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Does anyone know why the YEC is only 4 doubles teams?

The ATP tour does 8 teams with the same setup as the singles RR groups. It's pretty asinine to only basically play a SF and a F to win the YEC. It doesn't even really make sense?

Why don't they just invite 8 teams at the year end?
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Re: Does anyone know why the YEC is only 4 doubles teams?

I believe they are not thinking about the number of competitive teams. They just count the number of players, It is 8. Same as singles.

But It would be better If they allowed 8 teams to compete.
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Re: Does anyone know why the YEC is only 4 doubles teams?

They're stupid, they changed everything in 2003. Singles goes down to 8 and RR, while doubles gets cut down to 4 teams and 3 matches


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Re: Does anyone know why the YEC is only 4 doubles teams?

And another good question is, why in the hell do they use the Super tiebreak in the doubles for YEC? I understand that they have for the whole season, so they are used to it, but for such a big event they shouldn't, but then again doubles just has been getting belittled more and more


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Re: Does anyone know why the YEC is only 4 doubles teams?

It should be 8 teams and played during the day since the singles begin in the late afternoon.

The only problem would be when a team like Serena/Venus qualify and singles must be played before doubles.

Expand it to 8 teams, pronto. Win 2 matches and get 1500 pts? Ridiculous.
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Re: Does anyone know why the YEC is only 4 doubles teams?

It's just pathetic

Btw do you know if the YEC is kinda mandatory? I mean what if Stosur (e.g) says 'No, I don't want to play the YEC in doubles', what happens? Obviously Stubbs wouldn't be able to play with another partner. So? The 5th pair takes their place?
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Re: Does anyone know why the YEC is only 4 doubles teams?

I have no idea. I don't think the YEC is mandatory though.

I'd imagine, yeah, they'd default their spot to the 5th spot in the race.
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Re: Does anyone know why the YEC is only 4 doubles teams?

I feel bad for those doubles players come to Doha and lost their first round match It's like waste their time and money.


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The ATP tour does 8 teams with the same setup as the singles RR groups. It's pretty asinine to only basically play a SF and a F to win the YEC. It doesn't even really make sense?

Why don't they just invite 8 teams at the year end?
Because women's doubles is a bore to watch, that's why.

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Btw do you know if the YEC is kinda mandatory? I mean what if Stosur (e.g) says 'No, I don't want to play the YEC in doubles', what happens? Obviously Stubbs wouldn't be able to play with another partner. So? The 5th pair takes their place?
Participation is mandatory.

Yes, 5th team would replace them.
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I feel bad for those doubles players come to Doha and lost their first round match It's like waste their time and money.
The two teams that lost in the first round last year, Srebotnik/Sugiyama and Medina Garrigues/Ruano Pascual, split $93,750. If you consider that a waste of time, that's your business, but they certainly made more money than they spent.

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Mandatory is a very reltive notion in doubles...

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I feel bad for those doubles players come to Doha and lost their first round match It's like waste their time and money.
Waste of time? Yes. Waste of money? No.

I agree though, 4 teams is a joke. You can't even do a RR, and a knockout draw is so lame.

Maybe even if they had 6 teams and did a RR with 2 groups. Or 8 teams with RR or knockout.

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Waste of time? Yes. Waste of money? No.
Waste of time?

If you are one of the 4 teams in the world you are supposed to have a decent chance to win the trophy...so if you think this is a waste of time what do you think of any player who loses in the first round of any Tour event (let alone the ITF) earning 10-20 or 50 times less money?

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