Random doubles question

Volcanic Tennis
09-10-2007, 02:22 AM
I seem to remember when the massive changes to doubles occured last year there were things that were planned for 2008 and 2009.
Can someone tell me about this? Have they been abandonned?

It was like, singles ranks could get you into doubles tournaments or something, in an effort to get rid of doubles specialists or something.
I hope they took this away, right? :confused:

random thought, thank you!
Were things settled in the lawsuit that made it so that no further changes were made?

Volcanic Tennis
09-20-2007, 01:20 AM
Bump, I need to know

El Legenda
09-20-2007, 02:11 AM
umm the dont play 3rd sets anymore...go to 10pts and there is no ads..at 40-40, next point wins the game...but all that has been going on this year.
and yes singles players can use their ranking to get into doubles ...like fed and nadal could be #3 in entry if they wanted to play doubles together.

09-20-2007, 02:53 AM
as far as I'm aware, part of the settlement that got the lawsuit dropped was that the 2008/2009 ranking changes making it harder for doubles-only players to get into doubles tourneys were scrapped.