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Tournaments advice...

Okay so... this is a long story so I'll try to make it as short as possible.
On my 15 birthday I have the choice of making this big party (typical here) or going on a trip abroad or so... I was gonna do the party but then another good idea came up to my mind. Go to a tennis tournament abroad of course, as here we only have the ATP of Buenos Aires and there are many players I wanna see that are never coming here. The thing is I don't know which tournament I should go to...
I want to go to the Nasdaq really bad but I can't arrange everything in a month plus get the Visa which I don't have (big problem)... so I think I will have to go for some other option but I don't know which...
I don't think I want to go to a GS because it's too big, let alone really expensive so I don't know... I would really appreciate some advice from you guys about which tournament is the most recomendable (take on count I want to see the top players, especially Roddick, Safin, Federer and most of the ones in my sig).

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Re: Tournaments advice...

Cincinnati is a really nice tournament and all the players are usually there.
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Re: Tournaments advice...

How far are you prepared to travel?

Well you know Roddick won't be playing in a European TMS clay event, or lasting that long to make the trip worthwhile.

How about the Canadian Open in Montreal, those 3 players you really want to see will more than likely be there barring injury.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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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: Tournaments advice...

yes, usually some players skip toronto/montreal but everybody is in Cinci.

And you like Andy, and he usually does well there.

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Re: Tournaments advice...

The only reason I suggested Montreal was because those 3 will be there, but some of the other guys skip that event.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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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: Tournaments advice...

I know, one of the reasons I don't want to go to a european TMS clay event is because Roddick either won't go or won't do well.

The Canadian open could be a nice option but... I also wanna go to a nice city. I know I'm demanding hehe but If its gonna cost me some money I have to make it worth it!
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Re: Tournaments advice...

Montreal is a hell of a lot nicer than Cincinatti ever could be.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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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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Montreal is a hell of a lot nicer than Cincinatti ever could be.
Very true.
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Ugh I have the Nasdaq stuck on my head. Damn Visa.
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If money wasnt an issue, NYC and the US OPEN would be extremely nice.
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I would go to the other 3 Slams before I ever went to the US Open again, but since Carito didn't want to go to a Slam and the criteria she has strict that i why I think Montreal would be a better option than Cincinatti.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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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: Tournaments advice...

I know it differs between countries, but visas only take around 10 working days to process, don't they?
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Yes I know that but Grand Slams are too crowded and I get the feeling that if you don't have fairly good seats you can't see well.
And yeah... money is not that much of an issue but eventually is, yeah of course.
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Yes I know that but Grand Slams are too crowded and I get the feeling that if you don't have fairly good seats you can't see well.
And yeah... money is not that much of an issue but eventually is, yeah of course.
Slams are great to see, but the problem is Carito is that you really want to see these big stars who aren't going to be on the outside courts where most of the best matches happen in the 1st week.

The US Open that would be true, because some of the seats can lead to AMS.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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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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How about Madrid or Paris? Andy should do well at both and you other favorites should be there and both are nice cities.
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