View Full Version : Why don't they just move Berlin tournament to Qatar

May 11th, 2006, 04:12 AM
Funny how a tournament in Germany is sponsored not by another country :shrug:

May 11th, 2006, 04:26 AM
Funny how a tournament in Germany is sponsored not by another country :shrug:

Well you could just look at the weather in Berlin and in Qatar and you would probably understand why.
It's in the mid 70s F this week in Berlin.
It's approaching the 100s F in Qatar this week.

There's really no way that a big clay tournament will ever happen in spring in the Middle East.

May 11th, 2006, 04:26 AM
haha good point!

May 11th, 2006, 04:58 AM
THe guys from Qatar promised not to move the tournament when they bought it. There's some time limit on that. I'll try to find references.....

May 11th, 2006, 05:18 AM
It'd be weird if they moved it to Qatar...

May 11th, 2006, 05:24 AM
it will be strange...

May 11th, 2006, 05:58 AM
there are no clay courts in Qatar , not even one ...

May 11th, 2006, 07:26 AM
qatar should have their own huge teir 1 tournament

May 11th, 2006, 07:50 AM
they use the german open to present Qater to the german people
and make them interested in visiting qatar

May 11th, 2006, 07:57 AM
The thing is, that they really try to exchange it with the Tier2 in Qatar. So that Qatar becomes a Tier 1 and Berlin a Tier 2 tournament. On the financial side, it should be the right decision. But for the fame of this old tourney here in Berlin...

Andy T
May 11th, 2006, 09:32 AM
I hope it stays put. This tournament has so much history attached to it that it would be a real shame if it disappeared. Plus, Germany has a long and glorious tennis history and deserves to keep a major event.

May 11th, 2006, 11:20 AM
Germany can't lose more tournaments. Leipzig, Hamburg are enough :(