Friday, 31 December 2010

Ace Puzzle


Courtesy of "Betting The Odds - The Hidden Mathematics Of Sport" by Rob Eastway and John Haigh, comes this little puzzle - a doddle for sharp-minded readers I'm sure.

You are at home with the TV in the background and the sound turned down. You notice that Andy Roddick is in the middle of a match with Andy Murray and Roddick is serving. He serves an ace, and goes on to serve five more consecutive aces.

At this point you turn the sound up, to hear that Murray currently leads the match. What is the match score at this point - in sets and games?
A Happy and Winning New Year to all.

3 comments:

daniel said...

Murray is a set up, 6-6 second set, Roddick leads 2-0 on the tie break

Cassini said...

Nope...the tie break serve changes after the first point.

Mark said...

Muzza a set up (assuming 3 set match,), 6-6 second set but 1 down in tie break? You started watching at 0-1/6-6/0-40?