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I think Djokovic should be mentioned, never played an ATP 250 event since 2011, only ATP 500 events he does have competitive fields. The same could be said of Murray, because the Queens has an ATP 500 field. We could add Tsonga, never played a tournament without any other top 10 player since September 2012 (apart from Metz and Vienna last year, but he needed some rythm because of his injury). Honorable mention to Federer as well, it's rare he plays in a tournament while the #2 seed isn't even in the top 10.
 

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I think Djokovic should be mentioned, never played an ATP 250 event since 2011, only ATP 500 events he does have competitive fields. The same could be said of Murray, because the Queens has an ATP 500 field. We could add Tsonga, never played a tournament without any other top 10 player since September 2012 (apart from Metz and Vienna last year, but he needed some rythm because of his injury). Honorable mention to Federer as well, it's rare he plays in a tournament while the #2 seed isn't even in the top 10.
Let's be honest, he should consider playing 250s more often, these days.
 

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Nole for sure. Only small tournament he plays is Dubai and Beijing which are 500
 

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Djokoking and it's not even close. He could have vultured Valencia and YE no.1 last year if he cared...
 

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Federer.
 

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Ferrer, before Roland Garros 80% of his points came from Masters and Grand Slams.

In contrast to someone like Del Potro, who reached #4 while half his points came from 250s and 500s :eek:
 

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I'd say Tsonga. He in those ranking positions where he could inflate his points tally by vulturing but he chooses not to do so.
 

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Not every 250 and 500 tournament are "vulture" material.

Tournaments like Queens and Barcelona are much more prestigious than some others, for example.

As for your question, it's Djokovic. Like you said, he never plays any 250 and barely plays the 500's too. But it's probably mostly because those tournaments don't wanna pay what he demands. Djokovic is the world number #1, but he's a much less marketable player than Federer or Nadal.
 

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Slamray. He doesn't even care about winning Masters these days, and hasn't for the last 3 years, it's all about the slams for Andy.
 

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Djoko but all of these players never vulture, they win points the hard way :)
 

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if you take statistically the number of total tournamnents won by a player and then take out the percent of those that are Master's 1000 and higher, then Nadal probably would be the antithesis of a 'vulture'

what, like, 27 Master's 1000 titles, 14 Grand Slams

I agree the likes of Djokovic doesn't play 250's ever (which isn't a compliment really, sometimes its smart to warm up randomly at those events) however he does have a lot of 500 tournament wins and a total of 16 tournament wins that are below Master's 1000 in his career
 

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if you take statistically the number of total tournamnents won by a player and then take out the percent of those that are Master's 1000 and higher, then Nadal probably would be the antithesis of a 'vulture'

what, like, 27 Master's 1000 titles, 14 Grand Slams

I agree the likes of Djokovic doesn't play 250's ever (which isn't a compliment really, sometimes its smart to warm up randomly at those events) however he does have a lot of 500 tournament wins and a total of 16 tournament wins that are below Master's 1000 in his career
Djokovic and Nadal are both around 35% of titles won in an ATP 250 or 500 event. It's not working like that anyway, it's about doing those tournaments, not necessarily winning. :)
 
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