Either players will take it more seriously this year because they now get ATP points for it - and then it means he will play an event the week before RG although he's been saying everywhere he won't do this anymore this year.
Or they still won't care and it remains of those pointless exhibition events, why not rather practice on the RG courts?
I find it a strange decision, but well, it's one of the few tennis events with TV coverage here, so it's fine for me if he plays there!
Maybe it will be different now with the ATP points, but only the Chileans and the Germans used to take it seriously, the others couldn't care less.
There are two groups of 4 countries playing against each other. 2 singles and one doubles in each match. The countries have more than 2 players so they don't need to play everyday.
Then the best countries play the final (maybe there are semi-finals too, I don't remember), but since the final takes place during the week-end and RG starts on Sunday already, the top players don't try tooooo hard to qualify for it.
I guess you get DSF in Austria too, so imagine the usual DSF hopeless commentary and non-stop commercials in top of that... A highlight of the tennis season.
"Deutsches Sportfernsehen". If you can pick it up where you live, I recommend it, it's unique.
They show bits of Wimbledon, the WTC in Düsselfdorf, the Davis Cup ties of the German team... You have to really pay attention to catch the tennis coverage between all the commercials, though.
Deutsches Sport Fernsehen. I used to be able to receive that,yes in England, when we had our first satellite receiver in 1991. Sat 1 was I could watch ARD/ZDF too. Oh loved them,actually I miss those channels
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Even though it was a bad Miami tennis day today - I do have some hope for excitement this week. On the Indy Tennis website it was mentioned that they're going to announce on Thursday a player who's returning to the tournament to play this year. I'm really, really hoping it's Gillou. Returning could mean a lot of things - returning after winning the title last year (Gilles!!!) or returning after not having played for a few years (someone else I don't care nearly as much about). I hope it's not that they're making a big deal about Taylor Dent or someone like that returning.
Alli I think is Andy (Rod) because he had already decided to play at Indy this year.....
Hey there Yavor. You're right, Roddick is returning to the tournament this year. They already made a big deal about that on the website a month or so ago. This has to be someone new (unless their operations director is completely clueless...). They're trying to create a buzz with it by telling people in advance that they'll announce it when daily tickets go on sale on Thursday.
now that's interesting.............a new/old/ face at Indy I'm clueless