Mac's suggestion that men should play 2 out of 3

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  1. You Can't Be Serious

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    ITF doesn't want women playing three of five sets because of scheduling conflicts. They couldn't finish the tournament in two weeks. Three out of five for men okay with me but McEnroe's opinion does mean something although you don't have to agree with it. Federer would have turned it on earlier or his opponent choked sooner if it were two of three sets.
     
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  2. kaleidoskope

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    This.
    End of discussion.

    I stoped watching tennis for a bit during the early 00s and then when I came back, best of 5 were gone in masters. I was like WTFFF? I loved when all the tournaments were best of 5...
     
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  3. SystemicAnomaly

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    Not a bad suggestion.

    I really like this guy's ideas as well. ;)
     
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  4. SLD76

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    maybe he is back on the bad stuff again?
     
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  5. SLD76

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    that makes no sense without further explanation.
     
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  6. kme5150

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    I think J-Mac has a whole list of go-to comments that he picks from just to get a rise out of people. This way if it changes he can say something along the lines of these wimps only play 2 out of 3 sets unlike when he was playing.

    As much as most of us love the format of tennis, it can be a nightmare for TV. With just about every other sport, you can figure out within 15-20 minutes when a match/game is going to end. I know there are some exceptions but for the most part this is the case. With tennis there is no control of that other than limiting sets.
     
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  7. spot

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    I think it would make for far better TV if the men's game was best 3 out of 5 prosets. I really have no desire to watch 5 hours of tennis in one sitting.
     
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  8. TigerTim

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    McEnroe is plain dumb.

    Murray would have a chance though!!
     
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  9. Mustard

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    The US Open has had them since 1970, and it fits in with the atmosphere of that event. I wouldn't like them at the other majors.
     
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  10. Rocky89

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    I think Mac likes to talk just for the sake of talking.

    Having best of 3 at a major is ridiculous. What will make it more special than other tournaments? Best of 5 tests players skills, stamina and mental strength more and therefore makes the player who wins most deserving of the title.
     
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  11. ChipNCharge

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    I agree. Let's see, Fed just won the first two sets against some tomato can 6-2, 6-1? What the heck, let's throw in another 6-2 set, just to be sure Fed's the better player.
     
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