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Old 07-10-2012, 12:41 PM   #46
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Almugro is the king of ATP 500 south american clay tournaments.
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:15 PM   #47
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Vulturer of course.
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Ah I see. GSMNadal got there first (Fail troll attempt buddyduh)
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:43 PM   #48
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Ferrer. I mean come on, he's a solid top 30 player but has no business in the top 10. He's never a danger to the big 3 and hardly threatening in big tournaments. This is simply because he doesn't have the weapons to challenge or top honors however his pusher tactics adequate vs lower league players. Ferrer makes the most of his limitations and takes advantage of the ranking system. I cant stand the guy and general rate him as a shit player but what can you do.
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Truer words had never been spoken. You're one of my favorite posters here already

Watch him win Bastaad against a Challenger level field this week again to keep securing his inflated ranking
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:48 PM   #50
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Truer words had never been spoken. You're one of my favorite posters here already

Watch him win Bastaad against a Challenger level field this week again to keep securing his inflated ranking
Mark Lenders ... can you imagine that Ferrer will surpass soon Davydenko in career prize money talking about vulturing ...
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Default Re: Name me some top 100 players who are notorious point vultures

When are you considered to be a point vulturer? I mean yes players like Feliciano Lopez always have a couple of weeks in a year where they reach big points. MS QF/SF / get far in a Slam but never win titles.


Is that kinda player more or less of a point vulturer than for example Raonic who wins 3 titles in 1 1/2 season but never gets to QF of big tournaments?
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:49 PM   #52
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Default Re: Name me some top 100 players who are notorious point vultures

Not sure how Ferrer's ranking is inflated. Comparing his to Tsonga.

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	Ferrer	Tsonga
Slam	1620	1620
ATP1000	1635	1555
ATP500	1025	505
ATP250	750	750
WTF	400	800
Total	5430	5230
That's what their ranking points made up of. If Ferrer wins Bastad, he will gain about 25 pts for his ranking.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:09 PM   #53
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Default Re: Name me some top 100 players who are notorious point vultures

What's wrong with top players playing these events? The fans in Bastad get to see Ferrer now.
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Verdasco ranked 16th played a challenger in Prostejov and lost to a guy ranked # 1166 or something around there I guess that is a failed attempt at point vulturing.
That's money vulturing actually.

Apparently he got a nice 6-figure appearance fee.
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What's wrong with top players playing these events? The fans in Bastad get to see Ferrer now.
The wrong thing is that Ferrer at the age of 30 is easily slapping around all youngsters, including Del Potro, and few more, which is a very wrong thing for their fans
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All these greedy vultures are preventing up and coming players from having their breakthroughs. What's Isner doing in Newport ? His presence there may have cost Goffin his opening match...knowing that he probably would not win the tournament with the likes of Isner in the draw was probably a demotivating factor and partly responsible for his loss to the Becker in R1...

Unfortunately vultures are great for these small tournaments. They put them on the tennis map. I'd pay to see Isner in Newport

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Ridiculous thread.

Tournaments are there to be entered by anyone.

Anyone who thinks Lopez is playing a Challenger for a boost in ranking points or money is a nutcase.

Next thing will be a thread asking why the top four keep entering slams instead of letting up and coming players have a breakthrough.
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So why is Lopez there ?
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Bingo. That's exactly why Ferrer is a vulture, because he enters tournaments with weak fields, often in the same week where top players are battling it out ie. 8 of the top 10 players went to Dubai (Nadal didn't play that week) and Ferrer to Acapulco to prey on a week field.

It is a smart choice ranking point wise, but one that only a point vulture would make.
8 of the top 10 players went to Dubai probably because of the enormous appearance fees they were paid to just show up. Ferrer may prefer the comfortable atmosphere of Acapulco to being the bought property of a desert sheikh. Good for him.
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Verdasco ranked 16th played a challenger in Prostejov and lost to a guy ranked # 1166 or something around there I guess that is a failed attempt at point vulturing.
I think that just shows that it often is not even worth bothering playing such low events for a top player because the motivation will not be there
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