And that commit can take someone place, is it fair to this who lost place in MD
Is it fair that is someone is away on a vacation and cannot commit that week that then they lose a week of TT that they are home for just because they don't have access to commit?
Is it fair that regular doubles partners will have to split up just because they don't have similar enough singles rankings? Especially with another poll going on pushing for a team race instead of doubles individual race? It's like one of these polls is saying "PLAY WITH A PERMANENT PARTER" and this one is saying "SUCKS TO BE YOU IF YOU HAVE A PARTNER"
In the past I've had to try to guess which tournament to commit in watching entry lists, and it's hard. Managers sometimes don't update the entry lists at all, and it comes down to the wire with whether you are in or not sometimes you as a team are on your own trying to figure out where you can or can't play and this game is making it harder, not easier on these teams.
If there's a confirmation I don't see the problem. If the person does not confirm in the second week and does not notify people ahead of time that confirmation will not be possible, then sure, lose the spot and move up someone who "deserves it" more.
And to the person that says you have two weeks to commit, that's incorrect. You have one week to commit without automatically being pushed to be an alternate because ATP events are always full on time.
*edit* I keep editing this because I had to be up for work at 3:30 am today and I'm not sure I'm saying things how I want to say them
I don't want to offend anyone, and I don't think I'm being clear
Maybe I should leave my thoughts for a day I can think more clearly
I just remember the case being made for this so strongly back when I was on the TT Board
I don't really remember there being opposition against it like this. But then again I always think TT is mostly good and I'm always surprised at how much people think needs to be changed from year to year.