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Barcelona Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated April 19, 2011)

smucav
03-08-2011, 12:07 AM
Tournament Name: BARCELONA OPEN BANC SABADELL
BARCELONA, SPAIN
Dates: 18 APRIL–24 APRIL 2011
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 15, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Saturday, April 16, Noon
Doubles draw: Saturday, April 16, 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 7, 2011
Seeding: April 11, 2011

1 Nadal, Rafael ESP 1
2 Soderling, Robin SWE 4
OUT Murray, Andy GBR 5
4 Ferrer, David ESP 6
OUT Berdych, Tomas CZE 7
6 Melzer, Jurgen AUT 10
7 Monfils, Gael FRA 11
8 Almagro, Nicolas ESP 12
9 Gasquet, Richard FRA 21
10 Dolgopolov, Alexandr UKR 23
OUT Querrey, Sam USA 24
12 Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 25
13 Montanes, Albert ESP 26
OUT Robredo, Tommy ESP 28
15 Bellucci, Thomaz BRA 29
16 Chela, Juan Ignacio ARG 32
17 Raonic, Milos CAN 37
18 Golubev, Andrey KAZ 39
19 Anderson, Kevin RSA 40
20 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 41
21 Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 42
22 Giraldo, Santiago COL 44
23 Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP 46
24 Starace, Potito ITA 47
OUT Seppi, Andreas ITA 48
26 Granollers, Marcel ESP 50
27 Malisse, Xavier BEL 52
OUT de Bakker, Thiemo NED 53
29 Fognini, Fabio ITA 54
30 Istomin, Denis UZB 55
31 Haase, Robin NED 56
32 Dodig, Ivan CRO 57
33 Hanescu, Victor ROU 58
34 Gimeno-Traver, Daniel ESP 61
35 Kukushkin, Mikhail KAZ 62
36 Nishikori, Kei JPN 63
OUT Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 64
38 Cuevas, Pablo URU 66
39 Stepanek, Radek CZE 67
40 Kamke, Tobias GER 68
41 Andujar, Pablo ESP 69
42 Berlocq, Carlos ARG 70
43 Dimitrov, Grigor BUL 71
44 (SE)
45 (Q) Nieminen, Jarkko FIN
46 (Q) Cipolla, Flavio ITA
47 (Q) Roger-Vasselin, Edouard FRA
48 (Q) Millot, Vincent FRA
49 (Q) Greul, Simon GER
50 (Q) Paire, Benoit FRA
51 (Q) Vagnozzi, Simone ITA
52 (WC) Ramos, Albert ESP
53 (WC) Carreno-Busta, Pablo ESP
54 (WC) Granollers-Pujol, Gerard ESP
55 (WC) Kuznetsov, Andrey RUS
56 (WC) Monaco, Juan ARG
(LL) Machado, Rui POR (replaces Berdych)
(LL) Zverev, Mischa GER (replaces Murray)

Alternates
IN Riba, Pere ESP 72
OUT Berankis, Richard LTU 74
IN Ramirez Hidalgo, Ruben ESP 76
IN Gabashvili, Teymuraz RUS 77
IN Brands, Daniel GER 80
IN Kavcic, Blaz SLO 81
OUT Gil, Frederico POR 85
IN Kendrick, Robert USA 86
1. Sela, Dudi ISR 87
2. Russell, Michael USA 89
3. Zeballos, Horacio ARG 92
4. Machado, Rui POR 94
OUT Daniel, Marcos BRA 95
5. Andreev, Igor RUS 96
6. Bolelli, Simone ITA 97

minh
03-09-2011, 09:27 AM
This tour belongs to higher level than the others which the same ATP500 category. This is a good entry list methinks, 6/10 players in Top 10 is present here. Good luck to Soderling, Berankis, Bellucci.
If Berankis is not in MD, will he play in QD?

vn01
03-09-2011, 09:10 PM
Wow, what a great list! :D

Good luck to Grisha and Rafa! :wavey:

Filo V.
03-09-2011, 11:58 PM
Berankis will get in automatically. The list will likely eventually end in the Brands-Gil range.

Great list, a lot of clay courters and then non clay courters. I expect a lot here from Dolgo, and I also think Gasquet, Fabio and Kamke will have good events, as well as of course Rafa, Nicolas and David.

willoughby
03-10-2011, 07:38 AM
Looking at the list, we can expect one wild-card will be wasted in the defending champion, and I say "wasted" because he should've signed in :mad:
But it seems that he prefers to steal wild-cards from the lower ranked players that really need them :o

duong
03-10-2011, 08:36 AM
Looking at the list, we can expect one wild-card will be wasted in the defending champion, and I say "wasted" because he should've signed in :mad:
But it seems that he prefers to steal wild-cards from the lower ranked players that really need them :o

probably a matter of money :shrug:

but the fact that Verdasco didn't sign in gave one place for Dimitrov : just he isn't Spanish :shrug:

Pirata.
03-10-2011, 08:58 AM
Looking at the list, we can expect one wild-card will be wasted in the defending champion, and I say "wasted" because he should've signed in :mad:
But it seems that he prefers to steal wild-cards from the lower ranked players that really need them :o

If he plays here :o

He overplayed last year, MC final, winning here, semis in Rome, random side trips to NYC before Madrid, gets injured, instead of taking the next week off, plays Nice and completely fucks himself over the rest of the year, looking like a dead man. If he gets a WC here, he will do it again since he's playing Estoril now. He will probably make the organisers wait until the last minute before accepting the WC like he did last year :o

Aniitaa
03-10-2011, 12:16 PM
What I dont get at all is why Juan Monaco is not on that list?? =S In his official website says that he's gonna play Barcelona =S

Sonja1989
03-10-2011, 12:33 PM
Guys, don't worry about Verdasco...

This happen don't first time. He don't entry for 500 tournament usually and he ask wild card. E.g. Washington, last year here and Acapulco.

He will play here sure.

Monaco if said his official website that he plays here, I don't know. Maybe he will play in Belgrade/Munich/Estoril and he don't want to play 5 weeks in row.

duong
03-10-2011, 12:45 PM
other notable ones who might have come but don't come :

- Gulbis and Tsonga who played QF last year

- Wawrinka

- Del Potro (except wild-card but I don't think so)

Sonja1989
03-10-2011, 12:54 PM
other notable ones who might have come but don't come :

- Gulbis and Tsonga who played QF last year

- Wawrinka

- Del Potro (except wild-card but I don't think so)

I heard Tsogna will have also hernia surgery, after Miami.

Belludal
03-10-2011, 01:10 PM
Where is Verdasco?

duong
03-10-2011, 01:18 PM
I heard Tsogna will have also hernia surgery, after Miami.

I'm French and I've never read anything concrete about that.

They did wonder about having surgery in short or long run, but no concrete decision had been taken.

And Tsonga used to say that he loved clay and wanted to succeed most in RG :shrug:

AnotherGameFor
03-10-2011, 01:53 PM
Where is Verdasco?

Probably afraid of having to play "real tennis" vs Raonic :D

ImmzB
03-10-2011, 02:38 PM
Vamos Rafa & Allez Gasquet!! :yeah:

NyGeL
03-16-2011, 10:30 PM
so many years with great Argentinean players here and now we just come to Chela and Berlocq T_T

Davidcuervacho
03-19-2011, 04:46 PM
Good luck Juan Ignacio Chela and Carlos Berlocq :yeah:

samanosuke
03-21-2011, 07:31 AM
rafito will again withdraw from home tournament because of so called injury . rather be the man and say it openly , masters 1000 are more important to me and everything's fine

Pirata.
04-05-2011, 05:41 PM
Verdasco:

"The reason that I am not going to Barcelona, ​​it is because tournament officials decided who they want to play. Nadal returns and a person that I will not say who had no interest to play and hates going places, and least in Spain, where they are not interested."

http://www.as.com/tenis/articulo/verdasco-dan-prioridad-extranjeros-error/20110405dasdasten_2/Tes

:confused:

lalaland
04-05-2011, 06:59 PM
Verdasco:

http://www.as.com/tenis/articulo/verdasco-dan-prioridad-extranjeros-error/20110405dasdasten_2/Tes

:confused:

Is he saying he was denied a WC? Interesting... and good, maybe then Verdasco will learn to enter a tournament before the deadline.

Aenea
04-05-2011, 07:07 PM
Is he saying he was denied a WC? Interesting... and good, maybe then Verdasco will learn to enter a tournament before the deadline.

But he is the defending champion in Barca :confused: It is a bit strange to deny a WC to the defending champion if that is the case. Though I agree it was Verdasco's mistake not to enter the tournament in the normal way.

Björki
04-05-2011, 07:16 PM
but if he wants to play why didn't he sign in? :confused:

lalaland
04-05-2011, 07:18 PM
I honestly don't understand this, he's the defending champion and if he really wants to defend his title, why wouldn't he enter in the first place? Don't tell me he forgot, because he has a management company that handles this thing I'm sure, it's not like he has to submit the entry form himself. Plus the tournament itself would have asked him before hand if he will come or not, before the deadline, that's what early commitment is for. So I think he didn't want to commit for whatever reason then. Verdasco likes to not commit and asks for WCs, so tournaments encourage that by giving him WCs whenever he asks for one. I don't know why Barcelona decided to not give him one this time, but I can't really feel bad for Nando though.

Aenea
04-05-2011, 07:50 PM
@ Björki, lalaland
I do agree with both of you. I, too, don't like it when big names don't enter tournaments and then ask for WCs as the purpose of WCs is not this. A big name asking for a WC once or twice in few years is OK with me but turning this into habit is not.
In this case however I find it strange not to give a WC to the defending champion. If you ignore the fact it is Verdasco (a regular WCs) we are speaking about it is really strange to me a tournament to deny WC to the def champion. Why he hasn't entered on time and why he hasn't intended to defend his title I can't say.

lalaland
04-05-2011, 08:20 PM
I agree it is very strange that the defending champ got denied a WC. My guess it's probably 2 things, 1: he has a fall out with organizers. Maybe that he didn't commit to them before the deadline had caused hard-feeling? But at the end of the day, hard feelings will be forgotten if a stronger financial incentive appears. Based on what's been said in the article, it sounds like there's a even bigger name foreign player that they are giving the WC to? So a bigger draw than Verdasco the native defending champ? I can only imagine who that would be if that's the case. Besides, there's several WCs, I'm sure they can accommodate more than 1 big name. So it goes back to hard feeling, or maybe Verdasco's commitment fee is too high? I don't know, all speculations on my part of course.

Pirata.
04-05-2011, 09:03 PM
at the end of the day, hard feelings will be forgotten if a stronger financial incentive appears. Based on what's been said in the article, it sounds like there's a even bigger name foreign player that they are giving the WC to? So a bigger draw than Verdasco the native defending champ? I can only imagine who that would be if that's the case.

Certainly not Murray, since he lived in Spain for a while, so I can't see why he'd hate to go there. Djokovic? Federer!? :spit:

lalaland
04-05-2011, 09:14 PM
Tsonga? Since Nando mentioned him in the article. But Tsonga cannot be a bigger name than Nando in Spain, can he :lol:.

There's another version of the news on GM: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=10914679&postcount=1
It said that the tournament directors were surprised by what Nando said and maintained that they welcome him to go to Barcelona :confused:, what does that mean? do they deny him WC or not? Or it's just a matter of not being able to reach an agreement for appearance fee with Nando so Nando felt underappreciated?

Aenea
04-05-2011, 09:15 PM
Certainly not Murray, since he lived in Spain for a while, so I can't see why he'd hate to go there. Djokovic? Federer!? :spit:

yeah, certainly not Murray as he's on the entry list.

Pirata.
04-05-2011, 10:37 PM
yeah, certainly not Murray as he's on the entry list.

I keep forgetting he wasn't 4th when this was done, I saw Nadal, then Soderling and just assumed Murray was skipping :lol:

DanaKz
04-06-2011, 06:07 AM
Why did he mentioned Jo?:scratch:

T.M.Haas
04-06-2011, 12:40 PM
WC for him sure

smucav
04-08-2011, 02:23 AM
No wild cards have been announced, so it's unknown yet whether or not they were given to non-Spaniards as Verdasco alleges:

http://www.tennis.com/articles/templates/news.aspx?articleid=11329&zoneid=25Verdasco upset with Barcelona Open officials
April 5, 2011 - Ticker

Defending champion Fernando Verdasco is upset with Barcelona Open officials for failing to hold a wild card for him. Officials countered that the world No. 8 had plenty of time to directly enter the main draw. The Spaniard will instead play in Estoril, Portugal.
"The reason I’m not going Barcelona—ask the tournament officials who decide who they want to play," Verdasco told the Spanish press. "Nadal is coming back and there’s a person whom I’m not going to say who it is, but who has had no interest in me playing. I hate going places, especially in Spain, where they are not interested who plays. In Estoril, they are."
Verdasco is also upset that wild cards were handed out to non-Spaniards and added that the tournament doesn’t appreciate him even though he made a big effort to play it last year after Nadal pulled out.
"I am not vindictive or anything, but sad and disappointed with certain people who are responsible and Albert [Costa] because he has given priority to foreign players like Tsonga, Soderling instead of Spanish [players] and I think that is a mistake," he said.Costa, who is also Spain’s Davis Cup captain, said that Verdasco is still welcome at the event.—Matthew Cronin

© TENNIS.com. All Rights Reserved.

According to this article, his statement about officials denying him a wild card is false. He was offered a wild card, but hasn't accepted:

http://www.barcelonaopenbancsabadell.com/news-detail.php?id=200&lang=en&ACD=10550055-3176246-&AID=3176246
Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell organization explains that Verdasco was treated correctly
05/04/2011

The Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell organization explains that the name Fernando Verdasco does not appear on the players list of the tournament. The list was published a couple of weeks ago due to ATP regulations and defending champion Verdasco did not sign in. He still has the chance to participate in Barcelona if he accepts a wild card.
The tournament organization will reserve one invitation for the Spaniard and hope that he will defend his title in the Catalan capital. “We would be grateful if Fernando Verdasco came to play in Barcelona”, explained Real Club Tenis Barcelona president Albert Agustí, who has been surprised about the recent statement of the World No. 8.
Tournament director Albert Costa shares the same opinion and considers that all players who will participate at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell have been treated equally: “It’s a pity that Fernando is considering not to compete in Barcelona, but the only thing we can add is that we have treated the defending champion correctly at all times”.
The tournament features the best line-up in history with seven Top Ten players: Rafael Nadal (1), Andy Murray (4), Robin Soderling (5), David Ferrer (6), Tomas Berdych (7), Jurgen Melzer (9) and Gael Monfils (10).

Armless
04-08-2011, 05:03 PM
Berankis IN.
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Sonja1989
04-09-2011, 09:38 AM
Querrey isn't surprise for me... Honestly I was surprised when I saw him on entry list. I think he don't have problem because he'll play doubles final in Houston.

nalbyfan
04-09-2011, 12:18 PM
Will Ferrero really play ? I have my doubt about it..

sfar
04-11-2011, 07:26 PM
Do you know why Gil's out? He's in good shape, hope he wins MAyer in Montecarlo.

best better
04-12-2011, 12:43 AM
Do you know why Gil's out? He's in good shape, hope he wins MAyer in Montecarlo.
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=179241

pedroruizbo
04-12-2011, 01:02 AM
Schwank is OUT
Injury

sfar
04-12-2011, 07:25 AM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=179241

Well I think he would be more productive in Barcelona rather than Napoli. He'll have to do semis at least to be worth.

Dupuis2006
04-12-2011, 06:42 PM
Such an awesome list! :)

VIPer7
04-12-2011, 08:19 PM
What I dont get at all is why Juan Monaco is not on that list?? =S In his official website says that he's gonna play Barcelona =S

He's in the doubles entry list... maybe he's one of the wild cards?

hotdog
04-13-2011, 10:53 PM
Yeah Monaco has entered the doubles so he's probably got a WC for singles.

T.M.Haas
04-14-2011, 12:33 PM
Yeah Monaco has entered the doubles so he's probably got a WC for singles.

He has confirmed that on his twitter

Robredo is OUT

protomis
04-14-2011, 05:37 PM
any news about WC ????

yesh222
04-14-2011, 10:20 PM
Just curious, but how do guys here know the entry lists? I've tried to find them online but can't always find them for every tournament.

Sonja1989
04-14-2011, 10:25 PM
Just curious, but how do guys here know the entry lists? I've tried to find them online but can't always find them for every tournament.

I wait the OP always. :) :p

Chase Visa
04-15-2011, 05:11 AM
Who will get WC's for the tournament?

T.M.Haas
04-15-2011, 04:58 PM
WC'S for Monaco, Albert Ramos, Gerard Granollers(Marcel's brother), and two more Spaniards say the official website

Sonja1989
04-15-2011, 05:08 PM
Gerard has WC??? :bounce: Great! :D

tennis fan474
04-15-2011, 05:19 PM
Will Ferrero play here?

Luinir
04-15-2011, 08:58 PM
Yes.

Springer89
04-16-2011, 12:32 AM
Two more Spaniards - Carreño and ...? :scratch:

Chase Visa
04-16-2011, 12:36 AM
Why did they give Monaco a WC but not Verdasco?

I_Dasco
04-16-2011, 05:26 AM
A Defending champion accepts WC is finally a joke.
So he better leave pay attetion on Madrid his homeland where he didnt play well there

Yves.
04-16-2011, 06:52 AM
Thiemo :(

He's going down the rankings quickly...

pozzanghera
04-16-2011, 11:46 AM
The other wild card went to Alex Kusnetsov

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/9skr46

Marita_Matthäus
04-16-2011, 11:53 AM
Las cinco invitaciones del torneo (wild cards) han sido entregadas al ruso Alex Kuznetsov, al argentino Juan Mónaco, que es el cabeza de serie número 16, y los jugadores locales Albert Ramos, Pablo Carreño-Busta y Gerard Granollers, hermano de Marcel.

:confused:
I suppose they meant Andrey Kuznetsov :scratch:

Chase Visa
04-16-2011, 12:37 PM
Alex Kuzentov? Why?

And Marita_Matthaus, I believe it is the Yank rather than the Russian who won Junior Wimbledon, which is a farce.

EDIT: Turns out it is Aundrey. Well that's lucky...

Voo de Mar
04-16-2011, 01:05 PM
Where's last year's quarter-finalist, :lol:-bis :confused:

Sonja1989
04-16-2011, 01:07 PM
Where's last year's quarter-finalist, :lol:-bis :confused:

And where is the defending of title? :lol:

Voo de Mar
04-16-2011, 01:09 PM
And where is the defending of title? :lol:

Prepares himself to give Raonic a lesson of Real tennis in Madrid :sport:

Lleyton_
04-16-2011, 01:17 PM
Nadal:rolleyes: Djokovic will get your ranking no matter how many MM you play.

Luinir
04-16-2011, 01:25 PM
This is not MM, you tool. ATP 500 and there are some worthy players like Murray, Ferrer, Soderling, Berdych, Melzer and Almagro. It's like Monte Carlo.

Mungo
04-16-2011, 01:27 PM
I thought Delpo played here?

philosophicalarf
04-16-2011, 01:31 PM
Really nice field, even after Verdasco pulled a sulk. No loss, he would have been beaten by Kendrick first match anyway.

samanosuke
04-16-2011, 01:33 PM
Nadal will withdraw . Poor concluding on MTF

Sonja1989
04-16-2011, 01:39 PM
Nadal will withdraw . Poor concluding on MTF

Honestly I won't be sad. I don't want to he plays too much and he will be too tired. Madrid and Rome are much more important.
But if he plays here, he must win this tournament.

Blackbriar
04-16-2011, 05:01 PM
I hope he will. especially after this long semi-final. If he has a long match tomorrow, there's a chance he withdraws just to escape the injury.

NadalYoung
04-16-2011, 05:32 PM
Nadal will withdraw trust me. He needs his legs for Madrid

Gladiator
04-16-2011, 05:36 PM
it's shame that the defending champ does not play. Did he injured himself in MC?!

Sonja1989
04-16-2011, 05:42 PM
Nadal will withdraw trust me. He needs his legs for Madrid

I hope. He needs more time rest.

it's shame that the defending champ does not play. Did he injured himself in MC?!

They don't invite him.

n8
04-16-2011, 05:44 PM
it's shame that the defending champ does not play. Did he injured himself in MC?!

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=180158

Blackbriar
04-16-2011, 05:44 PM
No, he had "words" with the tournament Director who has a Nadal T-shirt and can't say 1 sentence without the word "Rafa". Verdasco said to him what he thinks of him, and i feel the same about this guy.

!VamosRafa!
04-16-2011, 05:47 PM
Nadal will withdraw trust me. He needs his legs for Madrid

+1

freeandlonely
04-16-2011, 05:49 PM
New bet item : Nadal play Barcelona vs Nadal not play Barcelona

Nole Rules
04-16-2011, 05:51 PM
clever move, Rafa.:yeah:

Gagsquet
04-16-2011, 05:55 PM
Don't come Rafa. Let Richie fulfill his destiny.

Topspindoctor
04-16-2011, 07:00 PM
Nadal :rolleyes:

Playing this clown event again? Withdraw ffs before your knees give out :o

Sonja1989
04-16-2011, 07:02 PM
Nadal :rolleyes:

Playing this clown event again? Withdraw ffs before your knees give out :o

Don't worry, I also hope he will withdraw. I hope he is thinking it again after his today's match.

Nole fan
04-16-2011, 07:58 PM
Rafa will play only if Real Madrid beats Barça tonight. No chance in hell.

tomcrossnz
04-17-2011, 12:39 AM
I thought Delpo played here?

Delpo's down to play Estoril as his 1st clay event of the year

rudylegh
04-17-2011, 10:54 AM
Nadal will withdraw trust me. He needs his legs for Madrid

but at least David Ferrer will play in Barcelona, is sure ? :rolleyes:

Sonja1989
04-17-2011, 10:55 AM
^^ Ferrer plays always in Barcelona. :)

ImmzB
04-17-2011, 03:02 PM
Let's see if Rafa withdraws....

nadejda
04-17-2011, 05:07 PM
Guys, do you know which is the official twitter of this tournament?? :scratch:

Sonja1989
04-17-2011, 05:12 PM
Guys, do you know which is the official twitter of this tournament?? :scratch:

http://twitter.com/bcnopenbs

nadejda
04-17-2011, 05:54 PM
thank you :)

as far as I understood Spanish from their twitter :D Rafa is playing here despite getting the title in Monte Carlo

Sonja1989
04-17-2011, 06:05 PM
Thanks. :)
He knows... I'm not happy anyway.

I know about 10 word on Spanish. :lol: This twitter doesn't help me. :) At most with google translation. :D

Blackbriar
04-17-2011, 06:58 PM
Maybe he will come, play the first match, beats the guy giving him an insane amount of games (like 5) then say he is painful in the knee and bye bye, hasta la vista!

wlawada
04-18-2011, 05:32 PM
Murray probably pulls out from Barcelona http://www.tennisworlditalia.com/Possibile-forfait-di-Murray-a-Barcellona-articolo3388.html