The Magic Box is the worst arena in tennis

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  1. christo

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    come on, let's face it, who cares? It's the Tiriac freak show. The air fans make more noise than the real fans (who aren't even there) Blue clay? Why not make it ultraviolet and turn all the lights out? It's basically blue Har Tru which is woeful but should make all Americans rejoice, except that no American players can play on clay, even the the handful left in the top 100
     
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  2. Wuppy

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    I can't really argue with any of that. But let's face it, all ink is good ink and here we are talking about it. So, mission complete.
     
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  3. ollinger

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    Two threads in the same forum complaining about Tiriac? Did he molest you when you were a child?
     
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  4. mary fierce

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    Arthur Ashe Stadium is the worst arena in tennis. Half the seats are absurdly high and far from the court. I'd much sooner watch a match at The Magic Box.
     
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  5. OriginalHockeytowner

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    Strong accusation!
     
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  6. ollinger

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    A question, not an accusation.
     
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  7. Shaolin

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    Give Tiriac a break, he's just trying to do something new, which is something that the sport needs.
     
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    In the Renaissance, 'billionaires' gave money to great artists to produce things of beauty.

    Billionaires like Tiriac aren't worth the paper their money is printed on in terms of creating things that will last.
     
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  9. t135

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    Well said.
     
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  10. Mustard

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    It is? Like scrapping Hamburg for Shanghai and now blue clay at Madrid? Yeah, brilliant moves :roll:

    Oh, and regarding the blue clay, there were strong rumours about it happening at Madrid in 2009, the first year it moved to clay. Nadal strongly criticised it then as well.
     
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  11. Lsmkenpo

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    Yes, Shanghai was only voted as the best Masters 1000 tournament the past 3 seasons by the ATP players themselves. :oops:
     
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  12. JamieSafe

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    I'd totally play like this if the ball was glow in the dark
     
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  13. ramos77

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    TRON tennis, I like it...
     
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  14. Shaolin

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    I didn't say anything about Hamburg or Shanghai so don't act like I did. I don't feel Hamburg should have been moved, it was a great tournament. I do like the blue clay idea and like seeing some new things happen since everything is the same lately.
     
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  15. Kegzz

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    I thought I'd like the blue courts, but it actually manages to make that awful arena look even colder and more brutal.

    Despite that, Arthur Ashe has a much better atmosphere, especially during the latter rounds.
     
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  16. TennisMaestro

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    It has the better atmosphere but the worst design, it stands for everything that is stereotypically American:
    Big, Brash, Bold but useless
     
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  17. Kegzz

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    I see where you're coming from. It's definitely not one of my favourite stadiums, but the electricity in the air during some of the matches is insane and when you're watching it on TV that makes a difference. I can see how it can be unfortunate for people up in the nose bleeds though.
     
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  18. TennisMaestro

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    I think that it's more of a credit to the people from NY/US than the stadium itself, take that crowd to the Magic Box and it's lid will be blown right out! (see what I did there? :p)
     
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    Beautifully put. Pity Madrid is clay though. A nice, fast hardcourt and it'd be even better.
     
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  20. El Diablo

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    Ashe has great atmosphere?? It doesn't even have the best atmosphere on the property. The Grandstand and Armstrong courts at the USO have far more exciting atmosphere, with the crowd up close and everyone feeling right on top of the mayhem.
     
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    c'mon, throw in a hitler joke too
     
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  23. Wuppy

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    I think the grandstand's the best.
     
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  24. DRII

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    Tell that to Isner, who beat your precious Federer in an important D.C. match, or took Nadal to 5 sets at least year's French. Did you forget so quickly :twisted:?

    But, the see-thru, blue crystal chairs on court was a classy touch :shock:.
     
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  25. chiruanna

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    I do agree with the blue courts.

    But I dont think the sport needs something new....especially now when the popularity of the sport is at an all time high.

    Well..WTA needs them maybe...not ATP.
     
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    Not just crystal, they're shaped like Hepplewhites!

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    That IS class! :)
     
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  27. fuzz nation

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    Beat me to it. I'm a heavy tennis nerd, but I only see that Ashe stadium as an embarrassment. No peons allowed...
     
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  28. Marius_Hancu

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    I am not in love with courts 2 and 3, which are too much in the shadow, as a result of the tall side walls
    but I saw center court in sun today and it looked great, really outdoors-looking, the sun covering the stands too

    I feel that it's a great accomplishment to have 3 roofed arenas

    And I've seen the ball better than in MC, so blue is fine with me
     
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