Saudi Arabia exhibition not happening

Ann

Hall of Fame
#13
I'm glad it's not happening. I hate why it's not happening. I also dislike that they didn't just back out.

But in the end, it's just a good thing that it didn't take place.
 

Fiero425

Hall of Fame
#30
Nadal played poker with the Saudis, but ultimately he did not want to throw his hand away.

I used to really enjoy those telecasts of "Poker After Dark!" I miss when POKER was king 10 years ago! Today it's no fun with the newbies who specialize in online play! Daniel Negreanu's still trying to hang on though! :cry:
 
#35
#39
Good for them, not bad for SA. They did not have to say it's because of politics.
Easy exit for all.
Now that the bigest problem is solved ( two tennis players playing a match in SA ), it would be much easier to solve other problems. Like selling them guns, buying oil, let them invest and buy everything......
Hipocrisy on highest level.
 
#40
I'm glad it's not happening. I hate why it's not happening. I also dislike that they didn't just back out.

But in the end, it's just a good thing that it didn't take place.
Agreed, but it should never have been on in the first place. Murdering a journalist is far far far from the first of their crimes. Probably among the least of the crimes in reality as awful as it is.
 
#41
Agreed, but it should never have been on in the first place. Murdering a journalist is far far far from the first of their crimes. Probably among the least of the crimes in reality as awful as it is.
The Rafa team signed the event participation agreement a year ago. It has nothing to do with killing a journalist last month.
 
#42
So Nadal did not have the courage to announce this himself!
It's Djoko who didn't have the courage to answer journalists anything else than "it's not happening" because of Rafa's injury.
If a player is unable to play an exhibition event, he is replaced by another player. It happens all the time. Isn't it interesting that the only reason Djoko won't participate in the event is Rafa's injury?

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/...irms-controversial-saudi-arabia-match-called/
 

Fiero425

Hall of Fame
#43
It's Djoko who didn't have the courage to answer journalists anything else than "it's not happening" because of Rafa's injury.
If a player is unable to play an exhibition event, he is replaced by another player. It happens all the time. Isn't it interesting that the only reason Djoko won't participate in the event is Rafa's injury?

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/...irms-controversial-saudi-arabia-match-called/
This has to all be about $$$ and players' inability to disappoint the Saudis! Tennis players supposedly hate being political, but they are all the time when ingratiating themselves with dictators and tyrannical regimes! :cautious: :confused: :sick:
 

OhYes

Hall of Fame
#44
It's Djoko who didn't have the courage to answer journalists anything else than "it's not happening" because of Rafa's injury.
If a player is unable to play an exhibition event, he is replaced by another player. It happens all the time. Isn't it interesting that the only reason Djoko won't participate in the event is Rafa's injury?

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/...irms-controversial-saudi-arabia-match-called/
Djoko would love to play, but real money maker and good PR for SA was Rafa. Without him Djoko is just one of players.
 
#47
So the #1 player in the world is just another player? Right! Got it! :censored::-D:mad::(
No but Nadal is more famous than Djokovic.Another thing is that if you have an exhibition between Djokovic and Nadal/Federer people are going to go and watch it because of Federer/Nadal not because of Djokovic
 

Fiero425

Hall of Fame
#49
Well he is. Why has Rafa got sportsmanship award after so many years just now ? Think about it. It was all in his hands.
Probably because the players are delusional! If you play this arse-hole, he "games" those same players and the crowd! I was just watching the end of the Wimbledon SF with Nole and Rafa and to the last he was FOS! He slipped going sideways in the last game, got up running like a deer, but losing the point he started limping around like he needed to shake something off! He's such a D!CK! :rolleyes::confused::mad:
 
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#50
Come on, people. This is just an excuse to back out of this exo for PR reasons.

In the current vernacular, it would be extremely ''bad optics'' for a top pro to play in Saudi Arabia.

This is just a face-saving measure.
 
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