PDA

View Full Version : What happened to the ATP Masters Series Shields?


jamesblakefan#1
04-04-2010, 04:30 PM
Guys used to hold up the ATP Masters Shield whenever they won a MS title.

http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200711/r196996_750513.jpg

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g167/bostero_2006/capt_67da4c5292a7428fa0c7d045826c3b.jpg

However lately guys have been just holding up regular trophies.

http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/pc/triumphant+Ivan+Ljubicic+Croatia+wins+BNP+pNq8X0UI uerl.jpg?38817PCN_Ivan15

http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Sony+Ericsson+Open+Day+13+DjtxyTKgi9el.jpg

Has the ATP gotten rid of the shield since the changeover last year? Sorry if this is an obvious question, I liked the shield and thought it was a nice touch, some of the trophies are just so plain; at least the shield signified something.

ninman
04-04-2010, 04:33 PM
I would guess so since they aren't called master series anymore.

Mustard
04-04-2010, 05:07 PM
Getting rid of the Masters Series shields was a very dumb move. Downgrading Hamburg in favour of Madrid was even worse. And don't even get me started on the "ATP TOUR" plastered across the nets.

samprasvsfederer123
04-04-2010, 05:09 PM
Getting rid of the Masters Series shields was a very dumb move. Downgrading Hamburg in favour of Madrid was even worse. And don't even get me started on the "ATP TOUR" plastered across the nets.

they removed madrid harcourts right, well i didnt like that,

Mustard
04-04-2010, 05:11 PM
they removed madrid harcourts right, well i didnt like that,

The Madrid indoor masters event was removed in favour of Shanghai in order to move a clay-court Madrid tournament into Hamburg's old slot. One thing I did like about the 2009 changes was the YEC at the O2 Arena in London.

jamesblakefan#1
04-04-2010, 05:37 PM
Getting rid of the Masters Series shields was a very dumb move. Downgrading Hamburg in favour of Madrid was even worse. And don't even get me started on the "ATP TOUR" plastered across the nets.

I agree, they could have changed to "Masters 1000" but still kept the shield. It really did add significance to a MS victory when you see a guy like Nalbandian who'd done so much and yet to win a MS before Madrid 07. Really was a special moment. Now it's just a regular old trophy, takes some of the significance away in my eyes at least.

nfor304
04-04-2010, 05:42 PM
There is no Master's series anymore.... Just 1000 series or whatever

AM95
04-04-2010, 05:49 PM
their not called master series..their ATP 1000's.

btw

does anyone else lol at roddicks face in that picture?

AM95
04-04-2010, 05:50 PM
Getting rid of the Masters Series shields was a very dumb move. Downgrading Hamburg in favour of Madrid was even worse. And don't even get me started on the "ATP TOUR" plastered across the nets.

mustard did the ATP do that because they lost Mercedez Benz as a main sponsor?

Telepatic
04-04-2010, 05:55 PM
Downgrading MC to non-mandatory tournament didn't help either.

Mustard
04-04-2010, 05:58 PM
mustard did the ATP do that because they lost Mercedez Benz as a main sponsor?

It's possible. I'm not entirely sure what the whole story is.

jamesblakefan#1
04-04-2010, 06:01 PM
their not called master series..their ATP 1000's

It's ATP Masters 1000

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tournaments/Tournament-Landing.aspx

edmondsm
04-04-2010, 07:11 PM
ya but even the name change was stupid, masters cup was better, and i really dont really care about the madrid masters now, fck the atp

Yeah now its called the World Tour Finals.

Haven't these people been on the interweb before?

RoddickAce
04-04-2010, 07:18 PM
Wow, the Indian Wells trophy looks like a block of ice.

Commando Tennis Shorts
04-04-2010, 07:19 PM
It doesn't matter. Winning the tournament means much more to the players than the trophy that comes with it, or what it looks like, or what it's called

OliverSimon
04-04-2010, 07:21 PM
The move from Hamburg to Madrid was a horrendous decision.

abraxas21
04-04-2010, 09:38 PM
Masters Series tournaments used to be so hard to win in the old days. You had to play 6 matches (no byes in the first round for the top seeds) in one week (not like now) and the final was played to the best of five sets.

I really wish the old idea of the Masters Series was brought back. De Villiers ruined the ATP.

Anaconda
04-05-2010, 03:28 AM
JamesBlakeFan#1: Indian Wells and Nasdaq 100 open (at that time) never handed out the water-crystal shields to the champions. Indian Wells always handed out a 'dolphin' like ornimant and Miami always handed out a glass cup.

Gizo
04-05-2010, 03:45 AM
In the past I think that:
- Indian Wells and Miami had regular trophies and no shields as Anaconda said, as well as Canada and Paris
- Monte-Carlo and Rome had both regular trophies and shields which was pretty cool
- Hamburg, Cincinnati and Madrid when it was indoors had shields but no regular trophies

I miss the shields, plus the dolphin at Indian Wells and the tree at Paris (both those tournament have ugly trophies now).
All the masters events should have best of 5 set finals apart from Canada and Cincy.

diggler
04-05-2010, 04:57 AM
Yeah now its called the World Tour Finals.

Haven't these people been on the interweb before?

Could be worse. At least they are not the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

Cyan
04-05-2010, 09:32 AM
Getting rid of the Masters Series shields was a very dumb move. Downgrading Hamburg in favour of Madrid was even worse. And don't even get me started on the "ATP TOUR" plastered across the nets.

Terrible idea.