Your longest tie breaker?

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  1. Grover Sparkman

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    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?
     
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  2. royer

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    18-16 as well; in doubs.

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

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    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?
     
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  4. RoddickAce

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    15-13 in singles
     
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  5. brosamj

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    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.
     
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  6. royer

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    Been there ... done that! :(
     
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  7. mikeler

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    16-14 in a super tiebreaker during a singles league match. I think I had to save 5 match points.
     
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  8. SlapShot

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    We had one that was 19-17. Score line read 6-7, 6-4, 1-0 (19-17). Battle.
     
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  9. Grover Sparkman

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    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.
     
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  10. Grover Sparkman

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    That is a battle.
     
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  11. PeppermintMocha

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    I have never played a set that had gotten to a tiebreak...
     
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  12. GPG

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    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
     
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  13. zebano

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    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).
     
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  14. Perry the Platypus

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    14-12 in a thrid set buster to put our team in the sectional final.....
     
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  15. Jack the Hack

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    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.)
     
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