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Aaaaah they are no longer playing best of five in the final Doubles Q round!!!!!

FedererGrandSlam
06-18-2008, 12:11 PM
:sad::sad::sad::sad::sad:

DartMarcus
06-18-2008, 12:13 PM
The biggest disappointing of the year so far.

groundstroke
06-18-2008, 12:20 PM
Someone has to care...someone...

Andre♥
06-18-2008, 12:34 PM
Good for players that are in the final rounds of singles and doubles at the same time.

Two best of 5 sets in back to back days is just wrong.

scoobs
06-18-2008, 12:36 PM
The slow erosion of tradition :(

What next? No doubles qualifying? No best of 5 set doubles in the tournament proper?

Super tiebreaks?

GAH!

FedererGrandSlam
06-18-2008, 12:40 PM
The slow erosion of tradition :(

What next? No doubles qualifying? No best of 5 set doubles in the tournament proper?

Super tiebreaks?

GAH!
Exactly!!!!! :(:(:(:(:(

Boarder35m
06-18-2008, 01:12 PM
The slow erosion of tradition :(

What next? No doubles qualifying? No best of 5 set doubles in the tournament proper?

Super tiebreaks?

GAH!

What about sunday matches? ;)

RickDaStick
06-18-2008, 02:11 PM
That's a shame. Nothing like watching 4 mugs playing doubles for 3 hours.

Ivo#1Fan
06-18-2008, 02:23 PM
That's a shame. Nothing like watching 4 mugs playing doubles for 3 hours.

LOL!!!!!!!!!!:wavey:

Fumus
06-18-2008, 02:24 PM
Doubles is shit.

JimmyV
06-18-2008, 03:19 PM
I'm crushed.

Beforehand
06-18-2008, 03:21 PM
What about sunday matches? ;)

They play a final on Sunday.

gusman890
06-18-2008, 03:22 PM
how about singles?

Boarder35m
06-18-2008, 04:06 PM
They play a final on Sunday.

ok, but the sunday in the first week is a holy one, isn´t it?

JeffCandoi
06-18-2008, 04:23 PM
The slow erosion of tradition :(

What next? No doubles qualifying? No best of 5 set doubles in the tournament proper?

Super tiebreaks?

GAH!

agreed.. :(

Fee
06-18-2008, 05:01 PM
There are probably only about 12 people on this forum who even knew that Wimbledon had doubles qualifying, much less best of five in the final (yes, I was one of them). In a way it's a bummer, but it is probably better for the players in the long run, especially if one of them also has to play a singles match.

scoobs
06-18-2008, 05:05 PM
Thin end of the wedge.

*mutters darkly*

Quadruple Tree
06-18-2008, 05:06 PM
I'm sure I'm not the only one who has noticed this, but since doubles has become largely ignored by the top singles players, the number of all court players and the general variety of players has seen a massive decline. The only top player with a good net game is Federer but he is no Rafter or Edberg. Then there are 29 year olds Stepanek and Haas and the rest are all over 30. Doubles is great for players to develop feel at the net. I really wish that something would be done to encourage more top players if only at the junior level to participate in more doubles matches. I think we would begin to see much more variety on tour instead of the ball bashing that nearly every match seems to be today even on supposedly fast surfaces. It is terrible that doubles continues to be marginalized.

GlennMirnyi
06-18-2008, 05:13 PM
I'm sure I'm not the only one who has noticed this, but since doubles has become largely ignored by the top singles players, the number of all court players and the general variety of players has seen a massive decline. The only top player with a good net game is Federer but he is no Rafter or Edberg. Then there are 29 year olds Stepanek and Haas and the rest are all over 30. Doubles is great for players to develop feel at the net. I really wish that something would be done to encourage more top players if only at the junior level to participate in more doubles matches. I think we would begin to see much more variety on tour instead of the ball bashing that nearly every match seems to be today even on supposedly fast surfaces. It is terrible that doubles continues to be marginalized.

Great post.

GlennMirnyi
06-18-2008, 05:14 PM
There are probably only about 12 people on this forum who even knew that Wimbledon had doubles qualifying, much less best of five in the final (yes, I was one of them). In a way it's a bummer, but it is probably better for the players in the long run, especially if one of them also has to play a singles match.

Thanks for mentioning us 12 people. :D

scoobs
06-18-2008, 05:17 PM
I'm sure I'm not the only one who has noticed this, but since doubles has become largely ignored by the top singles players, the number of all court players and the general variety of players has seen a massive decline. The only top player with a good net game is Federer but he is no Rafter or Edberg. Then there are 29 year olds Stepanek and Haas and the rest are all over 30. Doubles is great for players to develop feel at the net. I really wish that something would be done to encourage more top players if only at the junior level to participate in more doubles matches. I think we would begin to see much more variety on tour instead of the ball bashing that nearly every match seems to be today even on supposedly fast surfaces. It is terrible that doubles continues to be marginalized.
Spot on. This is not a coincidence.

Fee
06-18-2008, 05:20 PM
Thanks for mentioning us 12 people. :D

Maybe I should increase it to 15?

JMG
06-18-2008, 05:22 PM
Yes

Fee
06-18-2008, 05:28 PM
Yes

Okay, but you were in my original 12. ;)