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<font size=5 color=yellow>WMTA Christmas Exhibition</font>

Our first tournament of the year is an exhibtion. This exhibition shall be held on the small island of Singapore, a convenient stop for players from Europe, Asia, North and South America before they head over to Austrialia for the Australian Hardcourt season.

Players can check in at the posh Mandrin Hotel, just minutes away from the tournament venue.

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The venue for this exhibition is next to sea, where players can relax enjoying the sea breeze if they wish to, like everyone should during an exhibition. There are many practise courts for players to tune-up before the season starts along the coasts. Enjoy your stay and treat the locals to your best tennis <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

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Some of the featured players playing in this tournament include:

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</center><br />The fiesty Spaniard, Juan Carlos Ferrero, also known as "The Mosquito" for his amazing footspeed....<br />Will his speed be able to carry him through?

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</center><br />Andre Agassi, a father now. <br />Will fatherhood take the fight out of him?

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</center><br />Brazilian wonder, Gustavo Kuerten. <br />Is he a one surface wonder? Or can he play on Deco Turf as well?

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</center><br />Heart throb, Jan-Michael Gambill. <br />Can the pretty boy do some damage here, or will he leave early to flirt?


[ December 23, 2001: Message edited by: Williams_Rulez ]</p>
 

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<font size=5 color=yellow>Draws/Results:</font>

<font size = 3 color=lime>Singles</font>

Max Mirnyi vs Bye<br />Patrick Rafter vs Juan Carlos Ferrero<br />Marat Safin vs Marcelo Rios<br />Sebastian Grosjean vs James Blake

Yevgeny Kafelnikov vs Andre Agassi <br />Michael Chang vs Nicolas Escude <br />Gustavo Kuerten vs Thomas Enqvist <br />Nicolas Kiefer vs Arnaud Clement

Magnus Norman vs Hicham Arazi<br />Goran Ivanisevic vs Jan-Michael Gambill <br />Todd Woodbridge vs Tim Henman <br />Nicolas Lapentti vs Roger Federer

Alex Corretja vs Lleyton Hewitt <br />Carlos Moya vs Richard Krajicek <br />Mark Phillippoussis vs Xavier Malisse <br />Bye vs Pete Sampras

<font size = 3 color=lime>Doubles</font>

James Blake/Marcelo Rios vs Hicham Arazi/Michael Chang<br />Magnus Norman/Nicolas Escude vs Todd Woodbridge/Juan Carlos Ferrero

Pete Sampras/Tim Henman vs Roger Federer/Nicolas Kiefer<br />Sebastian Grosjean/Carlos Moya vs Patrick Rafter/Lleyton Hewitt

Jan-Michael Gambill/Andre Agassi vs Marat Safin/Nicolas Lapentti<br />Xavier Malisse/Richard Krajicek vs Arnaud Clement/Max Mirnyi

Mark Phillippoussis/Goran Ivanisevic vs Thomas Enqvist/Yevgeny Kafelnikov<br />Bye vs Alex Corretja/Gustavo Kuerten

______________________________________________________<br />*Note that byes are randomnly drawn by players.<br />**Players will be seeded in the next tournament according to their performances in this tournament.

<font color=pink size =4><marquee>Please send in your points if you haven't, you only have 2 days left to do so!!</marquee></font>

<font size = 3>E-mail Address is</font> <font size=5 color=lime>[email protected]</font>

<font size= 3 color=yellow>Please note that points are 115/110/105/100 in order of surface preferance, not 130/120/110/100.</font>

[ December 21, 2001: Message edited by: Williams_Rulez ]</p>
 

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Yes... bye or not, points must be sent in by the deadline.
 

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Thanks!!!!!

I have some inquiries, its on your private message.

[ December 20, 2001: Message edited by: QUEENLINDSAY ]</p>
 

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Hey Williams_Rulez, I sent you points on the 19th for James Blake, but I don't see his name in the draw Hun! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Sorry James Blake. I didn't see the e-mail. You were supposed to have committed yourself by posting in the commitments thread, but you're in <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Roger Federer, you in too. Sorry for the little problem.

<marquee><font color=lime>As a form of apology, Roger Federer and James Blake have been treated to a delicious meal by the organisers and an all expense paid scuba diving trip has been planned for them!!</font></marquee>
 

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OMG <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> ... really? I'll fix that. Sorry about that.

Thanks for the compliment <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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I'll make an exception this once as we still have spots available.
 

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<br />Big-serving belarussian, Max Mirnyi.<br />Will the "Beast" live up to his seed?

<br />13-time Grand Slam champion, Pete Sampras.<br />Will Pete drop his 1 1/2 year title drought?

<br />2001 US Open and Master Cup Champion, Lleyton Hewitt.<br />Is Lleyton a complete player after winning such big events?

<br />American tennis sensation, Andy Roddick.<br />Will he live up to the hype?

[ December 20, 2001: Message edited by: Caio Braz ]</p>
 

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Jan-Michael Gambill will indeed be flirting with fellow players! <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <img src="redface.gif" border="0">
 

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BIG MATCHES AT 2001 WMTA CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION

The first event of the WMTA Tour will already start with some nerve-cracking first round matches.

<br />PATRICK RAFTER vs. JUAN CARLOS FERRERO<br />The soon-to-be-29 Patrick Rafter will clash with the young Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero in a promising battle. The serve-and-volley Aussie could have an advantage on Deco Turf, but Ferrero has already proved himself by winning Dubai earlier this year. Prediction: Rafter in three sets

<br />YEVGENY KAFELNIKOV vs. ANDRE AGASSI<br />Andre Agassi, who recently became a parent after the birth of his son Jaden Gil Agassi, whose mother is one the biggest female tennis players Steffi Graf, will face Yevgeny Kafelnikov from Russia, who is already father of two kids.<br />Both players do very well at this surface and there is no favourite. Prediction: Kafelnikov in three sets.

<br />LLEYTON HEWITT vs. ALEX CORRETJA<br />After winning both US Open and Tennis Masters Cup, Lleyton Hewitt could be considered the main favourite for this battle. But Corretja, a real fighter, can also dominate on harder courts than his "home" clay, like he did in 2000 Indian Wells. At the end. Personally, I think Hewitt is the most confident player of the moment and he oust Correjta in straight sets.

[ December 21, 2001: Message edited by: Caio Braz ]</p>
 

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Kris...Tommy Haas is not playing this tournament, so he can't play doubles. He never signed up, so I guess you'll have to make do with another player for now.
 

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TOP PLAYERS ARRIVING IN SINGAPORE

<br />Ecuador's #1 Nicolas Lapentti.<br />How will he debut at WMTA?

<br />Britain's best ranked player Tim Henman. <br />Will the Singapore courts be fast enough to help his agressive serve-and-volley game?

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<br />Yankee veteran Michael Chang. <br />Can the 89 Roland Garros champion storm a comeback and play his best tennis at the old-20's?

<br />Morrocan Hicham Arazi. <br />Will the talented Arazi bump the hard-hitters at his first event?<br />


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