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I HAVEN'T!!!! :fiery: :fiery:

I feel so jealous when some of you guys talk about how much fun it was attending this tournament or watching this player practice. It sucks, I live in the midwest of the U.S., and there isn't really an easily accessible WTA or ATP tournament even close.

It seems like everyone on this board is a professional tennis fan. Is there any other fans out there like me?!?! Waiting with your tape ready for the next tennis match to air on TV, dreaming of the day you'll actually attend a tournament

Maybe someday when I am done with school and have the money to go somewhere, the Open would be amazing... :eek: :eek:
 

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i live in sydney. the first tournament i ever saw was the olympics and i hadn't even seen a local tournament before that. i've never been to the adidas international but this year i did go down to melbourne for the first 3 days of the open.

i dream of playing in pro tournaments rather than going to see them. i hated the tennis at the olympics and i got to see mauresmo and seles that day. i much more prefer playing myself than watching pro's play.

but yes i have been to a pro tournament so i guess i'm lucky.
 

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but when i saw the olympics i wasn't really into tennis that much. now that i'm a big fan and i know about most of the players (at least in the top 100) it is more fun going to tournaments like when i went down to the open this year.
 

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im going to a challenger anyone have any idea how to do it
 

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I always manage to squeeze a tournament in my busy schedule :p every year somehow.

Ones I have been to have been all in Europe.

*MasterCard German Open 1998, 2000, 20001
*Telekom Italia Maters (2001)
*Roland Garros (Twice)
*Wien Energie Grand Prix (Last Year)
*Sparkassen Cup Int'l Damen Tennis Grand Prix (Last Year)
*Porsche Tennis Grand Prix (Since 2001)
*Swisscom Challenge (Every Year since 1996)

Im planning to go back to Zurich This year hopefully, And Next Year hopefully go to a couple of German Tournaments.
 

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Rothes said:
I always manage to squeeze a tournament in my busy schedule :p every year somehow.

Ones I have been to have been all in Europe.

*MasterCard German Open 1998, 2000, 20001
*Telekom Italia Maters (2001)
*Roland Garros (Twice)
*Wien Energie Grand Prix (Last Year)
*Sparkassen Cup Int'l Damen Tennis Grand Prix (Last Year)
*Porsche Tennis Grand Prix (Since 2001)
*Swisscom Challenge (Every Year since 1996)

Im planning to go back to Zurich This year hopefully, And Next Year hopefully go to a couple of German Tournaments.
How do you afford all those!?!? Or find the time off your job(if you have a job)!?!?! I hope someday I'll have a list like that...
 

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How do you afford all those!?!? Or find the time off your job(if you have a job)!?!?! I hope someday I'll have a list like that...
Well if your a Tennis Junkie and you reside in Switzerland, it's cheap and affordable to get to the SwissCom, I mean I don't exactly by coporate boxes or Seats laced in gold, there just normal affordable seats.

In 2000 I saved up alot of what I had made and decided with a few friends to take a mini tennis tour, we went to a couple in Germany, And Roland Garros.

Going to tournaments can be efficient and affordable if you know what your doing, You have enough money for accomadation (or If you have relatives thats a bonus) and that you by tickets in advance that way there a little cheaper and that when purchasing seats you just go for the cheapest (I go for the ones on directly before the baseline) I hate side seats :fiery: Even though there not the cheapest, they turn out to be just as affordable as the side tickets if your paying later when the tournament is closer.

And Geograpicialluy Europe is small and economic to get around, on EuroTrain from Geneve to Paris is less then 80 Swiss Francs, and to get to Germany can be even cheaper. As in Austria. Im just in a good geographic position (Surrounded by Tournaments and very close to I might Mention) So it's not as dear as most people think, it's just using your head and knowing your economics.
 

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I feel you Venus!! I've never been to one either!! I hope when I graduate from high school I can have the freedom to go lol.
 

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I haven't. Every year I want to go to the Seat Open, but uni starts a couple of weeks before it.

Actually, I tell a lie. I just remembered - I went to Wimbledon last year. But that's so big, it doesn't really count. You don't feel like a hardcore tennis fan when you visit the heaving mass of people that is SW19.
 

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I live in Buenos Aires

This year was my first time, I went to the qualies and also monday and twesday (it was cheaper) of the Copa AT&T (ATP).
 

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My story is very sad,

Here in South Africa, there are NO wta tournaments, NO ATP.
WE only get exibition matches once after 2 years. In 2001, we had Anna Kournikova. In 1999 we had Steffi Graf, both players against Amanda Coetzer.

Rumuor had it that the Williams Sisters were supposed to appear last year November. Oracene Williams was here last year to make arrangements for her girls appearence, the sisters did not show up. :sad:

This year, we also saw the FED CUP at Durban agianst the Czech Republic. SA lost the tie 4-1.

There was a competiton running here in 2001, the winner getting a fully paid trip to the 2002 Wimbledon Ladies final, thats as close to a tennis event as you get in South Africa.

But whenever there is a Tennis event in South Africa, i am always there :bounce: and :woohoo: in the audiance.
 

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There are no tournaments near where I live also. There should be more tournaments in the midwest. My dream tournaments to watch will be wimbledon and US open. I will have to pay a huge amount of money for air travel, hotel etc. I doubt when I'm rich enough to go, my favorites will still be playing. That sucks.
 

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I haven't, but I'm planning to go to Roland Garros next year :) and maybe to Rome, too...
 

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~\/enus~ said:
I HAVEN'T!!!! :fiery: :fiery:

I feel so jealous when some of you guys talk about how much fun it was attending this tournament or watching this player practice. It sucks, I live in the midwest of the U.S., and there isn't really an easily accessible WTA or ATP tournament even close.

It seems like everyone on this board is a professional tennis fan. Is there any other fans out there like me?!?! Waiting with your tape ready for the next tennis match to air on TV, dreaming of the day you'll actually attend a tournament

Maybe someday when I am done with school and have the money to go somewhere, the Open would be amazing... :eek: :eek:
before Wimbledon this year i was the same.

baby, i recommend going, cos Wimby was the most amazing experience of my life

and now i'm hooked :)

i was thinking about going to Roland Garros next year as well but i would be the classiest person there :eek::tape:;). so i'm gonna try the US and be broke for the rest of my life :)
 

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I went to Wimbledon this summer, and it was the first and only one I've been to! And I think it's the best one around!!! I LOVE IT! :bounce:
 

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I want to save up my money and hopefully visit every Grand Slam and most of the other tournaments at least once in my life!
So far I've only ever been to the Australian Open though, but thats a damn good tournament to be my only one i must admit!
 

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I only went to my first one this year. Its such fun, you really have to try everything in your power to go.
 
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