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NikeTennisGuy
02-01-2011, 11:45 AM
weakest atp tournament of the year. This should be demoted to a challenger the top seed is feliciano lopez!

NikeTennisGuy
02-01-2011, 11:46 AM
sorry wrong thread meant to be on general discussion

rovex
02-01-2011, 11:47 AM
Why verdasco defending champ not playing?

li0scc0
02-01-2011, 11:48 AM
Why verdasco defending champ not playing?

My guess is the broken bone that was revealed after his loss?

rainingaces
02-01-2011, 11:48 AM
Why verdasco defending champ not playing?

He is still getting over his oz open beat down.

Milos has a good chance of the W.

rovex
02-01-2011, 11:54 AM
My guess is the broken bone that was revealed after his loss?

I thought he meant the SAP open, but yes I forgot about that.

He is still getting over his oz open beat down.

Milos has a good chance of the W.

He lost with a busted foot and didn't get bageled or breadsticked. Still made round 4, and del potro, isner and soderling couldn't do any better! :twisted:

NikeTennisGuy
02-01-2011, 11:59 AM
no sa african open in johannesburg

hansolo
02-01-2011, 09:23 PM
It sure is quite weak if you compare it to other 250s...

nomie
02-01-2011, 09:39 PM
weakest atp tournament of the year. This should be demoted to a challenger the top seed is feliciano lopez!

Why the hate? The only reason its so 'weak' is because it is scheduled right after the AO. I'm sure the organisers and players both would love a better time slot as it is actually a very nice little tournament.

Usually players like Ferrer plays in this event, but I'm guessing he needs some rest after his good run at the AO.

Darko
02-02-2011, 02:22 AM
It started yesterday. Hoping to go through during the week to check out some action.

li0scc0
02-02-2011, 02:44 AM
It started yesterday. Hoping to go through during the week to check out some action.

That is exciting! If you do, give us a report, would love to hear.

hansolo
02-02-2011, 04:05 AM
I have been there a few times, went to the qualies over the weekend.

Darko
02-02-2011, 04:36 AM
Monte is just by work, so will see. Its been raining though.

hansolo
02-02-2011, 05:00 AM
I've been impressed by Raonic. Good overall game. He might have an outside chance of winning it.

PBODY99
02-02-2011, 02:04 PM
Three ATP events the week after a major, you will not get strong draws anywhere. Not many pro from Africa, which also works against this event.

B A Y
02-02-2011, 09:48 PM
Why verdasco defending champ not playing?

Verdasco is not the defending champ! it was Lopez who was defending! Verdasco never been here.

B A Y
02-02-2011, 09:51 PM
Why the hate? The only reason its so 'weak' is because it is scheduled right after the AO. I'm sure the organisers and players both would love a better time slot as it is actually a very nice little tournament.

Usually players like Ferrer plays in this event, but I'm guessing he needs some rest after his good run at the AO.

There are a few reasons for the lack of players....

1. it is a mission for players to travel from Aussie to Johannesburg after the Open. Much easier to go to Europe to play in the events there.
2. there is not enough funding for tennis in South Africa and hasn't been for years so this year they couldn't afford to pay appearance fees like the last two years

MurrayisBEAST
02-06-2011, 11:47 AM
Wrong thread, but yes, it was a pretty weak tournament :p

300th post :D :o