It is as to say goodbye to doubles tennis as any athletic sport. Using that concept in the future doubles players will be almost similar to the present golf - players as to their age and form. The only difference is that tennis players are taller. What a stupid idea to develop tennis!nSLICE said:what's with the new doubles rules, no ad scoring no 3rd set, this is the dumbest thing i've heard atp do imo.
The theory of the new rules is to encourage more of the big name singles players to play dubs. The rules are in place simply to make doubles matches shorter and even less physically demanding.Markus Kaila said:I don't undertand that there could be tennis authorities who REALLY believe that it could increase the popularity of tennis as a TV-sport!
With that attitude you (and we) will have soon the no-ad rule in singles, too. (And short sets?) Is that what you want? Goodbye for ever to tennis as an athletic sport.Zverev said:True, something has to be tried.