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Björki
03-10-2005, 12:12 PM
1 Roddick, Andy USA 3
2 Haas, Tommy GER 16
3 Massu, Nicolas CHI 18
4 Grosjean, Sebastien FRA 28
5 Dent, Taylor USA 32
6 Melzer, Jurgen AUT 34
7 Horna, Luis PER 41
8 Andreev, Igor RUS 46
9 Fish, Mardy USA 49
10 Mello, Ricardo BRA 53
11 Puerta, Mariano ARG 60
12 Kim, Kevin USA 64
13 Ginepri, Robby USA 73
14 Calatrava, Alex ESP 77
15 Zib, Tomas CZE 80
16 Sargsian, Sargis ARM 81
17 Vanek, Jiri CZE 91
18 Hernandez, Oscar ESP 95
19 Enqvist, Thomas SWE 97
20 Massa, Edgardo ARG 100
21 Hanescu, Victor ROM 101
22 Tabara, Michal CZE 102
23 Vliegen, Kristof BEL 105

Alternates
1. Phau, Bjorn GER 107
2. Morrison, Jeff USA 108
3. Minar, Ivo CZE 109
4. Popp, Alexander GER 110
5. Dupuis, Antony FRA 112
6. Garcia, Adrian CHI 113
7. Behrend, Tomas GER 115
8. Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 119
9. Gambill, Jan-Michael USA 122
10. Waske, Alexander GER 123
11. Heuberger, Ivo SUI 126
12. Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE 127
13. Elseneer, Gilles BEL 128
14. Simon, Gilles FRA 129
15. Lapentti, Nicolas ECU 134

Deboogle!.
03-10-2005, 03:52 PM
Agassi, Young, and most likely James Blake, will get the three wildcards, according to today's Houston Chronicle.

Interesting - more claycourters than last year are playing.

Fee
03-11-2005, 03:38 AM
We'll see how it turns out this year now that its back to being the week after Monte Carlo instead of the week before.

Deboogle!.
03-11-2005, 05:36 AM
In what way? what do you think will happen?

Action Jackson
03-11-2005, 05:41 AM
Massu didn't want to rough it in Barcelona and as for Puerta well he was nowhere at the start of the season and has come through, but still a weak field.

Scotso
03-12-2005, 09:38 PM
LOL @ Roddick... flying back from Europe to play his favorite mickey mouse event :wavey:

Deboogle!.
03-13-2005, 08:42 PM
Yea, cuz he's obviously the ONLY one on the entry list who's gonna do that :wavey:

cobalt60
03-16-2005, 01:53 AM
Massu didn't want to rough it in Barcelona and as for Puerta well he was nowhere at the start of the season and has come through, but still a weak field.


Curious GWH about your post. Since I am a big Massu fan ( and yes before the Olympics ;) ) I was sort of thinking that this might be his first tournie back after his injury. And Texas is a lot closer to Chile than Spain. I know he is entered in a couple of tournies before but not sure if he will be ready to return. And you scared me with your intuition- you said he wouldn't play IW and you ended up being right. Hope you don't have a crystal ball or anything :)

Devotee
03-18-2005, 05:42 AM
LOL @ Roddick... flying back from Europe to play his favorite mickey mouse event

Yea, cuz he's obviously the ONLY one on the entry list who's gonna do that


No, Tommy Haas will also do that.

In fact Haas is entered in River Oaks, April 4-10;
Monte Carlo, April 11-17;
U.S. Men's Clay Courts, April 18-24.

Eugenia
03-20-2005, 06:55 PM
Go Mariano Puerta and Edgardo Massa!!! :bounce:

Deboogle!.
03-20-2005, 07:24 PM
No, Tommy Haas will also do that.

In fact Haas is entered in River Oaks, April 4-10;
Monte Carlo, April 11-17;
U.S. Men's Clay Courts, April 18-24.

Well, I can only speak for myself - I was just sarcastically replying to KarolBeckFan's snide remark. :p

I'm sure a few of the players playing Houston will go from Monte Carlo to Houston to Rome - basically probably any of the players who were accepted into Monte Carlo will play it, I'd imagine! But certainly it's not just Andy, much to KarolBeckFan's chagrin ;)

I'm not surprised Tommy is spending so much time in Houston - he is VERY popular there and he seems to enjoy it a lot. Mattress Mack seems to have a soft spot for him :)

jole
03-21-2005, 01:43 AM
Go Igor!

CooCooCachoo
03-27-2005, 02:35 PM
The entry list here always cracks me up :p

Good luck to:

Alex Calatrava
Tomas Zib
Michal Tabara
Kristof Vliegen

Deboogle!.
03-27-2005, 03:41 PM
The entry list here always cracks me up :p


What's funny is it's probably about as strong as it's been, if not stronger, in a few years :p

bad gambler
03-28-2005, 09:32 AM
hope horna wins this tournament

Deboogle!.
03-30-2005, 02:59 AM
Horna? hmmm.... Andy took him apart pretty good last year. And to lose badly on clay to Andy... wellllllllll........ :tape:

Massu surely SHOULD win the title. We shall see :)

Fee
03-30-2005, 03:51 AM
In what way? what do you think will happen?

I think there may be a few changes to this entry list, that's all. Wouldn't be surprised if JMG doesn't have to qualify and ends up getting in directly. We'll see.

ae wowww
03-30-2005, 09:15 AM
Is it not unusual for the States to hold a clay event? How common is clay in America?

Great to see JK in the sig, Fee ;)!

Deboogle!.
03-30-2005, 04:38 PM
oh ok, gotcha Fee :)

This is the only one left now... there used to be Atlanta which was on green clay, but I think 2001 was the last year for that one. So yea I think the USMCC is the only one left.

smucav
03-30-2005, 05:01 PM
There are two big WTA green clay events in the U.S.: Amelia Island, FL (Tier II) and Charleston, SC (Tier I).

ae wowww
03-30-2005, 05:27 PM
You reckon it'll last??

Deboogle!.
03-30-2005, 05:44 PM
You reckon it'll last??

What, the WTA events? Yea, they're very popular, we even get ESPN coverage of them which, for events like them is very rare for us. They're also very well-attended by top players, I don't see those events leaving. But the women's game is so different, they can all play on all surfaces, for the most part - they can get the top players. the men's game is not quite that way and clay is simply not that popular or prevalent here. Then again, there aren't tons of grass courts in the US either, yet US men have done ok at wimbledon.... lol.

I mean if you look back at the 2001 Atlanta draw... it was pretty weak. I mean, it was Andy's first title and he was ranked well outside the top 100...If an 18 yr old new pro in as a wildcard who sucks on clay can win the title, you've gotta assume it was a pretty weak event :lol: Then again he went to Houston the following week and won that on red clay, too, as a wildcard, but Mack has so much money and influence that he'll have the tournament for a long time I think.

ae wowww
03-30-2005, 06:35 PM
I didn't mean the WTA events, that's why I used singular 'it'.. Do you think the Houston event will last?

Deboogle!.
03-30-2005, 09:20 PM
Yes, I do. Like I said, I think Mack has too much money and influence for it to go anywhere.

Éowyn
03-31-2005, 12:33 AM
I'm not surprised Tommy is spending so much time in Houston - he is VERY popular there and he seems to enjoy it a lot. Mattress Mack seems to have a soft spot for him :)

he' not the only one :)

nkhera1
03-31-2005, 04:04 AM
Is Roddick going to play at Monte Carlo? He should, but somehow i think he won't.

Deboogle!.
03-31-2005, 04:22 AM
Is Roddick going to play at Monte Carlo? He should, but somehow i think he won't.

Of course he should. Highly doubtful :o:o:o:o Especially now that he has a relatively decent excuse of a sprained wrist.

Edit: it looks pretty confirmed now - it's been removed from his official site's schedule :o:o:o

joeb_uk
03-31-2005, 11:28 AM
Should be a cakewalk for either of these two players:
massu
puerta

Action Jackson
03-31-2005, 11:29 AM
Edit: it looks pretty confirmed now - it's been removed from his official site's schedule :o:o:o

It's not like we have never argued, but I do admire that you are putting up the good fight for your guy to see some sense, but we know why he doesn't turn up to these events.

joeb_uk
03-31-2005, 11:35 AM
It's not like we have never argued, but I do admire that you are putting up the good fight for your guy to see some sense, but we know why he doesn't turn up to these events.
Maybe he needs debstah as his coach to knock some sense into that silly brain!

Action Jackson
03-31-2005, 11:36 AM
Maybe he needs debstah as his coach to knock some sense into that silly brain!

She would be a good coach for him actually.

joeb_uk
03-31-2005, 11:37 AM
She would be a good coach for him actually.
Yeah for sure

Action Jackson
03-31-2005, 11:42 AM
Yeah for sure

Her and Fumus would do well. Fumus could do the technical stuff and debstah would do the rest.

Deboogle!.
03-31-2005, 03:53 PM
You guys make it sound like I'm 1)the only one of his fans who thinks it's stupid of him to play Houston instead of Monte Carlo and another European event and 2) that this is a new revelation for me. Well, it's neither. I've felt this way for a long time, and in the Andy forum there's discussion about how annoyed we all are in like 3 simultaneous threads :lol: But I will take your comments at face value and just say "lol, thanks:)"

:shrug: it's his life and he'll get what he deserves on the clay season for favoring money and comfort over doing the right thing. At least there are a few tougher players in Houston this year so he won't have a cakewalk to the final like he's had the past 4 years, so if he does, it means he'll likely had to have pulled off at least one or two decent clay wins.

I see why Andy would want to play Houston; he's treated like a demi-god by the tournament and the fans there. It's easy, it's convenient, it's a short drive from home, he can have his family there with him, etc. I GET it, I just don't aree with it. But he's never gonna change :smash:

And, of course, if he then goes to Rome and Hamburg and Paris and does decently, he will come off looking brilliant for staying home and being better-rested. But there's no reason to believe this is what will happen :rolls:

Action Jackson
03-31-2005, 03:57 PM
Deb, we are giving you credit here and still is a rubbish field.

It's far from a new revelation I actually think it was the 1st thing that we ever agreed on.

Deboogle!.
03-31-2005, 04:04 PM
Well, good then. :) *shakes hands*

Let's leave it at that, I wouldn't want to ruin a moment of our agreement. Plus I have nothing else to add anyway.

Devotee
03-31-2005, 05:38 PM
Should be a cakewalk for either of these two players:
massu puerta

Philippoussis is thinking of possibly playing in this tournament this year, if he's recovered from injury.

Massu and Puerta had better watch out! :rolleyes:

Action Jackson
03-31-2005, 05:45 PM
Massu might be still out with injury.

*Ljubica*
03-31-2005, 06:07 PM
Massu might be still out with injury.

Massu is meant to be making his comeback in Monte Carlo so I understand.

Action Jackson
03-31-2005, 06:09 PM
He should piss this one in then.

CooCooCachoo
04-01-2005, 06:23 PM
What's funny is it's probably about as strong as it's been, if not stronger, in a few years :p

I know ;)

And it still cracks me up :p

Billabong
04-05-2005, 03:40 AM
GO Tommy defend your title:bounce:!!!

Éowyn
04-05-2005, 06:49 AM
go andy, robby, mardy, taylor, tommy etc etc etc :woohoo:

+alonso
04-07-2005, 01:43 AM
Curious GWH about your post. Since I am a big Massu fan ( and yes before the Olympics ;) ) I was sort of thinking that this might be his first tournie back after his injury. And Texas is a lot closer to Chile than Spain. I know he is entered in a couple of tournies before but not sure if he will be ready to return. And you scared me with your intuition- you said he wouldn't play IW and you ended up being right. Hope you don't have a crystal ball or anything :)

Massu withdraws of Montecarlo but he is gonna play in houston ;)
He really needs to play

TennisLurker
04-11-2005, 06:22 PM
go edgardo and mello!

Daniel
04-12-2005, 07:06 AM
Go Lucho :D

smucav
04-12-2005, 07:02 PM
Update 4/12/05

OUT: Andreev
IN: Phau

euroka1
04-12-2005, 07:39 PM
:shrug: it's his life and he'll get what he deserves on the clay season for favoring money and comfort over doing the right thing. At least there are a few tougher players in Houston this year so he won't have a cakewalk to the final like he's had the past 4 years, so if he does, it means he'll likely had to have pulled off at least one or two decent clay wins.
:

Golly, if I said that inside the Roddick forum, I'd be bashed mercilessly! I should go back there sometime and see this new way of thinking.

Deboogle!.
04-12-2005, 09:35 PM
Golly, if I said that inside the Roddick forum, I'd be bashed mercilessly! I should go back there sometime and see this new way of thinking.

Maybe if you bothered to actually read the posts instead of troll, you'd see it.

Suzi
04-14-2005, 08:52 PM
Update 4/12/05

OUT: Andreev
IN: Phau

why is he out??

Éowyn
04-14-2005, 09:41 PM
Golly, if I said that inside the Roddick forum, I'd be bashed mercilessly! I should go back there sometime and see this new way of thinking.

thats coz you'd be saying it as a troll where as debs is no troll and speaking the truth

smucav
04-14-2005, 09:52 PM
4/14/05 Update

(1 of 2 SE spots to be cleared)
OUT: Andreev, Hanescu
IN: Phau, Morrison, I.Minar

buddyholly
04-15-2005, 12:42 AM
4/14/05 Update

(1 of 2 SE spots to be cleared)
OUT: Andreev, Hanescu
IN: Phau, Morrison, I.Minar

Just in case you do not see the Open Seat thread question. Where on SteveG's page do tyou find these updates, if not on the links to the tourney sites?
Thanks

Deboogle!.
04-15-2005, 01:52 AM
buddyholly, there's a whole special forum for tournament entry lists over there.

Fee
04-15-2005, 02:33 AM
Unofficially, JMG is off the alternate list and he will not try to qualify. He didn't tell me why.

Deboogle!.
04-15-2005, 04:49 AM
Unofficially, JMG is off the alternate list and he will not try to qualify. He didn't tell me why. aw that's too bad! :( did he play last year? I don't remember seeing him play and I went every day but one...

Fee
04-15-2005, 05:15 AM
No, he didn't even enter last year. This year he entered, was about 9th on the alternate list, and decided not to go. Not sure when he made that decision, but I just found out today. Oh well, he's never won a singles match in Houston, so that might be part of it.

smucav
04-15-2005, 11:37 PM
Main draw is out:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=34053

(2 of 2 SE spots to be cleared)
OUT: Andreev, Hanescu, Sargsian
IN: Phau, Morrison, I.Minar, Popp, Dupuis

Qualifying Wild Cards:
JENKINS, Scoville
NEWPORT, Ryan
YIM, Robert
KUZNETSOV, Alex