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garson
Jul 11th, 2009, 08:29 AM
Only US Open does this for 3rd set women's and 5th set men's.

A difference would be: match would end faster rather than letting it on and on.

G.

NeeemZ
Jul 11th, 2009, 08:32 AM
No.

Keadz
Jul 11th, 2009, 09:14 AM
would have been easier to say should the U.S Open implement last set advantage.

But no they shoudln't

ce
Jul 11th, 2009, 11:22 AM
we never get to see 3 sets finals anyway :shrug:

Ellen Dawson
Jul 11th, 2009, 11:29 AM
No. It adds intrigue and really changes the scope of the third set. I like it a lot esp. at Wimbledon.

thrust
Jul 11th, 2009, 11:33 AM
No!

Polikarpov
Jul 11th, 2009, 11:36 AM
LOL women's slam finals nowadays rarely even reach the third set.

Keegan
Jul 11th, 2009, 02:45 PM
Erm, do people not understand what the final set means? It doesn't mean the actual final, it's the final set of each match (3rd for women, 5th for men).

I voted no. They should remove it from the US Open if anything. It's a total anti-climax and it means that you can have surges of energy rather than consistency.

Uranium
Jul 11th, 2009, 02:52 PM
No.

Marcus1979
Jul 11th, 2009, 04:01 PM
No I have seen some great 3 setters that was lucky they never ended in tiebreaks

remember Davenport Vs Henin at AO in 2003

I think it was 8-6 in the 3rd from memory

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 11th, 2009, 04:10 PM
just have the returner stand still and the server gets 5 serves at his head, the one with the most hits wins the match.

much more entertaining than a final set TB

joćo.
Jul 11th, 2009, 04:14 PM
No.

Dawson.
Jul 11th, 2009, 04:15 PM
Hell no.

As exciting as final set tiebreaks can be, I don't like them in grand slam events. You can fluke your way through a tie break with (dare I say) 'lucky shots'. Not the case with two game advantage.

die_wahrheit
Jul 11th, 2009, 04:26 PM
7-6 is standard, 16-14 is legendary.

LDF
Jul 11th, 2009, 04:28 PM
Whilst I do enjoy final set tiebreaks for the most part, I just feel that they are such a lottery and it's a shame when a match is decided by one or two fortuitous points for either player. So no, those 3 Slams should keep the system the way it is.

tea
Jul 11th, 2009, 04:29 PM
7-6 is standard, 16-14 is legendary.
This.:yeah:

hablo
Jul 11th, 2009, 04:32 PM
No.

Corswandt
Jul 11th, 2009, 05:42 PM
Yes.

It's the equivalent of a penalty shootout. Concentrated drama.

Donny
Jul 11th, 2009, 05:56 PM
Yes.

It's silly to have the 1st and set sets end in a tiebreak, while the third goes on indefinitely.

Why is a 7-6 7-6 scoreline acceptable, but not a 6-4 4-6 7-6?

tea
Jul 11th, 2009, 06:12 PM
Yes.

It's the equivalent of a penalty shootout. Concentrated drama.
In football there's actually physically impossible play more than 120 minutes, so a shootout is OK; on the other hand in tennis a non tie-break final set can be even more qualitative than sets ##1-2, or ##1-4 in mens game. Drama is way more on when a decider isn't gonna end in 5 minutes after 6-6 score.

madmax
Jul 11th, 2009, 07:23 PM
absolutely not - especially in ATP tour some players like Karlovic are already taking advantage of their big serves and beating opponents only in tiebreaks...imagine if he beat Federer or Nadal by a scoreline of 6-7, 7-6, 6-7, 7-6, 7-6...now that would be a travesty for tennis, if some tall ace machine bullshitted his way through tiebreaks, and US Open shoud forfeit this rule and allow players to decide who actually deserves to come through rather than luck his way with some favorable bounces...

mb011
Jul 11th, 2009, 09:01 PM
Whilst I do enjoy final set tiebreaks for the most part, I just feel that they are such a lottery and it's a shame when a match is decided by one or two fortuitous points for either player. So no, those 3 Slams should keep the system the way it is.

exactly! I remember the first time i've seen such a match - the RG final 1992 - Seles vs. Graf - 10:8 in the third. so full of drama, just great!

Lulu.
Jul 11th, 2009, 09:16 PM
No they shouldn't. US Open is the best Grand Slam so it deserves some uniqueness. :)

iGOAT
Jul 11th, 2009, 09:43 PM
Hell no!