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Re: Isn't it time to set a 5th set tie break at the Australian Open?

no because they make match to be epic and remembered for long time in the future.

I know that would be better for players - but tiebrake in 5th set can be won with luck sometimes but you cant brake someone on his serve with pure luck. You need a lot of skill to do that.

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Outstanding play on that bp. Djokovic was ahead in that point at the start.

If Berdych can't keep a double break lead I'm done with tennis.
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Re: Isn't it time to set a 5th set tie break at the Australian Open?

No, but it is time the USO did away with that ridiculous 5th set tie break...
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Re: Isn't it time to set a 5th set tie break at the Australian Open?

As I've said before, there should be TB if it goes to 12-12.

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No. It's like this for decades. And it's players fault if he can't close out the match earlier.
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Re: Isn't it time to set a 5th set tie break at the Australian Open?

firm YES except for the final.

It's unfair for some to have to recover from 6-7 set matches, while others from 5. The final set is to be won within 13 games imo, otherwise it's just at which time will the inevitable break happen.

One 7 setter could screw an entire tournament for anyone, which is unfair imo. Otherwise why does the TB even exist? They could play until 2 games difference in every set...more drama and excitement...yeah right
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Re: Isn't it time to set a 5th set tie break at the Australian Open?

I'm not in favor of it at Grand Slams. If a match gets to that point, obviously it's close. A match that close shouldn't be decided by a crap shoot where 1 measly unlucky error can cost you the match, especially when competing to win a slam. You might as well just have the umpire come down and toss the coin to decide the winner. You should have to break your opponent's serve. These long matches are not anything new, and this is exactly why Grand Slams are the hardest tournaments to win.
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Yeah, from a viewer and a fan point of view no.. But it's easy to talk from our perspective. People here are making it sound like it's such a terrible idea, but really in a lot of ways it makes sense. For my own sake I wish they ever do it, though.
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firm YES except for the final.

It's unfair for some to have to recover from 6-7 set matches, while others from 5. The final set is to be won within 13 games imo, otherwise it's just at which time will the inevitable break happen.

One 7 setter could screw an entire tournament for anyone, which is unfair imo. Otherwise why does the TB even exist? They could play until 2 games difference in every set...more drama and excitement...yeah right
Yet I have never seen a player say they prefer a tiebreaker fifth set to the current system.

Last night Courier and Hewitt both said sudden-death advantage in the fifth set are the matches they, as players, live for.
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Don't see why some of you are wanting to get rid of the fifth set tiebreak in New York. It's unique and adds a different perspective on the match, lets keep it that way.
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Re: Isn't it time to set a 5th set tie break at the Australian Open?

No. Just no.

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Don't see why some of you are wanting to get rid of the fifth set tiebreak in New York. It's unique and adds a different perspective on the match, lets keep it that way.
It's unique the way your fat ugly sister is unique. Sure she might be one-of-a-kind, but all things considered she'd be better off if she was like everyone else.
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It's unique the way your fat ugly sister is unique. Sure she might be one-of-a-kind, but all things considered she'd be better off if she was like everyone else.
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It's unique the way your fat ugly sister is unique. Sure she might be one-of-a-kind, but all things considered she'd be better off if she was like everyone else.
That's just one hell of a fucked up example.
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firm YES except for the final.

It's unfair for some to have to recover from 6-7 set matches, while others from 5. The final set is to be won within 13 games imo, otherwise it's just at which time will the inevitable break happen.

One 7 setter could screw an entire tournament for anyone, which is unfair imo. Otherwise why does the TB even exist? They could play until 2 games difference in every set...more drama and excitement...yeah right
Please. Whose fault is it that one player uses their talent/skill/experience etc etc to close out a match sooner than someone else who lacks the killer instinct to do the same? A tie breaker is a ridiculous throw of the dice. The last set should never be decided on such a lottery basis. If anything they should introduce the long set in the BO3 matches.
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Re: Isn't it time to set a 5th set tie break at the Australian Open?

I agree with a 5th set tie-break. I can see no reason why the rules for a 5th set should be different from the rules for a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th. They are all equally important.

Besides, I think players should have some prospect on a conclusion of the match. Theoretically, matches can go on for ages without a tie-break. Though the same could be said about tie-breaks themselves, the probability of overlong matches is substantially reduced.

I can't see why a 5th set tie-break would be any less dramatic than a set that goes on for ages. In the end, it all boils down to a couple of points. And the winner will at least have a decent chance in his next match.
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