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Note to Drucker: They're called AMS Events idiot!

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Fifteen days for a showcase event is ridiculous, testing the stamina not just of players but of fans trying to follow these superb Slam events. I'm convinced one reason tennis has such a hard time generating traction for itself in the U.S. is that its four most important tournaments take too long.

I'm certain many will vilify for me this, but here's my suggestion: Cut Slams draws in half to 64. This will make entry into a Slam something that must be earned rather than exist as the ongoing welfare state for those who haven't played as well throughout the year.

Start the tournament on a Saturday with some grand kick-off akin to the way a notable throws out the first ball at the World Series or a golf legend tees off in Augusta. End the tournament the next Sunday. And, yes, make every match for both genders two-out-of-three sets.
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Re: Note to Drucker: They're called AMS Events idiot!

Holy crap thats retarded...add CBS with ESPN to the wall of things that are brining shame to American Tennis.

Also, this didn't make much sense

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but while Hewitt is superb at using pace (hence his prowess on hard courts and grass), on clay you also need to generate velocity, and in that area Nadal's got a massive edge.
What is the difference between pace and velocity?
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Re: Note to Drucker: They're called AMS Events idiot!

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What is the difference between pace and velocity?
Basically the same thing. I think he just means Hewitt using others' pace rather than generating his own. At least that would make sense.
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Basically the same thing. I think he just means Hewitt using others' pace rather than generating his own. At least that would make sense.

Sorry, I shouldn't have used the there, I was being sarcastic about not knowing the (lack of) difference. I was actually under the impression that he meant something else instead of velocity, like spin. But your interpretation makes more sense.
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Re: Note to Drucker: They're called AMS Events idiot!

He himself called the proposal radical, did he really deserve to be called an idiot?

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He himself called the proposal radical, did he really deserve to be called an idiot?
radical? the format he's mentioning exists as the 9 AMS tournaments! yes he is an idiot, for writing a tennis column and having little knowledge about tennis.
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He himself called the proposal radical, did he really deserve to be called an idiot?
Haha, maybe its radical in terms of not being within the bounds of logic...

Admittedly, I don't read his piece. Is he being satirical in some really strange way?
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Haha, maybe its radical in terms of not being within the bounds of logic...

Admittedly, I don't read his piece. Is he being satirical in some really strange way?
IMO he's one of the better tennis minds out there, and really far from an idiot. If he was serious or not, I don't know, but he himself seemed to realize that it was a pretty out there suggestion, which to me speaks that he's not an idiot. But then again, I'm not the name-calling type anyway.

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Re: Note to Drucker: They're called AMS Events idiot!

I guess radical was just the wrong word choice, since that implies that it would be a significant change...I don't see how it could be a change if it already exists, unless he was actually saying that tennis world should have 13 TMS and no slams, in which case he was just unclear, but not necessarily a tennis idiot.
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