Tournament categories

Lew II

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#1
Last 52 weeks Grand Slam:

best participation rate US Open 97.8%
worst participation rate French Open 89.8% (-8.2%)

Last 52 weeks Masters 1000:

best participation rate Madrid 89.9%
worst participation rate Shanghai/MonteCarlo 76.6% (-14.8%)

Last 52 weeks ATP 500:

best participation rate Barcelona 52.9%
worst participation rate Rio de Janeiro 21.6% (-59.2%)

Last 52 weeks ATP 250

best participation rate Doha 37.4%
worst participation rate Newport 7.9% (-78.9%)

I don't understand why some tournaments are in the same category among 250 and 500 given their differences in the participation field. Do you know a good reason for this?
 

Lew II

Hall of Fame
#9
Irony is effective if you can establish that what he is saying is incorrect/unreasonable/absurd etc. If he is right, and you are going for irony, guess what?

For example, he used irony towards your OP by including Barcelona/MC at the very bottom as a response to yet another inane set of stats. That is the correct use of irony.

8-B
Thanks, but I think I can use irony.
 
#16
The Olympics used to be between ATP finals and an M1000 (officially between M1000 and M500), but since they were demoted and do not award points anymore their importance took a hit, so now they are at M1000 level at best.

:cool:
Due to country participation limitations, demoted ATP points, and absolute historical insignificance it is doubtful they are even at M1000. Perhaps like a really bad Monte Carlo. Although, to be honest, some players now do consider them important.
 
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