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Babblelot:
+4 hour matches at the AO are a product of slow courts and today's defensive players. But more importantly, they are becoming commonplace and increasingly tedious. The match between Djokovic and Wawrinka at 2013 AO ended with the only compelling game in 45 minutes. What's worse, had it been Djokovic-Nadal, they would have played another hour because neither player is willing to pull the trigger first. A 5th set TB is needed. There's a threshold at about 4 hours after which there are diminishing returns for the tennis (passive) and for the viewer.

Bring it on. I don't care when, let's just have it. 4 hours in, it's time to get off the court. The tennis is only getting uglier and the fans increasingly tired.

FreakyGOAT > CD:
I couldn't disagree more :)~

Personally, I LOVE long matches. It's the epitome of a great match. And your slow surface theory is flawed because what about Roland Garros? It's slower than the AO, and they play out the 5th set. I've always hated the US Open's 5th set tiebreak rule, because if players fight for 4 sets, why decide it with 7 points? I'm sure CD would agree that long sets take gladiator-like strength and determination. It shows a new type of strength to the support.

Why take a great Grand Slam aspect away? It interests me, as well as many other fans. :))

Babblelot:

--- Quote from: Freak3yman84 on January 20, 2013, 03:02:05 PM ---I couldn't disagree more :)~

Personally, I LOVE long matches. It's the epitome of a great match. And your slow surface theory is flawed because what about Roland Garros? It's slower than the AO, and they play out the 5th set. I've always hated the US Open's 5th set tiebreak rule, because if players fight for 4 sets, why decide it with 7 points? I'm sure CD would agree that long sets take gladiator-like strength and determination. It shows a new type of strength to the support.

Why take a great Grand Slam aspect away? It interests me, as well as many other fans. :))

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It's not flawed at all. RG is clay if you hadn't noticed. Clay will break you down physically sooner than HC if you weren't aware.

Now, speaking of ^^^flawed arguments (yours).

OK, one :good: and one :thumb-down: so far.


This is a poll. Now vote!

Babblelot:
Reading around, it turns out that your team is essentially myopic. For you guys, 5 > 4  and the tennis be damned! 5 > 4 is your team's entire argument.

The tennis didn't improve over the last hour, it got a lot worse. A TB would have certainly brought about a sensational MP sooner rather than later.

Who cares what a player does when he's up/down 40-0/0-40 game after game? What does he do when he's facing MP point after point? That's the more interesting question.

FreakyGOAT > CD:

--- Quote from: Babblelot on January 20, 2013, 03:20:05 PM ---
--- Quote from: Freak3yman84 on January 20, 2013, 03:02:05 PM ---I couldn't disagree more :)~

Personally, I LOVE long matches. It's the epitome of a great match. And your slow surface theory is flawed because what about Roland Garros? It's slower than the AO, and they play out the 5th set. I've always hated the US Open's 5th set tiebreak rule, because if players fight for 4 sets, why decide it with 7 points? I'm sure CD would agree that long sets take gladiator-like strength and determination. It shows a new type of strength to the support.

Why take a great Grand Slam aspect away? It interests me, as well as many other fans. :))

--- End quote ---

It's not flawed at all. RG is clay if you hadn't noticed. Clay will break you down physically sooner than HC if you weren't aware.

Now, speaking of ^^^flawed arguments (yours).

OK, one :good: and one :thumb-down: so far.


This is a poll. Now vote!

--- End quote ---

I don't understand at all. What does tiring out have to do with it?

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