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London to host the masters cup from 2009 to 2012

the answer
07-03-2007, 09:55 AM
1040: It's just been announced that London will host the end-of-season Masters Cup for four years from 2009, which means top-quality tennis in the UK - under a roof! Great news.

So it's gonna be indoors, does that mean it will be played on carpet like all the past events ?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/6264190.stm

RonE
07-03-2007, 09:59 AM
Great news! :)

Kolya
07-03-2007, 10:43 AM
Davydenko is gonna be more bored :lol:

Action Jackson
07-03-2007, 10:45 AM
At least rain won't stop this event, though a roof could leak.

LeChuck
07-03-2007, 10:47 AM
Terrible news. The 4 cities that host grand slams shouldn't be allowed to host the Masters Cup. Location-wise, the big tournaments should be spread out more.

{Annie}
07-03-2007, 10:47 AM
Will we have to queue for tickets too? :lol: And the food will probably be bad and expensive... no no Marat, we're better off not going :lol:

krystlel
07-03-2007, 12:28 PM
Terrible news. The 4 cities that host grand slams shouldn't be allowed to host the Masters Cup. Location-wise, the big tournaments should be spread out more.
I agree. No city should be hosting both a Grand Slam and a Masters Cup, when there are many cities and countries that are deprived of top level tennis. And the fact that this will occur for four years makes it even worse.

It will probably be played on indoor hard, since they seem to be getting rid of carpet more and more. :sad:

ReturnWinner
07-03-2007, 12:29 PM
thanks god it will have a roof

Polikarpov
07-03-2007, 01:30 PM
I hope it's grass! Hehe!

LeChuck
07-03-2007, 01:42 PM
It will probably be played on indoor hard, since they seem to be getting rid of carpet more and more. :sad:

I miss carpet tennis too. It is a dying surface unfortunately. The Masters Cup used to be held every year on this surface, as well as the Grand Slam Cup in the 90s. Vienna used to be played on carpet as well before switching to indoor hard a few years ago. I loved the duels between Sampras and Becker in the mid 90s

spaycehoppa
07-03-2007, 02:09 PM
It's going to be held at the o2 arena ,formerly known as the millenium dome, looks like a fantastic venue
It will be a hard court
www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/articles/2007-07-03/200707031183459084875.html

krystlel
07-03-2007, 02:12 PM
I miss carpet tennis too. It is a dying surface unfortunately. The Masters Cup used to be held every year on this surface, as well as the Grand Slam Cup in the 90s. Vienna used to be played on carpet as well before switching to indoor hard a few years ago. I loved the duels between Sampras and Becker in the mid 90s
I'm not really that familiar with carpet tennis in the past, though from what I have seen, it is a far more interesting surface than indoor hard. You know they have just switched Basel to indoor hard for this year too. :rolleyes: I wish they had more carpet tournaments in women's tennis too. I think they have just gotten rid of Tokyo, as a carpet tournament. :sad:

Tommy_Vercetti
07-03-2007, 02:51 PM
Damn, I wish they would just have it at a different venue every year.

LeChuck
07-03-2007, 03:11 PM
I'm not really that familiar with carpet tennis in the past, though from what I have seen, it is a far more interesting surface than indoor hard. You know they have just switched Basel to indoor hard for this year too. :rolleyes: I wish they had more carpet tournaments in women's tennis too. I think they have just gotten rid of Tokyo, as a carpet tournament. :sad:

I didn't know about Basel. That's a huge shame and Basel has always been one of my favourite international series tournaments around, partially because of the surface.
On the WTA side as well as Tokyo switching surfaces to hard, Antwerp, which is played on carpet, will be scrapped after 2008. The hardcourts are gaining an unfair stranglehold on both tours which is a huge shame.

Rafa = Fed Killa
07-03-2007, 03:12 PM
This is horrible.

Wimbledon scheduling is bad enough. These idiots dont need another tournament.

lucashg
07-03-2007, 03:14 PM
That's good news for the Brits. They'll have enough exposure to the game so they better capitalize to produce some future hopes for them, but I do think 4 years is a bit much plus the fact that London already has Wimbledon... seems unfair.

The event will be renamed to ATP World Tour Final. This de Villiers has to change everything? I didn't like that, but I guess it has to do with the Roadmap thing? :o

ae wowww
07-03-2007, 03:17 PM
:yeah:

LeChuck
07-03-2007, 03:19 PM
Please can the mods merge this thread with the one on http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=105226