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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters « Reply #60 on: October 14, 2011, 11:34 AM »
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Roddick out, Ferrer through, was a close match and I thought Ferrer would have lost, as it was a tiebreaker and we all know that suits Roddick with his boom, boom serve. But fair play, Ferrer fought hard to get that last set, and he's through!!  clap
Ferrer gaining confidence and momentum, can be a real challenge to Andy, that Duracell Bunny.
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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters « Reply #61 on: October 14, 2011, 11:35 AM »
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I wonder if any of you caught these comments from Nadal following his exit yesterday:-

London could lose ATP finals over tax warns Nadal

London risks losing the showcase end-of-season ATP World Tour Finals because of the high rate of British tax, world number one Rafael Nadal said at the Shanghai Masters on Thursday.

The Spaniard believes the 50 percent tax on players' appearance fees, winnings and a proportion of their worldwide endorsement earnings could see the glamour event featuring the top eight men being staged elsewhere unless the law is changed.

"It is really tough what is happening today in the UK with the tax. There are a lot of things that are really positive. This (tax) thing is probably really negative," he said after losing in the third round to German Florian Mayer.

http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/tennis/news/article/-/10464171/london-could-lose-atp-finals-over-tax-warns-nadal/

This may not be the right place to post ( I need to give Mark something to do now and again Whistle )

This is a crazy situation that could affect all our top sporting fixtures not only tennis - I'm thinking of golf, athletics, football and many more.

'The 50 percent tax on players' appearance fees, winnings and a proportion of their worldwide endorsement earnings could see the glamour event (the ATP World Tour Finals) featuring the top eight men being staged elsewhere unless the law is changed.'

To expect players to come to the U.K. to take part in prestigious sporting events and actually occur a loss if they win is unacceptable - especially as these players will usually be obliged to pay tax on their winnings and endorsements in their countries of domicile.  I appreciate that we are in dire straits economically but the monies accrued from this would be a drop in the ocean.  We should be encouraging top international sportsmen and women to come to the U.K. not the reverse.  The sporting associations have to do something about this or the detrimental effect on U.K. sport could be devastating.

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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters « Reply #62 on: October 14, 2011, 11:44 AM »
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Dolly has gone too! Nishikori victorious in 2 sets!
Good for him! Nice one Kei. clap
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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters « Reply #63 on: October 14, 2011, 12:41 PM »
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Nadal was saying re the tax situation that he would only break even if he won playing at Queens next year. He says that is why he is going to play at Halle in Germany next year and not at Queens. It was also said that he would get a one million payment for going to Halle.
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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters « Reply #64 on: October 14, 2011, 12:58 PM »
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Looks like its curtains for Florian Mayer against Deli-Delicious.
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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters « Reply #65 on: October 14, 2011, 01:00 PM »
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Mummys favorite is through to SF, faces Ferrer!
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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters « Reply #66 on: October 14, 2011, 03:02 PM »
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Yes but can't see Deliciano beating Ferrer. That guy just keeps on going he must have long life batteries.
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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters « Reply #67 on: October 14, 2011, 03:04 PM »
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............  and the lovely Lopez wins.  I always feel he should be auditioning for Jesus of Nazareth, not playing tennis!!   Whistle

Well done Andy - great win again.   yay yay yay
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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters « Reply #68 on: October 14, 2011, 03:06 PM »
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Yes good win for Andy did not have to play for too long. Must conserve energy for the sem-finals.
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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters « Reply #69 on: October 14, 2011, 03:43 PM »
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Andy now playing Brad Gilbert's current protege.  That could be very interesting.

And, sorry to appear a little negative, but I didn't think that Andy played all that well this afternoon.  Apparently he said in a Sky interview that he'd felt really nervous and tight (but didn't know why) and I'm afraid it showed, although in fairness to Ebden he turned in a pretty good performance.  Unfortunately Nishikori is really going places, so hopefully Andy will overcome any nervousness and up his game - bearing in mind that Nishikori dumped Tsonga out earlier this week.
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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters « Reply #70 on: October 21, 2011, 11:50 PM »
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Nadal was saying re the tax situation that he would only break even if he won playing at Queens next year.

Bearing in mind how much that guy must have in the bank, I'm surprised that he even thinks about prize money anymore.  Mind you, it's tougher on the lower ranked players so if he can make a stand on their behalf, then that's worthwhile, I suppose.
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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters « Reply #71 on: October 22, 2011, 01:06 AM »
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Bearing in mind how much that guy must have in the bank, I'm surprised that he even thinks about prize money anymore.  Mind you, it's tougher on the lower ranked players so if he can make a stand on their behalf, then that's worthwhile, I suppose.
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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters « Reply #72 on: October 22, 2011, 02:25 AM »
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  I don't know how to upload a video here, but this interview of Andy after Shanghai is hillarious!!
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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters « Reply #73 on: October 22, 2011, 02:26 AM »
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Haha, I guess I just learned....put in the URL and Wala up it loads.
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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters « Reply #74 on: October 22, 2011, 03:59 AM »
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  I don't know how to upload a video here, but this interview of Andy after Shanghai is hillarious!!
lmao  Andy has a great sense of humour combined with a good degree of diplomacy! 
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