6 May 2023

How many games are in a 5th set in tennis?

In tennis, the 5th set is the final and deciding set in a best-of-five match, usually played in Grand Slam tournaments and Davis Cup matches. The number of games in a 5th set varies, as it continues until one player has a two-game advantage over their opponent. In some cases, a tiebreaker is introduced after the players reach 6-6, like in the US Open, while other tournaments like Wimbledon and the Australian Open have adopted a final set tiebreak at 12-12. The longest recorded 5th set in tennis history had 138 games, during the 2010 Wimbledon Championships. Ultimately, the number of games in a 5th set depends on the stamina and skill of the players involved.