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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Should DC have best-of-three?

I was wondering about what if DC had Bo3? Here are the pros I can imagine for both formats:

Pros of Bo3:
  • Bo3 is better for TV, long matches can mess TV channels' (and viewers') schedules
  • DC ties aren't about one match but about five matches
  • DC weekend is tough, especially if you play both singles and doubles. Bo3 would make it easier and big names wouldn't skip it so easily. Also, teams without different singles and doubles players wouldn't get so big advantage.

Pros of Bo5:
  • Bo5 reduces the effect of luck
  • Bo5 gives more to watch at the arena. Two singles Bo3 matches or one doubles Bo3 match would be too little for the in the arena.

I love DC with Bo5 but think it would be fine even with Bo3. But what are your thoughts.

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Re: Should DC have best-of-three?

A big, fat NO

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Re: Should DC have best-of-three?

No.

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Yes. Next
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Re: Should DC have best-of-three?

Never.

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Re: Should DC have best-of-three?

definitely, do these organizers seriously think its comparable in importance to a grand slam?
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Re: Should DC have best-of-three?

Yeah let's kill another tennis tradition why don't we.

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definitely, do these organizers seriously think its comparable in importance to a grand slam?
Oh^pipe down,will ya?It's a special event,the atmosphere is so different as well.

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Re: Should DC have best-of-three?

Well, if they switch to BO3 more players might come to play it. I don't really mind either way.


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Re: Should DC have best-of-three?

Best of 5 is better for TV... I don't give a fuck if lil johnny is missing his TNA Wrestling show, or Lil Jenny is missing Teen Mom show..

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Re: Should DC have best-of-three?

No, of course not. The tournament as a whole should simply be scheduled a lot better than it is.
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Re: Should DC have best-of-three?

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Well, if they switch to BO3 more players might come to play it. I don't really mind either way.
i don't think it's the fact they play best of 5 is the reason for some players not to participate.

The main reasons for that (and i think there aren't too many missing actually) would be - changing the surface during season, quarrels with the TA, quarrels with team mates, or simply injuries.

I believe the bo5 makes this competition special and it's good as it is.

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Re: Should DC have best-of-three?

No, the only problem is the scheduling after major tournaments, and that was fixed this year if I recall.
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Re: Should DC have best-of-three?

No, but I would be in favor of a 5th set TB (but not at slams).
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