No, it has nothing to do with the Fast & Furious franchise, but it does help to speed up the age old game of tennis. New rules have been added in an attempt to make games shorter to accommodate those that don’t have the time to play a more traditional style match.
Roger Federer took on Lleyton Hewitt in an exhibition match on Monday night Sydney’s Qantas Credit Union Arena in Australia. The world No.2 fought back to defeat Hewitt 4-3, 2-3, 3-4, 4-0, 4-3.
Only 4 changes have been made (via tennis.com.au):
1. There are no lets. Usually if a serve hits the tape and lands in the service box, there’s a let – but not anymore!
2. There are no more deuces. When it reaches a deuce scenario, it’s basically next point wins – called a Power Point.
3. Tiebreaker at 3 games. If the score is tied 3-3, a first to 5 points tiebreaker will be played. If it is tied at 4 points each, a Power Point will decide the winner.
4. First to 4. Basically, reach 4 games before your opponent and you take the set!
What do you think? Will you give it a try?