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Old 02-13-2009, 10:53 PM   #46
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Oh well, its JMDP again

Good luck to kei in memphis, Bagdathis is a tough one.

He seems to be having a bad draw all the time. :-)
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Tournament Name: REGIONS MORGAN KEEGAN CHAMPIONSHIPS & THE CELLULAR SOUTH CUP
Location: MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, USA
Dates: FEBRUARY 16–22, 2009
Prize Money: US $1,226,500
32 DRAW (16 DRAW QUALIFYING)

SITE: THE RACQUET CLUB OF MEMPHIS
5111 SANDERLIN AVENUE
MEMPHIS, TN 38117-4398
SURFACE: HARD-PLEXIPAVE
BALL: WILSON REGULAR DUTY
PRIZE MONEY: U.S. DOLLARS-PAID BY ATP
WEB SITE: http://www.rmkchampionships.com/1/home/

Qualifying draw: Friday, February 13, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Friday, February 13, 6:30 p.m.
Doubles draw: Saturday, February 14, 6:00 p.m.

ATP Ranking Points
W: 500
F: 300
SF: 180
QF: 90
R16: 45
R32: 0
Q: +20

Entry deadline: January 5, 2009
Seeding: February 9, 2009


1 Del Potro, Juan Martin ARG 9
2 Blake, James USA 10
OUT Gonzalez, Fernando CHI 14
4 Soderling, Robin SWE 17
5 Andreev, Igor RUS 19
6 Fish, Mardy USA 22
7 Stepanek, Radek CZE 26
8 Querrey, Sam USA 36
OUT Kiefer, Nicolas GER 37
10 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 41
11 Kunitsyn, Igor RUS 45
12 Ginepri, Robby USA 49
13 Gulbis, Ernests LAT 53
14 Dent, Taylor USA @56
15 Darcis, Steve BEL 59
16 Serra, Florent FRA 60
17 Nishikori, Kei JPN 61
18 Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE 63
19 Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 64
20 Koubek, Stefan AUT @65
21 Petzschner, Philipp GER 66
22 Reynolds, Bobby USA 68
23 Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 70
24 Rochus, Christophe BEL 75
25 (SE)
26 (Q)
27 (Q)
28 (Q)
29 (Q)
30 (WC) Baghdatis, Marcos CYP
31 (WC) Roddick, Andy USA
32 (WC) Young, Donald USA

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IN Canas, Guillermo ARG 78
IN Haas, Tommy GER 80
OUT Zverev, Mischa GER 81
IN Spadea, Vincent USA 82
1. Gremelmayr, Denis GER 83
2. Karanusic, Roko CRO 89
OUT Golubev, Andrey KAZ 90
3. Muller, Gilles LUX 94
4. Kendrick, Robert USA 95
5. Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 96
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Old 02-14-2009, 04:19 AM   #49
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Regions Morgan Keegan Championships
Main Draw


[1/WC] RODDICK, Andy USA vs DARCIS, Steve BEL
GINEPRI, Robby USA vs QUALIFIER
[WC]BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP vs NISHIKORI, Kei JPN
HAAS, Tommy GER vs [8] QUERREY, Sam USA

[3] BLAKE, James USA vs HEWITT, Lleyton AUS
SPADEA, Vincent USA vs QUALIFIER
[WC] YOUNG, Donald USA vs ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
LU, Yen-Hsun TPE vs [7] FISH, Mardy USA

[6] ANDREEV, Igor RUS vs KUNITSYN, Igor RUS
NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN vs PETZSCHNER, Philipp GER
QUALIFIER vs REYNOLDS, Bobby USA
SERRA, Florent FRA vs [4] SODERLING, Robin SWE

[5] STEPANEK, Radek CZE vs QUALIFIER
KOUBEK, Stefan AUT vs GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP
GULBIS, Ernests LAT vs DENT, Taylor USA
CANAS, Guillermo ARG vs [2] DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG
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Good uck kei, just hope he can stay healthy...

when you play at this level there's really no easy draw anyway, and i like to see kei match up with player ranked higher then him.
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Apparently, Kei had a flu in San Jose, hence his not very spirited performance.

After losing to JMDP, Kei told the Japanese reporters that he couldn't have a winning image. He uses the word "image" a lot in his pressers. Probbaly he wants to say when he's feeling well it's easy to visualise himself in his mind that he will win the next match.
His ranking will go down to around #90 tomorrow because the points from Delray Beach will drop off, but he also said that this year he doesn't want to worry about the ranking. He will have to play qualies in some events but he doesn't have much to defend either so I think we don't have to wait too long before he starts climbing up the ranking again.

Kei vs Baggy should be a fun match if both of them turn up physically as well as mentally.
Hope he's feeling better and can play with more confidence in Memphis!
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:14 AM   #52
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Kei's match is not on the Monday OOP.
Maybe tomorrow. Good luck!
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OOP for Tuesday:

STADIUM
Starting At: 10:00 AM

Melanie OUDIN (USA) vs Marina ERAKOVIC (NZL)
Ernests GULBIS (LAT) vs Taylor DENT (USA)
Marcos BAGHDATIS (CYP) vs Kei NISHIKORI (JPN)
Stephanie COHEN-ALORO (FRA) vs Varvara LEPCHENKO (USA) or Victoria AZARENKA (BLR)

Not Before 6:30 PM
Guillermo CANAS (ARG) vs Juan Martin DEL POTRO (ARG)
Caroline WOZNIACKI (DEN) vs Jelena DOKIC (AUS)

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From the information i got from the Delray PR, Kei is not going to play in Delray Beach.

He has to travel back to Japan early for the Davis Cup.

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[WC] M Baghdatis (CYP) d K Nishikori (JPN) 75 63

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Looks like there were lots of breaks of serve on both sides, but Kei seemed struggling with his service. Hope it's not the affect of the arm injury he had recently.
O well, Baggy is a very good player and he's desperate to return to top 100.

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From the information i got from the Delray PR, Kei is not going to play in Delray Beach.

He has to travel back to Japan early for the Davis Cup.

Kei oh Kei
You didn't read my post on Kei's News Thread on Jan. 14! (No, no, I'm not blaming you! Everyone's busy and can't read all the posts!)
But I wish Kei defended his title in Delray Beach. I don't think Japan desperately need him to win this tie. Soeda and Suzuki should be able to handle China. But it's a rare occasion that he can play in Japan and perhaps he opted that.

So no tournament next week. He will probably come back to Japan soon.
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Hang in there, Kei!
Sure I wanted to see him in Delray Beach...
Though I will support his decision to play for the Davis Cup
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You didn't read my post on Kei's News Thread on Jan. 14! (No, no, I'm not blaming you! Everyone's busy and can't read all the posts!)
Haha, i am really missed that Bunny!

I just got the information when i contacted Delray's PR. Sorry for my ignorant.
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No problem, esther!

According to the Japanese media, Kei's new mobile phone went off twice during important points in the first set and he got a warning from the umpire. Apparently this led to his loss of concentration, which was of course due to his own fault but unfortunate.
He also regretted that he made many errors. As for the arm, he said it's better but not 100% yet. Asked about the drop in the ranking, he said he didn't think he's a top 50 player yet, and he wanted to play more matches because he could learn a lot of things from actual matches.
But he's positive about the Davis Cup, he said since his arm is getting better he wants to serve better and put some pressure on the opponent with his serve.

But who the hell called him during a match!?
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Haha.....phone rings during the match, it sounds interesting!!
Thanks for the breaking news, bunny!
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