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Tennis is becoming riduculous and the masters series a complete joke!

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!

Some months ago i wrote a loooooong speech about JCF Ferrero because i was tired about all those jokes about him....
Now time for another speech not about a particular player but for LOTS of players!!

Today i was talking with a friend about BNP PARIBAS MASTERS that i waited for so long to finally see my fav' players in my native city i bought my tickets during RG as i can't buy tickets for this grand slam i always think about Bercy..Anyways, i came back home to check the lastest news about my fav' players
First Marat so let's go to http://www.maratsafin.com nothin' on the news so let's see the forum and......
Damn damn damn!!!!! Marat won't play at bercy i had a BIG doubt about his participation at this event but i kept the hope alive till the last minute and now that was official i checked the web site of the BNP PARIBAS MASTERS 2005 http://www.bnpparibasmasters.org yes marat won't play because of his knee injury what a surprise, and who else withdrew?: well as u already all knows: Nadal, Federer, Agassi, Moya, Gasquet, Hewitt, Coria..............
So nobody important (* ironic*) every year we have the same problem top players are too much tired, no motivation, personal reasons poor little babies ... The thing that upset me is that all masters series are not
equal the north american tournaments seem to be more important than europeans if u check the latest withdrawing at some of those events.. Then i also can't understand why the Atp :
1/ Delete some Atp tournements to make the season shorter and change the schedule.
2/ Give amends if the players don't participate to the Masters Series
and others regulations....
With so many withdrawing the tournement loses its credibility so the consequences will be numerous:

less audience than the others editions, less publicity around the event, less tennis quality, etc....

Anyways i feel sad because we don't have lots of opportunities to watch our fav' tennis players nowadays : no time, no money etc.. so when u finally think u can u are disapointed. Sorry for Nadal's fans young spaniard is in his best shape to play and win madrid but injured for bercy, Sorry for Moya's fans his left arms hurt him thinking about paris but not about Madrid why not saying that he lost the confidence to win again a tournement especially a MS?, Sorry for Safin's fans like me we knew that it wasn't sure to see him defending his crown we thought about " Impossible is Nothing" well we tried to be convinced about it but forgot one important thing "MARAT IS MARAT " mysterious& unpredictable hope to see him playing great at least at the aussie open..., Sorry for Federer's fans well not that much he won EVERYTHING on the atp (except RG) so don't worry u guys he will win the masters cup AGAIN
So sorry u guys but i consider tennis like wedding (lol) for better (victories) or worst ( pulling out)
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coria did not withdraw
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Re: Tennis is becoming riduculous and the masters series a complete joke!

sorry it was written somewhere else ( french newspaper)


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Re: Tennis is becoming riduculous and the masters series a complete joke!

just cuz 5 players are lazy and dont want to play, does not mean they should take away tournments, if you noticed none of the lower ranked players are getting hurt, its always the top players pulling out with "injurys" most are made up, because they want to get ready for TMC or early start on vaction

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Re: Tennis is becoming riduculous and the masters series a complete joke!

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I know how you feel - and the schedule does suck. And the players by this time of year are either tired physically, tired mentally, or injured.

Way too long of a season, and it hurts these end of the year tournaments.

Everything about tennis needs to be reworked: the schedule, the TV coverage (which is poor poor poor), requirements for players to enter the masters series (which is bad though because the players have to listen to their bodies if they are tired).

I only get to watch a lot of tennis on TV a few times a year. Live and in person only usually the US Open.

If I liked baseball or football, I could see my favorite teams/players every week or even every night!!! For months at a time.

Its frustrating...

And even something simple like a stupid live ticker on the internet - they don't work half the time!
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what's the matter? if they don't wanna play or are injured, then let them take a rest

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I understand. I was disappointed when a lot of my favorites crashed out of Miami before I attended this year. But once I got to the tournament, I really appreciated the players I wasn't paying much attention to and had a great time anyways. The top seeds are always great to see - but when they're not there you get to open your eyes to new players.
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I understand. I was disappointed when a lot of my favorites crashed out of Miami before I attended this year. But once I got to the tournament, I really appreciated the players I wasn't paying much attention to and had a great time anyways. The top seeds are always great to see - but when they're not there you get to open your eyes to new players.
That's so true Jennay - same thing happened to me in Miami this year - Nico got hurt just before hand.

But I still had an awesome time.

And safinaferrero you will too in Paris. Look at all the good guys that will be there!!!! I would go in a heartbeat!
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Re: Tennis is becoming riduculous and the masters series a complete joke!

It is stupid, I agree.

Wait till next year and if Federer gets 'injured' before Madrid, we will realise he's faked it, and I doubt the Basel fans will be as forgiving if he fails to turn up.

It's the same with Gaudio and Wimbledon, will he complete the hat-trick of not turning up 'injured'? It's more likely than Fed missing Basel a third time.

Agassi's back gets him all the time now, so he has to pick his events, shame though, with Sky covering this I would have enjoyed seeing him next week!

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Re: Tennis is becoming riduculous and the masters series a complete joke!

Your point is valid and TPTB need to address it. Going to a Grand Slam is very expensive and not for everyone. It's not fair for the fans who buy tickets to end of year tournaments don't get to see their faves. You still may get to see some good tennis though so go and enjoy yourself.
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That's so true Jennay - same thing happened to me in Miami this year - Nico got hurt just before hand.

But I still had an awesome time.

And safinaferrero you will too in Paris. Look at all the good guys that will be there!!!! I would go in a heartbeat!
Miami is a great tournament, isn't it? I can't wait for 2006.

I would go to TMS Paris in a heartbeat as well. Or any other tournament for that matter.
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I agree with alot of that safinaferrero , this time of the season has become a lame, boring joke... but its bad luck i guess, alot of players just seem to be getting injured easily thesedays or other reasons to not play..
Really dissapointing not to have Federer, Nadal, Safin, Agassi and Hewitt here, just hope they all come back in Shanghai..
as for Paris itself.. Roddick, Ljubo and Nalbandian should all have a chance to Join fed and Rafa as the TMS kings of 2005
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Re: Tennis is becoming riduculous and the masters series a complete joke!

You are lucky to live in France where there are many tennis tournaments within traveling range. The closest to me -- well now it is in Las Vegas-- is about 450 miles away, and the one I go to regularly is over 700 miles away. But others live even further away from a tournament.
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just cuz 5 players are lazy and dont want to play, does not mean they should take away tournments, if you noticed none of the lower ranked players are getting hurt, its always the top players pulling out with "injurys" most are made up, because they want to get ready for TMC or early start on vaction
It's not like they get hurt on purpose. Besides, Carlos didn't even qualify for TMC ( ), and his shoulder has been MIA all year. Rafa's been playing like a fiend and deserves some rest. And we know that Roger's injured; he has been for a while.

And if Lleyton and Andy play, the tournament won't be a completely write-off. maybe Jerome Haehnel will play, and obviously he will win.

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Re: Tennis is becoming riduculous and the masters series a complete joke!

Obviously professional tennis does need to do something-ANYTHING- and just as obviously most of the injuries to these top players are going to miraculously disappear in time for TMC.

And while I too live in the middle of nowhere and no tennis within hundreds of miles, and would be happy to see any professional tennis, the point is that tournaments need big names to keep them going.
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