Originally Posted by Imperfect Angel
If you'd like to have the winner/finalist to play 7 matches like in a slam, then they just have to play one another like in a round robin format. If there are 8 players, then each of them would've played a total of 7 times at least, and the one with the most matches won/most sets won/most games won will win.
My main idea was not to make players play 7 matches, the main idea was to see the top players compete with all other top players.
Originally Posted by Santoro Magician
B. The 8 players get a wealthy appearance fee for making the WTF, the players won't agree to effectively reduce their chances of getting a hefty pay check for qualifying by reducing the spots from 8 to 6, and the way in which the top 4 are so dominant just now it will just be a case of the rich getting richer.
Imperfect Angel's idea seems good, this would retain 8 players in WTF (instead of 6) and we would even get to see all players playing each other. But then, there would be no semis and finals, without which the excitement is lost.
If we keep semis and finals too, then the winner/finalist would have played 9 matches, which is too much. Hence I was suggesting reducing it to 6 players.