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Has there ever been a match with 5 tie-breakers?

spooky105
11-03-2005, 07:11 PM
Anyone got the answer to this one?

Sjengster ought to know, if he's about. :p

RickDaStick
11-03-2005, 07:37 PM
Hmm, good question, i dont know, but maybe someone does. I know there have been many matches with 4 sets going into a TieBreak, but i have yet to see one go to 5.

Frooty_Bazooty
11-03-2005, 07:39 PM
well if its 5 TBs then it can only be in either a TMS/big point (Basel, Barcelona etc) final or in the Usopen so I doubt there are many.

i remember a match between kuerten and mirnyi that was 5 sets in the us open, i cant remember which year, and there were 3 tBs

all safins win over olly rochus this year was in 3 TBs

RickDaStick
11-03-2005, 07:40 PM
Ljubo-Safin Us Open was 7-6 6-7 7-6 7-6

mini155
11-03-2005, 07:43 PM
I don´t really know, but I´d bet my money on some match including Karlovic....

SwissMister1
11-03-2005, 07:47 PM
Krajicek and Flip played four tiebreakers at Wimbledon before Krajicek won the fifth set in 2002. Had to check the score - it was 6-4 in the fifth, so it didn't go extra there.

Frooty_Bazooty
11-03-2005, 07:49 PM
karlovics match against bracciali would have had 4 TBs if it wasnt for the 2 game rule

gooner88
11-03-2005, 07:52 PM
Sampras-Agassi had 4 TB with no single breaks at the 2001 US Open

Purple Rainbow
11-03-2005, 07:52 PM
Since I'll do anything to not work on my thesis, I checked the results of the last 10 US Opens. It didn't occur in those 1270 matches. :p
PS. This sounds like more work than it actually was, steve g has a very good site! :)

Phunkadelicious
11-03-2005, 07:54 PM
I have researched this before and found the answer to be No, but I don't want to say that for sure because I can't find the information again :(

its.like.that
12-01-2005, 04:24 PM
this is actually an interesting question, although I have no answer.

Vass
12-01-2005, 04:27 PM
Ljubo-Safin Us Open was 7-6 6-7 7-6 7-6
I belive that happened twice. or 3 times..

musefanatic
12-01-2005, 04:28 PM
Very good question, i'm sure there must have been a 5 set tiebreaker in history but it's just finding it! :)

Action Jackson
12-01-2005, 04:30 PM
This match had 3 tiebreakers and an advantage set.

Steven beat Fromberg at the AO 7-6 6-7 6-7 6-1 8-6, good find by Jole on this one.

Arthurs at the 2001 RG beat Coutelot 7-6 6-7 7-6 7-6

stebs
12-01-2005, 06:22 PM
Men's Doubles - (64 games) Pierre Barthes - Nikki Pilic d. Pat Cornejo - Jaime Fillol, 67 67 76 76 75, in the semifinal round,

Men's Singles - (63 games) John Lloyd d. Paul McNamee, 57 67 75 76 76, second round, 1979,

That's as close as its ever come to happening at the US open. I'm not sure about other events.

Marat Safinator
12-01-2005, 06:34 PM
uh..... there definately is i can remember one of phillipousis vs krajicek in wimbledon 2001 or 02 or something. karjicek won.

stebs
12-01-2005, 07:32 PM
uh..... there definately is i can remember one of phillipousis vs krajicek in wimbledon 2001 or 02 or something. karjicek won.


uh......that's impossible because they dont play fifth set tiebreaks at wimbledon. :rolleyes: