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View Poll Results: Should the present system of tie-breaks continue
Keep present system 16 61.54%
Have fewer tie-breaks 3 11.54%
Have no tie-breaks 3 11.54%
Don't care, the best player will win anyway 4 15.38%
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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-12-2009, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Tie breaks

Watching Roddick beat Hewitt 7/6 7/6 made me think of the old days when you actually had to break the opponent's serve to win. Would anybody like to go back to those days?

I know tie-breaks are exciting and save matches going on and on and on, but when the match is on the line I would like to see it decided by a break of serve.

I know it will never happen, but I would like to see tie-breaks only for the 1st set in 3 set matches, and the first 2 sets in 5 set matches. In a 5 set match the third set could also be a tie-break if the score was 1/1.

Does anyone agree?

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Re: Tie breaks

An A-Rod/Dr Ivo match would go on forever if ivo was on form if that were to happen.

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Re: Tie breaks

Perfectly happy with the current system though would like a break of serve to be required in all the Slam events.
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Re: Tie breaks

You do have a point. I like the system in majors were there is no tie break in the 5th set. The US open is the only major that has a tie break in the 5th set and I hate that .
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Re: Tie breaks

I am for quitting this ping-pong counting.
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Re: Tie breaks

I agree with ballbasher, play out the final set in any match. I do enjoy the TBs though and the extra tension and importance it places on each point, but not to decide the match if it goes the distance.

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Re: Tie breaks

I like system way now.

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Re: Tie breaks

No 5th set TB like at the US Open.

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Re: Tie breaks

This thread made me remember Edberg's loss to Stich in Wimby SF 1991: 4-6 7-6(5) 7-6(5) 7-6(2) - without dropping his serve once.
There's something disturbing about that.
However, the matches would be too long without tiebreaks. The GS would need three weeks to finish. A long final set is a good compromise. What's the story with US Open really?
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Re: Tie breaks

im ok with tie breaks, just not in the final set of the us open, that pisses me off.

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Re: Tie breaks

It's ok, for now
Imagine what would happen if Ivo would be in his best service disposition

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