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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 01-20-2006, 02:13 AM
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Re: New ATP boss vows to shorten tour...

wow..............I guess they got the message in 2005..........



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no matter if u shorten the tour while the top players are money whores playing exos and promoting brands while injured. That's hypocrit

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Re: New ATP boss vows to shorten tour...

i'm more interested in the development of the atp structure, now that it is essentially run from london, not florida:

http://www.atptennis.com/en/newsands...devilliers.asp
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Re: New ATP boss vows to shorten tour...

Dont DO IT, players need to get in shape and quit bitching, i dont want a 2 or 3 month break

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Re: New ATP boss vows to shorten tour...

that would be fuckin stupid...why shorten it?????



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Re: New ATP boss vows to shorten tour...

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Dont DO IT, players need to get in shape and quit bitching, i dont want a 2 or 3 month break

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that would be fuckin stupid...why shorten it?????



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Re: New ATP boss vows to shorten tour...

this year & since last year the number of injured players has been quite high, most of them played through the injury which made it hard to heel
nadal & safin & agassi all withdrew because they were still struggling with injuries
it is the only sports where u dont have a real off season
a 3 or 4 week break that players choose to take is not enough of a break to start a new sason
shortening the tour will only preserve the top athletes & keep it viable
who can say that AO lost some of the appeal & star power when both the no1 teenager & defedning champion could not comepte
its defeintely about time they did something
thou not sure the sponsors & media related issues & tournies directors will like that

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it doesn't need to be shortened. i'm with fonsie on this one.

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Re: New ATP boss vows to shorten tour...

It's not going to make for better tennis. We've already seen at AO some crap tennis all because a lot of players don't have much match practice in. So if they have even more time off at the end of the year AO's going to be a joke.

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Re: New ATP boss vows to shorten tour...

Oh fantastic... this means the wta will do the same sooner or later...
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no matter if u shorten the tour while the top players are money whores playing exos and promoting brands while injured. That's hypocrit
Yup FonsieJ hun Players always have a choice!
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Re: New ATP boss vows to shorten tour...

Great news!

Now they have to have a schedule that makes sense with defined seasons. Clay, then grass, then outdoor hard, and then indoor hard.

And do something with the timing of the Oz Open. Makes no sense. I've tried to play with the schedule in my own humble way but never can figure out where to put it.
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Re: New ATP boss vows to shorten tour...

How lame - injuries have nothing to do with long season

In the past players have played as much and there were no injuries - how come they don't see that point of view???
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