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New on the Australian Open: ‘supertiebreak in last set

The organization of the Australian Open, the first grand slam tournament of the year, Friday let you know from next year, in the last set of a duel (with a 6-6 standings) to make use of a supertiebreak (up to ten points). The decision comes after a comprehensive examination of the organization, the players, coaches, commentators and journalists consulted.

“We have selected a third set of ten points to the fans yet a special resolution to give in often epic, exciting duels,” said tournament director Craig Tiley. “This extended end of may for an unexpected final twist ensure in matches and in addition, the dominance of the storage reduce. We believe that this is the best solution for players and fans around the world.”

The new formula is entered in all single – and dubbelwedstrijden. The men play three winning sets. In the women and in the different dubbelduels suffice to two winning sets.

By the decision of the Australian Open, Roland Garros, the only grand slam tournament where in the final set with two games must be won. At Wimbledon, will next year a tiebreak seven points to be played to a 12-12 position in the last set. The US Open has been a traditional tiebreak seven points with a 6-6 in the final set.

The debate about the end of duels flared last year, when the South-African Kevin Anderson at Wimbledon large numbers needed in the final set to successively Roger Federer (13-11 in the quarter-finals) and John cheney, who (26-24 in the semi-finals) to beat. Eight years ago, played cheney, who and Nicolas Mahut, also at Wimbledon, the longest match in tennis history. In a duel about three days knocked cheney, who the Frenchman eventually with 70-68 in the fifth set. Both gentlemen had more than eleven hours on court.

The Australian Open is next month from 14 to 27 January 2019. Last year took the victory to the Swiss Roger Federer, in the final in five sets (6-2, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 3-6 and 6-1) the measure took of the Croat Marin Cilic.

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