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07-17-2002, 02:10 PM
:p :p

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Aleksa's Laydee
10-12-2004, 07:29 PM
Good Luck Wayne tomorrow :yeah:

10-13-2004, 07:17 AM
Wayno :kiss:

Aleksa's Laydee
10-28-2004, 11:21 AM
Jonas beat Wayne 4-6 6-4 6-4 in the first round of Stockholm yesterday

02-27-2005, 03:28 AM
Wayne's in the Final at Scottsdale! Go Wayno! (my favourite aussie)

Wayne's road to the final:

R1- W.Arthurs (AUS) def. T.Dent (USA): 3-6,6-3,7-6(4)
R2- W.Arthurs (AUS) def. J.Gimelstob (USA): 6-2,6-7(5),7-6(6)
QF- W.Arthurs (AUS) def. G.Weiner (USA): 6-3,7-6(3)
SF- W.Arthurs (AUS) def. C.Rochus (BEL): 7-5,7-6(2)

02-27-2005, 08:50 AM
my fav Aussie too.


bad gambler
02-27-2005, 08:52 AM
my fav Aussie too.


more than hewitt? ;)

02-27-2005, 10:50 PM
Congrats, Wayne! :yeah: :worship:


Arthurs claims opening ATP title

Australian veteran Wayne Arthurs captured his first career ATP singles title with victory in Scottsdale.


The 33-year-old proved too strong for third seed Mario Ancic of Croatia winning 7-5 6-3.

Ancic, who had beaten second seed and defending champion Vincent Spadea of the United States in the last four, was unable to get the better of Arthurs.

Arthurs, the second oldest player on the ATP Tour, had only reached one previous final in 2002 in Nottingham.


02-28-2005, 06:39 AM
more than hewitt? ;)
of course. :)

congrats Wayno!! :clap2:

03-01-2005, 05:35 AM
well done wayno :bounce:

DAVIS CUP- is he in???

03-01-2005, 05:41 AM
Wayne has shot up 36 rankings from 99 to 63!

03-04-2005, 05:53 AM
Wayne just won his first Davis Cup match:

W Arthurs (AUT) def. Jurgen Melzer (AUT): 7-6,6-2,6-4

03-10-2005, 03:55 AM
Hey... here's an idea.
Lets see if we can get this thread to Page 2, within 3 years of it beginning? ;)
Obviously, I am a Jurgen fan... and I hated seeing him lose to Wayne at DC. But, Wayne on court, behaved like the gentleman he is. (The only times he really let any emotion out, he was fuelled by the fan(sp)a(s)tics. I'm proud of him for winning the DC for my (annoying) country :p )

Here's the only wayne pic I've had developed so far. More to come, I think.

03-11-2005, 07:30 AM
Waynes into the main draw at Indian Wells. Go Wayno!!!

First up Starace, then Andre if he makes it (which he will)

03-11-2005, 07:58 AM
They better watch out for Mr Arthurs. He was playing so well it was scary :tape:
Go Wayne! win some more consecutive games!

04-25-2005, 07:57 AM
BMW Open by Credit Suisse:

I reckon Wayno has a big chance here, go Wayno! :bounce:

First Round

Wayne Arthurs vs. Irakli Labadze

Court 4- Not before 1:30pm (Munich Time)

04-25-2005, 08:13 AM
come on Wayno :bounce:

04-26-2005, 06:18 AM
BMW Open by Credit Suisse:

I reckon Wayno has a big chance here, go Wayno! :bounce:

First Round

Wayne Arthurs vs. Irakli Labadze

Court 4- Not before 1:30pm (Munich Time)
Rain Delay! :rain:

Rescheduled to 12:00 pm and Court 13, Tuesday.

04-26-2005, 06:41 AM
BIG NEWS! :bounce:

I just found out that Arthurs and Luczak are playing doubles together in Munich (two of my faves :) ).

Arthurs (AUS)/Luczak (AUS) vs. Koenig (RSA)/Vico (ITA)

This match is on Court 13 at about 2pm (Munich Time). Check the OOP here (http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/posting/2005/308/op.pdf).

I can't see them losing this. :bounce:

04-26-2005, 11:40 AM
Wayne Arthurs (AUS) def. Irakli Labadze (GEO): 6-3 6-3


04-28-2005, 10:35 PM
Wayne's in the Quarters! :woohoo:

Wayne Arthurs (AUS) def. Igor Andreev (RUS): 6-4 6-7 7-6

04-29-2005, 02:01 PM
Tommy Haas (GER) def. Wayne Arthurs: 7-6(6) 7-6(5)

Bad Luck Wayne! Good Tournament!

04-30-2005, 02:16 AM
That's ridicoulous :mad:

Wayne's playing the Qualifying in Rome today. He better hurry up and get out of Portugal. :bolt:

Here's his part of the draw:

Paul-Henri Mathieu (7) vs. Thomas Enqvist
Gilles Simon vs. Wayne Arthurs (16)
Albert Montanes (8) vs. Fabio Fognini
Olivier Patience vs. Jan Hernych (9)

This is one hell of a qualifying draw! :eek:

04-30-2005, 02:43 AM
From the BMW Open Pics (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=35356) Thread! Thanx to Neely for these great photo's!

Arthurs vs. Labadze

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05-01-2005, 11:38 AM
More from the BMW Open Pics (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=35356) Thread! Thanx to Neely for these great photo's!

Arthurs vs. Andreev

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05-01-2005, 07:06 PM
thanks Neely :)

05-24-2005, 07:44 AM
Wayne has drawn Jurgen Melzer at Roland Garros. Wayne has already proved he can take Jurgen this year (please don't point out they played on grass ;) ) and hopefully he'll be able to again.


05-24-2005, 07:50 AM
Good luck to Wayno :banana:

05-24-2005, 08:48 AM
Wayne is a top bloke.... how good is he on clay? I realise this might be a stupid question, but I don't pay attention to him even though he's the only decent Aussie player I like!

Here's a snippet from the Sydney Morning Herald today:
Arthurs had some cause for optimism, having drawn Austrian Jurgen Melzer, whom he's already beaten twice this year. Arthurs's serve-volley game is a rare sight on clay, and the veteran feels that's precisely why it can be effective. "I'm one of those guys that these [claycourters] don't like to play," Arthurs said. I hope neither player embarasses themselves! I like Wayne, but I'd love to see Jurgen get some revenge. EVENTUALLY. :rolleyes: lol... Go Boys!

08-10-2005, 05:51 PM
At Rogers ATP Master Cup 2005

Wayne had to play qualifying for the Montreal masters and was seeded but fell in the first round to the hands of Suzuki

08-13-2005, 09:06 AM
Here is the Cincinatti qualifying draw with Wayne on:

HANESCU, Victor ROM v SERRA, Florent FRA
(alt)SIMON, Gilles FRA v (13)KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO

TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS v (12) MINAR, Ivo CZE

MOODIE, Wesley RSA v (9) SEPPI, Andreas ITA

(4)WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI v (alt)LAPENTTI, Giovanni ECU
(wc) MORRISON, Jeff USA v (16)KOUBEK, Stefan AUT

(WC) SIMMONDS, Phillip USA v (15)LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU

(6) MULLER, Gilles LUX v (wc) RAM, Rajeev USA

(7) ZIB, Tomas CZE v (WC) GAMBILL, Jan-Michael USA
DJOKOVIC, Novak SCG v (11)KIM, Kevin USA

(8)HORNA, Luis v ARTHURS, Wayne
CLEMENT, Arnaud v (10)LLODRA, Michael

08-13-2005, 08:51 PM
(8)L Horna (PER) d W Arthurs (AUS) 64 63


08-13-2005, 10:18 PM
:sad: Wayno :sad:

bad gambler
08-13-2005, 10:39 PM
I'm not sure if he is carrying an injury :(

08-13-2005, 10:45 PM
I'm not sure if he is carrying an injury :(
:( hope not. what happend in Montreal? He and Paul didn't play the doubles SF.

08-27-2005, 02:58 PM
:bounce: good luck to Wayne at the USO! :bounce:

He has drawn Davide Sanguinetti first round.

09-11-2005, 02:07 PM
Wayno in China

[1]Rafel Nadal vs Yeu Tzuoo Wang
Ivo Karlovic vs Justin Gimelstob
Wayne Arthurs vs Peter Wessels
[5]Dominik Hrbaty vs [WC]Yu Wang

[3]David Nabandian vs Kristian Pless
Dick Norman vs Q
Lar Burgsmuller vs Dmitry Tursunov
[6]Juan Carlos Ferrero vs Hyung Taik Lee

[8]Carlos Moya vs Paradorn Srichapan
Stefan Koubek vs Ivo Heuberger
Jarkko Nieminen vs Rainer Schuettler
[4]Thomas Johansson vs Jonas Bjorkman

[7]Mikhail Youzhny vs Q
Danai Udomchoke vs Bjorn Phau
[WC]Peng Sun vs Q
[2]Guillermo Coria vs Q

09-11-2005, 02:07 PM
Good luck Wayno :bounce:

09-11-2005, 03:20 PM
Good luck Wayno :bounce:

09-11-2005, 11:54 PM
Good luck Wayne :)

bad gambler
09-12-2005, 06:10 AM
c'mon wayno :bounce:

09-28-2005, 10:22 AM
Go Wayne. I'm new and I'm an big Aussie fan!!!!!!

bad gambler
10-04-2005, 12:34 AM
wayno plays suzuki today in Tokyo :bounce:

10-05-2005, 12:11 AM
:yeah: Wayne d Suzuki 63 16 76 :yippee:

Good luck next round!

bad gambler
10-06-2005, 12:55 AM
wayno plays monaco next rd - definitely winnable match :)

10-06-2005, 06:51 AM
He won :woohoo:
Next Dent.
Come on Wayno :bounce:

bad gambler
10-06-2005, 07:28 AM
good stuff wayno - dent will be tough but he can do it :yeah:

10-06-2005, 11:02 PM
:yippee: Wayne's back :cool:

10-07-2005, 06:53 AM
(4)T Dent (USA) d W Arthurs (AUS) 64 67(5) 63 :(

11-08-2005, 12:23 PM
Let's vote for Wayno :bounce:


11-08-2005, 09:51 PM
Done :yeah: Thanks for the heads up Bjorki :)

11-17-2005, 08:41 AM
Go Wayne!!!!

11-17-2005, 08:47 AM
someone told me that Wayne willl be retired this year...is that true...i am watching the match now...if bryans win the game, it seems that my wayne will be out...

11-17-2005, 10:28 AM
Wayne & Paul are out :( The Bryans won one more set.
That really sucks to be out with two wins.

11-17-2005, 10:38 AM
I cried........

That's unfair!

11-19-2005, 03:46 AM
pix :angel:

11-19-2005, 07:13 AM
nice ones Cindy :yeah:

bad gambler
11-19-2005, 08:08 AM
thanks for the pics cindy :worship:

wayno is a really top guy :yeah:

11-20-2005, 06:07 AM
Yeah! He is soooo tender haha

12-30-2005, 08:35 AM
Better late than never … Wayne Arthurs will make his Hopman Cup debut aged 34 and in the twilight of his career.
December 30, 2005

WAYNE Arthurs says he isn't concerned about the chronic lack of depth in Australian tennis, even as he prepares to make his Hopman Cup debut two months shy of his 35th birthday.

Arthurs admitted yesterday he thought his chance of playing in the annual mixed teams event had come and gone.

But the current dearth of talent in Australia's playing stocks means he will partner Samantha Stosur when the tournament commences at Perth's Burswood Dome on Saturday.

World No.4 Lleyton Hewitt, who represented Australia in the event from 2002-2004, now starts his season in Adelaide.

Mark Philippoussis, who was forced to pull out of last year's Hopman Cup after tearing a groin muscle, also isn't returning to Perth as uncertainty continues to surround his injury-plagued career.

The likes of Todd Reid and Chris Guccione haven't progressed as hoped, leaving Arthurs to fill the breach.

"I probably didn't [think I'd ever play the Hopman Cup], with all the good players we've had in the past," Arthurs said. "This is my chance and maybe our stocks are a little low at the moment. It's a privilege to be here."

Rather than bemoan the lack of depth, Arthurs feels it's simply a "down time" after decades of success, starting with the likes of Rod Laver and John Newcombe through to the most recent grand slam winners, Pat Rafter and Hewitt.

"There's not a lot coming through at the moment, but with the new Tennis Australia infrastructure in place, they're looking at a five-year plan," Arthurs said. "There's a couple of young kids who look like good prospects. You never know, there's always one Lleyton Hewitt around the corner.

"We just had such a great period over the last 30, 40 years in Australian tennis that there had to be some down time and this is it. We'll get it back. We were spoilt for a long, long time."

China and the Netherlands will play off for the eighth and final spot in the draw today, while Australia start their tournament against Germany when the tournament proper commences tomorrow.

Arthurs is coming off a successful season, when he won his first ATP singles title, in Scottsdale, and qualified for the Masters Cup doubles competition alongside regular partner Paul Hanley. He had four weeks off after the Masters Cup, helping him overcome a nagging calf injury, and has a full schedule planned for 2006.

Arthurs began to work the cobwebs off yesterday, having a one-hour hit-out with Dutchman Peter Wessels.

He will be part of Australia's tough Davis Cup tie away against Roger Federer's Switzerland in February and is awaiting the birth of a child in March. Despite turning 35 on March 18, retirement is not in Arthurs's thoughts, although he will continue his recent practice of reassessing his career every six months.

"It's [retirement] always on the back shelf," Arthurs said. "I've been planning my time six months in advance and take it and reassess halfway through the year. That's what I'll be doing this year."

12-30-2005, 01:10 PM
Good luck to Wayne and Sam in Perth :yippee:

12-31-2005, 09:43 AM
hey guys, i've been going to the hopman cup and have taken some pics of wayne (some are a bit blurry unfortunately). i'll post them here for u but u can also see them on my website. the gallery will be updated daily as i get more pics. hope u like them!

12-31-2005, 01:52 PM
Thanks Emilita :)

01-01-2006, 06:56 AM
Thank you Emilita... but the watermarks....

Happy New Year everyone!

01-01-2006, 07:02 AM
Good luck to Wayne and Sam in Perth :yippee:
He doesn't play with Hanley?

01-01-2006, 07:30 AM
He doesn't play with Hanley?

Hopman Cup is an inter-country competition in which each country is represented by one man and one woman. Wayne is the Aussie male and Samantha Stosur is the female :) I'm sure he'll be back with Hanley for the regular tournaments and especially the Australian Open.

01-02-2006, 06:08 AM
Small tear gives Arthurs big headache for open
January 2, 2006

INJURED veteran Wayne Arthurs is in doubt for the Australian Open, but the nation's No.2 singles player is confident he will be fit for next month's Davis Cup clash with Roger Federer's Switzerland.

Arthurs sustained a slight tear in his right calf during Australia's 2-1 Hopman Cup defeat to Germany on Saturday and has been replaced in the $1 million mixed-teams tournament by Todd Reid.

Reid, who has plummeted to No.385 in the rankings, flew to Perth yesterday and will partner Samantha Stosur for the remainder of the event at the Burswood Dome.

It's the second time in as many months that Arthurs, who turns 35 in March, has injured his calf. Australia's second-ranked singles player at No.97, Arthurs is "hopeful" of recovering in time for the year's first grand slam, which starts in Melbourne on January 16.

"I'm pretty sure, well, very hopeful, that I'll be right for the Australian Open," he said. "It's a smaller tear than the other one. It took three weeks for the other one to heal."

If fit, Arthurs is an automatic selection for Australia's difficult World Group first-round Davis Cup tie against Switzerland in February alongside world No.4 Lleyton Hewitt.

But his absence would leave a major hole in the team, with Mark Philippoussis's availability unknown.

Arthurs nominated doubles teammate Paul Hanley, Peter Luczak or big-serving Victorian Chris Guccione as his likely successor. But Arthurs, who helped Australia win the Davis Cup in 2003, has already put his hand up for selection. "It's going to be a tough tie," he said. "It's going to be interesting to see who we pick. I put myself in there. I haven't heard anything from [Philippoussis], other than he's playing Adelaide."

Arthurs said last week retirement wasn't in his thoughts, and that he re-assesses his career every six months. "Is my best tennis behind me? … I don't know," he said. "I thought it was probably two years ago, then I won a tournament last year. You never know and have to stay positive."

01-02-2006, 06:45 AM
Hopman Cup is an inter-country competition in which each country is represented by one man and one woman. Wayne is the Aussie male and Samantha Stosur is the female :) I'm sure he'll be back with Hanley for the regular tournaments and especially the Australian Open.
i visited http://www.atptennis.com/en/doubles/teamprofiles/hanley_ullyett.asp

hanley will play with ullyett this year =( :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

01-17-2006, 06:43 AM
Wayne lost in the frist round


he should play doubles not singels!

01-17-2006, 06:48 AM

01-17-2006, 08:49 AM
He is toooo thin.....:shrug:

03-09-2006, 03:14 PM
no one posts here =(

03-15-2006, 05:52 AM
It's A Girl: Arthurs, Gideskog Welcome Daughter
By Tennis Week

Wayne Arthurs earned a new title today: fatherhood. Arthurs' long-time partner, former player Caroline Gideskog, gave birth to the couples' first child: a baby girl.

The couple are the proud parents of Amber Leah Arthurs, born on Tuesday, March 14th at 11 a.m. Melbourne time. Amber Leah Arthurs weighed in at 4.4 kilograms (9.2 pounds).

Arthurs reports both mother and daughter are in great health and spirits.

Congrats to Wayne and his girlfriend :)

03-16-2006, 08:57 AM
Arthurs on course for cup
Leo Schlink

WAYNE Arthurs yesterday confirmed he was on course to help Australia's Davis Cup quarter-final charge after the birth of his first child.

Arthurs, 35 on Saturday, and partner Caroline Gideskog welcomed Amber Leah Arthurs on Tuesday.

Arthurs will resume practice next week for the April 7-9 tie against Belarus at Kooyong.

Arthurs is ranked 147th in the world after being unable to defend points from a tournament win in Scottsdale, Arizona, last year.

Arthurs joined Paul Hanley to victory in Davis Cup doubles against Switzerland in Geneva last month.

He will join Lleyton Hewitt, Peter Luczak, Hanley and Chris Guccione for the quarter-final on Rebound Ace. If Australia downs Belarus, it faces defending champion Croatia or Argentina in September.

03-16-2006, 11:06 AM
he hasn't married is that true?

03-16-2006, 11:08 AM
yep not married yet as far as I know.

03-16-2006, 12:35 PM
Way to go Wayne!!! :drink: :yeah: :hatoff: :baby:
Let's hope she doesn't give them too many sleepless nights :lol:

03-17-2006, 12:06 PM
Way to go Wayne!!! :drink: :yeah: :hatoff: :baby:
Let's hope she doesn't give them too many sleepless nights :lol:
haha, i bet she is a good girl...

looking forward to see Wayne back to shanghai

04-06-2006, 06:25 AM
Arthurs thinking about retirement
By Leo Schlink
April 5, 2006

AUSTRALIA's Davis Cup quarter-final with Belarus at Kooyong could mark the end of Wayne Arthurs' representative career.

The second-oldest ATP Tour regular behind Andre Agassi, Arthurs is again contemplating retirement.

Arthurs, 35, has assessed his career at the end of each season for the past two years.

With the birth of his and partner Caroline Gideskog's first daughter, Amber, last month, the Victorian will make a decision on his future in November.

And, regardless of whether Australia wins this weekend, the tie could be Arthurs' last appearance on home soil.

"(I'm) a little bit at the crossroads, I think, with the arrival of the baby daughter," said Arthurs, who is 11 months younger than Agassi.

"I'm probably going to take another month off to really enjoy the experience and get back on the clay just before the French Open, leading up to the grass.

"I'll reassess at the end of the year. I always think about retirement. I'm 35. Retirement's sort of in the back of my mind. I'm prepared to play Davis Cup. Hopefully that will spur me on to want to play in a semi-final."

04-06-2006, 09:43 AM
Thanks for the news, even it is a bad one...

I know he will never be back...

04-08-2006, 08:46 AM
pic of the day :) :D

04-08-2006, 08:51 AM
Australia shows true grit
April 8, 2006 - 4:00PM

After starting its 2006 campaign in disarray, Australia is through to the Davis Cup semi-finals for the fifth time in eight years thanks to a brave doubles display from Wayne Arthurs and Paul Hanley at Kooyong today.

Arthurs and Hanley recovered from two sets to one down to overcame Max Mirnyi, the world's third-ranked doubles player, and the sweet-hitting Vladimir Voltchkov 3-6 6-4 5-7 6-3 7-5 in an epic encounter to give Australia an unassailable 3-0 lead over the Belarussians.

Lleyton Hewitt outclassed Voltchkov 6-2 6-1 6-2 after Chris Guccione edged out Mirnyi 7-6 (7-4) 3-6 7-5 3-6 6-4 in Friday's opening two singles rubbers.

Australia will play either defending champion Croatia at home or arch-rival Argentina in South America in September for a berth in this year's final.

Croatia and Argentina were locked at one rubber apiece overnight after the opening singles matches of their quarter-final in Zagreb.

Few would have predicted Australia to have advanced this far after Hewitt, the country's most successful Davis Cup singles player, opted out of the first-round tie with Switzerland in February with an ankle injury.

Hewitt's absence, Mark Philippoussis's continuing lack of form and the retirement last year of doubles champion Todd Woodbridge left Australian captain John Fitzgerald with a severely depleted team to take to Geneva.

But Guccione, Hanley and Peter Luczak stepped up to each earn a point for Australia in their first live rubbers in the competition, before Hewitt returned to lead the way against Belarus.

"You never know. It's a funny old sport, isn't it?" Fitzgerald said today when asked if, two months ago, he could have imagined making this year's semi-finals.

"All you can do is prepare the right way and rely on players who have good character and who can handle the pressure.

"Look, it was a wonderful experience in Switzerland for me: three new guys play for the first time and all contribute there. They've proven they can go to this level.

"And the bad news is it doesn't get an easier than that. But the good news is it doesn't get any harder."

Arthurs, at 35 and almost certainly in his last Davis Cup campaign, admitted he harked back to his and Woodbridge's victory over Spain's Feliciano Lopez and Alex Corretja in the 2003 final for inspiration after making a sloppy start to today's match.

"I was really nervous, really tight today, and I couldn't release myself," he said.

"I sort of dug deep and actually thought about the 2003 final when I played so well and sort of went into that same zone in probably the middle of the fourth set and the whole way through the fifth set.

"It was a bit of an omen when Paul hit me on the back of the head (while serving in the first game of the fourth set). I did that to Toddy Woodbridge in that match as well, and it probably woke me up a little bit."

bad gambler
04-08-2006, 08:52 AM
Hanley played really well today as well :yeah:

04-09-2006, 11:12 AM
pic of the day :) :D
who is the girl??? :sad:

04-09-2006, 11:14 AM
Hanley played really well today as well :yeah:
Yep, he won a lot this year. and got a title, i wonder maybe for him it is a good way to left Wayno...but maybe they are still together, maybe they could win more...who knows?

04-09-2006, 11:21 AM
who is the girl??? :sad:
his long time Swedish girlfriend.

04-10-2006, 07:21 AM
Tired Arthurs digs deep to topple teen
Bruce Matthews

STARING at a set point against him was enough motivation for Wayne Arthurs to cast aside the self-pity from a lack of sleep.

Arthurs couldn't bear to contemplate what would have been an embarrassing smudge on a proud Davis Cup record at Kooyong yesterday.

So the left-hander cranked up his booming serve, tightened up the returns and eventually defeated Belarus teenager Serguei Tarasevitch 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 in the first of the "dead" singles rubbers of the quarter-final.

Younger teammate Chris Guccione, in contrast, again oozed energy in front of the home fans to thrash 17-year-old Alexandr Zotov 6-1 6-3 to stretch his Davis Cup singles record to an impressive 4-1 after only three ties.

Arthurs, 35, was sluggish after Saturday night's celebrations following his tie-clinching doubles triumph with Paul Hanley,.

The eager Tarasevitch stood one point away from stealing the opening set.

"I let him get a few too many games late in that set and it (set point) was probably a wake-up call," Arthurs said.

"The guy is all fired-up and he's raring to go and, after the euphoria of yesterday, it was a bit of a letdown.

"I didn't get too much sleep last night and started off a little slowly. The concentration level wasn't what it should be, but I showed a bit better form in the second set."

The 18-year-old Belarus replacement player's ranking of 1256 is the equivalent of Victorian Jay Salter, the 38th-ranked Australian. So Arthurs risked being the butt of plenty of team mirth had he even dropped a set.

"It's always good to improve your Davis Cup record. I think my singles record is now 10-4, but it's not easy to come out and play a dead rubber," Arthurs said.

"Not many people can say they have a 2-0 Davis Cup record here. There are a lot better players in those previous ties, but I have a 2-0 record at Kooyong."

Guccione hit the switch on his power serve from the first point against Zotov, who doesn't even have an official ranking.

The 201cm left-hander will now concentrate on transporting this Kooyong form into tournaments.

"It's a huge boost and I have to try to draw from this and see if I can play this well when I'm away playing tournament after tournament, week after week on tour by myself," Guccione said.

"I have to find the right training mode. I'll have a couple of weeks off now before heading over (to Europe) to prepare for the French Open and, hopefully, have some good results over there.

"I guess I have to practise as hard as I did here out on the road."


04-12-2006, 11:52 AM
who is the girl??? :sad:
:eek: seems he has lots girlfriends...

04-12-2006, 12:08 PM
He has only one girlfriend.

bad gambler
04-12-2006, 01:11 PM

04-15-2006, 04:28 AM
but i don't the think that's the same girl i saw in shanghai...

04-25-2006, 11:42 AM
Wayno will be back in Hamburg :woohoo:

I will catch him there :D :D

04-28-2006, 08:21 AM
Oh, please take some pictures

04-28-2006, 08:45 AM
Of course I will do!!! :woohoo:

04-30-2006, 12:20 PM
i can;t wait!!!

bad gambler
05-21-2006, 05:38 AM
Wayno was to play in the "Inter-Australian" Final against Nathan Healey to decide who will get the allocated WC for the French Open - anyone know who won?

Wayno beat Gooch in the match two days ago to advance to the final

05-21-2006, 05:48 AM
If Wayne didn't win that one, I would be disappointed...

05-21-2006, 05:57 AM
Just saw Healey smashed Luczak though, that's disappointing...

bad gambler
05-21-2006, 06:06 AM
Yep I was shocked when I saw that as well, not shocked at the Wayno v Gooch scoreline though :lol:

05-21-2006, 09:23 AM
Wayno lost to Healey :sad:

bad gambler
05-21-2006, 09:58 AM

05-23-2006, 07:13 AM
FO Qualy

Court 11 09:00 Start
Arvind Parmar (GBR) vs. Wayne Arthurs (AUS)

05-25-2006, 06:39 AM
Dodged a bullet against Parmar, winning 10-8 in the third. Beat Van Lottum in straight sets in QR2, just one more match against Stephane Robert ( :confused: ), a relative unknown, hopefully he should be too good for him. Win this and he's in the main draw.


bad gambler
05-25-2006, 08:15 AM
C'mon wayno :bounce:

05-25-2006, 12:09 PM
GO Wayno!

05-27-2006, 04:53 AM
Into the main draw with a straight sets win :rocker2:

05-27-2006, 05:55 AM
have to face the truth that he will not be shanghai this year.

05-27-2006, 09:09 AM
lets go Wayno. great to him in the MD

bad gambler
05-27-2006, 09:23 AM
Wayno now has made 29 consecutive Grand Slam MD's :rocker:

05-27-2006, 09:52 AM
after Clement withdraws I pray he dont have to play Federer.

05-27-2006, 10:19 PM
Just as bad, he's drawn Almagro... :mad:

05-28-2006, 09:42 AM
yes Almagro isn't easy :sad:

05-29-2006, 11:30 AM
but who knows, maybe we will win the game

05-29-2006, 07:34 PM
he lost 5-7, 2-6, 2-6 :sad:

bad gambler
05-31-2006, 09:11 AM
Wayno and Rusty play doubles today :D

05-31-2006, 08:01 PM
they lost unfortunately

06-02-2006, 12:54 PM
can anyone tell me will he retired this year?

bad gambler
06-22-2006, 01:56 PM
Wayno won again in qualys :woohoo:

06-22-2006, 04:44 PM
Wayno :woohoo: good luck for the MD :D

06-24-2006, 08:00 AM
Do you know the Holland goalkeeper Van Der Sar??? the guy looks like Wayno.

bad gambler
06-24-2006, 08:06 AM
Do you know the Holland goalkeeper Van Der Sar??? the guy looks like Wayno.


06-24-2006, 08:09 AM
yes, that's true, and that;s the reason why i support Holland :lol:

bad gambler
06-24-2006, 08:12 AM
I guess there are some similarities :D

Btw nice avatar :)

06-24-2006, 10:36 AM
Wayno vs Santoro

lets go Wayno :bounce:

06-28-2006, 05:46 AM
I guess there are some similarities :D

Btw nice avatar :)
thanks! i love ur av 2, Allianz arena
I hope Germany will win the game, but i like Messi...so it is to hard to choose...

06-28-2006, 06:04 AM
Wayno vs Santoro

lets go Wayno :bounce:
the old men's fight...

08-06-2006, 08:34 AM
Toronto Q
Wayno def. Seppi (3) 6-1, 6-4 :D

08-09-2006, 08:40 PM
Unfortunatly Wayno lost his second q match.

doubles first round: Wayno/Hrbaty def. Acasuso/Nalbandian 6-1, 4-6, 10-1 :)

08-09-2006, 08:43 PM
2nd: Wayno/Hrbaty def. Erlich/Ram 6-4, 3-6, 10-6 :D :D

08-11-2006, 05:44 AM
1/4 (3)Hanley/Ullyett def Arthurs/Hrbaty 64 63

08-17-2006, 05:29 AM
Hanley def Arthurs......it is weird to see them fight.

09-02-2006, 10:13 PM
I can't remember if I posted these. They are of Wayne at the LA tournament.


09-04-2006, 02:37 AM
Hey, you always surprised me dear :hug:

09-04-2006, 02:47 AM
Hey, you always surprised me dear :hug:

Oh, I didn't notice that you were a Wayne fan :) Wayne rocks.

09-04-2006, 02:57 AM
Here's some more!

http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/7041/wayne3hy1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/8150/wayne2nh5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/8684/wayne1ii6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

09-06-2006, 11:56 AM
He looks so thin and old, my friend and i talked about him this morning. coz my friend is a fan of Andre, and also Arthurs, she reminded me, maybe Wayne is going to leave too.

09-06-2006, 11:58 AM
Oh, I didn't notice that you were a Wayne fan :) Wayne rocks.
coz i only told you i was a fan of Travis.... :worship:

09-29-2006, 10:09 PM
AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships

Lu (1) vs. Rieschick
Terachi vs. Ledovskikh (8)

Bastl (2) vs. Sugita
Chean vs. King (12)

Burgsmuller (3) vs. Takeuchi
Ittogi vs. Chen (9)

Arthus (4) vs. Iwami
Muguruza vs. Sugiyama (10)

Cilic (5) vs. Bachinger
Im vs. Matsui (11)

Balleret (6) vs. Jun
Kwon vs. Troicki (7)

09-30-2006, 08:44 PM
(4)Wayne Arthurs (AUS) d. Tasuku Iwami (JPN) 6-3 6-4 :)

10-03-2006, 11:55 AM
Burgsmuller def. Arthurs 6/7(5) 7/6(7) 7/6(3) :sad:

10-04-2006, 12:50 PM
A fight between old guys, poor Wayne.

10-06-2006, 08:12 PM
Stockholm Open Qualy

(4) PEYA, Alexander AUT vs (wc) GUSTAFSSON, Robert SWE


10-14-2006, 02:44 AM
Hey will you be there and take some pictures?

10-21-2006, 07:59 AM
St.Petersburg Qualifying Draw

(1)Kubot vs Muzil
Nieminen vs Kukushkin
Eleskovic vs Kirillov
Matsukevitch vs (7)Wessels

(2)Stakhovsky vs Voltchkov
Smirnov vs Middelkoop
Zimonjic vs Sitak
Ivanov vs (5)Schukin

(3)Cilic vs Skoch
Bruthans vs Ghedin
Chernov vs Chekhov
Zovko vs (8)Tereshchuk

(4)Arthurs vs Elgin
Qureshi vs Davletshin
Bondarenko vs Juska
Bubka vs (6)Ledovskikh

10-21-2006, 07:57 PM
(4)Wayne Arthurs (AUS) d. Michail Elgin (RUS) 6-4 6-3 :)

10-23-2006, 10:18 AM
Arthurs def. Juska 6-7, 7-5, 6-2 :D

bad gambler
10-23-2006, 10:50 AM
Arthurs def. Juska 6-7, 7-5, 6-2 :D


10-23-2006, 11:23 AM
maybe his last tournament .... :sad:

He was not sure about the AO next year.

10-24-2006, 01:54 AM
maybe his last tournament .... :sad:

He was not sure about the AO next year.

it would eb a crime if he didn't play the aussie sumemr circuit next season, i'm hoping he will retire after the australian open, he has got to give us one last go.

10-24-2006, 04:55 PM
Wayne Arthurs def. Tommy Robredo 6-3 2-6 6-4 :woohoo:

10-24-2006, 07:33 PM
Wayne Arthurs def. Tommy Robredo 6-3 2-6 6-4 :woohoo:

Yepp, a great match it was! Robredo seemed to have a lot of problems against the left-handed player. I'm really glad Wayne won, he's been playing so brilliant tennis today! Wayne :worship:

Photos to come later ;)

10-24-2006, 08:29 PM
Hi Irina :wavey: nice to see you here.

Look forward to your photos :)

10-25-2006, 08:26 AM
Wayne Arthurs def. Tommy Robredo 6-3 2-6 6-4 :woohoo:

What a win! great to see to get a win like that at this time in his career

10-26-2006, 03:47 AM
Wayno is an olde knight

11-02-2006, 07:04 PM
Challenger Seoul, Korea

Wayne Arthurs (AUS) d. Ivo Klec (SVK) 6-4 7-6
Wayne Arthurs (AUS) d. (2)Paul Goldstein (USA) 4-6 7-6 7-5

11-03-2006, 09:19 AM
Wayne lost his quarterfinal after losing in the 3rd set tiebreaker.

11-04-2006, 10:28 PM
the result was:
(7)Gilles Muller (LUX) d. Wayne Arthurs (AUS) 7-5 3-6 7-6(8)

11-04-2006, 10:31 PM
He withdraws from Busan challenger.

Next tournament week 46 Caloundra, challenger.

11-11-2006, 06:08 AM
He should be Sh, like last year. I hope he would change his mind next year, match up with Hanley again!

11-11-2006, 06:10 AM
btw, here is the pic with Hanley, i don't know where shall i post, coz hanley hasn't his own thread, so i have to post it here.:sad:

11-12-2006, 08:45 AM
Caloundra, Australia
Main Draw (Singles):

MOTOMURA, Gouichi (JPN) v COELHO, Andrew (AUS, WC)
CHADAJ, Adam (POL) v NETTLE, Shannon (AUS, WC)
SMEETS, Robert (AUS, WC) v ARTHURS, Wayne (AUS, 6)

GUCCIONE, Chris (AUS, 4) v SIRIANNI, Joseph (AUS)
GROTH, Samuel (AUS, WC) v LUCZAK, Peter (AUS, 8)

FAUREL, Jean-Christophe (FRA, 5) v UEBEL, Lars (GER)
JONES, Alun (AUS) v KLEC, Ivo (SVK)
ZEMLJA, Grega (SLO) v MONROE, Nick (USA)
QUALIFIER v PEYA, Alexander (AUT, 3)

HEALEY, Nathan (AUS, 7) v FRUTTERO, John Paul (USA)
BACHINGER, Matthias (GER) v LU, Yen-Hsun (TPE, 2)

11-14-2006, 05:05 PM
(WC)Robert Smeets (AUS) d. (6)Wayne Arthurs (AUS) 6-4 6-0 :eek: :sad:

11-15-2006, 11:46 AM

Who is this stupid Smeets, can't believe he is Aussie, He should respect of Wayno, coz when Wayno started his tennis, i bet Smeets was a little boy with his lollipops.

12-13-2006, 07:50 PM

Arthurs trusts instinct on retirement

Linda Pearce
December 12, 2006

WHEN the time comes, Wayne Arthurs thinks he will know it. He will be aware when competition no longer motivates him; when he can no longer drive his 35-year-old body through practice sessions, qualifying rounds, various second-tier events and dwindling main-draw opportunities.

But, having deliberately avoided setting a retirement date, Arthurs does not believe it will come this summer, and so his current leaning is towards playing on after the local circuit in January. The only change may be scrubbing Davis Cup from his schedule — not through lack of desire, but because Australian tennis may need to steer a new course.

"It is time to look to the future," said Arthurs, a member of the cup-winning team in 2003. "I love Davis Cup and it's going to be hard if I make that decision not to play, or if I do make a decision TO play, then I've got to stick with that.

"But it is a time, maybe, where Australian Davis Cup's got to look at (Chris) Guccione and those sort of guys lifting the team in the next few years and that'll be a decision made over the summer. I'd love to play, but it might be the time for a little transition there."

For now, Arthurs is concentrating on the annual Australian Open training camp and the wildcard play-off to follow. At an age when most of his peers have zipped up their racquet bag for the last time, he is intent on improving a singles ranking 97 places below his 2001 peak of 44th.

Arthurs does not fear hard work, and nor is qualifying beneath him, for ego has never counted among his weaknesses. Simply, he toiled in tennis battlersville for too long, and hit the big-time too late — breaking through as a qualifier at Wimbledon in 1999 and in the Davis Cup tie that followed — not to be keen to maximise whatever time he has left.

"I was a late starter, remember," he says. "Singles-wise, I've only been on the tour since '98, pretty much. I have been out here 18 years, which is not the easiest, but I still enjoy the competition; I think that's why I'm still out here.

"I've always said I'd never put a time frame on it and I'm not going to; I still haven't. There's not a full decision made — whether I'm going to go on next year or finish around this summer time — but I will never give a date. I'll just decide as I go. I'll know when it's time."

So far, his body is not creaking too loudly, other than a few minor back niggles that come and go. His precious left arm is still in good shape; still capable of delivering some of the most lethal, consistent and well-disguised serves in the game. "Generally, I'm pretty good — for a man of my age," he quips.

But there are other challenges, notably the regular separations from his nine-month-old daughter, Amber. With his sister's help, Arthurs was able to take his partner, Caroline Gideskog, and child on the road for much of the season, and next year the couple plan to engage a nanny to help manage the sleep interruptions and other issues involved with travelling with an infant. Still, the rest of the time, it is far harder to walk out the door than it once was.

Overall, it was a mixed year. A three-month break around the time of Amber's birth meant his ranking suffered when he was unable to defend his swag of points for winning the Scottsdale title the previous February. When he returned, he qualified for both the French Open and Wimbledon — as, indeed, he did for nine of his past 12 tournaments — yet played only 17 main-draw matches.

The highlight was a second-round defeat of world No. 8 Tommy Robredo in St Petersburg in October, but even that was not without a cost, as a pulled stomach muscle meant Arthurs ended the season with a limp first-round exit from the Caloundra Challenger he says he should not have played.

"It's been a tough year, but it's been a great year because I did have my first baby, my baby daughter, so it's hard to compare with years gone past because I did have three months out," he says.

It looks like Arthurs will go on, making the most of what time and chances are left and confident that a return to the top 100 is within reach. "I know it's still in there," says Arthurs, whose other conviction is that it will be obvious when the desire to continue is not.

12-13-2006, 08:20 PM

Photo: Sebastian Costanzo

Linda Pearce
December 11, 2006

MEMO Lleyton Hewitt: five weeks from the start of the Australian Open, early critiques suggest that the current incarnation of Rebound Ace is already playing faster and bouncing lower than in previous years.

After a lengthy practice session in yesterday's brutal 40-degree heat, Hewitt's Davis Cup teammate Wayne Arthurs said the newly relaid Melbourne Park surface had moved closer to the pace and style of a US Open hardcourt. Which is just what Hewitt, a vocal critic of the speed of Rebound Ace in recent years, will want to hear.

"Lleyton will like it, I think. He will," said Arthurs, who spent the first morning of the annual Australian Open training camp hitting with Pro Circuit wildcard winner Alun Jones and coach Paul Kilderry on an outside court.

"It's playing a little faster, I can see that - looks like they've taken a bit of the bounce out of the court. It's tough to tell in percentage terms, but it's definitely quicker than last year, and the bounce is lower. It's getting towards the US Open."

Arthurs, a veteran of eight previous opens who will need wildcard assistance or qualifying success to reach a ninth, cautioned that the speed of Rebound Ace varied greatly with the weather, causing the balls to kick and fly in yesterday's hot wind. In the relative cool of last week, he said, the change was more obvious.

"It's the hardness of the court," he said. "Probably 10, 12 years ago, the 'Rebound' of the Rebound Ace court you could really feel it when you walked onto it, it was like a sponge. But now they've taken levels of the layers of the court off, and it's more like a hardcourt now."

Resurfacing finished last week, earlier than ever before, with the aim of reaching a speed plateau for the opening day of the tournament, January 15, which will remain consistent through the fortnight. Hewitt, who is at home in Sydney practising with Peter Luczak, is not expected to test the relaid surface until later next week.
While Alicia Molik delayed her arrival at the camp until today, Arthurs made an early start to his campaign to win the men's wildcard to be decided at the play-off from December 15-19. Now ranked 161st, he will also request direct entry into the main draws of the lead-up tournaments in Adelaide and Sydney.

A Davis Cup regular, Arthurs is also hoping to receive one of the three discretionary wildcards into the Australian Open main draw should he fail to win the 16-man play-off.

"I think I deserve one, yeah, but I also respect the policy of going for the younger guys," Arthurs said. "Obviously I'm 35 and I've played eight or nine opens, but my service to Australian tennis has been pretty good over the last nine or 10 years, so if they see fit to give me one, I'll be thanking them for it."

12-15-2006, 07:08 AM
Wayno looks so old from the pic :sad:

12-18-2006, 05:27 AM
Arthurs's surprise exit puts open in doubt

December 18, 2006

WAYNE Arthurs, the oldest player on the ATP Tour, may be denied an Australian Open swan song after crashing out of the wildcard play-off at Melbourne Park yesterday.

The top-seeded 35-year-old suffered a surprise 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 quarter-final loss to qualifier Colin Ebelthite, a fellow South Australian ranked a lowly 663rd in the world.

Arthurs must now rely on the generosity of tournament director Craig Tiley or survive three gruelling rounds of qualifying to gain main-draw entry into next month's season-opening grand slam.

Tiley has three discretionary wildcards left to issue, with Australian No.2 Mark Philippoussis - a Melbourne Park favourite - almost certain to pocket one, leaving Arthurs on tenterhooks.

Others in the desperate scramble for a wildcard include Arthurs's higher-ranked countryman Chris Guccione, fellow Australians Peter Luczak and Nathan Healey - who both reached the third round of this year's open - and three-time French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten.

Arthurs, who missed automatic entry into this year's open after slipping to 161st in the rankings, admits retirement is on the agenda this year and not having the opportunity to farewell Australian fans at his home-town grand slam would be a sad way to go out for the big-serving left-hander.


12-19-2006, 10:08 AM
WAYNE Arthurs, the oldest player on the ATP Tour

12-19-2006, 01:13 PM
it's a shame for wayne but he's sadly going to probably qualify. I just can't see them giving a WC to a player who will retire soon. Hopefully if he does have to qualify he is able to sneak through.

12-29-2006, 09:00 PM
Adelaide qualy

(1)Wesley Moodie (RSA) vs Ti Chen (TPE)
Tobias Summerer (GER) vs (6)Wayne Arthurs (AUS)

(2)Rik De Voest (RSA) vs Andre Coelho (AUS)
Lukas Rosol (CZE) vs (8)Go Soeda (JPN)

(3)Ernest Gulbis (LAT) vs Robert Smeets (AUS)
Nick Lindahl (AUS) vs (7)Nathan Healey (AUS)

(4)Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) vs Andrea Stoppini (ITA)
Paul Baccanello (AUS) vs (5)Mischa Zverev (GER)

12-30-2006, 09:04 AM
Tobias SUMMERER (GER) def. Wayne ARTHURS (AUS) 6:2 6:7 6:2 :sad:

01-02-2007, 10:22 AM
Adelaide doubles draw

[1] Jonathan Erlich/Andy Ram
VS Wesley Moodie/Todd Perry

[WC] Wayne Arthurs/Chris Guccione
VS Jan Hajek/Dominik Hrbaty

[4] Ashley Fisher/Tripp Phillips
VS Paul-Henri Mathieu/Janko Tipsarevic

Benjamin Becker/Jan Hernych
VS Yves Allegro/Robert Lindstedt

Paul Goldstein/Jim Thomas
VS [WC] Nathan Healey/Robert Smeets

Arnaud Clement/Richard Gasquet
VS [3] Simon Aspelin/Chris Haggard

Florent Serra/Gilles Simon
VS Novak Djokovic/Radek Stepanek

Paul Hanley/Lleyton Hewitt
VS [2] Lukas Dlouhy/Pavel Vizner

01-02-2007, 10:23 AM
[WC] Wayne Arthurs/Chris Guccione def. Jan Hajek/Dominik Hrbaty 6-2, 2-6 ret.

01-06-2007, 03:57 PM
Arthurs Accepts Australian Open Wild Card

By Tennis Week

Wayne Arthurs will make his ninth consecutive appearance in the Australian Open. The 35-year-old Melbourne resident has received a wild card into the Melbourne major.

Arthurs, ranked No. 161, made his Australian Open debut in 1999. His best result came with a third-round appearance in 2001.
Australia's Monique Adamczak, ranked No. 245, has been given a wild card into the women's draw.
Tennis Australia will award the remaining men's and women's wild cards in the coming days.
Arthurs and Adamczak join a list of wild card recipients that includes Alicia Molik, Robert Smeets, Alun Jones, Casey Dellacqua, Sam Querry, Madison Brengle, Go Soeda, Iroda Tulyaganova, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Youlia Fedossova, Chris Guccione and Sophie Ferguson.


01-07-2007, 12:44 AM
i have to be honest, i was very surprised by the decision but it means i will most likely be able to see him next week as i'm going to the australian open. Should be great.


01-07-2007, 09:38 AM
I am surprised too but very happy for him.
Hope he finds a doubles partner as well.

Lets go Wayno :bounce:

01-13-2007, 09:05 PM
AO Draw

Ivan Ljubicic CRO (4) vs. Mardy Fish USA
Nicolas Mahut FRA vs. Juan Monaco ARG
Stefan Koubek AUT vs. Wayne Arthurs AUS (WC)
(Q) Zack Fleishman USA vs. Agustin Calleri ARG (30)

lets go Wayno

01-13-2007, 09:06 PM
Monday OOP

MCA Start Time 11:00 AM
Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Stefan Koubek (AUT) vs. Wayne Arthurs (AUS)

01-15-2007, 05:49 AM
:woohoo: Arthurs def. Koubek 1-6, 6-7, 7-6, 6-2, 6-3 :woohoo:


01-15-2007, 09:11 AM
from yahoo.com





bad gambler
01-15-2007, 09:13 AM
Wayno :bowdown:

Best win in his years playing at AO :D

01-15-2007, 09:32 AM

gret win from wayno, i just looked at the draw, it actually has opened up for him

01-15-2007, 11:06 AM

Arthurs determined to stick around
by Angus Morgan
Monday, 15 January, 2007

After going two sets down to Austrian Stefan Koubek in his first round match at Australian Open 2007 on Monday, Wayne Arthurs took a look around Margaret Court Arena and thought to himself - 'I don’t want to go out this way'.

The signs, however, were not good. Even his most ardent supporters must have wondered whether the veteran lefty, at 35 the oldest player in the tournament and on the verge of retirement, had it in him to come back.

The fact that he hadn't eaten in the 36 hours ahead of the match because of an untimely dose of gastroenteritis didn't help.

Then there was the matter of his feisty opponent Koubek, ranked precisely 100 places ahead of Arthurs at 63, who came into the event in good form having made the final in Chennai two weeks previous.

But somehow, Arthurs lived to fight another day, prevailing 1-6 6-7 7-6 6-2 6-3 with a performance that he ranks up with the best of his career.

"Yeah, I don't know how I did it, actually. I think the crowd got me through," Arthurs said.

"At two sets to love down, I thought, 'this is not good', and just had to dig deep and really just fight today to try to get another game out here, and luckily that paid off."

"When you know you're going to retire, you always want to sort of perform at your best. And to probably go out in straight sets, which I looked like I was going to do, I wouldn't have been a nice way to go out.”

"But the crowd just … kept on getting behind me, which is nice. They didn't sort of have any lull sessions. Anytime I was sort of down, they tried and picked me up and I thank them for getting me over the line today."

In the lead-up to the tournament there had been plenty of speculation that Arthurs was preparing to announce his retirement, and while he confirmed at his post-match media conference that he is competing at his last Australian Open, he declined to elaborate on his commitment to the tour this year or to Australia's 2007 Davis Cup campaign.

Presumably, there'll be more on that when his Australian Open 2007 campaign comes to an end.

In the meantime Arthurs, who has never made it past the third round at the Australian Open since making his debut in 1999, has a second round date with American journeyman Zack Fleishman, who eased his way past the more highly-fancied Agustin Calleri of Argentina 7-5 4-6 6-3 6-4.

Arthurs concedes he needs to do some brushing-up on Fleishman.

"I've seen him around in the States a little bit, and as a college player. Pretty big serve, hits the ball hard from both sides," Arthurs said.

"Obviously (he) had a good win today against Calleri, a very good win. And three wins in the 'quallies' is always helpful for him."

"(It's) going to be interesting to see how I pull up for the next day and a half, and hopefully the crowd can get me going again on Wednesday."

A small post-match sandwich on Monday was Arthurs' first meal since Sunday morning and he's hoping to be fully-recovered by Wednesday from the nasty bout of gastro that he contracted over the weekend.

"I hadn't eaten for probably a day and a half, and I was pretty ill on Saturday. I was vomiting pretty much all day Saturday," he said.

"My wife and little kid got it probably three and a half days ago and I thought I was clear. I was two days into it, and I had no problem. Then Saturday morning, ooh, the trouble started.

"Yeah, it was unfortunate, but I got through."

01-16-2007, 04:48 AM
Good luck next round Wayne :yeah:

01-16-2007, 06:13 AM

W. ARTHURS/S. Koubek

1-6, 6-7, 7-6, 6-2, 6-3

Q. For someone that wasn't feeling too good last night, that was a remarkable comeback.

WAYNE ARTHURS: Yeah, I don't know how I did it, actually. I think the crowd got me through. A bit of Red Bull before I played got me through. Yeah, because I hadn't eaten for probably a day and a half, and I was pretty ill on Saturday. I was vomiting pretty much all day Saturday.

So, yeah, to get through that, I don't know how I've done it, and I think the crowd had a big hand in it.

Q. Do you mind being called Wayne-0?

WAYNE ARTHURS: It's pretty much stuck the last five or six years, so I'll go with it.

Q. Have you formally announced this is your last year?

WAYNE ARTHURS: I haven't formally announced it.

Q. Or your last Australian Open?

WAYNE ARTHURS: This will be my last Australian Open.

Q. Did you think it was the last?

WAYNE ARTHURS: Well, two sets to Love down, I thought the first half, This is not good. And just had to dig deep and really just fighting my ass off today to try to get another game out here, and luckily that paid off.

Q. Was that in your mind sort of during the match, I don't want to go out this way?

WAYNE ARTHURS: A little bit, yeah, when you know you're going to retire, you always want to sort of perform at your best. And to probably go out in straight sets, which I looked like I was going to do, I wouldn't have been a nice way to go out.

But the crowd just -- I think they just kept on getting behind me, which is nice. They didn't sort of have any lull sessions. Anytime I was sort of down, they tried and picked me up, and I thank them for getting me over the line today.

Q. Was there a point you feel it turned?

WAYNE ARTHURS: I don't think it ever really turned. When I hit the forehand up the line probably to win the third set was a big turning point. Then he fell away in the second set. I got on him early. And then I struggled again. And I lost it. I was down a break early in the fifth set, and I thought, Here we go. It's a long way to come back and not win after all that effort. I just didn't want to lose.

Q. Did you practice before the match at all?

WAYNE ARTHURS: I practiced probably 25 minutes with a mate yesterday. Just all I could do yesterday. Leading up there was no problem. And then my wife and little kid got it probably three and a half days ago, and I thought I was clear. I was two days into it, and I had no problem. Then Saturday morning, ooh, the trouble started. Yeah, it was unfortunate, but I got through this match.

Q. When did you last have a meal?

WAYNE ARTHURS: I just had a little sandwich now, which was probably my first meal since I had breakfast yesterday morning.

Q. You've had better wins with higher-ranked opponents, but in terms of courageous wins, is this as good as you've had?

WAYNE ARTHURS: I've had a couple of those ones here. I had one when I tore my calf really badly about three years ago, I think, out on Vodafone. I came back from three sets to Love, too.

This one today, I thought I was really going to be down. I didn't know how I was going to pull up today. Luckily in the end I felt all right by the end. I'm pretty tired now, but hopefully a good meal will set me straight.

Q. And a day of just some treatment or sort of recovery tomorrow?

WAYNE ARTHURS: Yeah, go to the message bench after this, and probably again tomorrow, a little light hit, asked for a late start on Wednesday.

Q. What do you know about your next opponent?

WAYNE ARTHURS: Not a great deal. I've seen him around in the States a little bit, and as a college player. Pretty big serve, hits the ball hard from both sides. Obviously had a good win today against Calleri, very good win. And three wins in quallies is always helpful for him.

Going to be interesting to see how I pull up for the next day and a half, and hopefully the crowd can get me going again on Wednesday.

Q. You're living here now, aren't you?

WAYNE ARTHURS: I live here, in Toorak.

Q. You said it would definitely be your last Australian Open. Does that mean you'll retire at some point in the year, you just don't know when?


Q. Does had a mean doubles, too?

WAYNE ARTHURS: Yes, completely finished.

Q. Certainly a chance to play Kooyong.

WAYNE ARTHURS: There you go. Now you're thinking. A or B team?

Q. And Davis Cup, when we spoke last you said you hadn't decided whether you'd be decided for the first round tie.

WAYNE ARTHURS: I haven't made that decision yet, no.

01-17-2007, 03:15 AM
Way to go, Wayne! He's into Round 3 of the Aussie Open! Good on ya, mate! ;)

01-17-2007, 05:30 AM
Wayne Arthurs def. Zack Fleishman 6-7, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 :woohoo:

bad gambler
01-17-2007, 05:36 AM
Now I will get to see him on Friday :D :D :D

01-17-2007, 05:57 AM
Prabu pls say HI from me :)

01-17-2007, 06:15 AM



01-17-2007, 07:16 AM

Arthurs unlocks secret to Open success
Wednesday January 17, 6:35 PM

Watch Sesame Street in the morning. Ride a wave of emotion to victory on Margaret Court Arena in the afternoon.

After nine years, Wayne Arthurs has finally unlocked the secret to success at his home grand slam tournament.

On the verge of retirement, Arthurs powered into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-7 (5-7) 6-1 6-4 6-4 victory over American qualifier Zack Fleishman.

Sporting a striking red, white and blue hairdo, Fleishman brought his own dash of colour to the clash.

But he was left bewildered by one of the best serves in the sport as Arthurs hammered down 26 aces.

"I felt like I guessed wrong on his serve every time," said Fleishman.

"I've never seen anything like it.

"I guessed forehand, he went backhand. I guessed backhand and he went forehand.

"I felt like I was in the casino and getting the bad cards every time."

Until slipping in the last couple of years, Arthurs had always prided himself on his ability to step up at grand slam tournaments.

He had reached the last 16 in each of the other three majors, but until now only once before had he got to the third round at Melbourne Park.

Now in his final Open, Arthurs feels unburdened by expectations and it has paid off.

"It would be very easy, it would be nice to be able to play my whole career in this sort of atmosphere," he said.

"I've just taken all the pressure off myself and just let it happen out there.

"Whatever happens, happens."

Arthurs was also feeling better after a bout of gastro left him unable to keep any food down before his tight opening-round victory on Monday over Austrian Stefan Koubek.

His pre-match routine of watching Sesame Street with baby daughter Amber has also worked a treat.

"That's the sort of thing we do," he said.

"It's nice to wake up, you have a happy smiling face that looks at you every morning who doesn't really give a stuff what you're going to go out that day and do."

So much has Arthurs enjoyed the frenzied crowd support out on Margaret Court Arena that he will ask tournament organisers not to schedule Friday's third-round clash with close friend, American Mardy Fish, on either of the two showcourts.

"I think the fans see me as a pretty down to earth, straightforward sort of person, someone they can relate to more than someone who's way above them, maybe like an Andy Roddick or Roger Federer," he said.

"I'm having fun when they're saying things and I'm responding a bit to them."

Having reached the last 32 at Melbourne Park, Arthurs has more than justified Tennis Australia's decision to award him a wildcard, rather than handing it to a younger local player.

And with fourth seed Ivan Ljubicic ousted in the first round by Fish, his section of the draw has opened up nicely.

01-17-2007, 10:15 AM
I was there again today, again that arena for australians produces a great atmosphere, i love it. Good win from Wayne, i am now hoping that his friday match is not on RLA.

01-17-2007, 10:15 AM

W. ARTHURS/Z. Fleishman

6‑7, 6‑1, 6‑4, 6‑4

Q. Five sets in the first round, four sets in the second.

Getting easier, isn't it (smiling)?

Q. Looked easier than the first round. Did it feel easier?

Yeah, I think I was feeling a little bit better than the first day. Four sets and it was only two hours 15 minutes today, whereas the other time was three and a half hours or something. So, yeah, a little easier today. But tough day at the office in that respect.

Q. How does it feel to be in the third round again? How does it feel to be in what you said is your last Australian Open?

Yeah, I'm very happy with the results so far. To be able to get through at this late stage of my career to a third round of a Grand Slam. My Grand Slam record over the last couple years hasn't been great, previous to what is probably what I prided myself on. But the last few years hasn't been great.To get through to the third round, I'm very happy with myself.

Q. Do you think because the horizon is getting closer, it's giving you added impetus to keep going?

I think it is, as well. Sort of to take expectation off yourself as well. It would be very easy, it would be nice, to be able to play the whole career in this sort of atmosphere. Yeah, I've just taken all the pressure off myself, just let it happen out there. Whatever happens happens.

Q. Does that mean you're going for different shots? Feel lighter in the shoulders?

Lighter in the shoulders. Maybe not getting too down on myself. In previous matches, if I lost that first set, I would have got on my own back, thought, this is not going well today. I just thought, It's just happening, let it go.

Q. You said on TV you were watching Sesame Street with your daughter. Do you feel the pressure is off?

That's the sort of thing we do. Nice to wake up, you have a smiling, happy face that looks at you every morning, doesn't really give a stuff what you're going to go out that day and do. We watch Sesame Street and all that sort of thing. I'm learning the Wiggle's song day by day.

Q. Who is your favorite Sesame Street characters?

Bert and Ernie. I love Bert and Ernie.

Q. How is your stomach and your general health now?

Good actually. I've eaten the last couple days, full meals. Physically I felt pretty good. I have a little bit of a hip problem. It's nice to have a full stomach, not that churning feeling that I had in the first match.

Q. What about your own creaky bones, best‑of‑five sets taking its toll?

Surprisingly pretty good actually. I was a little stiff yesterday in certain parts, my shoulder, that sort of thing. That sort of comes through lack of match practice. I haven't had that many matches over the last two and a half months. robably the more matches I play, the better my body generally feels. I know that's sort of strange to say at this age. Your body gets into a rhythm of playing matches. It feels better after playing more matches.

Q. How much can you draw from the crowd support?

Massively. Every day it keeps on getting better and better. They're getting me over the line, they really are. Can't thank them enough.

Q. The crowd support, what do you think your fans see in you as a person as opposed to a player?

I think they see me as a pretty down‑to‑earth, straightforward sort of person, someone they can probably relate to more than someone who's way above them, maybe like an Andy Roddick or a Roger Federer. I mean, I'm probably having a little fun with them when they're saying things and I'm sort of responding a little bit to them. I think that's what they see in me.

Q. Your celebration, the way you collapse at the end, your trademark.

Hopefully it's not a real thing one day (smiling). Yeah, just something to carry on from the first round.

Q. Do you still feel like you're playing some of your best tennis?

Some days I do. It's not as easy as it used to be to come out day in, day out and play at a really high level. My results over the last year probably showed that. I had a great result against Tommy Robredo at the end of the year. I sort of have that level, and some days a bit of a lower level. So when you're feeling good, you tend to play better. Some days you get out the wrong side of the bed, and it's not as easy.

Q. Do you care where you play your next match?

I will request that Margaret Court Arena. But, no, I don't think so. The intimacy of that court, I think I can draw from the crowd a little easier than, say, Vodafone or Rod Laver.

Q. Have you played Rod Laver in your nine singles appearances here?

I have. I got smashed by Sampras on that court, and Henman in the third round.

Q. If they want to put you on Rod Laver, you'll say, No thanks, give me Margaret?

I would say politely that I prefer to play on Margaret Court. If I go on Rod Laver, it's not a problem either.

Q. You came to the net 89 times in that match.

No way (smiling).

Q. How big a part of your game is serve and volley? Is it a shame it's kind of phasing out?

It's what I do. I've serve‑volleyed the whole of my career. It is a bit of a shame that serve‑and‑volley tennis is going out of the game a little bit. That's due to the fact that the players have got faster. The returning of players has got much, much better. When I was growing up, I don't remember going out and practicing returning, whereas you see guys out on the practice court these days, they're returning all the time. They're getting their coaches to serve to them halfcourt and returning a lot. The speed of the courts also over the last five, ten years have slowed down. More balls are coming back.

Q. There's a 7% improvement in your first serve from this game to your last. What do you attribute that to?

Probably not overserving. Maybe I overserved a little bit because I knew I was a little bit sick in the first match, trying to probably go for a little bit more. I think my rhythm was a lot better today than it was in the first round. And obviously attributed to the, I don't know, 60, 70%, something like that.

Q. Mardy Fish said that you're good mates.

No, I hate the guy (laughter).

Q. Will that help or hinder you?

No, I've known Mardy for a long, long time. I played him when he first came on the tour, when he got a wildcard in Newport. I think that's the only time we played. I beat him pretty easily there, but that was a long time before he actually got any good. Yeah, I've played doubles against him. I played a lot of the tours in the U.S. where he is. Once you get on a court, it's all battle.

Q. What do you have to do well against a guy like that?

Serve well again. He's a good returner. Obviously coped with Ivan Ljubicic's serve very well. I'll think about it a bit more the next day or so. He may be watching this. I don't want to give too much away to him (smiling).

Q. Will you throw something different at him ‑‑

A grenade (laughter).

Q. ‑‑ like maybe blue hair or something like that?

I won't say anything about the hair today. Probably not a good omen to do anything about my hair.

Q. You seem to be enjoying this so much. How does this compare to other Grand Slams you've been in?

It is my favorite. I've just been disappointed in the past that I sort of haven't played well here. It's nice, when it's your last one, to have a couple of wins and enjoy the crowd and just soak it up for a few more days.

Q. Have you made a schedule beyond here?


Q. Was it hard not to break out in laughter with the guy with multi‑colored hair?

One of the comments came, Here go the French guys. I was going to nearly laugh then. Don't know what that means.

01-17-2007, 10:27 AM
"I'm having fun when they're saying things and I'm responding a bit to them."

It's exactly like that, there are always a few comments from the crowd and wayne will react and laugh. he has a great time with the crowd.

01-19-2007, 05:25 AM
Fish def. Wayno 3-0 ret. :sad: :sad:

Poor Wayne :hug:

01-19-2007, 05:35 AM
Mardy Fish you suck!

01-19-2007, 05:42 AM
I watched the three games he did play and it was scary to watch he almost fell over after a serve his right leg was shaking when he landed on it. He couldn't move left or right, It was very brave of him to continue. I would hate this to end his career.

01-19-2007, 06:00 AM
Arthurs' emotional farewell
by Bren O'Brien
Friday, 19 January, 2007

Australian wildcard Wayne Arthurs has bid an emotional farewell to Melbourne Park after withdrawing just three games into his third-round clash with Mardy Fish at Australian Open 2007.

In his final appearance at his home Grand Slam, Arthurs had captured the public's imagination with his wins in the first two rounds against Stefan Koubek and Zack Fleishman. But a right knee injury suffered in the warm-up to his match on Margaret Court Arena prevented the 35-year-old from being competitive against the American.

The drama began before the match had even started, with Arthurs withdrawing from the warm-up to seek medical attention on his right knee. He won just two points in his three games, and looked distressed at the change of ends.

After some consultation with the doctor, Arthurs decided he could not continue and conceded the game in an emotional handshake with Fish.


01-19-2007, 06:20 AM
Peggy i got your mail, but i can not open my hotmail now.

and is that ture, Wayno decided to leave?

01-19-2007, 06:21 AM
I dont know if it was Waynes last tournament.

01-19-2007, 06:29 AM


01-19-2007, 06:29 AM
He should play doubles, he made a stupid decision...left Paul.

01-19-2007, 06:31 AM

Jane Holroyd at Melbourne Park
January 19, 2007 - 5:30PM

All over for Arthurs


The Australian Open - and possibly his career - ended for Wayne Arthurs before a ball had been struck in his third round match at the Australian Open today.

Arthurs appeared to jar his knee during the warm-up for the match against Mardy Fish of the US.

After having medical attention at courtside, Arthurs left the court for further attention, returning a few minutes later.

Shaking his head in disappointment, the veteran Australian almost fell to the court during the first point, but bravely served out the game which Fish had little difficulty winning.

The match lasted only two more games, Arthurs going to the net after the first break to shake hands.

Arthurs was given a rousing reception as he appeared on Margaret Court Arena before his bid to advance past the third round of his home grand slam for the first time.

Chants of "If you love Wayne Arthurs, clap your hands!" were warmly received by the crowd.

On Wednesday Arthurs had expressed a desire to play today's match at Margaret Court Arena because he said the "intimate" atmosphere helped his performance.

But it was not to be...

Arthurs announced earlier that this would be his last Open, saying he would retire from the game altogether later in the year.The big-serving Victorian had attracted tremendous support during his first two matches.

He opened the championship with a five-set win over Stefan Koubek of Austria and then ground out a four-setter against American Zack Fleishman.

Arthurs turned professional in 1990 and has been a regular member of Australian Davis Cup teams.

His third round appearance at the Open equalled his best performance in his national championship.

01-19-2007, 06:33 AM

Wayne's tearful Open exit
January 19, 2007 - 5:44PM

Sad end ... Wayne Arthurs can't hold back the tears after his Australian Open career was ended by injury.

The Australian Open - and possibly his career - ended for Wayne Arthurs before a ball had been struck in his third round match today.

Arthurs appeared to jar his knee during the warm-up for the match against Mardy Fish of the US.

After having medical attention at courtside, Arthurs left the court for further attention, returning a few minutes later.

Shaking his head in disappointment, the veteran Australian almost fell to the court during the first point, but bravely served out the game which Fish had little difficulty winning.

The match lasted only two more games.

After shaking hands with Fish, the sobbing Arthurs slumped back into his chair and covered his face with a towel.

Cheered by his home fans, Arthurs eventually got back on his feet and acknowledged the crowd by waving to all corners of the stands.

Arthurs's exit leaves Lleyton Hewitt as the sole Australian left in the men's draw.

Arthurs had already announced this would be his last Open, saying he would retire from the game altogether later in the year.

The big-serving Victorian had attracted tremendous support during his first two matches.

He opened the championship with a five-set win over Stefan Koubek of Austria and then ground out a four-setter against American Zack Fleishman.

Arthurs turned professional in 1990 and has been a regular member of Australian Davis Cup teams.

His third round appearance at the Open equalled his best performance in his national championship.


01-19-2007, 06:36 AM
he looks so upset....

bad gambler
01-19-2007, 06:36 AM
Oh man that was terrible to watch...

Poor Wayno - it was a hip flexor injury and required a couple of injections just to go on court today :sad:

01-19-2007, 06:38 AM
Poor Aussie, I hope he will get well soon, and back soon...dont leave us alone.

01-19-2007, 12:31 PM
it was so sad, being there, felt so sorry for him, it shouldn't of ended like this. It had been such a great week before this and now this had to happen.

01-19-2007, 01:52 PM
You were there? you saw him cried?

01-20-2007, 12:39 PM
You were there? you saw him cried?

yep, i was on the wrong side of his chair though, you could see how sad he was when he went on court to thank the crowd, he was very sad.

01-20-2007, 03:49 PM
M. FISH/W. Arthurs

3‑0 (ret.)

THE MODERATOR: Dr. Tim Wood, chief medical officer, is here to answer any questions you have about Wayne Arthurs' injury. First question, please.

Q. Wayne, what went wrong?

WAYNE ARTHURS: I had a preexisting injury with my hip. It was getting sorer and sorer over the last probably three days where I injured it during my second‑round match. It got worse yesterday during the doubles.

Went and saw Tim yesterday, their medical staff. It was an idea to have a local anaesthetic in my hip this morning. It was like a practice run for the local anaesthetic, to see how I would react to it.

I'd gone in, had the anaesthetic. Felt great during practice. Everything was fine. The hip was good. That was a short‑term acting anaesthetic which wore off within the hour type of thing.

Went to have another one, which was a pre‑plan, as well, which was going to be a longer‑lasting, three‑ to four‑hour type of anaesthetic. Had that probably 15 minutes before the match, which was all right, on queue.

Went on the court. I had a reaction to the anaesthetic and had no coordination, no feelings in my right leg at all. Just completely gone on the right side. As you could see, I couldn't coordinate at all on the right side.

Q. Tim, do you accept any of the responsibility for that?

DR. TIM WOOD: Not personally, because I didn't give the anaesthetic, I suppose. A colleague did. I don't suppose it's accepting responsibility. I think Wayne was given indications as to the risks and benefits of this procedure. It's an extreme measure to take in a sport such as tennis where these sort of injuries can occur.

Obviously the circumstances, in our opinion, we discussed this with Wayne last night, were exceptional. It was potentially his last match in his home country in a Grand Slam. Wayne was clearly coming to us last night in a position saying, I was in trouble. He was going to struggle to play anyway today without any intervention.

The trial worked very well this morning. Unfortunately, it didn't work as well this afternoon. The anaesthetic has sort of inhibited the muscle from working. That muscle is an important stabilizer of the hip and pelvis. As a result, obviously you can see the result: Wayne struggled to move around the court.

Q. Do you blame the doctor for what happened?

WAYNE ARTHURS: I don't blame the doctor, no. I've been told it's a one‑in‑a‑thousand thing. I've reacted to it like one in a thousand person would. I'm not putting blame on anybody.

Q. Could you have played without the anaesthetic?

WAYNE ARTHURS: I would have been probably about 65, 70% of my full fitness. Whether the injury was going to get worse over the course of the match, that's unknown. It's all hindsight now, really is.

Q. I think everyone was feeling for you watching it from a distance. Take us through your thoughts as that

WAYNE ARTHURS: Couldn't believe it actually. I couldn't really believe that this is the way that my last Aussie Open was going to finish. I looked up the crowd as I went out. The flags, Aussie stuff everywhere. It was an amazing atmosphere.

A bit of a surreal feeling because I went to the net, we had the coin toss. The coin hit the ground, and I called heads after the coin had hit the ground. Maybe the anaesthetic was something to do with that, as well. I think it all just got too much for me.

Major disappointment, really was, 'cause the crowd, I could see it was building up to be a great afternoon.

Q. Certainly very emotional. What was it like for you at that moment? You tried to battle on.

WAYNE ARTHURS: I did. I wanted to battle on. It started to rain. I thought, Here we go, this is sort of a Godsend here. It wasn't raining hard enough. My body just wouldn't let me run to the ball. I'd see the ball, and it just wouldn't go where I wanted it to go.

I really didn't want to walk off that court at that moment. I knew there was nothing I could do.

Q. Did you know you were in trouble during the warmup?

WAYNE ARTHURS: I did actually. After the coin toss, I ran to the back of the court. My knee sort of went like this (back and forth). I was thinking. That was not right. Mardy hit a ball straight up the middle, I nearly tripped over. Then I went forward to the net, and nothing was working. The knee was just going left‑right, left‑right.

Then the timeout we had underneath the tunnel, physio was trying to manipulate anything to see if I had the feeling. The feeling in the quad wasn't quite right there. I ran up and down, and it was not good.

Q. How does your leg feel now?

WAYNE ARTHURS: Still a bit strange. Not fully recovered. The anaesthetic takes four hours sort of to wear off. I'll know in a few more hours.

Q. How bad is the hip? Is it a premature end for your tennis career?

WAYNE ARTHURS: No, it's not that bad. It's a strain above the hip joint which inhibited me, when I'm serving volleying, to put full pressure down on my knee. I sort of volley a little bit upright. Moving across the court was bad, as well, sort of coming back from the right side back to the middle. It was not right either. Yesterday it was probably worse than the singles the day before.

I don't think it's a long‑term injury. Something maybe I'll get an MRI scan in the next day or so and see what the problem is. I don't expect it to be a life‑threatening sort of thing.

Q. You'll be hoping to be right for Davis Cup?

WAYNE ARTHURS: Yeah. I mean, that's two weeks away. Tim could probably explain it. If it's a little tear in the hip, it's going to take two to three weeks. Who knows.

Q. Did you do it in the doubles or aggravate it in the singles?

WAYNE ARTHURS: Aggravated it in the singles. I got really stiff after my first‑round match, obviously because the virus had kicked in as well as not having played that many matches in the sort of last two and a half months.

I got a lot of work on it in the days after. By the end of the singles match, it was pretty sore.

Q. Are you feeling more pain physically or emotionally?

WAYNE ARTHURS: Totally emotionally at the moment.

Q. What were the risks the doctors told you about last night if you took the injection? What were the risks involved? The doctor said you were told the risks. What were they?

WAYNE ARTHURS: I think more the risk that if I didn't have it, maybe I'd still only be playing at 65%. No real risk of doing any damage to myself having it.

Q. Do you think there should be tighter guidelines on the use of anesthetics?

WAYNE ARTHURS: No, I don't think so. It's a very rare case. The doctors have been in the football business for the last 25 years injecting footballers quite often, a lot. I mean, it's a very rare case.

Q. You were as deep as you'd been into your home Slam. Not the way you want it to end. Any thoughts of maybe looking ahead to next year?

WAYNE ARTHURS: That's a long way off (smiling). A bit of an emotional decision. I don't want be making any decisions like that at the moment.

Q. Tim, to clarify, is there any element of medical error here or is it just a pure sense of luck or bad luck that this has happened?

DR. TIM WOOD: It's certainly the latter. Certainly no medical negligence. Local anaesthetic injections carry risks to them. The reason we did the trial this morning was to try and avert what happened this afternoon. Because of those risks, we like to do it in non‑competitive situations first. Wayne came in this morning, had the short‑acting local so if there were any adverse events, that would have worn off by the time he had to play.

As Wayne said, he had the local. Seemed to work well; took his pain away. He felt he was able to move around the court more freely. As Wayne will I'm sure testify, the same spot was injected. The only difference was that it was a longer‑acting local because obviously we weren't able to determine how long his match would go for. Within the rules of tennis, we're not allowed to inject during the course of a match for an injury. We had to make sure that we covered the full duration of a potential five‑set, four‑ to five‑hour match. We used a longer‑acting anaesthetic.

That was discussed amongst, as I said, two of my colleagues. Together they have 50 years of AFL experience. They determined the anaesthetic to be used, the same spot was injected, the same volume as the initial local anaesthetic this morning.

It's just an unfortunate complication, but certainly there's no evidence, no sign of any medical negligence at all. It's a recognized complication.

Q. AFL, there's been a lot of talk of injections over the course of the past 12 months. As a doctor, do you feel this is going to put the whole topic of injections in sport back into the public eye again?

DR TIM WOOD: Look, it's going to be obviously newsworthy judging by the number of people here. But both at the AFL level and my experience, this is my sixth tournament as the chief medical officer, I think if you add up the matches, that is been over a thousand, 1200 matches, this is only the second time that we've used local anaesthetic in tennis.

As far as tennis goes, it's an extremely rare occurrence. It's done under exceptional situations. Wayne's circumstance was exceptional. He had to play, wanted to play clearly. His performance, as he said, would have been well below what he would have wanted. We have no idea what would happen once he got on court and into a tough match and may have had to retire with injury.

We discussed that in those circumstances, the only thing we could do too assist him was to consider local anaesthetic. You know, this was discussed and trialed successfully this morning. But an unfortunate adverse event this afternoon.

Q. Was it the same anaesthetic, the same drug you used this morning you used again this afternoon? Or was it a dosage change?

DR. TIM WOOD: No, totally different local anaesthetic.

Q. Who were the colleagues?

DR. TIM WOOD: Hugh Seward and Gary Zimmerman. Past president or current president, just about to retire from the AFL Medical Officers Association, general football club doctor for 25 years. And Gary Zimmerman has had the same level experience at Richmond and the Bulldogs.

They were closely involved. Gary gave the first injection to Wayne this afternoon ‑‑ this morning, and would have given the injection this morning, but had to leave before Wayne was able to have the injection. Another colleague, who is also heavily involved in professional sport as the Melbourne Storm doctor, who gives a lot of injections in Rugby League as you can appreciate, and he's never come across this complication before. I'm sure all aware of Mick McGuane's local anaesthetic incident. That's probably the most well‑documented similar, but in a totally different area and totally different risk. This was well away from any major nerves. It's really the muscle function itself that has been inhibited by the action of the local anaesthetic.

Q. Who was the Melbourne Storm doctor who actually gave it?

DR. TIM WOOD: Dr. Masci.

Q. First name?

DR. TIM WOOD: Lorenzo. He's part of the medical staff here. We have a highly experienced team of sports physicians with a lot of experience, particularly Dr. Zimmerman, Dr. Seward and myself.

Q. Was there any interaction between you and Mardy? He said it didn't seem right, couldn't quite put his finger on it, he didn't know what was wrong. Was there any interaction?

WAYNE ARTHURS: No, there really wasn't, no. I didn't say anything to him before the match, anything like that. All just happened so quickly. The onset was really quick. I was walking out to the court feeling nothing, then all of a sudden on the court it happened. I don't think he knew what was going on either.

Q. Were you hoping he might just hit a ball back towards you?

WAYNE ARTHURS: Who, yeah, no, a bit annoying he was hitting it away from me.

Q. Was it a bit frightening?

WAYNE ARTHURS: It was a bit frightening, yeah. Never had that feeling before. I'm sort of looking at these guys now watching the TV. They're running like this. I'm sort of wincing at them running. It was such a weird sensation, not being able to even probably react to the ball. You're seeing the ball, but it's just sort of passing you.

Q. Who was the other player that has had the local anaesthetic? You said this is the second one.

DR. TIM WOOD: I can't comment on that for confidentiality reasons I'm afraid. Patient confidentiality, as you can understand.


01-27-2007, 09:27 AM
Vote for Wayne


01-27-2007, 02:16 PM
I did

01-30-2007, 05:56 AM
Wimbledon a lure for Arthurs to say farewell

Adrian Proszenko
January 28, 2007

WAYNE Arthurs says his career is at the crossroads after the troublesome hip injury that ruled him out of Australia's first-round Davis Cup tie in Belgium next month.

Arthurs, whose Australian Open came to a premature halt after he had a freak reaction to a pain-killing injection last week, hasn't ruled out making one last appearance at Melbourne Park next year.

But after MRI scans revealed he had a minor hip tear which would put him out of actions for three weeks, Arthurs said he would use the time to decide whether he was up to the rigours of another ATP season.

"I'm going to take two or three weeks off to decide whether I want to go out and battle away for another year," he said.

"It's not easy when you're ranked 165 or whatever [163] I am and to go out there and battle away.

"I've got a daughter now and those sorts of things are luring me home.

"I'm still calming down from the Australian Open. It's easy to say that was great and now it's time to get back out on the road because everything was flying. But it's not so easy after you've had two or three weeks off to do the hard slog again, doing tournaments I don't want to be at.

"I need time to think about whether I really want to have one more year."

Asked about the prospect of returning for a more fitting Australian Open farewell than his third-round retirement against American Mardy Fish, the 35-year-old said: "That's still a long way down the track. I'll see how the year pans out. That may still be a better send-off than losing qualifying in the middle of nowhere.

"I have to weigh up all the pros and cons. It was a bloody good farewell, even if it wasn't the right circumstances."

The left-handed serve-volleyer, the oldest player on the tour, hinted a Wimbledon finale was a possibility.

"Wimbledon has always been the priority when it comes to grand slams," he said. "I've always had my best results there. If I do play, I'd be gearing myself to having a good Wimbledon."

Complicating his decision is his unexpected surge in form, which began with an upset win over world No.6 Tommy Robredo in Russia in October and continued into the Australian summer.

"There have been times when I have been playing qualifying and not really getting anywhere," he said. "Then suddenly I have a good tournament at the end of the year, I beat Tommy Robredo and start to think, 'Hey, I can still play this game'.

"Then I have two pretty good wins at the Australian Open and it's just a roller-coaster ride."


03-07-2007, 05:37 AM
Wayno is back -> Indian Wells Quali

(8)FALLA, Alejandro v ARTHURS, Wayne
FOGNINI, Fabio v (16)BOLELLI, Simone

Good luck :bounce:

03-07-2007, 05:49 AM
:yeah: Age is just a number

Go wayno :hug:

03-07-2007, 05:58 AM
After this he is going to play French Open, Queens, Wimbledon....

03-08-2007, 05:29 AM
[8]A Falla (COL) d W Arthurs (AUS) 67(8) 63 64 :sad:

03-11-2007, 05:10 AM
After this he is going to play French Open, Queens, Wimbledon....

...Then TMC Shanghai:rolleyes:

03-11-2007, 10:27 AM
no I dont think so...

03-11-2007, 12:40 PM
It is a dream... if he stops playing singles, and matchs Paul up, i think he can get that.

03-15-2007, 08:48 AM
Australian tennis player Wayne Arthurs was born in Adelaide, S.A., Australia on this day in March 18, 1971.

Happy Birthday Wayno :kiss:

03-18-2007, 08:58 PM
Happy Birthday Wayne :aparty:

03-19-2007, 06:18 AM
Happy Birthday Wayne

05-09-2007, 02:40 PM
Aus Open, 2007.

05-10-2007, 02:14 AM
Thanks so much Kristen :hug:

06-08-2007, 09:18 PM
Queens qualification

(1) BOZOLJAC, Ilia SRB vs SA, Andre BRA
SLABINSKY, Alexander GBR vs MELO, Marcelo BRA
BAMFORD, Neil GBR vs (7) HEALEY, Nathan AUS

(2) GIRALDO, Santiago COL vs VEMIC, Dusan SRB
(WC) EVANS, Daniel GBR vs WARD, James GBR
BREWER, David GBR vs MARRAY, Jonathan GBR
(WC) RICE, David GBR vs (5) ARTHURS, Wayne AUS

(3) TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA vs GOODALL, Joshua GBR
COX, Daniel GBR vs CHILDS, Lee GBR
BASTL, George SUI vs (8) STAKHOVSKY, Sergiy UKR

(4) MULLER, Gilles LUX vs EATON, Chris GBR
(WC) MAY, James GBR vs DELGADO, Jamie GBR

06-09-2007, 04:28 AM
Go Wayno :yeah:

06-09-2007, 06:45 AM
Good Luck Wayne :)

06-19-2007, 04:47 PM
He didnt qualify for Queens but I hope he does in Wimbledon.

Wayne Arthurs (AUS) def Ramon Delgado (PAR)[25] 7-5 6-3
Wayne Arthurs (AUS) def Alex Calatrava (ESP) 7-6, 7-6

next Sela or C.Rochus

Voo de Mar
06-20-2007, 12:35 AM
I've made for him special thread :yeah:

06-20-2007, 05:38 AM
Arthurs in Wimbledon farewell

Leo Schlink
June 20, 2007 12:00am

WAYNE Arthurs yesterday confirmed the worst-kept secret in tennis as he hauled together the remnants of a once-imposing game for a farewell Wimbledon tilt.

Wearied by 18 seasons on the road, Arthurs, 36, will bow out -- possibly as early as today in qualifying -- ending a fine, if unorthodox, career.

"Yeah, there's no real secret among the players that this is my last Wimbledon and this is my last tournament," Arthurs said after whipping Paraguayan Ramon Delgado 7-5 6-3 in the first round of qualifying.

"I wanted to come back to the place where I've had my best results on tour and give it one more crack and if it doesn't happen, it doesn't happen."

Arthurs, ranked 194 after a career-high 44, has pondered retirement since declaring January's Australian Open was his last tournament at Melbourne Park.

Wimbledon always looked the left-hander's likely swansong.

Now, the only matter to be settled is when.

Arthurs' curtain-call could have come on a frigid afternoon at Roehampton, where Delgado led the first set 5-3.

However Arthurs dug deep, served brilliantly and won 10 of the next 13 games.

"It (losing) probably was a motivating factor, to try and pull it back," Arthurs said.

"Maybe if I was in the back stalls of some other tournament it might have been easy to roll over, but I want to try to end it on a fairly high note.

"I'm not serving anywhere near as well as I used to when I was at my best, but if you have a fairly solid technique under any conditions, it generally holds up pretty well."

When Arthurs rejoined after his angst-riddled exit at the Australian Open in January, he realised life on the road was no longer for him.

"It's pretty emotional but I sort of accepted it 2-3 months ago," he said.

"I played a couple of tournaments in the States and I knew that the desire and hunger was not where it should be.

"At the peak of my career, it was sort of do or die.

"Every match, you felt like you'd died. If you don't have that hunger you know that it's time to give it away.

"The prestige that goes with getting into Wimbledon, I have no motivation problems playing at Wimbledon."

Arthurs' rise corresponded with Australia's retreat from traditional power to pitied.

He seemed destined for the fringes until he qualified for Wimbledon in 1999 and served his way into the fourth round, stopped by Andre Agassi.

Agassi sought out Davis Cup captain John Newcombe and asked why Arthurs was not in line for international duties when Pat Rafter and Mark Philippoussis were injured.

Newcombe acted and was rewarded. Arthurs helped teenager Lleyton Hewitt thump Marat Safin and Yevgeny Kafelnikov's Russians in Brisbane.

The Davis Cup final win in 2003 will always be cherished, but Wimbledon is the cathedral where he worships.

The son of an Irish Davis Cupper had spent years living in London dreaming of Wimbledon triumphs.

"Wimbledon '99 definitely was the highlight," Arthurs said.

"It sort of made my name in Australia, set a record along the way with 111 serves (service games) held in a row.

"It was the the highlight of my Wimbledon, but I made fourth round three years later as well.

"The memories are there.

"The other day and I was practising my serve and I was thinking: 'This is where it ends, but it's good to be here.'

"Qualifying would be good and anything past that would be a bonus."

Arthurs will leave with more singles defeats than wins -- 158 to 131 -- and just one title.

However the old-style Australian serve-volleyer is justifiably proud that he overcame severe elbow problems to breakthrough in his mid-20s.

Arthurs will play Canadian Frederic Niemeyer in the second qualifying round and either Christophe Rochus or Dudi Sela for a main draw spot.

06-20-2007, 08:39 AM
Good Luck Wayne

06-20-2007, 06:01 PM
Wayno def. Christophe Rochus 6-3, 3-6, 6-7, 7-5, 6-4 :woohoo:

he was down a break in the last set but came back :D

06-20-2007, 07:10 PM

06-20-2007, 07:20 PM
Written by Helen Gilbert

Arthurs Keeps Dream Alive

Monday, 18 June, 2007

Wayne Arthurs' dream of appearing in his last ever Wimbledon main draw event was kept alive today when he disposed of Ramon Delgado to reach the second round of qualifying.

The Australian, who hopes to make his ninth consecutive singles appearance at the Championships, was visibly emotional after his 7-5, 6-3 win against the Paraguayan when he confirmed this would be his last Wimbledon.

"There's no secret that this is my last Wimbledon and that this is my last tournament," he said speaking after his match. "This has been pretty emotional...I want to come back to the place where I have had my best results on the tour."

However, it was touch and go as to whether the 36-year-old, who at 194 is ranked 37 places below his opponent, would make it past the first round.

Blustery conditions affected the rhythm of Arthurs' serve-volley game in the opening set, which was littered with double faults. Dishing up three on his serve in the fifth game did not help and Delgado was quick to capitalise, snatching the first break of the match to go 3-2 up.

But the Australian left-hander's experience told and he soon levelled the match. At 5-5 rain suspended play and he walked off court facing yet another break point on his serve. The brief delay did him good and he turned his game around, displaying the type of tennis that helped him reach the fourth round of Wimbledon in 1999 and 2002.

Every aspect of his game started to gel and aces replaced the double faults to help him polish off the second set and the match.

However, Arthurs confessed the thought of nearly losing the first set and potentially the match in his last ever Wimbledon had spurred him on, maybe more so than in other tournaments.

In fact, the veteran has been doing a lot of reminiscing and described his Wimbledon encounter with Andre Agassi in the fourth round in 1999 as his 'Wimbledon highlight'.

"I was sitting at Aorangi last week by myself after practicing my serve thinking it's good to be here," he laughed.

But Arthurs would not be drawn on what round he hoped to reach in his final Grand Slam. "I hope to get through qualies and I know it sounds like a cliché but [will] take it one match at a time. Anything past that would be a bonus," he added.

Arthurs Edges Into Final Round

Tuesday, 19 June, 2007

Wayne Arthurs looked like the cat that got the cream after edging out Alex Calatrava in straight sets on the second day of the qualifying. The Australian stepped off court grinning from ear to ear safe after overthrowing his Spanish opponent 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-4) and was happy to pose for the cameras.

Yesterday, the 36-year-old confirmed this would be his last tournament, claiming he wanted to end his career at the place where he has had his best results. And, today, he was a lot happier with his performance. Unlike his previous round against Ramon Delgado, which was arguably scrappy in places, Arthurs produced solid serve volley tennis, which unsettled his baseliner opponent.

Leading 5-4 his length of shot earned him his first set point of the match but he failed to convert and a tie-break ensued. Stinging ground-strokes helped Calatrava’s race to a 4-1 lead, but strong serving and precision ball placement enabled the Australian to claw his way back and take the set on his third set point. It was a pattern that was to be repeated in the second set. The only difference was Arthurs remained in front in the tie-break, managing to steal the match.

“I was serving a lot better today,” he admitted after stepping off court. “The conditions were better, it was more humid. It was Aussie conditions today.”

However, he confessed he was not still playing his best tennis. “I’m playing more on determination than actual skill. I hope I can get through the next one and go out the way I want to go out.”

Arthurs Fulfills Qualifying Dream

Wednesday, 20 June, 2007

Wayne Arthurs fulfilled his dream and qualified for the 2007 Wimbledon Men’s Singles at Roehampton today in what will be his ninth and last consecutive singles appearance at the Championships.

The Australian staged a remarkable come back from 1-4 down in the fifth to defeat Belgian Christophe Rochus 6-3, 3-6, 6-7 (7-5), 7-5, 6-4 in front of an Aussie-biased crowd during the last match of the day.

The contest was always going to be a close affair - only seven ranking places separates the players with Arthurs standing at 194 and Rochus at 187. But today the 36-year-old denied the 28-year-old a first round Wimbledon place for the first time in seven years.

The victory is even sweeter considering this is Arthurs’ last tournament and he has made no secret of the fact that he would like to end his career at the place where he has had his best results.

The left-hander reached the fourth round of Wimbledon in 1999 and 2002 and cites his 1999 encounter with Andre Agassi as his ‘Wimbledon highlight’.

Voo de Mar
06-20-2007, 07:50 PM
I'm happy that he plays in the main draw. As you said Björki, good for him to play against clay-courter in the 1st round :)

bad gambler
06-20-2007, 09:25 PM

06-20-2007, 10:00 PM
When he won the last point he was standing just in front of the service box and he put both of his hands down at his sides, put his head straight back and said 'YEAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!' That was all the celebrating he did, other than the big grin. It was a neat thing to witness, I am very happy for him. Good things happen to decent, hard working people, and Wayne deserves to end his career in the place that he cherishes. :)

This is Wayne sitting in his chair after the match, quietly happy that he made it into the draw.

06-20-2007, 11:00 PM
:D Yay!

06-21-2007, 05:36 AM
When he won the last point he was standing just in front of the service box and he put both of his hands down at his sides, put his head straight back and said 'YEAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!' That was all the celebrating he did, other than the big grin. It was a neat thing to witness, I am very happy for him. Good things happen to decent, hard working people, and Wayne deserves to end his career in the place that he cherishes. :)

This is Wayne sitting in his chair after the match, quietly happy that he made it into the draw.

I am even more happy for him after read this :) :) And thanks for the photo!!

bad gambler
06-21-2007, 07:29 AM
Thanks Fee :)

Wayno is such a great guy, deserved to go out with a MD appearance.

06-21-2007, 11:03 AM
Well Done Wayne :worship:

06-22-2007, 05:21 AM

Biofile: The Wayne Arthurs Interview


Wayne Arthurs stepped up to the baseline staring at the finish line of his career. Facing a 1-4 fifth-set deficit to Christophe Rochus at the Wimbledon qualifier in Roehampton today, Arthurs didn't need to scan the scoreboard to see the end of his career staring him in the face.

The 36-year-old Australian announced he would retire after Wimbledon and now found himself contemplating the conclusion of his career in this final-round qualifying match.

But Arthurs wasn't ready for his final farewell yet.

Urged on by a vocal Aussie crowd, Arthurs reached back to summon the resilience he showed at the Australian Open earlier this year — then the father who spends his spare time singing songs from "The Wiggles" catalogue to his daughter Amber staged a ferocious fight back.

The 194th-ranked Arthurs roared back to reel off five straight games and squeeze by Belgium's Rochus 6-3, 3-6, 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-4, to qualify for his ninth career Wimbledon in what will be the final tournament of his career.

Arthurs has played just one main draw tournament this year — the Australian Open in January — and showed the stomach for a battle in that event as he clawed out of a deep two set deficit in the opening round of his hometown major.

Wild card recipient Arthurs, who along with his girlfriend, Caroline, and the couple’s young daughter, Amber, was suffering from a stomach virus that was so severe there was speculation he might be forced to pull out of the Melbourne major looked like a man more prepared for a post-match IV than an inspired comeback when he fell into a deep two-set deficit against Stefan Koubek in the opening round. But Arthurs rallied for a 1-6, 6-7(4), 7-6(5), 6-2, 6-3, triumph over Koubek en route to the third round of the Australian Open and with today's comeback he extends his career for one more tournament.

The man with the lethal left-handed serve has drawn inspiration — and a calming influence — from a legendary children's doubles duo who perform in a place where the air is always sweet: Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street.

"That's the sort of thing we do," Arthurs said of his typical morning at home with daughter Amber. "Nice to wake up, you have a smiling, happy face that looks at you every morning, doesn't really give a stuff what you're going to go out that day and do. We watch Sesame Street and all that sort of thing. I'm learning the Wiggle's song day by day."

The tennis court represented a personal play pen for Arthurs whose mother, Angie, kept him on a long leash when she introduced her five-year-old son to the sport she loved.

"She used to take me to the court and like put me on a long leash on the court, tie it up to the net post," Arthurs recalls with a laugh. "I'd sort of run around and she'd play (age 5)."

Times have changed and the boy once tied to the net will cut the connective chord to his playing career when this Wimbledon fortnight concludes.

The Adelaide-born Arthurs, who now lives in Melbourne, won his first career singles title in Scottsdale at the age of 33.

Tennis Week contributing writer Scoop Malinowski caught up with Arthurs for this Biofile interview.

Status: The 36-year-old Aussie qualified for main draw of Wimbledon with a thrilling, 6-3, 3-6, 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-4 triumph over over Christophe Rochus on the grass of Roehampton today. Arthurs fought back from a 1-4 deficit in the fifth set to qualify for Wimbledon, which will be his final event. He will officially retire after Wimbledon.

Height/Weight: 6-foot-3, 177 pounds.

Born on: March 18, 1971 in Adelaide, Australia.

Childhood Heroes: "John McEnroe was my childhood hero."

Nicknames: "Wayne-O, Stretch when I was small."

Hobbies/Interests: "Golf. Lot of golf. Windsurfing. Being a father these days."

Favorite Movies: "Shawshank Redemption. And I love the cartoon-type movies like Ice Age and that sort of thing."

Favorite TV Shows: "Friends probably is up there. Watch any sport."

Early Tennis Memory: "Is with my mother Angie who played midweek tennis. She used to take me to the court and like put me on a long leash on the court, tie it up to the net post [laughs]. I'd sort of run around and she'd play (age 5)."

Favorite Meal: "Roast lamb."

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: "Don't eat ice cream."

First Job: "Working as a coach when I was 18, when I first got out of school. With some junior kids."

First Car: "Was Nissan Pulsar 1987."

Pre-Match Feeling: "Positive. Only positive things. Try to recall one match where I played really well and get that feeling. (Like which matches do you draw back on?) I draw back on a few Davis Cup matches in my career."

Greatest Sports Moment: "Davis Cup, first match. And also winning in 2003. (What was your first Davis Cup match?) Against Russia in '99 semifinal, I beat Kafelnikov in four sets in Brisbane."

Most Painful Moment: "2001 Davis Cup final I lost the deciding rubber against Escude in four sets in Melbourne (6-7, 7-6, 3-6, 3-6)."

Funny Tennis Memory: "I've seen, a long time ago, it was so windy in a satellite that a guy hit a lob like around the light post and came back in. Like around a light post — which was outside the court [smiles]. In Newcastle."

Embarrassing Tennis Memory: "Probably some loss somewhere [smiles]. But I can't recall at this stage. I'll have to pass on that one."

Closest ATP Friends: "All the Aussies. Richard Fromberg — who's not playing any more. He's a really good friend of mine. And Pete Luczak. Steve Huss. All the young Aussie guys."

Funniest Player Encountered: "Funniest guy to watch was Libor Pimek. I don't know if you remember him. Doubles player. (Why him?) Just the way he played, he was a tall, gangly guy and he had a really bad serve. But knew that he had a bad serve. He'd sort of make jokes about his own serve and his serving style [smiles]."

Toughest Competitor: "Lleyton Hewitt. Just mentally tough. You can't break him down. And just keep on coming back at you."

Favorite Players To Watch: "Santoro. Federer. Tommy Haas. (How did you do with Santoro?) Terribly. Lost five times to him, the last one at Wimbledon."

Favorite Tournament(s): "Australian Open, Wimbledon and Indian Wells."

Best You Ever Felt On Court: "I would have to say one time at the U.S. Open when I played Guga on Center Court, first round (won 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 7-6). Felt like I couldn't miss any of my serves. Also I think one of the best times was in Davis Cup when I played Kafelnikov in '99. Everything felt right. Everything felt good walking on the court and you know you're going to play well. I don't know what it is. Comes from somewhere. Wish I could bottle it up and bring it with me every week [smiles]. It doesn't happen very often, but for someone like Federer it does. Not for the lame guy [smiles]."

Favorite Vacation Spot: "Haven't been there yet. I want to go to the Maldives. But I went to Phuket last year, really nice."

People Qualities Most Admired: "Honesty. And good manners."

Career Accomplishments: Arthurs has won one ATP singles title — the 2005 Scottsdale; he has earned over $3.5 million in his career. His highest rank was No. 44 in world in July 2001. Arthurs holds career wins over Pete Sampras, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Marat Safin, Andy Roddick and Gustavo Kuerten. Arthurs reached his first Grand Slam main draw at the 1998 U.S. Open when he beat Gerard Solves 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 — it was his 17th Grand Slam qualifying attempt.

06-22-2007, 09:27 AM
[7] Berdych vs Massu
Wawrinka vs Llodra
Lee vs Vassallo-Arguello
Horna vs [29] Calleri

[19] Bjorkman vs Vicente
Kunitsyn vs Wang
Arthurs vs De Bakker
Kendrick vs [11] Robredo

06-26-2007, 04:49 PM
Wayno 6-7, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 6-4 :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

06-26-2007, 09:55 PM
Arthurs Savours the Moment
Tuesday, 26 June, 2007

You would have been forgiven for thinking you had stumbled upon a football match, given the chants that were echoing around Court 6 this afternoon, but the raucous support that was spilling into the neighbouring Court 2 was, in fact, for Australian qualifier Wayne Arthurs.

Last week, the Australian – who at the age of 36 is the oldest man in the draw – announced Wimbledon would be his last tournament. And just like his fourth round encounter with Andre Agassi, which Arthurs’ describes as his ‘Wimbledon highlight’, the veteran once again found himself firmly in the spotlight as crowds of Aussies turned up to support their hero.

And they were in for a rollercoaster ride as he fought back from two sets down to defeat wild-card Thiemo de Bakker – last year’s Junior Wimbledon Champion and a player 18 years his junior – 6-7, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Arthurs seems to have a habit of doing this. In some ways he is the Australian equivalent of Tim Henman. You never know which way the match is going to go and it inevitably ends up being a five set thriller.

Last week he did exactly the same thing in his last round qualifying match, where he came back from 1-4 down in the fifth against Christophe Rochus. Given the age difference between Arthurs and De Bakker, you would think the Australian would be all for getting his matches over as quickly as possible but it is something he has become used to.

“I pride myself on a pretty good five-set record,” he said. “I’ve got a pretty good five set record especially when I’m two sets to love down. I’ve done it probably five, six times now.”

However, he did have concerns at two sets down, when the reality that this could be his last match began to sink in. “A lot of sort of emotions kicked in when I was a break down, actually, and I just kept on fighting and maybe his inexperience probably showed a little bit, and that helped me get back into the match.”

“I’m going out there now and wanting to win so bad that I can’t actually put it into practice,” he continued. “My body is not reacting the way it used to react…and it’s not flowing as much. So there’s the frustration side of things.”

Arthurs has always been adamant he wants to finish his career at the Grand Slam where he has had his best results. He has twice reached the fourth round of Wimbledon in 1999 and 2002.

“I just enjoy it so much here,” he explained. “I really do. Every time I walk through the gate, I sort of get that buzz. More than any other Slam. I know that’s probably bad being an Australian with the Australian Open, but I grew up with this tournament.”

The crowd also helped Arthurs today. “There are a nice bunch of Aussies out there, a couple of guys who had a few too many beers. But apart from that [they were] egging me on the whole way. Even if I was down they were still there the whole way.”

For now, the veteran is hoping to relax and enjoy his next match against Tommy Robredo because he admits he is not expected to win. Arthurs’ also has the added advantage that he has played and beaten Robredo twice. What’s more, grass is the Australian’s favourite surface and, of course, he will have the support of all those Aussie fans.

Whatever the outcome, the veteran will certainly be savouring every moment.

Written by Helen Gilbert

06-26-2007, 11:28 PM

Good to see Wayne going out on a high note :)

06-27-2007, 04:06 AM
Well Done Wayne, great effort. :worship:

06-28-2007, 07:21 AM
Wayne Arthurs
Tuesday, 26 June, 2007

Wayne Arthurs beat Thiemo. De Bakker 6-7 (7-9), 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-1), 6-4, 6-4

Q. Can I ask you how it went?

WAYNE ARTHURS: Not too bad. No real aches and pains but just sort of tired mentally more than physically at the moment. But we'll see how it pulls out tomorrow. I'm sure I have a few stiff points and I'll get that worked out on the the massage bench when I go back after this.

Q. Was there a moment in that third set when you started thinking, well, this might be it?

WAYNE ARTHURS: I've had moments throughout the last week and a half. Yeah, I did, actually. I thought, this is not pretty. This is not really the way I want to go out. Yeah, a lot of sort of emotions kicked in when I was a break down, actually, and just kept on fighting, kept on fighting, and maybe his inexperience probably showed through a little bit, and that helped me get back into the match.

Q. The let cord started to carry you away, were you thinking maybe

WAYNE ARTHURS: It was, wasn't it? It could have been. That could have been a turning point. I don't know who was up there, but somebody wanted me to play again.

Q. He's obviously a cunning player. Does this make you sort of more dramatic as your career comes to an end?

WAYNE ARTHURS: Of course it is.

Q. What can we expect next match?

WAYNE ARTHURS: I'm not sure yet. Haven't worked that out. I'll go back to the drawing board, put a few things on paper. Not the way I planned it. I had enough chances in the first two sets to probably be two sets up. I don't really lose my serve too often when I'm up a break, and the second set, as well, I had opportunities, as well. I just kept plugging away and wanting to win maybe more than he did.

Q. How important were the three qualifying matches?

WAYNE ARTHURS: It was quite important actually. The matches in Queen's, I played three qualifying matches in Queen's. Didn't get through, but matches on grass are so much bigger than practicing on grass. You've got to get the feel under your feet, and to have six matches in the last ten days helped today.

Q. You mentioned there were a lot of emotions. What kind of emotions?

WAYNE ARTHURS: It's hard to explain because when you've been at such a level, I'm going out there now, and wanting to win so bad that I can't actually put it into practice. My body is not reacting the way it used to react, like I can let it flow and it's not flowing as much. So there's the frustration side of things. There's the fact that I'll never be here again playing singles, just there was sort of a moment where I actually saw my daughter and thought, she's going to be the only one that's sort of happy, no matter what happens, even though I wouldn't be happy, and it sort of calmed me down. It sort of got me through.

Q. When was that in the match?

WAYNE ARTHURS: That was probably about 4 2 in the third set and I was down a break.

Q. You mentioned the first two sets, but it could have also been two sets for you instead of two sets for him, and then you would lose serve, first game, third set. Was it pure frustration?

WAYNE ARTHURS: Losing the third in the third set? Probably a little bit of lack of concentration there, as well. Yeah, it probably was a little bit of frustration, as well. I probably regrouped and hoped more than anything that he'd get a little tight and help me back in the match. After I won the third set I got a let cord also, to win that third set also, and then a couple of let cords again to break him early in the fourth set. I pride myself on a pretty good five set record. I've got a pretty good five set record, especially when I'm two sets to Love down. I've done it probably five, six times now.

Q. Compare this match compared to all the matches that you've played over, what, 17 appearances?

WAYNE ARTHURS: Tennis wise, very ugly (laughter); guts wise, right up there with anything I've done, I think. The crowd helped me, as well. There's a nice bunch of Aussies out there, a couple of guys who had had a few too many beers (laughter). But apart from that, egging me on the whole way. Even if I was down they were still going for me.

Q. When you talked about five set record, when a match goes into a five set, you wouldn't think, yeah, it's a 36 year old, he'll get there. Did you have any doubts in your ability?

WAYNE ARTHURS: I actually didn't, to tell you the truth. After winning the fourth set, I tried to compose myself again and focus purely on holding my serve the whole time and thinking that his experience or lack of experience was going to, at some stage, break down. I'd put enough balls in the game that it would break, and he did break down. That's sort of what I had to hope on because I wasn't hitting the ball too clean, I can tell you now.

Q. Can you talk about Tommy Robredo and your next match? Have you played him before?

WAYNE ARTHURS: I have played him. I played him the end of last year in St. Petersburg. I beat him there. I played him one other time in Cincinnati I think probably three or four years ago where I beat him there, as well. My favorite surface against his least favorite surface, there's got to be something for me. I'll tell you tomorrow how I pull up.

Q. Did you sort of set yourself a goal? Was it maybe to just win a match coming in here?

WAYNE ARTHURS: To qualify was the goal, the initial goal. Once I saw the draw I thought I had a pretty good chance of winning this first one, and hopefully I can relax a little bit now. That's over and done with and I'm not expected to beat Tommy, so maybe my record can do a bit more talking than it's done in the last four matches.

Q. A swan song against a boy of 18 years old, has that kept you going? You don't want to lose against an inexperienced boy of 18 years old?

WAYNE ARTHURS: It did, actually. Once I saw the draw I gave myself a pretty good chance to win this match just through his lack of experience. I know he's won junior Wimbledon here, but it's a totally different scene when you get out here in this atmosphere. Also 200 Aussies are shouting at him pretty much every point. Hopefully he learns from this experience. He's going to be a good player.

Q. Where is the line on that? Obviously it's colorful and it's fun to a point.


Q. Where do you sort of feel like it gets a bit over the top?

WAYNE ARTHURS: That's probably not for me to say. There's security guards out there. I think there was a couple of guys keeping an eye on a couple of those guys in the crowd, and they'll know when to kick them out and when not to kick them out.

Q. You obviously had some empathy for your opponent.

WAYNE ARTHURS: Yeah, in a way. They got a bit rowdy towards the end of the match. They probably had drunk a little bit too much. There was a couple of times where you would sort of cringe a little bit, and go, What's he saying there? But throughout the match, the crowd as a whole were pretty good.

Q. Was there any stage you thought being an Australian added to the insanity?

WAYNE ARTHURS: No, I'm not going to do that because it does probably put the opponent off a little more than me.

Q. Can you see yourself actually enjoying a match? You said you were uptight.

WAYNE ARTHURS: Hopefully this next match I can try and enjoy it. It's probably my competitive spirit that sort of gets me a bit wound up. The tables are turned. I'm not expected to win this match, like I said before. Hopefully I can do it.

Q. What were the reasons you gave yourself for going through qualifying, going through all the steps?

WAYNE ARTHURS: Coming back to the place where I have had my best results, and I just enjoy it so much here. I really do. Every time I walk through the gate, I sort of get that buzz. More than any other Slam. I know that's probably bad being an Australian with the Australian Open, but I grew up with this tournament. When I was younger, there was something about it. I think for any Australian to win Wimbledon, Lleyton, I mean, he just loved winning here. I mean, he'd love to win an Australian Open, as well. But I don't know, it's just what I was brought up with, I think.

Q. Is that what made this one the way it was won special?

WAYNE ARTHURS: You mean the two sets to love down?

Q. Yeah.

WAYNE ARTHURS: Yeah, I mean, I'll remember it more than if I went out in straight sets, that's for sure.

Q. Also an example for many young players where a serve and volley pays off.

WAYNE ARTHURS: It can do. It's a lot more difficult than it used to be. The guys are better athletes, and you've got to have precision on your serving the whole time, otherwise you will get passed a lot. Yeah, hopefully in the future, maybe even outside grass, if they'd try and speed up some of the hard courts again because tennis is going into a phase where everyone is very similar. Some diversity back in the game would be good.

Q. How old is your daughter?

WAYNE ARTHURS: 15 months, Amber