. . . than the typical one-week tournament? Yes, the GS tourneys are best of five sets while the smaller tournaments are best of three, but I don't think it's such a big deal when the GS are played over the course of two weeks. The finalists in the GS tournaments will have played seven times in 14 days, while in the smaller tournaments, six matches in 7 days. While the matches are shorter in the smaller tournaments, they are playing almost every day, instead of getting a day off between matches like in the GS tournaments. A lot of recreational players play every day and playing two matches in one day isn't so uncommon, so why do the pros think playing one match every other day is tough? Yeah, I know they are playing at a much higher level against the toughest fields, but for crying out loud, they're world class athletes and ought to be able to play all day long without belly-aching when a million dollars is up for grabs. So why do players say the GS tournamets are harder, besides the fact that they want to win them more than the smaller tournaments?