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Difference between Challenger and ATP level

Frederick16
10-29-2007, 03:39 PM
I know that at ATP level a lot of players travel to the new venue after they loose in a tournie so they can practice at the new one and get used of the new surface etc. Do the players do that also at ch level? for example if someone lose in aachen go to eckental and train there? does someone know that?

Fee
10-29-2007, 06:12 PM
It depends on the venue. Challengers must be ready for the players to arrive and practice on Friday afternoon, but I'm sure many of them will accept players and let them practice on Thursday if they call the tournament and let them know they are coming.

You can check the rulebook, but I don't think that ATP tournaments have an obligation to allow players on the grounds before Friday either. Some of them can't because they are still preparing the grounds and such, but I'm sure none of them would object if a player wanted to come in and workout. Masters events are a bit different, they allow players in early for promotional reasons and such.

Frederick16
10-29-2007, 07:42 PM
thanks fee!

so if you want to see something of the world you can better play challengers. cause in the time between them you can see a lot of things in the citys :)

Fee
10-29-2007, 08:07 PM
Possibly, if you have a car, or the public transportation is good, or your host family is nice. Some challenger players I know seem to be very interested in learning about the nightclubs of the world. ;)

Frederick16
10-29-2007, 08:54 PM
Possibly, if you have a car, or the public transportation is good, or your host family is nice. Some challenger players I know seem to be very interested in learning about the nightclubs of the world. ;)

maybe we have a reason there why they still are challengerplayers.. my sister talked with johan brunstrom at the if open and he said he dont have the time to see something