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Join Date: Dec 2006
Re: PYW Rankings - including Challengers and Future
first of all, think a little bit:
Alves has 110 points right? He played two challengers and, according to ATP Ranking rules for this season, only 2 Challengers or ATP 250 will be counted.
So, as you count ATP 250 in your ranking, I won't talk about them. If Alves won two challengers with 150k+h, he will be awarded 250 points, the same a player like the ones who plays "the toughest" will get if they win one. Let's just not forget that Alves will hardly play any ATP 250 (not mentioning ATP 500 or Masters Series) than the South American ones, so his actual position will be certainly his highest one, because he will not earn points in any of the mandatory tourneys of the year (4 gs, 8 1000s, 4 500s)..
anyway, I cannot see your point. and please, challengers are NOT a part of ITF circuit, it's an important piece in the ATP circuit.
I will not even bet with you that a challenger player won`t be in YEC with this rankings because I and I think almost everyone here are pretty sure of this.