Wimbledon to have final set tie-breaks from 2019

By Daily Sports on October 20, 2018

Views: 300

Tie-breaks will be played at 12-12 in the final set at Wimbledon from next year, the All England Lawn Tennis Club has announced.

It comes after the final set of Kevin Anderson's semi-final with John Isner this year lasted almost three hours.

Afterwards South African Anderson, who eventually won the set 26-24, called for a rethink of the format.

The AELTC said "the time had come" to introduce a tie-break method at "a reasonable point" in a deciding set.

The winner will be the first player or team to reach seven points with an advantage of two or more points.

This year's match between Anderson, 32, and Isner, 33, was the second longest in Wimbledon history.

Isner was also involved in the longest match when the American beat France's Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the final set of their first-round match in 2010.

"While we know the instances of matches extending deep into the final set are rare, we feel that a tie-break at 12-12 strikes an equitable balance between allowing players ample opportunity to complete the match to advantage, while also providing certainty that the match will reach a conclusion in an acceptable time frame," said AELTC chairman Philip Brook.

It will apply to all Wimbledon events – qualifying, men's, women's, mixed and junior singles and doubles.

The AELTC said the decision had been made after reviewing match data from the past 20 Championships and a consultation with players and officials.

The majority of players are happy with the introduction of a final set tie-break, according to AELTC chief executive Richard Lewis. (BBC)

•Photo shows Kelvin Anderson

Source Daily Sports

Posted October 20, 2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

You may also like...
Van Gaal on the brink of the sack...

Mikel targets 2018 FIFA World Cup

I didn’t want ‘fearless’ Nigeria in our group-...

Corsica: Wolfsburg pull Osimhen out of Super Eagles...

Lopetegui criticises Girona v Barcelona US game plan...

BREAKING NEWS: Super Eagles beat Zambia, qualify for...

 

Latest News Youthful Germany Begin 2019 with Draw Bolton Given Two Weeks to Settle Debts and Avoid Winding-Up Order Barcelona ‘Favourites to Win Champions League’ Super Falcons Coach Reveals World Cup Aspirations Why Wilder Rejected $100m+ To Fight Anthony Joshua Ola Aina Hit with Three-Match Ban Ronaldo Joins Portugal Camp for Euro 2020 Qualifiers Everton Boss Silva Fined for Newcastle Outburst PSG Confirm Meunier and Alves Knee Injuries Giggs Hits Back at Ibrahimovic over Man United Criticism Deschamps Keen to Lead France into 2022 World Cup Arrest Warrants Issued for Former Russian Athletics Officials

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (45,155 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (37,187 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (35,871 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (35,279 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (34,357 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (34,314 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (33,385 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (33,284 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (33,188 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (32,140 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (30,164 views) Let’s save Kelechi Emeteole's life! Let’s follow Omeruo, others' shining examples (29,646 views)

 

 


 

News Athletics (277) Basketball (151) Boxing (534) Columnists (407) Euro Soccer Update (4390) Fans Assembly (3) From the Grassroots (45) Golf (73) Interviews (14) Live Commentary (3) News (4778) NPL Glo Premier League (988) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (6) Tennis (525)

 

 

Classic games

 

Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976
+234(0)8055068145
+234(0)7013416146
+234(0)8094272884

Email addresses

info@dailysportsng.com
support@dailysportsng.com
publisher@dailysportsng.com

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media