Sep 25, 2020 -- 8:55PM, edy wrote:
What kinda eejit planned Hamburg so that it has a Sunday finish?
Does seem absolute muggery. Especially as apparently these players have to quarantine in Paris for 24 hours so aren't allowed on RG site until Tuesday. Ridiculous scheduling though.
Sep 26, 2020 -- 11:02AM, edy wrote:
#585 • 26 m agoUpdates: 80k Poitiers cancelled. Nothing much now above 25k besides Ostrava and small pro circuit in USA. Hopefully Linz is moved like a week before Limoges so we can get short indoor swing for Europe.POST RG SCHEDULE:12 Oct:25k Cherbourg en Cotentin, France (indoor hard)19 Oct:WTA PREMIER Ostrava, Czechia (indoor hard)80k Macon, USA (outdoor hard)25k Reims, France (indoor hard)26 Oct:80k Tyler, USA (outdoor hard)25k Istanbul, Turkey (indoor hard)02 Nov:100k Charleston, USA (outdoor clay)09 Nov:25k Minsk, Belarus (indoor hard)16 Nov:25k Saint Etienne, France (indoor hard)25k Las Palmas da Gran Canaria, Spain (outdoor clay)14 Dec:WTA125 Limoges, France (indoor hard)TBD:WTA Linz, Austria (indoor hard)WTA Seoul, Korea (outdoor hard)
A shame no-one besides Ostrava could step up, when quite a few cities/federations did for ATP.
Sep 26, 2020 -- 12:32PM, edy wrote:
Japan should step up and create a month worth of tournaments.
yeah, the fans could bring their lil noice button gimmicks to cheer (and boo) since they are not allowed to make noice with their months.
Sep 26, 2020 -- 12:36PM, edy wrote:
I think it will have to do with indoor tournaments being (a lot) more expensive to stage than outdoor tournaments.
New Zealand should step up then.
Sep 26, 2020 -- 12:37PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:
surprised this hasn't been discussed more. Don't know about TF, but I haven't really seen anything on this on twitter.
What specifically? Noise button gimmicks because they are not allowed to make noise with their mouths?
Sorry that I need to ask, but...did you make all those spelling errors on purpose or has your spelling really gone to levels worse than that of ww?
Sep 26, 2020 -- 12:48PM, edy wrote:
Not being able to schedule any normal events is the really bad thing.
There are two aspects to this. Financially the top players will be alright even with no YEC, whereas for the lower ranked players not having a proper regular tour will hit them harder. Why I mentioned YEC is because it is a showcase event for the WTA and not having one is likely to garner more publicity for them, whereas media won't really care if Linz is being played or not. But all of it is making WTA look anything but strong.
Sep 25, 2020 -- 1:54PM, nofx wrote:
hopefully there's many LL spots. so Nicu is in to wreak havoc on someone we don't like
Sep 26, 2020 -- 2:30PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:
Thiem always shilling
Don't know if you read it, but during qualies they gave Andrey Kuznetsov a sleeve for his can of a well known softdrink. I hope they do the same to make Thiem hide his cans of a sugary energy drink.
Sep 26, 2020 -- 12:14PM, edy wrote:
First time I remember watching Vika was coincidentally indoors.Made me curse against Sharapova for losing against some 18-year old nobody in Moscow.
You were a hater at an early age then.
Sep 26, 2020 -- 4:49PM, n88uk wrote:
Sep 26, 2020 -- 11:14AM, edy wrote:First time I remember watching Vika was coincidentally indoors.Made me curse against Sharapova for losing against some 18-year old nobody in Moscow.You were a hater at an early age then.
My earliest recollection of Vika is losing 1-6, 1-6 against Oprandi 2007 and being a suspected fixer. A reputation that stayed with her until at least 2010.
Sep 26, 2020 -- 5:06PM, edy wrote:
I'm convinced she played quite a few matches with no intention of winning and someone (*cough* coach *cough*) taking advantage of his knowledge.
are we talking pre 2011 or 2017-summer of 2020?