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Golden Retriever
10-12-2009, 12:22 AM
No small penis jokes pls.

mikro112
10-12-2009, 12:41 AM
This thread is useless without pictures. :rolleyes:

Golden Retriever
10-12-2009, 12:45 AM
http://i2.sinaimg.cn/ty/news/2009-10-11/U2407P675T22D867F391DT20091011205000.jpg

tennis_hand
10-12-2009, 01:10 AM
big country, big cup.

look at the japan open trophy.

small country, small cup.

PCXL-Fan
10-12-2009, 01:37 AM
Perhaps to attract attention and generate interest amongst the players in partaking in the tournament. The $500k championship winner prize is bigger then all the other 500point events in the atp schedule. Its right up there with many of the 1000 point master Series events. A chinese tennis tournament might not normally generate much interest from western players as other more established tournaments have, so this may be a way of generating some interest in the events. Good international PR (i know its ironic given tawain and tibet) is a very high important to the bigwigs in beijing. And one of the best ways to do that is via sports. Thats why they hosted the olympics. Infact the olympics were brought back in order to facilitate peace (in chinas case good international PR) amongst nations. This is also likely one of the goals of getting a foothold in tennis.

Baikalic
10-12-2009, 01:51 AM
Actually I think all they did was remove a bell from a local buddhist temple, affix it upside down on a mantle, and engrave it.

but yeah seriously the trophy looks pretty ugly.

Golden Retriever
10-12-2009, 02:02 AM
It would be quite embrassing if a small player won that trophy.

luckyboy1300
10-12-2009, 03:31 AM
that's not a trophy cup, it's a drum!!!

jwbarrientos
10-12-2009, 03:57 AM
big country, big cup.

look at the japan open trophy.

small country, small cup.

+1

10char

wyutani
10-12-2009, 04:08 AM
u have any idea how big china is?

SerbWhoLovesDelPo
10-12-2009, 04:15 AM
u have any idea how big china is?

This is the last year's trophy:

http://images.sportinglife.com/08/09/330/Andy-Roddick-China-Open-trophy-2008_1235345.jpg

sureshs
10-12-2009, 04:29 AM
Because it is manufactured right there and so is cheaper to make?

The Pure One
10-12-2009, 04:55 AM
How about Davis Cup and Stella Atrois trophy's? Huge and ugly.

christos_liaskos
10-12-2009, 05:26 AM
Barcelona is another big one too, no? Maybe someone should ask rafa, he will know, no?

Golden Retriever
10-12-2009, 06:26 AM
This is the last year's trophy:

http://images.sportinglife.com/08/09/330/Andy-Roddick-China-Open-trophy-2008_1235345.jpg

Awwwww, they gave the small trophy to the American.

sureshs
10-12-2009, 06:27 AM
Never heard of the Great Wall of China? It is quite big.

jms007
10-12-2009, 07:07 AM
Think about it. When Djokovic has people over at his house, and they walk by the trophy case...they'll be all "Whoaaaa what super-prestigious tourny is that from?"

Clever Chinese.

Fedace
10-12-2009, 07:08 AM
http://i2.sinaimg.cn/ty/news/2009-10-11/U2407P675T22D867F391DT20091011205000.jpg

I heard that trophy was PURE SOLID GOLD worth around $ 3 million dollars.:shock:

Bud
10-12-2009, 07:20 AM
This hideous POC looks like it was produced in some cheesy trophy shop. They chose the largest, ugliest, most obnoxious trophy ever produced.

How embarrassing :oops:

http://i2.sinaimg.cn/ty/news/2009-10-11/U2407P675T22D867F391DT20091011205000.jpg

SuperDuy
10-12-2009, 09:48 AM
I heard that trophy was PURE SOLID GOLD worth around $ 3 million dollars.:shock:

Lol fedace you heard wrong, they get like 500 000 for prizemoney.

sk8ing
10-12-2009, 10:08 PM
Too make up for there small.........eyes?

Blinkism
10-12-2009, 10:11 PM
Holy crap!

Makes Djokovic feel a little better about not winning Gold at the Olympics, don't it?

coloskier
10-13-2009, 10:11 AM
Chinese have always had Napoleon Syndrome.

innoVAShaun
10-13-2009, 11:16 AM
Lol fedace you heard wrong, they get like 500 000 for prizemoney.

Yup 500,000 USD:

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20091011/capt.e14d864ffea541098e03f5cb6e00396f.china_open_t ennis_xhg124.jpg

Mr.Brightside
10-13-2009, 11:28 AM
i bet that trophy would be great to cook soup in

Chadwixx
10-13-2009, 11:50 AM
Or rice...

viduka0101
10-13-2009, 12:06 PM
at least it looks decent, unlike the giant Vienna "Unreal Tournament" trophies

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2219/1573405878_4ef757a14e.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_0M_KdlZIAtk/SPMcWpLU3CI/AAAAAAAAM0k/moVD14BtLl8/s400/capt.5e7119ed50764fde825bbcb6901ea9cb.austria_ba_t ennis_trophy_xrz101.jpg
http://croatia.org/crown/content_images/Ljubicic_Ivan_Vienna_2006.jpg


or the stockholm silver globe trophy
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2004/1572518433_5c65a4177f.jpg

Mr.Brightside
10-13-2009, 12:26 PM
Or rice...

that too

mm now i want chinese food

CCNM
10-13-2009, 12:28 PM
Oh my! How big was the trophy that Sveta was given? or did they stick with the small blue and white vase?

BreakPoint
10-13-2009, 12:28 PM
Yup 500,000 USD:

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20091011/capt.e14d864ffea541098e03f5cb6e00396f.china_open_t ennis_xhg124.jpg
Are you sure that's not 500,000 Chinese Yuan? :lol: LOL

That check is written all in Chinese and it looks like even Djokovic's name in the Payee field has been "translated" into Chinese. :shock:

BTW, can you believe that the women's winner got US$775,500? Can't believe that the women get more than 50% more prize money than the men. :???:

Mr.Brightside
10-13-2009, 12:29 PM
Are you sure that's not 500,000 Chinese Yuan? :lol: LOL

That check is written all in Chinese and it looks like even Djokovic's name in the Payee field has been "translated" into Chinese. :shock:

BTW, can you believe that the women's winner got US$775,500? Can't believe that the women get more than 50% more prize money than the men. :???:

sexism!!!!!

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-13-2009, 12:31 PM
Djokovic got 500,000, BUT the womens winner got 750,000 !
This is what Kuznetsova had to say about it" I like this tournament mainly because we get more money than the men, and i think we deserve it".

It was Magnus Norman, Robin Soderlings coach who reported she had said that, im looking for the source though.

BreakPoint
10-13-2009, 12:42 PM
Djokovic got 500,000, BUT the womens winner got 750,000 !
This is what Kuznetsova had to say about it" I like this tournament mainly because we get more money than the men, and i think we deserve it".

It was Magnus Norman, Robin Soderlings coach who reported she had said that, im looking for the source though.
"Deserve it"? Gimme a break! If she can beat Djokovic, then I would say that she deserved it. :-?

SerbWhoLovesDelPo
10-13-2009, 12:44 PM
Djokovic got 500,000, BUT the womens winner got 750,000 !
This is what Kuznetsova had to say about it" I like this tournament mainly because we get more money than the men, and i think we deserve it".

It was Magnus Norman, Robin Soderlings coach who reported she had said that, im looking for the source though.

That's because the male and female tournaments are not related.

In ATP, Beijing is ATP 500 event.

In WTA, it's a 1000 event.

Are you sure that's not 500,000 Chinese Yuan? :lol: LOL

That check is written all in Chinese and it looks like even Djokovic's name in the Payee field has been "translated" into Chinese. :shock:

BTW, can you believe that the women's winner got US$775,500? Can't believe that the women get more than 50% more prize money than the men. :???:

Same as above.

Nickk
10-13-2009, 12:46 PM
Yup 500,000 USD:

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20091011/capt.e14d864ffea541098e03f5cb6e00396f.china_open_t ennis_xhg124.jpg

the giant checks always make me think of Happy Gilmore

Cesc Fabregas
10-13-2009, 12:47 PM
Djokovic got 500,000, BUT the womens winner got 750,000 !
This is what Kuznetsova had to say about it" I like this tournament mainly because we get more money than the men, and i think we deserve it".

It was Magnus Norman, Robin Soderlings coach who reported she had said that, im looking for the source though.

That is a joke. Giving Women equal pay to men was a joke, and now giving them more is a disgrace. :mad:

SerbWhoLovesDelPo
10-13-2009, 12:48 PM
That is a joke. Giving Women equal pay to men was a joke, and now giving them more is a disgrace. :mad:

In WTA, Beijing is like a Masters tournament.

In ATP, it's just a 500 event.

viduka0101
10-13-2009, 12:49 PM
BEST TROPHY EVER
http://www.davidclement.com/dc-graphics/golfer.jpeg
(trophy fail)

mandy01
10-13-2009, 12:52 PM
^^ LMAO! :lol:

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-13-2009, 01:10 PM
BEST TROPHY EVER
http://www.davidclement.com/dc-graphics/golfer.jpeg
(trophy fail)
Wow...looks like mine :twisted::shock:

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-13-2009, 01:11 PM
That is a joke. Giving Women equal pay to men was a joke, and now giving them more is a disgrace. :mad:
I agree, i know that there was a difference in the mens and womens tournament but it was the "i think we deserve it" that got to me.:evil:

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-13-2009, 01:13 PM
That's because the male and female tournaments are not related.

In ATP, Beijing is ATP 500 event.

In WTA, it's a 1000 event.



I am very well aware of that, that was not even the point , it was the "i think we deserve it" that i cant stand, she should stfu.

BreakPoint
10-13-2009, 01:48 PM
Wow...looks like mine :twisted::shock:
You have a trophy like that, too? :lol: LOL

BreakPoint
10-13-2009, 01:50 PM
No small penis jokes pls.

OK, here you go: ;)

BEST TROPHY EVER
http://www.davidclement.com/dc-graphics/golfer.jpeg
(trophy fail)

BreakPoint
10-13-2009, 01:53 PM
In WTA, Beijing is like a Masters tournament.

In ATP, it's just a 500 event.
I don't care if Beijing was a Grand Slam for the WTA and a futures event for the ATP. The women don't deserve more money unless they can compete with the men in matches.

Golden Retriever
10-13-2009, 02:07 PM
Are you sure that's not 500,000 Chinese Yuan? :lol: LOL

That check is written all in Chinese and it looks like even Djokovic's name in the Payee field has been "translated" into Chinese. :shock:

BTW, can you believe that the women's winner got US$775,500? Can't believe that the women get more than 50% more prize money than the men. :???:

They don't use the $ sign for Yuan. So it should be in $ most likely in US$ but it could be Singapore $ or any currency that use the $ sign.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-13-2009, 02:08 PM
You have a trophy like that, too? :lol: LOL
Exactly!! :)

JennyS
10-13-2009, 02:10 PM
BEST TROPHY EVER
http://www.davidclement.com/dc-graphics/golfer.jpeg
(trophy fail)

Best.picture.ever!

JennyS
10-13-2009, 02:16 PM
My favorite trophy moment:

http://yeinjee.com/discovery/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/trophy-moment-01.jpg

http://yeinjee.com/discovery/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/trophy-moment-02.jpg

http://yeinjee.com/discovery/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/trophy-moment-03.jpg

http://yeinjee.com/discovery/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/trophy-moment-04.jpg

JennyS
10-13-2009, 02:18 PM
another funny trophy moment:
http://nbcsportsmedia3.msnbc.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/060909/060909_sharapova_vlg8p.widec.jpg

http://static.zooomr.com/images/231816_6f26599ea2.jpg

JennyS
10-13-2009, 02:20 PM
http://cornedbeefhash.files.wordpress.com/2007/04/novakdjokovic_metz2006_01.jpg

I think this is the weirdest trophy in tennis (Metz)

ahile02
10-13-2009, 02:25 PM
another funny trophy moment:
http://nbcsportsmedia3.msnbc.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/060909/060909_sharapova_vlg8p.widec.jpg

http://static.zooomr.com/images/231816_6f26599ea2.jpg

Wow, that ball kid on the left doesn't seem too happy at all.

ahile02
10-13-2009, 02:26 PM
My favorite trophy moment:

http://yeinjee.com/discovery/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/trophy-moment-01.jpg

http://yeinjee.com/discovery/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/trophy-moment-02.jpg

http://yeinjee.com/discovery/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/trophy-moment-03.jpg

http://yeinjee.com/discovery/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/trophy-moment-04.jpg

I would love to see the video of that!

Bloodshed
10-13-2009, 02:51 PM
Best.picture.ever!

Hilarious :)

It even looks like she's proud of what she accomplished today.

And I think that this trophy will be for good use during her spare time :D

Bloodshed
10-13-2009, 02:52 PM
Best.picture.ever!

Hilarious :)

It even looks like she's proud of what she accomplished today.

And I think that this trophy will be for good use during her spare time :D

Bloodshed
10-13-2009, 03:00 PM
My favorite trophy moment:

http://yeinjee.com/discovery/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/trophy-moment-01.jpg

http://yeinjee.com/discovery/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/trophy-moment-02.jpg

http://yeinjee.com/discovery/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/trophy-moment-03.jpg

http://yeinjee.com/discovery/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/trophy-moment-04.jpg

Haha. The trophy might look impressive but man cheap quality at it's best lol

Even Ferrero was like "Thank God I didn't win this tournament so I would get embarassed like that with that piece of sh1t trophy" lol

TheLama
10-13-2009, 03:02 PM
Trillions of USD buys a big trophy.

Besides that, Han tend to be somewhat ostentatious and ornamental. Everything is symbolic for something; you just need to understand thousands of years of continuous history.

You guys have china closets, silver, and wall paintings; we have vases, jade sculptures, and gold ornaments.

Que Sera, Sera!

CCNM
10-13-2009, 04:26 PM
Hilarious :)

It even looks like she's proud of what she accomplished today.

And I think that this trophy will be for good use during her spare time :D

^^^ LMAO!!!!!!!!!! That Safin trophy moment was priceless.

Shangri La
10-14-2009, 11:10 AM
I believe the trophy design is to resemble the ancient Chinese Ding.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ding_%28vessel%29

"...In Chinese history and culture, possession of an ancient ding is often associated with power and dominion over the land. Therefore, the ding is often used as an implicit symbolism for power...."

flyinghippos101
10-14-2009, 11:42 AM
Haha. The trophy might look impressive but man cheap quality at it's best lol

Even Ferrero was like "Thank God I didn't win this tournament so I would get embarassed like that with that piece of sh1t trophy" lol

Couldn't be worse than the cincinnati trophy

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx120/flyinghippos101/western-southern-financial-group-ma.jpg

Guess which one's the runner up trophy? *Hint* It's not the smaller one

VivalaVida
10-14-2009, 11:54 AM
Couldn't be worse than the cincinnati trophy

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx120/flyinghippos101/western-southern-financial-group-ma.jpg

Guess which one's the runner up trophy? *Hint* It's not the smaller one
This was a major fail. haha I seriously taught Nole was the winner for a second.

MethodTennis
10-14-2009, 12:34 PM
trying to out do queens

NickC
10-14-2009, 12:54 PM
No small penis jokes pls.

Go watch the "Chinpokomon" episode of South Park. The answer will be revealed to you.

JennyS
10-14-2009, 03:17 PM
trying to out do queens


http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-06/16/xinsrc_4820605160945109910631.jpg
This trophy hurts my teeth, no?

TheLama
10-15-2009, 02:53 PM
Go watch the "Chinpokomon" episode of South Park. The answer will be revealed to you.

RACISM ON A TENNIS SITE....WHAT'S NEXT???

NickC
10-15-2009, 03:35 PM
RACISM ON A TENNIS SITE....WHAT'S NEXT???

What's next? You getting banned, and that'll probably happen sooner rather than later judging by your stupid and pointless post; as well as your inability to detect the slightest hint of sarcasm from a post. Epic fail.

Bloodshed
10-15-2009, 03:50 PM
Couldn't be worse than the cincinnati trophy

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx120/flyinghippos101/western-southern-financial-group-ma.jpg

Guess which one's the runner up trophy? *Hint* It's not the smaller one

Yeah that was pretty bad lol. It's one of those moments where you wish you'd rather be runner-up instead :P

Bloodshed
10-15-2009, 03:52 PM
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-06/16/xinsrc_4820605160945109910631.jpg
This trophy hurts my teeth, no?

Next time Nadal wins a tournament, they should make a trophy that's like a Giant Disco ball (or like that Egg trophy in Metz) that way Nadal wouldn't even bite it or if he would, the trophy would just shatter :P