Hello all, I graduate college this May and since I've been obsessed with watching tennis since the beginning of this year I want to go on some sort of trip with my girlfriend next August. I live in the Chicago suburbs so obviously Cincy is the closest big tournament to me. My girlfriend did her undergrad in Ohio so she's interested in going and checking out her old campus while we're there; we'd probably try to catch a Reds game as well. 1) Do you think next year is a bad year to go to Cincy? I'm a little concerned about the schedule congestion, especially with the Olympics involved. I assume Cincy would be less affected than Canada in this respect, though. I would just be bummed if I missed a bunch of the top guys. 2) What are the best days to go? This will be my first time ever seeing top-level tennis, so I'm more concerned with seeing a lot, rather than seeing the later rounds. Tuesday and Wednesday a good plan? I know for Masters events the top players would have byes on the Monday. My gut is to do Tuesday and Wednesday--two day sessions and a night. Any other advice as far as hotels go? I see you can book hotels through teh tournament, which they claim can give you better rates.