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Re: British ITF events in 2009 « Reply #30 on: January 21, 2009, 12:39 AM »
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Can you tell me Josh why futures have to be scheduled for 3 consecutive weeks?
I don't know much about tennis outside the main tour events, but I noticed in the rulebook that this is the case.
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Re: British ITF events in 2009 « Reply #31 on: January 21, 2009, 12:49 AM »
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I don't think it's three consecutive weeks, but blocks of 30K prize money.  So either 3 10Ks in a row or 2 15Ks in a row, which is like now in GB.  I think it's to try and make things easier for the players.  Those playing Futures are constantly having trouble financing their career so I think it's to try and save them some travelling and hotel costs.  If they can stay in the same area for longer a period of time then less players are likely to give up and look for another more profitable career, such as coaching.

Also I guess it's to make the tournaments a bit stronger.  If there was just one tournament in Rwanda then the entry list is going to be very weak (which in itself might bring more players the next).  If there are multiple tournaments back to back there then more players will be encouraged to come over.

I'm not 100% sure if this is why, but it seems like the most logical reason.
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Re: British ITF events in 2009 « Reply #32 on: January 21, 2009, 12:52 AM »
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I see. Where's the best place to follow challengers and futures? I know of britishtennis.net for the British players, but are there any good sites with a wider focus?
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Re: British ITF events in 2009 « Reply #33 on: January 21, 2009, 12:57 AM »
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www.tennisalternative.com is a pretty good site for Challengers.  If you want just the results then the ATP or ITF sites are the best
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Re: British ITF events in 2009 « Reply #34 on: January 21, 2009, 07:16 PM »
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Brilliant day for the men in Sheffield.  cmon yeah

Colin Fleming WR 648 beat (1) Richard Bloomfield (WR 299) by 6-4 6-3
Chris Eaton WR 390 beat Timo Nieminen (FIN) (WR 482) 7-6(3) 6-3
Dan Evans WR 477 beat (WC) Dan Smethurst (WR 974) 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 7-6(3)
(WC) Joshua Milton WR 748 beat Ilya Belyaev (RUS, WR 400) 6-0 6-2
(Q) Neil Pauffley WR 1524 lost to (5) St├ęphane Robert (FRA WR 367) by 6-0 3-6 6-2
Matthew Illingworth WR 709 beat (2/Q) Aisam ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK WR 302) by 6-4 6-2

QF: Colin Fleming WR 648 v Scott Oudsema (USA) WR 649
QF: Chris Eaton WR 390 v Dan Evans WR 477
QF: (WC) Joshua Milton WR 748 v (3) Lukas Lacko (SVK) WR 325
QF: Matthew Illingworth WR 709 v (5) St├ęphane Robert (FRA) WR 367
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Re: British ITF events in 2009 « Reply #35 on: January 21, 2009, 07:26 PM »
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Wow, Illy beat Qureshi in straights notworthy and Pauffley took a set of Robert  clap

Col beat Bloomers again!
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Re: British ITF events in 2009 « Reply #36 on: January 22, 2009, 12:07 AM »
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Go Fleming!
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Re: British ITF events in 2009 « Reply #37 on: January 22, 2009, 12:11 AM »
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Great result.  cmon yeah
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Re: British ITF events in 2009 « Reply #38 on: January 22, 2009, 10:46 PM »
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Colin lost 7-6 6-3

Evans beat Eaton 6-3 6-2. The other two men lost.


Cavaday and Elliott both have reached the QF in Wrexham.
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Re: British ITF events in 2009 « Reply #39 on: January 22, 2009, 10:47 PM »
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Colin lost 7-6 6-3

Evans beat Eaton 6-3 6-2. The other two men lost.


Cavaday and Elliott both have reached the QF in Wrexham.
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Colin should have won! ARGH!
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Re: British ITF events in 2009 « Reply #40 on: January 23, 2009, 05:37 PM »
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Bloomers and Marray won the doubles title. yay

Evans lost his semi-final 6-3 6-4

Cavaday won her QF in a 3rd set TB. Elliott lost.
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Re: British ITF events in 2009 « Reply #41 on: March 12, 2009, 06:45 PM »
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Evans and Bloomfield have both reached the Semis in Tipton this week. In Evans case he beat the 1st seed Michael Yani 6-3 6-4 in the QF.
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Re: British ITF events in 2009 « Reply #42 on: March 12, 2009, 08:16 PM »
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If there was a season full of British Futures I bet Evans would be top 10  clap

He's also in the doubles final with Kontinen from Finland, the Junior Wimbledon runner-up.
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Re: British ITF events in 2009 « Reply #43 on: March 19, 2009, 05:59 PM »
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Fleming beat Cox in the QF of Bath.

Broady and Moore made it into the QF of the women's event there.
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Re: British ITF events in 2009 « Reply #44 on: March 20, 2009, 06:35 PM »
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Fleming into the singles final. yay  Meanwile Fleming and Skupski won the doubles title without dropping a set.  cmon yeah clap
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