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Agassi OUT of TMS Madrid!!!!!!!

Agassi Aces
10-11-2006, 07:32 PM
Andre Agassi has withdrawn from the ATP Tennis Masters Series Event in Madrid played in October. ATP officials made a mistake, not taking Agassi's name off the Entry Computer as he was still ranked high enough to gain direct acceptance. When the entry list was confirmed back in August, Andre was ranked at 39th and nobody withdrew him till Darren Cahill noticed Andre's name on the entry lsit whilst surfing the net last week. Agassi escaped a heavy fine and announced his withdrawal from the event on Wednesday. However from now on Agassi won't have a problem as his ranking is registered below 100. Tha laughable thing is that he is OFFICIALLY RETIRED AND HE'S HAVING TO WITHDRAW!!!!!!

Deboogle!.
10-11-2006, 07:38 PM
lol, bureaucracy at its finest.

Jimnik
10-11-2006, 07:39 PM
Damn it. Maybe he'll win it next year. ;)

rofe
10-11-2006, 08:09 PM
:haha:

Adler
10-11-2006, 08:12 PM
You don't really know whether to laugh or cry because of the stupidity

Deboogle!.
10-11-2006, 08:13 PM
You don't really know whether to laugh or cry because of the stupidityLaugh! :D

revolution
10-11-2006, 08:13 PM
OMG NOOOOOOOOOOO THIS IS SHOCKING! :eek:

chicky841
10-11-2006, 08:13 PM
:rolls:

Jlee
10-11-2006, 08:18 PM
:eek: OMG :haha:

It's good he has Cahill...

scoobs
10-11-2006, 08:22 PM
Maybe they thought if they left him in they'd be able to force him to play.

"But no-one withdrew you, Andre...heavy fines if you don't come..."

Regenbogen
10-11-2006, 08:41 PM
:rolls:

Oh Lord. How ridiculous :lol:

MarieS
10-11-2006, 08:44 PM
I thought somebody had bumped up an old thread...:rolls:
only in tennis...

roddick#1tome
10-11-2006, 09:05 PM
he retired didnt he so it should be reasonable for him to stop playing

ReservoirCat
10-11-2006, 09:06 PM
lol, bureaucracy at its finest.

:D

Probably had to withdraw in triplicate...

smucav
10-11-2006, 09:07 PM
Andre Agassi has withdrawn from the ATP Tennis Masters Series Event in Madrid played in October. ATP officials made a mistake, not taking Agassi's name off the Entry Computer as he was still ranked high enough to gain direct acceptance.The ATP doesn't remove anyone from the ATP rankings when they retire. Unlike the WTA which allows players to officially retire by asking to be removed from the rankings after they announce their retirements (example: Steffi Graf), there is no official retirement process in the ATP. ATP players simply fall off the rankings 52 weeks after their last countable event. SteveG's site has a list of the players who drop off every week and you can see there that anyone who announced their retirements (example: Todd Martin) stayed in the ATP rankings until 52 weeks after their last events.When the entry list was confirmed back in August, Andre was ranked at 39th and nobody withdrew him till Darren Cahill noticed Andre's name on the entry lsit whilst surfing the net last week. Agassi escaped a heavy fine and announced his withdrawal from the event on Wednesday. However from now on Agassi won't have a problem as his ranking is registered below 100. Tha laughable thing is that he is OFFICIALLY RETIRED AND HE'S HAVING TO WITHDRAW!!!!!!He wouldn't have faced a "heavy" fine: there's no penalty for withdrawing from the alternate list and if he had gotten in and then withdrew, his fine would be minimal as he's ranked outside the top #100 (& the ATP would probably have waived it anyway).

MarieS
10-11-2006, 09:10 PM
he retired didnt he so it should be reasonable for him to stop playing

:cuckoo:

Bilbo
10-11-2006, 09:17 PM
Typical AMS Madrid. They are making mistakes every year. First it was a leaked roof with water coming in and now this.

Halba
10-11-2006, 09:48 PM
:rolls: :rolls: :rolls: :rolls:

ams madrid ya sukas

ChinoRios4Ever
10-12-2006, 03:35 AM
:haha: :haha: :haha:

atheneglaukopis
10-12-2006, 04:15 AM
Love this thread!

mrserenawilliams
10-12-2006, 07:03 AM
OMG are you freakin' kidding?!

Tankman
10-12-2006, 12:51 PM
The ATP doesn't remove anyone from the ATP rankings when they retire. Unlike the WTA which allows players to officially retire by asking to be removed from the rankings after they announce their retirements (example: Steffi Graf), there is no official retirement process in the ATP. ATP players simply fall off the rankings 52 weeks after their last countable event. SteveG's site has a list of the players who drop off every week and you can see there that anyone who announced their retirements (example: Todd Martin) stayed in the ATP rankings until 52 weeks after their last events.

...time to change the ranking system, i would think then...