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Players withdraw from Paris Masters

Loremaster
10-26-2006, 12:30 PM
http://www.eurosport.com/tennis/paris-masters/2006/sport_sto993959.shtml

:rolleyes: Andy will close a gap to Ljubo in Entry thats only good news, I hope Andy will go to TMC

FaceyFacem
10-26-2006, 12:36 PM
eh, i wouldn't be surprised if davydenko pulls out too given what happened in st. pete, but hopefully the field will be pretty solid still

R.Federer
10-26-2006, 12:37 PM
Another year ending joke

Johnny Groove
10-26-2006, 12:38 PM
Andy :awww:

bokehlicious
10-26-2006, 12:38 PM
Can't wait for Roger's withdrawal as well...

Jimnik
10-26-2006, 12:39 PM
Shit :banghead: NOT AGAIN!!!

Johnny Groove
10-26-2006, 12:39 PM
Uncle Toni is setting up the draw nicely

Loremaster
10-26-2006, 12:39 PM
yeah Roger and Davydenko could withdraw too, and Gonzalez if he will go deep in Basel
and he is playing second third set tiebreak in row now

Jimnik
10-26-2006, 12:40 PM
Although, on the plus side, JCF stands a reasonable chance of getting seeded (that is if he doesn't withdraw too :rolleyes: )

Loremaster
10-26-2006, 12:41 PM
Uncle Toni is setting up the draw nicely

as always

CmonAussie
10-26-2006, 12:44 PM
Can't wait for Roger's withdrawal as well...
:wavey:
Yeah 12-hours after Federer wins Basel this Sunday we`ll be reading the sports headlines about his withdrawal from Paris;) ...

Honestly I don`t blame Roger from withdrawing if that`s what he does~>> his priority is to stay fit & healthy for as many years as possible:angel: ... Overplaying in the silly season is pointless if it means he`s going to risk an injury:eek: .. Especially since he`s already secured #1 for 2006:devil:

Blue Heart24
10-26-2006, 12:54 PM
Ivan :sad:

Blue Heart24
10-26-2006, 12:57 PM
http://www.eurosport.com/tennis/paris-masters/2006/sport_sto993959.shtml

:rolleyes: Andy will close a gap to Ljubo in Entry thats only good news, I hope Andy will go to TMC

Not really....Ivan will lose 350 points,and Andy will lose 165 points because of Lyon,and 225 because of Paris.

oz_boz
10-26-2006, 12:58 PM
The arranging committee will have a hard time. I hope Nadal shows up now that he has had a little rest. A golden opportunity for him to do well on his worst (?) surface; Fed will probably be exhausted if he shows up.

Which of the indoor specialists will be there? Nalby, Safin, Berdych, Söderling?

Yappa
10-26-2006, 01:00 PM
I predict at least one more Top 10 player who is going to withdraw (apart Federers withdrawal which is a given). Everybody loves Paris TMS.

croat123
10-26-2006, 01:06 PM
paris is the biggest joke of a tms ever. the city already has a gs, it should not have this crappy tms event too

Byrd
10-26-2006, 01:11 PM
^ Agree with the above

With all these withdrawals though, I still don't see Nadal winning paris.

cmurray
10-26-2006, 01:15 PM
that's a good point. why DOES paris get a GS and MS??? Why couldn't we have 1 measley little master's event in south america?

Also, the field in Paris ALWAYS sucks.

Action Jackson
10-26-2006, 01:16 PM
It's lucky that Argentina are playing the DC final on carpet, because if they weren't. Then Calleri, Acasuso, Gaudio, Chela and Nalbandian wouldn't be there.

nobama
10-26-2006, 01:46 PM
According to a post in the Fed forum there was a Chinese news story that Fed was supposed to arrive in Shanghai on Nov 1 but they received a notice from the ATP that he would be delaying his arrival because the TD in Paris strongly objected to his withdrawl and he agreed to play. I hope that's not the case. :(

As far as Roddick, I get the feeling he might withdraw from Shanghai too. If he's back home in Austin I can't see him flying all the way to China, especially if he's not 100% physically.

zicofirol
10-26-2006, 01:51 PM
Can't wait for Roger's withdrawal as well...

I was going to say the same thing so we might see, Gonzalez as the number #4 seed and thats only if Davydenko does not retire.

Roger The Great
10-26-2006, 01:53 PM
Ljubicic withdrew due to allergies?? :lol: That's funny stuff. Other excuses he should have considered might include a toothache or a bad hang nail.

Or maybe he just figures he used up all his luck the first time he played in Paris this year.

nobama
10-26-2006, 01:55 PM
Ljubicic withdrew due to allergies?? :lol: That's funny stuff. Other excuses he should have considered might include a toothache or a bad hang nail.

Or maybe he just figures he used up all his luck the first time he played in Paris this year.
He could've said he's "not in form". ;)

njorker
10-26-2006, 02:00 PM
Andy, nooooo! Well, it's okay to w/draw now from Bercy instead of Shanghai (hope nothing like last year happens again!). The only plus side is that Safin will have a clear path to the Finish Line! ;)

scoobs
10-26-2006, 02:02 PM
I'm expecting Roger to play Paris.

Boris Franz Ecker
10-26-2006, 02:10 PM
Also, the field in Paris ALWAYS sucks.

Maybe in the last years, but in the 90ies it hat the strongest field except for the other indoor AMS tournament.

adee-gee
10-26-2006, 02:21 PM
that's a good point. why DOES paris get a GS and MS??? Why couldn't we have 1 measley little master's event in south america?

Also, the field in Paris ALWAYS sucks.
*cough* Britain *cough* Grass *cough*

scoobs
10-26-2006, 02:22 PM
I hope the UK gets the TMC at the Millennium Dome from 2009 - that would be awesome.

buddyholly
10-26-2006, 02:37 PM
Xristos might get into the Paris main draw at this rate.

~EMiLiTA~
10-26-2006, 02:38 PM
paris is the biggest joke of a tms ever. the city already has a gs, it should not have this crappy tms event too

agreed. it's really not fair.

stebs
10-26-2006, 02:41 PM
Roddick, Ljubicic, Federer, Davydenko, Gonzalez could all end up pulling out.

If that were to happen I think Robredo would be the number 3 seed :help:

Saumon
10-26-2006, 04:25 PM
paris is the biggest joke of a tms ever. the city already has a gs, it should not have this crappy tms event too

don't dare saying this to Marat :scared: he'd kick your ass not very nicely ;) this is HIS tourney :p

bokehlicious
10-26-2006, 04:28 PM
don't dare saying this to Marat :scared: he'd kick your ass not very nicely ;) this is HIS tourney :p

It doesn't make the event look greater though :shrug: :p

martinatreue
10-26-2006, 05:10 PM
Paris deserves more events than all of South America. Paris has more class than all of South America together. :) Just kidding ;)

enqvistfan
10-26-2006, 05:23 PM
Roddick, Ljubicic, Federer, Davydenko, Gonzalez could all end up pulling out.

If that were to happen I think Robredo would be the number 3 seed :help:

Your dreams won't become reality I think. Even if Gonzo wins in Basel, he won't be qualified for Shanghai, so he'll play in Paris :)

TheBoiledEgg
10-26-2006, 05:27 PM
It's lucky that Argentina are playing the DC final on carpet, because if they weren't. Then Calleri, Acasuso, Gaudio, Chela and Nalbandian wouldn't be there.

the field would be stronger without them not with them :tape:
only Nalbandian absence would be felt.

tennisgal_001
10-26-2006, 05:28 PM
According to a post in the Fed forum there was a Chinese news story that Fed was supposed to arrive in Shanghai on Nov 1 but they received a notice from the ATP that he would be delaying his arrival because the TD in Paris strongly objected to his withdrawl and he agreed to play. I hope that's not the case. :(

I sense a "Cincy"...:tape:

As far as Roddick, I get the feeling he might withdraw from Shanghai too. If he's back home in Austin I can't see him flying all the way to China, especially if he's not 100% physically.

Well, my guess is, after Roddick and Ljubicic secured their spots in Shanghai 2 days ago, they thought, why should we go to Paris when we're not feeling 100% fit?! Take 3 weeks off, recover mentally, physically, etc... fly to Shanghai early, settle down, and have a good tourney. They don't NEED Paris. Meanwhile, guys like Davydenko, Nalbandian, Ancic, Baghdatis, Robredo, Haas, Blake, Berdych, those who have the slimmest possibility of making it to Shanghai MUST push themselves hard the coming week, and hope for some good fortune on their side. I feel AMS Paris is completely unnecessary at this stage of the season, when the top players have already booked a spot in the MC. It ends up being an event for those who a) want to improve their year-end ranking, b) desperately need the race points for Shanghai. The top players DO NOT CARE about Paris, despite what they say. They all need a good break before the MC kicks off, and if that means they skip Paris, so be it. Plus, France aleady gets a Slam, and a few other tourneys (Marseille, Metz, Lyon come to mind). I don't see a point for having an AMS as well especially at the most hectic part of the season.

megadeth
10-26-2006, 05:29 PM
fed should still play and go for the record 5tms in 1 year! it depends if he's pushed in basel i guess.

from a pro point of view, playing basel was dumb just like when he played gstaad before. but from a sentimental point of view, well what can you do?

enqvistfan
10-26-2006, 05:37 PM
fed should still play and go for the record 5tms in 1 year! it depends if he's pushed in basel i guess.

from a pro point of view, playing basel was dumb just like when he played gstaad before. but from a sentimental point of view, well what can you do?

Yes, regarding Roger, it's purely sentimental this participation in Basel. His mother is working at the organisation, well, he has to be there and to win the tournament.

enqvistfan
10-26-2006, 05:54 PM
I think you can add Baghdatis to the list

Source : http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/26102006/26/tennis-ljubicic-roddick-et-baghdatis-forfaits-bercy.html

Metis
10-26-2006, 05:55 PM
I don't see why Feds shouldn't go to Paris. He had a big break after the US Open and has been winning his matches quite comfortably. It's an excellent opportunity for him given that the rest of the top 10 are burnt out, have withdrawn or are stressed to make the TMC. If he wins Basel and Paris this year he won't have to worry about it in the future since he will have the titles in his pocket already. As for the TMC, I can't see him threatened by anyone except an in form Nadal...

enqvistfan
10-26-2006, 05:59 PM
Other withdraws :

Gaudio, Calleri, Youzhny, Johansson

Metis
10-26-2006, 06:00 PM
I think you can add Baghdatis to the list

Source : http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/26102006/26/tennis-ljubicic-roddick-et-baghdatis-forfaits-bercy.html
That's a pity! In the article it says that after his loss in Lyon he said that he's sick of people talking to him about tennis and the Masters. Talk about a burn out... :explode:

cmurray
10-26-2006, 06:05 PM
That's a pity! In the article it says that after his loss in Lyon he said that he's sick of people talking to him about tennis and the Masters. Talk about a burn out... :explode:

He's sick of it already? After what? one year? And the reason people are asking him about TMC is because he's right on the bubble. I like Marcos, actually, but SUCK IT UP PAL.

Naranoc
10-26-2006, 06:07 PM
What's happening here?? The torunament organisers must be banging their heads in rage or something - half the top 10 turning up is not good at all.

And as for Robredo being a 'number 3' in any context - :help:

enqvistfan
10-26-2006, 06:08 PM
That's a pity! In the article it says that after his loss in Lyon he said that he's sick of people talking to him about tennis and the Masters. Talk about a burn out... :explode:

Poor Marcos. He has the possibility to play the Masters and he doesn't take the opportunity. He should take example to other players who are fighting until the tie-break of the third set to win their ticket to Shanghai !!

I was also surprised by this sentence. Maybe, he won't have this opportunity a second time !

Metis
10-26-2006, 06:10 PM
What's happening here?? The torunament organisers must be banging their heads in rage or something - half the top 10 turning up is not good at all.

And as for Robredo being a 'number 3' in any context - :help:

:lol: The only thing that can save the tournament now is a Nadal-Federer final (fingers crossed :) ).

Saumon
10-26-2006, 06:14 PM
:lol: The only thing that can save the tournament now is a Nadal-Federer final (fingers crossed :) ).
Marat saved the tournament in 2004 and he'll do it again. :p

Metis
10-26-2006, 06:15 PM
Poor Marcos. He has the possibility to play the Masters and he doesn't take the opportunity. He should take example to other players who are fighting until the tie-break of the third set to win their ticket to Shanghai !!

I was also surprised by this sentence. Maybe, he won't have this opportunity a second time !

Who knows. The way things are going maybe some of the Shanghai qualifiers will withdraw and he'll manage to get in like Nalbandian did last year. Although I'm sure he has already planned a nice vacation back home in Cyprus with some homemade food from Mom. :lol:

RonE
10-26-2006, 06:16 PM
Same story every year- by the time late October / early November arrives all the top players are knackered.

Unless the top players drastically alter their schedule sadly I don't see this trend stopping any time soon :shrug:

cmurray
10-26-2006, 06:16 PM
Marat saved the tournament in 2004 and he'll do it again. :p

I've been waiting all year for a Marat/Federer showdown. Maybe Paris is the place?

Though at the rate Federer is going, he'll just lose in the 2nd round like he did in Cincy.. You can really tell when the guy isn't truly interested in playing.

nobama
10-26-2006, 06:19 PM
I've been waiting all year for a Marat/Federer showdown. Maybe Paris is the place?

Though at the rate Federer is going, he'll just lose in the 2nd round like he did in Cincy.. You can really tell when the guy isn't truly interested in playing.He already won Cincy though. He's never won Paris. So IF he does show up my guess is he won't tank.

enqvistfan
10-26-2006, 06:19 PM
Who knows. The way things are going maybe some of the Shanghai qualifiers will withdraw and he'll manage to get in like Nalbandian did last year. Although I'm sure he has already planned a nice vacation back home in Cyprus with some homemade food from Mom. :lol:

Have a nice holiday Marcos with the sun, the good food, the beach !!
Yesterday, he wasn't very motivated in Lyon, so I wasn't very surprised.

cmurray
10-26-2006, 06:22 PM
He already won Cincy though. He's never won Paris. So IF he does show up my guess is he won't tank.

this is true. But he didn't want to play and the Paris organizers were giving him a hard time....to me, that spells early exit. We shall see.

I don't want to go so far as to accuse the guy of tanking, but it was obvious that he didn't put his full effort into Cincy. Does that count on tanking? Is not trying to win the same as trying to lose????

tennisgal_001
10-26-2006, 06:35 PM
Meh. Just call it off already!

DrJules
10-26-2006, 06:57 PM
:wavey:
Yeah 12-hours after Federer wins Basel this Sunday we`ll be reading the sports headlines about his withdrawal from Paris;) ...

Honestly I don`t blame Roger from withdrawing if that`s what he does~>> his priority is to stay fit & healthy for as many years as possible:angel: ... Overplaying in the silly season is pointless if it means he`s going to risk an injury:eek: .. Especially since he`s already secured #1 for 2006:devil:

Federer could withdraw from Paris on the grounds of insufficient practice this week.:lol: :lol: :lol:

DrJules
10-26-2006, 07:00 PM
It's lucky that Argentina are playing the DC final on carpet, because if they weren't. Then Calleri, Acasuso, Gaudio, Chela and Nalbandian wouldn't be there.

Nalbandian is probably there to ensure qualification for the year end masters to defend his title.

Deboogle!.
10-26-2006, 07:45 PM
Well, my guess is, after Roddick and Ljubicic secured their spots in Shanghai 2 days ago, they thought, why should we go to Paris when we're not feeling 100% fit?! Take 3 weeks off, recover mentally, physically, etc... fly to Shanghai early, settle down, and have a good tourney. They don't NEED Paris. I actually don't think that's true. Roddick and Ljubicic will be battling for rankings spots all the same. Where they finish this year could be crucial to AO seedings, etc. If one of the two of them had played and won a few matches it could very well have made the difference in the year-end rankings. Maybe it's not important to them in terms of qualifying for Shanghai but it would still have been important to them nonetheless.

tennisgal_001
10-26-2006, 08:35 PM
I actually don't think that's true. Roddick and Ljubicic will be battling for rankings spots all the same. Where they finish this year could be crucial to AO seedings, etc. If one of the two of them had played and won a few matches it could very well have made the difference in the year-end rankings. Maybe it's not important to them in terms of qualifying for Shanghai but it would still have been important to them nonetheless.

Another possibility. But since they're both unwell, and Shanghai is in the bag, I find it difficult anyone in their situation would worry too much about the AO seedings in October, but that's just me. Anyhow, I sincerely wish they both play Shanghai, fit and healthy.

Loremaster
10-27-2006, 08:00 AM
so it would be Roddick, Ljubicic, Davydenko, Baggy and Federer I think that he will not risk injury right now it's not worth it and playing 3 weeks in row is too much for him I remember that he have nothing in tank after winning Canda at sucked at Ciny now it would be even harder

Loremaster
10-27-2006, 08:02 AM
But Roddick will catch up Ivan for Top4 place in entry which is crucial for AO seeding because Andy didn't played in TMC last year so good run will secure him no.4 I think or even no.3 beacuse I do not see Fat Dave going deep I predict him to loose it RR phase , but he must make it first

Manosquin
10-27-2006, 08:13 AM
Roddick
Ljubicic
Baghdatis
Stepanek
Hewitt
Gaudio
Johansson Joachim
Kiefer
Youzhny
Calleri

and Moya, Martin From alternates list

are withdraw from Paris Bercy.

other players are withdraw for the last masters series of year ?
Andreev, Monfils ????
Who ????

Action Jackson
10-27-2006, 08:14 AM
We already have a thread on this.

~EMiLiTA~
10-27-2006, 08:51 AM
it's becoming a joke as usual

i don't understand why they have a TMS (a supposedly "compulsory" event) as the final tournament of the season. Why not just have the final TMS at Madrid (or earlier) and just have other smaller tournies now, if they must have tournaments now at all. yes, it would be a bit of an anticlimax, but then all these top guys pulling out is also an anticlimax. Then players who need to play for points can play if they want...and i'm sure there would be other guys who would also be keen to play them, to improve their rankings...and those that don't need to, such as those who are already qualified for TMC, don't have to.

you can hardly call this a masters event anyway...get rid of it. france/paris doesn't need another tournament...they should put an indoor tournament in prague or somewhere instead

scarecrows
10-27-2006, 11:05 AM
Roger's withdrawal is imminent IMO

TheHawk
10-27-2006, 11:13 AM
Davydenko may pull out as well and Henman who will undergo a scan on his ankle.

Ernham
10-27-2006, 11:13 AM
Roger's withdrawal is imminent IMO

Why are you guys thinking Roger will withdraw?

TheHawk
10-27-2006, 11:14 AM
Why are you guys thinking Roger will withdraw?
It makes sense after playing two straight weeks: Madrid and Basel

Naranoc
10-27-2006, 11:17 AM
No, Federer's not withdrawing.


From the Paris-Bercy site:
http://www.fft.fr/bnpparibasmasters/default_en.asp?ID=2137


26/10 - 18h48
Federer and Nadal lead the field

On the day before the official draw, the list of participating players for the BNP Paribas Masters is as follows. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal lead the field.


Jose ACASUSO (ARG)
Nicolas ALMAGRO (ESP)
Mario ANCIC (CRO)
Igor ANDREEV (RUS)
Julien BENNETEAU (FRA)
Tomas BERDYCH (CZE)
Jonas BJORKMAN (SWE)
James BLAKE (USA)
Juan Ignacio CHELA (ARG)
Arnaud CLEMENT (FRA)
Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS)
Novak DJOKOVIC (SRB)
Roger FEDERER (SUI)
David FERRER (ESP)
Juan Carlos FERRERO (ESP)
Richard GASQUET (FRA)
Robby GINEPRI (USA)
Fernando GONZALEZ (CHI)
Sébastien GROSJEAN (FRA)
Tommy HAAS (GER)
Dominik HRBATY (SVK)
Thomas JOHANSSON (SWE)
Xavier MALISSE (BEL)
Nicolas MASSU (CHI)
Gaël MONFILS (FRA)
Andy MURRAY (GBR)
Rafael NADAL (ESP)
David NALBANDIAN (ARG)
Jarkko NIEMINEN (FIN)
Tommy ROBREDO (ESP)
Olivier ROCHUS (BEL)
Marat SAFIN (RUS)
Fabrice SANTORO (FRA)
Gilles SIMON (FRA)
Robin SODERLING (SWE)
Paradorn SRICHAPHAN (THA)
Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS)
Fernando VERDASCO (ESP)
Kristof VLIEGEN (BEL)
Filippo VOLANDRI (ITA)
Stanislas WAWRINKA (SUI)
Wild card (tbc)

The BNP Paribas Masters 2006 tournament organisers have also given out the first invitations, or "wild cards", to two French players – Arnaud Clément and Fabrice Santoro.

With Clément and Santoro participating, there will now be seven French players in the draw for the BNP Paribas Masters, the others being Julien Benneteau, Richard Gasquet, Sébastien Grosjean, Gaël Monfils and Gilles Simon.

The third and final wild card will be allocated tomorrow, Friday 27 October.

In other news, Roger Federer, who is currently playing at the tournament in Basle (SUI), has asked the BNP Paribas Masters organisers to schedule his first round match Paris for Wednesday 1 November.



(FFT information department)

scarecrows
10-27-2006, 11:17 AM
It makes sense after playing two straight weeks: Madrid and Basel

and also he wouldnt want to risk his ankle

PAris will be much tougher than Basel

DDrago2
10-27-2006, 11:55 AM
Nalbandian is probably there to ensure qualification for the year end masters to defend his title.

"defending the title" is the most alien, uncomprehensable therm man ever invented for Daivd Nalbandian

Ernham
10-27-2006, 11:58 AM
and also he wouldnt want to risk his ankle

PAris will be much tougher than Basel

That's about the only thing I could come up with: fear of injury. Still, that's essentially always there and a factor.

MariaV
10-27-2006, 12:34 PM
No, Federer's not withdrawing.


From the Paris-Bercy site:
http://www.fft.fr/bnpparibasmasters/default_en.asp?ID=2137


26/10 - 18h48
Federer and Nadal lead the field

On the day before the official draw, the list of participating players for the BNP Paribas Masters is as follows. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal lead the field.


Jose ACASUSO (ARG)
Nicolas ALMAGRO (ESP)
Mario ANCIC (CRO)
Igor ANDREEV (RUS)
Julien BENNETEAU (FRA)
Tomas BERDYCH (CZE)
Jonas BJORKMAN (SWE)
James BLAKE (USA)
Juan Ignacio CHELA (ARG)
Arnaud CLEMENT (FRA)
Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS)
Novak DJOKOVIC (SRB)
Roger FEDERER (SUI)
David FERRER (ESP)
Juan Carlos FERRERO (ESP)
Richard GASQUET (FRA)
Robby GINEPRI (USA)
Fernando GONZALEZ (CHI)
Sébastien GROSJEAN (FRA)
Tommy HAAS (GER)
Dominik HRBATY (SVK)
Thomas JOHANSSON (SWE)
Xavier MALISSE (BEL)
Nicolas MASSU (CHI)
Gaël MONFILS (FRA)
Andy MURRAY (GBR)
Rafael NADAL (ESP)
David NALBANDIAN (ARG)
Jarkko NIEMINEN (FIN)
Tommy ROBREDO (ESP)
Olivier ROCHUS (BEL)
Marat SAFIN (RUS)
Fabrice SANTORO (FRA)
Gilles SIMON (FRA)
Robin SODERLING (SWE)
Paradorn SRICHAPHAN (THA)
Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS)
Fernando VERDASCO (ESP)
Kristof VLIEGEN (BEL)
Filippo VOLANDRI (ITA)
Stanislas WAWRINKA (SUI)
Wild card (tbc)

The BNP Paribas Masters 2006 tournament organisers have also given out the first invitations, or "wild cards", to two French players – Arnaud Clément and Fabrice Santoro.

With Clément and Santoro participating, there will now be seven French players in the draw for the BNP Paribas Masters, the others being Julien Benneteau, Richard Gasquet, Sébastien Grosjean, Gaël Monfils and Gilles Simon.

The third and final wild card will be allocated tomorrow, Friday 27 October.

In other news, Roger Federer, who is currently playing at the tournament in Basle (SUI), has asked the BNP Paribas Masters organisers to schedule his first round match Paris for Wednesday 1 November.



(FFT information department)


Well, why is Andreev still on the list? :confused:
And I guess Davydenko won't play there either.

Naranoc
10-27-2006, 12:41 PM
Well, why is Andreev still on the list? :confused:
And I guess Davydenko won't play there either.

:shrug: No idea. I just thought it would be interesting to see what an official source says, instead of all this speculation.

Manosquin
10-27-2006, 12:44 PM
for andreev it's very very very surprising.

he has not played one match since six month, and he return for the last masters series in the year. It's not possible.

Manosquin
10-27-2006, 12:45 PM
Davydenko it's possible OUT. Why Maria V ?

Action Jackson
10-27-2006, 12:45 PM
Well, why is Andreev still on the list? :confused:
And I guess Davydenko won't play there either.

Maybe because he hasn't withdrawn yet.

MariaV
10-27-2006, 12:48 PM
Maybe because he hasn't withdrawn yet.

Well, Igor said a long time ago already that he won't play this season. He sure must've informed the tournament already. :shrug:

Action Jackson
10-27-2006, 12:52 PM
Well, Igor said a long time ago already that he won't play this season. He sure must've informed the tournament already. :shrug:

Why is his name on the list of upcoming Challengers then?

Andre♥
10-27-2006, 12:55 PM
Andreev was in Madrid training and he wants to play in Paris.

His knee looks good and he'll play some challangers too.

MariaV
10-27-2006, 12:57 PM
Why is his name on the list of upcoming Challengers then?

Well, depending on how he's progressing he might try it out on some challengers I guess but he just started training during the Kremlin Cup so he wasn't completely OK yet. And he said he's not going to rush it again and tries to get ready for 2007. We'll see.

Oh wait..... maybe with Misha's injury Igor might try to make it for the DC final?
Shamil T. said he's not panicking yet though. ;)

MariaV
10-27-2006, 01:01 PM
Andreev was in Madrid training and he wants to play in Paris.

His knee looks good and he'll play some challangers too.

Has he been out for 6 months to get the protected ranking? I doubt it.

Andre♥
10-27-2006, 01:07 PM
Has he been out for 6 months to get the protected ranking? I doubt it.

He's out since April, 24th. So it's 6 months and a few days.

MariaV
10-27-2006, 01:17 PM
He's out since April, 24th. So it's 6 months and a few days.

Wow great then! Davai Igor! :D :yeah:

buddyholly
10-27-2006, 02:34 PM
''In other news, Roger Federer, who is currently playing at the tournament in Basle (SUI), has asked the BNP Paribas Masters organisers to schedule his first round match Paris for Wednesday 1 November.''


According to the Official gay Paree webpage quoted above, Federer would prefer to begin participation in the tourney by not facing the BYE before Wed, .
The BYE can put the fear of God in anyone.

sawan66278
10-27-2006, 03:45 PM
I'm tired about hearing players pulling out of the tourneys and complaining that the year is too long...:mad: For years, during the 80's and 90's...and the early years of the Masters Cup in the century, players played many of these Masters series, and COMPETED at the year-end championships...because they wanted to improve their year-end ranking...Top five is better than top six, etc....These players are not as concerned about their year-end rankings...and that is a real shame...:mad:

And to those of them complaining about the year being too long, stop playing exhibitions and stop taking the guaranteed appearance money that comes from playing certain tourneys...Look at Roger, I have yet to hear him complain about the year being too long...and he played more best of five set matches than anyone!!!!!!!!!!

MariaV
10-27-2006, 04:38 PM
''In other news, Roger Federer, who is currently playing at the tournament in Basle (SUI), has asked the BNP Paribas Masters organisers to schedule his first round match Paris for Wednesday 1 November.''


According to the Official gay Paree webpage quoted above, Federer would prefer to begin participation in the tourney by not facing the BYE before Wed, .
The BYE can put the fear of God in anyone.

:lol:

*Viva Chile*
10-27-2006, 04:51 PM
yeah Roger and Davydenko could withdraw too, and Gonzalez if he will go deep in Basel
and he is playing second third set tiebreak in row now

Gonzo will go ;) Feña is playing any resource for being in Shanghai this year. I hope the health can company him :awww:

TheHawk
10-27-2006, 04:58 PM
Gonzo will go ;) Feña is playing any resource for being in Shanghai this year. I hope the health can company him :awww:
Gonzalez is FORCED to go since he has to win Basel to pass Robredo in the race and quite frankly, I doubt that will happen.

MisterQ
10-27-2006, 05:01 PM
paris is the biggest joke of a tms ever. the city already has a gs, it should not have this crappy tms event too

Exactly. They should move it to New York. :angel: ;)

MisterQ
10-27-2006, 05:03 PM
Xristos might get into the Paris main draw at this rate.

If that happened, I would actually get cable.

tennisgal_001
10-27-2006, 07:10 PM
Why is JJ not entered in Paris? When he retired from Madrid, he said he'll be back for Paris.

smucav
10-27-2006, 07:21 PM
Has he been out for 6 months to get the protected ranking? I doubt it.He got into Paris off the alternate list using his actual ranking.

As of October 23rd, Andreev has a protected ranking of approximately 27 that he can use to enter eight tournaments within nine months of his return.

Saumon
10-28-2006, 12:39 PM
Does anybody know why Naldbandian withdrew? :scratch:

Naranoc
10-28-2006, 12:40 PM
Does anybody know why Naldbandian withdrew? :scratch:

Has he withdrawn? When? :confused:

Saumon
10-28-2006, 12:43 PM
according to the new draw he's replaced by Hrbaty as a seed. Clément replaces Hrbaty (vs Massu) and Mahut replaces Clément (vs Safin). :shrug:

Truc
10-28-2006, 01:13 PM
Where did you see that? In the draw I've seen, Safin is indeed playing Mahut (WC), Clément is playing Massu, etc., but Nalbandian was still in the draw, Hrbaty seems to have withdrawn.

(That's what L'Équipe says: http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/TennisTableauTournoi1240.html , but they are not reliable at all for the draws. According to the ATP website, it looks like Nalbandian won't play indeed...)

krystlel
10-28-2006, 01:17 PM
Where did you see that? In the draw I've seen, Safin is indeed playing Mahut (WC), Clément is playing Massu, etc., but Nalbandian was still in the draw, Hrbaty seems to have withdrawn.
(For example here: http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/TennisTableauTournoi1240.html )
It's on the front of the ATP website, on the draw in the Paris Masters site (http://www.fft.fr/bnpparibasmasters/default_en.asp?id=959) and on the news section with the projected seeds. Out of curiosity, would that really make Hrbaty the 17th seed?

Edit: Ok, I checked. Yes, Hrbaty would be next on the seedings.

By the way, I can't believe Nalbandian isn't playing. He could have gone to win one match and tank the rest just to make sure he gets to Shanghai (yeah I know that doesn't make him a lock but it's close enough). Unless if he's risking further damage to an injury.

enqvistfan
10-28-2006, 01:27 PM
By the way, I can't believe Nalbandian isn't playing. He could have gone to win one match and tank the rest just to make sure he gets to Shanghai (yeah I know that doesn't make him a lock but it's close enough). Unless if he's risking further damage to an injury.

You know if he really has a gastro-enteritis (hope it's the word in english), I believe him, he won't be able to play, even one match :lol:

krystlel
10-28-2006, 01:30 PM
Yeah, I guess he would have played if he could.

I read in the live scoring thread that Nalbandian was serving significantly softer in the Wawrinka match, but I was really puzzled as to why he would go on to play his doubles match afterwards if so.
Edit: Wait, gastroenteritis is not the same thing as the abdominal injury he got earlier in the year, is it?

By the way, I find it really weird that Monfils is in the draw.

konyalikartal
10-28-2006, 01:54 PM
The probability of Rafa - Safin match increased very much:)

enqvistfan
10-28-2006, 01:57 PM
Edit: Wait, gastroenteritis is not the same thing as the abdominal injury he got earlier in the year, is it?


A gastroenteritis is not an injury, it's a kind of infection. You go every minute somewhere, so not easy to play :lol:

Strange for Monfils as well

enqvistfan
10-28-2006, 01:58 PM
The probability of Rafa - Safin match increased very much:)

YES, and thank you Nalby !

MariaV
10-28-2006, 02:01 PM
The probability of Rafa - Safin match increased very much:)

And I don't like it one bit. :scared: :unsure:
Why couldn't tio Toni rig it a bit more? :(

krystlel
10-28-2006, 02:02 PM
A gastroenteritis is not an injury, it's a kind of infection.
Yeah, I thought it wasn't the same injury otherwise they wouldn't have different names. I looked it up on dictionary.com but it wasn't really a detailed explanation.

You go every minute somewhere, so not easy to play :lol::haha:

jtipson
10-28-2006, 02:14 PM
according to the new draw he's replaced by Hrbaty as a seed. Clément replaces Hrbaty (vs Massu) and Mahut replaces Clément (vs Safin). :shrug:

That's quite unusual, as normally Hrbaty's spot should be taken by a lucky loser. However, if they hadn't started playing quallies when this happened, they might have just let the next alternate for the main draw in. That could well have been Arnaud, and would mean he didn't need his wildcard to get in, therefore Nicolas Mahut got it instead. Interesting.

enqvistfan
10-28-2006, 02:36 PM
Yeah, I thought it wasn't the same injury otherwise they wouldn't have different names. I looked it up on dictionary.com but it wasn't really a detailed explanation.

:haha:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gastroenteritis
You'll find the detailed explanation there, it's in english.

krystlel
10-28-2006, 02:37 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gastroenteritis
You'll find the detailed explanation there, it's in english.
Thanks. I have already looked it up since last posting. :D