- Jul 5, 2004
In One-Pocket, the opposing player has to break "serve" once to win only if he lost the lag or toss for the 1st break.
In tennis, you do not have to "break" serve in a game to win. You can have a "mini-break" in a tiebreaker and win without ever having to "break" the opponents serve in a game. Only in the 5th set at Wimbledon do you have to break serve to win a tied set.
The serve in tennis is not completely analogous to the break in One-Pocket. The serve in tennis is much more powerful than the break in One-Pocket. How often do you see any player not getting out of an opponents break? Not often.
Dennis, You are only half right in your statement regarding tennis. Unless they changed this format this year which I don't believe they did, a fifth set tie breaker only happens at the US open. Wimbledon, The French, and the Australian, all play the fifth set out until a player wins by two games.