Originally Posted by Challengerslover
My opinion from another thread:
As for Soeda, we can only see who he is. Asian challenger type player, he wisely chooses challengers with very poor competition where he can collect points. He doesn´t belong into top 100. Losing to Tursunov in this way? Laughable, completely laughable. Go back to Asia and try to win some Chinese, Japanese, Korean challengers as a 1st seed, lol.
I don´t hate Soeda, but he is simply overrated in rankings. Good result for tennis. Scoreline is almost shocking considering Tursunov and his season. But there´s still Soeda on the other side of the court, so everything is possible.
I dunno why you're bagging the guy for doing this??? It's a smart move and strategy...as far as i'm concerned - if he can do that and make the top 100 - why not? good on him. There's nothing stopping all the other guys ranked from 70-150 who play challengers and need to get/stay into the top 100 from doing the same
I think what you don't realise is you're laughing at him on clay....put it on the flipside and get some of the claycourt guys who sit in Europe and play claycourt challengers all year 3 meters behind the baseline with their large backswings.....and get them on a carpet or fast hard in the humidity in Asia and see if they can beat Soeda
I think you might be suprised
Is he in the top 100 players in the world? debatable.
does he "BELONG" in the top 100? According to the tennis rankings system, yes....So this is the sport, either accept it or not...