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Final will be best of 3 sets

SLICK
11-21-2004, 10:52 PM
Reporting live from Houston:
Final will be best of 3 sets.
Play to start soon.

mitalidas
11-21-2004, 10:53 PM
will favor Federer

naiwen
11-21-2004, 10:54 PM
thanks.

Fedex
11-21-2004, 10:54 PM
Like I said in another thread, this changes things completly, but I guess they had to do it.

joeb_uk
11-21-2004, 10:54 PM
thanks slick rick

Fedex
11-21-2004, 10:54 PM
will favor Federer
Lets hope so. :)

joeb_uk
11-21-2004, 10:54 PM
will favor Federer
definately

MisterQ
11-21-2004, 10:56 PM
will favor Federer

Conventional wisdom would suggest that it favors Federer, but I'm not so sure. I don't think Hewitt has much of a chance of equalling Federer's level for a long stretch, but if he can hold serve and sneak out a break or a tiebreak, he only has to do that twice in a best of three...

AtPGiRL
11-21-2004, 10:56 PM
Play will start not before 6.15 p.m. CT. TV: ESPN Live (7:15pm Eastern)
*note* could be on ESPN2 so check your tv's!

Sidneygod
11-21-2004, 10:58 PM
Why does this favour federer? surely less sets favours the underdog.

Horatio Caine
11-21-2004, 10:59 PM
Scandalous - what is Mac playing at? It isn't as if the players can't come back the next day to carry on/start the best-of-5 sets match. What is wrong with doing that?

Anyway, best of 3 - can only favour Federer through and through. He won't need to fear a Hewitt comeback which is what happened in the last match Hewitt won, from 2 SETS TO LOVE DOWN.

Bit of a bum note to end the tournament on.

Socket
11-21-2004, 11:01 PM
Not Mack's decision -- the tournament director (who is NOT Mack) makes that decision.

AtPGiRL
11-21-2004, 11:01 PM
I think the change to best of 3 sets is due to ESPN having to re-do their schedule in order to show the match live. The match will be on ESPN2 at 6:15pm central time. They just announced it was coming on ESPN. They decided to show it in place of the World Series of Poker. :lol:

MisterQ
11-21-2004, 11:02 PM
Why does this favour federer? surely less sets favours the underdog.

Since Hewitt's style is to remain consistent and force his opponent to play at a high level for a long period of time and wear them down mentally, that often favors him in a five set match. However, as I stated in my previous post, I tend to agree with you in this case. If the underdog pulls out a set, that's much more significant in a best-of-three than a best-of-five. Anything can happen...

MisterQ
11-21-2004, 11:04 PM
I think the change to best of 3 sets is due to ESPN having to re-do their schedule in order to show the match live. The match will be on ESPN2 at 6:15pm central time. They just announced it was coming on ESPN. They decided to show it in place of the World Series of Poker. :lol:

Damnit!!! What do you have to do to see live Poker these days? It's the freakin' World Series, for heaven's sake! :fiery: :mad: :banghead:

;)

star
11-21-2004, 11:06 PM
Scandalous - what is Mac playing at? It isn't as if the players can't come back the next day to carry on/start the best-of-5 sets match. What is wrong with doing that?

Anyway, best of 3 - can only favour Federer through and through. He won't need to fear a Hewitt comeback which is what happened in the last match Hewitt won, from 2 SETS TO LOVE DOWN.

Bit of a bum note to end the tournament on.

Please consider that not every decision made during this tournament is Jim McIngvale's decision.

star
11-21-2004, 11:06 PM
Damnit!!! What do you have to do to see live Poker these days? It's the freakin' World Series, for heaven's sake! :fiery: :mad: :banghead:

;)

ho ho

AtPGiRL
11-21-2004, 11:06 PM
Damnit!!! What do you have to do to see live Poker these days? It's the freakin' World Series, for heaven's sake! :fiery: :mad: :banghead:

;)
:lol:

Fedex
11-21-2004, 11:07 PM
Damnit!!! What do you have to do to see live Poker these days? It's the freakin' World Series, for heaven's sake! :fiery: :mad: :banghead:

;)
:haha: :rolls:

star
11-21-2004, 11:07 PM
Since Hewitt's style is to remain consistent and force his opponent to play at a high level for a long period of time and wear them down mentally, that often favors him in a five set match. However, as I stated in my previous post, I tend to agree with you in this case. If the underdog pulls out a set, that's much more significant in a best-of-three than a best-of-five. Anything can happen...

Best of five was a good thing for Lleyton in Davis Cup....... not so good at USO. :)

superpinkone37
11-21-2004, 11:08 PM
Damnit!!! What do you have to do to see live Poker these days? It's the freakin' World Series, for heaven's sake! :fiery: :mad: :banghead:

;)

:haha:

AtPGiRL
11-21-2004, 11:09 PM
they are now on ESPN2 live. :D The players should be out shortly. :D

star
11-21-2004, 11:18 PM
Thanks. :hatoff:

star
11-21-2004, 11:22 PM
brrrrr....... It's chilly. 69 degrees...... that's 20.5 Celcius, if my calculations are correct.

tennischick
11-21-2004, 11:23 PM
i don't see that this change favors either guy. surely they both agreed to the change? :confused:

alfonsojose
11-22-2004, 12:09 AM
Damnit!!! What do you have to do to see live Poker these days? It's the freakin' World Series, for heaven's sake! :fiery: :mad: :banghead:

;)

They're going to show Yevgeny playing poker :bounce: :tape:

Devotee
11-22-2004, 12:33 AM
ESPN commentators said Roger & girlfriend Mirka have a flight Monday to the
Maldives (island chain near Sri Lanka) for a vacation.
This will be further incentive to Roger to take Lleyton out quickly in 2 sets.

Jorge
11-22-2004, 12:37 AM
If keeps raining the final will be at best of 1 set :rolleyes: