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No Round Robin at Queens

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/6363023.stm

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The Stella Artois Championships at Queen's Club will keep its traditional knockout format for this year's event, which begins on 11 June.
Tournament organisers have opted not to introduce a round-robin phase, which will feature in a number of ATP events this year, because of time constraints.

The London grass-court event cannot begin until Monday 11 June because of the French Open final the previous day.

Organisers said they could not host the round-robin phase without an extra day.

"Without the extra day, there was a risk that some matches would be 'dead rubbers' if weather delays occurred," said tournament director Ian Wight.

"The event typically features a large number of highly-ranked singles players also competing in the doubles competition.

"In addition, the surface takes longer to restore than others after rain and as a result, the pressures on scheduling are increased."
Looks like more of the tournaments and seeing sense by not having round robin.
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Re: No Round Robin at Queens

Good news
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Such great news. Queens is the second best grass tournament so it didn't need to be befouled by Mr. Disney's crazy whims. Best decision the tournament will ever make.

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Such great news. Queens is the second best grass tournament so it didn't need to be befouled by Mr. Disney's crazy whims. Best decision the tournament will ever make.
indeed good news and a nice avater, wish to see that backhand again

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This time excuses are great. We're all glad.
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I wouldn't have bothered watching Queen's at all had they not cancelled this bizarre, and irascible gimmick.
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hooray!
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You beat me to it! Just read this very same news on BBC teletext and came to spread the joy.

Thank goodness Queens saw sense. I wonder which tournament will be next?

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Thank god. I'm beginning to wonder how much the TDs really wanted RR. Hopefully Fed's wish of RR being gone in 2008 will become reality.

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YES! Delighted when I saw the news on the Beeb. Means we will get to see good competitive matches again.

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Wonderful news!

The schedule would have been awful at Queen's, glad to see common sense has prevailed.

The RR experiment is starting to crumble even before it really started
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Re: No Round Robin at Queens

That's good news, and a necessary step.

We were saying on the other RR thread when Bastad scrapped it that it would be a logistical nightmare for Queens to host it without an extra day, which they couldn't have due to Roland Garros.
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