Tennisopolis : Tennis Social Network

I never did understand this, and I think I'm finally in the right venue to get an answer. Why are tennis tournament brackets set up so #1 plays #3 and #2 plays #4? Everywhere else in the sports world, it's #1 versus #4 and #2 versus #3, which makes a lot more sense. What am I missing?

Views: 13

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Tennis brackets aren't set up so that 1 plays 3 and 2 plays 4 - they're set up so that 1 plays 3 or 4 and 2 plays 3 or 4, with seeds 3 and 4 being drawn at random so that one of them goes in each half.

If you don't believe me, look at the last two Masters 1000 draws which both have (1) v (4) in the semis.
Totally correct. This is what I was trying to explain but without much sucess. This same concept also happens with the 5 thru 8 seeds, right? So sometimes 4 is vs. 5, but sometimes it is 4 vs. 6, 7 or 8. Right?

Steven said:
Tennis brackets aren't set up so that 1 plays 3 and 2 plays 4 - they're set up so that 1 plays 3 or 4 and 2 plays 3 or 4, with seeds 3 and 4 being drawn at random so that one of them goes in each half.

If you don't believe me, look at the last two Masters 1000 draws which both have (1) v (4) in the semis.

RSS

Like Us!

Marketplace

© 2014   Created by Mark / The Mayor.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service