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Some players reactions about the RR format

From the french tennis magazine:
(I don't have time to type the whole article but here are some extracts)

Sébastien Grosjean admits he hasn't "weighted up the pros and the cons, yet" but his first reaction was "it seems to be a good idea for the tournaments' directors, the tv and the fans. Sébastien also thinks "it's a good thing for all the players because it gives them a second chance'.

Rafael Nadal is delighted by these changes: "We are sure to play 2 or 3 matches. It's good for the sponsors and tvs. When the best players loose in a first round, it's a very bad news for the tournament".

Fabrice Santoro denounces the fact that "only economic arguments are behind all this. Loosing a match and winning the tournament at the end, is something I have trouble to accept."

No hypocrisy from Marat Safin: "It's good for the top players. If a tournament director pay to get good players, he wants to keep them until the end".

Nothing surprising, then that lower players have different point of views. Nicolas Mahut is disillusioned: "We didn't have a say in all this. They only consulted the Nadals and Federers, who found it a good thing..."

Florent Serra confirms: "The best players will be protected. They will have the opportunity to remake themselves".

And Richard Gasquet, without really being against this change, regrets that " the defeat will be less penalized than today". He also adds "Federer can loose once but not twice".

Cautiously, the world number 1 Roger Federer says "It's an idea which makes sense. We have to try it to see..."

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Re: Some players reactions about the RR format

Thanks and I will find some other reactions if possible.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Some players reactions about the RR format

Tursunov is cautiously sceptical:

Q. Have you been briefed on the proposed round robin system for next year?

DIMITRY TURSUNOV: Yes.

Q. What are your views on that?

DIMITRY TURSUNOV: It never hurts to try it. We can try it. First of all, I think the main issue is how the fans respond to it. If it increases the interest in tennis, then I think we should go along with that.

At the end of the day, fans are the ones paying our bills. If they're enjoying the format, the players will adapt eventually. The players that are having problems with challenge reviews, with tiebreaks in the fifth set, a lot of things.

But eventually, if that's the rule, then players have to abide by it. As much whining as we'll go through, I think the end result is going to depend on how the reaction from the fans is going to be.

Q. A lot more matches to be played over eight days. Etienne threw out the possibility of a super tiebreak third set. How do you think the singles players will react to that?

DIMITRY TURSUNOV: I think that's probably going to be that change is going to be probably much harder to slide by the singles players than the round robin. I think these are all just ideas. They're not really I don't think they're going to start playing a super set tiebreak all of a sudden.

I think if they change to round robin it is going to be good enough and it's going to be a positive review, then they might not even go along with that super tiebreak. I don't know. I mean, I think we have to take it one step at a time. If we start doing a bunch of changes right away, we're not really sure what has been having positive feedback and negative feedback. Super set tiebreak, I haven't really heard too much about it. I know round robin has been talked about a lot.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Some players reactions about the RR format

Thanks for that.

From a fan's perspective, it is good.

But I don't like the idea...More than anything, I think match fixing could become a problem.
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Man I hope they don't get a super tiebreak in
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Moya:

Moya advocated the league format, which will be introduced in some ATP tournaments next year, saying it is good for the players, organisers as well as the fans.

"It helps you to relax a little. I have played in the Masters, which is the only tournament right now using the league format, and it's good for the players. Even you have an off-day you have the chance to make it to the quarter-final. If someone like [Rafael] Nadal or [Roger] Federer lose in the early-rounds, the fans still have more chances to watch the top players."

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Fabrice Santoro denounces the fact that "only economic arguments are behind all this. Loosing a match and winning the tournament at the end, is something I have trouble to accept."
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Re: Some players reactions about the RR format

interesting and nothing suprising
this is protection of the bigs, and only bigs ( + history players like moya ) like it
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I completely agree with Fabrice.

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Re: Some players reactions about the RR format

Most sensible people would agree with Santoro, it's a MM concept.

Mr Disney come on man make some more chances, lets have Fed vs Nadal best of 5 matches to decide the final. It will make more $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Some players reactions about the RR format

I'm gonna emulate my dear Ginger friend from Zimbabwe:
All players supporting RR should be STONED!
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Tennis is becoming a circus

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Re: Some players reactions about the RR format

I hate this more than any other idea proposed. I'd rather have on the court coaching. Anything but round robin. I don't like it at the year end tournament either although I grudgingly agree it makes sense there. Tennis isn't just about the top players. They already have enough natural advantage. Why give them more.

It just makes is so much harder on those outside the top ten.
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LOL. Roger the dominant No. 1 for three years thinks the RR format "makes sense", but the Hawkeye system doesn't.

Tee hee! He silly.

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