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Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated 6/10/07)

smucav
05-01-2007, 03:20 PM
Tournament Name: THE ARTOIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Location: LONDON, ENGLAND
Dates: 11–17 JUNE 2007
Prize Money: €680,250 (€659,000)
56 DRAW

SITE: THE QUEENS CLUB
PALLISER ROAD, WEST KENSINGTON
LONDON W14 9EQ
SURFACE: GRASS
BALL: SLAZENGER WIMBLEDON
PRIZE MONEY: EURO
WEB SITE: http://www.artoischampionships.com/1/home/default.asp

Qualifying draw: Friday, June 8, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Saturday, June 9, 4:00 p.m.
Doubles draw: Saturday, June 9, 6:00 p.m.

ATP Ranking Points/ATP Race Points
W: 225/45
F: 155/31
SF: 100/20
QF: 55/11
R16: 20/4
R32: 10/2
R64: 0/0
Q: +5/+1

Entry deadline: April 30, 2007
Seeding: June 4, 2007

1 Nadal, Rafael 2
2 Roddick, Andy 3
3 Djokovic, Novak 5
4 Gonzalez, Fernando 6
5 Ljubicic, Ivan 8
OUT Murray, Andy 10
OUT Ancic, Mario 14
8 Hewitt, Lleyton 20
9 Tursunov, Dmitry 24
10 Safin, Marat 26
11 Stepanek, Radek 29
12 Fish, Mardy 31
OUT Malisse, Xavier 32
14 Verdasco, Fernando 34
15 Benneteau, Julien 36
16 Bjorkman, Jonas 40
17 Mathieu, Paul-Henri 42
18 Lee, Hyung-Taik 43
19 Monfils, Gael 45
20 Ginepri, Robby 46
21 Mirnyi, Max 47
22 Henman, Tim 50
23 Clement, Arnaud 51
24 Grosjean, Sebastien 58
25 Del Potro, Juan Martin 63
26 Johansson, Thomas 67
27 Delic, Amer 72
28 Gimelstob, Justin @73
29 Serra, Florent 74
30 Lopez, Feliciano 75
31 Hernandez, Oscar 77
32 Karlovic, Ivo 78
33 Roitman, Sergio 79
34 Pless, Kristian 81
35 Llodra, Michael 82
36 Kendrick, Robert 83
37 Gulbis, Ernests 85
OUT Srichaphan, Paradorn 86
39 Tipsarevic, Janko 87
OUT Hernych, Jan 90
41 Kunitsyn, Igor 91
42 Peya, Alexander 92
43 Seppi, Andreas 94
44 Udomchoke, Danai 95
OUT Bolelli, Simone 96
46 (SE)
47 (SE)
48 (Q) NIELSEN, Frederik DEN
49 (Q) VEMIC, Dusan SRB
50 (Q) TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA
51 (Q) KUZNETSOV, Alex USA
52 (WC) Andreev, Igor RUS
53 (WC) Cilic, Marin CRO
54 (WC) Bogdanovic, Alex GBR
55 (WC) Bloomfield, Richard GBR
56 (WC) Baker, Jamie GBR

Alternates
IN Guccione, Chris AUS 98
OUT Pavel, Andrei ROU 100
IN Sanguinetti, Davide ITA 102
IN Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE 104
OUT Dlouhy, Lukas CZE 106
IN Dancevic, Frank CAN 107
IN Berrer, Michael GER 108
IN Mahut, Nicolas FRA 110
IN Navarro Pastor, Ivan ESP 111
IN Falla, Alejandro COL 114
1. Giraldo, Santiago COL 115
2. Bozoljac, Ilia SRB 118
3. Bogdanovic, Alex GBR 119
4. Moodie, Wesley RSA 120
OUT Marach, Oliver AUT 124
5. Bracciali, Daniele ITA 125
OUT Kim, Kevin USA 126
6. Portas, Albert ESP 128
7. Muller, Gilles LUX 129
8. Capdeville, Paul CHI 131

Dupuis2006
05-01-2007, 08:30 PM
Del Porto, Hernandez, Roitman, Gulbis, Karlovic, Bolelli and many others :banana:

Labamba
05-01-2007, 10:03 PM
the King is here :eek:

keqtqiadv
05-01-2007, 10:10 PM
Thomas, Jonas :rocker2:

ChinoRios4Ever
05-02-2007, 12:47 AM
Gonzo :bounce:

the King Hernandez here???? OMG!!!! :eek:

Action Jackson
05-02-2007, 01:21 PM
The King is in the house.

Jimnik
05-02-2007, 01:40 PM
Fantastic to see Safin on the list. He hasn't played here in 6 years.

He's aleady thinking about that Davis Cup final. ;)

jazar
05-02-2007, 08:34 PM
safin on grass is going to be fun to watch. i cant go :sad: so the BBC had better show his match

dijus
05-03-2007, 09:43 AM
The King :rocker2:

Blue Heart24
05-04-2007, 05:06 PM
Go Ivan!!!!!!

Blue Heart24
05-04-2007, 05:08 PM
Also King Oscar :worship: starting his preparation for Wimbledon here.

Davidcuervacho
05-04-2007, 06:32 PM
Good luck Juan M. Del Potro and Sergio Roitman :rocker2:

javiercrac
05-07-2007, 03:42 AM
C'mon DEL POTRO ! lalegionargentina present ! on grass court !

pomnok
05-14-2007, 02:11 PM
Paradorn will withdraw for sure, he will not play again in this year because his wrist injury.

fanancic
05-14-2007, 06:12 PM
Mario will be probaly out...:sad:

AsianSensation
05-19-2007, 06:05 AM
King!!!!

ExcaliburII
05-21-2007, 05:51 AM
:haha: I cant beleive, Escopeta is playing the full grass court season :haha:

smucav
05-24-2007, 05:41 PM
http://www.artoischampionships.com/1/news/2007/07wildcard1.aspGiant-Killer and Young Gun Receive First Artois Wild Cards

Igor Andreev and Marin Cilic are the first players to be awarded wild cards into the Artois Championships, which begin in just under three weeks at The Queen’s Club in London.

Andreev was the last man to beat Rafael Nadal on clay before the Spaniard commenced his record-breaking 81-match winning streak on the surface.

The Russian also knocked Andre Agassi out of the Artois Championships on his grass-court debut in 2004.

Cilic is an 18-year-old Croatian player of whom big things are expected.

Standing 6’5” (1.95m), ranked No.114 and boasting a huge serve, he shares a lot in common with another former Artois Championships favourite, Goran Ivanisevic.

Ivanisevic was a finalist at The Artois Championships in 1997, and he was delighted to hear the news that his countryman had received a wild card into the event.

“It is good news,” said Ivanisevic. “I practiced with Cilic last week and he is really improving. His game should do well on grass.”

For Andreev, the prospect of returning to the scene of his first major success is a welcome one. In 2004, he defeated Agassi 4-6 7-6(2) 7-6(3) in the second round before bowing out to Lleyton Hewitt in the quarterfinals.

Since then, the Russian has suffered some quite horrific injuries. Last year, he required eight months out of the game after undergoing surgery to his left knee.

He returned to the game in October 2006 and has made steady progress, reaching third rounds in Monte Carlo and Hamburg, and he is grateful for the opportunity to compete at the Artois Championships, 11-17 June.

“In advance I want to thank the Tournament Director,” he said.

“It means a great deal to get this wild card and I will do my very best with it. I was out of the Tour for eight months. Little bit by little bit I am getting stronger, and it’s nice to be back on the Tour.

“The 2004 Artois Championships was my first time on grass and an unbelievable experience. I played Andre Agassi in the second round and he was my idol when I was a kid. It was a very special time and unbelievable to beat him. I have very good memories of this event and I can’t wait to be there again.”

Andreev and Cilic join a star-studded field that includes Nadal, former World No.1’s Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick and Marat Safin, British duo Andy Murray and Tim Henman, and Top Ten players Ivan Ljubicic, Novak Djokovic and Fernando Gonzalez.

The doubles draw will feature the Bryan Brothers – Mike and Bob, and Andy Murray’s brother, Jamie.

croat123
05-24-2007, 05:47 PM
i just found out about cilic getting the wc on a croatian site
:woohoo:

ljubicic_
05-24-2007, 06:48 PM
That's great news!!

Lots of Croats will play in this strong tourney:)

mrserenawilliams
05-24-2007, 06:56 PM
Blake might be a late entry...I can't see him not entering after making the final :shrug:

Deathless Mortal
05-24-2007, 07:44 PM
Yeah! C'mon Marin!

t0x
05-24-2007, 07:56 PM
Yay For:
Gonzo :worship:
Ancic :worship:
Tursunov :worship:
Safin :worship:
Timmy! :worship:

& for the sake of it, The King :worship:

Shame Halle has my 2 main faves - but this still good enough for me :D

smucav
05-24-2007, 08:16 PM
Blake might be a late entry...I can't see him not entering after making the final :shrug:Blake entered Halle:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=5274082&postcount=1

Dupuis2006
05-25-2007, 01:05 AM
Andreev:bounce:

Byrd
05-25-2007, 09:42 AM
What a draw, its like a Master Series tourney minus Fed.

RIboy
05-25-2007, 09:54 PM
Marin Cilic accepted wild card for Queen's

johnnylad
05-25-2007, 10:04 PM
And Andreev

sheffsteel
05-29-2007, 02:30 PM
And Andreev

Seeing as the purpose of wild cards is to boost numbers through the door, I am baffled by the WC's to Andreev and Cilic, personally I'd be much more likely to go watch if the WC's were going to Boggo, Goodall, Bloomers, Marray and Baker, than up and coming Croat's.

Obviously I am biased, but what would other people rather see - home nations players or up and coming foreigners?

With Andy Murray likely to be out injured, Tim will be only British player at this rate :confused: though I expect Boggo will get one at least.

Forever-Delayed
05-29-2007, 02:42 PM
Seeing as the purpose of wild cards is to boost numbers through the door, I am baffled by the WC's to Andreev and Cilic, personally I'd be much more likely to go watch if the WC's were going to Boggo, Goodall, Bloomers, Marray and Baker, than up and coming Croat's.

Obviously I am biased, but what would other people rather see - home nations players or up and coming foreigners?

With Andy Murray likely to be out injured, Tim will be only British player at this rate :confused: though I expect Boggo will get one at least.

It is a strange call, although Murray got a WC when he was younger to Zagreb, so giving one to Cilic here does at least make some sense in terms of repaying the favour (then again, why are giving Croats extra pratcise on grass ahead of the davis cup match)

Boggo is almost certain to get one, and the other 2 should go to Bloomers and Baker based on Davis Cup call ups. I suspect that a couple of the Brits may be able to get through qualifying, as Marray has the big serve and volley game, and Goodall plays well on the grass as well

sheffsteel
05-29-2007, 03:46 PM
I suspect that a couple of the Brits may be able to get through qualifying, as Marray has the big serve and volley game, and Goodall plays well on the grass as well
I hope you're right bu the grass court qualies events tend to be pretty brutal because most of the players who bother to enter qualifying already have grass court pedigree, so even qualifying for Queens is really difficult whereas once you get in MD, you can get an Argie just over from RG and it's happy days!! :bounce:

Anyway it's very odd, lets hope Queens get a few hundred Croats through the door, though with the number of Poles in London nowadays maybe Kubot would have been a better bet. :)

thiaela
05-30-2007, 05:34 PM
Safin Lopez

soccerfan
05-31-2007, 09:06 AM
Gulbis in the maindraw, thats good!

Count Zero
06-01-2007, 03:27 PM
the lta dont really have much say over queens, its run by a compnmay called octagon i think, and they will pick whoever they feel, hopefully the brits will get the remaining 3, although there is always a chance another higher profile clay player will ask for one

m-j-d
06-01-2007, 08:41 PM
According to the BBC -

Mario Ancic is a doubt for Wimbledon and the Davis Cup clash with Great Britain after pulling out of Queen's.
The Croat has been suffering from glandular fever and has not played since February.

Source - http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/6713469.stm

edit-
And now on official website http://www.artoischampionships.com/1/news/2007/ancic.asp

Deathless Mortal
06-02-2007, 12:36 PM
Mario :sad: I thought he'll be ready for Wimbledon :(

Kissing_Rain
06-02-2007, 02:21 PM
good luck to Andy Roddick

Andreev22
06-02-2007, 05:27 PM
Igor:) I hope he gets a wildcard for Nottingham aswell

*Ljubica*
06-02-2007, 05:38 PM
Seeing as the purpose of wild cards is to boost numbers through the door, I am baffled by the WC's to Andreev and Cilic, personally I'd be much more likely to go watch if the WC's were going to Boggo, Goodall, Bloomers, Marray and Baker, than up and coming Croat's.

Obviously I am biased, but what would other people rather see - home nations players or up and coming foreigners?

With Andy Murray likely to be out injured, Tim will be only British player at this rate :confused: though I expect Boggo will get one at least.

Personally I would rather see the best quality players available, so Andreev would be a far more attractive proposition for me than some Brit player who normally doesn't play above Challenger level :shrug: In my experience of Queens, it's either full of Sponsors' guests/hospitality people who know nothing about tennis and won't watch anyway (preferrring to stay in the Bars all day :rolleyes: ), or those real fans who queue outside from early morning to get a day ticket...... and I think most "real" fans would prefer to see a name player they have maybe admired on TV in the past and never seen live, than a low-ranked Brit they could see in somewhere like the Wrexham Challenger if they chose to go. Cilic is fast making a name for himself in the tennis world, and Andreev has just beaten Roddick, and famously beat Nadal not so long ago - they are both good choices for Wild Cads in my opinion. Only my view anyway.

Deathless Mortal
06-02-2007, 05:41 PM
Well, I think Andreev is a very good tennis player, so i think it's good for the tournament organisers to have player like him there, and Cilic has a positive H2H record against him. :devil:

fanancic
06-02-2007, 08:41 PM
poor mario...:sad:

Rodrigo76
06-04-2007, 09:52 PM
go Gonzo!!! and Capdeville in qualy!

Franco GF
06-04-2007, 10:14 PM
Del Potro and Roitman!! :yeah:

Good luck and brgs!!:)

Deea
06-05-2007, 04:16 PM
Andrei is now the first ALT. I sure hope he gets in the main draw :yeah: HAI Andrei!!!! :bounce:

vamosnadal
06-05-2007, 11:21 PM
Personally I would rather see the best quality players available, so Andreev would be a far more attractive proposition for me than some Brit player who normally doesn't play above Challenger level :shrug: In my experience of Queens, it's either full of Sponsors' guests/hospitality people who know nothing about tennis and won't watch anyway (preferrring to stay in the Bars all day :rolleyes: ), or those real fans who queue outside from early morning to get a day ticket...... and I think most "real" fans would prefer to see a name player they have maybe admired on TV in the past and never seen live, than a low-ranked Brit they could see in somewhere like the Wrexham Challenger if they chose to go. Cilic is fast making a name for himself in the tennis world, and Andreev has just beaten Roddick, and famously beat Nadal not so long ago - they are both good choices for Wild Cads in my opinion. Only my view anyway.

I completely agree! I've got tickets for one of the days, but plan to queue from early hours on other days - I would certainly much prefer to see Andreev after my efforts, as he could genuinely challenge many of his opponents. At the very least he is certain to provide a good, high quality match.

Does anyone know why Blake has changed his schedule and moved over to Halle - very strange considering his success at Queen's last year!

Super-Fabio
06-06-2007, 01:45 PM
Queen's: (Both SE Spots cleared)
OUT: Ancic, Hernych (and Pavel, Marach, Kim from ALT)
IN: Guccione, Sanguinetti, Lu, Dlouhy
NEXT: Dancevic, Berrer, Mahut, Navarro Pastor, Falla, Giraldo, Bozoljac

valexie03
06-06-2007, 06:40 PM
Ancic, Hernych:sad: But Frank should get in:D

scoobs
06-06-2007, 10:35 PM
Murray has announced on his website he's withdrawing - I guess he's told the tournament and it'll be on the next update.

Dupuis2006
06-07-2007, 01:40 AM
So Dancevic is in then :bounce:

valexie03
06-07-2007, 04:19 PM
So Dancevic is in then :bounce:

:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

smucav
06-07-2007, 05:34 PM
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article1900027.eceFrom Times Online
June 7, 2007
British pair get Queens wild cards
Times Online and Agencies

British duo Alex Bogdanovic and Richard Bloomfield have been given wild cards for the Artois Championship at Queen's Club, which begins on Monday.

Both players have made progress up the world rankings this season. Bogdanovic has reached a career-high of 112 by winning a challenger tournament in Valencia and reaching a final in Cardiff.

Bloomfield broke into the top 200 for the first time this year and is rated 189 in the world having reached the final of a challenger event in Wrexham.

Paul Hutchins, the Lawn Tennis Association's head of men's tennis, said: "Alex has worked very hard to be just outside the main draw cut for the Artois Championships. Richard is not far behind him so they both thoroughly deserve their wild cards."

Igor Andreev, the French open quarter-finalist, and the promising Croatian Marin Cilic have already received wild cards with a fifth to be awarded before the tournament begins.

The Queen's line-up also includes Tim Henman, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick, Fernando Gonzalez and Ivan Ljubicic. The draw will be made at 4pm on Saturday.

javiercrac
06-08-2007, 12:28 AM
VAMOS " JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO " A YOUNG STAR ! 18 YEARS OLD

Duncan
06-08-2007, 01:55 PM
Jamie Baker given final WC

Super-Fabio
06-08-2007, 05:29 PM
Queen's: (Both SE Spots cleared)
OUT: Ancic, Bolelli, Hernych, Malisse, Murray, Srichapan (and Pavel, Dlouhy, Marach, Kim from ALT)
IN: Guccione, Sanguinetti, Lu, Dancevic, Berrer, Mahut, Navarro Pastor, Falla
NEXT: Giraldo, Bozoljac, Bogdanovic, Moodie, Bracciali, Portas

scarecrows
06-08-2007, 05:46 PM
why Bolelli has pulled out? :confused:

Champion number 1
06-08-2007, 06:01 PM
Indeed I am interested to see Simo on grass, its unfortunate he pulls out.

Dupuis2006
06-08-2007, 06:31 PM
Bollei:sad:
Falla:bounce:

TULY
06-09-2007, 11:54 AM
today or morrow?

Caio_Brasil
06-09-2007, 11:55 AM
today :wavey:

dudi_fan
06-11-2007, 07:21 AM
Go Amer And Frank!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!