Should tie-break be scrapped all together?
Posted by tennisplanet on September 3, 2008
The two tie breaks at Federer-Andreev and Murray-Del Potro makes you wonder if the better player really won.
There’s always that possibility of match extending beyond 10 hours if you are playing someone like Karlovic, but won’t the player with better conditioning and overall tennis skills eventually come on top? Granted Karlovic’s game doesn’t expend much energy, but sooner or later the better player will win – whether it’s based on physical superiority or better shot making.
Isn’t that a better way to advance than this crapshoot, where loss of just one point can effectively make you lose the whole freaking championship, even if you are a better player overall?