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If you're an ATP Tour player, What tournaments would you play?

This thread was in the WTA Forum & getting some good (funny) replies so I thought I'd start it over here for the guys. Here is mine...

Aussie Open - of course, I don't need tune-ups - you idiot
Dubai Duty Free - Mo Money
Las Vegas - Come on, anybody that's been to Vegas would play this tourney
STOP ASKING ME TO PLAY INDIAN WELLS - NOT HAPPENING lol

NASDAQ - Gotta play my home state tourney
Monte Carlo - I become the 1st American male to beat all spanish players in route to win!!!
Rome - I'll play it just to go to Rome. This is probably where I lose early for staying out too late partying. The media calls me a 1-hit wonder.
French Open - Another early loss. Met some French groupie chick. We have madd passionate sex all nite. Can't find my strength during the match
Wimbledon - I cry racism when the Wimby officials don't allow me to wear doo-rag & shorts hanging off my butt

Los Angeles - I just love this city. Can't seem to find Halle
Washington - Another city I love. All the blackness causes another 1st round loss
Canada - Refocused & rejuvenated, I hire John McEnroe as coach. My game is back.

US Open - Call me a slam winner baby - defeating Federer in the final. I have Mcenroe send Mirka flowers, candy, chocolate, pictures of me shirtless, etc. throughout the match. Federer gets furious & loses focus.

Beijing - Gotta show some love to Yao Ming's people.

Madrid - I play this tourney before leaving to go on tour with Beyonce. I "comfort" her to help her endure the break-up with Jay-Z.

Tour threatens to fine me if I don't return, but I hire Jesse Jackson & Al Sharpton to cry foul & turn it into a international crime against humanity. lol

Masters Cup - At the last minute, I decide to play this tourney. No longer need to comfort Beyonce because Serena has finally agreed to go out with me. My year is a dream!!!
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I would play a lot on grass i think, don't really know.

I just know that i would avoid clay courts.

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Re: If you're an ATP Tour player, What tourney's would you play?

1. Sydney
2. Australian Open
3. Brasil Open
4. Dubai
5. TMS Indian Wells
6. TMS Miami
7. TMS Monte Carlo
8. TMS Roma
9. TMS Hamburg
10. Roland Garros
11. s'Hertogenbosch
12. Wimbledon
13. Los Angeles
14. TMS Canada
15. TMS Cincinnati
16. US Open
17. Moscow
18. TMS Madrid
19. TMS Paris
20. TMC Shanghai


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1-SP Challenger
2-Australian Open
3-Vina del Mar (Santiago)
4-Buenos Aires
5-Brasil Open
6-Acapulco
7-IW
8-Miami
9-Monte-Carlo
10-Estoril
11-Rome
12-Hamburg
13-Dusseldorf
14-Roland Garros
15-Wimbledon
16-Bastad
17-Montreal/Toronto
18-Cincinatti
19-US Open
20-Beijing
21-Tokyo
22-Madrid
23-Stockholm
24-Paris
25-Xangai

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Re: If you're an ATP Tour player, What tourney's would you play?

Adelaide
AO
Marseille
Rotterdam
Dubai
IW
Miami
Monte Carlo
Rome
Hamburg
RG
Queen's
Wimbledon
Indianapolis
LA
Washington DC
Canada
Cincinnati
USO
Tokyo
Vienna
Madrid
Basel
Paris
TMC(if i qualified )

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Re: If you're an ATP Tour player, What tourney's would you play?

Depends on what my ranking would be. If we're talking about top 20 here:

- Doha (good $$$)
- Aussie Open
- The Latin clay swing (close to home )
- IW and Miami
- Monte Carlo, Rome and Hamburg
- Estoril (portuguese-speaking atmosphere, good $$$, not a very strong field)
- Roland Garros
- Wimbledon
- The US Open series (I'm a hard-courter, so...)
- Tokyo ($$$)
- Madrid
- St. Petersburg (pays well, weak field)
- Paris

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Depends on what my ranking would be. If we're talking about top 20 here:

- Doha (good $$$)
- Aussie Open
- The Latin clay swing (close to home )
- IW and Miami
- Monte Carlo, Rome and Hamburg
- Estoril (portuguese-speaking atmosphere, good $$$, not a very strong field)
- Roland Garros
- Wimbledon
- The US Open series (I'm a hard-courter, so...)
- Tokyo ($$$)
- Madrid
- St. Petersburg (pays well, weak field)
- Paris

And Davis Cup, of course.
Just thinking on the $$$
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Just thinking on the $$$
Actually not only, it's just that the tournaments that offer more $$$ are the ones that offer more points as well.

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Re: If you're an ATP Tour player, What tourney's would you play?

[QUOTE=BlakeJamitis]This thread was in the WTA Forum & getting some good (funny) replies so I thought I'd start it over here for the guys. Here is mine...

Aussie Open - of course, I don't need tune-ups - you idiot
Dubai Duty Free - Mo Money
Las Vegas - Come on, anybody that's been to Vegas would play this tourney [QUOTE=BlakeJamitis]

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you can't play both dubai and LV. they happen on the same week.

i'd play all 4 slams, all 9 TMS, and TMC, and then add the ff tourneys:

1. sydney
2. rotterdam
3. dubai
4. barcelona
5. queens
6. legg mason
7. tokyo

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Auckland
Viña
Bs As
Costa do Sauipe
Kitzbuhel
Queen's
Nottingham
Amersfoort
Sopot [If is not in the same week as Amersfoort, I really dont know ]
I don't know I need to think about it
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Re: If you're an ATP Tour player, What tourney's would you play?

As a top 50 player:

Doha
AUS OPEN
Vina del Mar
Buenos Aires
Costa do Sauipe
Acapulco
AMS INDIAN WELLS
AMS MIAMI
AMS MONTE-CARLO
Munich
AMS ROME
AMS HAMBURG
ROLAND GARROS
Queens
WIMBLEDON
Gstaad
Stuttgart
Kitzbuhel
AMS CANADA
AMS CINCINATTI
US OPEN
Beijing
Bangkok
Tokyo
AMS MADRID
Basel
AMS PARIS
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Re: If you're an ATP Tour player, What tourney's would you play?

I would be one of the guys ranked around #100 flying around the world every week searching for tournaments where I make it into the main draw:

Chennai
Melbourne
Heilbronn challenger in the 2nd Melbourne week
Zagreb
San Jose
Costa do Sauipe
Las Vegas
Indian Wells Q - going with a bye into 2nd round replacing Kiefer as lucky loser
Miami Q - replacing Kiefer again
Houston
Bermuda challenger
Casablanca
Hamburg (because the Hamburg wild cards always go to German no-hopers)
Roland Garros
Halle (with Wild Card again)
Wimby
Newport
Stuttgart
Umag
Washington
Three weeks of German bundesliga
US Open
Istanbul challenger in the 2nd US Open week
Beijing
Mumbai
Tokyo
and then finally some european indoor challengers to get enough points to make it into the Chennai main draw next january...

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1.Doha
2.Sydney
3.AUS Open
4.Costa do Sauipe
5.Acapulco
6.Indian Wells
7.Miami
8.Monte Carlo
9.Estoril
10.Barcelona
11.Rome
12.French Open
11.Queens
12.Wimbledon
13.Los Angeles
14.Canada
15.Cincinatti
16.US Open
17.Beijing
18.Thailand
19.Tokyo
20.Madrid
21.Paris
22. TMC~Shanghai
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Re: If you're an ATP Tour player, What tourney's would you play?

Well just hope I was good enough to play Davis Cup.

Adelaide
Auckland
AUS Open
Buenos Aires
Costa do Sauipe
Dubai/Acapulco (alternating years)
Indian Wells/Miami (turning up for the $$$$$ only)
Valencia
Monte Carlo
Barcelona
Rome
Hamburg
Roland Garros
Braunschweig Challenger
Wimbledon
Båstad
Stuttgart
Kitzbuhel
Toronto/Montreal
Graz Challenger
Geneva Challenger
US Open
Bucharest
Palermo
Metz
Vienna
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Originally Posted by BlakeJamitis
This thread was in the WTA Forum & getting some good (funny) replies so I thought I'd start it over here for the guys. Here is mine...

Aussie Open - of course, I don't need tune-ups - you idiot
Dubai Duty Free - Mo Money
Las Vegas - Come on, anybody that's been to Vegas would play this tourney
STOP ASKING ME TO PLAY INDIAN WELLS - NOT HAPPENING lol

NASDAQ - Gotta play my home state tourney
Monte Carlo - I become the 1st American male to beat all spanish players in route to win!!!
Rome - I'll play it just to go to Rome. This is probably where I lose early for staying out too late partying. The media calls me a 1-hit wonder.
French Open - Another early loss. Met some French groupie chick. We have madd passionate sex all nite. Can't find my strength during the match
Wimbledon - I cry racism when the Wimby officials don't allow me to wear doo-rag & shorts hanging off my butt

Los Angeles - I just love this city. Can't seem to find Halle
Washington - Another city I love. All the blackness causes another 1st round loss
Canada - Refocused & rejuvenated, I hire John McEnroe as coach. My game is back.

US Open - Call me a slam winner baby - defeating Federer in the final. I have Mcenroe send Mirka flowers, candy, chocolate, pictures of me shirtless, etc. throughout the match. Federer gets furious & loses focus.

Beijing - Gotta show some love to Yao Ming's people.

Madrid - I play this tourney before leaving to go on tour with Beyonce. I "comfort" her to help her endure the break-up with Jay-Z.

Tour threatens to fine me if I don't return, but I hire Jesse Jackson & Al Sharpton to cry foul & turn it into a international crime against humanity. lol

Masters Cup - At the last minute, I decide to play this tourney. No longer need to comfort Beyonce because Serena has finally agreed to go out with me. My year is a dream!!!

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