Usually a tiebreak
favours the player with the bigger serve as he is likely to have to work less hard for points but Berdych was his own worst enemy as double faults in each one helped the Swiss get over the line, the report added.
A double fault then gave Hewitt four set points and he converted the second of those to take the tiebreak 7-3.
Henman held his nerve to take it into a second tiebreak but then missed a simple overhead volley and put a straightforward forehand into the net to give Hewitt three match points which he gratefully accepted to clinch victory after two-and-a-quarter hours.
Murray was not happy but kept his composure to take the tiebreak 7-3 and a first set that had lasted 70 minutes.
Murray gave himself the chance to serve for the set with another break in the eighth game but lost his serve again and another tiebreak was required.
But he was a battler if nothing else and showed commendable doggedness to get back into the first set and take it to a tiebreak before doing the very British thing and losing it 7-2.
The second set was a repeat performance, only this time he went 4-0 down before storming back to force another tiebreak.
Recommendation Sell total tie-breaks 6pts at 55 (Sporting) Sporting specials: 285-295 Escape to victory (25pts match won from 0-2 down, 10pts match won from 1-2 down, 5pts any other five-set win), 250-260 5-Alive (total number of 5th set games played in tournament) 1719 sets won to love, 55-57 total tiebreaks
, 40-42 total 50-ups (games played over 50 in all matches).
Sporting: 66-69 total tiebreaks
, 785-810 total tiebreak
points, 60-62 highest total games make-up, 20-21 lowest total games make-up.
1 paid the penalty for losing two tiebreaks
in a rain-interrupted semi-final against Ivan Ljubicicinthe Qatar Exxon Mobil Open, losing 7-6 (7/2) 3-6 7-6 (7/5).
If Schalken does take a set or two off Sampras (a scenario which is not anticipated), it is likely they will come via tiebreaks
Not only do they quote Roger Federer at a whopping 13-2 to take the first set after a tiebreak
, but they offer 2-1 that there are more than ten games in the first set when two other layers go only 11-10.