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Old 08-23-2012, 10:21 PM   #16
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If this happens everyone loses. my respect for all players who strike Will plummet.one now expects this crap from nadal and djok but it Will disappoint me extremely if guys like federer and roddick support this.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:33 PM   #17
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i hope Nadal boycotts AO - and no one else does
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Won't happen.

"I talked to a few players and others involved in tennis, and it appears that Federer is now ready to support the less famous and rich player's fight against the Slams (he is still not in favour of all-out war, though), as he has now conquered all the Grand Slam records he wanted."

What a mug article.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:48 PM   #19
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AO Boycott - highly unlikely. There's still big money in that tournament.

Dubai super-tournament - highly likely. Those guys have enough money to buy all 4 Slams put together.
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If you get the Emirates flight to Melbourne you can stop off in Dubai to break up the journey. Problem solved.
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This has to be fake.
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Nadal is putting his money where his mouth is by boycotting the USO where he made the last two finals. Fedull only does it when it's convenient.
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Nadal is putting his money where his mouth is by boycotting the USO. Fedull only does it when it's convenient.


I can't believe you only have 600 posts general. It seems unreal. You sure are a legend around here.
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Nadal is putting his money where his mouth is by boycotting the USO where he made the last two finals. Fedull only does it when it's convenient.
This. Nadal is not injured as we all know, his ego got hurt by rosol and now he is taking the chance to boycott the USO.. too bad he wont be missed
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What a well written unbiased article this is.
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This is silly. And the author doesn't even pretend to be a neutral journalist. Just look at how he talks about Federer. It's foolish senastionalism. We'd see players talking and tweeting about this (and more than just Stakhovsky) if this was real.
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I sure hope it is.
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there's just not much that i have to say here about this really.Im not sure why its an issue, frankly the prize money for all the slams is already pretty good as it is
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This was discussed already this year in Melbourne. They'd give them a year so they can negotiate on more of the financial pie especially when it's because of the players that the tournaments make the money.
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