There were different times in the past but for example in 1993, a week before the US Open in Long Island, 8 seeded players finished that season in Top 20, Edberg, Becker, Stich and Chang were there (the tournament won unseeded Rosset...)
I can`t beat you with that statistic
. I used to have a lot of information of tournaments that I collected week by week since 1983 but I lost them some years ago
Generally speaking Long Island was a tournament that used to have some good names on their fields for a tournament previous to a Slam. Boston too. Schenectady was probably the weakest one. The point that I wanted to go to is particularly with the tournament that is being hold this year in New Haven and is that I believe that inspite there are no big names on the rankings the names that are being part are really good (especially for a 250).