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post #556 of 599 (permalink) Old 04-14-2012, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Re: MTF suggestions to reform the ATP and tennis in general

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They need to come back to 16 seeds and best of five sets in master series events finals.
They increased the 32 seedings because of the players better on clay were disrespected at Wimbledon. I think it would be great if it came back.

Agreed to best of 5 set finals at TMS, but that won't happen. It came down to money issues as per usual.

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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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Should courts become .. larger?

Well, players are fitter and moving well. Let's increase the size of the courts to compensate the loss of angles.

Why not?


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I chrees ATP.
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All matches are now one set

All matches are now one set (no tie breakers) and the majors are condensed to one week.

Will we see a noticeable change in the rankings? Does the sport receive more coverage because matches finish faster? Do the H2H between the top players even out?
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Hypothetical mini games that could replace the tiebreaker for six all sets

I know the old saying goes if it isnt broke dont fix it, however something about the tiebreak system seems like a lottery..much like footballs penatly shootout and the debate over it.

Is there a better mini game that could decide a set of tennis?

What about playing 5th sets out vs 5th set tiebreakers.

What other mini games could there be?

Id love to see a serve/ace based game. The baselines and grinders have too much of a general advantage in todays game I feel, with the surfaces and racket technology. I know tiebreaks favour big servers, but not enough. Lets give the serve bots a genuine chance to win hardcourt slams for a change.

What about just straight out playing the sets out?

How about some kind of volley based game?

Its hard to think of how to impliment the games into a structured miniture sport, but be creative, see what we could come up with.

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Re: MTF suggestions to reform the ATP and tennis in general

A game of manhunt around the All England Club gardens.

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Give every member of the public 2 cards one with an image of tomato and the other with an image of cucumber like in the food show Ready Steady Cook.

Each image represents a different player. Once the score is 6 all, the crowd is asked to raise a card representing a player they want to win the set. Whoever gets more votes wins

I feel this system is fair and gives the crowd an opportunity to participate in a match, which is great.
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Re: MTF suggestions to reform the ATP and tennis in general

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Give every member of the public 2 cards one with an image of tomato and the other with an image of cucumber like in the food show Ready Steady Cook.

Each image represents a different player. Once the score is 6 all, the crowd is asked to raise a card representing a player they want to win the set. Whoever gets more votes wins

I feel this system is fair and gives the crowd an opportunity to participate in a match, which is great.
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Re: MTF suggestions to reform the ATP and tennis in general

Since the instant gratification generation have a short attention span.

Best of 1 set first to 21 points, each player has 5 serves. As soon as the player loses this has to be played when they leave the court.

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Give every member of the public 2 cards one with an image of tomato and the other with an image of cucumber like in the food show Ready Steady Cook.

Each image represents a different player. Once the score is 6 all, the crowd is asked to raise a card representing a player they want to win the set. Whoever gets more votes wins

I feel this system is fair and gives the crowd an opportunity to participate in a match, which is great.

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post your ideas to spice up the tour

with the current top 4 dominating everything and leaving only breadcrumbs, I am bored. Since I do not like being bored (and I imagine I am not alone in this) I will suggest one thing we can change:

Get rid of the seeding system
Seriously, why does this even exist? It's like giving tax cuts to the filthy rich. If you are a good player, you will get far in tournaments anyways. An unseeded players way to the title will always be harder than a seeded players way.

I suggest we do this completely at random from now on. So what if we occasionally have a Nole-Rafa R1 at Roland Garros or a Fed-Murray R2 at Wimbledon. Equal chances for everyone!



So guys/gals go nuts, what are your ideas ?(or bash on mine ofc :P)
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Your idea is terrible. Have Rafa-Fed-Murray-Nole in one bracket at a slam, and the rest of the rounds you're watching one of those four (well, probably three since Murray won't get out of there ever) slaughter mugs.

My idea? Get rid of hardcourts, grass and indoor hardcourts.

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Your idea is terrible. Have Rafa-Fed-Murray-Nole in one bracket at a slam, and the rest of the rounds you're watching one of those four (well, probably three since Murray won't get out of there ever) slaughter mugs.

My idea? Get rid of hardcourts, grass and indoor hardcourts.
random is random at least you won't be able to predict the semi's from the onset.
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Your idea is terrible. Have Rafa-Fed-Murray-Nole in one bracket at a slam, and the rest of the rounds you're watching one of those four (well, probably three since Murray won't get out of there ever) slaughter mugs.

My idea? Get rid of hardcourts, grass and indoor hardcourts.


My idea: all tennis indoors so we don't have to bother with postponed matches or finals at monday/tuesday.

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Get rid of tennis and play four-square instead. Monfils would own at it.

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