Final field for SA Open named

2009-01-28 00:00

Only injured French star Gael Monfils drops out of December’s entry list. Germany’s world number 126 Simon Greul replaces Monfils. The last two spots have been taken by Italian Flavio Cipolla (127) and Switzerland’s Stephane Bohli (128). This makes up the 25 players who fill the direct acceptance list. The only South African to make the list is SA number one Kevin Anderson (104).

Three wild cards and four qualifiers complete the 32-man draw. SA’s Rik De Voest and Raven Klaasen are two of the wild cards with the third going to Friday’s SA Nationals winner at Montecasino.

The remaining four main-draw spots will go to four qualifiers, with the qualifying on Saturday and Sunday at Montecasino. A number of players from all over the world who did not make the main draw cut-off have jetted into Johannesburg.

The draw for the tournament will be conducted on Saturday.

FINAL ENTRY LIST

(Alphabetical order): Thiago Alves (Brazil, world number 113), Kevin Anderson (Rsa, 104), Marcos Baghdatis (Cyp, 98), Jeremy Chardy (Fra, 75), Rik de Voest (Rsa, wildcard), David Ferrer (Esp, 12), Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Esp, 62), Frederico Gil (Por, 110), Marcel Granollers (Esp, 56), Denis Istomin (Uzb, 105), Raven Klaasen (Rsa, wildcard), Daniel Koellerer (Aut, 125), Leonardo Mayer (Arg, 115), Ivo Minar (Cze, 99), Ivan Navarro (Esp, 74), Bjorn Phau (Ger, 120), Ruben Hidalgo Ramirez (Esp, 121), Sergio Roitman (Arg, 118), Fabrice Santoro (Fra, 52), Dudi Sela (Isr, 12), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra, 6), Jiri Vanek (Cze, 124), Santiago Ventura (Esp, 123), Kristof Vliegen (Bel, 84), Simon Greul (Ger, 126), Flavio Cipolla (Ita, 127), Stephane Bohli (Sui, 128), plus three qualifiers and the SA Nationals winner.

Tickets: Computicket and Montecasino.

• Jonathan Cook will be reporting from Montecasino.

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