A Great Day of Tennis

If you weren’t watching the semifinals of today’s Paris Masters tennis tournament: here’s what you missed:

  • Two best-of three matches
  • Six total sets
  • Five sets decided by tiebreakers, one 7-5 set
  • Two tiebreakers where the winner needed more than seven points to win
  • Eight breaks of serve, including three to force tiebreaks and stay in the match
  • Eight match points saved by the eventual winners
  • Seven games with five or more deuce points

I’m just sayin’, you probably should have been watching. Best-of-three tennis doesn’t get much better than that.


About Colin West
Colin West is a graduate student in quantum information theory, working at the Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook University. Originally from Colorado (where he attended college), his interests outside of physics include politics, paper-folding, puzzles, playing-cards, and apparently, plosives.

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