Yes, most challengers are located in Europe and southAmerica, a few ones in Asia as well. The article seems to express a peculiar concern about players in southAmerica, where I actually thought that the situation of challengers was better than in Europe, that's especially why I asked the question because I was surprised about that.
Originally Posted by Wing Man Frank
That's not what I actually said. I like challengers. I wish there were more of them, but if the calendar is to decrease, then prize money has to increase. To be honest prize money needs to increase across the board.
it would be great if people had great marketing ideas to develop the tennis economy, that's quite the topic of the other thread,
but here if many challengers disappear, it's clearly because of financial problems, because the tournaments don't get benefits comparing to their costs,
and when you say that all tournaments should have TV and give more prize money, clearly it would increase the tournaments' costs and make it even more difficult to even more challengers : if there are so many challengers offering 35K prize money rather than 50K it's surely because it would be tough for them to offer more