Players will get more points for qualifying, then players who win 1R MD...
qualifiers won 3 matches too, instead of 1
A man may fight for many things. His country, his friends, his principles, the glistening ear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I'd mud-wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sack of French porn.
I think this is a great idea. Now the players who are skipping out on these big indoor events to play ITF events are missing out on big points they could get just from winning a match or two in qualies.
The qualifying fields will be even better next year because of this.