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 Post subject: ATP World Tour 2014 Season
PostPosted: 27. January 2014 16:18 
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After the Australian Open there's a new Grand Slam champion and a new Swiss no. 1.



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 Post subject: Re: ATP World Tour 2014 Season
PostPosted: 15. June 2014 19:07 
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We kept on getting shots of a blonde lady who seemed to be a Dimitrov fan during the Queens final.



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 Post subject: Re: ATP World Tour 2014 Season
PostPosted: 1. July 2014 21:44 
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Nick Kyrgios gave Nadal a doing at Wimbledon. Absolute beast of a serve and and he backed it up with massive groundstrokes and he hit so many winners. It was impressive how in control of the rallies he was and how much he dictated to Nadal. WOOF!!



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 Post subject: Re: ATP World Tour 2014 Season
PostPosted: 5. September 2014 17:41 
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All the semi-finalists at the US Open are coached by a slam winner. It's amazing how Stefan Edberg doesn't look that much older than he did when he was playing while Boris Becker looks like he's probably had more than a few nights on the tiles.

Berdych was pissed off at Louis Engzell. She could see that the ball bounced twice yet she couldn't see Daniela hit the ball back to Kerber and Kerber give up on the point.



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 Post subject: Re: ATP World Tour 2014 Season
PostPosted: 16. November 2014 18:40 
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Federer just pulled out of the Tour championship final so Djokovic wins it. Stan Wawrinka probably feels worse than he did last night if that's possible.



At least there was no terrorist attack, the food at the concession stand has security clearance.

Food ban at ATP tennis tour finals over 'terror fears'
By Chris Ellis
BBC News Online

Sandwiches and sweets were confiscated from tennis fans attending matches at the O2 Arena because of the UK's raised terror threat, organisers have claimed.

Ticket holders attending the ATP World Tour Finals said they were "shocked and disappointed" to have their snacks and drinks taken by security upon arrival.

Some fans claimed the reason was that the venue's food outlets were not making enough money.

Organisers said fans were told about the "security measures" beforehand.

In August, the UK's terror threat level was raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria.

While hand luggage restrictions on liquids remain at UK airports, the Department for Transport said (DfT) there were no restrictions on solid foods, such as fruit and sandwiches.

Wine gum smuggling
Martin Allpress, 58, from Essex, said security prevented him and his wife from taking in grapes, homemade sandwiches in a Tupperware container and some oranges.

"They just threw the food and drink into a big bin," he told BBC News.

"It was nothing to do with security, it was clearly to boost the profit of businesses inside the venue.

"I managed to get in some wine gums by hiding them."


He said he was "disappointed" and people queuing were "pretty disgusted".

Alison Williams, from south-west Scotland, attended the event on Sunday and Monday and said "everybody was eating inside the venue, they had bags full of food on the first day".

"On the Monday staff told us they had changed the rules overnight because the food outlets weren't making enough money," she added.

"Security wanted to confiscate my chocolate I had for the children, but I managed to convince him to allow me to take it in because they were for the kids."


Ms Williams, 45, said she paid £5 for a large cup of fizzy pop and nearly £4 for a coffee. She described the prices inside the venue as "extortionate".

Margaret Williams, from Northamptonshire, said: "We've been attending the venue for six years and it's the first time security wanted to confiscate our Marks and Spencer's lunch of sandwiches, sweets and crisps.

"We were shocked. People weren't even allowed to take in packets of sweets.

"I have O2 priority tickets so they let us leave the food in the cloakroom to collect later but others weren't so lucky."


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In a statement, the O2 Arena and ATP World Tour said: "The event's policy on food and beverages being brought into the arena is one of a number of additional security measures being implemented this year.

"In addition to being printed on the tickets, the additional security measures have been communicated via email to all ticket holders prior to the event."


The O2 Arena said it was "easier, fairer and quicker for all guests to have a blanket 'no food and drink policy' than get into specifics, which would be unmanageable and cause unnecessary delays".

An ATP spokesman added the policy was introduced as a result of the increased terror threat.




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