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WTA Qatar Airways Tournament of Champions Sofia. 21 31.82%
ATP Challenger Tour Finals Sao Paulo. 28 42.42%
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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 2012, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Which tournament is dumber?

Not as dumb as this thread.

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Re: Which tournament is dumber?

They should have had a Challenger Tour Finals for the women in the ITF! Maybe Oudin would have made it

Im kind of interested in the amount of points each player earned from ITFS now
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Re: Which tournament is dumber?

Sofia I see nothing wrong with the Challenger Finals except that they gave a wildcard to Bellucci this year, but then again, two wildcards in Sofia are even worse.
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Not as dumb as this thread.

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Re: Which tournament is dumber?

The Tournament of "Champions" is an even bigger joke than SEWTA itself. Which is saying something.

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Re: Which tournament is dumber?

Sofia could be fixed easily. Hold it a week before the YEC, let the #11-20 play instead of irrelevant tournament winners and voila, a decent warm up for the YEC.

What makes it pointless is the current scheduling, ending the year with such a weak tournament is simply not smart.
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Re: Which tournament is dumber?

WTA Qatar Airways Tournament of Champions Sofia is dumb of course, who would want to play inside when it's warm outside.
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WTA Qatar Airways Tournament of Champions Sofia is dumb of course, who would want to play inside when it's warm outside.
It's warm in Sofia in November?
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Re: Which tournament is dumber?

Whether its #11-20 players or irrelevant tournament winners, noone cares. Main problem with this year's MM YEC is that they tried to make it look like any other indoor tournament. It does not have a unique setting anymore.
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Re: Which tournament is dumber?

WTA MM YEC is dumber. I don't see what's the point in having a tournament for mugs who don't make it to YEC.

ATP CTF at least brings at least a bit publicity for the lower-level circuit, WTA MM YEC is just another "International" level tournament, with just having a 8 player RR format instead of more typical 32-player draw.

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Re: Which tournament is dumber?

Someone should calculate the challenger rankings for the WTA
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Re: Which tournament is dumber?

Sofia! AWFUL Tourney. So pointless.

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Not as dumb as Brussels.

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WTA MM YEC is dumber. I don't see what's the point in having a tournament for mugs who don't make it to YEC.

ATP CTF at least brings at least a bit publicity for the lower-level circuit, WTA MM YEC is just another "International" level tournament, with just having a 8 player RR format instead of more typical 32-player draw.

agree on this. With Challenger Finals I can see the idea behind it, as you said. Altough it still has some holes - when players randomly luck out on ATP (e.g Janowicz) and suddenly feel it's below their level take a part.


But why helping girls, who narrowly missed on YEC? Or give 2 wildcards.

yet, I voted ¨equally dumb¨, cuz I don't find any of them necessary.
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