Time to move masters finals back to BO5.....

Should ATP switch back to BO5 in Masters finals?

  • Yes

    Votes: 34 60.7%
  • No

    Votes: 20 35.7%
  • I am confused

    Votes: 2 3.6%

  • Total voters
    56
Yes you heard it here. And this is not because of fed's loss against del, but due to the reduction in quality of masters' final matches and more upsets. Just see the reduced quality in masters finals and uncertaninities there....
Sascha and Dimi winning 3 M1000 combined was the proof of it
Also so many top seeds falling against junkballers
 
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tacou

G.O.A.T.
A few should. None of the clay because of the congested schedule, and not the IW/Miami double because it is epic as is, while the Canada/Cinci double is too close to USO.

Shanghai and Paris seem like good candidates despite players being banged up that time of year .. but make those the fastest courts on tour with a tight five setter coming in at two hours. could really help those "lackluster" masters stand out a little bit.
 

ojo rojo

Hall of Fame
I didn't make this thread for trolling:mad::mad::mad::mad:
Just a bit of fun.
In answer to your question; it's very unlikely to happen. There are many factors and it has been discussed here at length - there are a
few recent threads that you might enjoy. I believe there was even a thread recently discussing BO3 format being used in early rounds at slams. You can use the search engine to find these and when you do, they may well all be littered with hilarious joaks. Soz bout that
;)
 
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Deleted member 756486

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Just a bit of fun.
In answer to your question; it's very unlikely to happen. There are many factors and it has been discussed here at length - there are a
few recent threads that you might enjoy. I believe there was even a thread recently discussing BO3 format being used in early rounds at slams. You can use the search engine to find these and when you do, they may well all be littered with hilarious joaks. Soz bout that
;)
Sorry but just curious:
Is your username named after Marcos Rojo?
 

ojo rojo

Hall of Fame
Sorry but just curious:
Is your username named after Marcos Rojo?


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Man I don't care what a lady supporting homos and psuedo feminism(forgot her name, and in general these people, unnatural and weird, even though should be given equality but not bossism to rule us and make us feel guilty for being normal) say about men's tennis. BO5 is what makes tennis matches historical, it is where the battles are fought and comebacks happen. Psuedo Feminists want to bring down the level of men's tennis to women's. Just see hos much quality matches (especially finals here) we have in BO5 masters finals and overall slams. Can you ever rate rome11 F more than rome06?? Or mia17 over mia05?? Would tennis be watchable if everything BO3 ?? No way at all, right??
Feminists, you all accept the basic difference that a man's natural physical abilities are higher than a woman, now you bloody call nature sexist but its reality....
BO5 is there and should be forever at slams' all rounds and masters finals
 
I'm fine with Bo3's in Masters events because they give the underdog much more than a punchers chance. I think Del Potro does actually benefit from Bo3's vs the Big Four, as do others. Obviously he CAN win best of 5s too against them, but the odds drop a good deal.

Honestly it's a wash for me. But that IW epic probably did deserve to be Bo5. It was insane. Maybe not the best level at times but the drama/theater were top notch. I easily could have watched another 2 hrs of that.
 

sportmac

Hall of Fame
Man I don't care what a lady supporting homos and psuedo feminism(forgot her name, and in general these people, unnatural and weird, even though should be given equality but not bossism to rule us and make us feel guilty for being normal) say about men's tennis. BO5 is what makes tennis matches historical, it is where the battles are fought and comebacks happen. Psuedo Feminists want to bring down the level of men's tennis to women's. Just see hos much quality matches (especially finals here) we have in BO5 masters finals and overall slams. Can you ever rate rome11 F more than rome06?? Or mia17 over mia05?? Would tennis be watchable if everything BO3 ?? No way at all, right??
Feminists, you all accept the basic difference that a man's natural physical abilities are higher than a woman, now you bloody call nature sexist but its reality....
BO5 is there and should be forever at slams' all rounds and masters finals
 

Red Rick

Talk Tennis Guru
Man I don't care what a lady supporting homos and psuedo feminism(forgot her name, and in general these people, unnatural and weird, even though should be given equality but not bossism to rule us and make us feel guilty for being normal) say about men's tennis. BO5 is what makes tennis matches historical, it is where the battles are fought and comebacks happen. Psuedo Feminists want to bring down the level of men's tennis to women's. Just see hos much quality matches (especially finals here) we have in BO5 masters finals and overall slams. Can you ever rate rome11 F more than rome06?? Or mia17 over mia05?? Would tennis be watchable if everything BO3 ?? No way at all, right??
Feminists, you all accept the basic difference that a man's natural physical abilities are higher than a woman, now you bloody call nature sexist but its reality....
BO5 is there and should be forever at slams' all rounds and masters finals
I don't know what orifice that word salad came from, but I suspect it's one previously unknown to humans of any of the 432 genders
 

Backspin1183

G.O.A.T.
Man I don't care what a lady supporting homos and psuedo feminism(forgot her name, and in general these people, unnatural and weird, even though should be given equality but not bossism to rule us and make us feel guilty for being normal) say about men's tennis. BO5 is what makes tennis matches historical, it is where the battles are fought and comebacks happen. Psuedo Feminists want to bring down the level of men's tennis to women's. Just see hos much quality matches (especially finals here) we have in BO5 masters finals and overall slams. Can you ever rate rome11 F more than rome06?? Or mia17 over mia05?? Would tennis be watchable if everything BO3 ?? No way at all, right??
Feminists, you all accept the basic difference that a man's natural physical abilities are higher than a woman, now you bloody call nature sexist but its reality....
BO5 is there and should be forever at slams' all rounds and masters finals
I hope you choose your words wisely in your real life.

 

EloQuent

G.O.A.T.
Best of 5 is great. But they would need to adjust the schedule, especially the clay Masters. Maybe give room between IW and Miami too.
 

every7

Hall of Fame
Yes you heard it here. And this is not because of fed's loss against del, but due to the reduction in quality of masters' final matches and more upsets. Just see the reduced quality in masters finals and uncertaninities there....
Sascha and Dimi winning 3 M1000 combined was the proof of it
Also so many top seeds falling against junkballers
I'm not sure yet that it should be Bo5 so I have selected this "I am confused" options. BUT it really did seem shockingly rough to decide the winner of that match with a 7 point, non-super tiebreak. Definitely needed to be at least an advantage set or extended breaker imo

Larry Ellison is such a tennis lover and purist with trying to encourage more tennis from the best players (encouraging doubles etc.) that I'm sure he has approached the players about the idea of a longer format for the title match. Hopefully it happens.

Erm... They both sort of have already. Collapsed out of the top 20
:eek:
 
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axlrose

Professional
Ọh come on.

Players keep complaining that they have to play too much, and still somebody want them to play more?

They're human, not your cattle or slaves.
 

Sudacafan

G.O.A.T.
Yes you heard it here. And this is not because of fed's loss against del, but due to the reduction in quality of masters' final matches and more upsets. Just see the reduced quality in masters finals and uncertaninities there....
Sascha and Dimi winning 3 M1000 combined was the proof of it
Also so many top seeds falling against junkballers
You will have more injured players. Don’t we have enough?
The worst thing is that the injured players will be the best ones: the ones that reach those finals.
 
Ọh come on.

""Players"" keep complaining that they have to play too much, and still somebody want them to play more?

They're human, not your cattle or slaves.
Only nadal and some 1/2 lieing players

You will have more injured players. Don’t we have enough?
The worst thing is that the injured players will be the best ones: the ones that reach those finals.
Solution to prevent injuries :- Speed up courts and/or use lighter balls, then and only then tennis will be worth watching again even after federer retires..
Just pure baseline grindfest on almost all clay-like slow surfaces is a slow poison to players' longetivity and health and ofcourse damaging the game itself. We need rallies, but not the "error-snatching focused baseline grinding" ones, we need attacking rallies with each player going for winners...
Speed up courts, masters and WTF finals back to BO5, proper gaps between events..
Schedule is not actually that long, in real it is F-ed up
 
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nikdom

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Only nadal and some 1/2 lieing players



Solution to prevent injuries :- Speed up courts and/or use lighter balls, then and only then tennis will be worth watching again even after federer retires..
Just pure baseline grindfest on almost all clay-like slow surfaces is a slow poison to players' longetivity and health and ofcourse damaging the game itself. We need rallies, but not the "error-snatching focused baseline grinding" ones, we need attacking rallies with each player going for winners...
Speed up courts, masters and WTF finals back to BO5, proper gaps between events..
Schedule is not actually that long, in real it is F-ed up
Vamos Rafa!
 

Sudacafan

G.O.A.T.
Only nadal and some 1/2 lieing players



Solution to prevent injuries :- Speed up courts and/or use lighter balls, then and only then tennis will be worth watching again even after federer retires..
Just pure baseline grindfest on almost all clay-like slow surfaces is a slow poison to players' longetivity and health and ofcourse damaging the game itself. We need rallies, but not the "error-snatching focused baseline grinding" ones, we need attacking rallies with each player going for winners...
Speed up courts, masters and WTF finals back to BO5, proper gaps between events..
Schedule is not actually that long, in real it is F-ed up
Though you bring valid points for the discussion, the ATP tennis season is too long. There is no main sport season with competition for almost 11 out of the 12 months of the year.
 
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