Originally Posted by librarysteg
I plan to go this year! Do the top seeds play by Tuesday/Wednesday? They'd have to since it's a larger field, right? With all these tournaments this month where the top seed doesn't even play until Thursday, it has me a little confused.
All the top seeds will play by Wednesday night at the latest, but some will play on Tuesday. Not sure how many will play by Monday. Perhaps none since the top 8 seeds get byes into the 2nd round in a MS. The draw is 64 players with byes to the top 8 seeds in every MS except IW or Miami. In IW and Miami I believe the top 16 seeds get byes, and the draw is like a slam, 128 players.