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CmonAussie
11-13-2006, 10:15 AM
:wavey:
Okie dokies ~ before you crucify me & say "hey CmonAus take your business elsewere:devil: :sad:~we`re here to talk about mens tennis...bla bla lecture"->> take a second to consider this:angel:
...Did you guys/gals realise that they were playing best of 5-sets regularly at the WTA Championship finals from 1984->1998:eek: :p

*So women are capable of playing best of 5-sets...infact three times the final went to a 5th set decider with Graf & Seles having the distinction of winning those:worship:

*Then if women seem more than capable of playing 5-sets wouldn`t it be wise to make the Slam finals a best of 5-set deal for the women as well:confused:

*Considering that, & the fact that Mr.Disney wants to reduce the No. of tourney`s where they play best of 5 for the men, don`t you think that would take some of the excitement out of the game:confused:
Surely if they spaced the TMS tourneys out properly & gave players sufficient time to recover it would be fine to continue using the best of 5 set matches for TMS/TMC finals;)

BTW~ all the memorable matches for me have been 5-setters, but maybe I`m just some kind of 5-set freakin obsessed crazy messed up dude:eek: :sad: :devil: :angel:


1998 New York Martina Hingis Lindsay Davenport 7-5, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
1997 New York Jana Novotná Mary Pierce 7-6, 6-2, 6-3
1996 New York Steffi Graf Martina Hingis 6-3, 4-6, 6-0, 4-6, 6-0
1995 New York Steffi Graf Anke Huber 6-1, 2-6, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
1994 New York Gabriela Sabatini Lindsay Davenport 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
1993 New York Steffi Graf Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 6-1, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
1992 New York Monica Seles Martina Navrátilová 7-5, 6-3, 6-1
1991 New York Monica Seles Martina Navrátilová 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 6-0
1990 New York Monica Seles Gabriela Sabatini 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
1989 New York Steffi Graf Martina Navrátilová 6-4, 7-5, 2-6, 6-2
1988 New York Gabriela Sabatini Pam Shriver 7-5, 6-2, 6-2
1987 New York Steffi Graf Gabriela Sabatini 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 6-4
1986 (2) New York Martina Navrátilová Steffi Graf 7-6, 6-3, 6-2
1986 (1) New York Martina Navrátilová Hana Mandlíková 6-2, 6-0, 3-6, 6-1
1985 New York Martina Navrátilová Helena Suková 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
1984 New York Martina Navrátilová Chris Evert 6-3, 7-5, 6-1

Action Jackson
11-13-2006, 10:21 AM
Yes, I knew they played best of 5 set finals at the Masters for the women.

As for Mr Disney nearly everything he says isn't thought through thoroughly and getting rid of 5 set finals in the TMS events is a joke, but that is the soft option considering he doesn't have the testicular fortitude to be serious about fixing the schedule.

The point is what exactly? Mr Disney is a clown who is just trying to reform the sake of reform and not taking everything into account? The women should play 5 set finals at Slams, if they did that, then they would do that to the guys as well.

CmonAussie
11-13-2006, 10:34 AM
Yes, I knew they played best of 5 set finals at the Masters for the women.

As for Mr Disney nearly everything he says isn't thought through thoroughly and getting rid of 5 set finals in the TMS events is a joke, but that is the soft option considering he doesn't have the testicular fortitude to be serious about fixing the schedule.

The point is what exactly? Mr Disney is a clown who is just trying to reform the sake of reform and not taking everything into account? The women should play 5 set finals at Slams, if they did that, then they would do that to the guys as well.
:wavey:
Thanks mate:cool:
>>... I guess that means you like your tennis in terms of quality & quantity then;)
What I`m really worried about is that someday they may reduce men`s tennis at Slams to best of 3-set deals:sad: ~ just to satisfy some TV company`s demands:eek: ... The day that happens is the day I lose faith in mens tennis:mad:

BTW ~ do you know if they`re going to play best of 5-sets for the TMC final this year:confused:

Action Jackson
11-13-2006, 10:45 AM
:wavey:
Thanks mate:cool:
>>... I guess that means you like your tennis in terms of quality & quantity then;)
What I`m really worried about is that someday they may reduce men`s tennis at Slams to best of 3-set deals:sad: ~ just to satisfy some TV company`s demands:eek: ... The day that happens is the day I lose faith in mens tennis:mad:

BTW ~ do you know if they`re going to play best of 5-sets for the TMC final this year:confused:

Yes, the Shanghai will be the best of 5.

The US Open will be the one most likely to push for the Slams to be best of 3 sets. The difference is that the ITF run the Slams and they haven't made any noises about this, though you never know.

TheBoiledEgg
11-13-2006, 07:11 PM
Yes, the Shanghai will be the best of 5.

The US Open will be the one most likely to push for the Slams to be best of 3 sets. The difference is that the ITF run the Slams and they haven't made any noises about this, though you never know.

ITF in conjuction with the Grand Slam Committee ;) (although some would say they are one body)

Voo de Mar
11-13-2006, 07:20 PM
Frankfurt 1997 (Masters of Champions)

Final: Anke Huber - Martina Hingis 2-6, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 :devil:

Huber saved a match point at 4:5 in the 5th...

User id 7816
11-13-2006, 07:40 PM
compare the 04 RG finals, who knows what could have happened if the womens final was 5 sets aswell?:devil: ...personally I like the idea of best of 5 GS finals :)

Katastrophe
11-13-2006, 10:45 PM
:eek: Five sets of a nerve-riddled Dementieva serving. :help:

Yikes that would be a scary thought, although I'd take Dementieva's serving yips over 5 sets of Sharapova's shrieking anyday. :p