No Repeat Champions Allowed

ffw2

Rookie
How would this go over with you?

Imagine a Tour that mandated a fresh champion for every iteration of its tournaments.

Could be a total bust, obviously...

Or it could be an incredible breath of fresh air.

Your thoughts?
 

gjm127

Professional
How would this go over with you?

Imagine a Tour that mandated a fresh champion for every iteration of its tournaments.

Could be a total bust, obviously...

Or it could be an incredible breath of fresh air.

Your thoughts?
But why though?
 

ffw2

Rookie
Probably start with the spineless cowards who delete their own accounts and come crawling back two days later.

Just a thought.
lol, "spineless" is an interesting assessment.

I imagine sitting at a computer pontificating at a tennis website is your idea of courage. :)

Good luck with your real life ventures, Helmet. You strike me as a guy with real potential. (y)
 

ffw2

Rookie
Maybe all of the players should get a trophy and a hug and it can be a losers tour.
Can see the hugging going over reasonably well in the WTA.

Folks do like trophies... but I'm thinking a couple of wins here and there are gonna be key.
 

Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
How would this go over with you?

Imagine a Tour that mandated a fresh champion for every iteration of its tournaments.

Could be a total bust, obviously...

Or it could be an incredible breath of fresh air.

Your thoughts?
Well, obviously this would not be beneficial to the real fans, but I get the idea, something dramatic needs to happen or tennis is on the outside lookin in.
 

ffw2

Rookie
Well, obviously this would not be beneficial to the real fans, but I get the idea, something dramatic needs to happen or tennis is on the outside lookin in.
Precisely.

I mean, top-heavy inflation aside, I think the concept could be intriguing. Maybe with some tweaks.

Pandemic's not going away either. Some sort of realignment is vital.
 

King No1e

G.O.A.T.
How would this go over with you?

Imagine a Tour that mandated a fresh champion for every iteration of its tournaments.

Could be a total bust, obviously...

Or it could be an incredible breath of fresh air.

Your thoughts?
NextGen ATP finals
 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
That "tournament" is so odd.

Restricted entry. Handsomely rewarded for participation.
Ahhhh, "restricted entry" --- a peculiar complaint from a guy who doesn't want defending champions to be eligible for tournaments
 

ffw2

Rookie
Ahhhh, "restricted entry" --- a peculiar complaint from a guy who doesn't want defending champions to be eligible for tournaments
Hmm.

It's not that I want this format; this is a thought experiment.

But in any case, it would apply to the entirety of the Tour. Not an exclusive thing.

That Next Gen tourney is open only to selected 21-and-unders. And they get a boatload of cash simply for playing it.
 

BGod

Legend
I could see a tournament being held where you cannot defend it but you get the ranking points for 2 years instead of 1. Now THAT would be indeed wild.
 

Bubcay

Professional
How would this go over with you?

Imagine a Tour that mandated a fresh champion for every iteration of its tournaments.

Could be a total bust, obviously...

Or it could be an incredible breath of fresh air.

Your thoughts?
How would this work in real life though? "Sorry you were the best and have beaten your opponent in the finals, but he gets the trophy as you have already won this tournament once?". Like little league. Trophy for participation for all? Where is this world heading to?
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
They floated the Titanic too, and it likewise hit an iceberg and sank.

Just floating an idea.

There are going to have to be a boatload of changes after the inflated glut that they engineered.

Wouldn't necessarily be a "punishment" for strong players. As an example, performance-based incentives could be added to the tournaments.


See above.
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
My suggestion would be to reduce the ranked players in slams to 16, and give them a bye into the second round.

I can't say that I have any great attachment to the idea, but having the best players fresher at the end seems to be desirable.
 

ffw2

Rookie
How would this work in real life though? "Sorry you were the best and have beaten your opponent in the finals, but he gets the trophy as you have already won this tournament once?". Like little league. Trophy for participation for all? Where is this world heading to?
Yeah, it's just a loose concept. Would need some tweaking.

Spitballing alternatives.

Seems gimmicky on the surface, but the Tour may not be above sideshow appeal.
 
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