Your darn right it is. Before you guys become more critical of my stance, let my defend what i think First off Masters events are 3 set matches. Anytime you play a 3 setter vs a 5 setter you always get more intensity in a shorter time span. The matches seem closer. After watching this years Shanghai, more of the field comes into play. Look at Melzer and Ljubicic -even Jim Blake had a chance to win against the legend Nadal. The major traditional bias should not come into effect. Just look at the Masters series vs lets say Wimbledon or the French, sure theres more history but theyre also playing for a lot of money in these Masters events. Those are just some points I am making. The competiton is great the matches are more intense. The field is also opened up soo much more with the 3 set matches. When you have a small field event and closer competition the matches are better than the majors. That is becoming fact.