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Embarrassment for mens tennis

This tournament has just been a complete joke for mens tennis, i hope the final can provide some entertainment because watching those semi finals were about as good and competitive as a brick wall. I feel sorry for the Shanghai promoters, they wanted a masters event, and they got players like Puerta, Davydenko and worst of Gaudio playing. I know these guys didn't qualify outright, but these are supposed to be some of the top players in the world.

I don't think this so called depth of mens tennis actually exists.

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Erm, Davydenko would have been there anyways.

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No disrespect to the other players or their fans, but the two finalists are clearly the class of the field.

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why do i have a strange sense of deja vu?

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Erm, Davydenko would have been there anyways.
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Maybe the ATP will realise they have to shorten the season now.
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This tournament has just been a complete joke for mens tennis, i hope the final can provide some entertainment because watching those semi finals were about as good and competitive as a brick wall. I feel sorry for the Shanghai promoters, they wanted a masters event, and they got players like Puerta, Davydenko and worst of Gaudio playing. I know these guys didn't qualify outright, but these are supposed to be some of the top players in the world.

I don't think this so called depth of mens tennis actually exists.
Davydenko won his matches in his group. It's just that he lost his semis. For the next years, ATP will change the calendar of the year. Tennis players are human person and not machines. It will be interesting to see if there are any changes in the future.

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why do i have a strange sense of deja vu?
Same here. How many Gaudio-bashing threads do we need in one day? Sheesh....

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Maybe the ATP will realise they have to shorten the season now.
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No disrespect to the other players or their fans, but the two finalists are clearly the class of the field.


Together with Ivan these were the three best players. A full strength field may have produced a worse final. Roger Federer usually finds David Nalbandian more difficult to beat than the players missing; Roddick, Safin, Agassi and Hewitt. Roger has only beaten David easily in 2 matches out of 9 and has a 4-5 losing record.
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I don't think it's an embarrassment in the US. We don't even know it's going on since it's not in Houston
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Davydenko is a better player than Ljubicic.

If you want to blame something for the poor quality of matches, blame it on the surface. You have two guys who prefer slower courts versus two guys who like the fast courts... so what did you expect, really?

I don't care if Gaudio got spanked, he earned his spot in the semifinals just like Federer did.

And as for the injuries, they have nothing to do with the length of the season. The players need to take better care of themselves.


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The top players got injured and the next set of players have done better on clay compared to HC. What did you expect? Very few people can play on all surfaces and two of the best (in terms of all surface play) are playing in the finals. I think that is great because it reaffirms what the YEC is all about.

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The top players got injured and the next set of players have done better on clay compared to HC. What did you expect? Very few people can play on all surfaces and two of the best (in terms of all surface play) are playing in the finals. I think that is great because it reaffirms what the YEC is all about.
Interesting, possibly 2 most complete tennis players reach final. Both have good records in ALL Grand Slams.
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Same here. How many Gaudio-bashing threads do we need in one day? Sheesh....
this is only like the 50th thread about how this tmc has sucked, it's embarassing etc. each thread makes this statement as though it's a novel conclusion. if people just scrolled down gm first maybe we could keep it all in one thread....crazy huh

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