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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
1 Andy Roddick USA 4
2 Andre Agassi USA 6
3 Tim Henman GBR 9
OUT Joachim Johansson SWE 10
5 Radek Stepanek CZE 13
OUT Richard Gasquet FRA 20
OUT Thomas Johansson SWE 22
8 Dominik Hrbaty SVK 25
OUT Nicolas Kiefer GER 26
10 Sebastien Grosjean FRA 27
11 Nicolas Massu CHI 29
12 Max Mirnyi BLR 36
13 Greg Rusedski GBR 40
14 Karol Beck SVK 43
15 Juan Ignacio Chela ARG 44
16 Paradorn Srichaphan THA 45
OUT Cyril Saulnier FRA 48
18 Tomas Berdych CZE 49
19 Kenneth Carlsen DEN 50
20 Ricardo Mello BRA 54
21 Luis Horna PER 55
22 Ivo Karlovic CRO 56
23 Tomas Zib CZE 62
OUT Mardy Fish USA 63
25 Davide Sanguinetti ITA 64
26 Jan Hernych CZE 66
OUT Hyung-Taik Lee KOR 67
28 Gilles Muller LUX 69
29 Kevin Kim USA 71
30 Robby Ginepri USA 73
OUT Peter Wessels NED 79
32 Wayne Arthurs AUS 85
OUT Sjeng Schalken NED 89
OUT Marcos Baghdatis CYP 90
35 Alexander Popp GER @91
36 Nicolas Lapentti ECU 96
37 Jonas Bjorkman SWE 97
38 Jean-Rene Lisnard FRA 98
39 (SE)
40 (SE)
41 (WC) Alexander F. Clayton USA
42 (WC) Mark Phillipoussis AUS
43 (WC) Brian Baker USA
44 (WC) Bobby Reynolds USA
45 (Q) Ivo Heuberger SUI
46 (Q) Nathan Healey AUS
47 (Q) Robert Smeets AUS
48 (Q) Phillip Simmonds USA
(LL) Jamie Delgado GBR (replaces Fish)
(LL) Sebastian de Chaunac (replaces Agassi)
(LL) Richard Bloomfield (replaces Kiefer)

Alternates
IN Goldstein, Paul USA 101
IN Blake, James USA 102
IN Phau, Bjorn GER 103
OUT Sabau, Razvan ROM 104
IN Morrison, Jeff USA 107
OUT Tabara, Michal CZE 109
IN Carraz, Gregory FRA 111
IN Lapentti, Giovanni ECU 114
OUT Saretta, Flavio BRA 115
OUT Vik, Robin CZE 117
OUT Ulihrach, Bohdan CZE 119
IN Clement, Arnaud FRA 121
OUT Gimelstob, Justin USA 123
IN Falla, Alejandro COL @124
IN Moodie, Wesley RSA 129
OUT Enqvist
OUT Simon
OUT Ryderstedt
OUT Dlouhy
OUT Brzezicki
IN Mahut
1. Ramirez-Hidalgo
2. Delic
3. Bastl
4. vanScheppingen
5. Luczak
6. Tursunov
7. Lu
8. Okun
 

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simpleternity said:
i am DEFINATELY going since Kiefer will be there!!!!!!!!!!!! i live about 2 hours away!
boo. i live 4 hours away. but that's just because nj is dumb and you can drive there more directly.. but i really want to go for a day. blah. they are apparently desperate for people to buy tickets because they call us every day.. but i had fun there :) you shall have a wonderful time.
 

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Nice! Lot of players I want to see. Any idea on whos in the alt list? Will probably be going for a day of qualifying as well so I want to know who I'll see there.
 

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Discussion Starter #7 (Edited)
http://www.leggmasontennisclassic.com/news.aspx?id=47
The 2005 Legg Mason Wild Card Challenge at Sport & Health Clubs showed a changing of the guard in area tennis. Newcomer, Izak van der Merwe, earned the singles title, defeating defending champion, Trevor Spracklin, in straight sets. In the doubles competition, 2004 singles finalist, Matt Scott, and his partner, Joey Atas, avenged previous years’ losses by winning their first championship.

In his first tennis tournament towards a professional career, van der Merwe earned $1,000 and a wild card into the singles qualifying competition of the 2005 Legg Mason Tennis Classic. van der Merwe, a recent graduate of Old Dominion University and an ITA All-American, used his blazing serve on the lightening fast courts at the Arlington Y Tennis & Squash Club to defeat Spracklin, 6-2; 6-2.

Atas and Scott faced stiffer competition in the doubles final. After dropping the first set 4-6 to Clemson teammates, Damiisa Robinson and Nathan Thompson, Atas and Scott rallied to win the second and third sets, 6-3, 7-5. Robinson and Thompson did not go down without a fight, coming back from a 5-2 deficit in the third set. With $2,000 and a wild card into the doubles main draw of the 2005 Legg Mason Tennis Classic on the line, match point proved more than climactic; Atas and Scott pumped fists while Robinson and Thompson could not hide their disappointment.
 

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Discussion Starter #10 (Edited)
From information packet distributed to sponsors:
James Blake will receive a wild card into the tournament (if necessary).
http://www.ustaclay.com/default.asp

USTA National Boys' 18 & 16 Clay Court Championships (July 17-24) results:
WILD CARDS FOR LEGG-MASON

The Boys' 18 singles champion [Alexander F. Clayton] will receive a wild card into the main draw at the Legg-Mason Tennis Championships in Washington, DC. In addition the Boys' 18 singles finalist [Attila Bucko] and the Boys' 16 singles champion [Tyler J. Hochwalt] will receive wild cards into the Legg-Mason singles qualifying event.

The Boy's 18 [Andrew B. Orban & Michael D. Venus] and 16 [William F. Guzick & Tyler J. Hochwalt] doubles champions will be put on the “short list” for the singles qualifier of the Legg-Mason Tennis Championships.
 

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I just found out I have off from work on August 1 and August 2 and that I don't work until 3 on the 3rd... so I am contemplating a tiny road trip down to DC if I can find someone to go with me. lol.
 

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So Mario is't in MD.Im surprise beacause i read in local newspaper that he will apear in Washington.
 

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I really hope Roddick doesn't pull out. He really really needs these points.
 

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Discussion Starter #19
(Two SE spots to be cleared)
OUT: Gasquet, J.Johansson, T.Johansson, H-T.Lee, Wessels (and Ulihrach from ALT)
IN: Goldstein, Blake, Phau, Sabau, Morrison
NEXT: Tabara, Carraz, G.Lapentti, Saretta, Vik, Clement, Gimelstob, Falla, Moodie, Enqvist
 
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