Saturday , October 23 2021

The tie break arrives at the Australian Open


From 14 to 27 January 2019 a new edition of the Open from Australia. The great expectation is placed on the return of the great tennis players to the world tennis circuit and the first Grand Slam of the year is the perfect setting to see them all assembled in the same place. Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Andy Murray They will return after being out of bounds at the end of 2018.

In these last hours it was confirmed that the tournament underwent a modification and that the eternal setters were finished. The organizers agreed to implement a tie-break for the top ten when the games are tied at 6-6 in the fifth set of men and the third of the women. The decision was made after a widespread consultation among tennis court figures.

"We asked players, both past and present, commentators, agents and television analysts whether they wanted to play a final set with an advantage or not, and we started from there," explained tournament director Craig Tiley. And I added: "We have decided there will be a 10-point tie-break in six games, all in the final set, to ensure that fans can still have a special end. The longer tiebreaker will continue to allow the final round or a final moment to change in the tournament. "

On the tie individual duels, the top four will have a tie in the top seven when they are 6-6 on the scoreboard. But in the last set, go to a tiebreaker with the best of 10. Meanwhile, in singles and doubles for men, women and half-breeds, the deciding set is played with a tie-break of 10 points equaling 6-6.

Meanwhile, all Argentines await the return of the N5 world ranking, Juan Martn Del Potro There is a few days, when asked about his return to the circuit, the Tandil Tower, confesses: "I do not rule out the Australian Open, I'm after him to motivate me, I've come to date, I'll decide if I'm going or not." This has awakened the illusion of all tennis fans who are looking forward to the return of Tandil.

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