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Old 07-26-2008, 01:26 AM   #76
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Hey can I do Cincinnati? If you let me I promise I will back off and let somebody else have a turn. It is my natal land, the city where I first learned to play tennis, where I saw my first pro tennis match, where there is a parks department tournament named in memory of my father, and I can't even play TT there cuz my ranking is so bad.
you could still play dtt an fmta in cincinnati

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Old 07-26-2008, 01:32 AM   #77
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you could still play dtt an fmta in cincinnati

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The truth is I am too stupid to understand FMTA.
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Old 07-26-2008, 05:34 AM   #78
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Hey can I do Cincinnati? If you let me I promise I will back off and let somebody else have a turn. It is my natal land, the city where I first learned to play tennis, where I saw my first pro tennis match, where there is a parks department tournament named in memory of my father, and I can't even play TT there cuz my ranking is so bad.
If you want to run Cincy, go ahead. I don't think anyone else is as eager as you
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:56 AM   #79
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Before I update the rankings this week, I wanted to ask you all something. I was thinking, to make the rankings more fair, we should do what the ATP/PAW do with their rankings and count a certain number of tournaments (like say 18) and have mandatory ones (Masters Series and Grand Slams). I don't know if this will alter the current rankings a lot, but it will probably make them more fair in the long run. Let me know what you guys think!

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Old 07-28-2008, 02:51 AM   #80
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Sounds good to me! ...but honestly I don't really understand these things well enough to identify the advantages/disadvantages.
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I think it's a great idea. You ALWAYS get more people playing the mandatories and GS's anyway, so why not?
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I think it will change the ranking a lot.
You have 9 MS and 4 GS so only 5 other tournaments...
Think it's look good - same rule than in other ranking.
But will players play the "small" tournaments ?

And also, will we always can play in each tournament, each week ?
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Well the number of tournaments doesn't have to be 18. We could make that number bigger
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Maybe just your best 18 for the year? So as people don't miss out by being on holiday for the mandatories etc?

I tend to enter 2 or 3 small tournaments per week if they are on and as per the rules the best one counts, so I don't see why that would stop me from entering any other small tournaments to try and improve my 5...... But then, I am but one man.
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I have no idea if the rankings would really be fairer if they counted only 18 tournaments. I have to admit I don't really care either way, as long as there is incentive enough to keep playing the smaller tournaments. The only time we use our rankings as acutal entry rankings anyway is the Masters Cup, so I'm not sure if it really matters.
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:33 PM   #86
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Well I just think that for new players, the ranking gap between them and the top players is so big. And unless you haven't been playing almost every single week, there's no way you can get to be ranked so high. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, but you can notice that every single week, it's basically the same players playing and those are the players that are ranked higher. For new players who are just starting out, I've noticed they would play maybe one or 2 weeks and then they wouldn't play anymore.
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See how some players have like 20 TC does that mean 20 tournaments this year? I mean, I have only 5 TC so how at the end of the year can I possibly hope to compete in the top 16 Masters Cup draw if other players above me have 15 more counting tournaments......
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I really have no good arguments for keeping the rankings the way they are, except maybe the new rankings would reduce the incentive to play small events. But I'm not even sure about that. I mean, I'll play them anyway because I like to play, for me the rankings aren't all that important (since they're not used as entry rankings). So if you think having those new rankings would make FITD more appealing to new players, I won't object. I'm just not sure it'll actually help.
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Well it doesn't really matter to me what we do with the rankings. I don't even know if it will help the game or not. I'm just trying to figure out a way to draw in new players that will keep playing week after week. Right now on average, Grand Slams and Masters Series tournaments get about 30 players, and the regular weekly tournaments get around 20 players. These numbers are pretty low.
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Rankings discussions aside, I don't think anyone will mind if I run FITD LA, right?
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