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smucav
08-21-2006, 11:08 PM
1 Federer, Roger SUI 1
OUT Nalbandian, David ARG 4
3 Robredo, Tommy ESP 6
OUT Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 8
OUT Stepanek, Radek CZE 9
OUT Roddick, Andy USA 10
7 Ancic, Mario CRO 12
8 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 15
OUT Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 17
10 Murray, Andy GBR 19
OUT Kiefer, Nicolas GER 20
12 Ginepri, Robby USA 21
13 Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 26
OUT Monfils, Gael FRA 31
OUT Coria, Guillermo ARG 42
16 Srichaphan, Paradorn THA 43
17 Novak, Jiri CZE @49
18 Henman, Tim GBR 62
19 Phau, Bjorn GER 68
OUT Karlovic, Ivo CRO 69
21 Lee, Hyung-Taik KOR 70
22 Monaco, Juan ARG 72
OUT Gimelstob, Justin USA 74
24 Greul, Simon GER 77
25 Schuettler, Rainer GER 79
26 Goldstein, Paul USA 80
27 Spadea, Vincent USA 81
28 Moodie, Wesley RSA 82
29 Vik, Robin CZE 85
OUT Marach, Oliver AUT 86
31 Kim, Kevin USA 87
32 Dancevic, Frank CAN 90
33 Daniel, Marcos BRA 94
OUT Gremelmayr, Denis GER 97
35 Vicente, Fernando ESP 98
36 Waske, Alexander GER 102
37 Galvani, Stefano ITA 105
38 Delgado, Ramon PAR 108
39 (WC) Soeda, Go JPN
40 (WC) Motomura, Goichi JPN
41 (WC) Iwabuchi, Satoshi JPN
42 (WC) Suzuki, Takao JPN
43 (Q) LU, Yen-Hsun TPE
44 (Q) CHAEN, Tetsuya JPN
45 (Q) CHEN, Ti TPE
46 (Q) ARTHURS, Wayne AUS
47 (Q) CILIC, Marin CRO
48 (Q) TROICKI, Viktor SCG
(LL) BURGSMULLER, Lars GER (replaces Marach)

Alternates
IN Wang, Yeu-Tzuoo TPE 109
IN Massa, Edgardo ARG 109@
IN De Voest, Rik RSA 110
IN Becker, Benjamin GER 112
IN Del Potro, Juan Martin ARG 114
IN Koubek, Stefan AUT 115
IN Pless, Kristian DEN 117
IN Udomchoke, Danai THA 119
IN Carlsen, Kenneth DEN 120
IN Economidis, Konstantinos GRE 125
OUT Devilder, Nicolas FRA 127
IN Berrer, Michael GER 129
OUT Peya, Alexander AUT 130
OUT Mello, Ricardo BRA 133
1. Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE 134
OUT Minar, Ivo CZE 135
OUT Bozoljac, Ilia SCG 136
OUT Zib, Tomas CZE 139
OUT Ulihrach, Bohdan CZE @139
OUT Hartfield, Diego ARG 140
2. Luczak, Peter AUS 144
3. Bastl, George SUI 145
4. Hernandez, Oscar ESP 146

*Ljubica*
08-22-2006, 05:21 PM
Here is the Entry List in alphabetical order.

Mario ANCIC
Marcos BAGHDATIS
Guillermo CORIA
Frank DANCEVIC
Marcos DANIEL
Ramon DELGADO
Roger FEDERER
Stefano GALVANI
Justin GIMELSTOB
Robbie GINEPRI
Paul GOLDSTEIN
Denis GREMELMAYR
Simon GREUL
Tim HENMAN
Lleyton HEWITT
Ivo KARLOVIC
Nicolas KIEFER
Kevin KIM
Hyung Taik LEE
Oliver MARACH
Juan MONACO
Gael MONFILS
Wesley MOODLIE
Andy MURRAY
David NALBANDIAN
Jarkko NIEMINEN
Bjorn PHAU
Tommy ROBREDO
Andy RODDICK
Rainer SCHUETTLER
Vince SPADEA
Paradorn SRICHAPHAN
Radek STEPANEK
Dmitry TURSUNOV
Fernando VICENTE
Robin VIK
Alexander WASKE

Alternates

1. Wang, Yeu-Tzuoo TPE 109
2. Massa, Edgardo ARG 109 @
3. De Voest, Rik RSA 110
4. Becker, Benjamin GER 112
5. Del Potro, Juan Martin ARG 114
6. Koubek, Stefan AUT 115
7. Pless, Kristian DEN 117
8. Udomchoke, Danai THA 119
9. Carlsen, Kenneth DEN 120
10. Economidis, Konstantinos GRE 125
11. Devilder, Nicolas FRA 127
12. Berrer, Michael GER 129
13. Peya, Alexander AUT 130
14. Mello, Ricardo BRA 133
15. Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE 134

shotgun
08-22-2006, 07:04 PM
Great list, but hard to imagine all of these top players showing up.

reiko
08-22-2006, 07:39 PM
Thanks Rosie! :worship:

Great list, but hard to imagine all of these top players showing up.
Yeah, we are aware of that... :sad:
I think JAPAN OPEN 2005 and ROTTERDAM 2006 have
record withdrawals in the recent history of Mens Tennis.....
My friends told me Japan Open has been known for
annual withdrawal of its featured star players.
But, who knows, maybe everyone will just show up! :)

Varya
08-22-2006, 08:46 PM
:D Thank you Rosie! :wavey: ( cute avatar :hug: )

THEY were disappointed our expectations every every every year. :rolls:
I'll not surprise anymore to see disappearing names almost of this list.:smoke:

keqtqiadv
08-22-2006, 08:58 PM
Marcos Daniel :)

issei
08-22-2006, 09:20 PM
No Safin!!! :armed:

Sailor
08-23-2006, 12:47 AM
As usual. ;)

ASP0315
08-23-2006, 02:16 AM
Pretty Good List.
Rosie try to post the Entry List in the order of rankings. It would be easier for us to understand who is going to be seeded or unseeded.

issei
08-23-2006, 04:46 AM
From steve :p

1 Federer, Roger SUI 1
2 Nalbandian, David ARG 4
3 Robredo, Tommy ESP 6
4 Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 8
5 Stepanek, Radek CZE 9
6 Roddick, Andy USA 10
7 Ancic, Mario CRO 12
8 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 15
9 Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 17
10 Murray, Andy GBR 19
11 Kiefer, Nicolas GER 20
12 Ginepri, Robby USA 21
13 Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 26
14 Monfils, Gael FRA 31
15 Coria, Guillermo ARG 42
16 Srichaphan, Paradorn THA 43
17 Novak, Jiri CZE 49@
18 Henman, Tim GBR 62
19 Phau, Bjorn GER 68
20 Karlovic, Ivo CRO 69
21 Lee, Hyung-Taik KOR 70
22 Monaco, Juan ARG 72
23 Gimelstob, Justin USA 74
24 Greul, Simon GER 77
25 Schuettler, Rainer GER 79
26 Goldstein, Paul USA 80
27 Spadea, Vincent USA 81
28 Moodie, Wesley RSA 82
29 Vik, Robin CZE 85
30 Marach, Oliver AUT 86
31 Kim, Kevin USA 87
32 Dancevic, Frank CAN 90
33 Daniel, Marcos BRA 94
34 Gremelmayr, Denis GER 97
35 Vicente, Fernando ESP 98
36 Waske, Alexander GER 102
37 Galvani, Stefano ITA 105
38 Delgado, Ramon PAR 108
39 (WC)
40 (WC)
41 (WC)
42 (WC)
43 (Q)
44 (Q)
45 (Q)
46 (Q)
47 (Q)
48 (Q)

rrfnpump
08-23-2006, 08:01 AM
wish I could go :sobbing:

reiko
08-23-2006, 10:34 AM
wish I could go :sobbing:
I know how you feel. :hug:
I'm going there and if I happen to see any of your boys -
the venue is big and we also have girls event at the same time
- I will try to take some pics for you.

rrfnpump
08-23-2006, 12:23 PM
I know how you feel. :hug:
I'm going there and if I happen to see any of your boys -
the venue is big and we also have girls event at the same time
- I will try to take some pics for you.

lucky you :ras: :hug:
that would be really nice of you :worship:

such a great entry list :bolt:

*Ljubica*
08-23-2006, 03:52 PM
Pretty Good List.
Rosie try to post the Entry List in the order of rankings. It would be easier for us to understand who is going to be seeded or unseeded.
Sorry. I appreciate what you're saying, but sadly I just don't have the time to fiddle about doing that. I have a home to run and a full time job, and family commitments, and it's normally quite late in the evening for me when the lists come out. So I tend just to post the lists as I find them (in alpha order) because it's quicker for me to copy and paste, and most people are only bothered about whether their favourites are playing or not - they can work out the seedings for themselves if they're that bothered :shrug: Anyway - I've posted the Alternates now and they are in order because that's they way I found them on the other site this time!

fanancic
08-24-2006, 07:34 AM
I hope that mario will play... he is alwas injured...

Björki
08-24-2006, 08:07 AM
Alternates
1. Wang, Yeu-Tzuoo TPE 109
2. Massa, Edgardo ARG 109@
3. De Voest, Rik RSA 110
4. Becker, Benjamin GER 112
5. Del Potro, Juan Martin ARG 114
6. Koubek, Stefan AUT 115
7. Pless, Kristian DEN 117
8. Udomchoke, Danai THA 119
9. Carlsen, Kenneth DEN 120
10. Economidis, Konstantinos GRE 125
11. Devilder, Nicolas FRA 127
12. Berrer, Michael GER 129
13. Peya, Alexander AUT 130
14. Mello, Ricardo BRA 133
15. Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE 134

Deboogle!.
08-25-2006, 02:39 AM
Andy, wtf?!!?

reiko
08-25-2006, 11:15 AM
A friend of mine double-checked and found out
that it is better NOT to count on:

Nalbandian
Robredo
Roddick  
Nieminen
Hewitt
Kiefer
Ginepri

shotgun
08-25-2006, 12:55 PM
typical Nalbandian...

NyGeL
08-30-2006, 12:01 AM
Nalbandian and Hewitt should play becouse of their contract with Yonex...

but who knows, I think they didn't played last year anyway.

landoud
09-09-2006, 01:16 PM
that will be great tourny.... hope nobody withdraw

Deboogle!.
09-11-2006, 02:24 PM
A friend of mine double-checked and found out
that it is better NOT to count on:

Nalbandian
Robredo
Roddick  
Nieminen
Hewitt
Kiefer
GinepriInteresting. I don't understand why some of these guys even entered. that's annoying for the fans there. I can't imagine them all turning up - some of them have scheduled full indoor seasons, have Davis Cup the weekend before in far away places, etc. really odd that they even entered.

~EMiLiTA~
09-12-2006, 12:50 PM
Interesting. I don't understand why some of these guys even entered. that's annoying for the fans there. I can't imagine them all turning up - some of them have scheduled full indoor seasons, have Davis Cup the weekend before in far away places, etc. really odd that they even entered.

yeah exactly...you wonder why they put their names down when they probably don't have any intention of playing

*Viva Chile*
09-12-2006, 04:31 PM
Wow, Nalbandian in a entry list of a non-masters series or non-grand slam tourney?

Nando_L
09-12-2006, 09:14 PM
Good luck

Roger
Baghdatis
Ancic
Nieminen
Kiefer
Tursunov
Karlovic
Schuettler
Daniel

:)

Deboogle!.
09-13-2006, 06:01 PM
yeah exactly...you wonder why they put their names down when they probably don't have any intention of playingI do wonder, and it bothers me a lot. But there's no way some of these guys are going to play 6 weeks in a row.

and Gimelstob will be out because he's having back surgery today.

shotgun
09-13-2006, 07:23 PM
A similar thing happened in L.A.

I have no proofs, but I have the strong suspicion that some players get cash just to appear on the lists.

Netin!
09-16-2006, 11:40 AM
Good Luck

Nalbandian
Robredo
Baghdatis
Ancic
Nieminen
Murray
Tursunov
Lee
Karlovic


Vamos Daniel!!! Will win some matches

Deboogle!.
09-16-2006, 05:16 PM
I just realized this tourney is one week later than I thought it was. :smash: Maybe more of these players will show up then, since it's not immediately following Davis Cup.

landoud
09-17-2006, 09:04 PM
GOOOO Roger

~EMiLiTA~
09-18-2006, 04:12 AM
A similar thing happened in L.A.

I have no proofs, but I have the strong suspicion that some players get cash just to appear on the lists.

it's quite normal for asian tournaments to do that...look at beijing, bangkok, dubai...

¿esquímaux?
09-18-2006, 01:54 PM
I'll be going to the AIG Open you guys!!! :bounce::D:bounce:

Volcanic Tennis
09-18-2006, 10:58 PM
:drool: A tournament where both my favorite male and female tennis player are playing :drool:

¿esquímaux?
09-19-2006, 01:09 PM
:drool: A tournament where both my favorite male and female tennis player are playing :drool:
who?:D I'll try and get pix!

rrfnpump
09-19-2006, 01:24 PM
I'll be going to the AIG Open you guys!!! :bounce::D:bounce:

yay :bounce:
go and see Jarkko :) :)

please get some pics of :
3 Robredo, Tommy ESP 6
8 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 15
11 Kiefer, Nicolas GER 20
12 Ginepri, Robby USA 21
16 Srichaphan, Paradorn THA 43
19 Phau, Bjorn GER 68
25 Schuettler, Rainer GER 79
29 Vik, Robin CZE 85

:angel:

Volcanic Tennis
09-19-2006, 09:17 PM
who?:D I'll try and get pix!

Andy R and Ai Sugiyama :)

That'd be really great :bounce: I hope you enjoy yourself, good field!! :bounce:

Deboogle!.
09-19-2006, 09:54 PM
Andy R and Ai Sugiyama :)

That'd be really great :bounce: I hope you enjoy yourself, good field!! :bounce:I don't think Andy's gonna play, but I suppose anything's possible!

Volcanic Tennis
09-19-2006, 11:24 PM
I don't think Andy's gonna play, but I suppose anything's possible!

:sad: I still hope he does :p
But yeah, I can understand... Davis Cup and then the other tournaments after.
Still, one can hope :lol:

Varya
09-20-2006, 02:00 AM
yay :bounce:
go and see Jarkko :) :)

please get some pics of :
3 Robredo, Tommy ESP 6
8 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 15
11 Kiefer, Nicolas GER 20
12 Ginepri, Robby USA 21
16 Srichaphan, Paradorn THA 43
19 Phau, Bjorn GER 68
25 Schuettler, Rainer GER 79
29 Vik, Robin CZE 85

:angel:
Hi!Illinuera :wavey:
I will go there all days! :D
My faves are = your faves, remember? ;) (exept Robby ..sorry :p )
Please , please waiting for my pics!
Jarkko,Paradorn,Rainer and Bjorn :bounce:

rrfnpump
09-21-2006, 07:11 PM
Hi!Illinuera :wavey:
I will go there all days! :D
My faves are = your faves, remember? ;) (exept Robby ..sorry :p )
Please , please waiting for my pics!
Jarkko,Paradorn,Rainer and Bjorn :bounce:

Varya... I cant wait for your pics :yippee: :D ;)
but I will have to wait I guess :lol:

please say Bjorn if you meet him, he should not give up, but stay strong :D

Iza
09-22-2006, 11:18 AM
Fed in Tokyo :eek: :eek: ?

Vamos:
Marcos
Dima
Gael
Tommy R
Pico

Varya
09-23-2006, 03:54 AM
Varya... I cant wait for your pics :yippee: :D ;)
but I will have to wait I guess :lol:

please say Bjorn if you meet him, he should not give up, but stay strong :D
OK! :hug: I will try as I can if I meet Bjorn . :wavey:

I wish weather will be fine.

fanancic
09-24-2006, 04:27 PM
ajmo marioooooo

tennisgal_001
09-25-2006, 04:30 PM
Strong field... would be awesome if they all showed up!
Wanna bet it'll be another Murray/Henman R1?!?!?

Federer is ready to conquer Tokyo:D

reiko
09-26-2006, 12:27 AM
Latest (top) players list on the official site (in Japanese):
http://www.jta-tennis.or.jp/aigopen/2006/players.html

According to this, we can expect:
Federer
Ancic
Robredo
Baghdatis
Tursunov
Srichapan
Ginepri
Henman
Phau
Lee
Monaco
Schuettler

So, this is about what we will get at best, though there is one WC left for possible surprise...

Daniel
09-26-2006, 03:19 AM
Roger :rocker:

Sakura 0101
09-26-2006, 02:10 PM
The official site announced the latest entry list.
(the list was renewaled. Nieminen IN :D )

1 Federer, Roger SUI
2 Robredo, Tommy ESP
3 Baghdatis, Marcos CYP
4 Ancic, Mario CRO
5 Murray, Andy GBR
6 Jarkko Nieminen Fin
7 Tursunov, Dmitry RUS
8 Kiefer, Nicolas GER
9 Ginepri, Robby USA
10 Srichaphan, Paradorn THA
11 Lee, Hyung-Taik KOR
12 Henman, Tim GBR
13 Phau, Bjorn GER
14 Monaco, Juan ARG
15 Moodie, Wesley RSA
16 Becker, Benjamin GER
17 Spadea, Vincent USA
18 Goldstein, Paul USA
19 Greul, Simon GER
20 Schuettler, Rainer GER
21 Vik, Robin CZE
22 Kim, Kevin USA
23 Dancevic, Frank CAN
24 Vicente, Fernando ESP
25 Marach, Oliver AUT
26 Gremelmayr, Denis GER
27 Del Potro, Juan Martin ARG
28 Galvani, Stefano ITA
29 Pless, Kristian DEN
30 Daniel, Marcos BRA
31 De Voest, Rik RSA
32 Udomchoke, Danai THA
33 Waske, Alexander GER
34 Koubek, Stefan AUT
35 Delgado, Ramon PAR
36 Novak, Jiri AUT
37 Wang, Yeu-Tzuoo TPE
38 Massa, Edgardo ARG
39 (WC) Soeda, Go JPN
40 (WC) Motomura, Goichi JPN
41 (WC) Iwabuchi, Satoshi JPN
42 (WC)
43 (Q)
44 (Q)
45 (Q)
46 (Q)
47 (Q)
48 (Q)

http://www.jta-tennis.or.jp/aigopen/2006/players.html

i love paradorn
09-26-2006, 05:33 PM
I guess Stepanek, Roddick, and Nalbandian were the top names to withdraw, but these were expected.

Deboogle!.
09-26-2006, 06:22 PM
I guess Stepanek, Roddick, and Nalbandian were the top names to withdraw, but these were expected.Stepanek is hurt still, right? Andy was never going to play, I'm pretty sure of that. It's too bad he entered in the first place, but it's better for him not to play.

Baghdatis seems likely to be out too, considering he pulled from Thailand and said he might not be able to play for 3 weeks :(

Dimitra
09-27-2006, 04:48 AM
I think that Marcos will withrdraw..:sad: He said he was going home,so he can rest and the trainer said it was going to take at most 3 weeks for the injury to heal..:sad:

Sakura 0101
09-27-2006, 05:26 PM
Jarkko Nieminen seems to change his mind. ;)
Now he is on the list! :)

Vorteil
09-28-2006, 04:16 AM
Is Kiefer really starting his comeback already now?

Sakura 0101
09-28-2006, 04:43 PM
Officially announcement that Baghdatis has withdrawn. :sad:

rrfnpump
09-28-2006, 04:46 PM
Nicolas Kiefer will probably not play
his wrist is still bothering him

Dimitra
09-28-2006, 05:07 PM
Officially announcement that Baghdatis has withdrawn. :sad:


:eek:

:sad: :sad: :sad:
This is very bad news..he will fall behind in the race..
Stupid injuries!!:mad: :(

:sad:

Super-Fabio
09-28-2006, 05:20 PM
Tokyo:
OUT: Baghdatis, Coria, Gimelstob, Gremelmayr, Hewitt, Karlovic, Monfils, Nalbandian, Roddick, Stepanek (and Devilder,Peya,Mello,Minar,Bozoljac,Zib,Hartfield from ALT)
IN: Wang, Massa, De Voest, Becker, Del Potro, Koubek, Pless, Udomchoke, Carlsen, Economidis
NEXT: Berrer, Lu, Ulihrach, Luczak and Bastl

TK1979
09-28-2006, 09:08 PM
Kiefer told on his website today: He has still problems with his left wrist. I think it is realistic that he withdraw for Tokio...

smucav
09-29-2006, 01:24 AM
(no SE spots)
OUT: Baghdatis, Coria, Gimelstob, Gremelmayr, Hewitt, Karlovic, Kiefer, Monfils, Nalbandian, Roddick, Stepanek (and Devilder, Peya, Mello, Minar, Bozoljac, Zib, Hartfield, Kubot, Bogdanovic from ALT)
IN: Wang, Massa, De Voest, Becker, Del Potro, Koubek, Pless, Udomchoke, Carlsen, Economidis, Berrer
NEXT: Lu, Ulihrach, Luczak, Bastl, O.Hernandez

Hokit
09-29-2006, 01:51 AM
I don't know why some players bother to nominate themselves if they've got no intention to turn up :confused: It happens every year - the early "commitment" list looks very promising, but after 4 or 5 changes later, it resembles a challenger field (disregarding the 3 or 4 players who are ranked somewhere around the top). We even have guys ranked way below the top 50 as one of the top-10 players in the field :o If this goes on for much longer, the organisers might not have many options open to them. Tokyo has 30 million people and is one of the 3 world global cities, but even that can't attract the big names :help:

The way I see it, it's up to the JTA to make some drastic changes. They should actually help their players with the training rather than make it so unbelievably expensive (that's why no-one treats the sport seriously). At least when we have world class Japanese tennis players, it won't matter as much if the foreigners decide to turn up or not. It's embarassing that Japan has only had one decent ATP player and he was barely ranked in the top-50 (Matsuoka Shuzo). JTA should take a be ashamed at how tennis in Japan has turned out - we've never had a GS finalist (let alone a GS champion); we've never had a male ranked in the top-10; and we don't even have a male ranked in the top-100 :o :o :o

Maybe JTA should take China as an example. They're working hard to build up a strong tennis force. Even though their guys are dismal, their women are doing very well and will probably dominate in the future. At the rate they're working, it won't be long before China could have a world-class ATP player. Japan has become so lazy in comparison :o

i love paradorn
09-29-2006, 03:32 AM
I don't know why some players bother to nominate themselves if they've got no intention to turn up :confused: It happens every year - the early "commitment" list looks very promising, but after 4 or 5 changes later, it resembles a challenger field (disregarding the 3 or 4 players who are ranked somewhere around the top). We even have guys ranked way below the top 50 as one of the top-10 players in the field :o If this goes on for much longer, the organisers might not have many options open to them. Tokyo has 30 million people and is one of the 3 world global cities, but even that can't attract the big names :help:

The way I see it, it's up to the JTA to make some drastic changes. They should actually help their players with the training rather than make it so unbelievably expensive (that's why no-one treats the sport seriously). At least when we have world class Japanese tennis players, it won't matter as much if the foreigners decide to turn up or not. It's embarassing that Japan has only had one decent ATP player and he was barely ranked in the top-50 (Matsuoka Shuzo). JTA should take a be ashamed at how tennis in Japan has turned out - we've never had a GS finalist (let alone a GS champion); we've never had a male ranked in the top-10; and we don't even have a male ranked in the top-100 :o :o :o

Maybe JTA should take China as an example. They're working hard to build up a strong tennis force. Even though their guys are dismal, their women are doing very well and will probably dominate in the future. At the rate they're working, it won't be long before China could have a world-class ATP player. Japan has become so lazy in comparison :o

You have a real good point, but you are expecting a lot from your country of Japan. The JTA should definitely work harder in developing their players, but having a player in a GS final??? No Asian nation has accomplished that in mens/womens, and you're saying Japan is at fault because this is one reason? There's only been like two Asian males ranked in top 10 in tennis history. You should set less lofty goals, like top 100. Start developing at a younger age and constant attention must be given to them. You do have Sugiyama, and I think she can be a great role model for the future of Japanese tennis. There's so much you can do, but a lot of it requires funding. It just depends on whether or not you want to take that risk because it can either be successful or be a waste of money.:wavey:

Deboogle!.
09-29-2006, 04:24 AM
part of the problem might be the timing. the indoor season is starting in Europe, so it makes sense that these guys don't want to go all the way to Tokyo right before going to Europe to play indoors. But I agree that the players entering the list in the first place is silly, when they obviously have no intention of playing there at all. It's not fair to the fans.

fanancic
09-29-2006, 08:22 AM
ajmo marioooo!!

fanancic
09-29-2006, 04:51 PM
I hope that mario will play this tournament...He was sick today against koubek...
He has a lot of points to defend...

NyGeL
09-29-2006, 05:12 PM
part of the problem might be the timing. the indoor season is starting in Europe, so it makes sense that these guys don't want to go all the way to Tokyo right before going to Europe to play indoors. But I agree that the players entering the list in the first place is silly, when they obviously have no intention of playing there at all. It's not fair to the fans.

that's right. Maybe the $ that Tokyo is giving to the players to go there is not as much as they want, or is not enough to go there and then travelling to Europe. Maybe the new Round Robin System (if it's implemented) will help Tokyo to receive new stars, who knows.
But I think that Tokyo must be a Master Series to receive more players.

NyGeL
09-29-2006, 05:14 PM
Federer is still in, and you will be able to watch Del Potro :)

smucav
09-29-2006, 10:42 PM
(no SE spots)
OUT: Baghdatis, Coria, Gimelstob, Gremelmayr, Hewitt, Karlovic, Kiefer, Monfils, Nalbandian, Roddick, Stepanek (and Devilder, Peya, Mello, Minar, Bozoljac, Zib, Ulihrach, Hartfield, Kubot, Bogdanovic from ALT)
IN: Wang, Massa, De Voest, Becker, Del Potro, Koubek, Pless, Udomchoke, Carlsen, Economidis, Berrer
NEXT: Lu, Luczak, Bastl, O.Hernandez

pomnok
09-30-2006, 01:12 AM
Please tell me when maindraw will come out.

Deboogle!.
09-30-2006, 01:50 AM
Sunday, time to be determined :)

kostas kastoria
09-30-2006, 12:06 PM
PLEASE WHEN MAIN DRAW CAME OUT?

¿esquímaux?
09-30-2006, 09:58 PM
:lol: Settle down babe :)

Horatio Caine
09-30-2006, 10:36 PM
:lol: Settle down babe :)

You're saying that when you have an avatar displaying Dr. Evil's lover??!! :tape: :haha:

Oh man...Mike Myers is a hoot. I watched "View from the Top" (2003) last night. :haha:

Byrd
09-30-2006, 10:43 PM
You're saying that when you have an avatar displaying Dr. Evil's lover??!! :tape: :haha:

Oh man...Mike Myers is a hoot. I watched "View from the Top" (2003) last night. :haha:


:haha: That was awful, I watched like 20 minutes of it and felt like putting a gun to my head. The part where Mike Myers asked the woman in the interview to not be frightened, and she says something along the lines of his eye being weird made me laugh

gulzhan
10-01-2006, 11:38 AM
Gorin said on TV interview that Tursunov will not play in Tokyo. Anybody heard anything?

smucav
10-02-2006, 02:51 PM
Lars Burgsmuller gets the lucky loser spot.

Hokit
10-08-2006, 12:39 PM
You have a real good point, but you are expecting a lot from your country of Japan. The JTA should definitely work harder in developing their players, but having a player in a GS final??? No Asian nation has accomplished that in mens/womens, and you're saying Japan is at fault because this is one reason? There's only been like two Asian males ranked in top 10 in tennis history. You should set less lofty goals, like top 100. Start developing at a younger age and constant attention must be given to them. You do have Sugiyama, and I think she can be a great role model for the future of Japanese tennis. There's so much you can do, but a lot of it requires funding. It just depends on whether or not you want to take that risk because it can either be successful or be a waste of money.:wavey:

I agree it's better to strive for smaller goals at this moment, but my point also is that Japan had a lot of time and opportunities to build champions. Yet it's not even close to producing a top-ten player. Even though JTA made a lot of bad decisions in the past, it could've learnt from it and done something to fix up the mess, but it hasn't.

That's what I'm really disappointed in. Instead of doing something productive, JTA and Japanese sponsors recoil and don't fix the problem. I guess part of the reason is because tennis isn't popular enough in Japan, but that's no surprise considering we don't have champions. Sugiyama is good, but she's not really a top-player - look at her H2H records against top players and you'll see what I mean.

Also, it's ridiculous how foreign players are promoted over Japanese ones. No offence to Westerners, but doing this obscures Japanese tennis even more. It's just another example how bad the support for Japanese tennis is :o