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Does Australian Open final have a fifth set tie-break? Wimbledon, US Open and French Open final set rules

, Does Australian Open final have a fifth set tie-break? Wimbledon, US Open and French Open final set rules

THE Australian Open is back and will have a new champion after the deportation of Novak Djokovic.

Here’s a reminder of the fifth set rules at all the grand slams.

Rafael Nadal beat Denis Shapovalov in five sets

Daniil Medvedev (above) and Felix Auger-Aliassime played out a fifth set in Melbourne

Does the Australian Open have a fifth set tie-break?

The Australian Open DOES have a fifth set tie-break.

However, there is a twist.

In order to win the match, players must reach ten points in the tie-break rather than the usual seven.

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Does Wimbledon have a fifth set tie-break?

Until 2019, players at Wimbledon used to keep playing until there was a winner by two clear games.

However, this rule was then changed with tie-breaks now being played when a fifth set reaches 12-12.

And the new format was used in the final the same year when Novak Djokovic triumphed over Roger Federer.

Wimbledon’s rule change means all four Grand Slams use a different format to decide five-set matches.

Does the French Open have a fifth set tie-break?

The French Open DOES NOT have a fifth set tie-break.

Following a change of the rules at Wimbledon, Roland Garros is now the only tournament where play continues until one player wins by two clear games.

Does the US Open have a fifth set tie-break?

Yes. The US Open has used a tie-break to decide all five-set matches since 1970.

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