Tiebreaker & super tiebreaker rules

When a tennis match goes to a tiebreaker, individual tiebreaker points will NOT be counted towards the grading of over/under totals.

In other words, the tiebreaker adds one game only to the total. 

For example, if a set is tied 6-6, a tiebreaker will be played to determine who wins the set. If that tiebreaker ends with a score of 7-5, the set's final score is 7-6 and in this case, 13 games count towards the total.

  • A Regular Tie Breaker is 1st player to 7 points with a 2 point advantage.
  • A Super Tie Breaker is 1st player to 10 Points with a 2 Point advantage.

For Doubles, Exhibitions and some Regular tour events, a Super Tiebreaker rule is applied when a match goes to the third set. This means there is no traditional third set played, but instead, a tiebreaker (usually to 10 points) is used.

The same as a regular tiebreaker, when this happens only one game is added to the total for betting purposes.

Super Tie Breaker example

  1st Set 2nd Set Super Tiebreaker
Player A 6 2 10(0)
Player B 1 6 12(1)

In this example, Player B wins the match, 2 Sets to 1, with the final game totals tied at 8.

  • Player A game total: 6 + 2 + 0 = 8
  • Player B game total: 1 + 6 + 1 = 8

Beginning in 2019, the four Grand Slams each have different ways of winning a final set:

  • Wimbledon: Final set. First to 7 points, tiebreak at 12-12
  • Australian Open: Final set. First to 10 points, tiebreak at 6-6
  • US Open: Final set. First to 7 points, tiebreak at 6-6
  • French Open: Final set. Advantage set, with no tiebreak
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