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Alvarillo said:
the event would be played in hard-indoors courts ;)
I'm glad to hear that ;)
 

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Spain seems like such an exotic place to live with a great party/club scene. Am I right with my assumption or is this just a wild thought. I was in Salamance for a weekend recently and it was awesome.
 

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It would be great, as I live 200 mts from the place it should take place.
Note to all: the Davis Cup tie between Spain and Morocco has been the ONLY time when tennis in this city has been played on clay. It's usually played on indoor hardcourts.
There used to be a Zaragoza tournament, in 1994 I was in the final and could watch Magnus Larsson winning the title.
Then the Spanish Master, won by Mantilla that year; and all Conchita Martínez exhibitions vs Graf twice (once Conchi was replaced by ASV as she got sick), Kournikova and last year with Ruano vs Hingis and Petrova all have been hard indoors
 

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joeyd2005 said:
Milan isn't much of a tourney, I mean even Volandri, the home favourite, chooses to go to South America so what's the point?
Well I guess Milan don't deserve an ATP tournament then but it's a shame because it's such a great city.
 

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It will be hard court in the same scheduled slot as Milan:

For 2006,

01/16 - 01/29 Australian Open
01/30 - 02/05 Milan
02/06 - 02/12 Davis Cup I
02/13 - 02/19 Marseille
02/20 - 02/26 Rotterdam
02/27 - 03/05 Dubai
 

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I hope it will be in Singapore. If it's in Zaragoza, it would be bad for the South American clay season in February, because one of the main attractives of these tournaments are the spanish players like Moya and Nadal. I mean, maybe they wouldn't be inclined to travel to South America to play clay tournaments, having a tournament in their own country.
 

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Grinder said:
Spain seems like such an exotic place to live with a great party/club scene. Am I right with my assumption or is this just a wild thought. I was in Salamance for a weekend recently and it was awesome.
Salamanca :worship:
well, u were at one of the best party-spanish cities ever jejeje :p


yayy ! Zaragoza, sounds sooo cool!!! :bigclap:
 

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Valencia ain't bad either for clubs... ;)

I wouldn't call Spain "exotic" altho it depends on where you're from. It's just one COOL country.
 

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silverwhite said:
:eek:

I vote for Zaragoza too. I do hope Singapore will get a tournament eventually though, preferably in the same period as Chennai and Doha or Beijng, Bangkok and Vietnam so more players are likely to participate. :p

i think it'd be tough to ever get an event in singapore. because the support for tennis here is really quite lacking *think nothing but football on tv* and the atp would want a place which has an established tennis background i think.

of course, i'm still hopeful we'll get something someday but until then....:sad:
 

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i think it'd be tough to ever get an event in singapore. because the support for tennis here is really quite lacking *think nothing but football on tv* and the atp would want a place which has an established tennis background i think.

of course, i'm still hopeful we'll get something someday but until then....:sad:
well, we used to have the heineken open, and it did attract some top players.....
 

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PennyThePenguin said:
i think it'd be tough to ever get an event in singapore. because the support for tennis here is really quite lacking *think nothing but football on tv* and the atp would want a place which has an established tennis background i think.

of course, i'm still hopeful we'll get something someday but until then....:sad:
I agree. We don't deserve to have a tournament, considering how little support the government and the media here have given tennis. However, I still hope we eventually get one, which would be a great reward to all the dedicated tennis fans here. ;)
 

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Some pics of the city :)
Most important square... Plaza de las catedrales or Plaza del Pilar, where cityhall, Pilar basilique and San Salvador Cathedral are :)

Pilar basilique, barroque


San Salvador cathedral, mudejar style, done by cristians but with moslems arquitects and influence


Aljafería, biggest moor palace in Spain right behind Alhambra in Granada

Roman theatre

Magdalena church, mudéjar. The tower is simply impressive

Central Market, modernist

Delicias railway station

Auditorium


THat's all by now :p
Hope you all like it especially ATP ;)
 

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Thanks for the pics propi. Zaragoza is indeed a beautiful city - I would definately support a tournament there.
 

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silverwhite said:
I agree. We don't deserve to have a tournament, considering how little support the government and the media here have given tennis. However, I still hope we eventually get one, which would be a great reward to all the dedicated tennis fans here. ;)
well, if you remember? donkey years ago, we had one tournament. for like. two years. and the seniors tour came here once as well. :p

lets keep hoping :D
 

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Zaragoza :hearts:
anda que no me lo he pasao bien x alli, cada vez que haciamos viajes con el cole hacia el norte parabamos todo el mediodia en ZgZ .. q recuerdos :)
 
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