WIMBLEDON, England – “Nothing Like This Will Ever Happen Again”, John Isner said while winning a fifth set, 70-68, over Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon 2010.
On Friday, Wimbledon made organizers the official by announcing that they would adopt final tiebreakers for all matches in 2019.
While United Open has had a final tiebreaker of 6-6 for decades, Wimbledon comes in a node to the tradition to finish line later: 12 o’clock 12th
Philip Brook, chairman of the All England Club, which organizes Wimbledon, said in a statement that the decision was taken after consultation with players and officials and analyzed “two decades of match data.” Brook’s planning and spectator experience was also taken into account. “
“Something has to be done after this year’s Wimbledon and 12 matches are a good moment,” said Boris Becker, a three-hour Wimbledon single champion. in a message on friday. “On grass, a tiebreaker can be a good luck, but in 12 matches in the fifth set, both players also need it for the next game to be healthy. Anderson was made after semis.”
Since 2000, 28 men have matched Wimbledon fifth sets that extend over the 20th match. In one case, the winner continued to win more than one round. It was in 2016 when Sam Querrey defeated Lukas Rosol in a 12-10 bet in the first round; Querrey continued to the quarterfinals. In 2009, Roger Federer defeated Andy Roddick, 5-7, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 16-14, in the final but did not have to play another match.
Isner and Anderson demanded the introduction of a final tiebreaker after semifinal this year and Anderson had already upset Federer in a quarterfinal match extending to 13-11 in the final.
This kind of scoring line will still be possible in 2019, but 70-68 will now be out of the question, at least at Wimbledon.
The French Open and the Australian Open currently have no tiebreaker in the finale. not to be true long with the leaders of the four Grand Slam tournaments to meet in Singapore during the WTA Finals, starting on Sunday.
“Personally, I do not see the reason not to include it at least at least Slams,” said Anderson in July, looking as tired as he saw after leaving Isner.