Originally Posted by DrJules
It will be easier to decide if this year was bad after it has finished. However, the round robin matches have been better than last year. One semi-final and the final last year were both one sided.
Actually the Roddick-Safin, Roddick-Henman, Safin-Henman, Hewitt-Moya, Federer-Moya and Federer-Safin matches were all rather entertaining, with Hewitt-Roddick being a sentimental favorite of mine for the entertainment value (great contribution by Rodick's volleys)...
Besides, at least you knew the real elite attended the event, unlike this year's joke.
I find it weird people even dare to compare - such a tournament isn't measured by the same standards other tournaments are, "nice" matches aren't enough - the quality of the field is what matters.