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Wimbledon 2019 and the tie-break history

Wimbledon 2019 and the tie-break history

When applying a new format from the 2019 season, the record long marathon in Wimbledon will now only be the past.

From Wimbledon 2019 onwards, all matches apply the tie-break format in the set decision when the score is 12-12.This new regulation takes effect in all competitions of men, women, young as well as wheelchairs.

The reason given the series tie-break set decision?

This proposal was reiterated after last year's Wimbledon semi-final between Kevin Anderson and John Isner lasting up to six and a half hours, with the set of decisions ending at 26-24 and longer than 3 hours.

That made the women's singles final of Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber 2 hours back. And then less than 48 hours later, Anderson rode again to play against Novak Djokovic to compete for the men's singles cup with a poor, unattractive performance.

One of the longest record matches in Wimbledon history is witnessing John Isner defeating Nicolas Mahut with a score of 70-68 in the fifth set decision in the 2010 season.

Wimbledon 2019 and the tie-break history

When to apply the decision series tie-break?

When the score in the set decision (set 3 in the women's content, set 5 in the men's content) draw 12-12 then apply the final tie-break series.  One of the players will hand the ball from the 25th game of the last set.This tie-break series still follows the "touch seven" law.It means that the player who scored 7 points first will win, if he draws 6-6 then he will continue to play until he can make a difference of 2 points.

Why did the tie-break set series start at 12-12?

Normally, the tie-break series is applied when the score is 6-6 in the final set, however in Wimbledon it is pulled again until 12-12. 

Philip Brook, chairman of the British Federation of Tennis (AELTC), said: "We found that the tie-break series appeared from the 12-12 draw point in the set decision is necessary and appropriate. It helps players still have a chance to win a game of traditional delivery, while ensuring the duration of the match is not prolonged to fatigue".

The longest matches in Wimbledon history

1) John Isner wins Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68 after 11:00 am (first round of Wimbledon 2010).

2) Kevin Anderson wins John Isner 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24 after 6 hours 36 minutes (Wimbledon semifinals 2018).

3) Marin Cilic wins Sam Querrey 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-7 (3), 17-15 after 5:30 pm (Wimbledon Round 3 2012).

4) Greg Holmes wins Todd Witsken 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 14-12 after 5: 28 minutes (Round 2 of Wimbledon 1989).

5) Pancho Gonzales wins Charlie Pasarell 22-24, 1-6, 16-14, 6-3, 11-9 after 5 hours 12 minutes (1969 first round of Wimbledon).

Wimbledon 2019 schedule:

Monday July 1st Men's and Ladies' Singles 1st Round 

Tue July 2nd Men's and Ladies' Singles 1st Round

Wed July 3rd Men's and Ladies' Singles 2nd Round 
Thu July 4th Men's and Ladies' Singles 2nd Round 
Fri July 5th Men's and Ladies' Singles 3rd Round 
Sat July 6th Men's and Ladies' Singles 3rd Round 
Sun July 7th No play
Mon July 8th Men's and Ladies' Singles 4th Round 
Tues July 9th Ladies' Singles Quarter-Finals Center
Wed July 10th Men's Singles Quarter-Finals Center
Thur July 11th Ladies' Singles Semi-Finals
Fri July 12th Men's Singles Semi-Finals 
Sat July 13th Ladies': Singles Final + Men's Doubles Final + Ladies' Doubles Final 
Sun 14th July: Men's Singles Final + Mixed Doubles Final 

The draw schedule?

Qualifying at Roehampton takes place from June 24th to June 27th.

The official main draw will be taken on Friday, June 28th at 6 pm (GMT+8).

List of Wimbledon top seeding players:

Men's singles winner

Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer

Rafael Nadal

Alexander Zverev

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Marin Cilic

Milos Raonic

Nick Kyrgios

Dominic Thiem

Kevin Anderson

Women's singles winner

Serena Williams

Ashleigh Barty

Naomi Osaka

Petra Kvitova

Angelique Kerber

Simona Halep

Karolina Pliskova

Johanna Konta

Garbine Muguruza

Madison Keys