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Kooyong 2006, Start of the Season

novanora
01-10-2006, 07:42 AM
As so far, no one open the Kooyong thread, then i open one. ;)

AAMI Classic
January 11-14 2006
Kooyong, Melbourne, Australia.

Website:
http://www.aamiclassic.com.au/
http://www.kooyongltc.com.au/

http://www.aamiclassic.com.au/files/images/nalbandian_profile_0_0.jpg

Player list:
1, Federer, Roger
2, Roddick, Andy
3, Ljubicic, Ivan
4, Nalbandian, David
5, Coria, Guillermo
6, Monfils, Gael
7, Haas, Tommy
8, Kiefer, Nicolas

gooner88
01-10-2006, 07:46 AM
Sorry Crys, I posted the draw in the exhibitions thread before I saw this new thread. We'll use this thread from now on if you want.

bovenbuuf
01-10-2006, 07:56 AM
Thanks Nova, well hope he plays well. Seems to be a nice list

krystlel
01-10-2006, 08:20 AM
I noticed you already posted it Gooner but I guess it'll be handy to have it here also.

The schedule has come out for tomorrow:

Wednesday 11 Jan 2006 (Starting at 11am. Gates Open 9am)
Roger Federer vs Tommy Haas
Andy Roddick vs Gael Monfils
Ivan Ljubicic vs Guillermo Coria
David Nalbandian vs Nicolas Kiefer

They put the schedule up but not the draw. :rolleyes: I wonder if David's on Federer or Roddick's section.

I don't really know what to expect against Kiefer, but hope David plays well. It won't be televised though so I won't be able to comment on the match.

gooner88
01-10-2006, 08:31 AM
Nice one krystel. :yeah:
It will be a good test for him. Kiefer was playing well in the Hop Cup last week before he got an injury. The most important thing is for Nalbo to find some form.
The website is poor and hardly updated, with no draw posted aswell. :rolleyes:

novanora
01-10-2006, 08:47 AM
Sorry Crys, I posted the draw in the exhibitions thread before I saw this new thread. We'll use this thread from now on if you want.
awh :o sorry...i didn't check the exhibitions thread.....too busy lately and can't check every thread :(

Thanks gooner anyway :D i just think Kooyong is the exhibition warming for AO, so it's pretty different from the other exhibitions he played at the end of last year. :p That's why i open the Kooyong thread.

gooner88
01-10-2006, 08:49 AM
http://www.aamiclassic.com.au/files/AAMI%20Classic%20Transcript%20-%20Press%20Conference%2010%20Jan%202006.DOC

Some quotes from Nalbo at the Press Conference today.


Q: We wish you all the best. It was a difficult question to translate, by the way. David Nalbandian is joining us again and, David, it's always good to see you down here in Australia. I was reading recently about the way that you like play your tennis and the tactics that you like to employ. Do you enjoy the fact that players find it difficult to play against you?

DAVID NALBANDIAN:
A: I always find difficult playing against them. I really enjoy playing tennis and move the opponents in the front of the net always is fun but I always try to do my best, I really enjoy my tactics.

Q: David, has your Masters Cup win in Shanghai given you more confidence that you can win a major now, is that a big step for you to take?

DAVID NALBANDIAN:
A: Of course it was a big step but, like Roger says, there's a lot of good players in here playing the Grand Slam and everybody wants to win it so it's going to be tough but of course the Shanghai gave me more confidence so I will try to take the first one.

Q: David, we talk about momentum in sport. How important is it to start the season well in tennis?

DAVID NALBANDIAN:
A: It is very important. More important is when you feel healthy and that's more important than your game and maybe during the year you can start winning matches and feel more confidence but if you don't feel healthy that's tough. Of course when you start very good the season it's very good for the rest of the year so everyone is going to do the best that they can from here.

sigmagirl91
01-10-2006, 09:12 AM
Best of luck, David.

sigmagirl91
01-10-2006, 10:54 AM
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http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c329/woody25/56555559.jpg

justClaudia
01-10-2006, 09:01 PM
Good luck, David. :bounce:

Kyla
01-10-2006, 10:01 PM
Good luck to David for his AO preparation :yeah:

:bounce:

Hola Mr. SK
01-11-2006, 12:59 AM
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/p/2006-01-10/U1535P6T12D1984120F44DT20060110120752.jpg
nice one for your avatar :wavey:

krystlel
01-11-2006, 02:58 AM
The commentators mentioned the draw, so it seems to be like this:
Roger Federer vs Tommy Haas
Ivan Ljubicic vs Guillermo Coria
David Nalbandian vs Nicolas Kiefer
Andy Roddick vs Gael Monfils

Roddick has won his match 6-2 6-2, while Federer lost his match.

novanora
01-11-2006, 04:44 AM
Thanks krystlel. So that say he is in Roddick's section.

gooner88
01-11-2006, 06:19 AM
Kiefer won 6-3 3-2 ret.
I hope there's nothing seriously wrong with Nalbo. :scared:
If he recovers he'll play Monfils tomorrow I think according to the draw krystel posted.

novanora
01-11-2006, 06:27 AM
dann....i just have the feeling he may not play the rest of Kooyong matches :( this thread is too short-live :retard:

gooner88
01-11-2006, 06:35 AM
Well he's on the OOP for tomorrow. Not sure if he'll play though......

Thursday 12 Jan 2006 (Starting at 11am.)
Tommy Haas vs Guillermo Coria
Roger Federer vs Ivan Ljubicic
David Nalbandian vs Gael Monfils

novanora
01-11-2006, 07:15 AM
Thanks Gooner, i hope he can play at least one complete match, that will be good to the preparation of AO. of course, if he is injured, that will be another thing.

gooner88
01-11-2006, 07:19 AM
World number five David Nalbandian cut short his preparations for the year's opening grand slam in Melbourne by retiring with an upset stomach while trailing Germany's Nicolas Kiefer 6-3 3-2.

The 24-year-old Argentine said he would attempt to play his remaining two matches in the tournament

http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=sportsNews&storyID=2006-01-11T075945Z_01_SPI128742_RTRUKOC_0_UK-TENNIS-KOOYONG.xml&archived=False

Doesn't sound too serious. I'm relieved that it's not a serious injury. Hewitt suffered from that in Sydney earlier in the week but seems fine now.

krystlel
01-11-2006, 07:21 AM
Oh, phew. :D That's a huge relief. I think he should be fine for the Australian Open then.

jazz_girl
01-11-2006, 07:26 AM
Nice moment to start with viruses and stuff again :mad:

gooner88
01-11-2006, 07:30 AM
Yeah the timing isn't great.
He probably just needs rest and some treatment. I really hope it's nothing like last year during IW/Miami. :scared:

novanora
01-11-2006, 08:06 AM
Thanks gooner for the news, upset stomach is better than injury

Hola Mr. SK
01-11-2006, 08:35 AM
dann....i just have the feeling he may not play the rest of Kooyong matches :( this thread is too short-live :retard:
:lol: u are not for vCash,are u? :p

well, hope he gets fine @ AO :angel:.

Kyla
01-11-2006, 08:47 AM
Oh nooooooooooooooooooo - first Carlos now this :sad: :sad:

Get well real soon Nalby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

novanora
01-11-2006, 08:56 AM
:lol: u are not for vCash,are u? :p

well, hope he gets fine @ AO :angel:.
:lol: yes...i am a very very bad gambler, just look at my Vcash...:o .And please don't trust my feeling, 80% of it is wrong. :p

sigmagirl91
01-11-2006, 09:51 AM
Yeah the timing isn't great.
He probably just needs rest and some treatment. I really hope it's nothing like last year during IW/Miami. :scared:

I hope not either. That was totally scary.

krystlel
01-11-2006, 10:02 AM
From the media release on the Kooyong website:
In the last match of the day, David Nalbandian (ARG) retired hurt against Nicolas Kiefer (GER) with the score at 3/6 2/3. Nalbandian has been suffering with a stomach virus since arriving in Australia and, although feeling fine in the first set, he was unable to complete the match. However he hopes to be ready for his second match tomorrow.

bovenbuuf
01-11-2006, 06:38 PM
Oh that doesn't seem to be OK, hope he recovers soon...

sigmagirl91
01-12-2006, 12:34 AM
http://www.aamiclassic.com.au/files/Media%20Release%20-%20Mirnyi%20replaces%20Nalbandian%2012%20Jan%20200 6.doc

Unfortunately, Kooyong has come to an end for David.

sigmagirl91
01-12-2006, 12:55 AM
More from Yahoo!

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news?slug=reu-kooyongnalbandian&prov=reuters&type=lgns

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news;_ylc=X3oDMTBpNDU1cml1BF9TAzk1ODYyNTg0BHNlYwN0 aA--?slug=ap-kooyong-nalbandian&prov=ap&type=lgns

Hola Mr. SK
01-12-2006, 02:25 AM
one match to warm up:shrug:

sigmagirl91
01-12-2006, 02:26 AM
Unfortunately.....

gooner88
01-12-2006, 05:25 AM
http://www.smh.com.au/news/tennis/nalbandian-races-to-be-fit-for-open/2006/01/12/1136956280899.html

Nalbandian races to be fit for Open
January 12, 2006 - 1:55PM

Tennis Masters Cup winner David Nalbandian is racing to be fit for next week's Australian Open after withdrawing from the Kooyong Classic due to illness.

The Argentine star expects to be fit for the first grand slam event of 2006, but organisers will be waiting nervously for news after being hit by a spate of high-profile casualties.

Belgian women's favourite Kim Clijsters is the latest name player in doubt after suffering a hip injury yesterday during the Sydney International.

Men's defending champion Marat Safin, world No. 2 Rafael Nadal and veteran Andre Agassi have all been forced scratchings through injury.

Nalbandian, the world No. 6, was suffering from a stomach ailment when he arrived in Australia from Argentina on Tuesday, said Kooyong Classic organisers.

He was seen by a doctor and treated for viral symptoms but decided to compete on the opening day of the traditional Open warm-up event.

However he found yesterday he could not go on and pulled out of his clash against Nicolas Kiefer with the German ahead 6-3 3-2.

Nalbandian believed he could recover overnight and had planned to play again today, but was again troubled by the illness when he woke up.

He telephoned promoters and said he would not be well enough to take his place on the schedule.

He had been due to play French teenager Gael Monfils on the second day of the tournament.

His place was taken by Max Mirnyi of Belarus who was rushed in at the last moment.

Organisers have also scheduled an extra exhibition match with Briton Tim Henman playing Australian Wayne Arthurs.

AAP

http://foxsports.news.com.au/story/0,8659,17800356-23210,00.html

The organisers said today that Nalbandian was battling the effects of flu and had withdrawn to ensure he was fit for the Australian Open beginning next week. He had been due to play French teenager Gael Monfils today.

gooner88
01-12-2006, 05:38 AM
This virus/flu is getting serious.
Hopefully he'll have enough time to be ready for the Aussie Open. :unsure:
It would be a shame if he missed it because of this.

krystlel
01-12-2006, 06:00 AM
This was from the media release on the official website:
Nalbandian withdrew from his match against Nicolas Kiefer yesterday with a virus which he has had since arriving in Melbourne. Although he wanted to continue with his remaining two Kooyong matches, he has taken medical advice not to play until Saturday.

I really hope he's OK to play without feeling too much of the effects. I'm also concerned with the lack of match play, but I guess we'll see soon enough.

Viken01
01-12-2006, 06:21 AM
i hope it's just the gastro, and hopefuly he will have recovered for the AO

Kyla
01-12-2006, 06:51 AM
:sad: Get well real soon, David!

And those press people should get their figures straight: He's #5 now ;)

sigmagirl91
01-12-2006, 08:53 AM
#4 now because Hewitt lost today.

bovenbuuf
01-12-2006, 08:56 AM
well also no second match, hope the flu will be gone soon!

crazy_nanine
01-12-2006, 11:53 AM
This was from the media release on the official website:


I really hope he's OK to play without feeling too much of the effects. I'm also concerned with the lack of match play, but I guess we'll see soon enough.
well, maybe all these exihibitions he played in the off season was a good choice after all!!
hope he gets well soon :angel:

Kyla
01-13-2006, 01:24 PM
#4 now because Hewitt lost today.

:woohoo: That was enough for David being #4 next week? Great :D

jazz_girl
01-13-2006, 01:25 PM
Since Davydenko also lost, he'll be N°4 for sure! ;)

sigmagirl91
01-13-2006, 01:37 PM
:woohoo: That was enough for David being #4 next week? Great :D

No. Because had Nadal not withdrawn, he'd be #5 because this week's results would not have counted for seeding purposes.

gooner88
01-13-2006, 07:34 PM
Fingers crossed but if he has a good Aussie Open he could fulfill one of his goals for the season.....a Top 3 place in the rankings.

sigmagirl91
01-13-2006, 07:40 PM
Fingers crossed but if he has a good Aussie Open he could fulfill one of his goals for the season.....a Top 3 place in the rankings.

You're right, Gooner. And to solidify a top 3 ranking, Roddick would have to lose early (like before the fourth round), and David would have to advance to the final.

Ignore that: David would not be top 3-even with a win. Roddick is 700 points ahead of David. There are not enough points for David to gain (he'd only gain 750 points with a win, and Roddick would lose 450 at the most) to overtake Roddick.

jazz_girl
01-13-2006, 07:49 PM
This is what the rank looks like with the first round of the AO:
1 Federer 6280
2 Nadal 4615
3 Roddick 2640
4 Ljubicic 2150
5 Nalbandian 2125
6 Daydenko 2110
7 Coria 2030
8 Agassi 2025
9 Gaudio 1980
10 Hewitt 1635
11 Ferrer 1635
12 Gonzalez 1585
13 Johansson 1500

He could make it, but it's hard...

sigmagirl91
01-13-2006, 07:51 PM
This is what the rank looks like with the first round of the AO:
1 Federer 6280
2 Nadal 4615
3 Roddick 2640
4 Ljubicic 2150
5 Nalbandian 2125
6 Daydenko 2110
7 Coria 2030
8 Agassi 2025
9 Gaudio 1980
10 Hewitt 1635
11 Ferrer 1635
12 Gonzalez 1585
13 Johansson 1500

He could make it, but it's hard...

That's deceptive as heck, but I'm sure David will get those points back. Again, David would have to make it to the final, and Roddick would have to lose his opening match. We'll see though....

gooner88
01-13-2006, 08:39 PM
That's deceptive as heck, but I'm sure David will get those points back. Again, David would have to make it to the final, and Roddick would have to lose his opening match. We'll see though....

Yeah it does look like a long shot on second thoughts. But anything's possible...

disturb3d
01-13-2006, 08:39 PM
1 Federer 6280
2 Nadal 4615
3 Roddick 2640
4 Ljubicic 2150
5 Nalbandian 2125
6 Daydenko 2110
7 Coria 2030
8 Agassi 2025
9 Gaudio 1980
10 Hewitt 1635
That's an ugly top ten.

sigmagirl91
01-13-2006, 08:39 PM
Yeah it does look like a long shot on second thoughts. But anything's possible...

Yeah....like David winning the whole thing.

jazz_girl
01-13-2006, 08:44 PM
That's an ugly top ten.
Keep in mind that the AO points are off, that's why it looks so...crappy :lol:

sigmagirl91
01-13-2006, 08:51 PM
Keep in mind that the AO points are off, that's why it looks so...crappy :lol:

Duly noted. My guess is that last year's points have fallen off, which explains why Ivan has more points than David. Roger, Rafa, and Roddick have too many points to be ranked below wherever they are.

jazz_girl
01-13-2006, 10:01 PM
Duly noted. My guess is that last year's points have fallen off, which explains why Ivan has more points than David. Roger, Rafa, and Roddick have too many points to be ranked below wherever they are.
Of course. That's not the ranking you'll be seeing next monday on the ATP site, that's the one I created with all the AO point from 2005 off and the first round of 2006 included. That will begin to change as soon as the tournament is being played during the week ;)