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Format of ATP tour finals

Tryphon
07-17-2002, 10:40 PM
Some of the ATP Tour finals are played best of 3 and some best of 5.

Would you like (slams excluded):

1. All ATP Tour finals played best of 3?
2. All ATP Tour finals played best of 5?
3. I don't care.
4. I don't care how many sets but they should all have the same format, whether 3 or 5.

Chloe le Bopper
07-18-2002, 10:02 AM
I think it depends on the stature of tournament.

If it is an event that is like a teir 5 on the womens tour, than I think that best of 3 is sufficient.

But if it is a masters series, or a big event like Barcelona, then I agree with the best of five format.

harry_potter
07-18-2002, 10:05 AM
best of three is less boring!

TheBoiledEgg
07-18-2002, 10:10 AM
All Masters should be best of 5
not like now, only North American events are best of 3 (apart from Miami)


Barcelona is the biggest event outside the Masters
there are a few others as well

Stuttgart Mercedes has been best of 5 ( this yr its no longer a Champs Series event)
Amsterdam is best of 5
Kitzbuhel
Vienna CA Trophy
Basel Swiss Indoors
Stockholm Indoors


now it doesn't matter if its best of 3 or not
before when bonus points were awarded, if the final was best of 5 Bonus pts were doubled.

Chloe le Bopper
07-18-2002, 10:15 AM
"All Masters should be best of 5
not like now, only North American events are best of 3 (apart from Miami) "

I agree, this is total rubbish that the N American ones were changed :rolleyes:

It was done of course so American TV could fit it into their time slots better, but it degrades the sport, and IMO makes the particular masters series worth less.

Angele
07-18-2002, 10:24 AM
I voted for All the same format but no in the sense that it was supposed to be used in this poll lol...

I think if all the matches in the tournament are best of five then the final should be best of five too. If all the matches are best of three then the final should be best of three :)

lucyfer
07-18-2002, 02:12 PM
I prefer the best of 3

Daniel
07-18-2002, 02:19 PM
I prefer the best of 3 too

:) :) :) :)

Berlin_Calling
07-18-2002, 02:22 PM
Originally posted by angele87
I voted for All the same format but no in the sense that it was supposed to be used in this poll lol...

I think if all the matches in the tournament are best of five then the final should be best of five too. If all the matches are best of three then the final should be best of three :)
I agree with you :)

KoolManSteven
07-18-2002, 07:01 PM
I like best of 5

Go Tim
07-18-2002, 07:06 PM
I think the Masters Series should be best of 5.
There again If your favourite player wins the first 2 sets then best of 3 will do!

Lucas Arg
07-19-2002, 05:26 AM
All tournaments best of 3 and best of five only in GSlams:)

Experimentee
07-19-2002, 01:00 PM
I think all rounds in the same tournament should be the same number of sets, so if the early rounds are best of 3 then so should the final.

Dissident
07-19-2002, 02:03 PM
My opinion is that Grand Slams and Masters Series would have best of five sets finals. Others could do with best of three.
Maybe it would be interesting to play the year end champs semis and finals at best of five. MAYBE :p

Felix
07-19-2002, 11:03 PM
Best of 3!!
5 sets match is too long..

TennisHack
07-21-2002, 08:37 PM
I agree with Lucas. Best of five makes the Grand Slams that much more special. And the Tennis Masters Series I see as the level below, so they should all be best-of-five as well. Prestige, you know. :)