Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Northern California.
Re: Simple question?
It depends if they do a 'draw ceremony' or not. I've done a couple of Challenger draws, and they use a laptop computer and numbered chips in a bag. The top two seeds are placed, and then the next two seeds are drawn and placed. The rest of the numbers are assigned to players in rank order and placed in the bag. As someone draws the number, the referee plugs the player assigned to that number into the draw.
If it's done at a ceremony, then there is usually some large board or display where the audience can see the players placed into the draw, and perhaps the names are drawn out of a big bowl by dignitaries or audience members.
Best twitter posts of the epic match:
@dougrobson - Whoever is supplying Mahut with hair gel needs to ink a sponsorship deal now.
@Wimbledon - FYI, with @Wimbledon live scoring devices, please add 50 to the games in the fifth set of the Isner v Mahut match.
@HolterMedia - Nice to see that a three-day test has come to tennis here @wimbledon.
Andy wearring Crocs, courtesy of Smitty8