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Serendipitous
09-18-2009, 04:30 PM
Hello everyone,


How are you today? :):)


I think it would be very cool if the two players who lost in the semis could play against each other for extra prize money and ranking points, for both the women and men in Grand Slams.


The fans would love it.....but the players......the question is, would they be too tired or not motivated enough to care?


The playoff for third place could be played on the same day as the final.


Yay! :):)

InvisibleSoul
09-18-2009, 04:32 PM
I actually kind of like that idea. :p

flyinghippos101
09-18-2009, 04:41 PM
ZOMG, I luuvvvv kittens!!!! :):):):D.

No seriously, there is no need for a third place besides a less damaged ego for those that lost in the semis

IvanAndreevich
09-18-2009, 04:43 PM
For tennis, even 2nd place isn't really good enough. 3rd place? Who cares.

JeMar
09-18-2009, 04:44 PM
I doubt the players would bother playing for third place, especially if it meant another five-set match.

Serendipitous
09-18-2009, 04:46 PM
The reason I thought about it is.....don't they do this at the Olympics? :cry:

AAAA
09-18-2009, 05:15 PM
The reason I thought about it is.....don't they do this at the Olympics? :cry:

That's different because there's a gold, silver and bronze medal to award. A bronze medal is still worth fighting for if the player isn't being selfish because it adds to their country's medal count and they get to be in the medal award ceremony and receive a medal.

malakas
09-18-2009, 05:27 PM
yes.
And we should make the GS final a series of 5.

Serendipitous
09-18-2009, 05:29 PM
That's different because there's a gold, silver and bronze medal to award. A bronze medal is still worth fighting for if the player isn't being selfish because it adds to their country's medal count and they get to be in the medal award ceremony and receive a medal.

Oh yeah, I forgot about that. :oops:


Thank you! :):)

maddogz32
09-18-2009, 05:37 PM
whats the point theres no trophy

hoodjem
09-18-2009, 05:40 PM
Is there a bronze medal?

Serendipitous
09-18-2009, 05:41 PM
There should be a tiny little plate for third place that players can wave around and show off to everyone.

sanchino
09-18-2009, 05:46 PM
I would have checked all of the above EXCEPT......."Serendipitous needs to find a life outside of Talk Tennis"........cute options!, but in all honesty, why not?.......It is always made to be such a big deal who the top 4 seeds are or more significantly, HOW 3 and 4 will be in the draw, so lets have a TOP 4 LOOSER, and give him less prize money and less points

sanchino
09-18-2009, 05:58 PM
another thought on this.....if there were a third place "consolation" type match, it would provide a better account of rankings, as there is no way Murray should be ranked higher than Djoker at this time, lets weed out pretenders

T1000
09-18-2009, 06:47 PM
It would just be an exhibition

PCXL-Fan
09-18-2009, 06:52 PM
There should be a tiny little plate for third place that players can wave around and show off to everyone.

well there is a plate and a cup, whats left... well utensils...

some expensive utensils for the 3rd place winner? I like it :)

And the 4th place winner could get the food!

I'm a genius!

aphex
09-18-2009, 06:53 PM
dippy=win

......

sanchino
09-18-2009, 07:00 PM
Even as recently as 1979 when John McEnroe won hi first US Open, there was not even so much as a duplicate mini trophy for him to keep!

So, lets just see whos best!

borg number one
09-19-2009, 10:05 AM
No, those guys play enough tough matches already. The Tour should consider helping players avoid overplaying, thereby fostering higher quality of play. That's my take on it anyway. Plus, you'll have two players very disappointed about losing in the SF of a GS, which does not make for the best tennis matches IMO.