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Morocco, Rabat Future: Hicham Arazi comes back

CooCooCachoo
03-11-2007, 10:09 PM
I am not sure if this is a one-off comeback, or whether he is seriously coming back to the tour, but Hicham is in the draw of the Rabat F2 Future:

Kamil Capkovic SVK [8] vs. Ali El Alaoui MAR [Q]
Hicham Arazi MAR [WC] vs. Ilya Marchenko UKR [Q]
Marek Semjan SVK [Q] vs. Juan-Martin Aranguren ARG
Karim Maamoun EGY vs. Torsten Popp GER [4]

Seeing as the Rabat Challenger is next week, I am guessing he will play there too and get a WC :shrug: Anyways, the draw is pretty tough, but he oculd win a few matches.

Jimnik
03-11-2007, 10:10 PM
Interesting.

What about Younes? Is he playing?

CooCooCachoo
03-11-2007, 10:13 PM
Interesting.

What about Younes? Is he playing?

No, but he will play the Rabat Challenger. Younes did play a Future this week though, in Oujda (Morocco F1) and won it.

He beat Victor Crivoi in the final 0-6 3-6 :sobbing: :sad: :crying2:

Seneca
03-11-2007, 10:22 PM
Wow, Arazi disappeared really quickly a few years ago while he was still a steady top50 player. I'm surprised to see him back at any level but looking at his stats from the ATP site, it seems Arazi did the Morocco Futures circuit last year too with no further appearances anywhere after that. Maybe Casablanca or one of the lesser clay challengers will give him a WC but I wouldn't count on that.

TheBoiledEgg
03-11-2007, 10:42 PM
omg Hicham.......... would be great to see him back.

Raquel
03-11-2007, 10:47 PM
Hicham :hearts: What a great player he was to watch.

ae wowww
03-11-2007, 10:51 PM
Loving Arazi's tricks with the racket :D Good luck matey, lovely service action too!

R.Federer
03-11-2007, 11:01 PM
The other magician, great to have him back. Where has he been? What's his story recently?

vamosnadal
03-11-2007, 11:43 PM
I used to love watching Arazi play! Good luck to him and hope he has a good tournament.

ChinoRios4Ever
03-12-2007, 01:49 AM
the genius is back :worship:

Raquel
03-12-2007, 01:56 AM
the genius is back :worship:

Here's Arazi vs Rios :D What a great match that would have been to see the whole of - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70R_ZmI7leQ

~EMiLiTA~
03-12-2007, 03:02 AM
coooool!!! i love hicham...he's awesome! he was a really great player and really interesting to watch!

CooCooCachoo
03-15-2007, 07:51 AM
First Round:

(WC)Hicham Arazi (MAR) d. (q)Ilia Marchenko (UKR) 6-2 6-2

Second Round:

(WC)Hicham Arazi (MAR) d. (8)Kamil Capkovic (SVK) 62 61

Quarter Finals:

(WC)Hicham Arazi (MAR) vs (4)Torsten Popp (GER)

CooCooCachoo
03-15-2007, 07:52 AM
He has done well ;) Marchenko is doing reasonably in Futures, and Capkovic is basically a Challenger-level player. To beat them like that shows that Arazi still has what it takes ;)

Kolya
03-15-2007, 08:45 AM
Go Arazi - he has been a great entertainer... awesome talent...

Loved his matches at Roland Garros over the years.

Burrow
03-15-2007, 08:59 AM
I dont think he will be back, he played some of these futures and challengers last year if i recall correctly. I would love to see him back though, but sadly I dont think it has any chance of happening.

Action Jackson
03-15-2007, 09:26 AM
Arazi what a gifted and stylish player, so expressive on court and very quiet off the court.

I'd love to see him back, but he lost his love for the game, hope he wants to play more. I loved his 6-1 6-2 demolition job of Muster in Hamburg.

lucindia
03-15-2007, 10:04 AM
Hicham:bigclap:
He had a quite serious moto accident last year or 2 years ago...
Great he's back....He says he will try this year to play and if he sees he cannot play well, he will retire...

almouchie
03-15-2007, 01:01 PM
i wonder if we will ever see
another
Arazi, or Alami or El Aynaoui

they were unique in their own way
if u add all 3 players together might get urself a top 10 player :)

CooCooCachoo
03-15-2007, 09:16 PM
(4)Torsten Popp (GER) d. (WC)Hicham Arazi (MAR) 76(4) 36 64

Jimnik
03-16-2007, 12:45 AM
Does he get a ranking point for this?

JMG
03-16-2007, 12:48 AM
3 points :)

He won easily against two good players, so it wasn't a bad week for him.

Andre♥
03-16-2007, 12:49 AM
Arazi what a gifted and stylish player, so expressive on court and very quiet off the court.

I'd love to see him back, but he lost his love for the game, hope he wants to play more. I loved his 6-1 6-2 demolition job of Muster in Hamburg.

Didn't he have some weird stories with ballboys in the australian open? :tape:

Kitty de Sade
03-16-2007, 12:51 AM
Arazi was so great. I remember the match he played against Rafter in the 1st at the USO in 1998...had the defending champ up against the wall 2 sets to love.

I thought he was going to pull it off. Either way, I loved watching him- just a killer player. :)

Jimnik
03-16-2007, 12:52 AM
3 points :)

He won easily against two good players, so it wasn't a bad week for him.
Thanks.
I still haven't completely figured out how points are allocated in Futures.

Horatio Caine
03-16-2007, 01:06 AM
Thanks.
I still haven't completely figured out how points are allocated in Futures.

R1: 0
R2: 1
QF: 3
SF: 6
F: 12
W: 18

This is for $15,000 challengers ;)

safinaferrero
03-16-2007, 03:22 PM
I thought he retired in Morroccan channels they didn't say a word on him they prefer El aynaoui so do i :kiss: Arazi always been unpredictable but he has a good game how old is he ?

Burrow
03-16-2007, 10:42 PM
He will be 34 this year.

Klaas_nalbandian
03-16-2007, 11:20 PM
nice players younes and hicham, very fun to watch