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Will the final be best of 3 or 5?

konyalikartal
11-24-2009, 06:47 AM
Last year, it was best of 3 but through 2005-2007, it was best of 5. What will it be this year?

n8
11-24-2009, 06:55 AM
Almost certain it will be best of 3. The ATP has cut down on 5-set matches in recent years to put less strain on players.

oliverbwfc
11-24-2009, 07:02 AM
Almost certain it will be best of 3. The ATP has cut down on 5-set matches in recent years to put less strain on players.

Criminal for a YEC Event

n8
11-24-2009, 07:08 AM
Criminal for a YEC Event

Yeah, I think the Olympics last year was the last of 5-set matches outside Grand Slams and the Davis Cup. I think it's good that the ATP has done something to lesson the strain on players (more Masters Series with byes help too). Personally I prefer 3-setters outside GSs and DC; they are easier to watch plus make the events with 5-setters all the more special.

Garson007
11-24-2009, 09:48 AM
Considering that a player might have to play three days in a row, best of 5 will not work.

Ivanatis
11-24-2009, 10:00 AM
Considering that a player might have to play three days in a row, best of 5 will not work.

hell no
best-of-3-finals here and at atp-1000 events are a complete joke

Action Jackson
11-24-2009, 10:02 AM
The ATP are a joke anyway.

Bobby
11-24-2009, 10:05 AM
Best of three final makes this nothing more than little bigger exhibition tournament.

whattheheck
11-24-2009, 10:23 PM
Should be best of 5. Best of 3 final at YEC is stupid. Let them fight it out.

tealeaves
11-24-2009, 10:25 PM
I prefer best of 5 in YEC, while master 1000 still stick to best of 3.

rofe
11-24-2009, 10:30 PM
The final should be best of 5 and I fail to see the reasoning for best of 3 considering that it has been best of 5 for much longer.

Andi-M
11-24-2009, 10:31 PM
I'm glad they stopped 5-set finals in MS events but for the WTF chamionship match a 5 set match would be appropriate. It seems silly not to really its a huge tournament.

I think guys like Murray and Djokovic would benefit from getting the chance to play Federer or Nadal in a best of 5 outside a slam.

DrJules
11-24-2009, 10:53 PM
The ATP are a joke anyway.

Does ATP stand for Arseholes Twits & Pricks.:tape:

Clay Death
11-24-2009, 10:58 PM
Does ATP stand for Arseholes Twits & Pricks.:tape:


sounds about right.

how about Association of Tools and Pansies since its obvious they are doing a pathetic job of managing the sport.

that brings up ITF.

what do they stand for?

rocketassist
11-25-2009, 12:13 AM
It has to be best of 5.

Last year was Etienne's final act of shit before he fucked off.

BRING IT BACK.

Masters Series are not worth what they were a few years ago cause top players get byes and a 3 set final.

Action Jackson
11-25-2009, 12:19 AM
Does ATP stand for Arseholes Twits & Pricks.:tape:

Pretty much, either that or Arseholes, Tossers and Pricks.

tennishero
11-25-2009, 12:30 AM
The final should be best of 5 and I fail to see the reasoning for best of 3 considering that it has been best of 5 for much longer.

agree, 5 setter would make it much more epic, its the last match of the year!

Roddickominator
11-25-2009, 01:07 AM
Every final should be Best of 5.

gulzhan
11-25-2009, 01:38 AM
It should be best of 5 but it will be best of 3 :sad:

rofe
11-25-2009, 01:56 AM
Isn't Fed the President and Nadal the VP of the player's council? They are as much to blame as the ATP for keeping the final best of 3.

Sunset of Age
11-25-2009, 02:43 AM
Isn't Fed the President and Nadal the VP of the player's council? They are as much to blame as the ATP for keeping the final best of 3.

Yep. :angel:

AAARRRCCCHHHH!!! Okay. :cool: