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Tennis needs change to attract a bigger audience and round robins are a good start. The Blake debacle was unfortunate but fixable and tennis is now more exciting. You can't afford to space out for a few games or drop a set because that could make the difference between advancing or not.

I've put up a petition here because it's important to resist the urge to revert back to tradition when something like the Blake situation comes up. Keep the round robin format and develop it until it works properly.

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Well, the ATP could develop the round robin format for 20 years, and it still wouldn't work properly. Round robin won't atrract bigger audience, simply because the system is extremely confusing. I'm sorry, but I will not sign your petition. I believe that the ATP will abandon the round robin within the next year or so. Yeah Baby!
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i agree friend. the format has problems but they can be ironed out. round robin is less watchable for me but if it increase tennis' fan base and brings in more revenue then i am for it. i am willing to sacrifice some of my own personal entertainment from some some mickey-mouse tournaments if it really will improve the prospects of the game=)
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Well, the ATP could develop the round robin format for 20 years, and it still wouldn't work properly. Round robin won't atrract bigger audience, simply because the system is extremely confusing. I'm sorry, but I will not sign your petition. I believe that the ATP will abandon the round robin within the next year or so. Yeah Baby!
yeah, round robins are extremely confusing. To a third grader maybe. Iron out the problems and I think it would be a unique addition--unique with a positive connotation for those who are going to put words in my mouth. Not signing any petitions though, because WTF is with all the petitions? Not like you're going to get anything accomplished.
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i agree friend. the format has problems but they can be ironed out. round robin is less watchable for me but if it increase tennis' fan base and brings in more revenue then i am for it. i am willing to sacrifice some of my own personal entertainment from some some mickey-mouse tournaments if it really will improve the prospects of the game=)
How will it improve the prospects of the game? And how will it increase the fan base? How will it bring more revenue? What we have seen so far, is that even the players are not familiar with the format, let alone the audience. MTF consists of people, who watch tennis and know more about it than the average guy. If people here don't approve and understand the format, how are you going to sell it to the "normal audience"?

Those "mickey mouse tournaments" happen to be important for some of the countries they are played in, by the way...
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yeah, round robins are extremely confusing. To a third grader maybe. Iron out the problems and I think it would be a unique addition--unique with a positive connotation for those who are going to put words in my mouth. Not signing any petitions though, because WTF is with all the petitions? Not like you're going to get anything accomplished.
No, it's confusing for an average spectator. People want to see matches, where the winner advances, and the loser packs his bags. Not matches, where the loser advances if he wins more than seven games AND a certain player wins another, but so that he won't lose more than 8 games. Or something like this...
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Tennis needs change to attract a bigger audience and round robins are a good start. The Blake debacle was unfortunate but fixable and tennis is now more exciting. You can't afford to space out for a few games or drop a set because that could make the difference between advancing or not.

I've put up a petition here because it's important to resist the urge to revert back to tradition when something like the Blake situation comes up. Keep the round robin format and develop it until it works properly.

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Remember what happened in Delray Beach? Was it Malisse who needed to win only one set against Schuetteler? He did and tanked the rest of the match. Surely no spectator will pay to see matches like this.
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What about freedom of speech? I dislike RR for many reasons (some of them were already mentioned here), but come on, admiring it is not facism or something
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If You Love Tennis & You Like RR - Please Sign Here

I like the round robin format and I know that there have to be others out there.

Even if you only think its ok, thats not hating it so please post too. Im sick of hearing one side of the fence whining all day

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I like it more than I did when the idea was first bounced around (but I still think it is crap )...but I'm not happy with some of the situations it has presented (e.g. Malisse in Delray and Blake / Korolev in Las Vegas). It needs a bit of an overhaul...but I'm not sure what can be done to improve the current format to be honest.
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it might be easier to follow if they began the group stage from the very first round.
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If you like round robins, please sign here

My previous post about a petition in support of round robins was removed and redirected to the petition against round robins. As far as I know, I've broken no rules and I assume this is a forum for open discussion so I'm posting it again.

There should be a free and open discussion about this issue because that's what's fun about sports - people passionately disagree. In the rest of my life I live in a democracy. The petition is here.

Please weigh in on your opinion.

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