Originally Posted by tbuggle
^^^^ what rules changes are you speaking of?
i'm not very informed on such matters, just curious.
"In 2006, ATP Doubles embraced exciting new changes, including an innovative new scoring format featuring a Match Tie-break (first to 10 points, win by two) in place of a decisive third set, and no-ad games (sudden death at Deuce)."
They thought it would make the game more exciting, to counter-act the loss in interest in doubles.