Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Northern California.
Re: Difference between Challenger and ATP level
It depends on the venue. Challengers must be ready for the players to arrive and practice on Friday afternoon, but I'm sure many of them will accept players and let them practice on Thursday if they call the tournament and let them know they are coming.
You can check the rulebook, but I don't think that ATP tournaments have an obligation to allow players on the grounds before Friday either. Some of them can't because they are still preparing the grounds and such, but I'm sure none of them would object if a player wanted to come in and workout. Masters events are a bit different, they allow players in early for promotional reasons and such.
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
Last edited by Fee; 10-29-2007 at 09:05 PM.