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Old 03-02-2007, 11:46 AM   #136
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does pleasuring Mr Disney for a few hours count ?
seems it worked for Blake.
See the irony here with the above statement? This is Mr.Disney's way of appreciating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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GWH do you have Mr Disneys email addy?
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Sorry Peggy, I don't have it.
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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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it's pity. I would like to send him some nice words.
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GWH do you have Mr Disneys email addy?
I must have it somewhere
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Yesterday I was sick of the scoreboard that wouldn't work and sent a rant to a few ATP representatives and guess who replied

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Obviously the ATP is doing its BEST to be fan friendly. First they have the wonderful Round Robins (a great success!!! NOT!!!), then they have the Masters Series TV that is unfortunatly not available for live matches where I live and now they have a scoreboard that does not work! How great is that! How am I supposed to follow the matches of my favorite players now?!?! Challengers have better scoreboard than that! The Indian Wells scoreboard is a joke. It has been stuck for most of the day today. And it's not just my computer, it's like that for everyone! Can you explain me why you can't even do that for us? Having a scoreboard that works? Are we, tennis fans, too demanding?

I hope you'll answer for once. Because it's not the first time there's such a problem with the scoreboard of a Masters Series tournament, the tournaments that are supposed to be the biggest events in the ATP calendar! That's not something I can deal with. To quote Mister Safin "it doesn't fit in my brain"

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I am very sorry that you are not able to get Masters Series TV in your area and I hope that is just a matter of time before it is available. We will certainly look into the defective scoreboard and get back to you. That is troubling , not just to you but to us as well. I value feedback like this and hope we will be able to show you over time that we are improving this great sport and making it better for you and all our devoted fans. Once again, we apologise for letting you down.
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Notice how he doesn't say a word about RR

I hope he'll value our feedback of the RR and our petition as well.
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Yesterday I was sick of the scoreboard that wouldn't work and sent a rant to a few ATP representatives and guess who replied



Notice how he doesn't say a word about RR

I hope he'll value our feedback of the RR and our petition as well.

did you tell him he's an idiot as well
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At least the players feel more confident about speaking out against deVillain's evil plans to destroy tennis:

From tennis-x:

James Blake, one of many players bucking ATP Chairman Etienne de Villier's desire to force the top players to play all eight of the Masters Series events on the new ATP calendar: "To make us play eight out of eight will be a very tough ask, especially all over the world. This all seems really harsh, we'll have to talk about it in Miami. It's still our tour, we're the players and we need to make the decisions that are going to benefit us. We need to make sure that we find a compromise, a middle ground."

And Andy Roddick on the proposed penalization for players missing events under the new system, even with injury: "The whole goal is to keep top players in events. If they don't show up for one, you suspend them from another? I don't see how that's keeping your top players in events, we'll see how that works. You can't set it in stone, there are a lot of grey areas. You're gonna get suspended because you have a sprained ankle and they want an MRI as proof? You can't take injuries out of the equation when you're playing a sport."

Tennisreporters.net's Matt Cronin on the decision-making process at the round robin debacle in Las Vegas: "ATP CEO Etienne de Villiers actually called [Roger] Federer in Dubai during the controversy to get his take on the situation and the Swiss didn't appear sympathetic. de Villiers had first decided against ATP rules that [James] Blake should get through and then reversed himself. "Your problem, you know," Federer told the CEO. "I'm over here. He apologized. I think it's terrible what happened. I didn't decide anything, I was just listening."
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Mr. Disney got an earful at the mandatory players meeting yesterday

http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports...robredo_s.html
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Mr. Disney got an earful at the mandatory players meeting yesterday

http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports...robredo_s.html
Fascinating read. What would have to happen to remove Disney? How do they hire these guys in the first place?
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1). shorten the season. it is too long. march-october is fine. baseball, basketball, football, hockey, swimming, and hockey all have their seasons and that is it

2). Limit more master series event. it is way too many now. reduce it down to 7or 8 events per calendar year.

3). Limit the appearance fees money. Paying a prize money and appearance fee are too much for events. If you dont make your ticket sales, you will come up with a loss with everything else you have to pay out.

4). Promote more youth and older players in events. I think tennis needs more diversity.

5). Bring back 5 set finals for ATP players. I think it is important while it gives fan more to watch. I think spreading out the schedule this would be possible.

6). Decrease prize money for more events If you are going to pay appearance fees then the prize money should decrease. Too much money going out and less going in if you dont have the seats filled
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Here are somemore suggestions to do it more watchable;
before every match the umpire throws a dice,if it shows:

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The highest ranked player automatically wins by 7-5 3-6 6-2

2:
Both players gets a free video of "Oscar Hernandez sings ABBA"
Then the audience get free ice cream and forget about the match.

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The lowest ranked player has to do an omelette a la Jackass-style.
And looses the match by 4-6 4-6

4:
Both players go through to the next round.Stepanek will be removed from the next round.If one of the two are Stepanek,the other one will move on to the next round alone.

5:
One of the player has to play with a superman dress and he has to serve every serve faster than 145 mph or he looses the match by 1-6 3-6.If
seat 34,row 12,is taken by Mr Earl Robert from Portland than the highest ranked player will wear the dress,if not Mr Robert than the lowest ranked will be the one with the superman dress.

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This can actually be changed from tournament to tournament but in lets say Miami both players have to choose between playing the match or go for the black box.The highest ranked player will begin to choose,if he chooses the box the other player advance to the next round.If he chooses not to take the black box,he advances to the next round.For example the box can contain an apple or maybe even a toy,lets say a Barbie.

This really should make it more interesting!
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Great suggestions Malul.
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Now Mr.Disney has decided to double the points of the TMS events to 1000, while the Slams will be 2000.

Maybe there could be an auction for each tournament to bid for what amounts of points they can hand out for their event. The highest 7 or 8 bidders will get TMS status.
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