Aus Open, Men's entry list

Fee

Legend
I know we don't normally post these here since the true fanatics know where to find them, but I thought it might be worth a little chit chat. I do not have the women's list, sorry.

Australian Open
1. Federer, Roger SUI 1
2. Nadal, Rafael ESP 2
3. Roddick, Andy USA 3
4. Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 4
5. Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 5
6. Nalbandian, David ARG 6
7. Agassi, Andre USA 7
8. Coria, Guillermo ARG 8
9. Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 9
10. Gaudio, Gaston ARG 10
11. Gonzalez, Fernando CHI 11
OUT Puerta, Mariano ARG 12
13. Safin, Marat RUS 13
14. Johansson, Thomas SWE 14
15. Ferrer, David ESP 15
16. Ginepri, Robby USA 16
17. Gasquet, Richard FRA 17
18. Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP 18
19. Hrbaty, Dominik SVK 19
20. Robredo, Tommy ESP 20
21. Stepanek, Radek CZE 21
22. Ancic, Mario CRO 22
23. Kiefer, Nicolas GER 23
24. Blake, James USA 24
25. Berdych, Tomas CZE 25
26. Grosjean, Sebastien FRA 26
27. Andreev, Igor RUS 27
28. Rochus, Olivier BEL 28
29. Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 29
30. Dent, Taylor USA 30
31. Monfils, Gael FRA 31
32. Moya, Carlos ESP 32
33. Verdasco, Fernando ESP 33
34. Lopez, Feliciano ESP 34
35. Mirnyi, Max BLR 35
36. Hanescu, Victor ROM 36
37. Henman, Tim GBR 37
38. Rusedski, Greg GBR 38
39. Volandri, Filippo ITA 39
40. Chela, Juan Ignacio ARG 40
41. Acasuso, Jose ARG 41
42. Rochus, Christophe BEL 42
43. Srichaphan, Paradorn THA 43
44. Verkerk, Martin NED 44
45. Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 44
46. Sanguinetti, Davide ITA 45
47. Haas, Tommy GER 46
48. Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA 47
49. Malisse, Xavier BEL 48
OUT Novak, Jiri CZE 49
51. Serra, Florent FRA 50
52. Martin, Alberto ESP 51
53. Calleri, Agustin ARG 52
54. Melzer, Jurgen AUT 53
55. Johansson, Joachim SWE 54
56. Wawrinka, Stanislas SUI 55
57. Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 56
OUT Beck, Karol SVK 57
59. Santoro, Fabrice FRA 58
60. Zib, Tomas CZE 59
61. Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 60
62. Vik, Robin CZE 61
63. Bjorkman, Jonas SWE 62
64. Murray, Andy GBR 63
65. Moodie, Wesley RSA 64
66. Massu, Nicolas CHI 65
67. Carlsen, Kenneth DEN 66
68. Goldstein, Paul USA 67
69. Seppi, Andreas ITA 68
70. Clement, Arnaud FRA 69
71. Karlovic, Ivo CRO 70
72. Montanes, Albert ESP 71
73. Bracciali, Daniele ITA 72
74. Mayer, Florian GER 73
75. Minar, Ivo CZE 74
76. Hernych, Jan CZE 75
77. Spadea, Vincent USA 76
78. Muller, Gilles LUX 77
OUT Soderling, Robin SWE 78
80. Djokovic, Novak SCG 79
81. Berlocq, Carlos ARG 80
82. Pavel, Andrei ROM 81
83. Pashanski, Boris SCG 82
84. Zabaleta, Mariano ARG 83
85. Horna, Luis PER 84
86. Monaco, Juan ARG 85
87. Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 86
OUT Lapentti, Nicolas ECU 87
89. Phau, Bjorn GER 88
90. Schuettler, Rainer GER 89
91. Behrend, Tomas GER 90
92. Saulnier, Cyril FRA 91
93. Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 92
94. Norman, Dick BEL 93
95. Dlouhy, Lukas CZE 94
96. Reynolds, Bobby USA 95
97. Vliegen, Kristof BEL 96
98. Daniel, Marcos BRA 97
99. Ascione, Thierry FRA 98
100. Arthurs, Wayne AUS 99
101. Vanek, Jiri CZE 100
102. Wang, Yeu-Tzuoo TPE 101
103. Kim, Kevin USA 102
OUT Canas, Guillermo ARG 103
105. (WC) Mark Philippoussis
106. (WC) Marc Kimmich
107. (WC) Amer Delic (USA, exchanged)
108. (WC) French Federation exchange
109. (WC) Dennis Istomin
110. (WC)
111. (WC)
112. (WC)
113 - 128. (Q)

Alternates :
IN Lisnard, Jean-Rene FRA 104
IN Gimelstob, Justin USA 105
IN Starace, Potito ITA 106
IN Sluiter, Raemon NED 107
IN Lee, Hyung-Taik KOR 108
OUT Saretta, Flavio BRA 109
IN Vicente, Fernando ESP 110
5. Mello, Ricardo BRA 111
6. Sabau, Razvan ROM 112
7. Marin, Juan Antonio CRC 113
8. Almagro, Nicolas ESP 114
9. Hernandez, Oscar ESP 115
10. Waske, Alexander GER 116
11. Costa, Albert ESP 117
12. Mantilla, Felix ESP 118
13. Mazarakis, Vasilis GRE 119
14. Portas, Albert ESP 120
15. Ramirez Hidalgo, Ruben ESP 121
16. Udomchoke, Danai THA 122
17. Gicquel, Marc FRA 123
 

Skppr05

Semi-Pro
when does this thing start? i've been dying to watch some tennis and I dont have the tennis channel.
 

Grinder

Semi-Pro
vantagepoint said:
Agassi may be out. Too bad, if so. Tennis needs the old fellah.


Where'd you hear that? I'd be surprised if he doesn't play. He committed to Kooyong already.
 

pound cat

G.O.A.T.
I see Safin is hoping to be able to play. Whether he will be able to is another question. he must find this current injury very frustrating and depressing, just like the wrist injury of a couple of years ago. (Which was self-inflicted...diving accident..on the court. He doesn't dive for balls anymore, if fact I don't see anyone doing that now)
 

kbg

Rookie
If Safin can't play I hope Berdych makes a splash. The surface is perfect for his game, I just hope that he's tweaked his style to cut down on those UFEs.
 

AndrewD

Legend
Fee,

Which American player is expected to get the men's Wild Card and, on the women's side, is there any suggestion the USTA might lobby for one to Alexa Glatch and/or Vania King? They'd be too interesting and worthy, especially King, recipients.
 

janipyt05

Professional
heard agassi mite not b at the A.O becos of ankle injury. Said if his not ready he wont play.

Agassi in doubt for Open

Andre Agassi's participation in next month's Australian Open is in doubt because of a lingering ankle injury. The 35-year old picked up the injury while playing racquetball on October 12th and aggravated it further during the season-ending Masters Cup in Shanghai last month.



Murray wins LTA award
Mauresmo still dreaming

Agassi has recently confirmed his presence at the Kooyong invitational tournament - his regular pre-Australian Open warm-up - but his early season plans are still in doubt because of the injury.

"Australia has now become a concern, no question about it," said Agassi. "Until this is better, I can't make any sure statements. Right now, I'm worried about my training. I have hope that the next week or two will be big gains."

The American, who was slated by the ATP and organisers of the Shanghai Masters Cup for pulling out of the event, said that playing his first round match against Nikolay Davydenko was to blame for his current situation.

"It's arguably worse now than it was two weeks ago, so I set myself back going to Shanghai," added Agassi. "After my experience in Shanghai, I can confidently say I'll never get on the court again unless I'm 100% ready."

Eurosport - BT - 08/12/2005
 

bc-05

Semi-Pro
This *** told me there's this dude called suwandy from indonesia plays like roger federer and he kick butts.. but he's not on the list i was gonna bet my house on him to win aussie open.. i guess he's just an overrated piece of ****.. and the dude that said he was roger is a bigger ass.. pfft
 

Fee

Legend
AndrewD said:
Fee,
Which American player is expected to get the men's Wild Card and, on the women's side, is there any suggestion the USTA might lobby for one to Alexa Glatch and/or Vania King? They'd be too interesting and worthy, especially King, recipients.

Don't know anything about women's tennis, sorry, but I don't think the USTA agreed to a trade for the women, it was just for the men because of Flip.

The next ranked men that did not get direct entry are Morrison, Vahaly, and Delic, so they might just pick one of those guys. I'm sure Jan-Mike will ask for it, but I don't think he should get it. It's possible they will consider one of the young players like Scoville Jenkins or Wayne Odesnik, but I bet they end up wasting it on Donald Young, who will get spanked again.
 

aj_m2009

Professional
Fee said:
Don't know anything about women's tennis, sorry, but I don't think the USTA agreed to a trade for the women, it was just for the men because of Flip.

The next ranked men that did not get direct entry are Morrison, Vahaly, and Delic, so they might just pick one of those guys. I'm sure Jan-Mike will ask for it, but I don't think he should get it. It's possible they will consider one of the young players like Scoville Jenkins or Wayne Odesnik, but I bet they end up wasting it on Donald Young, who will get spanked again.

They better give it to Sco!! Nah, Sco doesn't really deserve it. He's sucked pretty bad lately and I think he would kind of blow it if he were to get it. Unless of course he manages to get his act together over the break. Oh and Fee, you have any idea if his wrist is still bothering him any? I know he hasn't done nearly as well since he had to retire in the qualies of Tulsa due to the wrist, so I was thinking maybe it was still a bit of a problem.

And it wouldn't surprise me if Donald got it, since he did win the junior event last year. But if he did get it, youd most likely be right. Unless he manages to maybe bulk up a tad more, that would be the only way he might get somewhere, unless he managed to get to play a pretty low ranked qualifier or something. I mean he did manage to get the 1st set of his USO match to a tie-break, so maybe he could actually do it again but win the set instead, but then he'd have to manage to somehow get 2 more sets, so in the end it would probably still be a waste... but yeah, you never know I guess.

And judging from results, out of the 3 you mentioned, Vahaly deserves the WC. He's won 2 challengers and got to the finals of another, plus he did manage to win a tour level match. IMO if they gave it to Morrison it would be a waste, seeing as he's only won 3 of 19 of his tour level matches this year. Thats not so good (granted, its waaay better than what I would do, so Im one to talk) lol. And granted, Vahaly only won 1 of 3, but thats still a better percentage than what Morrison has. But anyway... Morrison also didnt even win a challenger this year, but he did get to a final so yeah... that still doesnt mean much IMO. And then Delic, he also won a challenger, but only won 1 of 5 matches at tour level. So really it looks like Vahaly has done the best and, IMO, would do the best. But then again I may be wrong...
 

Fee

Legend
AndrewD said:
Fee,

Which American player is expected to get the men's Wild Card...

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/columnists/sfl-brickten11dec11,0,622386.column?coll=sfla-sports-col

There is going to be a playoff for the USTA wildcard later this week in Florida amongst the highest ranked American players under the age of 23 (or maybe it's 24 if it's true that Fruttero has been invited). They seem to be working out the final details, but it will be either 6 or 8 players in possibly a round robin format. Possible players include Delic, Ram, Bogomolov, Baker, Widom, Odesnik, Jenkins, and Rettenmaier (depends on which week's rankings they use). Look for an announcement early next week (good timing, I think the guys have to submit their names for AO qualies by the 19th).
 

Fee

Legend
The Australian wildcard playoff was won by Marc Kimmich and the American wildcard playoff was won by Amer Delic (yay for Amer).
 

Fee

Legend
OUT: Beck, Canas, N.Lapentti, J.Novak, Puerta, Soderling (and Saretta from ALT)

IN: Lisnard, Gimelstob, Starace, Sluiter, H-T.Lee, Vicente

NEXT: Mello, Sabau, Marin, Almagro, O.Hernandez, Waske, A.Costa, F.Mantilla
 

Fee

Legend
He's announced it, but he's not off the official list yet (that should happen in the next 24 hours). Rusedski has announced he's not going, but he's not off the entry list yet either. Fingers crossed for Nadal. :)
 

Fee

Legend
He's not coming back until the South American swing that begins after the AO.

Verkerk and J Johansson are now officially out of the main draw entry list.
 
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