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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-04-2009, 02:45 AM Thread Starter
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Poll: Should the grand slam finalists gain automatic entry into tennis masters cup?

What do you guys think, should grand slam results be used to determine the field at the TMC?

In the extremely unlikely event of 8 different finalists in a calander year, thats the field right there.

If you only had 5 finalists, use agrigate semi finals/quarter finals, or if you still cant get the last couple resort to the rankings.

This system might help keep pushers like Simon, Mugray, Silly Dick and others out.

Granted the vast bulk of the GS finalists in a calander year do make the TMC anyway, but Tsonga only made it by a hair last year, Soderling might make it this year. Did Bagdahtis make it in 2006? Gonzo in 2007? Can't remember.

Because attacking tennis is what we want to see at TMC, use this system to keep the likes of pushers out.

Granted Murray might make the field anyway on agrigate semis or rankings or a fluke final like US OPEN 2008, but other pushers will be nulified.

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Re: Poll: Should the grand slam finalists gain automatic entry into tennis masters cu

Bring back the Grand Slam Cup, nah they comprised and combined aspects into the TMC.

Learn some tennis history. Albert Costa and ToJo played at the Masters, while not being in the top 8, Costa got in because there is a place reserved for a GS winner outside of the top 8, whereas ToJo was an alternate in 2002.

Gaudio played in 2004 because of his RG win. As for GS finalists, that is too much.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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Re: Poll: Should the grand slam finalists gain automatic entry into tennis masters cu

Slam winners I can understand but finalists, no thanks.
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Re: Poll: Should the grand slam finalists gain automatic entry into tennis masters cu

I've seen several upsets happen in one side of a draw of grand slam and that is why the finalists not good idea.
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Re: Poll: Should the grand slam finalists gain automatic entry into tennis masters cu

i think ivanisevic snuck in in 2001 on the back of the wimbledon win too...

finalists... no... they actually lost + should be able to build enough points on the back of that for a top 8 finish...
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Re: Poll: Should the grand slam finalists gain automatic entry into tennis masters cu

Yes, Goran did as well.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Poll: Should the grand slam finalists gain automatic entry into tennis masters cu

NOOOOOO, then we would have had Puerta and Verkerk in the TMC!

If you cant reach the top 8 when you have 1200 points to your name from the final, then you dont deserve to be in the TMC

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Na, i think it's good the way it is.
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What ??? Is this a joke?
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Re: Poll: Should the grand slam finalists gain automatic entry into tennis masters cu

Currently, the highest ranked Grand Slam champion between 9 and 20 gets entry into the Masters Cup. In my opinion no such end notes should exist; it should just be the top ranked players. That said, I think the Masters Cup should have the top 10 instead of 8. There are ways to make a 10 player draw with 5 matches played by the winner but I won't delve into that here as it is not the subject of the forum.

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Currently, the highest ranked Grand Slam champion between 9 and 20 gets entry into the Masters Cup. In my opinion no such end notes should exist; it should just be the top ranked players. That said, I think the Masters Cup should have the top 10 instead of 8. There are ways to make a 10 player draw with 5 matches played by the winner but I won't delve into that here as it is not the subject of the forum.
yeah... after the GS Cup finished i thought the idea of a top 12 knockout tournament would be better... top 4 start at qfs... 5 sets... 2 matches a day OOP + doubles... days rest between matches... no win = no money, no points...

i like the 2 x 4 man event, but, the round robin format is a little bit mickey mouse in comparison with the balls-on-the-line knockout format... imo...
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Re: Poll: Should the grand slam finalists gain automatic entry into tennis masters cu

It's a fabulous uidea. Making grand slam final>>>> winning mug 250 events

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It's a fabulous uidea. Making grand slam final>>>> winning mug 250 events
As always, you're making prefect sense. Those who end up in top 8 will surely be there based on 250 tournaments. Get your 500 points there, and you're all set for TMC
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NOOOOOO, then we would have had Puerta and Verkerk in the TMC!

If you cant reach the top 8 when you have 1200 points to your name from the final, then you dont deserve to be in the TMC
Puerta did get into the Masters Cup as an alternate cause so many people dropped out that year, luckily enough for Nalbandian.

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