Dec 28th, 2001, 09:39 PM
A month ago, I read somewhere that the ITF has decided that, instead of a third set, a tie-break will be played where the winner needs 10 points for victory.<br />Will they use that rule a some low challengers or what ?
Dec 28th, 2001, 10:02 PM
they used it for mixed doubles at the 2001 oz and US open didn't they?
Dec 28th, 2001, 10:09 PM
They did in aus i think in US aswell i think its a stupid idea for singles!
Dec 29th, 2001, 12:40 PM
They had to go to it for the mixed final at the US Open. The crowd seemed a bit bewildered. The goal seems to be to "get it over with" as soon as possible. After all, why should the crowd be subjected to another set featuring 4 people who actually know how to volley? (Sarcastaround™ <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> )
I'm in favor of the tiebreak at the end of the final set, not instead of it.
Dec 29th, 2001, 12:44 PM
They are using the super tiebreak for all Hopman Cup mixed doubles matches - for both live and dead rubbers.
Dec 29th, 2001, 01:33 PM
They had better not use this in singles <img src="mad.gif" border="0">