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Old 11-08-2012, 08:43 PM   #9
Gizo
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No big name American players on the tour means significantly worse and less glamorous playing fields, more difficulty in attracting an sponsors and less revenue for the smaller American tournaments.

It is sad that two events with such a long and rich history, San Jose and LA, will soon be no more though. At the start of the open era, LA use to be a very big tournament which the likes of Laver, Pancho Gonzales and Connors all took seriously. San Jose was the 4th oldest tournament still on the tour after Wimbledon, the US Open and Canada.
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