I’d like to go on the record as saying I really dislike tennis. It’s quite a boring sport to me. It doesn’t help that the women seem to also have grunting matches and if you have two very good players you can end up playing deuce – advantage – deuce forever just to win a game (and yes I meant a game, not a set or a match).
So when I saw there was to be an exhibition match between Federer and Hewitt for a new format of the game I was interested. Luckily the players put on a great show, testing out all the new/changed rules and I think it was a great success. Previously a set could take over an hour, but that was drastically reduced to 20 minutes. Tiebreaks also ruled out an endless struggle to be 2 games ahead. I certainly enjoyed the format and will watch again.