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Caipirinha Guy
Apr 1st, 2010, 10:41 PM
Spanish Tennis Federation protested to ITF against facing Poland indoors on taraflex. They said that there are very few pro tournaments playing on such surface. ITF agreed and suggested Poland to play on clay as "the most natural choice for both countries". Final decision on Friday.

pzt.pl/fedcup

:help: I though that organizers have RIGHT to choose the surface. We played on taraflex against Belgium and somehow there were no protests. :weirdo: Taraflex is on the official list of approved tennis surfaces by ITF so what's the problem, Spain? We all know so Spain - don't be a looser and have guts to face us on the fast indoor court. :o

Uranium
Apr 1st, 2010, 10:44 PM
The whole point of home court advantage is to be able to choose the surface your players would benefit from and your opponents not to and then have the benefit of that. Bad decision in my opinion by ITF especially to put it on clay.:o

Jose.
Apr 1st, 2010, 10:46 PM
Stupid protests from Spain but even worst the ITF decision. If it's Poland who decides the surface then they should play on the one they want.
Spain is just afraid of losing since they don't have anyone playing good enough on hard.

Ferg
Apr 1st, 2010, 10:47 PM
Thats stupid.

gaja kesari
Apr 1st, 2010, 10:47 PM
Hmmmm...
Are you sure it's not an April Fool's day joke? :devil:
Just a thought.

Inger67
Apr 1st, 2010, 10:51 PM
Wow, this is complete crap. As everyone else has stated, that is the point of home court advantage? :rolleyes:

Caipirinha Guy
Apr 1st, 2010, 10:51 PM
omg... lol... could be that :lol: If it's a Prima Aprilis joke - it's not funny, Polish federation should be ashamed to joke in such way if it's that. :ras:

Sammo
Apr 1st, 2010, 10:53 PM
Hiszpanky Protestuja, that sounds Spanish Protests, no I don't think it's a joke, I'm Spanish but I don't want the Polish guys to change surface, that's not fair from the ITF, they have the right to choose the surface!

gaja kesari
Apr 1st, 2010, 10:53 PM
Well, put it that way, I hope it is a joke :)

Ryan
Apr 1st, 2010, 10:54 PM
If the ITF is going to be so stupid and not allow Taraflex, I hope Poland picks some kind of fast court. Fuck clay, thats suicide - and completely ridiculous for a home court "advantage".

Caipirinha Guy
Apr 1st, 2010, 10:57 PM
Then Poland will make a temporary grass court in Sopot centre court. :lol: ;)

Nacho
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:00 PM
...is this for real?

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:03 PM
I agree with the ITF

Spain is a traditional force in tennis unlike Poland and deserves respect

Melange
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:05 PM
they are afraid Marta will be too strong for them indoors

Matt01
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:05 PM
Wow, this is complete crap. As everyone else has stated, that is the point of home court advantage? :rolleyes:


The point of home court advantage is not only the surface, obviously.
If it is true that Taraflex is not often used then they should find another szrface which is not like clay. Should not be so difficult to find.

-Sonic-
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:06 PM
I agree with the ITF

Spain is a traditional force in tennis unlike Poland and deserves respect


:tape: whatever lol

Ryan
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:09 PM
I agree with the ITF

Spain is a traditional force in tennis unlike Poland and deserves respect



:spit: You're a joke.

Natash.
Apr 2nd, 2010, 01:37 AM
I agree with the ITF

Spain is a traditional force in tennis unlike Poland and deserves respect

:spit: :lol: You're not even subtle in your bias. :lol:

networthy
Apr 2nd, 2010, 03:01 AM
If it is true that Taraflex is not often used then they should find another szrface which is not like clay. Should not be so difficult to find.

If it is true that Taraflex is on the official list of approved tennis surfaces by ITF, then Spain should just find other players who like it. Should not be so difficult to find.

Vincey!
Apr 2nd, 2010, 03:22 AM
ITF and Spain tennis association = LAME!

Poland didn't invent a new surface lol..they picked an officials surface.

exposbabe
Apr 2nd, 2010, 04:01 AM
If the ITF is going to be so stupid and not allow Taraflex, I hope Poland picks some kind of fast court. Fuck clay, thats suicide - and completely ridiculous for a home court "advantage".

If the ITF says no to Taraflex, the Canadians are screwed. That's the awful greasy court they bring everywhere for Davis Cup to foil the South Americans.

spiceboy
Apr 2nd, 2010, 04:29 AM
Spain :haha:

#kArLoS#
Apr 2nd, 2010, 04:38 AM
OMG:haha: IMO the federation shouldnt waste time at this,we are going to loose anyway:lol:

NA-GOAT
Apr 2nd, 2010, 04:54 AM
Angel :hug:
hope that Poland beats Spain and China beats Sweden :dance:

Chakvenus
Apr 2nd, 2010, 05:19 AM
hahahaha are the kidding?
like seriously, wth. :lol: :lol:

hellas719
Apr 2nd, 2010, 05:29 AM
Spain :rolleyes:
Dawaj Polska! I didn't really care who wins since none of my faves are affected, but now I want Poland :D
ITF :help:

olivero
Apr 2nd, 2010, 07:40 AM
it was a joke :lol:

pzt.pl wrote that it was just a joke for Aprils Fools :lol:
good one

gaja kesari
Apr 2nd, 2010, 08:05 AM
it was a joke :lol:

pzt.pl wrote that it was just a joke for Aprils Fools :lol:
good one

;)

Aaric
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:49 PM
:lol:

pattty
Apr 2nd, 2010, 01:15 PM
Haha

laurie
Apr 2nd, 2010, 01:17 PM
The standard has been quite high this year - Some of these April jokes have been :haha:

It's been great fun reading the replies from the posters.

Daniel
Apr 2nd, 2010, 02:16 PM
:lol:

propi
Apr 2nd, 2010, 03:54 PM
LMAO
I wonder if the fact that April's fool isn't celebrated in Spain is related with the abundance of news concerning Spain... first Murray wanting to join Spanish Davis Cup squad and now this :lol:

Epic fails from several posters :worship:
Congrats to thread starter :worship:

Caipirinha Guy
Apr 2nd, 2010, 04:10 PM
Lol and I believed it :lol: :weirdo:

Jakub
Apr 2nd, 2010, 04:36 PM
:rolls:

good one :)

cellophane
Apr 2nd, 2010, 05:23 PM
I agree with the ITF

Spain is a traditional force in tennis unlike Poland and deserves respect

Just when one thinks you can't get any more :weirdo: you find a way!

cellophane
Apr 2nd, 2010, 05:24 PM
Good April's Fool btw :p