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02-23-2004, 07:04 PM
RESULTS - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2004
Singles - First Round
A Montanes (ESP) d (5)M Zabaleta (ARG) 64 61
F Volandri (ITA) d (6)F Mantilla (ESP) 62 62
(7)G Gaudio (ARG) d (WC)R Mello (BRA) 62 64
R Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) d H Levy (ISR) 64 76(3)

Doubles - First Round
(3)Garcia/Prieto d Hernandez/Horna 64 67(4) 76(7)
Behrend/Friedl d (WC)Daniel/Simoni 16 61 61
Fyrstenberg/Matkowski d Chela/Massu 46 61 76(4)



DRAWS
For the Brasil Open singles draw, go to: <http://www.atptennis.com/posting/2004/533/MDS.pdf>
For the Brasil Open doubles draw, go to: <http://www.atptennis.com/posting/2004/533/MDD.pdf>



ORDER OF PLAY - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2004
Centre Court start 2:30 PM
(Q)J Monaco (ARG) vs (2)N Massu (CHI)
(8)J Chela (ARG) vs F Saretta (BRA)
Not before 6:00 PM
(1)C Moya (ESP) vs T Behrend (GER)
Not before 8:30 PM
(3)G Kuerten (BRA) vs O Hernandez (ESP)

Court 1 start 2:30 PM
R Gasquet (FRA) vs (WC)F Ferreiro (BRA)
(WC)P Braga (BRA) vs L Horna (PER)
A Portas (ESP) vs (4)A Calleri (ARG)
Ferrer/Ramirez Hidalgo vs (WC)Ferreiro/Melo

Court 2 start 2:30 PM
D Ferrer (ESP) vs N Lapentti (ECU)
G Canas (ARG) vs (Q)F Verdasco (ESP)
(Q)F Squillari (ARG) vs (Q)J Lisnard (FRA)
C Rochus (BEL) vs J Acasuso (ARG)

Court 3 start 2:30 PM
D Sanchez (ESP) vs G Blanco (ESP)
Not before 3:30 PM
Gaudio/Roitman vs (2)Aspelin/Bertolini



ATP MEDIA NOTES - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2004

GAUDIO ADVANCES AS FELLOW SEEDS FALL

Seventh seed Gaston Gaudio avoided the fate of fellow seeds Mariano Zabaleta and Felix Mantilla when he defeated Brazilian wild card Ricardo Mello 6-2, 6-4 to reach the second round of the Brasil Open in Costa do Sauipe on Monday.

Zabaleta, seeded fifth, suffered a heavy 6-4, 6-1 loss to Spaniard Albert Montanes, who claimed his first match win in five attempts this season.

Italian Filippo Volandri, a recent quarterfinalist in Vina del Mar, defeated eighth seed Felix Mantilla 6-2, 6-2. Mantilla began the year by reaching the Chennai quarterfinals but he has now lost his past three matches.

Spaniard Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo claimed his second win from seven matches this season when he defeated Israeli Harel Levy 6-4, 7-6(3).


WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID
Montanes: “It was a surprising match. I played very solid but I did not expect Zabaleta to miss so many balls. That’s why the result was four and one."

Zabaleta: "I was very tired today after playing in Buenos Aires and getting here very late.”

Squillari: (On winning through qualifying) "I have been playing pretty well since I am one of the players that has played more matches on clay this season. I have played five matches in Vina, three in Buenos Aires and here I have already played three qualifying matches. I have a lot of confidence and I am sure I will soon win a tournament. This is doing good to my game since I needed to play matches and the fact of playing qualies is helping me a lot with my confidence and I realize that I can win matches."



TUESDAY MATCHES

Top seed Carlos Moya begins his quest to reach a fourth consecutive final this season when he opens his campaign against German Tomas Behrend, who defeated the Spaniard in their only career meeting in Stuttgart last year. Moya won Chennai in the first week of the year and has reached finals in Sydney and Buenos Aires in his other two tournaments this year.

Second seed Nicolas Massu faces a tough first-round match against fast-rising Argentine Juan Monaco, who last week defeated Nicolas Lapentti and Juan Ignacio Chela en route to the Buenos Aires quarterfinals, where he pushed eventual champion Guillermo Coria to three sets. Monaco won the Sao Paulo Challenger in the first week of the year.

Gustavo Kuerten, 9-4 on the season, meets Spaniard Oscar Hernandez after a mixed run in the first two weeks of the clay season. Kuerten reached the Vina del Mar final (l. to Gonzalez) but last week lost in the first round in Buenos Aires. Hernandez is 1-3 on the season.


HEAD TO HEADS
Carlos Moya (ESP) vs Tomas Behrend (GER) Behrend Leads 1-0
03 Stuttgart (Germany) Clay R32 Tomas Behrend 7-6(5) 7-6(2)

Moya FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
W: Chennai (d Srichaphan); F: Sydney (l Hewitt); Buenos Aires (l Coria);
YTD W-L: 13-2
YTD Titles: 1
Career Titles: 15
Date of Birth: August 27, 1976
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 8
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 7
* As of February 23, 2004

Behrend FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 0-3
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: December 12, 1974
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 135T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 103
* As of February 23, 2004



Christophe Rochus (BEL) vs Jose Acasuso (ARG) Acasuso Leads 1-0
02 Szczecin CH (Poland) Clay R32 Jose Acasuso 6-1 7-5

Rochus FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 0-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: December 15, 1978
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 118T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 113
* As of February 23, 2004

Acasuso FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
SF: Buenos Aires (l Moya);
YTD W-L: 4-3
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: October 20, 1982
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 54T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 92
* As of February 23, 2004



Gustavo Kuerten (BRA) vs Oscar Hernandez (ESP) - First Meeting

Kuerten FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
F: Vina del Mar (l Gonzalez); SF: Auckland (l Hrbaty);
YTD W-L: 9-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 19
Date of Birth: September 10, 1976
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 14T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 17
* As of February 23, 2004

Hernandez FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 1-3
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: April 10, 1978
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 115T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 90
* As of February 23, 2004

Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs Franco Ferreiro (BRA) - First Meeting

Gasquet FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
SF: Buenos Aires (l Coria);
YTD W-L: 3-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: June 18, 1986
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 54T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 85
* As of February 23, 2004

Ferreiro FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 0-0
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: July 1, 1984
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: N/A
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 242
* As of February 23, 2004

Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) vs Flavio Saretta (BRA) Series Tied 0-0
98 Brazil F2 (Brazil) Hard F Juan Ignacio Chela 7-5 6-1

Chela FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 3-5
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: August 30, 1979
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 64
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 41
* As of February 23, 2004

Saretta FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
SF: Vina del Mar (l Gonzalez);
YTD W-L: 4-3
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: June 28, 1980
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 54T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 45
* As of February 23, 2004

David Ferrer (ESP) vs Nicolas Lapentti (ECU) - First Meeting

Ferrer FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
QF: Buenos Aires (l Acasuso);
YTD W-L: 4-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: April 2, 1982
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 54T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 67
* As of February 23, 2004

Lapentti FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 2-5
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 5
Date of Birth: August 13, 1976
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 78T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 63
* As of February 23, 2004

Albert Portas (ESP) vs Agustin Calleri (ARG) Portas Leads 1-0
99 Umag (Croatia) Clay QF Albert Portas 7-5 2-6 6-4

Portas FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 0-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: November 15, 1973
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 118T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 86
* As of February 23, 2004

Calleri FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
SF: Doha (l Escude);
YTD W-L: 6-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: September 14, 1976
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 34T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 21
* As of February 23, 2004

David Sanchez (ESP) vs Galo Blanco (ESP) Sanchez Leads 2-0
00 Umag (Croatia) Clay R16 David Sanchez 6-1 6-4
02 Bucharest (Romania) Clay QF David Sanchez 6-1 6-3
03 San Marino CH (San Marino) Clay QF David Sanchez 6-4 4-6 6-4
03 Szczecin CH (Poland) Clay R16 David Sanchez 1-6 7-6(5) 6-0

Sanchez FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
SF: Vina del Mar (l Kuerten);
YTD W-L: 6-5
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: April 20, 1978
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 39T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 56
* As of February 23, 2004

Blanco FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 2-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: October 8, 1976
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 81T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 87
* As of February 23, 2004

Pedro Braga (BRA) vs Luis Horna (PER) Horna Leads 2-0
98 Ecuador F2 (Ecuador) Clay R16 Luis Horna 6-3 6-3
99 Belo Horizonte CH (Brazil) Hard R16 Luis Horna 6-2 6-4

Braga FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 0-0
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: February 27, 1975
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: N/A
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 368
* As of February 23, 2004

Horna FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 1-6
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: September 14, 1980
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 105T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 68
* As of February 23, 2004

Franco Squillari (ARG) vs Jean-Rene Lisnard (FRA) - First Meeting

Squillari FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 2-2
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 3
Date of Birth: August 22, 1975
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 105T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 133
* As of February 23, 2004

Lisnard FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
QF: Chennai (l Robredo);
YTD W-L: 2-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: September 25, 1979
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 83T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 123
* As of February 23, 2004

Guillermo Canas (ARG) vs Fernando Verdasco (ESP) - First Meeting

Canas FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 3-3
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 3
Date of Birth: November 25, 1977
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 36
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 141
* As of February 23, 2004

Verdasco FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 0-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: November 15, 1983
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 105T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 108
* As of February 23, 2004

Juan Monaco (ARG) vs Nicolas Massu (CHI) - First Meeting

Monaco FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
QF: Buenos Aires (l Coria);
YTD W-L: 2-1
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: March 29, 1984
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 100T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 184
* As of February 23, 2004

Massu FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
QF: Vina del Mar (l Gonzalez); Buenos Aires (l Gasquet);
YTD W-L: 5-5
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 3
Date of Birth: October 10, 1979
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 54T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 13
* As of February 23, 2004

PureCarlosMoyaDrive
02-23-2004, 07:14 PM
Well, Moya's gonna win the tourney in the finals over Kuerten, so let's just end the convo there.....

CBodom
02-23-2004, 07:18 PM
they on same side of semis m9 :D

PureCarlosMoyaDrive
02-23-2004, 07:21 PM
they on same side of semis m9 :D

whatever, lol.

Vegito
08-22-2014, 07:59 AM
Wow, Zabaleta is retired years ago, being part of a TV program and is sub-captain of Davis Cup Argentina team, although now they will leave the charge.

jm1980
08-22-2014, 08:03 AM
Wow, Zabaleta is retired years ago, being part of a TV program and is sub-captain of Davis Cup Argentina team, although now they will leave the charge.

Epic thread bump :lol:

R_Federer
08-22-2014, 09:46 AM
When folks used to cheer for Carlos Moya on this forum lol.