Masters cup final, only 3 sets?

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  1. TwistServe

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    I was expecting 5 sets.. hasn't it always been 5 sets?
     
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  2. Nosoupforyou

    Nosoupforyou Rookie

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    Yah that's what i thought, cuz federer took agassi out in 3 last year's final and he won every set there, maybe it was because of the rain delays, but i doubt it.
     
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  3. perfmode

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    Yea it was. They decided to reduce it to best of 3 sets just hours before the match took place.
     
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  4. Rickson

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    The outcome would have been no different.
     
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  5. BiGGieStuFF

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    Would have been nice to watch Federer play longer though. Longer he plays the longer you can watch his dominance, though I actually like watching competitive tennis like most people here I'm sure.
     
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  6. eagle

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    I was also expecting three sets. Before the match started, announcer Cliff Drysdale even said best of 5 sets.

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  7. @wright

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    For the sake of the fans that were there, it would have been nice to have a 5 setter, but I can understand their desire to get the thing over with that day. It would have been an extreme inconvenience to everyone if the match had dragged on to today.
     
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    If the doubles were any indication, it should have been 3/5. The doubles finals were.
     
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    Did they ever think that there could be a different game plan by the players for what was supposed ot be a 5 setter? It could throw a player off if he was mentally prepared for 5 sets, then suddenly had a 3 setter thrown at him.
     
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  10. TwistServe

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    Well if you lose the first set of a 3 set match, you know you have to win every single set after that!... That could mentally destroy you if you get a bad start on the second set..

    But if you know you got 5 sets to work with, then you can mentally still be in the game and know you still have a chance!
     
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