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Entry List

shotgun
02-28-2006, 09:35 PM
1 Roddick, Andy USA 3
2 Ginepri, Robby USA 19
3 Blake, James USA 21
4 Haas, Tommy GER 28
OUT Dent, Taylor USA 40
6 Horna, Luis PER 68
7 Monaco, Juan ARG 71
8 Goldstein, Paul USA 73
9 Melzer, Jurgen AUT 74
10 Berlocq, Carlos ARG 78
11 Spadea, Vincent USA 79
OUT Benneteau, Julien FRA 85
13 Daniel, Marcos BRA 88
14 Vicente, Fernando ESP 95
15 Montanes, Albert ESP 96
16 Minar, Ivo CZE 97
17 Schuettler, Rainer GER 98
18 Tipsarevic, Janko SCG 99
19 Behrend, Tomas GER 101
20 Marin, Juan Antonio CRC 103
21 Waske, Alexander GER 104
22 Capdeville, Paul CHI 105
23 Vanek, Jiri CZE 106
24 Reynolds, Bobby USA 109
25 Marach, Olivier AUT 111
(WC) Baghdatis, Marcos CYP
(WC) Fish, Mardy USA
(WC) Witten, Jesse USA
(Q)
(Q)
(Q)
(Q)

Alternates
IN Hernandez, Oscar ESP 112
OUT Di Mauro, Alessio ITA 113
IN Sabau, Razvan ROM 115
1. Kunitsyn, Igor RUS 116
OUT Zabaleta, Mariano ARG 118
2. Koubek, Stefan AUT 120
OUT Berrer, Michael GER 121
OUT Kim, Kevin USA 122
3. Mazarakis, Vasilis GRE 126
4. Gabashvili, Teimuraz RUS 129
OUT Greul, Simon GER 130
5. Delgado, Ramon PAR 133
6. Navarro Pastor, Ivan ESP 134
7. Gremelmayr, Denis GER 136
8. Luczak, Peter AUS 138

keqtqiadv
02-28-2006, 09:41 PM
Marcos Daniel!

Deboogle!.
02-28-2006, 10:57 PM
Pretty similar list to previous years. Interesting, the Houston paper had reported that Baghdatis was gonna play, but I guess not.

I'm sure Mardy Fish will get one of the WCs :)

Devotee
02-28-2006, 11:38 PM
I thought for sure Grosjean would play this again.

Devotee
03-01-2006, 12:02 AM
I'm sure Mardy Fish will get one of the WCs :)


Looking at Coria's results lately on clay, Coria needs to apply for a wild card in Houston this year. I'll bet he could get one.

shotgun
03-01-2006, 05:01 AM
Thanks smucav, I'm adding the list to my first post.

Super-Fabio
03-01-2006, 10:49 AM
Di Mauro play at Houston.

Source : www.eurosport.com

Deboogle!.
03-01-2006, 03:19 PM
Looking at Coria's results lately on clay, Coria needs to apply for a wild card in Houston this year. I'll bet he could get one.:lol: He played Houston in um.... 2002 I think, when he was coming back from his suspension. Maybe he will ;)

Yeah interesting Grosjean's not playing. Defending finalist and all. But didn't his wife just have a new baby or she's due anytime? So maybe he won't play as much for a while or something. Understandable :)

smucav
03-01-2006, 03:45 PM
I thought for sure Grosjean would play this again.Davis Cup schedule change may have impacted the schedules of several players. Grosjean would be going from Miami to France to Houston to Europe again if he played Houston. It's probably easier just to stay in Europe after DC.

savesthedizzle
03-01-2006, 04:15 PM
Janko... :scratch: Hopefully you aren't too serious about this tournament because we need you in Glasgow the day before it starts.

Novak Dj
03-01-2006, 04:15 PM
Davis Cup schedule change may have impacted the schedules of several players. Grosjean would be going from Miami to France to Houston to Europe again if he played Houston. It's probably easier just to stay in Europe after DC.

Tipsarevic too... I hope he will play for SCG in Glasgow. He always did.

Merton
03-01-2006, 06:28 PM
Pretty similar list to previous years. Interesting, the Houston paper had reported that Baghdatis was gonna play, but I guess not.

I'm sure Mardy Fish will get one of the WCs :)

Why would Marcos play in Houston when he has direct entry to Montecarlo next week? I guess it was a false alarm from the Houston paper, unless they give him enough $$$ to lure him there.

ChinoRios4Ever
03-02-2006, 01:40 AM
GOOD LUCK TO PAUL CAPDEVILLE

VIVA CHILE!!!!!

PoderShileno
03-02-2006, 02:49 PM
cmon capdeville¡¡ :yeah:

extremaduratenis
03-03-2006, 01:06 PM
Go Vicente and Montañés!!!!!!!!!!!!

superhoops
03-03-2006, 06:32 PM
I Hope Andy applies for a wildcard.

shotgun
03-03-2006, 07:09 PM
I Hope Andy applies for a wildcard.

Why would he?

It wouldn't make any sense for him to do so. He's playing a DC tie in Glasgow, on hard, the weekend before, and he already assured a direct entry to Monte Carlo on the week after. He would suffer from jet lag and the abrupt change of surface, as well as getting a physical handicap for Monte Carlo. I guess a $400,000 tourney is not really worth it.

Deboogle!.
03-04-2006, 01:04 AM
Plus, he could have entered directly, his ranking is now high enough. He could've made the decision to play when everyone else had to - by the entry deadline. the WCs better go to Fish and 2 other deserving young americans. :)

tenisperu
03-05-2006, 09:59 PM
Vamos Horna

*Viva Chile*
03-12-2006, 04:03 PM
Vamos Capdeville!!!, good to see you directly on an entry list :D

Devotee
03-14-2006, 07:05 AM
Interesting, the Houston paper had reported that Baghdatis was gonna play, but I guess not.


As of March 9, Marcos Baghdatis is on the entry list of the official site at
www.mensclaycourt.com (http://www.mensclaycourt.com/)

shotgun
03-14-2006, 01:17 PM
I assume Baggy is getting a wildcard.

Scotso
03-18-2006, 03:30 PM
Roddick really shouldn't play this event. He should win it... but of course, he won't. So, he'd be better off skipping it.

Deboogle!.
03-18-2006, 06:47 PM
I assume Baggy is getting a wildcard.That's really lame if he just didn't enter on time but wants to play. Takes a WC from someone who really needed it. What is it with this tourney, last year Andre just.. forgot to enter?


Scott, I like you, but honestly, why do you care what Andy does?

CooCooCachoo
03-19-2006, 12:12 PM
Good Luck:

James Blake
Taylor Dent
Jürgen Melzer
Julien Benneteau
Albert Montañes
Janko Tipsarevic
Tomas Behrend
Juan Antonio Marin
Alexander Waske
Jiri Vanek
Anyone playing Fernando Vicente

belco
03-20-2006, 03:34 PM
good luck Janko!!!!!!!!!

lucindia
03-22-2006, 01:15 PM
Ajde Janko!!!!all the best!
Recover from ur injury first!

Grofica
03-24-2006, 11:18 AM
belco and lucindia are you two mad? If he plays this tournament he wouldn't be able to play DC...........and WE NEED HIM TO PLAY DC!!

lucindia
03-24-2006, 01:35 PM
why?DC finish on 9th, so he can take his flight right after to Houston and ask to play on tuesday, right or am i dreaming?lol!!! :p
Anyway, it's a big dilemma...i'm not serbian but i know DC is important for him (and u, all the serbians!), but at the same time i want him to play lots of matches on clay so he can do a great French open!!!! :confused:

extremaduratenis
03-24-2006, 08:11 PM
Update entry list????

Pea
03-25-2006, 01:31 AM
Is Janko still planning on playing here? :unsure: DC team needs him.

Deboogle!.
03-25-2006, 03:30 AM
why?DC finish on 9th, so he can take his flight right after to Houston and ask to play on tuesday, right or am i dreaming?lol!!! :p
Anyway, it's a big dilemma...i'm not serbian but i know DC is important for him (and u, all the serbians!), but at the same time i want him to play lots of matches on clay so he can do a great French open!!!! :confused:He could even play wednesday if he had to. :)

lucindia
03-26-2006, 12:03 AM
Thank u Deb!!!!!!He can play both, so there's no problem!

belco
03-26-2006, 02:41 PM
Go janko ur a gun u can do both :)

lucindia
03-26-2006, 08:52 PM
Go janko ur a gun u can do both :)


Of course, he can!!!! :rocker:
:wavey: Hey Belco i'm your indian friend lol!!!!!

Grofica
03-26-2006, 10:39 PM
well........Janko is known for his celebretions after winnin matches!! Hypothetical situations Serbia win DC matches against GB, I reckon that he will be out all night and drinking.......so how good he will actually play in Houston!?

lucindia
03-26-2006, 11:16 PM
Really?lol
didnt know he was like that!!!!!
He'll be ready for Houston....i hope!!!!

belco
03-27-2006, 12:17 PM
i hope so too :D

Grofica
03-27-2006, 01:28 PM
Lucindia I answered you at Janko chearing thread!!

lucindia
03-27-2006, 09:32 PM
Thanks Grofica :hug:

jurgen_tennis
03-27-2006, 09:45 PM
Does anyone know the dates for qualifying? I hope to go and watch.

Good luck to Jurgen Melzer who needs to start winning again. So far he has had a tough year. Played great the first set against Kim in Miami and got hurt. Stay healthy Jurgen. :)

Deboogle!.
03-28-2006, 02:17 AM
Qualies are the Sat. and Sun. before the tourney :)

jurgen_tennis
03-28-2006, 04:26 AM
Qualies are the Sat. and Sun. before the tourney :)


Thank you, I assumed that was when they would be held and I will be there. any idea when the qualifying draw is done?

Deboogle!.
03-28-2006, 06:53 PM
The friday night before, usually around 9pm or so local time - doesn't give much notice unfortunately. But a lot of the players in the main draw will be there practicing and stuff so you'll see fun stuff no matter what I'm sure... except the guys playing Davis Cup :)

jurgen_tennis
03-29-2006, 09:26 PM
The friday night before, usually around 9pm or so local time - doesn't give much notice unfortunately. But a lot of the players in the main draw will be there practicing and stuff so you'll see fun stuff no matter what I'm sure... except the guys playing Davis Cup :)

I will try and be there. I plan to attend the River Oaks International Exhibition next week, but will arrive after Sampras plays. Darn. Which one I attend on Friday will depend on how well Jurgen Melzer does. If he is healthy I expect him to do well.

Deboogle!.
03-30-2006, 02:45 AM
:) I didn't make it to River Oaks while I lived in Houston but I made it to this tourney once and it was a lot of fun. I'm sure River Oaks is nice as well! Have a great time :)

alfonsojose
03-31-2006, 02:00 PM
Rainer :yeah:

alfonsojose
03-31-2006, 02:04 PM
That's really lame if he just didn't enter on time but wants to play. Takes a WC from someone who really needed it. What is it with this tourney, last year Andre just.. forgot to enter?


Scott, I like you, but honestly, why do you care what Andy does?
Marcos takes one, Fishy the other, so the last wiold card will go to ... ?
hopefully, not Donald Y ... Berlocq is playing here :tape:

GoMullerGo
03-31-2006, 02:07 PM
Gilles Muller plays the qualis in Houston instead of playing Davis Cup for LUX in Italy..great :smash:

Deboogle!.
03-31-2006, 03:42 PM
Marcos takes one, Fishy the other, so the last wiold card will go to ... ?
hopefully, not Donald Y ... Berlocq is playing here :tape::haha: I dunno, I don't think it's been announced yet. Donald is playing the River Oaks exhibition the week before, so I suppose it's possible



Lux is not playing Davis Cup and is instead staying in the US To qualify fo this tournament??????? WTF LUX??

Agatha_christie
03-31-2006, 04:53 PM
Go Luis and Julien!

gusman890
04-01-2006, 02:39 AM
lol i would LAUGH if DY gets another WC, after getting double bageled....

Deboogle!.
04-01-2006, 06:15 AM
One of my friends from college who still lives in Houston is working with Linda Mack at the event so I asked if she knows who got the other WCs... if she can tell me i'll post here :)

shotgun
04-01-2006, 05:15 PM
Fish and Baghdatis are on the players list at the official website so I assume the first two wildcards went to them. There would be only one WC left then.

Deboogle!.
04-01-2006, 08:20 PM
Yeah I assume so as well. I still don't understand why Marcos didn't enter regularly, especially since the Houston paper reported him as playing even before the entry list deadline. Odd.

shotgun
04-01-2006, 08:27 PM
Yeah I assume so as well. I still don't understand why Marcos didn't enter regularly, especially since the Houston paper reported him as playing even before the entry list deadline. Odd.

Odd indeed. There was a similar problem with Ferrero earlier this year in Auckland. In the end he got a wildcard to play the Sydney tournament, because the Auckland TD's had already given out all of the WCs.

*Viva Chile*
04-02-2006, 10:51 PM
Gilles Muller plays the qualis in Houston instead of playing Davis Cup for LUX in Italy..great :smash:
Gilles in on the official team nomination, don't worry... he will play DC ;)

http://www.daviscup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100007745

GoMullerGo
04-02-2006, 11:45 PM
Gilles in on the official team nomination, don't worry... he will play DC ;)

http://www.daviscup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100007745

yes he was nominated and decided not to play. He will play qualifications in Houston. 100%

Deboogle!.
04-02-2006, 11:46 PM
Odd indeed. There was a similar problem with Ferrero earlier this year in Auckland. In the end he got a wildcard to play the Sydney tournament, because the Auckland TD's had already given out all of the WCs.Maybe I'm just a bitch, but I think if you just forget to enter for no good reason you shouldn't get to take a WC. they should go to those who really can't play otherwise. In real life you can't get away with being negligent and lazy :p

Maybe there's another reason for Marcos, but I know it happened to Agassi at this tourney last year and it was just a joke.

Yappa
04-03-2006, 12:57 AM
Cool I didnt know Waske is playing in this tourney! Come on Alex, win a match! :bounce:

TenHound
04-03-2006, 07:01 AM
Re Marcos late entry, probably a change of plans. He & his coach perhaps thght. that the easier field might be a bit of a confidence booster for him, and if he was already in America...but it still could change, no?

kindablue
04-03-2006, 10:04 AM
Re Marcos late entry, probably a change of plans. He & his coach perhaps thght. that the easier field might be a bit of a confidence booster for him, and if he was already in America...but it still could change, no?

Marcos is playing for Cyprus in Bulgaria for Davis Cup until Sunday so i suppose he'll have to fly from Bulgaria to Houston directly afterwards.

16681
04-03-2006, 10:07 PM
Marcos is playing for Cyprus in Bulgaria for Davis Cup until Sunday so i suppose he'll have to fly from Bulgaria to Houston directly afterwards.
Well if he is going to do that I would say for some reason he really wants to play in Houston :shrug:

TenHound
04-04-2006, 12:07 AM
He prob. doesn't have the confidence to play a Masters on clay yet...or Houston is supposed to have same clay as Paris, so he wants practice??? But hard not to see him being too jet lagged to be much good...Weird...

Deboogle!.
04-04-2006, 02:13 AM
Well if he is going to do that I would say for some reason he really wants to play in Houston :shrug:For some reason? Yea I think think of a few rea$on$. Mack'$ loaded and treat$ hi$ player$ like king$
;)


(that or the website is wrong and he's not actually playing which is why he didn't enter)

kindablue
04-04-2006, 06:51 AM
For some reason? Yea I think think of a few rea$on$. Mack'$ loaded and treat$ hi$ player$ like king$
;)


(that or the website is wrong and he's not actually playing which is why he didn't enter)

Either that, but i think the main reason is that his oldest brother Marinos lives and works there.

Kristen
04-04-2006, 10:55 AM
Entry List
25 Marach, Olivier AUT 111
Austrians ranked 74th, 111th and 120th. They're all catching up, except Oli who lost 2 spots this week, but could I care less? He's in the main draw of another ATP event :D Let's (please) kick ass, Oliver!

Good luck also to Jurgen, Stefan, Igor K and Mr Luczak! :worship:

belco
04-04-2006, 03:10 PM
go the aussies

Deboogle!.
04-04-2006, 04:42 PM
Either that, but i think the main reason is that his oldest brother Marinos lives and works there.aha! Well i did not know that, that would indeed be a nice reason.

The Houston tennis fans are very passionate, I'm sure they'll adore Marcos :)

belco
04-04-2006, 05:06 PM
good luck marcos

Turkeyballs Paco
04-04-2006, 05:13 PM
Marcos is playing for Cyprus in Bulgaria for Davis Cup until Sunday so i suppose he'll have to fly from Bulgaria to Houston directly afterwards.

This could explain why they are telling me Marcos doesn't play his first round until Wednesday evening. Could this be right? Last year they were playing first round Monday and Tuesday, Second round Wednesday and Thursday, Quarters Friday, Semi's Saturday and Final Sunday. Do I have this right? I thought they were just trying to get me to buy a Wednesday evening ticket and how would they know if he gets to the second round?

Anybody have any insight?

Turkeyballs Paco
04-04-2006, 05:24 PM
Yep, all my ticket sales information shows 1st round Mon-Tues, 2nd round Wed-Thurs. I called Westside back and asked again, they insist Marcos won't be playing until Wednesday, I asked how is that possible if Wednesday is second round play, and they couldn't answer me. Does that sound fishy to anybody else?

Weird. I'm not gonna be able to go Wednesday anyway, so there's no point worrying about it, but I do want to see him play if he's here, so I guess I won't get to see him Monday or Tuesday, either?

Probably they're pulling a bait and switch, but we'll see.

Deboogle!.
04-04-2006, 09:58 PM
I remember when I went to the tourney 2 years ago it was also right after Davis Cup that year, and they did keep a few 1st round matches for Wednesday for those guys who'd come from Europe and other places far away.

But surely he'd be out practicing on Tuesday if not Monday too :)

smucav
04-05-2006, 06:59 AM
OUT: Dent; IN: O.Hernandez

Action Jackson
04-05-2006, 07:06 AM
Marcos playing here, not a good idea, unless he comes and plays and loses in the 1st round and gets some cash for doing so.

Devotee
04-05-2006, 09:16 AM
OUT: Dent; IN: O.Hernandez

What's wrong with Taylor?

Deboogle!.
04-05-2006, 04:03 PM
What's wrong with Taylor?He retired in Rotterdam 2 months ago with a back injury and hasn't played since... I guess it must be something pretty severe, even though before Miami, the south florida paper reported he was OK

Super-Fabio
04-05-2006, 06:37 PM
Taylor :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Merton
04-06-2006, 02:12 AM
Marcos playing here, not a good idea, unless he comes and plays and loses in the 1st round and gets some cash for doing so.

Even if that happens, my guess is that he will hang around with his brother until the end of the week and then probably he will lose early at MC. :shrug: He has entered Estoril, so i guess he plans Estoril-Rome-Hamburg for his season. I would only be concerned if he skipped MC all together, that would signal he is not taking the clay court season that seriously.

TenHound
04-06-2006, 03:24 AM
Thanks for the reminder about Baggy's brother being there. He's a Math Prof @Rice or SMU or something like that...

Deb, good to hear that the ole Mattress is finally treating European players well. Wasn't there a huge crisis the first time he hosted Year Ends w/even Roger getting furious at the way Europeans were treated like 2nd class citizens?

Hard to know about Dent's actual health since in addition to genes, he got hypochondria from his father. Sad...I enjoy watching him...A Safin-Dent match would be a helluva Demon Fest! :)

Deboogle!.
04-06-2006, 05:50 AM
Thanks for the reminder about Baggy's brother being there. He's a Math Prof @Rice or SMU or something like that...RICE??????????????????????????????????? (SMU isn't in Houston, so it can't be that).... RICE?! Sorry, I'm good now. What's his brother's name? No one named "Baghdatis" matched a query at the Rice site. Deb, good to hear that the ole Mattress is finally treating European players well. Wasn't there a huge crisis the first time he hosted Year Ends w/even Roger getting furious at the way Europeans were treated like 2nd class citizens?As far as I experienced and heard, the Macks treat their players like royalty. There were many discussions here and other places about what happened at the Masters Cup, but I know that for the USMCC, he treats all the players fantastically. I remember that Tommy Haas especially was treated like a god, the Macks love him. So I am quite sure that they would love a guy like Marcos and treat him quite well because as I said, he's the type of personality that the Houston crowds (passionate types) would love :) Beyond that I can't say, but when I was at the tourney, everyone looked really happy and no player looked like he wasn't being treated great.

Action Jackson
04-06-2006, 05:57 AM
Even if that happens, my guess is that he will hang around with his brother until the end of the week and then probably he will lose early at MC. :shrug: He has entered Estoril, so i guess he plans Estoril-Rome-Hamburg for his season. I would only be concerned if he skipped MC all together, that would signal he is not taking the clay court season that seriously.

Marcos isn't a clayphobe, but his family would be the only reason that he would play here, but it's not like he has a huge amount of points to defend during this time of the season.

smucav
04-06-2006, 04:50 PM
(No SE spots)
OUT: Dent (and Di Mauro, Zabaleta, K.Kim, Greul from ALT)
IN: O.Hernandez
NEXT: Sabau, Kunitsyn, Koubek, Berrer, Mazarakis, Gabashvili, Delgado, Navarro-Pastor

cobalt60
04-07-2006, 12:32 AM
Any news/rumours on the 3rd WC yet?

TenHound
04-07-2006, 03:30 AM
deb, I don't know which school. They announced it on espn - during AO. He could be a post-doc. They just said he was a math prof. at blah blah univ. in Houston/area. Marinos I think - isn't it Petros who is the tennis coach. I don't feel like investing the time to track him down. He could be in Comp. Sci. Dept or on Engineering Faculty...or a research fellow...

TenHound
04-07-2006, 03:31 AM
Anyone have any thghts. on Baggy's prospects on clay?

*Ljubica*
04-07-2006, 12:05 PM
Anyone have any thghts. on Baggy's prospects on clay?
I saw him at Roland Garros last year against Nalbandian - and although he finally lost the match, he played superbly and won the first set 6-0 :eek: I assume he learnt on clay (not much else around in Cyprus) and he also trains in France which is predominantly a clay court country - so I am sure he will be fine. Of course the clay will negate his power a little - but he is more than power so I'm sure he will be fine :)

smucav
04-07-2006, 03:53 PM
(No SE spots)
OUT: Benneteau, Dent (and Di Mauro, Zabaleta, Berrer, K.Kim, Greul from ALT)
IN: O.Hernandez, Sabau
NEXT: Kunitsyn, Koubek, Mazarakis, Gabashvili, Delgado, Navarro-Pastor, Gremelmayr, Luczak