Five setters are fun. If nobody turns up after our hour is up we carry on for as long as we can go. I beat my mate 5 sets to love once. We just keep going. Doubles is shit, I can't stand watching or playing it. Singles is what the game's all about, running all around the court, not just volley after volley. It's like bloody pinball.
I have only been 5 sets a couple of times, but it was fun. Perhaps my biggest test was against my mate who is a long distance runner, and is quite fast. So he didn't tire out, and i had to beat him with skill rather than condition. He was like David Ferrer, he'd make me play this one extra shot, and he never slowed down, but i beat him 6-4,6-7,5-7,6-1,6-3. I remember because i was last year and perhaps the best game i have ever had.
We did a mini tournament last year. We all gathered and took all the courts on the park and played this tournament, and the final was the match i mentioned above. They were 8 of us, spread over 2 courts. Played 1 set in the first round, 3 sets in the 2nd, and 5 in the final
Doubles is rubbish i agree, but sometimes, when they are plenty of us we have to do doubles because some of the courts are taken up.
Now, nobody wants to play, and the weather is crap. Shame really, so i have been playing top spin 4 instead