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malakas
11-26-2009, 04:26 PM
Here's the after match interview
http://multimedia.quotidianonet.ilsole24ore.com/?tipo=media&media=8474

Blinkism
11-26-2009, 04:29 PM
Nice words about Del Potro

Nice interview :)

It's obvious that Fed likes Delpo better than he like Murray.

It's because respect has to be earned, it's not given (some Muzza hasn't learned).

snowbearr
11-26-2009, 04:40 PM
thx

it's quite crazy you can get that interveiw on net so soon

myservenow
11-26-2009, 04:47 PM
I have to say that I've never paid attention to the way a player advances in this year-end tournament before today. As Federer says in this interview, the rules are the rules and this tournament's rules are different than is customary.

Without having put a lot of thought into the whole advancing system yet, the only thing I really have a problem with is the fact that the first tie-breaker isn't head-to-head match up at this particular tournament.

It is certainly a unique advancing system.

scineram
11-26-2009, 04:48 PM
You are just wrong.

malakas
11-26-2009, 04:50 PM
It's h2h,but only if there's a 2way tie.
If there's a 3way tie then it's sets and games.

We were lucky RR didn't work out,they were thinking about having it in all the tournies to help the big names but thank god for the Blake scandal and it got abandoned.

Serendipitous
11-26-2009, 04:52 PM
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii273/jeffsaylor22/2-British-Army_Tank-Command.jpg

Outbeyond
11-26-2009, 04:53 PM
Here's the after match interview
http://multimedia.quotidianonet.ilsole24ore.com/?tipo=media&media=8474

As many of us suspected regarding the Murray fallout: Rog was too busy to notice!

marc45
11-26-2009, 04:55 PM
tournament director said head-to-head is no longer involved and hasn't been for a few years

scineram
11-26-2009, 04:58 PM
The tournament director is an idiot. Or the journalist.

malakas
11-26-2009, 05:01 PM
tournament director said head-to-head is no longer involved and hasn't been for a few years

he was right.In a 3 way tie it doesn't work.It's all in the rules.

dh003i
11-26-2009, 05:01 PM
I really don't see the big deal. Delpo deserved to move on, Murray didn't. The rules are the rules. Maybe it should be changed, maybe not; but all players agreed to the rules when they entered it.

It isn't any different than in football, where sometimes a team's destiny is out of their hands. Murray could have avoided that problem by beating Federer. Then it would be Federer who would be out. But such is not the case.

malakas
11-26-2009, 05:03 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/8381942.stm

Poor Murray.No wonder he thinks he's Audi.

AAAA
11-26-2009, 05:05 PM
The tournament director is an idiot. Or the journalist.

I disagree. H2h reflects history, the past, whereas rules used to determine who goes through the round-robin stage should only be dependent on how they played during the tournament.

scineram
11-26-2009, 05:11 PM
I was talking about head to head in the tournament.

malakas
11-26-2009, 05:14 PM
I was talking about head to head in the tournament.

If it's a 3way tie like here how should it work?:confused:
Fed def Murray
Murray def DP
DP def Fed

All same no. of sets.

It only works in 2way ties.

stormholloway
11-26-2009, 05:18 PM
It's just proof of the fact that, despite round robin being cool, it can potentially suck big time.

malakas
11-26-2009, 05:19 PM
Some..."analysts" seem to think otherwise
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/297393-roger-federer-still-doesnt-like-andy-murray

Ronaldo
11-26-2009, 05:22 PM
I have to say that I've never paid attention to the way a player advances in this year-end tournament before today. As Federer says in this interview, the rules are the rules and this tournament's rules are different than is customary.

Without having put a lot of thought into the whole advancing system yet, the only thing I really have a problem with is the fact that the first tie-breaker isn't head-to-head match up at this particular tournament.

It is certainly a unique advancing system.

In USTA League tie-breaks, H to H is the last tie-breaker.

Ronaldo
11-26-2009, 05:24 PM
I disagree. H2h reflects history, the past, whereas rules used to determine who goes through the round-robin stage should only be dependent on how they played during the tournament.

Yes, sets, then games, then points.

The Pure One
11-26-2009, 05:28 PM
Some..."analysts" seem to think otherwise
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/297393-roger-federer-still-doesnt-like-andy-murray

Wow! This Darren Wong guy is the GOAT of idiots in tennis writing. I stopped reading when the guy dare to say:

"Those of us in the know already understand that the only reason Federer lost at the US Open was to make the tour seem a little bit more interesting".

Please, do not bring this ******** blogs to TT.

malakas
11-26-2009, 05:31 PM
Wow! This Darren Wong guy is the GOAT of idiots in tennis writing. I stopped reading when the guy dare to say:

"Those of us in the know already understand that the only reason Federer lost at the US Open was to make the tour seem a little bit more interesting".

Please, do not bring this ******** blogs to TT.

hahaha :mrgreen:

Now I remember where I have seen this again.There was another article of him here about Fed-he's a Fedhater,and drak started sending him threatening emails hehehe

Cloudy
11-26-2009, 05:35 PM
it's clearly a comedy article
It's all part of a intricate strategy brilliantly orchestrated by Nadal, Mirka, and Gavin Rossdale. Of course, none of this would have been possible without the cooperation of Federer.

_maxi
11-26-2009, 05:38 PM
Some..."analysts" seem to think otherwise
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/297393-roger-federer-still-doesnt-like-andy-murray
Wow.. analyst ............. ( written on November 26, 2009 Humor )
It is in the humor category. I didnt see that :P


Those of us in the know already understand that the only reason Federer lost at the US Open was to make the tour seem a little bit more interesting.

anal what ? haha

Starfury
11-26-2009, 05:43 PM
Some..."analysts" seem to think otherwise
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/297393-roger-federer-still-doesnt-like-andy-murray
Look at the word in the top right right after "written on November 26, 2009" :)

Rhino
11-26-2009, 05:51 PM
Federer said "I asked juan Martin at that net... did you make it? he said, I don't know", so i guess that confirms any suspicions