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Re: Roland Garros to lose French GS?

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1. Haven't won it enough
2. Played on clay

Wonder what else was on the list?

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1. Did not win in 2005
2. Did not win in 2006
3. Did not win in 2007
4. Got hammered in 2008
5. 2009 Finally won! Let you off this year
6. 2010 - will see. If I don't win, move RG!
7. Unfair! Nadal allowed to participate
8. Unfair! Lefthanders allowed to participate
9. Unfair! Topspin is allowed
10. Nadal should only be allowed to participate with broken knees
11. Scheduling me in a late afternoon match when my eyesight is so poor in evening light
12, (maybe this year ) Unfair! Drawing Nadal in QF or SF
looking at your flag,you are the LAST person who should talk about winning anything.don't have a great track record so stfu

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Re: Roland Garros to lose French GS?

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Clay tennis is bad tennis. Clay is a barbaric surface for a sport...it should be reserved only for poor children in areas that cannot afford real tennis courts.

Move the tournament to Los Angeles and put it on a fast hardcourt, or maybe grass.
your guy can't even beat an AARP member in his own so-called backyard and on hard courts so shut your TRAP!

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You will be sorry when some young Frenchie wins the Euro-Slam! @ Disneyland Paris Open.
That will be a true Mickey Mouse tournament
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That will be a true Mickey Mouse tournament
They had an event in Orlando, that was the true MM event.

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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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Re: Roland Garros to lose French GS?

i think they should hold it in disneyland and have a 'mickey mouse' swing where there are a load of mickey mouse 250 tournaments (won by robredo, ferrer and davydenko) leading up to the ultimate mickey mouse grand slam in disneyland where all the players have to dress up as cartoon mascots

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Re: Roland Garros to lose French GS?

I've been to Roland Garros the last six years and its a tournament I love, I much prefer it Wimbledon, the atmsophere there is great and ticket prices are much more reasonable than Wimbledon, and far easier to get into Philipe Chatrier and Suzanne Lenglen courts than Centre Court and Court 1. Every year I've queued up the morning of the quarterfinals and have always got tickets for the show courts, when I say queued, I mean like, no more than 90 minutes - nothing like the queues at Wimbledon where all you get is the outside pass for £20 after queing for hours on end (I've done that many times, in the end you're just glad to get into Wimbledon!).

Last year I spoke to some of the officials there and looked at the plans they had on display for the stadium. I hope they can get the plans approved, it would be a shame to have to move - that's a very tall order indeed. I know Australia did it but thats over 20 years ago and I don't think Kooyong had around 19 courts? I stand to be corrected by any Aussies out there.
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Re: French Open could move from Paris ....

OMG i really hope notCan't imagine RG somewhere else

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Re: French Open could move from Paris ....

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...world number one Roger Federer had given him a "long list of complaints" about the Paris tournament.
Oh really?

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Re: French Open could move from Paris ....

I think Roger has complained about Bercy, not about RG, after all he even went there to practice at the MS time last year

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Re: French Open could move from Paris ....

No, he had a "long list of complaints" about RG. Especially about the lack of room and of privacy for the players during the first week.

But there's already a thread about that topic:
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Re: French Open could move from Paris ....

Probably a threat to obtain concessions.
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Re: French Open could move from Paris ....

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Roger practiced on clay outdoors in Paris in the middle of November to practice for a tourney on indoor hard ?
he said so in his FB, something about being happy to be back in the venue because of the good memories

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Re: French Open could move from Paris ....

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he said so in his FB, something about being happy to be back in the venue because of the good memories
I deleted my post because I thought you had meant during the clay season, no wonder he lost to Benneteau.
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Re: French Open could move from Paris ....

He was practicing at the CNE (Centre National d'Entraînement), there are a couple of indoor hardcourts in RG for the Juniors and the French pro players when they are in Paris.
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Re: French Open could move from Paris ....

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Oh really?
Well you know, in his mind, he probably had 2004 won had it not been for the "very windy" conditions that only Guga could contain ...
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