Should the ATP Switch to a 'Nadal-automatically-wins-every-title-by-default' system?

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  1. tank_job

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    With the current ATP rankings format, the winner of each tournament is not automatically decided. The tournaments decide the winner by allowing the players in the draw to play out their matches. Before, a lot of ATP events would not automatically be given to Nadal (see Cincy 2006, where Nadal was not automatically given the title) that came about as a result of allowing Nadal to be beaten by not giving the title to Nadal by default. Because this rule had not been in place, Nadal did not win in 3 sets. Otherwise he would have.

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    If we allow Nadal to win every title by default, the tennis season can be longer, since no-one is actually playing any tennis so they are not burning their bodies out, and we could make the necessary adjustments (e.g. have every tournament played on a clay court) such that no prestigious tournaments is allowed to be held on any other surface. This would also mean the World Tour Finals would be played on clay.

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    If the players on the tour feel that the prestige has been lost from the grand slam tournaments, they could allow Nadal merely to automatically enter the 2nd Sunday of each one, and play a heavily tranquilized Donald Young in the final.

    Should the ATP switch to a 'Nadal-automatically-wins-every-title-by-default' system?
     
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    I just love these immediate response threads.
     
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    I agree.

    Nadal only loses when he is injured anyway, so your system would really just be making things fair, as when Nadal is injured, it's not really his fault when he gets beaten.

    After all, if he wasn't suffering from a career-threatening bout of tendinitis which he conveniently only mentioned after his loss to Rosol, he'd have beaten Rosol, and gone on to win Wimbledon. So really, Wimbledon should be awarded to Nadal to reflect this.
     
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    I'm starting to get the feeling that Tank Job might be posting from a padded room with Syd Barrett living next door.
     
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    I hate to be the one to break it to you mate - but Syd's been dead for a good few years now - crazy diamond that he was.
     
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    Well yeah, if he was living next door to Tank Job, he probably needed a way out.:)

    No, I'm aware Syd passed. I'm a Syd fan.
     
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    :)

    No worries mate - after I posted, I thought that anyone who could spell Syd's name properly probably knew that he'd passed away. My apologies for being a bawbag.
     
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    Excellent thread!
     
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    Awww I thought people will start spamming Rosol pics in here. :(
     
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