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How long does the typical Best of 5 Sets match last?

nearly 5 hours
0 (0%)
about 4:30
0 (0%)
about 4:00
4 (50%)
about 3:30
2 (25%)
about 3:00
1 (12.5%)
about 2:30
1 (12.5%)
about 2:00
0 (0%)
less than 2:00
0 (0%)

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Voting closed: January 27, 2006, 02:37:12 PM

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How long does the average Best of 5 Sets match last?
« on: January 27, 2006, 02:37:12 PM »
I. Off the top of your head, how long does the typical[/b] Best of 5 Sets match last? To be clear, a Best of 5 match could go 3, 4 or 5 sets.

II. Based on your response to (I), do you think it's overly burdensome for networks to cover Best of 5 Set matches?
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How long does the average Best of 5 Sets match last?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2006, 02:46:16 PM »
Very tough to say because it would be much longer on Clay compared to Grass and also whether it's baseliners playing or all court/ volliers playing. But I'd say getting on for 4 hours in a 5 set match but if your talking about it ending in 3/4/5 sets I'd say an average would be about 3 hours.
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How long does the average Best of 5 Sets match last?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2006, 04:14:09 PM »
Quote from: "ChrisTaylor1987"
Very tough to say because it would be much longer on Clay compared to Grass and also whether it's baseliners playing or all court/ volliers playing. But I'd say getting on for 4 hours in a 5 set match but if your talking about it ending in 3/4/5 sets I'd say an average would be about 3 hours.
All valid points, so let's say USO.
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This poll is stupid...let me just make my point
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2006, 07:46:25 PM »
I knew 2005 USO had several 5 set matches, so I thought it would be a worthwhile starting point in determining the length of the typical Best of 5 Sets Match. I looked at the final 31 matches, i.e., all 16 3R, all 8 4R, all 4 QF, both SF and the Final. Here's what I found:

1. 13 5 set matches (42%)
2. 12 4 set matches (39%)
3. 6 3 set matches (19%)
4. the longest match was 4:32
5. 3 matches (10%) equaled or exceeded 3:30
6. the shortest match was 1:34
7. 5 matches (16%) equaled or were less than 2:00
8. 11 matches exceeded 3:00 (35%)
9. 20 matches equaled or were less than 3:00 (65%)
10. the average length of a Best of 5 Sets Match is 2:49[/color]
11. the average 5 set match is 3:16
12. the difference between the average 5 set match and the typical Best of 5 Sets Match is 27 minutes[/color]
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Re: This poll is stupid...let me just make my point
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2006, 03:23:55 AM »
Quote from: "Babblelot"
I knew 2005 USO had several 5 set matches, so I thought it would be a worthwhile starting point in determining the length of the typical Best of 5 Sets Match. I looked at the final 31 matches, i.e., all 16 3R, all 8 4R, all 4 QF, both SF and the Final. Here's what I found:

1. 13 5 set matches (42%)
2. 12 4 set matches (39%)
3. 6 3 set matches (19%)
4. the longest match was 4:32
5. 3 matches (10%) equaled or exceeded 3:30
6. the shortest match was 1:34
7. 5 matches (16%) equaled or were less than 2:00
8. 11 matches exceeded 3:00 (35%)
9. 20 matches equaled or were less than 3:00 (65%)
10. the average length of a Best of 5 Sets Match is 2:49[/color]
11. the average 5 set match is 3:16
12. the difference between the average 5 set match and the typical Best of 5 Sets Match is 27 minutes[/color]


Some interesting facts there Babblelot- I'm liking your research on the topic.
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Re: This poll is stupid...let me just make my point
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2006, 08:03:39 AM »
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Some interesting facts there Babblelot- I'm liking your research on the topic.

At least that makes two of us. lol
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