When used right, round robin works

The year-end championships are a perfect example of how well round robin can work. So what went wrong last week in Las Vegas?

Updated: March 6, 2007, 5:39 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

The round-robin story out of Las Vegas will keep bobbing along until the ATP brass hashes things over at a board meeting in Florida later this month. While the future of the tour's current experiment hangs in the balance, it's worth remembering that the format -- with different algebra applied -- has long been used without inciting the kind of riot it did last week.

Retired standouts Jim Courier and Todd Martin both said they think four-man round robin groups, as opposed to the three-man ...

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