#Tennis: Call It the #John #Isner Rule – #Wimbledon Plans to Add a Final-Set Tiebreaker

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#WIMBLEDON, #England — “Nothing like this will ever happen again, ever,” #John #Isner said while winning a fifth set, 70-68, over #Nicolas #Mahut at Wimbledon in 2010.

On Friday, Wimbledon organizers made that official by announcing that they would adopt final-set tiebreakers for all matches in 2019.

While the #USOpen has had a final-set tiebreaker at 6-6 for decades, Wimbledon will, in a nod to tradition, put the finish line later: at 12-12.

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/19/sports/tennis/wimbledon-fifth-set-tiebreaker.html



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