Cracked Racquets – What’s The Score? Debating New Formats for Tennis Scoring - FAST4, Thirty30 &
Updated: Nov 26, 2019
Alex Gornet of Cracked Racquets recently published an article: “What’s The Score?”
where he debates new formats FAST4, Thirty30 and the Match Tie-Break (10 points) for tennis scoring and gives his verdict.
The article starts:
There’s a new hot debate in the tennis world: what to do about best of five set matches?
Best of five matches have long been a hallmark of professional tennis, and some of the most memorable matches of all time went to the fifth and final set. As a tennis fan, best of five matches certainly have an appeal, serving as the ultimate mental and physical battleground as players are pushed to the brink.
However, is this scoring format what’s actually best for tennis?
Before answering that question, let’s take a look at some alternatives.
Can you imagine one week watching best of five set battles and the next week tuning into a Thirty30 match between Federer and Djokovic?
I think that would be awesome.
In order to grow, tennis needs more variety.
Tennis is ready for change, and the time is now.
Alex Gornet, Cracked Racquets, October 16, 2018
Since trialling of Thirty30 was launched all over the world at the end of December 2017 it has been receiving very encouraging feedback (now 160+) and this can be found on the page link below:
Thirty30 tennis – FEELS, LOOKS and SOUNDS like traditional tennis!
Thirty30 tennis – Where EVERY Point REALLY Counts!
Thirty30 tennis – Have You Tried It Yet?