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Old 04-18-2008, 05:15 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Geezer Guy View Post
I believe that the first-ever tie-breaker was a first to 5, sudden death. That was called a 9-point, because the maximum number of points that could be played was 9.

The tie-breaker was modified so it was first-to-seven, and win by two. It was called a 12-point because the score could be 7-5 before going into extra points.

Then the first-to-ten win-by-two came along. Seems to me like it should have been called an 18-point just to carry on the tradition, but someone named it the 10-point to confuse things. Don't know why. Seems like it would be less confusing if they'd rename the 12-point to a 7-point, but doubt that will happen.
Yes. In my league match, we played a 12 point tie break to win the 2nd set, and then played a 10 point tie break in lieu of the 3rd set. Thanks for your explanation.
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