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    Yeah that's why Agassi vs Sampras was always an awesome battle to watch. I love/loved watching Fed vs. Rafa though.

    One thing that I would like to hear from Jono about is.. Are Grand Slams really better off having 32 seeded players against the old school top 16?

    I liked 16 more as it meant there was more chances to have very difficult first and second round matches for the seeded players. Overall I don't think it would change the semi finals or anything though, top 4 too classy.
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    Eh, depends on your perspective. If you're a viewer, of course you'd rather less seeds as it makes the tournament more unpredictable, at least in the earlier stages. Even if the results will likely be the same, you will tune in on day 1 and possibly see Novak vs. Stan instead of day 7.

    But if you're talking from the point of view of the players, you'd want it to stay as is. You want to be rewarded for being consistent, having a high rank, and not being a douche and tanking matches or not putting in effort all the time like the rank 30-60 players. Nole, Rafa, Murray, Fed all work harder than the rest, and no doubt believe they should be rewarded by having a good draw and not having to play tough matches earlier.

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    Players as in top ranked players? Not so sure that the players outside the top 32 like this particular system. End of the day I'm just a casual fan so yeah I like the old system better but understand yours and the ATP's reasoning.

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    Haha the game is run by the top 4. No one gives a **** what Florian Mayer and Julien Benneteau think.

    I'm agreeing with you ftr. 16 seeds will be better for us viewers. But not Rafa and Roger and co.


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    well actually spacing out their harder matches could be better for rafa and roger and co theoretically
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    nah uh
    Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
    well actually spacing out their harder matches could be better for rafa and roger and co theoretically
    True. But then they may cop a string of to 30 players throughout the tournament.

    As I said they basically run the game. If they really wanted 16 seeds they could get it

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    Lax drug-testing casts undue shadow over centre court. | The Australian

    My best mate has been going on about this for ages. He is certain that the top guys in tennis are all on the juice.

    In any case, the authorities seem to be doing a piss poor job of testing right now.

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    Bernard Tomic caught speeding, loses licence

    He is the gift that keeps on giving, our Bernie.

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    Jono to appear as a key witness and say that despite what everyone is saying, he was actually going slow.
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    Swiss and Czechs play a 7+ hour doubles match in the Davis Cup, which both Wawrinka and Berdych participate. They then rock up the next day to play a singles match against each other. Amazing.

    Berdych leads 2 sets to 1. If he wins Czechs are through.

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    I know Nadal, Ferrer, Almagro, Verdasco and Lopez were missing, but an impressive performance by the Canucks to beat Spain.
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    Milos Raonic wag.

    Weird for Spain to not give a **** like that. Surely one of the above could have played?



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