Your favourite Master Series.

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  1. Cesc Fabregas

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    Mine personally are.

    1. Monte Carlo
    2. Miami
    3. Rome
     
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  2. bluetrain4

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    Miami.

    It stands on its own since it doesn't really lead up to a Slam since the season switches to clay shortly thereafter. Great field in a great environment. And, it fills a void in the season. As an American, I rate it higher than Monte Carlo based on the television coverage (though that has changed in recent years with the Tennis Channel providing more coverage of European Masters events). I guess you could say the same for Indian Wells, but it just doesn't have the same feel to me.

    Monte Carlo.

    Amazing tournament, amazing location, incredible field. I always want to go there and see those clay courts perched on a plateau overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

    Cincinnati. Fast hard court in midsummer. A big leadup to the USO, always a stellar field.

    The fall indoor Masters are nice, they just seem like dessert after the meat of the season.
     
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  3. Shaolin

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    Monte Carlo should be one of the coolest ones due to its location (incredibly scenic overlooking the Mediterranean) but the fact that the TV footage is shot from the height of a blimp pretty much ruins it for me.
     
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    I really like Cincinnati, and since I live near by it's a great atmosphere and its very easy acess to see the player upclose.
     
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  5. Leelord337

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    Mine are:

    Monte Carlo
    Rome
    Pacific Life open
     
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  6. veroniquem

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    Monte-Carlo because
    - the location is breathtakingly beautiful. (You can see the ocean from the court!)
    -the setting is quite intimate, you can sit very close to the court and it's easy to approach the players.
    - it's on clay and my favorite player has won it 4 times in a row!
    In a word, it's utter paradise :)
     
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  7. Giggs The Red Devil

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    Paris. Because it’s french and because it used to be played on carpet.
     
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  8. Rhino

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    Canada, especially when it's in Toronto. Awesome event!
     
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  9. dandaman

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    Mine definately is Monte Carlo, since i have been there watched live and even got a chance to practice on the top courts myself.

    Amazing tournament
     
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  10. illkhiboy

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    Yeah I love the Canadian Masters too!

    Though probably for different reasons..

    1) The camera angle is just right.
    2) The atmosphere looks cool. The court color is nice.
    3) It takes place during summer holidays.
    4) The court speed allows for exciting tennis.

    Off the top, we had...
    2005 Final - Agassi vs. Nadal
    2007 Final - Djokovic vs. Federer

    Both in Montreal..
     
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  11. svijk

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    Love Cincy.....great atmosphere, cheap tickets and free parking!!! can't beat that.....and of course there have been some great matches and player proximity is awesome
     
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    ***An upcoming grass masters'**

    Miami
    Indian Wells
    Monte Carlo (a shame most top players will now be skipping this prestigious event).
    Rome
     
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    You should add a poll to this thread.
     
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  14. pound cat

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    Montreal: easy to navigate venue, easy access to practice courts, great sight lines centre court, secondary court , friendly, close-up view of matches, good food on site reasonably priced. And of course it's Montreal, a very sophisticated city, with great French food and super metro system. Even staying at the players' hotel is quite reasonable and allows easy visibility of players who are treated as guests as you are.
     
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  15. veroniquem

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    Sounds appealing, maybe I'll go this year, it's close enough to NY!
     
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  16. pound cat

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    You'd really enjoy it. a packeage for the firts 4 days is a good deal..you get to see all the players at a reasonable price. and the Canadian $ is now world 80 cents to the US dollar, a really good deal for you., (and the train station is right under the hotel where the players stay)
     
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  17. pound cat

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    You'd really enjoy it. A package for the first 4 days is a good deal..you get to see all the players at a reasonable price. and the Canadian $ is now world 80 cents to the US dollar, a really good deal for you., (and the train station is right under the hotel where the players stay)
     
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    1. Madrid - On clay in Spain. Can't get any better then that except for the altitude.
    2. Monte Carlo
    3. Rome
     
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  19. veroniquem

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    Sounds perfect (and people speak French right?) I'm going :)
     
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  20. illkhiboy

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    Umm..the tournament hasn't even taken place yet.
     
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  21. Cesc Fabregas

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    Personally don't like the court to fast for a clay court its really like a slow/medium HC, although the stadium atmosphere is great
     
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  22. Nadal_Freak

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    You've seen some matches on it? I don't know if the same clay is used for the tournament as used for Davis Cup.
     
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    Have you seen any photos of the setting? I'd like to see some. It can't get nicer than Monte Carlo can it?
     
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  24. Oui c'est moi.

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    Hamburg (RIP)
    Monte Carlo (beautiful)
    IW
    Canada Masters
    Paris (carpet years)
     
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    1. Paris
    2. Former Madrid, current Shanghai
    3. Miami
    4. Cincy
    5. Montecarlo
     
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  26. Cesc Fabregas

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    Nah from the Nadal and sam querrey davis cup match where querrey kept aceing Nadal.
     
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    I liked the Madrid - Paris double as it was on carpet at the end of the year. For some reason, probably because they don't lead up to any slam, these are the Masters I most watch on television.
     
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    Nice avatar. ;)
     
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    1.Monte Carlo because its played in effin' Monte Carlo.

    1. Madrid because of hot ball girls

    1. Indian Wells because its in my home state.
     
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    Great, now I must hate you!

    Just kiddin', very sweet!
     
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    Cincy is the only one I can reasonably drive to so gets my vote, like the Canadian and Indian Wells too.
     
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  32. Emelia21

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    Monte Carlo and Indian Wells
     
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  33. Feña14

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    1. Monte Carlo
    2. Paris
    3. Madrid
    4. Rome

    Not too keen on the North American ones, they all seem to blend into one.
     
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    Monte Carlo for sure. I hope I can go to see it one day.
     
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  35. SempreSami

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    That was on a court in a bullring though.
     
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  36. oscar_2424

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    Miami, cause i live 10 minutes away from it :):)
     
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    Canada, especially the Toronto one. Maybe it's the beautiful sky, I don't know but I just love the event.

    Miami is also awesome, I went there last year, unforgettable experience. Hopefully I like Indian Wells a lot too since I'll be going there in 3 weeks.
     
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    Ya, i was quite lucky that i got a chance to play on the courts.
    Was only allowed to because i played the ITF Junior event in Cap D'ail, which is basically in Monte Carlo(Direcly next to the soccer stadium), and because they only have 5 courts there, and during the ITF tourny there werent't any practice courts avalaible, they let all the juniors practice at the Monte Carlo courts. Was quite cool because some of the pro players were already walking around there because the Masters Series was one week later.

    Also would like to add, that Miami and all the other American Masters Series are also great. Actually there isn't any masters series i don't like(except the indoor ones)
     
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  39. Cyan

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    Monte Carlo
    Rome
    Indian Wells
    Miami
     
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  40. roddickfan90

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    cincy, roddick's got a decent record there aswell.
     
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    Miami, Canada, Monte Carlo.
     
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  42. seffina

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    Cincy because it's the one I can attend and it's pretty accessible.
    Monte Carlo - gorgeous.

    I like the combo of Indian Wells/Miami as well because they're kind of their own thing and the big 96 player draws make them into mini slams.
     
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  43. tahiti

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    Monte Carlo & Rome

    They're close by and a build up to RG and Wimbie.
     
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    Pacific Life Open- Solely because I like to see players play in the same conditions as I do! (I live close to it.)

    Old Madrid- The High altitude makes for awesome fast power tennis. Changing the venue to Shanghai and switching to become a clay Masters was and epic-ly bad deceision

    Paris- French Crowd is awesome. The French Flair as well. Oh and btw. The crazy fast courts.
     
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  45. Ronaldo

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    Rome, nuff said And I've seen Cincy
     
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  46. saram

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    I totally agree. Throw Cincy in there somewhere and you have my top four.
     
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  47. dcottrill

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    Cincy. It's just an hour down the road, and I can usually sit in the front row of the Grandstand Court. :grin:
     
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