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Grover Sparkman
06-04-2009, 08:10 AM
I had a tiebreaker yesterday go 18-16 (doubles). It was the most evenly played and closest match I've ever been involved in. We lost the first set 5-7, won the second one 6-4, and won the tiebreaker 18-16.

What's your longest tiebreaker?

royer
06-04-2009, 08:14 AM
18-16 as well; in doubs.

Great win for you and your partner. Way to hang tough and bring home the "W!"

Cindysphinx
06-04-2009, 08:14 AM
I buckle before I get very far. Longest was probably 9-11.

Hey, did I mention that we were up 9-6 in that tiebreak?

RoddickAce
06-04-2009, 08:16 AM
15-13 in singles

brosamj
06-04-2009, 08:17 AM
Longest was probably this week as I finally won the set and match at 10-8 in the tiebreaker. I had match point at 6-5, 7-6, 8-7 and finally at 9-8 to win. Going 18-16 like you did would have made my nerves a complete wreck.

royer
06-04-2009, 08:20 AM
Hey, did I mention that we were up 9-6 in that tiebreak?

Been there ... done that! :(

mikeler
06-04-2009, 08:33 AM
16-14 in a super tiebreaker during a singles league match. I think I had to save 5 match points.

SlapShot
06-04-2009, 08:39 AM
We had one that was 19-17. Score line read 6-7, 6-4, 1-0 (19-17). Battle.

Grover Sparkman
06-04-2009, 09:31 AM
Going 18-16 like you did would have made my nerves a complete wreck.

I will say that at one point, we were down 10-11 (or 11-12...I can't remember) and I had just netted my first serve, and my second serve had been shaky the entire match. I managed to land a pretty good one in the box, but I was definitely feeling the nerves on that one.

It kept going back and forth like that until we finally managed to eek out two straight points to win the match.

Grover Sparkman
06-04-2009, 09:31 AM
We had one that was 19-17. Score line read 6-7, 6-4, 1-0 (19-17). Battle.

That is a battle.

PeppermintMocha
06-04-2009, 11:38 AM
I have never played a set that had gotten to a tiebreak...

GPG
06-04-2009, 11:50 AM
not my longest, but I once was 0-6 and receiving against a big server and I eventually got him at 6-6, he then won the next point and I though that I lost, then I won 3 consecutive points winning that TB by 9-7

zebano
06-04-2009, 12:12 PM
I had a 15-13 in a friendly match. In tournament play I had a 3rd set tiebreak that I won 13-11 and another that I lost 13-11 (different tournaments).

Perry the Platypus
06-04-2009, 12:36 PM
14-12 in a thrid set buster to put our team in the sectional final.....

Jack the Hack
06-04-2009, 01:06 PM
I buckle before I get very far. Longest was probably 9-11.

Hey, did I mention that we were up 9-6 in that tiebreak?

My doubles partner and I lost a match the same way last year. Worse yet, I was serving at 9-6, double faulted the first point, and then my partner missed a sitter volley on the next one. I didn't feel so bad though because the team lost 1-4, so our loss wasn't the decider.

Last weekend, our #2 doubles team lost a third set super-breaker 15-17, and it cost us the team match. They had two match points, and if they had won, our team would have won 3-2 and clinched the #2 seed in the local area playoffs. Our players were very disappointed... but I found out later that one of our rivals lost and we clinched a playoff spot anyway.

I went back and looked up my match record for the past 4 years (I keep a spreadsheet), and my two longest tie-breakers were 12-10. Both of them were in the USTA league playoffs, and both were to clinch 3-2 wins for the team. One of them was a first round, where I saved match point, and the last one was in the finals to send us to Sectionals. (That match where I clinched the Sectionals berth was the best experience I've ever had in tennis.)