Have you ever played 5 sets

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ever played 5

  1. yes

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  2. no

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  1. dominikk1985

    dominikk1985 Legend

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    Ever gone 5 sets in any match (official or training)?
     
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  2. HughJars

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    All the time. When I play my regular hitting partner we play to 5 sets, regardless of the scoreline. Sometimes more. We book the court for 3 hours and usually go over.
     
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  3. spaceman_spiff

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    I've played 3 sets of singles followed immediately by 3 sets of doubles. Does that count?
     
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  4. Alexc2505

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    Last Thursday played two sets of singles , followed by two sets of doubles followed by a club league match of two two set matches . Breaks between playing were 30 minutes , any good :) !!!!
     
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  5. andreh

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    Yes. In a training match as a teenager. Just thinking of going 5 now makes me exhausted! 37 now and I can barely go 1,5 sets. :)
     
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  6. bertrevert

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    I played for 5 hours last Saturday.

    And the sets didn't go for an hour.

    I guess you mean comp singles huh...
     
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  7. goran_ace

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    Would be impressed if anyone on here played a official 5 setter because that would mean they played in a GS or Masters series tournament or Davis Cup tie.
     
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  8. TimothyO

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    Last weekend I started playing at 8:30 am and finished just before 2:00 PM. Played one set of singles with my son, two sets of singles with my friend, and two sets of mixed doubles with my friend, my wife, and another female friend.

    So, certainly not five sets of singles, but quite a bit of tennis for a body in its late-mid 40s. :)

    I know there's no way I would have enjoyed that competitively. The longest competitive singles match I played was about three hours/three sets. That was more than enough for me.
     
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  9. HughJars

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    Playing social tennis from 1.30pm to 5.30pm racks up quite a few sets.
     
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  10. GBplayer

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    Most league competitions in doubles are 2 pairs playing each other. So 4 .sets minimum and 6 sets maximum. So most weeks summer and winter Its 5 or 6 sets in mens doubles and if you do mixed as well another 5 or 6 sets.
     
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  11. that_was_just_out

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    I played 5 sets once back when I was 20. Not a chance now. I don't even think I'd want to even if I had the court for that long without anyone else wanting to use it.

    I'm 34 now and I can play for an hour and a half tops, 2-3 sets, any more than that and it starts to feel like a job, the freshness and fun of it wears off and diminishing returns set in (and I'm not talking about my returns of serve, lol)
     
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  12. GBplayer

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    Yes you are often there for 4 or 5 hours, but that is what makes it fun. After the first hour the game begins.
     
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  13. lightthestorm

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    Never in a match. I've been in practice 5+ hours and been in matches for over 3 hours, but never a 5 setter. No junior tournament goes 5 sets.
     
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  14. dman72

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    When I was younger and only played during the summer...all the time.

    There's only 2 guys I play now who would go that long, and It's tough for me to get 3 hours straight away from home without getting the passive aggressive "seriously"? look from the wife when I get home.

    I haven't had one yet this summer, but I'm usually good for 2 or 3 5 setters under the lights per summer.
     
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  15. 10isfreak

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    I think it was three years ago. A friend I haven't seen in months and I played to the best of 3 sets a couple of times, but the scores were always so close that we decided to try and go for a best of 5. It was the longest, most tiring match I ever played.
     
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  16. andreh

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    I thought I might also mention that I won and turned a 0-2 sets deficit...:) But it was against a player I should have beaten in straights.
     
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  17. GBplayer

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  18. Mongolmike

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    If you play singles and doubles in a tournament and you advance to the final day, you might have to play semi-finals and finals in both singles and doubles in one day (which I have done). Best of 3 4x's makes for a long frickin' day!
     
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  19. Europe123

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    In training yes but not in in one compeditive match...Like others have played 3 sets in singles followed by 3 sets of doubles.
     
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