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.
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.
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.