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Email Båstad Tournament Director to show thanks for cancelling RR at the tournament

Thanks to Aphex for finding this piece of news.

The 2007 Swedish Open has cancelled it's commitment to being a round robin event and that is great news.

Summary:

The first sentence says that Wimbledon didn't want the Swedish Open to begin on the same day as the mens final (rightfully so).

- Just explains the RR format and the more matches required need a Sun start with conflicts with Wimbledon.

- Wimbledon didn't want the clash, so Båstad was removed the RR circus.

- Thomas Wallén the TD was initially disappointed that the tournament was going to be part of history, but he is flattered that "a Grand Slam such as Wimbledon sees us as a big competitor in the attention stakes

- Nicola Arzani said they didn't bow to pressure from Wimbledon, even though the ATP knew and must have realised in their planning that in their consultations that Swedish Open beginning on Sunday and took this resolution.

- ATP and the four GS tournament don't want some big tournaments to start on the same day as the final. says Arzani.

- In ranking points and prizemoney it's one of the smallest events on the ATP, yet it has some of the strongest fields among the 22 other clay events. The tournament has gone a long way in establishing itself among the top 5 on clay.

- Wimbledon's reaction compensates our position more than enough that we don't have to test the new format. The event now has other plans for the Sunday that the event was meant to start.

- "Then we should celebrate 60 years of the Swedish Open on tour. Then Wimbledon can think what they want." Wallen laughs.

Here is the full link in Swedish.

http://www.svd.se/dynamiskt/sport/did_14357823.asp

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1

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Re: Båstad: Swedish Open has cancelled it's commitment to RR format

I didn't know tournaments could back down...

Wimbledon's organizers have a point.

Anyway, good news.
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Re: Båstad: Swedish Open has cancelled it's commitment to RR format

Well Wimbledon has it right here, the final of a Slam should always take precedence over ATP events, even such great ones like Båstad. It's the only sensible decision and of course these idiots forgot to see this beforehand with the schedule.

Båstad is the best place to have an RR event, just more time on the beach and the bars under the excuse of playing tennis.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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Originally Posted by Filo V. View Post
I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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great news

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I think we should email the tournament and congratulate them for this wise decision.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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I think we should email the tournament and congratulate them for this wise decision.
good idea.

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What a great news.

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Excellent! Good decision, and in the end Bastad will benefit from not using that ridicilous system.
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Cause I am such a good guy below is the TD's email address, so you can send your thanks. I would love to see his reaction.

Thomas Wallen

thomas.wallen@swedishopen.org

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

Quote:
Originally Posted by Filo V. View Post
I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Cause I am such a good guy below is the TD's email address, so you can send your thanks. I would love to see his reaction.

Thomas Wallen

thomas.wallen@swedishopen.org
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I already emailed him

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I thought they had cancelled the RR format because they realized it's nonsense...

Actually, they cancel it because of the planning... that's a good news, anyway.

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