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28 Man Draws, what's the point?

L James
07-27-2009, 02:31 PM
I've noticed this week's LA Open is a 28 man draw, with the top 4 seeds receiving byes. What is this supposed to achieve?

Is it to give the 'top players' a cushion and increase the likelihood of them playing in these lesser US Open series events?

I'm pretty sure the likes of Haas, Fish, Tursunov and Sela would not have played if it weren't for these byes, so excellent move from the ATP. It's having the desired effect, just like round robin :rolleyes:

Action Jackson
07-27-2009, 02:33 PM
There is none.

Maybe the week before a Slam, then it's fine, but apart from that just more nonsense from the ATP.

Goldenoldie
07-27-2009, 02:37 PM
My guess would be that it is something to do with money. Less players means that the prize money is spread a little more thickly. I don't like it personally.

CooCooCachoo
07-27-2009, 03:13 PM
For years I have failed to see the point.

Sunset of Age
07-27-2009, 03:21 PM
Is it to give the 'top players' a cushion and increase the likelihood of them playing in these lesser US Open series events?


I guess so... and I don't like it at all. 'Top players' already have an advantage because of their seedings, no need for extra pampering imho.

Like already said, in the end it all comes down to drawing in more money.
More 'top players' around, more cash to be made.

And $$$$$ is the only thing the ATP really cares about. :(

jcreback
07-27-2009, 07:49 PM
I would also guess it is an attempt to get elite players to play smaller tournaments. You tell them they can get a bye, start Wednesday, and only have to play 4 matches to win. Seems in many cases, they don't get the players they are really after anyway, and then you have marginal players getting byes.

TheBoiledEgg
07-27-2009, 08:05 PM
28 draws :o

the same yr the Women get rid of byes in 32 fields, the ATP put them in :cuckoo:

did the moron switch jobs ??

jcempire
07-27-2009, 08:07 PM
I would also guess it is an attempt to get elite players to play smaller tournaments. You tell them they can get a bye, start Wednesday, and only have to play 4 matches to win. Seems in many cases, they don't get the players they are really after anyway, and then you have marginal players getting byes.

Agree


This just a very little effect to the tournament. Is it a big deal?????

Kournikovaism
07-27-2009, 08:47 PM
I hate these type of byes.

I was happy when the WTA got rid of them, the top players have a seeding which should be good enough for them.

Corey Feldman
07-27-2009, 09:40 PM
think they did it hoping Fed and Nadal would come play these type of events, fat chance :lol:

ORGASMATRON
07-27-2009, 10:17 PM
think they did it hoping Fed and Nadal would come play these type of events, fat chance :lol:

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Corey Feldman
07-27-2009, 10:19 PM
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ORGASMATRON
07-27-2009, 10:21 PM
I know, i shouldnt cheat on Anna ;)

MacTheKnife
07-27-2009, 11:59 PM
get your eyes of my GF

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ORGASMATRON
07-28-2009, 12:01 AM
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Corey Feldman
07-28-2009, 01:18 AM
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Everko
07-29-2009, 03:01 AM
They should be 24 draws. To be more elitist

FedFan_2007
07-29-2009, 04:02 AM
Stop implying that these "top players" got to be "top players" by taking advantage of 28-man draws! They were once struggling journeymen!