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Re: Tennis News « Reply #3945 on: March 20, 2013, 04:43 PM »
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That's actually fantastic news. I was so getting tired of the Monday final and the Superb Saturday semi and final lineup. It's about time they make a sensible decision. But there’s still one big problem remaining – the roof. The weather is too unpredictable and despite their effort, all things may still get pushed out to Saturday and Monday.
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #3946 on: March 24, 2013, 08:06 PM »
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http://www.definish.com/tennis/

A new livescores site " because the official app sucks" - a point or two behind flashscore (and others?), but you can see all matches being played with match stats and H2H.

Thanks to Brian ‏@rabbitsblinkity
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #3947 on: March 26, 2013, 11:48 AM »
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GB Davis Cup team to play Russia

Jamie Baker, Colin Fleming, Jonny Marray, James Ward

Russian team: Dmitry Tursunov, Evgeny Donskoy, Igor Kunitsyn, Victor Baluda

Good luck guys!
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #3948 on: March 26, 2013, 09:33 PM »
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Thanks Elena.  Our boys need all the luck they can get. cmon yeah
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #3949 on: March 29, 2013, 01:51 PM »
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nice to see a  atp tournament switching from clay to grass in 2015
Stuttgart To Make Switch To Grass Courts In 2015

Stuttgart, Germany

29.03.2013


The MercedesCup in Stuttgart will become an ATP World Tour grass court tournament from 2015.
 
The tournament’s request to move to a grass court event taking place the week following Roland Garros in the lead up to Wimbledon beginning in 2015 was approved by the ATP Board of Directors at its recent meetings in Miami.
 
With Wimbledon taking place a week later in the calendar from 2015, a three-week gap will be incorporated in the ATP World Tour calendar in between Roland Garros and The Championships, meaning an additional week of tournaments in the lead up to Wimbledon.
 
Brad Drewett, ATP Executive Chairman and President, said: “The ATP is pleased to confirm that the request by the MercedesCup in Stuttgart to move to a grass court event in the week after Roland Garros from 2015 has been approved by the ATP Board of Directors. The MercedesCup in Stuttgart presented an extremely thorough application and we have full confidence that they will deliver a high-level ATP grass court event in the lead up to Wimbledon. As part of our process in setting the 2015 ATP World Tour calendar, we continue to review other options for the three-week period between Roland Garros and Wimbledon in 2015.”
 
Edwin Weindorfer, Tournament Director of the MercedesCup, said: “On behalf of the MercedesCup and its long tradition, I would like to thank the ATP and its Board of Directors for their trust and commitment to award Stuttgart with a grass court tournament starting in 2015.  We have worked very hard on this and we are convinced that our investments in the new and permanent grass courts and infrastructure will be well rewarded. The new grass courts will be built in close cooperation with Wimbledon expertise and supervised by Wimbledon grass court experts. Thanks to the long-term support and commitment of Mercedes-Benz, the TC Weissenhof and our other sponsors and partners, this project will now become reality.  Our ultimate goal is to provide the best players in the world perfect grass court playing conditions to take home the winner‘s Trophy of the MercedesCup ahead of The Championships at Wimbledon!”
 
Richard Lewis, Chief Executive of the All England Club, said:  “The three-week gap will create a longer grass court season between the French Open and Wimbledon, allowing the players more time to recover from the demands of playing at Roland Garros and then to prepare for The Championships.  We are delighted to welcome the MercedesCup as a very important first step in building this exciting new extension to the grass court game.  It is a highly respected tournament with a fine history and with whom we have a great relationship, and we look forward to working closely with them as we develop the opportunities for top class grass court tennis.”
 
The MercedesCup will join the AEGON Championships at Queen’s Club, the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, the AEGON International in Eastbourne, the Topshelf Open in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport as ATP World Tour grass court tournaments.
 
The first edition of the tournament in Stuttgart was held in 1898, with Mercedes-Benz assuming the role of title sponsor from 1979.
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #3950 on: March 29, 2013, 05:22 PM »
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^epic news.

They should make Halle or Stuttgart at least a ATP500 now
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #3951 on: March 29, 2013, 05:37 PM »
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Why not Queens? It's a bit ridiculous that a 56 man draw is only a 250. 5 points for winning your R1 match - basically nothing for a top 100 player.

Rumours that Gstaad might be following suit.
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #3952 on: March 29, 2013, 06:29 PM »
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I glad that at long last the grass-court season is being extended, even if it is only by a week.  I've always felt that players needed just a little more time to adjust from clay to grass.


Why not Queens? It's a bit ridiculous that a 56 man draw is only a 250. 5 points for winning your R1 match - basically nothing for a top 100 player.
Maybe they will now consider making Queens a 500 in order to make it more attractive to top players, although it's ridiculous that this wasn't done a long time ago.  'Prestige' is one thing but these days does it really make up for the loss of a chance of gaining a respectable number of ranking points?
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #3953 on: March 30, 2013, 06:04 PM »
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I would have thought that Queen's is worth 500 points. It is quite a prestigious tournament. If it does not go up to 500 points I can see many of the major players not playing.
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #3954 on: March 30, 2013, 06:09 PM »
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Why not Queens? It's a bit ridiculous that a 56 man draw is only a 250. 5 points for winning your R1 match - basically nothing for a top 100 player.

Rumours that Gstaad might be following suit.

Because we already have the big one on grass, Wimbledon.
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #3955 on: March 30, 2013, 06:10 PM »
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Because we already have the big one on grass, Wimbledon.

The US have a Slam, three 1000 Masters and two 500's. France have a Slam and a Masters. Shrug

Queens is a tournament worthy of a 500 status, and it's quite frankly more deserving than the likes of Tokyo or Beijing. A 56 man draw for a 250 is just a bit silly. The fact it's in the UK should be seen as a benefit, as it's a great warm-up tournament from Wimbledon.
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #3956 on: March 30, 2013, 06:12 PM »
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I agree it should be a 500 point tournament. Many of the big names do not come, but it gives more matches on grass before Wimbledon.
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #3957 on: March 30, 2013, 06:13 PM »
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The US have a Slam, three 1000 Masters and two 500's. France have a Slam and a Masters. Shrug

Take some tournaments off the Yanks then.

Besides I've heard Queen's doesn't have the facilities required to be a 500. Besides if it was upgraded the snobby organizers would probably up the prices even more.  You can get a 4 day ticket to the Paris masters for 84 euros, which includes the final, whilst Queen's is 100 quid odd just for the final lol.
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #3958 on: March 30, 2013, 06:20 PM »
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I would agree about the prices for tickets for all tennis tournaments are very expensive. I have never been to one but would love to go. But travelling,hotel and prices of tickets make it a no go.
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Re: Tennis News « Reply #3959 on: March 30, 2013, 06:21 PM »
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Paris 84 euros for 4 days is not bad at all, granted that puts you in the heavens, but I think you can get decent seats lower down for not much more.

Queen's is just too expensive imo.
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