prasen9 wrote:I don't understand the logic of the statement above. Anecdotally, it seems to me that women's tennis has a lot more "big" upsets in the first few rounds than men's tennis. I should check the numbers.
I am not commenting on whether women's tennis is boring or interesting. But, to me, it seems the difference between the top few men's players and the rest is huge.
Both men's and women's tennis had 3 GS winners. Men's tennis had 4 finalists. Women's tennis had 4 finalists.
I am using perception rather than statistics - I am willing to be convinced by the latter. But, I'm making a different argument than just upsets. By & large, I find early round women's tennis of very poor quality.
Also - when you say "top men's players", I think you mean Roger/Rafa/Djokovic? If I sit down to watch a QF between one of those and, say, the #20, I expect a tight competitive match, with the top player needing to have his A game to progress. If a women's QF involves Serena and all but 2-3 players, there is maybe a 5% chance that it is a good match.