Message from discussion Thought i'd briefly pop in with a rankings solution:
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Subject: Re: Thought i'd briefly pop in with a rankings solution:
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> On Sep 21, 12:58 am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
>> On 21/09/2012 4:35 AM, jdeluise wrote:
>>> On 20-Sep-2012, Professor X <sueboka...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>> The ATP could either do this or simply increase the points
>>>> available from Slam, YEC and olympic wins.
>>> I think Olympics shouldn't award any points since it's not played
>>> every year like every other tournament.
>> Not a logical argument. Whether a tournament is played every year or
>> not is completely irrelevant.
>> A better argument would be to say as it's not open to all players, it
>> shouldn't be rated. But then WTF is only open to 8 players, allowing
>> them to artificially pack on even more points then lower ranked
>> players & unfairly increasing the gap.
>> My view is because we already give massive points to restricted field
>> tournaments, we should also give it to Olympics.
> WTF is open to top eight players based on the merit of their play
> throughout the year (number of points accumulated) no matter what the
> nationality. Currently Olympics restricts entry by nationality (among
> other things) and higher ranked players can and are bypassed for lower
> ranked ones.
But also by their merrit. A top guy will always qualify for the olympics.