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Kooyong-2009, Melbourne vs. Medibankinternational, Sydney

Stephan
01-06-2009, 02:41 PM
Kooyong-2009, Melbourne vs. Medibankinternational, Sydney

What do you think, fans? Which tournament will be more competative and interesting?
Both tournaments will be in about same time...

I think Sydney: (not only because of my fav Nalbandian ;))
this time probably Sydney will be a training version of AO 2009?


Players of AAMI CLASSIC 14 -17 Jan 2009
Roger Federer
Marcos Baghdatis
Marin Cilic
Stanislas Wawrinka
Marat Safin
Fernando Gonzalez
Fernando Verdasco
Carlos Moya.


Players of Medibankinternational 11-17 Jan 2009

David Nalbandian
Gilles Simon
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Lleyton Hewitt
Richard Gasquet
Tommy Robredo
update 1:
Djokovic has taken a wildcard ..

at least three frenchmen showed very attractive play during 2008
David was good in the end of last year...

scoobs
01-06-2009, 02:42 PM
Djokovic has taken a wildcard into Sydney also.

Action Jackson
01-06-2009, 02:42 PM
One is an exho, the other one offers points, it's not hard to work out.

Stephan
01-06-2009, 02:45 PM
Djokovic has taken a wildcard into Sydney also.

nice
thanx for the update :wavey:

reggie1
01-06-2009, 03:28 PM
I just want Medibank to be televised on Sky or Eurosport :sad:

Leo
01-06-2009, 05:22 PM
Sydney's field interests me more.

This is the weakest field for Kooyong in a while! :eek: I guess Nadal and Murray decided to opt out of Kooyong because they played the Abu Dhabi exho and Doha? Abu Dhabi probably offered more money than Kooyong - damn Middle East and all their money to piss away!

Where is Roddick this year? Injured?

Stephan
01-06-2009, 09:37 PM
wanted: livestream info,
4 both tournaments, plz!

Ferrero Forever
01-06-2009, 11:03 PM
Leo, Nadal never goes to Kooyong, so thats nothing new. Personally I much prefer the Kooyong field, not just because half the field are my top faves, but the players are more impressive to watch than those in Sydney.

I really don't care that Kooyong is an exhibition, you really do get to see the players having more fun on court, and at least for me, its a nice prelude into the Australian Open.

Stephan
01-06-2009, 11:58 PM
i heard David plans to try to get some GS in 09, may be AO09? ...
if so, why only one short pre-tournament?

now when the players list of Medibankinternational is clear, i think that it could be well enough :)

CmonAussie
01-07-2009, 12:53 AM
Kooyong-2009, Melbourne vs. Medibankinternational, Sydney


Players of AAMI CLASSIC 14 -17 Jan 2009
Roger Federer
Marcos Baghdatis
Marin Cilic
Stanislas Wawrinka
Marat Safin
Fernando Gonzalez
Fernando Verdasco
Carlos Moya.

...

:wavey:
i thought James Blake was going to play Kooyong, did he pull out:confused:

Langers
01-07-2009, 01:00 AM
I'm going to the Medibank International so Sydney....

Great list of players, especially on the womens side. I like both ATP/WTA so it'll be good, even better field now that Djokovic is playing.

Kolya
01-07-2009, 01:50 AM
Sydney looks pretty good.

Stephan
01-07-2009, 07:41 AM
:wavey:
i thought James Blake was going to play Kooyong, did he pull out:confused:

yes, he did :(
dont know why...

Consigliere
01-07-2009, 09:51 AM
Never been to Kooyong except to play there for school. Just can't get interested in a 'bition (well everyone calls it Exho on MTF).

Andi-M
01-07-2009, 11:01 AM
Glad Muzza isn't playing another exho as he would have played it like a GS as usaul and potentially burnt himself out.
The field is OK,but wont really follow it.

Sydney should good. Who knows what form Nalby is in, he could really shock alot of people by winning here also Djoker it'll be interesting to see how he'll fair after a disaster this year.

reggie1
01-07-2009, 11:10 AM
Glad Muzza isn't playing another exho as he would have played it like a GS as usaul and potentially burnt himself out.
The field is OK,but wont really follow it.

Sydney should good. Who knows what form Nalby is in, he could really shock alot of people by winning here also Djoker it'll be interesting to see how he'll fair after a disaster this year.

I'd like to see Nalby have a good run, he is one of those "Cat amongst the pigeons" players, you never know what he might do/achieve. I quite like the unpredictability.
I'll be interested to see how the Dok does after yesterday's defeat. I thought perhaps Gulbis was just on fire but then he's been beaten by PHM so you just never know. I would never write Dok off though, he'll step it up for AO. Not that I want him to, I want Murray, Gasquet (yeah, I know! :help:) or Jo to win.

Stephan
01-08-2009, 07:08 AM
Where is Roddick this year? Injured?

Roddick is playing in Qatar Exxon Mobil Open, Doha

in particular today 17.30 GMT
A. Roddick vs. A. Clement

Update:
A. Roddick def A. Clement
6 7
3 5

Stephan
01-08-2009, 07:22 AM
Complete list of players:
Men

Novak Djokovic SRB (no.3)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga FRA (no.6)

Gilles Simon FRA (no.7)

David Nalbandian ARG (no.11)

Igor Andreev RUS (no.19)

Tomas Berdych CZE (no.20)

Tommy Robredo ESP (no.21)

Dmitry Tursunov RUS (no.22)

Mardy Fish USA (no.24)

Richard Gasquet FRA (no.25)

Radek Stepanek CZE (no.27)

Feliciano Lopez ESP (no.30)

Paul-Henri Mathieu FRA (no.31)

Rainer Schuettler GER (no.33)

Jurgen Melzer AUT (no.34)

Andreas Seppi ITA (no.35)

Mario Ancic CRO (no.36)

Jarkko Nieminen FIN (no.37)

Michael Llodra FRA (no.40)

Simone Bolelli ITA (no.41)

Lleyton Hewitt AUS (no.67) Wildcard

"With nine players in the top 25 competing and a direct acceptance of 41, the Medibank International Sydney is an incredibly tough draw."