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Rohan Bopanna thread... (at Newport ATP qualies)

Postby jayakris » Mon Feb 24, 2003 1:50 pm

Based on what we had heard earlier, he was expected to play two Asian challengers. The $25K+H in Japan next week (Mar 3rd) and the $25K+H in Vietnam the week after. He will almost surely be in the qualies at Japan if he goes there, but he might make the main draw for Vietnam I would think. I have not see the acceptance lists yet.

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Rohan Bopanna thread... (at Newport ATP qualies)

Postby jayakris » Mon Feb 24, 2003 2:16 pm

Here is the link to the entry list for the Japan challenger kept at the Japanese Federation site (which is strictly in Japanese, as the rude guys who have been running that site for years have been unaware that the world outside Japan also have an interest in the "international" events they run. It is one of the very few national tennis sites that just does not seem to care of the world at all)

At least keep a damn pdf draw in English like they do everywhere else!

http://www.tennis.or.jp/jta/event/allja ... ntry_s.pdf

My acrobat does not open the document due to a CMap error. If any of you have Japanese fontpack installed and can figure out Japanese, let me know!

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Rohan Bopanna thread... (at Newport ATP qualies)

Postby Dhruv » Thu Feb 27, 2003 6:05 pm

Jay I loaded that page and it's basically an entry form. I'll try and find a list on the site in the meanwhile.

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Rohan Bopanna thread... (at Newport ATP qualies)

Postby Dhruv » Thu Feb 27, 2003 6:14 pm

Code: Select all

Main Draw   
1   BEHREND, Tomas
2   MAZARAKIS,Vasilis
3   LU, Yen-Hsun
4   LARKHAM,Todd
5   HAJEK, Jan
6   WANG,Yeu-Tzuoo
7   MOODIE, Wesley
8   UDOMCHOKE,Danai
9   HADAD,Amir
10   MOTOMURA,Goichi
11   SALZENSTEIN,Jeff
12   KIM,Kevin
13   TABARA,Michal
14   SEKAC,Braislav
15   MULLER, Gilles
16   ALLEGRO,Yves
17   VINCK, Christian
18   TERACHI,Takahiro
19   CADART,Rodolphe
20   BOHABOY,Doug
21   CHIUDNELI,Marco
22   BEHAR,Noam
23   REID, Todd
24   RAM, Andy

ALTERNATES   
1   VALENT, Roman
2   BLAKE, Thomas
3   DELL'ACQUA,Massimo
4   ELSNER, Daniel
5   VIK, Robin
6   ZITKO, Radim
7   GREMELMAYR,Denis
8   BOPANNA,Rohan
9   HEMMES,Jr Fred
10   BERDYCH, Tomas
11   IWAMI,Tasuku
12   QURESHI,Aisam-Ul-Haq
13   LEVEINSKY, Jaroslav
14   MOSER,Frank
15   IWABUCHI,Satoshi
16   JESCHONEK,Florian
17   DLOUHY,Lukas
18   CAPKOVIC,Peter
19   WEINER,Glenn
20   HERNANDEZ,Alejandro
21   ONODA,Michihisa
22   NUENZ,Eric
23   KATO,Jun
24   LOGTENS,Paul
25   ZIMMERMANN,Lars
26   FUKUDA, Katsushi
27   MATSUI,Toshihide
28   MIYAO,Joji
29   SOEDA,Go
30   SORENSEN,Kevin
31   MIYAZAKI,Yasuo
32   MIYASAKA,Gento


So Rohan is #8 in the alternates list. By next week he should move up a couple of spots atleast. I guess he will be seeded in the qualies though but might not make the main draw.

A $15K futures event would have helped in that regard :devil:

I guess Andy Ram is a WC

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Rohan Bopanna thread... (at Newport ATP qualies)

Postby jayakris » Sat Mar 01, 2003 5:29 am

Here is the draw for Rohan at the Tokyo challenger.

(4)Rohan Bopanna (IND) vs (WC)Mashashi Yoshikawa (JPN)
Kenji Fujiwara (JPN) vs Yusuke Miyake (JPN)
Ti Chen (TPE) vs Tohru Watanabe (JPN)
(7)Satoshi Iwabuchi (JPN) vs Mikhail Razumovski (RUS)

Pretty good chance to qualify for him. That is the benefit of being ranked in the top-400 area, because you end up getting seeded among the top-4 in the qualies and you don't need to upset somebody to make the main draw ..

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Postby Dhruv » Sat Mar 01, 2003 12:15 pm

R1
(4)Rohan Bopanna (IND) d. (WC)Mashashi Yoshikawa (JPN) 6-4 6-2
Kenji Fujiwara (JPN) d. Yusuke Miyake (JPN) 6-1 6-0
Ti Chen (TPE) d. Tohru Watanabe (JPN) 6-0 6-0
(7)Satoshi Iwabuchi (JPN) d. Mikhail Razumovski (RUS) 6-2 6-1

R2
(4)Rohan Bopanna (IND) d. Kenji Fujiwara (JPN) 6-2 7-5
(7)Satoshi Iwabuchi (JPN) d. Ti Chen (TPE) 6-1 6-3

R3 QLFR round to be played tommorow Japan time. Late today my time :)
(4)Rohan Bopanna (IND) vs (7)Satoshi Iwabuchi (JPN)

Satoshi Iwabuchi is the same guy who came to India earlier this year for the futures. There he
Reached the final in Lucknow
Defeated Vijay Kannan 62 62 but lost to Lobanov in round 2 in Delhi.

So he is no slouch but these are matches that Rohan should win. Ofcourse the crowd will be completely behind Iwabuchi for sure so it will be a difficult environment for Rohan.

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Postby Dhruv » Sun Mar 02, 2003 12:22 pm

(7)Satoshi Iwabuchi (JPN) bt (4)Rohan Bopanna (IND) 76(3) 63 :mad:

Rohan should have won this match. He is #2 in the LL list so he can only make the main draw if there are two withdrawals. Unlikely though. :mad:

He is also playing in the doubles there

R1 doubles

BOPANNA, Rohan(IND)/MATSUI, Toshihide(JPN) vs HEMMES JR., Fred(NED)/VALENT, Roman(SUI)

Will be a tough match as Valent was #1 and Hemmes #3 in the singles qualifying. Neither made it to the main draw though.

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Postby Dhruv » Tue Mar 04, 2003 5:16 pm

Well some good news on the mens tennis front for an Indian and surprise surprise its in the doubles :roll:

Rohan Bopanna/Toshihide Matsui (IND/JPN) d. Fred Hemmes/Roman Valent (NED/SUI) 6-1 6-2

Well hopefully they do well win here but I was hoping for some singles points for Rohan.

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Postby Rishav » Thu Mar 06, 2003 12:45 pm

Hi guys,
What has Rohan been up to these days? I have not been following tennis in the last few days so someone please tell me?

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Rohan Bopanna thread... (at Newport ATP qualies)

Postby gvhvhg » Thu Mar 06, 2003 10:00 pm

he didn't make the dubai qualies draw..........

is currently playing well in a challenger doubles tourney.

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Postby Dhruv » Sun Mar 09, 2003 11:57 am

Well Rohan and his partner did fairly well in the doubles in Kyoto

R1: Rohan Bopanna/Toshihide Matsui (IND/JPN) d. Fred Hemmes/Roman Valent (NED/SUI) 6-1 6-2
QF: Rohan Bopanna/Toshihide Matsui (IND/JPN) d. Branislav Sekac/Michael Tabara (SVK/CZE) 6-4 2-6 6-3
SF: Rohan Bopanna/Toshihide Matsui (IND/JPN) l. Jan Hajek/Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (CZE/TPE) 2-6 3-6

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Rohan Bopanna thread... (at Newport ATP qualies)

Postby Dhruv » Sun Mar 09, 2003 12:01 pm

Well Rohan is at the Vietnam HoChiMinh City challenger. He got a WC to the main draw. The draw has been extremely kind to him as it usually is :roll:

R1: Rohan Bopanna vs #1 Werner Eschauer(AUT,134)
Well if he manages to pull this one off he should have a relatively easy path after.

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Postby Dhruv » Sun Mar 09, 2003 7:42 pm

I'm copying from a match report by SteveG (different from the steveG of steveg tennis apparantly)
Steve wrote:Just a last quick note regarding the doubles qualifyings : Bopanna teamed up with Hemmes against a Vietnamese team in the first round of the qualifyings. I have been positively surprised by Bopanna / Hemmes attitude during this match. There was no doubt they would be winning. Therefore, Bopanna from the very beginning slowed down his serve compared to his usual speed. They also slowed down the game to make the Vietnamese pair play. The four of them had some good points.
All in all, the four of them had fun and the crowd was pleased about the show. Bopanna / Hemmes have been the only ones to have this attitude and I feel this should be known. Great sportsmanship from the both of them :)


So it seems that RB/FH have qualified for the doubles MD. Don't know what the score was but it's good to see that were sporting and did not try and blow the locals off the court and gave the home crowd something to cheer about and have a little fun at the same time. Hopefully the crowd supports him in his match on Tuesday(singles match scheduled for Tues) when he will need it.

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Postby Dhruv » Mon Mar 10, 2003 11:53 am

:oops: Correction :oops: I just got PM'ed by Steve and apparantly

The score was 61 63 in the first round of the qualifyings.
To qualify in the main draw, Rohan / Fred still have one match to win, against Rodolphe CARDART (FRA) / Franck MOSER (GER).


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