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05-08-2008, 03:35 AM
Does anyone know when it comes out?

pound cat
05-08-2008, 04:05 AM
This year, the main draw of the Masters Series Hamburg presented by E.ON Hanse is to start already on Whit Sunday. On May 11th 2008, spectators will be able to enjoy not only the qualification finals but also the first main draw matches.

Tournament Director Charly Steeb: “This early main draw start definitely increases the first tournament Sunday’s appeal to the masses. It also allows people to witness the start of the main draw for relatively little money and without assigned seats .”

The first round of qualification begins on Saturday, May 10th. At the end of the two days-long qualification tournament eight players will have advanced to the main draw of the Masters Series Hamburg presented by E.ON Hanse.

Due to this year’s early start, the first round matches of the main draw will take place on the first three days of the tournament. This means that the top eight seeded players who get a first round bye will probably debut on Wednesday, May 14th.

This is from the site, but they don't really say when the actual draw will take place.

pound cat
05-08-2008, 04:22 AM
Does anyone know when it comes out?

Here it is

Qualifying draw: Friday, May 9, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Saturday, May 10, 2:00 p.m.
Doubles draw: Saturday, May 9, 6:00 p.m

05-08-2008, 08:32 AM
wat happens to the players who end up getting the latter parts of rome like the finals and have to get to hamburg?

do they schedule their matches in favor of their schedule?

cuz dont the end of the rome tourney and start of the hamburg tourney overlap?

05-08-2008, 12:42 PM
Yes but people who were in Rome start on Tuesday- like Federer and Djokovic. On the other hand, Nadal, who lost in the first round in Rome, will have more time to prepare, so he will play on Monday