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Dec 28th, 2001, 04:20 AM
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<font size="5" face="Arial Black" color="#FF9900">2002 WMTA Qatar ExxonMobil Open</font>

<p align="left"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Hello WMTA players! Our first stop of the year will be at the exotic city of Doha, in the Qatar ExxonMobil Open. After a succesful exhibition in Singapore, the tour will &quot;really&quot; start with full swing now. The $1,000,000 event will feature all the best male players, including the Christmas champion James Blake. Grab your packs, take your planes and enjoy your tennis!</font>

<p align="left"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><img border="0"src="http://www.qatartennis.org/images/Stad02.jpg" width="300" height="220"><br /></font><br /><p align="left"><font face="Verdana" size="2">This tournament will be held at the beautiful Khalifa Tennis Complex, recently reformed by Qatar Tennis Federation</font><br /><p align="left"><img border="0" src="http://www.qnhc.com/english/sheraton_doha/pics/sheraton/Image_14.jpg" width="200" height="300">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img border="0" src="http://www.firstclasstravel.de/sheratondohabeach.jpg" width="342" height="220"><br /><p align="left"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Players can stay at the sophisticated Sheraton Doha Hotel Resort, which is a sponsor of the tournament</font><p align="left"><img border="0" src="http://www.qatarairways.com/images/subban/airbus2.jpg" width="350" height="234">

<font size="2" face="Verdana">Qatar Airlines, the airway sponsor, with the new Airbus 320-200, giving Qatar Airways one of the youngest fleets of the Gulf</font><br /><p align="left"><img border="0" src="http://www.sports.com/es/tennis/images/070101rios1_e.jpg" width="150" height="180"><br /><p align="left"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Marcelo Rios, the defending champion, has confirmed presence on the tournament and will look forward to repeat the feat.</font>

[ December 27, 2001: Message edited by: Caio Braz ]</p>

Dec 28th, 2001, 04:35 AM
<font face="Verdana" size="5" color="#00FF7F">Singles Draw</font><br /><font face="Verdana" size="2"><u>

Qualifying:</u></font><br /><font face="Verdana" size="2">Patrick Rafter vs. Nicolas Kiefer</font><font face="Verdana" size="2"><br />Vincent Spadea vs. Greg Rusedski<br />Andreas Vinciguerra vs. Tommy Robredo<br />Tommy Haas vs. </font><font face="Verdana" size="2">Xavier Malisse</font><font face="Verdana" size="2">

</font><font face="Verdana" size="2"><u>Main Draw:</u></font><br /><font face="Verdana" size="2">(1)James Blake vs. bye <br />Fabrice Santoro vs. qualifier<br />Andy Roddick vs. Todd Woodbridge<br />Roger Federer vs. Taylor Dent</font>

<font face="Verdana" size="2">Gustavo Kuerten vs. Michael Chang<br />Nicolas Escude vs. Alex Corretja<br />Pete Sampras vs. qualifier<br />(3)Arnaud Clemént vs. Carlos Moya</font>

<font face="Verdana" size="2">(4)Richard Krajicek vs. Jan-Michael Gambill<br />Mark Philippousis vs. Lleyton Hewitt<br />Yevgeny Kafelnikov vs. Marcelo Rios<br />Tim Henman vs. Sebastian Grosjean

Andre Agassi vs. Max Mirnyi<br />Juan Carlos Ferrero vs. Goran Ivanisevic<br />Magnus Norman vs. Thomas Enqvist<br />(2)Nicolas Lapentti vs. Marat Safin (WC)</font>

<font face="Verdana" size="5" color="#00FF7F">Doubles Draw</font><br /><font face="Verdana" size="2"><u>Main Draw:</u></font><br /><font face="Verdana" size="2">(1)Andre Agassi/Jan-Michael Gambill vs. Xavier Malisse/Vincent Spadea (WC)<br />Arnaud Clemént/Max Mirnyi vs. Magnus Norman/Nicolas Escude<br />Fabrice Santoro/Greg Rusedski vs. Nicolas Lapentti/Marat Safin<br />Alex Corretja/Gustavo Kuerten(4) vs. Todd Woodbridge/Juan Carlos Ferrero</font>

<font face="Verdana" size="2">(3)Roger Federer/Mark Philippousis vs. Taylor Dent/Richard Krajicek<br />Patrick Rafter/Lleyton Hewitt vs. Pete Sampras/Tim Henman<br />Sebastian Grosjean/Carlos Moya vs. Nicolas Kiefer/Tommy Haas<br />(2)James Blake/Marcelo Rios vs. Yevgeny Kafelnikov/Thomas Enqvist</font>

[ December 29, 2001: Message edited by: Caio Braz ]</p>

Dec 28th, 2001, 04:51 AM
<font face="Arial Black" size="4" color="#FF9999"><br />Points deadline: Sunday, Dec. 30th - 12:00 AM GMT<br />E-mail: wmtatour@hotmail.com<br />Surface: Hardcourt Outdoors<br /></font>

[ December 28, 2001: Message edited by: Caio Braz ]</p>

Dec 28th, 2001, 05:07 AM
<font face="Arial Black" size="5" color="Skyblue"><br />Top players arrive in Qatar</font><br />http://www.usopen.org/images/pics/large/bh0831010.jpg<br />2001 Singapore Exhibition Champion - James Blake<br />"I'm very glad I won the title in Singapore. That was definitely a great boost to my carrer, and my confidence improved drastically with the title. I feel like I can beat anyone now!"

http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1460000/images/_1463274_lapentti300.jpg<br />2001 Singapore Exhibition Runner-Up - Nicolas Lapentti<br />"Our final match was very close but I think at the end James was more focused than I, so he won. Three tie-breakers, no breaks of serve, it's a very tough situation. Hopefully I can take a lesson from this match."

[ December 28, 2001: Message edited by: Caio Braz ]</p>

Dec 28th, 2001, 05:52 AM
Roger Federer/Mark Phillipoussis are playing doubles!

Senorita Conchita
Dec 28th, 2001, 06:06 AM
I have a few questions guys <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

1) Qatar is hardcorts right?<br />2) Does Blake have 116pts to use on hardcourts now?<br />3) Does a coin flip only happen when both players have the same amonut of points.<br />4) What poits are we using for Qatar, the 115 for best surface or the 130 like on the website?

I ask the third question because I saw in the ETA thread that a difference of 10pts or less is a tiebreaker, so does that mean if I hve 35pts to somebodys 34, do I when automatically like 7-5 or 8-6, or do you use a coin flip?

Dec 28th, 2001, 06:15 AM

Did you recieve Arnaud's points???

Williams Rulez
Dec 28th, 2001, 06:40 AM
1) Qatar is hardcourts right?<br />Yes

2) Does Blake have 116pts to use on hardcourts now?<br />Yes

3) Does a coin flip only happen when both players have the same amount of points.<br />Yes, only when points are equal.

4) What poits are we using for Qatar, the 115 for best surface or the 130 like on the website?<br />115

ETA's Martina Nav
Dec 28th, 2001, 09:19 AM
Yoshie707, you have Roger Federer and these are your surfaces -

Clay =115<br />Hard =110<br />Indoor =105<br />Grass =100

I don't want to be Arazi anymore, I only picked him because all of the other people I wanted were gone. I will be Taylor Dent from now on, my surfaces are hard, indoor, grass & clay. I will be playing doubles with Kacijek from now on because Chang and I did not work out. Please make the changes in the draw and I won't be anymore trouble.

Sorry <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />

[ December 28, 2001: Message edited by: Conchita94 ]</p>

Dec 28th, 2001, 02:10 PM

If you still want any changes, you have to ask fast, until the points deadline!


Dec 28th, 2001, 04:01 PM


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[ December 28, 2001: Message edited by: Kris ]</p>

Dec 28th, 2001, 04:08 PM
yes haas/kiefer

Dec 28th, 2001, 04:25 PM

Dec 28th, 2001, 05:09 PM
Sorry, I've been away....but what happened to Safin/Lapentti in doubles?????

I think thats where you're empty spot is....unless Nicolas doesn't want to partner with me anymore <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

<br />Safin is in. Use his same points as last week...I'm not sure what they were and I don't have time to check!!

Dec 28th, 2001, 08:50 PM
Hi guys I already fixed everything.

KRIS: You weren't seeded because you and Federer reached semis together, so randomly, I put Federer as a seed. But it won't matter, because only the top 2 seeds will recieve a bye <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Dec 28th, 2001, 09:04 PM
<font face="Arial Black" size="5" color="khaki">Attention WMTA players</font>

I have recieved many weird doubles points. Let me explain clearly hot it will work.

You will have 115,110,105 or 100 points to split in 3 sets at normal events and 215,210,205,200 at Grand Slams! You have to send correspondent surface points. Each player must send their doubles points, and they will be summed <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

If you still have any doubt, ask here. <br />Thanks <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

[ December 28, 2001: Message edited by: Caio Braz ]</p>

Dec 29th, 2001, 08:15 AM
Thomas Enqvist / Yevgeny Kafelnikov will play doubles too!!!

Dec 29th, 2001, 08:29 PM
<font face="Arial Black" size="5" color="#FFCCFF<br />">Schedule of Play</font>

Monday: All singles qualifying matches<br />Tuesday: Top half of singles matches - Round of 32<br />Wednesday: Bottom half of singles matches -Round of 32 and Top half of doubles - Round of 16<br />Thursday: All Singles Round of 16 and Bottom half of doubles - Round of 16<br />Friday: Singles Quarterfinals and Doubles Quarterfinals<br />Saturday: Singles Semifinals and Doubles Semifinals<br />Sunday: Singles Final and Doubles Final

[ December 29, 2001: Message edited by: Caio Braz ]</p>

Dec 29th, 2001, 10:29 PM
Caio? So does that mean that me and my partner can't combine our points and send them to you in one email? They have to be sent separately or as long as we sum the points ourselves, is that ok, too?

[ December 29, 2001: Message edited by: Jeff ]</p>

Dec 30th, 2001, 01:45 AM
Jeff, you can do it, and it is even better for me <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Dec 30th, 2001, 02:02 AM
I'm in qualifying! <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> I won a round!

Dec 30th, 2001, 02:17 AM
Sorry Paul, players were randomly choosed <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Dec 30th, 2001, 02:23 AM
Would anyone like to be partners with Xavier Malisse in doubles?????

Dec 30th, 2001, 02:28 AM
I still need points for:

Alex Corretja<br />Andreas Vinciguerra<br />Andy Roddick<br />Greg Rusedski<br />Marat Safin<br />Sebastian Grosjean<br />Thomas Enqvist<br />Tim Henman<br />Todd Woodbridge

Xavier Malisse will play doubles with Vincent Spadea! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

[ December 29, 2001: Message edited by: Caio Braz ]</p>

Dec 30th, 2001, 01:36 PM
Points sent for Thomas Enqvist, plz check!!! <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Morning Morgan
Dec 30th, 2001, 02:18 PM
with permission from williams_rulez (thanks), easy and I are introducing a new tennis game involving trading cards of various tennis players where trading stradegy is the key! Read the rules and sign up here: <a href="http://www.wtaworld.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=002042" target="_blank">http://www.wtaworld.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=002042</a>

Martian KC
Dec 30th, 2001, 02:51 PM
I would like to keep my same points from the exhibition if that's ok with you guys. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Dec 30th, 2001, 06:26 PM
hope you got Grosjean's points <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

i've just come back from my winter vacation and i sent points when i came back <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Dec 30th, 2001, 06:46 PM
please, use same points for dubs (Grosjean/Moya) <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Dec 31st, 2001, 01:16 AM
I recieved you guys points, but unfortunately there were like 3 or 4 walkovers <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Anyway, results will be up soon <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Dec 31st, 2001, 02:41 AM
<FONT COLOR="DDA0DD" size="5" face="Arial Black">2002 Qatar ExxonMobil Open Results</FONT>

Singles Qualifying

1st Round

Patrick Rafter def. Nicolas Kiefer – 0-6, 6-2, 6-4

Vincent Spadea vs. Greg Rusedski – walkover <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Tommy Robredo def. Andreas Vinciguerra – walkover <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Tommy Haas def. Xavier Malisse – 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-3

2nd Round

Patrick Rafter def. Vincent Spadea – 7-6 (5), 6-7 (0), 7-6 (0)

Tommy Haas def. Tommy Robredo - 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (2), 7-6 (2)

Congratulations for Patrick Rafter and Tommy Haas for reaching the main draw!

[ December 30, 2001: Message edited by: Caio Braz ]</p>

Dec 31st, 2001, 03:13 AM
<font color="FFCC33" size="5" face="Arial Black"><br />Hot action in Qatar!</font>

http://img.iskon.hr/kl/2001/07/09/0002097v.jpg<br />Patrick Rafter celebrates after beating Spadea on a thrilling match<br />The Aussie started the tour on an amazing run beating Nicolas Kiefer 0-6 6-2 6-4 and Vincent Spadea 7-6 (5), 6-7 (0), 7-6 (0) to reach the Main draw at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open. He will face on first round the Frenchman Fabrice Santoro

http://www.sport1.de/coremedia/generator/www.sport1.de/Bilder/Tennis/Herren/Nicolas__Kiefer/Aktion/ten_20kiefer_20hadert_20mit_20sich_20bil,property= original.jpg<br />Nicolas Kiefer reacts after missing an easy backhand <br />The German slipped after having a 6-0 2-0 lead and let Rafter come back to win the second set. Later on the final set, Kiefer had a 4-2 lead and let Rafter back on the match again. Showing strong mental toughness, Rafter won the match 0-6, 6-2, 6-4.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/tennis/1999/french_open/news/1999/05/20/french_americans/t1_spadea_all_01.jpg<br />Vincent Spadea hits a backhand against Rafter<br />The yankee Vincent Spadea didn't even break a set to win his first-round match against Great Britain's Greg Rusedski. Rusedski, alleging a pain on his left hand, retired from the match a few minutes before start. We can't say the same for his second round, where Spadea lost to Rafter on a three-tiebreak battle 6-7(5), 7-6(0), 6-7(0).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1525000/images/_1525568_haas_300afp.jpg<br />Tommy Haas returns Robredo's serve<br />The German Tommy Haas started the 2002 WMTA season with a bang. After outlasting Belgium's Xavier Malisse 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-3, Haas topped Robredo on an all-Tommy battle. The Spaniard Tommy failed to close the match after a 5-1 30-0 lead in the third set and let Haas build confidence and comeback to win the match. Finally, Haas won 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (2), 7-6 (2). Haas qualified to the main draw, and will face Wimbledon King Pete Sampras.

Dec 31st, 2001, 06:47 AM
It may be too late...but use Safin's same points as last week, please

Dec 31st, 2001, 08:55 AM
Hope it's not too late yet, just sent Tim's points an hour ago.

Williams Rulez
Dec 31st, 2001, 04:13 PM
It is not too late <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Dec 31st, 2001, 04:26 PM
Oh no Nicolas lost <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Congrats Tommy.... <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Dec 31st, 2001, 05:42 PM
Due to a severe knee injury endured in his qualifying match, Xavier Malisse will retire from WMTA, after only playing 3 matches, going 1-2. Malisse, 18, will go on to coach his girlfriend, FWTT junior star Katarina Kriventcheva-Molik of Poland. <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />

Big Lindsay
Dec 31st, 2001, 11:07 PM
Caio Braz, since Malisse pulled out, Michael Chang is willing to help out and play doubles this event with Vince Spadea if you need him too?

Jan 1st, 2002, 12:02 AM
Oh....Malisse didn't mean to pull out from doubles. But with his nagging injury, if Michael Chang CANNOT be put into the doubles draw, Malisse is willing to play. <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Jan 1st, 2002, 04:00 AM
<FONT SIZE=5 COLOR="FFB6C1" face="Arial Black">2002 Qatar ExxonMobil Open Results</FONT>


Singles Round of 32

Patrick Rafter def. Fabrice Santoro – 0-6, 7-6 (5), 6-0

Todd Woodbridge def. Andy Roddick – walkover <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" />

Roger Federer def. Taylor Dent – 1-6, 7-5, 6-1

Gustavo Kuerten def. Michael Chang – 7-6 (2), 5-7, 7-6 (1) <img src="eek.gif" border="0">

Alex Corretja def. Nicolas Escude – 6-3, 6-3

Pete Sampras def. Tommy Haas – 0-6, 6-4, 6-4

Arnaud Clemént def. Carlos Moya – 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5)

[ December 31, 2001: Message edited by: Caio Braz ]</p>

Big Lindsay
Jan 1st, 2002, 04:45 AM
<font size=5 color=yellow>Chang loses another close match</font>


Michael Chang reacts to losing another heartbreaker, this time to Brazil's #1 player Gustavo Kuerten. Kuerten won the match 7-6(2), 5-7, 7-6(1). Chang played an outstanding match but was dominated by Kuerten's sparkling play in both tiebreakers.

[ December 31, 2001: Message edited by: Big Lindsay ]</p>

Jan 1st, 2002, 05:14 AM
Clement beats Moya in a thriller


Arnaud Clement hitting a forehand to Carlos Moya of Spain in the first round of the Qatar Open. Clement, the 3rd seed will now face American Pete Sampras in the next round.

[ January 01, 2002: Message edited by: FLL ]</p>

Martian KC
Jan 1st, 2002, 08:09 AM
First win for Alex! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Jan 2nd, 2002, 12:14 AM
Looks like i will be playing tommorow!

Mateo Mathieu
Jan 2nd, 2002, 12:16 AM
Where the fuck results? <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">

Jan 2nd, 2002, 12:44 PM
<font face="Arial Black" size="5" color="springgreen">2002 Qatar ExxonMobil open Results</font>


Singles Round of 32

Richard Krajicek def. Jan-Michael Gambill – 5-7, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5)

Mark Philippousis def. Lleyton Hewitt – 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2)

Yevgeny Kafelnikov def. Marcelo Rios – 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3

Tim Henman def. Sebastian Grosjean – 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (5)

Andre Agassi def. Max Mirnyi – 0-6, 6-0, 7-5

Goran Ivanisevic def. Juan Carlos Ferrero – 6-3, 6-3

Thomas Enqvist def. Magnus Norman – 6-2, 6-3

Marat Safin def. Nicolas Lapentti (2) – 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (1)<br /> <br />Doubles Round of 16

(1) Andre Agassi/Jan-Michael Gambill def. Xavier Malisse/Vincent Spadea – 0-6, 7-5, 6-0

Magnus Norman/Nicolas Escude def. Arnaud Clemént/Max Mirnyi – 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-1

Fabrice Santoro/Greg Rusedski def. Nicolas Lapentti/Marat Safin – 7-6 (1), 0-6, 6-0

Alex Corretja/Gustavo Kuerten(4) vs. Todd Woodbridge/Juan Carlos Ferrero - walkover <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" />

[ January 02, 2002: Message edited by: Caio Braz ]</p>

Jan 2nd, 2002, 02:47 PM
Yeah i won in doubles but not singles! <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Jippo McScally
Jan 2nd, 2002, 02:49 PM

Jan 2nd, 2002, 08:28 PM
It was a tough day for Marat!

He had to go out and beat his doubles partner in singles and then play with him in doubles! I could sense some animosity on the court and I think that that is why we lost the first set@@

Davenport Rock$
Jan 3rd, 2002, 08:59 AM
These games are so funny. I made it to the semis last week with Krajicek, but crashed out in the first round with Capriati. Now I am in the second round this week with Krajicek, but my Capriati is lost in space. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

But whats going on with consistent updates on the WMTA/ETA tours??? <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" />

Jan 3rd, 2002, 01:46 PM
<font face="Arial Black" size="5" color="skyblue"><br />2002 Qatar ExxonMobil Open Results<br /></font><br />Thursday

Singles Round of 16

James Blake def. Patrick Rafter – 6-0, 7-6(0)

Todd Woodbridge vs. Roger Federer – 6-2, 6-4

Alex Corretja def. Gustavo Kuerten – 7-6 (2), 6-7(0), 7-6 (2) <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

Arnaud Clemént def. Pete Sampras – 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (0)

Richard Krajicek vs. Mark Philippoussis – 6-3, 6-2

Tim Henman def. Yevgeny Kafelnikov – 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (1)

Andre Agassi def. Goran Ivanisevic – 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-0

Thomas Enqvist vs. Marat Safin – 6-2, 6-3

Doubles Round of 16

(3)Roger Federer/Mark Philippousis def. Taylor Dent/Richard Krajicek – 7-6 (0), 5-7, 7-6 (0) <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

Pete Sampras/Tim Henman def. Patrick Rafter/Lleyton Hewitt – 7-6 (3), 7-6 (1)

Nicolas Kiefer/Tommy Haas def. Sebastian Grosjean/Carlos Moya – 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

(2)James Blake/Marcelo Rios vs. Yevgeny Kafelnikov/Thomas Enqvist – 6-2, 6-3

[ January 03, 2002: Message edited by: Caio Braz ]</p>

Jippo McScally
Jan 3rd, 2002, 02:49 PM

Martian KC
Jan 3rd, 2002, 05:01 PM
OMG! So sorry, partner! <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Jan 3rd, 2002, 06:10 PM
Just wondering, are there rankings for the WMTA Players?

Jan 3rd, 2002, 07:35 PM
Yes, of course there are!<br />They will be released after this tournament, which is the first <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

Jan 3rd, 2002, 07:53 PM
Can I still be allowed to change the surface order of my player? (Except the order of the Hard Court)

[ January 03, 2002: Message edited by: JCAPfan ]</p>

ETA's Martina Nav
Jan 3rd, 2002, 08:04 PM
I see Blake is still the one to beat. Taylor and Richard almost won, back to the drawing board for a few minor adjustments because thy enemy must fall. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

ETA's Martina Nav
Jan 3rd, 2002, 08:11 PM
Cao Braz, you have a few vs instead of def in your singles and doubles results, did those people in front of the vs signs really win?

Senorita Conchita
Jan 4th, 2002, 11:51 PM
Braz, I see you have posted in the Thalgo thread, got yourself a shiny new sig picture, but what about our updates for this tournament Hun? :)

Mateo Mathieu
Jan 5th, 2002, 12:15 AM
OMG! The tournament is slower organised! :o Where the fuck is Magnus's Doubles results?

Martian KC
Jan 5th, 2002, 12:20 AM
OMG! Alex, you have naughty mouth!!:o;) I think I need to clean it out with soap.:p

Williams Rulez
Jan 5th, 2002, 01:20 PM
Singles Quarterfinals

(1 ) James Blake def. Todd Woodbridge - 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2)
Alex Corretja def. (3) Arnaud Clemént - 6-3, 6-4

(4) Richard Krajicek def. Tim Henman - 6-2, 7-6 (5)
Andre Agassi def. Thomas Enqvist - 0-6, 7-6 (12-10), 6-0

Williams Rulez
Jan 5th, 2002, 01:22 PM
Doubles Quarter Finals

(1) Andre Agassi/Jan-Michael Gambill def. Magnus Norman/Nicolas Escude -
4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (0)
Fabrice Santoro/Greg Rusedski def. (4) Alex Corretja/Gustavo Kuerten - 6-2,
1-6, 6-2

(3)Roger Federer/Mark Philippousis def. Pete Sampras/Tim Henman - 6-3, 3-6,
7-6 (2)
(2)James Blake/Marcelo Rios def. Nicolas Kiefer/Tommy Haas - 7-6 (1), 6-0

Williams Rulez
Jan 5th, 2002, 01:57 PM
The seedings for the next tournament shall be according to your performance here. And we might consider holding 2 tournaments a week after the Aussie open. Thanks for playing! :D

Jippo McScally
Jan 5th, 2002, 04:01 PM
Go Agassi!!!!
It would be better with two tourny's a week.

Jan 5th, 2002, 04:51 PM
<b><font color="red">
To the WMTA administrators:</font></b>

I have two questions for Thomas Enqvist:
1.) How's the 7-6(12-10) in the 2nd set be counted for the QF match?
2.) Besides the hard court preference, can i still change the order of the other three surfaces?

Plz reply!! Thanks a lot!!!

Williams Rulez
Jan 5th, 2002, 05:03 PM
1.) How's the 7-6(12-10) in the 2nd set be counted for the QF match?

I am not quite sure what you are trying to ask, but if you are asking why it is 12-10 in the tiebreak, then the answer is that you and your opponent's points were equal in the second set, and Caio flipped coins to decide the winner. One of you was heads, the other tails, and a coin was flipped until and the number of heads and tails counted. The coin is flipped until either heads or tails has reached at least 7 with a two points lead. Hope this helps.

2.) Besides the hard court preference, can i still change the order of the other three surfaces?

Well, since it is still the beginning of the season, I shall allow that. But I hope no one would change their preferences later on in the season as this may be unfair to other players.

Martian KC
Jan 5th, 2002, 07:30 PM
The undefeated James next!:o Tough match.:(

Davenport Rock$
Jan 6th, 2002, 02:33 AM
Another semi for Krajicek, WOOHOO!!!:bounce:

Williams Rulez
Jan 6th, 2002, 06:55 AM
Singles Semi-Finals

(1) James Blake def. Alex Corretja 7-6 (1) 6-3

Andre Agassi def. (4) Richard Krajicek 0-6 7-6 (5) 6-0

Williams Rulez
Jan 6th, 2002, 06:57 AM
Doubles Semi-Finals

(1) Andre Agassi/Jan-Michael Gambill def. Fabrice Santoro/Greg Rusedski
0-6 6-0 7-6

(2) James Blake/Marcelo Rios def. (3) Roger Federer/Mark Philippousis 6-2 6-3

Williams Rulez
Jan 6th, 2002, 07:14 AM
Blake and Agassi to contest in both Finals!!

Qatar - For a second week in a row, red hot James Blake has made it to the finals of a tournament. He has managed to oust his competition for all 9 matches he has played while losing only a set. He certainly looks like the favourite to win this tournament with such great form! With his great serve and volley game, he has used a crafty combination of exquisite touch and deft volleys to leave his opponents in the dust.


Andre Agassi, winner of a doubles tournament last week at Singapore, has reached the finals of singles and doubles this week. His great performance in his doubles matchs has apparently given him sufficient warm-up to advance far in singles as well.


In doubles this week at Qatar, both singles finalist will be competing as well. Talk about dominace! Andre, teamed up with pretty boy Jan-Michael Gambill, an open gay now, to take the title last week. This week, they have sotrmed into the finals once again. Seeded number 1 at this tournament, they are surely looking to preserve their seeding.

The face an opposition in the number 2 seeds, James Blake an Marcelo Rios, the team which they ousted last week to take the title. We should see an interesting finals this week, as both teams have contrasting styles.

The officials of the WMTA have also recently made an announcement that they intend to host more than one tournament a week after the Australian Open. They shall seek more opinions before implementing this feature.

Big Lindsay
Jan 6th, 2002, 09:06 AM
Hi Williams_Rulez :wavey:

Two things, Blake did drop the middle set to Lapentti last week, and what was the complete score between Agassi and Krajicek?

Martian KC
Jan 6th, 2002, 10:39 AM
:o At least I got him to a tiebreak!:p

Williams Rulez
Jan 6th, 2002, 11:48 AM
lol... sorry about the bad posting of scores :o

BigLindsay, I am amazed by your memory... you remember stats so well, even stats in games! :eek:

I bet you could even give me the head to heads between the players! :eek: ;)

Jippo McScally
Jan 6th, 2002, 04:44 PM
I would like that if Blake bt's me in singles that he let's me wn the dobles!!!;);):p

Big Lindsay
Jan 7th, 2002, 12:58 PM
WOW! when is this tournament going to be updated???:angel:

Williams Rulez
Jan 7th, 2002, 03:29 PM
Singles Final

(1) James Blake def. Andre Agassi 6-0 7-6 (3)

Doubles Final

(1) Andre Agassi/Jan-Michael Gambill def. (2) James Blake/Marcelo Rios 0-6 7-6(5) 6-0

Williams Rulez
Jan 7th, 2002, 03:30 PM
You got your wish Andre ;)

Jame Blakes now has 2 bonus points on hardcourts!! :eek:

Jippo McScally
Jan 7th, 2002, 10:39 PM
I lost!!!
Ah well I won the doubles!!!

Jan 8th, 2002, 01:38 AM
Jan-Michael Gambill/Andre Agassi undefeated in doubles!

Big Lindsay
Jan 8th, 2002, 03:16 AM
Michael Chang has sent in points and is ready for qualies! :)