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2006 Tournaments

Fee
12-01-2005, 05:31 PM
Now that JMG has ended his horrible 2005 season (and headed to Hawaii for vacation), I guess we can look forward to 2006 now. He plans to start the year in Adelaide, playing qualies, and then he will play qualies for the Aus Open. After that he will probably play Delray Beach, San Jose, Memphis, and Las Vegas, but he may decide to play a few Challengers instead. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what he decides to do.

jmgsdoubsprtnr
12-01-2005, 09:29 PM
good luck for 2006 JMG, hope to see you kick some ass in Indy!

16681
12-02-2005, 07:36 PM
Now that JMG has ended his horrible 2005 season (and headed to Hawaii for vacation), I guess we can look forward to 2006 now. He plans to start the year in Adelaide, playing qualies, and then he will play qualies for the Aus Open. After that he will probably play Delray Beach, San Jose, Memphis, and Las Vegas, but he may decide to play a few Challengers instead. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what he decides to do.
Fee what exactly happened to JMG? I used to hear his name alot and then I never heard anything about him. Did he get sick or injuried? Or did other players just pass him up?

Fee
12-04-2005, 03:51 PM
In my opinion, its the injury. At the end of 2002, JMG got shin splints and they never really went away. He's played in pain for a lot of the last 3 years. Everytime he thought the injury had healed and the pain had gone away, it would come back again and slow him down. Over time it began to affect his movement, and that began to affect his results, and that began to affect his confidence on court. After the US Open this year, he thought he had finally taken care of the leg problems and was on his way to playing decent tennis again, but then he injured his shoulder somehow and retired from his last match. Hopefully this last injury will heal and he will be ready to start his 2006 season on time. I still think he has the talent to be a Top 100 player, the game has not completely passed him by yet.

16681
12-04-2005, 05:40 PM
Gee he has really had a lot of problems physically. I hope he does get healed up for 2006 :) His name is so interesting at least to me that the name always stuck with me, but to be honest I don't think I ever actually saw him play :confused: Thanks Fee for the information :worship:

Fee
12-29-2005, 06:40 PM
Jan-Michael needs a little bit of help from his fans...

Because his ranking has slipped to #191, he will not be able to get direct entry into Delray, San Jose, Memphis, or Las Vegas. He has asked for Wildcards to those events, but it would be good to have his fans contact the tournaments and support his request. Jan-Mike would also like to play doubles at those events with Goran Dragicevic, the person he won the Carson doubles title with. They will also need wildcards to play in these events because they are both ranked about 140 or so in doubles.

So, please help Jan-Mike (and Goran) by writing to these tournaments and asking for Wildcards for JMG in both singles and doubles. Say whatever you feel as one of his fans, just be honest and write from your heart about why he deserves a chance to get his career back on track now that he has finally recovered from those leg injuries that have hurt his tennis over the last two years. Here is the contact info for each tournament:


Delray - info@yellowtennisball.com

San Jose - sapopeninfo@svse.net

Memphis - http://www.atptennis.com/memphis/contact.asp

Las Vegas doesn't have their contact info up yet.

I thank you for your efforts. Jan-Mike thanks you for your efforts.

16681
12-30-2005, 11:31 AM
Fee I'll get right on that. I hope the Tournaments will give him Wildcards :) Fee I sent messages to all the Tournaments you had the contact information up on already. I'm just waiting for the last contact information to be put up to get a message there.

16681
12-30-2005, 01:21 PM
Fee I don't know how to do it or if it can be done, but if you can add that JMG needs our help to the thread title I think that would help get peoples' attention better. If the thread title can't be changed, you may want to add a thread about JMG needing our help. Just a thought :)

Silawen
12-30-2005, 01:30 PM
I'm not exactly a 'fan' of him, but he seems like a really decent guy and has gone through enough - if we are to judge by all those injury-problems. I'll send an email or three and support the Wildcards. ;)

EDIT: How about something like...this?

Hello!

I'm writing in support of Jan-Michael Gambill perhaps receiving a wildcard for Delray. I know that he has requested one, as well for himself and Goran Dragicevic in the doubles draw, and would like to support that request.

He's been through a lot these past years due to injuries. At the end of 2002, Jan-Mike got shin splints and they never really went away. He's played in pain ever since, and when they finally thought the injuries were over he injured his shoulder. He's hoping to finally get his career back on track and I believe a wildcard would really help with that. I hope you'll consider it.

From a fan.

I'm never really good at these things. Let me know what you think.

16681
12-30-2005, 02:47 PM
Fee I got a reply to one of my e-mails from a John Butler, but it didn't state what Tournament he was with! May be you know? Mr. Butler stated that JMG was "surely under consideration".

Silawen
12-30-2005, 03:31 PM
I sent out three emails, so let's see what I get in return. :)

Silawen
12-30-2005, 03:42 PM
I've received a speedy reply:

Thank you for your note. We are also fans of Jan-Mike and he will be
under consideration. He has represented us well as a 2-time champion.

Have a great 06.

John Butler, Tournament Chairman
PLEASE NOTE MY NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS:
jbutler@YellowTennisBall.com

Delray Beach International Tennis Championships
January 30 - February 5, 2006

www.YellowTennisBall.com
(561) 330-6000

rfs1999
12-30-2005, 04:14 PM
I don't see him in the Adelaide qualies. What happened?

Fee
12-30-2005, 04:52 PM
He pulled out of Adelaide because he's not ready yet. I put the info on my messageboard, but never posted it here. He plans to fly down to Melbourne for Aus Open qualies next week, if he's ready.

Thank you all so much for writing these emails. I am very impressed and I'm sure JMG will be too.

Silawen
12-30-2005, 05:59 PM
No problem, babe. Just takes a few minutes and makes some people happy. ;)

I hope it works, if only to make you happy. ^^

Fee
12-30-2005, 07:04 PM
It will make me very happy if he's in San Jose in 6 weeks without me worrying about him going through qualies. I would like to have Goran there as well (I'm being very selfish, mainly concerned with how much fun I get have that week :lol: )

16681
12-30-2005, 11:51 PM
Good job Fee with the Thread Title update. Well it seems like Delray is the only Tournament answering e-mails since two of us got an e-mail from Mr. Butler. And I received no response from my two other e-mails :mad:
May be responses will come to me later on, I certainly hope so! I want to see JMG playing :)

Fee
12-31-2005, 01:00 AM
Pretty sure San Jose is out for the holiday break, probably the same at Memphis. I also got a response from Mr. Butler and I am very encouraged by that. :D

16681
12-31-2005, 01:58 AM
I keep forgetting about the holiday break and the fact that many people have time off! We will have to keep trying after the new year starts. I'm sure since those Tournaments are U.S. Tournaments and JMG is an American player he is going to get some wildcards somewhere, I hope :)

rfs1999
12-31-2005, 06:40 PM
Fee I got a reply to one of my e-mails from a John Butler, but it didn't state what Tournament he was with! May be you know? Mr. Butler stated that JMG was "surely under consideration".

Can I ask what you wrote in your emails?

Silawen
12-31-2005, 06:47 PM
rfs1999; I received such a reply too, you can find what I wrote him on page 1.

Fee
12-31-2005, 06:59 PM
Pretty much what I wrote, please consider JMG for a Singles and Doubles wildcard, he's very popular with the fans, and could use a boost to get his career back on track, blah blah blah. Just a few sentences from the heart, sincere works better than fancy.

16681
01-01-2006, 12:54 AM
Yes I just made my e-mails short, simple, and sincere. I was afraid if I got too wordy my e-mails might not even get read! And that wouldn't help JMG :)

Papakori
01-01-2006, 12:55 PM
I have wrote to them :)

16681
01-03-2006, 05:39 AM
Fee I hope I will get answers from my two other e-mails now that the holidays are over. Also whenever you get the Las Vegas contact information, please post it so we all can e-mail them :)

Oj-Ala
01-08-2006, 08:30 PM
Eh, I have one question... What about other tournaments like IW and Miami ??? Could we write too them too asking for WC for Jan-Michael ???

Fee
01-08-2006, 08:54 PM
It might be too early for that just yet. I want to see how he does in Hawaii before we start writing to the Masters events. I would just really love to see him win that event, it would do wonders for his confidence. Shame that he won't be getting a WC for Delray (unless Andre pulls out at the last minute as I expect him to do).

16681
01-09-2006, 03:31 PM
Fee I was very disappointed that JMG didn't get a WC to DelRay. That was the only Tournament that replied to my e-mails and they said they were considering him. May be Andre will pull out and then JMG will get a WC? I just remembered reading somewhere that Andy wasn't going to play DelRay this year so may be the Tournament was trying to find another "big name" to replace Andy? IMO Andy can not be replaced at a Tournament, but I guess the people in charge of the Tournament have to try something!

Fee
01-09-2006, 04:56 PM
Jan-Michael has officially withdrawn from the Aus Open qualies. His first tournament of the year will be the Waikoloa Challenger in Hawaii on Jan 23rd, if he's ready to play by then. If he does well there, he won't be able to go to Delray for qualies.

16681
01-09-2006, 09:59 PM
Fee you keep saying JMG isn't ready to play. He is still having physical problems?

Fee
01-09-2006, 10:32 PM
No, he's in therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder to get over his horrid 2005 season.





Okay, I'm kidding. Yes, he's recovering from a lingering injury (and my vagueness is intentional).

Silawen
01-09-2006, 10:39 PM
I hope he gets better soon. Heck, if he comes to Holland in the near future I might have to go watch. And yes, I know that's not a reason to come to Holland. I'm lovely, but not that lovely. ;)

ae wowww
01-11-2006, 05:11 PM
I know of a John Butler.. He was a tournament official in Delray Beach if I remember correctly!

Fee
01-11-2006, 05:20 PM
Yes, that's who he is. Some of us had received emailed responses from him recently.

ae wowww
01-11-2006, 06:19 PM
Yes, that's who he is. Some of us had received emailed responses from him recently.

Ok, sorry. I didn't see any reply stating his event, so I thought I'd add mine. Additionally, staff often direct/manage several tournaments in a year.

16681
01-12-2006, 05:26 PM
No, he's in therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder to get over his horrid 2005 season.





Okay, I'm kidding. Yes, he's recovering from a lingering injury (and my vagueness is intentional).
It's like you said in some earlier posts. JMG seems to have a lot of injury problems :sad: You can't make much of a career out of tennis with all those injuries :sad:

poptart
01-21-2006, 07:37 AM
is he ever going to play again?? oh please do say yes....if he do play anywhere...and i do mean ANYwhere....i will cheat, lie and kill to get a few days off from my boring life as a college sweetie :)

he's just fabulous isn't he? just fabulous, darling...


XO, Luna

Fee
01-21-2006, 07:27 PM
He's in Hawaii right now getting ready to play the Waikoloa Challenger that begins on Tuesday. Hopefully, he will be fit enough to give it a try by then.

16681
01-22-2006, 12:32 AM
He's in Hawaii right now getting ready to play the Waikoloa Challenger that begins on Tuesday. Hopefully, he will be fit enough to give it a try by then.
I hope so. Fee I never did hear from those other two Tournaments that I did e-mails for JMG to get W/Cs. I can't remember when those Tournaments were so maybe JMG might not have been up to playing them anyway. I just wanted you to know I never did hear anything from them. Sorry I tried.

Fee
01-22-2006, 12:47 AM
Thanks, Mae. :) I didn't hear anything from them either. He will not be getting a wildcard from Delray or San Jose (unless one of the players who is getting a wildcard is unable to play). There is still one WC left for Memphis and one left for Las Vegas, but I don't think he will get one of those either. He will have to qualify for San Jose, and then just hope for the best.

Here is Jan-Michael's tentative schedule for the next few weeks:

Jan 23 - Waikoloa Challenger, Hawaii
Jan 28 - qualies at Delray Beach (unless he is in the Waikoloa semis)
Feb 6 - Dallas Challenger (tentatively)
Feb 11 - San Jose qualies
Feb 18 - Memphis qualies (unless he is in the San Jose semis, then he will get special entry into Memphis)
Feb 25 - Las Vegas qualies
Mar 8 - Indian Wells qualies (he will ask for a WC here as well)

16681
01-22-2006, 05:04 AM
It must be very hard on JMG to try to play tennis yet having all the injury problems. And then he has a rough time even getting into the Tournaments. I'm sorry we couldn't help him out about the W/Cs. I thought for sure since those were U.S. Tournaments he would get a W/C into some of them since he is an American. I know other countries when they have Tournaments give out W/Cs to their players.

Fee
01-23-2006, 12:15 AM
The draw for JMG's first tournament back (Challenger in Waikoloa, Hawaii):

(1)Paul Goldstein (USA) v Todd Widom (USA)
Wayne Odesnik (USA) v Jan-Michael Gambill (USA)

Frederic Niemeyer (CAN) v Glenn Weiner (USA)
(6)Hyung-Taik Lee (KOR) v Q

(3)Bjorn Phau (GER) v Eric Taino (USA)
Alex Bogomolov Jr. (USA) v Lesley Joseph (USA)

Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) v (wc)Brendan Evans (USA)
(8)Thiago Alves (BRA) v Amer Delic (USA)

(5)Kevin Kim (USA) v Michael Russell (USA)
Jeff Morrison (USA) v Q

Cecil Mamiit (USA) v Q
(4)Bobby Reynolds (USA) v Bjorn Rehnquist (SWE)

(7)Michael Berrer (GER) v Frank Dancevic (CAN)
(wc)Benjamin Lankenau (USA) v Q

Rik De Voest (RSA) v Zack Fleishman (USA)
(2)Vincent Spadea (USA) v Rajeev Ram (USA)

16681
01-23-2006, 04:07 AM
Well I have seem some of those players' names, but I really don't know anything about them. I hope JMG can do well. Fee I hope you will keep us updated on how JMG does.

Deboogle!.
01-23-2006, 04:11 AM
aw sorry he has to play Wayne, Fee :( But hopefully he's healthy, that's all that matters.

Fee
01-23-2006, 05:17 AM
I'm not sure how he's feeling since about Wednesday, I think it was. Personally, if he's not 100%, he should pull out, but I think that since he's there he will give it a try. He should be able to beat Wayne, but if he's not feeling strong it will be tough.

Fee
02-02-2006, 09:26 PM
I have an update from Jan-Mike on his shoulder injury and I've posted it on my website: www.janmiketennis.com

If you have any questions, let me know. Get well soon Jan-Mike, you big biscuit. :)

16681
02-02-2006, 10:49 PM
I have an update from Jan-Mike on his shoulder injury and I've posted it on my website: www.janmiketennis.com

If you have any questions, let me know. Get well soon Jan-Mike, you big biscuit. :)
Fee I read your website. It was very nice. I wish you would keep it updated all the time, but I know you are very busy.
I was so sorry to learn that JMG was hurt yet again. I hope he gets well quickly.

Fee
02-02-2006, 10:56 PM
Thank you Mae. JMG and I are discussing the website, we'll see what happens in the next few weeks.

rrfnpump
02-15-2006, 05:13 PM
so maybe Jan-Mike in Memphis :shrug:

16681
02-15-2006, 05:51 PM
so maybe Jan-Mike in Memphis :shrug:
Poor JMG he seems to stay too hurt to play anywhere :sad:
I don't think he got an entry into Memphis, but I may be wrong about that. Fee is the expert on JMG. So I hope she will give us an update.

Fee
02-15-2006, 08:53 PM
He's just told me that he's not playing Memphis, his shoulder is still not ready.

16681
02-15-2006, 10:30 PM
He's just told me that he's not playing Memphis, his shoulder is still not ready.
Thanks Fee for the update :) But I'm sorry JMG's shoulder is still not well :sad:

rrfnpump
02-16-2006, 07:51 AM
will he try to play IW and/or Miami?
he has a ranking now of #214 and probably needs a WC

16681
02-16-2006, 05:21 PM
I think he does need Wildcards, but there again Fee is the expert on JMG so she would know.

Fee
02-16-2006, 10:25 PM
He is week to week. He will have to qualify or get wildcards for any tournaments he wants to play for a while. His ranking is going to drop a little bit more in the next few weeks when his points from Memphis last year fall off. He may play some Challengers to get some points, but he will decide what to do once the injury is healed.

16681
02-17-2006, 03:22 AM
He is week to week. He will have to qualify or get wildcards for any tournaments he wants to play for a while. His ranking is going to drop a little bit more in the next few weeks when his points from Memphis last year fall off. He may play some Challengers to get some points, but he will decide what to do once the injury is healed.
Thank you Fee :) I almost feel there should be a note listed at JMG's Forum that says if you have any questions about JMG please contact Fee :worship:

rrfnpump
02-17-2006, 07:06 AM
thanks Fee for infos ;)
good to see he is not giving up :yeah:

16681
02-17-2006, 04:03 PM
Yes that really does impress me about JMG. If I had all those injuries, I would have given up on tennis a long time ago!

Deboogle!.
02-17-2006, 06:11 PM
I think they sort of have to have that mentality. You look at guys like Justin, JMG, Younes, ToJo, many more, who were a bit older when they started having injury problems but they don't give up. I guess if you love doing something you do what it takes to be able to do it again, no matter how long it takes. I guess there's a reason why they're the elite professional athletes and we're the couch commentators :lol:

Fee
02-17-2006, 10:08 PM
Pretty much, Deb. As Justin says, even with all the travel and the physical pain he deals with, it sure beats working for a living.

16681
02-17-2006, 10:31 PM
Pretty much, Deb. As Justin says, even with all the travel and the physical pain he deals with, it sure beats working for a living.
LOL I liked that! I always remember when Andy was asked what he would be doing if he wasn't playing tennis and he said he would probably be funking out of some college :eek: Oh course we know Andy is really smart and that wouldn't really happen. But I did think it made a good quote :)

Deboogle!.
02-18-2006, 01:19 AM
Pretty much, Deb. As Justin says, even with all the travel and the physical pain he deals with, it sure beats working for a living.:yeah:

Does Jan-Mike have any idea when he might start to feel better? Seems like he's taking it week by week at this time?

Fee
02-18-2006, 03:54 AM
Yep, week to week. To be honest, if he comes back before Indian Wells, I'll be surprised. He may not even make Indian Wells, but its too early to guess about that right now.

alfonsojose
02-23-2006, 07:50 PM
JMG :sad:

Fee
03-10-2006, 10:39 PM
Well, he's still injured, but he has a myspace page now (gee, I wonder how that happened :angel: ) www.myspace.com/officialjmg

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-11-2006, 02:10 AM
good idea for him to get on myspace. myspace is huge in the US (and everywhere else) does he actually check it, or is this another one of your marvelous creations, fee?

Fee
03-11-2006, 05:05 PM
It is my creation, with his permission. I have to send him instructions and whatnot next week. He said he would get online and add his own comments and such to it. When he saw the first rough version of it, he was just happy it had an FMac song on it.

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-11-2006, 11:20 PM
cool! i'm honored to be his myspace friend. :p

Breakaway
03-15-2006, 03:35 AM
Well I sure hope Jan-Mike can get well soon. I do have to say his music tastes rock!

rrfnpump
03-15-2006, 08:14 AM
wow thats cool :smoke:
he has currently 14 friends :lol:

thanks Fee - great idea once again

alfonsojose
03-23-2006, 12:29 PM
Come back :sad:

Saturn66
03-24-2006, 04:29 AM
get well soon JMG!

16681
03-24-2006, 07:53 AM
Yes it would be nice if JMG could only stay healthy. It seems he starts out playing good tennis, but then has to retire :sad: Or can't make it to the Tournaments at all :bigcry:

Fee
04-06-2006, 07:02 PM
Okay, Jan-Mike has logged on to his myspace page and added all kinds of new info to it. He's also left a very brief update in his blog. He seems to be getting into the whole thing and kind of enjoying it. I guess he has a little bit of extra time on his hands since he can't train 2-3 hours a day right now.

alfonsojose
04-07-2006, 12:37 PM
Okay, Jan-Mike has logged on to his myspace page and added all kinds of new info to it. He's also left a very brief update in his blog. He seems to be getting into the whole thing and kind of enjoying it. I guess he has a little bit of extra time on his hands since he can't train 2-3 hours a day right now.
:sad:

rrfnpump
04-07-2006, 12:39 PM
Okay, Jan-Mike has logged on to his myspace page and added all kinds of new info to it. He's also left a very brief update in his blog. He seems to be getting into the whole thing and kind of enjoying it. I guess he has a little bit of extra time on his hands since he can't train 2-3 hours a day right now.

will he go down to the lower challengers or will he try to get WC's to bigger ones?

Fee
04-07-2006, 05:27 PM
He'll make decisions about his schedule when he's cleared to play. All he knows right now is that he will play team tennis in July. After that, he'll probably play mostly in North America since there are so many tournaments here for the rest of the year. He might head over to Japan in the Fall, he seems to like that tournament.

16681
04-07-2006, 06:21 PM
He'll make decisions about his schedule when he's cleared to play. All he knows right now is that he will play team tennis in July. After that, he'll probably play mostly in North America since there are so many tournaments here for the rest of the year. He might head over to Japan in the Fall, he seems to like that tournament.
I just hope he can get well and stay well ;) I'm glad he is enjoying "Myspace" :cool:

rrfnpump
04-08-2006, 07:28 AM
so he will play all these 50k US Hardcourt tournaments? ;)
well, they are always tough. I hope Jan-Mike will not be that rusty at the beginning

but most important is that he is 100% if he hits the first ball at a tournament

go JMG :rocker2:

16681
04-09-2006, 01:10 AM
so he will play all these 50k US Hardcourt tournaments? ;)
well, they are always tough. I hope Jan-Mike will not be that rusty at the beginning

but most important is that he is 100% if he hits the first ball at a tournament

go JMG :rocker2:
I almost think he would have to be at least a little rusty right at first. I mean he hasn't been able to play that much :sad: But I hope may be he can get some good draws and play himself back in shape ;) And I really hope he can somehow stay healthy :unsure:

Fee
04-09-2006, 04:25 AM
He hasn't played at all Mae, but he is just raring to go it seems (I just had a brief chat with him). Fingers crossed, he'll be back for the summer season and maybe sooner.

16681
04-09-2006, 10:05 PM
He hasn't played at all Mae, but he is just raring to go it seems (I just had a brief chat with him). Fingers crossed, he'll be back for the summer season and maybe sooner.
That's right I was getting him confused with Justin :banghead: :smash: I don't know where my mind is anymore :confused: Maybe I have already done too much posting here :crazy:

Fee
04-09-2006, 10:31 PM
Actually, it has happened more than once that people confuse Jan-Mike and Justin, maybe even more so lately because of my association with both of them. On another tennis board one person even posted to congratulate Jan-Mike for qualifying for the Memphis draw last February (that was Justin of course). Funny thing is, they are almost the same age, share the same initials, and have been playing each other since they were about 12 years old, but they look nothing alike and play completely different tennis. Don't feel bad. :)

16681
04-09-2006, 11:07 PM
Actually, it has happened more than once that people confuse Jan-Mike and Justin, maybe even more so lately because of my association with both of them. On another tennis board one person even posted to congratulate Jan-Mike for qualifying for the Memphis draw last February (that was Justin of course). Funny thing is, they are almost the same age, share the same initials, and have been playing each other since they were about 12 years old, but they look nothing alike and play completely different tennis. Don't feel bad. :)
:lol: At least I'm not the only person to confuse them. I know I have never seen Justin play. And I don't think I have actually ever seen JMG play, but his name has just always stuck with me for some reason :unsure: And, of course, you do post about them both. But at least I never posted a congratulations to the wrong player :eek:

Aleksa's Laydee
04-21-2006, 07:28 PM
*sighs* I hope he's back for the grass court season :sad: :)

Fee
04-21-2006, 07:32 PM
Not sure yet, and with his ranking I'm not too sure if he is going to make the trip to England anyway. Everything is so up in the air right now until he gets on court and has a full practice session. I think he is going to try to do that some time in the next 7 days. I am really beginning to miss having him on court, this has gone on long enough.

16681
04-22-2006, 07:41 AM
How awful that JMG's body just won't hold up for him to play tennis :sad: I really wonder about players and their injuries. It seems like they all have some problems from time to time, but then there is someone like JMG who seems to have problems so much of the time with his health.

Saturn66
04-25-2006, 01:56 AM
Hope all of his injuries goes away. I miss watching him play. :sad:

16681
04-25-2006, 03:36 AM
Hope all of his injuries goes away. I miss watching him play. :sad:
I hope he gets well also because I'm still not 100% sure that I ever actually got to see him play :confused: His name for some reason just always seems to stick in my mind. I guess I just like the name. And now I don't know if I just heard/saw his name when he was playing more or if I actually saw him play :silly:

Fee
04-25-2006, 03:56 AM
If you saw him play, you'd probably remember it since he hits two handed on both sides. I don't think he was ever on TV in 2005 (well maybe a few points at the USOpen), so if you did see him it was back in 2004.

Anyway, he says he is going to be back on court some time in the next few weeks, so fingers crossed and I will update you if there is any news. :)

rrfnpump
04-25-2006, 07:50 AM
yeah, some points were shown against Massu
good thing I have some matches on tape :p

good luck for upcoming weeks, JMG :worship:

16681
04-26-2006, 03:30 AM
If you saw him play, you'd probably remember it since he hits two handed on both sides. I don't think he was ever on TV in 2005 (well maybe a few points at the USOpen), so if you did see him it was back in 2004.

Anyway, he says he is going to be back on court some time in the next few weeks, so fingers crossed and I will update you if there is any news. :)
Thanks for keeping us informed Fee ;) And now I know I never did see JMG actually play because I don't think I have ever seen a man play two handed on both sides :eek:

Saturn66
04-29-2006, 04:05 AM
^ I know Fabrice Santoro plays double handed on both sides. But still they're very different. JMG is more like a power player w/ big serves who likes to come into the net. :)

anirudhbhide
05-06-2006, 04:21 AM
Hello guys i am new to this forum site and i am a major fan JMG!!Hope he does well this year! By the i am from India!!

Fee
05-06-2006, 04:47 AM
Hello there! Welcome to MTF and to the Jan-Mike forum. What city in India are you from?

Fee
06-03-2006, 08:30 PM
Happy 29th Birthday Jan-Michael!


(now get your toukas back on court).

Saturn66
06-15-2006, 03:12 AM
I know its late... happi bday too!

alfonsojose
06-15-2006, 07:13 PM
Come back :tears:

Fee
06-16-2006, 01:16 AM
He is Alfonso, in the next few weeks. I'll let you know as soon as he tells me something solid. :)

ae wowww
06-17-2006, 09:46 PM
JMG on his way back :D Great that he's had a rest... Hopefully his return will be successful!

Heaven and Hell
06-18-2006, 06:28 PM
At age 29........I dont know if he can stage a comeback....Goran was 28 but at least he won some masters before winning Wimbledon. Jan....I say he is probably off attending parties and all everywhere?.........I do kinda miss him tho....

Fee
06-22-2006, 03:43 AM
I don't know who Jan is....

I just had a brief chat with Jan-Mike. He's in Hawaii (he lives there now), he's been practicing again and is almost 100%. He is getting ready to play team tennis beginning July 6th. He will see how that goes and then think about the rest of his schedule for this year. Sadly, I don't think he's been off 'attending parties' unless you consider unpacking boxes and consulting with architects/remodelers a social event...

Fee
07-28-2006, 04:29 AM
Jan-Mike is in Washington DC tonight. He plans to sign in for qualies on Friday, and based on the cut-off for last year, he should get in. His first match back on the tour since last year will be Saturday morning.

Fee
07-29-2006, 03:50 AM
Jan-Mike is in the Qualifying draw. All of the information can be found in the Legg Mason Tournament thread here at MTF. Go Jan-Mike. :)

Oj-Ala
07-29-2006, 04:49 AM
Oh cmon JM !!!! do it !!!! I want to see you in DC and Im arriving Monday, so... stay there !!!!!

GGGGOOOOOO !!!!!

Fee
07-29-2006, 06:37 PM
He won his first match 7-5, 6-1. 2 more to go for the main draw, the second round is later today.

rrfnpump
07-29-2006, 07:18 PM
he is back :D :banana:
not expecting too much, but MD would be niceeeeeee :)

Fee
07-29-2006, 11:49 PM
He won his second match 6-3, 6-1 in under an hour. Yay! :yippee:

Deboogle!.
07-30-2006, 05:25 AM
It's great to hear that he's coming out and playing so well!
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Gambill Routs Huey As Comeback Gathers Steam

By Melanie Ho
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, July 30, 2006; E04

On one side of the blue hard court was a 20-year old from Alexandria, a junior at the University of Virginia who competes in USTA Futures events. On the other side was a 29-year old from Colbert, Wash., who at one point was called the future of American tennis by Pete Sampras.

When Jan-Michael Gambill defeated Treat Huey, 6-1, 6-3, in the second round of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic qualifier at William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center, their career trajectories briefly intersected.

Huey's career has taken steady, linear steps. First at St. Stephen's/St. Agnes High School in Alexandria where he was an All-Met three years in a row. He has been in the qualifier for the past three years.

Gambill has had a much rockier road. He peaked at No. 14 in the world in 2001, but is now 393rd. His first qualifying match -- a 7-5, 6-1 win over Karan Rastogi -- was the first he had completed in eight months since shredding tendons in his right shoulder. The injury, which did not require surgery but necessitated a lengthy period away from tennis, was particularly damaging, if only because one of Gambill's strength is his serve. He is resolved to make a comeback.

"I made my way the first time I played, I'll make my way again," Gambill said. "It's a little weird coming to a tournament where I was on the poster before, I was one of the guys promoting the tournament and now I'm just in the qualifying.

"My game is serving big, I can't really just go out there and serve small and win. I have to play the way I have to play and have fun with it."

Gambill took just 58 minutes to win the match, in part relying on his serve. His experience was evident in his shot placement. At 2-all in the second set and facing break point, Huey came to the net and thought Gambill wouldn't be able to return a drop shot. Gambill scrambled and hit a cross-court winner.

"He just blew me off the court," Huey said. "He was definitely returning unbelievable. I wasn't serving terrible, I knew I'd have to put a little more in my second serve. I put a lot on my second serve but he was still moving inside the court and taking it early and moving pretty well."

Though winning two matches in one day is a small victory, Gambill must defeat Andrea Stoppini today if he hopes to move into the tournament's main draw. Four qualifiers will enter the main draw, which begins tomorrow.

The two players granted wild cards as a part of the USTA junior clay nationals did not advance past their first match. Marcus Fugate lost, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, to Jordan Kerr; Ishay Hadash beat 16-year-old Brennan Boyajian, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.

Fee
07-30-2006, 05:51 AM
Thanks for this Deb. :)

ae wowww
07-30-2006, 01:37 PM
W00T two wins & an article :D Thanks Deb... and thanks JMG!

Grinder
07-30-2006, 05:45 PM
Good to see Jan-Michael back on court and winning, hopefully he beats Stoppini and makes it to the main draw. :yeah:

Fee
07-30-2006, 07:40 PM
Jan-Mike lost a very close match to Stoppini 6-7, 5-7. It was thisclose right up until that very last game. Stoppini served very well and JMG hardly had a look at his serve in the second set. But, I'm please that he played 3 full matches in a row, for the first time since last October. I think this is definitely a big step in the right direction for him.

ae wowww
07-30-2006, 08:18 PM
Absolutely Fee, that's a tight one. I had a feeling (unfortunately) Stoppini might be too much, I saw him play not long ago. But yes, good work this week and it means a little recovery time now for JMG.

Scotso
07-31-2006, 04:16 AM
I took some photos today but only one came out okay. I was too far away (hiding from the sun)

Deboogle!.
07-31-2006, 04:34 AM
:awww:
Gambill Is Done In By Double Faults
Stoppini Advances in Legg Mason

By Melanie Ho
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, July 31, 2006; E05

In the end, his greatest strength let him down. Facing match point in a Legg Mason Tennis Classic qualifying match, Jan-Michael Gambill was serving to push the second set to a tiebreak. And then he double-faulted.

Gambill, who had 10 aces against Andrea Stoppini, had a service speed of as high as 135 mph, but Gambill, who is coming off an eight-month layoff from tennis, also had five double faults in the match, which Stoppini won, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5, at William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center.

"I served really well in the first set and beginning of the second set," Gambill said. "I started to bring my head down a little bit and do some things that are poor fundamentally in the second part of it in the second set."

The basis for the entire match was the serve. Though Stoppini, a 26-year old from Roverto, Italy, does not have as big a serve as Gambill, both were able to place their serves well throughout the match. Stoppini finished with 14 aces.

"We played well, and also him, he served very well," Stoppini said. "Unfortunately, it wasn't a match that turned in his favor. I served well, I had lots of aces, so I'm happy."

Also evident of the match's reliance on the serve were the number of converted break chances. Gambill had only two chances to break Stoppini's serve and Stoppini was successful just once in his seven chances. Of course, that single conversion was what allowed Stoppini to take the match.

Gambill felt that his return of serve was what proved to be problematic. He used to call his return of serve one of his greatest strengths but since his return to tennis from a shoulder injury, Gambill felt that his movements were slower.

"I'm missing some shots I shouldn't be missing because my feet just aren't moving, not getting into position like I need to. I'm not really returning very well like I used to," Gambill said. "My first step's a little slow on the return so I could have gotten a few more of those back. That's one thing I'm a little disappointed in."

While Stoppini will next face Paul Goldstein today in the tournament's main draw, Gambill will return to his home in Hawaii, saying that he wasn't sure what tournaments he would next play.

Fee
07-31-2006, 04:46 AM
Thanks for this article Deb. Interesting to see Jan-Mike mention his return and his footwork. I was watching his WTT match today on OLN (the one where he beat Pete) and two of my observations were that he needs to improve his footwork and get his return back. His groundies looked pretty solid, he looks physically stronger than ever, and his volleys are still pretty mediocre, but I can the beginning of the skills that are going to get him back in the Top 100 (if his health allows). I just wonder how he felt physically today after playing two full matches yesterday since that's the most tennis he's played in 8 months. I have a feeling he's a bit disappointed after today, but all I can think about are the positives from this weekend.

Deboogle!.
07-31-2006, 05:33 AM
It seems like a good sign that he was serving at 135mph, that should mean his shoulder is doing well. Hopefully the other things will come back when he gets more matches in :D

Deboogle!.
08-01-2006, 01:42 AM
Well Andy pulled out and JMG got the lucky loser spot, so he's straight into the 2nd round and will play Tipsarevic on Wed. I guess.

Fee
08-01-2006, 02:51 AM
Oh no... I was hoping he would get that LL spot, but I really thought Tursunov would pull to rest up for the Masters next week. I did not want JMG in because Andy is out :sad:.

Deboogle!.
08-02-2006, 06:17 PM
Hey Fee, did you see when Jan Mike played Pete in WTT in Houston? in singles and mens dubs (Jan Mike played mixed dubs too)

:)

Deboogle!.
08-02-2006, 11:17 PM
Jan Mike beat Tipsarevic!!! 2-6 6-3 6-0:eek: I'm guessing Tipsy was injured or something b/c the third set went fast and his serve stats were almost too horrific to believe, but hey a win is a win. :)

Fee
08-03-2006, 01:50 AM
Yes Deb, I have the Sampras match on tape. :)

And I'm not surprised JMG beat Tipsarevic, injured or not. He beat him the last time they played in Carson back in October. As long as his shoulder is strong, I think he can beat just about anybody.

Grinder
08-03-2006, 03:13 AM
A bagel? :eek: Keep it up Jan Mike, you can beat Tim!

ae wowww
08-03-2006, 07:34 AM
:D JMG... Good luck to him today against Henman. His confidence must be pretty high for this week, but I hope the three sets yesterday did not drain him too much.

rrfnpump
08-03-2006, 08:40 AM
:) :) good win :)

alfonsojose
08-03-2006, 11:38 PM
He won an ATP match :woohoo:

ae wowww
08-04-2006, 08:22 AM
Shame that JMG lost to Henners, but all in all an excellent week :)

Super-Fabio
08-04-2006, 05:24 PM
I called Fabio Fognini and he says that Jan Michael has a wild card for Binghampton Challenger :)

Fee
08-04-2006, 10:35 PM
Yep. I posted that on my board and forgot to put it here. Thanks for sharing the news with us SF. :)

Fee
08-09-2006, 03:17 AM
Jan-Michael won his first match over Tomas Zib 6-3, 6-4. He plays Nathan Healey next.

rfs1999
02-16-2007, 01:32 PM
Well, he's still injured, but he has a myspace page now (gee, I wonder how that happened :angel: ) www.myspace.com/officialjmg

Why was his MySpace set to private?

Fee
02-16-2007, 08:18 PM
That was his decision. He explained why and I understand it (won't repeat it). It's become more of a personal page for him, but he adds just about everyone who sends him a request.