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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
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Final set Tie-Break: Makes sense?

I am a Murray fan, so I think this is a good time to ask this. Does it make sense to see such match ending on a tie-break lottery?

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Re: Final set Tie-Break: Makes sense?

I would like the 2 game advantage.

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Re: Final set Tie-Break: Makes sense?

Actually the 5th set tiebreaker of the US Open is more irritating than at a QF stage of a regular event.

Before finals it's OK, but all final sets in finals should be advantage.

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Re: Final set Tie-Break: Makes sense?

I think tie-break makes sense in all sets but the final one (we don't want to go backwards 30 years), but in the final set, it's just stupid. It's like a penalty shootout. It's horrible and it's a lottery.

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Final set I want to see the two game advantage. I feel it is unfair when the match has been that tight. The drama of watching Roddick and Tursunov in the DAvis Cup semis last year was fantastic and i'm British. It ended 17-15 to Tursunov but I was gripped throughout.
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Re: Final set Tie-Break: Makes sense?

The tiebreak makes sense in a non-Slam event like this. The players don't have a day to rest, and had this match gone 12-10 in the fifth, the winner certainly wouldn't have been up to standard tomorrow.
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Re: Final set Tie-Break: Makes sense?

it should be different for different tournaments, cant go wrong with variety.

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Actually the 5th set tiebreaker of the US Open is more irritating than at a QF stage of a regular event.

Before finals it's OK, but all final sets in finals should be advantage.
yeah really annoying.

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Re: Final set Tie-Break: Makes sense?

I think it's fine the way it is now. Today's match could have lasted much longer.
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It's like a penalty shootout. It's horrible and it's a lottery.
I disagree with this opinion. The tie-break usually wins a player who is better mentally. Very often someone loses 2:5 and then wins 8-6 or 9-7. In football the team who loses 0:3 finishes the match as a loser in the most cases. In tie-break you have a lot of time to recover if you are strong mentally. It isn't coincidence that the best players in history like Sampras or Federer have a very good TB record.
BTW I agree with opinion that 5th set TB at US Open wasn't the best idea...

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I really really hate Tie Breaks.

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Re: Final set Tie-Break: Makes sense?

Personally, I love a good tie-breaker.

Plus I think having no breaker at the end of the final sets of a major gives it that little extra edge over the regular tournaments. If you're going to implement the 2-game advantage thing everywhere it loses its significance.
And also, I don't think tournament directors would be too pleased with such a move. OK, there's the added excitement, maybe. But the scheduling would be a disaster...depending on the amount of matches going to a third set climax that is.

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The tiebreak makes sense in a non-Slam event like this. The players don't have a day to rest, and had this match gone 12-10 in the fifth, the winner certainly wouldn't have been up to standard tomorrow.

This is true but we are only talking about 3rd set TB not adding on more sets.
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Re: Final set Tie-Break: Makes sense?

TB is much much more exciting i think! tells you who can hold their nerve better.... and you know the match is not going to last forever....

so yeah, TIE BREAK!
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Re: Final set Tie-Break: Makes sense?

2 clear is so much better and can turn a match from normal to a classic
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