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A recent example : it is quite fitting that Wimbledon got robbed of perhaps an extra hour of epicness of that Federer-Djokovic Final only a year after its knee-jerk reaction to introduce a 5th set TB.

I bet that every tennis fan on the planet would have preferred Fedole to keep going at it until someone blinks. But no, few old farts at the All England Club thought they should be in control of when a match of such magnitude should end.
 

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A recent exampe : it is quite fitting that Wimbledon got robbed of perhaps and extra hour of epicness of that Federer-Djokovic Final only a year after its knee-jerk reaction to introduce 5th set TB.

I bet that every tennis fan on the planet would have preferred Fedole to keep going at it until someone blinks. But no, few old farts at the All England Club thought they should be in control of when a match of such magnitude should end.
I don't know about that, but i would rather watch paint dry than to gaze at Isner and Mahut for 26 hours unable to break their opponent's serve, then when one manages it, to see him listless the day after because their tank is totally empty.
 

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Men's majors and masters tournament finals should always be best of 5, NO 5th set TB, period. There is no next day to worry about.

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A recent exampe : it is quite fitting that Wimbledon got robbed of perhaps and extra hour of epicness of that Federer-Djokovic Final only a year after its knee-jerk reaction to introduce 5th set TB.

I bet that every tennis fan on the planet would have preferred Fedole to keep going at it until someone blinks. But no, few old farts at the All England Club thought they should be in control of when a match of such magnitude should end.
Playing a tie breaker at 12-12 (or even 6-6) is really not the issue if you look at the big picture.
 

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Agree totally with Simon's comments.
But it's also part of a larger socio-economic climate--crass commercialism, dumbing down, everything has to be faster and assumptions of no attention span.
The very worst is no add scoring. But all of it mainly sucks. TBs in final sets at slams are a good thing though. Some changes make sense.
 

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A recent exampe : it is quite fitting that Wimbledon got robbed of perhaps and extra hour of epicness of that Federer-Djokovic Final only a year after its knee-jerk reaction to introduce 5th set TB.

I bet that every tennis fan on the planet would have preferred Fedole to keep going at it until someone blinks. But no, few old farts at the All England Club thought they should be in control of when a match of such magnitude should end.
No, I certainly wouldn't want that to go forever, and i noticed most posters here don't want it to go on forever. All the commies and pundits like the 5th set TBs. YOur bet that "every tennis fan on the planet" is ridiculous.
The quality of the tennis sucks after 5 long sets, and it's cruel to the players.
 

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A recent exampe : it is quite fitting that Wimbledon got robbed of perhaps and extra hour of epicness of that Federer-Djokovic Final only a year after its knee-jerk reaction to introduce 5th set TB.

I bet that every tennis fan on the planet would have preferred Fedole to keep going at it until someone blinks. But no, few old farts at the All England Club thought they should be in control of when a match of such magnitude should end.
Men's majors and masters tournament finals should always be best of 5, NO 5th set TB, period. There is no next day to worry about.

Finally,
masterclass
No, I certainly wouldn't want that to go forever, and i noticed most posters here don't want it to go on forever. All the commies and pundits like the 5th set TBs. YOur bet that "every tennis fan on the planet" is ridiculous.
The quality of the tennis sucks after 5 long sets, and it's cruel to the players.

PIile Drive is right on this one. Let it keep on going.

Why do you have to arbitrarily end something that is so pleasing to watch? Gladiators fighting it out till the very end is the best thing about tennis. These guys train for 6 hours , eating controlled diets , etc and live for the moments of never ending 5th sets .
 

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Tennis is one of the greatest sports in how it maintains its popularity throughout the season, year to year there is simply no need for change, I very much hope that there a as few changes as possible to the sport in the very long term let alone the short term. We have great battles on the court between great players: Tennis's simplicity and long term continuity is its great strength.
 

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I don't know about that, but i would rather watch paint dry than to gaze at Isner and Mahut for 26 hours unable to break their opponent's serve, then when one manages it, to see him listless the day after because their tank is totally empty.
That is the problem. You change everything because once in 50 years something happens that will not happen the next 50 years? But for these next 50 years people will suffer because of this change. All the time. I guess this is the definition of knee-jerk reaction.
Why change FCOL? It is at its peak. Everything is going fantastic. There is nowhere more to go without falling off.
 

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A recent example : it is quite fitting that Wimbledon got robbed of perhaps an extra hour of epicness of that Federer-Djokovic Final only a year after its knee-jerk reaction to introduce a 5th set TB.

I bet that every tennis fan on the planet would have preferred Fedole to keep going at it until someone blinks. But no, few old farts at the All England Club thought they should be in control of when a match of such magnitude should end.
Are you really asking for the players to play an hour more after they've already played for five hours ?
And please don't give me the "they get paid millions of dollars, so they can endure any inhuman punishment" line...

On topic I can say I'm only ok with final set TBs in all Grand slams for the moment. I don't know why they need to play the 5th set forever, unnecessarily taxing for players, and not like a final set TB is too new for the fans, as it's already a thing in ATP tournaments.
 

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I think there needs 5 sets for MEN in all tournaments!
I would go for it but the problem is that not enough days and time on court to complete the OOP and the tournament itself. If the draw is 16, rather than 28 or 32 or 48 or 64 for 250 then sure, go for it. The only tournament that is able to pull off best of 5 sets would be IW, and Miami. Not enough time to pull off 5 or 6 matches in 7 days for best of 5 set matches. You need rest to recover and your body needs a day off from exercise if you are working out in a weight room and this applies to all sports.
 

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Of course there is a happy medium between no-ad and Fast 4 and 70-68 in the 5th

I've always liked a TB at 9-9 in the 5th myself
 

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A recent example : it is quite fitting that Wimbledon got robbed of perhaps an extra hour of epicness of that Federer-Djokovic Final only a year after its knee-jerk reaction to introduce a 5th set TB.

I bet that every tennis fan on the planet would have preferred Fedole to keep going at it until someone blinks. But no, few old farts at the All England Club thought they should be in control of when a match of such magnitude should end.
Amen. Such a travesty that the match did not go to it's fullest length. That's the absolute worst outcome to have a true Wimbledon final denied because of their crap policy.
 

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PIile Drive is right on this one. Let it keep on going.

Why do you have to arbitrarily end something that is so pleasing to watch? Gladiators fighting it out till the very end is the best thing about tennis. These guys train for 6 hours , eating controlled diets , etc and live for the moments of never ending 5th sets .
Not only does the quality of tennis suck, the winner is always rewarded with losing the next round (unless a final) because he's exhausted. How fair is that?

Also those super long matches screw up the sched--Isner/Anderson screwed up Djok/Rafa two years ago at Wimb.

I have heard all commies and pundits say they are in favour of 5th set Tbs, not a single naysayer. That should tell you something. They rarely all agree on anything.

No brainer.
 
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