By JAMES HENRY
CINCINNATI – Everywhere fans look, tennis is being played or practiced across 16 courts at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.
A whopping 38 first-round qualifying matches were contested – 14 for the ATP World Tour and 24 for the WTA. Of those 76 competitors, half will vie today for spots in the main draws.
That main draw action actually begins today with marquee matches between Juan Martín del Potro and Andreas Seppi, scheduled not before 2 p.m., and Marcos Baghdatis and James Blake, scheduled not before 7 p.m.