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OUT Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 3
OUT Safin, Marat RUS 5
3 Puerta, Mariano ARG 10
OUT Nalbandian, David ARG 11
OUT Henman, Tim GBR 12
6 Stepanek, Radek CZE 17
7 Ancic, Mario CRO 23
OUT Novak, Jiri CZE 24
9 Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 25
10 Dent, Taylor USA 26
OUT Haas, Tommy GER 31
OUT Kiefer, Nicolas GER 38
13 Ginepri, Robby USA 45
14 Spadea, Vincent USA 46
15 Srichaphan, Paradorn THA 49
16 Horna, Luis PER 53
17 Carlsen, Kenneth DEN 54
18 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 55
OUT Lee, Hyung-Taik KOR 63
OUT Goldstein, Paul USA 64
21 Muller, Gilles LUX 68
22 Kim, Kevin USA 71
23 Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 74
24 Saulnier, Cyril FRA 75
25 Minar, Ivo CZE 76
26 Tursunov, Dmitry RUS @76
27 Monaco, Juan ARG 79
OUT Hernych, Jan CZE 80
29 Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 82
30 Lapentti, Nicolas ECU 83
31 Vik, Robin CZE 85
32 Koubek, Stefan AUT 86
33 Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 90
34 Burgsmuller, Lars GER 91
35 Popp, Alexander GER 91
36 Vanek, Jiri CZE 94
37 Dlouhy, Lukas CZE 95
38 Gimelstob, Justin USA 97
39 (WC) Takahiro Ittogi JPN
40 (WC) Takahiro Terachi JPN
41 (WC) Gouchi Motomura JPN
42 (WC) Takao Suzuki JPN
43 (Q) Tasuki Iwami JPN
44 (Q) Eric Taino USA
45 (Q) Raemon Sluiter NED
46 (Q) Jan-Michael Gambill USA
47 (Q) Go Soeda JPN
48 (Q) Denis Gremelmayr GER

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IN Schuettler, Rainer GER 98
IN Arthurs, Wayne AUS 99
IN Wessels, Peter NED 103
OUT Saretta, Flavio BRA 106
IN Phau, Bjorn GER 108
IN Moodie, Wesley RSA 110
OUT Bjorkman, Jonas SWE 111
OUT Norman, Dick BEL 112
OUT Tabara, Michal CZE 113
IN Waske, Alexander GER 114
OUT Bastl, George SUI 119
OUT Dupuis, Antony FRA 121
OUT Murray, Andy GBR 122
OUT Ventura, Santiago ESP 123
OUT Falla, Alejandro COL 124
OUT Ulihrach
OUT Reynolds
OUT Greul
OUT Lu
OUT Labadze
OUT Marach
OUT Mazarakis
IN Tipsarevic
IN Wang
IN Udomchoke
IN Karanusic
1. Gambill
2. Sluiter
3. Mertinak
4. Ramirez-Hidalgo
5. Daniel
6. Delic
7. R.Delgado
 

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Smucav,

I notice that Gimelstob is listed both for this tournament and for Metz. Aparently players are allowed to list themselves for concurrent tournament, huh? So what's to prevent them from putting themselves down for every possible tournament held on planet earth?
 

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Wow, Tokyo has a very strong field this year. :)
I thought Lleyton would play there this year, especially with his new Yonex deal.
Vamos Nalbo. :yeah:
 

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gooner88 said:
Wow, Tokyo has a very strong field this year. :)
I won't look too much into the list. Tokyo's had plenty of strong entries before but most likely, a large majority of the top players will pull out about 2 weeks before the tournament starts.

I am counting on Lleyton's appearence. Besides Yonex, he's got a sponsorship deal with a Japanese company: a noodle-producer.
 

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Hokit said:
I won't look too much into the list. Tokyo's had plenty of strong entries before but most likely, a large majority of the top players will pull out about 2 weeks before the tournament starts.
Exactly. And even when they did come, big names easily lost early rounds. :eek: But I do have a vain hope. :p
 

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Sailor said:
Exactly. And even when they did come, big names easily lost early rounds. :eek: But I do have a vain hope. :p
Lleyton won the tournament back in 2001 so there's hope for the top players to do well in Tokyo, although the tournament has had a number of mostly unknown champions in the past few years.

I think most likely players like Safin will pull out. They're always injured for some reason, and Japan isn't as important a market as China, India or the US so there's little incentive for players to turn up - except for those who have a sponsorship deal with a Japanese company, like Lleyton does with Nissin and Yonex.
 

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Hokit said:
I won't look too much into the list. Tokyo's had plenty of strong entries before but most likely, a large majority of the top players will pull out about 2 weeks before the tournament starts.

I am counting on Lleyton's appearence. Besides Yonex, he's got a sponsorship deal with a Japanese company: a noodle-producer.
True.
But I hope Nalbo does better than last year.
 

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Murray will get a WC in-official source.
 

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'cause you knew it before:p
 

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MARIO !!! :yeah:
 

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Murray will get a WC in-official source.
Murray entered the Mons challenger so he cannot accept a wild card to Tokyo:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2327725&postcount=6

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Smucav,

I notice that Gimelstob is listed both for this tournament and for Metz. Aparently players are allowed to list themselves for concurrent tournament, huh? So what's to prevent them from putting themselves down for every possible tournament held on planet earth?
He's only an alternate for Metz:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2195266&postcount=8

Players ranked outside the top 50 (or players with wildly fluctuating rankings) have no guarantees of getting into their first choices in a given week so they often enter multiple tournaments to widen their options. If they get into one directly or through the alternate list, they must withdraw from the other alternate list before the cut drops far enough for them to get into the second tournament.
 
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