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GoDominique
Oct 27th, 2006, 12:28 AM
Seriously, that's by far the dumbest thing that has ever been done in tennis, and god knows there have been a lot of dumb things already. :lol:

So, hopefully not.

Mateo Mathieu
Oct 27th, 2006, 12:53 AM
What have I miss something? :confused: RR on a 'normal' tournament, let's say, Sydney?

GoDominique
Oct 27th, 2006, 12:59 AM
What have I miss something? :confused: RR on a 'normal' tournament, let's say, Sydney?
Yes. But Sydney is not among the selected tournament. Adelaide is though.

pierce0415
Oct 27th, 2006, 12:59 AM
of course
he has followed the ATP on everything else

iPatty
Oct 27th, 2006, 01:00 AM
God I hope not. But, knowing Larry Scott, he'll ramble on about how it's good for the game, when really, we're taking away from the tradition of the sport with every new rule change.

selesfan1
Oct 27th, 2006, 01:03 AM
I hope he won't

vogus
Oct 27th, 2006, 01:16 AM
there will be a lot of opposition from the top WTA players to round robin format, because they'll lose their treasured 1st-round byes. ATP doesn't give byes, so for the top male players it doesn't make much of a difference.

Wayn77
Oct 27th, 2006, 01:25 AM
Another dumb gimmick being touted with dark undertones (an elite superleague aka football?).

Tennis is a contest decided in the present tense - at the end of the match there is a winner and a loser. Please Larry put round robin where it belongs - straight in the bin.)

Fingon
Oct 27th, 2006, 02:50 AM
Seriously, that's by far the dumbest thing that has ever been done in tennis, and god knows there have been a lot of dumb things already. :lol:

So, hopefully not.

Larry comes from the ATP and seems to think everything the ATP does is right.

And everything he has done is dumb.

so.

RJWCapriati
Oct 27th, 2006, 02:58 AM
Round Robin? WTF - the YEC is the only tournament that needs the format.:fiery:

Ben.
Oct 27th, 2006, 02:59 AM
well if larry scott does decide 2 place in round robin, at least he'll have alot of attention on himself good or bad (mostly bad) by tennis fans. what other stupid ideas does he have in the near future that will make women's tennis ugly? who no's. i begging that it doesn't happen.

alwayshingis
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:02 AM
The players would throw a FIT. Let's hope they have enough clout to get this thing trashed.

It would result in them playing more matches per week right? Well, that's exactly what you want to implement if you have an injury problem on tour: more matches.

Greenout
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:36 AM
Unlike the ATP, the problem of the WTA isn't keeping the elite divas deep in draw, but to actually get them physically there at the tournament! :p

cr_ar_4ever
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:39 AM
I hope not. I don't like the idea at all.

star
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:41 AM
I really, really hope not. But considering this is Larry Scott, it is not unlikely :help:

vogus
Oct 27th, 2006, 05:27 AM
Unlike the ATP, the problem of the WTA isn't keeping the elite divas deep in draw, but to actually get them physically there at the tournament! :p


WTA is more dependent on star power than ATP. There are only a handful of players in women's tennis who can drive the success of a tournament, and so naturally these players are in very high demand. In the men's, they have a deeper reserve of name players, and somebody different can step up each week without the tournies and the tour losing a lot of credibility.

Lindsayfan32
Oct 27th, 2006, 02:52 PM
Well let's see Larry Scott has done a lot of dumb things in the past why not add to the list with round robin rounds in tournment it has to be the dumbest idea anyone has come up with. Lindsay was right in saying players will not give their best if they know they are already in the next round.

Kunal
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:03 PM
warum nicht?

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:51 PM
Larry Scott should go buy himself a wig.

-sugi-
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:58 PM
Please no

I personally find Round Robin formats hard to follow compared to the normal draws :sad:

goldenlox
Oct 27th, 2006, 04:42 PM
It's really irrelevant.
Just like BJK saying that top players need to play each other.
That happened all year. Justine made every slam final, Kim, Amelie and Maria each made 3 slam SF's

Top players were facing off all year, and nobody cared.
If they get players to play twice in 1 week, they will be pulling out of next week tournaments all the time

Edith09
Oct 27th, 2006, 05:06 PM
I may stop to watch tennis, if this happens....

Corswandt
Oct 28th, 2006, 02:14 AM
It's really irrelevant.
Just like BJK saying that top players need to play each other.
That happened all year. Justine made every slam final, Kim, Amelie and Maria each made 3 slam SF's

Top players were facing off all year, and nobody cared.

Too right. Kim met JHH in three consecutive semis, one of the matches being, granted, poor, but the other two were classics, the Eastbourne semi one of the very best matches of the whole season. Nobody gave a fuck - instead everyone in here was whining that there are no longer any rivalries on the Tour and all the usual crap.

goldenlox
Oct 28th, 2006, 04:05 PM
The media that covers tennis has to celebrate each event.
Not focus on the same few players every week.
That's how ESPN killed tennis in the US