Tie breaks

06-12-2009, 12:24 PM
Watching Roddick beat Hewitt 7/6 7/6 made me think of the old days when you actually had to break the opponent's serve to win. Would anybody like to go back to those days?

I know tie-breaks are exciting and save matches going on and on and on, but when the match is on the line I would like to see it decided by a break of serve.

I know it will never happen, but I would like to see tie-breaks only for the 1st set in 3 set matches, and the first 2 sets in 5 set matches. In a 5 set match the third set could also be a tie-break if the score was 1/1.

Does anyone agree?

06-12-2009, 12:27 PM
An A-Rod/Dr Ivo match would go on forever if ivo was on form if that were to happen.

06-12-2009, 12:29 PM
Perfectly happy with the current system though would like a break of serve to be required in all the Slam events.

06-12-2009, 12:30 PM
You do have a point. I like the system in majors were there is no tie break in the 5th set. The US open is the only major that has a tie break in the 5th set and I hate that :mad:.

06-12-2009, 12:40 PM
I am for quitting this ping-pong counting.

06-12-2009, 12:41 PM
I agree with ballbasher, play out the final set in any match. I do enjoy the TBs though and the extra tension and importance it places on each point, but not to decide the match if it goes the distance.

06-12-2009, 01:03 PM
I like system way now.

Action Jackson
06-12-2009, 01:08 PM
No 5th set TB like at the US Open.

06-12-2009, 01:10 PM
This thread made me remember Edberg's loss to Stich in Wimby SF 1991: 4-6 7-6(5) 7-6(5) 7-6(2) - without dropping his serve once.
There's something disturbing about that.
However, the matches would be too long without tiebreaks. The GS would need three weeks to finish. A long final set is a good compromise. What's the story with US Open really?
I guess americans have this complex that they always need to stand out...

06-12-2009, 01:42 PM
im ok with tie breaks, just not in the final set of the us open, that pisses me off.

06-12-2009, 01:55 PM
It's ok, for now
Imagine what would happen if Ivo would be in his best service disposition