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5th set tie break or play it out....?

tennis2tennis
09-07-2008, 07:41 PM
If the final tomorrow goes the distance, what scenario would you rather have ala Wimbledon playing it out game by game or as they do it in the US Open going the tie-break?

Benny_Maths
09-07-2008, 07:43 PM
It's best for GS finals to not have Karlovic-finishes IMO.

Garson007
09-07-2008, 07:43 PM
Play it out. :o

out_here_grindin
09-07-2008, 07:57 PM
tie break

Jelena
09-07-2008, 08:23 PM
That is a hypothetical question. In every GS despite NYC the 5th set is played out, here it isn't. So it is a tb decision, if we like it or not.

Fensler
09-07-2008, 08:24 PM
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tennis2tennis
09-07-2008, 08:27 PM
That is a hypothetical question. In every GS despite NYC the 5th set is played out, here it isn't. So it is a tb decision, if we like it or not.

thanks for the anaylsis but which one do u prefer?

Henry Kaspar
09-07-2008, 08:30 PM
Play it out.

Ays25
09-07-2008, 08:32 PM
Us open 5th set tie break is bullshit,
typical moron american thing, being different.
You play 5 sets and its all decided by a mini break, unfair.

Jelena
09-07-2008, 08:33 PM
thanks for the anaylsis but which one do u prefer?
doesn't matter. :shrug: The rules are like they are.

tennis2tennis
09-07-2008, 08:36 PM
doesn't matter. :shrug: The rules are like they are.


in which case there's no point participating in this thread...or 50% of the other hypothetical tennis posts in this forum...;)

dusk
09-07-2008, 11:11 PM
Play it out of course!

triplefault
09-07-2008, 11:17 PM
The fifth set should be played out. With everything at stake, relying on a tiebreaker comes close to flipping a coin to settle the outcome. The fundamental principle of tennis scoring is that to win a set, you have to break your opponent's serve while holding your own. Tiebreaks in earlier sets can be lived with as it takes more than one set to win a match, but in the deciding set pure tennis scoring ought to prevail.

Corswandt
09-07-2008, 11:19 PM
All for 5th set TB. Tennis equivalent of a penalty shootout.

Andi-M
09-07-2008, 11:20 PM
I think for a final a 'play it out type' of system is good more fair perhaps. For earlier rounds its a terrible idea. a 5th set breaker would prevent those mamouth marathons in the 1st round.

Tiebreak is fine though its like penalties in football its adds a mass of drama pressure and tension.

Either is good for me.

Acer
09-07-2008, 11:20 PM
It would've been unfair if a final like the one we had at Wimbledon this year was decided on a few points. And I can't see why it would be different at the USO. Play it out.

Roddickominator
09-07-2008, 11:43 PM
I think a little variation between the majors is a good thing. Most of the time I agree that playing it out is better....but I like the 5th set tiebreak at the US Open. Reward the player who comes up big in a big moment, nothing wrong with that.

Eden
09-08-2008, 12:19 PM
The fifth set should be played out. With everything at stake, relying on a tiebreaker comes close to flipping a coin to settle the outcome. The fundamental principle of tennis scoring is that to win a set, you have to break your opponent's serve while holding your own. Tiebreaks in earlier sets can be lived with as it takes more than one set to win a match, but in the deciding set pure tennis scoring ought to prevail.

I second this.