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Ion Tiriac said a few days ago he will move the Kitzbuhel ATP tournament to Mamaia, Romania, starting next year. This will be the second ATP tournament organized in Romania, after Bucharest. Mamaia is a holiday resort at the seaside, right next to the city of Constanta. The construction of a modern tennis site already begun and is expected to be ready by spring.

I'm really excited about this news, but I am not sure how true it is. If any of you have any other informations.... please post them here...
 

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christi said:
Ion Tiriac said a few days ago he will move the Kitzbuhel ATP tournament to Mamaia, Romania, starting next year. This will be the second ATP tournament organized in Romania, after Bucharest. Mamaia is a holiday resort at the seaside, right next to the city of Constanta. The construction of a modern tennis site already begun and is expected to be ready by spring.

I'm really excited about this news, but I am not sure how true it is. If any of you have any other informations.... please post them here...
Oh no! :eek:
 

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Tiriac is just shooting his mouth off again.
 

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Yeah, I think he is, but he DID say that, and he said many times before that he will move the tournament out of Kitzbuhel. And the construction of the tennis site in Mamaia did begin.
I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
*fingers crossed*
 

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christi said:
Yeah, I think he is, but he DID say that, and he said many times before that he will move the tournament out of Kitzbuhel. And the construction of the tennis site in Mamaia did begin.
I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
*fingers crossed*
Tiriac doesn't run the ATP and he is in charge of the Madrid Masters. I actually think he is talking out of his arse and ISG events don't get moved easily, and it is not like Kitzbuhel is struggling.
 

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basil333 said:
I agree to 100%, Louise :yeah:

Kitzbühel is one of the nicest tournaments, please let it stay there :worship:
 

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I have heard this from various sources now so I believe there is more than a grain of truth in it - but I don't know anything officially. I think it sounds fun - I've never been to Romania :)
 

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I want to keep my Kitz - just 2 hours away from me! Wanted to go several days next year!!!!
 

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Rosie said:
I have heard this from various sources now so I believe there is more than a grain of truth in it - but I don't know anything officially. I think it sounds fun - I've never been to Romania :)
There will be a legit announcement soon enough if anything like this happens, then again I heard they were trying to get rid of Båstad for years, but it didn't happen.

Bucharest doesn't even sell out, so why would it be moved to Romania?
 

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Bucharest doesn't even sell out, so why would it be moved to Romania?
Because Tiriac has the licence and he wants to. And because, in July, Mamaia is packed with tourists and there's a huge potential for big crowds at the tennis tournament.
And about Bucharest... this was the first time in the 10-year history of the tournament when the final weekend was completely sold out, many fans remaining outside for the semifinals, because there were no more tix. So things are definetely improving.
 

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Because Tiriac has the licence and he wants to. And because, in July, Mamaia is packed with tourists and there's a huge potential for big crowds at the tennis tournament.
And about Bucharest... this was the first time in the 10-year history of the tournament when the final weekend was completely sold out, many fans remaining outside for the semifinals, because there were no more tix. So things are definetely improving.
Tiriac is a mafioso, there are already plenty of tournaments on the beach at that time of the year. He actually should care about getting players to play at Madrid first and I remember his tirades about all the withdrawls.

It was because there were Romanians in the semi finals that's the reason the tickets sold out and 2 of them in the doubles final no other reason.
 

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QUOTE=christi]You will be welcomed :)[/QUOTE]

Thank you :)

And as for venues selling out - I don't think Kitz sells out either - especially in the earlier rounds - I've seen many empty seats there on webcams and photographs. And I know Tiriac is a pretty dubious character and won't be doing anything without lining his own pocket in the process :devil: but I think it's good that he's trying to give something back to his own people and help the economy in his own country - good for him.
 

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Rosie said:
And as for venues selling out - I don't think Kitz sells out either - especially in the earlier rounds - I've seen many empty seats there on webcams and photographs. And I know Tiriac is a pretty dubious character and won't be doing anything without lining his own pcket in the process :devil: but I think it's good that he's trying to give something back to his own people and help the economy in his own country - good for him.
He has an orphanage in Brasov and a bank he is doing a lot to contribute to Romania. It's not like Kitz is losing money and as I said they couldn't get rid of Båstad when there was more reason to do so, then again maybe mafioso has sent some heavy characters to threaten the right people.
 

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I've heard about this too and I'm really happy with the decision (tho Mamaia is even further away from me than Bucharest :sad: about 600 km :( ) but I'm quite skeptical about the whole thing so I won't get too excited so I won't be too disappoimted.
 

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I don't understand why some persons are going mad about the possibility of moving Kitzbuhel :confused: .

Kitzbuhel is a tournament with usual bad weather :eek: , i would define it as a sad tournament and although it's an international series gold this year the main claycourters prefered to go to Umag instead of playing in kitzbuhel .

If ATP moves Kitzbuhel i don't think the rate of suicides will increase :silly:
 

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GeorgeWHitler said:
He has an orphanage in Brasov and a bank he is doing a lot to contribute to Romania. It's not like Kitz is losing money and as I said they couldn't get rid of Båstad when there was more reason to do so, then again maybe mafioso has sent some heavy characters to threaten the right people.
Maybe ;) And I know I will be in a minority here - apart from the Romanians obviously - but I think it's a great idea :) . There is a big myth about Kitz as being "the" place to go for some people - and I don't deny it is a good party place and with beautiful scenery too of course - but I've heard quite bad reports about it from other points of view (players' facilities, organisation etc) Maybe a change would be good - mafioso or not!!!
 

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Galaxystorm said:
Kitzbuhel is a tournament with usual bad weather :eek: , i would define it as a sad tournament and although it's an international series gold this year the main claycourters prefered to go to Umag instead of playing in kitzbuhel .

If ATP moves Kitzbuhel i don't think the rate of suicides will increase :silly:
It looks like Umag will be an ISG event very soon.
 
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