Originally Posted by greatkingrat
If you look at the ATP calendar there are no challengers at all listed anywhere from October onwards. So I think it is just that the ATP haven't got round to finalising the dates yet rather than tournaments being cancelled. In fact so far this year we have had 65 challengers compared to 60 at this point last year.
I just opened the PDF and searched for the Challengers I knew where part of the series.
I did not say that we have fewer Challengers this year, but it is true many Challengers are disappearing. On the other hand, many others are being erected.