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AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2005!!!! Yes thats right, 2005

esther
12-15-2004, 07:41 AM
Its been too long since i've started a new and exciting thread! lol

Well, i know...theres about a month to go but no harm in starting this thread early :)

Heres the official entry list for the moment...I cant believe Arnaud is an ALTERNATE *killing me*. What does that mean?!!!!!!! That if someone in the top 104 get injured they go in? Even Jerome Haehnel (who?) is straight in and Arnauds not!!! Ahhh anyway...

1 Federer, Roger SUI 1
2 Roddick, Andy USA 2
3 Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 3
4 Safin, Marat RUS 4
5 Moya, Carlos ESP 5
6 Henman, Tim GBR 6
7 Coria, Guillermo ARG 7
8 Agassi, Andre USA 8
9 Nalbandian, David ARG 9
10 Gaudio, Gaston ARG 10
11 Johansson, Joachim SWE 11
12 Canas, Guillermo ARG 12
13 Robredo, Tommy ESP 13
14 Hrbaty, Dominik SVK 14
15 Grosjean, Sebastien FRA 15
16 Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 16
17 Haas, Tommy GER 17
18 Pavel, Andrei ROM 18
19 Massu, Nicolas CHI 19
20 Spadea, Vincent USA 20
21 Kiefer, Nicolas GER 21
22 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 22
23 Gonzalez, Fernando CHI 23
24 Novak, Jiri CZE 24
25 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 25
26 Chela, Juan Ignacio ARG 26
27 Srichaphan, Paradorn THA 27
28 El Aynaoui, Younes MAR @27 (@ = injury protected ranking used for entry)
29 Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 28
30 Ancic, Mario CRO 29
31 Johansson, Thomas SWE 30
32 Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP 31
33 Dent, Taylor USA 32
34 Stepanek, Radek CZE 33
35 Soderling, Robin SWE 34
36 Mayer, Florian GER 35
37 Verdasco, Fernando ESP 36
38 Fish, Mardy USA 37
39 Horna, Luis PER 38
40 Melzer, Jurgen AUT 39
41 Kuerten, Gustavo BRA 40
42 Llodra, Michael FRA 41
43 Schuettler, Rainer GER 42
44 Volandri, Filippo ITA 43
45 Beck, Karol SVK 44
46 Berdych, Tomas CZE 45
47 Rusedski, Greg GBR 46
48 Mirnyi, Max BLR 47
49 Malisse, Xavier BEL 48
50 Ferrer, David ESP 49
51 Andreev, Igor RUS 50
52 Nadal, Rafael ESP 51
53 Santoro, Fabrice FRA 52
54 Saulnier, Cyril FRA 53
55 Zabaleta, Mariano ARG 54
56 Verkerk, Martin NED 55
57 Costa, Albert ESP 56
58 Schalken, Sjeng NED 57
59 Calleri, Agustin ARG 58
60 Lee, Hyung-Taik KOR 59
61 Koubek, Stefan AUT 60
62 Karlovic, Ivo CRO 61
63 Arazi, Hicham MAR 62
64 Ginepri, Robby USA 63
65 Escude, Nicolas FRA 64 - He's not playing tho...
66 Benneteau, Julien FRA 65
67 Rochus, Olivier BEL 66
68 Acasuso, Jose ARG 67
69 Martin, Alberto ESP 68
70 Muller, Gilles LUX 69
71 Bjorkman, Jonas SWE 70
72 Mello, Ricardo BRA 71
73 Enqvist, Thomas SWE 72
74 Monaco, Juan ARG 73
75 Sanchez, David ESP 74
76 Sargsian, Sargis ARM 75
77 Starace, Potito ITA 76
78 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 77
79 Labadze, Irakli GEO 78
80 Dupuis, Antony FRA 79
81 Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 80
82 Calatrava, Alex ESP 81
83 Sluiter, Raemon NED 82
84 Hernych, Jan CZE 83
85 Carlsen, Kenneth DEN 84
86 Hernandez, Oscar ESP 85
87 Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA @85
88 Ulihrach, Bohdan CZE 86
89 Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE 87
90 Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 88
91 Wessels, Peter NED 89
92 Carraz, Gregory FRA 90
93 Kucera, Karol SVK 91
94 Hanescu, Victor ROM 92
95 Haehnel, Jerome FRA 93
96 Kim, Kevin USA 94
97 Gambill, Jan-Michael USA 95
98 Morrison, Jeff USA 96
99 Blake, James USA 97
100 Tabara, Michal CZE 98
101 Montanes, Albert ESP 99
102 Ventura, Santiago ESP 100
103 Burgsmuller, Lars GER 101
104 Arthurs, Wayne AUS 102
105 (WC)
106 (WC)
107 (WC)
108 (WC)
109 (WC)
110 (WC)
111 (WC)
112 (WC)
113 (Q)
114 (Q)
115 (Q)
116 (Q)
117 (Q)
118 (Q)
119 (Q)
120 (Q)
121 (Q)
122 (Q)
123 (Q)
124 (Q)
125 (Q)
126 (Q)
127 (Q)
128 (Q)

Alternates
1. Draper, Scott AUS @102
2. Mantilla, Felix ESP 103
3. Almagro, Nicolas ESP 104
4. Popp, Alexander GER 105
5. Clement, Arnaud FRA 106
6. Gasquet, Richard FRA 107
7. Gimelstob, Justin USA @107
8. Mutis, Olivier FRA 108
9. Philippoussis, Mark AUS 109
10. Sanguinetti, Davide ITA 110
11. Saretta, Flavio BRA 111
12. van Scheppingen, Dennis NED 112
13. Rochus, Christophe BEL 113
14. Corretja, Alex ESP 114
15. Vanek, Jiri CZE 115

Via
12-15-2004, 11:20 AM
arnaud might just scrape in, with all the possible withdrawals :(

michelleg
12-15-2004, 03:26 PM
Pauvre Nono to be on the alt list....

2005 just has to be better for him!

So who is going to the AO from here?

Hangdog
12-15-2004, 08:15 PM
Heres the official entry list for the moment

Now every entry list with Grosjean's name is like a big present. Good luck, Sebastien!

And Arnaud... *no comments* the only thing is that there are enough wellknown names in 'Alternates'.

And... all time since I've been interested in tennis I've seen Lars Burgsmuller in Qualif. list. Now he's in the main entry list of AO. Yeah, times changes...
_ _ _
:rolleyes:

lizabeth..*
12-15-2004, 09:49 PM
So who is going to the AO from here?

Me.

esther
12-16-2004, 12:21 AM
Via and myself are going too :)

Marine
12-16-2004, 05:29 AM
I'll watching it, and my mind will be there. That's all. :sad:

Via
12-16-2004, 06:06 AM
marine, you should start saving for coming next year. you only need an air ticket, esther will take care of the rest ;)

richard gasquet
12-16-2004, 10:54 AM
hello,

the Australian Open is my favorite Grand Slam after Roland Garros, its the first of the season and all the players have good and great energie to make good things there. :)

And its very hot ,its summer so good luck for the players as for those who will be in the AO, enjoy as much as you can!The australian crowd is also nice and it seems to have a good atmosphere at the AO, so enjoy! :)

as for us thoose who dont live in australia but in europe I think that eurosport will cover this event,I didnt follow last year all the AO because I passed exams, its too late!!but I will record the matchs that interest me.

lizabeth..*
12-16-2004, 12:19 PM
Welcome fellow Richie fan! :wavey:

michelleg
12-16-2004, 02:46 PM
Aaaarghhhh! I am soooooo jealous of you all and expect boatloads of pictures and tons of great stories like last year.

And I'll give you all my cell number so you can put Carlos on the phone to chat with me, lol.

richard gasquet
12-16-2004, 03:07 PM
Welcome fellow Richie fan! :wavey:

Thank you :)

Marine
12-17-2004, 10:53 PM
I hope our boys won't go to the beach, after practices... what I read today in the newspaper scares me...poor young man, eaten by the great shark :eek: I'm sure that if I go to Australia one day, I' won't try to go swimming, your beaches are too dangerous :scared:

(Marine, totally scared and obsseded by sharks since her childhood)

Sammy
12-17-2004, 11:51 PM
*waves* Hi richard gasquet!

I'm going to the Australian Open!!! Am taking my 2 oldest daughters and one of their friends. :)

I'm going on the 17th - Day 1 - so hopefully Seb will be playing/training. lol. The girls will be seeing a lot of Sebastien Grosjean that day and very little of anyone else. :)

Marine, my oldest daughter (14years old) is terrified of sharks too. We live on the south coast of Victoria, Australia, and she is currently learning to become a lifesaver with the local surf lifesaving club. As part of her training she has to swim out 100 metres. She told me she was too scared to because she was worried about sharks.
I told her there was very little chance of a shark being out there. Plus there are shark planes that fly over every so often.

Then the other day on the news she saw about the shark attack and was horrified. I think we're going to have a bit of trouble getting her out in the water tomorrow (that's when she goes for her lifesaving certificate). lol.

It is scary though. But not enough to keep me out of the water. It's 35 degrees celcius here today and I'm about to head down to the surf beach. :)

esther
12-18-2004, 08:07 AM
And I'll give you all my cell number so you can put Carlos on the phone to chat with me, lol.
hehe no problem, michelle! ;)

LOL Marine, this is like the first time i've EVER heard of someone getting eaten like that!!! The odds that it will happen to you are very very very small!! No one likes Adelaide beaches neways :angel: Other beaches down here are sooo pretty, if you come in Summer one day you MUST come to the beach!!

richard gasquet
12-18-2004, 10:45 AM
hi sammy! :wavey:

35 degree celcius! :eek: that s true that is not easy to support, one solution;going to the beach or swimming pools for those who are far away from it. :cool:
And in Australia, it seems to have beautiful beachs, but still dangerous with the presence of sharks.; scared?ME? :o

yes!!! :scared: I think swimming pool is wiser and less stressful because you still have fear of meeting a shark on the water. :unsure: :help: :p

well I dont know exactly where are located sharks but sammy be careful :armed:

michelleg
12-18-2004, 05:17 PM
Personally know that there are more sharks at at a tennis tournament than at the beaches.... :) (sorry, that was a stab at humor, rather feeble as it was..)

Speaking of beaches, we just got word here that The Travel Channel has rated Naples, Florida (where I live) as having the top beaches in the United States for 2005!!! Finally some recognition where it is due! We don't have much in the way of waves, as we are on the Gulf of Mexico, but we do have very long stretches of nice soft and clean sand.

As for the shark issue, generally speaking, sharks are not interested in biting humans, as most shark attacks happen in murky water, where the shark (who happens to have the brain the size of a PEA) cannot distinguish fish from human. The odds of being hit by a car are far greater than getting attacked by a shark....so enjoy your trips to the beach and remember that your odds of getting struck by lightning are also greater than your chances of being bit by the shark.....

:) swim safe and don't forget the sunscreen!

richard gasquet
12-18-2004, 06:58 PM
Thank you for these informations about sharks and their relationship with humans :) but it still a little bizarre to know that you can meet sharks on the water.

Marine
12-18-2004, 08:14 PM
Not in France fortunately :) (no great white sharks anyway, oufffff)

lizabeth..*
12-18-2004, 09:27 PM
As for the shark issue, generally speaking, sharks are not interested in biting humans, as most shark attacks happen in murky water, where the shark (who happens to have the brain the size of a PEA) cannot distinguish fish from human. The odds of being hit by a car are far greater than getting attacked by a shark....so enjoy your trips to the beach and remember that your odds of getting struck by lightning are also greater than your chances of being bit by the shark.....

That is true. And even if they do attack, it's only a nibble or two...very rare that they actually completly gobble you up!!

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20041218/capt.sge.pvy32.181204043102.photo00.photo.default-384x225.jpg

Awwww look at him.

(It's ok everyone, I am shit scared of sharks too...I'm just in a crazy mood)

Via
12-20-2004, 09:58 PM
how come we are discussing sharks at the aus open? :lol:

michelle is absolutely right about sharks vs cars. there are far far more people especially young people dying on the road, than get gobbled up by sharks. and people die of skin cancer too! that's a bigger danger on the beach!

guess what, humans are more dangerous than any other animal predators these days. not to mention sharks at tennis. (not funny, but to link back to the theme.....lol)

Marine
12-21-2004, 08:46 PM
CLEMENT ET GASQUET DANS L'ATTENTE

yahoo sport
Arnaud Clément et Richard Gasquet vont vivre ces prochains jours dans l'attente de désistements afin d'intégrer le tableau final de l'Open d'Australie.

Après le retrait officiel de Nicolas Escudé, insuffisamment remis de son opération à l'épaule, les deux Français guettent quatre autres forfaits. Dans le cas contraire, ils devront passer par les qualifications.

Prévoyant, Clément, finaliste à Melbourne en 2001, a demandé à la Fédération française la wild-card qui lui est réservée en vertu de l'accord qui existe avec la Fédération australienne. Mais, en général, la FFT l'attribue à un jeune espoir.

=> Arnaud and Richard wait for 4 withdraws, in the order to enter in the main draw. Otherwise they'll play the qualifs. Arnaud already asked a wildcard to the FFT (the french and australian federations have a "deal"), but in general they prefer to give it to a junior.

Via
12-21-2004, 11:22 PM
poor arnaud, he was a finalist only 4 years ago :sad:

but 4 withdrawals is highly possible :D

Via
12-21-2004, 11:23 PM
how come this thread is called 2004? :confused:

Marine
12-22-2004, 07:18 AM
LOL ...right, and we notice it only today...

lizabeth..*
12-22-2004, 09:16 AM
Cos Esthers silly :p

richard gasquet
12-22-2004, 12:05 PM
it will be great if richard will not have to play qualifs and be directly in the main drawbecause the AO is a very difficult and long tournament, its a Grand slam so take a lot of energy but if there are not 4 withdraws, I think that he can pass the qualifs.

Well, we will see...

as for arnaud, thats quite obvious that this year WAS NOT his year ,he lost many matches and lost confidence, I hope him to come back

Via
12-22-2004, 10:44 PM
no one wants to play qualies if they can avoid it... grand slam or not... i don't think they get paid for qualie matches?? and definitely no points.

arnaud has to get used to playing qualies now (i suppose richard has been used to it for the last two years) :sad: i want to do whatever i can as a fan to cheer on him.... (the first strategy however is to skip adelaide...... lol what a great fan *sarcastic* )

prazz_m
12-23-2004, 11:55 AM
the sad and depressing thing is that in a way i'm kind of looking forward to arnaud playing the quallies coz there's more of a chance that i might actually see him win a match :sad: i guess that's the only positive way of looking at it

esther
12-26-2004, 12:46 PM
Oops. thanks for pointing that out, Via. LOL *hangs head in shame*

My one belated Xmas wish (and its for Arnaud, how selfless of me! hehe)...Please 4 withdrawals, Please 4 withdrawals, Please 4 withdrawals, Please 4 withdrawals!!!!!! *fingers crossed*

richard gasquet
12-26-2004, 01:14 PM
Oops. thanks for pointing that out, Via. LOL *hangs head in shame*

My one belated Xmas wish (and its for Arnaud, how selfless of me! hehe)...Please 4 withdrawals, Please 4 withdrawals, Please 4 withdrawals, Please 4 withdrawals!!!!!! *fingers crossed*


AMEN :angel: ;)

Eric68
12-29-2004, 09:10 AM
You have forget to notice that Jerome Haehnel made direct to the main draw as a french man!!!

richard gasquet
12-29-2004, 04:09 PM
You have forget to notice that Jerome Haehnel made direct to the main draw as a french man!!!

thats true, good job made by jerome during this year, he won Metz,Agassi at RG, made a good tournament in Bale reaching quarter I think :)

he is a good player :cool: wish him the best for 2005, him and all the french players!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :rocker2:

and especially Richard!!!!!!!! :banana: :banana:

kukka
12-29-2004, 04:32 PM
It looks like Arnaud will make it to the Aussie Open main draw as Jiri Novak decided to skip the tourney. :D



From sports.fr:

Open d'Australie: Novak renonce pour se reposer...

Le 28/12/2004 - 18:36

Jiri Novak a décidé de faire une croix sur l'Open d'Australie (du 17 au 30 janvier) afin de passer davantage de temps avec sa famille. Le Tchèque a en effet déclaré à l'agence de presse CTK avoir "eu une saison très chargée, je me repose et c'est certain, je n'irai pas en Australie." Demi-finaliste en 2002 en Australie, le Tchèque laisse donc une place de libre dans le tableau final, ce qui pourrait bien faire le bonheur d'Arnaud Clément qui est pour le moment appeler à passer par les qualifications...

michelleg
12-29-2004, 04:48 PM
Thanks for the great news, Elina :)

silverwhite
12-29-2004, 09:23 PM
Thanks for the great news, Elina :)

Great news?? Not for Novak fans. :lol:

One more withdrawal for Richard to enter the maindraw. :lol:

Via
12-29-2004, 11:14 PM
oh they are counting the withdrawal numbers now? yippee :bounce:

i feel sorry for all the local aussie novak fans for having to wait another year to see him.

(look around in desparate search........)

Marine
01-01-2005, 07:40 PM
He's not in the main draw for the moment ?? He still needs one withdraw ?
Via, you don't meet any player in Sydney ? It's the moment to do what you think is good for Arnaud... :ignore:

Via
01-01-2005, 11:36 PM
arnaud is in the aus open main draw now?? don't get me confused marine!!! it's richard they're talking about.

aaah marine i should meet plenty of players in sydney. but no one knows if arnaud will turn up for the qualies. i suppose i'll find out on saturday.

what i think is good for arnaud? you mean, i should go up to every player i see in sydney with a stick and break their legs, forcing their withdrawal?? lol... or do you want me to entertain arnaud at home if he doesn't play??? :devil:

esther
01-04-2005, 08:25 AM
yay for Arnaud!!!!! When will it be confirmed whos in the main draw?

richard gasquet
01-04-2005, 09:01 AM
Even richard is on the main draw :)

esther
01-12-2005, 08:28 AM
Why is this thread so neglected? Lol
I"m going to qualifying tomorrow :) I'll tell if anything interesting happens, but i'm not sure how many players are going to be down here but my main priority will be seb of course. Any requests? Its going to be raining Friday and Saturday here too so i'm not sure if all the matches will be finished...

Via
01-12-2005, 09:13 AM
raining saturday??? urgghhh

i can tell you that moya is in melbourne now, coz his disappearance from sydney has upset many a fan here, lol

basically, check all those who have lost in sydney and auckland .... should be in melbourne right away. but as you know, not arnaud or mika (yet), hehe

Marine
01-12-2005, 09:20 AM
They didn't lose their double ?? :mad:

esther
01-12-2005, 09:57 AM
no, they won!

Mel
01-12-2005, 05:02 PM
Why is this thread so neglected? Lol
I"m going to qualifying tomorrow :) I'll tell if anything interesting happens, but i'm not sure how many players are going to be down here but my main priority will be seb of course. Any requests? Its going to be raining Friday and Saturday here too so i'm not sure if all the matches will be finished...

Esther, if you happen to catch a glimpse of Dip (he's playing the qualies), don't forget to take a little piccie... pleeeease :angel:

- Have fun at the tennis!

esther
01-14-2005, 08:02 AM
Yeah i was going to see Dip but i had to leave before we got a chance :( He was one of the guys i actually wanted to see but yeah since he lost yesterday, we couldnt see him today either. Sorry Mel!