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Fish Playing Marseille Over Memphis?!?!

Does anyone have a clue why the #1 American is skipping a 500 event this week on his home soil (where he would be the #1 seed) to go play a 250 event all the way in Europe (where he is the #2 seed)?

I know appearance fees are probably the primary reason but that must be a hefty check he's getting to pull this move. Makes no sense at all.
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Re: Fish Playing Marseille Over Memphis?!?!

He's staying in Europe since the DC match.
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He's staying in Europe since the DC match.
Why? Not like he played Rotterdam. DC was 2 weeks ago and its not like hes in Australia. The flight back to the States is only 8 hours.,
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Why? Not like he played Rotterdam. DC was 2 weeks ago and its not like hes in Australia. The flight back to the States is only 8 hours.,
DC was one week ago.
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Re: Fish Playing Marseille Over Memphis?!?!

LMAO at "only 8 hours".

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LMAO at "only 8 hours".

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Flying 8 hours first class 9 days after you play one indoor match on clay of all surfaces to play an ATP 500 event in your home country is too draining? You feeling ok? NBA players fly 5 hour flights and play less than 16 hours later....
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Re: Fish Playing Marseille Over Memphis?!?!

You should write to the ATP.

It's insulting that a American player chooses to attend a tournament in Europe by his own decision. Crime. I can't even put my head around it.
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French women are more fun.

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You should write to the ATP.

It's insulting that a American player chooses to attend a tournament in Europe by his own decision. Crime. I can't even put my head around it.
If you're going to reply to a question on a thread with uneducated, belligerent, responses why even bother?
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Re: Fish Playing Marseille Over Memphis?!?!

He's playing Dubai after Marseille. Wouldn't make much sense to travel from Memphis to Dubai. It's much easier to go there from France.

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If you're going to reply to a question on a thread with uneducated, belligerent, responses why even bother?
Because you need to stop wasting space with stupid threads based on misinformation.
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LMAO at "only 8 hours".

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....... are you drunk?
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Re: Fish Playing Marseille Over Memphis?!?!

Leave him alone, he tries to learn French, that's all.
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French women are more fun.
yeah, Mardy is known to love the French

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Re: Fish Playing Marseille Over Memphis?!?!

There's no obvious logic behind the decision, maybe Mardy has immersed himself in French culture and feels like a whole new world has opened up to him. Probably enjoying the crisp winter sunshine as stops to sip his cup of coffee, before he gets back to reading Satre.
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