Originally Posted by Chris Seahorse
I strongly disagree. Such a system would make it much harder for younger inexperianced players to move up the rankings. It would also lead to far fewer surprises. If a player is good they should be able to handle a tough draw anyway. The idea of having Federer starting the tournament playing the lowest ranked player in the draw - well it doesn't sound like great drama lets leave it at that.
Well if the only players that matter to a fan are those in the top ten, then yeah, there wouldn't be any drama. (And not that there is anything wrong with only rooting for players in teh top ten).
But for someone like myself who likes primarily players in the 20-50 range, it would be nice to see them have more of a chance if they get stuck with bad draws week after week after week than the players ranked lower that maybe get a lucky draw and get to the 3rd/4th round because of it when they don't deserve it.
Case in point - Fernando Verdasco - here's a kid that has talent and I believe that he has the ability to be a top 20 player. But he's had the worst draws this year that I've ever seen. As a result he's down into the 50 something rankings.
Draws (seeds like this playing around in Wimbledon) should go by the hard work and talent a player puts in all year. Not on some random system.