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Federer, Nadal, Safin head Rotterdam Field

CooCooCachoo
01-11-2006, 09:26 AM
Main Draw:

1 Federer, Roger SUI 1
2 Nadal, Rafael ESP 2
3 Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 6
4 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 9
5 Safin, Marat RUS 12
6 Johansson, Thomas SWE 13
7 Ferrer, David ESP 14
8 Hrbaty, Dominik SVK 15
9 Gasquet, Richard FRA 17
10 Stepanek, Radek CZE 20
11 Ancic, Mario CRO 21
12 Berdych, Tomas CZE 22
13 Monfils, Gael FRA 25
14 Andreev, Igor RUS 26
15 Rochus, Olivier BEL 27
16 Grosjean, Sebastien FRA 28
17 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 29
18 Dent, Taylor USA 30
19 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 34
20 Henman, Tim GBR 36
21 Rusedski, Greg GBR 40
22 Rochus, Christophe BEL 44
23 @# Verkerk, Martin NED 44
24 Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA 48
25 Srichaphan, Paradorn THA 50
26 (WC)
27 (WC)
28 (WC)
29 (Q)
30 (Q)
31 (Q)
32 (Q)


Alternates
1. Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 52
2. Melzer, Jurgen AUT 53
3. Vik, Robin CZE 57
4. Moodie, Wesley RSA 59
5. Seppi, Andreas ITA 60
6. Santoro, Fabrice FRA 63
7. Minar, Ivo CZE 73
8. Hernych, Jan CZE 74
9. Djokovic, Novak SCG 80
10. Bracciali, Daniele ITA 83
11. Vliegen, Kristof BEL 87
12. Schuettler, Rainer GER 89
13. Saulnier, Cyril FRA 91
14. Phau, Bjorn GER 92
15. Ascione, Thierry FRA 94

CooCooCachoo
01-11-2006, 09:26 AM
Press conference later today.

WCs:

- Sjeng Schalken
- Raemon Sluiter
- Peter Wessels

Qualifying WCs:

- Antal van der Duim
- Karan Rastogi

Jimnik
01-11-2006, 11:28 AM
WOW, what a strong field. This is probably the best International Series event of the year.

It's good that the entries need to be made now because, after the AO, Marat probably won't have a high enough ranking to qualify.

It's a shame that Hewitt chose to play in North America instead. He won the title in 2004 but hasn't been back since.

CooCooCachoo
01-11-2006, 12:03 PM
WOW, what a strong field. This is probably the best International Series event of the year.

It's good that the entries need to be made now because, after the AO, Marat probably won't have a high enough ranking to qualify.

It's a shame that Hewitt chose to play in North America instead. He won the title in 2004 but hasn't been back since.

He's not playing any events this week :)

And I can't say I mind him not coming :tape:

NINA_BCN
01-11-2006, 12:05 PM
:bounce:

Jimnik
01-11-2006, 12:07 PM
He's not playing any events this week :)

And I can't say I mind him not coming :tape:
No but he's playing San Jose the week before so he can't make the change to Europe in just 2 days.

CooCooCachoo
01-11-2006, 12:25 PM
No but he's playing San Jose the week before so he can't make the change to Europe in just 2 days.

Fernando Gonzalez once did that (from Viña del Mar) :lol:
Needless to say he played like shit in his first round match on Wednesday. Which was... against Hewitt :tape:

landoud
01-11-2006, 12:31 PM
gooooooooooooo rogelio

shotgun
01-11-2006, 12:36 PM
I don't understand why a lot of players on the alternate list didn't choose to play in the U.S instead, where they could get in directly. The cut-off here is always incredibly high, as it is in Marseille and Dubai.

As for Hewitt, I didn't understand why he's only playing San Jose and not also Memphis or Las Vegas. And please don't mention his wife and baby as an excuse, since they also can get on a plane. ;)

Jimnik
01-11-2006, 12:38 PM
I think Hewitt might still choose to come to Dubai, in which case he'll need to take a week off.

shotgun
01-11-2006, 12:41 PM
I think Hewitt might still choose to come to Dubai, in which case he'll need to take a week off.

Yeah, makes sense.

nobama
01-11-2006, 12:59 PM
With entry lists like this, what competition is Roddick going to have in the US (besides Hewitt and possibly Agassi)?

shotgun
01-11-2006, 01:06 PM
With entry lists like this, what competition is Roddick going to have in the US (besides Hewitt and possibly Agassi)?

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2887026&postcount=1

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2906033&postcount=1

RogiNie
01-11-2006, 01:10 PM
what a great field :yeah: I'm looking forward to go! :cool:

uNIVERSE mAN
01-11-2006, 01:13 PM
That's strange, Nadal is entered in a Federer tournament, he avoided him like the plague all last year.

Jimnik
01-11-2006, 01:30 PM
With entry lists like this, what competition is Roddick going to have in the US (besides Hewitt and possibly Agassi)?
Actually, the field for the American tournaments looks better than last year, when there was only one top 10 player. With Hewitt, Gonzalez, Blake, Ginepri and Murray playing, this year's events will be more competitive.

gooner88
01-11-2006, 01:34 PM
Gotta say that is a QUALITY field for a non GS/TMS tournament. :yeah:

JuanChuffy007
01-11-2006, 01:43 PM
so many great players :bounce:

CooCooCachoo
01-11-2006, 02:15 PM
That's strange, Nadal is entered in a Federer tournament, he avoided him like the plague all last year.

I think he might pull out.

But you can be sure he will get a lot of money for showing up ;)

peacechick
01-11-2006, 02:20 PM
When I saw that list an hour ago, I was smiling like crazy. :D
My mom asked why I was smiling like that and I told her Marat would be coming too. She looked like she thought I was crazy. :cuckoo:
And of course not just Marat but Rafa, Feli and Igor too :woohoo:

Castafiore
01-11-2006, 02:23 PM
That's strange, Nadal is entered in a Federer tournament, he avoided him like the plague all last year.
I think that you got this backwards...Nadal enters a tournament and Federer drops out for some reason. Remember Cincy or Madrid just to name these two? :nerner: ;)


Seriously though...such a great line-up and so near to where I live? Fantastic!

mangoes
01-11-2006, 02:25 PM
With entry lists like this, what competition is Roddick going to have in the US (besides Hewitt and possibly Agassi)?

One that enables him to get ranking points without facing the opposition of the other top players...................like what he did last year ;)

mangoes
01-11-2006, 02:29 PM
I think that you got this backwards...Nadal enters a tournament and Federer drops out for some reason. Remember Cincy or Madrid just to name these two? :nerner: ;)


Seriously though...such a great line-up and so near to where I live? Fantastic!


:lol: funny...........................

Seriously, I think there could be another reason for Nadal playing that involves him knowing that if he wants the No. 1 title, he needs to meet Roger more often and, I suppose, have a good old fashioned western stand off....... :lol:

Deboogle!.
01-11-2006, 03:11 PM
One that enables him to get ranking points without facing the opposition of the other top players...................like what he did last year ;)So what's he supposed to do, not play in all these tourneys that rely on him to sell tickets and stuff? He doesn't have much of a choice, honestly. He's expected to be there and these tourneys gave him WCs 5 years ago and he still brings that up as why he's so loyal to them. It's not his fault the tourneys can't get better players, he can only play the opponents put in front of him :shrug:

shotgun
01-11-2006, 03:39 PM
Roddick is playing his home tourneys, what's wrong with that? I didn't see anyone bashing Hewitt for playing Adelaide and Sydney instead of Doha and Kooyong.

cobalt60
01-11-2006, 03:44 PM
Roddick is playing his home tourneys, what's wrong with that? I didn't see anyone bashing Hewitt for playing Adelaide and Sydney instead of Doha and Kooyong.
:worship:

cobalt60
01-11-2006, 03:44 PM
So what's he supposed to do, not play in all these tourneys that rely on him to sell tickets and stuff? He doesn't have much of a choice, honestly. He's expected to be there and these tourneys gave him WCs 5 years ago and he still brings that up as why he's so loyal to them. It's not his fault the tourneys can't get better players, he can only play the opponents put in front of him :shrug:
:worship:

mangoes
01-11-2006, 03:59 PM
So what's he supposed to do, not play in all these tourneys that rely on him to sell tickets and stuff? He doesn't have much of a choice, honestly. He's expected to be there and these tourneys gave him WCs 5 years ago and he still brings that up as why he's so loyal to them. It's not his fault the tourneys can't get better players, he can only play the opponents put in front of him :shrug:

I was not aware of the loyality factor.........thanks for pointing it out. I'm still going to leave my "smartypants" remark for the heck of it :p

Deboogle!.
01-11-2006, 04:41 PM
I was not aware of the loyality factor.........thanks for pointing it out. I'm still going to leave my "smartypants" remark for the heck of it :pI'm not saying I diagree with you - the field for Memphis is obviously much weaker than Rotterdam. All I was saying that not only is it not Andy's fault, but that he doesn't have much of a choice. He is expected to, and paid well to, attend these tourneys. Especially Memphis is important to him, because he is personally involved in the hospital work that is related to that tourney. So he is always going to play Memphis, as well he should. Vegas badly wanted him for their opening year, etc. So, it's too bad the competition isn't stronger, but there's not much he can do about it.

1sun
01-11-2006, 04:55 PM
I think that you got this backwards...Nadal enters a tournament and Federer drops out for some reason. Remember Cincy or Madrid just to name these two? :nerner: ;)


Seriously though...such a great line-up and so near to where I live? Fantastic!
federer won cincy :retard:

peacechick
01-11-2006, 04:58 PM
and added to that: he's defending his title there, so I don't think he'll pull out unless he really has to

Castafiore
01-11-2006, 05:27 PM
federer won cincy :retard:
You're right, I mean Montreal.

nobama
01-11-2006, 05:59 PM
One that enables him to get ranking points without facing the opposition of the other top players...................like what he did last year ;)Seriously I don't think Andy plays here to avoid the top players. I totally understand why he plays events in the USA vs. Rotterdam or Dubai. But I'm kind of surprised more players don't play here...I guess the money in Dubai and Rotterdam is too good.

nobama
01-11-2006, 06:02 PM
So what's he supposed to do, not play in all these tourneys that rely on him to sell tickets and stuff? He doesn't have much of a choice, honestly. He's expected to be there and these tourneys gave him WCs 5 years ago and he still brings that up as why he's so loyal to them. It's not his fault the tourneys can't get better players, he can only play the opponents put in front of him :shrug:I understand his loyalty to these tournaments. I guess I'm just surprised that many big names choose to play in Europe and the Middle East instead. They must get paid a huge chunk of change just to show up....esp in Dubai.

CooCooCachoo
01-11-2006, 06:30 PM
and added to that: he's defending his title there, so I don't think he'll pull out unless he really has to

To be honest, I was quite surprised to hear he was even coming back. I thought he would be satisfied after having won the event. Deceased tournament director Buitendijk did a tremendous job by having offered him a qualifying WC long before he was big :D That way the tournament managed to get him for all these years.