Draft – for Discussion The Wimbledon Rule Version 2
Purpose: to eliminate the advantage of shooting last in the 5th round of the final game of a match. The idea is that a player would have to win by 2 wins or by a tie and a win. So 8-4, 7- 5, 9-7, 10-6 etc. are winning scores. At 6-4, 8-6, 10-8 etc. play goes on. Applying the rule to the last game of a playoff accomplishes my goal, however it could be used in each game of a playoff. It's use could be restricted to the final or it could be used in semi-final playoffs (if any)
If in the final game of a multi-game match between 2 players the players are tied 4-4 then the winner is the first player who has a lead after an even number of rounds. (6, 8, 10 etc.)
Thanks to Nathan Walsh for a suggestion on the wording.
Comments are welcome. Would you like to see this rule tried at a tournament?