Re: When was the last time a M1000 was this bad??
Apparently, no Federer, no Djokovic, no Soderling, no crowd = crap tournament.
Okay, I agree the lack of crowds is irritating for a masters 1000.
I personally think it would be a breath of fresh air to watch a Masters without most of the top guys playing. We don't see enough of certain players since they get dumped out too early by the invincible gods of the game. Would be nice to watch some high quality tennis and interesting new match ups from mediocre players, up and comers, youngsters and veterans.
Tennis isn't about just top players, it's about two guys going at each other hammer and tongs, entertaining us with their skills and court craft. Top players aren't the only guys who can do this, there are plenty of players out there to produce the goods to make a great tournament.
Also upsets are awesome. Watching a match as a neutral fan where there's a possibility of an upset.. not much better pleasure for a Tennis viewer, personally speaking.
So someone recently informed me that my sig was empty. Said I needed a life affirming motivational quote by a positive role model like Einstein or Oscar Wilde...
Great tip to stay fit and mobile: If you run up and down the stairs two steps at a time at least once daily, there will never come a time when you can't do it. Until of course one day you mistime a step, collapse and break all your bones... That would suck. But you had a good run.
-Drunk Fitness nerd at the gym