Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Ontario, Canada
I have no problem with wildcards, I think that the process just needs to be altered a bit in the selection.
I dont think that the nationality factor should represent the decision so much, but I like that winners of challengers can earn play-in wildcards, and I also think that players who have played well trying to work their way up should deserve a few wildcards here and there if they are needed, or even for players who are trying to get their ranking back up, perhaps if they did well at a certain tournament before (like winner or maybe finalist if it's a big event).
As for the ones who are just missing out on the maindraw spots...I am not going to necessarily argue the point as I am not in the position to say that I can understand truly where you are coming from as I was fortunate to start this game from the very beginning so I have never had to play qualifying because of that. *But*, I know that if I were in that position, I would be checking the entry lists before the final lists are made so that if I didn't want to play qualifying and thought this was a possiblity, I would switch over to the weaker event. There are two tournaments most weeks, this is the point of them. Maybe you should try and find a compromise between playing a few qualifying events for higher tiers, and playing a couple lower tier events to get maindraw so that you aren't putting yourself in the spot to qualify week after week if your ranking isn't good enough to make the maindraws for the time being.
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