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The question of whether or not to have a fifth set tiebreaker in the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon really caught attention this year thanks to Americans Sam Querrey and John Isner.
Isner seems more of the victim when it came to fifth sets, having lost in five in all four Grand Slams this season. At the French Open, he battled against Paul-Henri Mathieu for five hours and 41 minutes, becoming the second longest match in French Open history, losing 18-16.
But Isner would tie another record at the US Open, for the latest finish, at 2:26 a.m. again in five sets to Phillip Kohlschreiber. Mats Wilander vs. Mikael Pernfors in 1993 was the other match to finish at the same time.
Sam Querrey on the other hand, played the second longest match at Wimbledon (Isner’s 70-68 match will probably hold that record for awhile) in the third round against Marin Cilic. The match would last five hours and 31 minutes, with Cilic taking the match 17-15 in the final set.
Although it's tradition to keep the non-tiebreakers, it's also getting to a point where the longer the match goes, the more harm it does for a player.
However with that said, someone needs to help Querrey and Isner with their return games.