*For ATP Cup; rankings points are awarded for a match win in each round and depend on the ranking of the opponent. An undefeated player who plays and wins all possible singles matches could earn 750 ATP points.
Doubles is pretty hard as you said. Bryans (or any USA combo) would fare pretty well I'd say.
There will be inherent disadvantage to the 2 singles system (no reverse rubbers - I really wonder how they will choose who plays who then).
But also, whoever pays the most money will draw the most players
It is funny to me to see these organizations trying to push national whatever when the players are only motivated by money. Just another holdover from the old shamateurism
When you are a kid and you fall in love with the game, it is pure. Later, when you are paid money for tennis, the game no longer is the game you fell in love with. It's a business. And that's ok. But as a player, I am going wherever the highest dollar/nicest accommodations are provided. Finally they seem to be raising the prize money in these events but we will see just how much it is compared to other high money tour events/exhibitions
When you turn pro and you reckon your love of the game with the brutality of the business, well, now you know why Federer does not get on a plane for less than $2 million
It would be indeed very strange to have countries like Georgia and Tunisia.
Bulgaria why not, as Andreev is very talented young prospect and in a year time, he could be a good second single player after Dimitrov.
And Greece might be a good country to have in the field as Tsitsipas would be good for the ticketing and marketing of the event and there are also many Greeks living in Australia.
I presume that the ATP cup will also have some WC ?
I dont know about this. Most top players knows that slams are the main priority and having a title. I think this atp cup is a bad idea as it is inflamming one players ranking. What if someone like tsitsipas carries the team through the round robin. His partner did nothing and then wins qf and getting a lot of points. I am just assuming its like the wtf on how points are given.
There are some requirements for those other players though:
How many players are in a team?
Each team may have up to five players, made up of the nation’s three highest ATP ranked singles players. The remaining two places will be filled by players with the next highest singles or doubles ranking. All players in a team must have an ATP Ranking. A minimum of three players is required per team, and a minimum of two ranked singles players and one singles or doubles ranked player must be part of the team.
For example, right now Tsitsipas is the only Greek player with a singles ATP ranking, same with Basilashvili and Georgia. The ranking system change this year has probably made fulfilling this requirement more difficult for small countries with only one top player.
We will continue to simulate the season with the second Grand Slam of 2020 - Roland Garros. The draw for the events will be completely randomized. Qualifiers are randomized as well and the WCs are chosen by me.
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