About Tie Break Tens
Tie Break Tens is a new, exciting short tennis format
no games, no sets, just exciting ten-point tie-breaks played over a thrilling three-and-a-half-hour session
Tie Break Tens is a quick-fire version of tennis that anyone can play. Alongside our prestigious international tournaments, we encourage grassroots players to get involved. Tie Break Tens is exciting – and a great way to enjoy a lot of tennis in a short amount of time! Unlike conventional tennis matches, Tie Break Tens matches are comprised solely of tie-breaks – no games, no sets, just exhilarating ten-point tie breaks in which every point counts. Click How to Play for more information on the Tie Break Tens format.
Tie Break Tens tournaments
The Tie Break Tens series sees world-class players going head to head in fast-paced, action-packed knock out tournaments for a winner-takes-all prize of $250,000. Each Tie Break Tens tournament sees eight men and eight women battle it out in one thrilling three-and-a-half-hour tournament.
Tie Break Tens tournaments feature some of the world’s best players competing in fantastic venues around the world. Exciting tournaments are already planned for 2018 and will be announced shortly. So far, Tie Break Tens has hosted tournaments at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Weiner Stadthalle in Vienna and the Caja Magica stadium in Madrid and the Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne.
The first Tie Break Tens took place in London in December 2015. Among those competing at this star-studded inaugural tournament were Andy Murray, John McEnroe, David Ferrer and Tim Henman. In a gripping final, rising star Kyle Edmund beat top-seeded Murray to win $250,000 – more money than the young British pro had won all year. Edmund was just 20 at the time but impressed all with his power-hitting and huge forehands.
A host of stars attended the second Tie Break Tens tournament in Vienna in October 2016 including Goran Ivansevic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Andy Murray. Murray made it to the Finals once again but lost out to Austrian pro Dominic Thiem who was competing on home turf. Thiem won the match 10-5 and was delighted with his $250,000 prize and Jeff Koon-designed iconic balloon dog trophy.
The third Tie Break Tens was held in Madrid in May 2017 year in partnership with the Mutua Charity against Domestic Violence – and included a women’s tournament for the first time. Eight world-class female players joined the line-up for a thrilling day of tennis on the clay courts of the Caja Magica stadium. The Madrid tournament also saw the launch of a new knockout format with fans treated to 14 matches in total.
Among the stars taking part in Madrid were Maria Sharapova, Johanna Konta, Tomas Berdych, Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori. A total of $500,000 in prize money was up for grabs along with the coveted Tie Break Tens champions’ trophies designed by Jeff Koons.
In the women’s final, Svetlana Kuznetsova from Russia faced Romania’s Simona Halep – with Halep winning 10-6. In the men’s final, home favourite Feliciano Lopez was up against Grigor Dimitrov from Bulgaria. Lopez was on form and had the crowd solidly behind him, but Dimitrov’s exceptional Aces were too hard to beat. Dimitrov won the match 10-7. Dimitrov and Halep both won $250,000 before each generously donated $50,000 to the Mutua Charity to support victims of domestic violence.
The fourth Tie Break Tens – and the first of 2018 – took place at the Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne on January 10, just before the start of the Australian Open. Tomas Berdych won the winner-take-all prize of $250,000 prize after a thrilling night of tennis which also involved top stars Dominic Thiem, Novak Djokovic, Lleyton Hewitt and Stan Wawrinka. Berdych, from the Czech Republic beat Nick Kyrgios and Milos Raonic en route to a gripping final against Rafa Nadal which he won 10-5.
Tie Break Tens. Every point counts.
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