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Good for tennis, or good grief?
« on: March 02, 2014, 01:29:12 PM »
Good Grief!! :paper bag:

It's like a carnival meets a circus act. :thumb-down:


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Dubai (AFP) - World No.1 Rafael Nadal has been drafted to represent Team Mumbai, Novak Djokovic will headline Team Dubai, while top WTA star Serena Williams will feature in Team Singapore, in the inaugural edition of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL).

Team owners and IPTL organisers led by Indian doubles star Mahesh Bhupathi, the Managing Director of the league, held a draft on Sunday in Dubai where a total sum of $23,975,000 was spent across four teams to be based in Bangkok, Mumbai, Dubai and Singapore...


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Re: Good for tennis, or good grief?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2014, 03:30:52 PM »
Sounds like a cash grab.
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Re: Good for tennis, or good grief?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2014, 06:10:37 PM »
+1 for good grief.
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Re: Good for tennis, or good grief?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014, 09:19:22 PM »
Well, is the season too long already or isn't it?
Why add more lame tennis?
Money.
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Re: Good for tennis, or good grief?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2014, 11:13:45 PM »
Well, is the season too long already or isn't it?
Why add more lame tennis?
Money.

Yeah I believe that's too obvious to even consider what good  those 'prestige' events could bring.
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Re: Good for tennis, or good grief?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2014, 12:11:52 PM »
First thing I thought about was MONEY.... but...hey, who can blame them.  Tennis players are "retired" when they get to their late 30's....so they need to try and make as much as they can now.  But then they better not come back around and complain that the season is too long! :rofl_2:

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Re: Good for tennis, or good grief?
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2014, 01:47:11 PM »
What can I say, Nadal is greedy for more money. $150 million in the bank isn't enough for him.
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Re: Good for tennis, or good grief?
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2014, 02:07:36 PM »
Well, ya see, I'm against this cockamamie* idea on its merits.  You guys nailed it with the complaints about the length of the season, too. That didn't even register with me because I was stuck thinking Harlem Globetrotters. As for the money, so long as I can still afford to buy tickets, pay tennis players like NBA players for all I care.


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Re: Good for tennis, or good grief?
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2014, 06:39:28 PM »
Tennis is a great game.  As in any sport sometimes something from outside the square can create a change to the norm sparking a lot of interest.