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View Poll Results: What was 2008's BEST challenger tournament?
Prostejov 2 6.06%
Lexington 2 6.06%
Wroclaw 3 9.09%
Scheveningen 1 3.03%
Sunrise, CA 3 9.09%
Helsinki 4 12.12%
Buenos Aires 6 18.18%
Calabasas 0 0%
Champaign 2 6.06%
Other(Specify) 10 30.30%
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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 12-17-2008, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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2008's Best Challenger

The 2008 challenger season has had plenty of exciting and intense tournaments. As the season comes to an end, I would like to remember the best challenger of 2008 and vote on it. YOUR VOTES SHOULD BE BASED ON 3 CRITERIA.
1) THE PLAYERS Loaded field, talented, special players
2) QUALITY OF MATCHES Intense matches, close scores
3) GOOD HEAD-TO-HEADS Good mathups, highly anticipated matches.

Before voting however, you will have to nominate challenger tournaments from the 2008 season. I will take the 10 most common nominations. Thanks, I please nominate challenger tournaments!

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Re: 2008's Best Challenger

I nominate Lexington Challenger

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Re: 2008's Best Challenger

In terms of cut-off, these are the best ones:

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  1. #110 - 12. Sunrise [Igor Kunitsyn]
  2. #136 - 5. Wroclaw [Tomas Zib]
  3. #149 - 14. Napoli [Daniel Gimeno-Traver]
  4. #160 - 43. Buenos Aires [Pere Riba]
  5. #162 - 42. Montevideo [Mariano Puerta]
  6. #164 - 32. Segovia [Stefano Galvani]
  7. #165 - 6. Bergamo [Fernando Vicente]
  8. #171 - 13. Barletta [Mikhail Ledovskikh]
  9. #172 - 4. Heilbronn [Frédéric Niemeyer]
  10. #174 - 44. Cali [Olivier Patience]
Of course Sunrise is a very special case.

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As I only attended São Paulo it was the best challenger for me, but it probably shouldn't be in the list.
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His year i didnt went to a ch so i dont have the privilege to vote
can someone talk to the USTA to have any challenger in LA
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In terms of cut-off, these are the best ones:



Of course Sunrise is a very special case.
From your number 3-8 ive hardly ever heard the winners. No good America challengers you saw?

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Remember everyone, this is NOT a vote for how well your favorite player did, or I would vote for Yuba City and Kendrick and Spadea's victories.

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From your number 3-8 ive hardly ever heard the winners. No good America challengers you saw?
the names are the last direct acceptance into main draw, not the winners

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As much as I wanted to say Athens, the field was average, with WC Verkerk winning, the venue was amazing, but it wasn't that exciting, and no one really cared after all the Greeks were out(R32)so there was no emotion really. I'd have to say Belgrade was great, followed by Bermuda.

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Look out for Rhodes,Greece in 2009. beautiful island, beautiful courts. 125k+H all the surfaces for training.

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Re: 2008's Best Challenger

Prostejov is easily one of the best challenger events around IMO, and the draw this year was outstanding:
http://www.atptennis.com/5/en/vault/...amentYear=2008
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the names are the last direct acceptance into main draw, not the winners
My bad, I missed the cut-off part

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Nominations will end Saturday, December 20th. Read the 1st post to make proper nominations

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