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Seriously. Was the Tour Championships draw rigged?

I'm no Monica nor Lindsay fan, so no bias here, but don't you just find it all a bit convenient for the organisers OCTAGON.

(1) to have one huge IMG name knock another one outin the first round?
(2) have a big draw on the first day which is guarenteed to make the news....
Dokic, who's/was suing them doesn't have THAT wonderful a draw either....

1 - S.Williams USA IMG Vs. A.Smashnova ISR ?
A.Myskina RUS ? Vs. 8 - J.Dokic YUG ?

3 - J.Capriati USA IMG Vs. S.Farina Elia ITA ?
M.Maleeva BUL? Vs. 7 - D.Hantuchova SVK ?

5 - K.Clijsters BEL none Vs. C.Rubin USA Octagon
E.Dementieva RUS ? Vs. 4- J.Henin BEL ?

6 - M.Seles USA IMG Vs. L.Davenport USA IMG
P.Schnider SUI ? Vs. 2 - V.Williams USA IMG

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From CNNSI Keep in mind that the event offers mega prize money, so tickets aren't cheap. The Williams sisters could sell out arenas, but are thousands of fans going to pony up $60 to watch Anastasia Myskina play Patty Schnyder on a Tuesday afternoon?
..... I'm looking for a conspiracy

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Of course draws are rigged.. lmao

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I think this is just one person bitching about Monica playing Lindsay in the first round, that's all.

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Excuse me I lost it a bit.. Why of course the draws aren't rigged!! Do you really think mere human beings would allow that to happen? It was just the LUCK of the draw, and that's really all it ever is.. LUCK.

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From CNNSI Keep in mind that the event offers mega prize money, so tickets aren't cheap. The Williams sisters could sell out arenas, but are thousands of fans going to pony up $60 to watch Anastasia Myskina play Patty Schnyder on a Tuesday afternoon?
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Of course no one is gonna pay $60 to watch Myskina and Schnyder playing a warmup match on a Tuesday afternoon.
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Yeah, isn't it strange how none of the top 8 are facing eachother in the first round?

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Yeah, isn't it strange how none of the top 8 are facing eachother in the first round?
Hello? That should be the way in a tournament any way.... Have you seen any other tourneys where the #1-#4 facing #5-#8 in the first round???
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i don't think so


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Tine, don't pick on me

I was being serious. I'm happy with Dawn Marie's first answer. I can cope with that.

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oh brother, at a couple of the replies in here.


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How dare they put The sisters on the opposite sides of the draw!! IT'S RIGGED!
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post #13 of 38 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 2002, 01:44 AM
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It is rigged, but I am happy with the end results. Draws that are rigged don't always have to be a negative factor for the tennis fan.

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paraphrasing ys...

the diharrea of word on this thread seems unstoppable
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post #15 of 38 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 2002, 02:18 AM
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Then get out of this thread, or come back with a diaper on. lol

I can't help but think instead of you making it appear that you're making a crack, that it's really a mind that is CRACKING.

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