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How much did the Final actually took, tennis wise?

Knightmace
01-29-2012, 10:08 PM
Not taking anything away from the final, it was amazing.

But the longest final in history played by the two players that probably takes the most time in between service point, if you take only the tennis how long do you think it was?

MuzzahLovah
01-29-2012, 10:11 PM
Probably 2 hours of tennis and 4 of toweling and ball bouncing.

samanosuke
01-29-2012, 10:12 PM
Fed and Soderling with the same exchanges and development of situation would play 2 hours less

Asriel
01-29-2012, 10:22 PM
In every match the actual play time is not much. For big servers like Federer and Soderling perhaps even less in terms of percentage, due to short points and easier holds of serve, while here every game was hardly fought.
In the case of these two I agree that they take more time, but that extra may account for say 30 mins, it would still take more than 5 hours, even if they took the average time of other players.

leng jai
01-29-2012, 11:36 PM
Like this...:facepalm:

Knightmace
01-29-2012, 11:44 PM
In every match the actual play time is not much. For big servers like Federer and Soderling perhaps even less in terms of percentage, due to short points and easier holds of serve, while here every game was hardly fought.
In the case of these two I agree that they take more time, but that extra may account for say 30 mins, it would still take more than 5 hours, even if they took the average time of other players.
i think it would have taken more than that

SetSampras
01-29-2012, 11:46 PM
All I saw was rounding around, ball bashing when they could have ended the points much faster and crappy service games . Not much forcing the issue and changing it up from either guy. Great match.. Overrated tennis IMO.

Nothing like the Fed-Nadal Wimbeldon 08 match or Fed-Safin AO match or Pete-Andre 2001 USO match

Corswandt
01-30-2012, 12:52 AM
WTA Linz presents an "actual play time" stat, which I assume counts only the time between each serve being struck and the ball bouncing twice (for a winner) or once (for an error). It's usually 9-10 minutes of actual play for each hour of match time. Maybe less, I can't remember it exactly now.

Knightmace
01-30-2012, 07:26 AM
dayum!!!^^

bandabou
01-30-2012, 09:21 AM
:lol: Ah nadal..all his matches seem to last like forever.

VIPer7
01-30-2012, 09:24 AM
Is it correct that the clock kept on ticking while they closed the roof? I guess that alone took like 10 minutes or so...

Knightmace
01-30-2012, 09:32 AM
^true

Mystique
01-30-2012, 09:36 AM
All I saw was rounding around, ball bashing when they could have ended the points much faster and crappy service games . Not much forcing the issue and changing it up from either guy. Great match.. Overrated tennis IMO.

Nothing like the Fed-Nadal Wimbeldon 08 match or Fed-Safin AO match or Pete-Andre 2001 USO match

what a match that was :worship: Easily the best pure ballstriking I've ever seen.
AO 2005 was one of the best slams ever :yeah:

Knightmace
01-30-2012, 10:46 AM
and that match was 5 hours something with not much time wasting.

buzz
01-30-2012, 10:54 AM
Well at least for the girls there was time for countless slow-motion replays of nadal flexing his muscles while fistpumping...

Super Djoker
01-30-2012, 12:06 PM
Probebly about 4 and a half hours !

American278
01-30-2012, 07:13 PM
what a match that was :worship: Easily the best pure ballstriking I've ever seen.
AO 2005 was one of the best slams ever :yeah:

yep...best slam in my opinion:)

r2473
01-30-2012, 07:19 PM
All I saw was rounding around, ball bashing when they could have ended the points much faster and crappy service games . Not much forcing the issue and changing it up from either guy. Great match.. Overrated tennis IMO.

Nothing like the Fed-Nadal Wimbeldon 08 match or Fed-Safin AO match or Pete-Andre 2001 USO match

I always wonder how long its been since people have actually watched these matches IN THEIR ENTIRETY.

Not saying they aren't great matches, but they seem greater when you only watch the highlights (much like a boxing match from years ago).

Go back and rewatch these side by side with yesterday's final. See what you think.

V.H.
01-30-2012, 07:24 PM
15-20% of total time; more or less. In this match, most likely less.

Johnny Groove
01-30-2012, 07:37 PM
Let's do this scientific, shall we?

193 to 176 points

369 total points and 30 seconds in between points (avg.)

About 3 hours spent between points.

1 min 30 sec. for every changeover, 32 changeovers, 48 minutes of changeovers, plus a 12 minute rain delay

So 4 hour spent no playing points, actual time the ball was in play would be around 1 hr 53 minutes, the average point lasting around 20 seconds.

Knightmace
01-30-2012, 09:43 PM
^^Thanks!!!

Sophocles
01-30-2012, 11:44 PM
I read an estimate somewhere that the amount of time illegally wasted was about 52 minutes. That's 52 minutes of our lives we shall never get back.

Knightmace
01-31-2012, 12:19 AM
When yu have a match between these two what can yo uexpect?

This is the first 5 set match theyve played right?

Ravel
01-31-2012, 12:47 AM
I remember someone on ESPN saying that Nadal can have a comfortable straight set victory and still take 3 hours to do it :lol:

Pirata.
01-31-2012, 01:30 AM
Let's do this scientific, shall we?

193 to 176 points

369 total points and 30 seconds in between points (avg.)

About 3 hours spent between points.

1 min 30 sec. for every changeover, 32 changeovers, 48 minutes of changeovers, plus a 12 minute rain delay

So 4 hour spent no playing points, actual time the ball was in play would be around 1 hr 53 minutes, the average point lasting around 20 seconds.

:help:

mark73
01-31-2012, 02:39 AM
Let's do this scientific, shall we?

193 to 176 points

369 total points and 30 seconds in between points (avg.)

About 3 hours spent between points.

1 min 30 sec. for every changeover, 32 changeovers, 48 minutes of changeovers, plus a 12 minute rain delay

So 4 hour spent no playing points, actual time the ball was in play would be around 1 hr 53 minutes, the average point lasting around 20 seconds.

Reasonable approach. Even better get a chess clock, hit one side when the point starts and the other side when the point ends.