The year 2019 for tennis fans is going to bring many changes. This first change in tennis will be seen in the January Australian Open 2019, in which 10-point tiebreaker rules are being implemented. This tiebreaker will be used when the score is equal to 6-6 in the final set. The organizers of the Australian Open gave this information. The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. In the new year, the Davis Cup (Team Tournament) is also going to be in the new format.
The Australian Open is a 113-year-old tournament. For the first time this tournament was played in 1905. The Australian Open will be played from January 14, 2019. Its final will be on 27th January. Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer could win this tournament for the record seventh time. Djokovic, Federer and former player Roy Emerson have won the record six-six times. Federer also won the title last year. Serena Williams will go in search of the eighth title in the women’s section. Margaret Court (11) has won more times than her. Last year, the title was won by Caroline Wozniacki.
According to the organizers of the tournament, this decision to change the format of existing and former player scoring is included. Australian Open’s director Craig Tiley said in a statement: “We have decided to apply the 10-digit tiebreaker after the score is equal to 6-6, so that the fans get to see the best matches. This long tiebraker will reduce the supremacy of the players who are dominating on the basis of service in the small tiebreaker. ‘
US Open uses a seven-digit tiebreaker on a score of 6-6. Wimbledon has also implemented the rules of tiebreaker. Wimbledon had applied this rule in the same year that after the score was 12-12 in the deciding set, the decision would be taken in the final tiebreaker. In this way, now the French Open is the only Grand Slam so far where the player has to get two game’s Advantage in the final set. It is believed that the French Open can also consider tiebreaker rules.