Does Wimbledon have a fifth set tie-break? French Open, US Open and Australian final set rules explained too – The Sun | The Sun

WIMBLEDON has returned and Novak Djokovic will be hoping to defend his crown.

And the Serb is also chasing a historic Calendar Slam.

But if he gets to the final, will a fifth set be available should he need it?

Wimbledon 2023 LIVE: Point-by-point action, results and news from the All England Club

Wimbledon betting special: Tips, predictions and odds

Does Wimbledon have a fifth set tie-break?

Until 2019, players at Wimbledon used to keep playing until there was a winner by two clear games.

However, this rule was then changed with tie-breaks being played when a fifth set reaches 12-12.

And the new format was used in the final the same year when Novak Djokovic triumphed over Roger Federer.

However, in 2022 Wimbledon will use the same system as the other Grand Slams.

Does the French Open have a fifth set tie-break?

The French Open was the only Grand Slam not to have a fifth set tie-break until 2022.

However, the Grand Slams agreed to trial a uniform system for one year, which sees every tournament playing a tie-break at 6-6 in the fifth set.

The first player to reach ten points (with a margin of two clear points) is the winner.

Does the Australian Open have a fifth set tie-break?

The Australian Open DOES have a fifth set tie-break.

And the 'first to ten' system used in Melbourne is the standard for all competitions in 2022.

Most Read in Sport


Fans spot Australia star 'laughing at fuming Lord's members' after cheat chant


German World Cup winner who played in 1966 final has died aged 79


Ex-Wimbledon finalist WITHDRAWS with injury as he says 'I tried everything'


Patrick Vieira gets new job as Chelsea owner Todd Boehly turns to Arsenal legend

Does the US Open have a fifth set tie-break?

Yes. The US Open has used a tie-break to decide all five-set matches since 1970.

Flushing Meadows is the only Grand Slam which will ultimately have longer matches as a result of the new standardised rules.

Tie-breaks were previously played to seven points in the fifth set but will now be played to ten.

Source: Read Full Article