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Old 03-13-2012, 12:55 AM   #1
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Default Bucharest Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated April 23, 2012)

Tournament Name: BRD NASTASE TIRIAC TROPHY
Location: BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
Dates: 23–29 APRIL 2012
Prize Money: €398,250 (Total Financial Commitment €450,000)
28 DRAW (Q32)

SITE: ARENELE BNR
35 DR JOSEPH LISTER STREET, SECTOR 5
50541 BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
SURFACE: CLAY
BALL: DUNLOP FORT
WEB SITE: www.brd-nastase-tiriac-trophy.ro


Qualifying draw: Friday, April 20, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Saturday, April 21, 3:00 p.m.
Doubles draw: Saturday, April 21, 2:00 p.m.


ATP Ranking Points
W: 250
F: 150
SF: 90
QF: 45
R16: 20 (Seeds 1-4: 0)
R32: 0
Q: +12
Q8: 6
Q16: 0
Q32: 0

Entry deadline: March 12, 2012
Seeding: April 16, 2012


1 Simon, Gilles FRA 13
2 Mayer, Florian GER 18
OUT Melzer, Jurgen AUT 20
4 Troicki, Viktor SRB 25
OUT Benneteau, Julien FRA 33
6 Seppi, Andreas ITA 46
7 Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 47
8 Kubot, Lukasz POL 52
9 Fognini, Fabio ITA 54
10 Dodig, Ivan CRO 59
11 Volandri, Filippo ITA 60
12 Sela, Dudi ISR 63
13 Chardy, Jeremy FRA 64
OUT Petzschner, Philipp GER 66
15 Malisse, Xavier BEL 67
16 Starace, Potito ITA 68
17 Lacko, Lukas SVK 69
18 Stebe, Cedrik-Marcel GER 79
19 Kamke, Tobias GER 88
20 (SE)
21 (SE)
22 (Q) BALAZS, Attila HUN
23 (Q) BRANDS, Daniel GER
24 (Q) ZOPP, Jurgen EST
25 (Q) RUFIN, Guillaume FRA
26 (WC) COPIL, Marius ROU
27 (WC) MORARU, Gabriel ROU
28 (WC) CRIVOI, Victor ROU
(LL) CHVOJKA, Erik CAN (replaces Melzer)

Alternates
OUT Ebden, Matthew AUS 91
IN Bachinger, Matthias GER 94
OUT Paire, Benoit FRA 95
OUT Beck, Andreas GER 96
OUT Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA @96
OUT Lorenzi, Paolo ITA 97
IN Ungur, Adrian ROU 98
IN Souza, Joao BRA 100
OUT Gimeno-Traver, Daniel ESP 101
IN Dimitrov, Grigor BUL 102
OUT Jaziri, Malek TUN 104
OUT Kavcic, Blaz SLO 106
OUT Andreev, Igor RUS 107
OUT Odesnik, Wayne USA 108
OUT Ilhan, Marsel TUR 109
OUT Bolelli, Simone ITA 110
OUT Junqueira, Diego ARG 112
1. Phau, Bjorn GER 113
OUT Reynolds, Bobby USA 115
2. Berrer, Michael GER 116
3. Klizan, Martin SVK 118
OUT De Voest, Rik RSA 119
4. Ramirez Hidalgo, Ruben ESP 120
OUT Mello, Ricardo BRA 121
5. Robert, Stephane FRA 122

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Old 03-14-2012, 01:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: Bucharest Entry List (T/K)

lol that list is actually pretty decent, particularly given it's up against Barcelona.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:50 PM   #3
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Default Re: Bucharest Entry List (T/K)

Though most of the good clay courters aren't in Romania.
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Not a great list, really, because most of those players are hardcourters. And they're playing here because they know their chances of winning many matches in Barcelona are slim.

Volandri, Fognini, Mayer, Seppi, Starace and Chardy especially need to take some serious advantage. I expect one of these five and maybe Benneteau and Simon to take the title here.

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Lacko ... here ? Surely better choice would be challenger KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (H)($125,000+H)that week.
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Berlocq not here?
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Ebden here is interesing...
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Default Re: Bucharest Entry List (updated March 14, 2012)

I thought Kubot would play in Barcelona after he played three 500s tourney in row in last month. I don't mind anyway, this list isn't that dangerous, hopefully he can be seeded.

And this list is better than usual, this new timing is good for the tournament.
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Default Re: Bucharest Entry List (updated March 14, 2012)

Very good list , it was a good step to move tournament in April
Hope that we will have at least strong challenger in Bulgaria some day
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Lacko ... here ? Surely better choice would be challenger KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (H)($125,000+H)that week.
You're kidding, right? I mean, the guy is playing Monte Carlo on the week before and Belgrade on the week after (not to mention he's commited to the whole clay season) and in the meantime would make a flight of 20 hours (with all the costs involved, not only monetary but also to his form) to play a challenger in the other side of the world in a different surface, to return the week after to the clay courts in Europe... That'd be wise... hehehe
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You're kidding, right? I mean, the guy is playing Monte Carlo on the week before and Belgrade on the week after (not to mention he's commited to the whole clay season) and in the meantime would make a flight of 20 hours (with all the costs involved, not only monetary but also to his form) to play a challenger in the other side of the world in a different surface, to return the week after to the clay courts in Europe... That'd be wise... hehehe
I am more than surprised that he seems to play all clay-season, because I know how he hates clay. Maybe he wants to change something in him, and I appreciate that, because playing good on clay will make him better player.

If he would have success, my mistake. But if clay ruin his season like it was in 2008, ...

EDIT : Plus, when I wrote that comment, I didn´t know he was committed to play Belgrade and Monte Carlo.
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Given the circumstances, this is a very good field. I'm impressed.

Wawrinka or Gasquet will be quite something for the tournament.
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i hope Benneteau will win his first title here

GL to Volandri, Baghdatis and Chardy!
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perhaps Simon for thr 3rd time here
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Sela here? He has a ton of Challenger points to defend from last year coming up. Why is he wasting his time on clay?
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