From what players have been saying, Montreal will be the fav Tier I/II event in 2004! - TennisForum.com
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From what players have been saying, Montreal will be the fav Tier I/II event in 2004!

I think it was voted tournament of the year by many players in 2002, and 2001, and years before that. But in 2003 the award was taken by Dubai Duty Free Open, which is only a Tier II. I'm not sure who got it this year. But with the field we are getting, have we done anything wrong? Can someone tell me why?

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i think now with our new stadium, we'll be back up.. the stadium is gorgeous

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It isn't the Canadian Open that was voted best tournament....but the Bell Challenge in Quebec city
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That's correct, Quebec City was voted to be tournament of the year, for Tier III-V.
For Tier I-II, the favourites among the players have always been Indian Wells and Canada Open. . And Canada gets the 2 most favourite events on tour, how cool is that. With the addition of Vancouver, it might be a favourite soon.
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i wouldn't take it so personally. i'm sure they still like you
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The Canadian Open used to be great until 2000, when Du Maurier not only sponsored the even but also managed it.

Du Maurier had its own marketing people and they made all the decisions. Tennis Canada's official were mere decorative figures (that's about what they are capable of).

When Du Maurier left, we had a whole bunch of old bored ladies directing the tournament, and they have no clue whatsoever, starting with the tournament director.

Today I went to the night session of the men's matches (I had free tickets), I could only see a set because it was rained out. The annoying part is that they could have finished the match if they weren't so damn stupid. They had people drying the outside courts and only 3 machines on centre court, finally somebody had a moment of clarity to got the damn machines on centre court, they wasted at least half an hour with that.

I mean, you don't need to be a rocket scientist, if no match is completed on Centre Court they have to refund the tickets, and no tv. If I was the tournament director I would get everyone, and I mean everyone drying the court, put 200 people to do it and you get it dried in no time, but that's too much for Stacey's little brain.

Unless they put someone with half a brain as tournament director, the tournament will keep falling in the players and crowd preferences, it's a shame but it's true. They need professional managers, not bored housewives with nothing better to do.
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The Canadian Open used to be great until 2000, when Du Maurier not only sponsored the even but also managed it.

Du Maurier had its own marketing people and they made all the decisions. Tennis Canada's official were mere decorative figures (that's about what they are capable of).

When Du Maurier left, we had a whole bunch of old bored ladies directing the tournament, and they have no clue whatsoever, starting with the tournament director.

Today I went to the night session of the men's matches (I had free tickets), I could only see a set because it was rained out. The annoying part is that they could have finished the match if they weren't so damn stupid. They had people drying the outside courts and only 3 machines on centre court, finally somebody had a moment of clarity to got the damn machines on centre court, they wasted at least half an hour with that.

I mean, you don't need to be a rocket scientist, if no match is completed on Centre Court they have to refund the tickets, and no tv. If I was the tournament director I would get everyone, and I mean everyone drying the court, put 200 people to do it and you get it dried in no time, but that's too much for Stacey's little brain.

Unless they put someone with half a brain as tournament director, the tournament will keep falling in the players and crowd preferences, it's a shame but it's true. They need professional managers, not bored housewives with nothing better to do.
Can i apply as tournament director on women side?
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That's correct, Quebec City was voted to be tournament of the year, for Tier III-V.
For Tier I-II, the favourites among the players have always been Indian Wells and Canada Open. . And Canada gets the 2 most favourite events on tour, how cool is that. With the addition of Vancouver, it might be a favourite soon.
Ok I wasn't aware of that Thanks
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somebody is full of resentment

i still don't understand this no covers technique that they persist with. i find it hard to believe that the courts would perspire that much, and those machines do shit all IMO.
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Can i apply as tournament director on women side?
are you a bored housewife?
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are you a bored housewife?
No but maybe acemantennis.com webmaster can do better than housewifes
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somebody is full of resentment

i still don't understand this no covers technique that they persist with. i find it hard to believe that the courts would perspire that much, and those machines do shit all IMO.
the reason why you don't understand that is because it's

if it was true (which I don't think it is) they could manage to put a cover with a gap over the court, with an impermeable material drying to the sizes, they even could have a retractable cover and they could put their damn ads on it.

The reason is that they are not paid to think, they just follow the script and can't think of anything beyond it, as I said about today, it wasn't that difficult to realize they needed to get centre court ready first, but that's not in the rules book Considering that at least one day is rained out every fucking year in Toronto and Tennis Canada loses tens of thousands of dollars every time they could think of a better solution.

And the machines are indeed shit, 200 people with towels would do a lot better.
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No but maybe acemantennis.com webmaster can do better than housewifes
if you can do better then you don't qualify, I forgot to mention you also need to be very stupid.
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if you can do better then you don't qualify, I forgot to mention you also need to be very stupid.
Ok i can't qualify I share your opinion about covering courts.
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the reason why you don't understand that is because it's

if it was true (which I don't think it is) they could manage to put a cover with a gap over the court, with an impermeable material drying to the sizes, they even could have a retractable cover and they could put their damn ads on it.

The reason is that they are not paid to think, they just follow the script and can't think of anything beyond it, as I said about today, it wasn't that difficult to realize they needed to get centre court ready first, but that's not in the rules book Considering that at least one day is rained out every fucking year in Toronto and Tennis Canada loses tens of thousands of dollars every time they could think of a better solution.

And the machines are indeed shit, 200 people with towels would do a lot better.
lol, I guess we are just less experienced that's all. We after all only has 2 tournaments and with weather hot like this, it was probably unexpected, (well at least in Vancouver). But they said already that it was not really much of a rain, but more like a drizzle, they didnt expect it would last this long. So maybe we can give TC a break?. Though no one seems to be running like in slams and stuff, goes to show you how easy going we Canadians are.

btw, I think since Rogers sponsors it, they did better jobs promoting it, they might not manage it as well, but being a communication company, they do good advertisement for it.
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