john mcenroe says bring back a 3 set match in the grand slams

Discussion in 'Community' started by jefhatfield, Feb 14, 2003.

  1. jefhatfield Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    ...this will make for a shorter, more tv friendly sport

    he also mentioned that it would be good to make only wood racquets be legal since the graphite, composite, and titanium ones made someone hit the ball too fast...but i am not sure if he was kidding on that one

    he used a graphite racquet for part of his career
  2. dynamicd macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2002
    I don't think they should compromise tennis just to make it "tv friendly." I've played it for the past 7 years and it's a game of tradition. In those big grand slam matches people love to watch two heavyweights battle for a possible 5 sets. I'm surprised mcenroe even made this comment. I think whoever likes tennis is going to watch it. Subtracting two sets isn't going to make people turn it on.

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