They're getting rid of clay tournaments because...

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  1. Simon Cowell

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    They don't want Nadal to get more points and eventually capture what is rightfully his (the #1 ranking). They know Federer can't beat Nadal on clay so they're trying to give him the best possible shot on surfaces like hard court (which Nadal still would own him on, see Dubai final for reference). Any sane-minded individual already knows that Nadal is the best in the world. This is an attempt by the ATP to maintain Federer as the supposed Tiger Woods of tennis. He ain't no Tiger, though.
     
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  2. Fee

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    They aren't getting rid of any clay tournaments, they are just downgrading two of the Masters. Both will still be tournaments with a decent amount of points. Two other tournaments will also be downgraded (I can't remember which ones).
     
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  3. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    They are downgrading the Monte Carlo and Hamburg Masters and adding Shanghai , making it only 8 Master Series.
     
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  4. Mr. Sean

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    I hate clay because I am an american tennis fan. All of our players suck on clay so they leave the 1st or 2nd rounds leaving the tournies with fed nadal and a bunch of unknown spanish players. More hard courts and grass please.
     
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  5. Hot Sauce

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    You lost all credibility and respect (if you had any) by making this thread.
     
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  6. kingdaddy41788

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    To quote Johnny Mac - "You cannot be serious!" This is by far the most ridiculous post I've ever seen. Ever. Ever ever ever. The year is already sort of dominated by clay tournaments (with hard courts coming in second place). The only good grass tournament left is Wimbledon (and maybe Queens Club?). If anything they ought to make more grass tournaments so that it's even. Foolish to post that Nadal is the rightful #1. If he is, let him prove it. Oh wait, he hasn't. And he won't.
     
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  7. Nadal_Freak

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    Did he have any to begin with? :-D
     
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  8. idiotboy

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    i hope sanjaya wins - then you will have to quit Simon Cowell.
     
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  9. Rhino

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    No he's the guy who just makes outlandish claims about nadal winning everything. He said after the 06 FO that nadal would win the aus open and be 7-1 against fed by now, but in fact what actually happened was that nadal couldn't even win another tournament until indian wells, so simon went a bit quiet.
     
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  10. All Courts

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    LOL... that was the sanest possible response to the tweaked universe concept that was the original post.
     
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  11. edmondsm

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    I thought they were making Madrid a clay tourney.
     
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  12. jamumafa

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    AAAAAAAAAAHAHAH
     
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  13. tintin

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    too bad for you,Roddick and Blake can't come close to being great players like Courrier and the others and even worse everyone is trying to get better on Hard and beating your boys
    it must really suck:lol: :lol:
     
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  14. pound cat

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    I read in the NYtimes (March 23 07) that ATP was considering making the US Open a clay court event in an effort to boost US tennis by showing US players that clay is really a GOOD THING. Hundreds of specialized clay court academies are expected to open with European and south American instructors. Public courts will remain hard as no one ever really learns to play tennis on these courts anyway so the clay court expansion won't cost tax payers a cent.

    By 2050 Americans are expected to be at the top of tennis rankings once more.
     
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    Yipeee. Something to look forward to when I retire. :grin:
     
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  16. Buuurnz

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    they wont be able to downgrade Hamburg and Monte Carlo, there are gonna be law suits because of the announcement to do it and the players like Federer, Ljubicic Davydenko do not want this either!
    I dont think they will downgrade those tourneys!
     
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  17. Big Fed

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    Wow nadal is never gonna be #1 he cant win on anything except for clay. Fed wins everything else. No way nadal gonna be #1.
     
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  18. tintin

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    nostradamuch much?;)
    those days are over mate for the americans to dominate tennis
     
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    hahahaha..SImon COwell=sobad=sarcastic *****s
     
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  20. stormholloway

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    I'm in agreement here.

    The tournaments don't reflect the grand slams well enough.

    There's one grand slam played on clay and one on grass. The grass season needs to be MUCH longer. Grass is a great surface. It needs representation.
     
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