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Rome wants to become 96 players draw

Rome is working to became a 96 players tournament both for WTA and ATP says Italian Federation President

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Re: Rome wants to become 96 players draw

i think the 64 player draw is fine the way it is
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I hope this happens! Rome is such a better tournament than Madrid. It's far more worthy of being a PM.

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Re: Rome wants to become 96 players draw

Although I LOVE mixed tournies, if they REALLY want 96 player draws, it might almost be better to have:

1) ATP Madrid/WTA Roma
2) WTA Madrid/ATP Roma
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Re: Rome wants to become 96 players draw

Hm. I think that 64 with no byes would be enough.
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Re: Rome wants to become 96 players draw

Change is bad.
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Re: Rome wants to become 96 players draw

I'd prefer the current format. But I don't like the players having to play back-back-back days. The quality of the tennis suffer, especially on clay. Also, if a tournament is going to start early as in Madrid, start early. Get more matches going on Sat/Sun which keeps few matches from bunching up on Monday onward.
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Re: Rome wants to become 96 players draw

The men started on Sunday in Madrid.
Any seeded player with no bye should be asking to play on Sunday as that award you more key recovering time later in the week.

In most of the tournaments, players will play their last four matches back-to-back-to-back-to-back. That's crazy.

96 players it way too much for a single-week event on clay and there's not enough room in the calendar to make it a two-weeks event.
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Re: Rome wants to become 96 players draw

i'd love it to be a 96 draw 2 week tournament like IW/miami and be mandatory, be the warm up for RG.

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Re: Rome wants to become 96 players draw

Please do it and dump Madrid.
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why would they have Rome 96 and Madrid 64?

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Re: Rome wants to become 96 players draw

Control the wind or all 96 players are gonna be blown directly to Roland Garros.
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Control the wind or all 96 players are gonna be blown directly to Roland Garros.
WTF this is supposed to mean?
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why would they have Rome 96 and Madrid 64?
Madrid also wants to be 96 draw
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Madrid also wants to be 96 draw
Its just crazy. There is not enough space in calendar for two 2 week events back to back.
And if they want to keep it a 1 week event its just insane and dumbest thing I´ve heard.

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