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Moya pulls out

jtipson
01-17-2004, 09:57 PM
story on Eurosport (sorry only German version so far):
http://www.eurosport.de/home/pages/V3/L1/S57/E6142/sport_Lng1_Spo57_Evt6142_Sto533862.shtml

Apparently he can't put any weight? or run with his ankle, and it's giving him a lot of pain, so he has pulled out. James Blake will now meet a lucky loser (don't they replace the seed at all??).

J. Corwin
01-17-2004, 10:55 PM
I don't think they replace the seed this close to the tournament. I remember JCap benefiting from such a thing during last year's USO when Venus pulled out (I think).

Fedex
01-17-2004, 11:01 PM
I could of predicted this. Oh well, just let youre self heal Moya. :( Blake now actually has a chance of getting past the 1st rd. ;)

Deboogle!.
01-17-2004, 11:07 PM
Carlos :sad:

Lindsayfan
01-17-2004, 11:13 PM
nooooo Carlos :sad:

MisterQ
01-17-2004, 11:29 PM
:mad: :sad:

croat123
01-18-2004, 12:14 AM
:fiery::sad:

and he was playing so well...

jmp
01-18-2004, 12:40 AM
This is saaaad news for Carlos because he was playing well coming into the tournament. :sad:

As a fan, the number of injury related withdrawals and the players who are still trying to compete with injuries is starting to get to me.

Trying to stay positive... :( :sad:

nitsansh
01-18-2004, 12:50 AM
I don't think they can change the draw after the match in question was put on the schedule.
If they did, than the 9th seed (Grosjean) should replace Moya, the 17th seed (Verkerk) replaces Grosjean, the player ranked after the last seed (who's that?) replaces Verkerk, and the lucky loser gets into that slot in the draw. This means no less than 4 changes in the draw, and I don't see that happen...
So it's more likely the next lucky loser will play Blake instead of Moya.

lsy
01-18-2004, 03:02 AM
man...sad sad news for Moya, he was playing fantastic tennis. I saw him nn TV for TATA Open, he was playing absolutely great there and I honestly thought he had a great chance in AO. So disappointing..

star
01-18-2004, 03:05 AM
This is very sad indeed.

arlos Moya spielt nicht bei den Australian Open. Der Spanier knickte im Finale des mit insgesamt 380.000 Dollar dotierten ATP-Turniers von Sydney mit dem Fußgelenk um und zog sich einen doppelten Bänderriss zu. Für den Allrounder war das Match gegen Lleyton Hewitt beim Stand von 3:4 bereits im ersten Satz beendet.

Für den 28-Jährigen wäre es bereits die siebte Teilnahme beim ersten Grand-Slam-Turnier des Jahres gewesen. Doch der Finalist von 1997 und Viertelfinal-Teilnehmer von 2001 kann seinen Fuß weder aufsetzen noch laufen.

Damit fällt das Auftaktmatch gegen den starken US-Amerikaner James Blake ins Wasser. "Zum Glück ist es kein Bruch. Das steht zumindestens schon einmal fest", erklärte der Mann aus Mallorca erleichtert, der nach dem Sydney-Finale sofort ins Krankenhaus gebracht werden musste. Blake trifft nun auf einen "Lucky Loser", der für Moya nachrückt.

"Ich wollte alles versuchen, um bei den Australien Open dabei zu sein. Aber im Moment habe ich einfach nur wahnsinnige Schmerzen", so Moya.

"I wanted to try everything to be at the Australian Open. But at the moment I have simply only unbelievable pain," Said Moya. :sad:

Deboogle!.
01-18-2004, 03:34 AM
awwwwwwwwwwww Carlos :bigcry:

lizabeth..*
01-18-2004, 03:50 AM
*cries*
I hope he recovers soon
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

WyverN
01-18-2004, 04:18 AM
A shame
Draw opens up more for Roddick now

heya
01-18-2004, 04:25 AM
arrrghhh

RealityRyan
01-18-2004, 06:09 AM
I could of predicted this. Oh well, just let youre self heal Moya. :( Blake now actually has a chance of getting past the 1st rd. ;)

hahaha, Blake....yea what happened to him...he didn't even break through and he fell off...his ranking plummited. He was in that watch commerical, for the watch powered by human engery or sumtin. haha
He looks kinda cool I think but, so does Paradorn. Actually I think Paradorn has alittle more talent...

http://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/large/bh_news5.jpg

Way cool PDiddy, keep doing that stuff you do!!

Damn get better Moya...now there is no one, and I mean no one in A-Rod side of the draw that should give him trouble..maybe Safin?

Chloe le Bopper
01-18-2004, 06:32 AM
Dent.

maratski
01-18-2004, 09:07 AM
:sad:

Lynne
01-18-2004, 09:31 AM
:sad: Bad news! After winning TATA open and getting to the finals at Sydney, he had to pull out?? Hope he gets better soon!!

gmak
01-18-2004, 09:40 AM
f*ck!

:mad: :sad: :crying2: :sobbing:

he was playing so well :(

Spikey_Todd Reid_#1Fan
01-18-2004, 09:46 AM
who replaces that last match on vodaphone????????????????

gmak
01-18-2004, 10:09 AM
i think Gonzalez will now be the 33rd seed and could face Blake which means Roddick could face a lucky-loser in the first round!

capriatifan1
01-18-2004, 11:16 AM
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Carlos Moya is still hoping to play in next week's Australian Open despite injuring his ankle in Saturday's Sydney International final against Lleyton Hewitt.

The Spaniard was rushed to hospital after rolling his right ankle in the first set, forcing him to retire and handing the title to the Australian.

Doctors initially feared Moya may have fractured his ankle but x-rays cleared him of any breaks. An ATP tennis official later said Moya had a bad sprain.

Moya, who has emerged as one of the leading candidates for the Australian Open after winning last week's Indian Open and reaching the Sydney final, collapsed in agony during the seventh game of the opening set.

He made a vain attempt to continue after strapping the ankle with protective tape but it was clear he was still in pain and he retired after just four more points.

"I wanted to try but I couldn't even walk," Moya said before being whisked to a nearby hospital for x-rays. "I just hope it's not going to be anything really bad.

"It's disappointing but these things happen in tennis."

"I was playing very well, I was very confident and the match was pretty open so it was a pity to end it this way."

Moya, Australian Open runner-up in 1997, is scheduled to play American James Blake in the first round in Melbourne on Monday.

TheHawk
01-18-2004, 11:19 AM
In 1999, when Rios and Goran pulled out, and in 2002, when Agassi did, they were replaced by LLs. I doubt Fernando will be shifted there if Moya pulls out.

yanchr
01-18-2004, 12:15 PM
Oh, Moya pls don't...

*Ljubica*
01-18-2004, 12:32 PM
Poor Carlos - I am really sad about this - so sad for him :(

Scotso
01-18-2004, 01:28 PM
If Roddick gets a LL :fiery:

They shouldn't be allowed to pull out this late :mad: It just ruins the draw. Why does A-Rod always benefit from these things

Deboogle!.
01-18-2004, 02:45 PM
Scotso wtf are you talking about. seriously, get the hell over it. Two seeds would have to pull out for them to have to change the draw b/c then Gonzo would be seeded.

And anyway according to the ATP Carlos might play???!!

"Moya's Brave Open Bid
Carlos Moya is hoping to complete a remarkable recovery from a severe ankle sprain two days ago in the Sydney final and play his first-round match against James Blake at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Monday. Early fears that Moya may have fractured his ankle have been allayed and a practice session at Melbourne Park today will likely determine if he can compete in the Open, which is now just hours away."

Frooty_Bazooty
01-18-2004, 02:49 PM
the main story on atptennis.com now is that Moya is hoping to play his first round match and is going to base whether he will play or not on his practice session on monday morning

amethyst
01-18-2004, 03:02 PM
On the official AO site it´s also not noticed that he has withdrawn by now.

virex
01-18-2004, 03:39 PM
gaudio would be the 33rd seed if moya pulls out

Chloe le Bopper
01-18-2004, 04:56 PM
If Roddick gets a LL :fiery:

They shouldn't be allowed to pull out this late :mad: It just ruins the draw. Why does A-Rod always benefit from these things
They shouldn't be allowed to pull out this late? :confused: So if they are hobbling around, they should play anyways? Don't be silly, Scotty :p

Deboogle!.
01-18-2004, 05:39 PM
are people blind????? I posted that already

(j/k tangy, you know I love you)

Deboogle!.
01-18-2004, 06:52 PM
teeeeeheeeeeeheeeeeee :nerner:

jtipson
01-18-2004, 07:02 PM
So did eurosport.de make a mistake then? They still have the story up. Hmmm.

Deboogle!.
01-18-2004, 07:07 PM
I dunno.. I don't see such an article on Eurosport.com!

Warrior
01-18-2004, 07:35 PM
:(

Fee
01-18-2004, 08:01 PM
It's only 8 am in Melbourne right now, so perhaps that's part of the delay.

If Moya does pull out, I don't think they will redo the draw. I think there may be a 24 hour rule of some type for that kind of moving things around. Blake will get a lucky loser and everything else will stay the same. And the same thing could happen if Coria pulls out as well. Haven't heard much about his stomach strain in the last few days, so I hope he's okay to play.

Deboogle!.
01-18-2004, 08:25 PM
There are pics of Coria practicing yesterday.... so it sounds like he's ok

Yashirobai
01-18-2004, 09:12 PM
Moya has not withdrawn (yet). I have read the same in every single place: Moya won't withdraw, if he has to do it, until the last moment, as he has to see how does the injury evolution...

star
01-18-2004, 09:46 PM
I dunno.. I don't see such an article on Eurosport.com!

That's because you were looking at the English site. The story I posted was on the Deutsch site. I didn't find anything on the English site either.

star
01-18-2004, 09:47 PM
The German article began: Carlos Moya is not playing in the Australia Open.

It looked clear. But either they have egg on their face or they got the scoop.

jtipson
01-18-2004, 10:05 PM
Yep, it was unambiguous. And they still have the article on there. I guess they made some assumptions in writing the article.

star
01-19-2004, 03:40 AM
Moya did pull out. So the Germans had it. :)

claudine140
01-19-2004, 08:33 AM
Moya has asked to the organisators to let him play on thuesday, but they refused.
It is a shame, if it was Hewitt they would allowed it.
If you sees how quickly his injury was getting better, he could play tomorrow
Well at least we know he will be ready for the daviscup in february

undomiele
01-19-2004, 08:40 AM
They refused him in order to help out hewitt :devil:

jtipson
01-19-2004, 11:51 AM
Can't see how it would have helped Hewitt.

star
01-19-2004, 01:40 PM
Moya has asked to the organisators to let him play on thuesday, but they refused.
It is a shame, if it was Hewitt they would allowed it.
If you sees how quickly his injury was getting better, he could play tomorrow
Well at least we know he will be ready for the daviscup in february

There were a few injuries in that top half. Lindsay and Younes were carrying injuries as well.

undomiele
01-19-2004, 07:04 PM
Can't see how it would have helped Hewitt.

duh. getting rid of a favourite for the AO boosts the chances of their chosen (aussie) favourites to win in the long run. Though in the short run it definitely benefits Roddick.

star
01-19-2004, 07:29 PM
Hewitt and Moya were in different halves, so I can't see that getting rid of Moya helped Hewitt. They would have both had to have reached the final for any help to have derrived, and the chances of that weren't so good.

Deboogle!.
01-19-2004, 08:02 PM
duh. getting rid of a favourite for the AO boosts the chances of their chosen (aussie) favourites to win in the long run. Though in the short run it definitely benefits Roddick.

Andy most likely will face Dent in r3, until he gets past Taylor, nothing helps him lol. One could also argue Moya's withdrawal makes it easier for Safin.

undomiele
01-20-2004, 01:08 AM
yeah but moya was easily one of the better favorites coming into the tournament in that he was kicking ass and not losing a match or something like that before the injury. His withdrawal benefits Hewitt in the same way it benefits *everybody* else (especially the other faves) in the long run. ;)