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Thirty30 Tennis is an alternative to FAST4 - Andy Murray Retirement - Nick Kyrgios

Updated: Dec 23, 2019

Two days before Andy Murray’s ‘retirement’ announcement, self-confessed entertainer Nick Kyrgios said that he fears tennis would “probably die out” without the introduction of more fan-friendly team events and rapid-fire action like Fast4 (i.e. sets to 4 games with no ad points played).

Kyrgios believes next year’s inaugural ATP Cup in Australia is just the tonic for a sport in need of a shake-up to engage spectators no longer prepared to sit through marathon best-of-five-set matches.

“It’s the same thing every week, another tournament. The same bunch of players are winning the tournaments, there’s no real mix up and this is exactly what the sport needs,” he said on Wednesday.

Thirty30 Comment

The future of tennis is shortened scoring formats and Thirty30 (T30) tennis provides an alternative to Fast4.

Thirty30 retains the traditions, ‘sets to 6 games (lead by 2), the ad points are played, there is a tie-break at 6 games all, and is more dynamic.

The very simple rules are summarised in one sentence:

Every game starts at 30-30 (the clue is in the name), a 9-point tie-break (i.e. first to 5 points) is played at 6 games all and change of ends is after 2, 6 and 10 games in each set.

Best of 3 sets matches are played in 40 - 60 minutes and best of 5 sets in 60 - 90 minutes.

Since trialling of Thirty30 was launched all over the world at the end of December 2017 it has been receiving very encouraging feedback (now 180+) and 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?

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