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Rex
03-14-2005, 06:57 PM
im a little confused about something :confused:
I always thought that a tournament had to start on a monday, but why is it that indina wells has stardted on a different day. Sky has just started to show tennis- calling this "day one" but its already the 3rd round-

thanks in advanced.

El Legenda
03-14-2005, 07:20 PM
im a little confused about something :confused:
I always thought that a tournament had to start on a monday, but why is it that indina wells has stardted on a different day. Sky has just started to show tennis- calling this "day one" but its already the 3rd round-

thanks in advanced.

because of the size of the draw. can't get it all in a week.

martirogi
03-14-2005, 07:25 PM
indain wells and miami are a week and a half each they start on wed, run through one weekend and end the second sunday

Fee
03-14-2005, 07:46 PM
Miami and Indian Wells are the 5th and 6th biggest tournaments in the world, and both include women as well as men. They cannot be real two week events because the Slams would get mad, so IW starts qualies on Wed and main draw on Friday, Miami starts qualies on Monday and main draw on Wednesday. Both have 96 player draws (32 seeds with first round byes) and the players would have a mutiny if they tried to do that in 7 days.

Rex
03-15-2005, 03:23 PM
ok, thanks for the information