Marin Cilic‘s coach Jonas Bjorkman is drawing a lot of attention at Wimbledon — and so is his “Tie Break Tens” hat. With Cilic, World No. 6, advancing all the way to the Wimbledon 2017 Finals, it’s really sort of ironic that it’s at this most prestigious and old school tennis tournament where “Tie Break Tens” is getting so much promotion. After all, Tie Break Tens is pretty much the opposite of Wimbledon. Tie Break Tens is a new sort of tennis — more hip hop than classical, more rapid fire than long five-setters. And Wimbledon is the king of long five-setters — hey, consider that tie-breaks aren’t even used at the All England Club in the fifth set (ask John Isner). And you won’t see a Tie Break Tens tourney where the players are still required to wear all white.
Tie Break Tens is just what it sounds like — a tennis tournament that is scored in tie breaks only, with the winner being the first one to ten points and ahead by at least two. No games or sets, just tennis played at an NBA basketball pace — if the NBA played games to ten. And unlike other variations on the traditional rules in other sports, Tie Break Tens has managed to attract top tier talent in it short lifespan. The first Tie Break Tens tourney was played in 2015 at Royal Albert Hall with Andy Murray being one of the participants. You can buy Tie Break Tens hats here.
— Tie Break Tens (@tiebreaktens) July 3, 2017