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post #9 of (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 11:34 PM
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Re: Week 1 : São Paulo (Entry List)

This tournament is a good practice for South American players planning to play quallies or are already in the MD of the AO (amazing heat in Sao Paulo at that time of the year is a key factor).
But at the same time I believe that means a good chance to have other Challenger tournaments on the area for those ones that are not in the MD of the AO and doesn't want to risk a long trip to Australia.
In the past there used to be some Challenger tournaments in the area with pretty good players that did it great on the tour on summer resorts like Mar del Plata, Rio de Janeiro and Punta del Este just to name some before Bucaramanga,

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