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Old 10-02-2005, 12:13 PM   #1
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Default Mariano, Number 1 Seed, in the Land of the Rising Sun

Here is the draw for next week's tournament in Japan. I was pretty convinced that Mariano would withdraw from here with exhaustion, but as he has a Bye in the first round, and probably doesn't need to play til Wednesday (or even Thursday!) - I guess he will give it a go. Vamos Mariano

(1) PUERTA, MARIANO ARG v Bye
(Q)IWAMI, Tasuku JPN v (Q)TAINO, Eric USA
BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP v TIPSAREVIC, Janko SCG
Bye v (14) MINAR, Ivo CZE

(12)SAULNIER, Cyril FRA v Bye
(Q) SLUITER, Raemon NED v BURGSMULLER, Lars GER
(Q) GAMBILL, Jan-Michael USA v WESSELS, Peter NED
Bye v (5)ANCIC, Mario CRO

(3) GINEPRI, Robby USA v Bye
(WC) MOTOMURA, Gouichi JPN v POPP, Alexander GER
WASKE, Alexander GER v GIMELSTOB, Justin USA
Bye v (13) MULLER, Gilles LUX

(10)CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN v Bye
(WC)ITTOGI, Takahiro JPN v LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU
KOUBEK, Stefan AUT v PHAU, Bjorn GER
Bye v (8)SPADEA, Vincent USA


(7)NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN v Bye
(Q)SOEDA, Go JPN v SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER v (WC)TERACHI, Takahiro JPN
Bye v (9) SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA

(16) MONACO, Juan 41 ARG v Bye
ARTHURS, Wayne AUS v (WC) SUZUKI, Takao JPN
TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS v GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP
Bye v (4)DENT, Taylor USA

(6) YOUZHNY, Mikhail v Bye
MOODIE, Wesley RSA v WANG, Yeu-Tzuoo TPE
UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA v KARANUSIC, Roko CRO
Bye v (11) HORNA, Luis PER

(15)VIK, Robin CZE v Bye
(Q) GREMELMAYR, Denis v KIM, Kevin USA
VANEK, Jiri CZE v DLOUHY, Lukas CZE
Bye v (2)STEPANEK, Radek CZE
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Old 10-02-2005, 07:20 PM   #2
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Yeah I also supposed he would not play in Japan, but he might rest and give it a try (I think organizers might pay him much more, there were too many withdrawals) and he needs to earn points if he wants to reach Shangai.
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Enjoy that rest until Wednesday Mariano, and then Vamos, on the road to Shanghai!!!
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Vamos Mariano!!!
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Old 10-04-2005, 02:39 PM   #5
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Is he playing on Wednesday? Good luck Mariano!!
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Yes Daniel - he is playing playing tomorrow. Sorry - I am busy at work and no time to post it until now. Vamos Mariano

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matches start at :10 :00 AM
1st WTA

2nd match :
MARIANO PUERTA (ARG) vs Eric TAINO (USA)
followed by
Robby GINEPRI (USA) vs Alexander POPP (GER)
not before 18:30 PM
Takahiro TERACHI (JPN) vs Paradorn SRICHAPHAN (THA)
Court 1
Matches Start At:10:00 AM
Kenneth CARLSEN (DEN) vs Nicolas LAPENTTI (ECU)
followed by
Jan-Michael GAMBILL (USA) vs Mario ANCIC (CRO)
followed by
Juan MONACO (ARG) vs Wayne ARTHURS (AUS)
followed by
Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) vs Taylor DENT (USA)
followed by
Wayne ARTHURS (AUS)/Paul HANLEY (AUS)
vs
Gouichi MOTOMURA (JPN)/Go SOEDA (JPN)
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Mariano won 6-3 6-4
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congrats Mariano!!
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Good news to wake up to Well done Mariano

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No more good news http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/05102005/...it-puerta.html

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OMG Fergie - please tell me this is not true I knew nothing of this. I have to leave for work now - hope it has been removed before I get to the office.
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I really can't believe this

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The report confirms that the A and B sample has recorded positive result for the major stimulant etilefrine, a stimulant normally used for cases of hypertension and is regarded as a product worth a two-year man in a primary case.

Puerta, 27, has already been banned for nine months following a positive test in October 2003 and should the latest test prove conclusive, then he will become the first ATP player to be handed a life ban.

Puerta, who has enjoyed a meteoric rise from a world ranking of 400 in 2004 to 9 in 2005, could become the fifth Argentine player to fail a dope test after Juan Ignacio Chela (2000), Guillermo Coria (2001), Martin Rodriguez (2003) and Guillermo Canas (2005).

The player, who is currently competing at the Japan Open in Tokyo, is reported to have told his staff that he took medication for a bout of flu at Roland Garros.
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this can't be true....why was he the one who was found doped
hope he won't be banned for life
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I have never posted here before I think, but I quite like Mariano and can´t believe the news I just read when I came to work

This is so sad, I cannot believe it
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I'm so sorry, really. I couldn't believe it when I read the article this morning.
Here is the whole report in L'Équipe as a pdf (if it doesn't work when you klick on it, download it with right click / "Save target as", it should work):
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