Wimbledon Shortens Males’s Doubles To Three Units | Tennis Information


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Wimbledon will shorten males’s doubles matches from best-of-five units to better of three from this yr’s championships, the All England Membership introduced on Wednesday. The standard five-set format had been criticised prior to now for discouraging extra singles specialists from getting into the doubles. Wimbledon was the one grand slam match to stage five-set doubles matches, however will now transfer into line with the Australian Open, French Open and US Open.

“The choice was made following a wide-ranging session and the change brings Wimbledon into line with the opposite grand slams which stage the gents’s doubles in a best-of-three format,” the AELTC mentioned in a press release.

“This replace will present the referee’s workplace with higher certainty when scheduling matches through the occasion and we hope it’ll encourage much more gamers to enter doubles at Wimbledon because of this.”

All different codecs at Wimbledon will stay the identical.

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