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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)

Paradorn Srichaphan (THA) :kiss:
Nickname : Ball (Thai people call him "Ball")

Birthdate : 14 June 1979
BirthPlace : Khonkaen, Thailand
Residence : Bangkok, Thailand
Height : 185 cm
Weight : 81 Kg
Player : Right-handed
Turn Pro : 1997
Coach : Chanachai Srichaphan(Father)
Current ATP Ranking : 11
Current Entry System Points : 1760
Year to Date Champion race : 26
Current Championrace Points : 115
Shoes : Adidas - Barricade II
Racquet : Yonex - RD-Ti80
Clothes : Adidas

2002--Long Island [W Chela, Juan Ignacio (ARG ) 5-7 6-2 6-2]
2002--Stockholm [W Rios, Marcelo (CHI ) 6-7(2) 6-0 6-3 6-2]
2003--Chennai [W Kucera, Karol (SVK ) 6-3 6-1]

2002--Chennai [F Canas, Guillermo (ARG ) 4-6 6-7(2)]
2002--Washington [F Blake, James (USA ) 6-1 6-7(5) 4-6]

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Discussion Starter #2 (Edited)
Ball wins 3 ATP 2002 Awards. :worship: :worship: :worship:

Big congrtas to Paradorn Srichaphan for winning 3 ATP Awards of the year 2002.

1. Most Improved Players Award :)
2. Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award :hearts:
3. Player Award who won the first ATP title of the year :kiss:

Ball, you made Thai people proud. Big congratulation !!!!

Keep it up, and don't stop to do it again this year.

:hearts: :kiss: :hearts: :kiss: :hearts: :kiss:

From ATPtour.

2002 ATP Awards Presented by Waterford Crystal

Player of the Year - Lleyton Hewitt
Lleyton Hewitt won the ATP Champions Race for the second consecutive year to again claim the coveted year-end World No.1 ranking. Hewitt won five titles, including Wimbledon, the Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai and the Pacific Life Open, and reached two other Tennis Masters Series finals in Cincinnati and Paris.

Doubles Team of the Year - Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor
Knowles and Nestor reunited in 2002 for a tour de force, winning six titles and reaching 13 finals. In a sizzling start to the season, Knowles and Nestor won the Australian Open as well as Tennis Masters Series titles in Indian Wells and Miami. They also reached Grand Slam finals at Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award - Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Amir Hadad see article about this award at doubles team honored

Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award & Most Improved Award - Paradorn Srichaphan
Thai shotmaker Paradorn Srichaphan made a huge impact on the ATP circuit during his breakthrough year in 2002, winning not only tournaments but also admiration of his peers. Srichaphan slashed his year-end ATP Entry Ranking from No. 126 to No. 16, claiming ATP titles in Long Island and Stockholm. Regarded as one of the most humble and fair players on the circuit, Srichaphan also won the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award.

Newcomer of the Year - Paul-Henri Mathieu
Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu announced himself to the tennis world in 2002 when he won back-to-back titles in Moscow and Lyon. Mathieu, 21 last month, slashed his year-end ATP Entry Ranking from No. 147 to No. 36. He did not win a single match at ATP level in 2001, but recorded a 23-16 match record last season.

Comeback of the Year - Richard Krajicek
Former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek returned to the ATP circuit after missing 20 months following elbow surgery in March 2001. In his second tournament back, the Dutchman reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals, beating James Blake and Mark Philippoussis before losing to Xavier Malisse.'s Fans' Favorite Award - Marat Safin
Favorite in a poll of more than 28,000 visitors to the Official Web site of the ATP. Twenty-one percent of the visitors nominated Safin, who also won the 2001 award, as their favorite player. Andre Agassi (14%), Gustavo Kuerten (13%) and Srichaphan (12%) also polled highly.

Ron Bookman Award for Media Excellence - Pedro Hernandez
Pedro Hernandez, a 46-year-old Barcelona native, has been the Director of Tennis A Fondo magazine since its creation in 1999. He has been the ATP's Open Seat Godo Press Officer since 1993 and the Press Officer of the Spanish Davis Cup team since 1997. A founding member of the International Tennis Writers' Association, Hernandez was the commentator for Spain's first tennis radio show on SER in 1984 and 1985.

Tennis Masters Series Tournament of the Year - NASDAQ-100 Open (Miami)

International Series Gold Tournament of the Year - Generali Open Kitzbuhel

International Series Tournament of the Year - Telenordia Swedish Open (Bastad)

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Discussion Starter #3 (Edited)
Wimbledon 2003 : First round

Paradorn Srichaphan defeated Dominik Hrbaty 6-3,6-4,4-6,3-6,6-3

Well done Ball, please keep it up. :kiss: :hearts: :kiss:

Good luck against Olivier Mutis FRA in second round. :hearts:

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Discussion Starter #4
Wednesday 25 June, 2003 : Schedule

Court 2 12.00 noon Start
1. Gentlemen's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Paradorn Srichaphan (THA)[12] v. Olivier Mutis (FRA)
followed by:
2. Ladies' Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Shinobu Asagoe (JPN) v. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)[9]
3. Ladies' Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Virginie Razzano (FRA) v. Kim Clijsters (BEL)[2]
4. Ladies' Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Serena Williams (USA)[3]
Venus Williams (USA)[3]
v. Corina Morariu (USA)
Rennae Stubbs (AUS)

Ball will be playing the same court no. 2.
Hope the no. 2 court will bring lot of luck to you.
C'mon Ball, send Mutis packing.

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Discussion Starter #5 (Edited)
Wimbledon 2003 : second round

Paradorn Srichaphan d. Oliver Mutis(FRA) 4-6,1-6,7-6(4),7-5,7-5. :hearts:

OMG, I don't believe that he won. :eek: Ball was down 0-2 set but leads 5*-3 in 3rd set. Mutis fought back to 5-5 then play was suspended by rain at 5-5*, 15-30 on Mutis's service game. Ball won 3rd set tie break. Ball saved 2 MP when Mutis served for the match at 5*-4 in the 4th set. Again at 5*-5 in 5th set , he was down 0-40 and he saved 3 BP. Finally he won. :hearts:

What's agreat match for both players.

Well done Ball. :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: Good luck against Nadal.
Better luck next time Mutis. You played so well, I'm impressed you a lot. :hearts: :hearts:

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Discussion Starter #6
Wimbledon 2003 : third round

Paradorn Srichaphan d. Rafael Nadal(ESP) 6-4,6-4,6-2 :kiss: :kiss:

Better luck next time Rafa. :hearts:

Congrats Ball and good luck against Andy on Monday. :hearts:
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