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Tennis a method of deciding quickly the result of a set drawn at six-all, usually involving the playing of one deciding game for the best of twelve points in which the service changes after every two points
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Tennis Australia officials have been canvassing opinion at the US Open, including from players, ex-players and coaches, about final-set tiebreaks - in the men's and women's singles events - and even best-of-five sets versus best-of-three.
Venezuela's GM Eduardo Iturrizaga, who won over India's GM Prasanna Vishnu, had the lowest tiebreak score among seven-pointers to place fifth.
"I was a tiebreak from getting to the final in a tournament which I came into struggling."
The third set once again went into a tiebreak and this time Djokovic won, 7-6 (4) despite hitting less winners, 14-19 in that set.
But it all went wrong from there as Gulbis took the second via a tiebreak and quickly followed up in the third.
But they regrouped quickly, breaking early in the super tiebreak before holding their nerve to see it out 10-7.
"I was a bit unlucky on Monday but I got luckier here," Berdych, who lost a final set tiebreak against world No.
Nadal seized on a Murray lapse in the decider to break in the third game and had a match point when Murray served at 3-5, only to be stretched into another nerve-wracking tiebreak.
Murray saved two match points as he came from 5-3 down in the final set to force a deciding tiebreak but Nadal snatched it 8-6 to dash Murray's hopes of ending the season on a massive high.
A tough match in the quarters saw this talented duo put up a great fight, where they unseated the third seeds in a nailbiting third-set tiebreak.
Belgian Clijsters emerged from the break a different player, and steamrolled the Russian in the third set after winning the second set tiebreak from 3-0 down on Sunday.