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<<<*Miami Final BEST OF 3 SETS*>>>

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Shorter Sunday: Miami Men's Final Will Be Best-Of-Three Sets


The Sony Ericsson Open's final Sunday will be shorter play day this year. The Miami Masters Series event, which has traditionally hosted a best-of-five-set men's final, will feature a best-of-three set final this year. Though the tournament itself sought to retain the longer final, the ATP has opted to shorten nearly all non-Grand Slam tournament finals to best-of-three sets.


Sony Ericsson Open tournament director Adam Barrett told The Miami Herald both the tournament and CBS, which will broadcast the men's final starting at noon on Sunday, April 1, are opposed to the ATP's mandate to reduce the Miami men's final from its traditional best-of-five set format to a best-of-three set final.

"We have objected, and think it is short-sighted and would be a tremendous mistake," Barrett said. "We feel the fans want to see five sets. We also have a $10 million contract with CBS and they want best-of-five."

Sunday's Pacific Life Open men's final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic was also a best-of-three set affair.

Player Council member James Blake said he supports the shorter final format.

"I haven't asked the players yet, but I have a feeling they would think it's a good thing coming from Indian Wells to here, because to play three out of five, if it's a five-setter, it ends up wearing on your body quite a bit, and then to come here and play a whole other six straight matches, especially in the heat here [is tough]," Blake said. "But for this final, you know, the rest of us are going to Davis Cup, it could be tough on our bodies to play a five-setter before. I think the general consensus is going to be to shorten it a little bit more because we are playing so many matches, and I think the Tour and the powers that be on the Tour are realizing how much stress we're putting on our bodies these days. So to shorten it these days, hopefully the fans still get what they're looking for in a two-out-of-three set match. You're still getting some great shot making and some good drama in a two-out-of-three set match. I would also like to have more experience in being in those finals so I could give you a better firsthand judgment of it, but that's just my experience from the outside looking in."

During the 2006 U.S. Open, the ATP announced several initiatives, including reducing most finals from best-of-five sets to best-of-three sets. The ATP said the change was made "to accommodate television programming," though in the case of the Sony Ericsson Open the host broadcaster requested the best-of-five set final.

In eliminating best-of-five set matches (the four majors: the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, which are governed by the International Tennis Federation, will retain the best-of-five set format), the ATP announced last August there would be a "few exceptions" and said the shorter match format will benefit broadcasters by offering a more reasonable match time while protecting players' health and ensuring the players have enough rest and recovery time to play in subsequent events.

"Best-of-five is perfect for the Grand Slams where you have two weeks, which means more days off for the players, and major time slots on broadcasts," said ATP Chairman and President Etienne de Villiers during the Open. (and how many weeks is miami again?)"That’s not the case with the circuit events, where you play from week to week and recovery time is needed. Certainly, we have all enjoyed watching ATP tournaments that have featured some fabulous five-set matches, but at what cost? Subsequent tournaments suffer due to late withdrawals of marquee players, and players need time to recover."

Since Tim Mayotte fought back from a two-set deficit to defeat Scott Davis 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4, in the first Sony Ericsson Open men's final in 1985 (the tournament was staged in Delray Beach that year and the title sponsor was Lipton), the men's final has traditionally been a best-of-five set match. Two years ago, Roger Federer fought off Nadal, 2-6, 6-7(4), 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-1, in a thrilling five-set final. Federer successfully defended his title last year with a 7-6(5), 7-6(4), 7-6(6) win over Ivan Ljubicic.

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Best-of-three is good. I agree with de Villiers. Although I'm not sure Blake should say much about best-of-five finals right now...
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How is best of three good when it comes to a very close match like the rome and monte carlo final? I cant imagine those being best of 3 sets. If 2 players are good enough to reach the final then they will come close.

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DW Blake is out.

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It should also be a good thing in the clay masters series events.
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best of 3 on clay is good where points are longer but hard court should be best of 5. Last week in IW final the match ended just when it was becoming good
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i as a fan prefer best of 5 and i don't think it would hurt the miami masters to do it that way. you got lots of days to recover for dc and it expext a tennis professional to do a five-setter once in a while, even at masters.

i agree with most of you on iw, but miami? nothing special coming up the week after (dc is 5 (!!) days after the final), no tourney etc., so it would be alright to keep best of 5.

and btw: you get half a million dollar for the title, so i may expect that players do have to struggle a bit in order to get their paycheck. it's not like palermo or munich, where you "just" get 60k $ or something.
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Best of 3 is for the best for the Masters Series, including first round Byes, so that hopefully all 9 Masters Series Events can host all of the top ranked players especially Federer and Nadal.

Last year I thought it was dissapointing that because the Rome final was so long that Hamburg was devoid of the two best players in the world and the same was true of the Paris Masters.

Also, if the players can play all Masters tournaments it would ensure more ranking points which would put more pressure on Federer and make things more interesting.
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Old news.
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Since Tim Mayotte fought back from a two-set deficit to defeat Scott Davis 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4, in the first Sony Ericsson Open men's final in 1985 (the tournament was staged in Delray Beach that year and the title sponsor was Lipton), the men's final has traditionally been a best-of-five set match. Two years ago, Roger Federer fought off Nadal, 2-6, 6-7(4), 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-1, in a thrilling five-set final. Federer successfully defended his title last year with a 7-6(5), 7-6(4), 7-6(6) win over Ivan Ljubicic.
The final was the best of three in years 1994-1995
'94: Sampras def. Agassi 5-7 6-3 6-3
'95: Agassi def. Sampras 3-6 6-2 7-6(4)

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It was also best of three in 2000 and 2003
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It was also best of three in 2000 and 2003
No, it wasn't. In 2000 Sampras defeated Kuerten 6-1 6-7 7-6 7-6.
BTW in years 1985-1986 all the matches since the quarterfinals were "the best of five". In years 1987-1989 the matches in the whole event were "the best of five" and then a slogan "the fifth Grans Slam" had the sense.

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My mistake. Just 2003 then. Read the results page wrong
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Why is this a surprise? IW final was best-of-3 too
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