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View Poll Results: Do you think the Race ranking system should be suppressed ?
YES it sucks 26 55.32%
NO it's great (to see Rochus in the Top 5 and Fed N. 2 !) 19 40.43%
I have no clue 2 4.26%
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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 04-20-2005, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Do you think the Race system should be suppressed ?

This race gives me headache because people talk about Marat becoming no 1, Nadal becoming no 1, I mean, there is only one number 1: RF. At Lendl time there was no confusion on who the boss was. That's why I did that poll

"I asked a bloke in the front row if he liked the serve-and-volley stuff," said Rafter. "He said he did but asked if he was going to get to see any rallies. 'Not today, mate,' I told him."

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Re: Do you think the Race system should be suppressed ?

The problem isn't the race, it's how the race has been promoted to the point that some people/media outlets act like it is the official ranking list. I would have no problem if they kept up the race but stopped promoting it until oh, November when it actually matters.

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The problem isn't the race, it's how the race has been promoted to the point that some people/media outlets act like it is the official ranking list. I would have no problem if they kept up the race but stopped promoting it until oh, November when it actually matters.
I agree with all you said.

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Re: Do you think the Race system should be suppressed ?

Well, it is a race, no matters where you're in a certain point of it, it matters your position at the end..
I like it



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The problem isn't the race, it's how the race has been promoted to the point that some people/media outlets act like it is the official ranking list. I would have no problem if they kept up the race but stopped promoting it until oh, November when it actually matters.
this time I agree with you, it should be renamed "the Masters Cup qualification race" and give only the top 8 from November on.

"I asked a bloke in the front row if he liked the serve-and-volley stuff," said Rafter. "He said he did but asked if he was going to get to see any rallies. 'Not today, mate,' I told him."

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Re: Do you think the Race system should be suppressed ?

A race is always a race....*chinese proverb*



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lol

I like it too.. especially bc of that Rochus aspect

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What of bunch of race-ists....

I don't like it and agree with the compromise suggestion that the Race results should not be published until after Roland Garros. It's mostly irrelevant anyway since the Top 10 entry and Top 10 race are usually the same by the middle of October anyway.

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BTW mdhubert
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Re: Do you think the Race system should be suppressed ?

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The problem isn't the race, it's how the race has been promoted to the point that some people/media outlets act like it is the official ranking list. I would have no problem if they kept up the race but stopped promoting it until oh, November when it actually matters.
very true indeed!

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I guess all the hype about the race ranking is just to show whos playing well at the moment or during that particular part of the season.

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BTW mdhubert
I'll always give you for acussing me of laughing of nothing
I prefer people like you who laugh for nothing than people who don't laugh at all... BTW looking at the Race and articles on Federer not being N. 1 any more, we have many opportunities to laugh as tennis fans

"I asked a bloke in the front row if he liked the serve-and-volley stuff," said Rafter. "He said he did but asked if he was going to get to see any rallies. 'Not today, mate,' I told him."
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whats the Race?!?!






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Re: Do you think the Race system should be suppressed ?

It does give a good indication of who is having the best current year in terms of consistency so far so its not totally useless.
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Re: Do you think the Race system should be suppressed ?

Of course it is not totally useless, but I'd like to scrap because it is so iritating to read bullshit by journalists who don't know the difference with the entry ranking. But most of all, it makes a lots of people say Nadal is number 2 in the world when they see him at n°2 position in the race.

I agree totally agree with Chloe, the ATP should not have the Race on their frontpage. Also when we look at a player's activity, why do they have to use the Race ranking ?? It makes no sense !

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