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Worlds top 6 to play Dubai

Has it ever happen that the worlds top 6 have played in the same tournament when the tournament doesn´t have any Grand Slam or Masters Series status?

It is an incredible line up with Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Davydenko, Ferrer and Roddick. A cut of 36 with 8 of top 10, also includes Gasquet, Murray, Haas, Robredo,Berdych, Youzhny.....and so on....

Will be very tough to win those 300 ranking points.
Congratulations Dubai!
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Wow They must be coughing up tons of money.......



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I suppose money doesn't have anything to do with this...

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Re: Worlds top 6 to play Dubai

dubai has always been the best tournament ex gs/masters regarding participants; the facilities must be brilliant, the heat is supposed to be dry (resembling with indian wells) so it's not that hard to cope with the extreme conditions and the money's quite good as well. unsurprising though, as the sheiks don't give a shit about making losses or that kinda nasty stuff western countries have to take into consideration.
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Wow - the other event that week (Las Vegas) will be weak as water!
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Congratulations Dubai!
on what? on being lucky that oil was found under their camels' asses, figuratively? it's not an achievement to become filthy effing rich by chance.
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I wonder if Harel Levy is still on the alternate list. Would be great for tennis for him to try to show up for qualies and get thrown out of the country.

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I bet Rafa will get Robredo, Gasquet and Davydenko in his half.
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Wow - the two other events that week will be weak as water!
There is only Las Vegas the same week. Three top 20 players there; Gonzalez(7), Baghdatis(16), Canas(17). Cut off 74
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I wonder if Harel Levy is still on the alternate list. Would be great for tennis for him to try to show up for qualies and get thrown out of the country.
Don't think that would happen.

As I understand it, both Peer and Obziler are down to play WTA Doha or Dubai this season and I believe that's going ahead.
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There is only Las Vegas the same week. Three top 20 players there; Gonzalez(7), Baghdatis(16), Canas(17). Cut off 74
Yeah I caught that after I posted - normally there's Acapulco that week too but things have moved around this year.
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I wonder if Harel Levy is still on the alternate list. Would be great for tennis for him to try to show up for qualies and get thrown out of the country.
He is actually number 51 on the alt list....we will see in three weeks time if he enters the qualifying
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One word: MONEY

I just hope Eurosport will have some decent coverage

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One word: MONEY

I just hope Eurosport will have some decent coverage
I've no doubt that, for the third year in a row that I can remember, they won't show the final live and they won't show it complete.
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I suppose money doesn't have anything to do with this...
No way in hell it is just about money. How could anyone even THINK of that??

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