Thanks for the curse, everybody had their money on Jones today and he lost 4-6 6-7
Well he did have an easy draw Statham is just your mediocre player with no real prospect of becoming a solid player on the Challenger Tour, on top of which Jones leads the head-to-head comfortably. Pretty bad loss for Jones.
This is probably a very hard Challenger for players to get to , must cost a lot to get there. Bet that,s why the lists always weak !
The main reason is probably that Challenger players aren't going to wait around for two weeks after they lost in qualifying (or one week if they qualified and then lost in the first week of the AO) for this event when they can play in Bucaramanga, Heilbronn or Maui instead.
there's also a possibility they're not doing them on purpose, so australian players get some free points playing each other only after all, they are the ones who have hard time for most time of the year