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Yes, At Major Finals and YEC Final 33 38.82%
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No, They Won't Be Able To Maintain For 5 Sets 31 36.47%
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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 2008, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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I Think The Rafa-Roger Final Showed Us Why Best Of 5 Matches Exist!

That was ONE of the MOST FANTASTIC tennis matches that I've seen.

And I was talking with one of the posters here, and wondered why they discontinued best-of-5 finals for the YEC?

I think Best of 5 Finals for the YEC and GS finals would be GREAT!

Don't you think so?

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Re: I Think The Rafa-Roger Final Showed Us Why Best Of 5 Matches Exist!

totally agreed. but i don't think women can produce such amazing 5 sets match though. they will screw up at 3rd or 4th bc of the exaustion.

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totally agreed. but i don't think women can produce such amazing 5 sets match though. they will screw up at 3rd or 4th bc of the exaustion.

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May I suggest a title change though?
Something like "Should WTA have best of 5 sets for GS and YEC finals?" would reflect the thread better


Oh and btw, I remember seeing 1 best of 5 WTA match, I think the last year they had it at the YEC. 4th set (last set) wasn't pretty....

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Re: I Think The Rafa-Roger Final Showed Us Why Best Of 5 Matches Exist!

Yea, I don't know if best fo 5 for Women is good ... I like it the way it is. You could argue that this is harder because you've gotta be on your game from the 1st ball.
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Re: I Think The Rafa-Roger Final Showed Us Why Best Of 5 Matches Exist!

We've got to respect the limitations of women. Most could only play five sets if they lose their intensity on court. It would be so boring.

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you want to see a chaky kuzzy match over 5 sets

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Re: I Think The Rafa-Roger Final Showed Us Why Best Of 5 Matches Exist!

Yesterday's match was special but one of the very few special ones. The other 5 setters normally bore me to death.

My option is to have both men and women play 3 sets. That way there would be no argument about prize money and you could fit more matches on the bigger courts.

The YEC finals never really took off (there were what, 3 five-setters over that period).
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you want to see a chaky kuzzy match over 5 sets
Remember it would be only GS/YEC finals. Well never see a Chaky 5 set match.

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Re: I Think The Rafa-Roger Final Showed Us Why Best Of 5 Matches Exist!

Nadal should of won it in 3. He gagged hard the the match on his serve 2 point in a row.

5 sets and Fed winning would have made your point better.

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Re: I Think The Rafa-Roger Final Showed Us Why Best Of 5 Matches Exist!

yes, best of 5 sets at majors and YEC.. but they should start it at the YEC before they bring them to the slams... how many times have we seen two set matches get close at the end of the second, if they were 5 setters we'd probably see closer and more interesting match...
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Re: I Think The Rafa-Roger Final Showed Us Why Best Of 5 Matches Exist!

Rafa v Rog was an exception... not all best of 5 matches are like that.

I've never seen a best of 5 match played by women... how were they?

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Re: I Think The Rafa-Roger Final Showed Us Why Best Of 5 Matches Exist!

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you want to see a chaky kuzzy match over 5 sets
Yeah but the likelihood of Chaky and Kuzzy reaching these big finals?

It's an interesting idea with pros and cons. I mean, there is the issue of stamina (considering women have to try to maintain some feminine physique otherwise face denigration).

But at the same time, had the mens match been best of 3 sets, Roger would have lost 6-4 6-4 in an abysmal match. We shouldn't underestimate the ability of top female players to stage these comebacks. Dementieva, Kuznetsova, Serena, Jankovic, Sharapova and some others I think could last 5 sets. Provided Anemia is sorted, Venus too.

Who knows, had Venus V serena been best of 5, Serea could have been able to find her range and game.

Also, I've seen a good few mens matches where the loser has just been exhausted in the final set. Could as many men last tough 5 setters without cheap points off big serves? Just a thought.
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Re: I Think The Rafa-Roger Final Showed Us Why Best Of 5 Matches Exist!

There may be a player or 2 (Dementieva) that could last a long 5 setter but that's about it. If players like Venus, JJ, Sveta are tiring out in 3rd sets, can we imagine them going that distance?

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Re: I Think The Rafa-Roger Final Showed Us Why Best Of 5 Matches Exist!

They should have played best of 3 so that humilation of Federer didn't last for 7 hours.
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Re: I Think The Rafa-Roger Final Showed Us Why Best Of 5 Matches Exist!

^^ what the..? did you and the rest of the world watch the same match? It was FAR from a humiliation. Both men played one of the best matches ever played at the Wimby Final.

Re: Best of 5 sets. I think it would actually make the women work and train harder. It's not impossible. Unless, you feel that women just can't "hang".
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