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ATP decides to end Round Robin

It was painful, it was embarrassing, it was comic. But now it's over. According to the BBC website the ATP has decided to end Round Robin.

From the official statement - "However, the carefully monitored testing at the five test case events this year raised a number of concerns and weaknesses that were not apparent from desk research............................Finally, and significantly, no format or rule could address the overwhelming player concern that their destiny was not in their own hands as a result of dead matches or withdrawals"

"Let's face it, I haven't got a clue what I'm doing" said ATP Chairman and President Etienne de Villiers (OK made that bit up, he didn't really admit to what we all know by now)

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not a surprise

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http://www.atptennis.com/en/news/2007/roundrobin.asp

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the only possible decision really
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wohooo it was high time they realised how stupid the idea of round robin was.
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well, we knew that it had the hours counted

wise decision

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now they need to shorten the season. make it from march - end of october. i think people do not have the attention to go from jan -nov. it is way too much. tennis is not like golf. it should be like baseball and other sports where it has a short season. that needs to be worked on immediately.
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FINALLY!

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Thank goodness

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Thank god.

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The next atp chairman should be a tennis player, somene who has played the game.

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