Mens Tennis Forums banner

1 - 20 of 105 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
754 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
2003 FATP Australian Tennis



Place: Melbourne, Australia
Date: January 20-26, 2003
Draw Size: 32
Surface: Rebound Ace
Prize Money: AUS$18,180,000
Stadium Court Seating: 15,000
Tournament Director: Felix :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
754 Posts
Discussion Starter #2 (Edited)


2003 FATP Australian Tennis Men's Singles Draw

(1) Gustavo Kuerten vs bye
Thoams Enqvist vs Mario Ancic
Joachim Johansson vs Max Mirnyi
claudie vs (6)Alex Corretja

(7)Marcelo Rios vs Richard Gasquet
Pete Sampras vs Olivier Rochus
Mark Philippoussis vs Mikhail Youzhny
bye vs (4)Franco Squillari

(3)Andy Roddick vs bye
Juan Carlos Ferrero vs Lleyton Hewitt
Carlos Moya vs Marat Safin
James Blake vs (8) Paradorn Srichaphan

(5) Roger Federer vs bye
Jan Michael Gambill vs Paul Henri Mathiue
David Nalbandian vs Tim Henman
bye vs (2)Andre Agassi

2003 FATP Australian Tennis Men's Doubles Draw[/center]

(1) Federer/Roddick vs bye
Mirnyi/Youzhny vs Johansson/Sampras
Hewitt/Phillipoussis vs Enqvist/Safin
bye vs (4) Srichaphan/Squillari

(3) Agassi/Kuerten vs bye
Ancic/Moya vs Blake/Gambill
Henman/Dementieva vs Gasquet/Mathiue
bye vs (2) Corretja/Ferrero

2003 FATP Australian Tennis Mix Doubles Draw[/center]

(1) Roddick/Seles vs Ancic/Majoli
Mahiue/Mauresmo vs Gasquet/Pin
Gambill/Williams vs Agassi/Graf
Youzhny/Safina vs (3) Safin/Kournikova

(4) Federer/Hingis vs Kuerten/Dokic
WC Corretja/Capriati vs Hewitt/Clijsters
Blake/Hantuchova vs Henman/Dementieva
Johansson/Hewitt vs (2) Srichaphan/Widjaja


:kiss: Please form doubles team and mix doubles before Wednesday

:) Please send in your points by PM or email at [email protected] or MSN by WEDNESDAY

:) Mix Doubles Draw will be posted at the same time as Men's Doubles Draw

:) DOUBLES and MIXDOUBLES POINTS is due by THURSDAY!! - mega important
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
754 Posts
Discussion Starter #3 (Edited)
2003 Australian Open Preview

Welcome to 2003 FATP Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year. Melbourne, is one of the best city and the second largest in Australia. For ten days, it will be the center of attraction of tennis fans and FATP players as it hosts the Australian Open. As it takes place so early in the year, the players only had one warm-up tournament and ready to have a big battle in their quest to grab the second ever Grand Slam in FATP tours. Whoever comes out as the winner, without a doubt, it will be rightfully earned.


While there is no "Grand Slam" on the line for a player, for Brazilian Gustavo Kuerten, it signifies another chance to win the only title that will solidify his position as No. 1. Kuerten was last year's US Open Finalist and this week’s Adidas Champion. He’s sure one hot contender to win the Grand Slam. Kuerten has had some flashes of brilliance but his passion for the game seems to have waned. The tournament leader this year, has a potentially difficult round of 16 against Sweden, Thomas Enqvist, who had not been doing well in Sydney or young Croatian Mario Ancic, that could pose a problem to him. Expect Kuerten to push through quarterfinal. Though Kuerten draws one of the hardest if not the hardest quarterfinal round match against quintessential dark horse and No. 6 Alex Corretja, the semifinalist in Adidas. Kuerten will need to be on his game from the get going as Corretja loves to play against the higher ranked players.


If anyone is feeling pressure it should be American's Andre Agassi who owns the only Grand Slam Title. The US Open Champion had just lost his reign world title and is on fire to grab back the no. 1 rank from Kuerten. The no 2 seed will have a tough road ahead of him if he wants to leave home with the second Grand Slam. However, whether or not he can contain his nerves will be a serious question, not to mention the dangerous opponent he will face in the second round, the new star, David Nalbandian or former top 4 player, Tim Henman of Great Britain.


Andy Roddick, the third seed at Australian Open is hungry for his second career title and ready to topple down Kuerten. The No. 2 ranked American played extremely well in his run to the final of Adidas beating Nalbandian, Srichaphan and Agassi before losing to Kuerten. The third ranked finds himself in a rather tricky part of the draw with the crafty Ferrero or surprised quarterfinalist of Adidas Lleyton Hewitt in the second round. Expect Roddick to try and barge his way into the later stages of Australian Open.


Franco Squillari is definitely one of the most consistent player of FATP. The fourth seed is quickly becoming one of the new starlets of the FATP circuit. Since her improbable run at US Open, he has quickly become one of the smarter players on tour. No longer is he trying to blast winners on the first shot, but now he's mixing it up, adding slice, drop shots, and much more variety to his game. He had rather the easiest past of the draw among other top 4 players. Facing either the feisty, Mikhail Youzhny or the home crowd favourite, Mark Philippoussis. If he can get pass through one of them, the seventh seed, Marcelo Rios, who had a major slump after winning Ohio, will probably wait for him for a spot in semi final.


There are a lot of dark horses and dangerous floaters in this tournament who could find their breakthrough here. Rebound Ace specialists have been waiting for this time of year since the start of the tour and will look to show why serve and volley is still important in the game and capable of winning. Roger Federer is another player that seems to be on the rise. The doubles specialist can perhaps up his level once again at the first Slam of the year. The Switzerland finds himself in the unlucky position of facing off against Agassi early in the rounds. Whether or not he can pull of the biggest win remains to be seen but he will have to deal with junkster Gambill or Mathiue in the opening round which could be just as tricky.


Maybe it will be the new rising star from Asia, Paradorn Srichaphan or Alex Corretja who had shown great improvement over the months. This year's Australian Open will definitely be exciting, the rebound ace is the perfect surface for titanic matches under the blazing sun that causes all kinds of drama. In doubles action, the no.1 pair, Andy Roddick and Roger Federer are looking for their second doubles Grand Slam title. However, they were not able to show the crowd after losing in semifinal to Agassi and Kuerten in semifinal of Adidas. The other contender is second seed, Alex Corretja and Juan Carlos Ferrero who is also the Adidas semifinalist , losing to the eventual winner, had shown pretty good results. Much more on them later, but now I present to you 2003 FATP Australian Open Championship.

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
754 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Schedule of Tournament

Wednesday

Men's Singles Round 32

Thursday

Men's Singles Round 16
Men's Doubles Round 32 -- (not confirmed)
Mix Doubles Round 32 -- (not confirmed)

Friday

Men's Singles Quarterfinal Top Half
Men's Doubles Round 16
Mix Doubles Round 16

Saturday

Men's Singles Quarterfinal Bottom Half
Men's Singles Heineken Round 16
Men's Doubles Quarterfinal
Mix Doubles Quarterfinal -- not conmfirmed

Sunday

Men's Singles Semifinal
Men's Singles Heineken Quarterfinal
Men's Doubles Semifinal
Mix Doubles Quarterfinal -- not confirmed

Monday

Men's Singles Heineken Semifinal
Men's Doubles Final
Mix Doubles Semifinal

Tuesday

Men's Singles Final
Mix Doubles Final
Men's Singles Heineken Final
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
754 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
:wavey: For those who lost in the first two rounds (Round 16 and 32) will play in Heineken Open that will start on Saturday. Points to be used is from Australian Open's points. So DO NOT SEND IN New points

Send in your points ASAP

to avoid the distraction of the schedule that had been made..
Remember to commit your mix doubles partner and send in the points too
Thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,545 Posts
Felix, please switch my first set points with my second set points. :) Thanks.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
212 Posts
Hey Ian, you can ask Henman to play doubles with you! :) (just helping you out here)

Roddick / Federer :)

Roddick / Seles :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
418 Posts
Anyone wanna play with LLeyton :D

Leyton Hewitt/Kim Clijsters for mixed
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
22 Posts
Ehmm... am a bit confused... so I'm in this tournament as Blake? Anyway... I'll send in the points... and if Henman/Hewitt wants to play doubles with me, I'd be happy...

I'm playing mixed doubles with Daniela Hantuchova. :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
258 Posts
Federer/Roddick - Andy, you can send points again! :)
Federer/Hingis are in!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
754 Posts
Discussion Starter #20
Richard Gasquet is added to the draw

people.. please send in the points..

to james blake
i would only take one set of points that u sent for each category..
please chose one!!!
 
1 - 20 of 105 Posts
Top