Join Date: Oct 2001
Don´t you MIX things here ?
1) The rule was changed AFTER Wimbledon 2001
- so how did they use the system then AT
Wimbledon ? That wasn´t the case but will
2) I think it´s the case that the tournaments
themselves CAN DECIDE wether to use the system+
or not - if the French would decide to make
past results count rather than the rankings that would be the case
as the hardcourt events of Australia, USA didn´t do it as hardcourt equals play and allows equal chances for the top32, they didn´t change anything
If you think of past years, seeding Zuluaga or Pierce would make sense rather than seeding Zina Garrison, f.e., in past years in Paris.
Think of Lori McNeil being 17 in the world and then taking out Graf in Wimbledon that year.
Those players, darkhorses, should get a seed rather than those players like Lisa Raymond with absolutely NO game on clay, same as Tanasurgan. There are a number of players around that would get a seed for Paris if they use the new system.