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Old 11-09-2007, 01:27 PM   #196
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Still waiting for a 64 player field in some challengers, possibly with a challenger grand slam on the end of the season. Prize money: 9990$
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Old 11-09-2007, 02:38 PM   #197
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Gunter Parche to be let loose with a knife at ze change of endz. Playerz need to avoid being stabbed until ze umpire callz time.


This really should not have been as funny as it was.

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US Open - Glue. Players must stand there for 3 hours. In the case of a tiebreak, the players must make macaroni pictures of their favourite animal and show them to their moms. Whoevers mom is happier, wins the tiebreak.


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I know it's the wrong thread but...



http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/2007news/atp_uni.asp


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Many of tennis' brightest young stars are going back to school this week at the ATP University, being held this year at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. Gael Monfils, Benjamin Becker, Evgeny Korolev, Sam Querrey and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are among 35 players attending.

Administered by the ATP's Player Relations department, the ATP University features classroom presentations made by ATP staff members and outside experts specializing in the fields of communications, finance, and medicine. The three-day workshop being held November 27-30, 2007 includes presentations, which are translated into Spanish and English, on the following areas:

- History and the creation of the ATP
- Organizational structure and goals of the ATP
- Rules and officiating
- Tennis anti-doping program
- Anti-corruption
- Player Relations & Medical Services programs
- Personal finance
- Communication and media skills training

And yes, there is still time after class for players to get their thrills at the Magic Kingdom.

A fundamental concept of the ATP is that the players have an integral role in the direction, image and destiny of the men's game. In 1990 the ATP Player Council recognized that for the long-term growth of the game, it was essential to educate young players as they came onto the circuit. The ATP University is designed to make players more responsible tennis professionals.

Recognizing the long-term benefit to the players, the ATP and to the game, the ATP is firmly committed to the University program. All Division 1 ATP player members must pass through the University.
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new grand slam court surfaces-:

Australian Open - Water. The players must swim around the court as fast as possible, attempting to hit the ball before it gets wet. In the final set, sharks will be introduced into the court/pool to make the set more interesting.

French Open - In a cave. The players must play in a cave with no light, umpires or spectators.

Wimbledon - Ice. Players must play bare foot and run around the court trying to pick up the most amount of injuries possible. The player with the most injuries moves onto the next round where they withdraw. Therefore the ATP solves its problem with sceduling in SW19 cos there is only one round. Hernandez is deemed champion if its a Tuesday and Henman if its any other day.

US Open - Glue. Players are lowered onto court by a crane with fireworks and loud music. Then they must stand there for 3 hours. In the case of a tiebreak, the players must make macaroni pictures of their favourite animal and show them to their moms. Whoevers mom is happier, wins the tiebreak.

Royal Rumble SLAM!!! - all 128 players must stand on the court and hit balls at each other until only 1 person is left standing


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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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Given the huge popularity of the recent Youzhny tantrum (Youtube, CNN etc.. ) a new rule will be introduced in the ATP:

- Every tennis match will have at least one bloody incident; the players will have various props at their disposal for that purpose
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- Every tennis match will have at least one bloody incident; the players will have various props at their disposal for that purpose
1. Tennise matchez must follow ze example of wrestling, with steel chairs, ring bells, tables, two-by-fours and high flying body slams and moonsaults off of ze umpire's chair a common occurrence henceforth.

2. Doubles teamz must be referred to az tag teams from hereon in, with cool monikers, e.g. Bob and Mike Bryan become The California Wildcats.

3. Valets must accompany players to ze court at all times, wearing as little as possible. These valets can be local prostitutez, stripperz or playerz from the WTA.

4. Each player must have his own theme music. Examples:

Roddick: Loser by Beck.
Grosjean: Simply The Best by Tina Turner.
Davydenko: Mmmbop by Hanson.
Murray: The theme tune from Happy Days.
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stitutez, stripperz or playerz from the WTA.

4. Each player must have his own theme music. Examples:

Roddick: Loser by Beck.
Grosjean: Simply The Best by Tina Turner.
Davydenko: Mmmbop by Hanson.
Murray: The theme tune from Happy Days.
I think for Davydenko would be more appropriate Fix You by Coldplay
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That will be the last victory of Rafa for quite some time.. With his joke mentality and pathetic game, I hope the disgusting player loses every single match next season. He's disgraceful. He should just retire. He's a joke.
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Federer's theme song - "I Feel Fine" by The Beatles.
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Any audience member who takes time taking their seats and delays play/distracts the players, must do 10 push-ups during rest time. They must further be promptly seated before the next service game, otherwise the penalty is repeated.

There will be statistics to reflect quality of commentaries, e.g. level of irrelevant rambling, player bias… Commentators who perform below par during a tournament, will have cream pie thrown in their faces by J-Block look-alikes after the final trophy ceremony.

Ball-kids will be replaced by bouncers whenever Clement plays.

Players must live up to their nick-name. Some players may have to impersonate ducks, knock out their opponents or perform God-like miracles.
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Or "Help" by the Beatles would be more appropriate
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Any audience member who takes time taking their seats and delays play/distracts the players, must do 10 push-ups during rest time. They must further be promptly seated before the next service game, otherwise the penalty is repeated.
Or they could do what Rosset did at the Kremlin Cup one year. This clown spectator was taking his time, sitting down, so Rosset got the ball hit at him and he scored a direct hit.
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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.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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I have to air my disgust here and I see there are many who share my thoughts, but reducing the Masters finals to 5 sets is one of the most harmful things to true tennis people that this man has sanctioned. I'm under the impression that 90% of tennis followers would prefer a five set battle that truely tests ones physical condintioning and mental strength over an extended period. Since this decision was implemented, I have got quite angry each time I watch a final and realise there is no longer a 5 set match. I hope this decision is one day revoked and we can get to see the true length of matches.
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What would you do to make the game more appealing? This can be any kind of a change. even room for some humor here so what strikes your fancy? The sport is losing its appeal at an accelerated rate here in the States.

Are there changes that can be made with the game itself like dropping the first serve as Lendl has suggested? And how about the tour? How can it be altered so that it benefits the players and the fans both?

I like the idea of a one serve. I would also extend the grass and clay season. This will reduce injuries as well as force players to become more well-rounded. Now that is a win-win situation. Both grass and clay seasons are compressed and it really imposes significant hardships on the players.

thoughts? suggestions? Can you improve the game and the sport?
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at 85, that is about all you can do. what do you have left anyway? maybe 4 brain cells at best or what. how often do you rock yourself right back to sleep trying to get up?
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