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Australian Officials screwed up or is there a conspiracy?

Caerula Sanguis
11-14-2006, 07:29 PM
Danai furious after being kicked out of event

Thailand's Danai Udomchoke was furious yesterday after being disqualified from the US$25,000 Kia International tournament in Caloundra, Australia, after a mix-up by officials, who claimed he turned up late for his match.

Danai was removed from the main draw where he was the top seed after officials claimed he did not make it to the venue in time for his match against Australian Nick Lindahl.

But Danai had a good reason for his late arrival in Australia

and had notified officials in advance.

The Thai won his previous tournament in South Korea on Sunday and was assured by supervisor Ed Hadisty, who was in charge of the event Danai won, that an e-mail had been sent to the supervisor in Caloundra.

The e-mail explained that as Danai had made it into the final in South Korea, his arrival in Australia would be delayed and asked if he could play his first match on Wednesday, not Tuesday as originally scheduled.

This is common practice when a player makes a final and has to delay his arrival for the next tournament.

"I insisted several times that he [Hadisty] inform the tournament officials in Caloundra about my late arrival and he said 'don't worry'.

"But when I arrived, the another player had taken my place already,'' said an infuriated Danai.

He was replaced by lucky loser Marinko Matsevic of Australia.

Danai said officials in Caloundra denied receiving any e-mails from their counterparts in South Korea and said nothing could be done because the match was already competed.

"I'm really p*ssed off because I travelled so far from Busan [South Korea] to here [Australia] only to find that I was unable to play the singles and I had a good draw,'' said Danai, who is still eligible to play in the doubles.

Danai and Lu Yen-hsun of Taiwan will play Taiwan's Ti Chen and American John Paul Fruterro today. Danai is playing his last two tournaments of the year in Australia with the aim of securing a place in the main draw of January's Australian Open.

He needs to accumulate as many points as possible from the two-week tour down under.

"This is very bad because I'm playing good tennis now and I don't need interruptions.

"So I have only one tourn-ament left next week and must reach at least the quarter-finals to gain enough points for Melbourne."

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Poor guy. The Ausie DO help each other out it seems...

adee-gee
11-14-2006, 07:33 PM
:o

For a second I thought that was the tournament Xristos was playing in....then I realised that Xristos' tournament was much more significant.

JustJames
11-14-2006, 07:37 PM
:o

For a second I thought that was the tournament Xristos was playing in....then I realised that Xristos' tournament was much more significant.

:lol:

Hopefully he'll make the quarters in the next tourney... :wavey:

shotgun
11-14-2006, 08:47 PM
I recall the story where Nalbandian failed to turn up for the semis of the Wimbledon junior champs, only that time he didn't have a reason as good as this one - apparently he misunderstood the time of the match and was surfing the web when he should be on court playing. :lol:

adee-gee
11-14-2006, 09:01 PM
I recall the story where Nalbandian failed to turn up for the semis of the Wimbledon junior champs, only that time he didn't have a reason as good as this one - apparently he misunderstood the time of the match and was surfing the web when he should be on court playing. :lol:
Liar! He was at an all you can eat Chinese buffet :p

rmb6687
11-14-2006, 09:56 PM
Liar! He was at an all you can eat Chinese buffet :p

:lol:

croat123
11-15-2006, 12:16 AM
tennis australia competent as always :cool:

Johnny Groove
11-15-2006, 02:47 AM
I recall the story where Nalbandian failed to turn up for the semis of the Wimbledon junior champs, only that time he didn't have a reason as good as this one - apparently he misunderstood the time of the match and was surfing the web when he should be on court playing. :lol:

I thought he overslept :zzz: due to the :aplot: and :drink: from the night before :p

aussie_stars
11-15-2006, 03:18 AM
The Thai won his previous tournament in South Korea on Sunday and was assured by supervisor Ed Hadisty, who was in charge of the event Danai won, that an e-mail had been sent to the supervisor in Caloundra.


Danai said officials in Caloundra denied receiving any e-mails from their counterparts in South Korea and said nothing could be done because the match was already competed.


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Poor guy. The Ausie DO help each other out it seems...

Actually it seems as though it was the South Korean tournament supervisor who did not send the email to tell the Australian officials. So how are the australians helping each other out? There has been a stuff up somewhere, and I do feel sorry for the guy.

And, the fact that the lucky loser who got elevated was australian is irrelevant. Just think about how a lucky loser is selected.

Experimentee
11-15-2006, 04:37 AM
Poor Danai :(

It seems like either the South Korean supervisor did not send the email, or TA officials didnt check theirs in time and covered up by saying they never received it. I wouldnt be surprised as TA arent the most competent body, and are always late with internet things, always slow to update their results.

I think its common for the officials to email instead of the players, and if the supervisor had said he had emailed, there was no need for Danai to do it himself.

OZTENNIS
11-15-2006, 07:58 AM
not a conspiracy, they just screwed up...big time!

Nicky2002
11-15-2006, 08:47 AM
and they should be ashamed of what they have done to this nice bloke.

aussie_fan
11-15-2006, 08:57 AM
looks like just one big screw-up up around, feel sorry for Danai, gave nick a chance though (that he stuffed up in the second round)

azza
11-15-2006, 10:53 AM
Oh Well. :)

Kristen
11-15-2006, 11:03 AM
lol I hope he can channel his (currently negative) energy into good tennis in doubles, and next week :rolls:

Typical of Aussies to stuff up, but even better if we can blame the Korean official :D

CooCooCachoo
11-15-2006, 11:06 AM
Screw-ups :(