Leonardo Mayer, of Argentina, returns the ball to Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, during their match at the Miami Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla., Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
J Pat Carter
March 31, 2015

LONDON (AP) Davis Cup organizers are considering whether to introduce a fifth-set tiebreaker.

The International Tennis Federation says the rule change is being discussed by the Davis Cup committee. No timeline was given for when a decision would be reached.

Leonardo Mayer of Argentina and Joao Souza of Brazil were involved in the longest Davis Cup singles match ever this month. The match lasted 6 hours, 42 minutes, forcing the best-of-five series to be extended to a fourth day.

The fifth set alone lasted 2 hours, 30 minutes before Mayer clinched a 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5), 5-7, 5-7, 15-13 victory.

The Davis Cup has had tiebreakers in all sets except for the fifth since 1989.

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