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Farmers Classic: The “Glamour” of Qualifying.

Farmers Classic Qualifying at Sycamore Courts.

Farmers Classic Qualifying at Sycamore Courts.

Far, far away from the drinks bar and air conditioned tents surrounding the stadium court at the UCLA Tennis Center where this year’s Farmers Classic is set to start tomorrow are the Sycamore Courts nestled up in the hills near Sunset Boulevard and Bel Air. But don’t let the location fool you. For it’s here that a more familiar and less glitzy part of professional tennis commenced this weekend that many ATP pros are all too familiar with – the qualifying rounds. Past champions and future hopefuls all play side by side to earn a coveted qualifying spot in the main draw. And what do they get for all their hard work? A few ATP ranking points and probably the unenviable task of playing the top seed in the first round. Continue reading

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