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Despite the season this year concluding two weeks earlier than usual, Novak Djokovic reveals that in future the schedule could be pruned at a later stage:

"The programming is very important and it's nice to see that all are working to change the season from 2014. We should have the same goal achieved by the girls, about two months of rest. The men's tennis at the moment is highly competitive and it’s not easy to play a series of important events within a few weeks. You must be at 100%. Rafa and I played for six hours in Australia, rallies in modern tennis have become longer. "

The Serb has also added:

"All of our sports talk now is focusing on changes that have been made in recent years. Technology continues to advance. What's the next step? It 's interesting to talk about it. In this period we are discussing the size of the balls: making them smaller may be beneficial for the body. We will see what the decision will be."


http://www.tennisworldusa.org/Novak-...icolo4963.html


I don't know what to think, it could increase the rapidity of the courts but i'm being sick about the infinite whines from the tops players.
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the news about the ball is interesting,

but about the schedule, it looks like what we had already talked about and what Nadal had revealed he had proposed : the WTF just after the US Open and the end-of-year indoor season afterwards being only composed of not-mandatory tournaments, with probably only a few top-players.

I think it's a pity because the indoor tournaments will be limited to their minimum, and when you think of the tennis from the 70s to the 90s, that's unbelievable : first they erased the carpet, now that

Anyway, Nadal and Djokovic and probably the Americans (to spend more time in the US) and a bunch of players who prefer slow courts want that, then I really felt it would happen

But still to me, it's a pity

That + the young generation not looking good at all it doesn't look bright to me for the future of tennis.

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Smaller and faster balls and bring back carpet.

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Despite the season this year concluding two weeks earlier than usual, Novak Djokovic reveals that in future the schedule could be pruned at a later stage:

"The programming is very important and it's nice to see that all are working to change the season from 2014. We should have the same goal achieved by the girls, about two months of rest. The men's tennis at the moment is highly competitive and it’s not easy to play a series of important events within a few weeks. You must be at 100%. Rafa and I played for six hours in Australia, rallies in modern tennis have become longer. "

The Serb has also added:

"All of our sports talk now is focusing on changes that have been made in recent years. Technology continues to advance. What's the next step? It 's interesting to talk about it. In this period we are discussing the size of the balls: making them smaller may be beneficial for the body. We will see what the decision will be."


http://www.tennisworldusa.org/Novak-...icolo4963.html


I don't know what to think, it could increase the rapidity of the courts but i'm being sick about the infinite whines from the tops players.
Yes rallies have become longer but that stupidity of tennis played in the matches between nadal and djokovic are their own fault. Not to mention half of the time is ball bouncing and butt picking.

Roger can finish a 4 set match quicker than nadal a 3 set match. djokovic and nadal want the tour to bend over to them. Tennis is bigger them. If they want they can try and become more agressive and play attacking tennis.
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Smaller and faster balls and bring back carpet.
they surely don't want to bring back carpet : they want nomore to play indoor tennis !

Imagine in february of the top-4 players only Fed played an indoor tournament.

If the WTF is right after the US Open and the end of the year only optional as they want, they will not play an indoor tournament during the whole year apart from the WTF ... and as long as the WTF is still played indoors, because in september they could surely play the WTF outdoors.

The logical choice would be to play the WTF in Asia, as what they say would mean nomore Shanghai Masters 1000 tournament

... and in Asia in that time you can surely play outdoors !

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Despite the season this year concluding two weeks earlier than usual, Novak Djokovic reveals that in future the schedule could be pruned at a later stage:

"The programming is very important and it's nice to see that all are working to change the season from 2014. We should have the same goal achieved by the girls, about two months of rest. The men's tennis at the moment is highly competitive and it’s not easy to play a series of important events within a few weeks. You must be at 100%. Rafa and I played for six hours in Australia, rallies in modern tennis have become longer. "

The Serb has also added:

"All of our sports talk now is focusing on changes that have been made in recent years. Technology continues to advance. What's the next step? It 's interesting to talk about it. In this period we are discussing the size of the balls: making them smaller may be beneficial for the body. We will see what the decision will be."


http://www.tennisworldusa.org/Novak-...icolo4963.html


I don't know what to think, it could increase the rapidity of the courts but i'm being sick about the infinite whines from the tops players.
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Is this a joke? If this goes through, tennis is not getting any of my money in the future. They already have 1.5 months for rest.

I also love how both Djokovic and Nadull have no role in the Council but they still are asked on their opinions. If they want to have a position, take a post or GTFO. Annoying brats.


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What do people who know tennis better than me think about the balls idea by the way ?

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The thread title is misleading which is not unusaul for the OP.

Novak hasn't "revealed" anything. He just says they are "working towards", "we are discussing", "We will see what the decision will be". That's confirmation of nothing although he and the other players have every right to present arguments for improvements they feel are in their and the game's best interest.

People in here are stuck in a time-warp. A good sport has to continually change and evolve if it is to survive. Some people may want a return to fast courts and carpet but they are in the minority. The majority of the public want to see great rallies and supreme athletes. They are not interested in a servebots firing down 4 aces per game.
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What do people who know tennis better than me think about the balls idea by the way ?
If smaller balls are proven to reduce the risk of injury then it's not a bad thing.
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The thread title is misleading which is not unusaul for the OP.

Check my link and you'll see that i have just past the title of the article.

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The thread title is misleading which is not unusaul for the OP.

Novak hasn't "revealed" anything. He just says they are "working towards", "we are discussing", "We will see what the decision will be". That's confirmation of nothing although he and the other players have every right to present arguments for improvements they feel are in their and the game's best interest.
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We are all working to change the season from 2014. We should have the same goal achieved by the girls, about two months of rest.
in this paragraph, it sounds like they really work for the calendar change

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We are discussing
We will see what the decision will be.
it's in the paragraph about the balls

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The thread title is misleading which is not unusaul for the OP.

Novak hasn't "revealed" anything. He just says they are "working towards", "we are discussing", "We will see what the decision will be". That's confirmation of nothing although he and the other players have every right to present arguments for improvements they feel are in their and the game's best interest.

People in here are stuck in a time-warp. A good sport has to continually change and evolve if it is to survive. Some people may want a return to fast courts and carpet but they are in the minority. The majority of the public want to see great rallies and supreme athletes. They are not interested in a servebots firing down 4 aces per game.
People like you bamboozle me. You say this sort of thing like fast courts ruled year round, when it wasn't the case. You're either ignorant, or you didn't watch tennis back then and have failed to do your research.
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People like you bamboozle me. You say this sort of thing like fast courts ruled year round, when it wasn't the case. You're either ignorant, or you didn't watch tennis back then and have failed to do your research.
I was going to point out his idiocy but I gave up. Since you did some of the job, I'll continue.

How is a sport that reduces its calendar and playing time of its major stars going in the right direction, eh? The fact the rallies are so long IS forcing them to cut the calendar short and is preventing Noledull from playing more tournaments with their usual intensity. So his thinking is so far from reality that I just wonder if he's trolling .

Just look at the ratings of this year's Wimbledon final - forget the UK, they were up 50% in the USA where ESPN is a cable network.


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People like you bamboozle me. You say this sort of thing like fast courts ruled year round, when it wasn't the case. You're either ignorant, or you didn't watch tennis back then and have failed to do your research.
The fact you think "research" is required to watch tennis sums you up I'm afraid. Tennis is a sport and it is to appreciated as such. If you want to do research, take up marketing.

I have no interest in returning to the type of tennis players like Sampras and Ivanisevic used to play and it's exactly because of how unpopular it was becoming that they changed the courts to encourage more rallies.
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