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Steve G wrote:Well it seems our run of tournament entries on this site may soon come to an end. Can't say we haven't had a nice long go of it.
The ATP has requested that this section of the forum be shut down. What they are saying is the entry lists are not public until released by the tournaments.
I know this is one of the most popular sections on the forums. Are the individual tournament sites sufficient these days for entry info? Any thoughts, suggestions?
Fee wrote:This is absolute BS, on many levels.
Third, posting the entry lists benefits the players on the Alternate lists more than it harms the tournaments. Those players have fans, and those fans like to follow their progress even if they are not actually at the tournament. When we know if some of our favorite lower ranked players DID NOT get into the draw, then the hardcore fans are more likely to pay attention to the qualifying rounds and perhaps even show up to watch them.
Fourth, posting the entry lists benefits the Challengers and Futures events. Not all of them have good websites and they have benefitted from having Steve G/MTF posts their lists for them. Again, this is good for the fans of the lower ranked players who want to follow their scores or know where they are playing in any given week.
pggtips2 wrote:I really don't understand their views at all, its only sad stattos like me who even bother to look at these sites, the site is hardly going to influence the joe bloggs of this world from attending tournaments. Most people who attend tournaments, will go irrespective of whether some player is participating or not. I myself attend Futures events, not because I expect Federer to be there, but because I like Tennis.
If the ATP don't understand Tennis' fans thirst for stats/info then its only their fault and their decisions are likely to disuade people from getting into the sport. More fool them!
As I would understand the politics here, it seems little more than some officer on an ego trip, when his/her energies should be better spent trying to promote Nadal and Djokovic become the next great rivalry.
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