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04-06-2013 05:41 PM
aleunforcederror
Re: Houston Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated April 5, 2013)

Good luck here to Haas, Hewitt, Blake and Monfils.
04-05-2013 06:33 PM
Mark Lenders
Re: Houston Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated April 2, 2013)

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Originally Posted by Nathaliia View Post
the funniest is when none of these known guys shows up it's "weak event" and "challenger" but if someone plays it, then despite the tournament gets some legacy now, he's becoming "vulture"

talking to the horse here
Are you implying that Monaco is 'someone' ie a big name? His presence only diminishes the event.
04-05-2013 11:40 AM
Nathaliia
Re: Houston Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated April 2, 2013)

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Originally Posted by lalaland View Post
I have nothing against Stan, I like the guy, just want to be clear about that. So regretfully that I dragged him into this conversation which is not at all about him. It's a stupid notion to suggest that any players playing a ATP250 is vulturing. Then again, we know it's not about that either, it's just about personal bias ruining every conversation. MTF is so frustrating these days *sigh*.
the funniest is when none of these known guys shows up it's "weak event" and "challenger" but if someone plays it, then despite the tournament gets some legacy now, he's becoming "vulture"

talking to the horse here
04-04-2013 05:57 PM
CooCooCachoo
Re: Houston Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated April 2, 2013)

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Originally Posted by duong View Post
Stan won Lugano challenger in 2009 and 2010 (and actually Stan was the top-player out of top-4 who was used to playing the lightest schedule, he has decided to play more this year).

PS : it's useless talking to a donkey, the ignore-list is an useful instrument.
The ignore list is not as useful an instrument as just ignoring posters by practicing self-restraint
04-04-2013 01:18 AM
willoughby
Re: Houston Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated April 2, 2013)

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Originally Posted by duong View Post
PS : it's useless talking to a donkey, the ignore-list is an useful instrument.
This. But sadly we can still read that guy's BS when some other users quote him. I was out of these forums for months and now I see this guy is still here polluting the board with his pathetic vulturing idiocy
04-04-2013 12:40 AM
Mark Lenders
Re: Houston Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated March 23, 2013)

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Originally Posted by lalaland View Post
You're right, such a depleted field is hard to find on the ATP level. Thanks Chase Visa for finding one in Challenger.
So all you can find is a home event he played to promote Swiss tennis three years ago, really? That surely indicates consistent vulturng
04-03-2013 05:22 PM
lalaland
Re: Houston Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated April 2, 2013)

I have nothing against Stan, I like the guy, just want to be clear about that. So regretfully that I dragged him into this conversation which is not at all about him. It's a stupid notion to suggest that any players playing a ATP250 is vulturing. Then again, we know it's not about that either, it's just about personal bias ruining every conversation. MTF is so frustrating these days *sigh*.
04-03-2013 09:47 AM
Nathaliia
Re: Houston Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated April 2, 2013)

wawa is a casablanca veteran
even managed to get bageled by klizan en route the championship
http://stevegtennis.com/results/2010/a-casablanca.txt

almost a home event for him
04-03-2013 03:37 AM
lalaland
Re: Houston Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated March 23, 2013)

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Originally Posted by Mark Lenders View Post
Again, point me out other instances where Wawrinka played an event with such a depleted field.
You're right, such a depleted field is hard to find on the ATP level. Thanks Chase Visa for finding one in Challenger.
04-03-2013 02:00 AM
Chase Visa
Re: Houston Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated March 23, 2013)

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Originally Posted by Mark Lenders View Post
No. Being a home event, there's a reason to be playing there, it's no surprise that most players prefer home events. Besides, you can't be a vulture because of one tournament, it's something that requires consistently picking weak events. Haas actually went through Berdych, Kohli and Federer to win a 250 last year, he definitely doesn't have the habit of picking weak events.

Again, point me out other instances where Wawrinka played an event with such a depleted field. I picked up on Monaco, not because of this particular tournament alone, but because he often does it.
In 2010 he played a Challenger. Yeah.
04-03-2013 12:50 AM
Mark Lenders
Re: Houston Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated March 23, 2013)

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Originally Posted by lalaland View Post
So your definition of vulture isn't about a player entering a weaker-than-his-ranking field then? it's a player entering a weaker-than-his-ranking "non-home-event" field. Got it.


I don't know, so I didn't say he asked for one. Reason I didn't say is because I did not think whether he asked for one or was forced to accept one (probably with money pointed to his head) is of any importance. The fact of the matter is that he is now in a event that has a significantly weak field, which I did not have problem with, and apparently so didn't you because your definition of vulture is a player entering a weaker-than-his-ranking field who has a surname of Monaco or Ferrer. Otherwise, I don't see you go around here criticizing Wawrinka, what gives? Is it only players who entered Houston who's not Americans (or Spanish since I don't see you criticizing Almagro either) are worthy of being called the word you hinted that started with a v? Casablanca is obviously no Houston.


Lucky that Almagro, Haas, Wawrinka's respective country teams are all out of DC, otherwise, they will be in the same boat as Monaco. We don't want that, oh no, we don't.
No. Being a home event, there's a reason to be playing there, it's no surprise that most players prefer home events. Besides, you can't be a vulture because of one tournament, it's something that requires consistently picking weak events. Haas actually went through Berdych, Kohli and Federer to win a 250 last year, he definitely doesn't have the habit of picking weak events.

Again, point me out other instances where Wawrinka played an event with such a depleted field. I picked up on Monaco, not because of this particular tournament alone, but because he often does it.
04-02-2013 09:10 PM
lalaland
Re: Houston Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated March 23, 2013)

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Originally Posted by Mark Lenders View Post
Haas is a US citizen so he's basically playing a home event.
So your definition of vulture isn't about a player entering a weaker-than-his-ranking field then? it's a player entering a weaker-than-his-ranking "non-home-event" field. Got it.

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Originally Posted by Mark Lenders View Post
And how do you know Wawrinka asked for a wild card and wasn't simply offered one?
I don't know, so I didn't say he asked for one. Reason I didn't say is because I did not think whether he asked for one or was forced to accept one (probably with money pointed to his head) is of any importance. The fact of the matter is that he is now in a event that has a significantly weak field, which I did not have problem with, and apparently so didn't you because your definition of vulture is a player entering a weaker-than-his-ranking field who has a surname of Monaco or Ferrer. Otherwise, I don't see you go around here criticizing Wawrinka, what gives? Is it only players who entered Houston who's not Americans (or Spanish since I don't see you criticizing Almagro either) are worthy of being called the word you hinted that started with a v? Casablanca is obviously no Houston.

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Originally Posted by Mark Lenders View Post
Monaco, on the other hand, is playing DC in Argentina this weekend and Monte Carlo the week after, playing Houston in between has only one explanation. I'll give you a clue: it starts with a v and it has wings.
Lucky that Almagro, Haas, Wawrinka's respective country teams are all out of DC, otherwise, they will be in the same boat as Monaco. We don't want that, oh no, we don't.
04-02-2013 07:29 PM
Matt01
Re: Houston Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated March 23, 2013)

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Originally Posted by Mark Lenders View Post
Monaco, on the other hand, is playing DC in Argentina this weekend and Monte Carlo the week after, playing Houston in between has only one explanation. I'll give you a clue: it starts with a v and it has wings.



He always lost in the 1st round this year and therefore barely played any matches. If his injury is healed, he needs to enter tournaments to play as many matches as possible.
04-02-2013 06:06 PM
Mark Lenders
Re: Houston Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated March 23, 2013)

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Originally Posted by lalaland View Post
So does Almagro and Haas, who are in front of Monaco in the ranking.
And don't go into the Casablanca thread, or you'll be more appalled to find that Wawrinka getting a WC into a field that has 1 Top 30 players. Then again, you won't bcos Wawrinka is not really on your agenda.
Haas is a US citizen so he's basically playing a home event.

And how do you know Wawrinka asked for a wild card and wasn't simply offered one?

Monaco, on the other hand, is playing DC in Argentina this weekend and Monte Carlo the week after, playing Houston in between has only one explanation. I'll give you a clue: it starts with a v and it has wings.
04-02-2013 01:23 PM
jcempire
Re: Houston Entry List (updated March 3, 2013)

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Originally Posted by smucav View Post
Please don't give this guy another WC. Let him to make it by himself
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