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No Round Robin at Queens

Forever-Delayed
02-14-2007, 07:18 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/6363023.stm

The Stella Artois Championships at Queen's Club will keep its traditional knockout format for this year's event, which begins on 11 June.
Tournament organisers have opted not to introduce a round-robin phase, which will feature in a number of ATP events this year, because of time constraints.

The London grass-court event cannot begin until Monday 11 June because of the French Open final the previous day.

Organisers said they could not host the round-robin phase without an extra day.

"Without the extra day, there was a risk that some matches would be 'dead rubbers' if weather delays occurred," said tournament director Ian Wight.

"The event typically features a large number of highly-ranked singles players also competing in the doubles competition.

"In addition, the surface takes longer to restore than others after rain and as a result, the pressures on scheduling are increased."

Looks like more of the tournaments and seeing sense by not having round robin.

Raquel
02-14-2007, 07:19 PM
Good news :)

stebs
02-14-2007, 07:20 PM
:worship: :worship: Such great news. Queens is the second best grass tournament so it didn't need to be befouled by Mr. Disney's crazy whims. Best decision the tournament will ever make.

Klaas_nalbandian
02-14-2007, 07:22 PM
:worship: :worship: Such great news. Queens is the second best grass tournament so it didn't need to be befouled by Mr. Disney's crazy whims. Best decision the tournament will ever make.

indeed good news and a nice avater, wish to see that backhand again

Deboogle!.
02-14-2007, 07:22 PM
GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :banana:

GlennMirnyi
02-14-2007, 07:23 PM
This time excuses are great. ;) We're all glad.

yakuzaninja
02-14-2007, 07:26 PM
I wouldn't have bothered watching Queen's at all had they not cancelled this bizarre, and irascible gimmick.

Vin Judah
02-14-2007, 07:29 PM
hooray!

cherry@cupcake
02-14-2007, 07:32 PM
You beat me to it! Just read this very same news on BBC teletext and came to spread the joy.

Thank goodness Queens saw sense. I wonder which tournament will be next?

Saumon
02-14-2007, 07:33 PM
:yippee:

nobama
02-14-2007, 07:38 PM
Thank god. I'm beginning to wonder how much the TDs really wanted RR. Hopefully Fed's wish of RR being gone in 2008 will become reality.

superhoops
02-14-2007, 07:39 PM
YES! Delighted when I saw the news on the Beeb. Means we will get to see good competitive matches again.

Labamba
02-14-2007, 07:48 PM
Wonderful news! :banana:

The schedule would have been awful at Queen's, glad to see common sense has prevailed. :)

The RR experiment is starting to crumble even before it really started :yeah:

TheBoiledEgg
02-14-2007, 07:54 PM
:woohoo: :banana:

scoobs
02-14-2007, 08:04 PM
That's good news, and a necessary step.

We were saying on the other RR thread when Bastad scrapped it that it would be a logistical nightmare for Queens to host it without an extra day, which they couldn't have due to Roland Garros.

qczi
02-14-2007, 08:07 PM
great decision :yeah:

Andre♥
02-14-2007, 08:56 PM
My favourite tournament is not holding a RR!!! :yeah:

Björki
02-14-2007, 08:57 PM
great news! :)

R.Federer
02-14-2007, 09:00 PM
Could always count on the Brits to have common sense. :)

LK_22
02-14-2007, 09:02 PM
:banana:

lau
02-14-2007, 09:05 PM
Great news :yeah:

stebs
02-14-2007, 09:06 PM
Thank god. I'm beginning to wonder how much the TDs really wanted RR. Hopefully Fed's wish of RR being gone in 2008 will become reality.

Even Mr. Disney said that he expected the idea to be scrapped in '08.

dylan24
02-14-2007, 09:09 PM
RR is the dumbest idea of all time.
thank god some tournaments are realizing that its a retarded idea and players will throw matches if they don't have to win them.

Sunset of Age
02-14-2007, 09:11 PM
WOW, GREAT DECISION!!!

All good news today...!

Hendu
02-14-2007, 09:12 PM
Even Mr. Disney said that he expected the idea to be scrapped in '08.

really? :)

do you have a link?

cobalt60
02-14-2007, 09:21 PM
:yeah:

ae wowww
02-14-2007, 09:25 PM
Phew.

jazar
02-14-2007, 09:26 PM
thank god. RR would ruin the world's best tournament outside the slams

Norrage
02-14-2007, 09:57 PM
If there is one tourney that should have round robin it's Queens...I dont know why you people are just replying to this without any brains...
The grass season is so incredibly short that this would mean loads to the players to at least play 2 matches on grass to get in some grass form!
The amount of players I have seen losing early in any grass tourney, and in little amounts of time (grass matches last 1 hour on average), just because of lack of practise or because they were playing a qualifier who did get used to the green stuff, is uncountable!

I dont like the RR, but mixing it up through the year on just a small amount of tourneys wont hurt anybody IMO and for a grass tourney like this it could only mean a good thing?

musefanatic
02-14-2007, 09:58 PM
Ah thank god for that!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: It'll take a long time for them to cave in i'm sure, us stubborn brits with our traditions :lol:

silverwhite
02-14-2007, 09:59 PM
:woohoo:

scarecrows
02-14-2007, 10:01 PM
:yeah:

2 good news in round 1 week

jazar
02-14-2007, 10:03 PM
If there is one tourney that should have round robin it's Queens...I dont know why you people are just replying to this without any brains...
The grass season is so incredibly short that this would mean loads to the players to at least play 2 matches on grass to get in some grass form!
The amount of players I have seen losing early in any grass tourney, and in little amounts of time (grass matches last 1 hour on average), just because of lack of practise or because they were playing a qualifier who did get used to the green stuff, is uncountable!

I dont like the RR, but mixing it up through the year on just a small amount of tourneys wont hurt anybody IMO and for a grass tourney like this it could only mean a good thing?

i see your point. but outside of wimbledon, queens is the most prestigious grass court tournament in the world and people dont want to see it ruined by the fiasco's round robin tournaments can create, such as the tanking of matches. if they decided to make nottingham a round robin, people would still care but less so, as nottingham is not as important or prestigious as queens

Norrage
02-14-2007, 10:06 PM
i see your point. but outside of wimbledon, queens is the most prestigious grass court tournament in the world and people dont want to see it ruined by the fiasco's round robin tournaments can create, such as the tanking of matches. if they decided to make nottingham a round robin, people would still care but less so, as nottingham is not as important or prestigious as queens

I see your point too and I agree with it too. I was mainly saying though that if they do stick to their RR plan then I would think it's best to do it with the grass tourneys and leave other (also) prestigious tournaments as they are.

Sofyaxo
02-14-2007, 10:08 PM
I'm excited beyond words about this. Queens is saved! :worship:

I hope Disney is getting a message from all this.

Kalliopeia
02-14-2007, 10:11 PM
Even Mr. Disney said that he expected the idea to be scrapped in '08.

Did he really? Where/when did he say that?

Via
02-14-2007, 10:33 PM
:yippee: hope there's more to come

If there is one tourney that should have round robin it's Queens...I dont know why you people are just replying to this without any brains...
The grass season is so incredibly short that this would mean loads to the players to at least play 2 matches on grass to get in some grass form!
The amount of players I have seen losing early in any grass tourney, and in little amounts of time (grass matches last 1 hour on average), just because of lack of practise or because they were playing a qualifier who did get used to the green stuff, is uncountable!

I dont like the RR, but mixing it up through the year on just a small amount of tourneys wont hurt anybody IMO and for a grass tourney like this it could only mean a good thing?
if that's the problem then the only solution is to prolong the grass season, and not to squeeze as many 'practice' matches as possible into a span of two weeks.

ASP0315
02-14-2007, 10:43 PM
:woohoo:

So only 8 more remaining touranments uses RR format.

I love this grass court surface in Queen. :yeah: I wish they would transport this grass court surface to wimbledon. :devil:

johnnylad
02-14-2007, 10:50 PM
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And the answer to Norrage is more grass court tournaments and less clay ones!!!

yakuzaninja
02-14-2007, 10:53 PM
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And the answer to Norrage is more grass court tournaments and less clay ones!!!

I'd partially say so but they also need to take some hard court out too, there's two US seasons (which is far too much) and there shouldn't be any clay post-Wimbledon.

johnnylad
02-14-2007, 11:00 PM
I'd partially say so but they also need to take some hard court out too, there's two US seasons (which is far too much) and there shouldn't be any clay post-Wimbledon.

Quite right! Good things about grass. Quick matches, hopefully less train on the body.
A few more tournaments may give other players the chance to improve and maybe get closer to Federer.

I suffer from clay court burn out after a while. Never understood why they go back to it after Wimbledon....

nisha
02-14-2007, 11:03 PM
thank god!

Jimnik
02-14-2007, 11:12 PM
That's great news. And hopefully we'll continue get the 56-player draw instead of 48.

Andy and Lleyton will be happy. They only need 5 matches to win the tournament, not 6.

Jimnik
02-14-2007, 11:16 PM
If there is one tourney that should have round robin it's Queens...I dont know why you people are just replying to this without any brains...
The grass season is so incredibly short that this would mean loads to the players to at least play 2 matches on grass to get in some grass form!
The amount of players I have seen losing early in any grass tourney, and in little amounts of time (grass matches last 1 hour on average), just because of lack of practise or because they were playing a qualifier who did get used to the green stuff, is uncountable!

I dont like the RR, but mixing it up through the year on just a small amount of tourneys wont hurt anybody IMO and for a grass tourney like this it could only mean a good thing?
Indeed players like Davydenko won't be happy with this news. He usually needs much more time and match practise to get use to a surface. But the solution to the grass court season isn't RR. They should introduce a TMS between Queens/Halle and Nottingham/s-hertogenbosch.

ASP0315
02-14-2007, 11:27 PM
Indeed players like Davydenko won't be happy with this news. He usually needs much more time and match practise to get use to a surface. But the solution to the grass court season isn't RR. They should introduce a TMS between Queens/Halle and Nottingham/s-hertogenbosch.

Not enough time to arrange TMS tournament. Plus most of the clay court specialists will skip it and go directly to Wimbledon.

Grass court scheduling is packed up.

Dupuis2006
02-15-2007, 12:14 AM
Awesome news!!

Chris Seahorse
02-15-2007, 12:42 AM
Wonderful news. I'm very relieved. Anyone know an email address where we can all thank the tournament director again?

Jlee
02-15-2007, 01:21 AM
YES!!!!! Best news ever :yeah: Way to have some sense!!!!!

ChinoRios4Ever
02-15-2007, 01:46 AM
:yeah:

Corswandt
02-15-2007, 02:24 AM
Wonderful news. I'm very relieved. Anyone know an email address where we can all thank the tournament director again?

Ian Wight - ian.wight@stellaartoischamps.com

http://www.stellaartoistennis.com/contact/contact.asp

Federer&Hingis
02-15-2007, 04:01 PM
The best news after Federer won AO 2007.