Yes definetly. The grass is almost totaly worn out as it is by the time they play the final. It makes sense to play qualies elsewhere.sheffsteel said:"At least they are still considered worthy to play on the same courts unlike Wimbledon "
Do you think that might be something to do with the different qualities of Grass and Cement?
sheffsteel said:Does anyone know when the draw is for the US Open qualifiers?
I believe its today, but anyone know what time?
Thanks for the welcome, Fee.Fee said:Welcome to MTF. Are you an Andy Murray fan? .
Got the draw now anyway, looks pretty tough for the Brits, but there are so many good players out there, that there's virtually no easy draws anyway.Fee said:Answers like that can usually be found in the tournament subforums, and there is a thread there for the Qualie entry list that has all kinds of info in it (but I bet you've found that area by now ). The draw will be done about 8 pm, I believe, but it may take a while for it to actually get posted on the 'net somewhere (grumble grumble).
It is not bizarre for the Qualie draw to come out the night before play starts. That is the norm for most of the Challengers, Masters, and Slams. In fact, I can't think of a single tournament that does the qualie draw in advance (players need that last minute deadline to sign in, withdraw, etc, etc). I wonder if there is an ATP/ITF rule about it, but I'm too lazy to look, to be honest.