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Old 01-31-2022, 08:16 PM
 
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When you are paying for tickets, of course you want your money's worth and want the matches to last as long as possible. You make a good point in not comparing records equally if men's tennis goes to best of 3.
And Zverev would probably have a bunch of slam titles by now if slams were best-of-3-sets
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Old 01-31-2022, 10:27 PM
 
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Ok if we must keep best of 5, then why don’t they extend the female matches to be best of 5 on grand slams?? Are we insinuating that women aren’t strong and fit enough to play for a longer amount of time like men are??
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Old 01-31-2022, 10:29 PM
 
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When you are paying for tickets, of course you want your money's worth and want the matches to last as long as possible. You make a good point in not comparing records equally if men's tennis goes to best of 3.
Can’t say I disagree with that! When I attended the women’s final at the US Open last summer, I really wish the match lasted longer. It was such an awesome experience that I wish I was there longer…
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Old 02-01-2022, 05:25 AM
 
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Ok if we must keep best of 5, then why don’t they extend the female matches to be best of 5 on grand slams?? Are we insinuating that women aren’t strong and fit enough to play for a longer amount of time like men are??
Firstly the female tennis players need to campaign for best-of-5-sets, and I haven't heard them campaign for it at all. So that's where it will need to begin, an insistence by the players. And then we'll trial it in an event, as we did in 1996-
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Old 02-01-2022, 11:40 AM
 
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Firstly the female tennis players need to campaign for best-of-5-sets, and I haven't heard them campaign for it at all. So that's where it will need to begin, an insistence by the players. And then we'll trial it in an event, as we did in 1996-

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I don't think ANY tennis player, male or female, would campaign for it. It's just too physically taxing on the players. But if it's what fans want, then let's do it!
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Old 02-02-2022, 08:06 AM
 
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Old 02-02-2022, 08:09 AM
 
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I don't think ANY tennis player, male or female, would campaign for it. It's just too physically taxing on the players. But if it's what fans want, then let's do it!
I've yet to see any evidence that its too taxing on the players.
Even the qualifiers are able to play it, and a lot of them rarely qualify for the slams, so they've hardly had any experience at that level and still you see them win 5-setters.
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Old 02-02-2022, 12:25 PM
 
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I've yet to see any evidence that its too taxing on the players.
Even the qualifiers are able to play it, and a lot of them rarely qualify for the slams, so they've hardly had any experience at that level and still you see them win 5-setters.

I know that Halep's match against Cornet was pretty brutal on her, to the point where she felt sick and dizzy. If she felt that way from a 3 set match, can you imagine how she would've felt after 5 sets? But then again, maybe men are more capable of playing 5 sets than women are, but I have yet to see any evidence of that. In fact, I do believe many women can be physically stronger and fitter than men!

https://www.tennis365.com/australian...stralian-open/
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Old 02-03-2022, 12:16 AM
 
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I know that Halep's match against Cornet was pretty brutal on her, to the point where she felt sick and dizzy. If she felt that way from a 3 set match, can you imagine how she would've felt after 5 sets? But then again, maybe men are more capable of playing 5 sets than women are, but I have yet to see any evidence of that. In fact, I do believe many women can be physically stronger and fitter than men!

https://www.tennis365.com/australian...stralian-open/
Yeah women just have to train for best-of-5-sets and simulate it in practice. But I don't hear anyone advocating for women to play best-of-5-sets so I'm certain it will never happen.
You hear more people advocating for men to play best-of-3-sets..... Djokovic has said he supports best-of-3-sets at slams (while Nadal doesn't support it), but even that is unlikely in the near future.
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Old 02-03-2022, 03:10 AM
 
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The women’s final peaked at 4.3 million. Everyone I know watched it, Ash Barty is such a popular player here.
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