Players deciding to play Challengers...

06-11-2009, 01:34 PM
The top seed this week in Lugano Challenger, Stanislas Wawrinka, is #18 in the ATP rankings, and the second seed is #99. This is kind of crazy, especially since he could've played Halle or Queens. Why does a player decide to do this?


Action Jackson
06-11-2009, 01:42 PM
Maybe he just wanted to and would make more points there than he would losing a 1st round at Halle or 2nd at Queens.

It's not like Wawrinka really likes the grass.

06-11-2009, 01:46 PM
Stan is playing a challenger? He should try to improve on grass instead of going down the easy road... anyway, good luck to him!

06-11-2009, 01:49 PM
Lugano = Swiss city

Wawrinka = Swiss player

This year Wawrinka's playing, maybe next year a few more play. This might be his way of promoting tennis in the country. He also played at Gstaad last year after Wimbledon.

06-11-2009, 01:49 PM
Big fish - small pond, small fish - big pond?

Up to the individual player.

06-11-2009, 01:55 PM

06-11-2009, 02:45 PM
Gstaad is not a challenger (points and prize money). Did Stan play Lugano CH before?

06-11-2009, 02:48 PM

:spit: it's kinda like saying L.A. is Johnny Mac's hometown :o

Terrible decision by Wawamug to play this joke of an event...

Commander Data
06-11-2009, 03:02 PM
:spit: it's kinda like saying L.A. is Johnny Mac's hometown :o


Indeed it really is...

06-11-2009, 04:31 PM
Poor decision by Wawa.

06-11-2009, 04:32 PM
The lake is nice there.

I guess Stan just gave up on the grass...

06-11-2009, 04:58 PM
Stan :sad: how could you?