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Should they play out the 5th and/or 3rd Set

They should play it out always
2 (20%)
They should play it out in Grand Slams only
6 (60%)
They should play tiebreaks always
2 (20%)

Total Members Voted: 10

Voting closed: June 27, 2007, 12:23:14 AM

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I mentioned this in a post and figured it's a good poll type question.
In this I'd like to see if it's a good idea for tennis, not just Grand Slams, but if you feel it's just for Grand Slams I'll add a choice for that too.

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Should they play out 5th and/or sets in tennis (not just GS)
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2007, 12:24:53 AM »
Of course my vote goes to playing it out.  :))
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Should they play out 5th and/or sets in tennis (not just GS)
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2007, 08:39:29 AM »
I put for GS only since I think it is one of the aspects that makes the GS's more special.  If it was done all the time it would take away that special quality at GS's, plus it would take too much time and more effort and wear on the players bodies.  Although, I wouldn't be mad if we saw them all the time.   ;-()

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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2007, 09:42:57 AM »
I went with Grand Slams only, not sure why, just a preference.

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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2007, 11:25:03 AM »
I'm with the majority on this one, the middle.

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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2007, 11:29:27 AM »
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Play a tb, that way you are going to see 100% effort on every point instead of someone just trying to hold on at 13-14.
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2007, 11:41:30 AM »
Tiebreak only, I like the sudden death aspect of it. The excitement, nervousness and tension of a 5th set tiebreak is what it's all about IMO. Guys know they have to give their all on every point or it can be over in a matter of minutes, I love that. I love playing tiebreaks too  :H .
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2007, 01:00:58 PM »
Have to go with "no vote." They should keep it as is. The USO is the only major with a 5th set TB. We like it that way.
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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2007, 02:50:41 PM »
I actually think it would be good if there was a 5th set tiebreaker, but it was longer than normal tiebreakers.

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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2007, 05:06:08 PM »
Grand Slams only: those are the events which should keep the traditional aspect of the game.