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Kitzbuhel ATP tournament might move to Mamaia, Romania

Ion Tiriac said a few days ago he will move the Kitzbuhel ATP tournament to Mamaia, Romania, starting next year. This will be the second ATP tournament organized in Romania, after Bucharest. Mamaia is a holiday resort at the seaside, right next to the city of Constanta. The construction of a modern tennis site already begun and is expected to be ready by spring.

I'm really excited about this news, but I am not sure how true it is. If any of you have any other informations.... please post them here...
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Re: Kitzbuhel ATP tournament might move to Mamaia, Romania

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Ion Tiriac said a few days ago he will move the Kitzbuhel ATP tournament to Mamaia, Romania, starting next year. This will be the second ATP tournament organized in Romania, after Bucharest. Mamaia is a holiday resort at the seaside, right next to the city of Constanta. The construction of a modern tennis site already begun and is expected to be ready by spring.

I'm really excited about this news, but I am not sure how true it is. If any of you have any other informations.... please post them here...
Oh no!
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Re: Kitzbuhel ATP tournament might move to Mamaia, Romania

Tiriac is just shooting his mouth off again.

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


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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.
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Yeah, I think he is, but he DID say that, and he said many times before that he will move the tournament out of Kitzbuhel. And the construction of the tennis site in Mamaia did begin.
I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
*fingers crossed*
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Yeah, I think he is, but he DID say that, and he said many times before that he will move the tournament out of Kitzbuhel. And the construction of the tennis site in Mamaia did begin.
I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
*fingers crossed*
Tiriac doesn't run the ATP and he is in charge of the Madrid Masters. I actually think he is talking out of his arse and ISG events don't get moved easily, and it is not like Kitzbuhel is struggling.

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


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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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I have heard this from various sources now so I believe there is more than a grain of truth in it - but I don't know anything officially. I think it sounds fun - I've never been to Romania

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I want to keep my Kitz - just 2 hours away from me! Wanted to go several days next year!!!!
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I have heard this from various sources now so I believe there is more than a grain of truth in it - but I don't know anything officially. I think it sounds fun - I've never been to Romania
There will be a legit announcement soon enough if anything like this happens, then again I heard they were trying to get rid of Båstad for years, but it didn't happen.

Bucharest doesn't even sell out, so why would it be moved to Romania?

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


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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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Bucharest doesn't even sell out, so why would it be moved to Romania?
Because Tiriac has the licence and he wants to. And because, in July, Mamaia is packed with tourists and there's a huge potential for big crowds at the tennis tournament.
And about Bucharest... this was the first time in the 10-year history of the tournament when the final weekend was completely sold out, many fans remaining outside for the semifinals, because there were no more tix. So things are definetely improving.
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I think it sounds fun - I've never been to Romania
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Because Tiriac has the licence and he wants to. And because, in July, Mamaia is packed with tourists and there's a huge potential for big crowds at the tennis tournament.
And about Bucharest... this was the first time in the 10-year history of the tournament when the final weekend was completely sold out, many fans remaining outside for the semifinals, because there were no more tix. So things are definetely improving.
Tiriac is a mafioso, there are already plenty of tournaments on the beach at that time of the year. He actually should care about getting players to play at Madrid first and I remember his tirades about all the withdrawls.

It was because there were Romanians in the semi finals that's the reason the tickets sold out and 2 of them in the doubles final no other reason.

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


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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: Kitzbuhel ATP tournament might move to Mamaia, Romania

QUOTE=christi]You will be welcomed [/QUOTE]

Thank you

And as for venues selling out - I don't think Kitz sells out either - especially in the earlier rounds - I've seen many empty seats there on webcams and photographs. And I know Tiriac is a pretty dubious character and won't be doing anything without lining his own pocket in the process but I think it's good that he's trying to give something back to his own people and help the economy in his own country - good for him.

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And as for venues selling out - I don't think Kitz sells out either - especially in the earlier rounds - I've seen many empty seats there on webcams and photographs. And I know Tiriac is a pretty dubious character and won't be doing anything without lining his own pcket in the process but I think it's good that he's trying to give something back to his own people and help the economy in his own country - good for him.
He has an orphanage in Brasov and a bank he is doing a lot to contribute to Romania. It's not like Kitz is losing money and as I said they couldn't get rid of Båstad when there was more reason to do so, then again maybe mafioso has sent some heavy characters to threaten the right people.

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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