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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 2002, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
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Tie-breaks: question

Here comes the silly question of the month

I was wondering is there any 'rule' that determines which tournaments have a tie-break in the last set and which ones haven't. I don't know if it's just a thing of the tournament or what. I have always found it 'funny' that in some GS the last set is a tie-break and in other ones it isn't that way. So I'm curious about that. Why is that?. Why aren't all the tournaments in the same way?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 2002, 08:35 AM
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It's a good question. I think tradition more than anything else is why there are no last set tiebreaks in 3 of the 4 slams.

Eastbourne is the only regular tour event I can think of with no tiebreak.
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Eastbourne does not have final set tie-breaks, maybe in the past but not anymore.

I think the only events that do not have final set tie-breaks are:

1. Aus. Open
2. French Open
3. Wimbledon

The reason they don't is mostly because of tradition.
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