arnaud's also playing doubles, with richard gasquet. doubles will still be straight knockout format.
Doubles will still be... what kind of, sorry? Via, don't curse that way!!! lol I think the first thing I dislike in RR format is that now there are too many terms around...
So well, at least doubles format hasn't been touched, that's already fine lol
Another good news is that Arnaud started his new year and new season with a victory: Clement/Gasquet (FRA) d (3)Aspelin/Haggard 61 62!!!
Allez les gars! And Arnaud hasn't been playing doubles with Richard before, right?
As for singles... The draw's look is not that awful actually. The one of French Teams Championship was even worse
There're just more draws now and they look a little bit more complicated; suppose people will get used to it soon. But I think all that RR idea is too complicated in general and is going to be confusing as Esther said. There can be some features which haven't been given into account by organizers so possibly we'll see some unexpected surprises soon. Or maybe not.
Anyway the start is done - as well as it's been done in Arnaud group where (WC)C. Guccione (AUS) beat B. Becker (GER) 75 63. Another new feature is that now we have to check the results of some extra players only because they play in the same group as our favorites
Yes (thanks for the reminding, higherlaw!), Benjamin Becker seems to become famous last season when he showed some good results, climbed up in the rankings and got into history defeating Agassi (right after Grosjean I think) at his last US Open match. But I suppose it's better to get him and Guccione in a group rather than such guys as Pim-Pim or Luczak. And Arnaud seems to have to look forward to trying himself in a role of guinea-pig until Wednesday... Better luck to him!
P.S. Sorry for a long post.