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Fish Playing Marseille Over Memphis?!?!

desigundah
02-19-2012, 12:50 PM
Does anyone have a clue why the #1 American is skipping a 500 event this week on his home soil (where he would be the #1 seed) to go play a 250 event all the way in Europe (where he is the #2 seed)?

I know appearance fees are probably the primary reason but that must be a hefty check he's getting to pull this move. Makes no sense at all.

Li Ching Yuen
02-19-2012, 12:54 PM
He's staying in Europe since the DC match.

desigundah
02-19-2012, 12:57 PM
He's staying in Europe since the DC match.

Why? Not like he played Rotterdam. DC was 2 weeks ago and its not like hes in Australia. The flight back to the States is only 8 hours.,

Li Ching Yuen
02-19-2012, 01:01 PM
Why? Not like he played Rotterdam. DC was 2 weeks ago and its not like hes in Australia. The flight back to the States is only 8 hours.,

DC was one week ago.

Li Ching Yuen
02-19-2012, 01:02 PM
LMAO at "only 8 hours".

MTF logic = :worship:

desigundah
02-19-2012, 01:05 PM
LMAO at "only 8 hours".

MTF logic = :worship:

Flying 8 hours first class 9 days after you play one indoor match on clay of all surfaces to play an ATP 500 event in your home country is too draining? You feeling ok? NBA players fly 5 hour flights and play less than 16 hours later....

Li Ching Yuen
02-19-2012, 01:11 PM
You should write to the ATP.

It's insulting that a American player chooses to attend a tournament in Europe by his own decision. Crime. I can't even put my head around it.

Chris Kuerten
02-19-2012, 01:12 PM
French women are more fun.

desigundah
02-19-2012, 01:20 PM
You should write to the ATP.

It's insulting that a American player chooses to attend a tournament in Europe by his own decision. Crime. I can't even put my head around it.

If you're going to reply to a question on a thread with uneducated, belligerent, responses why even bother?

Bobby
02-19-2012, 01:25 PM
He's playing Dubai after Marseille. Wouldn't make much sense to travel from Memphis to Dubai. It's much easier to go there from France.

Li Ching Yuen
02-19-2012, 01:34 PM
If you're going to reply to a question on a thread with uneducated, belligerent, responses why even bother?

Because you need to stop wasting space with stupid threads based on misinformation.

KaiserT
02-19-2012, 01:47 PM
LMAO at "only 8 hours".

MTF logic = :worship:

....... are you drunk?

gulzhan
02-19-2012, 01:54 PM
Leave him alone, he tries to learn French, that's all.

Kat_YYZ
02-19-2012, 02:02 PM
French women are more fun.

yeah, Mardy is known to love the French :p

KaiserT
02-19-2012, 02:02 PM
There's no obvious logic behind the decision, maybe Mardy has immersed himself in French culture and feels like a whole new world has opened up to him. Probably enjoying the crisp winter sunshine as stops to sip his cup of coffee, before he gets back to reading Satre.

Dougie
02-19-2012, 02:07 PM
He's playing Dubai after Marseille. Wouldn't make much sense to travel from Memphis to Dubai. It's much easier to go there from France.

It´s the Davis Cup and Dubai. Fish probably didnt see the point in travelling back and forth in such a short time. Besides, since he has been in dreadful form this season, Marseille 250 is probably the better tournament for him now than Memphis 500..

gators0708
02-19-2012, 02:09 PM
After Memphis is Delray, he should of just played both of those.

LawrenceOfTennis
02-19-2012, 02:10 PM
Fish is one of the biggest idiots in the world. No surprise :lol:

MaxPower
02-19-2012, 02:15 PM
Generally speaking Fish have small brains in relationship to their overall body weight

Aha! But maybe he got some outrageous appearance fee. Marseilles want a few stars. Soderling is sidelinded as the reigning champion

Dougie
02-19-2012, 02:16 PM
After Memphis is Delray, he should of just played both of those.

Delray Beach is not the right place for a top 10 player. I know we´re talking about Fish, but still.

henke007
02-19-2012, 02:17 PM
Good for tennis.

heya
02-19-2012, 02:26 PM
why would fish desire to see davis cup "stalwart" RodDick.

samanosuke
02-19-2012, 02:30 PM
after this decision he'll lose tangerine dream's support . betraying his own country isn't acceptable for all american clownalism

out_here_grindin
02-19-2012, 03:12 PM
equally weird is Nishikori playing in Buenos Aires

DemiCrayanhan
02-19-2012, 03:13 PM
marseille's paying him 300k just to show up apparently. sweet deal.

Looner
02-19-2012, 03:13 PM
He got paid 300k to play in France. That is all you need to know. He is staying true to his American capitalism values :wavey:.

alfonsojose
02-19-2012, 03:27 PM
Mardy Fi$h :p

Sri
02-19-2012, 03:34 PM
I would have said "money" but isn't Europe broke?

MuzzahLovah
02-19-2012, 03:40 PM
Also every one- Switzerland is next to France. If he wanted to take a week off, why not not stay in Paris or Geneva or Nice and see the sights and then go to Marseille? Over Memphis? Most Americans would probably do that as well.

abraxas21
02-19-2012, 03:41 PM
You should write to the ATP.

It's insulting that a American player chooses to attend a tournament in Europe by his own decision. Crime. I can't even put my head around it.

don't be ridiculous. that's not what the OP is saying at all.

Adri89
02-19-2012, 03:46 PM
Marseille rocks

Slice Winner
02-19-2012, 04:49 PM
Who would pay €300k to have FISH play? :-p
He'll probably lose 2nd round.

tennisfan856
02-19-2012, 06:26 PM
lol, this sport's payout system is so flawed. Mardy doesn't even have to break a sweat and he earns more than someone grinding out an atp 250 title.

betowiec
02-19-2012, 09:19 PM
lol, this sport's payout system is so flawed. Mardy doesn't even have to break a sweat and he earns more than someone grinding out an atp 250 title.
well, it's not like this is his first year on the tour
"big names" get paid