Capitala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi (Dec 31st-Jan 2nd 2009-2010) - MensTennisForums.com
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Roger Federer 38 40.86%
Rafael Nadal 22 23.66%
James Blake 5 5.38%
Andy Roddick 6 6.45%
Nikolay Davydenko 8 8.60%
Andy Murray 14 15.05%
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Capitala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi (Dec 31st-Jan 2nd 2009-2010)

the player field is not yet confirmed, but they are trying to bring the world’s top-six players:

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Re: Capitala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi (1-3 Jan 2009)

http://www.gulf-news.com/sport/Tennis/10258449.html

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Abu Dhabi plans New Year's Day party

Confirming their entries for this elite pre-season tournament yesterday were world number one Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer (No. 2), Andy Murray (No. 4), Nikolay Davydenko (No. 5), Andy Roddick (No. 6) and James Blake (No. 10).

The January 1-3 tournament will be held at the 5,000-seater Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex at Zayed Sports City.

Former world number one Federer said in a statement: "I am really looking forward to playing in Abu Dhabi. The player field is very strong and the location is beautiful.

"It is always exciting to play in new facilities and I am sure Abu Dhabi will be up there with the best of them. We all hope that this event will return year after year and set the standard for tennis lovers in the region."

Greg Sproule, managing director of International Management Group (IMG), announced the event together with John Lickrish, managing director of Abu Dhabi events company Flash, and Mirna Hijazi, director of marketing and communications at real estate developers Capitala.

Sproule stated that the Capitala World Tennis Championship - the first international tennis tournament to be held in the UAE capital - will see Nadal and company play a series of matches with the winner picking up $250,000.

"Tennis is growing from strength to strength and the forthcoming event is the beginning of a tennis legacy in Abu Dhabi," he said.

The event aims to raise awareness of the benefits of tennis and the importance of an active healthy lifestyle, whilst also leaving a legacy for the community beyond the tournament.

"We hope to see more people in the UAE play this beautiful game after watching these top players in action," stated Lickrish.

In the weeks leading up to the event the organisers will be holding a series of tennis themed activities in and around the capital, engaging all ages and nationalities.

This will include the 'Community Cup', a community tournament, where winners will compete to have the exclusive chance to meet their favourite players.
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Re: Capitala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi (1-3 Jan 2009)

They're not happy about the busy season. Why are they playing in this shitty tourney???

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They're not happy about the busy season. Why are they playing in this shitty tourney???

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Re: Capitala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi (1-3 Jan 2009)

It's not a shitty tournament. It's simply an exhibiton tourney, a warm up of only three days!! Its not a gruelling or long thing at all!!
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Re: Capitala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi (1-3 Jan 2009)

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Re: Capitala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi (1-3 Jan 2009)

Draw:

(1) Rafael Nadal/Bye
Andy Roddick v. (4) Nikolay Davydenko
(3) Andy Murray v. James Blake
Bye/(2) Roger Federer

Match Schedule:

Thursday, January 1
3:00 p.m.
QF: Roddick v. Davydenko
QF: Murray v. Blake

Friday, January 2
3:00 p.m.
SF: Murray/Blake winner v. Federer
SF: Nadal v. Roddick/Davydenko winner

Saturday, January 3
5:00 p.m.
Final: SF #1 winner v. SF #2 winner

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Re: Capitala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi (1-3 Jan 2009)

^on the website they have Federer playing in the first SF
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Post Abu Dhabi Exhibition - WWW?

Here is the Draw:
Federer - Bye Vs Murray or Blake
Nadal - Bye Vs Davydenko or Roddick

In my opinion Roddick will win this but a great line up for an exhibition!
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Re: Abu Dhabi Exhibition - WWW?

THIS THREAD SUCKS BECAUSE: (Place X where applies)

[_] This topic did not need a separate thread
[_] Fake account
[_] It asks when and/or will Nadal become #1 in the world
[_] It is a Nadal v Federer thread where making sense is prohibited
[_] It assumes Federer will forever be on top of the tennis world
[_] It is a lame ass troll attempt
[_] It is a “Threaten to leave” thread
[_] It was started by Rafa=FedKilla
[_] It over hypes players that don’t deserve it
[_] It contains the Croatian contingent in a argument either among themselves or with others
[_] It was started by JustCause
[_] Original Posters grammar makes me suspect the post was written by 4 year old
[_] It claims Player X career is over after 1 bad loss
[_] It tries to determine the best player ever (on any surface) for the 200th time
[_] It asks when or if a young player will ever reach their potential after a totally expected loss
[X] It is a serious discussion of a exhibition match
[_] It proclaims a 16-18 year olds career is finished after a couple of first round losses
[_] It has the word Gilbert in the subject line
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[_] Use the damn search engine
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[_] Cramp is called a injury
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Re: Abu Dhabi Exhibition - WWW?

that's unfair there are these byes.

Djokovic
Davydenko, Baghdatis, Tipsarevic, Wawrinka, Gulbis, Troicki, Kyrgios
Sharapova, Jankovic, Zvonareva, Kirilenko, Vesnina, Dokic, Bacsinszky, Jovanovski, Pironkova
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Re: Abu Dhabi Exhibition - WWW?

roddick will win, and i'm serious

adding : he will then lose to minar at the AO.

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Re: Abu Dhabi Exhibition - WWW?

Rafa will be the undisputable winner of this event... then he'll go on to win Both Doha and AO!

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All the players wins.
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