This is my first ever post to men's tennis. I am a fan of Marsel and as a turkish i am proud of him. Really proud. I follow and admire every match he plays. Yet i have a question if you will;
-Why doesn't Marsel play in bigger tournaments? I am new to following tennis this detailed. I have been following since April '10 or sth. I checked it out and for example Quarter final or semi final in ATP Bucharest gives more points than winning a challenger. And money is better also. Is there something you need to qualify for those tournaments?
Also i've figured out that Grand Slams>ATP World Tours>ATP Challengers.
is that correct?
This all depend on your rating on the tourney entry deadline date. There are a number of spots in main Draw and players are signing in, and players with better rankings can get into Main Draw. Marsel's ranking is not so good to get it.
For example, the last one who received direct entry to Bucharest is #92.
Marsel could play quallie there, but if he lost in quallie he could receive far less points than on Challengers.
If you are Top-50 - you are guaranteed ATP-250 Tourneys level player, players with lower rankings depend on Top players's schedule and withdrawals.
Even 80-s sometime need to play challengers.