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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 2011, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Get rid of the Men at Easbourne

Surely it is time for the Men to go! We have to share time on the court! The matches they have today on Centre Court please! The only name they had was Tsonga and James Ward for the home fans! The French Champion hasen't even been on Centre Court!
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How about getting rid of the women at every big joint event on tour? That would make more sense.

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How about getting rid of the women at every big joint event on tour? That would make more sense.
The men´s tournament in Eastbourne is by no means a "big event", though. It´s a classic MM tourney.

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Re: Get rid of the Men at Easbourne

The scheduling at this event is ridiculous, that's for sure.


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How about getting rid of the women at every big joint event on tour? That would make more sense.

As someone already said, Eastbourne is hardly a "big event" for the men.

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I quite like the fact the men play in Eastbourne because it means the women's matches are more spread out so you don't miss as much. Plus the more matches on show, the better.

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How about getting rid of the women at every big joint event on tour? That would make more sense.
Eastbourne is obviously not that interested in men's tennis, at least not with the field the tournament attracts these last couple of years. I have heard posters say that the crowds leave the stands for men's matches but turn up for the women there.
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Eastbourne is obviously not that interested in men's tennis, at least not with the field the tournament attracts these last couple of years. I have heard posters say that the crowds leave the stands for men's matches but turn up for the women there.
I was there Tuesday and Wednesday and it's pretty much true what you say. Yesterday, people were there largely for the Venus and Serena matches. Many spectators wander around watching a few games of different matches. I quite enjoyed doing that myself. If one match is boring you just pop onto another court.

It's an odd bunch that goes to Eastbourne. If most fans on here are under 40 then most at Eastbourne are over 40! Lots of very fat people (mostly women!)- fattest people I have ever seen!, elderly, disabled (I've never seen so many at a sporting event!), gays (men and women), groups of straight well to do middle aged women drinking wine, odd ball single blokes (some very strange ones queueing for Ana's autograph), and a general smattering of peculiar fantatic types (men and girls) - I saw a very odd girl pretty much stalking Stosur and acting very strange around the practice courts, with a few kids running around. Lots of people having pic nics and lots of single men with huge cameras! Nothing wrong with that at all, but it's a very interesting experience.

It's also very weird having the likes of Na and Hantuchova and Ivanovich just wandering around. Most players are very accessible - strange given the Seles incident and some of the obvious loons around. I also saw Lisa Raymond with her doubles partner watching the Black doubles match having a good old bitch about her!

But most there seem interested in the female players. I happened to enjoy many of the mens matches and it was intersting to see how tall and thin most of them are! Compared to the women who all seem to have a little excess weight and quite large arses!, apart from Hantuchova and Ivanovich. Venus still looks slim but a little heavier around the behind than when I saw her at Wimbledon last year, and Serena is massive! No matter what anyone may say she is built like the proverbial brick outhouse!

Finally, very few non-whites around. Richard and his bird stood out like sore thumbs bless them! They sat amongst the spectators watching the Hantuchova match.

Anyway, as I say I think the men add something to the tournament. It gives a contrast and you really can see the difference in power levels!
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Well if the women are allowed to be carried at Madrid by the men then I don't see your point at all.

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Well if the women are allowed to be carried at Madrid by the men then I don't see your point at all.
Madrid has 2/3 TV courts so all of the important matches are televised anyway. Eastbourne is for some reason showing the mugfests of Schuettler and Tipsarevic instead of Top 10 women matches.
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Those "mugs" would destroy any top 10 woman players.
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Those "mugs" would destroy any top 10 woman players.
Your point?
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Madrid has 2/3 TV courts so all of the important matches are televised anyway. Eastbourne is for some reason showing the mugfests of Schuettler and Tipsarevic instead of Top 10 women matches.
The grass court season is extremely short so obviously having a dual tournament where spectators can see some good matches of either sex is why this tournament is packed out and don't you think it's nice for the first time in a long time that bums are on seats watching the women play day after day? I'm not saying it's down to the men, probably more down to the Williams Sisters than anyone but if they can bring in a few people to watch the matches then where's the harm?

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Re: Get rid of the Men at Easbourne

It's quite weird because the women's event was so packed but the men's draw is very weak, yet they have 2 matches of each on Centre Court when really the women should get much more time on Centre Court. I think they should do 3 Women's matches on CC and 1 men's match...

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If men can play at Eastbourne next year the ladies should be able to play at Queens.
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That's not the point! Queens is for Men and Eastbourne is for Women! Stick the men back at Nottingham instead of this stupid Festival of Tennis that Nottingham had! Bring back Surbition the week before Birmingham and Queen's!
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