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Novak playing Halle too? - poor Queens only has Murray

According to twitter Nole will join Rafa and Fed at Halle - what a stacked 250 - ha!! Think he should have gone for Queens where he's only have to face Andy. Guess Halle has a lot of money to throw around if it managed to get all 3 guys. Watch Rafa tank in the quarters as usual...

Might finally get Nole/Fed on grass though!

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I had no idea tournaments only had 1-4 players. But good for Murray, since Queens only has Murray, not even he can choke a tournament where he is the only competitor.
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Re: Novak playing Halle too - poor Queens only has Murray

Very old news - it was known months ago that this year Murray would be top seed at Queens, largely due to the tax issue that is worse this year because of the Olympics.
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Re: Novak playing Halle too - poor Queens only has Murray

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According to twitter Nole will join Rafa and Fed at Queens - what a stacked 250 - ha!! Think he should have gone for Halle where he's only have to face Andy. Guess Halle has a lot of money to throw around if it managed to get all 3 guys. Watch Rafa tank in the quarters as usual...

Might finally get Nole/Fed on grass though!
Joining Rafa and Fed at Halle, you mean, and Andy at Queens by himself.

Well, Nole's the backup in case Fed pull another no show .
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I had no idea tournaments only had 1-4 players. But good for Murray, since Queens only has Murray, not even he can choke a tournament where he is the only competitor.
Obviously I meant from the top 4.

Still surprising. Money talks. Both Nadal and Novak like Queens but it's business. Would be hilarious if someone other than the top 3 ended up winning it. Florian Mayer will rise.
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According to twitter Nole will join Rafa and Fed at Queens - what a stacked 250 - ha!! Think he should have gone for Halle where he's only have to face Andy. Guess Halle has a lot of money to throw around if it managed to get all 3 guys. Watch Rafa tank in the quarters as usual...
Think you got the two mixed up there... But really, what a joke for an ATP250 event. As I've said many times before, Halle ought to be at least a 500 tournament and Queens a M1000.
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Theres nothing poor about great Queens

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Can you give a twitter link for your posting?

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According to twitter Nole will join Rafa and Fed at Queens - what a stacked 250 - ha!! Think he should have gone for Halle where he's only have to face Andy. Guess Halle has a lot of money to throw around if it managed to get all 3 guys. Watch Rafa tank in the quarters as usual...

Might finally get Nole/Fed on grass though!
It's probably not about Halle throwing money around, rather the tax politics of GBR (which scoobs also stated) which is a bit silly to be honest.

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Obviously I meant from the top 4.

Still surprising. Money talks. Both Nadal and Novak like Queens but it's business. Would be hilarious if someone other than the top 3 ended up winning it. Florian Mayer will rise.
I knew that, I was obviously being ironic.

Still don't like the way you worded the thread title, makes it seem like the other players are irrelevant, which is not exactly the idea we want to spread on a tennis forum, is it?
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Don't quite know what's that tax situation you guys keep referring to. Can anyone please kindly explain? Thanks.
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Don't quite know what's that tax situation you guys keep referring to. Can anyone please kindly explain? Thanks.
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Re: Novak playing Halle too - poor Queens only has Murray

so I find Halle to be #5 GS right now, hm .. having top 3 monkeys , kinda strange. I thought Brits were smarter ...
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Re: Novak playing Halle too - poor Queens only has Murray

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Can you give a twitter link for your posting?
French journalist Carole Bouchard:

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Super late on this : Djokovic is also going to Halle this season ? With Federer and Nadal ?! #ArghForQueens #TheyStillHaveAndyThough #Weird
https://twitter.com/#!/carole_boucha...70330818859010

And obviously I don't think a tournament is just 4 players - I love Queens. Londoner myself so annoyed that Nadal's chosen to go off to Germany.

Queens is one of the best tournaments on tour - there need to be more tournaments at clubs. The atmosphere there and at Barcelona for example is so much better than at manufactured tournaments like Madrid and Shanghai. Queens will have Tsonga, Roddick, Del Potro etc. so still a stellar line up but obviously for once attention will be on Halle more than Queens. In the past Queens has had the better line up (Nadal, Roddick, Murray, Hewitt etc.) so more attention was on that I think....
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