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Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated 1/8/07)

smucav
11-28-2006, 01:09 PM
Tournament Name: HEINEKEN OPEN
Location: AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Dates: 8-13 JANUARY 2007 (SATURDAY FINAL)
Prize Money: US $430,000 ($405,000)
32 DRAW

SITE: ASB BANK TENNIS CENTRE
NO.1 TENNIS LANE (PO BOX 2905)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
SURFACE: REBOUND ACE
BALL: WILSON (AO BALL)
PRIZE MONEY: US DOLLARS – PAID BY ATP
WEB SITE: http://www.heinekenopen.co.nz/1/home/

Qualifying draw: January 5, 2007, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: January 6, 2007, 3:00 p.m. (TBC)
Doubles draw: January 6, 2007, 6:00 p.m.

ATP Ranking Points/ATP Race Points
W: 175/35
F: 120/24
SF: 75/15
QF: 40/8
R16: 15/3
R32: 0/0
Q: +5/+1

Entry deadline: November 27, 2006
Seeding: January 1, 2007

1 Tommy Robredo ESP 7
2 Mario Ancic CRO 9
3 David Ferrer ESP 14
4 Jarkko Nieminen FIN 15
5 Dominik Hrbaty SVK 22
6 Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP 23
7 Agustin Calleri ARG 29
8 Stanislas Wawrinka SUI 30
9 Kristof Vliegen BEL 31
10 Nicolas Almagro ESP 32
11 Juan Ignancio Chela ARG 33
12 Gaston Gaudio ARG 34
13 Olivier Rochus BEL 36
14 Nicolas Massu CHI 44
15 Gilles Simon FRA 45
16 Mardy Fish USA 47
17 Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo ESP 57
18 Florent Serra FRA 60
19 Alberto Martin ESP 61
20 Philipp Kohlschreiber GER 62
21 Luis Horna PER 63
22 Janko Tipsarevic SRB 64
23 Daniele Bracciali ITA 65
24 (SE) Juan Martin del Potro ARG
25 (SE)
26 (Q) ROSOL, Lukas CZE
27 (Q) KENDRICK, Robert USA
28 (Q) MONACO, Juan ARG
29 (Q) JUN, Woong-Sun KOR
30 (WC) Gael Monfils FRA
31 (WC) Nicolas Lapentti ECU
32 (WC) Daniel King-Turner NZL

Alternates
IN Mahut, Nicolas FRA 66
1. Lapentti, Nicolas ECU 67
2. Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 68
3. Monaco, Juan ARG 69
4. Goldstein, Paul USA 71
5. Spadea, Vincent USA 73
6. Hernych, Jan CZE 75
7. Hajek, Jan CZE 76
8. Phau, Bjorn GER 77
9. Rochus, Christophe BEL 78
10. Lopez, Feliciano ESP 79
11. Koubek, Stefan AUT 80
12. Vassallo Arguello, Martin ARG 81
OUT Gimelstob, Justin USA 82
13. Greul, Simon GER 83
14. Starace, Potito ITA 84
15. Pless, Kristian DEN 85
16. Montanes, Albert ESP 86
17. Kendrick, Robert USA 87
18. Dancevic, Frank CAN 88

SeagullUK
11-29-2006, 01:55 PM
Almagro, Ancic, Bracciali, Calleri, Chela, Ferrer, Ferrero, Fish, Gaudio, Horna, Hrbaty, Kohlschreiber, Martin, Massu, Nieminen, Ramirez Hidalgo, Robredo, O. Rochus, Serra, Simon, Tipsarevic, Vliegen, Wawrinka.

Super-Fabio
11-29-2006, 05:58 PM
Alternates

Auckland
1. Mahut, Nicolas FRA 66
2. Lapentti, Nicolas ECU 67
3. Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 68
4. Monaco, Juan ARG 69
5. Goldstein, Paul USA 71
6. Spadea, Vincent USA 73
7. Hernych, Jan CZE 75
8. Hajek, Jan CZE 76
9. Phau, Bjorn GER 77
10. Rochus, Christophe BEL 78
11. Lopez, Feliciano ESP 79
12. Koubek, Stefan AUT 80
13. Vassallo Arguello, Martin ARG 81
14. Gimelstob, Justin USA 82
15. Greul, Simon GER 83
16. Starace, Potito ITA 84
17. Pless, Kristian DEN 85
18. Montanes, Albert ESP 86
19. Kendrick, Robert USA 87
20. Dancevic, Frank CAN 88

Nando_L
12-03-2006, 06:33 PM
Good luck

Ancic
Ferrer
Nieminen
Ferrero
Wawrinka
Vliegen
O.Rochus
Fish
Hidalgo
Tipsarevic
Bracciali

:)

wenty
12-04-2006, 12:48 AM
Good luck to Gaston, Chela and Jarkko =D

Grofica
12-05-2006, 03:07 PM
Good luck Janko:)

ChinoRios4Ever
12-06-2006, 03:48 PM
VAMOS MASSU!!!! :boxing:

Super-Fabio
12-07-2006, 02:25 PM
Kristof :yeah:

smucav
12-07-2006, 02:45 PM
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=4&ObjectID=10414217Tennis: The Scud is target for men's Open
Thursday December 7, 2006
By David Leggat

Big-serving Mark Philippoussis is in line to add spice to next month's Auckland international event.

Heineken Open officials hope to know by the weekend whether the Australian dubbed "The Scud" will take up one of three wildcards into the main draw for the $414,000 tournament, which starts on January 8.

The world No.114, 30, reached his career-high No 8 in 1999, has won 11 singles titles, pocketed US$6.9 million and was a finalist at both the US Open and Wimbledon. He was expected to play in Auckland last January but was a late withdrawal.

However, Open boss Graham Pearce was certain he would be a drawcard, though his finest years were behind him. "Absolutely," he said yesterday. "He's never played here before, obviously he's a colourful character and if he's on form he's a damn good player. I'm sure he'd be of interest to tennis fans."

The usual policy with wildcards is to give one to New Zealand's leading player. At the moment that is Dan King Turner, who is ranked No 464.

If Philippoussis took one and a prominent player came looking for a wildcard, Pearce said it was "a no-brainer" to give him the pass - the decision would be made smartly.

One player who has asked to get in, and will be coming to Auckland in any case, is Ecuadorean Nicolas Lapentti, who is ranked No 67 but who has been as high as No 6, and has won five titles. But Pearce is likely to keep an ear out for any late requests from higher ranked players.

Copyright © 2006, APN Holdings NZ Ltd

smucav
12-09-2006, 12:03 AM
http://www.sportsmediainc.com/tennisweek/index.cfm?func=showarticle&newsid=16184&bannerregion=
Philippoussis Joins Ancic, Robredo, Nieminen In Auckland Field
By Tennis Week
12/08/2006

It's not the notice of last call, but the allure of his first taste of a Heineken Open that has drawn Mark Philippoussis to Auckland. The two-time Grand Slam finalist has accepted a wild card to play the Heineken Open in Auckland, New Zealand next month.

The 114th-ranked Australian, who was once ranked as high as No. 8 in the world, owns 11 career singles titles to his credit and 11 final finishes. The 30-year-old Philippoussis won his first tournament title in nearly three years last July when he beat Paul Goldstein, Rik De Voest, Mardy Fish, Jurgen Melzer and Justin Gimelstob to capture the Newport grass-court crown. He also won the $50,000 Calabasas Challenger in California in October.

"It is a rare event to have a top Australian player in New Zealand and quite a coup for the tournament," Heineken Open tournament director Graham Pearce said. "We’re obviously pleased to have Mark play in Auckland for the first time. And we trust we can launch Mark [on a] successful year."

Philippoussis joins seventh-ranked Tommy Robredo, ninth-ranked Mario Ancic, former French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero and defending champion Jarkko Nieminen of Finland in the field at the 2007 Heineken Open set for January 8-13.

The 24-year-old Robredo has won two tournament titles this year — the Tennis Masters Series-Hamburg where he defeated Ancic in the semis and Radek Stepanek in the final and the Bastad championship.

Ancic won two titles in 2006 taking home the trophies at ‘s-Hertogenbosch and St. Petersburg plus made three finals including the Heineken Open, Beijing and Marseille. The 22-year-old Ancic advanced to the 2006 Heineken Open final without dropping a set and defeating the defending champ Fernando Gonzalez as well as Andy Murray, Mark Nielsen and Stanislas Wawrinka. In Grand Slams this year Ancic had highlights on the clay at Roland Garros and the grass at Wimbledon reaching the quarters at both, but meeting Roger Federer on each occasion. Previously he made the semis at Wimbledon in 2004, falling to Andy Roddick.

World No. 15 Nieminen treated the Auckland crowd to one of the tournament's most thrilling matches in years when he overcame Belgian Olivier Rochus, 6-4, 6-7(4), 7-6(4) in the semifinals. In the final, Nieminen overwhelmed Ancic, 6-2, 6-2, to snap a streak of four straight final losses. Earlier in the tournament, he beat Marcos Baghdatis in the first round, Paul Goldstein in the second and Nicolas Massu to make the semis.

The Heineken Open featuring the Sovereign singles and doubles will be held at the ASB Tennis Centre, No. 1 Tennis Lane, Par nell January 8-13, with the first two rounds of qualifying set for Saturday, January 6 and Sunday, January 7 at the More FM Tennis Park, Albany.

Maya_4
12-09-2006, 10:38 AM
Good Luck to:
TIPSAREVIC:worship: :rocker2: :yippee: :bigclap:
ANCIC:worship:
GAUDIO:worship:

Foosimoo
12-15-2006, 07:03 PM
Good luck Ollie :D

*Viva Chile*
12-16-2006, 06:38 PM
No Gonzo this year :(

smucav
12-20-2006, 03:41 PM
Qualifying wildcards for Rubin Statham, Adam Thompson, Matt Simpson and Oliver Statham:
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/sport/200712201847/four_wildcards_to_new_zealand_players

Dupuis2006
12-21-2006, 12:05 AM
Awesome list:)

patoo_jmdp
12-23-2006, 10:33 PM
Del Potro WC in Auckland?
Anybody can confirm this?

*Ljubica*
12-24-2006, 12:49 PM
Del Potro WC in Auckland?
Anybody can confirm this?

I have been told he has a Wild Card - but don't have any official link to any article at present. I'm 99% sure he has though.

Sean.J.S.
12-28-2006, 08:54 AM
Good Luck

Mario Ancic
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Mark Philippousiss
Nicolas Mahut
Feliciano Lopez

TULY
01-03-2007, 07:27 AM
wcs?

smucav
01-03-2007, 08:07 PM
http://www.sportsmediainc.com/tennisweek/index.cfm?func=showarticle&newsid=16373&bannerregion=
Monfils Replaces Philippoussis With Auckland Wild Card
By Tennis Week
01/03/2007

Mark Philippoussis' exit has led to Gael Monfils' entry into next week's Heineken Open in Auckland. The 46th-ranked Frenchman has accepted a wild card into the Jan. 8-13 event, replacing Mark Philippoussis, who was forced to withdraw after injuring his right knee during Wednesday's Hopman Cup match.

The 20-year-old Monfils won the 2005 Sopot title and was a finalist at Metz and Lyon the same year. Monfils reached the Doha final last year where he fell to World No. 1 Roger Federer, 3-6, 6-7(5).

Back, ankle and foot injuries as well as a stress fracture slowed Monfils last season though he still managed to make the quarters at Queens with a win over Ivan Ljubicic. At Roland Garros he reached a career-best Grand Slam finish of the fourth round after beating James Blake in the third round.

LilyRoseAva
01-04-2007, 03:14 PM
It's a good news :D

ALLEZ MONFILS, ANCIC :worship:

Super-Fabio
01-04-2007, 04:06 PM
Auckland: (2 SE spots to be cleared)
OUT: none (Gimelstob from ALT)
IN: none
NEXT: Mahut, Lapentti, Garcia-Lopez, Monaco, Goldstein, Spadea

delsa
01-04-2007, 05:11 PM
Use it well, Gaël! :rolleyes: :p

gocanadago
01-05-2007, 08:05 PM
Go Frank!

lephter
01-05-2007, 11:24 PM
Del Potro WC in Auckland?
Anybody can confirm this?

according to the official site http://www.heinekenopen.co.nz/4/news/07_rising.asp

Del Potro got the WC

Monfils,Del Poptro and the 3rd wildcard went to Almagro???Anybody know?

Alonsofz
01-06-2007, 02:07 AM
Vamos Massú and Gaël :D

PS: Del Potro can ask for a SE? He's in Adelaide's semis.

NicoFan
01-06-2007, 02:17 AM
VAMOS NICO! :boxing:

Haute
01-06-2007, 03:33 AM
Any word on the main draw?

Deboogle!.
01-06-2007, 03:35 AM
Any word on the main draw?According to SteveG it was to be made at 3pm local time (which was 5 minutes ago as of the time I write this post) so it will show up... anywhere from a half hour to several hours I guess :lol:

Haute
01-06-2007, 03:52 AM
Only 5 minutes from your post? I thought New Zealand was 16-18 hours ahead of EST? Or is that not what the TBC is for?

Deboogle!.
01-06-2007, 04:12 AM
Only 5 minutes from your post? I thought New Zealand was 16-18 hours ahead of EST? Or is that not what the TBC is for?oh wait hhahahaha i looked up the wrong city. D'oh. I looked up Adelaide, SORRAY :silly:

It's after 6pm in Auckland, the draw should be out, I dunno where it is. Sorry Randy (and everyone else) hahaha. i'm sure it'll show up soon :) sometimes they are just slow.