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Ivanisevic & Muster Start As They Mean To Go On

Goran Ivanisevic and Thomas Muster blew off the cobwebs to win their opening group matches at the Delta Tour of Champions event in Graz, Austria on Tuesday.

Ivanisevic, who had just returned from a three-week vacation, swept past Karel Novacek 6-1, 6-2, while Muster, bidding to win his home event for the first time, defeated Andres Gomez in straight sets.

The other match on day one saw Alex Antonitsch win a match and a dinner against Carl-Uwe Steeb of Germany. The pair have a long-standing arrangement that whoever loses their matches also picks up the dinner cheque, and this time Steeb was the loser on all counts. Antonitsch triumphed 7-6(4), 6-4.

The players in each group face off in a round-robin format, and the top player from each group will contest Friday’s final. Those who finish second in each group will play off for third and fourth places respectively.

Matches are contested over the best of three sets, with the deciding set taking the form of a Champions’ Tie-break. The first player to reach 10 points in the Champions’ Tie-break is the winner. If the score is level at 9-all, a two-point advantage is required.

McEnroe won the first event on the 2005 Delta Tour of Champions – the European section of the worldwide ATP Champions Tour – when he triumphed in Frankfurt in February. Sergi Bruguera overcame Pat Cash in the Doha final in April, and Goran Ivanisevic also beat Cash a week later in the Hong Kong final. Muster took the first clay court title of the year with victory in Rome in May, and then Cedric Pioline triumphed in Novi, Croatia in June. McEnroe won his second title of the year in the Algarve last week.

After Graz, the tour moves on to Paris, where another all-star field will do battle between the 15th and 18th of September.

Players compete for points throughout the year to qualify for The Champions Masters at the Royal Albert Hall in London, November 29 – December 4. The top ten players in the Stanford Financial Champions Tour Rankings after all events are complete will qualify automatically. The field in London will increase to 12 with the addition of two wild cards.

To be eligible to compete on the ATP Champions Tour, players must have been either a World No.1 during their competitive playing careers, a Grand Slam singles finalist, or a singles player on a victorious Davis Cup team, and no longer active on the ATP tour. Each event can also invite two players of its choice to take wild cards ;) ;)

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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Goran Ivanisevic d. Carl-Uwe Steeb 6-3, 7-6(1)
Alex Antonitsch d. Karel Novacek 6-3, 6-3
Sergi Bruguera d. Andrea Gaudenzi 7-5, 6-1 ;)

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Goran Rolls On In Graz

Goran Ivanisevic continued his surge towards regaining the No.1 spot in the Stanford Financial Champions Tour Rankings with a 7-6, 6-1 victory over Carl-Uwe Steeb in Graz.

The Croatian, who currently trails No.1 John McEnroe by 150 points on the Road to London, swept Steeb aside and now meets Austrian Alex Antonitsch for a place in the final.

Antonitsch also boasts a 100% record in Group B after a 6-3, 6-3 win over Karel Novacek.

Elsewhere, Sergi Bruguera began his Graz campaign with a straight sets defeat of Andrea Gaudenzi.

The players in each group face off in a round-robin format, and the top player from each group will contest Friday’s final. Those who finish second in each group will play off for third and fourth places respectively.

Matches are contested over the best of three sets, with the deciding set taking the form of a Champions’ Tie-break. The first player to reach 10 points in the Champions’ Tie-break is the winner. If the score is level at 9-all, a two-point advantage is required.

McEnroe won the first event on the 2005 Delta Tour of Champions – the European section of the worldwide ATP Champions Tour – when he triumphed in Frankfurt in February. Sergi Bruguera overcame Pat Cash in the Doha final in April, and Goran Ivanisevic also beat Cash a week later in the Hong Kong final. Muster took the first clay court title of the year with victory in Rome in May, and then Cedric Pioline triumphed in Novi, Croatia in June. McEnroe won his second title of the year in the Algarve last week.

After Graz, the tour moves on to Paris, where another all-star field will do battle between the 15th and 18th of September.

Players compete for points throughout the year to qualify for The Champions Masters at the Royal Albert Hall in London, November 29 – December 4. The top ten players in the Stanford Financial Champions Tour Rankings after all events are complete will qualify automatically. The field in London will increase to 12 with the addition of two wild cards.

To be eligible to compete on the ATP Champions Tour, players must have been either a World No.1 during their competitive playing careers, a Grand Slam singles finalist, or a singles player on a victorious Davis Cup team, and no longer active on the ATP tour. Each event can also invite two players of its choice to take wild cards.

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Muster vs. Ivanisevic in Graz Final

Home hero Thomas Muster will meet Goran Ivanisevic in the final of the Delta Tour of Champions event in Graz, Austria after they both fought off stiff opposition in their final group matches.

Muster ground out a 5-7, 6-4, 10-7 (on a Champions' Tie-Break) victory over his fellow former French Open champion Sergi Bruguera, while Ivanisevic outlasted another Austrian, Alex Antonitsch 4-6, 6-3, 12-10 (also on a Champions' Tie-Break).

Antonitsch will face 1990 French Open winner Andres Gomez in the 3rd/4th place play-off. Gomez overcame Andrea Gaudenzi 5-7, 6-2, 10-6 (on a Champions' Tie-Break).

Matches are contested over the best of three sets, with the deciding set taking the form of a Champions’ Tie-break. The first player to reach 10 points in the Champions’ Tie-break is the winner. If the score is level at 9-all, a two-point advantage is required.

McEnroe won the first event on the 2005 Delta Tour of Champions – the European section of the worldwide ATP Champions Tour – when he triumphed in Frankfurt in February. Sergi Bruguera overcame Pat Cash in the Doha final in April, and Goran Ivanisevic also beat Cash a week later in the Hong Kong final. Muster took the first clay court title of the year with victory in Rome in May, and then Cedric Pioline triumphed in Novi, Croatia in June. McEnroe won his second title of the year in the Algarve last week.

After Graz, the tour moves on to Paris, where another all-star field will do battle between the 15th and 18th of September.

Players compete for points throughout the year to qualify for The Champions Masters at the Royal Albert Hall in London, November 29 – December 4. The top ten players in the Stanford Financial Champions Tour Rankings after all events are complete will qualify automatically. The field in London will increase to 12 with the addition of two wild cards.

To be eligible to compete on the ATP Champions Tour, players must have been either a World No.1 during their competitive playing careers, a Grand Slam singles finalist, or a singles player on a victorious Davis Cup team, and no longer active on the ATP tour. Each event can also invite two players of its choice to take wild cards. ;)

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Friday, August 12, 2005
Thomas Muster d. Sergi Bruguera 5-7, 6-4, 10-7 (on a Champions' Tie-Break)
Goran Ivanisevic d. Alex Antonitsch 4-6, 6-3, 12-10 (on a Champions' Tie-Break) ;)
Andres Gomez d. Andrea Gaudenzi 5-7, 6-2, 10-6 (on a Champions' Tie-Break)
I will have to do some work on the site ;)

The site and forum has been down for a little while due to a problem with the server

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Muster Denies Ivanisevic To Win First Graz Title

Thomas Muster won his second Delta Tour of Champions event of the year with a 6-4, 3-6, 10-7 (on a Champions’ Tie-Break) victory over Goran Ivanisevic in the Graz final on Saturday.

Muster, who had never before won his home event, outlasted Ivanisevic to displace the Croatian as the No.1 player in the Stanford Financial Champions Tour Rankings.

To complete a sensational week for the home nation Austria, Alex Antonitsch defeated Andres Gomez 3-6, 6-3, 10-3 (on a Champions’ Tie-Break) to seal third place.

It means that now only 135 points separate Muster, Ivanisevic and John McEnroe on the Road to London, as the battle for the year-end No.1 position hots up.

McEnroe won the first event on the 2005 Delta Tour of Champions – the European section of the worldwide ATP Champions Tour – when he triumphed in Frankfurt in February. Sergi Bruguera overcame Pat Cash in the Doha final in April, and Ivanisevic also beat Cash a week later in the Hong Kong final. Muster took the first clay court title of the year with victory in Rome in May, and then Cedric Pioline triumphed in Novi, Croatia in June. McEnroe won his second title of the year in the Algarve last week.

The Tour now moves on to Paris, where another all-star field including McEnroe Boris Becker, Sergi Bruguera, Jim Courier, Goran Ivanisevic, Thomas Muster and Cédric Pioline will do battle between the 15th and 18th of September.

Players compete for points throughout the year to qualify for The Champions Masters at the Royal Albert Hall in London, November 29 – December 4. The top ten players in the Stanford Financial Champions Tour Rankings after all events are complete will qualify automatically. The field in London will increase to 12 with the addition of two wild cards.

To be eligible to compete on the ATP Champions Tour, players must have been either a World No.1 during their competitive playing careers, a Grand Slam singles finalist, or a singles player on a victorious Davis Cup team, and no longer active on the ATP tour. Each event can also invite two players of its choice to take wild cards.


Thomas Muster d. Goran Ivanisevic 6-4, 3-6, 10-7 (on a Champions' Tie-Break)





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Look at http://www.s.tennismasters.at!
There are photos from Goran!
I was live at final against Muster - It was a pretty cool game! :)
Was that the first time you had seen Goran play Andy?

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No, i have seen Goran live in Vienna, Pula, Zagreb and now in Graz!
Its allready fantastic do see Goran on tennis court.
You can see my pictures on "Goran Fans", Davis Cup 2002! :D
Nice day!
Andy
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