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Why men's tennis is behind women's.

This is not bashing men's tennis, it is merely stating the truth which most would agree with. I like watching men's tennis, the level is obviously higher, especially this year at the AO, the women looked like juniors. But what is missing from the men's tour is someone who can dominate for a while. 'Anybody can win' does not seem to draw fans in. The top 15 has a reasonable chance of getting very far at the tourny or winningit. How fun is being a fan then. If you want to say 'I'm a tennis fan, not a player fan', fine, it sucks still because if you are JUST a tennis fan u wouldn't mind watching ta[e matches of a great match over and over and over. It is much more interesting when u kind of have a strong desire of a stronger player winning.
On the women's tour the Williams sisters and the Belgians have a lot of fans because they win and if u love a player u 'hate'(or dislike) their opponent. A Serena vs. Justine match, everyone looks forward to, because they are the top women, as well no one wouldn't mind Venus vs. Kim.

That is my opinion.
and I hope the winner in today's final goes victorious in at least one more slam.

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Re: Why men's tennis is behind women's.

I think this is changing. The Fab 5 (Marat, Andre, Andy, JC and Roger) have been dominating the last year.
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Marat was dominating in 2003??? since when?

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Re: Why men's tennis is behind women's.

I mean, put him into the mix of the last year AO 2003-AO 2004
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Re: Why men's tennis is behind women's.

Well, as you said CanadianBoy, this is an issue that has been discussed for a long time already...

Anyway I keep on with my answer, I think that men's tennis is no way behind women's one at least in quality.

I know rivalries would spice up things, get more attention, etc....but I don't know, I like it so far like it is, you know, anybody can win; though of course, as everyone I also would like my fave ones to dominate.

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Re: Why men's tennis is behind women's.

Sport is about competition , not domination.
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Re: Why men's tennis is behind women's.

ok my opinion:
tennis is the most popular sport in all the other sports played by women. now for the sports played by men, tennis is nowhere near the top of the list as the most popular/favorite sport. this is why we keep on hearing that women's tennis is more superior to men's tennis, when i'm sure it really isnt anyways

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Re: Why men's tennis is behind women's.

mens tennis behind womens?

i think what makes mens tennis so exciting is the fact that anyone can win.

womens tennis gets so boring with the same people always in the final.
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Re: Why men's tennis is behind women's.

The men's game is certainly ahead of womens at the moment. The mens game was in a bit of a dark period in 2001/2002 but it is back in full swing with the new generation taking over.

Womens tennis? probably wouldnt be worth watching without Henin
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Domination?

Meaning you prefer to watch blow-out one-sided semi-finals and finals rather than a closely contested ones?

The men's AO has gotten off to a great start this year. If asked to quote a best match in the AO this year, majority of the best matches are from the men's side.

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Re: Re: Why men's tennis is behind women's.

"men's tennis is behind women's"
probably in Canada

you got to be kidding right
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Re: Why men's tennis is behind women's.

There is no comparison between the women and the men. The men's product is simply better. There are some women who I like to see play, but I would never buy tickets to a small WTA tournament, but I would to a small ATP tournament.
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Re: Re: Re: Why men's tennis is behind women's.

I thought their would definitely be people agreeing with me, because who would like their fave winning one week and then going half a year without winning another event.



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"men's tennis is behind women's"
probably in Canada

you got to be kidding right
There is no difference here in Canadian tennis. Both male and female tennis players suck. I gave the #4 junior player in Canada a couple years ago a run for his money, and trust me, he was nothing spectacular.
Tennis players in Russia are only successful because of the money that tennis has to offer. I know it's bad to say, nevertheless it is a fact, if Russia wasn't so backward and primitive, you wouldn't see many players coming out there. Here in Canada if you don't have an education you are nothing, in Russia they barely offer education . So it only makes sense that here in Canada people concentrate on their academics, and in Russia on their short tennis careers.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Why men's tennis is behind women's.

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I thought their would definitely be people agreeing with me, because who would like their fave winning one week and then going half a year without winning another event.

Most of us have more than one fave

I'm with the majority here... me's tennis behind women's tennis?? Not a chance.

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Re: Why men's tennis is behind women's.

Please ignore his thoughts on Canada

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