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TheBoiledEgg
10-15-2004, 04:54 PM
Models In Madrid

By Tennis Week
10/15/2004

The catwalk comes to the court in Madrid next week. Organizers of the Tennis Masters Series-Madrid have hired 25 models, ages 19 to 27, to serve as ball girls during next week's tournament.

The models have been receiving a crash course in tennis terminology and etiquette this week to prepare for the start of the tournament on Monday. Their presence may compel players to watch more than the balls.

"Before taking them on court to practice, we have shown them a bit about the sport, how you play, what a set is, what a game is and an ace," their coach Julio Nieto said. "They will add beauty, but we still have to work on a lot of details so everything works smoothly. The important thing is for them not to disrupt the rhythm of the game or distract the players."

There is no truth to the rumor ring card girls will display the score during changeovers.

The models are sponsored by designer Hugo Boss, which is also providing their clothes for the event.

TheBoiledEgg
10-15-2004, 04:55 PM
now its gonna be more interesting to watch ;) for sure :tape:

wonder if the guys will be able to concentrate :rolls:

Chloe le Bopper
10-15-2004, 05:58 PM
Go sexism :rolleyes:

misyou25
10-15-2004, 06:30 PM
rofl...a joke, right???

alfonsojose
10-15-2004, 06:38 PM
it's not a joke :(

misyou25
10-15-2004, 06:40 PM
geeee.........poor men! lol...so i guess koubek will win

BaselineSmash
10-15-2004, 06:54 PM
Go sexism :rolleyes:

Yeah, exactly, provided Robredo's on court you can be sexist too.

merle
10-15-2004, 07:09 PM
Aaaaaaaah, and Marat won't be able to concentrate again!!!!!!! :o :mad:

misyou25
10-15-2004, 07:13 PM
hehe

HybridTheory
10-15-2004, 08:22 PM
How can they ever ever do this?? :confused:

ae wowww
10-15-2004, 08:27 PM
Can anyone video a couple of sets for me or something?

Thanks guys! ;)

joeb_uk
10-15-2004, 08:28 PM
now its gonna be more interesting to watch ;) for sure :tape:

wonder if the guys will be able to concentrate :rolls:
Eggy ;) your jokes are great, you always crack me up with your posts

TheBoiledEgg
10-15-2004, 09:14 PM
now we got some pics :drool: :lol:

http://estaticos.elmundo.es/elmundodeporte/tenis/2004/atp/album_modelos/imagenes/modeloconnaranja.jpg
Hello there ;)

http://estaticos.elmundo.es/elmundodeporte/tenis/2004/atp/album_modelos/imagenes/tipaencuclillas.jpg
didn't they teach her how to sit ???
http://estaticos.elmundo.es/elmundodeporte/tenis/2004/atp/album_modelos/imagenes/guapisima.jpg :drool: ;)

http://estaticos.elmundo.es/elmundodeporte/tenis/2004/atp/album_modelos/imagenes/eseculete.jpg
Bend your knees girly ;) you wouldnt want to do that in a skirt would you, then again ;)

http://estaticos.elmundo.es/elmundodeporte/tenis/2004/atp/album_modelos/imagenes/correaporlabola.jpg

http://estaticos.elmundo.es/elmundodeporte/tenis/2004/atp/album_modelos/imagenes/instrucciones.jpg
Yes Sir ;)

http://estaticos.elmundo.es/elmundodeporte/tenis/2004/atp/album_modelos/imagenes/instrucciones.jpg

maratski
10-15-2004, 09:17 PM
I've got no words for this :o :o :o

lina_seta
10-15-2004, 09:31 PM
OMG... what the...
whos idea was it? just silly... silli silly silly...

alfonsojose
10-15-2004, 09:33 PM
OMFG. My favorite sport is a flesh catwalk now :sad: :rolleyes:

tennischick
10-15-2004, 09:34 PM
is Vince playing in Madrid?

this is sooooooooo retro. :o

RonE
10-15-2004, 09:35 PM
OMG... what the...
whos idea was it? just silly... silli silly silly...

I already said in the other thread that Matress Mac was behind this- Roddick is not participating, and with Andre there is no problem (Steffi has him on a tight leash :devil: )- therefore it was meant to distract the other top contenders for TMC like Safin, Nalbandian, Canas etc. so that they will lose early and not have enough points to qualify for Houston.

Canuck_Chick
10-15-2004, 09:48 PM
:haha: i can almost picture a model falling flat on her face while chasing a ball lmao :lol:...that is what i call comedy :)

Bilbo
10-15-2004, 09:51 PM
now we have 2 threads about this ;)

Billabong
10-15-2004, 09:59 PM
lol:lol:!

Rogiman
10-15-2004, 10:12 PM
It's a terrible :o , chauvinistic :mad: , sexist :fiery: , awful idea :explode:

But boy :tape:, is that funny or what...? :lol:

Jogg
10-15-2004, 10:22 PM
Whose stupid idea was that :( Hope it doesn't distract JCF and Marat ;)
Surely it is only for a one off match?

Chloe le Bopper
10-16-2004, 12:12 AM
Yeah, exactly, provided Robredo's on court you can be sexist too.

:yeah:

Although, that's not the same thing. It's not like I go to wtaworld and call them sexist for checking her out. That would make my hypocritical. This? Doesn't. Sexist probably isn't the right word, but I was lacking the energy to provide further explanation since I had already done so in the other thread.

Chloe le Bopper
10-16-2004, 12:13 AM
OMFG. My favorite sport is a flesh catwalk now :sad: :rolleyes:
I know, eh? I'm just petty enough not to watch now ;)

Don't get me wrong. Looking at beautiful people is great fun. I watch the Oscars every year to do just that. I don't watch tennis to do that (no, really, I don't. The ones that happen to be are pure coincidence).

Havok
10-16-2004, 12:16 AM
Fucking pathetic.:rolleyes:

SanTaureau Fan
10-16-2004, 12:50 AM
I don't know why people react to this so negatively, considering it's probably just a one time experiment. I think it's a comical idea.

If it would be common for ATP tournements, then I would find the idea sexist. I mean, as an analogy, asking a woman to cook and wash dishes one week isn't sexist; but if it's something you expect of your wife 365 days a year and that you're not ever willing to do, then that's another story.

Chloe le Bopper
10-16-2004, 01:43 AM
I don't like it. Nobody ever said that you had to agree.

Deboogle!.
10-16-2004, 02:03 AM
IMO the worst thing about it is that it takes the opportunity away from little kids. Forgetting the sexist/distracting to the players aspects, what about the young kids who really relish opportunities like this. I've read lots of stories about players who got started as ballkids and stuff and they were really formative experiences. In that sense, it's too bad they won't have the opportunity.

bad gambler
10-16-2004, 02:07 AM
oh well may as well enjoy it

Chloe le Bopper
10-16-2004, 02:07 AM
I don't know why people react to this so negatively, considering it's probably just a one time experiment. I think it's a comical idea.

If it would be common for ATP tournements, then I would find the idea sexist. I mean, as an analogy, asking a woman to cook and wash dishes one week isn't sexist; but if it's something you expect of your wife 365 days a year and that you're not ever willing to do, then that's another story.

I just have to say, that while I understand what you're getting at, this really isn't a very good analogy. Yes, it's just one tournament one week in the grand scheme of things, but for some kiddies it's the one tournamant a year that they have a chance at participating in. That's quite difference then having the wife cook one week. A marriage contract vs only letting women of a particular look and age group work in an area that is generally reserved for volunteers? Tsk.

SanTaureau Fan
10-16-2004, 02:31 AM
It was a bad analogy (it was an attempt to show I don't really think the idea is sexist) and, yes, and it does suck for other kids.

jeanie_sin
10-16-2004, 02:43 AM
what the hell? those poor real ballboys probably waited for a year for their chance to be ballkids again, and this is what they do? :rolleyes:

PS: marat, please concentrate on your tennis

Carolinita
10-16-2004, 03:02 AM
This is ridiculous...and I say "what does they (the models) know about tennis?" The organizers should give a chance to kids!!!! 'cause a model will never become tennis player, but there are many ball kids that play tennis and they really want to become a great player and to be next to their favourite figure.

Chloe le Bopper
10-16-2004, 03:08 AM
The organizer claims that the want to have a womens tournament there as well, and that if they did they would use male models :rolleyes:

SanTaureau Fan
10-16-2004, 03:08 AM
Do you need to know something about tennis to run after balls?

I'm sure it's fun to be volunteer and all, but being a volunteer by definition a service you give, it's not a "chance" that some people must give you. I'm general I'm all for giving kids opportunities of course, but I don't see it as an obligation.

Anyone can see good tennis very close by watching practice courts or secondary courses, you don't need to be a ballboy. The first days aren't that expensive.

SanTaureau Fan
10-16-2004, 03:09 AM
The organizer claims that the want to have a womens tournament there as well, and that if they did they would use male models :rolleyes:

Then I would oppose the idea if it's something that they plan to do on a permanent basis. ;) But it would nice to see male models at least once for a WTA tournement. :)

azza
10-16-2004, 03:22 AM
All those who dont like the idea are Ugly and Jelouse :ras:

:)

Carolinita
10-16-2004, 03:23 AM
Well, I disagree this time....I guess I'm more traditionalist!...and you're right, I need to know something about this...why do you explain me SanTaureau Fan?..indeed, I'm not joking ;)

Tennis Fool
10-16-2004, 04:02 AM
For once a clay court tournament will get press on the US nightly news. It's actually a great idea. Almost like tennis cheerleaders :lol:

Fedex
10-16-2004, 04:05 AM
Is Kournikova going to do this too? She'd probably make a better ball girl than tennis player. :eek: :tape:

Lee
10-16-2004, 04:11 AM
For once a clay court tournament will get press on the US nightly news. It's actually a great idea. Almost like tennis cheerleaders :lol:

I believe the tournament is on indoor hard court.

Fedex
10-16-2004, 04:12 AM
Madrid is on indoor hard. There are no clay tournements left, for the rest of the season.

Tennis Fool
10-16-2004, 04:14 AM
Okay, I stand corrected. For the first time a European indoor tournament will get press on the US nightly news, with 26 Maria Sharapovas! :lol:

Chloe le Bopper
10-16-2004, 04:50 AM
I sincerely hope that professional models are better looking than Sharapova.

Rogiman
10-16-2004, 04:54 AM
Tall, blonde, slim, and "only 17".

Sounds like a typical model to me.

MisterQ
10-16-2004, 05:00 AM
Tall, blonde, slim, and "only 17".

Sounds like a typical model to me.

Or an atypical cicada... :silly:

Chloe le Bopper
10-16-2004, 05:16 AM
Tall, blonde, slim, and "only 17".

Sounds like a typical model to me.
Facially she's no model. I'm not trying to be rude about her. She's a fine tennis player and above average looking. But she's no professional model (she's done modelling, but tennis is her platform). That is all ;)

Deboogle!.
10-16-2004, 05:54 AM
Or an atypical cicada... :silly:

OH DEATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :haha:

Lalitha
10-16-2004, 06:20 AM
Why on earth they are doing this?

Some poor ball kids who would earn something or the other in those weeks, they are spoiling their livelihood. :(

Lalitha
10-16-2004, 06:43 AM
I sincerely hope that professional models are better looking than Sharapova.

Your avtar is looking a lot better than Sharapova.

bad gambler
10-16-2004, 06:51 AM
I sincerely hope that professional models are better looking than Sharapova.

Clearly you have something against sharapova...she is the hottest thing on the womens circuit at the moment...both in looks and in form...and the best thing is she gets more gorgeous every time i look at a picture of her....

lina_seta
10-16-2004, 06:52 AM
For once a clay court tournament will get press on the US nightly news. It's actually a great idea. Almost like tennis cheerleaders :lol:

tennis cheerleaders EEK!! :eek: :bolt:
please dont "americanize" the sport... i believe tennis should be more international :)

ae wowww
10-16-2004, 07:03 AM
Yeah in hindsight, it is a stupid idea. Was it necessary for them to wear modelling clothes while they train?! lol.. They all think they're too good for it.
Will be interesting to see players reaction to oversized ball girls though.

Peta Pan
10-16-2004, 08:22 AM
Now I'm waiting for the Chip 'n' Dales or Manpower to be the 'ballboys' at the Australian Open (complete with G-Strings of course based on what these girls are wearing during training). :rolleyes:

How embarrassing to use girls who don't even know anything about the game in charge of keeping things flowing :o

Ferrero Forever
10-16-2004, 08:22 AM
stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid idea.

Aurora
10-16-2004, 09:00 AM
I hope no one tells the players. Would be funny to see how long it takes to notice, could be a good test to measure deep concentration. (:tape: or sexual orientation?)

~EMiLiTA~
10-16-2004, 10:33 AM
I agree with you, Rebecca.
This is the most pathetic piece of sexist crap I've ever seen. If they're doing this to get ratings and interest then they're stooping pretty low. How can they expect professionalism when these chicks don't know the first thing about tennis. It pisses me off enough when the kids screw up doing the job, at least they know more that these girls...it's going to look like a complete joke, not to mention takes a lot of opportunities away from the kids who usually do it.
And if they do have to lower themselves to the extent of using half-baked models, at least have some men too...as we all know, there are some players who are so inclined, so may as well give them a thrill too.

*sigh* Just when I thought Marat may be able to win this...now he'll never get past the first bloody round.

Jogg
10-16-2004, 11:07 AM
Your avtar is looking a lot better than Sharapova.

:haha:

i thought the idea of the ball boys/girls were to blend into the background not use the court as a catwalk. Anyway i hope they screw it up so it'll be seen as a bad idea before it spreads to other tournaments

Purple Rainbow
10-16-2004, 11:21 AM
I personally think i's quite funny to do something xtraordianry for a change. And I certainly don't mind some models running around the court during top tennis. This should however be a one time exception.
To the non-tennis-fan, this gives a wrong signal, however. People who don't follow tennis regularly will get the impression tennis is in distress and the TP will do just about anything to get some attention. Which is a damn shame.

tennischick
10-16-2004, 12:21 PM
it's a ridiculous idea but i understand that when half the field disappears, a tournament director has to come up with something to sell tickets. i just hope Marat doesn't get too distracted by the nipple display. i wonder which US tourny will copy the idea? the WTA HAS to come up with something to sell tickets in LA bec attendance at their YEC tourny is embarassing.

i agree with Becca. Sharapova isn't all that. she's tall, blonde and skinny and so fits 3 of the standard requirements for modeling, but i've seen much prettier girls in the mall.

Rogiman
10-16-2004, 12:42 PM
Speaking of chicks and tennis, how about the best chick to hold a tennis racket:

Elena Dementieva :hearts: :kiss:

She could easily model sweetness, but she's also a serious butt-kicker:
6:4 7:5 vs. Bovina, and we're in the final baby! :aparty:

Tomorrow we're taking on Myskina, another russian bomb, and hopefully we'll complete the revenge tour.

ae wowww
10-16-2004, 12:49 PM
taking the attention away from the actual tennis/players?

yeah, yah we are...

~EMiLiTA~
10-16-2004, 12:55 PM
but is this just a reaction to the withdrawal of so many players? because they would have had to start training the chicks quite a long time in advance...and I'm sure the tournament organisers wouldn't have imagined quite this many players would pull out then...it had obviously be planned beforehand.

maratski
10-16-2004, 02:05 PM
I read an article on another board that says Gerard Tsobanian is the tournament orgainser in Madrid. He's a good friend of Marat. Could he be behind this? :confused: ;)

Fedex
10-16-2004, 02:07 PM
I read an article on another board that says Gerard Tsobanian is the tournament orgainser in Madrid. He's a good friend of Marat. Could he be behind this? :confused: ;)
:lol: :yeah:

alfonsojose
10-16-2004, 02:28 PM
At least we'll know the truth about the winner. If he's not married, he's gay :tape: :yeah:

Bibir
10-16-2004, 02:34 PM
I read an article on another board that says Gerard Tsobanian is the tournament orgainser in Madrid. He's a good friend of Marat. Could he be behind this? :confused: ;)

Gerard is not only a good friend of Marat...he's his manager too
What does it mean Gerard??...You don't want him to win? :(

maratski
10-16-2004, 02:37 PM
Gerard is not only a good friend of Marat...he's his manager too
What does it mean Gerard?? :(

It means Marat's managers don't have their priorities straight. I've said it before ;)

Bibir
10-16-2004, 02:43 PM
It means Marat's managers don't have their priorities straight. I've said it before ;)
:lol:
Ilhame against Elite Management...they have no chance.. :angel: ;)

maratski
10-16-2004, 02:46 PM
I'll kill them if I ever meet them :angel:

Bibir
10-16-2004, 02:54 PM
If I remember well Gerard invited "the blondes" and their implants 2 years ago at AO ...No? ;)

maratski
10-16-2004, 03:01 PM
Yes and you know what happened :rolleyes:

maratski
10-16-2004, 03:11 PM
The organisor claims he will have male models for a women's tournament. Will this man make it? :angel:

http://members.lycos.co.uk/scrumbums/disp.php?pathname=./pix/&filename=thomasmuster02.jpg

maratski
10-16-2004, 03:12 PM
I just saw Muster arse on the Senior's tour and got inspired ;)

alfonsojose
10-16-2004, 05:22 PM
The organisor claims he will have male models for a women's tournament. Will this man make it? :angel:

http://members.lycos.co.uk/scrumbums/disp.php?pathname=./pix/&filename=thomasmuster02.jpg

:worship: :drool: *running to the bedroom*

Chloe le Bopper
10-16-2004, 06:26 PM
Clearly you have something against sharapova...she is the hottest thing on the womens circuit at the moment...both in looks and in form...and the best thing is she gets more gorgeous every time i look at a picture of her....

Clearly you need to put the crack pipe down if you read "Sharapova is not as hot as a professional model" and think that means "Sharapova! Roar! I have something against her!"

Seriously, wtf is wrong with people?

Chloe le Bopper
10-16-2004, 06:29 PM
Speaking of chicks and tennis, how about the best chick to hold a tennis racket:

Elena Dementieva :hearts: :kiss:

She could easily model sweetness, but she's also a serious butt-kicker:
6:4 7:5 vs. Bovina, and we're in the final baby! :aparty:

Tomorrow we're taking on Myskina, another russian bomb, and hopefully we'll complete the revenge tour.

Elena is gorgeous :yeah:

maratski
10-16-2004, 06:32 PM
Better looking then Maria for sure!

fat_bastard
10-16-2004, 06:55 PM
I don't think Masha is all-that facially. Definitely not model material. Not trying to be all judgemental (which I may be right now), but as a beauty pageant fanatic as well as tennis fan, I can tell you that she most probably would not cut the mustard. Elena D, on the other hand, is facially gorgeous. Both a great tennis players though, and in the end, that's what matters. :yeah:

Ginger
10-16-2004, 07:44 PM
The organisor claims he will have male models for a women's tournament. Will this man make it? :angel:

http://members.lycos.co.uk/scrumbums/disp.php?pathname=./pix/&filename=thomasmuster02.jpg
The organisor should order the players to wear that outfit... could help sell tickets too... ;) instead of taking away good opportunities for real ballkids... :sad:

maratski
10-16-2004, 07:51 PM
I saw him on tv this afternoon and when he bent down I was like: "Hmmm I won't mind seeing him get a ball from the ground" ;)

darnyelb
10-16-2004, 09:40 PM
This is awesome, although I feel bad for the local ballkids who wanted to do this tournament?

Will the models be working for ALL the matches?

tennischick
10-16-2004, 09:45 PM
agree about Elena. she's one of the more gorgeous players on the tour.

Coleburg83
10-16-2004, 09:50 PM
My only problem with this is, are all those clothes on the models necessary?

I mean they didn't invent pasties and thongs for nothing.

alfonsojose
10-16-2004, 11:30 PM
Ferrero is showing the girls how to pick a tennis ball :haha: :drool:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9801

Red~Ruby
10-17-2004, 06:41 AM
hahaha :haha: :haha: Y'all are halarious about Marat not being able to concentrate now. I know tell me about it!! The models were the 'Play of the Day' on EuroSport!
This is a Masters Series event which is enough in making it a very prestigious classy event, so I'm surprised they think they need to 'spice it up' with these girls.

Bubble
10-17-2004, 07:53 AM
"I'm a couple of years late. I retired at the wrong time. Maybe I should ask for a wildcard? But I wouldn't be able to play. I would just want to take (phone) numbers."

-- Goran Ivanisevic, who is with girlfriend and child, reaching for the humor on the models-for-ballkids episode at the MS-Madrid.

:lol: :haha: :smash:

misyou25
10-17-2004, 08:50 AM
whata bout male models??? :angel:

misyou25
10-17-2004, 08:51 AM
:haha: i can almost picture a model falling flat on her face while chasing a ball lmao :lol:...that is what i call comedy :)
rofl...

hola
10-17-2004, 11:11 AM
The idea is stupid. But if all models looks like on the pictures we saw, then the guys would not be distract. I mean they look ugly. This fashion models mostly look like hanger (just bones and skin and not very nice face). So don't worry ;)

sigmagirl91
10-17-2004, 11:48 AM
whata bout male models??? :angel:

That, my friend, would go over like a lead balloon. Men wouldn't go for it. It just wouldn't happen. :o

jtipson
10-17-2004, 12:31 PM
That, my friend, would go over like a lead balloon. Men wouldn't go for it. It just wouldn't happen. :o

Actually when they announced this silly scheme, they did mention that they would also get male models to ballboy a women's tournament, presumably to seem less sexist. Unfortunately they don't have a women's tournament.

sigmagirl91
10-17-2004, 12:38 PM
Actually when they announced this silly scheme, they did mention that they would also get male models to ballboy a women's tournament, presumably to seem less sexist. Unfortunately they don't have a women's tournament.

Hmmmm....just their luck, huh. Kind of confirms what I just said-it wouldn't happen.

star
10-17-2004, 02:11 PM
I guess I could understand this experiment better if it were ocurring at a smaller tournament. It seems odd to do it at a TMS tournament that has prestige and is meaninful to players.

Good ball kids do make a difference in a match. It isn't just running after a ball, it's getting the balls transfered to the correct end of the court efficiently and at the right time. Sometimes you will see a rookie team get confused about this and there are no balls at the end of the court where they are needed and it interrupts the play for a moment or two while the server is waiting for a ball. It's not a big deal, but ball kids have to pay attention. They aren't simply retrievers.

Not saying that models have the mentality of an 11 or 12 year old. Maybe they'll be able to handle the job just fine.

AND are they actually PAYING the models for this appearance? Because the ball kids get some clothes, food, and a chance for autographs and that's all. :(

Chloe le Bopper
10-17-2004, 07:39 PM
Despite everything that I've said so far, I have to admit that I'm sort of looking forward to watching Andre direct and yip at the models :devil:

tennischick
10-18-2004, 01:39 AM
dayum, i hadn't thought about that! poor Andre, he's losing fer shure.

Vass
10-18-2004, 03:32 AM
I've got a feeling that matches will be seriusly messed up by this. The balls will go to the wrong player and not to the server. And God help them if there's to be a tie break. I also expect balls being dropped, balls not being picked up, etc, etc. pffff

Gonzo Hates Me!
10-18-2004, 03:38 AM
Is this for National Get Laid Week?

I know all those single players will be getting so much ass! Go boys!

J. Corwin
10-18-2004, 07:28 AM
Shows the sad state of the sport if they're gonna use this in hopes of what...attracting a bigger audience? I hate to think about all the ball kids getting the boot so these models can strut and bounce with the balls. :o

Alvarillo
10-18-2004, 07:35 AM
this tournament doesn't need attarct a bigger audicence because was the third tournament most visited in Europe in 2002 and 2003 only after Roland Garros and Wimbledon.....

Alvarillo
10-18-2004, 07:36 AM
and models will be only in one match each day..... ballkids will work in the other matches....

merle
10-18-2004, 08:28 AM
Good to know Alvarillo! I actually suspected they won't be able to handle more than 1 match a day!

RonE
10-18-2004, 10:07 AM
and models will be only in one match each day

Safin's match perhaps? :devil:

merle
10-18-2004, 10:13 AM
Safin's match perhaps? :devil:

Then it might be only one match the whole week! ;) :eek:

RonE
10-18-2004, 10:20 AM
Then it might be only one match the whole week! ;) :eek:

See? I knew Matress Mac was behind this ;)

jtipson
10-18-2004, 11:05 AM
Is this for National Get Laid Week?

I know all those single players will be getting so much ass! Go boys!

That's a terrible slur on the models and the players, Mrs G. Don't you think they might have some morals, and that the players might also have a bit more sense?

Aurora
10-18-2004, 12:40 PM
and models will be only in one match each day..... ballkids will work in the other matches....

maybe even on one side of the court? that of the adversary of Ferrero? :angel:

Bibir
10-18-2004, 12:52 PM
Safin's match perhaps? :devil:
:rain:



why are u thinking that Ferrero is behind this?? ;)
Do u remember this pic??...Looking at models?? :o

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v415/Sanell/Beijing%20Open/04.jpg

RonE
10-18-2004, 01:26 PM
:rain:



why are u thinking that Ferrero is behind this?? ;)
Do u remember this pic??...Looking at models?? :o

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v415/Sanell/Beijing%20Open/04.jpg

OMG :haha: :haha: :haha:

And no, I never said Ferrero was behind it, I said Matress Mac was behind this- this is only further confirmation of my theory! ;)

Bibir
10-18-2004, 01:40 PM
OMG :haha: :haha: :haha:

And no, I never said Ferrero was behind it, I said Matress Mac was behind this- this is only further confirmation of my theory! ;)

When I said "you" I was not thinking about "you Ron" but "you people here" ;)

Matress Mac??...Why not?? :p
The only thing that bothers me is that Marat's manager is the tournament organizer :o

RonE
10-18-2004, 01:43 PM
When I said "you" I was not thinking about "you Ron" but "you people here" ;)


Ok, ok, so I'm a megalomaniac :o

Marat's manager huh? Maybe it was Marat's idea and not Matress Mac :scared:

SanTaureau Fan
10-18-2004, 02:03 PM
and models will be only in one match each day..... ballkids will work in the other matches....

Oh.

All that drama to learn that.

SanTaureau Fan
10-18-2004, 02:05 PM
That's a terrible slur on the models and the players, Mrs G. Don't you think they might have some morals, and that the players might also have a bit more sense?

Why having morals when you can sleep with Safin. :silly:

~EMiLiTA~
10-18-2004, 02:47 PM
Why having morals when you can sleep with Safin. :silly:

hahaha exactly :devil:

Bibir
10-18-2004, 03:29 PM
Ok, ok, so I'm a megalomaniac :o

:shrug: ;)


Marat's manager huh? Maybe it was Marat's idea and not Matress Mac :scared:

:rain: :rain:

Gonzo Hates Me!
10-18-2004, 04:49 PM
What are you? 83-years-old? It was a joke. Take the stick out your ass and don't be so anal.

That's a terrible slur on the models and the players, Mrs G. Don't you think they might have some morals, and that the players might also have a bit more sense?

tennischick
10-18-2004, 04:56 PM
remember girls, only the balls should bounce! :eek:

and you're not allowed to ask which balls...:tape:

jtipson
10-18-2004, 05:02 PM
What are you? 83-years-old? It was a joke. Take the stick out your ass and don't be so anal.

Oh it was, was it? Have to say I'm getting a bit sick of the childish "jokes" around here. I'll leave you to your lust-infected discussions... :wavey:

TheBoiledEgg
10-18-2004, 06:05 PM
1st match with Models ;)

Guess who is "watching" Costa vs Labadze

Tommy Haas :rolls:
a match that has no bearing on Tommy as he is in bottom half of top section

Bibir
10-18-2004, 06:13 PM
1st match with Models ;)

Guess who is "watching" Costa vs Labadze

Tommy Haas :rolls:
a match that has no bearing on Tommy as he is in bottom half of top section

:lol:

Oh it was, was it? Have to say I'm getting a bit sick of the childish "jokes" around here. I'll leave you to your lust-infected discussions... :wavey:
don't worry...be happy :smoke:

TheBoiledEgg
10-18-2004, 06:15 PM
looks like ALL the players are there :tape:

maratski
10-18-2004, 06:19 PM
:eek:

merle
10-18-2004, 06:42 PM
Yeah, what do you know!!!!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :eek: Cheking out the models! :rolleyes: Hadn't the guys seen them during practice already? :o

Deboogle!.
10-18-2004, 07:15 PM
HAHA that's hilarious!!!!!!!

alfonsojose
10-18-2004, 08:34 PM
Well, it could have been worse. The models look pretty ok. They are not showing that much. But they were slow sometimes in the Acosta-Labadze match. Not that bad but i'd prefer ball boys :ras:

maratski
10-18-2004, 08:59 PM
http://cache.****************/comp/51493373.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DE9A21091711E5AD1E2CB0FD2E8BCA F9747757C85AE85A779B

alfonsojose
10-18-2004, 09:32 PM
1. Can i hold the balls in my bra? :tape:
2. Damn it, i should have eaten something :p

sigmagirl91
10-18-2004, 09:50 PM
That's a terrible slur on the models and the players, Mrs G. Don't you think they might have some morals, and that the players might also have a bit more sense?

In answer to your question, j, uhhh....NO!!!! It is officially National Get Laid Week in Madrid this week.

the cat
10-19-2004, 10:59 PM
I don't like this idea because it make men's tennis look desperate for attention and that's not a good sign. Men's tennis is enjoyed on it's own merit. Silly gimmicks like using models as ball girls make men's tennis seem less legitimate and more like professional wrestling than men's tennis. I would expect something like this from The WTA Tour with chippendale dancers or something because the WTA Tour is desperate for attention! :eek: ;) I thought men's tennis was a healthy sport. Isn't it?

P.S. - I wonder if the in very good shape raven haired honey in the Boss cap in the third photo could be the feline TC in Mardid! :cat: :yeah: :hearts:

MisterQ
10-20-2004, 12:17 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20041019/capt.mad11810192031.spain_tennis_mad118.jpg

:lol:

Deboogle!.
10-20-2004, 12:20 AM
This is what Andre said :lol: apparently during his match one of them was standing in the wrong place and he scolded her :haha:

Q. You've been known occasionally to choreograph the ball kids. How did it go with the models?
ANDRE AGASSI: It was difficult, to say the least, to concentrate on the ball. But I suppose I had an advantage. I'm used to playing with my wife (smiling).

Q. Was there anything that the perfectionist in you didn't like? Was that okay for you? Was it just a gimmick?
ANDRE AGASSI: I suppose I need some time to let it absorb. You know, I think it's important for our sport to understand its product clearly. And I'm not quite convinced it's part of our product.
But the skirts look like they're a little difficult to run in, too. I think they need to be shorter maybe.

PennyThePenguin
10-20-2004, 12:27 AM
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Chloe le Bopper
10-20-2004, 01:55 AM
Wow, Andre, this was SO the right thing to say:

ANDRE AGASSI: It was difficult, to say the least, to concentrate on the ball. But I suppose I had an advantage. I'm used to playing with my wife (smiling).


:yeah:

I don't think he'll have to worry about sleeping on the couch for a while!

the cat
10-20-2004, 04:48 PM
Maybe using model ball girls will start a trend. But I doubt it. I wonder if this publicity seeking move by the ATP Tour will make the WTA Tour try something different. ;)

alfonsojose
10-20-2004, 07:03 PM
You should call let :mad: . The model showed me her boops :shrug: :tape:

tennischick
10-21-2004, 09:14 PM
P.S. - I wonder if the in very good shape raven haired honey in the Boss cap in the third photo could be the feline TC in Mardid! :cat: :yeah: :hearts:
shhhh...don't be telling my business :secret: :aplot:

drf716
10-22-2004, 02:44 AM
has marat had the chance to play on a court with them?

Tennis Fool
10-24-2004, 06:37 PM
Yep :p

What Marat has to say:

"Tennis is not in a great position right now. It seems like tennis players are not exciting for the spectators. The models mean people are still talking about tennis. Good publicity, bad publicity, it doesn't matter."

Carolinita
10-24-2004, 06:56 PM
When Marat spoke to people, he congratulated the models too. He said them: "I know that is a boring job, but you have done it very well" ;)

Paulatina
10-24-2004, 08:37 PM
So Marat did have fun w/ the ball-models after all.... ;)

Neely
10-24-2004, 08:46 PM
and what did we learn this week? --- the negative talk about the ballgirls models was not justified, they did a good job in that one match of the day and all the other matches were still "normal" ballkids.

Chloe le Bopper
10-24-2004, 08:48 PM
Speak for yourself. Everything that I said about them was fully justified.

Jogy
10-24-2004, 09:15 PM
I think the models and their outfits were looking nicely, exactly right. Not much to complaining about from me. Good idea from the tournament to do something.

And looks as if Marat enjoy the champagne shower :) :lol:

drf716
10-25-2004, 01:31 AM
i think that "gimmick" worked for marat more than anybody else especially in the later matches

tennischick
10-25-2004, 03:20 AM
gee Tennis Fool, how courageous it is of you to wait until AFTER Marat wins this tourny to log on with your comments :rolleyes:
_______________________________

Champagne, controversy for Madrid ball-girls

Posted: Sunday October 24, 2004 8:17PM;
Updated: Sunday October 24, 2004 8:17PM

MADRID, Oct 24 (Reuters) -- A champagne-soaked celebration marked the end of a week of wolf-whistles, government complaints and media controversy for a troupe of models who made their debut as ball-girls at the Madrid Masters tournament.

The women, aged 19 to 28, were drafted in to collect stray balls and hand towels to players, while wearing split skirts and skimpy tops emblazoned with the name of a sponsor.

They replaced volunteer youngsters in all the televised matches and the players, far from being frustrated by occasional slip-ups, were generally in favour -- despite complaints from government and some fans that the move was sexist.

"Tennis is not in a great position right now," said tournament champion Marat Safin, who thanked the models on court when he picked up his trophy before soaking them with champagne.

"It seems like tennis players are not exciting for the spectators. The models mean people are still talking about tennis. Good publicity, bad publicity, it doesn't matter."

Soledad Murillo, a senior government official responsible for equality, protested that the decision undermined the spirit of the sport and asked organisers and sponsors to withdraw a project she condemned as sexist.

The tournament was hit by the withdrawals of the world's top three players and bringing in the models proved a media coup, winning coverage from London to Tokyo.

MIXED UP ON COURT

On-court results were mixed, even though the models were given two weeks' intensive training on the game's rules.

One confused model forgot which way to run as she collected a ball and had to be reminded by the umpire to return to her place beside the net. Others dropped balls or fumbled after them while players waited to start serving.

The models, some converted into ardent tennis fans after seven days on centre court, shrugged off the criticism.

"It the best job I've ever done," said Sara, 22. "It's been really exciting being involved with sport. And it is nice not having to wear heels.

"This is my work. Who is the minister to say I am being used as an object?"

Madrid Masters director Carlos Santana remained enthusiastic on the tournament's final day.

"For me it has been very positive from the start," he said. "I don't think it is sexist, and anyway there are already models working in many sports -- basketball, formula one, cycling."

But some of the fans remained unconvinced.

"It really is very sexist -- the kids wear polo shirts and the models come out in those skin-tight tops," said 18-year-old student Carolina Pastor. "It's not very respectful of women, and I don't think it is really the way to promote the game to us."

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2004/tennis/10/24/bc.sport.tennis.madrid.models/index.html

Hagar
10-25-2004, 07:56 AM
Well, it did wonders for Marat's performance, I have to say.
Just introduce this at all the Slams next year, and it will be Marat and not Roger who wins the Grand Slam...

Bubble
10-25-2004, 08:22 AM
Well, it did wonders for Marat's performance, I have to say.
Just introduce this at all the Slams next year, and it will be Marat and not Roger who wins the Grand Slam...


Exactly.. it will do wonders for Marat.
Even though he'a an OAF, in front of beautiful ladies, he forgets his oafish self and out comes his ego and brain, wanting to show off/impress them.... :lol:

Go for ball-models at Grandslams!

drf716
10-27-2004, 01:45 AM
Exactly.. it will do wonders for Marat.
Even though he'a an OAF, in front of beautiful ladies, he forgets his oafish self and out comes his ego and brain, wanting to show off/impress them.... :lol:

Go for ball-models at Grandslams!

HAHAHA!!! it could be true though!!!

Carolinita
10-27-2004, 02:04 AM
Just introduce this at all the Slams next year, and it will be Marat and not Roger who wins the Grand Slam...
:haha: I guess this will be an incentive extra for him

alfonsojose
10-14-2008, 06:34 PM
Lady anorexia :rolleyes:

Eliande
10-14-2008, 09:00 PM
How about some model ballboys, for a change?:devil:

Sunset of Age
10-14-2008, 09:08 PM
How about some model ballboys, for a change?:devil:

I think they did that for the WTA Master's Cup, last year in Madrid, as well. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Pathetic as well, but at least pathetic in equality. :)

Eliande
10-14-2008, 09:14 PM
I think they did that for the WTA Master's Cup, last year in Madrid, as well. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Pathetic as well, but at least pathetic in equality. :)

I had no idea...

Sunset of Age
10-14-2008, 09:15 PM
I had no idea...

I only READ that they'd do that, I didn't actually notice it when watching the matches - guess those Lalo-type guys aren't my taste. :p

mashamaniac
10-14-2008, 10:19 PM
Yes in 2006 i guess they had model ballboys in madrid for WTA YEC...as far as i know players could have chosen their ballboys by themselves!!!

Sunset of Age
10-14-2008, 10:54 PM
Yes in 2006 i guess they had model ballboys in madrid for WTA YEC...as far as i know players could have chosen their ballboys by themselves!!!

Ah, so it was 2006 - time surely flies! :p
Bad taste, those WTA players. :(

Raq-Attack
10-15-2008, 06:29 AM
Stepanek's reaction when he heard the models were coming?.






http://d.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/eurosport/20080219/09/4263096694.jpg

:devil:

Arkulari
10-15-2008, 06:39 AM
Sharapova helped choosing some of the model ballboys for Madrid ;)

http://cache.****************/xc/57585095.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19390335F8FA9CA92A639B97DE48F032EB0 474FC6B9CADF7309

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0fAOh2Z53P3b3/610x.jpg

cobalt60
10-15-2008, 10:46 AM
Ah the usual gimmick has returned I see.

Fumus
10-15-2008, 02:06 PM
I want more model ball girls.