Is there a benefit to keeping the best-of-five-set format at Grand Slam tournaments? Should it be changed to best-of-three?
Here’s what Rafael Nadal thinks:
The debate should not be here. You should look at it for what makes tennis more interesting from a fan’s point of view.
I think the Sunday match [against Medvedev in the US Open final] was a very attractive one, and it was a long one. But we were playing for a Grand Slam. I am the first in testing things, but in a Grand Slam, it’s important that the tradition is still there. It makes the matches being remembered.
In the end of the year, when you speak about the best matches, it’s the longest one, that was close and that had some drama. It’s a nice part of the game. It would be a mistake that it gets lost.
Source: La Vanguardia