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polishprodigy
May 18th, 2003, 05:06 AM
I want to see how many FWTT players support doubles play-ins. Personally, I think it would add great excitement to the doubles game in fwtt.

Juniors could get play-ins into challengers or tier events and challenger doubles winners could get play-ins into tier events.

I know alx is not in favour of this idea, but I want to see what everyone else thinks to see if I'm not crazy.

My junior won her 3rd doubles title, and its time that she got some credit! ;)

Lee-Waters' Boy
May 18th, 2003, 05:08 AM
Since the singles get it, I don't see why the doubles shouldn't. It would help, for example in Bol Selles and Whitten won their title winning only 2 matches. Maybe an extra team would help fill out the draw. Plus there's no reason for junior doubles players to not be rewarded the same as singles.

Mateo Mathieu
May 18th, 2003, 05:08 AM
No

Lee-Waters' Boy
May 18th, 2003, 05:09 AM
No

And what is your reason for saying No? Do you have a valid argument? OR just that Alx told you to say no?

Alek
May 18th, 2003, 05:12 AM
No

That is my same answer.

Sharapova's_Boy
May 18th, 2003, 05:13 AM
I agree with Paul. It's a great idea! :D

Lee-Waters' Boy
May 18th, 2003, 05:13 AM
why don't you guys give valid reasons for saying no? or just to be asses?

Alek
May 18th, 2003, 05:18 AM
I'm an ass. http://www.smilies.okipages.com/s/contrib/tweetz/moon.gif

Simply no, too much. Then anyone can get a spot, only be lucky get a good partner and let your partner to do all the work. And woohoo I get in by doing nothing.

I would give Rennae Stubbs a doubles wc into Acapulco, but why would I give her a singles one if she is only better than Nancy. In the other hand I would give a wc to Seles, why not also play doubles, she would bring people into stands.

Anyways. I don't decide anything in this game, I'm only a kind of "moderator" if people decide to have then then they will be.

Joseosu19
May 18th, 2003, 05:18 AM
yes

Lee-Waters' Boy
May 18th, 2003, 05:21 AM
we aren't asking for doubles winners to get singles wildcards, just for the team to get a doubles wildcard. who cares who did the work, if the team won, the team deserves the credit. and hopefully people will think that the credit should be a WC.

Alek
May 18th, 2003, 05:23 AM
And so they become a Whitney Laiho/Jessica Lehnoff

Lee-Waters' Boy
May 18th, 2003, 05:26 AM
thats silly though, should jennifer selles not get credit cuz i send pts ever week then? yet shes ranked higher than me?

polishprodigy
May 18th, 2003, 05:26 AM
I'm an ass. http://www.smilies.okipages.com/s/contrib/tweetz/moon.gif

Simply no, too much. Then anyone can get a spot, only be lucky get a good partner and let your partner to do all the work. And woohoo I get in by doing nothing.

I would give Rennae Stubbs a doubles wc into Acapulco, but why would I give her a singles one if she is only better than Nancy. In the other hand I would give a wc to Seles, why not also play doubles, she would bring people into stands.


We don't have stands ;) And Stubbs doesnt want to play like Nancy in singles, she wants DOUBLES WC.

And not necessarily true for your first point, as when Dulko (my pro) played with Ferrer in Sarasota 2002, my junior and Gambill beat them in the final, and I had no idea what points my pro was using for doubles! So it just goes to show you that anything can happen!

Alek
May 18th, 2003, 05:29 AM
Maybe Selles shouldn't but that's not my problem.
As I said before, people will decide what they want. You won't change my opinion with anything you say. People decide.

I only don't want then receiving messages on how horrible has been losing in r1's of tournaments against 100 wc's.

Lee-Waters' Boy
May 18th, 2003, 05:38 AM
if they lose to a WC thats their problem, not yours....maybe they need to prove they are better than the WC and win lol

anyway yea, hopefully more people will voice their opinions

Mateo Mathieu
May 18th, 2003, 05:39 AM
We don't have stands ;) And Stubbs doesnt want to play like Nancy in singles, she wants DOUBLES WC.

And not necessarily true for your first point, as when Dulko (my pro) played with Ferrer in Estoril 2002, my junior and Gambill beat them in the final, and I had no idea what points my pro was using for doubles! So it just goes to show you that anything can happen!
It was Sarasota :p

KoOlMaNsEaN
May 18th, 2003, 02:44 PM
Yes

paul_masterton
May 18th, 2003, 03:34 PM
i dont think doubles play-ins exist on teh wta tour.

So thats my reason for saying no.

Mateo Mathieu
May 18th, 2003, 03:58 PM
i dont think doubles play-ins exist on teh wta tour.

So thats my reason for saying no.
Excatly!!

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
May 18th, 2003, 05:14 PM
No

1-More work, and it's already complicated enough to keep up with what we have.

2-WTA doesn't do it.

3-Only about 10% of the people that get the play-in will realize that they actually got into a main draw.

Lee-Waters' Boy
May 18th, 2003, 05:20 PM
If its more work then forget it, but the wta doesn't do junior singles play ins for every event either so thats an invalid reason.

Scotso
May 18th, 2003, 06:47 PM
No

the jamierbelyea
May 18th, 2003, 07:12 PM
I think the whole point of the singles play-ins was to limit the amount of activity of juniors in the draws of pro tournaments and keep them playing in juniors. IT was a solution to an ongoing problem, the doubles play ins isn't a solution to any problem, so I don't think they are necessary. :)

Becool
May 18th, 2003, 08:22 PM
ņo

Tennis124
May 19th, 2003, 12:31 AM
Very strong NO

Sonf@
May 19th, 2003, 01:17 AM
I don't like the idea. Firstable, if the pair got a wild-card into an event, then if they wouldn't have entered the singles draw, they would want to play, and they would request also a singles wc, and when the director doesn't give it to them, they would argue. I think that you should prove your doubles accomplishments where you play your singles tournaments and since you have a limited amount of wc's, that shouldn't be a problem.

Lee-Waters' Boy
May 19th, 2003, 03:18 AM
all of you who actually bothered to put reasons for voting NO make valid points...i think its not the best idea to offer play ins for dubs..awefully confusing.