The Australian Open is back and will have a new champion after Novak Djokovic was expelled.
And Andy Murray went through five setters.
This is a reminder of the fifth set rules at all major competitions.
Does Wimbledon have a fifth set tie-break?
Until 2019, players at Wimbledon often continued to play until there was a clear winner in two games.
However, this rule was later changed with rounds now played with the fifth set reaching 12-12.
And the new format was used at the end of that year when Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer.
Wimbledon’s rule change means that all four Grand Slams use a different format to decide five-set matches.
Does the Open Solution tie-break the fifth set?
The Open Solution has NO fifth round.
After the rule change at Wimbledon, Roland Garros is now the only tournament to continue playing until a player has clearly won two games.
Does the Australian Open have a fifth set tie-break?
The Australian Open does NOT have a fifth round.
However, there is a change.
To win the match, the players must reach ten points in the tie-break instead of the usual seven.
Does the US Open have a fifth set tie-break?
It’s correct. The US Open has used a draw-break to decide all five-set matches since 1970.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/8189445/australian-open-fifth-set-tie-break-rules/ Does the Australian Open have a fifth set tie-break? US Open, French Open and Wimbledon final setup rules – The Sun