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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-30-2010, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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Should tennis tournaments embrace a double elimination system?

Why?

Obviously Federer and Nadal are the best players today, but even the best have their off days. This would give the fans a higher chance of seeing the desired Fedal final they paid for. Federer has been disappointing with QF exits at slams this year, and as he grows older that's not gonna get better. This would make things far more interesting for the average tennis fan. And if you reach the final through the loser bracket, you simply start being one set down.

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Re: Should tennis tournaments embrace a double elimination system?

Yes, they need RR for Slams. In fact Fedal should just play the final and the all the other stooges shouldn't be allowed on the same tour as them.

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: Should tennis tournaments embrace a double elimination system?

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Why?

Obviously Federer and Nadal are the best players today, but even the best have their off days. This would give the fans a higher chance of seeing the desired Fedal final they paid for. Federer has been disappointing with QF exits at slams this year, and as he grows older that's not gonna get better. This would make things far more interesting for the average tennis fan. And if you reach the final through the loser bracket, you simply start being one set down.

What do you think ??
we are all bored apparently, but not that much to come up with such crap.

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Re: Should tennis tournaments embrace a double elimination system?

I think BYEs for Federer and Nadal are OK in exhos (and maybe their home tournaments, Basel / Barcelona? ) but it would be quite radical to give them a BYE in slams...
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Re: Should tennis tournaments embrace a double elimination system?

Not at all, just let them play Best of 7 on all continents. Give the people what they want.

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: Should tennis tournaments embrace a double elimination system?

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we are all bored apparently, but not that much to come up with such crap.
You're bored? Don't you know there's tennis played in Abu Dhabi as we speak?
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Re: Should tennis tournaments embrace a double elimination system?

No. The challenge of tournament is not losing focus throughout all of your matches. If Federer or Nadal can't do that, then they don't deserve to advance in that particular tournament, simple as that.
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You're bored? Don't you know there's tennis played in Abu Dhabi as we speak?
I am watching it, though I hardly ever watch exos, but it does not make me raise from my seat.

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Re: Should tennis tournaments embrace a double elimination system?

Maybe I shouldn't have voted for you.
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we are all bored apparently, but not that much to come up with such crap.
Come on there is the epitome of the tennis season just behind Newport, Casachallenger and Houston. The Abu Dhabi show

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: Should tennis tournaments embrace a double elimination system?

Abu Dhabi was the 5th slam last year. Nadal's famous 'win' over Soderling was the most hyped-up unofficial match result of the year by far.
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Re: Should tennis tournaments embrace a double elimination system?

This Lleyton_ cat knows the deal.

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: Should tennis tournaments embrace a double elimination system?

Sounds like Fedfan_2007 hacked into Arsen's account to post this thread
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Re: Should tennis tournaments embrace a double elimination system?

Tennis doesn't need such changes.

Grigor Dimitrov | Rafael Nadal | Juan Martin del Potro | Andy Murray
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Re: Should tennis tournaments embrace a double elimination system?

The golden age of tennis was when the champion only had to defend in the final. It's all been mugs and clowns since then
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