Originally Posted by Henry Chinaski
You're such a mad crank I can't even tell if you're being rhetorical or asking genuine questions.
damn, i can't figure in what way you mean "crank"
Anyhow, the questions aren't rhetorical at all, you know why? - coz neither i, you or anyone else around know the exact answers.
The possible answers are two - 1. Because the ATP are thieves and all they want is to ruin tennis forever and ever (which is the 95% of the public's answer in such boards, Which is already a solid proof it's utter BS)
or 2. The truth.
Some wild guess would include - you can't have too many CHs for such a small number of players. The more CHs you have, the lower the cut, the lower the level.
If you double the CHs you will have main draw 700s, 800 ranked players.
What stays for Futures? Amateurs like me would get a chance to become professional and play for real money and points, simply coz there won't be enough players interested in all tournaments.
You can't just spread those pro tournaments randomly wherever a company decides to bring one up. Few hundred thousands are in the possibilities of millions of companies.
If you double the prize money up what happens? Aside the fact it's not smth to do with just a flick, but besides this, if you double up the money you'll have journeymen not even trying to do more.
If you raise the lower level and keep the ATP tour money the same you'll have an uncontrollable mess of several times more players at a several times lower level.
Maybe this gibberish is far off and has nothing to do with reality, but reality is that the ATP is working in direction of the sport's best, they are there to make things evolve in a positive way and all things happen for a reason.
Reasons for which many people have been thinking, discussing, making statements, stats, making surveys, etc.
There is a structure, which involves players in it (the Players' Council), 10 guys from the top, the middle, the far end, the doubles, etc.
Do they all gather and split the bribes/black money/whatever?
The point is - ATP might not be the most competent organ, there might be others who would do better than them. How much better you think? 5% more, 10% more in figures at the end of the season?
Do you think anyone in the World could make a miracle and make more than f.e. 10% better (we don't even know what means better in this case, but anyway)?
So, is 10% more of whatever smth that crucial? This one is rhetorical indeed.
Bottom line is that if smth is done or keeps being undone - Ther Are Reasons for it. And the professionals know what they are. We don't know and we're stupid enough to believe we can figure out great ways just by thinking 3 minutes (some of us don't even take 3 seconds) on the subject.
That's what is annoying.
Guys like you, Duong and many others who obviously have the capacity to think shouldn't take the easy road, especially on transparently obvious matters, like - in a multimillion business things happen for a reason, always. Not by chance, not by lack of thinking, not by coincidence.
Lost of Challengers missing from the first third of the season. What's the suggestion? Someone is doing smth on purpose to cancel tennis?
Someone is doing smth on purpose to bankrupt young talents?
What's the suggestion? Someone is not doing his job well enough to save tennis? How do we prove that? Do we know all the obstacles? We don't even know the rules of this game.
So what i say is - people should use their brains harder and try to overcome this natural urge for jumping to easy conclusions. That's all.
Again - i'm no part in the whole thing, except from being a fan of the sport. I'd take this ride even defending politicians f.e., which is a harder one usually, due to the bigger mass of ppl who "know-it-all" about politics, compared to the tennis (and in this case business) experts.