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Re: Victoria Azarenka Calls For Best of 3 sets Men Matches In Slams

Agreed

They re too long
They become boring
Becomes less about tennis and more about endurance
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Yeah...I love Vika the player but she spouts a lot of bullshit on Twitter at times...this is one of those instances. Tennis will slowly start declining if Men start playing BO3 in Grandslams. One of the major reasons men's tennis was able to grow in last 15 years was due to Big4 and lot of their epic BO5 matches in GS. It won't be the same with BO3. Grandslams will lose value if it turns into BO3 for men. Right now, BO5 is mainly reserved for Grandslams on tour & that's the major thing that sets them apart. Unlike WTA, ATP has lot of good servers...BO3 in GS will only lead to lot more chaos.

Men's game has been driving the majority of revenue over the last 15 years...I just don't understand why you wanna mess up something that is special and has been working really well for so long. Just leave it as it is ffs...even Women's tour has benefitted a lot due to this.. prize money in slams has consistently been increasing...just leave it like how it is right now.

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With tennis becoming increasingly physical and modern attention spans getting increasingly smaller, it would probably be sensible to make the slams best-of-five sets from QFs on. You get to have players be healthier and less exhausted, while preserving some of the tradition and differentiating the slams from regular tour events. It would also be more feasible to introduce best-of-five into WTA with this format, if you care about the whole 'equal pay for equal work' argument.

But tradition is heavily, heavily weighted in the minds of most tennis fans (and probably most sports fans in general) so I doubt we see best-of-3 in men's slams (or best-of-5 in women's) any time soon. I don't really care either way, but I do believe the argument against best-of-5 from 1R on is generally stronger if you don't weight tradition too highly.
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Are we just opening random threads now each time a player voices a random opinion on Twitter now ?

Especially to discuss something that has nothing to do on this forum ?

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Are we just opening random threads now each time a player voices a random opinion on Twitter now ?

Especially to discuss something that has nothing to do on this forum ?
Who cares as long as it sparks healthy debate about Tennis. The forum is called TENNIS FORUM after-all



The forum has been a bit dead last few weeks.

This type of skewed opinion makes it even deader, lighten up.

I actually think this ties into women's tennis, many comparisons can be discussed.

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I agree with "Voice your opinion and be nice"
Majors are very successful. I dont see any reason to change.
Its up to the ATP & WTA to grow as much as majors are. Not for majors to make dramatic changes and risk imploding
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TOTALLY AGREE!!!

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I never watch men's matches anymore, unless Federer plays a GS final. I mean, who can waste 3+ hours of his own life on a stupid neverending pushfest in Chatrier?

Women's 3-setters are wiser. Maybe it'd be fun to have 5-setter GS finals but that's it honeys.
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Problem I have with best of 5 for men is that they play for a longer time on the court than women and sometime delay the womens matches at 2 AM.

To accept that men and women are different, which leads to different shows, is not the problem. The problem is the idea of hierarchy differences can lead to. Like "longer time on the court = biggest show". This is potentially offending and must be avoided.
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Who cares as long as it sparks healthy debate about Tennis. The forum is called TENNIS FORUM after-all



The forum has been a bit dead last few weeks.

This type of skewed opinion makes it even deader, lighten up.

I actually think this ties into women's tennis, many comparisons can be discussed.
Oh. So we can start discussing ATP here now too?
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Agree. It's hard to sit down at the beginning of a best of 5 set match. I usually come in at the end of the 2nd set.

There's a reason football matches, and movies, come in at 90-120 minutes.

That's the ideal length for a tennis match too.
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Who even watches ATP sausage fest apart from straight white men? /thread.
What gay guy doesn't like a sausage fest? Certainly I do.
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At least the girls don't play best of 5 sets matches anymore! I think you remember that in the past, the girls played 5 sets matches in the WTA Finals.
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