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Date: 21 Feb 2009 08:07:59
From: serve & volley
Subject: Roddick will boycot Dubay
Don't understand why players should skip the tournament
The ATP and WTA should ban the tournament for at least 1 year
But players should what they have to : PLAY TENNIS




 
Date: 21 Feb 2009 12:38:19
From:
Subject: Re: Roddick will boycot Dubay
On Feb 21, 3:24=A0pm, jingus <jin...@mindspring.com > wrote:

> obviously, the tennis authorities are acting in response to complaints
> from the zionist lobby, even when those actions seem ridiculous. =A0for
> example, it is ridiculous for the wta to fine the dubai tennis
> tournament for a decision that was made by the UAE government. =A0but it
> doesn't matter, the wta has no ability to penalize the government and
> felt that they had to do something. =A0so they penalized the tournament
> to show the zionist lobby that they were willing to take tough action
> in support of the racist, zionist israel aparthed state.


Come on, there's no need to tiptoe around politics just because this
is a tennis newsgroup. What do you *really* think?



 
Date: 21 Feb 2009 11:55:54
From: Mortimer
Subject: Re: Roddick will boycot Dubay
On Feb 21, 11:07=A0am, "serve & volley" <d4...@yahoo.com > wrote:
> Don't understand why players should skip the tournament
> The ATP and WTA should ban the tournament for at least 1 year
> But players should what they have to : PLAY TENNIS

As much as I am very dissapointed in the Peer verdict by the Dubai
government in denying her a Visa, Andy Roddick made a horrible
decision here. With no Nadal or Federer, it was Roddick's chance to
win one of the best and lucrative tournaments off the year and prove
his worth as a top 5 player by beating Djokovic or Murray on probably
one of the fastest courts, if not the fastest.




  
Date: 21 Feb 2009 14:24:54
From: jingus
Subject: Re: Roddick will boycot Dubay
Mortimer wrote:
>
> As much as I am very dissapointed in the Peer verdict by the Dubai
> government in denying her a Visa, Andy Roddick made a horrible
> decision here. With no Nadal or Federer, it was Roddick's chance to
> win one of the best and lucrative tournaments off the year and prove
> his worth as a top 5 player by beating Djokovic or Murray on probably
> one of the fastest courts, if not the fastest.
>

top tennis players make most of their money from endorsements and
sponsorships. i suspect that roddick's primary motivation had to do
with appeasing the israel lobby to create a good image with potential
sponsors.

on the other hand, even players who might be sympathetic to UAE's
decision to not grant a visa to a player from the racist, zionist
israel apartheid state would not voice their sentiments as such because
it would do considerable harm to their endorsement and sponsorship
deals. so instead you have players either saying nothing, or stating
that they are acting in the interest of tennis in general. that leaves
it to the supporters of the racist, zionist israel apartheid state to
put pressure on the tennis authorities.

obviously, the tennis authorities are acting in response to complaints
from the zionist lobby, even when those actions seem ridiculous. for
example, it is ridiculous for the wta to fine the dubai tennis
tournament for a decision that was made by the UAE government. but it
doesn't matter, the wta has no ability to penalize the government and
felt that they had to do something. so they penalized the tournament
to show the zionist lobby that they were willing to take tough action
in support of the racist, zionist israel aparthed state.


   
Date: 21 Feb 2009 15:35:16
From: Trevor Smithson
Subject: Re: Roddick will boycot Dubay
On Sat, 21 Feb 2009 14:24:54 -0600, jingus <jingus@mindspring.com >
wrote:

>racist, zionist israel aparthed state.

Repeat this five times while looking into a mirror and a Jew named
Candyman will cook you a delicious brisket.


 
Date: 21 Feb 2009 16:30:29
From: Hg
Subject: Re: Roddick will boycot Dubay
On Sat, 21 Feb 2009 08:07:59 -0800, serve & volley wrote:

> Don't understand why players should skip the tournament The ATP and WTA
> should ban the tournament for at least 1 year But players should what
> they have to : PLAY TENNIS


I was thinking Roddick used this situation as an excuse to just skip an
event he didn't much care for and/or never played well in the past because
conditions never suited him...then I remembered Dubai has *the* fastest
surface in the Tour, and he won the event last year. Hmmmm.


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Date: 21 Feb 2009 20:23:30
From:
Subject: Re: Roddick will boycot Dubay
On Feb 21, 4:06=A0pm, wen...@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
> In article <F_Vnl.38087$Sp5.31...@text.news.virginmedia.com>, h...@hg2.hg
>
> (Hg) wrote:
>
> > I was thinking Roddick used this situation as an excuse to just
> > skip an
> > event he didn't much care for and/or never played well in the past
> > because conditions never suited him...then I remembered Dubai has
> > *the* fastest surface in the Tour, and he won the event last year.
> > Hmmmm.
>
> Yes, I had a cynical reaction, too, and then realized how much he needs
> the points. It's a pretty honorable thing he's doing, and it will send th=
e
> tournament a more powerful message than just the tour complaining.
>
> wg

C'mon, he is playing another tournament right now and he just used
that reason as an excuse. Where was Roddick during the Olympics by the
way?!


  
Date: 21 Feb 2009 15:06:57
From:
Subject: Re: Roddick will boycot Dubay
In article <F_Vnl.38087$Sp5.31502@text.news.virginmedia.com >, hg@hg2.hg
(Hg) wrote:

>
> I was thinking Roddick used this situation as an excuse to just
> skip an
> event he didn't much care for and/or never played well in the past
> because conditions never suited him...then I remembered Dubai has
> *the* fastest surface in the Tour, and he won the event last year.
> Hmmmm.

Yes, I had a cynical reaction, too, and then realized how much he needs
the points. It's a pretty honorable thing he's doing, and it will send the
tournament a more powerful message than just the tour complaining.

wg


   
Date: 21 Feb 2009 16:23:17
From: jingus
Subject: Re: Roddick will boycot Dubai
wendyg@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
> In article <F_Vnl.38087$Sp5.31502@text.news.virginmedia.com>, hg@hg2.hg
> (Hg) wrote:
>
>>I was thinking Roddick used this situation as an excuse to just
>>skip an
>>event he didn't much care for and/or never played well in the past
>>because conditions never suited him...then I remembered Dubai has
>>*the* fastest surface in the Tour, and he won the event last year.
>>Hmmmm.
>
>
> Yes, I had a cynical reaction, too, and then realized how much he needs
> the points. It's a pretty honorable thing he's doing, and it will send the
> tournament a more powerful message than just the tour complaining.
>

i think that it is a pretty opportunistic thing for roddick to do.
since when did this guy speak out on social issues? roddick is doing
this to look good for potential sponsors who are influenced by the
israel lobby in the u.s.


  
Date: 21 Feb 2009 11:59:02
From:
Subject: Re: Roddick will boycott Dubay
On Feb 21, 4:00=A0pm, Xzan...@webtv.net (X L) wrote:
> Wow the banning of Peer has really started some revolt against the
> tournament. Shahar has to feel pretty good what she's seeing from
> players and officials doing in her defense.

Which is what exactly? One player pulling out?

Most of the other players have done nothing at all in her defence - a
few mild statements of objection before travelling to the tournament
to play anyway & pick up their cash.



  
Date: 21 Feb 2009 09:26:15
From:
Subject: Re: Roddick will boycott Dubay
On Feb 21, 12:21=A0pm, Superdave <the.big.rst.kah...@gmail.com > wrote:
> On Sat, 21 Feb 2009 11:00:09 -0500, Xzan...@webtv.net (X L) wrote:
>
> >Wow the banning of Peer has really started some revolt against the
> >tournament. Shahar has to feel pretty good what she's seeing from
> >players and officials doing in her defense.
>
> as yogi used to say ... it ain't over till it's over.
>
> and .... money talks.

Oh really, what happened to Borg then? Some people can't be bought and
Dubai is going to lose lots and lots and lots.



  
Date: 21 Feb 2009 11:00:09
From: X L
Subject: Re: Roddick will boycott Dubay

Wow the banning of Peer has really started some revolt against the
tournament. Shahar has to feel pretty good what she's seeing from
players and officials doing in her defense.



   
Date: 21 Feb 2009 17:21:28
From: Superdave
Subject: Re: Roddick will boycott Dubay
On Sat, 21 Feb 2009 11:00:09 -0500, Xzanado@webtv.net (X L) wrote:

>
>Wow the banning of Peer has really started some revolt against the
>tournament. Shahar has to feel pretty good what she's seeing from
>players and officials doing in her defense.


as yogi used to say ... it ain't over till it's over.

and .... money talks.