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Players deciding to play Challengers...

The top seed this week in Lugano Challenger, Stanislas Wawrinka, is #18 in the ATP rankings, and the second seed is #99. This is kind of crazy, especially since he could've played Halle or Queens. Why does a player decide to do this?

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Re: Players deciding to play Challengers...

Maybe he just wanted to and would make more points there than he would losing a 1st round at Halle or 2nd at Queens.

It's not like Wawrinka really likes the grass.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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Re: Players deciding to play Challengers...

Stan is playing a challenger? He should try to improve on grass instead of going down the easy road... anyway, good luck to him!

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Re: Players deciding to play Challengers...

Lugano = Swiss city

Wawrinka = Swiss player

This year Wawrinka's playing, maybe next year a few more play. This might be his way of promoting tennis in the country. He also played at Gstaad last year after Wimbledon.

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Re: Players deciding to play Challengers...

Big fish - small pond, small fish - big pond?

Up to the individual player.

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Re: Players deciding to play Challengers...

Hometown.

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Re: Players deciding to play Challengers...

Gstaad is not a challenger (points and prize money). Did Stan play Lugano CH before?

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Hometown.
it's kinda like saying L.A. is Johnny Mac's hometown

Terrible decision by Wawamug to play this joke of an event...
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it's kinda like saying L.A. is Johnny Mac's hometown


Indeed it really is...

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Re: Players deciding to play Challengers...

Poor decision by Wawa.

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Re: Players deciding to play Challengers...

The lake is nice there.

I guess Stan just gave up on the grass...

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Re: Players deciding to play Challengers...

Stan how could you?
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