U.S. Tennis Association tournament director Keith Crossland has seen thousands of matches and hundreds of rising and sinking pros.
Most have the weapons to win, he
said.The players with the right attitude and confidence make it to the televised big time.
"There are two ranking systems," Crossland
said."The one these players are concerned with is the ESP (entry and seeding position) ranking.The winner here gets 50 points.Take Belmont's top-ranked player -- Cecil Mamiit -- he
is ranked 105th in the world in singles.He
has 362 points won in 30 tournaments.
"Fifty points here and he
moves to 94 in the world.