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ender666
06-02-2012, 09:22 AM
In tennis, why does #1 seed have to play #5 in quarters and the #3 in semis? This seems unfair and ********; in almost every playoff format in all other sports (ie, NBA, NHL, March Madness, etc), the #1 seed would face # 8 in the quarters and #4 in the semis.

For example, at the AO 2012, Novak had to face #5 Ferrer, by far the best player any of the top 4 had to face in the quarters.

ViscaB
06-02-2012, 09:33 AM
You have to keep a random element. Else every tournament will be the same if the ranking remains unchanged.

kishnabe
06-02-2012, 10:26 AM
Nadal has never played number 5 in qrs and 3 in semis when he was number 1.

It a test of true ability for a number 1 player.

Telepatic
06-02-2012, 11:05 AM
For same reason Nike & co. likes Federer and Nadal having yet another "epic" final. $$$

kishnabe
06-02-2012, 11:13 AM
For same reason Nike & co. likes Federer and Nadal having yet another "epic" final. $$$

LOL Epic Beatdown not final......Stupid Nike.

If they were smart allow Djokerer Final. Would be epic not the boring grind or topspin moonball to backhands.

batz
06-02-2012, 12:13 PM
In tennis, why does #1 seed have to play #5 in quarters and the #3 in semis? This seems unfair and ********; in almost every playoff format in all other sports (ie, NBA, NHL, March Madness, etc), the #1 seed would face # 8 in the quarters and #4 in the semis.

For example, at the AO 2012, Novak had to face #5 Ferrer, by far the best player any of the top 4 had to face in the quarters.

He doesn't. No 1 seed can be drawn against 3 or 4 in semis and 5, 6, 7, or 8 in QFs,

Hood_Man
06-02-2012, 01:29 PM
Rafa Nadal was the #2 seed at the 2010 Australian Open and was beaten in the quarters by the #5 seed Andy Murray.

decades
06-02-2012, 01:34 PM
your question is based on a false premise. that means you'll fit in quite well around here.

The Gentleman's Sport
06-02-2012, 02:04 PM
Because other sports are idiotic when it comes to this. Who wants to see the same tournament every single time? Once the whole draw rigging thing vanishes (i.e. when Fedal is surpassed by Djokodal as a rivalry), we'll get more variety in the semis too.

KitinovR
06-02-2012, 02:17 PM
For same reason Nike & co. likes Federer and Nadal having yet another "epic" final. $$$

No, it is world conspiracy vs the Serbs :)
LOL

joeri888
06-02-2012, 02:55 PM
Why is there a thread like this every Slam?

-Bobo-
06-03-2012, 05:42 AM
your question is based on a false premise. that means you'll fit in quite well around here.

Best call ever!