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Rotterdam Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated February 8, 2010)

smucav
12-29-2009, 05:18 PM
Tournament Name: ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT
Location: ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Dates: 8–14 FEBRUARY 2010
Prize Money: Prize Money €1,150,000 (Total Financial Commitment €1,445,000)
32 DRAW (Q16)

SITE: AHOY STADIUM
AHOY WEG 10
3084 BA ROTTERDAM
SURFACE: DECOTURF
BALL: WILSON US OPEN EXTRA DUTY
WEB SITE: www.ahoy.nl

Qualifying draw: Friday, February 5, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Friday, February 5, 9:10 p.m.
Doubles draw: Saturday, February 6, 6:00 p.m.

ATP Ranking Points
W: 500
F: 300
SF: 180
QF: 90
R16: 45
R32: 0
Q: +20
Q8: 10
Q16: 0

Entry deadline: December 28, 2009
Seeding: February 1, 2010

OUT Nadal, Rafael ESP 2
2 Djokovic, Novak SRB 3
3 Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 6
OUT Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried FRA 10
5 Monfils, Gael FRA 13
OUT Simon, Gilles FRA 15
7 Robredo, Tommy ESP 16
8 Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 19
9 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 24
10 Melzer, Jurgen AUT 28
11 Troicki, Viktor SRB 29
12 Tipsarevic, Janko SRB 38
OUT Beck, Andreas GER 39
14 Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 41
15 Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 42
16 Blake, James USA 44
17 Benneteau, Julien FRA 46
18 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 47
19 Seppi, Andreas ITA 49
OUT Korolev, Evgeny RUS 53
21 Chiudinelli, Marco SUI 56
22 Rochus, Olivier BEL 57
23 Stakhovsky, Sergiy UKR 60
24 Mayer, Florian GER 61
25 Clement, Arnaud FRA 63
26 (Q) Golubev, Andrey KAZ
27 (Q) Sijsling, Igor NED
28 (Q) Bohli, Stephane SUI
29 (Q) Ilhan, Marsel TUR
30 (WC) de Bakker, Thiemo NED
31 (WC) Haase, Robin NED
32 (WC) Soderling, Robin SWE
Llodra, Michael FRA (replaces Tsonga)
(LL) Hajek, Jan CZE (replaces Korolev)

Alternates
IN Serra, Florent FRA 65
IN Berrer, Michael GER 74
IN Zverev, Mischa GER 78
1. Petzschner, Philipp GER 80
2. Schuettler, Rainer GER 85
3. Rochus, Christophe BEL 86
OUT Brands, Daniel GER 92
4. Bolelli, Simone ITA 93
OUT Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE 98
OUT Istomin, Denis UZB 102
OUT Hajek, Jan CZE 103
5. Kunitsyn, Igor RUS 104
6. Gabashvili, Teimuraz RUS 106
7. Robert, Stephane FRA 108
8. Phau, Bjorn GER 111

Tess Gray
12-30-2009, 12:34 AM
:dance: yay Bennet is coming!:D

ImmzB
12-30-2009, 01:08 AM
Vamos Rafa!!

PinkFeatherBoa
12-30-2009, 01:54 AM
Lots of my faves coming, looking forward to it!!

Sheva
12-30-2009, 03:18 AM
I like the line-up! Not so sure whether the qualy entry list will be of the same quality it was last year..

Klaas_nalbandian
12-30-2009, 10:38 AM
hmmm, not as good as the last years. :(

Labamba
12-30-2009, 11:39 AM
interesting that Murray won't try to defend the title, but will play Marseille the following week

also no Söderling or Del Potro here...

sheva07
12-30-2009, 12:20 PM
It would be great to see Baggy playing!

willoughby
12-30-2009, 12:41 PM
Murray will not defend his title neither in Doha nor Rotterdam :(

Klaas_nalbandian
12-30-2009, 12:49 PM
with soderling, murray and delpotro the field would have been very good.
hopefully no withdrawals

*Ljubica*
12-30-2009, 05:05 PM
Lots of my faves coming, looking forward to it!!

Novak, Janko, Marcos - pretty much my dream tennis line-up :D Also Davydenko, Tsonga and Youzhny who I like a lot. Can't wait for this tournament to start.

sebbaas
12-30-2009, 05:33 PM
Hope Robredo lost all his first round matches in this european tour, as he won't play againg the latin american tournaments were he won 2 tournaments last year.
Although I know he will recieve more money playing here,
all guys in this entry list can defeat him in this surface, silly decision of Tommy

Kezzi
12-30-2009, 06:45 PM
I'm so happy with this list! :woohoo:

orangehat
01-01-2010, 02:00 PM
Strange Llodra isn't here seeing as he's a past champion ...

samanosuke
01-01-2010, 11:21 PM
Strange Llodra isn't here seeing as he's a past champion ...


Last 6 of 7 past champions aren't here

CooCooCachoo
01-03-2010, 03:03 PM
Marco :rocker:

Nice list.

Dupuis2006
01-03-2010, 09:31 PM
Incredible list as always! :hearts:

EnriqueIG8
01-06-2010, 04:47 AM
First wildcard to Thiemo de Bakker[NED]

The first of the three available Wildcards for the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament is awarded to Dutch player Thiemo de Bakker. Richard Krajicek: “As is known from previous years it has my preference to see Dutch players at the start of the tournament. With his progression during the last months Thiemo has made it clear that he deserves this Wildcard.”

Thiemo de Bakker played in the singles tournament of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament twice. In 2009 he lost his first round match to Andreas Seppi in three sets. Two years earlier third seed Ivan Ljubicic proved too strong, also in the first round.



Second wilcard to Robin Haase[NED]


Na Thiemo de Bakker krijgt ook Robin Haase een wildcard voor het 37e ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, dat van 8 tot en met 14 februari 2010 gehouden wordt in Ahoy Rotterdam. De recentelijk van een blessure herstelde speler zal voor de derde keer deelnemen in Rotterdam.

Toernooidirecteur Richard Krajicek over de wildcard voor Robin Haase: “Uiteraard ben ik in de eerste plaats zeer blij voor Robin dat hij weer terug is na zijn langdurige blessure. Met twee halve finaleplaatsen in zijn eerste twee toernooien heeft hij bovendien laten zien weer wedstrijden aan te kunnen. Daarnaast heeft hij natuurlijk in het ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament aangetoond één van de publiekslievelingen te zijn.”

Robin Haase nam twee keer eerder deel aan het ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. In beide gevallen werd hij uitgeschakeld door de latere toernooiwinnaar. In 2007 verloor hij in de tweede ronde van Mikhail Youzhny en in 2008 in de kwartfinale van Michael Llodra. In 2008 zorgde hij voor een grote verrassing door in de eerste ronde Andy Murray te verslaan.

sher_rafavsroger
01-06-2010, 09:34 PM
Feli is going to come, Mariska :) and so is Rafa :)
the total entry list is on the website of ABN AMRO WTT and on the other thread within this subject ;)

Timotheus
01-06-2010, 11:40 PM
So, this is the list we have now:
http://i48.tinypic.com/bge34h.jpg

ChicaG
01-08-2010, 05:20 PM
First I thought.. What a shit list haha but now i see more and more names i want to see play ;)

I'm really glad Marcos is coming. Hopefully he have more luck than the last time he was in the netherlands.

But this title have to go Rafa :D His name has to be on the boards there!

Sander.
01-09-2010, 07:49 AM
Nice list! :)

Denaon
01-22-2010, 09:46 PM
wow nice list indeed :rocker:

Ad Wim
01-24-2010, 08:06 PM
Bit strange that Cilic isn't here.

*Ljubica*
01-24-2010, 09:10 PM
Bit strange that Cilic isn't here.

Guess it's because he plays Zagreb the week before, which is his home tournament so he can't really miss it :shrug: Zagreb comes immediately after Australia, so if he comnits to Rotterdam as well, he'll have no rest time at all for quite a long period, so I assume he just wants to stay home and have a weeks' rest after the Zagreb tournament and that means missing Rotterdam.

ChicaG
01-25-2010, 01:54 PM
Does someone knows anything about the doubles?? :)

Timotheus
01-25-2010, 06:21 PM
Söderling is in!

He has been given the final wildcard, so another top 10 player is in the draw. Don't know why he didn't appear on the initial list though..he is a regular in Rotterdam.

ChicaG
01-25-2010, 06:34 PM
Nooo... What a nightmare! 2 players I so don't like are there :S I hope he will loose in the first round again. Im sorry, but for some reason, I hate that guy!

Im looking forward to the rest, I hope we have a lot of good tennis from them.

sheva07
01-25-2010, 09:45 PM
Why didn't Söderling sign in immediately?:mad: Now Sluiter won't have a wildcard.

Kezzi
01-26-2010, 10:28 AM
Oh nooo! I was hoping Grosjean would get a wildcard. :(

Ad Wim
01-26-2010, 02:42 PM
Lol, like Krajicek would fall for that :lol:

sheva07
01-26-2010, 05:25 PM
Don't think Krajicek is happy with Nadals retirement today. Doubtfull if he will play I think.:mad:

smucav
01-26-2010, 05:29 PM
Oh nooo! I was hoping Grosjean would get a wildcard. :(Grosjean has already accepted a wild card for San Jose:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=9448016&postcount=1

Kezzi
01-26-2010, 07:41 PM
Lol, like Krajicek would fall for that :lol:
Why not? Krajicek told me he liked him and didn't like it that Seb couldn't play at the tourney that year. :)

Kezzi
01-26-2010, 07:44 PM
Grosjean has already accepted a wild card for San Jose:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=9448016&postcount=1
Didn't know that, thanks for the info. :)

(Guess Bolelli won't play qualies in R'dam then, cause I see he's directly in MD there. :scratch: )

Timotheus
01-27-2010, 10:33 AM
That's too bad..would love to see Bol in Rotterdam..

Sluiter getting a WC for the qualies should be a sure thing btw. Would be ridiculous otherwise :)

tennisace
01-27-2010, 01:12 PM
Delpo and Soderling will play Marseille
Will Nadal withdraw because of his knee ?

protomis
01-27-2010, 03:05 PM
Baghdatis is 50 - 50 % to play here due to his injury. If the pain goes by the weekend as the doctors believe, then he will be there. If not then he will skip Rotterdam to Merseille (source Markos talking to Cyprus TV)

morake
01-28-2010, 03:21 PM
It's sure Nadal is out, not only in Rotterdam, at least one month of the circuit.

ImmzB
01-28-2010, 05:24 PM
Yh Defiantly Nadal Will Be Out!

Doomach777
01-28-2010, 09:26 PM
so will ljubo play this, or he needs a rest !?
If he withdraw from this tournament, then he dont need to play zagreb either.

CooCooCachoo
01-29-2010, 06:51 PM
With Nadal out, Serra is in.

Ariel_506
01-31-2010, 09:00 AM
Rafael Nadal OUT for 4 weeks

Mariska1980
02-02-2010, 02:28 PM
Still nothing about the doubles list? Strange no?

Truc
02-04-2010, 12:46 PM
Simon also officially out now, Berrer is in.

Truc
02-04-2010, 02:58 PM
Andi Beck out, Zverev in.

Kezzi
02-04-2010, 03:30 PM
Why is Andi out? :sad:
Already the list wasn't that exciting for me, but with Gillou out also it looks like a mr Clément has to entertain me all by himself. :lol: Hope he plays doubles with Bennet, that would be nice even if I don't see it happening. :p

Truc
02-04-2010, 03:48 PM
Elbow injury for Beck - but the latest news sound better, he says he can practice normally again, only the serve still is a problem.

Mariska1980
02-05-2010, 01:24 AM
Great that Zverev will be here! I really like him, so I have someone to follow this weekend as well :)

Ad Wim
02-05-2010, 11:08 AM
Tsonga OUT. Llodra IN.

Björki
02-05-2010, 11:21 AM
Tsonga OUT. Llodra IN.

Llodra? :confused:

SeagullUK
02-05-2010, 11:22 AM
I think you mean Petzschner

Ad Wim
02-05-2010, 11:26 AM
It said so in Dutch news but I guess that's wrong. Think they took the quali list and as Llodra is on top there. It also says so on the tournament website.

But isn't Llodra listed 72nd there? That's higher than Petzschner. And Llodra is out of the quali draw since yesterday...

Truc
02-05-2010, 11:39 AM
But isn't Llodra listed 72nd there? That's higher than Petzschner.But that's not the point, he didn't enter the list, so he can't be in now.
He also was ranked ahead of Zverev and Berrer when the entry list came out.

Agrajag
02-05-2010, 11:46 AM
But that's not the point, he didn't enter the list, so he can't be in now.
He also was ranked ahead of Zverev and Berrer when the entry list came out.

Llodra is in!
http://www.abnamrowtt.nl/main.cfm?lang=1&c_id=92&site_id=9&main_id=92&pers_id=164

Cool.

Ad Wim
02-05-2010, 11:46 AM
Yeah sorry, didn't check those list, just copied it from Dutch teletext. But strange that Llodra is out of qualis then. He doesn't want to play qualis?

Björki
02-05-2010, 11:57 AM
Strange!

Truc
02-05-2010, 12:03 PM
It is definitely not "cool", they can't just pick the substitute who suits them better.
What does that mean, he was "added as the first replacement"??
Llodra should either play the qualies or take a main draw WC, period.

coonster14
02-05-2010, 12:04 PM
too bad rafa is out, would have loved to watch another rafa/nole match.

Ad Wim
02-05-2010, 12:11 PM
It is definitely not "cool", they can't just pick the substitute who suits them better.
What does that mean, he was "added as the first replacement"??
Llodra should either play the qualies or take a main draw WC, period.

Could be that the message on the website is wrong and some guy just thought Llodra was the first alternate because he was on top of the quali list.

duong
02-05-2010, 12:13 PM
Could be that the message on the website is wrong and some guy just thought Llodra was the first alternate because he was on top of the quali list.

yes probably ... or maybe they were allowed to add one WC ? does the rulebook allow that ?

Kezzi
02-05-2010, 12:15 PM
It is definitely not "cool", they can't just pick the substitute who suits them better.
What does that mean, he was "added as the first replacement"??
Llodra should either play the qualies or take a main draw WC, period.
I agree, they just need to stick to the rules, because this is unfair to other players.

Ad Wim
02-05-2010, 12:23 PM
yes probably ... or maybe they were allowed to add one WC ? does the rulebook allow that ?

I guess Krajicek would have given the WC to Sluiter then, instead of Llodra.

Agrajag
02-05-2010, 01:08 PM
of course they stick to the rules :lol: : either it's a mistake or a new WC ... or the original entry-list written in menstennisforums.com was wrong :shrug:

I of course took the latter for granted.

Puschkin
02-05-2010, 01:09 PM
Tsonga OUT.
What's wrong with him? Still licking his wounds after the spanking he got from Roger?

duong
02-05-2010, 01:23 PM
What's wrong with him? Still licking his wounds after the spanking he got from Roger?

the article says "trunk injury", which means "back injury" from what I tried to understand :shrug:

I saw no news in the French media yet.

As for Llodra, it's most probably a mistake :shrug:

Yves.
02-05-2010, 01:28 PM
fuck no tsonga?! tournament isnt as good as last year:o

Ad Wim
02-05-2010, 01:33 PM
the article says "trunk injury", which means "back injury" from what I tried to understand :shrug:

I saw no news in the French media yet.

As for Llodra, it's most probably a mistake :shrug:

The Dutch article says it's a abdominal muscle injury (if that's proper English...).

duong
02-05-2010, 01:49 PM
The Dutch article says it's a abdominal muscle injury (if that's proper English...).

Thanks I wasn't sure to understand the "trunk injury" in the English article, but when I had looked on Google, I had the impression that it was the back :lol:

The Dutch article is probably better :yeah:

protomis
02-05-2010, 02:05 PM
any other withdraws ?

CooCooCachoo
02-05-2010, 02:33 PM
No Tsonga? :woohoo: Sorry for the Tsonga fans, but this means the evening sessions might be more interesting for me :p

JMG
02-05-2010, 02:33 PM
What happened to Baghdatis and Ljubicic? I thought they are in doubt?

protomis
02-05-2010, 02:36 PM
Baghdatis seems is going

Deborah
02-05-2010, 02:40 PM
Can we have the doubles entrylist please? :)

Truc
02-05-2010, 02:49 PM
... or the original entry-list written in menstennisforums.com was wrong :shrug:It's not just the list posted on MTF, everybody with access to the official source has the same.
And it is way too late to "correct" the entry list now, after Berrer and Zverev were entered on the official entry list yesterday. Llodra and the organizers should have noticed it before if it was just a mistake.

Tennisteen.it has Tsonga out of the entry list now, but Petzsche not in.

Zirconek
02-05-2010, 02:55 PM
It's not just the list posted on MTF, everybody with access to the official source has the same.
And it is way too late to "correct" the entry list now, after Berrer and Zverev were entered on the official entry list yesterday. Llodra and the organizers should have noticed it before if it was just a mistake.

Tennisteen.it has Tsonga out of the entry list now, but Petzsche not in.

Something similar happened to Dallas Challenger entry list, the name missing was Mark Philippoussis, who has a protected ranking, so we can understand they made a mistake because it was not a "regular/common entry".

duong
02-05-2010, 03:20 PM
Something similar happened to Dallas Challenger entry list, the name missing was Mark Philippoussis, who has a protected ranking, so we can understand they made a mistake because it was not a "regular/common entry".

yes but Llodra would have been a regular entry if he had applied :shrug:

Nothing has changed on the official website yet.

DanaKz
02-05-2010, 04:06 PM
No Tsonga? :woohoo: Sorry for the Tsonga fans, but this means the evening sessions might be more interesting for me :p
Oh yeah honey!:hug: Someone's injury! Great reason for dancing and cheering!!!
Go on!:worship:

CooCooCachoo
02-05-2010, 04:20 PM
Oh yeah honey!:hug: Someone's injury! Great reason for dancing and cheering!!!
Go on!:worship:

I did not indicate that I am happy he is injured. I said I am happy he is not here.

Learn to read :wavey:

Boarder35m
02-05-2010, 04:29 PM
I did not indicate that I am happy he is injured. I said I am happy he is not here.

Learn to read :wavey:

I agree with the other poster, being happy because someone retires is not very nice.
I mean if you don´t like him it´s ok but would be only 1 match per day maximum with him anyway, so why being so happy about it :shrug:

Klaas_nalbandian
02-05-2010, 06:23 PM
tsonga and nadal out, big blow for Krajicek. Hopefully one of the dutch guys can win some matches

sheva07
02-05-2010, 08:12 PM
Jo:o I'm so disappointed with this. Saw him last year playing and would've liked to see him again.

smucav
02-05-2010, 09:24 PM
It is definitely not "cool", they can't just pick the substitute who suits them better.
What does that mean, he was "added as the first replacement"??yes probably ... or maybe they were allowed to add one WC ? does the rulebook allow that ?I agree, they just need to stick to the rules, because this is unfair to other players.This situation is already in the rulebook:

When a player who would have been seeded withdraws (before the deadline), the tournament can get permission to replace that player with another player as long as the replacement player wasn't previously entered in another ATP tournament. The top alternate who doesn't get into to this tournament (or any other ATP tournament or challenger) receives first round prize money in exchange for not getting into the main draw. (This rule is only applied on average once a year or less.)

soulage
02-05-2010, 09:28 PM
When a player who would have been seeded withdraws (before the deadline), the tournament can get permission to replace that player with another player as long as the replacement player wasn't previously entered in another ATP tournament. The top alternate who doesn't get into to this tournament (or any other ATP tournament or challenger) receives first round prize money in exchange for not getting into the main draw. (This rule is only applied on average once a year or less.)
Never heard about that, it's already happened in other tournament ? So Petzchner received the first round prize money :confused:

smucav
02-05-2010, 09:34 PM
Never heard about that, it's already happened in other tournament ?http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=6071757&postcount=48

soulage
02-05-2010, 09:39 PM
Thank you i didn't remember about that Tokyo case. I'm still thinking it's not fair for the alternates

Truc
02-05-2010, 09:41 PM
Thanks a lot, Smucav, I remember the Gasquet story in Tokyo, but back then it was a real "emergency situation" and they picked seeded players to replace the missing seeded players, it made more sense.
I find a bit borderline to use this rule here (no emergency) to replace a guy on the alternate list with another guy who wouldn't have made the main list anyway if he had bothered to enter it in time.

smucav
02-05-2010, 09:47 PM
I find a bit borderline to use this rule here (no emergency) to replace a guy on the alternate list with another guy who wouldn't have made the entry list if he had bothered to enter it in time.The emergency is a player who would have been seeded withdrawing in the last five days before the deadline. Only player who were ranked high enough to make the original cut-off are considered acceptable substitutes. In most cases there aren't any acceptable substitutes available to play at the last minute because of eligible players already being entered in another tournament or on vacation.

duong
02-05-2010, 10:34 PM
The emergency is a player who would have been seeded withdrawing in the last five days before the deadline. Only player who were ranked high enough to make the original cut-off are considered acceptable substitutes. In most cases there aren't any acceptable substitutes available to play at the last minute because of eligible players already being entered in another tournament or on vacation.

Thanks for all the information, Smucav, I didn't know about this rule :yeah:

As for Llodra, he was not ranked high enough to be in the original entry-list : if he had applied on time, he would have been second alternate (just behind Serra) but not on the original entry-list.

Anyway, it's a kind of wild card for him, and it means that the organizers preferred him than Sluiter :lol:

smucav
02-05-2010, 10:37 PM
Anyway, it's a kind of wild card for him, and it means that the organizers preferred him to Sluiter :lol:It isn't a wild card: if there isn't anyone acceptable to replace Tsonga, the next player on the alternate list gets in (not Sluiter).

duong
02-05-2010, 10:40 PM
It isn't a wild card: if there isn't anyone acceptable to replace Tsonga, the next player on the alternate list gets in (not Sluiter).

I mean they used an option which is seldom used because they liked Llodra, in a way they "chose him" :lol:

CooCooCachoo
02-06-2010, 07:48 AM
Free money for Petzschner though :p

Truc
02-06-2010, 09:02 AM
I mean they used an option which is seldom used because they liked Llodra, in a way they "chose him" :lol:Exactly, that's how it feels. Sure, it is within the rule, but it is pretty far-fetched to resort to this rule here to begin with.

If you look at the other cases mentioned by Smucav where this rule was applied, there really was an emergency situation. The Asian tournaments used to be a disaster a couple of years ago, half of the field was withdrawing in last minute. No comparison with Rotterdam this year, it sucks for Krajicek that Tsonga pulled out, but the tournament will be fine.

And in Asia they had a real replacement for the withdrawing player then, like Gasquet for Blake, Ferrer, Ljubicic (top 10 or maybe even top 5 back then) for Nadal in Beijing once... In this case it doesn't feel like Llodra is taking the place of Tsonga, they don't belong in the same league at all. It feels like Llodra was preferred over Petzschner.

CooCooCachoo
02-07-2010, 01:48 PM
Exactly, that's how it feels. Sure, it is within the rule, but it is pretty far-fetched to resort to this rule here to begin with.

If you look at the other cases mentioned by Smucav where this rule was applied, there really was an emergency situation. The Asian tournaments used to be a disaster a couple of years ago, half of the field was withdrawing in last minute. No comparison with Rotterdam this year, it sucks for Krajicek that Tsonga pulled out, but the tournament will be fine.

And in Asia they had a real replacement for the withdrawing player then, like Gasquet for Blake, Ferrer, Ljubicic (top 10 or maybe even top 5 back then) for Nadal in Beijing once... In this case it doesn't feel like Llodra is taking the place of Tsonga, they don't belong in the same league at all. It feels like Llodra was preferred over Petzschner.

For sure Llodra is preferred over Petzschner, and for good reason. Petzschner is a complete nobody to the majority of visitors. Llodra won't be a big name either, but, having won the tournament, he is known. I don't like the rule being applied, but I do understand.