Get rid of the Madrid Masters!

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  1. Sid_Vicious

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    Man, I miss Hamburg Masters. Brings back many memories. I remember getting home from school to watch matches (especially 05-07) and looking forward to upcoming grand slams during summer vacation. Good times.
     
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  2. sonicare

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    Tiriac should just buy the country of spain with his billions and strip nadal off his nationality
     
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  3. Lsmkenpo

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    Hamburg should be converted to a grass event, it is one of the few that would work, there are plenty of other clay 500 events.
     
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  4. boris becker 1

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    what in the freezing cold and every spectator with a blanket.

    Madrid doesnt have any history.
     
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  5. sillymonkey

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    So if all the players are moaning, why does Rafa get grief and labeled a whiner? Seems like they all dislike it.
    I liked hamburg, but it too had its drawbacks. Isn't it still quite cool there this time of year? JMac always says it was cold, still I liked it.
    Plus you would think there would be guidelines and policies in place such as surface requirements. Why was the crazy blu clay allowed in the 1st place?
     
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  6. Bartelby

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    Players like Shanghai because they don't have the noise of any crowds to distract their play.



     
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  7. Bartelby

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    They had a 1000 event and there's already one grass court event in Germany and no room for any other in the calendar.



     
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  8. veroniquem

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    Tiriac is welcome to remain "a builder" in the indoor season where he belongs. In the meantime, there is no point to a pseudo indoor hard master in the middle of the clay season. 0, nada.
    The clever players will skip it if by extreme misfortune this event stays the way it is and at the same date.
     
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  9. Mustard

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    It was never on indoor carpet. It was on indoor hardcourt from 2002-2008.
     
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  10. Benhur

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    China has been building new cities, stadiums, malls over the last decade... but so far they stay empty. Yet they keep building them.

    China's Ghost Cities and Malls:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPILhiTJv7E
     
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  11. Mustard

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    There was a legal battle between the ATP and the Hamburg tennis authorities in the second half of 2008 when Hamburg sued the ATP for its attempt to demote Hamburg, and the ATP won. Nadal and Federer both spoke out in support of Hamburg at the time.
     
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  12. Evan77

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    man you hit the nail here. I couldn't care less how 'pretty' their courts/stadiums are, but when I see the best players in the world (not talking about Djoko, Fed or Nadal) and no crowd at all, it's so horrible, no fun at all.

    and some people suggest that China should get a GS. it's like whatever.
     
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  13. West Coast Ace

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    One mans 'politics' is another's 'planning for the future'. Asia is growing. Moving a 1000 event there was genius. The only problem with Shanghai is transportation - the stadium is quite a ways from the city center and the government won't let the subway run late to accommodate the late matches (I've gone every yr since 2005). They will fix this eventually - dealing with the Chinese is 'tricky' (to use one of Fed's favorite words)

    Sorry @Mustard and others: Hamburg's stadium is too small for a 1000 event. And after Becker (and Kiefer) and Graf, tennis isn't as popular in Germany. And Madrid is an awesome city. Hamburg can't compare.
     
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  14. primetennis

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    get rid of madrid masters????why??oh yeah,nadal lost that's why..
    if he had gone on to win this tournament..all good..blue clay is unique..good for the sport and nadal can win anywhere..blah blah blah..
     
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  15. Clarky21

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    Actually,this thread was started before Nadal lost.
     
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  16. Crisstti

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    If tennis (allegedly) not being so popular is an argument to demote Hamburg, then it surely should be brought up about Shanghai...
     
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  17. Crisstti

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    The insanity of totalitarian governments...
     
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