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Old 10-29-2013, 02:49 PM   #3
timnz
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Default ATP Inconsistent

The ATP recently changed it's site to say that Connors won 110 tournaments - up from 109. They did this by counting the 1976 Nottingham tournament as a win, even though the final (against Nastase) was abandoned due to rain. But this is an odd move because they didn't at the same time include the 1981 Monte Carlo event as a win, even though it was abandoned for rain in the final also (against Vilas). The 1984 Rotterdam final was discontinued (against Lendl) because of a bomb scare, but they didn't count that either.

My view - either count all the abandoned finals as tournament wins - or count none of them - not some of them.

My feeling is that the finalists shouldn't be awarded tournament wins - rather they should both be regarded as runner-up.

Last edited by timnz : 10-29-2013 at 03:02 PM.
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