Originally Posted by Daniel
What is that oturnamnet on Jan 10 , i dont find it on the boad and why is he commited t0 3 tournament in a row. that means he is playing 4 weeks in a row,
The Jan 10 tournament is Kooyong: it's not an ATP event, which is why it doesn't appear on the ATP tournament lists, it's an exhibition that serves as a warm-up for the Australian Open. It doesn't give any ranking points, due to being an exhibition, but it has a round-robin format which guarantees each player a few matches each, and that is why a lot of the top players sign up for it, because it is a good way of getting a lot of match practice in before the AO begins.
What: Men's Round Robin (8)
When: January 9-15
Where: Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne
Surface: Rebound Ace
Recent winners: (2004) David Nalbandian (ARG), (2003) Andre Agassi (USA), (2002) Pete Sampras
Description: Kooyong’s traditional grass centre court was replaced by Rebound Ace and has been populated with the crème de la crème of men’s tennis in this hard fought, four-day exhibition, held just a few days before the Open. Andre Agassi has been a firm supporter, competing seven times and winning on three occasions, taking the Australian Open title after each victory.