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Help, i need everybody's opinion

Ferrero Forever
01-12-2006, 08:36 AM
Today i went to Australian open qualifying and had an awesome time, but tomorrow my mum is offering to take me to the kooyong classic, where Federer, Roddick, Kiefer, Mirnyi, Monfils and Ljubicic are playing. I need to know whether you guys think going to Kooyong and seeing the world number 1 and other top ranked players would be better than taking a chance that i could see playing like Ferrero, Robredo etc just practising. If you could tell me soon it would be greatly appreciated because i need to make up my mind in the next hour.

*Ljubica*
01-12-2006, 08:47 AM
Today i went to Australian open qualifying and had an awesome time, but tomorrow my mum is offering to take me to the kooyong classic, where Federer, Roddick, Kiefer, Mirnyi, Monfils and Ljubicic are playing. I need to know whether you guys think going to Kooyong and seeing the world number 1 and other top ranked players would be better than taking a chance that i could see playing like Ferrero, Robredo etc just practising. If you could tell me soon it would be greatly appreciated because i need to make up my mind in the next hour.

Personally I would go to Kooyong - because you're guaranteed top-class tennis with some great players you may never get the chance to see live again. I've been to quallies before where you hang around all day in the hope of seeing one particular player and they just don't turn up :sad: - especially as I understand there is more than one practice venue in Melburne and not all players go to the main venure to practice. It's up to you though - and have fun whatever you decide.

Ferrero Forever
01-12-2006, 08:56 AM
i'm thinking it might be something different too. I've been the australian open, and kooyong would be something nice and different. I'm leaning towards Kooyong

fererrodf
01-12-2006, 09:15 AM
I'm leaning toward Kooyong simply because there are actual matches to be watched.

*Ljubica*
01-12-2006, 09:18 AM
i'm thinking it might be something different too. I've been the australian open, and kooyong would be something nice and different. I'm leaning towards Kooyong

Yes, and with most exhibition events, the atmosphere is nice and relaxed and friendly (not the tension you get at a real tournament), so you might get more chances for photos etc.

MariaV
01-12-2006, 09:32 AM
Yeah, I'd also go to Kooyong. :wavey:

CooCooCachoo
01-12-2006, 09:41 AM
OK I will be the oddball here. I'd go to Melbourne no doubt.

I don't give a damn about those players in Kooyong, playing for nothing really, just preparing themselves for a tournament you could be already. Those players in qualies are fighting their asses of :worship:

I'd not have a single doubt ;)

Carito_90
01-12-2006, 09:41 AM
I'd go to Kooyong, definitely, but then again I am biased because I like Roddick and would kill to see him live. :p

But since you've seen JC several times already... I'd lean towards Kooyong anyways.

Have fun wherever you go! :)

CooCooCachoo
01-12-2006, 10:04 AM
The big question to answer is:

Do you really like Federer, Roddick, Kiefer, Haas, Mirnyi, Monfils, Ljubicic and Coría?

If you answer yes to a few of these names, I think you answered your own question.
If no, you did too ;)

Kristen
01-12-2006, 10:21 AM
Were you at Sebastien DeChaunacs match? (Against Junqueira)....
I'd go to Aus Open. Actual matches, worth something.... plus there's heaps more players and you might discover non-jcf people!! :D

CooCooCachoo
01-12-2006, 10:45 AM
Sébastien should be ashamed of his result against Junquiera :help:

Experimentee
01-12-2006, 01:45 PM
I'm leaning toward Kooyong simply because there are actual matches to be watched.

Are you saying that matches in Grand Slam qualifying are not actual matches, yet exhibition matches at Kooyong are? :o

Personally, I will be going to the AO qualifying. But if you like seeing Federer, Roddick etc, you should go to Kooyong. Its up to personal preference.

Nathaliia
01-12-2006, 04:23 PM
I would go to AO. Definitely.

Alexiana
01-12-2006, 04:32 PM
Kooyong definately :cool:

El Legenda
01-12-2006, 04:46 PM
I'm leaning toward Kooyong simply because there are actual matches to be watched.

:rolls: right..............

The Safinator
01-12-2006, 05:00 PM
Yeah, I'd also go to Kooyong. :wavey:

me 2 :)

Jimnik
01-12-2006, 05:06 PM
Kooyong

CooCooCachoo
01-12-2006, 05:21 PM
I think there is an obvious and big difference between the ones who say AO and the ones who say Kooyong :haha:

Nathaliia
01-12-2006, 05:34 PM
oh, but wait, I would like to see Monfils and Nalbandian live in action again :yeah:
but Gael is not showing much at this exhibition and David withdrew....
haha.... and at AO even though my fave won whole 3 games last night, there are still Polish guys including Adam Chadaj the awesome to support plus a lot of real fight.
Plus - it's a Grand Slam not a money-for-nothing exh.

Carito_90
01-12-2006, 05:38 PM
Are you saying that matches in Grand Slam qualifying are not actual matches, yet exhibition matches at Kooyong are? :o


I think he was refering to practise sessions and that kind of stuff. I don't think Juanqui Lover is going to watch the matches of the qualies if she goes to AO. :p


I think there is an obvious and big difference between the ones who say AO and the ones who say Kooyong :haha:

Well, if what you're refering to is ones wanting to see the players (kooyong) and anothers wanting to see matches (AO), well, it might be like that. But first of all you obviously like lots of players that have to play the qualies to get to the main draw so it's reasonable that you'd want to go to the AO's qualies. And second, not all of us have the luck of being able to go to tons of tournaments and seeing all the top players several times already like you obviously do. :p So at least there's my reason of why I would lean towards Kooyong.
Not because I don't like to WATCH tennis matches, which is what I think you were implying in the very first place. :p

*Ljubica*
01-12-2006, 05:52 PM
I think he was refering to practise sessions and that kind of stuff. I don't think Juanqui Lover is going to watch the matches of the qualies if she goes to AO. :p




Well, if what you're refering to is ones wanting to see the players (kooyong) and anothers wanting to see matches (AO), well, it might be like that. But first of all you obviously like lots of players that have to play the qualies to get to the main draw so it's reasonable that you'd want to go to the AO's qualies. And second, not all of us have the luck of being able to go to tons of tournaments and seeing all the top players several times already like you obviously do. :p So at least there's my reason of why I would lean towards Kooyong.
Not because I don't like to WATCH tennis matches, which is what I think you were implying in the very first place. :p

I agree with Carito. I'm lucky enough to go to loads of tournaments, so my own personal choice would probably be to go to the AO and see up-and-coming players and those I haven't watched before - but this thread was to give advice to Juanqui Lover who isn't so fortunate. She has a limited amount of time to watch live tennis (players don't come to Australia that often) - so many of us advised Kooyong because it may be one of her only chances to see "stars" like Federer and Roddick. And I don't personally think people who prefer the top players to the lesser known ones are necessarily "less knowlegable" or less interested in watching tennis - it's purely a personal choice.

Carito_90
01-12-2006, 05:57 PM
I agree with Carito. I'm lucky enough to go to loads of tournaments, so my own personal choice would probably be to go to the AO and see up-and-coming players and those I haven't watched before - but this thread was to give advice to Juanqui Lover who isn't so fortunate. She has a limited amount of time to watch live tennis (players don't come to Australia that often) - so many of us advised Kooyong because it may be one of her only chances to see "stars" like Federer and Roddick. And I don't personally think people who prefer the top players to the lesser known ones are necessarily "less knowlegable" or less interested in watching tennis - it's purely a personal choice.

Exactly. :)

Ferrero Forever
01-13-2006, 06:08 AM
Firstly i'd like to say thank you so much for your opinions, i really appreciate it. I went to qualies on thursday at the AO and had an awesome time (and yes Kristen I was at the first set of Junquiera's match), today I decided to go to Kooyong because I would have liked to see some of the top players that I wouldnt have gotten to see at the australian open, and I really really enjoyed it. I got to see how great Roddick's personality is (he gave a ballboy a chance to play in a rally against him, and pretended to lose) and now he's one of my faves, and I really really wanted to see Federer too. I've already bought my tickets for tomorrow at Kooyong, and I was delighted to find out that Coria was playing tomorrow (he's my second favourite so I really wanted to see him.) And I've only seen JC play live once (and on tv only about 5 or 6 times) so I hope to be going to the open heaps next week:D

CooCooCachoo
01-13-2006, 06:13 AM
Well, if what you're refering to is ones wanting to see the players (kooyong) and anothers wanting to see matches (AO), well, it might be like that. But first of all you obviously like lots of players that have to play the qualies to get to the main draw so it's reasonable that you'd want to go to the AO's qualies. And second, not all of us have the luck of being able to go to tons of tournaments and seeing all the top players several times already like you obviously do. :p So at least there's my reason of why I would lean towards Kooyong.
Not because I don't like to WATCH tennis matches, which is what I think you were implying in the very first place. :p

The difference I meant was the favourites we have ;) The Roddick (or Kiefer or Monfils etc.) fans obviously say go to Kooyong, whereas Kristen, Experimentee and I have more lower-ranked favourites ;)

And I said that it should depend on the favourites of JQL as well ;)

CooCooCachoo
01-13-2006, 06:14 AM
Glad you had fun JQL :wavey:

Ferrero Forever
01-13-2006, 06:17 AM
The difference I meant was the favourites we have ;) The Roddick (or Kiefer or Monfils etc.) fans obviously say go to Kooyong, whereas Kristen, Experimentee and I have more lower-ranked favourites ;)

And I said that it should depend on the favourites of JQL as well ;)
I really did enjoy getting out and seeing new players. I've become a fan of Jeff Salzenstein from USA since yesterday, he was such a nice guy. I do like lower ranked players too, but most of my favourites, or at least the ones i'm exposed to are the higher ranked guys. I think i've made the right decision, but i'll be spewing if i find out that Ferrero was practising at Melbourne Park.

MariaV
01-13-2006, 07:18 AM
Glad you had fun JL and I hope you'll see JCF next week too. :D :hug:

Ferrero Forever
01-13-2006, 07:29 AM
Oh believe me, I hope I see JC as well. There would be nothing I'd like more than to see him.

esther
01-13-2006, 07:31 AM
NOOO GO TO AUS OPEN QUALLIES!!!!!!!!!

Ferrero Forever
01-13-2006, 07:37 AM
i can't, i've got tickets for Kooyong tomorrow. I get to see Coria tomorrow so i'm happy, but whats happening at qualies tomorrow?

esther
01-13-2006, 07:40 AM
last year JC practised at vodafone during Quallies. My friend wormed her way in and saw him, but the general public isnt allowed in.

Ferrero Forever
01-13-2006, 07:48 AM
yeah, theres like hardly any chance i'm going to see Ferrero at qualies, so I'm going to go to Kooyong because I had the time of my life today

Kat!
01-13-2006, 07:56 AM
wormed? :scratch: ;)

anyway... he did hit for a bit outside before going into Vodafone.... but regardless, sounds like you had a great time in Kooyong!

Ferrero Forever
01-13-2006, 07:59 AM
yeah i did, hey kat are you going to be at Ferrero's first round match again. I'll try not to piss you off like i did last year

Kat!
01-13-2006, 08:29 AM
yeah i did, hey kat are you going to be at Ferrero's first round match again. I'll try not to piss you off like i did last year


:wavey: hopefully, yes. After seeing that Guccione match :rolleyes: @ the crowd..... I reckon JC needs some more vocal support to hopefully lift his game! We can hope.

Ferrero Forever
01-13-2006, 08:34 AM
well i'll be yelling out like last year. I can't help myself with him. Last year I went crazy, and I didn't mean to be like that. But he does need our support, thats for sure. We'll get him through his match

Kristen
01-15-2006, 07:27 AM
I dont know if this is good or bad, but at around 6-7pm on Friday, I saw JCF walk past court 3 one time. LOL Didnt see (or look for) him any other time :)

Damn! I was staring thinking....is it JL!?! Doh! Hope you had a great time though :D

Carito_90
01-15-2006, 07:46 AM
The difference I meant was the favourites we have ;) The Roddick (or Kiefer or Monfils etc.) fans obviously say go to Kooyong, whereas Kristen, Experimentee and I have more lower-ranked favourites ;)

And I said that it should depend on the favourites of JQL as well ;)

Oh, k. ;) I thought you were refering to somethign else. :)


JL, I'm glad you had fun and that Andy's one of your favs now. :lol: :)

Ferrero Forever
01-15-2006, 09:21 AM
I dont know if this is good or bad, but at around 6-7pm on Friday, I saw JCF walk past court 3 one time. LOL Didnt see (or look for) him any other time :)

Damn! I was staring thinking....is it JL!?! Doh! Hope you had a great time though :D
Well I would have had to leave Melbourne Park at 5:30 so I would have missed him anyway, so it's not too bad. I don't think i'll get to see him this year though, things aren't looking good for the australian open for me