Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Northern California.
Re: Main Draw Housing
The ATP Rulebook spells out exactly what tournaments are required to provide to players in the way of housing, as does the ITF Rulebook for the events they govern. The Slams pay per diem and give players a list of recommended hotels, but players can do whatever the heck they want with their money, which is why some of them rent apartments during Wimbledon.
Miami and IW also pay per diem instead of booking hotel rooms because they are combined events and its too much of a pain in the ass for the tournament to deal with the arrangements. Again, the players are given a list of recommended 'official' hotels, but some choose to stay at other locations.
Of course, players who negotiate appearance fees and sign contracts to appear in tournaments (250/500 level optionals) can always negotiate a few perks, like 5 hotel rooms instead of 2, or the penthouse suite or whatever.
Most of the questions that get asked here about some of the technical stuff can usually be answered by a quick look through the ATP or ITF Rulebooks. They are both online at their websites.
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