Does the Davis Cup 2018 go to a fifth set tiebreak or do players need to win by two clear games?


DAN EVANS and Denis Istomin are locked in battle as Great Britain face Uzbekistan in the Daivs Cup.

The match has gone to a fifth set, but what will happen it gets to 6-6?

Dan Evans is desperate for victory over Denis Istomin
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Does the Davis Cup go to a fifth set tie-breaker?

Yes, the rules were changed in 2016 so players no longer have to play out.

The regulation change was approved at the ITF Annual General Meeting in Santiago, Chile on September 25 that year.

The impetus for that change was an epic 15-13 win for Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer over Brazil’s Joao Souza in the deciding set earlier that year.