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Old 11-03-2012, 12:09 PM   #1
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What do you think, should WTF have some kind of qualification? I think it wouldn't be a bad idea. For example in 2007, hot Nalby would've been a dangerous opponent in the Masters Cup. And now having players like Tipsy in WTF sounds so crazy, he'll be the walking bye. For example, Janowicz would be a much more dangerous opponent in London. I know qualy would dilute the idea of year-end final, but I think a hot #10-20 player is more dangerous than #7-8 who aren't necessarily playing their best tennis at the end of the season. I'd have six direct entries and an 8-player qualy for the remaining two spots. Or just give WCs based on Paris performance.
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Aren't the previous 40 weeks enough of a qualification for you?
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Aren't the previous 40 weeks enough of a qualification for you?
Had Monaco qualified to WTF very much thanks to his clay results, it would've been a disaster for indoor tennis.
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Default Re: Should WTF have some kind of qualification?

I don't think so. It'd be unfair to people who suck indoors. Maybe better for the crowd, but unfair to clay/grass players
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I don't think so. It'd be unfair to people who suck indoors. Maybe better for the crowd, but unfair to clay/grass players
Well it's just unfair to those, in general, who have been working so hard for it all year while some random pre-mug suddenly gets hot one week before WTF, and so what? He automatically qualifies because of that? Please.
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Default Re: Should WTF have some kind of qualification?

That would be more rational.

Let's think for a minute. A guy can start the season superbly, reaching SF in Australia and then maybe F in Indian Wells or Miami. And then he disappears for the rest of the season. Despite that, he can still make the WTF with those points. Now is that fair ?

Or, a guy can vulture the weak fields to grab points , like Ferrer and Monaco, and be a huge candidate for the WTF.

On the other hand, a guy can have a weak first half only to regain his form in the second half.

Given all these possibilities, WC system would be both fine and fair.
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I don't think so. It'd be unfair to people who suck indoors. Maybe better for the crowd, but unfair to clay/grass players
If WTF were played on proper indoor court, i.e. carpet, it would be better for great grass players than current system. On the other hand, slow indoor HC would be better for clay court players than the current system. And as I said, it'd make WTF more competitive, there could be less walking byes.
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It rarely fails imo. This year I think it got the top 8 for the year just right.
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Terrible idea. Terrible thread.
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As long as John-Patrick Smith gets a WC into qualies I'm going to be the happiest damn camper.


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Yes and it should be named - Paris - Bercy
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On a serious note - GSs are for in form youngsters to try and make their impact.

WTF is for those who kept impacting all year long.
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no, disgraceful idea

the year end championship is fine as it is

top 8 players in the world that year

you get the occasional player just happy to be there, normally they would never qualify

but usually, it is the best 8 players in the world, and that's clear to see
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