Many consider that this is the time for tennis to adopt the shorter formats. In Milan this very week during the ATP final, saw some significant incidents. Those tricks designed made some boost to cheer up the profile. This was to boost up the mentality of the new faces of the tennis game.
They are the rising star of this arena now. And the total methods got introduced with some changes here and there in the game. However, we are to talk about the time duration for a general tennis game. The article gets based on the general notion. therefore without any further ado, let us get started with the topic-
Time For Tennis, Let Us Learn Some More About The Game-
A match can consist of one set, best of three, or best of 7 depending on the venue.
That’s for pros; for us amateurs, there are many more variations we play for fun or leagues, to control the lengths somewhat. Such as no-ad (sudden death games) Best of three with tiebreakers and third set is the tiebreaker. One set but first to 11 instead of first to 6 with full duece.
And for the Pro games, it depends on eh tournament. Only one tournament still required the last set is won by two, which can make sets the last three days. Most now end with tiebreakers.
And of course, tennis has relatively unpredictable matches because of the scoring, which is not found in other games, most of which are clock based or single-factor first to score. In tennis, the tiered scoring – need to win points to win games to win sets allows someone to come to the brink of defeat yet make a come back and do the same to the other guy.
Something More To Get A Hold On-
In American football, a team that is up by 30 points, has possession of the ball on the opponent’s 5-yard line, and 30 seconds left is bound to win.
But in tennis, you can be down 0 -2 insets, down 4–5 in games and fifteen-forty facing multiple elimination points yet win the third set with a handful of points and then win the fourth set with another close-set and win the match.
Often sets average 45 minutes, but a blowout set can be over in 20 minutes.
So the best of three can be over in 40 minutes, the best of 5 can be over in 60 minutes.
But a Contested five-setter with a tiebreak ending can run 4 to 5 hours or more.
I’d guess that a typical pro best of 5 matches (Grand slams) should average 3 hours.
For Women in grand slams and most men and women in non-grand slams, the average would run about 1.5–2 hours.
Length of Doubles matches is yet another subject; they’re monkeying with the formats to make the matches shorter.