Masters Events Trump Majors Im Sorry But Its True

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  1. Conquistador

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    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.
     
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  2. norbac

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    No, it's actually your opinion.
     
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  3. bdon

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    it d be better actually if matches were just one pro set. that way there would be so much intensity packed into one set. and then make tournys only 16 man draw. smaller field means more competition!!
     
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  5. Breaker

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    Who is Jim? Blake's Greek name?
     
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  6. statto

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    What have been the best three matches this year for excitement and tension?

    #1 Wimbledon final
    #2 Australian Open final
    #3 US Open Final

    In fact, all the last three years Wimbledon finals have been amazing, probably the most memorable matches of the year.

    Ask Murray how many of his masters shields he'd give up for a slam (including the money) and I bet he'd say all of them.
     
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  7. norbac

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    You forgot Nadal/Ferrer Montreal.
     
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  8. Conquistador

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    i disagree. All of the majors are put under a bigger microscope. Hardly anyone talks about a close tiebreaker match in a masters event. Thats the bias.
     
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    majors is where men stand out from the boys
     
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  10. statto

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    That reminded me, in all the slams (bar the US) there's no fifth set tiebreak. The masters lose loads of marks for that (it's why the US Open is my least favourite slam).

    If there's ever going to be a place you'll get some agreement it's on here, where most people watch all the masters, but I think the vast majority will find the idea ridiculous.

    Why don't we have best of three game matches? That would open stuff right up. :)
     
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  11. Conquistador

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    Whenever money is on the line everyone is playing hard. I dont care if it is Wimbledon or Umag. It is what it is. These guys are all playing for money. If they werent they wouldnt switch racquet brands.
     
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    you think federer, nadal, murray, roddick etc are playing wimbledon for the money????
     
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  13. svijk

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    Wonder what makes the OP get a sudden hard-on about the Masters after watching a couple of matches.

    This is just a badly written post..."i'm sorry but it's true"??? Are you serious man....making such conclusive statements instead of stating an opinion. Wake up tomorrow and and read your post again and ponder :)
     
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  14. IvanAndreevich

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    Don't forget the AO semi - Verdasco vs Nadal. Much better match than the USO final.
     
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  15. aphex

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    clearly you're not familiar with conquistador's threads...

    this is actually one of his best---imagine how bad the others were...
     
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  16. Conquistador

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    Hey now. Lets give me credit. I backed up my facts. Im no Petros Sampras lacking a French title in this post, i got everything through....
     
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  17. Conquistador

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    Well obviously the players that are facing the federers nadals murrays etc are. They are there because the ATP Tour is a grind. They make their living off of playing well. A sudden fall in the rankings and entry fees can force players bankrupt and not able to play any more. Thats why they play.
     
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  18. jamesblakefan#1

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    It's James Blake jerk.

    Oh yeah, this thread sucks.
     
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  19. TheFifthSet

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    Oh great, another parody.
     
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  20. babolat15

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    the majors besides the french have had some good quality this year
     
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  21. TheFifthSet

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    Conquistador, can you just leave? That or stop posting these ridiculous threads. Please.
     
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  22. zagor

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    Another sucky thread from Conquistador,what's new?
     
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  23. edmondsm

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    First off, no. Second, "Jim" Blake doesn't need a shorter match to beat Nadal. He freaking owned him at the USO in 2005, remember?
     
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  24. Bud

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    The Masters tournaments were much better when they were best of 5.
     
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  25. Conquistador

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    Well whos more conditioned. Id guess it would be Nadal. Jim Blake in a 3 setter against rafael nadal would be a lot more competitive than in a 5 setter--everyone agrees on that.
     
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  26. Agassifan

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    LOL. You're not right. But even if you are, nobody cares about the Masters anyway.
     
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    IT's JAMES BLAKE! JAMES FREAKING BLAKE!!!!!!! JAMES! OK?
     
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  28. crawl4

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    is this a joke?..Since when will anyone remember someone for winning a masters, its all slams buddy

    haha..whats with jim blake??
     
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  29. lawrence

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    While I don't particularly agree with this, it's a well known fact that Jim is the shortened name for James.

    Like Dick for Richard, Larry for Lawrence/Laurence, etc.

    But yes, I hate it when people call me Larry.
     
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  30. edmondsm

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    You said it like it was amazing that Blake even had a chance against Nadal. He has owned Nadal at times. The worst ownage was like I said the 2005 USO.
     
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  31. Djokovicfan4life

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    He already "left", and made a big deal out of it to boot.
     
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  32. UsualSuspect

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    This guy's threads are pure comedy.
     
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  33. Conquistador

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  34. jamesblakefan#1

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    Well James has made a point throughout his career, through interviews and such, that his dad didn't like when people called him Jim, I think he says "My dad named me James for a reason, no one calls me Jim"
     
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    Counter-intuitive thinking is genius when it's done right, but utterly idiotic when done wrong.
     
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    Like I have been saying, you should have stayed away especially after trying to be dramatic with your farewell thread.
     
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  37. nfor304

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    This guy choosing to skip the Shanghai event for no real reason automatically makes the masters a lower level than the slams.

    If the number 1 doesn't care about it, then how is the rest of the tennis world meant to feel?
     
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  38. Blinkism

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    Not this Petros stuff again!

    LMFAO
     
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