Australian Open considering match tiebreak in deciding sets

by: Kamakshi Tandon | December 05, 2018

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The Australian Open has been given approval to institute a match tiebreak at 6-6 in deciding sets, according to the Times. 

Players will be consulted about the change before a decision, said the newspaper. If implemented, it would involve a first-to-ten points tiebreak played at 6-6 in the fifth of men's singles and at 6-6 in the third set of women's singles matches, along with the deciding third set in doubles.

It follows a recent decision to implement a deciding tiebreak at Wimbledon, where a regular tiebreak will be played at 12-12 in the deciding set. The French Open does not have a tiebreak in deciding sets, while a regular tiebreak is used at the US Open.

Organizers have not officially announced any planned changes.

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