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Should The World Tour Finals Have A 3rd/4th Place Match?

Certinfy
11-05-2010, 10:13 PM
Would be pretty cool :shrug:

Filo V.
11-05-2010, 10:16 PM
I don't think so, I don't like that format in other sports, but the paying fans get to see another match with great players so, it's a positive for them.

ImmzB
11-05-2010, 10:17 PM
Yeah.

finishingmove
11-05-2010, 10:22 PM
Hell yeah.

Nidhogg
11-05-2010, 10:24 PM
I'd rather just have the final played in best-of-five again.

Pirata.
11-05-2010, 10:28 PM
I'd rather just have the final played in best-of-five again.

QFT.

sheva07
11-05-2010, 10:40 PM
I'd rather just have the final played in best-of-five again.

This. Matches for third place are unnecessary except the Olympics.

Singularity
11-05-2010, 10:44 PM
I'd rather just have the final played in best-of-five again.
This. I'm not really that bothered by the lack of five-set finals in the regular tour events, but the WTF final definitely needs to be five sets, to be in any way 'epic'.

nole_no1
11-05-2010, 10:50 PM
I'd rather just have the final played in best-of-five again.

+1 :yeah:
A match for the 3rd/4th place? are we at the Olympic games?
But a best-of-five final... oh that would be awesome:bowdown:

solowyn
11-05-2010, 11:17 PM
I'd rather just have the final played in best-of-five again.
True, that would really be a great way to end the season.

Sonja1989
11-05-2010, 11:18 PM
Yes. Why not?

MalwareDie
11-05-2010, 11:19 PM
Why not? They can have the 3rd place match on the same day as the final.

Certinfy
11-05-2010, 11:20 PM
On the Sunday I was thinking:

Day Session:
Doubles 3rd/4th match
Singles 3rd/4th match

Night Session:
Doubles Final
Singles Final

Mario Sharapov
11-06-2010, 12:08 AM
Stop copying WTA Bali YEC :angel:

I thought WTA sucks? :rolls:

Certinfy
11-06-2010, 12:15 AM
Nah, we're copying the idea of the Olympics instead.

Sillyrabbit
11-06-2010, 01:10 AM
Would the players really be motivated? And how much points would the 3rd/4th placed player get?

Goldenoldie
11-06-2010, 01:34 AM
No, the players have had a long season and this would be an anti-climax

There would need to be a lot of cash and/or points at stake for this to be any more than an exho.

meninosantos
11-06-2010, 11:31 AM
This tournament rewards players who lose some matches...This would be another way of rewarding another loss. :rolleyes:

guichard
11-06-2010, 11:48 AM
This tournament rewards players who lose some matches...This would be another way of rewarding another loss. :rolleyes:

Not true, you only get points for win .

guichard
11-06-2010, 11:51 AM
Would the players really be motivated? And how much points would the 3rd/4th placed player get?

Yeah, It will never be done.

guichard
11-06-2010, 11:56 AM
Stop copying WTA Bali YEC :angel:

I thought WTA sucks? :rolls:

There 3th place player get 10 000 $ and 15 points more than 4th place :D:D

ApproachShot
11-06-2010, 03:04 PM
No need. How would the ranking point structure be modified then? Because then you could have a losing semifinalist who goes on to win the 3rd/4th place match gettin more points than a beaten finalist.

I'd like 5 set finals though - seems very fitting for the type of competition it is. 3 sets is somewhat underwhelming.

Priam
11-06-2010, 04:16 PM
Just bring back 5-set finals ffs. It's the last tournament of the year for most of them anyway.

San Rosso
11-06-2010, 04:20 PM
First is all that matters so I'd say no.

Acer
11-06-2010, 04:39 PM
Nah, we're copying the idea of the Olympics instead.

Olympics give out a medal, there's no point here.