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nobama
10-27-2006, 06:19 PM
http://www.fft.fr/cms/GetObject.asp?Type=5&ID=4212

Nadal has Clement or Safin R2, then possibly Gasquet/Hass, Blake in quarters, Nalby/Murray or Berdych in semis. :eek:

Hopefully Federer will withdraw.

scoobs
10-27-2006, 06:21 PM
Federer should play - especially if he can get a Wednesday start - there's only Ancic in his half I'd be at all concerned about :)

Naranoc
10-27-2006, 06:23 PM
This was posted in the relevant section, but TMS Tournament draw are usually in GM too.

1st Half


[1]FEDERER, Roger SUI
BYE
JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE
Q
SIMON, Gilles FRA
Q
BYE
[14]NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN


[12]DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB
BYE
SODERLING, Robin SWE
MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
MALISSE, Xavier BEL
GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA
BYE
[6]ROBREDO, Tommy ESP


[4]DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS
BYE
Q
ACASUSO, Jose ARG
ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP
BJORKMAN, Jonas SWE
BYE
[15]TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS


[9]ANCIC, Mario CRO
BYE
VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL
WC SERRA, Florent FRA
BENNETRAU, Julien FRA
SANTORO, Frbrice FRA
BYE
[5]GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI



2nd Half


[8]BERDYCH, Tomas CZE
BYE
ROCHUS, Olivier BEL
Q
GINEPRI, Robby USA
Q
BYE
[11]FERRER, David


[13]MURRAY, Andy GBR
BYE
CHELE, Juan Ignacio ARG
SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA
ANDREEV, Igor RUS
MONFILS, Gael FRA
BYE
[3]NALBANDIAN, David ARG


[7]BLAKE, James USA
BYE
HRBATY, Dominik SVK
MASSU, Nicolas CHI
VERDASCO, Fernando ESP
Q
BYE
[10]HASS, Tommy GER


[16]Gasquet, Richard FRA
BYE
WC GICQUEL, Marc FRA
WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI
SAFIN, Marat RUS
WC CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA
BYE
[2]NADAL, Rafael ESP



Safin/Nadal potential 2nd round match :D And MTF could go off in fireworks if both Berdych and Nadal make the semis.

shotgun
10-27-2006, 06:24 PM
Paris, not Madrid. :p

scoobs
10-27-2006, 06:24 PM
Monfils's ankle must have recovered double quick if he's planning to play

+alonso
10-27-2006, 06:24 PM
Madrid!?!?

:rolls:
I think It's Paris!

Trivial
10-27-2006, 06:25 PM
We've just had Madrid matey!! :wavey:

Naranoc
10-27-2006, 06:25 PM
Yeah, changed :lol:

marti_228
10-27-2006, 06:25 PM
Paris, not Madrid. :p

I was going to say the same.

stebs
10-27-2006, 06:27 PM
If Federer were to play even with fatigue I can't see him losing to Tojo or Nieminen. Then he would be in the QF and Djokovic would have a huge chance to beat him.

Nadal has a really rough draw. Safin - Nadal, I have been waiting a long time for that. Let's hope Marat doesn't choke against Clement and a French crowd, I actually doubt the crowd will be anti-Safin. After all he is a former champion.

WF4EVER
10-27-2006, 06:28 PM
Please, Feds, withdraw.

shotgun
10-27-2006, 06:28 PM
Safin is probably a bad match-up for Nadal. It should be interesting if he manages to beat Clement.

enqvistfan
10-27-2006, 06:29 PM
Monfils's ankle must have recovered double quick if he's planning to play

French doctors made some miracles :lol: :lol: or Monfils wasn't seriously injured !!

enqvistfan
10-27-2006, 06:30 PM
Safin is probably a bad match-up for Nadal. It should be interesting if he manages to beat Clement.

I really hope that Safin will def. Clement, but in front of the french crowd, Nono can be very motivated, so it will depend on Marat. I want to see the match against Nadal, Marat is sure to have the audience behind him !!

Good luck :bounce:

Metis
10-27-2006, 06:32 PM
http://www.fft.fr/cms/GetObject.asp?Type=5&ID=4212

Nadal has Clement or Safin R2, then possibly Gasquet/Hass, Blake in quarters, Nalby/Murray or Berdych in semis. :eek:

Hopefully Federer will withdraw.
No he shouldn't. He has a cakedraw! :D

I had some suspicions when I saw Uncle Toni smiling during the Nadal-Berdych match last week, but now I am sure. Federer has kidnapped Uncle Toni and replaced him with an evil twin. :p

Metis
10-27-2006, 06:35 PM
I really hope that Safin will def. Clement, but in front of the french crowd, Nono can be very motivated, so it will depend on Marat. I want to see the match against Nadal, Marat is sure to have the audience behind him !!

Good luck :bounce:
Arnaud is doing really well in Lyon at the moment. He might end up playing in the final and therefore be really tired next week.

nobama
10-27-2006, 06:40 PM
No he shouldn't. He has a cakedraw! :D

I had some suspicions when I saw Uncle Toni smiling during the Nadal-Berdych match last week, but now I am sure. Federer has kidnapped Uncle Toni and replaced him with an evil twin. :p
Who cares about his draw. He has Finalist points to defend in Shanghai, and a shit load early next year. He's already won 10, possibly 11 titles this year. He doesn't need to play in Paris.

LilyRoseAva
10-27-2006, 06:41 PM
Allez Tomas :worship:

not a bad draw for him

scoobs
10-27-2006, 06:41 PM
His cakedraw is one thing but if he can't get his energy levels up he can lose to anyone - like Hrbaty.

We'll have to see what he wants to do.

silverwhite
10-27-2006, 06:42 PM
Does anyone have info on the qualy draw? Is it out yet?

Deathless Mortal
10-27-2006, 06:43 PM
I want Federer to withdraw from the tournament!! C'mon Ancic!!

enqvistfan
10-27-2006, 06:44 PM
Does anyone have info on the qualy draw? Is it out yet?

Not available yet. It's always very late !!

silverwhite
10-27-2006, 06:46 PM
Not available yet. It's always very late !!

The players need to play qualies tomorrow. :help:

DrJules
10-27-2006, 06:48 PM
If Federer were to play even with fatigue I can't see him losing to Tojo or Nieminen. Then he would be in the QF and Djokovic would have a huge chance to beat him.

Nadal has a really rough draw. Safin - Nadal, I have been waiting a long time for that. Let's hope Marat doesn't choke against Clement and a French crowd, I actually doubt the crowd will be anti-Safin. After all he is a former champion.

Provided Djokovic survives Soderling who is currently playing as well as anyone.

Allez
10-27-2006, 06:49 PM
Please Rogi withdraw. Playing Paris will be an unbelievable punishment to your body. As much as I'd like him to play and win Paris, I just don't see how he can do it. He's not superman you know.

enqvistfan
10-27-2006, 06:49 PM
The players need to play qualies tomorrow. :help:

I remember last year or two years ago, I had to wait until 9pm or 9.30pm to have the qualies draw. Some players have to sign the qualies list I think.

Naranoc
10-27-2006, 06:50 PM
Federer's stubborn when it comes to proving that he is indeed capable of winning tournament after tournament e.g. Cincy. He specifically asked to be scheduled on Wednesday, so I'm pretty certain he'll play.

Castafiore
10-27-2006, 06:51 PM
Wow...I can't say that I'm feeling optimistic about Rafa's chances to even win a round.

Safin on a surface he loves vs Nadal on one of his worst surfaces (if Safin beats Clément)? :help:
And I'm not even trying to look further than that.

Byrd
10-27-2006, 06:53 PM
I doubt federer will play paris because he looked tired in his last match, but according to this link hes told the paris masters officials to schedule his first match for wednesday

http://www.fft.fr/bnpparibasmasters/default_en.asp?ID=2137

guga2120
10-27-2006, 06:53 PM
i hope Federer does not withdraw its not like Toronto where hes playing long matches in Basel, to say the least. And Nadal could lose in the 2nd round to Safin, thats a hell of a draw for him.

oschemi
10-27-2006, 06:55 PM
Hmm...with this draw, I would be surprised if Nadal won a round. Federer on the other hand should withdraw so that he doesnt pick up any injuries cos he has played so much this year

DrJules
10-27-2006, 06:56 PM
[12]DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB
BYE
SODERLING, Robin SWE
MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
MALISSE, Xavier BEL
GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA
BYE
[6]ROBREDO, Tommy ESP


Potential early exit for Robredo which could add excitement to the master cup race.


[9]ANCIC, Mario CRO
BYE
VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL
WC SERRA, Florent FRA
BENNETRAU, Julien FRA
SANTORO, Frbrice FRA
BYE
[5]GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI


Good chance for Gonzalez if reasonably fit or late run from Mario for master cup.



[7]BLAKE, James USA
BYE
HRBATY, Dominik SVK
MASSU, Nicolas CHI
VERDASCO, Fernando ESP
Q
BYE
[10]HASS, Tommy GER


Better draw than Robredo.

Good chance for Blake and Gonzalez to go through to master cup instead of Robredo.

Allez
10-27-2006, 07:00 PM
Well Nadal had the luck of the draw for the first half of the season (Hence the uncle Toni conspiracy theories :lol: ). Now it's time he got a little taste of what Rogi had to go through :yeah:

Naranoc
10-27-2006, 07:03 PM
Toni will be probably be back in full force by the Aussie Open :lol:

tennisgal_001
10-27-2006, 07:03 PM
-Andreev is BACK :bounce:
-Gael vs. Andreev --- the wheelchair event?!
-SAFIN vs. NADAL... oh how long have waited!!!
-Nadal gets the draw from hell. R2 vs. Clement (who beat him in Marseille this year), or Safin (who can beat ANYBODY), followed by two of the most powerful backhands (Stan/Richie), a possibilty of meeting Blake in the QF, then Berdych or Nalbandian in the SF. WHERE ARE YOU UNCLE TONI?
-The only people I see who can bother Federer, Djokovic/Soderling in the QF, Ancic/Tursunov/Fena in the SF, and he has a winning record against all of them, so under normal circumstances, I'd expect him to get through, but he looked drained in Basel today, and still has 2 more matches to go. I'm not sure this bodes well for Paris = Withdrawal would be the word I'm looking for here.

Plagued by the absence of big names, it still looks like it'll be an eventful tourney, with the potential of many exciting matches...

Ome
10-27-2006, 07:04 PM
Fabrice was the one who made the draw, BTW ;)

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/bercy.JPG

:lol:

scoobs
10-27-2006, 07:10 PM
Robredo will lose to Malisse in R2 I think.

DrJules
10-27-2006, 07:13 PM
-Nadal gets the draw from hell. R2 vs. Clement (who beat him in Marseille this year), or Safin (who can beat ANYBODY), followed by two of the most powerful backhands (Stan/Richie), a possibilty of meeting Blake in the QF, then Berdych or Nalbandian in the SF. WHERE ARE YOU UNCLE TONI?

I am not sure the draw could be worse for Nadal.:drool: :drool: :drool:

Kip
10-27-2006, 07:13 PM
Who cares about his draw. He has Finalist points to defend in Shanghai, and a shit load early next year. He's already won 10, possibly 11 titles this year. He doesn't need to play in Paris.

Maybe he wants to play Paris.
Just a thought. :cool:

tennisgal_001
10-27-2006, 07:13 PM
Robredo will lose to Malisse in R2 I think.

Malisse is in the Lyon semis. When was the last time he backed up a good week? :confused:
I would love it if that happened though. I'd rather see Ancic in Shanghai over Robredo...

Metis
10-27-2006, 07:15 PM
Fabrice was the one who made the draw, BTW ;)

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/bercy.JPG

:lol:

He certainly did some magic for Feds there... :devil: :p

tennisgal_001
10-27-2006, 07:16 PM
He certainly did some magic for Feds there... :devil: :p

:lol:
Well, he ain't called "The Magician" for nothing, you know;)

Drew37
10-27-2006, 07:18 PM
Not too bad for Murray. Cant see Chela or Paradorn causing him problems if he is on his game and healthy. Nalby seems to be running out of steam so hopefully he will be out by the time Andy progresses ;)

scoobs
10-27-2006, 07:19 PM
Yeah - this draw is unmistakeably kind to Federer and nasty for Nadal - I don't think anyone in their right mind would dispute that.

If Federer looks at that draw, he'll probably decide to play.

Corey Feldman
10-27-2006, 07:26 PM
I for one hope Fed plays... alot seem to be concerned about the amount he is playing, but the man himself hasnt said anything so maybe alot of worry about nothing :confused:
tournies like this without fed are :zzz: and he could walk through that draw.

play champ!

c'mon Saf, take out clement then send Rafa's arse home in a sling big man.

Corey Feldman
10-27-2006, 07:27 PM
FED V SAFIN final in Paris is the match the planet wants

the real battle of indoor kings at the best indoor venue.

tennisgal_001
10-27-2006, 07:30 PM
FED V SAFIN final in Paris is the match the planet wants

the real battle of indoor kings at the best indoor venue.

I can't wait till one of the Ljubonuts spots this...

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
10-27-2006, 07:31 PM
Round 2 Tomas Berdych v Olivier Rochus 0-2 :devil: .... 1) 2005 TMS Monte-Carlo... was there, could'nt help :p and 2) 2005 TMS Madrid :eek:
*Wouldn't it be nice if Berdych could simply press MADRID "Ctrl Alt Delete" and start all over?*

fanancic
10-27-2006, 07:33 PM
mario has a difficult draw...gonzalez in the third round, federer;;;:awww: :awww:
POOR GUY;;;

tennisgal_001
10-27-2006, 07:35 PM
Round 2 Tomas Berdych v Olivier Rochus 0-2 :devil: .... 1) 2005 TMS Monte-Carlo... was there, could'nt help :p and 2) 2005 TMS Madrid :eek:
*Wouldn't it be nice if Berdych could simply press MADRID "Ctrl Alt Delete" and start all over?*

hehe. he won't need to. Safin Sr. will be more than happy to do it for him (Safin Jr.);)

Ernham
10-27-2006, 07:37 PM
Nadal :haha:, good luck, buddy. I doubt he will even make the QFs.

revolution
10-27-2006, 07:38 PM
Er... Paris is a REQUIRED event. What gives Federer or anyone else for that matter the right to pull out if they are not injured?

lunahielo
10-27-2006, 07:39 PM
I hope Roger will go to Paris and win it, too!

He doesn't play until Wednesday.
:)

Corey Feldman
10-27-2006, 07:39 PM
mario has a difficult draw...gonzalez in the third roundcould be an exciting battle as the winner might get into the top8 and shanghai.

I can't wait till one of the Ljubonuts spots this...they are hibernating right now :p

lunahielo
10-27-2006, 07:40 PM
FED V SAFIN final in Paris is the match the planet wants

the real battle of indoor kings at the best indoor venue.

Oh yes!!! :) :cool:
luna

RonE
10-27-2006, 07:43 PM
I really hope that Safin will def. Clement, but in front of the french crowd, Nono can be very motivated, so it will depend on Marat. I want to see the match against Nadal, Marat is sure to have the audience behind him !!

Good luck :bounce:

I have been waiting for a Safin-Nadal showdown for almost two years now.

Safin loves Paris Indoors so I think he has a decent chance to beat Clement :devil:

scarecrows
10-27-2006, 07:43 PM
looks like Uncle Toni is losing his influence :rolleyes:

Jlee
10-27-2006, 07:44 PM
Safin/Rafa! :eek: :drool:

enqvistfan
10-27-2006, 07:44 PM
Fabrice was the one who made the draw, BTW ;)

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/bercy.JPG

:lol:

Can't believe Santoro made the draw, my god :banghead:

juanqui.ferrero
10-27-2006, 07:44 PM
Er... Paris is a REQUIRED event. What gives Federer or anyone else for that matter the right to pull out if they are not injured?
Ditto.

nobama
10-27-2006, 07:44 PM
Sorry don't agree that Roger can walk through this draw if he plays. If he's tired (and how could you not be potentially winning three tournaments in the span of 4 weeks) any half way decent player can beat him. Who wants to see him there playing crappy tennis (like in Cincy)?

Naranoc
10-27-2006, 07:46 PM
Who wants to see him there playing crappy tennis (like in Cincy)?

:lol: Loads of people on MTF at least.

scarecrows
10-27-2006, 07:48 PM
Er... Paris is a REQUIRED event. What gives Federer or anyone else for that matter the right to pull out if they are not injured?

Hamburg was a REQUIRED event too but both Nadal and Federer withdrew just because they were tired

RonE
10-27-2006, 07:52 PM
Hamburg was a REQUIRED event too but both Nadal and Federer withdrew just because they were tired

Both Rafa and Rog are super fit but really its realistically impossible to demand of them to play again only a couple of days after six matches on the clay with that 5 hour + marathon final.

shotgun
10-27-2006, 08:01 PM
*Wouldn't it be nice if Berdych could simply press MADRID "Ctrl Alt Delete" and start all over?*

No, with the exception of Saturday he had a pretty good week there. ;)

DrJules
10-27-2006, 08:02 PM
Er... Paris is a REQUIRED event. What gives Federer or anyone else for that matter the right to pull out if they are not injured?


In reality, no right, but any player that withdraws if they qualify for the event will receive 0 points. That seems a sufficient penalty for those who do not play.

DrJules
10-27-2006, 08:04 PM
Both Rafa and Rog are super fit but really its realistically impossible to demand of them to play again only a couple of days after six matches on the clay with that 5 hour + marathon final.

If they are going to play master series events in successive weeks then expect numerous withdrawls.

R.Federer
10-27-2006, 08:18 PM
Fdrr better not withdraw, this tournament seems poised to outdo Madrid in histrionics (at least on MTF)

DrJules
10-27-2006, 08:28 PM
Fdrr better not withdraw, this tournament seems poised to outdo Madrid in histrionics (at least on MTF)

Maybe Nadal will withdraw on the grounds that his draw is too difficult.:lol: :lol: :lol:

marcRD
10-27-2006, 08:30 PM
Watch out for the QF between Ancic and Gonzales beeing directly decisive for who will qualify for the tennis master cup.

tennisgal_001
10-27-2006, 08:32 PM
Watch out for the QF between Ancic and Gonzales beeing directly decisive for who will qualify for the tennis master cup.

This is when you hope the winner of the Malisse/Grosjean week is having a hot week...:o

scoobs
10-27-2006, 08:46 PM
Required tournaments can bite me.

Players who play as frequently as this need to put their own health and wellbeing ahead of a tournament's star-pulling demands.

I understand why they're needed but I also totally understand why players like Federer occasionally pay no attention, pay the fine if need be, and take the 0 on the rankings points.

He's no benefit to anyone if he a) exhausts himself or b) gets injured from overdoing it and then can't play the TMC - there'd be howls from the ATP and ITF then because without Federer, the whole thing is pretty meaningless.

Ernham
10-27-2006, 08:46 PM
Maybe Nadal will withdraw on the grounds that his draw is too difficult.:lol: :lol: :lol:

"I never seed anyting like dis in Spain. Dese are bad peoples in France. You no deservah da Rafa. Vamos!"

zicofirol
10-27-2006, 09:06 PM
That sucks I wanted Ancic and Gonzalez to both pass Robredo, but now that they play in 3rd round that is not possible. Hopefully Gonzalez goes through to at least QF.

markom
10-27-2006, 09:43 PM
no one has ever played in all tms finals but federer (after paris :))
with victory there he will defend all the points from last shanghai 500,reduce his missing tms wins to 2 and make the biggest difference to no2,probably nadals points x 2 !!! will he play paris ? after todays draw he has even more reasons to be there.

jonas
10-27-2006, 09:54 PM
:mad: Pim-Pim is out of Paris. Why??

He's far too good to be injured, but now I don't have much hope for him. He seems to be having constant problems... It's just awful. :shrug:

enqvistfan
10-27-2006, 10:05 PM
:mad: Pim-Pim is out of Paris. Why??

He's far too good to be injured, but now I don't have much hope for him. He seems to be having constant problems... It's just awful. :shrug:

He's still sick I think, not injured. Sad for his fans :sad:
Sweden rules :rocker:

Black Adam
10-27-2006, 10:08 PM
Berdych isn't that loved in Paris and we Parisians will remember his attitude last year versus Santoro.;)

Havok
10-27-2006, 10:22 PM
Gasquet seeded :drool:.

Voo de Mar
10-27-2006, 10:27 PM
:mad: Pim-Pim is out of Paris.

:mad:
For the first time in the last couple of years, Paris has a worse draw then Madrid.

Johnny Groove
10-27-2006, 10:27 PM
If Nadal wins Paris, will he finally get the respect he deserves?

revolution
10-27-2006, 10:43 PM
Erm 3 days is a good gap don't you think. If Roger is the super fit athlete he is portrayed as he will be ok for this event.

nobama
10-27-2006, 10:58 PM
Required tournaments can bite me.

Players who play as frequently as this need to put their own health and wellbeing ahead of a tournament's star-pulling demands.

I understand why they're needed but I also totally understand why players like Federer occasionally pay no attention, pay the fine if need be, and take the 0 on the rankings points.

He's no benefit to anyone if he a) exhausts himself or b) gets injured from overdoing it and then can't play the TMC - there'd be howls from the ATP and ITF then because without Federer, the whole thing is pretty meaningless.Stop making sense. That doesn't belong in GM.

Voo de Mar
10-27-2006, 11:07 PM
I would like to see Roger in Paris in a good shape. In Paris he will have a chance to become the first player ever, to reach the final of all nine Masters Series. He was in final of all Grand Slams and final Masters.
This will be amazing - finalist in all the biggest events in the world :devil:

Voo de Mar
10-27-2006, 11:07 PM
..................................

Corey Feldman
10-28-2006, 12:42 AM
I would like to see Roger in Paris in a good shape. In Paris he will have a chance to become the first player ever, to reach the final of all nine Masters Series. He was in final of all Grand Slams and final Masters.
This will be amazing - finalist in all the biggest events in the world :devil:well i'd still throw in the olympics and maybe davis cup final to be able to say all finals of the biggest events :p

World Beater
10-28-2006, 12:47 AM
If Nadal wins Paris, will he finally get the respect he deserves?

he will deserve it when he wins the tournament. anyways, this is moot because until he wins a hardcourt gs, he will always be a good hardcourt player, not a great one.

Voo de Mar
10-28-2006, 12:48 AM
well i'd still throw in the olympics and maybe davis cup final to be able to say all finals of the biggest events :p

Yes, I was thinking about Davis Cup. Olympics... hmmm. This is a strange event (only one in four years) with a lot sensational results. Patriotism is probably the main factor. Federer had a fantastic chance in 2000. Davis Cup as well as Olympics are special events where you play for the fatherland. Grand Slams, Masters Series and Mastes Cup have a bit different character.

shotgun
10-28-2006, 02:35 AM
Berdych isn't that loved in Paris and we Parisians will remember his attitude last year versus Santoro.;)

It was this year in Wimbledon and I pretty much doubt the average Paris tennis fan will remember the episode with such resentment.

mrserenawilliams
10-28-2006, 04:25 AM
wow, what a tourney

Flibbertigibbet
10-28-2006, 06:29 AM
Baghdatis isn't playing?

Naranoc
10-28-2006, 06:35 AM
Nope. On the website, it says he told them that he was sick of people talking to him about tennis and the Masters, and decided to take a break.

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

robinhood
10-28-2006, 06:41 AM
Nope. On the website, it says he told them that he was sick of people talking to him about tennis and the Masters, and decided to take a break.

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

That's a pity.
I hope he recharges for next season and comes back strong.

yanchr
10-28-2006, 06:57 AM
Federer's stubborn when it comes to proving that he is indeed capable of winning tournament after tournament e.g. Cincy. He specifically asked to be scheduled on Wednesday, so I'm pretty certain he'll play.
He is not as stubborn as to endanger his own health and his chance in TMC by overplaying. He said sth like he would never try to play TMS back to back in two weeks again after Cincy I believe.

Actually a very reliable source from TMC organization said he had decided to withdraw from Paris at the beginning of Basel and arrive in Shanghai in the middle of the Paris week, but several days later, he postponed his arrival date, cuz ATP successfully got him agree to play Paris due to the pressure and dissatisfaction from Paris organization...

I myself so want him to withdraw...

World Beater
10-28-2006, 07:08 AM
Nope. On the website, it says he told them that he was sick of people talking to him about tennis and the Masters, and decided to take a break.

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

wtf...did he start reading mtf or something?

since when do players actually care what the media say...thats pretty weak of him

enqvistfan
10-28-2006, 08:10 AM
It was this year in Wimbledon and I pretty much doubt the average Paris tennis fan will remember the episode with such resentment.

True, I even didn't remember that, and I'm not an average tennis fan who is following tennis only twice a year. It's just that I don't care of Santoro and Berdych. I heard about that last week in Madrid with the French commentators, who said that, that Berdych won't be appreciated in Paris. I had the same reaction as you shotgun.

Naranoc
10-28-2006, 08:12 AM
Actually a very reliable source from TMC organization said he had decided to withdraw from Paris at the beginning of Basel and arrive in Shanghai in the middle of the Paris week, but several days later, he postponed his arrival date, cuz ATP successfully got him agree to play Paris due to the pressure and dissatisfaction from Paris organization...



Interesting...

If he does decide to withdraw, when is it likely that he would make the announcement?

LilyRoseAva
10-28-2006, 08:54 AM
True, I even didn't remember that, and I'm not an average tennis fan who is following tennis only twice a year. It's just that I don't care of Santoro and Berdych. I heard about that last week in Madrid with the French commentators, who said that, that Berdych won't be appreciated in Paris. I had the same reaction as you shotgun.


french commentators don't like berdych because they are friends with santoro . It's all . But i think berdych has fans in paris . Don't worry for him . :)

adee-gee
10-28-2006, 09:21 AM
I guess that destroys a few theories :retard:

adee-gee
10-28-2006, 09:22 AM
If Nadal wins Paris, will he finally get the respect he deserves?
Why ask silly questions?

~EMiLiTA~
10-28-2006, 09:24 AM
FED V SAFIN final in Paris is the match the planet wants

the real battle of indoor kings at the best indoor venue.

actually, i agree with you on this

enqvistfan
10-28-2006, 09:28 AM
french commentators don't like berdych because they are friends with santoro . It's all . But i think berdych has fans in paris . Don't worry for him . :)

French commentators are stupid. I don't worry for Berdych at all. Hope he'll be supported in Paris.

silverwhite
10-28-2006, 09:41 AM
Why ask silly questions?

Did your respect for Federer increase after he won Madrid without dropping a set? ;)

nobama
10-28-2006, 12:01 PM
He is not as stubborn as to endanger his own health and his chance in TMC by overplaying. He said sth like he would never try to play TMS back to back in two weeks again after Cincy I believe.

Actually a very reliable source from TMC organization said he had decided to withdraw from Paris at the beginning of Basel and arrive in Shanghai in the middle of the Paris week, but several days later, he postponed his arrival date, cuz ATP successfully got him agree to play Paris due to the pressure and dissatisfaction from Paris organization...

I myself so want him to withdraw...
You're not the only one who wants him to withdraw. sigh. But the draw is already out and his name is there so I have a feeling he'll feel obligated to show up. The pressure on him to play there by the ATP makes no sense to me because I'm sure they want him to be 100% in Shanghai. Unless they think he's some kind of robot that can keep winning and winning and never get tired. :shrug: The organizers in Paris should look at what happened in Cincy. And Roger's played more tennis now than he had at that time. Do they really want him to show up, maybe squeak by a match or two, and then crash out? :scratch:

TheBoiledEgg
10-28-2006, 04:14 PM
Marat now vs Mahut in 1st rd

c'mon Marat !!!!!!!!

enqvistfan
10-28-2006, 04:22 PM
Marat now vs Mahut in 1st rd

c'mon Marat !!!!!!!!

the misfortune of the ones make the happiness of the others :)

Good luck to Marat :)

zine56
10-28-2006, 04:26 PM
Nope. On the website, it says he told them that he was sick of people talking to him about tennis and the Masters, and decided to take a break.

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

"ohhh tha pooor baby :baby: :kiss:"

.... what a weak sentence from Baghdatis... :ras:.. how old is She? 12?

landoud
10-28-2006, 04:30 PM
aweful draw for Rafa

tennisgal_001
10-28-2006, 04:35 PM
You're not the only one who wants him to withdraw. sigh. But the draw is already out and his name is there so I have a feeling he'll feel obligated to show up. The pressure on him to play there by the ATP makes no sense to me because I'm sure they want him to be 100% in Shanghai. Unless they think he's some kind of robot that can keep winning and winning and never get tired. :shrug: The organizers in Paris should look at what happened in Cincy. And Roger's played more tennis now than he had at that time. Do they really want him to show up, maybe squeak by a match or two, and then crash out? :scratch:

DisneyLand. It's a joke.

nobama
10-28-2006, 04:36 PM
DisneyLand. It's a joke.But doesn't Mr Disney care more about TMC than Paris?

RonE
10-28-2006, 04:40 PM
Marat now vs Mahut in 1st rd

c'mon Marat !!!!!!!!

Let's go Marat!!!!!! :devil:

gogogirl
10-28-2006, 04:42 PM
Hey All,

I for one don't think Roger should withdraw. For what? I bet eventually and as his career grinds down - he'll make sure he is up for the Masters & Slams. IMO - these aren't the kind of tourneys the number one player foregos. He is the number one leader out there, and he knows how big these tourneys are below the Slam level. Tiger won six in a row. Stars like Roger also want to gain in points and statue. Roger will be fine w/a Tuesday or Wednesday start. LOL!

I forgot - I love the draw. How intriguing - indeed.

"COME ON ROGER" "GO BLAKE";)

silverwhite
10-28-2006, 04:43 PM
Was it Nalbandian who withdrew? If so, will any of the seeds be moved? :confused:

silverwhite
10-28-2006, 04:55 PM
OK, nvm. I read that Hrbaty will take Nalbandian's spot as the #17 seed, Clement will be given Hrbaty's spot and Mahut will be given Clement's spot as a WC.

Ernham
10-28-2006, 05:07 PM
Highly doubt Safin will lose to Mahut. Looking a bit worse for Nadal.

tennisgal_001
10-28-2006, 05:20 PM
But doesn't Mr Disney care more about TMC than Paris?

mirkaland, you're being, what's that word, sensible and logical. Shouldn't Mr.Disney also care about the players' health hence try to REDUCE the amount of match-play per week? He probably knows how much the MC means to Federer (so he won't withdraw from it unless he is physically unable to run down balls, which is highly unlikely since he still gets a week's rest after Paris), and he's also just sick and tired of other top players withdrawing (Roddick, Baghs, Ljubo, Nalby), so he's pushing Federer and Nadal to "save the day".

Corey Feldman
10-28-2006, 05:28 PM
Fedgod will be fine... he will dispatch of Gonzalo on sunday and be refreshed by WED night in paris :)

Corey Feldman
10-28-2006, 05:32 PM
is that really Bagdaddy's reason for WD?? surely not.
its absolutely piss poor of him, if its true.

will he get a fine?

Nalbandian gone as well.... this is getting out of hand, if fed did WD from this mighty event it will start looking like a challenger :o

Adler
10-28-2006, 05:33 PM
Still no infos about potential Federer's withdraw. I guess we'll know it tomorrow after the final

Fedex
10-28-2006, 06:24 PM
FED V SAFIN final in Paris is the match the planet wants

the real battle of indoor kings at the best indoor venue.

Yep, that would be a great matchup. :) I hope that we will see that match in Paris.

Fedex
10-28-2006, 06:36 PM
Why ask silly questions?

Well he's not going to win Paris, so its a question that doesn't need to be answered.

FluffyYellowBall
10-28-2006, 06:43 PM
Why should federer withdraw AGAIN??? Hes the one who decided to go to basel which was a bad decision in the first place. He can still go to paris. Tomorrow will be a piece of cake for him.