In an alternate universe...
Originally Posted by Professional Tennis Association Press ReleaseA DAWN OF A NEW ERA
The year 2009 sees the dawn of the Open Era - where professionals and amateurs can compete alike! The new world tour gets underway on January 5 with three tournaments - Doha, Qatar and Brisbane - in preparation for the first ever Grand Slam tournament - The Australian Open. The calendar year contains four Grand Slam events and a PTA World Tour Finals later in the year. The four events are:
- The Australian Open (Hard Court)
- Roland Garros (Clay Court)
- Wimbledon Championships (Grass Court)
- The CWLand Open (Hard Court)
In compensation for the nixing of the U.S. Open in favour of the C.W. Open in the nation of CWLand, the PTA Finals will be held at Flushing Meadows each year. The Davis Cup is mooted to begin this season, but may be postponed to 2010.
We at the PTA are very excited - and you should be as well!Proposed 2009 Schedule:Originally Posted by TENNIS.Com - The home of TENNIS Magazine
Ahead of the beginning of a new era in the tennis world - and in the absense of an adequate world ranking system - we at TENNIS Magazine have attempted to create the best representation possible of a Top 250. We understand the PTA will create their own ranking system - but here is ours alongside profiles of our top twenty!
WORLD NUMBER ONE - JASON HALL (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)
DOB: 21-07-1984 | Open Era Record: 0-0 (0%) | Career Prize Money: US $0 | Grand Slam Victories: 0 | Tournament Victories: 0
Miami's own Jason Hall is a deserving recipient of our number one player in the world tag and should be a prominent feature in the inaugural Open Era tour. Hall has dominated throughout the North American continent as an amateur, with his underrated serve shadowed completely by a thunderous forehand and an exceptional game at the net. He's yet to be really test in the clay court game, but our thoughts are that he will be equally successful at Roland Garros due to his supreme fitness and his ability to seemingly get any ball back.
WORLD NUMBER TWO - RICK HENSON (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)
DOB: 03-04-1980 | Open Era Record: 0-0 (0%) | Career Prize Money: US $0 | Grand Slam Victories: 0 | Tournament Victories: 0
Rick Henson grew up in a talented family of five in Texas - his twin brother Eric comes in on our list at number 31 whilst his sister Anne is a talented jockey in the American racing season. Henson has loomed in the shadow of America's finest player Jason Hall, but will hope to use his experience abroad to his advantage having played throughout North America and Europe. Henson's booming serve has caught even Hall off-guard, but sometimes his lessened mobility restricts his ability on clay. Will no doubt be one of the favourites for the inaugural Wimbledon Championships later this season.
WORLD NUMBER THREE - DANIJEL MICIC (REPUBLIC OF SERBIA)
DOB: 27-12-1983 | Open Era Record: 0-0 (0%) | Career Prize Money: US $0 | Grand Slam Victories: 0 | Tournament Victories: 0
Micic is the undisputed champion of Europe and, at just 25 years of age, seems to have the peak of his form ahead of him. If one was to suggest a deficiency in Micic's game it would be his tendancy to get frustrated at line calls and also the fact that he lacks a powerful serve. But, like Hall, his ability to get almost every ball back and his background as a track sprinter makes his an imposing opponent for anyone and he will be hoping to make an impression early in the season. He has also been known to get local crowds offside with his petulant antics, culminating in one match in Bucharest where he was pelted with tennis balls by a section of the crowd in a match against Bogdan Maurer.
WORLD NUMBER FOUR - DANIEL PĂEZ BLANCO (KINGDOM OF SPAIN)
DOB: 12-09-1978 | Open Era Record: 0-0 (0%) | Career Prize Money: US $0 | Grand Slam Victories: 0 | Tournament Victories: 0
Daniel Păez Blanco is a name as synonimous with Spanish tennis as it is difficult to spell. At 30 years of age, the rise of the Open Era seems to have come at the wrong time for him, but he remains a national hero for his immense ability and the fact he remained undefeated for over three years within the Kingdom. Blanco has not yet played a game outside of Spain which suggests he is a specialist clay courter, but his ability on clay should see him become a force on the other courts. Will go into Roland Garros as favourite despite his aging legs.
WORLD NUMBER FIVE - RASMUS OLESEN (KINGDOM OF DENMARK)
DOB: 15-05-1978 | Open Era Record: 0-0 (0%) | Career Prize Money: US $0 | Grand Slam Victories: 0 | Tournament Victories: 0
At 30 years of age, the "Sultan of Scandinavia" can do things with a tennis ball that others shudder to think of. Despite his athletic ability and resounding crowd pleasing antics, he can become cocky and cost himself vital points by attempting overzealous shots. Still if he gets his head right, Olesen will be a force on the tour as whilst his physical condition may not be what it once was - his technical ability is so outstanding that it has become a thing of legend within central Europe.
WORLD NUMBER SIX - RADEK PIDLA (CZECH REPUBLIC)
DOB: 01-02-1984 | Open Era Record: 0-0 (0%) | Career Prize Money: US $0 | Grand Slam Victories: 0 | Tournament Victories: 0
pidla's position at six on our list may surprise some as he hasn't yet showed the potential he did as a junior which lead him to become the underage champion of eastern Europe. But Czech fans remain optimistic that their big-serving star can make an impact on the Open circuit as he carries their flag onto the world stage. His aforementioned powerful serve has seen some talk of him as being the hardest hitter in the world, but he can be ground down by the type of opponent who returns everything - such is his lacklustre physical condition and apparent laziness. But with the promise of increased prize money, Radek could see himself become motivated enough to improve his fitness and become a real force on the tour.
WORLD NUMBER SEVEN - PATRICK PASCAUL (FRENCH REPUBLIC)
DOB: 23-01-1975 | Open Era Record: 0-0 (0%) | Career Prize Money: US $0 | Grand Slam Victories: 0 | Tournament Victories: 0
Voted the most elligible bachelor in France, the handsome Pascaul has at times been accused about pandering to his female fans more often than he is willing to apply himself to tennis. But despite these criticisms, few can doubt Pascaul's ability as a player as he powered his way to the French national championship at the age of just nineteen. Pascaul managed to take a victory over Radek pidla in an exhibition match in pidla's native Prague last season, and it is victories like that which will see him move up the rankings.
WORLD NUMBER EIGHT - ZOLTAN VARGA (REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY)
DOB: 03-12-1983 | Open Era Record: 0-0 (0%) | Career Prize Money: US $0 | Grand Slam Victories: 0 | Tournament Victories: 0
Zoltan Varga comes from an exceptionally talented family as his younger brother, János, also appears in our top twenty. Hungary seem to possess a wealth of talent ever since an intensive tennis program began following the failed Hungarian Revolution of 1956 which saw them produce many eastern European champions and a hostile rivalry with the former USSR - a rivalry which resulted in the famous Budapest riots of 1979 in which twenty three people were died. Varga is only 25 and looms as a fantastic prospect as he has played on and succeeded in winning matches in various clay, hard and grass court tournaments.
WORLD NUMBER NINE - RADIVOJ DANEU (REPUBLIC OF SERBIA)
DOB: 11-11-1985 | Open Era Record: 0-0 (0%) | Career Prize Money: US $0 | Grand Slam Victories: 0 | Tournament Victories: 0
Serbia's second representative is the popular Radivoj Daneu. At just 23 years of age, Daneu is an exceedingly promising talent for Serbian tennis and many seem to hope he becomes a better player than the petulant Micic due to his more friendly interaction with the media and fans. Daneu excels in his speed over the court and is surprisingly powerful for his size - just five foot seven inches - which has seen many a more impressive physical specimen underrated his ability. Daneu slots into our top ten with expectations he will rise throughout the season.
WORLD NUMBER TEN - ZHIJUN SUN (THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA)
DOB: 13-10-1990 | Open Era Record: 0-0 (0%) | Career Prize Money: US $0 | Grand Slam Victories: 0 | Tournament Victories: 0
At just eighteen years of age, our opinion is that Zhijun Sun is the most exciting prospect in the tennis world. After appearing on television at age six on a variety show upon request of the CPC, Zhijun's promise has seen money poured into his development in the hope he could develop into a sensational player worldwide. His chance comes now with his entire career ahead of him on the Open circuit - a career which could only be unsuccessful should injuries cut him down. With an impressive all-round game, Zhijun could be a real threat to Jason Hall's position at the top of the pile within the year.
WORLD NUMBER ELEVEN - JÓZSEF BOROS (REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY)
DOB: 29-03-1984 | Open Era Record: 0-0 (0%) | Career Prize Money: US $0 | Grand Slam Victories: 0 | Tournament Victories: 0
The second of Hungary's three representatives in the top twenty is József Boros. Boros is somewhat unheralded in comparison to the successes of the Varga Brothers and is not pertubed by this fact as he prefers to keep a low profile in his home in the town of Kisköre; only venturing out of his modest home for tennis. But the media shy Boros may have to put his modesty to bed should he achieve the success his booming forehand suggests he might as the hungry media of the Open circuit could overcome him.
WORLD NUMBER TWELVE - DAVIS KENNEDY (CANADA)
DOB: 05-08-1978 | Open Era Record: 0-0 (0%) | Career Prize Money: US $0 | Grand Slam Victories: 0 | Tournament Victories: 0
With a surname for a first name, Davis Kennedy is lucky he's good at tennis as he wouldn't have much chance otherwise. At thirty years of age, Kennedy may surprise some by his selection in the top twenty because he apparently uninspiring in all facets of the game. But despite his lack of obvious strengths, he has a lack of obvious weaknesses and we suspect him to be around the quarter finals throughout most events due to his undoubted consistency. Whether he can step up and claim a title is another story - and a story we eagerly await to see unfold.
WORLD NUMBER THIRTEEN - CARLO AMATO (ITALIAN REPUBLIC)
DOB: 09-11-1981 | Open Era Record: 0-0 (0%) | Career Prize Money: US $0 | Grand Slam Victories: 0 | Tournament Victories: 0
Carlo Amato has the name suited to a race car driver, and he is unsurprisingly a jet on the court. Few in Italy can understand how this former national sprinter has risen over the past years after his humiliating tennis debut against Pablo Scalforo where he lost 6-0 6-1. But his metioric rise has left Italian tongues wagging as he looks to become one of the more successful clay-courters on the Open circuit. His prowess on clay aside, questions will still rise over his ability to win matches on the other courts - but if his rise from the ashes of the Scalforo loss are anything to go by; he will answer these questions in emphatic style!
WORLD NUMBER FOURTEEN - DARCY COWAN (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)
DOB: 14-04-1990 | Open Era Record: 0-0 (0%) | Career Prize Money: US $0 | Grand Slam Victories: 0 | Tournament Victories: 0
At eighteen years of age, Darcy Cowan has the hopes of the smallest state in the USA - Wyoming - on his shoulders. An All-American athlete, Cowan's blonde hair and winning smile has made him a hit with the ladies and media, whilst his impressive tennis ability makes him grudging favourite of the men. Whether Cowan can continue his rise as an entity on the international circuit remains to be seen, but we place him in at number fourteen in hope that he can prove us right.
WORLD NUMBER FIFTEEN - TIAGO MATIAS (PORTUGUESE REPUBLIC)
DOB: 04-01-1981 | Open Era Record: 0-0 (0%) | Career Prize Money: US $0 | Grand Slam Victories: 0 | Tournament Victories: 0
Portugal's Tiago Matias played most of his junior tennis on the clay courts of Spain before heading abroad to tour France and later the grass courts of England. He will hope that the experience on the slower and faster courts will assist him in his career early as he probably lacks the supreme ability of other members of the top twenty. What Matias lacks in skill he makes up for in endeavour and will feature in the later stages of tournaments due to supreme mental strength and consistency.
WORLD NUMBER SIXTEEN - DMITRY ORLOV (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
DOB: 11-04-1980 | Open Era Record: 0-0 (0%) | Career Prize Money: US $0 | Grand Slam Victories: 0 | Tournament Victories: 0
Orlov has the ability to be a Grand Slam champion - but his mental state makes one put little faith in him if he were to make it to a final. Orlov has unfortunately been labelled with the tag of a 'choker' - a tag richly deserved after his infamous run of twelve lost finals through Eastern and Central Europe. At the end of the day, Orlov is a very talented player with the ability to make it big, but his equally as imposing ability to fall apart at the seams near triumph won't see him crack our top ten just yet until he proves us wrong.
WORLD NUMBER SEVENTEEN - SANCHEZ EMELIO (KINGDOM OF SPAIN)
DOB: 30-03-1986 | Open Era Record: 0-0 (0%) | Career Prize Money: US $0 | Grand Slam Victories: 0 | Tournament Victories: 0
Where Carlo Amato has the name of a driver, Emelio has the name worthy of a popstar so it's little surprise that Sanchez once ventured in the arena of music. At just eighteen years of age, the talented tennis player was part of the moderately successful Spanish boyband Tener Cuidado! (Watch Out!). After the hit song "Mi Amor es una Gorila" ("My Love is a Gorilla") which reached #1 right the way round Europe, the band suffered a highly publicised breakup which resulted in Emelio returning to his first love: tennis. Emelio's return was immediately successful, and the flamboyancy he showed whilst dressed up as a banana has translated on the court in brilliant style as he possesses every shot in the book and is not frightened of the big matches.
WORLD NUMBER EIGHTEEN - JANOS VARGA (REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY)
DOB: 16-10-1986 | Open Era Record: 0-0 (0%) | Career Prize Money: US $0 | Grand Slam Victories: 0 | Tournament Victories: 0
The younger and arguably more talented Varga brother completes the trifecta of Hungarian players in our top twenty. Little is known about Varga outside of Hungary where his brother is more commonly known, but our pick is that he will become a force to be reckoned with in years to come. Able to play on all courts, Varga took an impressive 7-6 6-4 victory over his brother in their only competitive meeting last year (the final of the Budapest Cup) and will be one to watch in the coming years.
WORLD NUMBER NINETEEN - MAARTEN BERG (THE NETHERLANDS)
DOB: 31-05-1980 | Open Era Record: 0-0 (0%) | Career Prize Money: US $0 | Grand Slam Victories: 0 | Tournament Victories: 0
Berg looms as one of those players who never looks all that dominant but somehow gets the job done. A blacksmith by trade, Berg's game isn't pretty but it sure is effective as his hard hitting nature and relentless chasing has earned him the position of a favourite sun of the Dutch tennis world. Berg will face tougher opponents outside the lowlands of Europe and may struggle to be a presence in the later stages of the tournament such is his fairly one-dimensional game - but with the right luck, the 28-year old Dutchman could snare a major title in the near future.
WORLD NUMBER TWENTY - DAVID CHAMPION (COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA)
DOB: 28-08-1987 | Open Era Record: 0-0 (0%) | Career Prize Money: US $0 | Grand Slam Victories: 0 | Tournament Victories: 0
David Champion is the most promising young player in Australia looms as a threat to the rest of the top twenty. His size (6 ft 8 in), a booming serve and impressive forehand and backhand strokes make him an imposing prospect for any opponent, but with great size comes a lack of mobility and he comes up woefully short at the net. Still, as many big servers before him, all he would need is a short purple patch for him to challenge the very best in the second week of the slams - Australia will be hoping the purple patch comes early in the first ever Grand Slam event: The Australian Open.
Our top 250:
Code:1 Hall, Jason (USA) 2 Henson, Rick (USA) 3 Micic, Danijel (SRB) 4 Blanco, Daniel Păez (ESP) 5 Olesen, Rasmus (DEN) 6 pidla, Radek (CZE) 7 Pascaul, Patrick (FRA) 8 Varga, Zoltan (HUN) 9 Daneu, Radivoj (SRB) 10 Zhijun, Sun (CHI) 11 Boros, József (HUN) 12 Kennedy, Davis (CAN) 13 Amato, Carlo (ITA) 14 Cowan, Darcy (USA) 15 Matias, Tiago (POR) 16 Orlov, Dmitry (RUS) 17 Emelio, Sanchez (ESP) 18 Varga, János (HUN) 19 Berg, Maarten (NED) 20 Champion, David (AUS) 21 Ortiz, Johan (COL) 22 Hainisch, Heinz (AUT) 23 Altman, Illya (UKR) 24 Zeman, Václav (CZE) 25 Moreno, Juan (ARG) 26 Machado, Carlos (BRA) 27 Joaquin, Sergio (ESP) 28 Li, Ming-Wang (CHN) 29 Midid, Nilikar (CRO) 30 Carter, Morgan (USA) 31 Henson, Eric (USA) 32 Murdoch, Dwayne (USA) 33 James, Hugh (USA) 34 Haas, Becker (GER) 35 Maurer, Bogdan (ROU) 36 Brdar, Miroslav (CRO) 37 Navarro, José (PER) 38 Alavos, Marcelo (PAR) 39 Heug, Gunther (GER) 40 Depuis, Jean-Alain (FRA) 41 Fok, Wang (CHN) 42 Onwye, Ross (MAR) 43 Mandonna, Paolo (ARG) 44 Sae-ul, Atthaphol (THA) 45 Gómez, Domingo Gutiérrez (PUR) 46 Boyd, Wayne (USA) 47 Hewitt, Pat (AUS) 48 Benaglio, Almen (SUI) 49 Murray, Adam (AUS) 50 L'Estrange, Pierre (FRA) 51 Puder, Oleg (RUS) 52 Harmel, Mark (BEL) 53 Erdi, Azgin (TUR) 54 Georgilas, Takis (CYP) 55 Denisov, Boris (RUS) 56 Emsis, Ivars (LAT) 57 Tu, Haifeng (TPE) 58 Gryzlov, Vladimir (RUS) 59 Hurtado, Diego (COL) 60 Hau, Li-an (TPE) 61 Ulemek, Niko (CRO) 62 Arsov, Branko (MKD) 63 Schmidt, Pascal (SUI) 64 S'ua, Murphy (SAM) 65 Brookes, Toby (AUS) 66 Engel, Oliver (LUX) 67 Boniek, Zbiginiew (AUT) 68 Wetzel, Sipko (NED) 69 Bruce, Randy (USA) 70 Aleksejev, Taavi (EST) 71 Genghini, Jean-Christophe (FRA) 72 Stewart, Oneil (JAM) 73 Jones, David (AUS) 74 Donaldson, Bjorn (SWE) 75 Highsmith, Oscar (GBR) 76 Griffen, Jack (USA) 77 Konc, Andrej (SVK) 78 Cordiero, Valter (POR) 79 Menon, Felipe (BRA) 80 Quezada, Jefferson (CHL) 81 Veno, Akihiko (JPN) 82 Cohen, Tal (ISR) 83 Gorshkov, Gregor (RUS) 84 Gupte, Harpreet (IND) 85 Moreno, Néstor (ECU) 86 Tadić, Adem (CRO) 87 Lachance, Sébastien (FRA) 88 Thursfield, Oliver (RSA) 89 Li, Wang (CHN) 90 Holland, Jimmy (USA) 91 Morkel, Haiku (NOR) 92 Cesljar, Ivan (CRO) 93 Simr, Michal (CZE) 94 Gonză, Carlos (COL) 95 Juraev, Anvar (UZB) 96 Santos, Roberto (BRA) 97 Isaev, Denis (BLR) 98 Peters, Alex (GER) 99 Bhutia, Ritwik (IND) 100 Zakov, Yordan (BUL) 101 Vollan, Tom (NOR) 102 Vuriak, Viktor (UKR) 103 Aksu, Emrem (TUR) 104 Volkoff, Evgeny (RUS) 105 Fosdike, Mikel (FRA) 106 Gross, Jiří (CZE) 107 Doh, Ninteh (JPN) 108 De Kinsele, Michael (ITA) 109 Renard, Bertran (FRA) 110 Lebčgue, David (FRA) 111 O'Raherty, James (IRL) 112 Rodrigues, Dęnis (BRA) 113 Oertel, Matthew (RSA) 114 Cunningham, Sam (NZL) 115 Berianidze, Gocha (GEO) 116 Chasiotis, Dimitris (GRE) 117 Boniek, Jurgen (AUT) 118 Eban, Yitkhak (ISR) 119 Genov, Ivan (BUL) 120 Yan, Zin Hlet (MYA) 121 Rodriquez, Diego (ARG) 122 Pushkov, Yevgeny (RUS) 123 Whitehouse, Scott (GBR) 124 Durand, Christopher (FRA) 125 Eisenhauer, Max (GER) 126 Gritsjuk, Anton (EST) 127 Russel, Andy (GBR) 128 Nadal, Luis (POR) 129 Marín, Aldo (PAR) 130 Sanchez, Miguel (MEX) 131 Lee, Inmin (KOR) 132 Bachunelli, Antonio (ITA) 133 Nesterov, Ilja (KAZ) 134 Ali, Irmak (TUR) 135 Miller, Butch (USA) 136 Dinov, Gjorgi (MKD) 137 Ficher, Anothy (USA) 138 Warren, Roger (GBR) 139 Cross, Rory (CAN) 140 Fedrique, Alonso (ESP) 141 Thorpe, Samuel (USA) 142 Timko, Mario (SVK) 143 Osaka, Kiyo (JPN) 144 Scalforo, Pablo (ITA) 145 Ambrose, Pat (GBR) 146 McDonald, Jake (AUS) 147 Bosich, Viktor (SRB) 148 Petrus, Linus (SWE) 149 Sănchez, Patricio (CHL) 150 Tessier, Joseph (FRA) 151 Molina, Miguel (ECU) 152 Couto, Ricardo (POR) 153 Schutt, Daimen (CAN) 154 Smith, Frank (CAN) 155 O'Malley, Eoin (IRL) 156 Ivanov, Tomas (LIT) 157 Pelayo, Felipe (MEX) 158 Prodi, Massimo (ITA) 159 Tsatsos, Michail (CYP) 160 Franklin, Robert (AUS) 161 Husin, Oleg (UKR) 162 Vives, Pablo (ESP) 163 Polak, Pavel (CZE) 164 Corona, Guillermo (MEX) 165 Inomov, Denis (UZB) 166 Soler, Antonio (ESP) 167 Fernando, Rafael (ESP) 168 Claverini, Marzio (BRA) 169 Henriksson, Henrikk (SWE) 170 Blundell, Morton (BAH) 171 Reiter, Martin (AUT) 172 Dorofeev, Sergey (RUS) 173 Badlee, Strongth (USA) 174 Karlen, Alex (SUI) 175 Pangalos, Petros (GRE) 176 Charles, Henry (ENG) 177 Crespo, Guilermo (ARG) 178 Cobos, Emelio (ARG) 179 Aguero, Fernando (ESP) 180 Carty, Ramon (PER) 181 Todorovski, Nikola, (MKD) 182 Bradley, Jason (USA) 183 Bolivar, Hristo (BUL) 184 Gibbons, Iestyn (SWE) 185 Tito, Brendan (PUR) 186 Stefanovic, Goran (SRB) 187 Petkoviä, Savo (SRB) 188 Dos Santos, Anderson (BRA) 189 Jensen, Uffe (DEN) 190 Tarasovs, Juris (LAT) 191 Bak, Maarten (DEN) 192 Alitspritsin, Aleksander (LIT) 193 Rojas, Alex (CHL) 194 Mazibuko, Lucky (RSA) 195 Oh, Dong-Jin (KOR) 196 Butler, David (NZL) 197 Morales, Manuel (PER) 198 Dorogan, Roman (UKR) 199 Arroyo, Paul (ECU) 200 Rodriguez, Julio (ARG) 201 Gai, Kai (CHN) 202 Moss, Sebastian (GBR) 203 Lesley, Shaun (RSA) 204 Li, Bing (CHN) 205 Quiceno, Jorge (COL) 206 Bolton, Jimmy (GBR) 207 Ghită, Radu (ROU) 208 Räihä, Matti (FIN) 209 Snich, Johan (SWE) 210 Brozik, Petr (CZE) 211 Haas, Christophe (SUI) 212 Färkkilä, Lari (FIN) 213 Doungtong, Adul (THA) 214 Pasveer, Mischa (NED) 215 Reynoso, Luis Roberto (MEX) 216 Velten, Thomas (NED) 217 Allani, Davis (AUS) 218 Ryzhikov, Nikolai (RUS) 219 Andrade, Ricardo (ECU) 220 Pellegrini, Marco (ITA) 221 Lubbers, Marc (NED) 222 Vilkki, Ville (FIN) 223 Rabin, Benjamin (ISR) 224 Kemp, Andrew (USA) 225 Seel, Peter (GER) 226 Micu, Marius (ROU) 227 Himanez, Excabar (ESP) 228 Thompson, Andy (GBR) 229 Zhukov, Andriy (UKR) 230 Sever, Primoz (SVK) 231 Parmentier, Yves (BEL) 232 Vučemilović, Stipo (CRO) 233 Overgaard, Jesper (DEN) 234 Kulanin, Sergey (BLR) 235 Bonhof, Dieter (GER) 236 Medgyessy, Imre (HUN) 237 Vollan, Kim (NOR) 238 Johnston, Lance (NZL) 239 Solent, Leander (IND) 240 Miller, Ryan (RSA) 241 Baek, Ji-Hoon (KOR) 242 Onwye, Hayden (MAR) 243 Enderwold, Stow (GER) 244 Haradsun, Tamakuchi (JPN) 245 Hoffman, Nico (LUX) 246 Iftime, Viorel (ROU) 247 Mizrahi, Ya'acov (ISR) 248 Samaras, Michael (GRE) 249 Davide, Phillippe (BEL) 250 Jerez, Rodrigo (CHL)
The signups are closed in the other thread, but I'll allow newcomers to come in now and then following each Grand Slam.
The tennis players from CWLand.
- Roy "Rock" DANIELS - SBI
- Jefferson DRAKE - DCYE
- Rob "The Lob" BOWENBURG - NUFAN
- Heath DAVIS - ...
- Billy SPLEEN - pinchy81
- Randy SMELTZ - Simon
- Sven OXENSTIERNA - Vimes
- Ryan "Ranga" FREDERICKS - sanga1337
- Andy PIMPKINS - Jakester
- Spas DELEV - Clapo
- Suryakant SINGH - cricketboy29
- Caresh MAHBOOB - Bobisback
- Mat MITCHELL - Matteh
- Jamee HANCIANU - Jamee999
- Brett READ - Nnanden
- Jojo MUSTARD - Mr Wright
- Jean-Paul VALLEY - pasag
- Hamish MCSPORRAN - Pup Clarke