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Nadal to Join Federer Sampras Exho

HNCS
09-24-2007, 10:41 AM
hopefully, not old news.

Nadal to join Federer and Sampras in Malaysia exhibitions
Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:13am BST

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Spain's Rafael Nadal will join world number one Roger Federer and 14-times grand slam winner Pete Sampras in a series of exhibition matches in Malaysia in November.

Nadal, the world number two, will face France's Richard Gasquet in Kuala Lumpur on November 20, two days before Federer and Sampras play each other for the first time, organisers said on Monday.

The exhibition matches are part of celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Malaysia's independence.

The one-off contest will be Nadal's first event in Southeast Asia following his withdrawal from this week's Thailand Open because of a knee injury.

mods feel free to move if inappropriate. :)

dragons112
09-24-2007, 11:39 AM
nadal is such a loser

Allegretto
09-24-2007, 12:03 PM
Gasquet? Surely Agassi or someone would have been more appropriate, considering Federer is playing a legend.

Or Levy
09-24-2007, 12:07 PM
What is Rafa's H2H vs Agassi?

fmolinari2005
09-24-2007, 12:11 PM
Gasquet? Surely Agassi or someone would have been more appropriate, considering Federer is playing a legend.

Maybe Guga. Or Muster.

GlennMirnyi
09-24-2007, 12:24 PM
- Mods, be alert - move this to Nadal's forum.

Byrd
09-24-2007, 02:31 PM
Wrong forum :wavey:

tennis2tennis
09-24-2007, 02:58 PM
rafa's like the kid brother who tags along to every place u go...Roger: Mom tell'em he can't come with me!!

fmolinari2005
09-24-2007, 03:06 PM
rafa's like the kid brother who tags along to every place u go...Roger: Mom tell'em he can't come with me!!

"Mom, he wont let me play with the FO trophy"

alfonsojose
09-24-2007, 03:22 PM
For a guy so prone to injury, The juicy man plays a lot :rolleyes:

RagingLamb
09-24-2007, 03:36 PM
the more the merrier

Allure
09-24-2007, 04:20 PM
For a guy so prone to injury, The juicy man plays a lot :rolleyes:

:haha:

Allure
09-24-2007, 04:21 PM
Gasquet? Surely Agassi or someone would have been more appropriate, considering Federer is playing a legend.

Like Nadal is a legend himself. :rolleyes:

R.Federer
09-24-2007, 04:24 PM
I thought he was injured and had to withdraw from the Bangkok tourament? Weird that he should fly to the same part of the world as that and play in an exhibition.

And it is doubly weird that you should have Federer against a legendary Sampras. And then Nadal pitted against.... er, Gasquet? :lol:

FedFan_2007
09-24-2007, 04:28 PM
Like Nadal is a legend himself. :rolleyes:

21-0 at French Open = Legend.

Castafiore
09-24-2007, 04:58 PM
I thought he was injured and had to withdraw from the Bangkok tourament? Weird that he should fly to the same part of the world as that and play in an exhibition.
How is that weird?
You are aware of the fact that this exho is played in November?

I don't know why the press comes up with a new series of articles as if Nadal participating in this exhibition event is actually news. lt was known since may this year that both Federer and Nadal were going to be part of this.

FedFan_2007
09-24-2007, 05:29 PM
The 'tardism is off the charts on this one. Paging Glenn Mirnyi for cleanup.

trixtah
09-24-2007, 05:33 PM
The 'tardism is off the charts on this one. Paging Glenn Mirnyi for to aggravate the situation with his retarded 3=7 brand of logic

you made a typo, fixed it up for you.

R.Federer
09-24-2007, 06:09 PM
How is that weird?You are aware of the fact that this exho is played in November?

How do you mean? He is withdrawing from tournaments in order to recuperate and get better so he can play the rest of the fall season. For someone who is badly injured and is undoubtedly aware of the possibility of falling to No. 3 to sign up and play in an exhibition in the other half of the world as the indoors does seem weird.

I don't know why the press comes up with a new series of articles as if Nadal participating in this exhibition event is actually news. lt was known since may this year that both Federer and Nadal were going to be part of this.
If you look at the vast majority (I would say over 90%) of the the media pieces on the exhibition, they never really did talk about Nadal being part of it, it is mainly billed as a Federer-Sampras exhibition. This includes all newspieces on the matter in : ESPN, Yahoo, Reuters. Of course the Swiss papers also, but I am giving examples from the popular sources. That's not a slight against Nadal, but it is probably in respect to Sampras.

tennisgal_001
09-24-2007, 06:24 PM
Nadal and Gasquet, the opening act for the main show ;)

Castafiore
09-24-2007, 06:28 PM
How do you mean? He is withdrawing from tournaments in order to recuperate and get better so he can play the rest of the fall season.
His withdrawal from Bangkok has nothing to do with this exhibition thing. Nadal's participation to this exhibition event was known before his knees started to give him problems this year.

If you look at the vast majority (I would say over 90%) of the the media pieces on the exhibition, they never really did talk about Nadal being part of it, it is mainly billed as a Federer-Sampras exhibition. This includes all newspieces on the matter in : ESPN, Yahoo, Reuters. Of course the Swiss papers also, but I am giving examples from the popular sources.
Perhaps that's because you were focussing on Federer-Sampras news but it was known in advance.
The main event is Federer vs Sampras but Nadal was part of it from the very beginning.

Look at this:
(recuperated from vb.com)
2007/05/19

FedEx and Nadal to play in Shah Alam

By : Ajitpal Singh

WORLD No 1 Roger Federer of Switzerland and clay-court king Rafael Nadal of Spain are some of the big names expected to play exhibition matches at the Malawati Stadium in Shah Alam in November as a grand opener to the Challenger Series.

The exhibition matches and the Challenger tournament are part of the nation’s 50th Merdeka celebrations and Visit Malaysia Year festivities.

The 26-year-old Federer is one of the most successful players in tennis history, having won 47 titles, while Nadal, the current world number two, is almost unbeatable on clay.

According to sources, former World No 1 Pete Sampras of the United States may also participate in the exhibition matches.

The Challenger series, which offers prize money from US$25,000 (RM85,000) to US$150,000 (RM510,000), is expected to attract players in the top 50 to 100 in the world rankings.

The organisers will also offer a wildcard to a Malaysian to compete in the tournament.

It is learnt that a two-leg Malaysian Closed event would be organised to select a local player for the Challenger tournament.

Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor will make an official announcement on Wednesday on the exhibition matches and the Challenger Series.
Source: The New Straits Times
http://www.nst.com.my
you can find it in the archives:
NST Online Archives (http://archives.emedia.com.my/bin/main.exe?state=shobmd.1.1&f=archtoc&p_toc=archtoc&p_search=search&p_help=s_help&a_search=Search&p_s_ALL=nadal+fedex&p_op_ALL=AND&p_plural=no&p_s_PU=&fdy=2007&tdy=2007&fdm=5&tdm=12&fdd=1&tdd=31&p_L=25&p_SortBy1=DA&p_Ascend1=NO)

mashamaniac
09-24-2007, 06:34 PM
How do you mean? He is withdrawing from tournaments in order to recuperate and get better so he can play the rest of the fall season. For someone who is badly injured and is undoubtedly aware of the possibility of falling to No. 3 to sign up and play in an exhibition in the other half of the world as the indoors does seem weird.

he may be worried about falling to #3 in race ranking,but how do you think he may fall to #3 in entry before oz open?? he's got still 1090 pts gap with nole,so don't worry he'll not go down...:wavey:

R.Federer
09-24-2007, 06:36 PM
His withdrawal from Bangkok has nothing to do with this exhibition thing. Nadal's participation to this exhibition event was known before his knees started to give him problems this year.
Well, his participation in Bangkok was also known well before his knees started to give him problems. You withdraw/retire etc. as needed, when the situation changes.


Perhaps that's because you were focussing on Federer-Sampras news but it was known in advance.


I don't think so. Try this on google, without either Federer or Sampras's name and see how many of the articles which come up even mention Nadal's partcipation (let alone that it is not in the title): kuala lumpur tennis exhibition.

What is The New Straits time? Is that a well known sports reporting paper? Never heard of it! (I did say the vast majority, like 90%).

R.Federer
09-24-2007, 06:38 PM
he may be worried about falling to #3 in race ranking,but how do you think he may fall to #3 in entry before oz open?? he's got still 1090 pts gap with nole,so don't worry he'll not go down...:wavey:

Sorry to inform you that at the end of the year, the Race points *5 = Entry points.

Castafiore
09-24-2007, 06:41 PM
Well, his participation in Bangkok was also known well before his knees started to give him problems. You withdraw/retire etc. as needed, when the situation changes.
You keep linking the Bangkok tournament to this exhibition event but the two events are not related.
You make it look as if Nadal withdrew from Bangkok due to his injury and in the same week, he signed up for this exhibition thing but that's not the case.
If you haven't followed Nadal related events around this, it's understandable since the article posted in this thread makes it look like Nadal just signed up but the fact is that Nadal's participation was announced (granted, it was no breaking news on CNN) in May.

Besides, this exhibition event takes place two months from now, after Shanghai. (Rafa and Roger did an exhibition event last year after Shanghai as well, remember?).


I don't think so. Try this on google, without either Federer or Sampras's name and see how many of the articles which come up even mention Nadal's partcipation (let alone that it is not in the title): kuala lumpur tennis exhibition.
So?
The main event is clearly Federer vs Sampras but the fact is Nadal's participation was known in May this year. The article I quoted proves that.

The New Straits Times is a Malaysian newspaper.

groundstroke
09-24-2007, 06:47 PM
Gasquet.. Could be a interesting match.

R.Federer
09-24-2007, 07:59 PM
You keep linking the Bangkok tournament to this exhibition event but the two events are not related.

Sorry I think you linked them, since you said "His withdrawal from Bangkok has nothing to do with this exhibition thing. Nadal's participation to this exhibition event was known before his knees started to give him problems this year."
I know they are not related. I am saying, exactly as you did, that his participation in Bangkok was also known before his knees gave him problem. So, just like his withdrawal from Bangkok, he could also withdraw from the exhibition.

If you haven't followed Nadal related events around this, it's understandable since the article posted in this thread makes it look like Nadal just signed up but the fact is that Nadal's participation was announced (granted, it was no breaking news on CNN) in May.

I am letting you know that except if you are following minutiae of Nadal's life, you are not likely to have known this because the exhibition was well publicized but his participation in it was not. You appear to be taking it personally, that his role in this exhibition was not well publicized.


The main event is clearly Federer vs Sampras but the fact is Nadal's participation was known in May this year. The article I quoted proves that.


Huh? I don't think anyone disputed it. Look back and see, no one does. I merely responded to your apparent bewilderment that the media was making it like it was news, to tell you that in fact for most people it is news. Because the exhibition was publicized without much/any attention to his participation.

Johnny Groove
09-24-2007, 08:02 PM
What a fucking idiot :rolleyes: Rest, dumbshit :rolleyes:

Johnny Groove
09-24-2007, 08:04 PM
Gasquet.. Could be a interesting match.

Are you shitting me? Gasquet will get ***** :rolleyes:

No reason for this, you money slut :rolleyes:

l_mac
09-24-2007, 08:11 PM
I thought he was injured and had to withdraw from the Bangkok tourament? Weird that he should fly to the same part of the world as that and play in an exhibition.





Sorry I think you linked them, since you said "His withdrawal from Bangkok has nothing to do with this exhibition thing. Nadal's participation to this exhibition event was known before his knees started to give him problems this year."


See, you brought up the Bangkok non-connection first. And the exo is for 20th November after the Masters Cup which is held in Shanghai. He could withdraw from the exhibition, it's true. But lets hope that the 4 weeks rest he will have had before Madrid will have helped his knees.

Huh? I don't think anyone disputed it. Look back and see, no one does. I merely responded to your apparent bewilderment that the media was making it like it was news, to tell you that in fact for most people it is news. Because the exhibition was publicized without much/any attention to his participation.

When I read through the thread it seemed as if people were jumping on Nadal like he had just agreed to do this exhibition today. Castafiore (sorry for speaking for you) was just pointing out that he was always part of the exhibition. He was confirmed before Sampras, so it's not like he's sitting at home resting his knees worrying about how to recoup his Thailand appearance fee and came up with the idea himself :rolleyes: Just in case there was any confusion :)


What a fucking idiot :rolleyes: Rest, dumbshit :rolleyes:


No reason for this, you money slut :rolleyes:

I'm pretty sure this is an IMG sponsored event which means Rafa will do it. It could be worse, at one point it was rumoured he'd play Sharapova. :rolleyes:

Johnny Groove
09-24-2007, 08:14 PM
At least if he played that bitch he wouldnt have to expend much energy. He could beat her righty

~*BGT*~
09-24-2007, 08:14 PM
I thought he was injured and had to withdraw from the Bangkok tourament? Weird that he should fly to the same part of the world as that and play in an exhibition.

And it is doubly weird that you should have Federer against a legendary Sampras. And then Nadal pitted against.... er, Gasquet? :lol:

Well, as a fan of both Nadal and Gasquet, I think it's nice to see them play each other in a non-competitive match. And since it's most likely off clay, Gasquet will have a chance, seeing the h2h is 3-0 Nadal with all matches played on clay.

But... it prolly would have been more appropriate for Rafa to play someone from Sampras' era... Agassi, Courier would have been cool to see.

Lee
09-24-2007, 08:20 PM
At least if he played that bitch he wouldnt have to expend much energy. He could beat her righty

I don't think he would have to expend much energy for an exhibition :shrug:

Castafiore
09-24-2007, 08:24 PM
You appear to be taking it personally, that his role in this exhibition was not well publicized.
:lol: hardly.

It's not a matter of taking it personally and I don't give a fuck whether it was on CNN or only in a local Malaysian newspaper. It's an exhibition event. Who cares. Those things are about money. Everybody knows that. That's not the point.
You obviously didn't have the full story and I gave you more pieces of the puzzle. That's it. I wasn't challenging your opinions, wasn't looking for an argument. I was just giving you more information from the little more I do know about it. The end.
Or rather, that should have been the end of our weird conversation but it seems like a normal conversation in GM is nearly impossible for some odd reason.

R.Federer
09-24-2007, 08:31 PM
See, you brought up the Bangkok non-connection first.
Huh? I responded directly to the poster's comment, which said something explicitly about Bangkok in it. That is what it says in my post -- Sorry, I think you linked them since you said "His withdrawal in Bangkok... " etc. I don't think it was anything about Me first, or you first. That is your contribution.

And there is no non-connection. If he had withdrawn from Madrid, I would have said the same thing. The fact is he is WITHDRAWING, which means he needs to recuperate. Regardless of what he withdraws from. Then to go play an exhibition, is somewhat of a volte face.

It is sometimes difficult to follow that if you are not part of the dialogue, but thanks for pitching in anyway.

R.Federer
09-24-2007, 08:35 PM
:lol: hardly.

Great, then! :lol: For a while it did appear that way ;)

Just wanted to fill in that it is definitely not widely known -- you appear to have thought that the media was well aware of it. That is a piece of the puzzle that appeared to be missing for you, just wanted to help you out.

Clara Bow
09-24-2007, 08:39 PM
And there is no non-connection. If he had withdrawn from Madrid, I would have said the same thing. The fact is he is WITHDRAWING, which means he needs to recuperate. Regardless of what he withdraws from. Then to go play an exhibition, is somewhat of a volte face.



But for all we know- he could withdraw from the exhibition- it is two months from now- and is something that he committed to in May- not something that he committed to after withdrawing Bangkok. If he plays Madrid, Paris, the YEC, etc. and is feeling better- then he may not withdraw. It is too early to tell at this juncture. Unless players know that they will be out for a number of months (i.e. Soderling, etc.) it is not normal to withdraw from tournies/exhibitions two months in advance- at least that is my understanding. :)

I'm not a huge exhibition fan anyway- but I do agree that it would be more fun if Nadal were scheduled to play a Courier or Guga (since he played Agassi in 2005 and 2006.) That would align more with the current versus oldie of the main Feds/Pete match. (I do realize that Guga is not yet officially retired- but he is for sure of a different generation than Rafa.) What will the surface of the court be?

l_mac
09-24-2007, 08:49 PM
Huh? I responded directly to the poster's comment, which said something explicitly about Bangkok in it. That is what it says in my post -- Sorry, I think you linked them since you said "His withdrawal in Bangkok... " etc. I don't think it was anything about Me first, or you first. That is your contribution.

I read the thread again in case I was being stupid, but no, you continually bring up Bangkok throughout the thread and then asked Castafiore why he/she was linking the two :haha: I think the point you were trying to make was that he could withdraw from the exhibition as he did from Bangkok (which is of course true) but it reads as if you are saying he shouldn't play in Malaysia because he has withdrawn from Bangkok.

And there is no non-connection. If he had withdrawn from Madrid, I would have said the same thing. The fact is he is WITHDRAWING, which means he needs to recuperate. Regardless of what he withdraws from. Then to go play an exhibition, is somewhat of a volte face.

He is currently recuperating and started training today (according to his official site) so obviously he wasn't ready to go to Thailand. I'm confused as to what this has to do with an exhibition at the end of November? :shrug: It's not like the exo is next weekend. Or even before his next scheduled tournament. By your logic if he EVER withdraws from any tournament at any time, he shouldn't play any exhibitions again that year? Or longer? And you said earlier in the thread that the exhibition was taking place on the other side of the world from all the indoor tournaments ... with the exception of Shanghai which directly preceeds the Malaysia exo.

It is sometimes difficult to follow that if you are not part of the dialogue, but thanks for pitching in anyway.

:lol: and :p

fmolinari2005
09-24-2007, 09:05 PM
We are forgetting one thing. It is an exho match. It is not as if Nadal will kill himself on the courts. Just remember his two previous one against Roger: we cant say that both players gave their all. They will probably have something closer to a light practice out there.

R.Federer
09-24-2007, 09:15 PM
I read the thread again in case I was being stupid, but no, you continually bring up Bangkok throughout the thread and then asked Castafiore why he/she was linking the two :haha:

Er what? Maybe you are. I didn't ask him/her anything?! :rolls: I correctly stated that in the post I responded to s/he linked them. I did not ask anything, thanks! You need to start reading comprehension.... ;)



I think the point you were trying to make was that he could withdraw from the exhibition as he did from Bangkok (which is of course true) but it reads as if you are saying he shouldn't play in Malaysia because he has withdrawn from Bangkok.

He is currently recuperating and started training today (according to his official site) so obviously he wasn't ready to go to Thailand. I'm confused as to what this has to do with an exhibition at the end of November? :shrug: It's not like the exo is next weekend. Or even before his next scheduled tournament. By your logic if he EVER withdraws from any tournament at any time, he shouldn't play any exhibitions again that year? Or longer? And you said earlier in the thread that the exhibition was taking place on the other side of the world from all the indoor tournaments ... with the exception of Shanghai which directly preceeds the Malaysia exo.



:lol: and :p

l_mac
09-24-2007, 09:48 PM
Er what? Maybe you are. I didn't ask him/her anything?! :rolls: I correctly stated that in the post I responded to s/he linked them. I did not ask anything, thanks! You need to start reading comprehension.... ;)


My profuse apologies! You did not ask anything. You said you thought that s/he linked the Bangkok withdrawl-Malaysia exo. I disagree. You were the first poster to bring up his withdrawl from Bangkok. (I had multi quoted your first post when I initially read the thread in order to ask you what his withdrawl from Bangkok had to do with the exhibition in November.) What I should have said was that I agreed with Castsfiore's opinion that you kept linking Bangkok and the Malaysia exo.

My brain hurts.

Allure
09-24-2007, 10:07 PM
Are you shitting me? Gasquet will get ***** :rolleyes:

No reason for this, you money slut :rolleyes:

Cause Nadal, the all court player, is way more talented than Gasquet. :rolleyes:

R.Federer
09-24-2007, 10:09 PM
My profuse apologies! You did not ask anything. You said you thought that s/he linked the Bangkok withdrawl-Malaysia exo. I disagree. You were the first poster to bring up his withdrawl from Bangkok. (I had multi quoted your first post when I initially read the thread in order to ask you what his withdrawl from Bangkok had to do with the exhibition in November.) What I should have said was that I agreed with Castsfiore's opinion that you kept linking Bangkok and the Malaysia exo.

My brain hurts.

Chill.... no apologies needed. We're just picking each other's cell-less brains here..... sometimes it's fun to do that. :)

R.Federer
09-24-2007, 10:12 PM
Federer is I think going to underestimate Sampras. Except for fixed scores, I would absolutely not be shocked to see a few tiebreaks (I'm not sure if the format is the ordinary scoring system), and you never know. Sampras's major problem will be his conditioning and match toughness. He has nothing to lose!

I can't see Gasquet winning his match at all. I don't even understand why he's chosen as an adversary, and WHY he accepted, to play against Nadal. He has a chance only if it's a very fast surface.

nobama
09-24-2007, 10:30 PM
It's an exho. I'm sure these guys got paid $$ to do it. Who gives a f*ck who "wins". :shrug:

World Beater
09-24-2007, 11:13 PM
nadal's injury probably isn't that bad. If he's still planning to play exhibitions etc, then i am sure he thinks he will recover in time for the indoor season and this injury will not have any long lasting effects. This withdrawal is probably more precautionary if anything.

NYCtennisfan
09-24-2007, 11:17 PM
Must be a nice chunk of change Nadal is getting for this. It would suck to be a player of Nadal's stature and have to be the undercard in an exo.

R.Federer
09-24-2007, 11:26 PM
It's an exho. I'm sure these guys got paid $$ to do it. Who gives a f*ck who "wins". :shrug:

Oh I would bet Federer does not want to lose this or "lose" this. He is playing a man about 10 years older, who has not played competitively in a while, and he would want to shut up the Clown Era theorists. There is also his pride.

I think a lot more people than you imagine would give more than a damn about who wins this. Not all exhibitions are for fun only.

Let me put it this way: If the "score" of the practice tiebreaks with Pete is not for public consumption because of the pride of the players, I can assure you they want at least bragging rights.

nobama
09-24-2007, 11:48 PM
Oh I would bet Federer does not want to lose this or "lose" this. He is playing a man about 10 years older, who has not played competitively in a while, and he would want to shut up the Clown Era theorists. There is also his pride.

I think a lot more people than you imagine would give more than a damn about who wins this. Not all exhibitions are for fun only.

Let me put it this way: If the "score" of the practice tiebreaks with Pete is not for public consumption because of the pride of the players, I can assure you they want at least bragging rights.
Well if he really cared why would he even be doing this in the first place (other than $$, but then I question if he does really care about the outcome). Sampras is the one in a no lose situation. He's had plenty of time to train and won't be at all tired. If he looses it's just as you say. And if he wins or looses but it's close then he can say 'see if only Federer had to face more s/v players like me he wouldn't dominate as much'. If Fed wins, well that is expected. If he doesn't or does but the matches are tight then some will claim he's playing in a clown era with no decent s/v players that can challenge him, put pressure on him. Fed's an idiot if he's doing this for anything other than $$. What's there for him to prove? That he can beat a guy who's 10 years older than him (while he's in the prime of his career)? And if he doesn't then what does he look like?

nobama
09-24-2007, 11:50 PM
Must be a nice chunk of change Nadal is getting for this. It would suck to be a player of Nadal's stature and have to be the undercard in an exo.I can't imagine any of them (except maybe Sampras) doing this for any other reason than IMG or whomever is paying them big $$.

World Beater
09-24-2007, 11:56 PM
I personally don't understand why ppl would be willing to pay $$$ to watch this pointless match.

Federer is one of the worst practice / exhibition players. He barely tries.

You bet that sampras will come out and try to play his best. He can't afford to be casual else he gets trashed.

RagingLamb
09-25-2007, 12:37 AM
I personally don't understand why ppl would be willing to pay $$$ to watch this pointless match.

Federer is one of the worst practice / exhibition players. He barely tries.

You bet that sampras will come out and try to play his best. He can't afford to be casual else he gets trashed.

if people pay to watch wrestling, I don't see why they wouldn't pay to see this.

I personally would pay to see a practice session between two legendary players, not even Sampras and Federer. So for this, if it does come to madison square garden, I am going to buy tickets for sure.

of course I wouldn't put it as high as watching a slam match (higher rounds), but still, I would definitely go see it.

Johnny Groove
09-25-2007, 01:11 AM
Cause Nadal, the all court player, is way more talented than Gasquet. :rolleyes:

Cause that is definitely what i said :rolleyes:

I just said Gasquet will get his ass kicked if he played Nadal. at this point in their respective careers, i cant see otherwise. Regardless of surface

FedFan_2007
09-25-2007, 01:42 AM
Exos = Yawn.

Marek.
09-25-2007, 05:43 AM
I would rather see Sampras play Nadal instead of Federer. I remember Sampras saying something like he would like his chances against Nadal. It would be fun to see him trying to back this up. :devil:

World Beater
09-25-2007, 05:52 AM
if people pay to watch wrestling, I don't see why they wouldn't pay to see this.

I personally would pay to see a practice session between two legendary players, not even Sampras and Federer. So for this, if it does come to madison square garden, I am going to buy tickets for sure.

of course I wouldn't put it as high as watching a slam match (higher rounds), but still, I would definitely go see it.

well. i would expect exhibition to be expensive given the amount of money these players pocket but i would have to know the prices to give a more accurate viewpoint on whether i would watch the match or not.

Have you seen federer practice? I like his game and all, but he's really boring to watch practice. Same with sampras. Both guys when unmotivated play very ordinary. But like you said, if the price is right, better to watch than not at all especially if slams etc are more expensive.

thesupreme
09-25-2007, 10:22 AM
I would rather see Sampras play Nadal instead of Federer. I remember Sampras saying something like he would like his chances against Nadal. It would be fun to see him trying to back this up. :devil:


I'd love to see Sampras Vs Nadal too, that would be fascinating...

anyone that thinks this is pointless, just dont watch it and quieten down, although i suspect none of you haters are gonna miss it, not on your life....;)