Re: Tennis Tipping Managers 2012 - Need managers for September
Let me just explain why I think ALTs should always be allowed.
In Indian Wells when I was managing there was this hurrah over a player sending picks by email. Some people argued that because the first post says "If the board is down, send picks to ______ email" means that email picks should only be allowed if the board is down. But I argued that that's not true because it never said anything about only sending picks by PM. In fact, the rules don't say you can post picks in the thread, but you should be allowed to!
In this case, the rule says "in case of qualifying, or main draw if there is no qualifying". The wording I believe was only used because people thought ALTs if there were qualifying would never get into the main draw.
The point is, ALTs are sufficiently disadvantaged (by placing them all the way behind ALL qualifying players), I don't think there is any further necessity to punish them further.
Singles: (154/10) Finals: 1-5 ATP, 3-1 Challengers
W: Rotterdam '12
Doubles: (118/5) Finals: 3-4 ATP, 8-7 Challengers
W: US Open '12 (w/Allez-Alejo), Bercy '11 (w/ZackBusner), Winston-Salem '12 (w/Betty)