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

I have one easy solution to long matches (and other problems in tennis). Speed up the courts. A long 5th set ain't a problem if you've played first four sets 7-6, 6-7, 6-7, 7-6 in under two hours.

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I have one easy solution to long matches (and other problems in tennis). Speed up the courts. A long 5th set ain't a problem if you've played first four sets 7-6, 6-7, 6-7, 7-6 in under two hours.
But how can you apply that on clay courts?
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But how can you apply that on clay courts?
Blue clay.
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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.
Well the 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th sets are not the deciding sets in a best of 5 format. That is why the rules are different. All players have an equal opportunity to prevent their respective 5th sets from taking too long. It's part of the game. Advantage to the guy who manages to finish his match without expending too much energy. They've done their homework.
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I've never believed it right that a GS should be settled on a final-set TB, and nothing I've seen in the last 30 years has made me change my mind.
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5th set TB turned USO into clown slam, how about NO
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Re: Isn't it time to set a 5th set tie break at the Australian Open?

Fuck 5th set TBs.

A sizeable amount of the great matches have gone past 6-6.

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I agree that matches shouldn't be as long as the Isner-Mahut match but epic matches, like Wimbledon F 2001/2008/2009, that go the distance shouldn't be decided on a roll of the dice tiebreak game. Tiebreak at 12-12 or 20-20 sounds reasonable.
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Well the 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th sets are not the deciding sets in a best of 5 format. That is why the rules are different.
1st/2nd/3rd/4th sets are as decisive for a match as a potential 5th set...
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I agree that matches shouldn't be as long as the Isner-Mahut match but epic matches, like Wimbledon F 2001/2008/2009, that go the distance shouldn't be decided on a roll of the dice tiebreak game. Tiebreak at 12-12 or 20-20 sounds reasonable.
Why not?

They created remarkable history. Yes Isner was dead for the next round but that's his fault for not winning more easily. It was incredibly clutch tennis from both though.

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Fucked up excuse you guys got there with the "it's the player's fault to not have closed it sooner", like the opponent has no say in it.

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No, if anything the US Open should abolish the 5th set break.
yup, this. the longer the merrier for me. I love to watch long dramatic matches.
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Fucked up excuse you guys got there with the "it's the player's fault to not have closed it sooner", like the opponent has no say in it.
THIS.
somehow some guys here do not understand that 2 guys are playing a match (ITF/ATP)...it's tennis ... so, these 2 guys are trying hard to win ... one wins the first set, the other one wins the second and so long... is that so difficult to comprehend?

then when top dogs win like 60 61 63 that's boring, too easy, blah, blah and more blah.

you get 5 set long matches, oh that's too long and boring. . if you are so bored with tennis, go do something else .
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Yes it is, hate to be that guy.

It's bullshit having to time and time again watch walking bi's the next round because only 2-3 guys max on the tour could realistically back up for the next match and have a show of winning after that.

Also, it is a huge encourager for using performance enhancing drugs. If every tennis player knows that there is even an outside chance they are going to have to go through not only at least one five setter, BUT a huge advantage set and recover the next day, NOT TO MENTION down under during day matches where the heat is intense, how is it reasonable to expect them to do this? It's easy to sit here and say these things infront of a screen when most of you have never played a 5 set match of tennis in your lives.

Whats the god damn incentive for them to win at 21-21 knowing they will be kaput for the next match?


Besides, often advantage sets are decided by luck also. Sometimes tiebreakers can be quite fair.

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

Of course it is, it's long overdue, I've never understood why there is no 5th set TB when there are TB's for all the other sets, makes no sense, plus it's insane on the players, whoever invented no TB in the 5th was mad.

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