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Old 03-23-2010, 12:28 AM   #16
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but I can see definite opportunities for a sequel tagline to advertise the new venue. "They took away his court and his stadium.... but they couldn't take his clay." With a suitably Spartan image of Nadal accompanying this brilliant slogan for maximum effect.
It said in the article it would take a few years for any change. Rafa's playing days will be long past.
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If they moved it out of Paris or the greater Paris area, that would cause more outrage. In Melbourne, they had to move from Kooyong to the venue they have now.

Sjengster, Nadal would need Stepanek to teach him the moves though.
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Versailles would certainly be a grandiloquent setting, and perfectly in tune with tennis' established image, of course.
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It said in the article it would take a few years for any change. Rafa's playing days will be long past.
I see you preserved my initial suggestion of "clay", which I realised does lack a certain something when written in huge letters on a poster.

A full-length poster of Tomic perhaps, with the slogan "RG II: this one's worth staying up late for, Bernard!"? No, I am clutching at straws now.
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Versailles would certainly be a grandiloquent setting, and perfectly in tune with tennis' established image, of course.
Versailles would still be a step down grandiloquentwise to Porte d'Auteuil
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I see you preserved my initial suggestion of "clay", which I realised does lack a certain something when written in huge letters on a poster.

A full-length poster of Tomic perhaps, with the slogan "RG II: this one's worth staying up late for, Bernard!"? No, I am clutching at straws now.
More likely a provocative Dimitrov blue steeling down the lens with the tagline "RG II: Watch Grigor Lose His Shirt in The Dirt."
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Versailles would still be a step down grandiloquentwise to Porte d'Auteuil
Did I mean grandiloquent? I think I just meant grandiose, but my natural grandiloquence made me add some extra syllables. God, I'm on rare form tonight. If Federer somehow played late into his thirties he surely couldn't have any complaints there though, he could have fun visiting the palace while sporting his most regal blazer and matching manbag.
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1. Haven't won it enough
2. Played on clay

Wonder what else was on the list?

Anyway, if Rogi doesn't like it, RG's days are numbered.
Without defending him, your man was jointly responsible with him for the death of the other big Paris event.
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I think the earliest it could happen would be 2016, I dare not hope Roger would still be playing

Just imagine how many king of clay jokes commies could do
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Without defending him, your man was jointly responsible with him for the death of the other big Paris event.
Now there's something I hope will never happen again in the future, that top players will effectively be able to hold a tournament to ransom, but I'd say there's an excellent chance of it happening again when there are a couple of big box office stars in the next generation. Ironic really, Federer and Nadal did a lot to help preserve Monte Carlo's premier status, so what they gave to a French MS with one hand, they took with another.
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That ridiculousness still going on about Bercy
What exactly did they take from Bercy? They play whenever they're not injured or tanking exhausted and all they did was give their opinion of the court when asked about it by the TDs Seems unfair how everything gets blamed unto Roger

Now, Rafa I could see where you're coming from: he certainly got what he wanted with that pathetically slow, high bouncing court.
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No, Federer deserves as much as the blame as Nadal in that Bercy fiasco.
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[quote=l_mac;9740676]1. Haven't won it enough
2. Played on clay

Wonder what else was on the list?

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1. Did not win in 2005
2. Did not win in 2006
3. Did not win in 2007
4. Got hammered in 2008
5. 2009 Finally won! Let you off this year
6. 2010 - will see. If I don't win, move RG!
7. Unfair! Nadal allowed to participate
8. Unfair! Lefthanders allowed to participate
9. Unfair! Topspin is allowed
10. Nadal should only be allowed to participate with broken knees
11. Scheduling me in a late afternoon match when my eyesight is so poor in evening light
12, (maybe this year ) Unfair! Drawing Nadal in QF or SF
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