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Rank the Tier One tournies in order of importance

the Tier 1's are not all equal, they vary widely in terms of prestige and attendance

my list:

1. Miami (#1 by a long way)
2. Charleston
3. Zurich
4. IW
5. Rome
6. Montreal/Toronto
7. Berlin
8. Moscow
9. San Diego (recently changed from Tier 2 and stills feels like one)
10. Tokyo (last by a long way)

i feel like IW has lost some prestige in the last few years as far as getting all the leading players to compete, thats why i ranked it fourth. But 2, 3, and 4 are all very close. In general the North American Tier 1s seem to have a lot more fan backing than the European ones (except Zurich).
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1. Miami
2. Rome
3. Motreal/Toronto
4. IW
5. Zurich
6. Charleston
7. San Diego
8. Berlin
9. Tokyo
10.Moscow
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I agree with the last three (from first post)!

In my subjective opinion, Berlin is in first place, but that's because I live in Berlin Also in my objective opinion I think Berlin should be in the upper half. I admit that attendance hasn't been very well in the last years, but however the field of participants has mostly been the best of all tier 1s!!!
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1. Miami
2. Rome
3. Charleston
4. Berlin
5. Toronto/Montreal
6. Zurich
7. San Diego
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8,9,10: Moscow, Tokyo, IW (in any order)
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if you want historical significance
then Italian Open and Canadian Open, German Open come way ahead of any of the others.

Moscow is gonna get bigger and bigger
i could see it holding a TMS event for ATP and a bigger 56/64 draw for the WTA.


on a side note.
** last yr The women's "Kremlin Cup" - 2003 selected by the players as their favorite from amongst all the Tier I and Tier II tournaments.

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if you want historical significance
then Italian Open and Canadian Open, German Open come way ahead of any of the others.

Moscow is gonna get bigger and bigger
i could see it holding a TMS event for ATP and a bigger 56/64 draw for the WTA.


on a side note.
** last yr The women's "Kremlin Cup" - 2003 selected by the players as their favorite from amongst all the Tier I and Tier II tournaments.
they would need to build a big new site for that, they only have four courts. And even then they still need to figure out a way to get fans to come to the tournie.
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And even then they still need to figure out a way to get fans to come to the tournie.
Fans: they get more fans here in 1 day than most tourns all week.
nearly 100000 for whole week.




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they would need to build a big new site for that, they only have four courts.
thats all you need to host indoor events. (they have 5 actually)

Paris Bercy uses 2 courts for its TMS
Madrid TMS uses 2 (plus one for pointless doubles)

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1. Miami (feels like a GS)
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10. Tokyo (feels like a TIV in recent years)

ugh, why do they all suck????????
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1. Miami
2. Indian Wells
3. Charleston
4. Zurich
5. Montreal/Toronto
6. Moscow
7. Rome
8. Berlin
9. San Diego
10. Tokyo
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If I were a player from none of the countries involved, here's the priority I'd attach to them:
1) Rome
2) Berlin
3) Toronto/Montreal
(because of the history)
4) Charleston
5) Miami
6) Tokyo
7) Zurich
8) Moscow
9) Indian Wells
10) San Diego

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1. Miami
2. IW
3. Rome
4. Charleston
5. Berlin
6. Moscow
7. Zurich
8. San Diego
9. Montreal/Toronto
10. Tokyo
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1. Canadian Open
2. Indian Weels
3. Rome
4. Miami
5. Zurich
6. Berlin
7. Charlston
8. Tokyo
9. Moscow
10. San Diego
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miami
indian wells
rome
zurich
san diego
tokyo
canadian open
moscow
berlin
charleston
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1. Miami Nasdaq100 Open
2. Indian Wells
3. Berlin
4. Rome
5. Montreal/Toronto
6. Moscow
7. Zurich
8. Family Circle Cup
9. San Diego
10. Tokyo PPO (too close to Australian Open)
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Quote:
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on a side note.
** last yr The women's "Kremlin Cup" - 2003 selected by the players as their favorite from amongst all the Tier I and Tier II tournaments.
I guess the fact there are so many Russian players is not totally estranged to this, because otherwise I've only heard complaints about this event...

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