Players In Timed Matches: How Often Do You Time Out?

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by Cindysphinx, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Cindysphinx

    Cindysphinx G.O.A.T.

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    This year, I played in leagues with 2-hour limits and 90-minute limits. It was unusual for one of my matches to time out.

    In the 2-hour league, I played 32 doubles matches and one singles match. Only one match was not completed (6-7, 7-6), and the opponents began stalling the minute they won the first set. (The stalling was quite brazen: Drinking and chatting on Coman tiebreak changeovers, having conferences after every point when server was ready, etc.) All of the other matches were completed.

    In the 90-minute leagues, I played six doubles matches. All matches were finished.

    For me, timed matches haven't been much of a factor in how my matches have turned out or how enjoyable they have been.
     
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  2. sphinx780

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    in mixed and 4.5, rarely and the few times it becomes an issue we end the 2nd set early....say it is 3-2...if the next game goes to 4-2 then team up wins...if 3-3 we go straight to tiebreak for set.

    in 5-0 it seems to be much more of an issue and we have continually had to curtail the 2nd set.
     
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  3. Topaz

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    I 'time out' quite frequently...even more than you can tell by my record, because the unfinished 10-pt tiebreak still gets recorded 1-0 even if you don't finish it. I'm a slow start, and very often would lose the first set quickly, win the second, and run out of time in the match tiebreak.
     
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  4. Cindysphinx

    Cindysphinx G.O.A.T.

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    You time out in singles more often than doubles, right?
     
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  5. Topaz

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    Heck yeah!
     
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