Fair opinion. I prefer that, since we are in a Doubles TT, we give more preference to team regularity over the year. But, let us hear for opinions from others to know if they prefer to have different partners during tournaments or if they prefer to keep the same partner for the whole year (like in real ATP Doubles).
I had some thoughts about finding a way to priviledge team regularity but keep opportunity to those who wish to play with different partners during the year and still wisg to qualify for DTT Doubles TMC.
I would suggest the following:
In DTT Doubles, 2 race rankings will be published weekly:
- One for DTT Doubles Team Race (same as this year).
- One for DTT Doubles Individual Race (same as in TT).
As we still want to priviledge team regularity, 5 spots will be available based on the 4 best teams of DTT Doubles Team Race. If a team wins a Grand Slam and is not in the top 5 of the best teams, this team will be granted the 5th spot, otherwise the number 5 ranked team in DTT Doubles Team Race will have this 5th spot. If there are more than 1 team winning a grand slam and not being in top 5, the best of these teams will get the 5th spot.
For the 3 remaining spots (3 pairs = 6 players), this will be based on the pair/the individual which gets the most points in DTT Doubles Team Race / DTT Doubles Individual Race.
Let us take an example: