Re: What's up with 28 man draws?
Someone at the ATP has sucked up hard to the top players. Even Djokovic got a very late wildcard and a Bye as a bonus?
Only two ATP tournaments in the week, very few opportunities for any players ranked above 50 and they awardings Byes to the top-10?????
The same motivation/decision making probably caused the ranking points changes, someone with $$$ and influence really got their demands across and implemented.
Just look at the qually draw of tournaments like Sydney, very good top-100 players toiling in the heat playing multiple matches on the same day -- two good wins and one loss in qualifying and they go home with a measely $1000 or something and negligable ranking points.
TT Singles 2012: W: Winston-Salem SF: Honolulu CH, Rotterdam, Memphis, 's-Hertogenbosch, Wimbledon, Beijing, Vienna QF: Barcelona, Nice, Bastad, Petange CH, Bangkok R16: Monte Carlo, Madrid
TT Doubles 2012: W: Caloundra CH (with kingroger), Acapulco (with keqtqiadv) F: Beijing (with KittyTennis) SF: Sydney (with Belludal), Memphis (with Belludal), Guadalajara CH (with kingroger), Wimbledon (with RHB1993) QF: Barcelona (with extremaduratenis), Cincinnati (with stbanchile)
Last edited by TankingTheSet; 01-10-2009 at 11:54 AM.