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Re: The Olympics should've expanded to 128 player draw

exactly the reason above, they would need to make it two weeks which would be too difficult to schedule in. The summer is already packed.
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Re: The Olympics should've expanded to 128 player draw

no. Id like to see qualies, but doubt ioc would allow

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Re: The Olympics should've expanded to 128 player draw

is the final still best of 5?

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Re: The Olympics should've expanded to 128 player draw

No, thank you! I've seen way too many cringe worthy matches from top-ranked players. The lowest level mug would still be well above me in talent, but I still don't want to watch them.
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Re: The Olympics should've expanded to 128 player draw

I'd actually prefer a 32 player draw, but that's just me?
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Re: The Olympics should've expanded to 128 player draw

I'd go for a 16 player draw using group stages like WTF. Max one player per country. Simples.

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Re: The Olympics should've expanded to 128 player draw

a lot of people are under the impression that bigger is better

since the grand slams have 128 players and the olympics has been talked about with similar importance, people think it should have 128 players.
but all that does is make scheduling harder

think about this

the tournament in dubai has a higher level of competition than many of the Masters 1000 tournaments and that is only a 32 person draw

imagine if the olympics had a 32 person draw, with few country restrictions

we would not have to wait until the second week for incredible match-ups
we would be seeing them from day 1

for those of you who argue that it takes upsets out of the picture:
the seeds who would have been upset against a lower ranked opponent would probably also get upset by a higher ranked one

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Impossible unless you were to make it a two-week event.

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Re: The Olympics should've expanded to 128 player draw

I prefer 256 draw.
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Re: The Olympics should've expanded to 128 player draw

a 128 draw will see players at 250+ in the event with the 4 player restriction. I rather see a WTT like structure but per country, maybe a 16 or 32 like draw.
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is the final still best of 5?
No.

Although they could at least do this much. I mean seriously, once in four years and you can't end it with a best of fives?

That way, it would be better than WTF, if not the slams.

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Re: The Olympics should've expanded to 128 player draw

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No.

Although they could at least do this much. I mean seriously, once in four years and you can't end it with a best of fives?

That way, it would be better than WTF, if not the slams.
I believe the men's finals are best of 5.

http://2012.itftennis.com/media/112391/112391.pdf

According to the document above (official form ITF) it says the format of matches are best of 3 with tie-break only on first 2 sets. And it also says that the final for the men will best of 5, with no tie-break in the 5th set I guess.
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