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Madrid breaks its record: 120.440 people visited the tournament!

Alvarillo
10-15-2005, 06:22 PM
:eek: Passion for Tennis!
I was as a volunteer in the Madrid Arena and i've enjoyed, more tennis this week to come!
I saw Chela, Almagro, García-López and 1st set of Martin and good tennis

Almagro can play awesome tennis if his head works, Chela destroyed Mónaco, the young argentinean had nothing to do againts J.Ignacio, and Guiller García had some problems in his first service games but then played great shots from the baseline.

+alonso
10-15-2005, 06:30 PM
Thanks for sharing! :yeah: Have a great time

Deboogle!.
10-15-2005, 06:40 PM
Wow, that is amazing for qualies!

Have a great time :D

KoOlMaNsEaN
10-15-2005, 09:10 PM
There should be that kind of number in spain :)

I expect near that for Suisse

Scotso
10-15-2005, 09:21 PM
With the names that were playing, it shouldn't be surprising... sadly, it is! :D

Alvarillo
10-23-2005, 08:59 PM
Madrid breaks its record and with 120.440 spectators confirms the tournament as the 3rd most visited in Europe only after RG and Wimbledon ! :worship:

Ion Tiriac announced that the city will host the tournament in 2006 and 2007 but he wants to move to the Madrid Olympic Tennis Stadium "Magic Box" for 2008, if this facilitie isn' finished the tournament could move to another place NOOOOOO

so i hope the city will build this new stadium! i want this tournament here for ages!!!!

Clara Bow
10-23-2005, 09:04 PM
Wow- great numbers! So glad that you had a lot of fun Alvarillo. :)

I know that soccer is the most popular sport in Spain. And I Imagine Formula 1 is rising in popularity thanks to Alonso. How popular is tennis? It seems to be quite popular- is it one of the three or four most popular sports there?

NYCtennisfan
10-23-2005, 09:07 PM
Always great to see big numbers at any event. It seems like records were broken all over the place in ATP events this year.

Clara Bow
10-23-2005, 09:08 PM
Always great to see big numbers at any event. It seems like records were broken all over the place in ATP events this year.

Yes- it really has been a great year for the ATP in terms of attendance numbers.

*Ljubica*
10-23-2005, 09:14 PM
I know a lot of people are quite disparaging about the Madrid Masters' - but I really like it - the atmosphere, the staff and the facilities for players and spectators alike are all excellent - and I hope it stays there for a long time to come. I noticed they had made quite a few changes to the venue layout this year (bigger spectator restaurant and better facilities for example) and it was all excellent - can't wait to return to Casa del Campo again in 2006 :) Glad you enjoyed your time Volunteering, Alvarillo.

Alvarillo
10-23-2005, 09:29 PM
Wow- great numbers! So glad that you had a lot of fun Alvarillo. :)

I know that soccer is the most popular sport in Spain. And I Imagine Formula 1 is rising in popularity thanks to Alonso. How popular is tennis? It seems to be quite popular- is it one of the three or four most popular sports there?

Tennis is one of the most popular sports in Spain, Soccer and F-1 are more populars but Tennis is very very important too!
Nadal is one of the most known sportman in this country!

Galaxystorm
10-23-2005, 09:34 PM
I wonder how many times Alvarillo entered by the entrance to go up the record using his free access pass ?? : :rolls:

Nacho
10-23-2005, 09:40 PM
great numbers for Madrid :yeah:

Deivid23
10-23-2005, 09:46 PM
Tournament´s organisation is probably the worst possible though

Als
10-23-2005, 09:49 PM
I was one of those 120, 440 people. Really nice tournament, much much nicer than the Paris Masters!

+alonso
10-23-2005, 10:00 PM
Great!! :eek:

Alvarillo
10-23-2005, 10:24 PM
I wonder how many times Alvarillo entered by the entrance to go up the record using his free access pass ?? : :rolls:
they didn't count me as i entered with my credential so at leats add another one :lol:

Alvarillo
10-23-2005, 10:26 PM
Tournament´s organisation is probably the worst possible though
tu como siemrpe tan antitodo :lol:
yo te digo q he estao en otros torneos y dejan mas q desear q este, tendrá sus fallos pero yo la verdd me doy cn un canto en los dientes ;)
desde 2002 ha mejorado todo (instalaciones, servicios ...) muchisimo
no tiene nada q ver con la primera edicion, eso es innegable

delsa
10-23-2005, 10:35 PM
I was one of those 120, 440 people. Really nice tournament, much much nicer than the Paris Masters!
If not for the tennis there most of the times which is ok or even great, the Paris Masters suck... in term of organisation, i agree...

In front of the tv, the Madrid Masters looked fantastic! I'd like to attend them at least once. ;)

Als
10-23-2005, 10:41 PM
Well, out of the tournaments I've been to so far, this is how I would rank them in terms of favourites:

1. Wimbledon by a mile!!!!
2. Madrid
3. Monte Carlo, nicer venue than Madrid but not a big fan of clay.
4. Paris, horrible staium, and the rudest people I've ever met.

Next year, I'm hopefully going to Wimby, Cinncinnati, US Open, and then maybe Madrid again, or Vienna.

Deivid23
10-23-2005, 11:20 PM
tu como siemrpe tan antitodo :lol:
yo te digo q he estao en otros torneos y dejan mas q desear q este, tendrá sus fallos pero yo la verdd me doy cn un canto en los dientes ;)
desde 2002 ha mejorado todo (instalaciones, servicios ...) muchisimo
no tiene nada q ver con la primera edicion, eso es innegable


Pésima organización en cuanto al control de acceso (podías colar a quien quisieras las veces que te diera la gana, y para colmo el contraste de la anécdota de hoy, en la que un señor mayor -vecino de abono mío- salió hoy a tomar café al terminar 2º set, olvidó su abono en la chaqueta que dejó en su asiento y no le dejaron entrar a ver los 3 sets finales, flipa...), seguridad, pésimos órdenes de juego (si los hacen aposta mal, no les sale peor), pistas aún con goteras, la pista 1 es un bunker, la 2 no cabe nadie y ahora que la antigua pista 1 está inutilizable para ir a ver entrenamientos te tienes que ir demasiado lejos del resto de pistas oficiales, no digamos el jaleo que hemos tenido q sobrellevar para cargar los portátiles, debía ser que la luz es muy cara :shrug: . Tiriac es un mafioso que solo mira el dinero y Santana un soplagaitas

Alvarillo
10-23-2005, 11:22 PM
Well, out of the tournaments I've been to so far, this is how I would rank them in terms of favourites:

1. Wimbledon by a mile!!!!
2. Madrid
3. Monte Carlo, nicer venue than Madrid but not a big fan of clay.
4. Paris, horrible staium, and the rudest people I've ever met.

Next year, I'm hopefully going to Wimby, Cinncinnati, US Open, and then maybe Madrid again, or Vienna.

nice to see you enjoyed the tournament!

Alvarillo
10-23-2005, 11:29 PM
Pésima organización en cuanto al control de acceso (podías colar a quien quisieras las veces que te diera la gana, y para colmo el contraste de la anécdota de hoy, en la que un señor mayor -vecino de abono mío- salió hoy a tomar café al terminar 2º set, olvidó su abono en la chaqueta que dejó en su asiento y no le dejaron entrar a ver los 3 sets finales, flipa...), seguridad, pésimos órdenes de juego (si los hacen aposta mal, no les sale peor), pistas aún con goteras, la pista 1 es un bunker, la 2 no cabe nadie y ahora que la antigua pista 1 está inutilizable para ir a ver entrenamientos te tienes que ir demasiado lejos del resto de pistas oficiales, no digamos el jaleo que hemos tenido q sobre sobrellevar para cargar los portátiles, debía ser que la luz es muy cara :shrug: . Tiriac es un mafioso que solo mira el dinero y Santana un soplagaitas

- lo de colarse y mas en españa t pasa en to los laos, yo tb cn mi acreditacion he colao y? eso l haces en este torneo y en dnd t de la gana si t l propones
- lo del señor por normal, mala suerte pero si t pillan en la entrada sin l ticket ya puedes contar tu vida en verso q pasar no pasas ... mala suerte
- la pista 1 d este año es muhisimo mejor q la anterior, 1000 asients más, no es lo mas acogedor pero weno ... los torneos indoors son asi
- weno si alejarte 100 metros es muxo ... weno no digo na pq yo tenia un tunel q va directo :lol:
- lo de los ordenatas nu se pq no lo he sufrido

y ahora t digo pq hay cosas q son mejores
-pocos torneos indoors tienen 3 pistas solo para entrenamientos pq muxos se juegan en 1 solo pabellon dividido x cortinas pa meter otras pistas
-cada año la zoma comercial es mejor, cn ms actividades y stands
- yo q lo he vivido dsd dentro y me sabia l plan pal deslojo en caso d q se juntasen ls partidos d l sesiond dia cn l d noxe t digo q lo q paso hace 2 años cuando se monto el pifostio no volvera a ocurrir, esta todo meiculosament planeado, y tb e caso d desalojo x amenza d cualkier tipo, en mens d 10 misn n keda andie en tol recinto
-y q vamos si fuiste a la primera edicion es q no hay color, el torneo ha crecido y se ha hexo mayor, hay muxs cosas x pulir pero en 4 ediciones este torneo no tiene na q ver cn l q empezó

Deivid23
10-23-2005, 11:41 PM
- lo de colarse y mas en españa t pasa en to los laos, yo tb cn mi acreditacion he colao y? eso l haces en este torneo y en dnd t de la gana si t l propones

Es tan sencillo como poner unos abonos/entradas decentes (parecían cuartillas) con código de barras y fichar a la entrada, pero supongo q éso debe ser demasiado caro... :o

- lo del señor por normal, mala suerte pero si t pillan en la entrada sin l ticket ya puedes contar tu vida en verso q pasar no pasas ... mala suerte

Hay que ser bastante cerrado de mente para pensar que un señor mayor sin chaqueta ni pertenencias (que dejó en su asiento) va a pretender colarse en el 3er set de la final. Si ponen cernícalos de porteros, lo entiendo, claro...

- la pista 1 d este año es muhisimo mejor q la anterior, 1000 asients más, no es lo mas acogedor pero weno ... los torneos indoors son asi
- weno si alejarte 100 metros es muxo ... weno no digo na pq yo tenia un tunel q va directo :lol:

Es un jodido bunker, los asientos son gradas supletorias chapuceras y si en un año es éso todo lo que puede mejorar, mal asunto.

- lo de los ordenatas nu se pq no lo he sufrido

Pues nada, parecia que enchufar una bateria de un portatil a un enchufe de la cafeteria (mientras te dejabas robar por los precios tipicos de aqui) iba asuponer el descuadre del presupuesto de la empresa.... :rolleyes:


y ahora t digo pq hay cosas q son mejores
-pocos torneos indoors tienen 3 pistas solo para entrenamientos pq muxos se juegan en 1 solo pabellon dividido x cortinas pa meter otras pistas
-cada año la zoma comercial es mejor, cn ms actividades y stands
- yo q lo he vivido dsd dentro y me sabia l plan pal deslojo en caso d q se juntasen ls partidos d l sesiond dia cn l d noxe t digo q lo q paso hace 2 años cuando se monto el pifostio no volvera a ocurrir, esta todo meiculosament planeado, y tb e caso d desalojo x amenza d cualkier tipo, en mens d 10 misn n keda andie en tol recinto

Fijate lo claro que lo tenian tus compañeros y la gente de Prosegur que a mí me quisieron echar tras salir de la Pista Alcalá en un partido que se prolongó hasta casi las 8 d la noche teniendo abono , querian que guardase cola fuera :shrug: Por supuesto, guardó cola fuera Rita... pero no te creas que no costó convencerles de que no tenia razón de ser aquello...

y q vamos si fuiste a la primera edicion es q no hay color, el torneo ha crecido y se ha hexo mayor, hay muxs cosas x pulir pero en 4 ediciones este torneo no tiene na q ver cn l q empezó

Hombre, mandaría pelotas que fuera a peor, éso si que ya sería de juzgado de guardia, pero vamos, en 4 años la evolución en la organización del torneo,a mi juicio es bastante pobre.

Alvarillo
10-24-2005, 02:55 AM
Es tan sencillo como poner unos abonos/entradas decentes (parecían cuartillas) con código de barras y fichar a la entrada, pero supongo q éso debe ser demasiado caro... :o



Hay que ser bastante cerrado de mente para pensar que un señor mayor sin chaqueta ni pertenencias (que dejó en su asiento) va a pretender colarse en el 3er set de la final. Si ponen cernícalos de porteros, lo entiendo, claro...



Es un jodido bunker, los asientos son gradas supletorias chapuceras y si en un año es éso todo lo que puede mejorar, mal asunto.



Pues nada, parecia que enchufar una bateria de un portatil a un enchufe de la cafeteria (mientras te dejabas robar por los precios tipicos de aqui) iba asuponer el descuadre del presupuesto de la empresa.... :rolleyes:




Fijate lo claro que lo tenian tus compañeros y la gente de Prosegur que a mí me quisieron echar tras salir de la Pista Alcalá en un partido que se prolongó hasta casi las 8 d la noche teniendo abono , querian que guardase cola fuera :shrug: Por supuesto, guardó cola fuera Rita... pero no te creas que no costó convencerles de que no tenia razón de ser aquello...



Hombre, mandaría pelotas que fuera a peor, éso si que ya sería de juzgado de guardia, pero vamos, en 4 años la evolución en la organización del torneo,a mi juicio es bastante pobre.

no comments :tape:

Eruwen
10-24-2005, 11:50 AM
I know a lot of people are quite disparaging about the Madrid Masters' - but I really like it - the atmosphere, the staff and the facilities for players and spectators alike are all excellent - and I hope it stays there for a long time to come. I agree! I really like this tournament, this year was even better than last year! I could do without the models though... they were absolutely horrid this year! :rolleyes:

delsa
10-24-2005, 11:53 AM
Well, out of the tournaments I've been to so far, this is how I would rank them in terms of favourites:

1. Wimbledon by a mile!!!!
2. Madrid
3. Monte Carlo, nicer venue than Madrid but not a big fan of clay.
4. Paris, horrible stadium, and the rudest people I've ever met.

Next year, I'm hopefully going to Wimby, Cinncinnati, US Open, and then maybe Madrid again, or Vienna.

Well, for me (i've only been to 3 venues so far), it's:

1. Roland Garros by so far it will never be equalled maybe...(i liked absolutely everything there from the tennis to the atmosphere to the organisation the last years etc...But they must get a bhigger stadium etc...because if not they'll become victims of their success and it will be even more crowded than it is now... watch out because the tickets for 2006 RG will be on sale as soon as November and on the net too...)

2. Paris Masters (i didn't like the organisation at all but i went there three years in a row and each time it was better and the atmosphere was fantastic each time. I see you like spreading the cliché about the Parisians being rude, Als. I live there since a long time so i know it's bullshit. There are many things to reproach them though that many ppl don't when it would be sooo legitimate. As for the stadium, it sucks for sure but not to the point of being horrible, it's old and badly isolated (right word in English?) but they think of moving this Masters to another one so...)

3. Wimbledon (i liked the organisation which is perfect as the British can do ;) but i didn't like the atmosphere very much...It made me feel uncomfortable but i look forward to having the opportunity for another attendance since Murray appeared on the scene it will be a bit different i think. And London is a wonderful city! )

I think that if i went to Madrid which i'd like to do one day it will be better than the Paris Masters though.

Deivid23
10-24-2005, 11:54 AM
no comments :tape:

:retard:

Eruwen
10-24-2005, 11:55 AM
:eek: Passion for Tennis!
I was as a volunteer in the Madrid Arena and i've enjoyed, more tennis this week to come!
I saw Chela, Almagro, García-López and 1st set of Martin and good tennis :wavey: Where did you work? Did you see the Nando Chicas? :lol:

Jogy
10-24-2005, 12:21 PM
Very good record and that they saw Nadal winnning against Ljubicic! :yeah:

Alvarillo
10-24-2005, 02:18 PM
:wavey: Where did you work? Did you see the Nando Chicas? :lol:

pues estuve en las entradas a la pista central, en el Fondo D, me pareció veros de lejos! ;)

Als
10-24-2005, 05:09 PM
Hi Delsa! The fact the matter is that the Parisians were rude, sometimes they were so rude that it was actually quite upsetting. Aswell as the organisers and the spectators being unfriendly at the tournament, I found the people to be rude in the hotel, metro, shops, everywhere. Why would I just make it up to go along with cliches? That is my opinion of the Paris people that I encountered, and often they were worse than rude. If you can not speak French, they make absolutely no effort, they were abrupt, loud and somewhat ignorant.

delsa
10-24-2005, 06:00 PM
Hi Delsa! The fact the matter is that the Parisians were rude, sometimes they were so rude that it was actually quite upsetting. Aswell as the organisers and the spectators being unfriendly at the tournament, I found the people to be rude in the hotel, metro, shops, everywhere. Why would I just make it up to go along with cliches? That is my opinion of the Paris people that I encountered, and often they were worse than rude. If you can not speak French, they make absolutely no effort, they were abrupt, loud and somewhat ignorant.

I guess either we don't have the same definition of rudeness (i hope you're not one of those uptight PC people who think someone's rude as soon as he/she doesn't kiss their ass respecting so called hypoccrytical "codes" and not being spontaneous and honest or those who aren't polite themselves but expect people to be to them in return? A priori, I don't think so, don't worry;)) , either you just had a bad experience, sorry for you (there are plenty of books to be read about cultural clashes and how to avoid them going to Paris written in English about these kind of things...).

What i don't like about this last post is the fact you generalize very fast from your own personnal bad experience (and we don't know any details etc...so we can't judge from ourselves what you think was rude etc...) and make it a fact.

Then, if you had said the French in general, in other towns make absolutely no effort when the tourists don't speak French i would completely agree with you (even if it's still a generalization so it must be taken with a pinch of salt...) but really, in Paris i know how they most often behave with tourists and foreigners and there are always lots of them there (most visited city in the world...) and most of the time, they are the rude ones hum...(i'm absolutely not speeking about you but of another cliché that has its part of truth...).

The typical Parisian once you tried a few words in French (or pretended to...just to make them sure you don't expect them all to speak English...that's just what they don't like because that's worse than rude, that's something with an ideological problem in it...but most of them don't have any problem with the idea of speaking English...just the idea that would be an obligation...) will immediately switch to English to speak with you and try to help (with his often brocken English; in other places ppl generally don't speak English or not well, but in Paris that's ok and for most of them they're used to tourists asking for infos i can tell you.) There are times of the year you think you're not in France anymore there, the tourists are just everywhere! It's an "invasion" and it's the same thing every single year. So really they know how to behave with tourists. Not the same in other places there. Most of those who want to actually learn the language are disapointed by that lol! Because they immediately switch back to English even if you first ask them something in French (no matter how well it is...) and sometimes making you feel that they think -poor you- that they think you won't make it in French no matter how hard you try this day so some are a bit disheartened by that and think differently as you, you see...Exactly the opposite. ;)

Now i know why they're seen as rude. And that's not because of that. But that's another discussion i often have and won't have again. Actually, i've been treated rudely more out of Paris than i have there. And i'm very loose in what i think is rude so that was quite something...

Here's my take on it. There are many clichés i'd like to make disapear like that Paris would be a beautiful city : so untrue. And this one too. I'm part of the rare specy enjoying living there not because of the city which i don't like very much and many like (don't know why, really) but because of it's lifestyle and people two things everyone keep criticizing even the Parisians themselves. ;)

Now i'll leave it there. I'm not a true Parisian anyway lol. But maybe i've been brainwashed by some of my Parisians friends hehe.
But that's the only city i've been living in since i came to France so i like to think i know quite a lot about it (which is actually not true lol).

LaTenista
10-24-2005, 06:26 PM
Well, out of the tournaments I've been to so far, this is how I would rank them in terms of favourites:

1. Wimbledon by a mile!!!!
2. Madrid
3. Monte Carlo, nicer venue than Madrid but not a big fan of clay.
4. Paris, horrible staium, and the rudest people I've ever met.

Next year, I'm hopefully going to Wimby, Cinncinnati, US Open, and then maybe Madrid again, or Vienna.


Cincinnati is a very nice fan-friendly tournament - I've been the last 4 years and it had higher attendance than Madrid. But then there a lot more Americans than Spaniards.

Glad everyone seemed to have a good time in Madrid. :wavey:

Eruwen
10-24-2005, 06:55 PM
pues estuve en las entradas a la pista central, en el Fondo D, me pareció veros de lejos! ;) Ehm... English? :lol: My Spanish is not that good yet ;)