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sseemiller
02-24-2004, 07:32 PM
Here's all the ATP media info for both events for Tuesday:


Costa Do Sauipe

RESULTS - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2004
Singles - First Round
(Q)J Monaco (ARG) d (2)N Massu (CHI) 64 62
R Gasquet (FRA) d (WC)F Ferreiro (BRA) 60 76(5)
D Ferrer (ESP) d N Lapentti (ECU) 64 52 ret. (heat)
G Blanco (ESP) d D Sanchez (ESP) 63 76
(8)J Chela (ARG) d F Saretta (BRA) 62 62
L Horna (PER) d (WC)P Braga (BRA) 63 62
(Q)F Verdasco (ESP) d G Canas (ARG) 61 10 ret. (heat)
(4)A Calleri (ARG) d A Portas (ESP) 61 63
T Behrend (GER) d (1)C Moya (ESP) 63 63
(Q)F Squillari (ARG) d (Q)J Lisnard (FRA) 62 75
J Acasuso (ARG) d C Rochus (BEL) 63 64
(3)G Kuerten (BRA) d O Hernandez (ESP) 36 62 63

Doubles - First Round
(WC)Ferreiro/Melo d Ferrer/Ramirez Hidalgo 67 75 63
(2)Aspelin/Bertolini vs Gaudio/Roitman 62 35 to finish Wednesday

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 - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2004
Center Court starts 2:30 PM
(Q)F Verdasco (ESP) vs (4)A Calleri (ARG)
J Acasuso (ARG) vs F Volandri (ITA)
Not before 6:00 PM
T Behrend (GER) vs R Ramirez-Hidalgo (ESP)
(3)G Kuerten (BRA) vs R Gasquet (FRA)

Court 1 starts 2:30 PM
A Montanes (ESP) vs G Blanco (ESP)
(Q)F Squillari (ARG) vs (7)G Gaudio (ARG)
(8)JI Chela (ARG) vs D Ferrer (ESP)
Bowen/Fisher vs Sa/Saretta

Court 2 starts 2:30 PM
Arnold/Hood vs Lopez Moron/Portas
L Horna (PER) vs (Q)J Monaco (ARG)
Browne/Calleri vs Kerr/Perry
Gaudio/Roitman vs Aspelin/Bertolini

ATP MEDIA NOTES - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2004

TOP SEEDS MOYA & MASSU KNOCKED OUT

Top seed Carlos Moya suffered a shock 6-3, 6-3 loss to German Tomas Behrend in the first round of the Brasil Open in Costa Do Sauipe on Tuesday. Moya, who had reached three finals in his three 2004 appearances leading into the event, slipped to 0-2 in career meetings with Behrend.

Fast-rising 19-year-old Argentine qualifier Juan Monaco continued his impressive clay swing when he upset second seed Nicolas Massu 6-4, 6-2. Monaco made his ATP debut in Buenos Aires last week and defeated Nicolas Lapentti and Juan Ignacio Chela en route to the quarterfinals, where he took eventual champion Guillermo Coria to three sets.

Gustavo Kuerten rallied from a set down to beat Spaniard Oscar Hernandez 3-6, 6-2 6-3, improving to 10-4 on the season. Kuerten, who is chasing his 20th career title this week, won the Costa Do Sauipe title on hard court in 2002. Kuerten has not won a clay court title since 2001, when he won five clay titles, including a third Roland Garros crown.

Fourth seed Agustin Calleri enjoyed a 6-1, 6-3 win over Spaniard Albert Portas. Calleri improved to 7-4 on the season.

Eighth seed Juan Ignacio Chela, still looking for his first quarterfinal showing of the clay swing, defeated Brazilian Flavio Saretta 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the second round.

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID
Massu: "I think it was a very strange match. I never felt good on court. I dehydrated during the match. It never happened to me before. I am always strong, but after the fifth game I was out. I never had strength. I played badly my serve and my forehand today."

Monaco: "It is something very important for me. I passed the qualies and have a lot of matches under my belt and I’m with good rhythm. It is very important to beat the No. 2 seed here. I played a very even match and I am very happy. I feel a bit tired and it is very hot here.”

Moya: "My ankle still hurts a bit and it is now three days that I have a bleeding blister on my left foot. I have had them before so I should not be concerned about it, but still I have to take care of it. He played solid with not many mistakes and there is not much I could do today, knowing I played way below my normal level."

Calleri: "I am very happy with the way I played. It is good to win again and be in the second round. I love this swing and I hope I can do well here and repeat in Acapulco next year."

Kuerten: "It was a very difficult match. I would not have won without the help of the crowd. If this match would have been elsewhere I would have probably lost. It has been unbelievable… I felt the four days I have been sick and it took time to get some rhythm. Once I got it I played really good and I am confident I can do good here at home."

Audio clips in Spanish are available at http://www.atptennis.com/en/audio/



WEDNESDAY MATCHES

Juan Monaco continues his extraordinary run during the clay swing when he plays Peru’s Luis Horna in the second round. Monaco made his ATP debut in Buenos Aires last week when given a wild card. He responded by reaching the quarterfinals and this week he won three qualifying matches to make the main draw before upsetting second seed Nicolas Massu in the first round. Monaco, who will turn 20 on March 29, won two qualifying matches in Vina del Mar in the first week of the clay swing. In the first week of the year he won the Sao Paulo Challenger.

Gustavo Kuerten is the highest seed remaining in the draw and on Wednesday will meet talented French teenager Richard Gasquet. Kuerten reached the Vina del Mar final (l. to Gonzalez) but last week lost to David Ferrer in the first round of Buenos Aires.

Seventh seed and Vina del Mar quarterfinalist Gaston Gaudio will look to level his head-to-head series with Franco Squillari (who currently leads 3-2) when they meet.


Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs Agustin Calleri (ARG) - First Meeting

Verdasco FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 1-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: November 15, 1983
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 105T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 108



Calleri FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
SF: Doha (l Escude);
YTD W-L: 7-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: September 14, 1976
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 34T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 21



Jose Acasuso (ARG) vs Filippo Volandri (ITA) Volandri Leads 1-0
03 Biella CH (Italy) Clay F Filippo Volandri 2-6 7-6(4) 6-4

Acasuso FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
SF: Buenos Aires (l Moya);
YTD W-L: 5-3
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: October 20, 1982
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 54T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 92



Volandri FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
QF: Vina del Mar (l Kuerten);
YTD W-L: 5-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: September 5, 1981
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 54T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 43



Tomas Behrend (GER) vs Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP Ramirez Hidalgo Leads 1-0
01 Brasilia-2 CH (Brazil) Clay QF Tomas Behrend 6-4 6-4
04 Vina del Mar (Chile) Clay R32 Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo 6-1 3-6 6-3

Behrend FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 1-3
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: December 12, 1974
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 135T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 103



Ramirez Hidalgo FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 2-5
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: January 6, 1978
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 100T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 80



Albert Montanes (ESP) vs Galo Blanco (ESP) Montanes Leads 1-0
02 Rome TMS (Italy) Clay R64 Albert Montanes 6-2 6-4
02 San Marino CH (San Marino) Clay R32 Galo Blanco 7-6(3) 6-3

Montanes FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 1-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: November 26, 1980
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 118T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 117



Blanco FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 3-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: October 8, 1976
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 81T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 87



Franco Squillari (ARG) vs Gaston Gaudio (ARG) Squillari Leads 3-2
99 Buenos Aires CH (Argentina) Clay SF Franco Squillari 7-6(4) 6-4
00 Braunschweig CH (Germany) Clay F Gaston Gaudio 6-4 6-7(2) 6-4
00 Gstaad (Switzerland) Clay QF Gaston Gaudio 6-1 4-1 ret
00 Stuttgart Outdoor (Germany) Clay F Franco Squillari 6-2 3-6 4-6 6-4 6-2
00 Cincinnati (U.S.A.) Hard R64 Franco Squillari 6-7(4) 7-5 6-0
01 Hamburg TMS (Germany) Clay R16 Franco Squillari 6-4 6-3
02 Gstaad (Switzerland) Clay R32 Gaston Gaudio 2-6 6-1 6-4

Squillari FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

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



Gaudio FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
QF: Vina del Mar (l Sanchez);
YTD W-L: 5-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: December 9, 1978
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 54T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 34



Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) vs David Ferrer (ESP) - First Meeting

Chela FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 4-5
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: August 30, 1979
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 64
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 41

Ferrer FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
QF: Buenos Aires (l Acasuso);
YTD W-L: 5-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: April 2, 1982
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 54T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 67

Luis Horna (PER) vs Juan Monaco (ARG) - First Meeting

Horna FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 2-6
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: September 14, 1980
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 105T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 68



Monaco FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
QF: Buenos Aires (l Coria);
YTD W-L: 3-1
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: March 29, 1984
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 100T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 184



Gustavo Kuerten (BRA) vs Richard Gasquet (FRA) - First Meeting

Kuerten FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
F: Vina del Mar (l Gonzalez); SF: Auckland (l Hrbaty);
YTD W-L: 10-4
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

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


RESULTS - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Singles - First Round
A Martin (ESP) d (3) P Srichaphan (THA) 16 63 62
S Sargsian (ARM) d F Santoro (FRA) 75 76(4)
J Nieminen (FIN) d N Escude (FRA) 46 64 76(2)
F Gonzalez (CHI) d K Kucera (SVK) 46 76(5) Ret. (flu)
(8-WC) M Safin (RUS) d (Q) F Mayer (GER) 63 64
(7) A Clement (FRA) d G Ivanisevic (CRO) 62 67(4) 64

Doubles - First Round
Knowle/Vanhoudt d Cibulec/Pala 46 76(2) 62
(2) Damm/Suk d (WC) Benneteau/Mahut 64 67(10) 63
(WC) Bachelot/De Chaunac d A. Martin/O. Rochus 76(1) 76(7)
(3) Hanley/Zimonjic d (Alt.) Guez/Hilaire 63 61

ORDER OF PLAY - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25
Centre Court - 11 am
D Sanguinetti (ITA) vs (Q) M Rosset (SUI)
(WC) C Saulnier (FRA) vs (Q) J Knowle (AUT)
(1) JC Ferrero (ESP) vs G Carraz (FRA)
A Pavel (ROM) vs (4) M Mirnyi (BLR)

7:30 pm
(6)A Costa (ESP) vs H Arazi (MAR)
N Davydenko (RUS) vs (WC-2) G Coria (ARG)

Court 1 - 1 pm
(SE) T Enqvist (SWE) vs R Soderling (SWE)
(1) Knowles/Nestor vs Bachelot/De Chaunac
D Hrbaty (SVK) vs (Q) N Mahut (FRA)
Erlich/Ram vs Carraz/Clement
Escude/Safin vs (3) Hanley/Zimonjic

ATP MEDIA NOTES – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24

NO. 7 CLEMENT AND NO. 8 SAFIN ADVANCE WHILE NO. 3 SRICHAPHAN FALLS IN OPENING ROUND

Third seed Paradorn Srichaphan, playing in Marseille for the first time, lost in the opening round for the second straight week, falling to Spaniard Alberto Martin 1-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Wild card and eighth seed Marat Safin defeated German qualifier Florian Mayer 6-3, 6-4 to win his first match (1-2) in Marseille. Safin twisted his right ankle when leading 4-2 in the second set (ATP trainer taped the ankle) but went on to win in 1 hour and 7 minutes. He served 14 aces without facing a single break point. Safin, who is 2nd in the INDESIT ATP 2004 Race after reaching the Australian Open final earlier this month, lost opening round matches in Marseille in 1999-2000. Safin was playing his first singles match since losing 11-9 in the fifth set to Max Mirnyi on Feb. 6 in the second rubber of the first round Davis Cup tie against Belarus.


French favorite and seventh seed Arnaud Clement outlasted Goran Ivanisevic 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-4 in the final match on Tuesday. It was Ivanisevic's third tournament of the season, having lost in the second round in Milan and the first round in Rotterdam. Clement, who comes from nearby Aix-en-Provence, reached his first career ATP final in Marseille five years ago (l. to Santoro).

Nicolas Escude, a Marseille finalist two years ago (l. to Enqvist) and semifinalist last year, lost to Jarkko Nieminen 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(2). Nieminen defeated Escude, who was serving for the match at 5-4 in the third set, for the second time in as many meetings.

Fabrice Santoro, one of three former champions in the field (Enqvist, Rosset), lost in the opening round to Sargis Sargsian 7-5, 7-6(4). Sargsian avenged his opening round loss to the Frenchman in Marseille two years ago.


WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID
A. Martin: "This is a very important win for me because I hadn't been playing well the last few weeks. To beat the 13th-ranked player indoors gives me a lot of confidence."

Srichaphan (still suffering from a left ankle sprain sustained at the Australian Open): "I won the first set very easily and everything seemed to be going my way. But it suddenly turned around and he started to play better and move better. I am disappointed because I like it here and it seemed like the crowd wanted to see more of me."

Escude: "I let him get back into the match and then I was unable to raise my level. I'm pretty disappointed but he played well when I served for the match, I only put first serves in and he passed me four times. In the tie-break I got angry for a questionable call on the first point. This is only a setback, I've been playing on the circuit for only two months after the injury and I won my first event (Doha) without losing a set, which was totally unexpected. I will continue my training program with (new coach) Thierry (Champion) and I look forward to my next tournaments, the (ATP) Masters Series in Indian Wells and Miami."

Safin: "I've been resting the last two weeks after Davis Cup, I did not play the last day there. I think the ankle is O.K. but I will now go and make sure with the trainer. He's quite a tough opponent. He's young and I had never seen him. I did not know how he played. He's got quite good tennis indoors and is very dangerous and he can be very good player in the future, so for a first round I am satisfied."

Clement: "I played a bad tie-break but I was happy with the rest of the match, serving well and varying the pace. His serve is as good as before, and I don't know how many aces he hit. Maybe he's more irregular from the baseline and not as sharp at the net."

Ivanisevic: "This is the best match I have played these three tournaments. I almost beat him so I think I can play with anybody."

WEDNESDAY MATCHES

Top seed Juan Carlos Ferrero, who moved up to No. 2 in the INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking after reaching the final in Rotterdam on Sunday, plays his first round match against Frenchman Gregory Carraz. In their only previous meeting in the quarterfinals of Bangkok last September, Ferrero won in a third set tie-break en route to the final. Carraz was the last direct entry into the main draw.


No. 2 seed Guillermo Coria, who captured his first ATP title of the season on Sunday in Buenos Aires (d. Moya), took a late wild card into the tournament and he will make his Marseille debut against Russian Nikolay Davydenko. This is Coria's first indoor tournament of the season. Earlier this month in Morocco, he did win both of his Davis Cup matches indoor to lead Argentina to a 5-0 first round victory.

No. 4 seed Max Mirnyi, who helped his native Belarus beat Russia 3-2 in Davis Cup action earlier this month, takes on Andrei Pavel in the first round. The giant from Minsk reached the Rotterdam semifinals last week, losing to Ferrero in a third set tie-break.

Three-time Open 13 champion Thomas Enqvist earned a special exempt entry into the main draw by virtue of reaching the Memphis semifinals last week, beating world No. 2 Andy Roddick. Enqvist has an impressive 16-2 record in Marseille. He plays countryman Robin Soderling in the first round.

Marc Rosset, the oldest player in the singles draw at 33, makes his 2004 ATP main draw debut against Davide Sanguinetti of Italy. Rosset, a winner of 15 career titles, captured the Marseille title three times (1993-94, 2000) and he has a 23-4 career record in the tournament.

Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) vs Gregory Carraz (FRA) Ferrero Leads 1-0
03 Bangkok (Thailand) Hard QF Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-4 3-6 7-6(2)

Ferrero FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
F: Rotterdam (l Hewitt); SF: Australian Open (l Federer);
YTD W-L: 9-3
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 11
Date of Birth: February 12, 1980
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 3
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 2
* As of February 23, 2004

Carraz FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
SF: Milan (l Dupuis); QF: Auckland (l Nadal);
YTD W-L: 5-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: April 9, 1975
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 46T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 55
* As of February 23, 2004

Thomas Enqvist (SWE) vs Robin Soderling (SWE) Enqvist Leads 1-0
01 Stockholm (Sweden) Hard R16 Thomas Enqvist 7-5 6-3

Enqvist FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
SF: Memphis (l Kiefer);
YTD W-L: 7-3
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 19
Date of Birth: March 13, 1974
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 27T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 64
* As of February 23, 2004

Soderling FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 2-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: August 14, 1984
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 78T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 57
* As of February 23, 2004

Albert Costa (ESP) vs Hicham Arazi (MAR) Costa Leads 5-2
95 Casablanca (Morocco) Clay R32 Albert Costa 3-6 6-3 6-3
96 Rosmalen (The Netherlands) Grass R32 Hicham Arazi 1-6 7-6(5) 7-6(7)
98 Sydney (Australia) Hard R32 Albert Costa 6-3 6-4
99 Dubai (U.A.E.) Hard R32 Albert Costa 6-3 6-2
99 Kitzbuhel (Austria) Clay R16 Albert Costa 6-2 6-4
99 Stuttgart Indoor (Germany) Hard R64 Albert Costa 7-5 2-6 6-3
04 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R32 Hicham Arazi 2-6 7-6(2) 6-2 6-1

Costa FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 3-3
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 12
Date of Birth: June 25, 1975
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 52T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 23
* As of February 23, 2004

Arazi FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
QF: Australian Open (l Ferrero);
YTD W-L: 5-3
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: October 19, 1973
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 14T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 38
* As of February 23, 2004

Dominik Hrbaty (SVK) vs Nicolas Mahut (FRA) First Meeting

Hrbaty FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
W: Adelaide (d Llodra); Auckland (d Nadal);
YTD W-L: 12-2
YTD Titles: 2
Career Titles: 5
Date of Birth: January 4, 1978
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 7
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 44
* As of February 23, 2004

Mahut FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 0-1
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: January 21, 1982
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 165T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 98
* As of February 23, 2004

Cyril Saulnier (FRA) vs Julian Knowle (AUT) First Meeting

Saulnier FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
QF: Adelaide (l Hrbaty); San Jose (l Kendrick);
YTD W-L: 6-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: August 16, 1975
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 42T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 69
* As of February 23, 2004

Knowle FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 1-1
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: April 29, 1974
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 118T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 229
* As of February 23, 2004

Andrei Pavel (ROM) vs Max Mirnyi (BLR) Series Tied 1-1
01 Cincinnati TMS (USA) Hard R32 Max Mirnyi 6-1 6-1
04 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R128 Andrei Pavel 6-7(2) 6-3 6-2 7-6(2)

Pavel FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 5-3
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 3
Date of Birth: January 27, 1974
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 30T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 54
* As of February 23, 2004

Mirnyi FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
SF: Rotterdam (l Ferrero);
YTD W-L: 6-3
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: July 6, 1977
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 45
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 28
* As of February 23, 2004

Davide Sanguinetti (ITA) vs Marc Rosset (SUI) Rosset Leads 1-0
01 Milan-1 Challenger (Italy) Carpet R32 Marc Rosset 6-4 4-6 7-6(8)

Sanguinetti FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 1-3
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: August 25, 1972
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 115T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 111
* As of February 23, 2004

Rosset FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 0-0
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 15
Date of Birth: November 7, 1970
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: N/A
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 122
* As of February 23, 2004

Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) vs Guillermo Coria (ARG) First Meeting

Davydenko FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 2-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: June 2, 1981
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 74T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 53
* As of February 23, 2004

Coria FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
W: Buenos Aires (d Moya);
YTD W-L: 8-1
YTD Titles: 1
Career Titles: 7
Date of Birth: January 13, 1982
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 23T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 4
* As of February 23, 2004

Marseille

RESULTS - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Singles - First Round
A Martin (ESP) d (3) P Srichaphan (THA) 16 63 62
S Sargsian (ARM) d F Santoro (FRA) 75 76(4)
J Nieminen (FIN) d N Escude (FRA) 46 64 76(2)
F Gonzalez (CHI) d K Kucera (SVK) 46 76(5) Ret. (flu)
(8-WC) M Safin (RUS) d (Q) F Mayer (GER) 63 64
(7) A Clement (FRA) d G Ivanisevic (CRO) 62 67(4) 64

Doubles - First Round
Knowle/Vanhoudt d Cibulec/Pala 46 76(2) 62
(2) Damm/Suk d (WC) Benneteau/Mahut 64 67(10) 63
(WC) Bachelot/De Chaunac d A. Martin/O. Rochus 76(1) 76(7)
(3) Hanley/Zimonjic d (Alt.) Guez/Hilaire 63 61

ORDER OF PLAY - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25
Centre Court - 11 am
D Sanguinetti (ITA) vs (Q) M Rosset (SUI)
(WC) C Saulnier (FRA) vs (Q) J Knowle (AUT)
(1) JC Ferrero (ESP) vs G Carraz (FRA)
A Pavel (ROM) vs (4) M Mirnyi (BLR)

7:30 pm
(6)A Costa (ESP) vs H Arazi (MAR)
N Davydenko (RUS) vs (WC-2) G Coria (ARG)

Court 1 - 1 pm
(SE) T Enqvist (SWE) vs R Soderling (SWE)
(1) Knowles/Nestor vs Bachelot/De Chaunac
D Hrbaty (SVK) vs (Q) N Mahut (FRA)
Erlich/Ram vs Carraz/Clement
Escude/Safin vs (3) Hanley/Zimonjic

ATP MEDIA NOTES – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24

NO. 7 CLEMENT AND NO. 8 SAFIN ADVANCE WHILE NO. 3 SRICHAPHAN FALLS IN OPENING ROUND

Third seed Paradorn Srichaphan, playing in Marseille for the first time, lost in the opening round for the second straight week, falling to Spaniard Alberto Martin 1-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Wild card and eighth seed Marat Safin defeated German qualifier Florian Mayer 6-3, 6-4 to win his first match (1-2) in Marseille. Safin twisted his right ankle when leading 4-2 in the second set (ATP trainer taped the ankle) but went on to win in 1 hour and 7 minutes. He served 14 aces without facing a single break point. Safin, who is 2nd in the INDESIT ATP 2004 Race after reaching the Australian Open final earlier this month, lost opening round matches in Marseille in 1999-2000. Safin was playing his first singles match since losing 11-9 in the fifth set to Max Mirnyi on Feb. 6 in the second rubber of the first round Davis Cup tie against Belarus.


French favorite and seventh seed Arnaud Clement outlasted Goran Ivanisevic 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-4 in the final match on Tuesday. It was Ivanisevic's third tournament of the season, having lost in the second round in Milan and the first round in Rotterdam. Clement, who comes from nearby Aix-en-Provence, reached his first career ATP final in Marseille five years ago (l. to Santoro).

Nicolas Escude, a Marseille finalist two years ago (l. to Enqvist) and semifinalist last year, lost to Jarkko Nieminen 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(2). Nieminen defeated Escude, who was serving for the match at 5-4 in the third set, for the second time in as many meetings.

Fabrice Santoro, one of three former champions in the field (Enqvist, Rosset), lost in the opening round to Sargis Sargsian 7-5, 7-6(4). Sargsian avenged his opening round loss to the Frenchman in Marseille two years ago.


WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID
A. Martin: "This is a very important win for me because I hadn't been playing well the last few weeks. To beat the 13th-ranked player indoors gives me a lot of confidence."

Srichaphan (still suffering from a left ankle sprain sustained at the Australian Open): "I won the first set very easily and everything seemed to be going my way. But it suddenly turned around and he started to play better and move better. I am disappointed because I like it here and it seemed like the crowd wanted to see more of me."

Escude: "I let him get back into the match and then I was unable to raise my level. I'm pretty disappointed but he played well when I served for the match, I only put first serves in and he passed me four times. In the tie-break I got angry for a questionable call on the first point. This is only a setback, I've been playing on the circuit for only two months after the injury and I won my first event (Doha) without losing a set, which was totally unexpected. I will continue my training program with (new coach) Thierry (Champion) and I look forward to my next tournaments, the (ATP) Masters Series in Indian Wells and Miami."

Safin: "I've been resting the last two weeks after Davis Cup, I did not play the last day there. I think the ankle is O.K. but I will now go and make sure with the trainer. He's quite a tough opponent. He's young and I had never seen him. I did not know how he played. He's got quite good tennis indoors and is very dangerous and he can be very good player in the future, so for a first round I am satisfied."

Clement: "I played a bad tie-break but I was happy with the rest of the match, serving well and varying the pace. His serve is as good as before, and I don't know how many aces he hit. Maybe he's more irregular from the baseline and not as sharp at the net."

Ivanisevic: "This is the best match I have played these three tournaments. I almost beat him so I think I can play with anybody."

WEDNESDAY MATCHES

Top seed Juan Carlos Ferrero, who moved up to No. 2 in the INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking after reaching the final in Rotterdam on Sunday, plays his first round match against Frenchman Gregory Carraz. In their only previous meeting in the quarterfinals of Bangkok last September, Ferrero won in a third set tie-break en route to the final. Carraz was the last direct entry into the main draw.


No. 2 seed Guillermo Coria, who captured his first ATP title of the season on Sunday in Buenos Aires (d. Moya), took a late wild card into the tournament and he will make his Marseille debut against Russian Nikolay Davydenko. This is Coria's first indoor tournament of the season. Earlier this month in Morocco, he did win both of his Davis Cup matches indoor to lead Argentina to a 5-0 first round victory.

No. 4 seed Max Mirnyi, who helped his native Belarus beat Russia 3-2 in Davis Cup action earlier this month, takes on Andrei Pavel in the first round. The giant from Minsk reached the Rotterdam semifinals last week, losing to Ferrero in a third set tie-break.

Three-time Open 13 champion Thomas Enqvist earned a special exempt entry into the main draw by virtue of reaching the Memphis semifinals last week, beating world No. 2 Andy Roddick. Enqvist has an impressive 16-2 record in Marseille. He plays countryman Robin Soderling in the first round.

Marc Rosset, the oldest player in the singles draw at 33, makes his 2004 ATP main draw debut against Davide Sanguinetti of Italy. Rosset, a winner of 15 career titles, captured the Marseille title three times (1993-94, 2000) and he has a 23-4 career record in the tournament.

Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) vs Gregory Carraz (FRA) Ferrero Leads 1-0
03 Bangkok (Thailand) Hard QF Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-4 3-6 7-6(2)

Ferrero FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
F: Rotterdam (l Hewitt); SF: Australian Open (l Federer);
YTD W-L: 9-3
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 11
Date of Birth: February 12, 1980
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 3
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 2
* As of February 23, 2004

Carraz FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
SF: Milan (l Dupuis); QF: Auckland (l Nadal);
YTD W-L: 5-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: April 9, 1975
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 46T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 55
* As of February 23, 2004

Thomas Enqvist (SWE) vs Robin Soderling (SWE) Enqvist Leads 1-0
01 Stockholm (Sweden) Hard R16 Thomas Enqvist 7-5 6-3

Enqvist FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
SF: Memphis (l Kiefer);
YTD W-L: 7-3
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 19
Date of Birth: March 13, 1974
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 27T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 64
* As of February 23, 2004

Soderling FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 2-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: August 14, 1984
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 78T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 57
* As of February 23, 2004

Albert Costa (ESP) vs Hicham Arazi (MAR) Costa Leads 5-2
95 Casablanca (Morocco) Clay R32 Albert Costa 3-6 6-3 6-3
96 Rosmalen (The Netherlands) Grass R32 Hicham Arazi 1-6 7-6(5) 7-6(7)
98 Sydney (Australia) Hard R32 Albert Costa 6-3 6-4
99 Dubai (U.A.E.) Hard R32 Albert Costa 6-3 6-2
99 Kitzbuhel (Austria) Clay R16 Albert Costa 6-2 6-4
99 Stuttgart Indoor (Germany) Hard R64 Albert Costa 7-5 2-6 6-3
04 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R32 Hicham Arazi 2-6 7-6(2) 6-2 6-1

Costa FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 3-3
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 12
Date of Birth: June 25, 1975
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 52T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 23
* As of February 23, 2004

Arazi FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
QF: Australian Open (l Ferrero);
YTD W-L: 5-3
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: October 19, 1973
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 14T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 38
* As of February 23, 2004

Dominik Hrbaty (SVK) vs Nicolas Mahut (FRA) First Meeting

Hrbaty FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
W: Adelaide (d Llodra); Auckland (d Nadal);
YTD W-L: 12-2
YTD Titles: 2
Career Titles: 5
Date of Birth: January 4, 1978
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 7
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 44
* As of February 23, 2004

Mahut FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 0-1
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: January 21, 1982
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 165T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 98
* As of February 23, 2004

Cyril Saulnier (FRA) vs Julian Knowle (AUT) First Meeting

Saulnier FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
QF: Adelaide (l Hrbaty); San Jose (l Kendrick);
YTD W-L: 6-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: August 16, 1975
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 42T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 69
* As of February 23, 2004

Knowle FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 1-1
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: April 29, 1974
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 118T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 229
* As of February 23, 2004

Andrei Pavel (ROM) vs Max Mirnyi (BLR) Series Tied 1-1
01 Cincinnati TMS (USA) Hard R32 Max Mirnyi 6-1 6-1
04 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R128 Andrei Pavel 6-7(2) 6-3 6-2 7-6(2)

Pavel FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 5-3
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 3
Date of Birth: January 27, 1974
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 30T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 54
* As of February 23, 2004

Mirnyi FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
SF: Rotterdam (l Ferrero);
YTD W-L: 6-3
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: July 6, 1977
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 45
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 28
* As of February 23, 2004

Davide Sanguinetti (ITA) vs Marc Rosset (SUI) Rosset Leads 1-0
01 Milan-1 Challenger (Italy) Carpet R32 Marc Rosset 6-4 4-6 7-6(8)

Sanguinetti FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 1-3
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: August 25, 1972
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 115T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 111
* As of February 23, 2004

Rosset FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 0-0
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 15
Date of Birth: November 7, 1970
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: N/A
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 122
* As of February 23, 2004

Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) vs Guillermo Coria (ARG) First Meeting

Davydenko FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 2-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: June 2, 1981
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 74T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 53
* As of February 23, 2004

Coria FastFacts:
2004 Highlights:
W: Buenos Aires (d Moya);
YTD W-L: 8-1
YTD Titles: 1
Career Titles: 7
Date of Birth: January 13, 1982
INDESIT ATP 2004 Race: 23T
INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking: 4
* As of February 23, 2004

CBodom
02-24-2004, 07:51 PM
thanks :)

Frodo Baggins
02-24-2004, 08:30 PM
Too Much Time on your hand or what :shock: Even I couldn't type all that :o (Question)? Do Your Fingers Hurt? Susan? :shock:

sseemiller
02-24-2004, 09:03 PM
It's all copy and paste. If it's not appreciated, just let me know, and I won't post them. As you say, no need to do extra work. But I love reading this stuff. :mrgreen: But if it's annoying to folks, I won't do it. I'll keep it to myself. :lol:

bcaz
02-24-2004, 09:12 PM
Thank you very much, Susan! Those of us living in the USA suffer from a general lack of tennis coverage. Your efforts are very welcome here.

BC

sseemiller
02-24-2004, 09:16 PM
Thanks, bcaz. I get these e-mail updates every day, and will post them here if they are wanted, and to the extent I have time. On some days I may not have time.

If they aren't wanted, well I won't post them. Simple as that. I mean it does take time for me to copy and paste them over here. But if folks are going to react negatively to it, I won't do it. Why bother? But otherwise, I'm happy to do it.

Susan :mrgreen:

Frodo Baggins
02-24-2004, 10:42 PM
It's Ok susan: :)

gustavo33
02-25-2004, 05:46 AM
watching guga and gasquet hitting a backhand is like looking into a mirror...

CBodom
02-25-2004, 06:36 AM
i like the updates suz information like that is hard to find in usa

norcal
02-25-2004, 08:47 AM
Keep the updates coming. My work has firewalls that don't allow me to check any tennis news so it is appreciated!