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    Tennis and Tiebreakers

    After watching Wimbledon last night and the longest match between Isner and Muhat. Seeing Isner look at the point of collapse, there was a lot of discussion going around facebook about tiebreakers in the final set.

    For me I would hate to see tiebreakers used in the final set at Wimbledon, as it would be such an anti climax, I would liken it to losing by penalties in football. I know they do in other grand slam tournaments.

    What do others think?

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    Re: Tennis and Tiebreakers

    Simple idea... Limit the match to at most 70 games (42 in a 3-set match), then decide based on the total number of points won.
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    Re: Tennis and Tiebreakers

    Quote Originally Posted by ducasi View Post
    Simple idea... Limit the match to at most 70 games (42 in a 3-set match), then decide based on the total number of points won.
    Surely that could end up as a draw at the end of 42 or 70 games??

    I suppose a compromise could be reducing the matches to 3 sets and keeping the last set without a tiebreaker I just prefer to see a natural end to the game rather than an enforced one because of time pressure.

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    Re: Tennis and Tiebreakers

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxine View Post
    After watching Wimbledon last night and the longest match between Isner and Muhat. Seeing Isner look at the point of collapse, there was a lot of discussion going around facebook about tiebreakers in the final set.

    For me I would hate to see tiebreakers used in the final set at Wimbledon, as it would be such an anti climax, I would liken it to losing by penalties in football. I know they do in other grand slam tournaments.

    What do others think?
    I think in the USA they do have restrictions in 5th set but not of course here

    Glad to Wimbledon would never entertain such a idea.

    So what adds will we see them in ?

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    Re: Tennis and Tiebreakers

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxine View Post
    Surely that could end up as a draw at the end of 42 or 70 games??
    Sure it could still be a draw, so then they go to the number of aces, or faults, or lets or if it's still a draw after that, they ask the crowd who's got the best bum.
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    Re: Tennis and Tiebreakers

    I think that once they reach 20-20 they should have to play Russian roulette to decide the winner.

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    Re: Tennis and Tiebreakers

    45 minutes each way.

    After 90 minutes, who has the most points wins...

    If a draw, sudden death, 3 points clear wins.

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    Re: Tennis and Tiebreakers

    Or there's the JK Rowling approach: anyone who catches the tennis ball in a suitably spectacular manner is awarded 2 sets and 6 games (thereby instantly winning unless the other person already had a 2 sets and 5-0 lead).

    This works even better if anyone means anyone - you could have Federer and Nadal slugging it out in the final and then someone in the crowd catches the ball and is made Wimbledon champion.

    [Why yes, I do think the Quidditch rules are stupid and blatantly only there so Harry Potter is the only player who matters - why do you ask?]

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    Re: Tennis and Tiebreakers

    Quote Originally Posted by David Franklin View Post
    [Why yes, I do think the Quidditch rules are stupid and blatantly only there so Harry Potter is the only player who matters - why do you ask?]
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