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Montreal Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated August 7, 2011)

smucav
06-28-2011, 12:14 AM
Tournament Name: ROGERS CUP
Location: MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA
Dates: AUGUST 8-14, 2011
Prize Money: US $2,430,000
56 MAIN DRAW/28 QUALIFYING DRAW

SITE: Stade Uniprix
285 Faillon St. West
Montreal, Quebec, H2R-2W1–Canada
SURFACE: Hard court
BALL: Penn ATP
WEB SITE: www.rogerscup.com

Qualifying draw: Friday, August 5, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Friday, August 5, tba
Doubles draw: Saturday, August 6, 6:00 p.m.

ATP Ranking Points
W: 1000
F: 600
SF: 360
QF: 180
R16: 90
R32: 45 (Seeds 1-8: 0)
R64: 10 (WC: 0)
Q: +25
Q14: 16
Q28: 0

Entry deadline: June 27, 2011
Seeding: August 1, 2011

1 Nadal, Rafael ESP 1
2 Djokovic, Novak SRB 2
3 Federer, Roger SUI 3
4 Murray, Andy GBR 4
OUT Soderling, Robin SWE 5
OUT Ferrer, David ESP 6
7 Berdych, Tomas CZE 7
8 Monfils, Gael FRA 8
9 Fish, Mardy USA 9
OUT Roddick, Andy USA 10
OUT Melzer, Jurgen AUT 11
12 Troicki, Viktor SRB 12
13 Gasquet, Richard FRA 13
14 Wawrinka, Stanislas SUI 14
15 Almagro, Nicolas ESP 15
16 Simon, Gilles FRA 16
17 Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 17
18 Mayer, Florian GER 18
19 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried FRA 19
20 Chela, Juan Ignacio ARG 20
OUT Haas, Tommy GER @20
22 Del Potro, Juan Martin ARG 21
23 Verdasco, Fernando ESP 22
24 Nalbandian, David ARG 23
25 Dolgopolov, Alexandr UKR 24
OUT Raonic, Milos CAN 25
27 Cilic, Marin CRO 26
28 Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP @26
29 Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 27
30 Bellucci, Thomaz BRA 28
31 Tipsarevic, Janko SRB 29
32 Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 30
OUT Robredo, Tommy ESP 31
34 Fognini, Fabio ITA 32
OUT Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 33
36 Montanes, Albert ESP 34
37 Llodra, Michael FRA 35
38 Anderson, Kevin RSA 36
39 Dodig, Ivan CRO 37
40 Seppi, Andreas ITA 38
41 Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 39
OUT Querrey, Sam USA 40
OUT Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 41
OUT Malisse, Xavier BEL 42
45 (SE) Stepanek, Radek CZE
46 (Q) Bogomolov, Alex USA
47 (Q) Yani, Michael USA
48 (Q) Petzschner, Philipp GER
49 (Q) Kamke, Tobias GER
50 (Q) Falla, Alejandro COL
51 (Q) Cipolla, Flavio ITA
52 (Q) Russell, Michael USA
53 (WC) Pospisil, Vasek CAN
54 (WC) Tomic, Bernard AUS
55 (WC) Gulbis, Ernests LAT
56 (WC) Chvojka, Erik CAN
(LL) Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE (replaces Haas)

Alternates
IN Monaco, Juan ARG 43
IN Lopez, Feliciano ESP 44
IN Karlovic, Ivo CRO @44
IN Golubev, Andrey KAZ 45
IN Stakhovsky, Sergiy UKR 46
IN Isner, John USA 47
OUT Granollers, Marcel ESP 48
OUT Starace, Potito ITA 49
IN Andujar, Pablo ESP 50
IN Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 51
OUT Nishikori, Kei JPN 52
OUT Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 53
IN Chardy, Jeremy FRA 54
IN Mannarino, Adrian FRA 55
OUT Gonzalez, Fernando CHI @55
OUT Cuevas, Pablo URU 56
1. Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE 57
2. Haase, Robin NED 58
3. Gimeno-Traver, Daniel ESP 59
4. Stepanek, Radek CZE 60
5. Kukushkin, Mikhail KAZ 61
OUT Dimitrov, Grigor BUL 62
6. Hanescu, Victor ROU 63
7. Giraldo, Santiago COL 64
8. Istomin, Denis UZB 65

aussierules18
06-28-2011, 11:28 AM
Any chance of bernie tomic getting a wildcard after his great form at wimby as the cut off point is to late for his post wimbledon ranking to take affect for this masters event

Chase Visa
06-28-2011, 11:56 AM
Any chance of bernie tomic getting a wildcard after his great form at wimby as the cut off point is to late for his post wimbledon ranking to take affect for this masters event

His ranking would still be too low to qualify for this even taking his Wimby points into account. And iirc they generally give WildCards to Canuck's here.

156mphserve
06-28-2011, 08:56 PM
Frank Dancevic will get a WC(common knowledge, nothing official), I'm expect Vasek Pospisil, and peter Polansky to get a WC each. The last could go to a foriegn player because no other canadian is really that deserving, but if they do give 4 to canucks I'd expect Bester to get the last

smucav
06-28-2011, 11:13 PM
His ranking would still be too low to qualify for this even taking his Wimby points into account.Tomic will be ranked around #70 on July 4th with very few points to defend the rest of the year. Even if his ranking drops a few spots prior to the entry deadline, he should certainly get into the qualifying if he chooses to enter considering the cut-off last year was #284 (plus two on-site alternates):
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=10166350&postcount=1

jazzamcc
06-29-2011, 10:38 AM
I need an Aussie to support in Montreal!!:D
I'll be arriving in Montreal late Saturday night. I might go to the last round of Qualifying on Sunday to get over the jetlag and hopefully see Tomic play.:)

Davidcuervacho
06-29-2011, 09:00 PM
Good luck Juan Martin Del Potro, Juan Ignacio Chela, David nalbandian and Juan Monaco :yeah:

Blarghman
06-30-2011, 04:28 AM
Frank Dancevic will get a WC(common knowledge, nothing official), I'm expect Vasek Pospisil, and peter Polansky to get a WC each. The last could go to a foriegn player because no other canadian is really that deserving, but if they do give 4 to canucks I'd expect Bester to get the last

I pretty much agree with you. The only real foreign candidate for the fourth spot would be Hewitt. If I recall correctly, they offered him one a couple of years ago, but he ended up getting in directly that year. Interesting to see if they do it again.

Also, nice to have a player in as a DE, a very rare occurrence.

dinkulpus
07-01-2011, 10:35 AM
Raonic out :scratch:

yesh222
07-01-2011, 10:13 PM
Raonic out :scratch:

Is it the leg? I didn't see him mention that on his Twitter. How long is he out for?

dinkulpus
07-02-2011, 07:31 PM
Is it the leg? I didn't see him mention that on his Twitter. How long is he out for?

I read that it can be around 6 months :o

156mphserve
07-03-2011, 02:22 AM
I read that it can be around 6 months :o

Nope, that's a worse case scenario that's got out of control as a rumour. Galo Blanco tweeted that it's not true, only official news I've heard is he is out of the DC tie against Ecuador

appleGirl
07-08-2011, 09:07 AM
Raonic is out, Lopez is in - https://twitter.com/#!/CoupeRogers/status/89110165047095297

Chris.
07-08-2011, 09:26 AM
Raonic :sad: get well soon.

nalbyfan
07-08-2011, 12:55 PM
Raonic had a hip surgery yesterday in Colorado? Will miss the tour during 6 weeks at best maybe more

Tennisfan-Mtl
07-26-2011, 09:54 PM
Querrey OUT

http://www.cyberpresse.ca/sports/tennis/coupe-rogers/201107/26/01-4421151-sam-querrey-ne-sera-pas-de-la-coupe-rogers.php?utm_categorieinterne=trafficdrivers&utm_contenuinterne=cyberpresse_B9_sports_257_accue il_POS4 (In French)

Ertl93
07-27-2011, 11:28 AM
Can a semifinalist of Kitzbühel get a SE here?

Sonja1989
07-27-2011, 11:32 AM
Can a semifinalist of Kitzbühel get a SE here?

No, only the semifinalist of Washington.

nalbyfan
07-27-2011, 12:51 PM
Ferrer is out too (broken finger)

Sonja1989
07-27-2011, 11:17 PM
Feli is in MD with Ferru's injury.

appleGirl
07-28-2011, 06:36 AM
He was in long before that...
Raonic is out, Lopez is in - https://twitter.com/#!/CoupeRogers/status/89110165047095297

Pirata.
07-28-2011, 09:22 AM
David and Milos :sad:

Two guys I was really looking forward to seeing in Cincy, now probably neither will be there. Just my luck. At least I saw David last year, now I'll have to wait another year to see Milos.

shuhrat
07-29-2011, 12:33 AM
http://www.rogerscup.com/men/english/currentNews.php?id=ATP_TO_HONOUR_NEW_WORLD_NO1_NOV AK_DJOKOVIC_ON_CENTRE_COURT_IN_MONTREAL

Ivan Ljubicic has withdrawn for personal reasons.

nalbyfan
07-29-2011, 12:20 PM
Will Roddick play ? He could pull out ?

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
07-30-2011, 05:30 PM
from Rogers Cup FB (http://www.facebook.com/CoupeRogers?ref=ts)

OUT Robredo (left calf injury)
OUT Ljubicic (personal)

RickDaStick
07-31-2011, 08:05 PM
Ivan has not played Canada in 3 or 4 years. this year will be no different. Only cincy and Us open.

Snowwy
08-01-2011, 09:42 PM
Erik Chvojka got a MD WC.

156mphserve
08-01-2011, 10:54 PM
good paycheck for him, he'd need to be very lucky to even be close to winning but a good experiance nonetheless I guess. Does this mean no Frank? one of he Peter or Bester must have declined a WC because of injury for them to offer Erik one

ibreak4coffee
08-01-2011, 11:25 PM
good paycheck for him, he'd need to be very lucky to even be close to winning but a good experiance nonetheless I guess. Does this mean no Frank? one of he Peter or Bester must have declined a WC because of injury for them to offer Erik one

Bester has the stress fracture. I think he's definitely out.

Ausie
08-02-2011, 08:09 AM
Polansky to miss Rogers Cup, Dancevic to qualies

http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/2011/08/01/polansky-to-miss-rogers-cup-dancevic-to-qualies/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

nalbyfan
08-02-2011, 12:46 PM
Will Fish play ? He injured himself during L.A's final

best better
08-02-2011, 01:26 PM
Any info about WCs?

Tennisfan-Mtl
08-02-2011, 02:32 PM
Will Fish play ? He injured himself during L.A's final

According to his Twitter, he says he will most likely be in Montreal :)

Tennisfan-Mtl
08-02-2011, 02:34 PM
Any info about WCs?

WCs will be announced Wednesday.

emotion
08-02-2011, 09:03 PM
Why the hell is Ljubicic out? He's playing that terrible Austrian tournament

Blarghman
08-02-2011, 09:24 PM
Apparently WCs are Bester, Chvojka, Pospisil and ... Tomic :scratch:

Utterly bizarre to give one to Bernard with Frank only getting one for qualies. I'd be really interested to know what's going on there. The only reasonable explanation is that Frank didn't want a MD one, otherwise to skip over a regular Davis Cup player for a foreigner is crazy. I could see Tomic over Chvojka, but Tomic over Frank is really weird to me.

KoOlMaNsEaN
08-03-2011, 01:58 AM
Dancevic should definitely have been given a MDWC over Chvojka. I hope Tennis Canada comes up with an explanation soon.

TMJordan
08-03-2011, 05:42 AM
WOW WOW WOW

Chvojka and TOMIC over Dancevic?

Honestly f*ck you whoever decided this, stupidity surrounds me.

Franco987
08-03-2011, 12:34 PM
Dancevic was overlooked because he did not plan on playing Davis Cup vs. Equador. Tennis Canada always refuses WC's to those that do not make themselves available for Davis/Fed Cup. I remember when Maureen Drake was around #50, she had to play qualies because she didnt play Fed Cup that year.

TMJordan
08-03-2011, 01:34 PM
Yeah Tomic was pretty monumental for that davis cup win.

Action Jackson
08-03-2011, 01:41 PM
Yeah Tomic was pretty monumental for that davis cup win.

IMG and Tomic think about it.

ImmzB
08-04-2011, 01:33 AM
What time is the draw on Friday??

lucatk
08-04-2011, 06:49 AM
sorry, but for those who should be the SE if there are no 1000 events this week?:confused::confused::confused:

Snowwy
08-04-2011, 10:47 AM
Washington SFists can be SEs.

nalbyfan
08-04-2011, 11:41 AM
Why the hell is Ljubicic out? He's playing that terrible Austrian tournament

He W/O of this terrible Austrian tourney...I guess he's injured

lucatk
08-04-2011, 11:57 AM
Washington SFists can be SEs.


but was it only valid for the tournaments in the same category? i don't understand...:rolleyes:

misty1
08-04-2011, 12:28 PM
Dancevic was overlooked because he did not plan on playing Davis Cup vs. Equador. Tennis Canada always refuses WC's to those that do not make themselves available for Davis/Fed Cup. I remember when Maureen Drake was around #50, she had to play qualies because she didnt play Fed Cup that year.

which just goes to show how stupid they are

valexie03
08-04-2011, 02:37 PM
which just goes to show how stupid they are

Dancevic uncertain about his participation in the Rogers Cup following Tennis Canada's decision :sad:

http://www.radio-canada.ca/sports/tennis/2011/08/03/002-coupe-rogers-dancevic.shtml (in French)

Snowwy
08-04-2011, 03:10 PM
but was it only valid for the tournaments in the same category? i don't understand...:rolleyes:

It's a dumb exception I believe.

scarecrows
08-04-2011, 06:34 PM
ATP 500 (previously Int Series Gold) SFist can be SE in Masters

has been like that for many years

Snowwy
08-04-2011, 07:48 PM
ATP 500 (previously Int Series Gold) SFist can be SE in Masters

has been like that for many years

Yet, just doesn't seem fair.

shuhrat
08-04-2011, 08:52 PM
@CoupeRogers (http://twitter.com/#!/CoupeRogers) : 4 more sleeps until the #couperogers draw ceremony on Friday at 4 pm! We'll keep you busy until then with some surprises this week.
:)

Kworb
08-04-2011, 11:32 PM
Melzer is out.

http://twitter.com/#!/jojomelzer/status/99260481650442240

Tennisfan-Mtl
08-04-2011, 11:44 PM
Melzer is out.

http://twitter.com/#!/jojomelzer/status/99260481650442240


:fiery:

Sonja1989
08-04-2011, 11:45 PM
:sad: :sad: Hope he will be fine for Cincinnati.

Tennisfan-Mtl
08-05-2011, 12:04 AM
Roddick OUT
Malisse OUT
Garcia-Lopez OUT
Soderling OUT :fiery:
Gonzalez OUT

Doesn't look good now

Sonja1989
08-05-2011, 12:10 AM
:eek: Oh my God! Get well soon all! :hug:

Granollers should be in but I'm quite sure he won't play.

Gasquet maniac
08-05-2011, 12:17 AM
Is Ferrer out?

Tennisfan-Mtl
08-05-2011, 12:21 AM
Is Ferrer out?

Yes.

yesh222
08-05-2011, 01:37 AM
Absolutely shocking withdrawals list.

yesh222
08-05-2011, 01:39 AM
I think at least Isner and Nishikori will get into the MD directly with all of the withdrawals today.

yesh222
08-05-2011, 03:37 AM
How do the special exemption spots work if they are making the draw at 4 PM on Friday and the Washington QF matches that matter (Young's and Stepanek's) will not start before 5 PM? Montreal and Washington are in the same time zone, I believe. Also, if both Young and Stepanek win I assume the spot goes to Stepanek because he is ranked higher. Is that true?

bearitone315
08-05-2011, 03:54 AM
How do the special exemption spots work if they are making the draw at 4 PM on Friday and the Washington QF matches that matter (Young's and Stepanek's) will not start before 5 PM? Montreal and Washington are in the same time zone, I believe. Also, if both Young and Stepanek win I assume the spot goes to Stepanek because he is ranked higher. Is that true?

That's what I want to know!

guichard
08-05-2011, 04:17 AM
SE place will be drawn as qualifier place . Yes, Stepanek will be the SE if they both win


"If the main draw is to be made before a potential special exempt player plays on
Friday, then such place(s) shall be drawn in the same manner as qualifier, i.e., four
qualifiers ("Q") and one or two "SE" depending on whether there are one or two
possibilities. Each of the five or six slots are marked "Q/SE." As soon as the "SE"
match results are known, either the "SE" or the next direct acceptance (if the SE
lost) is randomly drawn and inserted into the draw." ATP Rulebook VII the competition http://www.atpworldtour.com/Corporate/Rulebook.aspx

"If there are not sufficient special exempt places in the draw for applicants, the players
shall be selected according to their position on the most recent South African
Airways ATP Rankings (singles) list issued prior to the tournament or by their protetected ranking, as long as their protected ranking would not have qualified them
as a direct acceptance had they entered. If their protected ranking would have
placed them in the main draw had they entered, then the protected ranking cannot
be used to determine a player's position on the special exempt list" ATP Rulebook VII the competition

bearitone315
08-05-2011, 05:50 AM
Thanks for explanation of how the SE will work. I guess if DY loses, he has to hustle to Montreal and play Q's the next day. If he and Stepanek both win, then Stepanek gets the SE and DY won't play Montreal.

LawrenceOfTennis
08-05-2011, 06:17 AM
A couple of more withdrawals and this will be another clown field.

tensyo
08-05-2011, 06:19 AM
SE place will be drawn as qualifier place . Yes, Stepanek will be the SE if they both win


"If the main draw is to be made before a potential special exempt player plays on
Friday, then such place(s) shall be drawn in the same manner as qualifier, i.e., four
qualifiers ("Q") and one or two "SE" depending on whether there are one or two
possibilities. Each of the five or six slots are marked "Q/SE." As soon as the "SE"
match results are known, either the "SE" or the next direct acceptance (if the SE
lost) is randomly drawn and inserted into the draw." ATP Rulebook VII the competition http://www.atpworldtour.com/Corporate/Rulebook.aspx

"If there are not sufficient special exempt places in the draw for applicants, the players
shall be selected according to their position on the most recent South African
Airways ATP Rankings (singles) list issued prior to the tournament or by their protetected ranking, as long as their protected ranking would not have qualified them
as a direct acceptance had they entered. If their protected ranking would have
placed them in the main draw had they entered, then the protected ranking cannot
be used to determine a player's position on the special exempt list" ATP Rulebook VII the competition

Going 1 step further, if the potential SE players lose their match on Friday, the SE slot will go to the next player in the alternate list. If this player has entered Qualies and the Q draw has been made, how do they handle it? Is his place in the Q draw, even if he is seeded, given to the next player in Q alternate list without accounting for seeding positions?

nalbyfan
08-05-2011, 11:58 AM
Llodra retired in Washington, he could pull out too ???

shuhrat
08-05-2011, 12:07 PM
Going 1 step further, if the potential SE players lose their match on Friday, the SE slot will go to the next player in the alternate list. If this player has entered Qualies and the Q draw has been made, how do they handle it? Is his place in the Q draw, even if he is seeded, given to the next player in Q alternate list without accounting for seeding positions?
Isn't it the whole purpose of Q draw being scheduled later? At 9PM in this case. :scratch:


Llodra retired in Washington, he could pull out too ???
He is still in the doubles draw, so maybe it's not a serious one...
Not Before 5:30 PM
[3] M Llodra (FRA) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL)

abollo
08-05-2011, 01:08 PM
So if Young and Stepanek win. Young won't be able to play?

guichard
08-05-2011, 02:21 PM
Going 1 step further, if the potential SE players lose their match on Friday, the SE slot will go to the next player in the alternate list. If this player has entered Qualies and the Q draw has been made, how do they handle it? Is his place in the Q draw, even if he is seeded, given to the next player in Q alternate list without accounting for seeding positions?
Yes. The draw can always be re arranged as long as the order of play has not been released. If the order play has been released , the alternate will take that player place in the draw.(there is a re seeding procedure that I can post if you want)


For now just SE part

Potential Special Exempt Playing at 9 p.m. Friday
Case: A player is competing in the singles event of a "qualified
event" on Friday evening. If the player wins, he will be eligible for a
special exempt in a tournament the next week. His singles match,
however, will not be completed by 9 p.m. at the qualifying sign-in site
for the next week's tournament. How does this affect the "composition
of draws" at the next week's tournament?

Decision: The special exempt slot in the main draw shall be left
available pending the result of the player's match. The qualifying draw should be made as required at 9 p.m. unless it is prudent to
wait up to an hour for the match result. If the player vying for the special
exempt loses, then the unused special exempt place shall be
filled by the next player on the original acceptance list*. If the next
player on the original acceptance list is in the qualifying draw, then
he shall be withdrawn and moves into the main draw. The vacancy
created in the qualifying draw shall be filled from the qualifying alternate
list.

guichard
08-05-2011, 02:31 PM
So if Young and Stepanek win. Young won't be able to play?
Yes, unfourtunatelly for Young.

shuhrat
08-05-2011, 02:41 PM
Thank you for the explanation, guichard! :yeah:

jcempire
08-05-2011, 03:51 PM
Yes, unfourtunatelly for Young.

miss is miss
hope he wins today

Ausie
08-05-2011, 04:02 PM
The main-draw pass almost certainly won't go to a Canadian. Ernests Gulbis of Latvia, who won the Los Angeles event last week, is in the qualifying here and is an intriguing candidate. The tournament also may have reached out to Lleyton Hewitt, who hadn't originally made a wild-card request.

guichard
08-05-2011, 05:07 PM
Or they will just let the next alternate in(Lu)

guichard
08-05-2011, 08:08 PM
so, Stepanek is the SE

abollo
08-05-2011, 08:16 PM
Gulbis got the WC

Asadinator
08-06-2011, 02:39 AM
Why did Gulbis get WC? I thought a Canadian was going to get it...

smucav
08-09-2011, 12:48 AM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/jon_wertheim/08/08/best.of.three/index.html3. Something wild in Montreal: The other day we posed a question via Twitter: How does John Isner, then ranked No. 35 (he's now 28th), feel about having to qualify for the Rogers Cup in Montreal, while Canadians ranked outside the top 250 were gifted wild cards? Isner gamely tweeted in response: "im only 2 out. may get in. But thats what I get for poor playing first 5 months."

After an injury withdrawal, Isner did indeed get into the main draw. Still, the question persists: Especially for a high-stakes Masters event -- first-round losers get almost $9,000 -- is it fair that players otherwise undeserving are given coveted main draw slots simply because, by accident of birth, they hail from the host country? Doesn't this enrage the rank and file? Isn't it unfair to players from countries like Germany, Argentina and Japan whose countries don't hold big-ticket events? One of the spoils of hosting a tournament is the right to install a few of "your" players who might sell tickets or generate buzz. Fine. But shouldn't there be a rankings cap?

Over the weekend one of the Canadian wild cards, 257th-ranked Philip Bester, withdrew with an injury. His slot went to Ernests Gulbis, the erratic Latvian who won the Farmers Classic title in Los Angeles on July 31 and upset Roger Federer last year. This didn't sit well with the next Canadian, 324th-ranked Pierre-Ludovic Duclos, who told the Montreal Gazette's Pat Hickey: "They should be doing more to help Canadians. ... Gulbis is a good player but shouldn't they look after the Canadians first?"

Credit tournament director Eugene Lapierre for taking a stand here.

"We want the players to play at a certain caliber," he told tennis writer Tom Tebbutt (whose blog you should follow this week). "We don't want guys losing 6-0, 6-1 anymore. Guys should have to prove themselves by playing through the qualifying."

Amen.