2019 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament (Rotterdam Open) - General Discussion

Who gain the title?

  • Karen Khachanov

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Martin Klizan

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Jo-Willfried Tsonga

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other player

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    17
  • Poll closed .

Enceladus

Hall of Fame
#1
Category: ATP 500 (the first tournament of this category in the season)
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Date: 11 - 17 February
Edition: 46th
Surface: Hard
Environment: Indoors
Website: https://www.abnamrowtt.nl/en
Link to draw: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_ABN_AMRO_World_Tennis_Tournament_–_Singles#Draw
Last year final: Federer d. Dimitrov 6:2 6:2

Federer and Dimitrov will not take part in this year's event.

Seeds players:
  1. Kei Nishikori
  2. Karen Khachanov
  3. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  4. Milos Raonic
  5. Daniil Medvedev
  6. Lucas Pouille (Withdrew)
  7. Roberto Bautista Agut (Withdrew)
  8. David Goffin
  9. Nikoloz Basilashvili
  10. Denis Shapovalov
 
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Enceladus

Hall of Fame
#2
This players were originally registered for the tournament, but withdrew:
Alexander Zverev
Marin Cilic
Nick Kyrgios
Roberto Bautista Agut
Grigor Dimitrov
Kyle Edmund
Richard Gasquet
 

Red Rick

Talk Tennis Guru
#6
Entire field has evaporated.

Interested to see what ze young guns do now. Relatively easy points up for grabs.

Hope Nishikori is back flying again
 
#14
To replace RBA and Pouille, you mean?
Yeah, they moved Kohlie to another section and Albot disappeared after earning a SE with his SF at Sofia. Shapo also was shifted from the original draw that would have placed him where Copil and Gulbis are now. RBA withdrew early enough to make Basilashvili a “ #9” seed. Shapo is now a “ #10” seed after Pouille dropped out.
 
#15
Yeah, they moved Kohlie to another section and Albot disappeared after earning a SE with his SF at Sofia. Shapo also was shifted from the original draw that would have placed him where Copil and Gulbis are now. RBA withdrew early enough to make Basilashvili a “ #9” seed. Shapo is now a “ #10” seed after Pouille dropped out.
There's only one SE available in Rotterdam and it went to Herbert (best ranked amongst the ones who made SF this week). Albot was never in the draw. ;) And Kohlschreiber is still playing Raonic like in the original draw... Shapo was shifted because he is a seed now.
 
#16
There's only one SE available in Rotterdam and it went to Herbert (best ranked amongs the ones who made SF this week). Albot was never in the draw. ;)
Trust me, I saw his name on the drawsheet on Saturday at the ATP/WTA site. Herbert may have decided to exercise his SE status later on to short circuit his participation.
 
#17
^^^Also, @Walle , Herbert would not have needed SE if he hadn’t changed his plans and accept Rotterdam. His YE 2018 ranking was higher than the last DA (Kukushkin at #55; PHH finished #44, well within DA for Rotterdam).
 
#18
Trust me, I saw his name on the drawsheet on Saturday at the ATP/WTA site. Herbert may have decided to exercise his SE status later on to short circuit his participation.
That's not how it works. Also: Berrettini also would have gotten the SE spot before Albot (and he would have loved to take it, just check his Instagram). I don't know which draw you saw but this is the original one. ;)


Edit: Herbert's year end ranking was #55, not #44, two places behind Kukushkin. If RBA and Pouille had withdrawn ealier he would have been the last one to get in but they didn't so Kukushkin was the last direct entry.
 
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#19
That's not how it works. Also: Berrettini also would have gotten the SE spot before Albot (and he would have loved to take it, just check his Instagram). I don't know which draw you saw but this is the original one. ;)


Edit: Herbert was No.55 on the entry list, two places behind Kukushkin. If RBA and Pouille had withdrawn ealier he would have been the last one to get in but they didn't so Kukushkin was the last direct entry.
Apparently people that are paid for producing data at the ATP/WTA app I read are as confused and spread that to their subscribers. I remember distinctly reading their draw and seeing there was a chance that Gulbis could have drawn a rematch with Albot at Rotterdam if he qualified and the draw “gods” cooperated in the 1 of 4 chances for placement there. This was immediately after he cruised vs Staks in 1R qualies.

I also don’t understand how Herbert would be #55 on the list. He finished 2018 at #44...look at any YE list and Rotterdam’s list has to be based on a 6-weeks out results, long before the first week of 2019 results (Doha QF for PHH). Is it four weeks out? It shouldn’t affect a net difference anyway as he made Pune’18 QFs in the same calendar week.
 
#20
Apparently people that are paid for producing data at the ATP/WTA app I read are as confused and spread that to their subscribers. I remember distinctly reading their draw and seeing there was a chance that Gulbis could have drawn a rematch with Albot at Rotterdam if he qualified and the draw “gods” cooperated in the 1 of 4 chances for placement there. This was immediately after he cruised vs Staks in 1R qualies.

I also don’t understand how Herbert would be #55 on the list. He finished 2018 at #44...look at any YE list and Rotterdam’s list has to be based on a 6-weeks out results, long before the first week of 2019 results (Doha QF for PHH). Is it four weeks out? It shouldn’t affect a net difference anyway as he made Pune’18 QFs in the same calendar week.
OK, found the glitch...my search asked for 2018 YE results and the page response was 2019 (obviously not YE). Herbert did wind up #55, two spots below last DA (Kukushkin).

Albot is in NY Open main draw so the ATP/WTA site was totally inaccurate. Sorry for all the confusion @Walle . The most important thing is The Lord has prevailed, again in His mysterious ways, and he plays Copil with a possible rematch with Kei and redemption for the Big Slip at SW19.
 
#22
Stanimal v Paire starting up

Congrats to Seppi blnt Gojo

Congrats to Kukushkin blnt Haase, Home turf loss for Haase

Cheers
3Fees :)
 
#31
Stanimal won 9 of the last 11 games including the TB, from 4-5 down two set points on Benoit’s serve to 7-6(4) 6-1.

Raonic or Kohlie next on Wednesday or Thursday.
 

EllieK

Professional
#35
Basi managed to get up a break and then immediately lost his own serve again. He's only at 43% on first serve. Shaky all around right now.
 

EllieK

Professional
#42
He's hit some great shots but a ton of UO and sub par serving too. I've watched him several times and I think this is the worst I've seen him play, especially 1st two sets.
 

Red Rick

Talk Tennis Guru
#50
Gael Monfils has solved tennis

Returns 2 handed, only single handed backhands after that.

Wish he'd made the switch before his early 30s though
 
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