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Viña del Mar Open will maintain in its place for 2007.

I think it's not a good idea. Viña del Mar is a more attractive city, at sea level where players who likes a very slow clay could perform. Santiago have a faster surface because the altitude. But reasons of organization requires to move the location. I couldn't find any official news for this change yet, but I will edit when I find it.

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Re: Viña del Mar Open comeback to Santiago for 2007.

you think so? Santiago has changed so much in the last years. It's a good way to promote it.

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Re: Viña del Mar Open comeback to Santiago for 2007.

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Re: Viña del Mar Open comeback to Santiago for 2007.

I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with the differences between the cities, why don't you guys think it's a good idea?

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Re: Viña del Mar Open comeback to Santiago for 2007.

Woah! I did not know it!
Wow, Yes Deb, Play conditions are different, Viña is at sea level so [Actually the beach is 1 block away from the court ] clay is very slooooow, bounces high, and Santiago is above the sea level.. Actually a lot! so that means Clay is faster over there!. Besides the heat is an extra thing to watch out before doing this, In the same moment Stgo could have 30°C and Viña 20°C Viña is fresher, better, more beautiful, lovely people, has it all . . I think is just marketing stuff.
I like Viña to be the hoster, Stgo has already way too much attention in Chile

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Re: Viña del Mar Open comeback to Santiago for 2007.

Massu won't be too keen on the news either, I would imagine.... a longer journey for him to make.

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Re: Viña del Mar Open comeback to Santiago for 2007.

Whatever the venue in Chile,Iwould love Eurosport to give some coverage to this tournament and also the other tournaments on the South American swing,especially Buenos Aires.
Vina del Mar sounds like paradise!
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Re: Viña del Mar Open comeback to Santiago for 2007.

Thanks Alonso I thought people were suggesting there was actually a problem with Santiago for some reason, beyond the tourney or whatever.

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Re: Viña del Mar Open comeback to Santiago for 2007.

Yes I remember reading some article on La Tercera a while ago, and the author was stating that the attendance in Vina del Mar has been pretty poor for the last few editions, especially on week days. So maybe they thought of moving it to Santiago where there is a much bigger population, so they won't have that many attendance problems then. It's a shame though, Vina looks like a great place.

Maybe Octagon/Koch Tavares could follow their example and move the Brasil Open from Costa do Sauipe to Sao Paulo or Rio. Don't see it happening though.

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Re: Viña del Mar Open comeback to Santiago for 2007.

My only problem with this is that for next year I'll have to change my vacations days I think I'll go on vacations to Viña after the tournament
Seriously, I don't like this change at all Viña del Mar especially on summer is a great city and many people go there and the tournament was one of the must go things of the city in summer.
Of course, here in Santiago more people will go but it won't be the same. I'll miss the tournament in Viña.

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Yes I remember reading some article on La Tercera a while ago, and the author was stating that the attendance in Vina del Mar has been pretty poor for the last few editions, especially on week days. So maybe they thought of moving it to Santiago where there is a much bigger population, so they won't have that many attendance problems then. It's a shame though, Vina looks like a great place.

Maybe Octagon/Koch Tavares could follow their example and move the Brasil Open from Costa do Sauipe to Sao Paulo or Rio. Don't see it happening though.
Hmm, at least the tournament is still in Chile and that is something good. Imagine if Massu wins it in Santiago, whereas he couldn't win it Viña and Gonzo can't win it in Santiago as he has done in Viña.

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Re: Viña del Mar Open comeback to Santiago for 2007.

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Whatever the venue in Chile,Iwould love Eurosport to give some coverage to this tournament and also the other tournaments on the South American swing,especially Buenos Aires.
Vina del Mar sounds like paradise!
So would I - but somehow I don't think we have a chance

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Hmm, at least the tournament is still in Chile and that is something good. Imagine if Massu wins it in Santiago, whereas he couldn't win it Viña and Gonzo can't win it in Santiago as he has done in Viña.

Maybe you can contact Ion "Tennis Mafioso" Tiriac he can help with getting tournaments moved.
Either way it would be better than Rios who never won the title, neither in Santiago nor in Vina, despite being a three-times runner-up.

Ion Tiriac and Brazilian politicians, that would be one hell of a fight.

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Re: Viña del Mar Open comeback to Santiago for 2007.

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Woah! I did not know it!
Wow, Yes Deb, Play conditions are different, Viña is at sea level so [Actually the beach is 1 block away from the court ] clay is very slooooow, bounces high, and Santiago is above the sea level.. Actually a lot! so that means Clay is faster over there!. Besides the heat is an extra thing to watch out before doing this, In the same moment Stgo could have 30°C and Viña 20°C Viña is fresher, better, more beautiful, lovely people, has it all . . I think is just marketing stuff.
I like Viña to be the hoster, Stgo has already way too much attention in Chile
How high is Santiago? Bogota is 2600 above sea level and the ball is really fast but it's cold.

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I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with the differences between the cities, why don't you guys think it's a good idea?
Is like to compare the Rome conditions with the Hamburg conditions, both tourneys on clay but with very different speed of game.

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