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Re: Perspective: What you see and what I see in a +5 hour match...
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2013, 09:46:24 PM »
ah, here we go again. it's more about homogenization of surfaces. you think players like Nole/Rafa or anyone love to play 6 hours matches? doubt it. it it the organizers and the ATP. players adapted ... the survival of the fittest.

I personally don't mind long matches once in a while especially at majors. It could be so much fun. There are certain match ups that I don't like (Nole/Murray is the worst one). Give me Nole/Fed and I can watch for hours. It all depends. Nole/Rafa is usually good too.

I still prefer tennis nowadays then back in 80s. we do need more variety. the only way to change it is to speed up some courts. top guys would be still winning but you'd get shorter matches, shorter rallies, more winners.

people were getting bored when guys were serving aces like crazy, S&V, boom, boom, 2,3 points, done game. you can't have it both ways.

Alex, it's not about homogenization of the surfaces causing the matches to take too much time. It's the complete loss of variety in the game. It's the loss of serve/volley from the game almost completely.
But you are right in a way. Murray and Djokovic are so evenly matched, and play such a simlar style, their matches almost always take hours of work.
I actually like marathon matches.... once in a while. Not the majority of the time two of the top four play each other. When they do it's almost a given it will take 4 hours at least.
But still, it's not the length of matches as much as it's the loss of variety in the game. That's what bugs me the most about the homogenization of surfaces.
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Re: Perspective: What you see and what I see in a +5 hour match...
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2013, 09:48:36 PM »
Let's do something about it.
Anyone who visits a tourney, just start booing whenever player loses his breath after a point.  ..-)


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Re: Perspective: What you see and what I see in a +5 hour match...
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2013, 06:11:21 AM »
So you were going to visit me in Chitown, but you decided to move, instead...

Dallas hasn't even used that one...    :\
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Re: Perspective: What you see and what I see in a +5 hour match...
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2013, 06:18:07 PM »
So you were going to visit me in Chitown, but you decided to move, instead...

Dallas hasn't even used that one...    :\
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Re: Perspective: What you see and what I see in a +5 hour match...
« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2013, 06:23:49 AM »
So you were going to visit me in Chitown, but you decided to move, instead...

Dallas hasn't even used that one...    :\
Whachoootalkinbout Willis?

Scott's wife was having me put an itinerary together for their imminent arrival in Chicago that weekend. 2 days later, they bailed. Must suck having so many childrens...  ..-)
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