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Old 10-20-2007, 10:20 PM   #76
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funny I'd take the American viewpoint, living in America? Sure it's not the only market, but I'd think it is an important market. A market that could do better (for all these starving tennis players making 15k for losing a match).

5 weeks off? That's part of my point. These regular ATP events are diluting the importance of the Masters level events. Outside of the majors, the schedule is overwhelming to the casual sports fans. Tiriac seems rather self-serving, but part of his claim is that Madrid can be bigger. To me that's an interesting idea worth discussing.
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Old 10-20-2007, 10:31 PM   #77
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There needs to be competition. Otherwise, the players are the ones getting ripped off.
I don't expect the public to just suddenly accept another major.
But new money and bigger events are the way to go. We have plenty of WTA only and ATP only events.
When companies know that Federer, Sharapova, Nadal, Williams, Roddick, Mirza, etc, are all going to be there, it's easier to sell it to sponsors, and the sponsors are then motivated to promote it.
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funny I'd take the American viewpoint, living in America? Sure it's not the only market, but I'd think it is an important market. A market that could do better (for all these starving tennis players making 15k for losing a match).

5 weeks off? That's part of my point. These regular ATP events are diluting the importance of the Masters level events. Outside of the majors, the schedule is overwhelming to the casual sports fans. Tiriac seems rather self-serving, but part of his claim is that Madrid can be bigger. To me that's an interesting idea worth discussing.
Here is the difference I am not from a major tennis nation and it's never going to be one. So I don't think lets just saturate the American market, where they have more than enough sports to choose from at the expense of the other places which don't have that su

The regular events aren't diluting the TMS events, why cause you can't watch them or something. That's an issue of TV rights.

Who gives a fuck about the bandwagon fans honestly? If people are interested enough in the product and aren't treated like idiots, then they will take a more positive step, if not, then they will go onto the next new fad.
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The English only care about tennis during the run up to and during Wimbledon.

The French at least take an interest in grass roots and club tennis besides RG and their tour level events.

Guys, we're a tiny minority in the sports watching world, interested in tennis year round.

The crux of the problem is getting a larger number of people involved in the sport on a season long basis.

The current never ending season is a disaster. The "race" ... discredited.

The money does have to be more equitably spread for the game as a whole. Soccer could not and does not survive on 20 "Galacticos" making the big money and the supporting cast struggling to pay their coaches.

The $25,000 first round money is a good idea, but let's have 10 tournaments paying that kind of money to guarantee $250,000-$500,000 in annual prize money for any top 100 player.

And while we're at it, make the Davis Cup quadriennial ... or just bury it and the Olympics farce and introduce a tennis world cup. And get away from the current format where 1 outstanding player is all you need to win the Davis Cup!

Then you might capture the sporting world's imagination.
Very good points, but as you know tennis is never going to be the national sport in any country for a lot of reasons and the boom that happened in 70s and early 80s was a one off thing.

If they are actually serious, then they would need to get tennis out to a greater number of people, besides the Slams, this is something that has not been addressed.

As for Davis Cup, well this provides a lot of the revenue for tennis federations and who/what is going to cover that loss of revenue for them if it was played every 2 years and the cash they get to put in programs for players or junior tournaments. Sponsors won't stick around, unless they get something in return.

DC can be reduced to 14 teams with giving the previous finalists a bye into the 2nd round and then instead of the first round losers, it would be them and the quarter finalists that will play promotion/relegation playoffs to make it more equitable.
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Wonder what the latest crap that Tiriac will come up. He was the guy that supported Round Robin for 40 years.
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I like this idea. No, I love it.

It would have to be played in November and indoors though.
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MAdrid is the 5th slam after the GOAT won it.
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