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Best of 3 or 5 sets for dubai??

Shouldnt the dubai final be best of 5 sets since its the best international series tournament?? I dont see y Basel should be best of 5. How the hell r they supposed to promote tennis when people are forced to watch a third set of federer/gonzo when the top 2 players, way more exciting, pla best of three??? Whats going to be the new deal with international series in the new calender?? Btw I really think dubai should be TMS instead of Quattar taking TMS hamburg

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all international series tournaments are going to have best of 3 finals under the ATP changes anyway. So are the Masters series events actually. best of 5 will be slams and Davis Cup only.

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Shouldnt the dubai final be best of 5 sets since its the best international series tournament?? I dont see y Basel should be best of 5. How the hell r they supposed to promote tennis when people are forced to watch a third set of federer/gonzo when the top 2 players, way more exciting, pla best of three??? Whats going to be the new deal with international series in the new calender?? Btw I really think dubai should be TMS instead of Quattar taking TMS hamburg
omg...i dont even wanna reply to this....

That this year Fed and Nadal were both in the final doesnt mean they are every year? Heck, probably next year they both wont play the tourney...
Basel had like the entire top 10 participating. No tourney had as good a field as that one...(only Rotterdam came close but everyone retired there....)

But anyway what the previous poster said...next year there wont be atp with 5 set finals anymore
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all international series tournaments are going to have best of 3 finals under the ATP changes anyway. So are the Masters series events actually. best of 5 will be slams and Davis Cup only.
Which is a VERY SAD DECISION indeed, as I love to see 5-setters.
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5 set finals are way more exciting, unless one player blitzes the other guy, like davydenko did to hrbaty. but the federer-gonzalez finals in madrid and basel were good. the international series and international gold series should have 5 set finals and so should the masters series.
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5 set finals are way more exciting, unless one player blitzes the other guy, like davydenko did to hrbaty. but the federer-gonzalez finals in madrid and basel were good. the international series and international gold series should have 5 set finals and so should the masters series.
Problem with 5 set matches is the resultant withdrawls of the finalists from the events in the following week.
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Btw I really think dubai should be TMS instead of Quattar taking TMS hamburg
Qatar is taking AMS Hamburg?
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That this year Fed and Nadal were both in the final doesnt mean they are every year?
You want their autograph from Dubai?


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Problem with 5 set matches is the resultant withdrawls of the finalists from the events in the following week.
good point, but five set matches do give fans their money's worth and the top players don't often play tournaments two weeks in a row (unless they are davydenko)
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Shouldnt the dubai final be best of 5 sets since its the best international series tournament?? I dont see y Basel should be best of 5. How the hell r they supposed to promote tennis when people are forced to watch a third set of federer/gonzo when the top 2 players, way more exciting, pla best of three??? Whats going to be the new deal with international series in the new calender?? Btw I really think dubai should be TMS instead of Quattar taking TMS hamburg

Basel has always been 5 set finals for along, long time.

Dubai wants a 3 set final so they chose 3, then could have made theirs 5 sets also, but didnt.

nothing to with being the best of whatever.


Qatar isnt taking TMS Hamburg, its just a sponsors name.
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all international series tournaments are going to have best of 3 finals under the ATP changes anyway. So are the Masters series events actually. best of 5 will be slams and Davis Cup only.
Has that been confirmed? Even for IW and Miami?
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Problem with 5 set matches is the resultant withdrawls of the finalists from the events in the following week.
Problem is ludicrous scheduling.

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international series should only have 3 setters
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You want their autograph from Dubai?


The organizers have way too much money.

Umm....Have u ever been to dubai??
I know federer and nadal wont make the final every year but trust me, the organizers will do whatever it takes to get them!! My friend knows someone whos organizing the tournament and a few years ago they paid sampras to go and he did but lost in the first round just so that he can rest..

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Qatar is taking AMS Hamburg?
Basel has always been 5 set finals for along, long time.

Dubai wants a 3 set final so they chose 3, then could have made theirs 5 sets also, but didnt.

nothing to with being the best of whatever.


Qatar isnt taking TMS Hamburg, its just a sponsors name.


Yea tht could be the case. There were players from quattar in an ITF tournament and that all they talked about Even the coaches, but they made it sound true so i dunno. He also said that they hardly have any out door courts coz of heat so id be surprized if it happened. Their clay courts turn into sand pits and hard court surfaces need to be changed almost every 3 months. It can get as hot as 45C in Quattar

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