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MS
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?

Thanks!.

Rollo
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.

Darkheart
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.