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Barcelona Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated April 20, 2010)

smucav
03-09-2010, 06:32 PM
Tournament Name: BARCELONA OPEN BANCO SABADELL
BARCELONA, SPAIN
Dates: 19 APRIL–25 APRIL 2010
Prize Money: €1,550,000 (Total Financial Commitment €1,995,000)
56 DRAW (Q28)

SITE: REAL CLUB DE TENIS BARCELONA 1899
BOSCH i GIMPERA 5-13
08034 BARCELONA
SURFACE: CLAY
BALL: DUNLOP FORT CLAY COURT
WEB SITE: www.barcelonaopenbancosabadell.com

Qualifying draw: Friday, April 16, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Saturday, April 17, Noon
Doubles draw: Saturday, April 17, 6:00 p.m.

ATP Ranking Points
W: 500
F: 300
SF: 180
QF: 90
R16: 45
R32: 20 (Seeds 1-8: 0)
R64: 0
Q: +10
Q14: 4
Q28: 0

Entry deadline: March 8, 2010
Seeding: April 12, 2010

OUT Nadal, Rafael ESP 3
OUT Del Potro, Juan Martin ARG 5
OUT Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 6
4 Soderling, Robin SWE 7
5 Gonzalez, Fernando CHI 10
6 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried FRA 11
7 Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP 14
8 Ferrer, David ESP 16
OUT Stepanek, Radek CZE 17
OUT Simon, Gilles FRA 21
11 Robredo, Tommy ESP 23
12 Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 24
OUT Berdych, Tomas CZE 25
14 Monaco, Juan ARG 27
15 Melzer, Jurgen AUT 28
16 Montanes, Albert ESP 30
OUT Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 31
18 Bellucci, Thomaz BRA 32
19 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 34
20 Andreev, Igor RUS 38
21 Almagro, Nicolas ESP 40
22 Kubot, Lukasz POL 42
23 Hanescu, Victor ROU 43
24 Chardy, Jeremy FRA 44
25 Gulbis, Ernests LAT 45
OUT Seppi, Andreas ITA 46
27 Beck, Andreas GER 48
28 Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 49
29 Zeballos, Horacio ARG 50
30 Fognini, Fabio ITA 55
OUT Korolev, Evgeny KAZ 57
32 Greul, Simon GER 58
OUT Gicquel, Marc FRA 61
34 Robert, Stephane FRA 62
35 Schwank, Eduardo ARG 64
36 Starace, Potito ITA 67
37 Russell, Michael USA 68
38 Gasquet, Richard FRA 69
39 Stakhovsky, Sergiy UKR 70
40 Falla, Alejandro COL 71
41 de Bakker, Thiemo NED 73
42 Luczak, Peter AUS 74
43 Istomin, Denis UZB 75
44 (SE)
45 (Q) Cuevas, Pablo URU
46 (Q) Riba, Pere ESP
47 (Q) Ramos-Vinolas, Albert ESP
48 (Q) Gimeno-Traver, Daniel ESP
49 (Q) Rochus, Christophe BEL
50 (Q) Bolelli, Simone ITA
51 (Q) Ilhan, Marsel TUR
OUT (WC) Nalbandian, David ARG
53 (WC) Krajinovic, Filip SRB
54 (WC) Granollers, Marcel ESP
55 (WC) Martin, Alberto ESP
56 (WC) Verdasco, Fernando ESP
(LL) Lapentti, Nicolas ECU (replaces Nalbandian)
(LL) Navarro, Ivan ESP (replaces Berdych)
(LL) Gabashvili, Teimuraz RUS (replaces Nadal)
(LL) Kukushkin, Mikhail RUS (replaces Seppi)

Alternates
IN Hernandez, Oscar ESP 78
IN Dolgopolov Jr., Oleksandr UKR 80
IN Hajek, Jan CZE 81
IN Zverev, Mischa GER 82
IN Chela, Juan Ignacio ARG 83
IN Marchenko, Illya UKR 84
IN Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 85
OUT Daniel, Marcos BRA 86
OUT Malisse, Xavier BEL 87
OUT Massu, Nicolas CHI 88
IN Ventura, Santiago ESP 91
OUT. Lorenzi, Paolo ITA 92
1. Lapentti, Nicolas ECU 93
OUT Brands, Daniel GER 95
OUT Koellerer, Daniel AUT 96
2. Golubev, Andrey KAZ 97
3. Gimeno-Traver, Daniel ESP 98
OUT Odesnik, Wayne USA 100
OUT Kavcic, Blaz SLO 101
4. Kunitsyn, Igor RUS 102

ImmzB
03-09-2010, 06:37 PM
VAMOS RAFA

+

ALLEZ GASQUET

vn01
03-09-2010, 06:59 PM
Vamos Del Potro And Rafa

Getta
03-09-2010, 07:18 PM
entry list, just love it.

couldn't have been any better.


EDIT: i appear to have second thoughts. :lol: do you think Nalbandian stands any chance of getting a WC?

tennis fan474
03-09-2010, 07:21 PM
entry list, just love it.

couldn't have been any better.


EDIT: i appear to have second thoughts. :lol: do you think Nalbandian stands any chance of getting a WC?

yes, probbably Moya will get one also.

sheva07
03-09-2010, 08:42 PM
Nice list. And good to see Thiemo on it.:)

Hewitt =Legend
03-09-2010, 09:33 PM
Surprised Rusty is playing here. Good for Luczak that he gets to play these tourneys after all the hard work.

Rafa just can't leave Barca alone can he.

Pirata.
03-10-2010, 12:42 AM
Hmm. No Verdasco? Weird.

Action Jackson
03-10-2010, 12:46 AM
No DGT, either he is playing a challenger or going to play the qualies of Rome that week.

Not a bad list, usually a fun tournament.

Jimnik
03-10-2010, 01:55 AM
Hmm. No Verdasco? Weird.
I hope he doesn't get a WC. He already did that in Acapulco.

Why can't players commit in time? :rolleyes:

minh
03-10-2010, 03:34 AM
GULbis, Soderling, Ferrero :)

Pirata.
03-10-2010, 04:03 AM
I hope he doesn't get a WC. He already did that in Acapulco.


It's just strange because it's a home country tournament. He should've skipped Acapulco and played Barcelona, of course now the Catalan papers will start speculating about why he isn't there :rolleyes:

Abc Tennis
03-10-2010, 10:29 AM
No Murray, opposite to what has been said in many papers :lol:

He said in Dubai (at the first press conference, before the tournament began) that his schedule depends on how he will do in Miami. He wants to train a bit before the first clay tournament, so if he goes deep in Miami, he would skip Montecarlo; if he'll have an early fall in Miami, he'll be in MC.
I guess he won't be on MC entry-list either, and that he will then ask for WC there or here in Barcelona.

duong
03-10-2010, 10:32 AM
He said in Dubai (at the first press conference, before the tournament began) that his schedule depends on how he will do in Miami. He wants to train a bit before the first clay tournament, so if he goes deep in Miami, he would skip Montecarlo; if he'll have an early fall in Miami, he'll be in MC.
I guess he won't be on MC entry-list either, and that he will then ask for WC there or here in Barcelona.

I guess you're right, but I guess players who ask for WCs won't be happy for that, esp in Barcelona where there are so many Spanish players asking for one :lol:

duong
03-10-2010, 10:37 AM
No Wawrinka is also strange : he has not played an ATP500 tournament yet :eek: and clay is his best surface :shrug:

Abc Tennis
03-10-2010, 10:54 AM
I guess you're right, but I guess players who ask for WCs won't be happy for that, esp in Barcelona where there are so many Spanish players asking for one :lol:

Considering his linking to the Casal-Sanchez Academy, I think that he could get a WC here even if he weren't a top-4 player :lol::lol:

And yep, those players hoping for one would not be happy (especially if Verdasco, Murray, Wawrinka and other top-players not in the entry-list would ask for one later) :lol:

duong
03-10-2010, 11:23 AM
And yep, those players hoping for one would not be happy (especially if Verdasco, Murray, Wawrinka and other top-players not in the entry-list would ask for one later) :lol:

I'm not sure that Wawrinka would get it automatically, but Verdasco and Murray would take two ones for sure :rolleyes:

Other strange thing I noted : Davydenko plans to play 6 weeks in a row before Roland-Garros :eek: , considering he will probably play Monte-Carlo and is also committed to Estoril and Nice according to the news :cuckoo:

soulage
03-10-2010, 12:29 PM
Davydenko plans to play 6 weeks in a row before Roland-Garros :eek: , considering he will probably play Monte-Carlo and is also committed to Estoril and Nice according to the news :cuckoo:
After this is the grass season which means holidays for Davydenko :devil: .

tennisace
03-10-2010, 01:41 PM
Nalby will probably have a WC ?

Getta
03-10-2010, 09:57 PM
No Wawrinka is also strange : he has not played an ATP500 tournament yet :eek: and clay is his best surface :shrug:

Stan announced several weeks ago his 2010 schedule (http://www.stanwawrinka.com/actu.asp) via his official site.

duong
03-11-2010, 11:02 AM
Stan announced several weeks ago his 2010 schedule (http://www.stanwawrinka.com/actu.asp) via his official site.

Well after Monte-Carlo it's only mandatory tournaments :shrug:

he has to play 4 ATP500 tournaments in the year (including Monte-Carlo) and he's the only top-30 player apart from Federer (who's obviously a special case :lol: ) who has not played one yet.

He will play Basel, probably Hamburg, I expected him to play Barcelona but as he will not play here and to achieve his 4 ones, he will have to play Tokyo/Beijing or Washington.

Ad Wim
03-11-2010, 11:24 AM
Dolgopolov might get in :yeah:

AnaTG
03-12-2010, 02:59 PM
Nalby & Moya will have WC.

Yves.
03-12-2010, 03:45 PM
Thiemo :D I hope you can perform well here :D

Aenea
03-12-2010, 04:41 PM
he has to play 4 ATP500 tournaments in the year (including Monte-Carlo) and he's the only top-30 player apart from Federer (who's obviously a special case :lol: ) who has not played one yet.

As if Nadal and Del Potro have played any :D

Very good field this one. Hopefully Murray comes to play here :)

Guille.
03-17-2010, 11:08 PM
Robin coming to Barcelona:bounce::hearts:

where's Verdasco?

minh
03-18-2010, 10:19 AM
Robin :)
Mario ANcic ????????????????????????????

duong
03-25-2010, 11:20 PM
He is playing

Casablanca
Monte Carlo
Rome
Belgrade
Madrid

He can play Hamburg, one in Asia, Basle and count Davis Cup as his 4th ??


I think that is enough on clay to get ready for Roland Garros

yes I've seen that he plays 2 ATP250 tournaments during European clay season, but for a top30 player, I would rather expect him to play more ATP500 tournaments :shrug: ,

and especially Barcelona.

Now he will have to play Hamburg, Basel and Tokyo or Washington to fulfill his commitment.

Davidcuervacho
03-29-2010, 12:47 AM
Good luck Juan Martin Del Potro, Juan Monaco, Horacio Zeballos and Eduardo Schwank :bounce:

Getta
03-30-2010, 11:18 PM
Good luck Juan Martin Del Potro, Juan Monaco, Horacio Zeballos and Eduardo Schwank :bounce:

how about David Nalbandian?


Nalby will probably have a WC ?

from the tournament website:
http://www.barcelonaopenbancosabadell.com/index.asp?lang=eng

29/03/2010 - David Nalbandián targets a return to form in Barcelona on his way back to the top

David Nalbandián has named the Barcelona Open BancSabadell as one of his key goals for this season, as the former world #3 battles to return to the elite level of world tennis following a hip injury that left him on the sidelines for nine months. The Argentinean will return to the courts of the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899 thanks to a wild card invitation from the tournament, just a few weeks after becoming the hero of his country’s epic Davis Cup first round win over Sweden.

“I’m not coming back to be in the top 100; I want to get back to being ranked in the elite,” said the 28-year old, currently ranked at #161 on the ATP’s list. “By the time I reach Barcelona I hope to be playing well. I know that it will be a difficult tournament for me, because the entry list is very impressive and there are a lot of clay court specialists. But I will give it my all and I want to please the fans, especially because there are always a lot of Argentinean supporters.”

It was during the Barcelona event last year that Nalbandián suffered the acute inflammation of the right hip that prevented him from taking to the court for his quarterfinal match with Rafael Nadal. After that he played another match in Estoril before withdrawing from the Masters 1000 event in Rome in order to undergo surgery in Spain.

“This year the clay court season will be even more special. I’m looking forward to going to playing well in Europe, and to keep building. I have no pressure, I just want to find my game and keep on building my rhythm, confidence and ranking points,” commented Nalbandián following yesterday’s loss to Rafael Nadal in Miami, from where he will travel home before coming to Europe to participate in the Masters 1000 event in Monte Carlo, where he has also received a wild card invitation. “In Indian Wells and Miami and I have seen that I am injury-free, and that I can relax and focus on improving my game. I want to compete, to feel good on the court again and to enjoy it. I’m doing well.”

.-Federers_Mate-.
03-31-2010, 10:23 PM
wow nice list. Easily the best after dubai for the 500s

nalbyfan
04-01-2010, 01:28 PM
Stepanek is out (see general messages)

superganon
04-04-2010, 02:59 PM
this looks more like a 1000 then a 500 :S :P might become it in future?

born_on_clay
04-05-2010, 12:44 PM
Jedziesz Łukasz ! :D

willoughby
04-06-2010, 02:10 PM
Krajinovic got a MD wild-card

worst WC in tournament's history IMO. Costa should be fired :mad:

Radalek
04-06-2010, 04:51 PM
Krajinovic got a MD wild-card

worst WC in tournament's history IMO. Costa should be fired :mad:

WC for a talented young player is worst one ever? Wow, what a reasoning...

willoughby
04-06-2010, 05:03 PM
WC for a talented young player is worst one ever? Wow, what a reasoning...

This tournament always has had fair wild-cards in the past.

Besides there are at least 10 Spaniards than deserve this wild-card more than Krajinovic. I've nothing against the boy, I know he's talented but come on, he hasn't done anything remarkable on the ATP circuit yet and for sure he doesn't deserve that WC imo

Springer89
04-06-2010, 09:08 PM
This tournament always has had fair wild-cards in the past.

Besides there are at least 10 Spaniards than deserve this wild-card more than Krajinovic. I've nothing against the boy, I know he's talented but come on, he hasn't done anything remarkable on the ATP circuit yet and for sure he doesn't deserve that WC imo

Strongly disagree. Ofc, you are entitled to have your opinion. Since I would love to see the best of world's young talents getting WCs for Serbia Open I'm unable to understand what facts is your opinion based on.

duong
04-06-2010, 10:06 PM
this looks more like a 1000 then a 500 :S :P might become it in future?

there are already 3 MS1000 clay tournaments in 5 weeks, it's rather too much already :rolleyes:

As for Krajinovic, I can understand AndyMurrayfan as so many Spaniards are eager for this tournament, including some young ones like Carreno-Busta or Javier Marti, or still young like Riba, Ramos-Vinolas or Cervantes Huegun ...

and plenty of not young but good Spanish players (Granollers for instance)

there are not many WCs left already :shrug:

Springer89
04-06-2010, 11:02 PM
there are already 3 MS1000 clay tournaments in 5 weeks, it's rather too much already :rolleyes:

As for Krajinovic, I can understand AndyMurrayfan as so many Spaniards are eager for this tournament, including some young ones like Carreno-Busta or Javier Marti, or still young like Riba, Ramos-Vinolas or Cervantes Huegun ...

and plenty of not young but good Spanish players (Granollers for instance)

there are not many WCs left already :shrug:

Great :) then you could enlighten me - what makes those mentioned more deserving? :confused:

duong
04-06-2010, 11:12 PM
Great :) then you could enlighten me - what makes those mentioned more deserving? :confused:

first they are Spanish ;) :lol:

I mean well you know that's how it goes ;)

For the public, for them it's better if the WCs are Spanish, except if the difference is really huge, which is not the case here.

Krajinovic will get a WC in Belgrade, not Carreno-Busta, won't he ?

willoughby
04-06-2010, 11:21 PM
Strongly disagree. Ofc, you are entitled to have your opinion. Since I would love to see the best of world's young talents getting WCs for Serbia Open I'm unable to understand what facts is your opinion based on.

This tournament is bigger than the Serbia Open and they can always give the young hopes a qualifying WC. I think it doesn't make any good for them to lose badly in the first round of the main draw :shrug:

I understood that Filip got a WC in Miami because he was based there, but he doesn't have any relationship with Barcelona and I don't think the crowd from the city knows him.

Hope he proves me wrong and he can win some matches here :worship:

Springer89
04-06-2010, 11:43 PM
first they are Spanish ;) :lol:

:lol: Nationality is a strong argument, ofc.


I mean well you know that's how it goes ;)

For the public, for them it's better if the WCs are Spanish, except if the difference is really huge, which is not the case here.

I'll leave it to that. :angel: although it doesn't explain the word "worst".


Krajinovic will get a WC in Belgrade, not Carreno-Busta, won't he ?

There is more than one WC. As I already said, I would prefer to see Carreno-Busta than some far less promising Serbian player of the same age.

Springer89
04-06-2010, 11:54 PM
This tournament is bigger than the Serbia Open and they can always give the young hopes a qualifying WC. I think it doesn't make any good for them to lose badly in the first round of the main draw :shrug:

I understood that Filip got a WC in Miami because he was based there, but he doesn't have any relationship with Barcelona and I don't think the crowd from the city knows him.

Hope he proves me wrong and he can win some matches here :worship:

Thanks for explanation :D
:topic: What bugs me is that Carreno-Busta didn't receive any WC for challengers in Spain so far, not to mention bigger tournaments. He's one of the biggest prospect imo.

TennisOnWood
04-07-2010, 12:07 AM
Lets draw this ''talent'' with mighty Nadal... just to stay dead zero with ATP victories

duong
04-07-2010, 12:54 PM
Del Potro out, might come back at best in Roma :

http://www.canchallena.com/1251532-del-potro-tambien-debera-olvidarse-de-montecarlo

rubbERR
04-07-2010, 01:23 PM
but he wont, isnt that quite obvious

duong
04-07-2010, 01:34 PM
but he wont, isnt that quite obvious

yes he should miss Roma too, rather thinks of coming back for Madrid

nalbyfan
04-07-2010, 08:48 PM
Will Davydenko and Simon withdraw ???

duong
04-08-2010, 06:54 AM
Will Davydenko and Simon withdraw ???

Simon yes, it's certain

Davydenko so far not, someone even said that Tarpischev said he would be back for Monte-Carlo :eek:

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 10:38 PM
Any news on WCs?

best better
04-13-2010, 02:00 PM
Any news on WCs?

DAVID NALBANDIÁN (wc)
FILIP KRAJINOVIC (wc)
CARLOS MOYÀ (wc)

willoughby
04-13-2010, 08:40 PM
DAVID NALBANDIÁN (wc)
FILIP KRAJINOVIC (wc)
CARLOS MOYÀ (wc)
Moyà is injured

still three wild-cards left

Ausie
04-14-2010, 12:58 PM
Moyà is injured
yes:(

http://www.marca.com/2010/04/13/tenis/1271169140.html

willoughby
04-14-2010, 01:27 PM
as expected, the third WC goes to Marcel Granollers

Ertl93
04-14-2010, 08:48 PM
delPo still in?!

Ausie
04-14-2010, 08:57 PM
delPo still in?!
Del Potro will return in Rome or Madrid.

Ad Wim
04-15-2010, 09:55 AM
Davy, Simon and Stepanek are out. Poor Davy. And poor Moya.

But this means Dolgo is IN :yeah:

protomis
04-16-2010, 08:51 AM
Has Murray requested WC ????

Frooty_Bazooty
04-16-2010, 11:35 AM
Murray just tweeted saying he is on his way driving to Barcelona with his team ....

Horatio Caine
04-16-2010, 12:01 PM
Yeah that is interesting news, but he did mention it was for 'training'...I gather that the facilities are very good there, so he might just be interested in a training week. Could probably still hit with the likes of Nadal, Ferrer, Ferrero etc if he wanted to, without playing actual matches.

Would be better for him if he requests a WC, but I'm doubtful tbh.

Truc
04-16-2010, 01:38 PM
Kohli is doubtful (adductors).

Same for Tsonga (adductors too).

Jills
04-16-2010, 01:41 PM
Andy isn't asking for a WC.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2010/apr/16/andy-murray-wild-card-barcelona-open

I kind of think this is a mistake, esp. since he would be seeded #2 and Delpo and Kolya are out. Will be interesting to see how he does in Rome...

B.z.A.
04-16-2010, 03:14 PM
What about 2 other wildcards ?

Matthieu Zéla
04-16-2010, 04:03 PM
Ok, I'll say it, even if I'm biased.

Cuevas should get one of the remaining WC, given that he should, by ranking, be on the MD, but isn't, and will never get there by others dropping off.

willoughby
04-16-2010, 06:44 PM
Ok, I'll say it, even if I'm biased.

Cuevas should get one of the remaining WC, given that he should, by ranking, be on the MD, but isn't, and will never get there by others dropping off.

I guess you are joking...

Cuevas didn't sign in on time for the tournament, and that's the reason why he's not in the main draw, so he has to play qualies.

No way he'll get a WC imo, but you never know, since Krajinovic got one :lol:

btw, Alberto "Beto" Martín got the 4th wild-card, so there is still one WC to be announced.

B.z.A.
04-16-2010, 06:52 PM
Maybe one croatian will ask for it ;)

Andre♥
04-16-2010, 07:53 PM
My bet for the last WC is Pere Riba.

Pepitorl
04-16-2010, 08:05 PM
WC for Verdasco!!! (Tournament web)... :)

Björki
04-16-2010, 08:12 PM
hope he will arrive on time :p :awww:

Jills
04-16-2010, 08:13 PM
And Alberto Martin is the last.

So happy about Nando getting one! :)

willoughby
04-16-2010, 08:26 PM
WC for Verdasco!!! (Tournament web)... :)

I was expecting this since I saw that he wasn't in the entry list :o

Pirata.
04-16-2010, 09:11 PM
Good for Fernando :)

Andre♥
04-16-2010, 09:11 PM
Bad decision by Verdasco. Skipping it was the right one, especially with him on the semi finals tomorrow.

Horatio Caine
04-16-2010, 09:53 PM
Bad decision by Verdasco. Skipping it was the right one, especially with him on the semi finals tomorrow.

Certainly a curious decision to play, considering that he has just gone deep in Monte Carlo and hadn't originally planned to play here. Doesn't need the extra matches, although some solid points would benefit his ranking.

Guille.
04-17-2010, 01:00 AM
Yay:woohoo: Nando coming to Barcelona:drool:

duong
04-17-2010, 09:08 AM
Certainly a curious decision to play, considering that he has just gone deep in Monte Carlo and hadn't originally planned to play here. Doesn't need the extra matches, although some solid points would benefit his ranking.

Verdasco has made us used in the last months that his schedule decisions are not only decided by tennis reasons but quite a lot as well by money reasons (including sponsors) :lol:

Stelle
04-17-2010, 11:01 AM
Ernests :) Woo

Jimnik
04-17-2010, 08:52 PM
Verdasco :rolleyes:

I knew it. Just like Acapulco, why couldn't he commit in time?

rudylegh
04-18-2010, 10:40 AM
Certainly a curious decision to play, considering that he has just gone deep in Monte Carlo and hadn't originally planned to play here. Doesn't need the extra matches, although some solid points would benefit his ranking.


Verdasco is in Final at Montecarlo.

I wonder if he will make his best in Barcelona, what do you think?



What about Tsonga's health? I read about adductors problem..

dusan1610
04-19-2010, 07:50 PM
Berdych OUT :sad:

tomcrossnz
04-20-2010, 06:00 AM
Nadal out too! http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2010/04/16/Barcelona-Monday-Nadal-Withdraws.aspx