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Is it safe to say Paris Masters is the biggest joke of 2009?

Federer crashed out, losing to Benneteau;
Nadal saved 5 MPs against Almagro, and another 3rd set win against Robredo;
Murray needs 2 TB sets to finish off Blake, lost to Stephanek next round;
Del Potro wasted 4 SP in 1st set, saved 7 MPs in 2nd set, used his 4th SP in TB to clinch 2nd set, then Gonzo gave up and retired.

Hell, QF matches still haven't been played, and there are plenty of jokes and dramas in this tourny.

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Re: Is it safe to say Paris Masters is the biggest joke of 2009?

Shanghai was worse.

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Re: Is it safe to say Paris Masters is the biggest joke of 2009?

I like this tourney so far Wish Nadal was in better form and Soderling lost to Kolya today but never can have 100%, right? Hope Novak wins it
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Re: Is it safe to say Paris Masters is the biggest joke of 2009?

It's the end of the season, no one cares anymore.

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Re: Is it safe to say Paris Masters is the biggest joke of 2009?

Every year in Paris is choke of the year.

Fedex w.o. with Blake

Nadal 1/6 ret. with Denko

Canas 6/4 5/7 3/6 with Serra

Djokovic 4/6 6/1 3/6 with Conga

Blake 4/6 3/6 with Conga

Nalby 3/6 6/4 4/6 with Conga

But choke of the year is no doubt Monte Carlo.
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Re: Is it safe to say Paris Masters is the biggest joke of 2009?

i think shangai was worst
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Re: Is it safe to say Paris Masters is the biggest joke of 2009?

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Every year in Paris is choke of the year.

Fedex w.o. with Blake

Nadal 1/6 ret. with Denko

Canas 6/4 5/7 3/6 with Serra

Djokovic 4/6 6/1 3/6 with Conga

Blake 4/6 3/6 with Conga

Nalby 3/6 6/4 4/6 with Conga

But choke of the year is no doubt Monte Carlo.
Nevermind the rest of your post (which is idiotic), you believe BLAKE getting destroyed by Tsonga is a choke!?

To respond to the OP, if by "Joke" you mean awesome and funny at the same time, then yeah.
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Re: Is it safe to say Paris Masters is the biggest joke of 2009?

why Paris and not other city like Frankfurt or Belgium?
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you can see that most of the guys that are gonna play London don't give a damn about this tournament, Rafa hasn't lost yet because those guys cannot defeat him even if he's in a wheelchair, the only one with a good shot is Nole

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Re: Is it safe to say Paris Masters is the biggest joke of 2009?

Is Paris a joke? No, not by any stretch of the imagination. The beauty of sport is it's unpredictable nature and that's what keeps us captivated and fascinated as fans. How boring would sport and life be if everything went acccording to plan/seed? ... ughhh, unimaginably boring .

My respect for Federer actually increased immensely in his two losses to the Djoker and the United Colors of Benneteau. He handled it like a true champion and his demeanor is loss was more revealing and true than in victory. As Gary Player once said about Jack Nicklaus, "Jack is not only the best winner of all time, he's the best loser." Words of wisdom indeed. Yes, life and sport are a very difficult thing, but what makes a true champion is how he/she deals with adversity and loss .

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Is Paris a joke? No, not by any stretch of the imagination. The beauty of sport is it's unpredictable nature and that's what keeps us captivated and fascinated as fans. How boring would sport and life be if everything went acccording to plan/seed? ... ughhh, unimaginably boring .

My respect for Federer actually increased immensely in his two losses to the Djoker and the United Colors of Benneteau. He handled it like a true champion and his demeanor is loss was more revealing and true than in victory. As Gary Player once said about Jack Nicklaus, "Jack is not only the best winner of all time, he's the best loser." Words of wisdom indeed. Yes, life and sport are a very difficult thing, but what makes a true champion is how he/she deals with adversity and loss .

"Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low"
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good scripture reference there, i firmly believe in what you are saying in that i think it is nice every once in a while to have these guys go down. makes the tourny more interesting/
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No.
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why Paris and not other city like Frankfurt or Belgium?
Agreed (expect for that Belgium isn't a city). Paris already has a Grand Slam and France has many other tour level events (Metz, Marseille, Lyon).

Obviously there's a lot more to it then just sharing around tournaments to different nations, but it's unfortunate that Greece, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, the Czech Republic and Finland all miss out while other European countries hold several each (for example Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Russia, Germany, Spain, Great Britain, France and Croatia all have at least two).

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IMO this year's Paris is interesting, I've been enjoying this week

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