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Action Jackson
11-30-2005, 01:46 PM
Well the Poo and Guccione have wildcards, plus one Frenchman will get one cause of the agreement with Tennis Australia.

Gasquet well there is a cloud with him, but nothing has been confirmed. Rusedski isn't playing cause he wants to be there for the birth of his child.

Puerta well no one is sure what is going on there.

So the person who is ranked 106 in a weeks time, won't have to worry about qualies.

When the list is ready, post it in here and I wonder how many WDs the AO will have this time around.

Australian Open

1. Federer, Roger SUI 1
OUT. Nadal, Rafael ESP 2
3. Roddick, Andy USA 3
4. Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 4
5. Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 5
6. Nalbandian, David ARG 6
OUT.Agassi, Andre USA 7
8. Coria, Guillermo ARG 8
9. Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 9
10. Gaudio, Gaston ARG 10
11. Gonzalez, Fernando CHI 11
OUT.Puerta, Mariano ARG 12
OUT. Safin, Marat RUS 13
14. Johansson, Thomas SWE 14
15. Ferrer, David ESP 15
16. Ginepri, Robby USA 16
17. Gasquet, Richard FRA 17
18. Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP 18
19. Hrbaty, Dominik SVK 19
20. Robredo, Tommy ESP 20
21. Stepanek, Radek CZE 21
22. Ancic, Mario CRO 22
23. Kiefer, Nicolas GER 23
24. Blake, James USA 24
25. Berdych, Tomas CZE 25
26. Grosjean, Sebastien FRA 26
27. Andreev, Igor RUS 27
28. Rochus, Olivier BEL 28
29. Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 29
30. Dent, Taylor USA 30
31. Monfils, Gael FRA 31
32. Moya, Carlos ESP 32
33. Verdasco, Fernando ESP 33
34. Lopez, Feliciano ESP 34
35. Mirnyi, Max BLR 35
36. Hanescu, Victor ROM 36
37. Henman, Tim GBR 37
OUT.Rusedski, Greg GBR 38
39. Volandri, Filippo ITA 39
40. Chela, Juan Ignacio ARG 40
41. Acasuso, Jose ARG 41
42. Rochus, Christophe BEL 42
43. Srichaphan, Paradorn THA 43
44. Verkerk, Martin NED 44
45. Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 44
46. Sanguinetti, Davide ITA 45
47. Haas, Tommy GER 46
48. Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA 47
49. Malisse, Xavier BEL 48
OUT .Novak, Jiri CZE 49
51. Serra, Florent FRA 50
52. Martin, Alberto ESP 51
53. Calleri, Agustin ARG 52
54. Melzer, Jurgen AUT 53
OUT. Johansson, Joachim SWE 54
56. Wawrinka, Stanislas SUI 55
57. Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 56
OUT. Beck, Karol SVK 57
59. Santoro, Fabrice FRA 58
60. Zib, Tomas CZE 59
61. Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 60
62. Vik, Robin CZE 61
63. Bjorkman, Jonas SWE 62
64. Murray, Andy GBR 63
65. Moodie, Wesley RSA 64
66. Massu, Nicolas CHI 65
67. Carlsen, Kenneth DEN 66
68. Goldstein, Paul USA 67
69. Seppi, Andreas ITA 68
70. Clement, Arnaud FRA 69
71. Karlovic, Ivo CRO 70
72. Montanes, Albert ESP 71
73. Bracciali, Daniele ITA 72
74. Mayer, Florian GER 73
75. Minar, Ivo CZE 74
76. Hernych, Jan CZE 75
77. Spadea, Vincent USA 76
78. Muller, Gilles LUX 77
OUT. Soderling, Robin SWE 78
80. Djokovic, Novak SCG 79
81. Berlocq, Carlos ARG 80
82. Pavel, Andrei ROM 81
83. Pashanski, Boris SCG 82
84. Zabaleta, Mariano ARG 83
85. Horna, Luis PER 84
86. Monaco, Juan ARG 85
87. Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 86
OUT. Lapentti, Nicolas ECU 87
89. Phau, Bjorn GER 88
90. Schuettler, Rainer GER 89
91. Behrend, Tomas GER 90
92. Saulnier, Cyril FRA 91
93. Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 92
94. Norman, Dick BEL 93
95. Dlouhy, Lukas CZE 94
96. Reynolds, Bobby USA 95
97. Vliegen, Kristof BEL 96
98. Daniel, Marcos BRA 97
99. Ascione, Thierry FRA 98
100. Arthurs, Wayne AUS 99
101. Vanek, Jiri CZE 100
102. Wang, Yeu-Tzuoo TPE 101
103. Kim, Kevin USA 102
OUT Canas, Guillermo ARG 103
105. Philippoussis, Mark (AUS) (WC)
106. Guccione, Chris (AUS) (WC)
107. Istomin, Denis (UZB) (WC)
108. Kimmich, Mark (AUS) (WC)
109. Delic, Amer (USA) (WC)
110. Llodra, Michael (FRA) (WC)
111. Luczak, Peter (AUS)(WC)
112. Healey, Nathan (AUS)(WC)
113. (Q)
114. (Q)
115. (Q)
116. (Q)
117. (Q)
118. (Q)
119. (Q)
120. (Q)
121. (Q)
122. (Q)
123. (Q)
124. (Q)
125. (Q)
126. (Q)
127. (Q)
128. (Q)


Alternates :
IN Lisnard, Jean-Rene FRA 104
IN Gimelstob, Justin USA 105
IN. Starace, Potito ITA 106
IN. Sluiter, Raemon NED 107
IN. Lee, Hyung-Taik KOR 108
OUT Saretta, Flavio BRA 109
IN Vicente, Fernando ESP 110
IN Mello, Ricardo BRA 111
IN Sabau, Razvan ROM 112
IN. Marin, Juan Antonio CRC 113
IN. Almagro, Nicolas ESP 114
IN. Hernandez, Oscar ESP 115
13. Waske, Alexander GER 116
14. Costa, Albert ESP 117
15. Mantilla, Felix ESP 118
16. Mazarakis, Vasilis GRE 119
17. Portas, Albert ESP 120
18. Ramirez Hidalgo, Ruben ESP 121
19. Udomchoke, Danai THA 122
20. Gicquel, Marc FRA 123
21. Simon, Gilles FRA 124
22 Berrer, Michael GER 126
23 Marach, Oliver AUT 127
24 Greul, Simon GER 130
25 Delgado, Ramon PAR 131

kada starpiba
11-30-2005, 01:51 PM
Denis Istomin get wild cart and I think Todd Reid will get wild cart

Kristen
11-30-2005, 02:03 PM
Are you Denis Istomin? :tape:
Why have I never heard of this person?

kada starpiba
11-30-2005, 02:31 PM
Are you Denis Istomin? :tape:
Why have I never heard of this person?
He won Asian championships.
http://www.australianopen.com/pages/article.aspx?id=15&articleid=ArticleID2005926114154&pageId=140&HandlerId=1 :cool:

smucav
11-30-2005, 04:03 PM
One American male will receive a main draw wild card in 2006:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2211633&postcount=29

Action Jackson
11-30-2005, 04:05 PM
It looks like 5 of the WCs are given out already, so just hope Luczak will get one, as well.

shotgun
11-30-2005, 04:31 PM
It looks like 5 of the WCs are given out already, so just hope Luczak will get one, as well.

How many WC's does a Grand Slam tournament gives out? I think it's likely that Luczak gets one, because he's the Australian no. 3 (after Hewitt and Arthurs), and 3 WC'S have been given already to non-australian players.

Action Jackson
11-30-2005, 04:40 PM
How many WC's does a Grand Slam tournament gives out? I think it's likely that Luczak gets one, because he's the Australian no. 3 (after Hewitt and Arthurs), and 3 WC'S have been given already to non-australian players.

The organisers don't like Luczak very much, he isn't a pretty boy or a brown nose.

shotgun
11-30-2005, 04:40 PM
Puerta well no one is sure what is going on there.

I think it's weird that he's not on the entry list of any of the tournaments being played on weeks 1 and 2. And for what I know, he won't be playing Hopman Cup or Kooyoong either. Maybe he's not planning to play any tournaments before the AO, but this is unlikely since he's usually one of the most active players on the tour.

Action Jackson
11-30-2005, 04:53 PM
Gaudio is playing Hopman Cup and not the Door. Then again the whole drug allegation thing is something that might have smoke behind it, but don't know for sure and in December there could be a ruling.

Then again, maybe he is not confident about the trial on Dec 6, so he hasn't entered any tournaments.

revolution
11-30-2005, 05:12 PM
So Jean-Rene Lisnard, ranked at 106 can sit soundly knowing he will be in the main draw.

Guga, Costa, the interesting Nicolas Almagro, Enqvist, Mantilla, the indomitable Koellerer, Del Potro, Koubek.. the quallies are going to be fun for sure.

shotgun
11-30-2005, 05:59 PM
So Jean-Rene Lisnard, ranked at 106 can sit soundly knowing he will be in the main draw.

Guga, Costa, the interesting Nicolas Almagro, Enqvist, Mantilla, the indomitable Koellerer, Del Potro, Koubek.. the quallies are going to be fun for sure.

Usually the list cuts off around the 120th place, so we can hope for more withdrawals.

Oh, and Guga won't be playing the qualies. He'll start his season in Vina del Mar.

Action Jackson
11-30-2005, 06:06 PM
Like the other Slams it works like this

It's 104 direct entries.
8 Wildcards
16 qualifiers

revolution
11-30-2005, 07:10 PM
Usually the list cuts off around the 120th place, so we can hope for more withdrawals.

Oh, and Guga won't be playing the qualies. He'll start his season in Vina del Mar.

I don't particularly want to see anyone withdraw, the top 104 players who go through directly have done it on merit.

Shame Guga isn't playing, but I hope he plays a full season, and pays the lawn a visit too :)

shotgun
11-30-2005, 07:33 PM
I don't particularly want to see anyone withdraw, the top 104 players who go through directly have done it on merit.

Shame Guga isn't playing, but I hope he plays a full season, and pays the lawn a visit too :)

I agree with you on the merit thing, but I really wanted to see Flavio Saretta and Ricardo Mello making a direct entrance. :lol:

About Guga, it's a good sign that he's willing to play the whole Latin-American clay season, I just hope he'll be physically prepared for it. But honestly I don't see him playing Wimbly this year (again), even if he manages to go through directly (what is quite difficult considering his current ranking :sad: ).

smucav
12-01-2005, 12:06 AM
Usually the list cuts off around the 120th place, so we can hope for more withdrawals.In the last five years (2001-2005), the cut-offs for grand slams have ranged from 101-120, but the mean and the median are 108.

Grand Slam cut-offs (2001-2005):
2005 Flushing Meadows 101
2004 Melbourne 104
2005 Paris 105
2002 Flushing Meadows 105
2001 Flushing Meadows 105
2001 Paris 105
2004 Flushing Meadows 106
2004 London 106
2004 Paris 107
2005 London 108
2003 Flushing Meadows 108
2002 Melbourne 108
2001 London 109
2002 Paris 110
2005 Melbourne 111
2003 Paris 111
2002 London 111
2003 London 113
2001 Melbourne 116
2003 Melbourne 120
Mean 108.45
Median 108

2005 ATP tournament cut-off data:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=59404

shotgun
12-01-2005, 12:19 AM
Thanks :yeah:

I was referring to the Australian Open specifically, because I had read somewhere that "usually" the list cut off around the 120th place. But, as you showed, this was only the cut-off in 2003, so that text was pretty optimistic (it was from a Brazilian site :p ) .

Baseline
12-02-2005, 12:12 AM
In the last five years (2001-2005), the cut-offs for grand slams have ranged from 101-120, but the mean and the median are 108.

[2005 ATP tournament cut-off data:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=59404

Really interesting stats - thanks for posting that.

shotgun
12-02-2005, 01:35 AM
Smucav, I have a question. Do these stats take into account players that entered the tournaments as lucky-losers?

Action Jackson
12-02-2005, 01:38 AM
Smucav, I have a question. Do these stats take into account players that entered the tournaments as lucky-losers?

I imagine it would be from when the last direct acceptance was as to the ranking where the cutoff was.

shotgun
12-02-2005, 01:55 AM
I imagine it would be from when the last direct acceptance was as to the ranking where the cutoff was.

Yeah, makes sense. Saretta was ranked 111th in the ranking on which the Roland Garros list was based, and he entered it as a lucky-loser, since he couldn't get past the qualies and someone pulled out right before the tournament began.

Action Jackson
12-02-2005, 01:57 AM
Yeah, makes sense. Saretta was ranked 111th in the ranking on which the Roland Garros list was based, and he entered it as a lucky-loser, since he couldn't get past the qualies and someone pulled out right before the tournament began.

Well Flavio is on the border, if he is lucky he may get in, but if not he will be one of the highest seeds in qualies.

I remember when Sa/Saretta did well in the doubles of that year.

It would be like Seppi who was ranked 70 something, but had to qualify for RG and failed to do so.

shotgun
12-02-2005, 02:06 AM
Yeah, I guess that it would be fairer to have some kind of special exempts to Grand Slam tournaments as well.

Saretta is 109th, and Mello is 113th. It would be nice to see them getting a direct entrance, although I know that the probability of them winning a couple of matches in the main draw is low.

Action Jackson
12-02-2005, 02:10 AM
Yeah, I guess that it would be fairer to have some kind of special exempts to Grand Slam tournaments as well.

Saretta is 109th, and Mello is 113th. It would be nice to see them getting a direct entrance, although I know that the probability of them winning a couple of matches in the main draw is low.

It's a difficult thing and at least for the AO, it is quite simple as the rankings won't change too much now, but having SEs can cause some problems for sure.

Well I'd like to see Salsicha there, plus a few others as well. I just hope del Potro comes down and tries to qualify.

shotgun
12-02-2005, 02:18 AM
It's a difficult thing and at least for the AO, it is quite simple as the rankings won't change too much now, but having SEs can cause some problems for sure.

Well I'd like to see Salsicha there, plus a few others as well. I just hope del Potro comes down and tries to qualify.

Sure, it would be nice to see Del Potro making his GS debut. But if the 2006 Challenger calendar is similar to this year's, I think it's more likely that he plays São Paulo in the first week, and then a couple of challengers in Chile in the third and fourth weeks, but who knows. Anyway, I'm sure that by the time that Roland Garros comes, he'll be already ranked highly enough to get in directly.

Action Jackson
12-02-2005, 02:21 AM
Sure, it would be nice to see Del Potro making his GS debut. But if the 2006 Challenger calendar is similar to this year's, I think it's more likely that he plays São Paulo in the first week, and then a couple of challengers in Chile in the third and fourth weeks, but who knows. Anyway, I'm sure that by the time that Roland Garros comes, he'll be already ranked highly enough to get in directly.

I mean he will probably ranked high enough to get into the qualies, especially as 16 qualify and many of the ones above him might not come down for it.

He can try and qualify and then go to Viña del Mar and I have no doubt he will get a WC for Buenos Aires.

pete25
12-03-2005, 03:43 PM
And what's the cutoff ranking for qualies ? Do you think Younès El Aynaoui can get a WC in the main draw ? he's 229 but he's coming back.
And we all remember his splendid quarter final against ARod in 2003.

el güero
12-03-2005, 10:36 PM
In the last five years (2001-2005), the cut-offs for grand slams have ranged from 101-120, but the mean and the median are 108.

There's something I don't understand. How can the cut-off for USO 2005 be 101 if the last direct acceptance for Slams is always 104? :confused:

shotgun
12-03-2005, 10:48 PM
There's something I don't understand. How can the cut-off for USO 2005 be 101 if the last direct acceptance for Slams is always 104? :confused:

Not always. Sometimes there are some players coming back from injuries with protected entry rankings, so they have a good ranking "frozen", which they use to enter the top tournaments, although in reality they're not anymore in the top 100. This year, I remember that Guga, El Aynaoui and maybe Kucera entered it with their PR, as they weren't in the top 100 at the time.

el güero
12-04-2005, 12:41 AM
Not always. Sometimes there are some players coming back from injuries with protected entry rankings, so they have a good ranking "frozen", which they use to enter the top tournaments, although in reality they're not anymore in the top 100. This year, I remember that Guga, El Aynaoui and maybe Kucera entered it with their PR, as they weren't in the top 100 at the time.

Yeah, that's it. I only remembered Younes making it to the draw with a frozen ranking. But that still means all the other 101 players were fit to play at the tournament (except Marat, of course, but he withdrew at the last moment). Pretty amazing.

shotgun
12-04-2005, 01:29 AM
Yeah, that's it. I only remembered Younes making it to the draw with a frozen ranking. But that still means all the other 101 players were fit to play at the tournament (except Marat, of course, but he withdrew at the last moment). Pretty amazing.

Actually, Canas (suspended) and J. Johansson (injured) weren't on the original list, but on the other hand Tursunov and Popp entered the tournament with their PR, in addition to the other 3 previously mentioned. Just checked this information ;) Still, only 3 withdrawals from 100 players is pretty impressive, especially considering the others Slams this year.

Action Jackson
12-04-2005, 07:14 AM
Actually, Canas (suspended) and J. Johansson (injured) weren't on the original list, but on the other hand Tursunov and Popp entered the tournament with their PR, in addition to the other 3 previously mentioned. Just checked this information ;) Still, only 3 withdrawals from 100 players is pretty impressive, especially considering the others Slams this year.

Thanks for that and I was reading it and with the whole 101 think it would be because of the protected rankings.

pete25, as for the qualifiers well there are 128 qualifiers that will start in the 1st round, so it depends on whether Younes wants to come down or not. There will be a few players above him that won't bother and will play Challengers instead or are injured.

kada starpiba
12-04-2005, 09:53 AM
Who is last player to enter qualifying. His ranking. Is it about 250?

kada starpiba
12-04-2005, 11:23 AM
How many WC will be given for Qualifying event? I think 8? In qualifying draw will be 128 players or 64 ?

Action Jackson
12-04-2005, 11:29 AM
There are 32 seeds in qualies.

smucav
12-04-2005, 02:47 PM
There's something I don't understand. How can the cut-off for USO 2005 be 101 if the last direct acceptance for Slams is always 104? :confused:2005 U.S. Open entry list:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2013532&postcount=1

This event had a high cut-off due to 1) a very low number of withdrawals for a required event (two before the deadline; one after), and, 2) a high number of players with protected rankings (three). Sargsian & Draper didn't even enter the qualifying since they believed they would get in from the alternate list.Who is last player to enter qualifying. His ranking. Is it about 250?Melbourne is usually lower than the other grand slams since some low ranked players don't want to travel all the way to Australia just to play qualifying, particularly if they aren't already in the draw. Last minute withdrawals sometimes result in futures-level Australian players getting in since they're the only alternates actually on site & ready to play.

Grand Slam qualifying cut-offs (2002-2005)
2003 Paris 254
2002 Paris 261
2004 London 268
2005 Paris 269
2005 London 274
2004 Melbourne 279
2005 Flushing Meadows 279
2002 Flushing Meadows 281
2004 Flushing Meadows 281
2002 Melbourne 291
2003 London 293
2003 Flushing Meadows 301
2004 Paris 309
2002 London 317
2005 Melbourne 434
2003 Melbourne 904
Mean 330.94
Median 281How many WC will be given for Qualifying event? I think 8? In qualifying draw will be 128 players or 64?119 direct entries + 9 wild cards=128

shotgun
12-04-2005, 03:24 PM
2003 Melbourne 904


lol

Pigpen Stinks
12-04-2005, 05:41 PM
How many WC will be given for Qualifying event? I think 8? In qualifying draw will be 128 players or 64 ?

Kada, there are always 128 in the qualifying draw at Men's Slams. Win 3 rounds and gain one of the 16 qualifying spots.

Good data on the recent qualifying cut-offs, but I have to question Melbourne 2005 and 2003. I remember this year Bobby Reynolds got into the qualifying as something like the 19th alternate. It was noteworthy over here because he ended up qualifying and making it to the 3rd round of the main draw before getting dusted by Nadal. I'm pretty sure he was one of the final alternates to get in, and I think his ranking at the time was about 290. In fact, he wasn't even planning on making the trip to Australia. He was supposed to go to Brazil to compete in some challengers, but ran into some problems securing a travel visa. When Brazil fell through, he went to Australia to get some training and practice in with other Americans there, and was lucky enough to "slip" into the qualifying.

Pigpen Stinks
12-04-2005, 05:44 PM
2005 U.S. Open entry list:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2013532&postcount=1

This event had a high cut-off due to 1) a very low number of withdrawals for a required event (two before the deadline; one after), and, 2) a high number of players with protected rankings (three). Sargsian & Draper didn't even enter the qualifying since they believed they would get in from the alternate list.Melbourne is usually lower than the other grand slams since some low ranked players don't want to travel all the way to Australia just to play qualifying, particularly if they aren't already in the draw. Last minute withdrawals sometimes result in futures-level Australian players getting in since they're the only alternates actually on site & ready to play.

Grand Slam qualifying cut-offs (2002-2005)
2003 Paris 254
2002 Paris 261
2004 London 268
2005 Paris 269
2005 London 274
2004 Melbourne 279
2005 Flushing Meadows 279
2002 Flushing Meadows 281
2004 Flushing Meadows 281
2002 Melbourne 291
2003 London 293
2003 Flushing Meadows 301
2004 Paris 309
2002 London 317
2005 Melbourne 434
2003 Melbourne 904
Mean 330.94
Median 281119 direct entries + 9 wild cards=128

Oops, didn't read the last part of your explanation. That makes good sense concerning the late withdrawals, and lack of available players.

SwissMister1
12-05-2005, 12:09 AM
Entry rankings are now done, I believe these are the ones they use for the AO. Gimelstob helped out his cause at Orlando and looks like he is now in, HT Lee and Waske dropped several spots and are probably the ones hurt the most by this week's rankings.

Who is likely to enter with a protected ranking? Don't know if the guys coming back will be ready in time.

Scotso
12-06-2005, 04:17 PM
goooo Beckster :bounce:

kundalini
12-06-2005, 05:24 PM
For a lot of players qualifying for Aus just comes way too early in the season and is rather a long way away. So the cut-off point can be extraordinary.

http://www.stevegtennis.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=451&start=0

As for the wisdom of someone ranked 350+ actually flying over to Aus for qualifying, that's another matter.

Action Jackson
12-07-2005, 02:02 AM
A lot of the South Americans might not bother to come down for the qualies, as they have their events straight after the Aus Open.

Andreas Vinciguerra wanted to come down to play, but had some knee problems and more than likely not turn up.

Kristen
12-07-2005, 06:26 AM
Someone needs to send Vinci a copy of my signature.
You know, GWH, today I went shopping and saw a store named 'VINCI' and I was so excited about tennis by it :sad: kom igen, Andreas...

Action Jackson
12-07-2005, 06:32 AM
Someone needs to send Vinci a copy of my signature.
You know, GWH, today I went shopping and saw a store named 'VINCI' and I was so excited about tennis by it :sad: kom igen, Andreas...

Aww! there is a store named after big Vinci, well he deserves it and as for the signature thing, well I would love him to surprise me and come down for the qualies, but I doubt it for some reason.

Well Sjengster and my favourite Austrian will be in the qualies, so that's something.

Fee
12-07-2005, 06:37 AM
Possible protected players might be Verkerk and Escude, if either one of them are ready to play by then. I guess we'll know in a few hours.

Action Jackson
12-07-2005, 06:40 AM
Verkerk and Escude won't be playing.

Escude is trying to come back in Marseille and Verkerk maybe in March.

Puerta and PimPim Johansson are out.

Kristen
12-07-2005, 07:14 AM
I feel like Escude has retired already :(
Verkerk, I miss. He's :cool:

Kinetix
12-07-2005, 01:35 PM
Massa can be PR?

Verkerk and Escude won't be playing.

Escude is trying to come back in Marseille and Verkerk maybe in March.

Puerta and PimPim Johansson are out.


Puerta?? Why??

This doping case is not official...

Action Jackson
12-07-2005, 01:38 PM
Massa can be PR?

Puerta?? Why??

This doping case is not official...

Fear the worst and then if he somehow gets off then all the better, but he is not on any of the Entry Lists for the 2 tournaments before and he likes to play as much as he can.

Massa, he will probably play in Buenos Aires instead of coming down to Aus.

Kinetix
12-07-2005, 01:49 PM
Fear the worst and then if he somehow gets off then all the better, but he is not on any of the Entry Lists for the 2 tournaments before and he likes to play as much as he can.

Massa, he will probably play in Buenos Aires instead of coming down to Aus.

Thank you :) I hope Massa will play soon.

Puerta said he is inocent, but if he won´t play in Australia... maybe the doping is really.

Another question: When the Entry List is ready?

Sorry for my english :$

Action Jackson
12-07-2005, 01:58 PM
Thank you :) I hope Massa will play soon.

Puerta said he is inocent, but if he won´t play in Australia... maybe the doping is really.

Another question: When the Entry List is ready?

Sorry for my english :$

Massa has been out for so long, just seeing his name in a Entry List is a start.

Puerta well I don't know and your English is fine.

Entry List should be out soon.

Action Jackson
12-07-2005, 02:32 PM
Entry List is now posted in the 1st post of this thread.

Action Jackson
12-07-2005, 02:33 PM
Or if lazy here it is

Australian Open

1. Federer, Roger (SUI)
2. Nadal, Rafael (ESP)
3. Roddick, Andy (USA)
4. Hewitt, Lleyton (AUS)
5. Davydenko, Nikolay (RUS)
6. Nalbandian, David (ARG)
7. Agassi, Andre (USA)
8. Coria, Guillermo (ARG)
9. Ljubicic, Ivan (CRO)
10. Gaudio, Gaston (ARG)
11. Gonzalez, Fernando (CHI)
12. Puerta, Mariano (ARG)
13. Safin, Marat (RUS)
14. Johansson, Thomas (SWE)
15. Ferrer, David (ESP)
16. Ginepri, Robby (USA)
17. Gasquet, Richard (FRA)
18. Ferrero, Juan Carlos (ESP)
19. Hrbaty, Dominik (SVK)
20. Robredo, Tommy (ESP)
21. Stepanek, Radek (CZE)
22. Ancic, Mario (CRO)
23. Kiefer, Nicolas (GER)
24. Blake, James (USA)
25. Berdych, Tomas (CZE)
26. Grosjean, Sebastien (FRA)
27. Andreev, Igor (RUS)
28. Rochus, Olivier (BEL)
29. Nieminen, Jarkko (FIN)
30. Dent, Taylor (USA)
31. Monfils, Gael (FRA)
32. Moya, Carlos (ESP)
33. Verdasco, Fernando (ESP)
34. Lopez, Feliciano (ESP)
35. Mirnyi, Max (BLR)
36. Hanescu, Victor (ROM)
37. Henman, Tim (GBR)
38. Rusedski, Greg (GBR)
39. Volandri, Filippo (ITA)
40. Chela, Juan Ignacio (ARG)
41. Acasuso, Jose (ARG)
42. Rochus, Christophe (BEL)
43. Srichaphan, Paradorn (THA)
44. Youzhny, Mikhail (RUS)
45. Sanguinetti, Davide (ITA)
46. Haas, Tommy (GER)
47. Mathieu, Paul-Henri (FRA)
48. Malisse, Xavier (BEL)
49. Novak, Jiri (CZE)
50. Serra, Florent (FRA)
51. Martin, Alberto (ESP)
52. Calleri, Agustin (ARG)
53. Melzer, Jurgen (AUT)
54. Wawrinka, Stanislas (SUI)
55. Baghdatis, Marcos (CYP)
56. Beck, Karol (SVK)
57. Santoro, Fabrice (FRA)
58. Zib, Tomas (CZE)
59. Tursunov, Dmitry (RUS)
60. Vik, Robin (CZE)
61. Bjorkman, Jonas (SWE)
62. Murray, Andy (GBR)
63. Moodie, Wesley (RSA)
64. Massu, Nicolas (CHI)
65. Carlsen, Kenneth (DEN)
66. Goldstein, Paul (USA)
67. Seppi, Andreas (ITA)
68. Clement, Arnaud (FRA)
69. Karlovic, Ivo (CRO)
70. Montanes, Albert (ESP)
71. Bracciali, Daniele (ITA)
72. Mayer, Florian (GER)
73. Minar, Ivo (CZE)
74. Hernych, Jan (CZE)
75. Spadea, Vincent (USA)
76. Muller, Gilles (LUX)
77. Soderling, Robin (SWE)
78. Djokovic, Novak (SCG)
79. Berlocq, Carlos (ARG)
80. Pavel, Andrei (ROM)
81. Pashanski, Boris (SCG)
82. Zabaleta, Mariano (ARG)
83. Horna, Luis (PER)
84. Monaco, Juan (ARG)
85. Kohlschreiber, Philipp (GER)
86. Lapentti, Nicolas (ECU)
87. Phau, Bjorn (GER)
88. Schuettler, Rainer (GER)
89. Behrend, Tomas (GER)
90. Saulnier, Cyril (FRA)
91. Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo (ESP)
92. Norman, Dick (BEL)
93. Dlouhy, Lukas (CZE)
94. Reynolds, Bobby (USA)
95. Vliegen, Kristof (BEL)
96. Daniel, Marcos (BRA)
97. Ascione, Thierry (FRA)
98. Arthurs, Wayne (AUS)
99. Vanek, Jiri (CZE)
100. Wang, Yeu-Tzuoo (TPE)
101. Kim, Kevin (USA)
102. Lisnard, Jean-Rene (FRA)
103. Gimelstob, Justin (USA)
104. Popp, Alexander (GER) @

Alternates :
1. Starace, Potito (ITA)
2. Sluiter, Raemon (NED)
3. Lee, Hyung-Taik (KOR)
4. Saretta, Flavio (BRA)
5. Vicente, Fernando (ESP)
6. Mello, Ricardo (BRA)
7. Sabau, Razvan (ROM)
8. Marin, Juan Antonio (CRC)
9. Almagro, Nicolas (ESP)
10. Hernandez, Oscar (ESP)
11. Waske, Alexander (GER)
12. Costa, Albert (ESP)
13. Mantilla, Felix (ESP)
14. Mazarakis, Vasilis (GRE)
15. Portas, Albert (ESP)
16. Ramirez Hidalgo, Ruben (ESP)
17. Udomchoke, Danai (THA)
18. Gicquel, Marc (FRA)
19. Simon, Gilles (FRA)
20. Di Mauro, Alessio (ITA)

*Ljubica*
12-07-2005, 03:02 PM
Good to see Puerta still on it as of ths moment.

shotgun
12-07-2005, 03:33 PM
A lot of the South Americans might not bother to come down for the qualies, as they have their events straight after the Aus Open.

Yeah, not only the ATP tournaments in February. There will be a challenger in S. Paulo in the first week of the year, and then 2 challengers in Chile being held simultaneously to the Aus. Open. For them it's pretty risky to literally cross the world, and to go down there, when they're able to earn some money and some points spending much fewer money and hours on the plane.

shotgun
12-07-2005, 03:38 PM
Alternates :
1. Starace, Potito (ITA)
2. Sluiter, Raemon (NED)
3. Lee, Hyung-Taik (KOR)
4. Saretta, Flavio (BRA)
5. Vicente, Fernando (ESP)
6. Mello, Ricardo (BRA)
7. Sabau, Razvan (ROM)
8. Marin, Juan Antonio (CRC)
9. Almagro, Nicolas (ESP)
10. Hernandez, Oscar (ESP)
11. Waske, Alexander (GER)
12. Costa, Albert (ESP)
13. Mantilla, Felix (ESP)
14. Mazarakis, Vasilis (GRE)
15. Portas, Albert (ESP)
16. Ramirez Hidalgo, Ruben (ESP)
17. Udomchoke, Danai (THA)
18. Gicquel, Marc (FRA)
19. Simon, Gilles (FRA)
20. Di Mauro, Alessio (ITA)

Saretta is likely to get in, since he needs only 3 withdrawals and Rusedski probably won't be playing, as well as Puerta and Gasquet are in doubt.

keqtqiadv
12-07-2005, 04:15 PM
6 withdraws and Mello and Saretta will get in!

LaTenista
12-07-2005, 04:20 PM
:scratch: Didn't Novak skip AO last year to spend more time with his family?

*julie*
12-07-2005, 04:25 PM
Saretta is likely to get in, since he needs only 3 withdrawals and Rusedski probably won't be playing, as well as Puerta and Gasquet are in doubt.

Gasquet will play. He has fully recovered from his injury. :)

Truc
12-07-2005, 04:33 PM
:scratch: Didn't Novak skip AO last year to spend more time with his family?Yes, I remember he said a few weeks ago that he would skip the AO. Maybe he's changed his mind.

shotgun
12-07-2005, 04:48 PM
Gasquet will play. He has fully recovered from his injury. :)

Thanks.

kundalini
12-07-2005, 04:49 PM
So basically Joachim Johansson is the only top 100 guy missing.

shotgun
12-07-2005, 04:52 PM
Yes, I remember he said a few weeks ago that he would skip the AO. Maybe he's changed his mind.

I guess this list is not definitive yet. Yes, I remember reading elsewhere that Novak would start the season in February and Rusedski would also skip the AO because of the birth of his child.

Deboogle!.
12-07-2005, 05:10 PM
Unless they've officially withdrawn by notifying the tourney, they're gonna be in the entry list b/c it's a required event. So this doesn't mean they're playing.

*Ljubica*
12-07-2005, 05:15 PM
I guess this list is not definitive yet. Yes, I remember reading elsewhere that Novak would start the season in February and Rusedski would also skip the AO because of the birth of his child.

Yes - it's definately being reported here in Britain that Rusedski will skip the AO as his first baby is due in mid-January.

jole
12-07-2005, 05:37 PM
Massa has been out for so long, just seeing his name in a Entry List is a start.



What happened to Massa?

Action Jackson
12-08-2005, 01:24 AM
Rusedski won't play and as for Jiri it wouldn't surprise me, if he didn't play again, then there is Puerta and there usually one or two withdrawls as well.

Popp gets in on a protected ranking. Massa has had a long term injury problem.

Kinetix
12-08-2005, 05:04 AM
What happened to Massa?

Massa was cirugy of his two shoulders in April or May of 2005.

Novak Dj
12-08-2005, 06:35 AM
And when we can expect entry list for qualification?

JMG
12-08-2005, 08:46 AM
How is the rule about Popp? It would be his 10th tournament with protected ranking. And his pr changed from 91 to 104. :confused:

Action Jackson
12-08-2005, 09:48 AM
How is the rule about Popp? It would be his 10th tournament with protected ranking. And his pr changed from 91 to 104. :confused:

This is the rule from the ATP site.

The Entry Protection shall be in effect for either the first eight (8) Tournaments that the player competes in using the Entry Protection (excluding wild cards and entries as a Direct Acceptance with his current position in the INDESIT ATP Entry System) or for the period up to nine (9) months beginning with the first tennis event that the player competes in, whichever occurs first.

Newport has a very low entry and St Petersburg was not very high either for memory and it's possible that Popp got into those events directly without having to use the Protected Ranking, so if he played these events without the protected ranking, then that might have impacted on it.

At the same time I just looked at his events that he has played and those 2 had the lowest entry, so this must be his last one that he can use for his protected ranking.

~EMiLiTA~
12-08-2005, 10:05 AM
And when we can expect entry list for qualification?

normally 3 weeks before i think

i hope almagro makes the main draw

JMG
12-08-2005, 10:07 AM
Yes, Popp played 13 ATP tournaments, 9 with PR, 3 (Houston, Newport, Moscow) with direct acceptance and a WC in Halle. That's what the ITF site says. But however it is, this should be really his last tournament then.

Action Jackson
12-08-2005, 10:11 AM
Yes, Popp played 13 ATP tournaments, 9 with PR, 3 (Houston, Newport, Moscow) with direct acceptance and a WC in Halle. That's what the ITF site says. But however it is, this should be really his last tournament then.

I wasn't sure about it, but somehow he has managed to use it or did he get another WC somewhere at another tournament in Germany like Munich? I don't know for sure.

JMG
12-08-2005, 10:26 AM
I wasn't sure about it, but somehow he has managed to use it or did he get another WC somewhere at another tournament in Germany like Munich? I don't know for sure.

The ITF has marked the tournaments with "entry:PR".

http://www.itftennis.com/mens/players/activity.asp?player=10009890

I hope he will be able to play. :cool:

Action Jackson
12-08-2005, 10:30 AM
The ITF has marked the tournaments with "entry:PR".

http://www.itftennis.com/mens/players/activity.asp?player=10009890

I hope he will be able to play. :cool:

If he is on the list, then he should be able to play, but we'll find out soon enough.

smucav
12-08-2005, 03:55 PM
How is the rule about Popp? It would be his 10th tournament with protected ranking. And his pr changed from 91 to 104. :confused:The above list is not the same as the one issued by Tennis Australia (via the ATP); it looks like the same one that a guest (not a moderator or regular poster) posted in the "open" thread on stevegtennis.

Popp's protected ranking has expired. He isn't on the official entry list issued by the ATP (below).

1. Federer, Roger SUI 1
OUT Nadal, Rafael ESP 2
3. Roddick, Andy USA 3
4. Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 4
5. Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 5
6. Nalbandian, David ARG 6
OUT Agassi, Andre USA 7
8. Coria, Guillermo ARG 8
9. Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 9
10. Gaudio, Gaston ARG 10
11. Gonzalez, Fernando CHI 11
OUT Puerta, Mariano ARG 12
OUT Safin, Marat RUS 13
14. Johansson, Thomas SWE 14
15. Ferrer, David ESP 15
16. Ginepri, Robby USA 16
17. Gasquet, Richard FRA 17
18. Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP 18
19. Hrbaty, Dominik SVK 19
20. Robredo, Tommy ESP 20
21. Stepanek, Radek CZE 21
22. Ancic, Mario CRO 22
23. Kiefer, Nicolas GER 23
24. Blake, James USA 24
25. Berdych, Tomas CZE 25
26. Grosjean, Sebastien FRA 26
27. Andreev, Igor RUS 27
28. Rochus, Olivier BEL 28
29. Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 29
30. Dent, Taylor USA 30
31. Monfils, Gael FRA 31
32. Moya, Carlos ESP 32
33. Verdasco, Fernando ESP 33
34. Lopez, Feliciano ESP 34
35. Mirnyi, Max BLR 35
36. Hanescu, Victor ROM 36
37. Henman, Tim GBR 37
OUT Rusedski, Greg GBR 38
39. Volandri, Filippo ITA 39
40. Chela, Juan Ignacio ARG 40
41. Acasuso, Jose ARG 41
42. Rochus, Christophe BEL 42
43. Srichaphan, Paradorn THA 43
44. Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 44
OUT Verkerk, Martin NED @44
46. Sanguinetti, Davide ITA 45
47. Haas, Tommy GER 46
48. Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA 47
49. Malisse, Xavier BEL 48
OUT Novak, Jiri CZE 49
51. Serra, Florent FRA 50
OUT Martin, Alberto ESP 51
53. Calleri, Agustin ARG 52
54. Melzer, Jurgen AUT 53
OUT Johansson, Joachim SWE 54
56. Wawrinka, Stanislas SUI 55
57. Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 56
OUT Beck, Karol SVK 57
59. Santoro, Fabrice FRA 58
60. Zib, Tomas CZE 59
61. Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 60
62. Vik, Robin CZE 61
63. Bjorkman, Jonas SWE 62
64. Murray, Andy GBR 63
65. Moodie, Wesley RSA 64
66. Massu, Nicolas CHI 65
67. Carlsen, Kenneth DEN 66
68. Goldstein, Paul USA 67
69. Seppi, Andreas ITA 68
70. Clement, Arnaud FRA 69
71. Karlovic, Ivo CRO 70
72. Montanes, Albert ESP 71
73. Bracciali, Daniele ITA 72
74. Mayer, Florian GER 73
75. Minar, Ivo CZE 74
76. Hernych, Jan CZE 75
77. Spadea, Vincent USA 76
78. Muller, Gilles LUX 77
OUT Soderling, Robin SWE 78
80. Djokovic, Novak SCG 79
81. Berlocq, Carlos ARG 80
82. Pavel, Andrei ROM 81
83. Pashanski, Boris SCG 82
84. Zabaleta, Mariano ARG 83
85. Horna, Luis PER 84
86. Monaco, Juan ARG 85
87. Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 86
OUT Lapentti, Nicolas ECU 87
89. Phau, Bjorn GER 88
90. Schuettler, Rainer GER 89
91. Behrend, Tomas GER 90
92. Saulnier, Cyril FRA 91
93. Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 92
94. Norman, Dick BEL 93
95. Dlouhy, Lukas CZE 94
96. Reynolds, Bobby USA 95
97. Vliegen, Kristof BEL 96
98. Daniel, Marcos BRA 97
99. Ascione, Thierry FRA 98
100. Arthurs, Wayne AUS 99
101. Vanek, Jiri CZE 100
102. Wang, Yeu-Tzuoo TPE 101
103. Kim, Kevin USA 102
OUT Canas, Guillermo ARG 103
105. (WC) Guccione, Chris AUS
106. (WC) Kimmich, Marc AUS
107. (WC) Philippoussis, Mark AUS
108. (WC) Luczak, Peter AUS
109. (WC) Healey, Nathan AUS
110. (WC) Istomin, Denis UZB
111. (WC) Llodra, Michael FRA
112. (WC) Delic, Amer USA
113. (Q) Adaktusson, Jacob SWE
114. (Q) Marach, Oliver AUT
115. (Q) Fleishman, Zack USA
116. (Q) Snobel, Pavel CZE
117. (Q) Levy, Harel ISR
118. (Q) Tipsarevic, Janko SCG
119. (Q) Bogomolov, Alex USA
120. (Q) Burgsmuller, Lars GER
121. (Q) Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE
122. (Q) Faurel, Jean-Christophe FRA
123. (Q) Udomchoke, Danai THA
124. (Q) Simon, Gilles FRA
125. (Q) Gremelmayr, Denis GER
126. (Q) Rehnquist, Bjorn SWE
127. (Q) Benneteau, Julien FRA
128. (Q) Lammer, Michael SUI
(LL) Luzzi, Federico ITA (replaces Martin)

Alternates :
IN Lisnard, Jean-Rene FRA 104
IN Gimelstob, Justin USA 105
IN Starace, Potito ITA 106
IN Sluiter, Raemon NED 107
IN Lee, Hyung-Taik KOR 108
OUT Saretta, Flavio BRA 109
IN Vicente, Fernando ESP 110
IN Mello, Ricardo BRA 111
IN Sabau, Razvan ROM 112
IN Marin, Juan Antonio CRC 113
IN Almagro, Nicolas ESP 114
IN Hernandez, Oscar ESP 115
IN Waske, Alexander GER 116
1. Costa, Albert ESP 117
2. Mantilla, Felix ESP 118
3. Mazarakis, Vasilis GRE 119
4. Portas, Albert ESP 120
5. Ramirez Hidalgo, Ruben ESP 121
6. Udomchoke, Danai THA 122
7. Gicquel, Marc FRA 123

smucav
12-11-2005, 02:11 AM
One American male will receive a main draw wild card in 2006:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2211633&postcount=29http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/columnists/sfl-brickten11dec11,0,622386.column?coll=sfla-sports-colThe USTA and Tennis Australia have an agreement to give one wild card to each other at their Grand Slams. Mark Philippoussis took Australia's into the U.S. Open this year, but the USTA is holding an eight-man knockout tournament this week to determine who gets the wild card into the Aussie Open with no players allowed to enter who are over 23. I like this concept. ... Highest ranked 23 & under Americans (without direct entry):
Amer Delic
Rajeev Ram
Brian Baker
Alex Bogomolov Jr.
Todd Widom
Scoville Jenkins
Wayne Odesnik
Travis Rettenmaier
Phillip Simmonds
Eric Nunez
Brendan Evans
Scott Oudsema

Fergie
12-11-2005, 02:15 AM
Good for Mark! :yeah:

shotgun
12-11-2005, 02:20 AM
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/columnists/sfl-brickten11dec11,0,622386.column?coll=sfla-sports-col

:lol:

So no Gambills, Morrisons or Vahalies here. I like this concept, too.

bjorn4tennis92
12-11-2005, 04:27 PM
favorites for Aussie Open '06:
ANCIC / GAUDIO / LJUBICIC / ROBREDO / NALBANDIAN / FERRERO / NIEMINEN / & GROSJEAN!

Action Jackson
12-13-2005, 05:46 AM
Hopefully Michael Russell comes down for qualies.

shotgun
12-13-2005, 03:45 PM
Saretta OUT from the alternate list.

http://www2.uol.com.br/tenisbrasil/diaadia/ult138u25786.htm

Action Jackson
12-14-2005, 03:15 PM
Saretta OUT from the alternate list.

http://www2.uol.com.br/tenisbrasil/diaadia/ult138u25786.htm

My Portuguese isn't what it should be. Is that saying that Salsicha will be playing the challengers, then the clay events from Viña?

shotgun
12-14-2005, 03:30 PM
My Portuguese isn't what it should be. Is that saying that Salsicha will be playing the challengers, then the clay events from Viña?

Exactly.

It was a poor decision in my opinion, and it just shows how low his confidence is in the moment. On the other hand, this helps Ricardo Mello getting in.

Action Jackson
12-14-2005, 03:32 PM
Exactly.

It was a poor decision in my opinion, and it just shows how low his confidence is in the moment. On the other hand, this helps Ricardo Mello getting in.

He likes Australia and maybe he will get serious and train hard, but he should have come down anyway, bad luck to me as I like seeing him around.

shotgun
12-14-2005, 03:42 PM
He likes Australia and maybe he will get serious and train hard, but he should have come down anyway, bad luck to me as I like seeing him around.

He's getting coached by Jaime Oncins now. Oncins was a tennis player with a good fighting spirit, perhaps he can teach Saretta something about it.

Fee
12-14-2005, 07:41 PM
What happened to Joao? I really liked him (well, personally after spending all that time with them, I have no idea how he was as a coach).

shotgun
12-14-2005, 08:09 PM
What happened to Joao? I really liked him (well, personally after spending all that time with them, I have no idea how he was as a coach).

Joao Zwetsch wanted to dedicate himself on a full time basis to a tennis training academy that he runs in southern Brazil, along with his brother Carlos and the former player Fernando Roese. Apparently it was a friendly break-up.

shotgun
12-14-2005, 08:23 PM
BTW, GeorgeWHitler, Del Potro is not on the list for the Sao Paulo challenger so it's pretty likely that he comes down there to play the qualies.

Action Jackson
12-15-2005, 07:11 AM
BTW, GeorgeWHitler, Del Potro is not on the list for the Sao Paulo challenger so it's pretty likely that he comes down there to play the qualies.

Have you been reading my journalist thread on GM for signature?

That's good news that del Potro might be down for the qualies and as I am going for the qualies, it'll be good to see him play.

shotgun
12-15-2005, 11:30 AM
Have you been reading my journalist thread on GM for signature?

That's where I got it from. :lol:

Action Jackson
12-17-2005, 07:11 AM
That's where I got it from. :lol:

Good choice as well.

I wonder if big Jiri Novak will play.

smucav
12-19-2005, 05:44 AM
Marc Kimmich won the Australian Open men's wildcard playoff.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/tennis/dokic-wins-open-wildcard/2005/12/19/1134840783530.html

Australian Open men's wildcard playoff results:

Day Four, December 19, 2005
Final:
Kimmich d Coehlo 6-3 6-3 3-6 6-3

Day Three, December 18, 2005
Semifinals:
Coehlo d Sirianni 4-1 ret.
Kimmich d Bourgeois 6-4 6-4

Day Two, December 17, 2005
Quarterfinals:
Sirianni d Luczak 1-6 6-1 7-5
Coehlo d Derer 6-4 6-2
Bourgeois d Jones 6-4 6-1
Kimmich d Durek 6-0 6-2

Day One, December 16, 2005
First Round:
Peter Luczak (VIC) d Adam Feeney (NSW) 7-5 6-3
Joe Sirianni (VIC) d Scott Doerner (VIC) 4-6 6-2 7-5
Andrew Coehlo (VIC) d Shannon Nettle (SA) 7-5 7-6
Alun Jones (ACT) d Todd Reid (NSW) 6-2 4-6 6-4
Marc Kimmich (QLD) d Sadik Kadir (NSW) 7-5 6-2
Raphael Durek (NSW) d Nathan Healey (NSW) 4-6 6-1 6-1

Updated entry list:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2785915&postcount=78

Conita
12-20-2005, 02:09 PM
GONZALEZ - GASQUET - SAFIN!!!

:D

C'MON!!! ^_^

Action Jackson
12-21-2005, 01:54 PM
Yes, the Door otherwise known as Puerta has been banned, so another place is freed up from the alternate list.

JBrocks
12-21-2005, 01:55 PM
out: Puerta

Deboogle!.
12-21-2005, 09:56 PM
GWH, you can add Delic to the WC list as he won the USTA playoff :)

Action Jackson
12-22-2005, 08:27 AM
GWH, you can add Delic to the WC list as he won the USTA playoff :)

Ok, that has been updated.

Action Jackson
12-22-2005, 10:30 AM
Robin "the Toad" Söderling has withdrawn.

Kristen
12-22-2005, 11:53 AM
Really? Not just wishful thinking? ;)
Perhaps something more important came up :shrug:

Argh... must go. My young cousins are here...they're 8 or 9...and they've eaten too much sugar. I'm not having kids. Only dogs. :tape:

Action Jackson
12-22-2005, 02:16 PM
Really? Not just wishful thinking? ;)
Perhaps something more important came up :shrug:

It's not wishful thinking, he is going to make a comeback in the Zagreb and show why he is an indoor idiot and he is bypassing Australia.

I read it in a Swedish paper.

Deboogle!.
12-22-2005, 02:25 PM
Why is he pulling out? :confused:

Action Jackson
12-22-2005, 02:27 PM
Why is he pulling out? :confused:

He has been injured for a while with a knee problem.

trulliscorpion
12-22-2005, 03:04 PM
Sorry but there's a typo on your list.. It's "Istomin", you have it "Ismotin". Plus, isn't he Russian? :confused:

Action Jackson
12-22-2005, 03:06 PM
Sorry but there's a typo on your list.. It's "Istomin", you have it "Ismotin". Plus, isn't he Russian? :confused:

Since when has UZB been the abbreviation for Russia?

Deboogle!.
12-22-2005, 03:26 PM
He has been injured for a while with a knee problem.oh wow, must be serious for him to be out this long :(

Deea
12-22-2005, 04:33 PM
Ohhhh.... Marat is the 12th seed now that Puerta is out...But he can do it! Come on Marat! ;)

decrepitude
12-22-2005, 04:34 PM
Any Australian posters on here care to ring the AO tournament office and find out what is happening about the qualifying entry list which was due out on the 19th, please?

Fee
12-22-2005, 07:38 PM
GWH, the entry list has been corrected at Steve G. Turns out A Popp was not in with protected ranking, and Joachim J and Verkerk are on the initial entry list. Thanks. :D

trulliscorpion
12-22-2005, 08:09 PM
Since when has UZB been the abbreviation for Russia?

Don't try to flame me before you understand what I mean. The question here is, why did the abbreviation under "Istomin, Denis" turn from RUS to UZB? I had always seen a RUS beside his name until this time.

shotgun
12-22-2005, 08:21 PM
Don't try to flame me before you understand what I mean. The question here is, why did the abbreviation under "Istomin, Denis" turn from RUS to UZB? I had always seen a RUS beside his name until this time.

If he was from Russia he wouldn't even be on this list. He got the WC by winning a play-off tournament between players from Asian countries exclusively, since the AO is considered the Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific, and therefore a WC is always granted to a player from Asia. ;)

Deboogle!.
12-22-2005, 09:00 PM
It also says UZB on his ATP page
http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/playerprofiles/default2.asp?playersearch=Istomin

trulliscorpion
12-22-2005, 11:11 PM
I admit I might be wrong even though I'm still under heavy impression that I've seen RUS under his name somewhen, and I thought, other hopeful Russian guy.. they are so few compared to women.

But I still have to say, I'm quite disappointed with GWH's aggressive message since I had a very high impression on him/her beforehand.

kada starpiba
12-23-2005, 06:47 AM
Australian Open maindraw wildcards are offered to the winners of the men's and women's singles of the 2005 Asian Tennis Championships which took place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, from 3-10 September. The winner of the men's singles was Denis Istomin, a 19-year-old Uzbekistan player who has risen from a ranking of 805 earlier in 2005 to 196. Only two years ago doctors said that he would not play competitive tennis again following a car accident that fractured his hip and hands in three places

Action Jackson
12-23-2005, 11:34 AM
GWH, the entry list has been corrected at Steve G. Turns out A Popp was not in with protected ranking, and Joachim J and Verkerk are on the initial entry list. Thanks. :D

List has been corrected and adjusted both Pim Pim and Verkerk won't be playing in Melbourne.

Deboogle!.
12-23-2005, 02:16 PM
Llodra was given the French WC it seems
http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,17653892%255E3162,00.html

Deboogle!.
12-23-2005, 07:13 PM
Are you sure Verkerk isn't playing? He's gotten a WC for qualies for Auckland

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=4&ObjectID=10361382

kada starpiba
12-23-2005, 07:56 PM
What about Pim Pim? Is he playing, I think he will not play

Deboogle!.
12-24-2005, 04:00 AM
I don't think he plans on returning til after the AO.... maybe Memphis?

Action Jackson
12-24-2005, 04:06 AM
Are you sure Verkerk isn't playing? He's gotten a WC for qualies for Auckland

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=4&ObjectID=10361382

He won't be ready to play, I hope he does play, but there are doubts.

As for PimPim, he is highly unlikely to be playing at the AO.

kada starpiba
12-25-2005, 08:42 PM
Any new withdrawals? It would be nice to see the withdrawal list.

Deboogle!.
12-25-2005, 09:30 PM
Any new withdrawals? It would be nice to see the withdrawal list.Nah, not yet. Most people will wait til pretty close to the tourney to officially withdraw. There are lots of us who check it relatively often and will be sure to post any updates here as they are available :)

Action Jackson
12-27-2005, 11:37 AM
I think Norman and Vicente will be getting into the main draw.

Big Safin is looking doubtful and Verkerk is doubtful and Jiri Novak is no certainty to play.

Mara_M
12-28-2005, 12:07 AM
i'm :scared: for safin..actually for all russians,they all finished 2006 with injuryes!

smucav
12-29-2005, 01:55 AM
http://www.sportsmediainc.com/tennisweek/index.cfm?func=showarticle&newsid=14464&bannerregion=Delic Receives Oz Open Wild Card
By Tennis Week
12/22/2005

Amer Delic was awarded a wild card entry into the 2006 Australian Open men's singles main draw after winning a six-player event at the Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, Florida this weekend. The 23-year-old Delic of Jacksonville, Florida defeated Alex Bogomolov, Jr., 22, of Flintstone, Georgia, in the final of the wild card tournament, 6-3, 4-1 retired.

The tournament was held in conjunction with a USTA training camp last week for 18 of the top young professionals in the country, including world No. 3 Andy Roddick and No. 16. Robby Ginepri. The USTA invited a group of six American players, age 24 or younger and ranked between Nos. 150-300 in the ATP Entry System, to compete for the wild card.

The field was divided into two groups that played round robin matches. Delic and Bogomolov advanced to the final by winning their respective round robin groups. Other players who participated in the tournament were: John Paul Fruttero, Scoville Jenkins, Rajeev Ram, and Todd Widom. Currently ranked No. 164, Delic turned professional in the summer of 2003 after leading the University of Illinois to the NCAA team title and winning the NCAA men's singles title. He earned a career-high professional ranking of No. 142 on July 4, 2005. He reached the singles final at the USTA Pro Circuit $50,000 Challenger in Carson, California in October and reached the second round of the 2004 U.S. Open.

Last summer, the USTA gave Australian Mark Philippoussis a main draw wild card into the 2005 U.S. Open as part of a reciprocal arrangement which sees Tennis Australia give the USTA a main draw wild card into Australian Open 2006 to award to a player selected by the USTA.

Updated entry list:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2785915&postcount=78

~EMiLiTA~
12-29-2005, 09:28 AM
I think Norman and Vicente will be getting into the main draw.

by the looks of it, norman is already in the main draw..not sure why he was on the alternate's list of your original list as he was also in the main draw list

Action Jackson
12-30-2005, 03:30 AM
by the looks of it, norman is already in the main draw..not sure why he was on the alternate's list of your original list as he was also in the main draw list

He is on the qualie list as well as being in the main draw.

bjorn4tennis92
12-30-2005, 05:07 AM
i hope gaston and ljubicic do good

Fee
12-30-2005, 05:33 AM
Norman was ranked 94th or so on the day of the main draw cutoff, so he got direct entry. He was ranked 108 on the day of the qualie cutoff so perhaps that is why he was put on that list too. I suspect there will be many corrections next week when the holiday break is over and everyone is back in the ATP/ITF offices and everything is checked over.

Action Jackson
12-30-2005, 05:48 AM
Norman and Vicente will be in the main draw.

trulliscorpion
12-30-2005, 12:22 PM
The same way there must be people missing from both because they improved on that period.

Action Jackson
12-30-2005, 12:26 PM
I mean as most people know that Entry Lists come out 6 weeks before the tournament starts, so big Dick Norman was at 94 when it was announced, yet when the Q list is out he is qualifying list.

I wonder if Beck will be playing, he is out of Adelaide and there is the injury/doping allegation about him at the moment.

trulliscorpion
12-30-2005, 11:28 PM
What I mean is, if he's on both then there must be someone making room by not appearing on any of the two. Someone who wasn't ranked high enough for MD, then was too high for QD. It'd be completely horrible for this person if that weren't fixed. :lol:

Fee
12-30-2005, 11:39 PM
I suspect that the lists will be cleaned up next week when the holiday break is over and everyone is back in the offices of the ATP, ITF, and Tennis Australia. Norman will ocme off the qualie list and someone else will go on.

*Ljubica*
01-04-2006, 08:33 PM
I've heard that Nico Lapentti will withdraw as he is suffering from some kind of hepatitis virus :sad:

felo
01-04-2006, 08:41 PM
yes.. here the link.. in spanish...

http://www.latercera.cl/medio/articulo/0,0,3308_5832_180934872,00.html

*Ljubica*
01-04-2006, 08:47 PM
yes.. here the link.. in spanish...

http://www.latercera.cl/medio/articulo/0,0,3308_5832_180934872,00.html

Thanks for the link Felo. A friend of mine told me about the news but didn't have a link to give me. Hope Nico gets well soon.

smucav
01-04-2006, 08:54 PM
OUT: Canas, N.Lapentti, J.Novak, Puerta, Soderling (and Saretta from ALT)
IN: Lisnard, Gimelstob, Starace, Sluiter, H-T.Lee
NEXT: Vicente, Mello, Sabau, Marin, Almagro, O.Hernandez, Waske, Costa

Updated entry list:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2785915&postcount=78

cedez
01-04-2006, 10:09 PM
Who else do you think is likely to pull out???

bavaria100
01-05-2006, 12:15 AM
I think now that Nadal has pulled out of Sydney, the chance that he participates here is very small.

Plastic Bertrand
01-05-2006, 02:32 AM
Who else do you think is likely to pull out???

PimPim and Rusedski have been crossed out in the OP, though they haven't announced their withdrawl officially. Verkerk is doubtful as to whether he will play or not.

Agassi and Nadal are unlikely at the moment.

Plastic Bertrand
01-05-2006, 02:38 AM
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060104/law140.html?.v=5

Statement Issued by Andre Agassi Announcing His Withdrawal From the Kooyong Classic and Australian Open

Wednesday January 4, 9:25 pm ET


LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- In a statement issued today, tennis veteran Andre Agassi announced his withdrawal from the 2006 Kooyong Classic and Australian Open tournaments due to a lingering ankle injury. Agassi sustained the third-degree sprain to his left ankle on October 12th, and the injury forced his withdrawal from the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai in November 2005.

"I attempted to play in Shanghai with an injury that was not fully healed, and it set me back substantially. I made a commitment to myself not to play unless I can be at my absolute best. Unfortunately, even with the amount of training and rehabilitation I've been going through, my ankle is still not 100 percent," said Agassi. "These two tournaments mean a great deal to me. I'm disappointed that I will not be able to start the season in Melbourne, but I plan to return to the court as soon as my ankle is fully recovered."

keqtqiadv
01-05-2006, 06:46 PM
Mello will have a direct entry. He needs to do well here, or he will leave top 150 (and after, 200) soon...

smucav
01-05-2006, 10:58 PM
OUT: Agassi, Beck, Canas, N.Lapentti, J.Novak, Puerta, Soderling (and Saretta from ALT)
IN: Lisnard, Gimelstob, Starace, Sluiter, H-T.Lee, Vicente, Mello
NEXT: Sabau, Marin, Almagro, O.Hernandez, Waske, A.Costa, F.Mantilla, Mazarakis

Updated entry list:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2785915&postcount=78

~EMiLiTA~
01-06-2006, 11:22 AM
only 1 more withdrawal needed for almagro to get in (providing he himself is fit)!

Action Jackson
01-06-2006, 03:08 PM
Looking through the alternate listings, there should be some interesting ones as some of the guys listed in the alternate list are not coming down to Australia.

Hernandez, Mantilla and Portas are not likely to play and Costa said he would only play if he got a WC, though he might get in as a direct entry, but would he bother coming down to play. Marin is another one who is doubtful.

If going from the qualie listing and that might be more reliable, though Mazarakis if not injured will probably play and expects to get in directly.

These would be the most likely replacements.

8 Almagro, Nicolas ESP 114
9 Udomchoke, Danai THA 121
10 Waske, Alexander GER 122
11 Gicquel, Marc FRA 123
12 Simon, Gilles FRA 124

SwissMister1
01-06-2006, 04:57 PM
I would definitely like to see Nico Almagro get in, hopefully he gets off the year to a nice start.

Fee
01-06-2006, 06:53 PM
Australian Open Main Draw:
OUT: Agassi, Beck, Canas, J.Johansson, N.Lapentti, J.Novak, Puerta, Soderling, Verkerk (and Saretta from ALT)
IN: Lisnard, Gimelstob, Starace, Sluiter, H-T.Lee, Vicente, R.Mello, Sabau, Marin
NEXT: Almagro, O.Hernandez, Waske, A.Costa, F.Mantilla, Mazarakis, Portas, Ramirez-Hidalgo

So Verkerk and PimPim are now official out, as expected, but Rusedski still isnt. He needs to get on the phone already.

trulliscorpion
01-06-2006, 11:23 PM
Is it confirmed Verkerk is out? He seems to be on the qualifying draw for Auckland this week.

stonkvflash
01-07-2006, 08:17 AM
can't believe verkerk the jerk is on the comeback.

smucav
01-07-2006, 04:10 PM
Wild cards to Mark Philippoussis & Peter Luczak:
http://foxsports.news.com.au/story/0,8659,17756504-23216,00.html

Updated entry list:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2785915&postcount=78

Flibbertigibbet
01-08-2006, 05:19 AM
Too bad for Andre. I really hope Nadal and Safin can make it, though if they'll be risking injury... :sad:

~EMiLiTA~
01-08-2006, 06:28 AM
i wouldn't hold your breath for safin or nadal. all the reports over here are saying they are pretty certain of not coming

Scotso
01-08-2006, 03:30 PM
Karol :sad:

~EMiLiTA~
01-09-2006, 03:31 PM
i hope 1 more person pulls out quickly so almagro can get in

*Ljubica*
01-09-2006, 05:03 PM
i hope 1 more person pulls out quickly so almagro can get in

Looks like you have your wish :) Accordng to steveg - Rusedski has now officially withdrawn and Almagro is in the Main Draw.

Fee
01-09-2006, 05:54 PM
Actually, Jay said that Rusedski is still in the official list and Almagro is now off the ALT list, possible knee injury as someone has reported in the qualie thread here.




edit: I meant to type qualie list, not ALT list. Sorry about that.

*Ljubica*
01-09-2006, 06:32 PM
Actually, Jay said that Rusedski is still in the official list and Almagro is now off the ALT list, possible knee injury as someone has reported in the qualie thread here.

I was taking it from this post from dEEjAY dJ cAPI :confused:

people, don't forget this:
MD: Rusedski OUT, Almagro IN
Qualy: Almagro OUT, Motomura IN

Also the fact that Jay now has Almagro OUT of quallies. Sorry for any confusion if it is incorrect.

Fee
01-09-2006, 06:54 PM
I don't know who that poster is, and I only trust entry lists posts from 3 people on that board who have proven that they have access to the information (Jay, Toni, Kinetix). There have been issues in the past with inaccurate info being posted there and people getting upset about it. But you're right, Almagro is out of the qualie list, so that could mean that he will be in the main draw soon. Hopefully, Jay will update the list in the next few hours.

sevenheaven
01-10-2006, 12:55 AM
what a drama on the entry list and alternate...fingers cross for Danai Udomchoke....Is it possible for him to get into MD directly for the first year>?

jayakris
01-10-2006, 03:52 AM
Yeah, still waiting for the main draw list to move. Almagro is still officially NEXT-IN per my info and Rusedski is not officially out... We will wait for the list to move ...

I am not sure if the main draw list will fall 8-9 spots for Danai to make it in. Probably not. He will be one of the top seeds in the qualies though.

Jay

Deboogle!.
01-10-2006, 05:27 AM
So it's possible that Nadal, Safin, now Tojo, and maybe others too, might pull out? Hmm.

~EMiLiTA~
01-10-2006, 07:38 AM
well almagro's coach told me they would only come to aus if he was in the main draw, so maybe that's why he pulled out of qualies

sevenheaven
01-10-2006, 11:43 AM
Nadal officially confirm to withdraw from the Aus Open ....

trulliscorpion
01-10-2006, 12:18 PM
Almagro is more than confirmed then...

kada starpiba
01-10-2006, 02:51 PM
Who get the last Wild cart?

smucav
01-10-2006, 03:01 PM
OUT: Nadal, Agassi, Beck, Canas, J.Johansson, N.Lapentti, J.Novak, Puerta, Rusedski, Soderling, Verkerk (and Saretta from ALT)

IN: Lisnard, Gimelstob, Starace, Sluiter, H-T.Lee, Vicente, R.Mello, Sabau, Marin, Almagro, O.Hernandez

NEXT: Waske, A.Costa, F.Mantilla, Mazarakis, Portas, Ramirez-Hidalgo, Udomchoke, Gicquel

Updated entry list:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2785915&postcount=78

m-j-d
01-10-2006, 05:28 PM
Good idea for a new style Prediction game - Who is going to be next big name to drop out?
I predict Hewitt.

Iza
01-10-2006, 05:31 PM
nico got in the main draw so will he play?

smucav
01-10-2006, 11:29 PM
Nathan Healey receives the final wild card:
http://www.atptennis.com/en/newsandscores/news/2006/ausopen_wildcards.asp

OUT: Nadal, Agassi, Beck, Canas, J.Johansson, N.Lapentti, J.Novak, Puerta, Rusedski, Safin, Soderling, Verkerk (and Saretta from ALT)

IN: Lisnard, Gimelstob, Starace, Sluiter, H-T.Lee, Vicente, R.Mello, Sabau, Marin, Almagro, O.Hernandez, Waske

NEXT: A.Costa, F.Mantilla, Mazarakis, Portas, Ramirez-Hidalgo, Udomchoke, Gicquel

Updated entry list:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/sho...15&postcount=78

Macias
01-11-2006, 07:34 AM
Does somebody know what'a happened with Kubot(will he play in Qualies or Entry)?

Macias
01-11-2006, 07:47 AM
Does somebody know what'a happened with Kubot(will he play in Qualies or Entry)?

Okay, I have a news about it.

Lukasz withdrawn form AO, a reason: have no form

but...

Dawid Olejniczak is in qualies... be care on him... very strong forhand

Peace
Maciek!

Action Jackson
01-11-2006, 11:34 PM
Well it looks like the information provided was correct, and there was a reason that I had put PimPim, Novak and Rusedski as withdrawn before officially announced, but there has been enough pull outs from this event.

SuperFurryAnimal
01-12-2006, 09:40 AM
:woohoo: Waske is in the main draw! Great!

Agnes
01-12-2006, 10:27 AM
Cześć Maciek, z tego co wiem Olejniczak ma się dobrze i dzisiaj gra swoj mecz. Pozostaje trzymać kciuki.. Pozdrawiam.

smucav
01-14-2006, 07:43 PM
added qualifiers

Updated entry list:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2785915&postcount=78