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Round Robin Grand Slams would work

Top 16 players
4 groups of 4.
Top 2 of each into the quarters.

Fans would know the top 16 well and it would make more exciting tournies. It would stop the boring first round matches between nobodies and the random upsets by crappy players which ruin tournies.

What would you rather have

1) Federer vs Djokovic and Murray vs Simon.
Or
2) Safin vs Davydenko and Tipsarevic vs Karlovic

With my system 1) is more likely and 2) is impossible.

Would make the GS insanely fun.

I know most wont like it, but it would be great for tennis and would increase its popularity.

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Re: Round Robin Grand Slams would work

good suggestion, but i still prefer the old method

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Re: Round Robin Grand Slams would work

Round Robin really sucks, I totally agree with Federer.

Double Elimination would be nice! Just like this
http://www.wpba.com/cms/?pid=1004811

For Example Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray lose in second round, bad day!!! but... in this case all of them have another chance... playing in one loss bracket... For example ... in the case Murray loses another match again then he goes home ... but winning he would be safe... cause One loss bracket winner meets winner bracket winner and the winner is the champion.

anyway... this wouldn´t work in Grand Slams only because a matter of schedule.
But it´s a good choice talking about Miami, Indian Wells or Master Cup.

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Re: Round Robin Grand Slams would work

More RFK posting gold. I'd prefer when Nadal gets blown off the court in the two HC slams that he doesn't have another chance to win. Although, I would get to the chance see him get rocked twice a tournament.
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Re: Round Robin Grand Slams would work

I'd prefer Safin/Davydenko to Murray/Simon..

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yes, we really need this, because we've never seen federer and djokovic play each other in a gs.
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Wow, what absolute and utter rubbish.....
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Re: Round Robin Grand Slams would work

What a stupid idea. How boring it would be to have only 16 players. The masters cup is a good idea once a year but players should have the fear of exiting the tournament after just one loss. And by the sound of the new points distribution with events next year there rankings will be protected enough even if they do have early exits in slams. And on that note what is wrong with upsets? What about Guga's first French Open run?
Or recent Australian open finalists? These aren't flukes they are just playing some amazing tennis how is that ruining the tournament? Im sure James Blake and Mr Disney will agree with you though
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Re: Round Robin Grand Slams would work

"Would make the GS insanely fun."

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"Would make the GS insanely fun."

if by "fun" he means "boring as fuck," ITA!
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Do we need another thread for the worst idea since mixed doubles?
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I would be bored. Once you get past the top 4, 7/12 players are tedious. Two years ago 8 out of top 16 were boring. I would rather watch gasquet, hewitt, safin over ljubcic, robredo, davydenko.
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Re: Round Robin Grand Slams would work

Why not just top 8? Actually screw that, why not just the top 4 in the world since you know it's between them anyway? Defending champ gets an automatic bye into the finals and the top 3 play it out, whoever has the best record goes to the final. Should really spice things up, and free up a lot more time in the tennis calendar. Win/Win situation.

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