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Las Vegas Field Looking Strong

Grinder
12-01-2005, 12:35 PM
There's no forum for it yet, so I'll post it here. If you didn't already know, the Scottsdale Open has moved to Las Vegas, Scottsdale usually got pretty weak draws because it's in the same weak as Acapulco and Dubai. Some early committments are:

Andy Roddick
Fernando Gonzalez
Tommy Robredo
Robby Ginepri
James Blake
Max Mirnyi
Xavier Malisse
Mark Phillipoussis
Vince Spadea
Mardy Fish
Andy Murray

CooCooCachoo
12-01-2005, 12:56 PM
Seems like Tommy really is leaving the European / Asian hard courts behind :(

shotgun
12-01-2005, 01:02 PM
Another WC for Flip. :lol:

LaTenista
12-01-2005, 01:30 PM
Gonzo is going to Las Vegas instead of Acapulco. :eek:

With his child-fiancee, I'm sure the Poo will fit in just fine there.

Action Jackson
12-01-2005, 01:32 PM
The casinos must be helping with appearance money.

revolution
12-01-2005, 01:48 PM
Gonzo usually only plays VDM in the South American clay tour, although last year he played BA as well. The other year he went to Europe after his home event.

Andy probably would still have a low ranking to enter Rotterdam, Dubai directly so this is a good choice, and good preparation for IW/Miami.

lau
12-01-2005, 01:56 PM
Gonzalez didnīt play BA last summer. He was injured,.... if I`m not wrong ;)

Sjengster
12-01-2005, 02:06 PM
Surely you're not suggesting he ducked it deliberately, are you lau?

DrJules
12-01-2005, 02:10 PM
:scratch: No Andre Agassi yet. Only time will tell.

lau
12-01-2005, 02:26 PM
Surely you're not suggesting he ducked it deliberately, are you lau?
:tape: :p

Galaxystorm
12-01-2005, 02:39 PM
Surely you're not suggesting he ducked it deliberately, are you lau?

Well, Buenos Aires crowd was waiting for Gonzo with open arms :devil: after the treatment that argentinian players received from chilean crowd in Viņa del Mar when they faced Gonzo :tape:

alfonsojose
12-01-2005, 02:40 PM
:eek: tons of money whores

LaTenista
12-01-2005, 03:03 PM
Agassi has already committed to the real cash cow, Dubai. :tape:

Action Jackson
12-01-2005, 03:09 PM
Agassi has already committed to the real cash cow, Dubai. :tape:

You're wrong Agassi is going to Dubai for the culture, architecture and not for the appearance money, it is not true that Dubai is the real cash cow. He wants to go skiing there.

alfonsojose
12-01-2005, 03:12 PM
you both are wrong. He's so scared to play in front of his home crowd :angel:

Devotee
12-01-2005, 03:14 PM
Agassi is going to Dubai for the culture, architecture.

I agree that's why Agassi's going.

George, are you having a bout with insomnia lately? You've been posting at all hours of the day and night!

Action Jackson
12-01-2005, 03:16 PM
you both are wrong. He's so scared to play in front of his home crowd :angel:

Mr Baranquilla has the likely answer.

DrJules
12-01-2005, 03:16 PM
You're wrong Agassi is going to Dubai for the culture, architecture and not for the appearance money, it is not true that Dubai is the real cash cow. He wants to go skiing there.

No for the duty free.

revolution
12-01-2005, 03:33 PM
I don't see anything wrong with Agassi's choice of events, if the money motivates him, well it does everyone else, look at Rusedski, he's going to Doha, although he's skipping the AO.

alfonsojose
12-01-2005, 03:35 PM
Maybe this time he'll be able to make Federer fall from that :scared: tennis court :devil:

shotgun
12-01-2005, 03:40 PM
Agassi's choice of events doesn't matter, since there's a high probability that he doesn't show up in the events he's commited to.

revolution
12-01-2005, 03:41 PM
The one event I would put money on that Andre doesn't play is Monte Carlo.

Action Jackson
12-01-2005, 03:44 PM
Agassi's choice of events doesn't matter, since there's a high probability that he doesn't show up in the events he's commited to.

You know the sheikhs can pay his financial demands, this plus his love of the cultural and historical things, mean he is more than likely to turn up to Dubai.

DrJules
12-01-2005, 03:44 PM
When you are as famous and have the popularity of Andre Agassi you can do what you what. He may not be world no. 1 but he is the biggest star in the mens game.

revolution
12-01-2005, 03:46 PM
Well he isn't doing anything wrong, he plays the slams, the major events, what's wrong with his choice of optionals? Stupid jealous people as always....

Action Jackson
12-01-2005, 03:51 PM
Well he isn't doing anything wrong, he plays the slams, the major events, what's wrong with his choice of optionals? Stupid jealous people as always....

What are you going on about? Who has said Agassi has done anything wrong? The answer to that is no one has said it.

revolution
12-01-2005, 03:53 PM
Well it seems like people are complaining about his choice of events and pointing out he can do what he likes.

shotgun
12-01-2005, 03:54 PM
Well he isn't doing anything wrong, he plays the slams, the major events, what's wrong with his choice of optionals? Stupid jealous people as always....

What???

its.like.that
12-01-2005, 03:55 PM
You know the sheikhs can pay his financial demands, this plus his love of the cultural and historical things, mean he is more than likely to turn up to Dubai.

well if he does choose to play Las Vegas instead, when he gets knocked out early on, I would bet money on him flying over to Dubai to indulge in the local cultural delights.

revolution
12-01-2005, 03:57 PM
What???

You know, those four events played on RA, clay, grass and decoturf. :)

He has been injured the last two Wimbys, he is desperate to play next year though.

its.like.that
12-01-2005, 03:59 PM
When you are as famous and have the popularity of Andre Agassi you can do what you what. He may not be world no. 1 but he is the biggest star in the mens game.

well he is the biggest something in the game, but star is not the word.

revolution
12-01-2005, 04:00 PM
well he is the biggest something in the game, but star is not the word.

Enjoy another AO, especially if he wins. :D

its.like.that
12-01-2005, 04:01 PM
Well he isn't doing anything wrong, he plays the slams, the major events, what's wrong with his choice of optionals? Stupid jealous people as always....

the US hardcourt season is not a major event - hence why he didn't get knocked out in the 1st round each time.

its.like.that
12-01-2005, 04:02 PM
Enjoy another AO, especially if he wins. :D

:confused: what?

shotgun
12-01-2005, 04:03 PM
You know, those four events played on RA, clay, grass and decoturf. :)

He has been injured the last two Wimbys, he is desperate to play next year though.

As far as I'm concerned, the Masters Series tournaments aren't optional. ;)

alfonsojose
12-01-2005, 04:05 PM
Well he isn't doing anything wrong, he plays the slams, the major events, what's wrong with his choice of optionals? Stupid jealous people as always....
:cuckoo: i'm fan of the guy. We're just making fun of his probably choice of Dubai over Las Vegas. There's nothing wrong about that.

alfonsojose
12-01-2005, 04:29 PM
Will he be a ball boy for the tournament :drool: ?
http://www.cbs.com/primetime/csi/bios/index.php?cast_member=george

cobalt60
12-01-2005, 04:37 PM
Well this looks to be an interesting field. And the family are interested in going as well. Woohoo- new tennis fans..

Lee
12-01-2005, 04:59 PM
Will he be a ball boy for the tournament :drool: ?
http://www.cbs.com/primetime/csi/bios/index.php?cast_member=george

George Eads :inlove: I don't like his moustache this year :p

Lee
12-01-2005, 05:00 PM
Well this looks to be an interesting field. And the family are interested in going as well. Woohoo- new tennis fans..

Really Sue? Should I plan a trip too?

alfonsojose
12-01-2005, 05:03 PM
George Eads :inlove: I don't like his moustache this year :p
Moustache :speakles: :sad:

Angle Queen
12-01-2005, 05:06 PM
Well this looks to be an interesting field. And the family are interested in going as well. Woohoo- new tennis fans..
Really Sue? Should I plan a trip too?Hmmm, Vegas in early Spring? He could do the casinos...whilst I cheer on Andy and Max! Just might have to chat with the :hearts: about this one!

Fee
12-01-2005, 05:20 PM
This looks like the same crowd that is going to play San Jose, Memphis, and even a few will play Delray. The guys who come over for the American swing usually stay for all four of them (and I am SO angling to get Robredo in my car in San Jose, one of the long trips to the practice facility :devil: )

alfonsojose
12-01-2005, 05:35 PM
This looks like the same crowd that is going to play San Jose, Memphis, and even a few will play Delray. The guys who come over for the American swing usually stay for all four of them (and I am SO angling to get Robredo in my car in San Jose, one of the long trips to the practice facility :devil: )
:aplot:

SwissMister1
12-01-2005, 06:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lee
Quote:
Originally Posted by cobalt60
Well this looks to be an interesting field. And the family are interested in going as well. Woohoo- new tennis fans..

Really Sue? Should I plan a trip too?

Hmmm, Vegas in early Spring? He could do the casinos...whilst I cheer on Andy and Max! Just might have to chat with the about this one!

If you three ladies are going, who wouldn't want to play in Vegas ;)

Andre and Dubai are so closely linked that they are going to build one of those artificial islands in the Gulf in the shape of his silhouette.

cobalt60
12-01-2005, 06:06 PM
Really Sue? Should I plan a trip too?
I will let you know over the next few weeks. :D

cobalt60
12-01-2005, 06:08 PM
Hmmm, Vegas in early Spring? He could do the casinos...whilst I cheer on Andy and Max! Just might have to chat with the :hearts: about this one!
Oh this is really getting better all the time. Hubs likes Vegas and the eldest at least will watch tennis with me. Casinos? Hmmm if hubs is babysitting the youngest that wouldn't work but.......

*Ljubica*
12-01-2005, 06:09 PM
I don't see anything wrong with Agassi's choice of events, if the money motivates him, well it does everyone else, look at Rusedski, he's going to Doha, although he's skipping the AO.

The only reason Rusedski isn't playing the AO is to be at home for the brith of his first child, so it wasn't really a case of choosing not to play it - he just puts his family first like Lleyton did.

cobalt60
12-01-2005, 06:09 PM
This looks like the same crowd that is going to play San Jose, Memphis, and even a few will play Delray. The guys who come over for the American swing usually stay for all four of them (and I am SO angling to get Robredo in my car in San Jose, one of the long trips to the practice facility :devil: )
Good luck Fee with driving Robredo ;) I had also thought about Memphis but the timimg is off for that one.

kingkent
12-01-2005, 06:14 PM
IMO there are only five players worth seeing there. The rest of the field is just there because in their minds it is a winnable tournament and they get a nice chunk of change from TC, i.e. Roddick.

Lee
12-01-2005, 06:18 PM
Oh this is really getting better all the time. Hubs likes Vegas and the eldest at least will watch tennis with me. Casinos? Hmmm if hubs is babysitting the youngest that wouldn't work but.......

Las Vegas has tried to attract more families and has developed many family entertainments in addition to casinos. My friend's family had visited there about 2 years ago and had many fun times without hitting any casinos at all.

cobalt60
12-01-2005, 06:22 PM
Las Vegas has tried to attract more families and has developed many family entertainments in addition to casinos. My friend's family had visited there about 2 years ago and had many fun times without hitting any casinos at all.
Yes, that's why the family are interested in going :woohoo: There would be more for everyone to do! I need to go re-look up the dates of the tounie.

nobama
12-01-2005, 06:38 PM
Maybe this time he'll be able to make Federer fall from that :scared: tennis court :devil:Nah, he's going there because he wants to be bitch slapped by Fed. Last year he beat him in straight sets, 3 and 1.

Bad Religion
12-01-2005, 06:41 PM
Las Vegas field looks like another single title in US for Roddick

NyGeL
12-01-2005, 06:50 PM
i can't belive he is not going to play at home T_T

cobalt60
12-01-2005, 06:56 PM
Las Vegas field looks like another single title in US for Roddick
What about your countryman,Gonzalez? He had a great year. No reason why it won't continue in 2006.

Bad Religion
12-01-2005, 07:07 PM
What about your countryman,Gonzalez? He had a great year. No reason why it won't continue in 2006.


Gonzalez ? ... I don't think so , with Roddick , Blake , maybe Agassi in






:secret: I don't like him (Gonzalez )

cincy
12-01-2005, 09:06 PM
Andre is already committed to Dubai . . . for the small sum of $500,000. :angel: Plus, he has invested in some of the new properties going up over there.

I doubt any of the players (except Andy R.) will be receiving incentive money for playing. And, anyway, selling out a tennis tournament in Vegas is an iffy prospect, even if Andre were to play.

revolution
12-01-2005, 09:48 PM
The only reason Rusedski isn't playing the AO is to be at home for the brith of his first child, so it wasn't really a case of choosing not to play it - he just puts his family first like Lleyton did.

What I meant was that although he wants to be there for his child, the riches in Doha were an incentive to go play there before returning home for the birth.

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12-01-2005, 10:17 PM
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~EMiLiTA~
12-03-2005, 09:54 AM
looks like a good field so far

las vegas is a cool city, i enjoyed it a lot when i was there...if i had holidays at the time of the tournament, i would go...but it is the first week of first semester at uni :banghead:

Galaxystorm
12-03-2005, 12:36 PM
looks like a good field so far

las vegas is a cool city, i enjoyed it a lot when i was there...if i had holidays at the time of the tournament, i would go...but it is the first week of first semester at uni :banghead:

Don't be sad , you will can watch Robredo live at another tournament :hug: :tape:

Horatio Caine
12-03-2005, 12:54 PM
He has been injured the last two Wimbys, he is desperate to play next year though.

He is far from desperate...he hates grass.

amierin
12-03-2005, 12:54 PM
With his child-fiancee, I'm sure the Poo will fit in just fine there.

Lovely discussion and all but I'm still stuck on this comment. What's up with that? :eek:

Back on topic I'm surprised AA isn't playing Vegas but when I read how much money he's getting for appearing at the other tourny that made everything perfectly clear. Not AA bashing, just stating the obvious.

Horatio Caine
12-03-2005, 12:57 PM
I don't see anything wrong with Agassi's choice of events, if the money motivates him, well it does everyone else, look at Rusedski, he's going to Doha, although he's skipping the AO.

Ay? Greg said he was going to Oz at the start of the year. He won't fly there to play 1 event in the week before AO and then fly back home :confused:

Baby isn't due until mid - February as far as I know :confused:

amierin
12-03-2005, 01:06 PM
Ay? Greg said he was going to Oz at the start of the year. He won't fly there to play 1 event in the week before AO and then fly back home :confused:

Baby isn't due until mid - February as far as I know :confused:

Rusedski doesn't stand a snow ball's chance in hell at Oz but hey, this worked for Potato so why not Rusedski.

star
12-03-2005, 02:03 PM
Seems like Tommy really is leaving the European / Asian hard courts behind :(

It's a good move for Tommy becuase it gets him used to pretty much the same conditions as IW.

star
12-03-2005, 02:11 PM
I think Las Vegas is one of the most annoying cities in the U.S. I really don't care for the ambience there and the traffic on the strip is maddening. It's just not my kind of place at all but I understand that millions of others like it.

I hope the tournament is fan friendly. Probably the best thing about a little tournament is being able to see the players more than at a big tournament. I just can't see going to this tournament when IW is only a week away and very close -- only about a 3 hour drive.

FishLover4
12-03-2005, 11:24 PM
Its actually not in Las Vegas it says its right outside of vegas in Summerlin, NV- like 15 mins from the strip so thats good...

~EMiLiTA~
12-04-2005, 09:59 AM
Don't be sad , you will can watch Robredo live at another tournament :hug: :tape:

oh yes, i can't wait to see him next month :rolleyes: