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i'm confused! dubai, doha. what's going on?

they've swapped, and doha is a $2m now. dubai still has a sat final but doha a sunday one.

so what does it mean for doha schedule? they still have to get all 1r's done by end of tues i think? so why so few matches tomorrow?

very confusing.
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Re: i'm confused! dubai, doha. what's going on?

Dubai is a 28 players Draw, in Dubai sunday is a work day so F. on sat.

Doha a 56 players Draw so they need sunday for the F.

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Re: i'm confused! dubai, doha. what's going on?

dubai was a 56 last year and had a sat final. they must'vestarted 1r on sun.

i thought all the big tournaments would be at least a 48 draw. veery odd to have a $2m with a 28 draw.
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Re: i'm confused! dubai, doha. what's going on?

Dubai and Doha are rotating the Premier 5 status.

Last year Dubai was P5 and Doha premier, this year Doha is P5 and Dubai is premier.

Dubai simply offers $$$ to lure as many top players as possible.
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Re: i'm confused! dubai, doha. what's going on?

ok. but why swap dates too? i'm sure there's good reason, but not immediately obvious to me.
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Re: i'm confused! dubai, doha. what's going on?

The venues are practically interchangeable. They are keeping the P5 first and the P second, they just change the location of it. That's just how the flow of tournaments are.
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