Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by babbette, Apr 12, 2011.
lol just kidding about the go away but what the heck is it normal when a player pulls out he hangs around? Go rest make yourself scarce
good interview though
Hating again? Please stop with this nonsense.
His residence is Monte Carlo so he is at home. Also he is doing a tournament promotion work, probably to avoid getting 0 for one of his 500 tournament spots for pulling out late.
So please better you go away.
Noooo, doing promo work won't stop him from getting zero pointed. He pulled out before the deadline, so he probably won't get fined either.
He said on his twitter/facebook that he felt bad about pulling out and he lived in Monte Carlo, so he would be around all week. I have no problem with it, I'm sure any of the fans that are running into him are happy too.
Oh shush stop throwing the word hating around when it's not necessary. If Rafa pulled out and hung around I would be wondering what the hell he is doing there too, would that be classified as hating?
people are so quick to throw the words butthurt and hating around.
Also, I think he attended the players party, not 100% sure. he said something about recording the annual making fun of other player skeets
His knee has been troubling him since the AO.. interesting so this means Djokovic wasn't 100%? Combine astma with the knee injury and if we have a hero.
Well Federer avoided getting 0 pointer for Dubai for one of the previous years by doing tournament promotion work. Also I remember Williams sisters avoided getting 0 pointers for missing IW by doing promotion work (obviously not for IW buy for WTA).
Sorry but starting a thread "Go away Novak" or saying "make yourself scarce" is hating.
Djokovic- "We all know that he's always going to play 100%" :lol:
I doubt it, Dubai isn't mandatory, so I dont see how Fed could get zero pointed for it. Perhaps you can link me to the rulebook where it says that?
As for the WTA/IW/Willams sisters, the WTA rules are different. I think the Williams Sister avoided fines, not zero pointers. Not even sure the WTA has a sero pointer policy like the ATP does (but I've never read the WTA rulebook so I could be wrong about that).
This! Many fans, sponsors and the tournament director still want to keep him around there and he lives there. Then why not?
From ATP Rulebook
Woah, thanks for that. Do you know what chapter, etc, that is? I want to read more. I am intrigued now (because it seems a bit ridiculous to me).
I should've added the LOL bit in bold and large font.
Well MC is not mandatory too. The same rules apply for MC as for Dubai. Players get 0 pointers for 500 events. In fact Fed has three 0 pointers at the moment for Hamburg, Tokyo and Washington.
Don't have a rule book reference but I remember reading about Fed and Dubai couple of years ago (I think it was 2009).
You are probably correct for Williams sisters.
Rulebook page 170
9.03 C ATP world Tour 500 - Ranking Penalty
Sorry I was probably a bit harsh. I see that you meant no harm this time.
Thank you. Just realized I never saved the 2010 book, but I'll check the 09 book first since its what I've got (and they only make small changes each year anyway).
You can get it here. http://www.atpworldtour.com/Corporate/Rulebook.aspx
To be fair, those 500 series/commitment player/penalty rules are almost as complicated as it can.
Somehow, I never caught on to this rule change...
I didn't realize that they changed the rules for the 500's, but I guess they did this when they renamed and rebranded the tour events. That's kind of harsh in a way but I guess it keeps the players in line, sort of.
I can see Federer doing promo work in Dubai, since he lives there, but how much does this suck for other players who have to withdraw and can't fly to those cities to avoid the ranking penalty? This rule seems to favor the top 5.
Not sure about it though, Gasquet had to visit Rotterdam for a crappy fashion show, after retiring from Zagreb QF and then Rotterdam due to the shoulder injury this year.
But how many players would be willing to do that, or have the time/inclination/money, whatever to travel to yet another city, possibly nursing an injury. Something about this just irks me.
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