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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 2004, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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PAW: Player profiles.....

hey,
I just have an idea: To make the game even more realistic as it is, we could make player profiles with statistical dates like Birthday, Birthplace etc.
We could say something about the best achievements so far and summaries from the tournament results. Prize Money could be here as well.
To make it easier we should start now with the dates and leave out prize money prior than 2004. Titles could be counted for sure! What do u think about that?

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great idea

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And of course a pick should not missing!

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SpikeyAidanm (AUS)
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RESIDENCE: Melbourne, Australia
BIRTHDATE: February 18th, 1987 (Age 17)
BIRTHPLACE: Melbourne, Australia
HEIGHT: 5’10 1/2” (1.79 m)
WEIGHT:161 lbs (73 kg)
DEBUT: February 3rd 2003 @ Tokyo TPP 2003
PLAYS: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
STATUS: Pro
CAREER PRIZEMONEY: TBA
PAW TOUR TITLES: 2
GRAND SLAM TITLES: 0

2004 AT A GLANCE

EVENTS W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128 CURRENT RANK
11 1 0 0 0 4 4 2 0 #2
YEAR-TO-DATE PRIZEMONEY: $179,435


2003 AT A GLANCE

EVENTS W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128 ENDING RANK
33 1 4 3 7 7 11 0 0 #1


PAW RANKING HISTORY

SEASON-ENDING SINGLES: 2003 – 1, 2002 – NR
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES: No. #1 (November 11th, 2003)

GRAND SLAM HISTORY	04	03	02

AUSTRALIAN 2r _ _
ROLAND GARROS SF _
WIMBLEDON RU _
UNITED STATES 4r _


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • WINNER (2): 2004 - Paris (Open Gaz de France), 2003 - Bali
  • FINALIST (4): 2003 - PAW Year-End Championships,2003 – Wimbledon, 2003 – Budapest, 2003 – Miami
  • SEMI-FINALIST (3): 2003 – Zurich, 2003 – Roland Garros, 2003 – Birmingham
  • QUARTER-FINALIST (7): 2003 – Quebec City, 2003 – Luxembourg, 2003 – Stanford, 2003 – Bol, 2003 – Sarasota, 2003 – Scottsdale, 2003 - Dubai
  • ADDITIONAL: Australian Fed Cup Team 2003 (RU)

CAREER IN REVIEW:

2004 – Began very well in the Gold Coast, leading the table after the second round, only to collapse to 12th in one day and ended up outside the top 10, finished in the low 20’s in Sydney and a very lousy 58th at his first home town Grand Slam, the Australian Open, bettered his debut in Tokyo with a finish of 24th, then finally came to form for the first time this season, narrowing take out the Paris Open Gaz de France tournament with a 1 point victory of rival sandg in the final, he went on to come 9th in Doha, which remains his 3rd best result for the season, finishing 16th in Indian Wells just bettered that, with pressure in Miami, he faulted on his last two picks to finished outside the top 20 and then had a miserable 44th place finish in Amelia Island… 2003 – First pro event was Tokyo TPP, finishing 32nd, started to become a consistent player with top 8 finishes in both Dubai and Scottsdale, major breakthrough in Miami, finishing 2nd behind petosp and was described as “very consistent” in Simon’s commentary, he retained his form throughout the clay court season, reaching another final in Budapest falling to jindrich 77, he was unable to finish in the top 8 in Berlin/Rome/Madrid, but played an unbelievable first Grand Slam tournament in Roland Garros to finish 4th, had a stellar grass court season, notching an early lead in Birmingham only to finish 3rd and coming 2nd at the prestigious Wimbledon tournament behind compatriot aussie_stars, continued good form with top 10 finishes in San Diego and Stanford, before undergoing a minor slump but did reach the fourth round of the US Open, returned to form in Bali where he captured his first ever PAW title with a convincing 13 pt victory of azza in the final, best results in the Indoor circuit were a semi-final in Zurich and notched 6th place finishes in Quebec City and Luxembourg, at the Year End PAW Masters, he qualifed as the 2nd highest player on the race and justified his seeding by ending 2nd, he ended one point behind butch in the final, as he bettered Wojtek’s position he claimed the World No 1 ranking when the rankings were released after the championships, went on to help Australian reach the Fed Cup final but faltered by 0.5 pts to India.

AWARDS/ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • Won 2003 Player of the Year
  • Won 2003 Sportsmanship Award as voted by his fellow players

PERSONAL

Travels around the PAW circuit with best friend andrew_uk (GBR) ... prefers grass and hardcourts to any other slower surface ... hobbies include tennis, movies, music, biking, public speaking, working out, jigsaw puzzles, music … Has two dogs, a fox terrier (Delta) and Beagle (Merlin) ... Started following tennis seriously in 1997, but was brought to the game via the Hopman Cup which screened at the same time of another TV show … Most memorable non-PAW experience was a week with his friends in Mildura for a camp in 2002 … Most memorable PAW experience was winning the Paris Open Gaz De France 2004 … Favourite colour is grey ... other sports interests are beach-volleyball and athletics … Is fluent in English only but learnt German in high school … Self-described as open, outgoing, friendly, emotional and on-court determined, motivated and competitive … Enjoys good food (pasta), chocolate and pizza … Favourite tournament is Wimbledon … Favourite players are Todd Reid (ATP) and Alicia Molik (WTA) ... Admires Monica Seles and Mother Teresa … Greatest thing about being a touring pro PAW player is touring the world and learning more life skills through his management duties in PAW.

PERSONAL QUOTES

On being No 1: “What I really had to do was not only pick with my conscience, but to check up head-to-heads, betting odds, other people’s PAW’s, it seems like a real tough fire drill for me each day.”

On PAW: “This game has really got me into every little aspect of it, whether that be supporting a player to hold serve in a match of concern, it’s amazing. But it means quite a lot for me to do well and to have that success to something to remember.”

On his stupidest PAW decision: “2004 Gold Coast, I was leading the field and then decided not to pick “Stosur over Serna” and I dropped from 1st to 12th in one day, it felt painful because I had belief in Sam but I wanted to win PAW too much, even if I had picked her and she’d lost, I would have ended the tournament 3rd, it was a really painful start to the year which seemed to have haunted me since.”

On the diversity of PAW: “I think it’s great, we have so many patriotic countries competing, it really does feel real, the competition these days is just so daunting, we had 112 players in Miami, more than the 96 in the WTA Tour.”

On the management of the game:We have come along way from the Marco era which only lasted a few months, and now I think it’s as good as it can gets. Sandg, me and the other PAW staff put a lot of effort in, I think we have had like 7 different League Table managers this year, I mean I don’t think you could say that about any other WTAWorld Game."

On his best friends on Tour: “You know, I really get on well with andrew_uk, we both share the same passion for the game and respect each other for who we are, I am also good friends with crazillo, Nir, paellapan, ghosts, bionic71, Hantuchov, _shorty_, azza and I’m starting to get to know some of the Canadians well."

On his Australian Open performance: “You know, I was really disappointed but I did learn a thing. I tried to cut it too fine, meaning I went for four big 20+ pointers, instead of just yielding some nice 10+ totals like everyone else. I think most of us seem overwhelmed by all the big pointers in the first few rounds that we tend to forget the nice 10 pointers, I mean there haven’t been much of those in the latter part of tournaments this year and they are harder to pick then.”

On being a the PAW manager: “You know, it’s a lot of work, yeah, but I feel it is for a good reason. It’s not like I’m doing something that no one would realize or appreciate, I have over 100 active and appreciative players, I just feel in love of this game and I’ll do anything to make it continue. As for al the extra features, I guess you can call it a hobby really."

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I really encourage you all, to post your own profile, I just followed the WTA Tour's format, it really should add another dimension to this game. Any queries regarding the stats, you can pm me
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wow great idea!!!!

its kinda late here in the us... so i will prolly work on my player profile tommorrow... great job with yours spikey

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RESIDENCE: London, UK
BIRTHDATE: April 16th, 1983 (Age 21)
BIRTHPLACE: London, UK
HEIGHT: 5’8” (1.75 m)
WEIGHT:119 lbs (54 kg)
DEBUT: January 13th 2004 @ Canberra 2004
PLAYS: Right-handed (two-handed when he wants to be)
STATUS: Pro
CAREER PRIZEMONEY: $93,805
PAW TOUR TITLES: 0
GRAND SLAM TITLES: 0

2004 AT A GLANCE

EVENTS 	W  F  SF  QF  R16  R32  R64  R128  CURRENT RANK

10 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 3 #84


YEAR-TO-DATE PRIZEMONEY: $93,805

PAW RANKING HISTORY

SEASON-ENDING SINGLES: 2004 – N/A
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES: No. #84 (April 12th, 2004)


GRAND SLAM HISTORY	04

AUSTRALIAN 2r
ROLAND GARROS
WIMBLEDON
UNITED STATES
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RESIDENCE: Aachen, Germany
BIRTHDATE: October 3rd, 1987 (Age 16)
BIRTHPLACE: Aachen, Germany
HEIGHT: 1. 84 m
WEIGHT: 67 kg
DEBUT: Antwerp 2004
PLAYS: Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
STATUS: Pro
CAREER PRIZEMONEY: TBA
PAW SINGLES TOUR TITLES: 0
GRAND SLAM TITLES: 0


2004 AT A GLANCE



Code:
EVENTS 	W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128

   6   0  0  1  0  0   2   3    1
YEAR-TO-DATE PRIZEMONEY: $26.060
Current Ranking: # 136 (career high)






PAW RANKING HISTORY

SEASON-ENDING SINGLES: 2003 – NR
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES: No. #153 (April 12, 2004)
GRAND SLAM HISTORY

Code:
                04	03	02



AUSTRALIAN	-        -        -

ROLAND GARROS	         -        -

WIMBLEDON	         -        -

UNITED STATES		 -        -
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

SF: In his 7th tournament, crazillo had his first SF finish at Estoril, where he was 2nd after some days but stayed in a good place! This is one of the best german achievements so far on the Tour!

Round 32: In only his 4th Tour Event, this promising German player reaced a good 17th place at Indian Wells and followed with a good 32nd place at AI.

CAREER IN REVIEW:
2004 – Began at Antwerp where a strong field including world No. 1 SpikeyAidanm
and reached a rather good Round of 64 result. In Dubai he was close to get his first
Ranking points but failed the Round of 32 by some places. After the first points in
Doha he had his breakthrough on the tour, where he gave the high seeds much
trouble with his 17th place (nearly Round of 16 spot). After a disappointing
Miami tournament he reached a good 32nd place in Amelia Island.

AWARDS/ACCOMPLISHMENTS

-

PERSONAL

Travels around the PAW circuit with best friends Carsten (GER), SpikeyAidanm (AUS), Matthias (GER), ghosts (BUL) and jrm (SLO) and also likes playing doubles with them…. Practices sometimes with Nir (ISR) as well....
Enjoys playing Tennis, playing with his dog, just hanging out with his friends (PAW or not), Badminton and Instant Messaging…. Has two sisters and one brother.. Family is splitted in three parts, one living in Bulgaria, the other in Germany and the last in Canada, that is the reason why he loves travelling, because he has nearly everywhere family or friends around….. Favourite food is Spaghetti Bolognese and he prefers drinking Ice Tea or Water….. Wants to have peace in the world….. Hopes to go to Australia one time after his career to enjoy the atmosphere in this great country…..


QUOTES
About his friends on the tour:
I love hanging around with my German mates because my English is not extremely well. But people such as SpikeyAidanm or ghosts, who can speak flawless German as well, are really nice and speaking with them is really cool!

About being a PAW pro:
It is harder for others than me to be away nearly the whole year because my family is splitted and when there is noone I still have my great PAW friends to talk with.

About the development of his career:
I am not so happy with my achievements so far, because I had a lot of success on the Doubles circuit and I am still waiting to transfer it into singles. I am happy to have high ranked friends like SpikeyAidanm or ghosts how respect me despite of the fact I am very inexperienced in Singles. But on the other hand I can give some advice in doubles!

FLAVIA PENNETTA

US OPEN CHAMPION 2015

Thank you for all these moments over the last years! Supported you until your final point!

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RESIDENCE: Handzame, Belgium
BIRTHDATE: February 15, 1988
BIRTHPLACE: Roeselare, Belgium
HEIGHT: 1.79 m
WEIGHT: 69 kg
DEBUT: January 5 2004 at Uncle Toby's Harcourt, Gold Coast
PLAYS: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
STATUS: Pro
CAREER PRIZEMONEY: $969 358
PAW TOUR TITLES: 2
GRAND SLAM TITLES: 1


2004 AT A GLANCE

Code:
EVENTS 	W	F	SF	QF	R16	R32	R64	R128	CURRENT RANK
11	2	0	1	0	1	4	3	1	#21
YEAR-TO-DATE PRIZEMONEY: $969 358


PAW RANKING HISTORY

SEASON-ENDING SINGLES: 2003 – NR, 2002 – NR
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES: No. 21 (April 19th, 2004)


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GRAND SLAM HISTORY	04	

AUSTRALIAN		W	
ROLAND GARROS		-	
WIMBLEDON		-		
UNITED STATES		-
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • WINNER (2): 2004 ~ Australian Open, 2004 ~ Acapulco
  • FINALIST (0): -
  • SEMI-FINALIST (1): 2004 ~ Bogota
  • QUARTER-FINALIST (0): -
  • ADDITIONAL: -

I know I've been a liar
And I know I've been a fool
I hope we didn't break it
But I'm glad we broke the rules
My cave is deep now
Yet your light is shining through
I cover my eyes
Still all I see is you

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Thx Spikey for calling me a PAw buddy after thast short time. I´m honoured *lol*.

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RESIDENCE: Katschenreuth, Germany
BIRTHDATE: August 23rd, 1978 (Age 25)
BIRTHPLACE: Kulmbach, Germany
HEIGHT: ????? (1.83 m)
WEIGHT: ??? lbs (70 kg)
DEBUT: January 2004 @ Goldcoast
PLAYS: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
STATUS: Pro
CAREER PRIZEMONEY: TBA
PAW TOUR TITLES: 0
GRAND SLAM TITLES: 0


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • WINNER (0): -
  • FINALIST (1): Hyderabad (2004)
  • SEMI-FINALIST (1): Hobart (2004)
  • QUARTER-FINALIST (0): -

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RESIDENCE: Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
BIRTHDATE: August 12th, 1988 (Age 15)
BIRTHPLACE: Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
HEIGHT: 6’0 (1.83 m)
WEIGHT: 163 lbs. (73.94 kg)
DEBUT: September 29th, 2003 @ AIG Japan Open
PLAYS: Right-Handed
STATUS: Pro
PRIZE MONEY (2004): $100, 500
PAW TOUR TITLES: 0
GRAND SLAM TITLES: 0

2004 AT A GLANCE

EVENTS W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128 CURRENT RANK
13 0 0 0 1 4 2 4 2 #82


2003 AT A GLANCE

EVENTS W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128 ENDING RANK
33 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 #135



PAW RANKING HISTORY
Season-Ending Singles: 2003 – 135, 2002 - NR
Career-High Singles: #82 (May 10th, 2004)


GRAND SLAM HISTORY	04	03	02

AUSTRALIAN 1R - -
ROLAND GARROS - -
WIMBLEDON - -
UNITED STATES - -



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

QUARTER – FINALIST (2): Miami (Nasdaq-100 Open) - 2004, Tokyo (AIG Japan Open) - 2003


2004 IN REVIEW
Started the year in Hobart and finished a disappointing 14th ; went to first Grand Slam and was overtaken by nerves with a tough 1st Round showing ; Went into Tokyo and didn’t fully perform, finishing another lackluster performance at 72nd ; Played horrible in Paris, finishing 46th ; playing through an injury in Memphis, came through with a 17th place finish ; still in injury and worse than ever, finished 27th out of 28 PAW-ers in Bogota ; Had first good performance of the year, finishing 12th in a tough field in Acapulco, after leading after the first round ; continued great form at Indian Wells, with a well earned 37th ; Had best tournament ever, making Quarter-Final in Miami (8th) (at tournament known as the “5th Grand Slam”) ; still playing great, finished just out of Quarter-Final of Casablanca with a T-9th place finish ; another great tournament in Charleston, with an even 20th place ; had an awesome tournament in Warsaw, starting 2-3 and ending 7-1 to finish the tournament 9-4 and just out of the Quarterfinals, with T-9th ; Was disappointed in Berlin, finishing tied for 54th...

2003 IN REVIEW
Started career at AIG Japan Open with a strong Quarter-Final performance ; Followed that up with a good 20th place in Tashkent despite not fully committing himself ; Continued awesome rookie form with a Round of 16 performance in Luxembourg ; Ended the year for himself with a 17th place finish in his home country (in Quebec), said, “I wish I could have performed better for my fans in my home”.

Personal

Travels the tour with Canadian PAW-ers and sometimes Spikeyaidanm…favourite surface is Hardcourts…has a dog (Pepper) and loves him…loves soccer, tennis, volleyball, beach volleyball, acting/public speaking and making people laugh…most memorable moment was going to B.C School Soccer Provincials with his school, where he was recognized as one of the top players, taking home a 1st Team All-Star…most memorable PAW moment was finishing 8th in the “5th Grand Slam”…known as a motivative, happy and very emotional off the court…on court (or field), is very determined and pumped-up…Admires Andre Agassi (ATP) and Akiko Morigami (WTA)…

Quotes

On PAW in general… “It’s fun to be able to play with players that you know are you friends and respect you. I love the competition and you just wanna do better than your friends!”

On His Friends… “Everyone is a friend, to be cheesy. But my best friends on tour are definitely Spikey, Shaun, Nathan, Paellapan, Hantuchov, and anyone else…you need friends in PAW (*laughs*).”

On The People In Charge… “The game is run really well. Spikey, sandg, Nitsansh and all those other guys working their asses off to make sure everything runs smoothly. It’s fantastically done, and it makes it the best run game on board, for sure.”

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link to the short profiles of Bulgarian players GHOSTS and BGBGBG and Bulgarian Fed Cup team member HANTUCHOV:
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=106797 (post #3)
of course everyone can extend it here, i'll try to do mine as soon as possible
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RESIDENCE: Ramat-Gan, Israel
BIRTHDATE: December 6th, 1989 (age 14.5)
BIRTHPLACE: Ramat-Gan, Israel
HEIGHT: 5'5 (166 cm)
WEIGHT: 53 KG
DEBUT: August 3rd 2003 @Helsinki
PLAYS: Left-Handed (Two-handed backhand)
STATUS: Pro
CAREER PRIZEMONEY: N/A
PAW TOUR TITLES: 1
GRAND SLAM TITLES: 0


2004 AT A GLANCE

EVENTS. W.......... F........... SF......... QF......... R16....... R32....... R64...R128
12......... 0........... 0........... 0........... 1........... 3........... 2........... 3.........3

Current rank: #15
YTD Prize money: 76,700$

2003 AT A GLANCE

EVENTS.. W.......... F........... SF......... QF......... R16....... R32......R64
13......... 1........... 0........... 3........... 2........... 3........... 3........... 1

PAW RANKING HISTORY

SEASON-ENDING SINGLES: 2003 – 29, 2002 – NR
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES: No. #15 (April 19, 2004)

GRAND SLAM HISTORY...................... 04......... 03......... 02

AUSTRALIAN.....................................R64......... - .......... -
ROLAND GARROS.................................-........... -........... -
WIMBLEDON.......................................-........... -............-
UNITED STATES................................. -........... SF...........-


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Winner(1) - New Haven 2003

Semi-Finalist(3) - Helsinki 2003, Montreal 2003, US Open 2003

Quarter-Finalist(3) - Moscow 2003, Pattaya 2003, Sydney 2004

Additional - Israel Fed Cup captain (SF last year)


CAREER IN REVIEW:

2004 - Starrted the year with a R64 in Goald Coast but was Quarter-Finalist in Sydney the week after. Reached 2nd round in the first grand slam of the year in Melbourne. Opened the indoor season with two R32 in Tokyo and Paris and reached R16 in Antwerp. In Dubai he failed in R64 but went to the clay in Acapulco and took another R16 to his resume. Had an awful hardcourt trip to the US with R128 at 2 tier I in California and Miami, then he continued with another R128 in Amelia Island but got good result on Charleston clay R16 that put him at #15 his high career. 2003 - Got to Helsinki's Semi-finals in a great debut and go on to get another SF this time in a big tournament in Montreal, then he went to New Haven and won his first and only title (for now) and to finish his amazing hardcourt season in the US he clinched a SF in his first grand slam in his career - the US Open. Then came two bad tournaments in the far east. Then he went to the indoor season in europe and finished a solid 27th in Leipzig and ended up as a QF in Moscow, then he followed with 3 R16 performances in Filderstat, Zurich and Linz and finished the year with yet another QF in pattaya and finished the year as #29


AWARDS/ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Won the paw player service awards with co paw staf

Was nominated for two more categories: Newcomer of the year and Diamond Aces


PERSONAL

Travles around the paw circuit with his fellow Israeli Oren987 and nitsansh and hang out with practice mates: SpikeyAidanm, Paellapan, jrm, Crazillo, Hantuchov etc...hobbies are: sports (mostly tennis but also soccer and basketball). going to the sea, listening to music and to sleep. Started to watch tennis in 1999 and his favourits are: Andre Agassi&Roger Federer and Anna Smashnova Pistolesi

Good luck to Anna Smashnova Pistolesi


my wtaworld friends:

SpikeyAidanm Paellapan Sascha Luis Valentina Andy Jordan

PAW RULES!

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Zorgzamesnip (BEL)

RESIDENCE: Leuven, Belgium
BIRTHDATE: June 12th, 1981 (Age 22)
BIRTHPLACE: Wilrijk, Belgium
HEIGHT: 1.81 m
WEIGHT: 80 kg
DEBUT: June 23rd 2003 @ Wimbledon 2003
PLAYS: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
STATUS: Pro
CAREER PRIZEMONEY: TBA
PAW TOUR TITLES: 1
GRAND SLAM TITLES: 0

2004 AT A GLANCE

EVENTS W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128 CURRENT RANK
12 1 0 1 0 2 1 3 4 #34
YEAR-TO-DATE PRIZEMONEY: $95,325


2003 AT A GLANCE

EVENTS W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128 ENDING RANK
15 0 1 1 1 4 2 5 1 #54


PAW RANKING HISTORY

SEASON-ENDING SINGLES: 2003 – 54, 2002 – NR
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES: No. #33 (April 12th, 2004)

GRAND SLAM HISTORY	04	03	02

AUSTRALIAN 1r _ _
ROLAND GARROS _ _
WIMBLEDON 2r _
UNITED STATES 2r _


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • WINNER (1): 2004 - Gold Coast
  • FINALIST (1): 2003 - New Haven
  • SEMI-FINALIST (2): 2004 – Dubai, 2003 – Filderstadt
  • QUARTER-FINALIST (1): 2003 – Moscow
  • R16 (6): 2004 - Sydney, 2004 - Antwerp, 2003 - Toronto, 2003 - Los Angeles, 2003 - Philadelphia, 2003 - Pattaya

CAREER IN REVIEW:

2004 – Started the year in great shape with a first carreer title in Gold Coast. This victory was rewarded with a place in the top 50 on the rankings, and a first place in the PAW Race To Championships. Continued his good Australian summer season with a 13th place finish in Sydney, but failed to bring that good form into the Australian Open (82nd). Bad results followed in Tokyo (65th) and Paris (90th). Regained some confidence playing at home in Antwerp, finishing a decent 16th. A second highlight of the season came with a semi final appearence in Dubai. Made it to a fine 18th place in Doha. Seeded for the first time in a tournament (31st) in Indian Wells, but fell to the pressure, ending 54th. Lost his confidence as a result, and played terribly during a month, before deciding to try it again at a lower level. 2003 – Made his first appearence on the tour in Wimbledon, finishing a reasonable 43th. Had some consistent results in the American hard court season: San Diego (23th), Los Angeles (10th) and Toronto (14th). First carreer highlight in New Haven, narrowly losing the final with his final pick. Made a jump of 20 places to enter the top 100 for the first time at 81. Lost in the second round of the US Open. A few bad results followed, untill a 5th place in Moscow put him back on track. A carreer second best result followed with a 4th place finish in Filderstadt. Ended the year in good form with 3 top 20 finishes: Luxembourg (19th), Philadelphia (14th) and Pattaya (16th)

PERSONAL

Travels around the PAW circuit with coach and personal trainer, hangs out with fellow belgians and all other players in the locker room ... prefers hardcourts and indoors ... hobbies include soccer, boyscouts, tennis, movies, watching sports on television, computergames, science and technology, long distance walking … Started following tennis seriously in 1997 with Filip Dewulf reaching the semi-final at Roland Garros … Most memorable non-PAW experience are 2 vacations, one to Las Vegas and one to Singapore … Most memorable PAW experience was winning Gold Coast 2004 … Favourite colour is dark purple ... other sports interests are cycling and athletics … Is fluent in Dutch and English, has reassonable knowledge of French and German … Enjoys kebap, pizza, french fries (they're not french, but belgian off course ) and chocolate … Favourite tournament is Antwerp … Favourite players are Rodger Federer (ATP) and Kim Clijsters (WTA) ... Admires Albert Einstein and Johan Museeuw … Greatest thing about being a touring pro PAW player is traveling the world and competing with players from all over the globe.

PERSONAL QUOTES

(comming soon)

Kim Clijsters
Justine Henin-Hardenne

----PAW results ----
WON: Gold Coast 04
SF: Hasselt 04, Tashkent 04
QF: Filderstadt 04, Amelia Island 05
Rank: #102

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