McEnroe and Becker are largely in favour of the first-to-ten system that the Australian Open has launched, however says that every one tournaments have to have the identical guidelines.


The French Open is available in for explicit criticism because of its lack of modernisation.


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MW: The very first thing we’re going to debate is the largest rule change, I believe, with the tremendous tie-breaker. So at two units all within the males’s draw, six video games all, within the Australian Open we now play a tie-breaker first to 10, whereas on the common units it’s clearly first to seven. With the ladies, at one-set all-you play a tie-breaker first to 10. Elder statesmen right here: what do you assume?

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JM: Effectively to start with I believe anybody who’s listened to me in any respect, possibly not too many individuals have over the course of the 25 years or so I’ve been doing commentating, will know I’ve been pushing for tie-breakers. I believe the tie-break rule on the US Open was nice, at 6-6 within the fifth set I believe each gamers have exhausted what they’ve bought within the tank and followers ought to admire the hassle these guys have put in. And to take it additional, it finally ends up with guys which are drained and any individual makes too many errors and the match ends.

I really like what Australia have completed essentially the most. At 6-6 within the fifth set go to a better of ten-point tie-breaker. We now have quite a lot of expertise on senior tour of doing that, doubles does that already. I believe the time has come for all 4 to have the identical, which isn’t the case but, there’s nonetheless 4 totally different ones.


I believe that progress is being made, I just like the ten level one essentially the most, however I believe crucial factor is to get it at six-all. Boris, what do you assume?



BB: What do you make of the Wimbledon rule change, that it’s not at 6-6 however at 12-12? Isn’t that simply prolonging it for no cause, or is that as a result of it’s grass and it’s simpler to carry serve however the surfaces are faster? I’m not fairly positive why.



JM: It could possibly be somewhat little bit of that. I believe the courts are slower than they’ve ever been clearly, since they modified the grass 15 or so years in the past. So I believe at that time I’d nonetheless push for 6-6. I believe they need to have the identical guidelines, dare I say, for all 4 majors. I imply, is that an excessive amount of to ask?! Come on!



MW: No, I agree that there ought to be a tiebreaker, however can I ask a fast query to you, John – what’s the longest tennis match you ever performed?



JM: The longest tennis match I ever performed was towards you two guys. I’m unsure which one was longer. I performed over six hours towards you in Davies Cup.



MW: No tie-breakers.



JM: I received that one, however misplaced to Boris in six hours and 20 minutes. I consider yours was six hours 15 or one thing, so I by no means wish to undergo that once more.

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BB: I’ve a query for you, Mats. On clay do additionally they have the rule change for the French Open?



MW: Not but, no. I consider clay continues to be lengthy units.



JM: No tie-breakers on the French, they haven’t modified something but.



MW: They need to change that.



JM: Nor have they gotten a roof but.



MW: On tie-breakers I agree with each of you.





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