Dubai boasts not a single US player in the draw. After the Aussie, this is the largest men's tournament outside of Europe or the U.S. Are they offering huge appeance fees at the less prestigious Las Vegas event? I do not believe it's good for top names to blow off big tournaments. Good neither for the ATP nor the fans worldwide. I hope US stars play the Euro claycourt season and that top Euro and South American players do not blow off the summer U.S. hardcourt season as in recent years. This is something of a crisis in my view.