Tie Break Tens Tennis: The new tennis game that is sweeping the globe
Tie Break Tens tennis makes its Australian Open debut in 2018.
Tie Break Tens tennis will be coming to Australia for the first time, as part of the 2018 Australian Open Festival. This will be the first time this exciting new format of the sport has been played in Australia, with the winner of each tie taking home a cool $350,000.
The event will feature four doubles teams, featuring former and current players from around the world. It will take place at Melbourne Park on 31 January 2018 and is open to everyone.
What is Tie Break Tens?
A fast-paced ten point tie break will see players compete in a one set shootout to win a share of $350,000 and a wildcard into either men’s or women’s singles draw at the 2018 Australian Open.**
Tie Break Tens is the game that’s sweeping the globe.
It’s a quick-fire, fast-paced format for the modern fan – with matches lasting just 10 minutes and the first player to 10 points winning the match.
The inaugural Tie Break Tens tournament at the Australian Open 2018 attracted stars including Roger Federer, Jack Sock, Andy Murray and Grigor Dimitrov.
Federer won the final against former US Open champion Sock to scoop $250,000 in prize money.
We will be bringing you daily updates on Tie Break Tens in Melbourne – so keep checking back here for news, features, interviews and results!
Tie Break Tens is the new, exciting, fast-paced version of tennis that has taken the world by storm since its first exhibition match in London in 2015. The Australian Open 2018 is set to be the biggest Tie Break Tens event ever, with 16 of the world’s best players going head to head for a share of the $250,000 prize money. The format is simple: the first player to win 10 points and have a two point lead wins the game. Each match is played over a maximum of 10 points and competition will take place throughout the month of January at Melbourne Park.
The tie break tens format is designed specifically to entertain and ensure that every point counts. If you can’t make it to Melbourne Park this year you can watch all the action unfold on television or live stream it directly to your device. Tune in on Wednesday 17th January to see Novak Djokovic go up against Jo Wilfried Tsonga, or watch Rafael Nadal play Juan Martin Del Potro on Thursday 18th January.
It is a pleasure to be able to report that Tie Break Tens tennis really caught on at the Australian Open 2018. This was most evident in the way that the crowd would react when a tie break was reached. That tension, that drama, was just waiting to be unleashed into an electrifying atmosphere.
It is fair to say that the first few matches of Tie Break Tens at Melbourne Park did not quite deliver on this potential. But as the competition progressed, so did the matches. The players seemed to get into their stride and understand what was required of them.
Nadal v Dimitrov for example was everything you could want from Tie Break Tens; fast and furious, point after point of high quality tennis, a tie break shootout and then after that an even more remarkable tie break shootout (in which Dimitrov hit some amazing shots) and then finally another tie break shootout! What more could you want?
And I have only scratched the surface of what was a fantastic match. If you haven’t watched it yet, do yourself a favour: watch it now.
I am sure Nadal will take great confidence from his victory over Grigor Dimitrov and with good reason too; he showed throughout the match that he has what it takes to be one of
Tie Break Tens is a fast-paced, high-intensity tennis game that is sweeping the globe. This exciting new format is played in a big city street atmosphere in front of raucous crowds who will be entertained by the best players in the world.
With each match only lasting ten points and no advantage scoring, every point counts as players go head-to-head in this exhilarating game. The action is non-stop, with matches lasting no more than 20 minutes – the perfect entertainment for fans of all ages who want to see their favourite players do battle in an entertaining, quick and dynamic way.
The Tie Break Tens format has been attracting more and more attention over the last year and it is set to make its debut at the Australian Open in 2018.
What is Tie Break Tens?
It is a unique tennis tournament that uses a 10-point, first to ten tie break system with all matches being decided in a single game. As you can imagine this helps to keep the games short and makes for an exciting, action packed spectacle. The event will take place on the first evening of the Australian Open on Saturday 20th January.
Tie Break Tens has already been played in New York, London and Vienna so far but this will be the first time that it has been included as part of one of the four Grand Slam tournaments.
Tennis Australia has announced the introduction of a new short-form tennis event that will take place at Melbourne Park during the 2018 Australian Open.
Tie Break Tens is a one-night exhibition tournament featuring eight players, and will be held at Margaret Court Arena on Tuesday 16 January, just two days before the start of Australian Open 2018.
This exciting new form of tennis features 10-point tie-breaks and super tie-breaks. The matches are fast and furious, with no formal service games and no let calls.
The event will showcase some of the world’s leading male and female players, who will compete for $500,000 in prize money. Players will be split into two groups of four for round robin play before moving on to semi-final and final matches to determine the winners.
Having already announced that Tie Break Tens would be launching in 2018, Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley said he was delighted to announce that it would be launched at Australian Open 2018.