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Old 04-22-2005, 03:02 PM   #1
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Default Houston field vs Barcelona field

You would think that Barcelona is supposed to be head and shoulders better..
But looking at list of quarterfinalists, I would not say so..

Roddick Gaudio
Agassi Ferrero
Haas Nadal
Grosjean Calleri
Blake Davydenko
Lapentti Mirnyi
Melzer Stepanek
Horna Wawrinka

Houston has Agassi and 5 "new balls". 5 players who reached at least semis or better at Slams.

Barcelona has only 2 players who reached semis or better at Slams.
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Old 04-22-2005, 03:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: Houston field vs Barcelona field

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You would think that Barcelona is supposed to be head and shoulders better..
But looking at list of quarterfinalists, I would not say so..

Roddick Gaudio
Agassi Ferrero
Haas Nadal
Grosjean Calleri
Blake Davydenko
Lapentti Mirnyi
Melzer Stepanek
Horna Wawrinka

Houston has Agassi and 5 "new balls". 5 players who reached at least semis or better at Slams

Barcelona has only 2 players who reached semis or better at Slams.
barcelona still stronger!
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Old 04-22-2005, 03:10 PM   #3
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Default Re: Houston field vs Barcelona field

Barcelona is stronger.
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Default Re: Houston field vs Barcelona field

Wouldn't looking at the respective ranking cutoffs be a stronger indicator as to strength and for Barcelona it would have to be taken at place 23 for a favourable comparison.

Houston at the last direct entry was # 105 Kristof Vliegen
Barcelona with a larger field had the last direct entry # 74 Jan Hernych and he was 43rd on the list.

Oh no! ys was the starter of this thread and I got tricked into answering this seriously. Shame on me.
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Default Re: Houston field vs Barcelona field

Barcelona still.
non of the Houston players has a hope in hell of winning RG.
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Default Re: Houston field vs Barcelona field

barcelona still stronger becos of the upsets and quality if clay courters...reason why houston u have the top runners in quarters is becos the field isn't that strong
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Remember players like Coria and Canas have already lost before the QF's.

And like GWH said, no need to reply seriously to any of that fucker's threads.
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I dunno.. If it is about watching tennis, I prefer Houston. All guys there are explosive shotmakers. They might be not the better clay players, but on this level it does not really matter. I mean, who in Barcelona has a serve of Roddick, has forehand as explosive as Grosjean, backhand as Haas, who takes ball as early as Agassi?
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I dunno.. If it is about watching tennis, I prefer Houston. All guys there are explosive shotmakers. They might be not the better clay players, but on this level it does not really matter. I mean, who in Barcelona has a serve of Roddick, has forehand as explosive as Grosjean, backhand as Haas, who takes ball as early as Agassi?
Who's as bald as Agassi above all ...
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Remember players like Coria and Canas have already lost before the QF's.

And like GWH said, no need to reply seriously to any of that fucker's threads.
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Who's as bald as Agassi above all ...
Blake.. Wait, he is also in Houston..
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I believe saying that the Argentines play the clay-court events because they're poor and need the money is better...?
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Default Re: Houston field vs Barcelona field

Barcelona is so much stronger. No one is Houston really has a good chance of getting too far in Paris. The field in Houston is just too weak.
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I believe saying that the Argentines play the clay-court events because they're poor and need the money is better...?
What's wrong about it? Besides I said that not specifically about Argentininians, but also about Spaniards and my countrymen too.. But it is twice true about Argies and Spaniards because most of them will have a jack of a chance to get any far in draws on other surfaces come summer, so they have to make their buck now..
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Default Re: Houston field vs Barcelona field

Barcelona has:

Gaudio: FO champion
Ferrero: FO champion
Moya: FO champion
Costa: FO champion
Coria: FO runner up
Safin: FO semifinalist
(plus Nadal)

Houston has:
Agassi: FO champion...
Grosjean: FO semifinalist

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