Is Beijing open stadium the one used for the Olympics ? - MensTennisForums.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-06-2009, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
fsoica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,316
                     
Is Beijing open stadium the one used for the Olympics ?

If yes, is the court speed the same ?
What about the surface and court speed compared to the one in 2005 ?

Rafa won Beijing open in 2005 and also the Olympics last year, so I was wondering about his chances here...
fsoica is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-06-2009, 09:04 AM
Registered User
 
moon language's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: at Tanagra
Posts: 2,401
                     
Re: Is Beijing open stadium the one used for the Olympics ?

It's the same facility, yes. No idea if the court speed is the same. It's still decoturf, but they could have changed the speed.
moon language is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-06-2009, 11:53 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 18,228
                     
Re: Is Beijing open stadium the one used for the Olympics ?

It does look slower, maybe just from the court settling and wear and tear.

Then again, so much money floating around this event (prizemoney same as a masters), wouldn't be a surprise if they resurfaced.
philosophicalarf is offline  
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-06-2009, 12:08 PM
country flag n8
 
n8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Canberra, Australia
Age: 31
Posts: 7,378
                     
Re: Is Beijing open stadium the one used for the Olympics ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by philosophicalarf View Post
It does look slower, maybe just from the court settling and wear and tear.

Then again, so much money floating around this event (prizemoney same as a masters), wouldn't be a surprise if they resurfaced.
I never realised this event paid so much!! $3.37 million in prize money. More than Canada and Cincinnati Masters with $3.00 million each. No wonder the last direct acceptance was ranked so high at 57.

Beijing pays $14,500 for first round losses vs. $19,000 at US Open.

lllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
Quote:
Originally Posted by n8 View Post
I think Kokkinakis will be the most successful player born in the 90s.
n8 is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-06-2009, 01:00 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 18,228
                     
Re: Is Beijing open stadium the one used for the Olympics ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by StatRacket View Post
I never realised this event paid so much!! $3.37 million in prize money. More than Canada and Cincinnati Masters with $3.00 million each.
Tokyo directors must be suicidal - Beijing attracted a better field cos of the money, then Murray/Fed pulled out, and now DelPot flopped first round :-)
philosophicalarf is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-06-2009, 08:27 PM
country flag Lee
Gugaholic
 
Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Under the blue sky
Posts: 84,779
                     
Re: Is Beijing open stadium the one used for the Olympics ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by philosophicalarf View Post
It does look slower, maybe just from the court settling and wear and tear.

Then again, so much money floating around this event (prizemoney same as a masters), wouldn't be a surprise if they resurfaced.
Is the prizemoney for both men's and women's event?
Lee is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-06-2009, 08:38 PM
I DON'T LIKE DJOKOVIC
 
l_mac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 41,189
                     
Re: Is Beijing open stadium the one used for the Olympics ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Is the prizemoney for both men's and women's event?
Don't know. The WTA site says the prize money is $4,500,000.

So, probably not.
l_mac is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-06-2009, 08:42 PM
Registered User
 
TMJordan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 35,682
                     
Re: Is Beijing open stadium the one used for the Olympics ?

Apparently the WTA event is bigger so they get more money We all know they don't even deserve equal but here they get more.

Also over at WTA world they were complaining about more mens matches being on center court Not that I vist that site very often.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jcempire View Post
Suck SUCK

FUck Fuck

Idiot Idiot

John

you shit Isner

I hate you
TMJordan is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-07-2009, 12:52 AM
Registered User
 
Bazooka's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,414
                     
Re: Is Beijing open stadium the one used for the Olympics ?

This is probably the biggest 500 event in the tour. Half the top ten is there. I wonder if Paris Masters will have as much.

Nadal career prediction: 6 RG, 2 Wimbledon, 1 Australian Open, 1 US Open, 2 Master Cup, 20 Master Series, 65 titles.
(Predicted before RG 2008 when he had 3xRG)
--------
Quote:
The inhabitants of the Balearic Islands are said to have been the inventors of slings, and to have managed them with surprising dexterity, owing to the manner of bringing up their children. The children were not allowed to have their food by their mothers till they had first struck it with their sling.
~Vegetius, De Re Militari, late 4th century
Nadal: the last Balearic Slinger, the ultimate product of natural selection. Feel the weight of the centuries in the Topspin from Hell!
Bazooka is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-07-2009, 01:26 AM
country flag n8
 
n8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Canberra, Australia
Age: 31
Posts: 7,378
                     
Re: Is Beijing open stadium the one used for the Olympics ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bazooka View Post
This is probably the biggest 500 event in the tour. Half the top ten is there. I wonder if Paris Masters will have as much.
I reckon it is. Dubai has the second most prize money of the 500s and Barcelona has the biggest draw (56). But I think the main two factors are prize money and scheduling and Beijing has the best of both. Barcelona is wedged between Masters Series (meaning three weeks straight) while Washington is before two Masters (meaning three weeks straight also). Beijing is perfectly scheduled; an ideal warm up for Shanghai as it is in the same country and just the week before (two week straight is fine for most players, but not three).

I think Acapulco and Hamburg get the worst fields of the 500s because they don't lead into any Masters Series. Both are on clay and are have a hard court Masters a little while after them. They seem more for players who don't expect to do that well at the (hard court) Masters events.

lllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
Quote:
Originally Posted by n8 View Post
I think Kokkinakis will be the most successful player born in the 90s.
n8 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome