Would You Rather Be Down 6-0 5-0 or 6-3 6-6 *6-0 - TennisForum.com
Old Jun 14th, 2006, 05:33 AM Thread Starter
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Would You Rather Be Down 6-0 5-0 or 6-3 6-6 *6-0

I would rather be down 6-3 6-6 *6-0. What about you?

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Old Jun 14th, 2006, 05:36 AM
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6-0 in tiebreak

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Old Jun 14th, 2006, 05:41 AM
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lol, interesting.

in the 6-3, 6-6 (6-0) scenario, you'd be facing 6 match points. So you need to win 6 straight points to have a chance of coming back.

In the 6-0 5-0 scenario, you need to win 5 straight games, with let's assume 2 breaks.

So what odds are bigger: winning 6 straight points or 5 straight games? I'd say 5 straight games. For each game, you have to win at least 4 of 6 points, so in 5 games, you'd have to win at least 20 of 30 points (with a certain order ofcourse). That sounds better than winning 6 straight points. I'd probably chose 6-0 5-0.

So yeah, lol, you can involve all sort of mathematics and probability thinking. That's quite an interesting and complex situation.
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Old Jun 14th, 2006, 05:42 AM
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Definately 0-6 0-5. You can lose a point and still be in it.

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Old Jun 14th, 2006, 05:43 AM
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6-0 5-0 for sure... there is absolutely no margin for error at 6-0 down in a breaker.

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Old Jun 14th, 2006, 05:43 AM
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6-0 5-0 ... you have at least 4 chances to screw up vs. 1
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Old Jun 14th, 2006, 05:53 AM
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I've seen people in both scenarios come back to win, so it's really six of one, a half-dozen of the other.

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Old Jun 14th, 2006, 05:58 AM
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THe first one,, but obviously both really suck. The chances of comming back are pretty low, but u definately have more of a chance if u;re down 0-6 0-5.... IMO it's less pressure. Because if u;re down that much, u were never really in the match in the first place so u can just go for it regardledd of the outcome. If u happen to get that game, great, but it's not like u were close from the beginning. But if u are down a set and 6-0 in the Tiebreak, then u know u have a chance of getting back into it. By that time it;s even and u;ve probably had chances to win the set already but for me the pressure might be too emmence, but I;d fight to the very end. still think the first ones way better

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Old Jun 14th, 2006, 05:59 AM
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6-0 in Tiebreak

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Old Jun 14th, 2006, 06:13 AM
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depends on a lot of different factors. If you're down a set and 5-0 the majority of people are going to be pretty damned pissed off or just outplayed. If you're in a breaker you've obviously competed well for a long time but have allowed some points to slip.

I guess personally i'd have to say 5-0 in most cases because i have been able to come back from that before whereas i've never been down 6-0 in a breaker from memory but i think i'd fought hard to stay in a match and then gone down by that margin in a breaker i'd be mentally fried and would only get back if i was playing Likhovtseva perhaps.
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Old Jun 14th, 2006, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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remember moniva vs. davenport at the 02 season ending championships and pierce vs likhotseva at the kremlin last year

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Old Jun 14th, 2006, 06:27 AM
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0/6 0/5 easily.. facing 6 match points is a hell lot more pressure.
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Old Jun 14th, 2006, 06:31 AM
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6-0,5-0. Coz I have seen more people come back from 5-0 down in a set, than 6-0 in the tiebreaker( only remember 1 player coming back from that deficit)
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Old Jun 14th, 2006, 06:52 AM
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Is Mary the only player to ever do this? Come back from 0-6 in a FINAL set tiebreak?

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