Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Isn't it time to set a 5th set tie break at the Australian Open?
The extension of matches on the 5th set tiebreak is turning players useless for their following matches or to finish with medical assistance. Does it make any sense? There are several cases in the past years (Only to mention in 2013 Djokovic-Wawrinka; Simon-Monfils; Monfils-Lu; Kavcic-Duckworth; Roger Vasselin-Bemelmans; Nieminen-Haas).
I wouldn't say to reduce matches of the whole tournament to three sets but probably on the first three rounds could be a good idea to keep the physical condition of players in order to have more resistance for the 2nd week of GS tournaments.
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Last edited by fran70; 01-20-2013 at 02:59 PM.