Federer, Roddick, Agassi and Ljubicic playing the Kooyong Classic

Action Jackson
11-07-2005, 01:56 PM

Ljubicic confirmed for Kooyong tournament

MELBOURNE, Nov 7 (Reuters) - World number eight Ivan Ljubicic will play at the invitational Kooyong Open next January, organisers said on Monday.
Croatia's Ljubicic joins world number one Roger Federer, American Andy Roddick, Germany's Tommy Haas and Argentines David Nalbandian and Guillermo Coria for the tournament in Melbourne from Jan. 11-14.

Two spots remain open in the field for the round-robin tournament, which precedes the Australian Open, the year's first grand slam.

Ljubicic lost the Paris Masters final to the Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych on Sunday.

He has qualified for the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, which begins on Sunday.

11-07-2005, 02:03 PM
So Agassi's not sure if he'll play Kooyong. :confused:
Doesn't he always use it as his warm-up event for the Aussie Open?...

Action Jackson
11-07-2005, 02:05 PM
Agassi should be there, as long as he is playing the AO.

Agassi Aces
11-07-2005, 02:06 PM
Kooyong tournament directors have left a spot untouched for Agassi. He has that spot until the last minute. If he plays Aussie Open he'll play Kooyong. If not, Australian Scott Draper will be drafted in as a last minute reserve.

Action Jackson
11-07-2005, 02:11 PM
There have been discussions with Safin, Gasquet and Dent for the last spots.

11-07-2005, 02:12 PM
I bet the organisers are hoping for Safin and Gasquet....

11-07-2005, 04:10 PM
....................Aussies want to lure Dent......................

11-07-2005, 04:16 PM

11-07-2005, 08:54 PM
Always a great exhibition. GWH, do you get to attend this?

Action Jackson
11-08-2005, 07:51 AM
Always a great exhibition. GWH, do you get to attend this?

Attended it twice, but I am not going next year.

11-08-2005, 08:54 AM
yeehaw! i love going to kooyong!!

bad gambler
11-08-2005, 08:56 AM
always a fun event to go to

Action Jackson
12-01-2005, 04:01 AM
Agassi is confirmed.

Since Gasquet I think is in Sydney for that week, it will be interesting to see who gets the last spot.

12-01-2005, 04:13 AM
I can't wait:banana: GOOOOOOO FEDDDDDDDDD:bounce:!!!!!!!!

Action Jackson
12-01-2005, 03:55 PM
I just wonder who the 8th player will be, it might be Safin, then again there are enough players around and available.

12-01-2005, 03:58 PM
A stronger field than the masters cup. :eek:

12-01-2005, 05:27 PM
Its gonna be great!