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View Poll Results: Which of these compulsory 1000 level events would you drop

05.03.2012 - Hard - BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, USA 10 7.09%
23.03.2011 - Hard - Sony Ericsson Open, Miami, USA 16 11.35%
01.05.2011 - Clay - Mutua Madrid Open, Madrid, Spain 14 9.93%
08.05.2011 - Clay - Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome, Italy 10 7.09%
08.08.2011 - Hard - Rogers Cup, Montreal, Canada 6 4.26%
14.08.2011 - Hard - Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, USA 20 14.18%
09.10.2011 - Hard - Shanghai Rolex Masters, Shanghai, China 48 34.04%
07.11.2011 - Hard - BNP Paribas Masters - Paris, France 17 12.06%
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:17 PM   #796
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Default Re: Player union call as injuries mount

In the old days players use to play on wood surfaces.
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:25 PM   #797
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Indian wells, Miami and all clay tournaments should be banned. Bring back wood.
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:53 PM   #798
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It was wrong of me to say we should get rid of all claycourt tournaments. That was a ludicrous suggestion. I still think we should fuck off Indian Wells and Miami. We have nine masters. Three are on clay. Indian Wells and Miami are slow hardcourts . Shanghai is slow. Montreal is not exactly fast. This leaves Cincinnati plus Paris. Thats just two fast ones. Out of nine. And no longer any fast slams.
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:04 AM   #799
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Also. These modern day strings being used. Mugs being glorified because of a technological technicality. Fuck this shit.
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Default Re: Player union call as injuries mount

Rafa going to advocate for slow surfaces at all tournaments. Got to protect the knees, no?

Expect Bercy to be slower than the Australian Open next year and the Masters Cup played on a clay court.
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what a load of bollocks...

schedule and ranking system is not broke...

25+ carpet tournaments in 1989

15+ carpet tournaments in 1999

0 carpet tournaments in 2009

Only 9 in 1999. Two years earlier there were 16.
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:23 AM   #802
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Only 9 in 1999. Two years earlier there were 16.
correction noted...

you have stats on this mate...? gonna be writing something soon, would be grateful for some numbers if you have them handy... save me time...

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I hear you Fast Clay. Lets not forget the bollocks that is the O2 playing surface for the WTF. Another 'hardcourt' that is actually just a claycourt.
yeah i would support something medium paced at the WTF for sure... in a well balanced tour, it should suit all styles, right on the heels of the faster indoor season of once upon a time..
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Let them answer some questions about how to prevent all these retirements and the proper punishment for quitters.
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Default Re: Player union call as injuries mount

As always, Nadalito is trying hard to lobby for things in his favour. There's nothing there that goes against him. He doesn't give a toss about lower ranked players and juniors trying to establish themselves. I also love their muggy fans who will support them even in WWIII.
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Maybe if every tournament wasn't so slow then the defenders at the top of the game wouldn't be burning out so soon.
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Rafa going to advocate for slow surfaces at all tournaments. Got to protect the knees, no?
Madame soleil at work again.

For Nadal, other factors matter more than the speed of the court (for his playing style and for his knees). But don't let me stop your ACC campaign.

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I understand the complaining about the homogenisation of surfaces but to suggest that everything is becoming a clay court is ACC material and ludicrous. Even if a hard court plays rather slow, that still doesn't make it a clay court.

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Old 09-17-2011, 12:03 PM   #807
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Nadal & Murray should just shut the f*ck up!
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:45 PM   #808
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Rest instead of playing all those useless and stupid exh like Kooyong or Abu Dhabi
Players are ready to sacrify their health to win money that's why they are always injured. December is a month to rest and relax, not to run all over the world to play fake tennis
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:10 PM   #809
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I still think having 12 mandated tournaments is too many. They need to play 4 ATP 500's too, and at least 2 250's/exhibitions if they don't want to be rusty for the Australian Open and Wimbledon. There should be options to only play a few Masters, and the ATP 500 rule should be scrapped.
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CORDOBA, Spain (AP) -- Rafael Nadal shouldn't blame the Davis Cup for the crowded tennis schedule after playing the event infrequently in recent years, the head of the International Tennis Federation said Saturday.

Nadal was again critical of the busy schedule Friday after winning the first match in Spain's 2-0 Davis Cup semifinal lead over France. It came four days after he lost the U.S. Open final in New York to Novak Djokovic. Asked if players could strike over the convoluted calendar, Nadal did not rule out "strong action."
But ITF president Francesco Ricci said Nadal's argument was "inconsistent."

"Nadal has all the right to feel tired after playing 70 matches this year, but that's not the fault of the Davis Cup, which he has played only three times in the past two years," Ricci said at Cordoba's bullring.
Nadal helped Spain lift the Davis Cup trophy in 2009.

"Nadal says we don't listen to the players but the date of the Davis Cup was changed against the wishes of the ITF and its president," Ricci said. "We still feel the dates, especially those in September, are not right."
Nadal was among a group of top players - including Roger Federer - which lobbied the ITF to move Davis Cup dates to the week after Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 2009.

Nadal said organizers only cared about money and not the players' health in remarks Friday. Talk has emerged about making the Davis Cup a biannual tournament, but Ricci said was "nonnegotiable."
"Playing Davis Cup can't just be about money, you also have to give something back to the sport," Ricci said.
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