertain whether he will play.

Meanwhile, Federer is optimistic he will be fit to play as he recovers from a torn ankle ligament.

The world number one was on crutches for two weeks after sustaining the injury in training earlier this month.

"I'm walking now," he said. "I'm taping the ankle a lot, but that helps me to put weight on it.


QUALIFIED FOR SHANGHAI
Roger Federer
Rafael Nadal
Andy Roddick
Lleyton Hewitt
Marat Safin*
Andre Agassi
* Safin yet to officially withdraw

"I'm optimistic, but it's hard to tell. Shanghai means everything. That's what I'm working on right now, I'm hopeful."

Federer is among several qualifiers struggling to be fit for the event starting on 13 November.

Marat Safin has ruled himself out with knee problems, while Lleyton Hewitt could miss the event either to attend the birth of his first child or with a toe injury.





Story from BBC SPORT:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/sport2/hi/tennis/4390500.stm

megadeth
11-02-2005, 01:19 AM
i think there will be more than 2 spots available in the next few days...

i wouldn't be surprised if safin and agassi withdraw...

plus, roger is still questionable... would he risk a loss and his streak because he's not gonna be around 90% bec of his ankle? hmmm....

shotgun
11-02-2005, 01:22 AM
I think that Hewitt's withdrawal is even more likely than Agassi's one.

megadeth
11-02-2005, 04:16 AM
that's gotta suck for the organizers in china. they've prepared well for this event only to have a prospect that half of the qualifiers might not even play

jtipson
11-02-2005, 09:25 AM
Coria will definately qualify. He's currently in 6th place so 3 players need to overtake him. Davydenko could overtake him but Ljubicic, Gaudio and Nalbandian are 90 pts behind so only 1 futher player can overtake. The lowest position Guille can finish in is 8th.

Coria needs to be at least 7th to qualify because Safin gets in automatically, wherever he ends up. That means only two players need to overtake him. If Davydenko gets to the final in Paris and is beaten by Ljubicic or Nalbandian, Coria will not get a TMC place (although he'd be first alternate). Small chance, but possible.