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The End Of The Grand Slam Advantage Set?

As compelling as the Isner/Mahut 59-59 fifth set is, I'm afraid that this episode will hasten the end of the advantage set in grand slams. But will it be replaced by a strict tie break set, or some sort of extended 12/12 tie break set, or some other configuration?

I'm in favor of the advantage set, but it may not last much longer.
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Re: The End Of The Grand Slam Advantage Set?

Knee jerk reaction.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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How many of these threads are needed? The answer does not change, NO to TB in the decider. It should be a real battle, more than lottery.
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Re: The End Of The Grand Slam Advantage Set?

some kind of super tiebreak in deciding sets it's not a bad idea.
I'm just wondering myself which option will be the best for both players and fans

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With both Isner and Mahut starting out fresh today, and neither exhibiting an ability to break the other, this could go another day.
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No, no, no, no you are talking about 1 match, 1 match out of a bazillion that have gone on to a 5th set and they didn't need a TB. Like someone said a knee jerk reaction to 1 match. Have some perspective about the sample size.
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Noooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!
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Noooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!
Haha you're the guy getting into it with people on WTAWorld about this match. Everyone in there hating on it for whatever reason. I was banned from that dump thank god.
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Haha you're the guy getting into it with people on WTAWorld about this match. Everyone in there hating on it for whatever reason. I was banned from that dump thank god.
Seriously it's staggering, I think they're just annoyed it's getting so much coverage. Just because there hasn't ever been 10 consecutive games without a service break on the WTA tour.
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Seriously it's staggering, I think they're just annoyed it's getting so much coverage. Just because there hasn't ever been 10 consecutive games without a service break on the WTA tour.
They have a 5 page thread about Serena's curtsy for christ sake, what do you expect? LOL! I won't hijack this thread any longer though carry on.
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If the Tsonga Dolpogolov match goes to 59-59 in the 5th set, yes, it will be ended

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Seriously it's staggering, I think they're just annoyed it's getting so much coverage. Just because there hasn't ever been 10 consecutive games without a service break on the WTA tour.
You are better off selling earplugs to deaf people than dealing with those clowns.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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If the Tsonga Dolpogolov match goes to 59-59 in the 5th set, yes, it will be ended
Surprisingly, it seems we're saved from that fate You'd expect once these two supermen showed it can be done, it would become a common occurrence
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To me this match is not even good anymore. These sorry excuses for players need to find a return game. It's record-breaking but that's it, that's all. If I weren't a tennis fan, it sure wouldn't make me one.
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