San Diego September 27 to October 3

ngoster

Rookie
I emailed and said I would come earlier on Saturday to find easier parking. They said they needed all the help they could get.

Which training session on Sunday are you attending? I will be going to the one at noon.
I'm going to try to make the 9am one. If not, then noon.
 

tavarua

New User
I think it is $30 for the finals weekend. Parking may be extra. I tried to do a mock booking. Irritating thing is that they don't put the price before you enter the menu. I think it is a psychological ploy to draw you in.

Tickets seem to be going fast after the Murray news. Some text and Whatsapp groups I am now are planning a block booking for the finals weekend.

Hurry up folks! @tavarua @Bud
Thanks! I'm going to watch Tues the 28th night session...
 

ngoster

Rookie
Sounds good. I was at the orientation today. They want this Masters 250 to give the impression of a Masters 1000.

Only issue is the planes flying overhead.
Nice to briefly meet you yesterday. Looks like it's going to be a good tournament. Hope the outcome will draw more ATP tournaments to San Diego.
 
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sureshs

Bionic Poster
How many of you know that Barnes now has two red-clay courts?

These two courts are likely going to be available to members/public during the tournament.
 

Bud

Bionic Poster
How many of you know that Barnes now has two red-clay courts?

These two courts are likely going to be available to members/public during the tournament.
Are they maintaining them now? Those four end courts used to be har-tru and they let them go to pot.

I took my first tennis lesson on one of those clay courts 15 years ago.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Are they maintaining them now? Those four end courts used to be har-tru and they let them go to pot.

I took my first tennis lesson on one of those clay courts 15 years ago.
Yes. There are also posted signs about how to use them properly.
 
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sureshs

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Looks like local sensation Zach Svajda did not make it in the qualies. Neither did Stevie Johnson (remember him?).

Local boy Nakashima to face Fognini. But most interesting will be the clash of 2 WCs, Nishikori and Murray in the first round.
 

Bud

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Saw a couple matches today with a friend who never saw a match in person o_O

Caruso d. Holmgren (USD Senior) 7-6 in the third set. Holmgren held 4 MP's, IIRC.
Bolt d. Anderson 7-5 in the third set.
Each match close to 3 hours.

This is a great venue for tennis fans. The bleacher seats are within 20 feet of the court.
 

sureshs

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GIVEN A UNIQUE CHANCE TO HOST THE PROS, SAN DIEGO IS CHARGED UP
Six Top 15 players make this ATP 250 event "one of the toughest" in its class, according to Grigor Dimitrov.
 

sureshs

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The San Diego Convo: Andy Murray, back in one of his favorite cities (tennis.com)

Welcome back to San Diego. You have special ties to this city, with a Davis Cup weekend to remember in early 2014. How does it feel to be back in a place where you have such unique memories to look back on?

MURRAY: First of all, I thought the city was amazing. It's a beautiful city and I'd never been here before. Me and all the team loved it, loved coming here. They did a great job with the location in terms of where the tennis was. It was in the baseball field, I think, and it looked great. James Ward had an amazing win here against Sam Querrey and it was a really nice experience.

When people ask me, ‘What's the favorite places you've been to on tour? Where do you like traveling?’, San Diego was always a place I said I would love to come back to and Vancouver were my two favorites. Nice to be back here again with the amazing sureshs.
 

sureshs

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The SD ATP 250 was arranged at a 5-week notice. It was a remarkable achievement. The Mayor has proclaimed this week every year to be San Diego Open week.
 

sureshs

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Technibre was the stringing services provider and also a sponsor. They were being heavily promoted. The pro shop had all the newest TF frames.
 

sureshs

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RSF Tennis Club has the singles semis and dubs final starting at 11 am Saturday and the singles final at noon Sunday. $10 ticket. Weekend will have food stalls.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Do you know what determines which side of the net the umpires chair is? The TD just told me: it is just the sun!
 
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