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Re: ATP/ITF/WTA tournament calendar updates

Post by PKBasu » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:08 am

Wonderful news that India will be hosting two Challengers in November. Really well timed, just when we have a number of Indian players -- Yuki, RamK, Prajnesh, Sumit, and hopefully a returning-from-injury Saketh -- perfectly poised to capitalise fully on the points offered.

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Re: ATP/ITF/WTA tournament calendar updates

Post by Sin Hombre » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:31 am

Strange that there are 5 CHs in week 36 (second week of US Open) and none of our players have entered in any of them.

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Re: ATP/ITF/WTA tournament calendar updates

Post by sameerph » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:53 am

I think Yuki/RamK would prefer to be in the North American region in this period post US open and before davis cup. Unfortunately, none of these 5 challengers are in North America.

I see Prajnesh in the entry list of a challenger in Quito, Equador in that week and in the Bogota challenger the week before. Vishnu,Sasi etc, are in the alternates of China challenger.

Not sure why Sumit is not in any of the challengers. His scheduling has been strange of late.

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Re: ATP/ITF/WTA tournament calendar updates

Post by Rajiv » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:19 am

Sin Hombre wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:31 am
Strange that there are 5 CHs in week 36 (second week of US Open) and none of our players have entered in any of them.
All those tournaments are scattered around the world and the nearest one being in Colombia and it would be unpractical to fly down to S America for just one tournament and than immediately rush back again to New York where Mahesh has held the camp.
Yes if there was no camp than the players had flexibility to play in Canada , S America.

Post DC there are string of Challengers in USA , and not sure whether both of our guys would stick around in USA or will travel to Europe for Challengers starting with Izmir or the ATP's and for the time being Ram has entered the ATP 250 in Metz France but is at least 10-15 spots away from the qualies list , and a week after Metz another ATP 250 in Shenzen China where both Ram and Yuki have entered and if they would be playing they would need to go through to the qualies

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Re: ATP/ITF/WTA tournament calendar updates

Post by fabshab » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:13 am

Indeed there are 2 atp 250 in china in the same week and yuki and ramk have entered both on alternates and so did the players above them.....
They are almost at same spots on the both lists signifying lot of common player and ultimately every player will have to decide to go this way(chengdu) or the other (shenzhen) surely there will be flurry of withdrawals on both lists but yess Bam n Ram would still need to play the qualies :-)
And i really hope they do play it

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Re: ATP/ITF/WTA tournament calendar updates

Post by sameerph » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:04 pm

Challenger calendar for February came out and we have $50K(+H) challenger in Chennai in the week starting 12th Febraury, 2018. I guess it is a substitute for Chennai open which they lost as Karthi had talked about at least keeping a challenger there.
Anyway, it is good for our players to get at least 1 home challenger in early part of the year. I dont know where Delhi challenger which was an annual fixture for 3 years in February has disappeared.

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Re: ATP/ITF/WTA tournament calendar updates

Post by VReddy » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:46 pm

Interview from Bops on the Challengers in India: http://www.sportstarlive.com/atp/breakt ... 555730.ece
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Re: ATP/ITF/WTA tournament calendar updates

Post by bujilover » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:55 pm

I'm sure he must have referred to some of the states in the country with major tennis presence organizing a CH every month. (And 12 is definitely not too much :D, China has had 11 in total this year ).

Also, Where is this quoted from?

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Re: ATP/ITF/WTA tournament calendar updates

Post by VReddy » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:19 pm

bujilover wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:55 pm
I'm sure he must have referred to some of the states in the country with major tennis presence organizing a CH every month. (And 12 is definitely not too much :D, China has had 11 in total this year ).

Also, Where is this quoted from?
Wierd - My post was modified - either an admin modified by mistake or somebody had access. Anyway just modified my post above and hopefully did take enough precautions on the account :p :rofl:

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Re: ATP/ITF/WTA tournament calendar updates

Post by sameerph » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:28 pm

bujilover wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:55 pm
I'm sure he must have referred to some of the states in the country with major tennis presence organizing a CH every month. (And 12 is definitely not too much :D, China has had 11 in total this year ).
China is way ahead of us in everything. They have 4 ATP tournaments too. But, they have still not succeeded in bringing a player in top 100.

I will be happy with 6 challengers and about 15-20 futures in a year.

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Re: ATP/ITF/WTA tournament calendar updates

Post by jayakris » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:05 pm

VReddy wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:19 pm
Wierd - My post was modified - either an admin modified by mistake or somebody had access. Anyway just modified my post above and hopefully did take enough precautions on the account :p :rofl:
Oh shoot, did I screw it up? We moderators are allowed to edit your posts, so if we clicked "edit" by mistake instead of "reply", it would change your post. I must have done that absent-mindedly?? So sorry...

Anyway, I was saying that "it is not just the greying beard but my fiend Bops may be actually becoming old and ancient" if he said "12 states" for 29 in India :)

Serves me right. I must be growing old. So we have everybody becoming way too old today... Bops, jaydeep, me...

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Re: ATP/ITF/WTA tournament calendar updates

Post by VReddy » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:26 pm

Phew thanks Jay! I had changed password / secret question and some other pieces as it was old anyway but glad it was not something more! :D

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Re: ATP/ITF/WTA tournament calendar updates

Post by arjun2761 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:52 am

sameerph wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:28 pm
bujilover wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:55 pm
I'm sure he must have referred to some of the states in the country with major tennis presence organizing a CH every month. (And 12 is definitely not too much :D, China has had 11 in total this year ).
China is way ahead of us in everything. They have 4 ATP tournaments too. But, they have still not succeeded in bringing a player in top 100.

I will be happy with 6 challengers and about 15-20 futures in a year.
China's economy is more than 4 times larger than India's in nominal terms, so the number of tournaments is roughly proportional. I'd be happy if we have 1 ATP event, 4 challengers, and a full slate of futures. The most important in that groups is the futures as that is what enables our players to qualify into events outside India. Those who are already at the challenger level and certainly at the ATP level can typically compete in tournaments outside India.

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