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Question Will the final be best of 3 or 5?

Last year, it was best of 3 but through 2005-2007, it was best of 5. What will it be this year?
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Re: Will the final be best of 3 or 5?

Almost certain it will be best of 3. The ATP has cut down on 5-set matches in recent years to put less strain on players.

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Almost certain it will be best of 3. The ATP has cut down on 5-set matches in recent years to put less strain on players.
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Yeah, I think the Olympics last year was the last of 5-set matches outside Grand Slams and the Davis Cup. I think it's good that the ATP has done something to lesson the strain on players (more Masters Series with byes help too). Personally I prefer 3-setters outside GSs and DC; they are easier to watch plus make the events with 5-setters all the more special.

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Re: Will the final be best of 3 or 5?

Considering that a player might have to play three days in a row, best of 5 will not work.
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Considering that a player might have to play three days in a row, best of 5 will not work.
hell no
best-of-3-finals here and at atp-1000 events are a complete joke
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Re: Will the final be best of 3 or 5?

The ATP are a joke anyway.

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.
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Re: Will the final be best of 3 or 5?

Best of three final makes this nothing more than little bigger exhibition tournament.

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Should be best of 5. Best of 3 final at YEC is stupid. Let them fight it out.
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I prefer best of 5 in YEC, while master 1000 still stick to best of 3.

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The final should be best of 5 and I fail to see the reasoning for best of 3 considering that it has been best of 5 for much longer.

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Re: Will the final be best of 3 or 5?

I'm glad they stopped 5-set finals in MS events but for the WTF chamionship match a 5 set match would be appropriate. It seems silly not to really its a huge tournament.

I think guys like Murray and Djokovic would benefit from getting the chance to play Federer or Nadal in a best of 5 outside a slam.

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The ATP are a joke anyway.
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Does ATP stand for Arseholes Twits & Pricks.

sounds about right.

how about Association of Tools and Pansies since its obvious they are doing a pathetic job of managing the sport.

that brings up ITF.

what do they stand for?
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Re: Will the final be best of 3 or 5?

It has to be best of 5.

Last year was Etienne's final act of shit before he fucked off.

BRING IT BACK.

Masters Series are not worth what they were a few years ago cause top players get byes and a 3 set final.

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