Grand Slams events will use 10-point final set tie-break on trial basis.
Written by News Room on March 16, 2022
All four Grand Slams will use a 10-point final set tie-break on a trial basis, starting from the French Open.
The move, which will be tested out over the next 12 months, will see a tie-break commence if the score reaches six games all in the final set. Roland Garros is the only major that does not have a final set tie-break.
The Grand Slam Board said the change would ensure greater consistency and enhance the experience for the players and fans alike.
Under the new rules, the winner will be the first player to win 10 points with an advantage of two or more points. It will apply in singles and doubles competitions at all four majors, as well as qualifying, wheelchair and junior events.
The Australian Open is the only Slam to currently use the 10-point decider, but all the other Slams will now follow suit.