I think this would be an excellent way to scout out new faces, talent. Last year del Potro won a lot of these smaller tournaments and went on to win much bigger ATP masters this year!!
I was looking through this page: http://www.elrincondeltenis.com/?page_id=203
and found a lot of interesting matches.
Has anyone seen Bellucci? I remember watching his R1 match against Nadal last year in Roland Garros and admiring his power, reach and spin. He won his first atp final this year in Gstaad on clay, is he going to be a new threat on clay?
Davydenko just won another final after a while, beating big sluggers Monfils, Soderling and Verdasco en route. Will he regain his form/ranking and perhaps qualify for London and win it???
There have been so many great matches under the radar that may be catalysts for much bigger breakthroughs
Obviously you can also get these matches on tennis haven from belco, or from our very own sdede, in his rapidshare posts
I'll start off by calling the Kuala Lumpur final, the Gstaad final. I really want to also do the Metz final (Monfils) and Bastad (Soderling) both of which are won on their home turf, but I don't think I'll have time...
if anyone else is interested in "talent scouting" just post here