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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2003, 05:42 AM Thread Starter
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new tie break system??


anyone know why the winner of a match is sometimes decided by a 'tie break' instead of a third set?

i'm now following the 2nd round match between Daniela Hantuchova/Kevin Ulyett and Ai Sugiyama/Thomas Shimada from the net... and after each pair wins a set, they do not play the third set... now all of the sudden, each has 6 games and they play tie break to find 10 points.
Just now, Hantuchova/Ulyett won the match..

the same case also happens 2 days ago when Prakusya/Adams beat Eagle/Schett... they won 10-7 in the third set which only took 11 minutes! it was a bit weird if i thought they were playing until 6 games each at the third set. so Why is this tie break replacing the third set??

anyone please inform me....


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2003, 07:26 AM
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they are shortening the mixed doubles entice more top players to play mixed as now it won't take as much out of them. Also for TV purposes.

So all mixed matches are a best-of-two match with a super-tiebreak in the 3rd set.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2003, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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thanks martinafan

o ic... hmm thanks so much for the info!!!

since when does this rule apply??

btw, i'm also Marti's fan.... and very sad of not seeing her in the tour these days...

Get Well Marti....!!!

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