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

This wouldn't even solve the problem.

Look at Simon, he's dead after winning 8-6 in the fifth. You really think he would be much fresher had he won 7-6?

He probably would've played even more points. There is one extreme match in the past 50 years or so, not really an issue it seems

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

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you get 5 set long matches, oh that's too long and boring. . if you are so bored with tennis, go do something else .
It's not about being bored to watch it. It's actually very entertaining to watch (Djokovic vs Wawa was such an example).

IMO, this should be the players' decision only. They're the only ones who have the right to make this call, as they are the ones playing an extreme match once in a while.
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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.
You've got it the wrong way round. Noone "invented no TB in the 5th". In AO, FO and W there has never ever been a 5th set TB. The invention was TB in the 1st through 4th.
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It's not about being bored to watch it. It's actually very entertaining to watch (Djokovic vs Wawa was such an example).

IMO, this should be the players' decision only. They're the only ones who have the right to make this call, as they are the ones playing an extreme match once in a while.
Exactly. And every player I've heard asked about it loves it.

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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.
why the middle sets are decided by TBs then?

It's the same reasoning for all of them - either you have a separator, or you let them play until someone dies.
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You've got it the wrong way round. Noone "invented no TB in the 5th". In AO, FO and W there has never ever been a 5th set TB. The invention was TB in the 1st through 4th.
Still the same thing though, to invent TB's for all but the 5th set is mad.

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I dont like tiebreaks in a 5th set.
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