The Year End Championship (YEC) in it's current incarnation known as the World Tour Finals (WTF) appears to be the most prestigious yearly tournament category (according to the ATP)
**Olympics not included and Davis Cup is considered a 500 tournament by ATP.
++ Note to mods/admins, though this is similar to the Rank tournaments in order of Prestige thread, it's more exclusive and more slanted to the ATP's opinion of the events. Please don't merge it with that thread. Thank you.
Even though it's possible top ranking points (1500) are currently not as high as a major (2000), the World Championship
category is placed higher than the Grand Slams
in the category listings (see link above).
So do you agree with the ATP?
Poll options for Most Prestigious Yearly Tournament Category:
1. World Championship
2. Grand Slam Events (majors)
3. Equivalent for different reasons
Please give your reasoning for your choice.
Also, if you believe the World Championship falls short of or is equivalent to the majors, please explain how you would change it * to elevate it to the higher level, as I believe the clear intent of the tournament is to determine whom among the best players of the year is the World's best player
, after all events of the year have been played, no matter who won the majors or other tournaments.
* Examples: Include 2 or x more players, make it more demanding, change from round robin to knock out, have it played on different surfaces, etc.