Search
 
 

Display results as :
 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» What now for Roger?
Should Best Of Five Format Be Scrapped? EmptyYesterday at 7:36 am by raiders_of_the_lost_ark

» Slam chase
Should Best Of Five Format Be Scrapped? EmptyThu Jul 18, 2019 11:31 pm by Tenez

» Generation Worthless
Should Best Of Five Format Be Scrapped? EmptyThu Jul 18, 2019 2:08 pm by mcekovic

» Wimbledon Day 13, Sunday 14th July
Should Best Of Five Format Be Scrapped? EmptyTue Jul 16, 2019 7:03 am by raiders_of_the_lost_ark

» Wimbledon seeding is disrespectful, says Rafael Nadal
Should Best Of Five Format Be Scrapped? EmptyMon Jul 15, 2019 1:15 pm by barrystar

» Women final
Should Best Of Five Format Be Scrapped? EmptySat Jul 13, 2019 4:54 pm by bogbrush

» Wimbledon Day 11, Friday 12th July
Should Best Of Five Format Be Scrapped? EmptySat Jul 13, 2019 12:10 pm by paulcz

» Wimbledon Day 9, Wednesday 10th July
Should Best Of Five Format Be Scrapped? EmptyThu Jul 11, 2019 9:21 pm by Tenez

» Wimbledon Day 10, Thursday 11th July
Should Best Of Five Format Be Scrapped? EmptyThu Jul 11, 2019 4:19 pm by Jahu

July 2019
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    

Calendar Calendar

Affiliates
free forum


Should Best Of Five Format Be Scrapped?

Go down

Should Best Of Five Format Be Scrapped? Empty Should Best Of Five Format Be Scrapped?

Post by noleisthebest on Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:20 pm

We are witnessing an extremely physical era of tennis, where players expend huge amount of energy in every match.
Whether they do it through spinning the ball or having to deal with it, today's game is taking its toll fast.
The game has become brutal.

Last USO was a perfect example:
Cilic won it largely due to the luck of draw.

Federer played a very exhausting 5 set match against Monfils and simply could not recover and be fresh for the next match.
Same happened with Djokovic who lost to Nishikori after a gruelling match with Murray....and to Nishikori who fought with Djokovic and then was a shadow of himself in the final.

Aaaah! but shouldn't the players be good enough to beat an opponent in 3 sets I hear you ask?
Yes, but it's getting very difficult in these slow conditions when many have mastered the strings and conditions: the tour is both ageing and solidifying and more and more lower ranked players win creating "upsets".

5 setters used to provide wonderful battles in the past, and even now are almost  always a guarantee of high drama, but I fear they are preventing best players from winning and encouraging even more ridiculous levels if fitness.
So who is benefitting from the best of 5 now?
Should only finals be played in that format?

Should Best Of Five Format Be Scrapped? Wimbledon-marathon-match-a-year-later-VG5SQ29-x-large

noleisthebest

Posts : 27759
Join date : 2012-06-18

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Should Best Of Five Format Be Scrapped? Empty Re: Should Best Of Five Format Be Scrapped?

Post by Tenez on Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:42 pm

Yes, but it's getting very difficult in these slow conditions when many have mastered the strings and conditions: the tour is both ageing and solidifying and more and more lower ranked players win creating "upsets".
================================
I guess that's what needs to be changed first of all.

I like 5 setters. Just a bit more speed should be ok.

Imagine if Fed can win going to the net more often....the 5 setter becomes a great advantage over those rallying. Problem is that only him has the talent to beat the most physical players goig to the net.

Tenez

Posts : 20193
Join date : 2012-06-18

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Should Best Of Five Format Be Scrapped? Empty Re: Should Best Of Five Format Be Scrapped?

Post by noleisthebest on Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:59 pm

Yes, I did notice a bit of paradox this year: in the middle of slow high bouncing era of, big and light equally jumpy balls, ALL players are now trying to attack more, and it's interesting to see how they all go about it according to their ability.

That's all fine, but more players are geting serious injuries as there is only so far one can push their body. Especially younger ones.

Something has to change and ATP & ITF are doing nothing.
TDs only care about profit.

I am sure many players want faster conditions, I liked how Brisbane played this year.

Fed's newest game would be an advantage, but in a slam, i.e. best of 5 average players can now drain anybody.

We'll see how things go in AO next year.

noleisthebest

Posts : 27759
Join date : 2012-06-18

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Should Best Of Five Format Be Scrapped? Empty Re: Should Best Of Five Format Be Scrapped?

Post by Tenez on Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:42 pm

yes having said that to attack one needs to be sharp and being sharp for 3 to 5 sets is really tough. So certainly slams still favour the fitness player.

Though I think you are overlooking Cilic's skills. He played really well in that semi v Fed.

Tenez

Posts : 20193
Join date : 2012-06-18

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Should Best Of Five Format Be Scrapped? Empty Re: Should Best Of Five Format Be Scrapped?

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum