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Early Commitments

smucav
11-18-2008, 01:56 AM
http://www.abnamrowtt.nl/index.cfm?lang=1
Rafael Nadal
Andy Murray

Yves.
11-18-2008, 07:22 AM
I hope Federer will return.

Yves.
12-04-2008, 11:17 PM
No Fed

sabrina468
12-10-2008, 01:21 PM
hope Nole will come since he cancelled last year:rolleyes:

Sanne
12-15-2008, 05:56 PM
Tsonga and Monfils have also confirmed and Haase gets a WC. Unfortunately no Nole.

Labamba
12-16-2008, 10:08 AM
It's interesting that Djokovic prefers to play Marseille (250) over Rotterdam (500)...

CooCooCachoo
12-16-2008, 12:04 PM
Three new participants ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gaël Monfils and Robin Haase will participate in the 36th ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, which will be held from 9-15 February 2009 in Ahoy Rotterdam. After Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray these are the next players that have been contracted. Tournament director Richard Krajicek about having contracted Tsonga: "Tsonga is a very charismatic player, who did not only have a great start of the year with a final at the Australian Open, but who, with his win in the TMS Paris, also proved to be a strong indoor player". The 23-year-old Tsonga entered the Top 10 due to his good results in 2008.

The current number 14 of the world, Gaël Monfils, also confirmed his participation in Rotterdam.

The first wild card will be awarded to Robin Haase. Richard Krajicek: "It is known that Robin is currently working hard on his recovery to make his return on the ATP World Tour soon. A fit Haase should not be missing in Rotterdam, especially because he has shown last year that he brings added value to our tournament". Robin Haase surprised last edition by beating Andy Murray in the first round, 7-5 6-3.

Novak Djokovic has let us know that he will not be coming to Rotterdam.

Drie nieuwe deelnemers ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gaël Monfils en Robin Haase nemen deel aan het 36e ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, dat van 9 tot en met 15 februari 2009 gehouden wordt in Ahoy Rotterdam. Na Rafael Nadal en Andy Murray zijn dit de volgende spelers die zijn vastgelegd.
Toernooidirecteur Richard Krajicek over het contracteren van Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: “Tsonga is een zeer charismatische speler, die niet alleen een uitstekende start van het jaar kende met een finaleplaats in de Australian Open, maar met zijn winst in de Masters Series in Parijs tevens bewees een sterke indoorspeler te zijn.”
De 23-jarige Jo-Wilfried Tsonga kwam door zijn goede resultaten in 2008 de top-tien van de wereld binnen.
De huidige nummer 14 van de wereld, Gaël Monfils, heeft eveneens zijn deelname in Rotterdam bevestigd.
De eerste wildcard in Rotterdam zal worden toegekend aan Robin Haase. Richard Krajicek: “Het is bekend dat Robin op dit moment hard aan zijn herstel werkt om binnenkort zijn rentree op de ATP World Tour te kunnen maken. Een fitte Haase mag wat mij betreft niet ontbreken in Rotterdam, zeker omdat hij afgelopen jaar heeft laten zien een meerwaarde voor ons toernooi te zijn.” Robin Haase zorgde in de afgelopen editie voor een verrassing door Andy Murray met 7-5, 6-3 in de eerste ronde te verslaan.
Novak Djokovic heeft inmiddels laten weten niet deel te nemen in Rotterdam.

Klaas_nalbandian
12-16-2008, 01:23 PM
curious who will follow, at least rafa murray, tsonga and monfils are attractive players

Cervantes
12-17-2008, 07:34 PM
Pretty disappointing, no Fed, no Djokovic. Seems the upgrade of the 500-series doesn't really have the desired effect for the tournament. Might aslo be a result of the new spot on the calendar, just a week between Rotterdam and the Australian Open, it's not ideal.

pifas
12-18-2008, 08:16 PM
It's interesting that Djokovic prefers to play Marseille (250) over Rotterdam (500)...
Well from next year it will be ranking breakdawn. 4 GS, 8 out of 9 best 1000,4 best 500 (1 after us open), and 2 best 250 .

Yves.
12-18-2008, 11:17 PM
Pretty disappointing, no Fed, no Djokovic. Seems the upgrade of the 500-series doesn't really have the desired effect for the tournament. Might aslo be a result of the new spot on the calendar, just a week between Rotterdam and the Australian Open, it's not ideal.

That's why Fed isn't coming I think.

HattonWBA
12-19-2008, 12:42 PM
No. 1 Rafael Nadal and fourth-ranked Andy Murray will be joined by the French Foreign Legion indoors at Rotterdam next February after Australian Open finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gaël Monfils signed up for the field.

http://www.tennistalk.com/en/news/20081219/French_Foreign_Legion_to_play_in_Rotterdam

Interesting news in my opinion, looks like an excellent entry list at the minute despite Djokovic's withdrawal.

Haagse_Sjonnie
12-19-2008, 01:08 PM
Also Haase is granted the first wild card.

Yves.
12-19-2008, 01:39 PM
Also Haase is granted the first wild card.

I hope Haase will be able to play.

Klaas_nalbandian
12-30-2008, 01:22 PM
Shouldn't the list be out by now?

Super-Fabio
12-30-2008, 03:46 PM
1 Nadal, Rafael ESP 1
2 Murray, Andy GBR 4
3 Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 5
4 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried FRA 6
5 Simon, Gilles FRA 7
6 Ferrer, David ESP 12
7 Monfils, Gael FRA 14
8 Soderling, Robin SWE 17
9 Andreev, Igor RUS 19
10 Berdych, Tomas CZE 20
11 Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 22
12 Gasquet, Richard FRA 25
13 Karlovic, Ivo CRO 26
14 Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 28
15 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 30
16 Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA 31
17 Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 32
18 Schuettler, Rainer GER 33
19 Melzer, Jurgen AUT 34
20 Seppi, Andreas ITA 35
21 Ancic, Mario CRO 36
22 Llodra, Michael FRA 40
23 Bolelli, Simone ITA 41
24 Benneteau, Julien FRA 43
25 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 44
26 (Q)
27 (Q)
28 (Q)
29 (Q)
30 (WC)
31 (WC)
32 (WC)

Alternates
1. Tipsarevic, Janko SRB 49
2. Hanescu, Victor ROU 50
3. Santoro, Fabrice FRA 52
4. Gicquel, Marc FRA 54
5. Troicki, Viktor SRB 57
6. Gabashvili, Teimuraz RUS 65
7. Petzschner, Philipp GER 66
8. Chardy, Jeremy FRA 75
9. Zverev, Mischa GER 80
10. Hernych, Jan CZE 81
11. Gremelmayr, Denis GER 83
12. Golubev, Andrey KAZ 89
13. Karanusic, Roko CRO 91
14. Clement, Arnaud FRA 93
15. Mahut, Nicolas FRA 94