Re: 2014 Kick Off Weekend
Oh, and there was another 3rd set experiment that impacted....
# 16 Vandy beat # 19 GT 4-3.... the deciding match at # 4 was won by Vandy AFTER she had lost the second set 6-1. Now there is no way to know what would happen if the third had been played out but I would bet money in Vegas the odds are heavily favored on the player that wins a second set, particularly a lop sided second set, to win the third set.
These experiments are a mess. AND VERY UNFAIR TO THE ATHLETES INVOLVED.
As said before, IF the real goal is to shorten matches than just stop at 4 pts. It messes up the individual records but no more so than this mess of an idea. And it's those blow out matches that can provide shorter work days PLUS fans would actually understand stopping play when the dual match is decided. Game over.
But when you do get an epic three setter to decide the match, that is what pulls fans in and it's fair to the athletes participating.
Last edited by beachman49; Jan 28th, 2014 at 03:35 PM.