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Seems like absolutely everyone- players, fans, and coaches- hates the new tiers and new ranking system.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/2019/03/07/tennis-seeks-solution-ranking-changes-have-left-thousands-unable/

All of which explains why the men’s tour have discussed the issue at their board meetings in Indian Wells this week and come up with the idea of a new category of tournament, bridging the gap between the $25,000 events that represent the highest level of the WTT and the $54,000 Challengers on the bottom rung of the ATP tour.

The new mini-Challengers will probably pay a total prize pot of around $35,000, and they will offer a 32-man main draw along with a 24-man qualifying event. Meanwhile, the ATP are also proposing to reintroduce their rankings points (at the moment there are only a measly three on offer to the finalists) to the $25,000 level.
IMO this seems better than what we have now, but honestly the old system was fine. This just seems like a band-aid to try to make the nonsensical and convoluted new one work.

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Those changes were unnecessary, the easiest way to improve situation of players outside top100 is to increase prize money in smaller tournaments: challengers and big futures. But ATP and ITF only think to give more money to top players and figured out this strange thing to make an illusion that they also care about lower ranked players.
 
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