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View Poll Results: WWW Memphis 500?

Marin Cilic 14 18.67%
Kei Nishikori 12 16.00%
Milos Raonic 27 36.00%
John Isner 3 4.00%
Sam Querrey 1 1.33%
Alexandr Dolgopolov 4 5.33%
Tommy Haas 10 13.33%
Someone else (specify) 4 5.33%
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:39 AM   #31
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Tommy MempHaas to win the 5th slam again.
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I'm not a troll. I don't hate Raonic(just think he is an overhyped servebot). I'm not bitter about Tokyo, Murray demolished him when it mattered most.
yes, you are and a BIG ONE, you should be proud of yourself ... how is your twinbro Sap doing ?

anyway, cheering for Milos (just because he is Canadian ) and Haas. Kinda hoping Haas will win this ... not a great field tho, but whatever.

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Old 02-16-2013, 04:00 AM   #33
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How in the world is this a 500?
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:07 AM   #34
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Looks like a 250 eh?
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Looks like a 250 eh?
You should have seen it last year.
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Looks like a 250 eh?
There are so many 250s with much better fields than this.
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There are so many 250s with much better fields than this.
I wouldn't go that far, anyhow, this tourney will be a 250 next year, so you can rest easy.
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I wouldn't go that far, anyhow, this tourney will be a 250 next year, so you can rest easy.
Halle, Queens, Doha, Rotterdam, Stockholm, Marseille, and Brisbane off the top of my head.
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Nishikori or Harrison.
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How in the world is this a 500?
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Beginning with Bjorn Borg's triumph in 1977, Memphis has counted nine year-end ATP World Tour No. 1s among its winners - including Americans Jimmy Connors, Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick.

So you see, it wasn't always this way.
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any tournament where Mugic is main seed is automatically crap.

Buenos Aires next week 250 draw is at least as strong/weak as Memphis (Ferrer, Almagro, Wawrinka, Nalbandian)
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Beginning with Bjorn Borg's triumph in 1977, Memphis has counted nine year-end ATP World Tour No. 1s among its winners - including Americans Jimmy Connors, Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick.

So you see, it wasn't always this way.
So basically back when US tennis was good, it was good.
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Beginning with Bjorn Borg's triumph in 1977, Memphis has counted nine year-end ATP World Tour No. 1s among its winners - including Americans Jimmy Connors, Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick.

So you see, it wasn't always this way.
I'll counter that by saying that San Jose should have never been downgraded to a 250(wasn't it a 500 at one point?). If it was never a 500, I could use that same argument by saying players such as Budge, Laver, Emerson, Johnny Mac, Jimmy, Andre, Pete and Andy have all won San Jose multiple times. It's the 2nd oldest tournament in the States, behind the U.S. Open. If we're gonna go off history, San Jose should be a 500. Oh wait, I forgot that the ATP are a bunch of greedy bastards and approved the sale of Memphis to a Brazilian group, moved it down there and then moved San Jose to Memphis.
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since everything has gone wrong these days, Cilic will win and bump Richie out of top 10...

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I wouldn't go that far, anyhow, this tourney will be a 250 next year, so you can rest easy.
and you're the first say that there is a real difference between 500 and 250. Like 500 are "almost" M1000 and 250 are nothing next to them. 3/4 of 500 have 250-field with average to poor quality winners like Simon or Melzer.
Dubai is not the rule, it's an exception. Hamburg, Memphis, Acapulco, Wasinghton ; all of them have terrible field most of the time.
Winning 500 does not automatically means "i'm better than the guy who didn't" if you know what i mean.
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I´m so happy this is last time Memphis is infiltrating ranking with easy 500 points, it looks like San Jose with little better field and i expect SF players from SAn Jose to go deep also in Memphis with most likely someone from Raonic,Isner,Querrey serve their way to title - but neither of them is looking good. Last few years really 500 easy points that was Memphis - Melzer last year, without his Memphis points he will fall many places, 2011 Roddick won Memphis and haven´t done nothing after that for at least 1 year.
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