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Re: WTA CEO Steve Simon wants to speed up the game with new formats

Yes.

No new formats.

Just faster surfaces please.

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New formats? What the hell does he mean by that? I also think we need more faster courts rather than those formats.
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Stop that troll. Bring back Stacey.
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And just like everybody else I´ll add nothing by saying: all you need is faster surfaces, especially on the stand alone hardcourt/indoors events and especially toward the end of the season. You have enough slow court grinds in the combined events. You want better health and more impressive shot-making: speed up 8-10 hardcourt events per season. Even at the danger of Shitra winning more titles again like Wuhan.

Oh and all the fake MTO and toliet breaks, although it would be pretty hilarious to see on-court coaching, a medical timeout and a toilet break all in the span of a 4-1 set.

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Yes to speed up the surface, but no to the new formats - whatever that might be I don't even want to know what they're discussing about this.
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I fear "new formats" would just be the same suggestions we've heard before: no more "AD points", only first serves, TB at 5-5 etc.


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Is there anyone that thinks the women's game needs speeding up?
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No, not necessary until at least the 26th of January 2018.
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Why would this CEO clown hold a roundtable discussion in Wuhan, has he not noticed that there is hardly anyone there to participate??
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I fear "new formats" would just be the same suggestions we've heard before: no more "AD points", only first serves, TB at 5-5 etc.
That's what I'm afraid of.

The day the WTA starts using no-ad scoring in singles is the day I'll stop watching (and I've been watching women's tennis for a LONG time).

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I am not good with questionable changes.
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I fear "new formats" would just be the same suggestions we've heard before: no more "AD points", only first serves, TB at 5-5 etc.


Sigh.
I even fear that this is what he is aiming at:

FAST4 tennis: Roger Federer helps launch new format in Sydney

If the WTA introduces such a format, I’ll stop watching.

Typical WTA, too dump to promote a great product, and then they come up with idiotic rule changes.

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A tiebreak at 3 all?!


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That's what I'm afraid of.

The day the WTA starts using no-ad scoring in singles is the day I'll stop watching (and I've been watching women's tennis for a LONG time).
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I even fear that this is what he is aiming at:

FAST4 tennis: Roger Federer helps launch new format in Sydney

If the WTA introduces such a format, I’ll stop watching.

Typical WTA, too dump to promote a great product, and then they come up with idiotic rule changes.
What Stevie Boy needs to get into that thick skull of his is that any radical changes would alienate much of the small base of hardcore fans that remain, along with a substantial number of the more casual fans who only watch the slams and some of the other large events. It would also likely devalue the product for key rights holders and stakeholders, such as TV companies, sponsors, etc.
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Re: WTA CEO Steve Simon wants to speed up the game with new formats

If those weird changes of speeding up the game were to be applied it makes it super hard to compare tournament winners/ champions from before and after. Hopefully its only tour events and they stay away from Slams if the worst happens and it gets pushed through.
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