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Dominik Hrbaty has gone...

MAD!!!!

Why on earth is he playing that challenger event in Bratislava when he is ranked #13???? Did he take the wrong turn home or something? Rest Dominik, rest your tired feet!

No wonder the players are getting injured - and they have the cheek to complain that it is the schedule's fault!!!
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-07-2004, 07:16 PM
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Re: Dominik Hrbaty has gone...

ive never heard of Dominic complaining about it.

A lot of top players play their home town's challenger, especially if there is no ATP level event there. Schalken, Novak, Stepanek and Volandri spring to mind

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Re: Dominik Hrbaty has gone...

He's not going to get a chance to play in MC, so he is making some extra cash and a little more entry ranking. I don't know if its possible, but I think he is probably upset about Canas overtaking him in the rankings-I don't know, there is a possibility that I correct, right?

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I don't know whether Bratislava is Dominik's hometown or not - but if it is, I guess he felt it would be a nice gesture to play in front of his own people, and might bring some extra money and exposure to the tournament and to tennis in his own country. If that is the case - I think it's a lovely gesture - and congrats to him.

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I like Hrbaty. He's cool.
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Why not play it?

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Re: Dominik Hrbaty has gone...

Bratislava is Dominik's hometown and he is probably putting off his off-season training and I wouldn't worry about him playing too much, the guy is a fitness fanatic.

It's great that he is playing there and it's not like Slovakia gets many tournaments and good for him that the people can see him play at home.
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Hrbaty has made 700000 just from singles prize money this year, plenty more if you count endorsements and doubles.

I am certain he is playing Bratislava with a top money prize of $4000 for because he is short of cash.
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Re: Dominik Hrbaty has gone...

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I am certain he is playing Bratislava with a top money prize of $4000 for because he is short of cash.
He's playing it because he needs to buy a new Skoda.

Blava has some of the best looking girls on the planet, and the former president of Slovakia is a fan of tennis and friend of Hrbaty's and kudos to the fact that he is playing at home.
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Hrbaty has made 700000 just from singles prize money this year, plenty more if you count endorsements and doubles.

I am certain he is playing Bratislava with a top money prize of $4000 for because he is short of cash.
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It's an obvious choice.

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he just wants to play iun his country!
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he just wants to play iun his country!
Yep I agree its the same as Federer entering the tournament in Switzerland straight after Wimbledon. Hrbaty is the best Slovak player going as well.
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Yep I agree its the same as Federer entering the tournament in Switzerland straight after Wimbledon. Hrbaty is the best Slovak player going as well.
Well...kind of but the only thing is Federer's tourny was an ATP one with points and big prize money. Hrbaty's - won't improve his ranking and winner's cheque of £4,000! Bit of a difference though! Still, it is nice for the Slovak people to see him playing at home.
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