The Grand Slam board today announced that going forward that the French Open, Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open will use a 10-point tiebreaker at 6-all in final sets.
“Further to extensive consultation with the WTA, ATP, ITF and tennis officiating community, the Grand Slam Board’s decision is based on a strong desire to create greater consistency in the rules of the game at the Grand Slams, and thus enhance the experience for the players and fans alike,” said a statement.
“This trial, which has been approved by the Rules of Tennis Committee governed by the ITF, will apply to all Grand Slams across Qualifying, Men’s singles and doubles, Women’s singles and doubles, Wheelchair and Junior events in singles, and will commence at the 2022 edition of Roland-Garros.”
Entering 2022, the Australian Open used a 10-point breaker in the deciding set, Wimbledon used it at 12-all while the US Open played a 7-point breaker at 6-all and the French Open played it out.
This is a trial for one year after which the rule will be re-evaluated.
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