@Aileen I am enjoying the Statoil Masters. I am confused by Jamie M's involvement. I thought it was for players who were retired from the main tour.
It's great to watch some tennis without any stress.
I thought the same thing too about the Statoil Masters so checked out the website where I found this -
"To be eligible to play on the ATP Champions Tour, players must have been ranked number one in the world, played in a Grand Slam singles final or played singles for the victorious team in a Davis Cup Final. Each event is permitted to invite up to two wild cards who do not meet the criteria."
So that explains the presence of Jamie as well as Mansour Bahrami, who seems to pop up every year and at other events as well.
Is Jamie playing because Jeremy Bates had to pull out with an injury? I saw Jamie yesterday for a while and they mentioned Bates was injured.
I saw some of Rafter/Ivanisevic this evening. That was fun. I wish I'd watched the end of that match really. Oh well.
Jamie was already down as playing in the doubles, but I can't figure out who replaced Bates. Wayne Ferreira wasn't on the original player's list but he replaced the injured Edberg.
Shame you missed the end, because just when everyone thought Goran was down and out, he got himself together (aided hilariously by advice from the spectators) and pulled back from 0-4 to level the set, which as you know Rafter took.
I loved the Rafter/Ivanisevic match. Pat Rafter was always a favourite of mine and it is a pleasure to watch him volley. Bring back the volley.
I agree. That is what I call 'tennis'!