Difference Between NBA And Grand Slam Tennis

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    May 25, 2014 6:39 AM GMT
    John Isner after the completion of his match against Nicolas Mahut that stretched over three days at Wimbledon in 2010. Isner lost two of the first three sets but prevailed in the fifth, 70-68.

    NYT: The best-of-five format in the men’s draw of Grand Slam tournaments creates extra hours of tennis that have little effect on outcomes in the first week of play.

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    May 25, 2014 8:57 PM GMT
    All I know is the longer the game between two great players the better.

    I hope my man Nadal will win Rolland-Garros once again, although he has been a bit lucky in Madrid and weak in Rome.
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    May 25, 2014 9:04 PM GMT
    I think preserving the best of 5 set format for the men in the Grand Slams is the right thing to do. It's what sets them apart from all the other tournaments and I love the idea of a top player dropping the first two sets and then winning the next 3. It's very dramatic and I don't mind waiting.
  • rdberg1957

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    May 26, 2014 6:31 AM GMT
    i enjoy watching best of five. I recall some epic matches between borg and mcenroe, federer and nadal, agassi and sampras. On the other hand, three straight sets of a rout is boring.
  • tuffguyndc

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    May 26, 2014 2:06 PM GMT
    i like the best of 5 format but i would rather they played tiebreakers in the final set because as awesome as that match was for john isner he and that guy were never the same after that match for that year. as a matter of fact john isner lost in the next round.
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    May 26, 2014 4:18 PM GMT
    Even though the "best of five" may not affect early rounds much, it adds an element of toughness and endurance as well as the fact that the top seeds who get through easily may be more rested for the finals, giving them a reward for having mowed down the competition. On the other hand, someone who lasted through some five setters may bring a certain mental and physical toughness to a semi-finals or finals match that can be a dramatic factor as well. "Best of five" makes the game more dramatic, more EPIC--simple as that.

    I think though that tiebreakers after 6-6 are fine, though. They're actually very dramatic as well.