Wimbledon Fifth Set Tiebreak Rules Explained

Day Thirteen: The Championships - Wimbledon 2019
Day Thirteen: The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 / Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

With Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic currently in the midst of an epic clash in the 2019 Wimbledon Finals, one recent rule change could have a significant impact on the outcome of the match. As of the writing of this article, Djokovic leads Federer, 12-11, in the fifth set.

In years past, this match could've continued on for far longer. However, this year, if Federer and Djokovic are tied at 12 games a piece, the match will ultimately be decided in a tiebreak.

The tiebreak will end when the first player reaches seven points, with an advantage of at least two points. We’ve seen some extremely long matches at Wimbledon, including a few memorable finals, but today’s match will have a predetermined end point.

While most fans would likely be happy to continue watching Federer and Djokovic duke it out, a potential tiebreak at Wimbledon could be a thrilling end to one of the most exciting tennis matches in recent memory.

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