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Old 03-21-2005, 11:59 AM   #46
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She had her own reasons....
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Old 03-21-2005, 11:59 AM   #47
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Close to what cervantes it's a TMS event there are 8 other of them as well.
close to a slam: both men and women play together, two week event, 96 draw, every top 20 player in the draw, over $500.000 for the winner, a 14.000 seat stadium. which other TMS event can come up with those numbers?
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Old 03-21-2005, 12:02 PM   #48
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close to a slam: both men and women play together, two week event, 96 draw, every top 20 player in the draw, over $500.000 for the winner, a 14.000 seat stadium. which other TMS event can come up with those numbers?
Still it's not more prestigious than any other TMS tournament, just more grandiose.
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close to a slam: both men and women play together, two week event, 96 draw, every top 20 player in the draw, over $500.000 for the winner, a 14.000 seat stadium. which other TMS event can come up with those numbers?
So what if it's a combined event they have 4 big ones where that happens.
Indian Wells has a bigger stadium capacity. I see your tennis is only good on hardcourts is coming through clearly.

It's a new event, didn't have a permanent home. Dubai has plenty of prizemoney, what does that prove? Just cause it has money, doesn't mean it's any more prestigious than the other TMS events. If this is more prestigious than any of the 3 clay events then you are kidding yourself.

It's a TMS and that's all it is.
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So what if it's a combined event they have 4 big ones where that happens.
Indian Wells has a bigger stadium capacity. I see your tennis is only good on hardcourts is coming through clearly.

It's a new event, didn't have a permanent home. Dubai has plenty of prizemoney, what does that prove? Just cause it has money, doesn't mean it's any more prestigious than the other TMS events. If this is more prestigious than any of the 3 clay events then you are kidding yourself.

It's a TMS and that's all it is.
Then how do you explain the winners of this event have always been refered to as "Former TMS Miami champion" ?
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Also, since Agassi has won this event 6 times it's totally clear who the greatest of all times is, and as long as Federer doesn't win it he's out of contention!
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Then how do you explain the winners of this event have always been refered to as "Former TMS Miami champion" ?
Yes, that guy who won 3 Slams in 88 was best remembered for being the Miami Champion of that year. Also that bald guy who used to have a mullet and won a Career GS, his best ever achievement and one he lauds the most is being the 6 time Miami champion.
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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 isn't a Slam, but it's widely regarded as the most important TMS. I agree.
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It isn't a Slam, but it's widely regarded as the most important TMS. I agree.
"The most important TMS"???
Based on what...?
Are better players playing it or is it because it offers more ranking points...?
How exactly is it superior to AMS Rome for instance?
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Last time I looked all the TMS events had the same amount of points allocated, so how is it any more important than the others?

I think Guga is shattered that he never won Miami, it leaves his heart heavy that he never did it.
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Last time I looked all the TMS events had the same amount of points allocated, so how is it any more important than the others?

I think Guga is shattered that he never won Miami, it leaves his heart heavy that he never did it.
So true...
He knows something is missing, and then he realises: "Miami, I haven't gotten one! What a pathetic Grand Slam champion I am"...
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no...it's a try-hard 5th slam that will never come to fruition

it's not held in the same regard as the slams and doesn't form a corner stone of the season like the slams do...no one really specifically aspires to winning it like they do wimbledon, RG etc...it's just another masters that happens to have more money and more players...but, contrary to what organisers may say, not more prestige

bah...these 4 weeks drag on wayyy too long for my liking anyway...bring on the euro clay tournies...
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It isn't a Slam, but it's widely regarded as the most important TMS. I agree.
By who?
Haven't heard any players mention last week how their anxious to peak for Miami.
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By who?
Haven't heard any players mention last week how their anxious to peak for Miami.
But Miami is the 5th Slam, us philistines must be reminded of this.
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So true...
He knows something is missing, and then he realises: "Miami, I haven't gotten one! What a pathetic Grand Slam champion I am"...
Guga won RG 3x, he won the triple crown of Hamburg, Monte Carlo and Rome at least once, plus he won that thing called the TMC.

He's a failure cause he never won Miami.
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