Perhaps if the match prices were tight you could justify those in the tie-break
market, but with Isner potentially hampered by an ankle injury sustained in Los Angeles last week and odds-on to lose in straight sets, they just look plain wrong.
He cruised through the tie-break
7-1 to make it 19 sets won in a row before three breaks of service, to his opponent's one, in the second set eased the Briton into a 5-1 lead from where he closed out the match with a number of 100mph second serves and powerful groundstrokes.
On the first end of the tie-break
, Weale struck the jack into the open, then drew the shot to the respotted jack to draw first blood - but an in-form Bond won the drawing battle on the second end.
With Hrbaty looking increasingly frustrated Murray built a 5-3 lead in the tie-break
. But the Slovak then raised his game a notch to go ahead and although Murray saved one set point he failed to save the next, Hrbaty clinching the tie-break
The seventh seed had to come from a set behind after going down 7-4 in the first tie-break
but bounced back to win the next two
The British No 2 won the first set 7-5 on the tie-break
but was pegged back by the 22-year-old Swede, who levelled the match by winning the second set 7-1 on a tie-break
Yesterday's epic was a tie-break
in comparison but the American, disappointed to crash out 7-6 6-3 6-7 2-6 17-19, wants to see fifth-set tie-breaks
introduced to the game.
Junior international Mason Recci and his coach Maniel Bains, from Coventry, also won three out of three, surviving a deciding tie-break
against the Durham Firsts.
FERGAL GREGORY scored his second win of the season by getting the verdict on a tie-break
in the GSMC O'Gorman Cup Sporting Trial at Brittas.
The fourth-seeded Bulgarian claimed glory and the PS74,654 winner's purse, converting his second match point in the finalset tie-break
The first set saw Evans gain the initiative claiming it 7-3, whilst from 2-1 in the secondset tie-break
, the third seed won five points in a row to secure the title with a 7-6(3), 7-6(1) win.
TENNIS: Serbia needed a champions tie-break
in the deciding mixed doubles rubber to beat Australia after Novak Djokovic suffered a surprise defeat to Bernard Tomic in the Hopman Cup in Perth.