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peter
11-01-2004, 03:19 AM
I just saw a notice that Agassi and Nalbandian has withdrawn from TMS Paris. That's a pity and would mean that their chances of qualifying for the Masters Cup is gone - unless some of the other already qualified top players gets sick or something?

rhubarb
11-01-2004, 03:39 AM
Yes, it means the eight final places are settled, unless anyone pulls out (most likely Federer or Coria).

peter
11-01-2004, 03:48 AM
The list is getting long now:

Federer
Coria
Ferrero
Kiefer
El Aynaoui
Santoro
Grosjean
Kuerten
Moya
Agassi
Nalbandian

pound cat
11-01-2004, 04:18 AM
The lastest word from Mark Miles (St Petersburg interview) is that it's the players who need to trim their schedule...he says financial gain is a factor in the heavy schedule players set for themself.

pound cat
11-01-2004, 04:28 AM
Reuter's 1 hour ago

http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=tennisNews&storyID=6674699& section=news

Feņa14
11-01-2004, 05:13 AM
That's good news for me, Henman had to make the quarters in Paris to get into the TMC before and that looked difficult with him having to play Srichaphan and Novak.

Come on Tim!!

pound cat
11-01-2004, 05:18 AM
And finally some luck that he's always looking for for Safin. Davai MAPAT. you can take the whole thing.

Foo4Everlong
11-01-2004, 06:24 AM
From what I understood, Coria was done for the year and that someone would have to replace him for the year-ending Masters Cup in Houston. I know that last year Mark Phillipousis was the alternate just in case someone got injured and whatnot. So hopefully Andre is the next one in to that open spot and Nalbandian will be the alternate. Later

rhubarb
11-01-2004, 06:34 AM
If they lose anyone, it will more likely be Federer than Coria. Coria seems to want to play even though he might not be 100%, and against his (now former) coach's advice.

BiGGieStuFF
11-01-2004, 06:37 AM
This is not good. Agassi is hurt and so is Nalbandian. Also Federer still got that torn thigh muscle and coria as well. Man I just got tickets to this event to two night sessions. And I won't get to see either Andre or Federer :(. Boo!

Free_Martha
11-01-2004, 09:22 AM
Federer may have a muscle tear but I seriously doubt that he will pull out of Houston. The only guaranteed no-show would be Coria.

rhubarb
11-01-2004, 10:41 AM
Nope, Federer has said he will only play if he's 100%. Coria, on the other hand, seems determined to play at any cost.

Feņa14
11-01-2004, 10:56 AM
By the time it starts we might have Johansson, Robredo, Hrbaty, Haas and Massu all playing :lol:

BiGGieStuFF
11-01-2004, 11:54 AM
By the time it starts we might have Johansson, Robredo, Hrbaty, Haas and Massu all playing :lol:

Don't scare me like that!!! It'll be such a waste of a tournament if that happens!