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The 3rd set tie break issue (or: How important is doubles for the players?)


At 6-6 (against the Williams sisters),
Kirilenko and Petrova asked the umpire if there's a tiebreak.


I don't know a lot about doubles but I know that Kirilenko/Petrova won some tournaments and are one of the best 10 doubles team.

How is it possible that they don't know the rules for a Grand Slam match!?

They lead 4-1 and lost 7-9 and I don't think it was good for them that there were no tiebreak, especially because the momentum was their side until (let's say 6-6) and the info that there is no tiebreak probably affected them a bit.

I just want to ask you if this a specific case in doubles and the rules are not 100% clear because doubles are by far not as important as singles?
Or is that just a silly mistake from the russians?

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Re: The 3rd set tie break issue (or: How important is doubles for the players?)

Probably because every GS has different TB rules in doubles

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Re: The 3rd set tie break issue (or: How important is doubles for the players?)

If I'm not mistaken, at 2007 AO R1, Sharapova also thought that it should be a tiebreak when it was 6-6

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Re: The 3rd set tie break issue (or: How important is doubles for the players?)

Think the French and United States Open have a deciding tiebreak while Australian Open and Wimbledon continues on until a team break and hold(or hold and break) their last service game after score is 6-all

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Re: The 3rd set tie break issue (or: How important is doubles for the players?)

They don't know because Wimbledon is the only Slam that doesn't use a tiebreak nowadays in the final set. Australian and French have changed to tiebreak final sets, and US Open always has been that way.


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