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Old 11-23-2012, 01:57 AM   #31
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L.A. no more. Moving to Colombia
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/farmers...6295--ten.html
In other links i've read that the owner of IW made an offer too ..
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:01 AM   #32
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:02 AM   #33
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.. "The quality of the field also declined in recent years. Sam Querrey has won three of the past four tournaments"
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:26 AM   #34
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Fantastic. No longer will I have to choose between watching elite tennis and being murdered by a drug cartel! Bogota will roll right over Acapulco in that regard.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:56 AM   #35
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L.A. no more. Moving to Colombia
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/farmers...6295--ten.html
In other links i've read that the owner of IW made an offer too ..
he had made an offer but from the link now it seems it's official that it's the Bogota guy who got it in the end.

I had read in a Swiss article that that guy (who is also responsible for Federer's exho match with Tsonga in Bogota) had tried to get one ATP tournament for very long, but obviously would prefer another date.

I read that the 9600 tickets for the Fed-Tsonga exho had been sold in 3 hours

In that article I read, they say that SouthAmerica is crazy about tennis like nowhere else, they say that in Argentina even housewives are experts about tennis

It's normal that tournaments from the USA move there in these conditions, as the Americans seem to be disinterested in tennis.
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Yes, it's been confirmed Bogota purchased the licence for the LA event and a hardcourt event will be held 15-21 July.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:08 AM   #38
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Yes, it's been confirmed Bogota purchased the licence for the LA event and a hardcourt event will be held 15-21 July.
yes they exchanged the date with Atlanta :
it was Atlanta-LA-Washington,
it will be Bogota-Atlanta-Washington
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Colombia is in the same time zone of the U.S. east coast and you can fly from Bogota to NYC in 5 and a half hours. However, Bogota is 2600 mt above sea level.
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Colombia is in the same time zone of the U.S. east coast and you can fly from Bogota to NYC in 5 and a half hours. However, Bogota is 2600 mt above sea level.
Bad desicion. Nobody is going to go there at that time of the year. Free week for hard court players. This tournament should had been scheduled for the South American swing.
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Bad desicion. Nobody is going to go there at that time of the year. Free week for hard court players. This tournament should had been scheduled for the South American swing.
the company from Bogota wanted to have a tournament for long but you need to buy an existing tournament "license" for that, and they bought the one from Los Angeles.

Not sure if they can change their date in the scheme of the ATP-calendar reform where there should be a december-southAmerican swing from what we heard.
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Bad desicion. Nobody is going to go there at that time of the year. Free week for hard court players. This tournament should had been scheduled for the South American swing.
Are you sure?

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this tournament will be filled by mugs trying to get an HC title, just imagine Monaco getting this title
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this tournament will be filled by mugs trying to get an HC title, just imagine Monaco getting this title
Seriously, who's gonna play there. For a HC player, it makes no sense to go to Bogota when US HC events start already the next week. And clay vultures are having the European post-Wimby clay vulturing swing.
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