View Full Version : Tie-breaks: question

Jul 9th, 2002, 09:06 AM
Here comes the silly question of the month :p

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?


Jul 9th, 2002, 09:35 AM
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.

Jul 9th, 2002, 06:24 PM
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.