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Old 09-28-2003, 12:47 PM   #46
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Dent Claims Bangkok Title


No. 8 seed Taylor Dent claimed the inaugural Thailand Open title by defeating top seed Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-3, 7-6(5) in the Bangkok final Sunday. It was the 22-year-old American's second title of the year following his victory in Memphis in February and the third in his career.

Dent, who scored wins over Wesley Moodie, Thierry Ascione, Nicolas Thomann and No. 5 seed Jarkko Nieminen en route to the final, now holds a perfect 3-0 record in singles finals.

Ferrero, who holds on to the No. 1 spot in the ATP Entry Rankings thanks to his final effort, was looking for his fourth title this year, following Tennis Masters Monte-Carlo, Valencia and Roland Garros. This was the Spaniard's third final loss in 2003, the others being Sydney and the US Open. His career-record in finals is now 10-10.


WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Dent: "I was struggling at the start, but I was happy to hang onto my serve. It's just a great feeling to win. I gutted it out today. My serve was working at times but he was also getting on it. I was patchy on volleys, but I ground it out and kept a strong mental head about me, that's what won me the match."

"I went out expecting a tough match whether I won or lost. The score sometimes deceives, it was a lot closer than two sets."

About his serve and volley game: "I like to press off second the second serve and get in there and make them pass me. That's what I'm at the baseline for - to get short balls and come in on them. That's always my strategy. The most improved thing about my game has been my serve accuracy. My mental toughness is also better. In the past I've broken guys enough to win matches, but I haven't held serve. Now I'm serving well enough to hold comfortably most of the time."

Ferrero: "I'm disappointed, I've lost two finals in a short time. But when you lose finals, it at least means you are playing well to get into them. I'm sad now, but tomorrow I'll be better. At least I'll stay No. 1. That was one of my goals in this tournament."

"It was tough for me to come here and defend the No. 1. But I now have a chance to get some points in Vienna as I have none to defend. I'll train indoors next week in Spain and try to play well in Vienna."

"It was tough against Dent, especially when he is serving well. You have to take it to a tiebreaker because it's so tough to break his serve."
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So how many points does JC add from a final showing in Bangkok? I checked his champions race points breakdown...and this event wasn't even listed in his optional countable events. Er?
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They haven't updated it yet. He gets 24 race points and 120 entry points.
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Lleyton has pulled out of the Master's Cup

Let's hope that Juan Carlos will take it this year and finish #1
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What do u mean that Hewitt's pulled out? Hasn't he still a chance of getting in the Masters Cup?? (not that I want him to!)
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Hewitt isn't going to play for the rest of the year.
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Hewitt isn't going to play for the rest of the year.
I wish he skiped Davis Cup as well, but I'm sure his revenge aim is stronger than that
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Hewitt said he skips all these tourneys just to prepare for DC, but I also don't mind if he skips DC too.

Now I actually think it's not a bad thing for the spanish DC team. Hewitt won't be playing for 2 months before DC, Scud will play an exhibition in the States the week before DC. They surely do have a weird preparation schedule.

Anyhow, right now, JC's focus is on #1. I hope he completely recovered from that heel injury, so he'll be 100% for Madrid, Basel, Paris and Houston.
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JC finally managed to beat dangerous Wayne and keep the number 1 at least one more day
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RODDICK LOSSSSSSSSSSSTTTTTT!!!!! i'm so so very happy
keep that number one spot for one more week jc!
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After round 3 (champs race)-
Roddick 822
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Champions Race (after Madrid)

1st Ferrero, J. 826

2nd Roddick, A. 822

3rd Federer, R. 700

4th Agassi, A. 605

5th Coria, G. 589

6th Schuettler, R. 569

7th Moya, C. 436

8th Nalbandian, D. 358

9th Philippoussis, M. 322

10th Grosjean, S. 312
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Entry Rankings (after Madrid)

1 Ferrero 4,570

2 Roddick 4,235

3 Federer 3,925

4 Agassi 3,170

5 Coria 2,965

6 Schuettler 2,850

7 Moya 2,705

8 Hewitt 2,465

9 Nalbandian 2,070

10 Grosjean 1,870
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*sigh* number one in Entry AND champs race...TOOO GOOD FERRERO!!!!!
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