AUSTRALIAN OPEN ’19: New rule nixes never-ending final sets
Jan 11, 2019—Andy Roddick knows a thing or two about playing a tennis match that just won’t seem to end.
The Hall of Famer once won an Australian Open quarterfinal that ended 21-19 in the fifth set. He also lost a Wimbledon final against Roger Federer that went to 16-14 in the fifth set, a 2009 epic that Roddick says was “definitely the one I hear about the most and talk about the most and kind of think about the most.”
Those types of final sets are on the way out at Melbourne Park and the All England Club.