Re: The dilemma of being too good for challengers and not good enough at the ATP leve
It's a fine way to make the top 100, that's what the challengers are for. Prodon has always been near the top 100 for most his career but this season he finally cracked it. Players that consistently show they're above the challenger level are rewarded for that with a promotion of sorts to the ATP tour.
It's how they handle that promotion that counts. Some make it, and most don't.