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Stuttgart Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated July 7, 2008)

smucav
05-27-2008, 11:16 PM
Tournament Name: MERCEDESCUP
Location: STUTTGART, GERMANY
Dates: 5-13 JULY 2008
Prize Money: €568,000 (€547,000)
28 DRAW (Q16)

SITE: TC WEISSENHOF
PARLERSTRASSE 102-110
70192 STUTTGART
SURFACE: CLAY
BALL: HEAD
PRIZE MONEY: EURO
WEB SITE: http://www.mercedescup.de/index.php?id=1&L=1

Qualifying draw: Friday, July 4, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Saturday, July 5, 4:00 p.m.
Doubles draw: Saturday, July 4, 6:00 p.m.

ATP Ranking Points/ATP Race Points
W: 250/50
F: 175/35
SF: 110/22
QF: 60/12
R16: 25/5 (Seeds 1-4: 0/0)
R32: 0/0
Q: +10/+2

Entry deadline: May 26, 2008
Seeding: June 30, 2008

OUT Nadal, Rafael ESP 2
2 Gasquet, Richard FRA 9
OUT Monaco, Juan ARG 16
4 Almagro, Nicolas ESP 20
OUT Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP 24
OUT Tipsarevic, Janko SRB 34
7 Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 36
8 Bolelli, Simone ITA 47
9 Acasuso, Jose ARG 49
10 Calleri, Agustin ARG 54
11 Montanes, Albert ESP 60
12 Gremelmayr, Denis GER 64
13 Del Potro, Juan Martin ARG 68
14 Berrer, Michael GER 71
15 Schwank, Eduardo ARG 75
16 Zverev, Mischa GER 81
17 Berlocq, Carlos ARG 84
18 Hernandez, Oscar ESP 86
OUT Schuettler, Rainer GER 90
20 Ventura, Santiago ESP 91
OUT (SE)
22 (Q) Fischer, Martin AUT
23 (Q) Rosol, Lukas CZE
24 (Q) Schukin, Yuri KAZ
25 (Q) Giraldo, Santiago COL
26 (WC) Beck, Andreas GER
27 (WC) Brands, Daniel GER
28 (WC) Coria, Guillermo ARG
(LL) Hernych, Jan CZE (replaces Nadal)

Alternates
IN Korolev, Evgeny RUS 92
IN Melzer, Jurgen AUT 97
OUT Troicki, Viktor SRB 99
OUT Pashanski, Boris SRB 105
OUT Odesnik, Wayne USA 106
OUT Vassallo Arguello, Martin ARG 107
OUT Karanusic, Roko CRO 110
IN Cuevas, Pablo URU 113
OUT Luczak, Peter AUS 114
OUT Mayer, Florian GER 116
IN Prodon, Eric FRA 117
IN Dabul, Brian ARG 118
OUT Cipolla, Flavio ITA 119
OUT Navarro, Ivan ESP 120
OUT Rochus, Christophe BEL 124
1. Gabashvili, Teimuraz RUS 126
2. Patience, Olivier FRA 128
OUT Roger-Vasselin, Edouard FRA 131
OUT Martin, Alberto ESP 132
OUT Gil, Frederico POR 134
3. Eschauer, Werner AUT 135
OUT Gonzalez, Maximo ARG 137
4. Hernych, Jan CZE 138
OUT Ramirez Hidalgo, Ruben ESP 140
OUT Capdeville, Paul CHI 141

Action Jackson
05-28-2008, 08:40 AM
Good field.

ImmzB
05-28-2008, 08:43 AM
Good Field!!

Nadal For The Title!!

Only 1 Winner..Lolz

Masta_Rue
05-28-2008, 09:00 PM
nice to see Schwank in my hometown.. looking forawrd to his performance.. and Rafa of course :)

Mariska1980
06-01-2008, 09:29 AM
Hey, is Lopez not coming this year? I thought they were trying to get him to this tournament too?

jonny84
06-01-2008, 04:49 PM
Strong list. Nadal of course will be the winner again!

javiercrac
06-11-2008, 01:07 AM
c'mon eduardo !!!!

Johnny Groove
06-12-2008, 02:28 AM
A 28 draw :retard:

Filipo
06-26-2008, 07:54 PM
nadal to play again on clay :retard: if he plays a final at Wimby this will be insane :confused:

Labamba
06-27-2008, 05:57 AM
nadal to play again on clay :retard: if he plays a final at Wimby this will be insane :confused:

28 draw -> 1st round bye -> only 4 matches (8 sets) -> Thursday start -> easy 250 ranking points

RogiRafaFan86
06-27-2008, 06:53 PM
In his blog, Rafa listed all the tournaments he expects to play after Wimbledon and Stuttgart was not included. With the ranking points help he gets from Djokovic losing early in Wimbledon, he can afford to skip it.

smucav
06-28-2008, 12:20 AM
OUT: Ferrero (& Rochus from ALT)
IN: Korolev

smucav
07-02-2008, 03:36 PM
(1 SE to be cleared)
OUT: Ferrero (& Odesnik, Karanusic, Mayer, Navarro, Rochus from ALT)
IN: Korolev

fabolous
07-02-2008, 05:18 PM
funny thing is that 17/20 players are either from spain, argentina or germany :lol: but i'm appreciating it!

stupid organizers put a show match with kournikova on centre court at tuesday. well, i might take some photos of her, but don't really want to watch her playing tennis.

Yappa
07-03-2008, 01:38 AM
Good to see that the upcoming Wimbledon champion (not Nadal) will be here. :D

Venle
07-03-2008, 07:09 AM
Gasquet and Monaco to the final! :p

Labamba
07-03-2008, 09:02 AM
WC for Andreas Beck

Agassi Aces
07-03-2008, 02:41 PM
Will Rafa pull out if he reaches the Wimbledon final??

smucav
07-03-2008, 09:51 PM
(1 SE Spot to be cleared)
OUT: Ferrero, Monaco (and Troicki, Odesnik, Vassallo Arguello, Karanusic, Luczak, F.Mayer, Navarro, C.Rochus, Roger-Vasselin, A.Martin, Gil from ALT)
IN: Korolev, Melzer
NEXT: Pashanski, Cuevas, Prodon, Dabul, Cipolla, Gabashvili, Patience

valexie03
07-04-2008, 05:35 PM
Hasn't Schuettler withdrawn :confused:

smucav
07-04-2008, 06:17 PM
(1 SE Spot cleared)
OUT: Monaco, Ferrero, Tipsarevic, Schuettler (and Troicki, Pashanski, Odesnik, Vassallo Arguello, Karanusic, Luczak, F.Mayer, Cipolla, Navarro, C.Rochus, Roger-Vasselin, A.Martin, Gil from ALT)
IN: Korolev, Melzer, Cuevas, Prodon, Dabul
NEXT: Gabashvili, Patience, Eschauer, Hernych

mashamaniac
07-04-2008, 10:40 PM
Will Rafa pull out if he reaches the Wimbledon final??

He won't withdraw even if he wins the whole wimbly!!!:worship:

ASP0315
07-05-2008, 03:59 PM
Why is schuettler out.? :confused:

Aenea
07-05-2008, 05:00 PM
Will Rafa pull out if he reaches the Wimbledon final??

I hope he does. He's been playing for many weeks now at high level and under a lot of pressure and Roger's Masters starts July, 21. If Rafa plays Stuttgart and reaches the final he'll have only a week to prepare for the Masters. I'd rather he do well at Roger's Masters than win another Stuttgart. He better takes few days off, goes home, rests well and has enough time to recover for the HC Masters.

Btw why isn’t the draw out yet?

Aenea
07-05-2008, 05:25 PM
Why is schuettler out.? :confused:

From the Mercedes Cup site

"Wimbledon-Halbfinalist Rainer Schüttler musste wegen einer Schleimbeutelentzündung im rechten Ellbogen seine Nennung für den MercedesCup ebenfalls zurückziehen."


He's got inflammation in the right elbow and the physio has strongly recommended against playing Stuttgart.

Boarder35m
07-05-2008, 06:00 PM
Btw why isn’t the draw out yet?

Due to the fact that 4 players had to withdraw from the tournament the organizers are searching for new players and the main draw ist postponed until latest sunday morning (according to website)

Masta_Rue
07-05-2008, 06:05 PM
Also according to the website maybe Baghdatis will play

ASP0315
07-05-2008, 07:49 PM
From the Mercedes Cup site

"Wimbledon-Halbfinalist Rainer Schüttler musste wegen einer Schleimbeutelentzündung im rechten Ellbogen seine Nennung für den MercedesCup ebenfalls zurückziehen."


He's got inflammation in the right elbow and the physio has strongly recommended against playing Stuttgart.

thanks. :wavey:

JMG
07-05-2008, 08:22 PM
Baghdatis is scheduled for an exhibition with Benneteau on Tuesday in Athens. Of course they could give him a Thursday or at least Wednesday start, but still it wouldn't be a good solution imo.

ZackBusner
07-06-2008, 10:28 AM
Hm, there are still some other players who haven't committed to any tournament this week. They could try Stepanek or Ljubicic. And where is Davydenko? Normally he plays every week.

ZackBusner
07-06-2008, 10:34 AM
Okay, it's Coria.

ImmzB
07-06-2008, 11:16 AM
Main Draw On Web-Site

Forza
07-07-2008, 10:54 AM
PRESSEKONFERENZ

MIT RAFAEL NADAL

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren!

Stuttgart, 7. Juli 2008. – Wimbledon-Sieger Rafael Nadal hat über seinen Manager Carlos Costa darum ersucht, kurzfristig eine Pressekonferenz auf dem Stuttgarter Weissenhof anzusetzen, die heute um 12.00 Uhr im Pressezentrum stattfindet.

Zeit: Montag, 7. Juli 2008

12.00 Uhr

Nadal arrived there with Carlos Coasta (his manager) and his dad Sebastían and said that he will NOT play in Stuttgart...
He will lose his 250 points from last years win





He said that he loves to come to Stuttgart because the Director of the tournament was always nice to him and that he had great memories here.
"I owned you to be there today".

He talked about his small injury in the 2nd (?) round and siad that he fell a couple of times during the final and he had a very hard match yesterday.

So, he'll see the "local" doctor today (he'll probably go home this afternoon).

He said these last 8 weeks were just crazy, the schedule was "unbelievable", even if he reached the final everywhere (excepted Roma)

The Director was really sad about losing Rafa for the tournament and complained again about the calendar. Next year, the Mercedes Cup will have again its right place, 2 weeks after Wimby. But in 4 years, they'll have the same problem with O.G. in London. And they can't do anything to change it.

The tournament lost a lot of good players these last 2 days (Gasquet is now seeded #1 )







Nadal sagt Start wegen Verletzung ab

Wimbledon-Sieger Rafael Nadal hat wegen Knieproblemen seine Teilnahme am Stuttgarter ATP-Tennisturnier abgesagt. Der Spanier teilte seinen Rückzug persönlich auf der Tennis-Anlage auf dem Weissenhof mit.




"Enttäuschenderweise kann ich hier nicht spielen", sagte der Spanier bei einer Pressekonferenz auf der Tennis-Anlage. Die Ärzte hätten ihm geraten, einige Tage zu pausieren. Der Weltranglisten-Zweite und Titelverteidiger war am Tag nach seinem Wimbledon-Triumph dennoch nach Stuttgart gereist, um seine Absage persönlich mitzuteilen. Nadal hatte am Sonntag in einem packenden Fünfsatz-Finale gegen den Weltranglisten-Ersten Roger Federer zum ersten Mal das Grand-Slam-Turnier auf Rasen gewonnen.