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TennisHack
02-17-2003, 01:46 PM
From the Official Website (http://fttc.scottsdaletennis.com/home/default.asp)

Jose Acasuso
Andre Agassi
Wayne Arthurs
Jonas Bjorkman
James Blake
Agustin Calleri
Guillermo Canas
Juan Ignacio Chela
Alex Corretja
Taylor Dent
Wayne Ferreira
Xavier Malisse
Nicolas Massu
David Nalbandian
Jarkko Nieminen
Andrei Pavel
Mark Philippoussis
Pete Sampras
Davide Sanguinetti
Rainer Schuettler
Paradorn Srichaphan
Fernando Vicente
Adrian Voinea
Mariano Zabaleta

esther
02-18-2003, 02:44 AM
...ARNAUDs meant to be back for this so he should be on that list

Awesome4hand
02-18-2003, 08:01 AM
Esther,

Arnaud is playing in Delray Beach with Matthieu not Scottsdale. I hope both of them recovers in time.

esther
02-21-2003, 08:07 AM
are u sure?? on arnauds site it says his come back tourney will be scottsdale?

esther
02-21-2003, 08:08 AM
hmmmm

wraith
02-21-2003, 09:52 PM
According to the tourney website. They quoted his brother, the director. Also, Flip and Hewitt accepted wildcards.

TennisHack
02-22-2003, 03:32 AM
HEWITT, PHILIPPOUSSIS ACCEPT WILD CARDS, SAMPRAS WITHDRAWS
FROM 2003 FRANKLIN TEMPLETON TENNIS CLASSIC,
MARCH 3-9, AT FAIRMONT SCOTTSDALE PRINCESS

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – World No. 1 ranked Lleyton Hewitt and fellow Australian Mark Philippoussis have accepted wild cards, and all-time leading Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras has withdrawn from the 2003 Franklin Templeton Tennis Classic presented by Business Objects, March 3-9, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, it was announced Friday.

Hewitt, who won the 2001 U.S. Open and 2002 Wimbledon, and Philippoussis, the 1997 Scottsdale champion and 1998 U.S. Open finalist, join No. 2 ranked and defending champion Andre Agassi and rising American star James Blake in the Franklin Templeton Tennis Classic, an International Series event on the worldwide ATP men’s professional circuit. The tournament features a 32-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles competition. Prize money for the event totals $380,000.

Sampras, the 2002 U.S. Open champion and 14-time Grand Slam singles titleholder, is postponing his return to the tennis circuit. He has not played a tournament this year.

“We are excited to have Lleyton and Mark in the tournament,” said Tournament Director Gus Sampras, Pete’s older brother. “I’m disappointed that Pete isn’t quite ready, but I understand his decision. Pete wants to give 100 percent, and he just feels he’s not yet there. We are sorry to lose Pete, but with Lleyton, Andre, James and Mark, we have a very strong draw.”

“He (Sampras) is continuing his practice and conditioning, but does not feel he is at the level where he can give it his best,” said Paul Annacone, Sampras’ coach. Annacone said he and
Sampras will look at future events individually, and then make decisions about timing for Sampras’ s return to the ATP tour.

With Hewitt and Agassi, it marks the second time in tournament history the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked players in the world are in the draw. The other was 2000, when Agassi was No. 1 and Sampras No. 2. As of March 3, Hewitt will have held No. 1 for 68 consecutive weeks, the seventh-longest streak at No. 1 in the history of the ATP rankings (Aug. 23, 1973).

When Hewitt achieved the No. 1 ranking in 2001, he was the youngest player to finish the year at No. 1.He has finished No. 1 the last two years, the youngest player to rank as the top player in back-to-back seasons. The Franklin Templeton Tennis Classic marks Hewitt’s first appearance since the Australian Open, won by Agassi, his ninth career Grand Slam singles title.

With the addition of Hewitt and Philippoussis as wild cards, there are four former tournament champions in the field, joining Agassi and Wayne Ferreira. Hewitt has a 12-2 career record in Scottsdale, winning the title in 2000, reaching the final in 1999 and the semifinals in 2001.

Dina
02-22-2003, 11:15 AM
Oh damm. Hewee's playing

Riley Finn
02-22-2003, 01:00 PM
and doesn't care about #1?yeah right

Riley Finn
02-22-2003, 01:01 PM
SH

you're a senior member now :D

Dina
02-22-2003, 04:48 PM
OMG!! Htf did that happen

(hangs head in shame:(()

Riley Finn
02-23-2003, 09:24 AM
hehe...you visit Lleyton's lounge too often ;)

Chloe le Bopper
02-23-2003, 10:58 AM
Originally posted by Riley Finn
and doesn't care about #1?yeah right

hehe... this is what I said on some board. I can't remember if it was over here, or over there...

Regardless..hmmm....Go Andre? ;)

Dina
02-23-2003, 12:30 PM
no no no! I only visited it once!:D

Riley Finn
02-23-2003, 02:31 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
hehe... this is what I said on some board. I can't remember if it was over here, or over there...

Regardless..hmmm....Go Andre? ;)

GO ANDRE ALWAYS! :)

Riley Finn
02-23-2003, 02:33 PM
Originally posted by Dina
no no no! I only visited it once!:D

we all know that you've been spending most of your time there ;)

Chloe le Bopper
02-23-2003, 03:10 PM
It's okay Dina, I spend most of my time there as well, and Riley has been frequenting the Ferrero forum.

Dina
02-23-2003, 05:08 PM
Your the one whose been looking at the Hewitt pony pics Riley:)

Chloe le Bopper
02-23-2003, 11:21 PM
Oh no, that was definately me. Nothing makes me hotter than Hanson Brother look alikes.

Aphrodite
02-24-2003, 10:01 AM
Go
Paradorn :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Good luck:angel:

Riley Finn
02-24-2003, 11:22 AM
Originally posted by Dina
Your the one whose been looking at the Hewitt pony pics Riley:)

yes,that was Becca...I was checking what Heewee is keeping in his pants...

Dina
02-24-2003, 12:46 PM
<gag> we know he keeps his stringaling in there:)

Riley Finn
02-24-2003, 12:51 PM
I don't...that's why I spend so much time wondering

J. Corwin
02-25-2003, 09:24 AM
That article has Andre's GS single titles count wrong. :o The AO this year is his 8th GS title..not 9th. ;) :cool:

Aphrodite
02-25-2003, 03:40 PM
Paradorn will seeded no.3??????

Aphrodite
02-26-2003, 10:24 AM
Ó¿é Óé Ò·ÒÊ´èËÂ

elletrista
02-26-2003, 08:02 PM
Go the Argentines Legion ....-

Good luck for they.-

Lucas Arg
03-01-2003, 06:12 AM
Best of luck:

Guillermo Canas :bounce:

Guillermo Coria:)
David Nalbandian
Jose Acasuso
Mariano Zabaleta
Agustin Calleri
Juan Ignacio Chela