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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-14-2007, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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The Madrid altitude fairy-tales thread

Every year we have to hear about that rubbish, so let's put it all together once and for all:

[1] Madrid's 600m above sea-level make the Everest look pale in comparison.

[2] Balls are flying so high they hardly touch the floor.

[3] Gravitation is so weak, players play with stones tied to their feet to stay on court.

[4] Due to lack of oxygen players are obligated to carry oxygen tanks onto court.

No question altitude is the major factor in Madrid.

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It's a sport after all and while it is very important for the players, the only reason they make money (and I mean tennis as a whole) it's because it's entertainment for us, the fans. So if we're watching, I rather watch something that pleases the eye, who gives a shit if a BOSS hotass model takes 5 more seconds in geting the ball to the player in Madrid? I'd rather wait those extra 5 seconds seeing those boobies bounce than watching some fatass kid burn away his bigmac meal.

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Re: The Madrid altitude fairy-tales thread

windows at the venue must remain shut at all times or the spectators will be sucked right out.
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Re: The Madrid altitude fairy-tales thread

I love this

Really, what is under 1000m is almost nothing. I played on 1m and 700m and there is no difference for me.
The feeling is like you can crack the ball harder, but thats all. If you have a little ability to adjust you should be fine.

Mexico city on 2200m is probably more problematic.

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Every year we have to hear about that rubbish, so let's put it all together once and for all:

[1] Madrid's 600m above sea-level make the Everest look pale in comparison.

[2] Balls are flying so high they hardly touch the floor.

[3] Gravitation is so weak, players play with stones tied to their feet to stay on court.

[4] Due to lack of oxygen players are obligated to carry oxygen tanks onto court.

No question altitude is the major factor in Madrid.
This is why if I was in charge of the ATP, there'd be an event in La Paz with a best of 5 set finals.

These suggestions have been covered in the Reform the ATP thread, the ballkids must provide oxygen at the change of ends.

They just finished a challenger in Quito, that would be highest venue now.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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