Re: Tennis Tipping #44a - Zhuhai - OOP of Saturday in post #6/116 - Deadline 9:30 AM
just woke up and see all these dramas involving our double match
Firstly, sorry that your team is not in the final. I really felt we have been so lucky to first get in as LL then win on TB with 2 retirements. But to suggest that we're not deserving is really uncalled for. It's not our faults Sander is not sending, it's not us who made the rule (in fact as Alen mentioned, even the real tour has this rule), and it's not our decision not to count retirements for TB or SR.
I admit if David didn't mention the rule in the thread, I wouldn't have known. But Igor (as former TT Board who understands the rule inside out) would have known and notified me. As much as I hate David tagging all those players to send and minimise my chance to get in single as ALT, I didn't complain because this is his management, he can do whatever he feels the right thing to do. I only blame @Michael!
to do so well in Moscow and surpass me at the last minute to qualify
Igor & I are long time double partner in this game, and many time in the past we're on the disadvantage end due to the rule in this game. I remember once in Rome double final many years ago, I thought we won the final, even the manager (lovely @Adrian.
) already published we're the champion. Igor then quoted a rule (which most thought a bit unfair at that time, and I am sure eventually changed) and we lost instead. You can read all in this thread
So please don't accuse Igor of cheating or someone with no shame.
As for the rule, I am with @SAISAI-GOAT
, the first part makes sense, the second part doesn't. For RR, we can threat the RR round as if it's qualifying and from SF onwards the MD. Like normal rule, if someone doesn't send in R1 (in this case the SF), they will be replaced by LL. But to have the finalist replaced by losing SF, it's a bit hard to understand the reason behind it.
Again, I am truly sorry this happens to you @Demosthenes @Randy
Hopefully no hard feeling from this. After all this is just a game, and I am sure we all have a more important things to deal with in real life.