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The Boodles Challenge 19th - 23rd June

JeffCandoi
05-03-2007, 01:27 AM
http://www.theboodles.com/content/players.php

Players scheduled to appear at The 2007 Boodles Challenge
The Boodles Challenge
Stoke Park Club / Buckinghamshire
19th - 23rd June 2007

Andy Murray
David Nalbandian
Tommy Haas
Mikhail Youznhy
Evgeny Korolev

jayjay
05-11-2007, 08:32 PM
Is this just a Client List of the Ace Group who run the event ???

Pretty much.

So they're saying Youzhny winning last year's Boodles was his career achievement? :lol:

smucav
06-14-2007, 09:45 PM
http://www.theboodles.com/content/players.php
PLAYERS APPEARING IN THE NEXT BOODLES CHALLENGE

Players scheduled to appear at The 2007 Boodles Challenge include:

Andy Murray
British No. 1

David Nalbandian
Wimbledon Finalist

Tommy Haas
Australian Open Semi-finalist
US Open Quarter-Finalist

Mikhail Youznhy
2006 Boodles Challenge Champion

Evgeny Korolev

Robin Soderling

Fernando Verdasco

Nicolas Massu
Double Olympic Gold Medallist

Nicolas Kiefer
Former World No. 4

Marat Safin
US & Australian Open Winner

Goran Ivanisevic
Former World No. 2 & Wimbledon Champion

The Bryan Brothers
World Doubles No. 1

jayjay
06-15-2007, 07:04 PM
Still a good line up. Nalbandian and Safin for example. Murray is certain to play at some stage, he has said as much.

JeffCandoi
06-15-2007, 08:54 PM
Hewitt will almost certainly be invited to the Boodles Challenge exhibition at Stoke Park

LLEYTON Hewitt has rejected a wildcard for Rosmalen in the Netherlands next week, confident his claycourt form will propel him to Wimbledon.

Dutch officials yesterday sounded out Hewitt, who was eliminated in the second round at Queen's Club by French qualifier Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Thursday.

Hewitt won on grass at Rosmalen in 2001 and reached the quarter-finals there before withdrawing in 2002, when he went on to win Wimbledon.

But the world No. 16 seems likely to participate in one of the two London exhibition events next week to gain more match practice on grass.

"We are not sure yet what we are doing," Hewitt's manager David Drysdale said. "But we won't be going to (Rosmalen). We are still waiting to hear more about the exhibitions and we'll take it from there."

Hewitt will almost certainly be invited to the Boodles Challenge exhibition at Stoke Park from Tuesday.

Stoke Park organisers are sweating on the fitness of Nicolas Kiefer and David Nalbandian after the withdrawal yesterday of Andy Murray.

Hurlingham Club also stages an exhibition and is closer to Hewitt's base in Wimbledon Village.

By playing in either event, Hewitt could still practise at the All England Club, where as a former champion he has membership and increased access to practice courts.

Hewitt yesterday partnered Tim Henman to a 4-6 6-3 10-6 (match tiebreak) win against Czech pair Frantisek Cermak and Leos Friedel.

Triple Queen's champion Andy Roddick dodged a bullet in a 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 win against Britain's Alex Bogdanovic.

"First round I played great," said Roddick, who was within two points of defeat.

"Today, I probably didn't have my best stuff."

Hawk-Eye technology saved Roddick at 5-all in the second-set tiebreak when a linesman ruled a forehand wide, giving Bogdanovic match point.

Roddick challenged the call and it was overturned.

"I'm a big supporter of Hawk-Eye. There's a big difference between being down match point and up set point," Roddick said.

The second seed plays 18-year-old Croatian wildcard Marin Cilic in the quarter-finals. Cilic, the top junior in the world last year, defeated Tsonga 4-6 6-3 6-2.

Former world No. 1 Marat Safin was another casualty, edged out 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-4) by Croat danger Ivo Karlovic.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,21911859-3162,00.html

LeChuck
06-15-2007, 10:32 PM
Is Nalbandian part of the official 8 man line-up this year that is guaranteed 3 matches, or will he be playing a one-off exhibition match like last year? I hope it's the former as needs as much match practice as he can get.

krystlel
06-16-2007, 01:22 AM
As for that Herald Sun article :scratch:, wouldn't it be in the British press if Murray had pulled out? (though this could have been left secret to keep tickets selling) But I don't think he would pull out so early considering how late he is leaving his decision to play Wimbledon.

ChinoRios4Ever
06-16-2007, 04:38 AM
vamos Nico :rocker2:

jeevs
06-17-2007, 03:33 PM
At rf.com,there was a rumour that Federer was playing boodles as a warmup.....
esp with Haas' withdrawal,there is an opening....
any info?

Forever-Delayed
06-17-2007, 04:42 PM
As for that Herald Sun article :scratch:, wouldn't it be in the British press if Murray had pulled out? (though this could have been left secret to keep tickets selling) But I don't think he would pull out so early considering how late he is leaving his decision to play Wimbledon.

Murray has said that he will leave the decision as to whether he plays Wimbledon as late as he possibly can, and may even withdraw on the day of the match if he doesn't feel as if he can play... he wants to give himself every possible chance to play though

kiwi10is
06-17-2007, 04:53 PM
At rf.com,there was a rumour that Federer was playing boodles as a warmup.....
esp with Haas' withdrawal,there is an opening....
any info?

did Tommy officially withdraw yet??? No news about him here in Germany. Last thing I heard was that he is in Munich getting treatment from the doctor of Bayern München and Klaus Eder (physio of our national soccer and Davis Cup team)

Stoke Park organisers are sweating on the fitness of Nicolas Kiefer and David Nalbandian after the withdrawal yesterday of Andy Murray.

As for Kiwi... he is fit again. Played very well in Halle although he lost to Berdych. And he told in several interviews that he will play this exhibition and is looking forward to have 3 more matches before Wimbledon. David Nalbandian was in Halle, too. Lost early but didn't seem to be injured.

jayjay
06-18-2007, 02:23 PM
As far as Boodles are concerned, all the big names who were doubts - Murray, Nalbandian, Youzhny & Kiefer are still expected to play their part and none have notified them of their withdrawals at this stage.

OOP will be out in 2/3 hours for tomorrow.

jayjay
06-18-2007, 04:40 PM
Tuesday June 19

Play begins at 2.15pm

David Nalbandian v Nicolas Kiefer

followed by

Robin Soderling v Nicolas Massu

followed by

B.Bryan & M.Bryan v J.Auckland & S.Huss

kiwi10is
06-18-2007, 05:11 PM
thanks a lot... where did you find that?

Yappa
06-18-2007, 05:33 PM
Is there a live scoreboard? And any kind of TV coverage?

jayjay
06-18-2007, 05:39 PM
thanks a lot... where did you find that?

If you pay enough, you can get anything you want. Including a night with Vida Guerra. ;)

kiwi10is
06-18-2007, 09:10 PM
complete draw http://www.theboodles.com/pdf/order_of_play.pdf?id=4044 no Haas and no Murray

smucav
06-18-2007, 09:31 PM
Main Draw
D. NALBANDIAN vs. N. KIEFER
E. KOROLEV vs. I. ANDREEV
R. SODERLING vs. V. SPADEA [Spadea replaces N. MASSU]
F. VERDASCO vs. M. SAFIN

Tuesday 19 June 2007
2.15pm –
Match 1: D. Nalbandian (ARG) v N. Kiefer (GER) (Quarterfinal #1)
Match 2: R. Soderling (SWE) v V. Spadea (USA) (Quarterfinal #3)
Match 3 (not before 5 pm): B. Bryan & M. Bryan (USA) v J. Auckland (GBR) & S. Huss (AUS) (Exhibition doubles)

jayjay
06-19-2007, 11:01 AM
Massu out, Spadea in.

TommyB.
06-19-2007, 04:02 PM
Massu out, Spadea in.

Do you know why?

JMG
06-19-2007, 07:34 PM
Pathetic 26 46 loss for Kiefer. Tomorrow he'll play against Spadea, who lost to Söderling.

Yappa
06-19-2007, 07:55 PM
He better win against Spadea. :mad:

jayjay
06-19-2007, 09:42 PM
Pathetic 26 46 loss for Kiefer. Tomorrow he'll play against Spadea, who lost to Söderling.

Give him a break! :rolleyes: He's just come back and after a bad 4-0 start was very competitive. I think he'll beat Spadea tomorrow.

JMG
06-19-2007, 10:16 PM
Give him a break! :rolleyes: He's just come back and after a bad 4-0 start was very competitive. I think he'll beat Spadea tomorrow.

:lol: I was just saying that 2 and 4 was a weak score.

smucav
06-20-2007, 01:27 AM
Wednesday 20th June 2007:
2.15pm -
Match 1: M. Safin (RUS) v F. Verdasco (SPA) (Quarterfinal #4)
Match 2: E. Korolev (RUS) v I. Andreev (RUS) (Quarterfinal #2)
Match 3 (not before 5 pm): N. Kiefer (GER) v V. Spadea (USA) (Loser Match #1)


Tuesday 19 June 2007
Quarterfinal #1: D. Nalbandian (ARG) d N. Kiefer (GER) 62 64
Quarterfinal #3: R. Soderling (SWE) d V. Spadea 64 62
Exhibition doubles: B. Bryan & M. Bryan (USA) v J. Auckland (GBR) & S. Huss (AUS)

kiwi10is
06-20-2007, 07:50 PM
does anyone have today's scores???

kiwi10is
06-20-2007, 08:29 PM
just found them


• F. Verdasco (SPA) bt M. Safin (RUS), 4-6, 6-3, 10-4
• I. Andreev (RUS) bt E. Korolev (RUS), 6-4, 6-2
• N. Kiefer (GER) bt V. Spadea (USA), 7-6, 7-5

Kiwi's first win after one year injury break!!! YES!!!

JeffCandoi
06-20-2007, 08:43 PM
well done verdasco :yeah:

thanks kiwi10is

Yappa
06-20-2007, 08:44 PM
Phew, finally. Closer than I hoped for, though. But a (unofficial) win is a (unofficial) win. ;)

kiwi10is
06-20-2007, 09:03 PM
Phew, finally. Closer than I hoped for, though. But a (unofficial) win is a (unofficial) win. ;)

well.. I am sure Spadea was fighting for that win, too. He wants to prepare for Wimbledon just like Kiwi.... I am just happy about that win. After a year of pain and worries he finally won a single match again... exhibition or not... it was a win!!

smucav
06-20-2007, 09:07 PM
Thursday 21st June 2007:
2.15pm –
Match 1: N. Djokovic (SRB) v Jamie Baker (GBR) (Exhibition Singles)
Match 2: D. Nalbandian (ARG) v I. Andreev (RUS) (Semifinal #1)
Match 3 (not before 5 pm): V. Spadea (USA) v E. Korolev (RUS) (Loser Match #2)

Wednesday 20th June 2007:
Quarterfinal #4: F. Verdasco (SPA) d M. Safin (RUS) 46 63 10-4 (Match TB)
Quarterfinal #2: I. Andreev (RUS) d E. Korolev (RUS) 64 62
Loser Match #1: N. Kiefer (GER) d V. Spadea (USA) 76 75

Geibrasch
06-20-2007, 11:03 PM
Well done, Kiwi! I hope he got much new self-confidence through this win.

JeffCandoi
06-21-2007, 09:01 PM
Schedule
Friday 22nd June 2007
1.00 pm – Match 1 (deferred match from Thursday 21st June):
Semi-Final 1, D. Nalbandian (ARG) v I. Andreev (RUS)
Match 2 (not before 2.15 pm):
Semi-Final 2, R. Soderling (SWE) v F. Verdasco (ESP)
Match 3:
Exhibition, M. Safin (RUS) v G.Monfils (FRA)
Match 4 (not before 5 pm):
Exhibition, M. Bryan (USA) / B. Bryan (USA) v M. Knowles (BAH) / D. Nestor (CAN)

smucav
06-22-2007, 12:11 AM
Friday 22nd June 2007
1.00 pm
Match 1: D. Nalbandian (ARG) v I. Andreev (RUS) (Semifinal #1)
not before 2.15 pm
Match 2: R. Soderling (SWE) v F. Verdasco (ESP) (Semifinal #2)
Match 3: M. Safin (RUS) v G.Monfils (FRA) (exhibition singles)
not before 5 pm
Match 4: M. Bryan (USA)/B. Bryan (USA) v M. Knowles (BAH)/D. Nestor (CAN) (exhibition doubles)


Thursday 21st June 2007:
Exhibition Singles: N. Djokovic (SRB) v Jamie Baker (GBR)
Semifinal #1: D. Nalbandian (ARG) v I. Andreev (RUS) postponed
Loser Match #2: V. Spadea (USA) v E. Korolev (RUS)

Tzar
06-22-2007, 06:47 PM
results?? :)

kiwi10is
06-22-2007, 07:00 PM
they have the slowest scoring ever on that website...

D. Nalbandian (ARG) bt Igor Andreev (RUS)
• F. Verdasco (SPA) bt R. Soderling (SWE)
• G. Monfils (FRA) bt M. Safin (RUS)
• M. Bryan (USA) / B. Bryan (USA) v M. Knowles (BAH) / Daniel Nestor (CAN), Play Suspended

tomorrow

2.15 pm - Match 1:

G. Monfils (FRA) v N. Kiefer (GER)

Match 2 - Final:

D. Nalbandian (ARG) v F. Verdasco (SPA)

Match 3:

Exhibition, M. Bryan (USA) / B. Bryan (USA) v M. Knowles (BAH) / D. Nestor (CAN)

gaynor
06-22-2007, 11:31 PM
There was a bit of rain so all matches were 1 set.

Nalbandian beat Andreev 6-3 and verdasco and monfils both won 6-4.
Marat choked from 3-0 up.

jayjay
06-23-2007, 08:29 PM
Verdasco won the Boodles Challenge defeating Nalbandian 6-3, 6-3.

Monfils beat Kiefer 2-6, 6-3, 10-8.

Doubles was about to take place but it pissed down for a while and everyone went home.

Carlita
06-23-2007, 09:19 PM
:woohoo: yaaaaaaaaaaay Fernandooooooooooooooo :woohoo:

well done chico! :yeah:

kiwi10is
06-23-2007, 09:22 PM
great fight from Kiwi!!!

JeffCandoi
06-23-2007, 09:32 PM
Verdasco :yeah: but david is a sh*t nowadays :lol:

Haile Selassie
06-23-2007, 09:36 PM
Poor David :hug: