Tennis – Australian Open: Final-Set Tie-Breaks To Be Incorporated In 2019
Tie-breaks will be played in the last set at the Australian Open without precedent in January, after coordinators chose to move far from the current routine with regards to advantage final sets.
The champ will be the primary player to achieve 10 points, on the off chance that the match achieves 6-6 in the last set.
Wimbledon reported in October it would utilize last set tie-breaks one year from now.
This change was obviously prompted after the match between Kevin Anderson and John Isner, in which the last set endured very nearly 3 hours.
A while later South African Anderson, who in the long run won the set 26-24, required a reevaluate of the configuration.
Current players, ex-players, pundits, specialists and TV experts were altogether counseled.
The new principle will apply to almost all formats of tennis be it qualifying, singles or doubles etc.
A normal tie-break will be observed for the initial 4 sets for men and 2 sets for women with players winning by 2 clear points.
Australian Open chief Craig Tiley confirms a 10-point tiebreak will be played to decide matches in the final set in Melbourne 2019: ‘We went with a 10-point tiebreak at six-games-all in the final set to ensure the fans still get a special finale to these often epic contests.’
— George Bellshaw (@BellshawGeorge) December 21, 2018
Following the most extensive consultation in the tournament’s history, final set tiebreaks are coming to the Australian Open in 2019.
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) December 21, 2018
The Australian Open will introduce final-set tiebreaks from next month.
The deciding set in singles and doubles will draw to a conclusion after 6-6 using the longer of the tiebreak formats – first to 10 points.
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