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Sue Ellen said:
Hey Als,

Firstly it seems like a long way for you to travel just to go to one Masters Series tourney, coming from Australia and that. I advise you to head to a Grand Slam as they last longer and therefore your journey will be more worthwhile! You do know that there are four grand slams, don't you?? Back to the subject at hand though! You sound like a wannabe and a bit of a groupie! Basically, you seem like a tennis obsessed fan who just wants to stay in the hotel to stalk players and maybe take a lift ride with them pretending that you're someone too. We've all been there! REALITY CHECK! Als, you'll soon realise that you are just an outsider, looking into a world you will NEVER be a part of! Major bummer! So who really cares what the official hotel of Madrid is? Im sure the local YMCA is just as good, and a fraction of the cost! So get over yourself Als, it's never going to happen!
Hey - chill out Sue Ellen. If Als cares then she has a right to ask - and if she wants to stay in a Player Hotel and she can afford to do so, then she has as much right to stay in one as anyone else. It's her life and her money and she can stay wherever she wants. As for "pretending to be someone" - well she IS someone - she is herself - and she can do whatever the hell she wants without someone she has never met on MTF calling her a groupie. Players Hotels are usually the best and nicest Hotels in any area - I always like to stay in the best Hotel available when I am on holiday -maybe she wants to do the same? It's her business - no one elses. Tennis players are only people and their "world" is no different from many other peoples - so perhaps you should get a reality check? And just because she has an Australian flag next to her name - does that mean she lives in Australia? She may be an Australian living in Europe for all you know - many people here have flags next to their names which is not the country where they live.

And for your information - I've travelled on the tennis tour for years (and sometimes stayed in Players' Hotels along the way myself - sometimes in a smaller trown there aren't so many good Hotels to choose from) - and I can assure you that the "groupies" do not stay in the Players' Hotels at all. They stay in cheaper accomodation (maybe even Hostels?) and hang around the Bars in the evenings making one drink last all evening in the hope they will meet a player! It never happens - they just get laughed at :rolleyes:

And - no - I am not a friend of Als - I have never met her before in my life - and I probably never will - I just thought your answer to her question was very rude and unpleasant for no reason.

And finally - Als - if I knew the answer to your question I would tell you - but I honestly don't know what the Players' Hotel in Madrid will be - I know Eurobuilding was the official Hotel in 2003 but I don't know about this year.
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