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Old 02-04-2010, 02:07 PM   #1
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Default ATP Zagreb - worst tournament on calendar.

The majority of matches are played to about 10 fans, the atmosphere is utterly insipid.

The quality of tennis is utterly appalling, probably a mixture of the field, the date of the event, the lack of atmosphere...... everything.

It's just a horrific event all in all, good for fixing and little else.
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The majority of matches are played to about 10 fans, the atmosphere is utterly insipid.

The quality of tennis is utterly appalling, probably a mixture of the field, the date of the event, the lack of atmosphere...... everything.

It's just a horrific event all in all, good for fixing and little else.
yesterday was around 5000 spectators on Cilics match
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3 events after AO seems too much, 2 events would make a stronger field for them, and Zagreb should go to another week perhaps.
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:24 PM   #4
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yesterday was around 5000 spectators on Cilics match
They turn up for the local hero, great.

Most matches have had seemingly under 50 paying spectators.
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Default Re: ATP Zagreb - worst tournament on calendar.

A) I doubt it's the worst in any of the aspects B) Practically all 250 events, except those before AO and Wimbledon, have become akin to a strong challenger since they gimped them with the 500/250 split and the rules for top 30 players, especially those in the second part of the season when most of these players have more than enough points from two such events not to bother overcrowding their schedule any more. Jog your memory about most of 250 series in 2009.
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Default Re: ATP Zagreb - worst tournament on calendar.

Poor as Belgrade and bunch of others
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First event after a Slam and indoor events that lead to nothing at all.

Not the worst, not every IS event can be like Båstad, Buenos Aires or Umag.
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For me best event ...
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Default Re: ATP Zagreb - worst tournament on calendar.

Johannesburg and Newport are much worse.

Prostejov challenger has better field than these two.
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A) I doubt it's the worst in any of the aspects B) Practically all 250 events, except those before AO and Wimbledon, have become akin to a strong challenger since they gimped them with the 500/250 split and the rules for top 30 players, especially those in the second part of the season when most of these players have more than enough points from two such events not to bother overcrowding their schedule any more. Jog your memory about most of 250 series in 2009.
Buenos Aires is an incredible tournament, almost everytime is packed.
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Johannesburg is a cult event at least.
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Delray Beach was so dull last year.
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This tournament has no soul.
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Such a contrast with the great Umag, also played in Croatia. But there the tourists make the tournament.
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A) I doubt it's the worst in any of the aspects B) Practically all 250 events, except those before AO and Wimbledon, have become akin to a strong challenger since they gimped them with the 500/250 split and the rules for top 30 players, especially those in the second part of the season when most of these players have more than enough points from two such events not to bother overcrowding their schedule any more. Jog your memory about most of 250 series in 2009.
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