dereje T asked in SportsTennis · 3 weeks ago

Tennis,Tie breaks..?

Australian open 2020, 5th set between the Swiss and Aussie Why didn't the game end at 8-4 but at 10-8??

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    i didnt even know about that

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  • 3 weeks ago

    That is the special 10 point tie breaker for the fifth set only. The Australian open uses it.

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  • Bob
    Lv 7
    3 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.

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  • Chuck
    Lv 7
    3 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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  • 3 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

  • Petter
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    First to ten wins it, but you have to win by at least two points.

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    • Petter
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

      It's true alright, and it can go on a lot longer than 10, but usually doesn't. Just like in Davis cup and grands slams tournaments before, were you hade fifth sets ending like 17-15, 42-40 or something

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