Should M1000 and WTF finals be Best of 5? - MensTennisForums.com
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Yes, both should be 26 37.68%
Only M1000 finals should be 3 4.35%
Only the final of WTF should be 24 34.78%
Both should be kept BO3 16 23.19%
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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 08-11-2013, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Should M1000 and WTF finals be Best of 5?

After tonight's great final, one question remains: why couldn't it have gone on longer?

And by extension, why not have BO5 generally at M1000 level and also for the Tour Finals?
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Re: Should M1000 and WTF finals be Best of 5?

Why exactly would anyone have wanted to watch one more set of Nadull/Raonic today? Adding a third lopsided set wouldn't have made the match any more enjoyable.



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They were back in 2006 and before. The Rome 2006 final killed it, because both finalists had to withdraw from Hamburg MAsters due to exhaustion. Don't see them coming back in Masters, but they could at least have them in the WTF with nothing left of the season to save energy for.
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No thanks Bo3 is fine. i think for WTF Sfs and Fs a b05 might be nice though.

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There's enough injury in pro tennis and the tour is fatiguing enough as it is without making it twice as bad. Make the final of the WTF a 5 setter maybe.
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Re: Should M1000 and WTF finals be Best of 5?

They should certainly have them at the WTF.

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Re: Should M1000 and WTF finals be Best of 5?

WTF finals should definitely be best of 5. It's the 5th most important tournament in the world.

Masters? No.
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should keep being best of 3 imo. only grand slam and davis cup bo5

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As the Olympics was, WTF finals need to be BO5.

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Re: Should M1000 and WTF finals be Best of 5?

Not all Masters Series were best of 5 in the first place like some seem to believe.
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WTF Final should be the best of 5

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Not all Masters Series were best of 5 in the first place like some seem to believe.
Rogers Cup and Cincinnatti were Bo3 even in the 90s, that's correct. The others were Bo5 iirc.
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Re: Should M1000 and WTF finals be Best of 5?

Every non-round robin match at the WTF should be best of five. There shouldn't be any round robin at all, but that's an issue for another thread.

There are obvious reasons not to have best of five finals at most Masters, but I'd like to see those Masters that are considered 'fifth slams' get a BO5 final again. Rome is a no-brainer and I'd also give the format to IW. Shanghai is in no way a 'fifth slam', but its place in the calendar could make it work as a BO5. Also, the format only works if there's no Masters event the following week; IW would have to trade positions with Miami. Otherwise they could make Miami BO5. That would have made sense when they were the stronger US sunbelt event, but it would feel rather undeserved with how those two tournies currently compare.

And I agree that it's quite amusing that this question would come up after today's NID match.

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