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librarysteg 02-12-2013 10:06 AM

SAP Open 2013
 
No thread for this yet or did I miss it? Looks like Hewitt is about to start against Kavcic. It would be nice to see Hewitt have at least one really good tournament this year. This seems like one where he's got a decent shot.

kishnabe 02-12-2013 10:17 AM

Raonic for 3 peat.

Moose Malloy 02-12-2013 11:07 AM

this is the final year of this event

http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2013/...an-jose/46387/

jonnyjack 02-12-2013 01:28 PM

Sad this is the last year. I was going to go Wednesday night to watch Dolgopolov and then he withdrew! Selling my tickets now, haha. Isner and Haas is not worth $50 to me!

stringertom 02-12-2013 02:26 PM

The two giant servers at opposite ends of the draw...if form holds true they better issue catcher masks to everybody sitting down close behind the baselines for that final!

Zildite 02-12-2013 02:31 PM

Darn it was one of my favourite 250’s of 2011. Milos’ first title, Verdasco’s 12yo boy comment, great quality Veetle (?) stream with Ken Thomas commentary. Now ending, too bad.

vive le beau jeu ! 02-12-2013 02:43 PM

nice comeback for hewitt to get a 1st win vs kavcic in 3 matches !
he was losing 63 31, break point... and won 3-6, 6-4, 7-6. :)
Quote:

Originally Posted by jonnyjack (Post 7209878)
Sad this is the last year. I was going to go Wednesday night to watch Dolgopolov and then he withdrew! Selling my tickets now, haha. Isner and Haas is not worth $50 to me!

will the event be played in another location next year, or simply erased from the calendar ?

Nostradamus 02-12-2013 02:43 PM

Very surprised to see that Live tennis.tv doesn't have coverage for this. and the tournament site doesn't have LIve Cam coverage either. They did in the years past. Not sure what happened ?

Moose Malloy 02-12-2013 02:49 PM

Quote:

will the event be played in another location next year, or simply erased from the calendar ?
'Sharks Sports & Entertainment also own a 500-level tournament in Memphis that also has a women’s event with it. When a group from Brazil made a lucrative offer to buy that tournament, the Sharks decided to move the San Jose event to Memphis because of better logistics.'

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/201...n-mens-tennis/

vive le beau jeu ! 02-12-2013 03:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moose Malloy (Post 7210032)
'Sharks Sports & Entertainment also own a 500-level tournament in Memphis that also has a women’s event with it. When a group from Brazil made a lucrative offer to buy that tournament, the Sharks decided to move the San Jose event to Memphis because of better logistics.'

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/201...n-mens-tennis/

not sure to get it...
so the memphis tournament moves to brazil (where ?), and the san jose tournament moves to memphis ?

jonnyjack 02-12-2013 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vive le beau jeu ! (Post 7210019)
will the event be played in another location next year, or simply erased from the calendar ?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moose Malloy (Post 7210032)
'Sharks Sports & Entertainment also own a 500-level tournament in Memphis that also has a women’s event with it. When a group from Brazil made a lucrative offer to buy that tournament, the Sharks decided to move the San Jose event to Memphis because of better logistics.'

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/201...n-mens-tennis/

Yeah, as Moose Malloy mentioned in his post. Essentially, San Jose 250 moves to Memphis as a 250. The current combined men's/women's Memphis tourney moves to Rio where it will be a 500 tourney for the men. That's the info I got from articles I read a few months back.

jonnyjack 02-12-2013 03:25 PM

This is why they're moving, you can hear crickets in there.

https://twitter.com/SAPOpenTennis/st...191232/photo/1

Granted, that was the final round of qualifying at 9:30am on a Monday. Last year was the first year that qualifying was scheduled during the week but I think they also reduced the draw from 32 to 28 but still. No one wants to pay to see qualifying matches.

vive le beau jeu ! 02-12-2013 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moose Malloy (Post 7210032)
'Sharks Sports & Entertainment also own a 500-level tournament in Memphis that also has a women’s event with it. When a group from Brazil made a lucrative offer to buy that tournament, the Sharks decided to move the San Jose event to Memphis because of better logistics.'

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/201...n-mens-tennis/

Quote:

Originally Posted by jonnyjack (Post 7210095)
Yeah, as Moose Malloy mentioned in his post. Essentially, San Jose 250 moves to Memphis as a 250. The current combined men's/women's Memphis tourney moves to Rio where it will be a 500 tourney for the men. That's the info I got from articles I read a few months back.

ok, thx guys for the info. :)

will be interesting to see how they schedule all this: if they don't change anything there could be 2 straight tournaments played in brazil...

and what about the surface ? sao paulo is an indoor clay event... what would be rio played on ?
(anything to do with olympic facilities, by the way ?)

jonnyjack 02-12-2013 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vive le beau jeu ! (Post 7210114)
ok, thx guys for the info. :)

will be interesting to see how they schedule all this: if they don't change anything there could be 2 straight tournaments played in brazil...

and what about the surface ? sao paulo is an indoor clay event... what would be rio played on ?
(anything to do with olympic facilities, by the way ?)

No idea for these questions. I'll be checking the schedule in 2014 to find out myself. :)

Rooting for Milos and the Bryan brothers to win the final SAP Open! (The Bryan brothers played college tennis at nearby Stanford and they have never won the SAP Open, hope they do it this year!)

Beryl 02-12-2013 06:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vive le beau jeu ! (Post 7210114)
and what about the surface ? sao paulo is an indoor clay event... what would be rio played on ?
(anything to do with olympic facilities, by the way ?)

Rio will be clay and Acapulco will change to hard court to preserve the surfaces. Delray and Memphis will both be moved a week back to allow Acapulco to be become the finale of this pre-IW/Miami NA hardcourt swing. Rio takes Acapulco's place as the 500 event of the Golden Swing.

So essentially, San Jose becomes Memphis, Memphis becomes Acapulco, and Acapulco becomes Rio.

stringertom 02-12-2013 11:11 PM

Good win for Smyczek...could play Ivo next, whom he beat in Melbourne.

Duncan Bell 02-13-2013 12:32 AM

I'm only really excited about seeing DYoung in this event, everyone else is a bit meh.

joeri888 02-13-2013 01:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duncan Bell (Post 7210824)
I'm only really excited about seeing DYoung in this event, everyone else is a bit meh.

Yes. Donald Young > Lleyton Hewitt. :shock:

Duncan Bell 02-13-2013 01:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joeri888 (Post 7210851)
Yes. Donald Young > Lleyton Hewitt. :shock:

I mean in terms of how interested I am in seeing them, not in terms of current level...I should've been clearer :oops:

vive le beau jeu ! 02-13-2013 03:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beryl (Post 7210480)
Rio will be clay and Acapulco will change to hard court to preserve the surfaces. Delray and Memphis will both be moved a week back to allow Acapulco to be become the finale of this pre-IW/Miami NA hardcourt swing. Rio takes Acapulco's place as the 500 event of the Golden Swing.

So essentially, San Jose becomes Memphis, Memphis becomes Acapulco, and Acapulco becomes Rio.

all this makes some sense "geographically", at least.
good operation for acapulco, i think... they might get more top players by switching to hard court. :)


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