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Jakeev
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:13 PM
If Samantha loses today, not a power player will be in the semis at Indian Wells.
Will this be a first in a non-Slam major event? Can't seem to remember the last time we have seen counterpunchers dominate a Tier 1 event.

frenchie
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:15 PM
lol Stosur is NOT a power player!

Mynarco
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:16 PM
Stosur...power player????

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:16 PM
This event is not a Major , sorry

Rafito.
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:16 PM
She has a big serve, thats about it.

olivero
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:22 PM
This event is not a Major , sorry

that's why he said it's a major (non slam) event not a Major.

MBM
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:24 PM
This event is not a Major , sorry

what? did you get as far as "major", then just give up reading???

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:28 PM
that's why he said it's a major (non slam) event not a Major.

Either a major non slam , non slam major

MBM
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:30 PM
Either a major non slam , non slam major

are you saying that indian wells is not a major non-slam???

MBM
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:31 PM
^^ no, actually that just confused the crap outta me

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:32 PM
Either a major non slam , non slam major

What?

Jakeev
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:34 PM
I see things never change around here:lol:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:35 PM
are you saying that indian wells is not a major non-slam???

Yes

Not because a millonaire (Tiriac in Madrid , Ellison here in IW, the chineses in Beijing) puts a lot money , the tournament is important

There is something called tradition that makes a tournament big

danieln1
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:36 PM
Back at Hingis era... If she comes back, she would have won this title! :haha:

MBM
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:37 PM
Yes

Not because a millonaire (Tiriac in Madrid , Ellison here in IW, the chineses in Beijing) puts a lot money , the tournament is important

There is something called tradition that makes a tournament big

Of course... it's only been around for 35 years...

fantic
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:38 PM
I have a question..is IW the biggest non GS, or is it Miami? Just wondering..

And I felt that too, it (so-called pushers dominating the scene) might even become a TREND..:devil:

Midnight_Robber
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:39 PM
Okay... I take it the OP is referring to a major tournament outside of the slams? (i.e A Premier/Tier I or II event as opposed an International/Tier III and below.)

To answer the question - I don't know, but yes it may have been a while since you had a Premier event without at lest one power-player standing on the other side of the net. But then my memory might be leading me astray. Anyway, this is going to generate all kinds of arguments as to who is truly a 'power-player' and who isn't - which will be 'fun' of course...:help:

ETA: ^ IW and Miami have the same overall prize money pool, but Miami usually tends to have the deeper, more competitive field and for some reason (maybe the surface or conditions) the quality of play is a little better than IW.

MBM
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:39 PM
I have a question..is IW the biggest non GS, or is it Miami? Just wondering..

And I felt that too, it (so-called pushes dominating the scene) might even become a TREND..:devil:

i would say miami coz miami has been compulsory much longer

Uranium
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:40 PM
I have a question..is IW the biggest non GS, or is it Miami? Just wondering..

And I felt that too, it (so-called pushes dominating the scene) might even become a TREND..:devil:

Miami.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:41 PM
I have a question..is IW the biggest non GS, or is it Miami? Just wondering..


YEC - Olympics , then Miami IW Madrid Beijing

MBM
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:42 PM
^^ although in my mind the YEC is the biggest (up to 5 top 10 wins in less than a week)

MBM
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:42 PM
YEC - Olympics , then Miami IW Madrid Beijing

this

fantic
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:43 PM
thanks guys!

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:44 PM
i would say miami coz miami has been compulsory much longer

Yeah, for one year.

MBM
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:46 PM
Yeah, for one year.
has it not been compulsory for many years???

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:51 PM
has it not been compulsory for many years???

Nope. For instance, the entire top-5 was missing from Miami in 2004.

MBM
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:54 PM
jeez would've thought i'd know that

rnwerner
Mar 18th, 2010, 10:18 PM
In Miami we will have four so-called power players in the semis.
The truth in the idea of this thread ist the point that there is no player which plays solid stuff. It's an up and down for each of the players...

edificio
Mar 19th, 2010, 12:35 AM
I don't really see Stosur as a power player, but don't a lot of people claim they don't like power tennis? I do prefer a take charge and aggressive player, but sometimes a more subtle game is interesting.