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Oizo
Sep 5th, 2004, 01:13 AM
I don't like it at all. They should have it exactly like the other slams. What is your opinion?

SilK
Sep 5th, 2004, 01:14 AM
I don't like it either...

tennisiscool
Sep 5th, 2004, 01:14 AM
I like it. :)

Rtael
Sep 5th, 2004, 01:16 AM
I don't like it! :p

harloo
Sep 5th, 2004, 01:17 AM
Love it!!

esquímaux
Sep 5th, 2004, 01:18 AM
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AjdeNate!
Sep 5th, 2004, 01:18 AM
I like it. But only here. It's unique to the Slams and that's good. I'd hate if they all were played out or all were tiebreaks.

VeeNMaria4Eva
Sep 5th, 2004, 01:19 AM
I absolutely LOVE it. And yes only for the US Open.

Bezz
Sep 5th, 2004, 01:20 AM
I actually like them in some of the mens matches, esp when its with players i dont care who wins, cos at least yu know they will be pretty much over at 6-6, not like 21-19 at the Aussie :eek: . But then again if it was a really high quality match with a fave, in then it would be cool to see them go on until one of them dies on thier arse :cool:

Mattographer
Sep 5th, 2004, 01:26 AM
I also don't like it... wonder what would happen if Farina-Elia managed to win without tiebreaks :(

Oizo
Sep 5th, 2004, 01:26 AM
Why do u guys love it only here and at the other slams not? :confused: It's a shame that they broke the tradition IMO.

esquímaux
Sep 5th, 2004, 01:30 AM
You know those silly Americans, always breaking from tradition :ras::p

Lemonskin.
Sep 5th, 2004, 01:43 AM
Typical American attitude - "lets get this over and done with as soon as possible!" :p

Oizo
Sep 5th, 2004, 01:56 AM
That's a pitty, because all the epic matches and finals will be played at the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon, never here.

martirogi
Sep 5th, 2004, 02:04 AM
I think it mixes things up and makes it more interesting.

silverwhite
Sep 5th, 2004, 03:27 AM
1. They should standardise it for all the slams, so that you have to win the same amount of games to get through in each.

2. TBs, as some commentators have mentioned, are like Russian Roulettes and depend too much on luck.

WtaTour4Ever
Sep 5th, 2004, 03:55 AM
I think for time it should be tie-break.....none for finals though.

cartmancop
Sep 5th, 2004, 04:01 AM
I like it b/c it is different than all of the other slams. Although the 21-19 sets have a lot of drama & all that I'd much rather watch a sudden death tiebreak like @ the USO where one point can win or lose the match. I think the tiebreak is much more exciting.

Shenay La Soul
Sep 5th, 2004, 04:05 AM
I'm glad that US Open doesn't prolong the agony. I know a lot of people think 14-12 in the 3rd (or 5th) is exciting but the majority of the time that final set (at the other Grand Slams) that goes on for decades is primarily ugly tennis with both players just choking away opportunities. The US Open forces the players to get their act together quickly!

-=Safinette=-
Sep 5th, 2004, 05:26 AM
I don't think a match should be decided by a tiebreaker. Besides, the longer the match, the more the spectators get out of their money. :p

Cybelle Darkholme
Sep 5th, 2004, 05:27 AM
It sucks and should be done away with.

Rocketta
Sep 5th, 2004, 05:28 AM
I like it....a 5 set TB has its own set of immense pressure and intrigue...It's non-stop heart pounding if your fave is in a final set tiebreak and frankly the players can't get away with sloppy play it's all or nothing..:bounce: No 22-20 set can be as exciting as a 22-20 TB to me...:eek:

DutchieGirl
Sep 5th, 2004, 06:21 AM
Don't like it!

JLDementieva
Sep 5th, 2004, 06:22 AM
I don't like it, I like it when the score is like 12-10 or whatever in the final set! :D

chris whiteside
Sep 5th, 2004, 06:30 AM
TBs, as some commentators have mentioned, are like Russian Roulettes and depend too much on luck.


They are certainly exciting but the Slams are the most important events and it really all can come down to one piece of luck in a tie break While it could also happen on an important point in an extended set it's more likely that the match will be won on merit. Change back.

samn
Sep 5th, 2004, 09:24 AM
It's hard to decide whether I like it or not. On the one hand, a final set tiebreak can be unfair to players in that a lot rides on luck. I mean, if you get a bad call on your service point and you end up giving your opponent a minibreak, you're basically screwed with no chance to get yourself back in the match if your opponent has a great serve.

On the other hand, I've had the good fortune to see some fascinating matches at the Open that have been decided by final set tiebreaks. The two that immediately come to mind are Mandlikova v. Navratilova @ the 1985 Open, and more importantly, Navratilova v. Graf @ the 1986 Open (a favourite match of mine for sentimental reasons).

daniela86
Sep 5th, 2004, 09:26 AM
I HATE IT! :mad:

Yasmine
Sep 5th, 2004, 09:36 AM
I like it! especially since last night I was up till 2:30 am to watch a fab encounter between PH. Mathieu and S. Sargsian (btw has anyone else seen that match?)... I would have been up all night if there was no tie break in that 5th set. hihihi... :tape:
However I think they should follow the same rule in all the GS. Either Tie break in the 5th either not...

Farina Elia Fan
Sep 5th, 2004, 02:48 PM
I also don't like it... wonder what would happen if Farina-Elia managed to win without tiebreaks :(



i hate it aswell!

Zhao
Sep 5th, 2004, 02:51 PM
yah i like it too... at least those matches do not go on n on forever...

Bright Red
Sep 5th, 2004, 02:59 PM
Love it! :bounce: :bounce:

Pureracket
Sep 5th, 2004, 03:02 PM
Please. . .with all that rain at Wimbledon(=) every year, that tournament should always use tiebreaks. Similar with Australian heat the Aussie Open(=) should want to preserve the players by having a tiebreak as well.

Then again, the hardcourts call for fast paced action, and the tiebreaks are consistent with that.

xandermtl27
Sep 5th, 2004, 03:05 PM
I absolutely hate it! I think after going three sets they should really play until they get a break. All that work and it is over in a couple points. Seems kind of cheap to me :)

Dava
Sep 5th, 2004, 03:07 PM
No No NO No NO I hate its one of the worst things about the US Open, those matches that go on and on are somethign which are unique to slams, two players batteling hard trying to get the edge over the other...Andy vs Younis, Fabrice vs Clement, Shino vs Dani, Sveta vs Masha, Nastya vs Sveta...all of these are classic matches which may not have had the best quality tennis but were exciting and absorbing cos they did last for ages.

gweeny
Sep 5th, 2004, 03:31 PM
I think they should employ the tie breaks for mens tennnis. Because some of their matches are way too long. But since female tennis matches are so short, then they should continue to play till somebody breaks.

Something tells me, that the other slams are going to start using the tie-breaks. I honestly don't see the use of risking your body to injury, to continue playing till someone wins at 19-17 (when it could have been finished at 7-6).

azza
Sep 5th, 2004, 03:39 PM
I HATE IT! :mad:
Wonder why :confused: ;) :p

thelittlestelf
Sep 5th, 2004, 03:58 PM
I don't like it---some matches are too good to be decided by a tiebreaker.

Oizo
Sep 11th, 2004, 02:21 AM
And it proved today - again - that Tiebreak sucks in the 3rd. The one who can handle better the wind will win it. But that's the way the U.S. Open are and will remain. Unfortunately.

Pureracket
Sep 11th, 2004, 02:47 AM
And it proved today - again - that Tiebreak sucks in the 3rd. The one who can handle better the wind will win it. But that's the way the U.S. Open are and will remain. Unfortunately.Oizo,
They would've had to handle the wind without tiebreak too.

Oizo
Sep 11th, 2004, 03:07 AM
True, but missing a shot in the tiebreak can cost u the match, but losing your serve not, cause the other player has to win her serve also.

beauty_is_pink
Sep 11th, 2004, 03:14 AM
i like TBs.. but realli dont matter to me

WorldWar24
Sep 11th, 2004, 03:33 AM
They are certainly exciting but the Slams are the most important events and it really all can come down to one piece of luck in a tie break While it could also happen on an important point in an extended set it's more likely that the match will be won on merit

...or stamina :)