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Who's been to MS Montreal?

I'm thinking of going to see my first ATP tournament ever in Montreal this summer, and need some advice. I'm not sure if I can go for the entire week, so when is the best time to go? Do the top seeds get a buy for the first round??? Also, what's the transportation situation like in Montreal? Is it pretty easy to get around? I'm trying to figure out where the best place is to stay. Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated!
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not me as yet but that will change this year

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i have gone and i believe that the men play first round but it is my opinion to go starting on wednesday because that is usually when you can see all the big names play on the same day. What also sometimes do also is i buy tickets for the first day because that is when all the big name players usually decide to practice and i just hangout at all the practice courts.
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I've been a few times, the last two years ago and am going again this summer. For me, I like going from Sunday through Wednesday or Thursday, so I see some of the qualies and lots of practice and the first and second rounds. I like those days because everyone is there and even if someone you want to see isn't playing in the first round you can easily find them practicing. The top seeds do get a bye - at least they did last year in Toronto and the year before in Montreal. The venue is kind of far from downtown and no hotels nearby. Everyone stays downtown and from there it's a easy 20 minutes or so on the subway. It's a great tourney to see the players practicing and walking around the grounds, and the outer courts are great for watching matches. Center Court's not bad - I just rarely bother going to matches on CC's anywhere. You can also get tickets the day of at the window if you don't care where in CC your seat is.
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I have gone to the Canada MS since 2001 - so Montreal twice. I prefer to go Monday till Wednesday. You get to see everybody that way, and since it's a Masters Series you are guarenteed good early round matchups.

Nobody gets a bye in this MS.

I'm hoping to go this year

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... The top seeds do get a bye - at least they did last year in Toronto and the year before in Montreal. ...
Perhaps they did in the past, but they haven't any year that I attended They certainly did not get byes in Toronto last year or the year before in Montreal or I would not have watched Hewitt-Nadal in round one last year...

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I'm going this year for the first time too

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I'm going this year for the first time too

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i have gone and i believe that the men play first round but it is my opinion to go starting on wednesday because that is usually when you can see all the big names play on the same day. What also sometimes do also is i buy tickets for the first day because that is when all the big name players usually decide to practice and i just hangout at all the practice courts.
Oops sorry, must have had a senior moment. You're right about the the seeds playing first rounds. Confusing Montreal with Miami.
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Oops sorry, must have had a senior moment. You're right about the the seeds playing first rounds. Confusing Montreal with Miami.
Hey, it happens. You had me wondering if it wasn't me having the senior moment for a second there.

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Hey, it happens. You had me wondering if it wasn't me having the senior moment for a second there.
I go to so many, sometimes one bleeds into the other. It doesn't help that I'm old, too.
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I'm going this year for the first time too
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Re: Who's been to MS Montreal?

so montreal has a subway, im assuming that means its fairly easy to get around. r there any hostels in canada? i guess ill have to go to a travel website. grr im so lazy.

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so montreal has a subway, im assuming that means its fairly easy to get around. r there any hostels in canada? i guess ill have to go to a travel website. grr im so lazy.
there are hostels! i believe the website is www.hostels.com and you can search around.

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