Has there ever been a main draw made on friday? By now, they don't even know all players. Maybe Tursunov will get a special exempt if he beats Baghdatis in Tokyo.
It's quite common, I know te Rogers cup does it usually, can't remember if they did this yer or not
But when the draw gets made and SE are not sure or not then they leave that blank and have so many q/SE spots in the draw, if the SE is awarded then they get drawn into one of those spots and qualifiers get the rest, if te SE is not awarded then the next direct acceptance would be added in the same way
I don't think players can get SE's from 500's into Masters.
Yeah they can, it's kind of a weird rule because a 250 can't get u Into a 500.