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How much did the Final actually took, tennis wise?

Not taking anything away from the final, it was amazing.

But the longest final in history played by the two players that probably takes the most time in between service point, if you take only the tennis how long do you think it was?
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Probably 2 hours of tennis and 4 of toweling and ball bouncing.

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Re: How much did the Final actually took, tennis wise?

Fed and Soderling with the same exchanges and development of situation would play 2 hours less

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Re: How much did the Final actually took, tennis wise?

In every match the actual play time is not much. For big servers like Federer and Soderling perhaps even less in terms of percentage, due to short points and easier holds of serve, while here every game was hardly fought.
In the case of these two I agree that they take more time, but that extra may account for say 30 mins, it would still take more than 5 hours, even if they took the average time of other players.
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In every match the actual play time is not much. For big servers like Federer and Soderling perhaps even less in terms of percentage, due to short points and easier holds of serve, while here every game was hardly fought.
In the case of these two I agree that they take more time, but that extra may account for say 30 mins, it would still take more than 5 hours, even if they took the average time of other players.
i think it would have taken more than that
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All I saw was rounding around, ball bashing when they could have ended the points much faster and crappy service games . Not much forcing the issue and changing it up from either guy. Great match.. Overrated tennis IMO.

Nothing like the Fed-Nadal Wimbeldon 08 match or Fed-Safin AO match or Pete-Andre 2001 USO match
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Re: How much did the Final actually took, tennis wise?

WTA Linz presents an "actual play time" stat, which I assume counts only the time between each serve being struck and the ball bouncing twice (for a winner) or once (for an error). It's usually 9-10 minutes of actual play for each hour of match time. Maybe less, I can't remember it exactly now.

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Ah nadal..all his matches seem to last like forever.
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Is it correct that the clock kept on ticking while they closed the roof? I guess that alone took like 10 minutes or so...
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All I saw was rounding around, ball bashing when they could have ended the points much faster and crappy service games . Not much forcing the issue and changing it up from either guy. Great match.. Overrated tennis IMO.

Nothing like the Fed-Nadal Wimbeldon 08 match or Fed-Safin AO match or Pete-Andre 2001 USO match
what a match that was Easily the best pure ballstriking I've ever seen.
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Re: How much did the Final actually took, tennis wise?

and that match was 5 hours something with not much time wasting.
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Well at least for the girls there was time for countless slow-motion replays of nadal flexing his muscles while fistpumping...
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