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The Grand Slam tournaments coordinate the tiebreaker for the fifth group

The Grand Slam tournaments coordinate the tiebreaker for the fifth group

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Paris (AFP) – The four Grand Slam tournaments decided to align their ways of wrapping up games in five sets, all leading into 2022 tie-breakers (10 points win by two points) at 6-6 in the deciding set, they announced on Wednesday.

“The Grand Slams office wants to try the experience over the course of an entire season, in consultation with the WTA (women’s circuit), ATP (men’s circuit) and ITF (international federation) before always making this change. , refers to the four disciplines (Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open) in a joint press release.

“The purists may be disappointed, but we are proud to be able to line up with the other Grand Slams,” Roland Garros manager Amelie Mauresmo commented.

“On a sporting level, it makes sense because we are in line with the other Grand Slams,” she insisted.

In recent seasons, he became the only French major who allowed matches to continue until the player won two matches in the first leg. The Australian Open already had a tiebreaker at 6-6 in the deciding set, Wimbledon had a tiebreaker but 12 games in total in the deciding set and the US Open ended in a 6-6 tie in the fifth set.

“We also took into account the health of the players because we saw that during the Grand Slam period, which started on 13-11, 16-14, and the tournament is very much staked,” Mauresmo explained.

“The idea is also to give more satisfaction to the fans who love this crucial and lively moment at the end of the match. In terms of programming, it gives more visibility, especially for television, even if there are generally quite a few percentage matches that are affected.”

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