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Paradorn Srichaphan (THA)
Nickname : Ball (Thai people call him "Ball")

Birthdate : 14 June 1979
BirthPlace : Khonkaen, Thailand
Residence : Bangkok, Thailand
Height : 185 cm
Weight : 81 Kg
Player : Right-handed
Turn Pro : 1997
Coach : Chanachai Srichaphan(Father)
Current ATP Ranking : 11 (updated 14 July)
Current Entry System Points : 1835
Year to Date Champion race : 26
Current Championrace Points : 147
Shoes : Adidas - Barricade II
Racquet : Yonex - RD-Ti80
Clothes : Adidas

SINGLES CAREER TITLES : 3
2002--Long Island [W Chela, Juan Ignacio (ARG ) 5-7 6-2 6-2]
2002--Stockholm [W Rios, Marcelo (CHI ) 6-7(2) 6-0 6-3 6-2]
2003--Chennai [W Kucera, Karol (SVK ) 6-3 6-1]

FINALIST : 2
2002--Chennai [F Canas, Guillermo (ARG ) 4-6 6-7(2)]
2002--Washington [F Blake, James (USA ) 6-1 6-7(5) 4-6]
 

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Ball wins 3 ATP 2002 Awards.

Big congrtas to Paradorn Srichaphan for winning 3 ATP Awards of the year 2002.

1. Most Improved Players Award
2. Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award
3. Player Award who won the first ATP title of the year

Ball, you made Thai people proud. Big congratulation !!!!

Keep it up, and don't stop to do it again this year.




From ATPtour.

2002 ATP Awards Presented by Waterford Crystal

Player of the Year - Lleyton Hewitt
Lleyton Hewitt won the ATP Champions Race for the second consecutive year to again claim the coveted year-end World No.1 ranking. Hewitt won five titles, including Wimbledon, the Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai and the Pacific Life Open, and reached two other Tennis Masters Series finals in Cincinnati and Paris.

Doubles Team of the Year - Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor
Knowles and Nestor reunited in 2002 for a tour de force, winning six titles and reaching 13 finals. In a sizzling start to the season, Knowles and Nestor won the Australian Open as well as Tennis Masters Series titles in Indian Wells and Miami. They also reached Grand Slam finals at Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award - Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Amir Hadad see article about this award at doubles team honored

Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award & Most Improved Award - Paradorn Srichaphan
Thai shotmaker Paradorn Srichaphan made a huge impact on the ATP circuit during his breakthrough year in 2002, winning not only tournaments but also admiration of his peers. Srichaphan slashed his year-end ATP Entry Ranking from No. 126 to No. 16, claiming ATP titles in Long Island and Stockholm. Regarded as one of the most humble and fair players on the circuit, Srichaphan also won the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award.

Newcomer of the Year - Paul-Henri Mathieu
Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu announced himself to the tennis world in 2002 when he won back-to-back titles in Moscow and Lyon. Mathieu, 21 last month, slashed his year-end ATP Entry Ranking from No. 147 to No. 36. He did not win a single match at ATP level in 2001, but recorded a 23-16 match record last season.

Comeback of the Year - Richard Krajicek
Former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek returned to the ATP circuit after missing 20 months following elbow surgery in March 2001. In his second tournament back, the Dutchman reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals, beating James Blake and Mark Philippoussis before losing to Xavier Malisse.

ATPtennis.com's Fans' Favorite Award - Marat Safin
Favorite in a poll of more than 28,000 visitors to the Official Web site of the ATP. Twenty-one percent of the visitors nominated Safin, who also won the 2001 award, as their favorite player. Andre Agassi (14%), Gustavo Kuerten (13%) and Srichaphan (12%) also polled highly.

Ron Bookman Award for Media Excellence - Pedro Hernandez
Pedro Hernandez, a 46-year-old Barcelona native, has been the Director of Tennis A Fondo magazine since its creation in 1999. He has been the ATP's Open Seat Godo Press Officer since 1993 and the Press Officer of the Spanish Davis Cup team since 1997. A founding member of the International Tennis Writers' Association, Hernandez was the commentator for Spain's first tennis radio show on SER in 1984 and 1985.

Tennis Masters Series Tournament of the Year - NASDAQ-100 Open (Miami)

International Series Gold Tournament of the Year - Generali Open Kitzbuhel

International Series Tournament of the Year - Telenordia Swedish Open (Bastad)
 

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Wimbledon 2003 : First round

Paradorn Srichaphan defeated Dominik Hrbaty 6-3,6-4,4-6,3-6,6-3

Well done Ball, please keep it up.

Good luck against Olivier Mutis FRA in second round.
 

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Wimbledon 2003 : second round

Paradorn Srichaphan d. Oliver Mutis(FRA) 4-6,1-6,7-6(4),7-5,7-5.

OMG, I don't believe that he won. Ball was down 0-2 set but leads 5*-3 in 3rd set. Mutis fought back to 5-5 then play was suspended by rain at 5-5*, 15-30 on Mutis's service game. Ball won 3rd set tie break. Ball saved 2 MP when Mutis served for the match at 5*-4 in the 4th set. Again at 5*-5 in 5th set , he was down 0-40 and he saved 3 BP. Finally he won.

What's agreat match for both players.

Well done Ball. Good luck against Nadal.
Better luck next time Mutis. You played so well, I'm impressed you a lot.
 

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Wimbledon 2003 : third round

Paradorn Srichaphan d. Rafael Nadal(ESP) 6-4,6-4,6-2

Better luck next time Rafa.

Congrats Ball and good luck against Andy on Monday.
 

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Wimbledon 2003 : 4th round :hearts:

Andy Roddick d. Paradorn Srichaphan 6-4,3-6,6-3,6-2

Congrats Ball for reaching Wimby 4th round for the first time. You have so many chances (had 4 BP) to take a lead 3-1 in 3rd set but you could not convert it. I think the match would go either way you you won that game. :hearts:

Anyway better luck next time Ball. :D We are proud of you. :hearts:
 

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After he was defeated by Andy Roddick in the 4th round of Wimby 2003. Ball and his family just came back home today(3 Jul) early morning and I went to welcome back them at the air-port. There are a lot of crowd and media (TV and newspaper) there.

Here are some pics that I've taken.
Have fun. :hearts:


Ball with his big family.


Ball's mom and aunt
 

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Re: C'mon Ball (Paradorn Srichaphan)

jiro,ur pix dont work :(
 

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Re: C'mon Ball (Paradorn Srichaphan)

these links dont work either.It comes a banner with "We're sorry, but this page is currently unavailable for viewing". :(
 

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Re: C'mon Ball (Paradorn Srichaphan)

dont work either :sad:
 

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Re: C'mon Ball (Paradorn Srichaphan)

Lindsayfan said:
dont work either :sad:
Hi Vale, :hearts:
I really don't know what's happen because I can see them all. :confused:
The best way is to attach pic files here but it seems like they don't let to do that (even they have that option). This is not happen in wtaworld. So I just attached pics file in wtaworld players forum. Please go there and check them out.

This webboard also don't let you edite your post after one hour you've been posting. I just left the questions into Bug/Error Reporting and Questions forum.

Take care,
Jiro
 

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From Bangkok Post (4 July, 2003)

THAI STAR :paradorn back home
Tor Chittinand

World number 11 Paradorn Srichaphan returned to Bangkok yesterday saying his father will continue to be his coach and that he sees no reason to make any changes.

Paradorn received a warm welcome from several hundred fans at Don Muang international airport following his fourth round exit to Any Roddick at Wimbledon on Monday.

The Thai star said he was quite pleased with his Wimbledon performance as he had progressed further than last year.

Last year, he was ranked 67 when he beat Andre Agassi in the second round at Wimbledon before losing to Richard Krajicek in the third round.

He rejected suggestions that he might change his coach, father Chanachai.

``I don't see any reason to make changes. I want to carry on with the father-son team. I cannot separate myself from my dad who has brought me up to the top 10. It has been a successful formula,'' he said.

Paradorn is planning to have a fortnight's rest in Thailand before heading off to the US where he will take part in six tournaments before the US Open.

He said he was looking forward to playing on the hard courts in America.

``I am used to the hard courts and I think I can move up in the rankings,'' he said. Paradorn said he would like to reach the fourth round of the US Open.

According to an opinion poll released Tuesday, Paradorn is the most popular sportsman in Thailand with an overwhelming 89.4 percent of 1,485 respondents voting in his favour.
 

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Re: C'mon Ball (Paradorn Srichaphan)

Jiro,i've watched ur pix on wtaworld.they r simply great!OMG how lucky u r to take an other pic with Paradorn!I'm so jealous! :p
hopefully i'll meet him sooner or later,probably in Rome next year.
 

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Lindsayfan said:
Jiro,i've watched ur pix on wtaworld.they r simply great!OMG how lucky u r to take an other pic with Paradorn!I'm so jealous! :p
hopefully i'll meet him sooner or later,probably in Rome next year.
Hi Vale,
Are you living in Rome ? And what nationality are you ? If you have chance to meet Ball please tell him you know me. Of course Ball know me in person. :hearts:

You know !!! I have taken so many pics with players in last year Hopman Cup. I've also been posting them in Hopman Cup forum in wtaworld webboard. I will be going there (Hoipman Cup) again this year.

:hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
 

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Re: C'mon Ball (Paradorn Srichaphan)

no i live in Sicily,Southern Italy.I said I might go to Rome who's 8 hours by car.i already went to Rome in 2000 for Wta event.
neway next year i'll probably move to Switzerland.
 

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Welcome back Thailand.
 

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Re: C'mon Ball (Paradorn Srichaphan)

i can see the pic of ya and paradorn at bangkok airport! :) :) :)
 

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Lindsayfan said:
i can see the pic of ya and paradorn at bangkok airport! :) :) :)
:notworthy :notworthy :hearts: :hearts:
 
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