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Chennai, India
International Series, 12/31/2001, O, Hard , Draw: 32
R32 Mirnyi, Max (BLR ) N/A 6-3 6-3
R16 Stoliarov, Andrei (RUS ) N/A 6-2 6-1
Q Johansson, Thomas (SWE ) N/A 4-6 6-3 6-2
S Pavel, Andrei (ROM ) N/A 6-3 6-4
F Canas, Guillermo (ARG ) N/A 4-6 6-7(2)

Brest, France
CH, 1/28/2002, I, Hard , Draw: 32
R32 Bastl, George (SUI ) 129 6-3 6-3
R16 Kohlmann, Michael (GER ) 85 7-6(6) 3-6 7-6(7)
Q Dupuis, Anthony (FRA ) 81 4-6 6-1 7-5
S Serra, Florent (FRA ) 0 6-3 6-3
F Labadze, Irakli (GEO ) 85 4-6 5-7

Delray Beach, FL, U.S.A.
International Series, 3/4/2002, O, Hard , Draw: 32
R32 Vacek, Jan (CZE ) 124 5-7 6-4 6-4
R16 Massu, Nicolas (CHI ) 16 2-1
Q Sanguinetti, Davide (ITA ) 19 4-6 6-3 3-6

Roland Garros, France
Grand Slam, 5/27/2002, O, Clay , Draw: 128
R128 Sluiter, Raemon (NED ) 132 5-7 6-2 6-7(5) 6-4 6-4
R64 Enqvist, Thomas (SWE ) 24 6-4 1-6 7-5 6-3
R32 Di Pasquale, Arnaud (FRA ) 178 4-6 3-6 3-6

Wimbledon, England
Grand Slam, 6/24/2002, O, Grass , Draw: 128
R128 Brasington, Jack (USA ) 121 6-4 6-3 3-6 5-7 6-4
R64 Agassi, Andre (USA ) 3 6-4 7-6(5) 6-2
R32 Krajicek, Richard (NED ) 224 6-7(5) 4-6 2-6

Washington, DC, U.S.A.
International Series Gold, 8/12/2002, O, Hard , Draw: 56
R64 Gaudenzi, Andrea (ITA ) 80 7-6(5) 6-2
R32 Kim, Kevin (USA ) 253 7-6(5) 6-1
R16 Schalken, Sjeng (NED ) 26 4-6 6-2 6-4
Q Nieminen, Jarkko (FIN ) 44 6-3 7-5
S Rios, Marcelo (CHI ) 28 3-6 6-2 6-2
F Blake, James (USA ) 29 6-1 6-7(5) 4-6

Long Island, New York, USA
International Series, 8/19/2002, O, Hard , Draw: 48
R64 Meligeni, Fernando (BRA ) 62 6-1 6-3
R32 Lapentti, Nicolas (ECU ) 24 7-6(6) 7-5
R16 Ulihrach, Bohdan (CZE ) 70 7-6 7-5
Q El Aynaoui, Younes (MAR ) 17 5-7 6-3 6-4
S Haas, Tommy (GER ) 8
W Chela, Juan Ignacio (ARG ) 20 5-7 6-2 6-2

Tashkent, Uzbekistan
International Series, 9/9/2002, O, Hard , Draw: 32
R32 Dupuis, Anthony (FRA ) 90 6-1 6-2
R16 Levy, Harel (ISR ) 143 6-3 6-4
Q Safin, Marat (RUS ) 3 6-3 7-6(5)
S Kafelnikov, Yevgeny (RUS ) 30 2-6 4-6

Tokyo Outdoor, Japan
International Series Gold, 9/30/2002, O, Hard , Draw: 56
R64 Bye, () 0
R32 Burgsmuller, Lars (GER ) 75 6-3 6-4
R16 Suzuki, Takao (JPN ) 204 3-6 6-1 6-4
Q Hewitt, Lleyton (AUS ) 1 6-4 6-3
S Carlsen, Kenneth (DEN ) 99 6-7(4) 6-7(5)



Record this year against the current top ten:
1.Lleyton Hewitt:1-3
2002 Tokyo Outdoor, Hard, Q
Japan Hard Q Srichaphan 6-4 6-3
2002 Miami TMS, Hard, R64
FL, U.S.A. Hard R64 Hewitt 6-7 5-7
2002 San Jose, Hard, R16
CA, U.S.A. Hard R16 Hewitt 7-6 4-6 6-7

2.Andre Agassi:1-0
2002 Wimbledon, Grass, R64
England Grass R64 Srichaphan 6-4 7-6 6-2

3.Tommy Haas:1-0;)
Haas defaulted at Long Island

4.Marat Safin:1-1
2002 Tashkent, Hard, Q
Uzbekistan Hard Q Srichaphan 6-3 7-6
2002 Indian Wells TMS, Hard, R32
California, USA Hard R32 Safin 5-7 1-6

5.Tim Henman:0-0

6.Juan Carlos Ferrero:0-0

7.Roger Federer:0-0

8.Sebastien Grosjean:1-0
2002 Sydney, Hard, R32
Australia Hard R32 Srichaphan 6-3 6-4

9.Jiri Novak:0-0

10.Albert Costa:0-0

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lovely stats. thanks! now let's see him spank Henboy and add another notch to that belt! ;) ;)
 

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omg, I didn't know he had defeated so many top players!

I don't know if he is the most improved player, but must be close if he isn't!

I also think Fernando Gonzalez has improved a lot
 

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Thanks Pea for the information above.

But I think you forgot to add Sebastien Grosjean(FRA) into the list.

Here below is Paradorn's victims of this year.

Chennai, 31/December 2001 Hard
Championship Series

Round 1 : Max Mirnyi(BLR) 6-3 6-3
QF : Thomas Johansson(SWE) 4-6 6-3 6-2
SF : Andrei Pavel(ROM) 6-3 6-4

Sydney, 7/January Hard
Championship Series

Round 1 : Sebastien Grosjean(FRA) 6-3 6-4

French Open, 27/May Clay
Grand Slam

Round 2 : Thomas Enqvist(SWE) 6-4 1-6 7-5 6-3

Wimbledon, 24/June Grass
Grand Slam

Round 2 : Andre Agassi(USA) 6-4 7-6(5) 6-2

Montreal, 29/July Hard
Master Series

Round 1 : Michel Kratochvil(SUI) 6-3 6-7(6) 7-6(3)

Washington, 12/August
Championship Series

Round 3 : Sjeng Schalken(NED) 4-6 6-2 6-4
QF : Jarkko Nieminen(FIN) 6-3 7-5
SF : Marcelo Rios(CHI) 3-6 6-2 6-2

Long Island, 19/August
Championship Series

Round 2 : Nicolas Lapentti(ECU) 7-6(6) 7-5
QF : Younes El Aynaoui (MAR) 5-7 6-3 6-4
SF : Tommy Hass (GER) walkover
Final : Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) 5-7 6-2 6-2

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 9 Sep
International Series

QF : Marat Safin 6-3,7-6(5)

Tokyo, AIG Japan Open, 30/Sep
International Siries

QF : Hewitt 6-4, 6-3

Spain, Tennis Masters Madrid, 15 Oct

Round 1 : Kuerten 6-4,6-4

An impressive performance

Go Paradorn, hope you will reach top 20 soon.

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I've been posting this thread in The Asian Assault, player forums.
 

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so far he has beaten the current world top 4 already:

1 Hewitt
2 Agassi
3 Hass
4 Safin

next victim
5 Henman

Well done Paradorn!!!
 

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Since Gonzo is younger, I think he'll get the rookie of the year award and Paradorn will get best improved.

Wait, maybe rookie of the year should get to Mathieu actually.

:confused:
 

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How does one qualify for new comer of the year? Do both Mattieu and Gonzo qualify?

If so I would think that Gonzo would get it, simply because his rise was more over the whole course of the year, vs Mattieu who started around mid year (should have been in the quarters of RG, but what can you do). That, and Gonzo is ranked higher.
 

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Paradorn has had great results this year! Hes always been a player i thought should be ranked in the top 100 but wasnt, and now hes looking like getting into top 20!
 

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And now he has beaten the current world top 5 in the same calender year (actually in the span of last 4 months)

1 Hewitt
2 Agassi
3 Hass
4 Safin
5 Henman

Well done Paradorn!!!
 

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I think you might be right, Eggy! They'd proally will give it to blake, but at least if Jiri wins, he deserved it.
 

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I think that anyway my point here is that Fernando deserves a recognizement, he has improved soooo much during this year.
Gosh! He didn't deserve to lose yesterday against Moyá! Damn!
 

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Yes, Gonzo improved loads.
But, IMO, Paradorn is a more complete player overall.
Fernando has a HUGE forehand (probably the most powerful of them all), and has many weapons, but I still think Paradorn edges him on some details.

Anyway, whoever of the two wins its fair. Novak could too, but he is not up there with the other two, since he started the year better than he is now. As for Blake, as much as I can like him, it wouldnt be fair at all. I hope Egg is wrong, although he can very well be right
 

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Both Gonzo and Paradorn deserve the most improved player of the year honor. No doubt about it, but I'm hoping they would give it to one my faves, Paradorn!:D
 

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The only losing record he has this year out of the top ten is to the world #1, and the matches he lost were so close! Go Paradorn!
 
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