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Melbourne exhibition before the Australian Open

Action Jackson
12-31-2003, 08:57 AM
The Commonwealth Bank International will be played at Kooyong from January 14-17, as a lead up to the Australian Open.

The lineup includes:
Andre Agassi
Taylor Dent
Andy Roddick
David Nalbandian
Sebastien Grosjean
Roger Federer
Younes El Aynaoui
Robby Ginepri

I don't have draw details as of yet obviously, though I think it must be pretty bad if they need Ginepri 0-3 is looking good for him.

Knowing the groupings, it would probably be like:
Agassi
Nalbandian
Federer
Grosjean

The other
Roddick
Dent
El Ayanoui
Ginepri

Agassi has won this tournament a few times, so hopefully he wins this and not the big one.

J. Corwin
12-31-2003, 09:20 AM
Thanks for the info.

Experimentee
12-31-2003, 11:37 AM
Agassi often wins this and the AO as well. As always, theres only about 3 players I'd be interested in watching in that lineup.

Action Jackson
12-31-2003, 12:20 PM
No accounting for taste Exp, though there are only 4 of those players I would watch consistently.

maratski
12-31-2003, 01:45 PM
And I thought Kooyong was just for the elite players :o
I wouldn't pay to see Dent or Ginepri ;)

Experimentee
12-31-2003, 01:51 PM
No accounting for taste Exp, though there are only 4 of those players I would watch consistently.

Let me guess, all the non-Americans? ;)

gmak
12-31-2003, 02:45 PM
good luck

david
younes and
roger

Deboogle!.
12-31-2003, 02:49 PM
The groups haven't been picked/announced yet, have they?

Action Jackson
01-01-2004, 03:16 AM
No, not yet bunk.

lizabeth..*
01-01-2004, 04:13 AM
*yawn*

There are only 3 people playing that I would actually bother to watch. Roger, Younes and Seb....go younes.....its a pity I can't stand everyother player besides those 3...I was considering going this year.

*Ljubica*
01-01-2004, 11:19 AM
Good Luck David :)

Experimentee
01-01-2004, 11:50 AM
*yawn*

There are only 3 people playing that I would actually bother to watch. Roger, Younes and Seb....go younes.....its a pity I can't stand everyother player besides those 3...I was considering going this year.

Yeah I was considering going too, if there were any good matches that I couldnt see at the AO, but I dont think so, with the likes of Dent, Ginepri :rolleyes:

Sjengster
01-01-2004, 04:31 PM
Oh come on, they're hardly showcasing the likes of Spadea and Gimelstob, are they? Dent is always entertaining to watch because, like Mirnyi, he is one of the pure hustlers left in tennis, always trying to find a way into the net with variable results. I reckon he could have a very interesting match-up with the likes of Grosjean, El Aynaoui, Federer... Nalbandian and Agassi would pick him off comfortably though. Ginepri's game does appear to be Roddick-lite at times, but after seeing him play at IW and Miami last year I would certainly watch him again.

Chloe le Bopper
01-01-2004, 08:35 PM
Nalbandian and Agassi would pick him off comfortably though.

You would think so, but an injured Taylor did give Andre a hell of a match at the USO this year.

Deboogle!.
01-01-2004, 09:41 PM
You would think so, but an injured Taylor did give Andre a hell of a match at the USO this year.

omg NO kidding..... that was turning out to be a great match. I love Andre but Taylor was playing well and if he was healthy and feeling ok he would've had a great shot at beating him.

WyverN
01-02-2004, 08:13 AM
The groups haven't been picked/announced yet, have they?

There is no groups, it is a quarter final draw only triple elimination. If you win you go into the winners bracket and if you lose you go into the losers bracket.
Everyone plays 3 matches and it is a brilliant little tournament that gives a good preview of the main event as the top players end up playing each other.

Wizzy
01-02-2004, 08:27 AM
I hope Robby will play shirtless :rolleyes:

This is a great exhibition, Agassi, Roddick, Federer :eek: and Nalbandian : four guys who have been qualified to the Masters :eek:

Also, Grosjean is world number 10 ! And El Aynaoui can play some great matches (remember last year ...)

Dent and Robby are less attractive but they can play very well ;)

So, if you can go there ... Go there :D

Deboogle!.
01-02-2004, 03:32 PM
ohhhhhhh ok I didn't know that, thanks Wyver!