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doubles? third-set tiebreaker?

Volcanic Tennis
01-18-2007, 03:01 AM
I didn't know doubles at AO had a third-set tiebreaker :eek: Is it for all rounds?

Fee
01-18-2007, 03:02 AM
Oh bloody hell, now the slams are using that claptrap system? Total horseshit.

Volcanic Tennis
01-18-2007, 03:03 AM
Oh bloody hell, now the slams are using that claptrap system? Total horseshit.
No, I mean - it doesn't go on (e.g. 8-6 9-7) it's just a tiebreaker at 6-6.

Deboogle!.
01-18-2007, 03:03 AM
noooooooo noooooo they're playing out a full set. But they don't play an advantage third set. it's best of 3 tiebreak sets. Look, Damm/Paes just won 6-3 in the third. No supertiebreaker.No, I mean - it doesn't go on (e.g. 8-6 9-7) it's just a tiebreaker at 6-6.oops, we posted at the same time. I'm pretty sure it's been like this for quite some time at the AO.

Volcanic Tennis
01-18-2007, 03:04 AM
noooooooo noooooo they're playing out a full set. But they don't play an advantage third set. it's best of 3 tiebreak sets. Look, Damm/Paes just won 6-3 in the third. No supertiebreaker.

But Butorac/Parrott won 7-6(5) in the third. I know they played out the set, but why don't they go on? Has it always been like this and I just never noticed?? :tape:

Sorry for misexpressing myself!

Deboogle!.
01-18-2007, 03:05 AM
But Butorac/Parrott won 7-6(5) in the third. I know they played out the set, but why don't they go on? Has it always been like this and I just never noticed?? :tape:

Sorry for misexpressing myself!I don't know about ALWAYS, but at least it has in my recent memory. Almost positive it's not new at the AO. I think Wimby is the only slam that plays the final set out in doubles. Not sure about RG though.

Volcanic Tennis
01-18-2007, 03:07 AM
I don't know about ALWAYS, but at least it has in my recent memory. Almost positive it's not new at the AO. I think Wimby is the only slam that plays the final set out in doubles. Not sure about RG though.

RG does... I remember Sugiyama/Clijsters beat Pascual/Suarez 9-7 in the third in the RG Final 2003... :) This is a nice bit of info for when I'm following doubles here.

Deboogle!.
01-18-2007, 03:13 AM
http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/posting/2006/580/mdd.pdf
That's last year's draw, I see some 3rd set TBs, same for 2005, and 2004, and 2003... etc..

Fee
01-18-2007, 03:44 AM
oh yay, thanks for the clarification (and wet noodle for me being too lazy to look at the draw myself).