The Latest: Wimbledon doubles match sees 5th-set tiebreaker
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local):
The first deciding-set tiebreaker was played at Wimbledon since the tournament changed its rules for this year.
In men’s doubles, Henri Kontinen and John Peers beat Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury 13-12 in the fifth set of their third-round match after winning the tiebreaker 7-2. Wimbledon traditionally didn’t play tiebreakers in the final set of matches but introduced one for this year if the score reaches 12-12.
The longest match in Wimbledon history was in 2010, when John Isner beat Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the fifth set. Last year, Kevin Anderson beat Isner 26-24 in the fifth set in the semifinals.
Kontinen and Peers won 7-6 (2), 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 13-12 (2).
- Alison Riske
- Andy Murray
- Barbora Strycova
- Elina Svitolina
- Henri Kontinen
- Johanna Konta
- John Peers
- Naomi Osaka
- Serena Williams
- Simona Halep