im curious of how the season will go for go
he's one of these who have chosen the safe path of mug challengers in the areas of no good players visit and managed to hang around 120th place or so... now he's 88th... and maybe encouraged by chennai backed up with honolulu (no big names defeated here, but still...)
Interesting point. Soeda combined a schedule of easy CH in 2011 (SF Singapur, SF Kyoto, W Pingguo, SF Busan, W Wuhai) and his only descent ATP result was in ATP250 Bangkok (QF). His tactic is clear: earn easy points in weak CH tournaments and play some weak ATP tournaments. He is not the only one that is good for CH level but not good enough to for ATP tournaments level like Berlocq, Cipolla, Sela, Rosol, Mannarino, Ricardo Mello, Berrer, Prodon, Maximo Gonzalez just to name some of them.
I think there should be two tier of CH tournaments with higher points for some CH tournaments and lesser ones for others. The only way to do that would be to have a CH schedule organized before the season starts with a schedule that would make sense (not like the present one). Two tiers of CH tournaments would force certain players like Soeda to play stronger CH and there they would fail to get easy points.