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28 Man Draws, what's the point?

I've noticed this week's LA Open is a 28 man draw, with the top 4 seeds receiving byes. What is this supposed to achieve?

Is it to give the 'top players' a cushion and increase the likelihood of them playing in these lesser US Open series events?

I'm pretty sure the likes of Haas, Fish, Tursunov and Sela would not have played if it weren't for these byes, so excellent move from the ATP. It's having the desired effect, just like round robin
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Re: 28 Man Draws, what's the point?

There is none.

Maybe the week before a Slam, then it's fine, but apart from that just more nonsense from the ATP.

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Re: 28 Man Draws, what's the point?

My guess would be that it is something to do with money. Less players means that the prize money is spread a little more thickly. I don't like it personally.

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For years I have failed to see the point.

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Is it to give the 'top players' a cushion and increase the likelihood of them playing in these lesser US Open series events?
I guess so... and I don't like it at all. 'Top players' already have an advantage because of their seedings, no need for extra pampering imho.

Like already said, in the end it all comes down to drawing in more money.
More 'top players' around, more cash to be made.

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Re: 28 Man Draws, what's the point?

I would also guess it is an attempt to get elite players to play smaller tournaments. You tell them they can get a bye, start Wednesday, and only have to play 4 matches to win. Seems in many cases, they don't get the players they are really after anyway, and then you have marginal players getting byes.

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Re: 28 Man Draws, what's the point?

28 draws

the same yr the Women get rid of byes in 32 fields, the ATP put them in

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I would also guess it is an attempt to get elite players to play smaller tournaments. You tell them they can get a bye, start Wednesday, and only have to play 4 matches to win. Seems in many cases, they don't get the players they are really after anyway, and then you have marginal players getting byes.
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This just a very little effect to the tournament. Is it a big deal?????

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Re: 28 Man Draws, what's the point?

I hate these type of byes.

I was happy when the WTA got rid of them, the top players have a seeding which should be good enough for them.

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Re: 28 Man Draws, what's the point?

think they did it hoping Fed and Nadal would come play these type of events, fat chance
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