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WTF?? Hernych and Cipolla are playing final set tiebreak?

madmax
08-26-2008, 08:15 PM
I'm watching livescore and I can't believe my own eyes - two players are playing tiebreak in final set of GRAND SLAM?:confused: I always thought there are no tiebreaks in these situations, or maybe I'm wrong:eek:

Beforehand
08-26-2008, 08:15 PM
U.S. Open has a final set tiebreak, the others do not.

scoobs
08-26-2008, 08:16 PM
Welcome to the US Open.

maconick
08-26-2008, 08:18 PM
cipolla won

scarecrows
08-26-2008, 08:19 PM
Only US Open has this rule and it sucks IMO

Winnipeg
08-26-2008, 08:20 PM
how long was the match ??? over 4 hours ???

Deathless Mortal
08-26-2008, 08:22 PM
I love that rule.

madmax
08-26-2008, 08:24 PM
oh...OK then. Anyway I don't get why US Open has to be different from other Slams, I think it's quite unfair to decide the destiny of twp players so quickly - they've come such a long way until that point, and then it's boom boom boom, and a hotter player celebrates...

Fumus
08-26-2008, 08:24 PM
I love that rule.

agreed.

scarecrows
08-26-2008, 08:26 PM
oh...OK then. Anyway I don't get why US Open has to be different from other Slams,

they're special

Jelena
08-26-2008, 08:28 PM
they're special
They think they have to be. And to be that they had to invert the final set tb.

JMG
08-26-2008, 08:28 PM
Cipolla vs Lu in a second round match. :unsure:

Beforehand
08-26-2008, 08:28 PM
Wawrinka probably peed himself when Youzhny withdrew.

StevoTG
08-26-2008, 08:40 PM
agreed.

dido, I love it.

Mĺnu
08-26-2008, 08:51 PM
It's all about TV programming, US TV do not want too long games. It sucks IMHO...

Fee
08-26-2008, 08:52 PM
I love brand spanking new tennis fans. :)

Leo
08-26-2008, 08:55 PM
Wawrinka probably peed himself when Youzhny withdrew.

Agreed 100%. Now instead of maybe losing in the 3rd round, Stan will walk into the 4th round where he will be crushed by Murray. But Youzhny/Murray could have been a match to watch!


And hello, whoever started this thread, it's the US Open. Haven't you ever seen this tournament before? It's one of our things, you just gotta deal with it. Final set tiebreaks are exciting. I like that there is one Grand Slam that has them.

Fumus
08-26-2008, 08:56 PM
I think it's quite unfair to decide the destiny of twp players so quickly - they've come such a long way until that point, and then it's boom boom boom, and a hotter player celebrates...

Yea, that's the point.

Leo
08-26-2008, 08:58 PM
Yes, it's a little cheap. But tiebreaks are part of the sport. You have to know how to play them under pressure.

StevoTG
08-26-2008, 08:59 PM
If a tie-break is good enough to decide the first 4 sets, as well as almost all of the other matches on tour, then I don't see what's wrong with it in a 5th set. It just seems natural to me, when it's 6-6 then it's tie-break time. Not to mention how much playing a never-ending 5th set can f' up the next round for the winner.

EDIT: and I don't get what's so unfair about about it, both players know when the tie-break starts that what they've been fighting for comes down to the next 5 mins.. it's they're own fault if they crack then. An if it's won on a let cord then so what, if you play the ball low over the net then you take this risk, sometimes it can be cruel but most sports are cruel at times.

CooCooCachoo
08-26-2008, 08:59 PM
:bowdown: Cips

Awesome win for him :banana: Good for his ranking too :banana:

Black Adam
08-26-2008, 09:00 PM
How long have been watching tennis for. It adds a lot of tension and the crowd love that.

scoobs
08-26-2008, 09:03 PM
I like the final set tiebreak at the US Open but only at the US Open.

shotgun
08-26-2008, 09:04 PM
The good thing about this rule is that it prevents mugs matches like this to go on for too long.

madmax
08-26-2008, 09:06 PM
Well apparently it's my first time watching and following this tournament, so please excuse me my confusion:o And still I stay stick to my opinion that it shouldn't be decided this way

GlennMirnyi
08-26-2008, 09:07 PM
I'm watching livescore and I can't believe my own eyes - two players are playing tiebreak in final set of GRAND SLAM?:confused: I always thought there are no tiebreaks in these situations, or maybe I'm wrong:eek:

Newbies... :rolleyes:

Fee
08-26-2008, 09:07 PM
I like the final set tiebreak at the US Open but only at the US Open.

Exactly. It fits the personality of this event, just as endless 5 setters under fading light fits Wimbledon and endless five setters with rowdy drunks fits the AO.

scoobs
08-26-2008, 09:09 PM
Newbies... :rolleyes:
You were a newbie once and many people think you still are from what you say.

Be nice.

Fee
08-26-2008, 09:14 PM
Well apparently it's my first time watching and following this tournament, so please excuse me my confusion:o And still I stay stick to my opinion that it shouldn't be decided this way

There is nothing wrong with being a newbie (we all were at some point) and there is nothing wrong with asking questions so you can learn more (we all do that), but it does look kind of strange when a newbie says 'I know this is the rule!' when its not. That's not what you did, but some people do that and its a real turn off. Don't ever be afraid to ask questions here (if a forum search doesn't get you what you need), just ignore the meanies.

GlennMirnyi
08-26-2008, 09:15 PM
You were a newbie once and many people think you still are from what you say.

Be nice.

I was a newbie. In 1996-7 when I was 10.

Anyone who thinks I'm wrong about my tennis opinions should consider learning a bit about the sport.

scoobs
08-26-2008, 09:20 PM
I was a newbie. In 1996-7 when I was 10.

Anyone who thinks I'm wrong about my tennis opinions should consider learning a bit about the sport.
Thanks for that :)

Fee
08-26-2008, 09:25 PM
Anyone who thinks I'm wrong about my tennis opinions should consider learning a bit about the sport.

Awesome. So what kind of paperwork was involved in getting the Vatican to declare you infallible?

GlennMirnyi
08-26-2008, 09:30 PM
Awesome. So what kind of paperwork was involved in getting the Vatican to declare you infallible?

I'm an Atheist. Keep me away from the Vatican please. I have some great ideas to use all the money that stays there useless.

~*BGT*~
08-26-2008, 09:40 PM
If a tie-break is good enough to decide the first 4 sets, as well as almost all of the other matches on tour, then I don't see what's wrong with it in a 5th set. It just seems natural to me, when it's 6-6 then it's tie-break time. Not to mention how much playing a never-ending 5th set can f' up the next round for the winner.

EDIT: and I don't get what's so unfair about about it, both players know when the tie-break starts that what they've been fighting for comes down to the next 5 mins.. it's they're own fault if they crack then. An if it's won on a let cord then so what, if you play the ball low over the net then you take this risk, sometimes it can be cruel but most sports are cruel at times.

I agree. :) If you have to win by 2 games in the final set in the other slams, why not make that the rule for sets 1-4? :shrug:

Fee
08-26-2008, 10:26 PM
I'm an Atheist. Keep me away from the Vatican please. I have some great ideas to use all the money that stays there useless.

Me too, but that's another thread. :)

fast_clay
08-26-2008, 11:13 PM
dear madmax... here is a story... just for you...

commercialism and tennis...

once upon a time every set was advantage set... this was a beautiful time in the sport... where men were men... and there was no such thing as stting down between ends... there was no such thing as a tiebreak... one day, along came money... money was good... but, money also didnt like boredom because money had attention deficit disorder and found it hard to watch matches that lasted past the 55 minute mark... so money said:
'hey... long match... i dont care how good you are... i wanna watch The Cosby Show.... F*** Off..!'

... and thus... the tiebreak became a way of engineering a short match...

... all in all... at about 55 minutes long... a tennis match begins to lose its marketing power, and television networks have to show 5 minutes of friends during injury timeouts to keep punters interested...

... this was not a problem in the 60's when tennis had a 0% mug rating... a time when tennis was dominated by exciting australians who made amercian women cream their pants at first glance... even ugly austyralian men were capable of this...

Pea
08-27-2008, 03:29 AM
dear madmax... here is a story... just for you...

commercialism and tennis...

once upon a time every set was advantage set... this was a beautiful time in the sport... where men were men... and there was no such thing as stting down between ends... there was no such thing as a tiebreak... one day, along came money... money was good... but, money also didnt like boredom because money had attention deficit disorder and found it hard to watch matches that lasted past the 55 minute mark... so money said:
'hey... long match... i dont care how good you are... i wanna watch The Cosby Show.... F*** Off..!'

... and thus... the tiebreak became a way of engineering a short match...

... all in all... at about 55 minutes long... a tennis match begins to lose its marketing power, and television networks have to show 5 minutes of friends during injury timeouts to keep punters interested...

... this was not a problem in the 60's when tennis had a 0% mug rating... a time when tennis was dominated by exciting australians who made amercian women cream their pants at first glance... even ugly austyralian men were capable of this...

:o

GlennMirnyi
08-27-2008, 03:35 AM
dear madmax... here is a story... just for you...

commercialism and tennis...

once upon a time every set was advantage set... this was a beautiful time in the sport... where men were men... and there was no such thing as stting down between ends... there was no such thing as a tiebreak... one day, along came money... money was good... but, money also didnt like boredom because money had attention deficit disorder and found it hard to watch matches that lasted past the 55 minute mark... so money said:
'hey... long match... i dont care how good you are... i wanna watch The Cosby Show.... F*** Off..!'

... and thus... the tiebreak became a way of engineering a short match...

... all in all... at about 55 minutes long... a tennis match begins to lose its marketing power, and television networks have to show 5 minutes of friends during injury timeouts to keep punters interested...

... this was not a problem in the 60's when tennis had a 0% mug rating... a time when tennis was dominated by exciting australians who made amercian women cream their pants at first glance... even ugly austyralian men were capable of this...

Great post.

GlennMirnyi
08-27-2008, 03:36 AM
For an atheist you sure are dogmatic when it comes to tennis. :)

It's not about dogmatic. It's about rationality.

Toko
08-27-2008, 03:39 AM
You were a newbie once and many people think you still are from what you say.

Be nice.

Veterans are allowed to make fun of newbies, it's the unwritten law of the internet.

Grow up.

Toko
08-27-2008, 03:46 AM
I'm an Atheist. Keep me away from the Vatican please. I have some great ideas to use all the money that stays there useless.

Dirty sinner, repent before the all-mighty kind god throws you into hellsfire foreverrrrrr!!!!

Jesus loves you.

GlennMirnyi
08-27-2008, 03:49 AM
Dirty sinner, repent before the all-mighty kind god throws you into hellsfire foreverrrrrr!!!!

Jesus loves you.

Will Jesus teach me how to plant Oranges? :D

Toko
08-27-2008, 03:51 AM
Will Jesus teach me how to plant Oranges? :D

It's up to him son. Just repent before it's too late.

GlennMirnyi
08-27-2008, 03:56 AM
It's up to him son. Just repent before it's too late.

I need some guarantees first to believe in all that crap. :p

Toko
08-27-2008, 03:58 AM
I need some guarantees first to believe in all that crap. :p

Read the bible. It will all become clear.

But to summarize - better safe than sorry, right?

~*BGT*~
08-27-2008, 04:04 AM
I need some guarantees first to believe in all that crap. :p

I can't remember who said it but there was quote from a deist to an athiest who said, "Well, if you're right, nothing happens to me, But if I'm right... well.." :lol:

Toko
08-27-2008, 04:05 AM
I can't remember who said it but there was quote from a deist to an athiest who said, "Well, if you're right, nothing happens to me, But if I'm right... well.." :lol:

Exactly.

Now, the only problem is to pick the correct religion out of about....1000 different ones?

But of course, jesus is the way and yada yada yada.

fast_clay
08-27-2008, 04:10 AM
this is the best thread ever... its gospel... all the deepest philosophical questions are answered here... in this thread... started by a newbie, understandably angry at the world due to the USO having 5th set tiebreaks...

GlennMirnyi
08-27-2008, 04:11 AM
I can't remember who said it but there was quote from a deist to an athiest who said, "Well, if you're right, nothing happens to me, But if I'm right... well.." :lol:

Nothing will happen to me either. :p

When you turn to ashes nothing is left anyway. :p

Toko
08-27-2008, 04:12 AM
this is the best thread ever... its gospel... all the deepest philosophical questions are answered here... in this thread... started by a newbie, understandably angry at the world due to the USO having 5th set tiebreaks...

You have a way with words baby.

GlennMirnyi
08-27-2008, 04:12 AM
this is the best thread ever... its gospel... all the deepest philosophical questions are answered here... in this thread... started by a newbie, understandably angry at the world due to the USO having 5th set tiebreaks...

He wanted a full mug-a-thon!

~*BGT*~
08-27-2008, 04:13 AM
Exactly.

Now, the only problem is to pick the correct religion out of about....1000 different ones?

But of course, jesus is the way and yada yada yada.

Little Nicky said the Mormans. :shrug:

~*BGT*~
08-27-2008, 04:15 AM
Nothing will happen to me either. :p

When you turn to ashes nothing is left anyway. :p

I believe that as well. :p But that's a Bible-based belief, you know? For dust you are and to dust you will return. :p:p:p

GlennMirnyi
08-27-2008, 04:17 AM
I believe that as well. :p But that's a Bible-based belief, you know? For dust you are and to dust you will return. :p:p:p

Well, have you ever seen a decomposed corpse? It's pretty must dust, so the bible is truly unoriginal. :p

Johnny Groove
08-27-2008, 04:17 AM
Little Nicky said the Mormans. :shrug:

That was actually South Park, and its Mormon

Toko
08-27-2008, 04:22 AM
Enough with the preaching, what are yah, Jehovah's witnesses? get back to tennis.

Final set tie-break ftw.

~*BGT*~
08-27-2008, 04:22 AM
That was actually South Park, and its Mormon

I thought it was Little Nicky. There were people entering hell and were saying they were from different religions and guy was like, "No, it was the Mormans; the Mormans got it right."

fast_clay
08-27-2008, 04:38 AM
He wanted a full mug-a-thon!

:lol: yeah it was a proper mug-off thats for sure...

the tiebreak had a proper use here you could say...

fast_clay
08-27-2008, 04:40 AM
Exactly.

Now, the only problem is to pick the correct religion out of about....1000 different ones?

But of course, jesus is the way and yada yada yada.

my friend once said to me...

why are are 6 main religons...? why not 6 billion different religions...?

it was a good question i felt...

Snoo Foo
08-27-2008, 04:41 AM
you are wrong. :yeah: