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smucav
06-12-2006, 04:34 PM
OUT Nalbandian, David ARG 3
OUT Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 4
OUT Ancic, Mario CRO 9
4 Gonzalez, Fernando CHI 11
OUT Stepanek, Radek CZE 12
6 Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 13
7 Ginepri, Robby USA 16
8 Agassi, Andre USA 21
9 Hrbaty, Dominik SVK 22
10 Haas, Tommy GER 26
11 Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 33
12 Srichaphan, Paradorn THA 35
OUT Rusedski, Greg GBR 37
14 Malisse, Xavier BEL 41
OUT Murray, Andy GBR 45
OUT Lopez, Feliciano ESP 48
OUT Karlovic, Ivo CRO 57
18 Clement, Arnaud FRA 59
OUT Dent, Taylor USA 60
20 Goldstein, Paul USA 63
21 Muller, Gilles LUX 65
22 Spadea, Vincent USA 75
23 Mahut, Nicolas FRA 78
24 (SE)
25 (SE)
26 (WC) Roddick, Andy USA
27 (WC) Querrey, Sam USA
28 (WC) Oudsema, Scott USA
29 (Q) Becker, Benjamin GER
30 (Q) Bastl, George SUI
31 (Q) Fleishman, Zach USA
32 (Q) Arthurs, Wayne AUS
(LL) Yani, Michael USA (replaces Murray)

Alternates
IN Fish, Mardy USA 86
IN Safin, Marat RUS 90
IN Gimelstob, Justin USA 93
IN Udomchoke, Danai THA 95
IN Kunitsyn, Igor RUS 104
IN Carlsen, Kenneth DEN 105
OUT Lee, Hyung-Taik KOR 109
OUT Reynolds, Bobby USA 110
IN Tipsarevic, Janko SCG 114
OUT Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE 119
OUT Zib, Tomas CZE 125
OUT Falla, Alejandro COL 128
OUT Sabau, Razvan ROM 131
OUT Alves, Thiago BRA 132
OUT Saulnier, Cyril FRA 133
OUT Hajek, Jan CZE 135
IN Capdeville, Paul CHI 139
OUT Pless, Kristian DEN 140
IN De Voest, Rik RSA 141
OUT Galvani, Stefano ITA 142
OUT Faurel, Jean-Christophe FRA
IN Burgsmuller, Lars GER 147

keqtqiadv
06-13-2006, 11:40 PM
As it was posted earlier, many top players will be in LA.

Davidcuervacho
06-15-2006, 02:59 AM
Go go go David !!!!!!!!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

ChinoRios4Ever
06-15-2006, 03:06 AM
VAMOS FEÑA!!!

Oj-Ala
06-16-2006, 04:09 PM
Why is Safin an alternate ???? The official site has him more than entered !!! :rolleyes: :awww::scratch::confused:

Deboogle!.
06-20-2006, 02:12 PM
why oh why can't I go to more than a day or two this year :bigcry:

Oj-Ala
06-20-2006, 08:35 PM
why oh why can't I go to more than a day or two this year :bigcry:

Oh no, but dont cry ! You will have tons of fun ! Im upset too because I will arrive monday coz i will be at indianapolis until sunday, and in that tourney is: No body !!!! Just crap players !!!!!!!!! :sad:

shotgun
06-20-2006, 09:12 PM
Why is Safin an alternate ???? The official site has him more than entered !!! :rolleyes: :awww::scratch::confused:

He will likely get in directly (just needs two withdrawals), and even if he doesn't, I believe the tournament will be more than willing to give him a WC.

Agassi Aces
06-21-2006, 11:23 AM
Come on Andre!!!

Deboogle!.
06-21-2006, 10:05 PM
Oh no, but dont cry ! You will have tons of fun ! Im upset too because I will arrive monday coz i will be at indianapolis until sunday, and in that tourney is: No body !!!! Just crap players !!!!!!!!! :sad:Yea, i'd just want to go more, that's all :( the best part last year was going on the weekend and watching qualies and practice day, but I have an exam the Monay of the tourney so no weekend tennis for me :( then right after that I have to start studying for something else so I can only manage one day at this tourney I think :sad:

Oj-Ala
06-24-2006, 04:15 AM
He will likely get in directly (just needs two withdrawals), and even if he doesn't, I believe the tournament will be more than willing to give him a WC.

Oh ok. They better do ! :)

Thanks

NyGeL
06-24-2006, 06:03 AM
he is... I don't think a SE will take his place + Withdrawals.

go David!!!

Oj-Ala
06-26-2006, 02:36 AM
You have to please forgive my ignorance, but what is a SE.... ? :rolleyes: :awww:

ASP0315
06-27-2006, 08:35 PM
You have to please forgive my ignorance, but what is a SE.... ? :rolleyes: :awww:

SE Stands for Special Exempt.

Example: It means that a player who entered in the qualifying list and could not partipate in it as he is playing in Semi Finals in the tournament before. (Indy,Stugart, amsterfoot). That player will be given a special exempt.

Oj-Ala
06-27-2006, 09:09 PM
SE Stands for Special Exempt.

Example: It means that a player who entered in the qualifying list and could not partipate in it as he is playing in Semi Finals in the tournament before. (Indy,Stugart, amsterfoot). That player will be given a special exempt.

Thank you !!! :kiss:

alelysafina
06-30-2006, 07:52 PM
I qualifying free to watch?? does anyone know the schedule?

bavaria100
07-06-2006, 05:46 PM
Rusedski is out for the next 4-6 weeks because of a hip injury. I think the chance that he'll play this one is slim to none.

Deboogle!.
07-07-2006, 04:12 PM
I qualifying free to watch?? does anyone know the schedule?Yes it's free, but parking is $8. Be careful as Qualifying is up the hill from teh actual tennis center. What we did last year was go to Qualies on Saturday (it's nice b/c you can see all the matches at once), then on Sunday we parked at the stadium and sat in the stadium all day and the big guys came out to practice on the hour every hour, we saw pretty much everyone that day, for the $8 parking! :D Too bad I can't do that this year :(

dudi_fan
07-08-2006, 12:24 AM
GO TIKE LEEE!!!

smucav
07-08-2006, 09:56 PM
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/interviews/2006-07-08/200607081152392819812.htmlQ. Any message from your dad?
MIKE BRYAN: Talked to mom.
BOB BRYAN: I haven't talked to anyone. I guess Andy called.
MIKE BRYAN: Yeah, actually, the first three guys that called were Andy, Mardy and James, which was pretty cool. They all watched it back at home. They're excited. Could kind of tell Andy's fired up to get back on the court. Kind of watches it and he wants to be here. And I'm like, What are you playing? He's like, I'm playing everything this summer. I'm playing Indy, LA, Washington. He wants to just beat up the summer.

Q. He took a wildcard into LA?
MIKE BRYAN: Yeah, that's what he said, he's playing all of them.
BOB BRYAN: They're holding one for him.

Oj-Ala
07-08-2006, 10:08 PM
OMG.... OMG.... ANDY GOING TO LA ????????????????????????

YAHOO !!!!! YAHOO !!!! :bounce: :bigclap: :clap2: :bounce: :hearts: :bolt: :yeah: :yippee: :woohoo: :banana: :aparty:

Deboogle!.
07-08-2006, 10:09 PM
Thanks Andy :ras: pull out last year when I go the whole week, and play this year when I can't go.

Oj-Ala
07-10-2006, 07:03 AM
Any news ??? Is Andy really going to play there ??? I couldnt find anything in the official website (andy's and tourney's).... :rolleyes:

16681
07-12-2006, 03:32 AM
Any news ??? Is Andy really going to play there ??? I couldnt find anything in the official website (andy's and tourney's).... :rolleyes:
I don't know anything "official", but I'm sure if Andy wants into a U.S. Tournament he will get in :D And Tommy is in this Tournament also so you are doing well ;)

dudi_fan
07-12-2006, 05:18 AM
GO BAGMAN!!!!!

RickDaStick
07-12-2006, 05:02 PM
from what i hear it is almost certain Ivan will not be coming to LA.

Oj-Ala
07-12-2006, 05:18 PM
I don't know anything "official", but I'm sure if Andy wants into a U.S. Tournament he will get in :D And Tommy is in this Tournament also so you are doing well ;)

lol Mae, is true ! ;) But I still hope Andy decides to go.... :D

Oj-Ala
07-13-2006, 03:07 AM
Ok then... Any news ? Is Andy going or not ?????????????????? :confused:

Deboogle!.
07-13-2006, 06:38 PM
Ok then... Any news ? Is Andy going or not ?????????????????? :confused:Andy may wait til the very last minute to decide, but I'm sure they'll hold a WC open for him if he wants to play. The only place we heard anything is what the Bryans said, so we have no way to know yet. :shrug:

Oj-Ala
07-13-2006, 08:01 PM
oh crap... Im leaving tomorrow so I wont know before I leave if Andy is playing or not in LA :mad:

Will need to ask him at Indy or what ??????? :banghead:

hahahahahaha

Deboogle!.
07-13-2006, 08:20 PM
Probably won't know by tomorrow, sorry :( Will him playing make a difference to whether you go or not? I hope not! :lol: in any case, when you arrive in LA it will be a pleasant surprise for you if he's there :) But as of now, I guess you just have to assume he's not playing? :shrug:

Oj-Ala
07-13-2006, 10:28 PM
Probably won't know by tomorrow, sorry :( Will him playing make a difference to whether you go or not? I hope not! :lol: in any case, when you arrive in LA it will be a pleasant surprise for you if he's there :) But as of now, I guess you just have to assume he's not playing? :shrug:

lol you are right... Im going anyway so... :lol: Will be waiting a nice surprise for L.A....
In the mean time, I will assume this was just a gossip the Bryan told or... a lie Andy told to the Bryan brothers ! :haha: Tennis' players lie too....

Deboogle!.
07-14-2006, 05:52 AM
:lol: yes they do and sometimes they hear wrong. I think a few of us will go to the tourney on the Tuesday, so maybe see you there :) have a great trip!

Lebowski
07-14-2006, 06:50 PM
Any word on qualifiers yet?

I will be there Sat and Sun checking out some free play

bad gambler
07-14-2006, 10:09 PM
Any word on qualifiers yet?

I will be there Sat and Sun checking out some free play


lol you tight arse - you going to go for the MD as well?

dudi_fan
07-15-2006, 12:29 AM
the qualies will be interestin for sure!!!

Deboogle!.
07-15-2006, 04:59 PM
Any word on qualifiers yet?

I will be there Sat and Sun checking out some free playOn Sunday, may I suggest going down to the stadium and check out some free practices? Last year from about 10am-4pm we sat in the stadium and watched someone else come out every hour - Agassi hitting with Haas, and many more :) Qualies on Saturday is fun though! Too bad I cannot go this year :( Will you be going during the week at all?

Lebowski
07-15-2006, 06:59 PM
I will be going Thursday and hopefully Saturday. Since its only a mile away from me, I will be checking out qualifers couple hours each day. Heres to a nice ocean breeze next weekend :)

Deboogle!.
07-15-2006, 09:28 PM
ah, cool :) I think tuesday will be the only day I can go :( Yes, ocean breeze would be quite lovely. Bring lots of water and leave it in your car so you don't have to buy the evian shit they sell ;)

Oj-Ala
07-15-2006, 10:17 PM
:lol: yes they do and sometimes they hear wrong. I think a few of us will go to the tourney on the Tuesday, so maybe see you there :) have a great trip!

Hey ! this week Im having internet !!! :D So, keep in touch !!!! Yeah !!!!!!!! Meeting you on tuesday will be great !!!! Where ? How ? When ? :dance:

So... Any news about Andy ??? Otherwise my "little Bryan Bros" will have some trouble with me.... :mad:

Deboogle!.
07-16-2006, 01:17 AM
Still no news on Andy.... if you will continue to have internet this week, we can set something up, I will PM you, it would be nice to have a drink and say hi! :)

Jadranka
07-18-2006, 01:50 PM
:) Good luck Ivan & Mario

robrulz5
07-19-2006, 12:13 AM
This is looking like a good event.

disturb3d
07-19-2006, 09:19 AM
Nalbandian's profile has dissapeared from the 2006 players list.
http://www.countrywideclassic.com/players.htm

shotgun
07-19-2006, 01:16 PM
Nalbandian's profile has dissapeared from the 2006 players list.
http://www.countrywideclassic.com/players.htm

Probably he had some deal with the organizers. He would get some cash for appearing in the commitments list and would pull out one week before the tournament starts. He never plays in events between Wimbledon and Canada.

Donny
07-19-2006, 02:41 PM
Maybe A-Rod is asking for a WC -- to be accepted only if he loses before semis at RCA?

Deboogle!.
07-19-2006, 02:57 PM
Probably he had some deal with the organizers. He would get some cash for appearing in the commitments list and would pull out one week before the tournament starts. He never plays in events between Wimbledon and Canada.If that's true, it's really disgusting and the tour needs to look into it, because that's just completely scamming the fans and the tour, and it's fraudulent. I really hope that's not true.

shotgun
07-19-2006, 03:10 PM
If that's true, it's really disgusting and the tour needs to look into it, because that's just completely scamming the fans and the tour, and it's fraudulent. I really hope that's not true.

I think it's very likely that those things happen. I can already picture the organizers offering 'commitment money', and then 'appearance money' (if the player actually shows up). Maybe it's too far fetched to say that they had a previous agreement, but not unlikely that Nalbandian decided to stick only with the 'commitment money' (and judging by his previous schedules, was intending to do so when he first commited).

Lebowski
07-19-2006, 07:54 PM
All-American "Shoot-Out" this Friday .... What is this? And is it worth seeing?

Deboogle!.
07-19-2006, 08:30 PM
I think it's very likely that those things happen. I can already picture the organizers offering 'commitment money', and then 'appearance money' (if the player actually shows up). Maybe it's too far fetched to say that they had a previous agreement, but not unlikely that Nalbandian decided to stick only with the 'commitment money' (and judging by his previous schedules, was intending to do so when he first commited).Well, if that's what really happens, I think it's very sad and a very poor thing for the spot to be involved in. There are lots of Latin Americans in LA and I bet some of them would have liked to see Nalbandian very much and that's just really poor if he never intended on showing in the first place.

smucav
07-19-2006, 08:54 PM
All-American "Shoot-Out" this Friday .... What is this? And is it worth seeing?Wild card play-off event.

Lebowski
07-19-2006, 08:56 PM
Do we know the Wild cards yet?

smucav
07-20-2006, 04:49 AM
(2 SE spots to be cleared)
OUT: Ancic, Dent,Ljubicic, Nalbandian, Rusedski (and Lee, Lu, Alves, Saulnier, Pless, Faurel from ALT)
IN: Fish, Safin, Gimelstob, Udomchoke, Kunitsyn
NEXT: Carlsen, Reynolds, Tipsarevic, Zib, Falla, Sabau, Hajek, Capdeville

Caralimon
07-20-2006, 07:13 AM
Just in a blink and no more topten players here? Dissapointing for the fans, once again

robinhood
07-20-2006, 07:35 AM
Why aren't Ancic and Ljubicic playing?

Pigpen Stinks
07-20-2006, 05:57 PM
(2 SE spots to be cleared)
OUT: Ancic, Dent,Ljubicic, Nalbandian, Rusedski (and Lee, Lu, Alves, Saulnier, Pless, Faurel from ALT)
IN: Fish, Safin, Gimelstob, Udomchoke, Kunitsyn
NEXT: Carlsen, Reynolds, Tipsarevic, Zib, Falla, Sabau, Hajek, Capdeville

If the SE spots clear, that means the next two on the Alternate list get in? I guess these spots clear before the qualie draw is made?

Deboogle!.
07-20-2006, 08:58 PM
Do we know the Wild cards yet?Nope.

And the SE should clear before the qualie draw is made as LA is behind all the other tourneys so by 9pm pacific play on Friday should've ended everywhere else.

however if I recall correctly, this tourney has a Friday draw. I know it came out on Friday last year

bavaria100
07-21-2006, 01:04 AM
(2 SE spots to be cleared)
OUT: Ancic, Dent,Ljubicic, Nalbandian, Rusedski (and Lee, Lu, Alves, Saulnier, Pless, Faurel from ALT)
IN: Fish, Safin, Gimelstob, Udomchoke, Kunitsyn
NEXT: Carlsen, Reynolds, Tipsarevic, Zib, Falla, Sabau, Hajek, Capdeville

Wow, I think I'm having a deja-vu here. Didn't LA have a great Entry List last year but nearly all the top players pulled out 1 or 2 days before the deadline? :scratch:

Oj-Ala
07-21-2006, 02:23 AM
Why the hell is –censored- Mario Ancic not playing LA ??????? :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

atheneglaukopis
07-21-2006, 05:38 AM
Why the hell is –censored- Mario Ancic not playing LA ??????? :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
I know! I'll trade Karlovic for Ancic any day.

Oj-Ala
07-21-2006, 05:42 AM
I know! I'll trade Karlovic for Ancic any day.

Im ssssoooooooo mad ! seriously ! :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad: I will change my avatar soon... crappy Mario... :shout:

At least please tell me Andy will be there.....

Deboogle!.
07-21-2006, 05:58 AM
At least please tell me Andy will be there.....Still no announcement... he'd have to decide by tomorrow or so I would say.... then you should know :)

binkygirl
07-21-2006, 05:58 AM
Does anyone know why Taylor withdrew? Is he still having back problems? I am getting fearful that he'll never come back.

Oj-Ala
07-21-2006, 01:46 PM
Still no announcement... he'd have to decide by tomorrow or so I would say.... then you should know :)


:aplot: :dance: Ok, im too anxious...

If I see him today, and dont loose my voice as always I have him in front of me, I will ask him.... :rolleyes:

uglyamerican
07-21-2006, 02:19 PM
Who else wants to see Murray v. Agassi?

shyscots25
07-21-2006, 02:23 PM
yes Murray v Agassi would be a nice final!

Vorteil
07-21-2006, 07:30 PM
Tommy Haas´ career is going down. Loss to Mahut proved it.
He isn´t the same anymore.

16681
07-21-2006, 08:40 PM
Tommy Haas´ career is going down. Loss to Mahut proved it.
He isn´t the same anymore.
Tommy can still play. He just had a bad day against Mahut.
Also Tommy hadn't expected to play in the RCA Tournament. It was not on his schedule so maybe that threw things off for him.

smucav
07-21-2006, 08:47 PM
Wild card to Andy Roddick:
http://www.andyroddick.com/2038/roddick-accepts-wild-card-for-countrywide-classic-in-la/

Nando_L
07-21-2006, 09:06 PM
Good Luck
Haas
Tursunov
Malisse
Karlovic
Clement
Muller
Fish
Safin
:)

smucav
07-21-2006, 11:23 PM
(Both SE spots cleared)
OUT: Ancic, Dent, Ljubicic, Nalbandian, Rusedski,R.Stepanek,F.Lopez (and Lee, Lu, Alves, Saulnier, Pless, Faurel,Reynolds,Zib, from ALT)
IN: Fish, Safin, Gimelstob, Udomchoke, Kunitsyn,Carlsen,Tipsarevic,Falla, Sabau

Lebowski
07-22-2006, 12:19 AM
This Page is Currently Under Construction...

WTF.... Release the Qualifer OOP.

Anyone know if Sam Querrey is in it?

Oj-Ala
07-22-2006, 12:42 AM
Wild card to Andy Roddick:
http://www.andyroddick.com/2038/roddick-accepts-wild-card-for-countrywide-classic-in-la/

FINALLY ! THANKS GOD... :worship: :angel: :D :)

But, I have lost Ancic and Lopez... crap, who else is not playing ???? :mad::mad::mad::mad:

Ancic: I will kill you in Washington ! or.. in Toronto... and I really, really want to change my avy... :p

Deboogle!.
07-22-2006, 01:03 AM
This Page is Currently Under Construction...

WTF.... Release the Qualifer OOP.

Anyone know if Sam Querrey is in it?Qualie draw won't be made til 9pm pacific tonight.

main draw will be out sometime tonight

Lebowski
07-22-2006, 01:22 AM
thanks

Deboogle!.
07-22-2006, 02:10 AM
last WCs to Querrey and Oudesma :yeah:
http://www.tennisnews.com/exclusive.php?pID=12508

Sam Querrey and Scott Oudesma receive Los Angeles wild cards
Los Angeles announced that Sam Querrey and Scott Oudesma have been granted wild cards for the Los Angeles tournament. Andy Roddick had been given one earlier.

Four qualifiers to be determined July 24 complete the 32-player draw.

Seeded players for the tournament are: 1) Roddick; 2) Hewitt; 3) Gonzalez; 4) Ginepri; 5) Agassi; 6) Haas; 7) Hrbaty; 8) Dmitry Tursunov.

Players from the original ATP Official Player Acceptance List who withdrew prior to the draw due to injury or illness included: Mario Ancic, Taylor Dent, Ivo Karlovic, Ivan Ljubicic, Feliciano Lopez, David Nalbandian, Greg Rusedski and Radek Stepanek.

Fee
07-22-2006, 03:11 AM
No shoot out this year I suppose. Kind of surprised Kendrick didn't get a WC. Draw was at 7 pm, so it should be up soon (I hope).

Deboogle!.
07-22-2006, 03:14 AM
I think the shootout was today. If I had to guess, I'd guess it was Oudesma that won it?

Lebowski
07-22-2006, 03:16 AM
tick tock tick tock tick tock

Pigpen Stinks
07-22-2006, 03:18 AM
last WCs to Querrey and Oudesma :yeah:
http://www.tennisnews.com/exclusive.php?pID=12508

Sam Querrey and Scott Oudesma receive Los Angeles wild cards
Los Angeles announced that Sam Querrey and Scott Oudesma have been granted wild cards for the Los Angeles tournament. Andy Roddick had been given one earlier.

Four qualifiers to be determined July 24 complete the 32-player draw.

Seeded players for the tournament are: 1) Roddick; 2) Hewitt; 3) Gonzalez; 4) Ginepri; 5) Agassi; 6) Haas; 7) Hrbaty; 8) Dmitry Tursunov.

Players from the original ATP Official Player Acceptance List who withdrew prior to the draw due to injury or illness included: Mario Ancic, Taylor Dent, Ivo Karlovic, Ivan Ljubicic, Feliciano Lopez, David Nalbandian, Greg Rusedski and Radek Stepanek.

I've got a gripe. How come all the seeded players are mentioned by last name only, but Tursunov has his first name included? Is this a subtle slap in the face? As if to say, oh we better include this guy's first name since some folks may not know who he is.

Actually, I was wondering why Reynolds decided not to show. Looks like he would have gotten directly into the main draw. Doesn't look like he's playing any challengers instead. Maybe he just needs a mental break to recover from all his bad losses this year. Maybe he's just not that good. Maybe he's worn out from his finals run in the doubles with Roddick. Maybe nobody cares except me. Probably the last one.

Lebowski
07-22-2006, 03:34 AM
No confirmation but I suspect Reynolds arm acted up again.

Deboogle!.
07-22-2006, 03:40 AM
i don't think he'd be dumb enough to keep playing doubles if his arm was acting up... it's not like Andy cares all that much about doubles so he'd be letting his partner down. there are a bazillion reasons why he may have decided not to play, he decided 2 days ago, before knowing he and Andy were even in the doubles semis, let alone the finals. Maybe he has something bakc home that he found out about, who knows :)

Pigpen Stinks
07-22-2006, 03:53 AM
Ok, thanks. Maybe he's got some little corporate exhibition back in Atlanta, or something, where he gets a nice little check. He probably needs a week off. I've followed him pretty closely, and it looked like he was making some nice strides last summer, and it seemed like he had the mental make-up to make it on tour, but this year has just been a huge step back. It's not like he's any youngster either, having spent three years in college.

Deboogle!.
07-22-2006, 03:55 AM
Granted I haven't seen him play that much, but I think the biggest limitation Bobby may face is his game. I just don't see what he has in his game that will hurt the world's best. That doesn't explain why he decided to pull from the ALT list here of course, we're only left to speculate, but yeah.

+alonso
07-22-2006, 03:57 AM
Any news about the Quali Draw? Thanks!
If not, When is being done?

Deboogle!.
07-22-2006, 03:58 AM
Few minutes, Alonso :) but i dunno when it will actually make it online

And hopefully the MD is up.... soon :o

Pigpen Stinks
07-22-2006, 04:12 AM
I agree that he probably doesn't possess the game that can hurt the world's top players, but I think you'll agree that there's a very fine line between being a top 100, or even a top 50 player, and one that just labors to be competitive in the challenger events. It seems that there are plenty of guys that hover in or around the top 50 that don't really have the game to challenge the top guys, but they have enough to make it on tour. Bobby is in what's become the typical mold of aggressive American baseline players. Likes the hard courts, hits with much less spin than most Europeans or South Americans. It seems that often some of these types of guys have a few good seasons on tour - Gambill, Vahaly, Woodruff among others. I thought he could at least be in this mold, but maybe he's maxed out already.

I know with some of the guys mentioned injuries played a major role in their demise, but it appears that many have a breakout year or two, and then just fade away. Not sure if it's just a lucky few years, a short peak period, a factor of catching other tour players by surprise, who then are able to pick up on their games, or a combination of all of the above.

+alonso
07-22-2006, 04:14 AM
Few minutes, Alonso :) but i dunno when it will actually make it online

And hopefully the MD is up.... soon :o
Thanks :yeah: Deb :hug:

16681
07-22-2006, 04:45 AM
FINALLY ! THANKS GOD... :worship: :angel: :D :)

But, I have lost Ancic and Lopez... crap, who else is not playing ???? :mad::mad::mad::mad:

Ancic: I will kill you in Washington ! or.. in Toronto... and I really, really want to change my avy... :p
See I told you if Andy wanted to play in any U.S. Tournament he would get in :) But my there really have been a lot of withdraws :eek:

Deboogle!.
07-22-2006, 04:50 AM
The draw's out... someone with more energy's gonna have to post it lol

+alonso
07-22-2006, 04:58 AM
The draw's out... someone with more energy's gonna have to post it lol
I'll do it
THANKS :D

Lebowski
07-22-2006, 05:09 AM
Qualifications OOP?????????????????????????? where to find????????

Deboogle!.
07-22-2006, 05:10 AM
http://www.atptennis.com/posting/2006/423/op.pdf

have fun :)

binkygirl
07-22-2006, 05:16 AM
I know with some of the guys mentioned injuries played a major role in their demise, but it appears that many have a breakout year or two, and then just fade away. Not sure if it's just a lucky few years, a short peak period, a factor of catching other tour players by surprise, who then are able to pick up on their games, or a combination of all of the above.

Its the surprise factor and all of the other players get used to their games. From there, the new kid has to toughen up emotionally and add some new weapons to their arsenal or perish. Its where the men get separated from the boys.

Lebowski
07-22-2006, 05:17 AM
zack fleishman and scoville jenkins worth checking out tomorrow.

binkygirl
07-22-2006, 05:22 AM
zack fleishman and scoville jenkins worth checking out tomorrow.


Take a few pics, please :)

atheneglaukopis
07-22-2006, 10:47 PM
Watched Safin practice. Am happy.

Deboogle!.
07-22-2006, 11:12 PM
cool, glad you went over :D

Fee
07-23-2006, 02:19 AM
oooo, who else did you see?

(by the way, most of the players stay in BH, so you may not see too many of them wandering around Westwood...)

Deboogle!.
07-23-2006, 02:57 AM
In Paradorn's blog, he said he was walking around Wilshire :unsure: :unsure: :unsure:

atheneglaukopis
07-23-2006, 04:10 AM
oooo, who else did you see?
Agassi. He was just leaving.

(by the way, most of the players stay in BH, so you may not see too many of them wandering around Westwood...)
Too bad. Westwood's nice too. :p Don't they know I'm wandering around and I want to bump into them?

In Paradorn's blog, he said he was walking around Wilshire
Ooo, really, I need to check this out...Okay, I remember passing Rodeo Drive on my way to your place, I think, so it's not exactly Westwood but it's kind of close. Not likely to be randomly walking over there in this heat, though. :ras:

Fee
07-23-2006, 04:10 AM
Hope he wasn't alone...

Deboogle!.
07-23-2006, 04:18 AM
Rodeo Drive is about halfway from UCLA to my place...you'd have to take a bus. Too touristy for me, I've driven down early on a weekend though :) Hopefully it was that part of Wilshire Paradorn was walking along, but he was talking about getting Thai food.... so like Fee said, I hope he wasn't alone :lol: Plus most of the shops in Beverly Hills are not on Wilshire, so..... I dunno where the heck he was :rolls: I wouldn't walk on Wilshire much further East than where I'm at. :p But East of where I'm at is where all the Asian stuff is :lol:

atheneglaukopis
07-23-2006, 04:34 AM
See, they should walk in Westwood, because it's totally safe to walk in Westwood alone. In fact, they should come join the other sunbathers in front of the graduate housing. :lol:

atheneglaukopis
07-23-2006, 04:35 AM
Rodeo Drive is about halfway from UCLA to my place...you'd have to take a bus. Too touristy for me, I've driven down early on a weekend though :) Hopefully it was that part of Wilshire Paradorn was walking along, but he was talking about getting Thai food.... so like Fee said, I hope he wasn't alone :lol: Plus most of the shops in Beverly Hills are not on Wilshire, so..... I dunno where the heck he was :rolls: I wouldn't walk on Wilshire much further East than where I'm at. :p But East of where I'm at is where all the Asian stuff is :lol:
He was lost!

Maybe we should offer to show him around.

Deboogle!.
07-23-2006, 04:39 AM
He was lost!

Maybe we should offer to show him around.:haha: :haha: :haha:

Wait til you see him play, his band of red shirt-wearing Thai fans comes out, and they're so very cute, and he's very sweet with them :)

Fee
07-23-2006, 05:29 AM
Doesn't Wilshire run all the way from downtown to the beach, like Sunset and Santa Monica, or does it cross those streets like La Cienega? (I can't remember anymore).

"wander around" near the Doubletree, you might run into a lower ranked player or a chair umpire. If you see Lars Graf, remember to say WORD!

Agassi Aces
07-24-2006, 10:31 AM
Murray OUT