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View Poll Results: Should major finals be able to be so brief?

no 27 34.18%
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not sure 2 2.53%
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Old Jul 6th, 2014, 06:01 AM   #1
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Should major finals be 55 minutes long?

Given the immense hype surrounding the majors today, is it right for them to be potentially so short?

Personally, I think 5 set matches on the men's side are much too long, especially if it's not a final (and even then). But, a 6-3 6-0 final for such a hyped thing seems too little as well.

I am not the only one who came up with a new scoring system that would make tennis matches 3 sets long (something that could be used for semis and finals), but such a non-traditional system would obviously meet a lot of resistance.

3 sets, though, seems reasonable for such an important event. 2 sets is too little and 5 sets is far too much, especially on hard courts.
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Old Jul 6th, 2014, 06:23 AM   #2
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Re: Should major finals be 55 minutes long?

There's no limit as to how long finals SHOULD be. To the finalists, they should just go all out. However, sometimes even both sides go all out their base difference causes one to win easily.
On the other hand both finalists can go servebotting and make boring "7-6(5) 6-7(5) 99999-99997" finals.

To the audience, sometimes they don't want players to go all out since they want a closely-contested-but-don't-cost-me-like-3-hours finals.
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Old Jul 6th, 2014, 06:27 AM   #3
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Re: Should major finals be 55 minutes long?

why?: is it too long?
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Old Jul 6th, 2014, 06:29 AM   #4
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Re: Should major finals be 55 minutes long?

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There's no limit as to how long finals SHOULD be. To the finalists, they should just go all out. However, sometimes even both sides go all out their base difference causes one to win easily.
On the other hand both finalists can go servebotting and make boring "7-6(5) 6-7(5) 99999-99997" finals.

To the audience, sometimes they don't want players to go all out since they want a closely-contested-but-don't-cost-me-like-3-hours finals.
this tennis watcher likes to see his faves win easily and not have to contest close 3 setters that may go either way
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Old Jul 6th, 2014, 06:29 AM   #5
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Re: Should major finals be 55 minutes long?

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Given the immense hype surrounding the majors today, is it right for them to be potentially so short?

Personally, I think 5 set matches on the men's side are much too long, especially if it's not a final (and even then). But, a 6-3 6-0 final for such a hyped thing seems too little as well.

I am not the only one who came up with a new scoring system that would make tennis matches 3 sets long (something that could be used for semis and finals), but such a non-traditional system would obviously meet a lot of resistance.

3 sets, though, seems reasonable for such an important event. 2 sets is too little and 5 sets is far too much, especially on hard courts.
Two sets first to 9
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Old Jul 6th, 2014, 06:31 AM   #6
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Re: Should major finals be 55 minutes long?

It was fortunate that it was over as fast as it was. I really couldn't take much more of it. Petra looked bored as hell and Genie was embarassing herself. It needed to end.

Don't they in little league games where one team is so ahead - just call the whole thing off. If there were more sets to play I would just want them to call it off.
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Basketball lasts an hour including breaks.
Soccer (or foot-dull) is 120 with a break.

Tennis is unique.
Fed won hour long matches in three serts and was regarded as a masterclass shiwing, so why is this any different?

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Re: Should major finals be 55 minutes long?

Well when it's such a demolition job like this year's final, do you really want to see more? That'd be just cruel.
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Old Jul 6th, 2014, 06:34 AM   #9
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Re: Should major finals be 55 minutes long?

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why?: is it too long?
5 set matches are too long. 2 set matches are too short. 3 set matches (for semis and finals) are just right.


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Two sets first to 9
How would you decide a split? A tiebreak?
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Re: Should major finals be 55 minutes long?

There was a long doubles match so the attendees got their money's worth
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Re: Should major finals be 55 minutes long?

If it involves Bouchard losing, who cares
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Re: Should major finals be 55 minutes long?

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Two sets first to 9
Extending the length of the two sets and concluding with a long tiebreak (like first to 12) in the case of a split does sound like a potential solution. It avoids having to use a second scoring system.
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Re: Should major finals be 55 minutes long?

Depends on the loser. If it's Sharapova, Bouchard getting lashed then YAS
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Re: Should major finals be 55 minutes long?

They should be as long as it takes.
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Re: Should major finals be 55 minutes long?

Only at wimby is there danger of being such short finals because the points don't have long rallies. So you are proposing the slam that won't even put in a damn light for night tennis to change this? Really, I know we are reaching for things to talk about before the next tournament.
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