Australian open 2020, 5th set between the Swiss and Aussie Why didn't the game end at 8-4 but at 10-8??
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
i didnt even know about that
- postal pLv 73 weeks ago
That is the special 10 point tie breaker for the fifth set only. The Australian open uses it.
- BobLv 73 weeks ago
Because the people that run the Australian open felt like the seven 7-point tiebreaker was too short to decide the outcome of a match.
- ChuckLv 73 weeks ago
The 7-point tiebreaker was always too short to decide an entire match, much like tossing a coin. Fortunately, the Aussies have done the right thing and made the match-ending tiebreaker worthy to decide a long struggle.
In the 10-point Match tiebreak, the winner must win at least 10 points and be ahead by 2 points.
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- Verulam 1Lv 73 weeks ago
In the Australian Open (may apply to others) if the match goes to a 5th set, and ends up 6 - 6 (tie break) then with this set only, the tie-break goes to first to 10 points with 2 points between (eg 10 - 8), to stop an extended and frankly ridiculous situation where a tie break goes on and on. I think it's called a Champions tie-break (or Championship tie break?)
I just took another look about this and found ....
"After long final sets in Grand Slam matches, the Australian Open joined Wimbledon and US Open in introducing a tie-break.Yet, they play a different version to the others.When players reach 6-6, they compete in a tie-break of first to ten points."
So it would seem the 2 point gap doesn't apply - could be 9 - 10??? Confused.com
- PetterLv 73 weeks ago
First to ten wins it, but you have to win by at least two points.