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NicoFan
10-26-2006, 05:53 PM
I guess I won't be following some of Nico's tournaments next year. I can't believe how many of the tournaments Nico plays is in that crappy format. Including...Vina and BA!!! :mad: What a mess...

- Next Generation Adelaide International; Adelaide, Australia; 32-player round robin; hard court outdoors
· Movistar Open; Viña del Mar, Chile; 24-player round robin; clay court outdoors· Delray Beach International Tennis Championships; Delray Beach, Florida; 32-player round robin; hard court outdoors
· Copa Telmex; Buenos Aires, Argentina; 32-player round robin; clay court outdoors
· Tennis Channel Open; Las Vegas, Nevada; 32-player round robin; hard court outdoors
· Estoril Open; Estoril, Portugal; 32-player round robin; clay court outdoors
· The Stella Artois Championships; London, United Kingdom; 48-player round robin; grass court outdoors
· Catella Swedish Open; Båstad, Sweden; 32-player round robin; clay court outdoors
· Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships; Newport, Rhode Island; 24-player round robin; grass court outdoors
· RCA Championships; Indianapolis, Indiana; 32-player round robin; hard court outdoors
· ATP Studena Croatia Open, Umag, Croatia; 32-player round robin; clay court outdoors
· Legg Mason Tennis Classic; Washington, D.C.; 48-player round robin; hard court outdoors
· If Stockholm Open; Stockholm, Sweden; 32-player round robin; hard court indoors

Alx
10-26-2006, 06:06 PM
Let's watch the positive side : we'll see more Nico's matches !

kidnicky
10-26-2006, 06:11 PM
this just sucks sucks sucks big big time :ras: :ras:

poor Nico :awww: .... playing so much for this stupid idea :rolleyes: ... although maybe this would be good for him since he plays better meanwhile he plays more :shrug: I still don't like this stupid thing :shout:

TommyB.
10-26-2006, 07:39 PM
That's a stupid rule. Maybe we see more matches with Nico but there is no guarantee. 3 players in each group and only the winner is qualified for quarterfinal.

kidnicky
10-26-2006, 07:49 PM
and it's even more stupid 'cause I still don't get it :lol:

Alx
10-26-2006, 07:52 PM
Yes but you played 2 matches. Now if you play against Federer at 1st round, you can say bye-bye, see you next week.
Let's wait for what will happen in the 1st tournaments next year and we could criticize after.

kidnicky
10-26-2006, 08:19 PM
I'm sure that I won't like it at all :rolls:

Alx
10-26-2006, 08:29 PM
You're like the kids who say that they don't like a dish before having sampled them :rolleyes:

Fergie
10-26-2006, 09:20 PM
RR is sucha a stupid idea ... But at least I'll see Nico more days in Viña :D

kidnicky
10-26-2006, 09:32 PM
yes Alx I'm a kid, see my nickname :lol: ... besides Nico thinks that this is stupid idea so I'm with him :yeah:

Sparko1030
10-27-2006, 03:21 AM
You're like the kids who say that they don't like a dish before having sampled them :rolleyes:

You make a good point Alx.....BUT sometimes there is a good reason kids won't eat something new-like it smells bad :lol: -and this whole RR stuff smells like...uh... well, it smells pretty rotten!!! I hope it "tastes" better than it "smells" but I'm not hopeful on that....

Brahna
11-16-2006, 06:04 PM
that's a silly thing, it's just for money, to tv channels to see more Federer and Rafa. If tournaments begins on sunday, it's for money. Atp would like to write the players' names on their shirt, it's for money. That's bad, we don't want to see just the top players, there are a lot of others great players we'd like to see too. I don't like round robin format, because it will penalize certain players.

NicoFan
11-16-2006, 06:37 PM
:wavey: Brahna!

Totally agree - it is for the money, and the lower ranked players will get penalized. :(

And hey another Guns n' Roses fan!!! :yeah: :woohoo:

We love GnR and so does Nico. :)

LOVELY
11-16-2006, 07:42 PM
:wavey: Brahna!

And hey another Guns n' Roses fan!!! :yeah: :woohoo:

We love GnR and so does Nico. :)

:wavey: Brahna !!Welcome here !!!
Yes we love GnR and Nico is a fan too ;)

Brahna
11-16-2006, 07:54 PM
I didn't know. That's geat. I like that!:)
Thanks for your welcome guys!

kidnicky
11-16-2006, 08:04 PM
Welcome here Brahna :wavey:

GnR and Nico :rocker2:

Round robin :ras: :mad:

Alx
11-16-2006, 08:44 PM
It's a little odd that a lot of people here are fans of GnR and Nico in the same time :scratch:

NicoFan
11-16-2006, 08:51 PM
Maybe a little odd. But you figure that since Nico has long hair and the rocker look that people who love long hair and the rocker look will like him. And most people who love long hair and the rocker look also like hard rock. And Guns n' Roses are one of the great hard rock groups of all time. :yeah: So maybe that's the reason. :shrug: :lol:

kidnicky
11-16-2006, 09:47 PM
yeah you're sooo right NicoFan, well at least that sounds like a good reason :lol:

Fergie
11-16-2006, 10:04 PM
I like GnR too :rocker2:

Brahna
11-16-2006, 10:52 PM
Yeah, for sure we can guess he loves rock'n' roll, he has the rock'n'roll style.
And I like that so much like all of you, I think.

ChinoRios4Ever
11-17-2006, 02:41 AM
GUNS N' ROSES RULES BABY :rocker2:

Sparko1030
11-17-2006, 05:59 PM
Welcome Brahna! :wavey: ( I have to be honest here though-I'm not a big G n' R fan :o but hubby is-maybe I just like guys who like them :lol: )

LOVELY
11-17-2006, 06:27 PM
Welcome Brhana! :wavey: ( I have to be honest here though-I'm not a big G n' R fan :o but hubby is-maybe I just like guys who like them :lol: )

(I like GnR but my fave band is U2:o )

NicoFan
11-17-2006, 06:35 PM
Sorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry Sparko and Lovely.

You're out as Nico fans. :eek:

:haha: ....just teasing... :hug:

LOVELY
11-17-2006, 06:55 PM
Sorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry Sparko and Lovely.

You're out as Nico fans. :eek:

:haha: ....just teasing... :hug:

to be forgiven I just listened to"sweet child o mine" :angel:

NicoFan
11-17-2006, 06:58 PM
to be forgiven I just listened to"sweet child o mine" :angel:

That's my favorite song and video. :yeah:

You're forgiven. :angel: :lol:

LOVELY
11-17-2006, 07:09 PM
That's my favorite song and video. :yeah:

You're forgiven. :angel: :lol:

:D That's my fave song too.(with "live and let die " :) )

Sparko1030
11-17-2006, 07:17 PM
Sorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry Sparko and Lovely.

You're out as Nico fans. :eek:

:haha: ....just teasing... :hug:


:bigcry: :sobbing: :crying2: But I LOVE Nico :inlove: .... I like GnR,just not as much as I love Nico ;)

Brahna
11-17-2006, 07:24 PM
My favorite band is Guns N' Roses. I saw them in Paris in June 2006. It was amazing. I think Axl Rose is the best singer of all time. But that's personnal. I'm looking forward to the new album wich have to come before the end of this year. Come on! :worship:
I love other stuff too :
Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, WASP, The New York Dolls - Johnny Thunders, Blind Melon, Van Halen, Kiss, Thin Lizzy,The Sex Pistols,PIL, CCR, Deep Purple, Social Distortion, Jeff Buckley, Alice Cooper,The Ramones, Chuck Berry, Michaël Monroe, The Doors, Deep Purple, Nazareth, NIN, MC5, Black sabbath, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Velvet Revolver, Noir Désir, the Clash...:rocker:

I would like to say that the extract of the book Brooklyn Follies, that you put NicoFan, give me the desire to read it. I'll buy it!:D

NicoFan
11-17-2006, 07:50 PM
Sparko - no one here likes Guns n' Roses more than Nico. So you're forgiven too. :angel: :lol:

Brahna - The Brooklyn Follies was a great book. But the quote is a bit misleading. Auster is a unique writer, and he looks at the quirky part of people's characters, especially the people that make up NYC, and how people are seeking to find themselves - which sounds cliche but with Auster, it doesn't seem cliche.

kidnicky
11-17-2006, 07:52 PM
sweet child is just the best song!! the music is a complete perfect conjuction of every single instrument played by the band and the voice of Axel in that song is just impossible to do if you're not Axl Rose :p

sorry sometimes the frustrated musician in me comes out :lol: ... Brahna nice taste :yeah:

btw I don't know why are we talking about all this here, this should be in the chat thread :rolls: maybe is just because Sparko keeps forgetting her Vamos Nico :haha: just kidding :p

NicoFan
11-17-2006, 07:53 PM
I love other stuff too :
Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, WASP, The New York Dolls - Johnny Thunders, Blind Melon, Van Halen, Kiss, Thin Lizzy,The Sex Pistols,PIL, CCR, Deep Purple, Social Distortion, Jeff Buckley, Alice Cooper,The Ramones, Chuck Berry, Michaël Monroe, The Doors, Deep Purple, Nazareth, NIN, MC5, Black sabbath, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Velvet Revolver, Noir Désir, the Clash...:rocker:

Great list!

I loved Van Halen...saw them a couple of times. Also like Led Zep, NIN, Deep Purple, The Doors, Black Sabbath, Dylan, Springsteen. Used to like Noir Desir until the tragedy with the lead singerl. Don't laugh but liked Motley Crue too! :lol: Nikki Sixx... :hug: A few other bands like AD DC, Nirvana, Soundgarden....

LOVELY
11-17-2006, 08:11 PM
Great list!

I loved Van Halen...saw them a couple of times. Also like Led Zep, NIN, Deep Purple, The Doors, Black Sabbath, Dylan, Springsteen. Used to like Noir Desir until the tragedy with the lead singerl. Don't laugh but liked Motley Crue too! :lol: Nikki Sixx... :hug: A few other bands like AD DC, Nirvana, Soundgarden....

I like Noir Désir too:cool: (great lyrics:yeah: ) and Nirvana ...As I said I love U2 and also Placebo, Muse ,Robbie Williams (:o ) and also some french singers...

NicoFan
11-17-2006, 08:32 PM
U2 is good Lovely! I sat in the front row for one of their concerts once back at the end of the 80s - it was awesome. :yeah:

And I forgot one - Aerosmith - I have an Aerosmith story to telll - I shook Steven Tyler's hand - but don't have time to tell it now. :lol: Will do it over the weekend.

Sparko1030
11-17-2006, 09:10 PM
Sparko - no one here likes Guns n' Roses more than Nico. So you're forgiven too. :angel: :lol:


Gracias Nicofan! :hug: :lol:

I do love the Rollling Stones :rocker2: (I can never understand how the Beatles can be called the best rock and roll band of all time when there are the Stones! :p ) Led Zeplin, the Clash, and many more from your list Brahna are great! I would add Green Day, U2, and Pearl Jam too! And Aerosmith rocks! I will look forward to that story Nicofan!

(Kid, dont' laugh at me, but I almost wrote VAMOS NICO here :rolls: )

kidnicky
11-17-2006, 09:59 PM
I'm not laughing at you Sparko, I have had to delete a lot of Vamos Nico in other threads :lol:

Alx
11-19-2006, 05:14 PM
I do love the Rollling Stones :rocker2: (I can never understand how the Beatles can be called the best rock and roll band of all time when there are the Stones! :p )
I never thought that the Beatles made rock and roll. I prefer the Rolling Stones too.
And I forgot one - Aerosmith - I have an Aerosmith story to telll - I shook Steven Tyler's hand - but don't have time to tell it now. :lol: Will do it over the weekend.
I like Aerosmith too, INXS and Noir Désir.

Sparko1030
11-19-2006, 06:20 PM
I never thought that the Beatles made rock and roll. I prefer the Rolling Stones too.

Exactly what I think Alx-but they're put in that catagory sometimes anyway...:shrug:

Brahna
11-21-2006, 06:57 PM
What the Players Say about round robin format. From tennis.com

“I thought it was an interesting idea in the first place. Now I'm not a big fan any more of it... Just keep the knockout system. That's so unique about tennis, one bad day, you're out.”
- Roger Federer

“I totally agree with the change in the system to round robin… that favours the show, the players and the tournament. Everyone. I am thrilled.”
- Rafael Nadal


“It can be strange, we are not used to it. It might be interesting, but I don’t think the whole calendar can be played using that format.”
- David Nalbandian

“The tournament directors want to have the best players the whole week and it’s understandable.”
- Marat Safin

“We didn’t have a say in all this. They only consulted the Nadals and Federers.”
- Nicholas Mahut

“It seems to be a good idea for the tournament directors, the TV and the fans. It’s good for the players because it gives them a second chance.”
- Sebastien Grosjean

“Only economic arguments are behind all this. Losing a match and winning the tournament at the end, is something I have trouble to accept.”
- Fabrice Santoro

“I have played in the Masters, which is the only tournament right now using the league format, and it's good for the players. Even if you have an off-day you have the chance to win the title.”
- Carlos Moya

“It never hurts to try it. We can try it. First of all, I think the main issue is how the fans respond to it. If it increases the interest in tennis, then I think we should go along with that. They are the ones paying our bills.”
- Dmitry Tursunov

“I don’t like it, a win against a top ten player becomes less important. A player can beat Federer and not be able to qualify.”
- Edgardo Massa

kidnicky
11-23-2006, 04:02 AM
Thanks Brahna .... Nicolas Mahut and Fabrice Santoro :worship: :lol:

NicoFan
11-23-2006, 12:35 PM
What the Players Say about round robin format. From tennis.com

“I thought it was an interesting idea in the first place. Now I'm not a big fan any more of it... Just keep the knockout system. That's so unique about tennis, one bad day, you're out.”
- Roger Federer

“I totally agree with the change in the system to round robin… that favours the show, the players and the tournament. Everyone. I am thrilled.”
- Rafael Nadal


“It can be strange, we are not used to it. It might be interesting, but I don’t think the whole calendar can be played using that format.”
- David Nalbandian

“The tournament directors want to have the best players the whole week and it’s understandable.”
- Marat Safin

“We didn’t have a say in all this. They only consulted the Nadals and Federers.”
- Nicholas Mahut

“It seems to be a good idea for the tournament directors, the TV and the fans. It’s good for the players because it gives them a second chance.”
- Sebastien Grosjean

“Only economic arguments are behind all this. Losing a match and winning the tournament at the end, is something I have trouble to accept.”
- Fabrice Santoro

“I have played in the Masters, which is the only tournament right now using the league format, and it's good for the players. Even if you have an off-day you have the chance to win the title.”
- Carlos Moya

“It never hurts to try it. We can try it. First of all, I think the main issue is how the fans respond to it. If it increases the interest in tennis, then I think we should go along with that. They are the ones paying our bills.”
- Dmitry Tursunov

“I don’t like it, a win against a top ten player becomes less important. A player can beat Federer and not be able to qualify.”
- Edgardo Massa

Thanks Brahna! :hug:

And definitely a :worship: to Mahut and Santoro.

Fergie
11-23-2006, 02:53 PM
Santoro is so right! :rocker2:

kidnicky
11-23-2006, 03:10 PM
the little frenchie rules :rocker2: :lol:

Brahna
12-28-2006, 09:11 PM
from the ATP website

http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/9655/rrrd3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

The ATP will conduct its one-year round-robin trial testing the three following formats:

· A 24-player round robin draw consisting of 8 groups of 3 players. Each player will play two guaranteed matches in the round robin stage. The winner from each group will advance to the final rounds (quarterfinals) and then will play out the tournament per a traditional elimination format.

· A 32-player hybrid format consisting of a 16-player “Main Draw Elimination Round” with the 8 winners joining 16 other players to make up the 8 groups of 3 players. Each player will then play two guaranteed matches in the round robin stage. The winner from each group will advance to the final rounds (quarterfinals), and then will play out the tournament per a traditional elimination format.

· A 48-player round robin draw consisting of 16 groups of 3 players. Each player will play two guaranteed matches in the round robin stage. The winner from each group will advance to the final rounds (round of 16), and then will play out the tournament per a traditional elimination format.

Damn it! :mad:

Just hope everybody will say that's it's a goddamn nasty idea, it's not because de Villiers comes from wonderland and alice, mickey mouse and so on that he has the right to change tennis just by snapping his fingers. It's not wonderland here, it's the real life! And we're here to say we disagree!:mad:

Then the first round on grand slam during 3 days with the beginning on sunday isn't good either. Then it's one chance on 3 to see the players we want to see : Look at that, I explain : :shout:

I'll buy a place for 2 days at Roland Garros, the first monday and tuesday on centre court, then I can go on annex courts if Nico plays on. But we're limited to 2 days on a "big" court, the others days, we just have access to annex. So I take one for the first sunday on annex courts. But imagine, if Nico plays on sunday on centre court, :help: :banghead: that wouldn't be fair!:mad:

So after moaning and complaining, (i'm not sure someone will read that til the end!):) I just have to pray :bowdown: to see Nico in 2007 at Roland Garros! :bounce:

Sorry to that rant!:bolt:
See ya!

AND VAMOS NICO!

LOVELY
12-28-2006, 09:42 PM
We ask for the first 3 days with Eléa on center court...we'll see:bowdown:
Last year we saw Nico practicing with his little brother during the Benny Berthet charity day :) Papa Massu , Mama Massu and ... Eléa and I :lol: nobody else interested in Nico's practice session...:o

NicoFan
12-28-2006, 10:47 PM
Brahna - I hate the round robin system too. :mad: And hope you get to see our Nico at Roland Garros.

I'm sooo jealous of you and Lovely and Elea because you get to go there - its my dream tournament. :sad: But lucky you! :yeah:

And you can rant anytime you want. :lol: I do it all the time. :eek: :haha:

Brahna
12-29-2006, 11:32 AM
Thanks for cheering me!:worship:
Lovely - Maybe we'll meet during RG!
NicoFan - Don't worry if we are able to see Nico playing during RG, there will be a few pics to tell you...:)

LOVELY
12-29-2006, 05:02 PM
Lovely - Maybe we'll meet during RG!

Sure we could meet during RG !:D Find Gaston or Nico and you'll find me :lol:
And talking about RR system,if Gaston plays in Stuttgart we 're gonna there too in July and Stuttgart is a RR tournament so it will be our first one...:unsure:

NicoFan
12-30-2006, 01:24 PM
Now we can get really :mad:.

Check out the draw for Adelaide.

Sh*t - you need an advanced degree in math.

:ras: to the ATP. Idiotos. :(

http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2007/339/MDS.pdf

kidnicky
12-31-2006, 03:30 AM
this is soooo funny :haha: .... definetely the stupid people in the ATP have no lifes so they tried to make ours more "entertaining" ?!?!?! :ras: :shout:

I hate this sh-t!

NicoFan
01-03-2007, 12:59 AM
Peter Bodo is a blogger for Tennis magazine and ESPN.

He wrote a funny blog on round robins. Well, it would be funny if it wasn't so sad.

Bodo muses on what Etienne de Villiers, ATP Chairman, might have been thinking when he came up with the new round robin system:

"OK, everyone. You may think the mission is to come up with a format that nobody understands without an instruction manual, but it's not that simple. We also need it to be one that will lead fans to suspect that players are throwing matches, diminish the importance of a huge upset, create a tournament chockablock with meaningless matches, and feature a 'draw' that will be about as easy to read as the Excel spreadsheet of a Fortune 500 company. And let's make the whole thing about who gets to the single-elimination stage math-based!"

:lol:

kidnicky
01-03-2007, 02:40 AM
totally agree with the guy, this thing sucks and I still don't understand it, well let's face it, I refuse to understand it :lol: .... today when I saw Stepanek again in the oop for tomorrow in Adelaide and I saw that he lost in first round so I was about to ask "why is Stepanek playing again?!?!" :haha: I'm hopeless I know :p

NicoFan
03-10-2007, 01:16 PM
FYI.

One of Nico's tournaments...Estoril...has decided that it won't have RR after all.

:woohoo: :woohoo:

And I think Bastad isn't going to have it either - but Nico tends to switch between Bastad and Gstaad so may not matter.

kidnicky
03-10-2007, 07:38 PM
really!!?!?! greaaaaaaaaaat news!!!!! :woohoo: and I don't think that Nico would be playing the tournament that has RR after all the big scandal with Buenos Aires and the other tournament (when I was in acapulco lol!)

this shit has to end please!! :rolleyes:

NicoFan
03-21-2007, 07:56 PM
Wave bye bye to round robins. :wavey: :wavey:

ATP has decided to end the experiment....no more round robins! :woohoo:

http://www.atptennis.com/en/news/2007/roundrobin.asp

kidnicky
03-21-2007, 08:06 PM
:woohoo: :banana: :bounce:

everyooone knew that this stupid thing sucks :haha:

De Villiers ... f*ck you!!! :haha: and stop making "experiments" go to experiment creating a new atraction in Disney not with a profesional sport :o

Thanks for the news NicoFan :yeah:

Brahna
03-21-2007, 08:07 PM
Thanks a lot for the great news NicoFan!:worship:

No more round robin! :aparty: :rocker: :banana: :woohoo:

Bye, bye RR :bigwave: good riddance! :bigwave:

But I fear a bit about that: :eek: :rolleyes:
“It was a good experiment and we learned a lot from it. Some experiments will work and others won’t, but we will keep trying to find new and better ways of growing the appeal of men’s professional tennis,” de Villiers said.

ChinoRios4Ever
03-22-2007, 02:21 AM
finally a good news from that clown De Villiers :ras:

no more RR!!!!! :woohoo:

NicoFan
03-22-2007, 09:50 PM
I renamed the thread - figure we can chat about the insane changes that Mr. Disney is making.

This was posted on GM - which was originally posted on the comments area of Bodo's chat.

Basically the ATP is going to put the smaller tournaments out of business.

"From 2009 there will be no IS Golds (currently Memphis, Rotterdam, Dubai, Acapulco, Barcelona, Stuttgart, Kitzbuhel, Tokyo, Vienna). Now we have 9 TMS and 9 IS Golds. (Adds up to 7 on clay, 6 on outdoor hard, 5 indoor).

From 2009 we will have 8 Masters including the Asian event, and ten "Open 500" tourneys (the winner gets 500 points) plus the remainder being "Open 250" events - an unspecified number, (the winner gets 250 points).

To cut a long story short, this makes the lower-tier ATP events relatively less attractive overall points-wise to the players, so any tourneys pushed down to Open 250 are losing out measurably.

From what I've gathered (and this was confirmed by someone over on Steve Tignor's blog) there is still an ongoing discussion about having the Madrid TMS effectively as part of a combined ATP/WTA event on clay, pre Roland Garros. Which may mean Rome TMS is not safe.

So, whatever happens, two current TMS get downgraded because of what is expected to be an Asian hardcourt event taking priority over them. The clay events are in the firing line - both Hamburg and Monte Carlo. If they get "Open 500" status, which will be a downgrade for them, and the current IS Golds, of which there are nine, are considered for the remaining nine places in the IS Gold series, it still means one current IS Gold gets downgraded. Unhappy tournament directors/sponsors, without a doubt.

The idea is that the TMS winners will get 1000 points, and the ATP hopes that the Slams will agree to double their Slam winner points to 2000.

Essentially this is all designed to make some tourneys disappear. I'm basing these comments on an interview I saw with deV recently, and some additional research into the ATP's plans."

Brahna
03-22-2007, 10:05 PM
The idea is that the TMS winners will get 1000 points, and the ATP hopes that the Slams will agree to double their Slam winner points to 2000
And what will change with that? Federer will finish the year with 10000atp points instead of 8000!:rolleyes:

And about suppress a TMS clay event!:rolleyes:
And about...:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
This guy is so dumb, that's amazing, he's full of silly ideas! He has decided to make us live a hell!:rolleyes: I hope the players will win the battle against this crazy guy! When does someone plan to fire him!:mad:

Please, De Villiers, Donald needs you, go back to Eurodisney, please!:help:

NicoFan
03-22-2007, 10:08 PM
And what will change with that? Federer will finish the year with 10000atp points instead of 8000!:rolleyes:

And about suppress a TMS clay event!:rolleyes:
And about...:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
This guy is so dumb, that's amazing, he's full of silly ideas! He has decided to make us live a hell!:rolleyes: I hope the players will win the battle against this crazy guy! When does someone plan to fire him!:mad:

Please, De Villiers, Donald needs you, go back to Eurodisney, please!:help:


That's what I've been asking all day. :(

I realize that the schedule has to be changed and not everyone is going to be happy with the changes.

But...

All Mr. Disney cares about is the top players.

And all Mr. Disney cares about is the big tournaments.

That's just plain wrong... :mad:

Brahna
03-22-2007, 10:14 PM
But...All Mr. Disney cares about is the top players.
And all Mr. Disney cares about is the big tournaments.That's just plain wrong... :mad:

That's too much changes, they don't need that! Of course, the tour needs changes but not these ones! I already hate thoses changes because they come from de Villiers, so I'm sure it won't work! :lol:

And Mr Donald cares about money, not about top players or big tournaments, nothing else than MONEY!$$$$$ :lol:

He is Uncle Picsou!$$$:lol:

kidnicky
03-22-2007, 11:01 PM
I got confused with the title changed :lol:

I just can't fucking believe this??!?!?! no, this man doesn't need to get fired, this man wants to be killed!!!! :fiery: ... this is just sooooo stupid!!!! and the amount of points is completely ridiculous!!!!! that doesn't help in any circunstances!!!

Besides like Brahna said, it'd only add a couple of zeros to the amount of points that Federer has, and it's sooo stupid!!! if he cares about the big events then why he wants to eliminate Hamburg, Rome or Montecarlo, is he stupid or what?!?!?!

I'd hate it but the players need to go to a strike if this doesn't change, like it happened in MLB long time ago, this is completely ridiculous! and I really wish that this time Federer thinks about it twice before beign agreed with this, not like with the RR that he said first it was okay and then he started saying that it was stupid :o

I can't believe that such an asshole is in charge of the ATP ... I really can't believe it :o ... can I say the word "bomb" again?!?! :devil:

The ATP schedule need changes, of course, but not these kind of changes, that would mean to putt tournaments, MS and GS from one surface during the same period of time, not to be playing clay then grass, then hardcourts, then clay again and if DC arrives and some insane choses grass when the tour is beign played in clay it's even worse :smash:

sorry for the rant :haha:

Brahna
03-22-2007, 11:19 PM
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http://img470.imageshack.us/img470/8293/capt8b95490f36e74caca2ewr4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
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Bethanie Mattek, left, plays in a Night Tennis match during the 2007 in Miami Wednesday, March 21, 2007. Sony Ericsson's Night Tennis brings a glow-in-the-dark theme to the game whereby only the clothing, court and balls are ultra-violet reactive. In an effort to attract a younger crowd to a sport known for its formality, Sony Ericsson has created a series of events simply called Night Tennis, combining fashion, club culture and the ball-and-racquet sport.

And after that, you still wonder what Uncle Picsou$$$ wants to do with tennis! :rolleyes:

:haha:

kidnicky
03-22-2007, 11:33 PM
OMG!!! :eek: :haha: .... and could someone please tell me how am I going to be able to see Nico's eyes?!?! :mad: :lol:

I don't even want to think what poor Gael would have to do to play in these "courts" to atractt younger people :banghead:

NicoFan
03-22-2007, 11:38 PM
Brahna - I just put an article up about that on my blog. I was in shock when I read it on USA Today.

Sony Ericsson wants to put the "glamour" back in tennis.

Get this quote from the head of Sony Ericsson's global marketing department - "This is all about being hip and cool. Somewhere along the way, tennis became more about backhands and forehands and lost some of its glamour."

Geez - I thought tennnis was about backhands and forehands. :confused: ;) :lol:

kidnicky
03-22-2007, 11:43 PM
so if it's only about beign hip and cool why in the name of god I'm taking tennis lessons?!?! nobody told me that I only had to show up on court dressed like that!! all the right part of my body is still in pain for learning the freaking forehand and silly me now knows that it's for nothing :smash: :lol:

this is just unbeliavable :o

NicoFan
03-22-2007, 11:49 PM
I really don't mind the night tennis - they have night bowling - it's fun.

It's this emphasis on everything except the game.

All these promotions are fun and have their place. But it s/b secondary, not primary.

Just my humble opinion though. :lol:

kidnicky
03-22-2007, 11:56 PM
the night tennis is good but not like in the pictures :lol:

NicoFan
03-22-2007, 11:59 PM
Andy Roddick is my new hero... :kiss: :inlove:

Even though Andy sucks on clay and would benefit from the plan, he still was one of the 64 players who SIGNED THE PETITION against Mr. Disney's plan to eliminate MC and Hamburg.

Andy.... :hug: :kiss: :worship:

Nadal comanda la rebelión: tensión al límite en el tenis masculino

MIAMI.- La tensión está llegando al límite en el tenis masculino, con Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal y Andy Roddick comandando, en mayor o menor medida, una "rebelión" contra el plan maestro de Etienne de Villiers, el nuevo y heterodoxo jefe de la ATP.

Nadal es el líder claro de los "terrícolas", aquellos jugadores que rinden a su máximo nivel en los torneos sobre arcilla. El, junto con Roddick y otros 63 jugadores, firmó una carta entregada el martes a De Villiers en la que se critica la reorganización de la temporada europea sobre tierra.

Fergie
03-22-2007, 11:59 PM
Mr Disney is :cuckoo:

ChinoRios4Ever
03-23-2007, 12:03 AM
Mr. Disney, if you love tennis... GO HOME!!!!! :ras: go back to Disney pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

what an asshole :mad:

A-Rod :worship: why the stupids of GM hates Andy so much???

NicoFan
03-23-2007, 12:06 AM
Because the stupid GM people are loco... :(

Andy's a good guy. Funny too... And does a lot for tennis in the US. Very unselfish guy. :hug:

kidnicky
03-23-2007, 12:06 AM
Andy was already your heroe NicoFan :lol:

but still my bow to Andy :worship:

see? this is the kind of people that we need!!!! thank God your Fed Fergie is supporting us the "terricolas" :lol:

NicoFan
03-23-2007, 12:09 AM
I don't think Fed signed the petition. It might be referring to something later in the article - can't remember exactly but I think it was about round robins. I'll doublecheck - Alexito posted it in his thread.

Fergie
03-23-2007, 12:13 AM
Rogi is against the RR, but about the clay tournaments I'm not sure ... Andy signed and he almost doesn't play in the european clay, but he is a nice guy

ChinoRios4Ever
03-23-2007, 12:15 AM
but Fed needs claycourt important tournaments to prepare RG... :lol:

im waiting for a Rogi's title in Paris...

NicoFan
03-23-2007, 12:18 AM
but Fed needs claycourt important tournaments to prepare RG... :lol:

im waiting for a Rogi's title in Paris...

Maybe Mr. Disney is planning on eliminating RG too. :rolleyes: :lol:

ChinoRios4Ever
03-23-2007, 12:19 AM
or maybe RG will be on hard or grass :lol:

a AMS on grass? :haha: what a true clown this De Villiers...

kidnicky
03-23-2007, 12:21 AM
OMG don't even say that :eek: :lol:

NicoFan
03-23-2007, 03:15 PM
I found this on The Times online (London paper).

It is believed that Fed also signed the petition.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article1550790.ece

Fergie
03-23-2007, 03:22 PM
Good boy Rogi :hug:

kidnicky
03-23-2007, 03:46 PM
He better had signed otherwise I'd give to him one of those smilies from Fergie :lol:

NicoFan
03-30-2007, 12:15 AM
Yeay for TommyB's Germany! :bounce:

The German Tennis Federation is suing the ATP over Hamburg.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601079&sid=am1oIywOGPJQ&refer=home

Sparko1030
03-30-2007, 02:33 AM
:yeah: die Deutsche!!! Good for them! I hope they are successful. One thing, as I was reading the article, it said that the round robin format had been dropped this month-does that mean only for March while they try to work the "bugs" :rolleyes: out of the system that were so apparent after BA and Vegas or forever?

NicoFan
03-30-2007, 12:54 PM
Round robins are completely gone...thankfully! The ATP voted against having them and the Player Council also voted against them.

Sparko1030
03-30-2007, 01:16 PM
:woohoo: Thanks Nicofan! But how did I miss that? Was that while I was gone????:confused: Doesn't matter of course, as long as RR are history!!! :D Now for the rest of his master plan to destroy pro tennis.....:devil:

edit: It did happen while I was gone :lol: (I finally went back on this thread) I thought I was going crazy cause how could I have forgotten something as wonderful as the end of RRs!

kidnicky
03-30-2007, 02:28 PM
Germany rules :rocker2: :lol:

can I sue them too?? :p

Fergie
03-30-2007, 03:41 PM
RR :bigwave:

TommyB.
03-30-2007, 06:46 PM
I wonder what happens with the Masters Series. The current date between Rome and Roland Garros is more than unfavorable for Hamburg and a TMS altogehter. I hope they can eliminate Mr. Disney in advance. :devil:

ChinoRios4Ever
03-30-2007, 07:29 PM
like another great german of this forum said (Bilbo):

Cya RR :wavey:

NicoFan
04-03-2007, 03:19 PM
Y'all need to go to GM and read the 2009 ATP calendar thread.

It really will be only 2 clay but 6 hardcourt events starting in 2009.

:mad:

Poor clay court guys - they are really getting screwed here.

Our Nico is going to have to work on his hardcourt game because there aren't going to be many big point clay events anymore.

kidnicky
04-03-2007, 03:43 PM
just 2 clay events?!?! just 2 MS in clay or 1 MS and RG?!?! :confused:

:mad:

I can't believe this shit! :ras: everytime that I see a new post in this thread I wonder "what the hell this stupid man did now?!?!" :shout:

NicoFan
04-03-2007, 03:48 PM
2 MS events plus RG.

I guess I won't be watching much tennis in 2009. My favorite time of the year is the European clay season. And Mr. Disney just destroyed that. :(

Poor Hamburg - it's really being downgraded - will be the smallest type of event now. Looks like it will take place after Wimbledon - part of the summer European clay season.

kidnicky
04-03-2007, 04:19 PM
can I tell you that you should stop defending the clay season on that thread of GM NicoFan?? :lol: I just read it :o

actually looking at the calendar it seems that most of the tournaments are staying but the thing would be the points and all that shit, the battle between Buenos Aires and Acapulco for that stupid Open 500 is going to be a hell!!! although I know that probably Acapulco will win for the thing that it's the most important in the LA swing and because they're moving the tournament to a bigger place that looks like almost like an MS site.

I think that I'll get more about it when the final calendar will show up :rolleyes: I'm really sorry for Hamburg, I can't believe that they practically delete this MS and then Monte Carlo no more a MS and the crap continues :mad: ... and the lenght of the season is almost hard to believe :tape:

btw NicoFan someone was asking you wich hardcourt player skips almost all the clay season .... :rolls: ... don't answer to that 'cause the post with the list would be of more of 2 pages :lol:

TommyB.
04-03-2007, 05:42 PM
Well done Mr. Disney. Anyway, I'll wait of the final calendar. But no surprise that Hamburg lost the Masters Series state.

kidnicky
04-03-2007, 06:20 PM
like you said Tommy, the one that should dissapear has to be him :ras:

Sparko1030
04-03-2007, 07:49 PM
This is just so wrong....someone with the power needs to kick de Villiers out. He really only wants hard court players in the top 10 apparently. Just so wrong....:mad: :bigcry:

kidnicky
04-03-2007, 09:50 PM
can I say bomb again now?? :mad: :p