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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 2003, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Do the fans and media fuss too much over rankings?

Do the fans and media make the rankings more important than they are?
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Absolutely. Unlike in team sports, the way tennis calculates them is totally arbitrary.
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The rankings-system is just flawed.....rewards quantity over quality, by allowing players to discard weak results.

A rankings-system should reward QUALITY first!

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I don't like the rankings, so I count myself as one who fusses too much over the rankings.
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it does reward quality, (expletive).
serena was ranked #1 with 12 or so tournaments because they were all awesome tournaments.

but justine and kim have dominated since shes been out, have won more titles than serena this year, and have played more in general.

for serena to still be #1 (while playing like 10 tournaments in 52 weeks) when justine has 2 slams and 8 titles would be bullshit.
the only argument that could hold water is if you say the ranking system holds kim's quantity of play... bc she hasn't won a slam, but she has wonj everything else-- 9 titles...
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Which media? The U.S. sports media has no idea who the #1 is.
And they don't care.

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Certainly some posters here focus WAY too much on it!!
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post #8 of 37 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 2003, 10:07 PM
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If you ask me, there's too much emphasis on grand slam singles titles too!! So, in my new revised tennis tour:

DOUBLES GS titles means EVERYTHING.

Singles GS & rankings means NOTHING.

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*cough* What about people who have won the French Open?

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it does reward quality, (expletive).
serena was ranked #1 with 12 or so tournaments because they were all awesome tournaments.

but justine and kim have dominated since shes been out, have won more titles than serena this year, and have played more in general.

for serena to still be #1 (while playing like 10 tournaments in 52 weeks) when justine has 2 slams and 8 titles would be bullshit.
the only argument that could hold water is if you say the ranking system holds kim's quantity of play... bc she hasn't won a slam, but she has wonj everything else-- 9 titles...
But isn´t it about Kim and Justine that we are talking about now?!

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Hey Sue, I really don't think winning the French Open even comes CLOSE to winning a few Wimbledon dubs titles c'mon be serious here!

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OK, so I'll admit that you are Queen of the Universe Pam, but don't I get special treatment with the rankings because of being me?

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u can put them on ignore
not like i'd do that in a million years-- love ya pam!
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Yes, let's have more fuss about the doubles rankings. The truly great players are the ones that made it to # 1 in doubles.

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