Ev + Ich vs Rest
Best we give them a whole set lead.Another idea: Big 3 against the rest.
On any day Federer/Nadal/Djokovic all play a singles match and there is also one double each day, so over the weekend we have each possible pairing once.
So there are 12 Big 3 matches in a row. That would guarantee permanent entertainment.
And maybe to make it a bit closer the opponent should always start with a break lead in every set (just 1-0 and then serving).
Nobody says it´s confusing. Perhaps my post confused you.I think people pretending to find "World" confusing are just arguing for argument's sake.
Of course Europe belongs to the "world", but this has been a standard designation in sports (most notably in exhibition football matches) for many years now.
Perhaps the word "confusing" isn't the best, but it's clear to me that many people have argued against this format using precisely the facetious arguments I criticised (I wasn't writing to you personally).Nobody says it´s confusing. Perhaps my post confused you.
I merely said it was dumb. Because WHY would Europe play the rest of the world? They´ve pretty much won everything in the last 15 years.
Plus it sounds dumb."Europe vs Rest" or "Europe vs World". It´s meant to be bombastic-sounding but it´s almost arbitrary.
I´ve offered a bunch of alternatives that would be genuinely fun. What´s fun about a dumb geographical divide? We already have that In Hopman Cup, David Cup.
But I guess most people fear innovation or new things. They scare them.
There is a difference between dumb (as in boring) and silly (as in fun). Some of my suggestions are silly goofy fun, as exhibitions should be.Perhaps the word "confusing" isn't the best, but it's clear to me that many people have argued against this format using precisely the facetious arguments I criticised (I wasn't writing to you personally).
And to your question about it being dumb to use such a format, I will answer in the same way: 1) domination in tennis is transitory and there is no way to predict the future or to create a system that won't eventually struggle with the same sort of problems (in the case of oldies vs. next generations, the exact same thing - utter domination by one side - has been happening, and yet you're presenting it as an alternative to Europe vs. World); 2) it's as flawed and arbitrary as any other dichotomy (perhaps less so than some of the more preposterous - tongue in cheek, I suppose - suggestions you generously presented in the poll).
Also, innovation isn't necessarily virtuous, and none of the examples you gave is immune to be considered 1) dumb and "bombastic-sounding" or 2) completely arbitrary.
It seems you don't like this format for aesthetic reasons rather than practical ones, as changing the terms of the dichotomy wouldn't change an iota in terms of general structure.
You're of course entitled to that opinion: personally, I would prefer players who prefer the Beatles vs. players who prefer the Rolling Stones.
I like your no.2 idea - but I would say no. 1, 3, 5 etc against no. 2, 4, 6 etc. as they appear after USO.I was honestly about to create a thread similar to this one. Three scenarios I had in mind were:
1. Federer and Nadal get to fantasy draft. Someone mentioned this above but these two will get to assemble their own squads (of six or seven) to face-off against one another; with Fedal being the team captains of course. Whoever is ranked higher at the time of the event will get first pick.
2. The world number 1, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 form a team to go against the world number 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13. The winning team gets an additional 250 ranking points giving all these players extra incentive to compete to their fullest.
E.g. In this case, Djokovic, Medvedev, Zverev, Nishikori, RBA, Monfils, and Goffin will be one team, and Nadal, Federer, Thiem, Stefanos, Khachanov, Fognini, and Berrettini will be the other squad.
3. 30s vs 20s. You read that right. Players in their 30s will form a team of seven players and go neck-to-neck against players in their 20s in a battle between older millennials who are established legends/superstars and younger millennials who are either just getting started or have underachieved so far in their careers
E.g. The golden era in their 30s such as Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray, Wawrinka, Del Potro, and Cilic (assuming everyone is healthy) will take on the lost/next gen players currently in their 20s including Raonic, Dimitrov, Thiem, Stefanos, Zverev, Medvedev and Shapo (Kei is basically 30 so not counting him).
"You sound young".It is working, you just don't like the result! Plus, you sound young.
Yes, you are young, since 90s? Get a grip, kid!"You sound young".
If ever there was a convincing "argument" to crush all further debate, it´s that one.
I must be the only person on the planet who´s been following pro tennis since the early 90s yet am "young".
I must be a genius then. Coz following tennis since my diaper years or before I was even born...
The Aryans vs The Non-Aryans?Europe isn´t a country, and it´s not even unified, and the World actually should include Europe as well (last time I checked us Europeans aren´t on Mars), but also Africa and Asia. It´s just such a silly, and boring concept.
Besides, Europeans dominate tennis, they always win.
Any suggestions, aside from the options given in the poll?
You can vote for 3 options.
Yeah the golden era is going to win every single time. Fedalkovic can basically beat all of them.E.g. The golden era in their 30s such as Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray, Wawrinka, Del Potro, and Cilic (assuming everyone is healthy) will take on the lost/next gen players currently in their 20s including Raonic, Dimitrov, Thiem, Stefanos, Zverev, Medvedev and Shapo (Kei is basically 30 so not counting him).
Fritz isn’t a ally surname thoughtRecreate different wars. Start with WW2.
Axis vs Allies
Fed and Stan don't get to play.
Axis: (coached by Becker)
Allies: (coached by McEnroe)
A 3-team competition with the Big 3 choosing players, and later just coaching?They should just cave in and make it team Nadal vs team Federer and keep the rivalry alive forever. Even when they retire they could still play a match every year. If you want to get even more intrigue, throw Djoker in and have a 3 team romp with the big 3 playing each other again once a year.