Originally Posted by controlfreak
It would mean every player who has looked at the draw would have to reassess their preparation for the first round.
I.e. if you spent 72 hours practicing nothing but serves, only to find out that you are not in fact playing Mrs Evil Returner, then you would be a bit miffed.
(Yeah I know, I'm talking out of my ass again
The same happens if you're going to face a qualifier... they're placed well after the draw is made.
I think making draws fair is much more important than that, however.
I think the USTA also took into accordance, that this gives Cappy a nice road to the Semifinals...