Games per Set (GPS)

The table below displays the average number of games played in a set at each individual tournament (1997-2007).

Court speeds
The ITF do categorize surfaces, category 1 (slow), category 2 (medium/medium fast) and category 3 (fast), though the time of day, weather, temperature and type of ball being used all have a bearing on how fast the courts play.
A useful way to gauge court speeds is how many games are played in the average set (Based on the theory that the quicker the surface then the harder it is to break serve, thus resulting in more games per set).

The figure has been reached by dividing the total number of games played by the total number of sets played, dating back to 1997.

TournamentSurfaceSurface TypevGPS
1ZagrebIndoor hardTaraflex Tournoi10.142
2LyonIndoor carpetTaraflex9.995
3MoscowIndoor carpetTaraflex9.828
4St PetersburgIndoor carpetTaraflex9.748
5Hong KongOutdoor hardRebound Synpave9.686
6SydneyOutdoor hardRebound Ace (1997-2007)9.849
7Australian Open Outdoor hardRebound Ace (1997-2007)9.65
8AdelaideOutdoor hardRebound Ace (1997-2007)9.578
9AucklandOutdoor hardRebound Ace9.587
10DohaOutdoor hardRebound Ace9.535
11San JoseIndoor hardPremier court9.751
12Las VegasOutdoor hardPlexipave (Altitude)9.606
13StockholmIndoor hardPlexipave9.818
14Delray BeachOutdoor hardPlexipave9.777
15BeijingOutdoor hardPlexipave9.715
16Indian Wells TMSOutdoor hardPlexipave9.735
17ScottsdaleOutdoor hardPlexiPave9.689
18MumbaiOutdoor hardPlexipave9.687
19Los AngelesOutdoor hardPlexipave9.32
20MemphisIndoor hardPlexipave10.054
21Australian Open Outdoor hardPlexicushion (2008)9.721
22SydneyOutdoor hardPlexicushion (2008)9.721
23AdelaideOutdoor hardPlexicushion (2008)10.015
24ChennaiOutdoor hardPlaypave9.587
25MilanIndoor carpetPlayIt10.131
26ViennaIndoor carpetOpticourt9.864
27Stuttgart TMSInddoor HardGreenset Trophy9.585
28BaselIndoor hardGreenset (changed '07)9.919
29MetzIndoor hardGreenset9.986
30Madrid TMSIndoor hardGreenset9.981
31MarseilleIndoor hardGreenset 9.976
32BangkokIndoor hardGreenset9.857
33SingaporeIndoor hardGreenset9.773
34CopenhagenIndoor hardGreenset9.672
35ShanghaiIndoor hardGreenset9.648
36Ho Chi MinhIndoor hardGreenset10.343
37RotterdamIndoor hardGreenset10.161
38Paris TMSIndoor hardGerflor (Changed in '07)10.1
39Toronto TMSOutdoor hardDecoturf 29.932
40Cincinatti TMSOutdoor hardDecoturf 29.897
41IndianapolisOutdoor hardDecoturf 29.835
42ShanghaiOutdoor hardDecoturf 29.825
43Montreal TMSOutdoor hardDecoturf 29.816
44WashingtonOutdoor hardDecoturf 29.803
45New HavenOutdoor hardDecoturf 29.769
46TokyoOutdoor hardDecoturf 29.755
47DubaiOutdoor hardDecoturf 29.729
48US Open Outdoor hardDecoturf 29.72
49Miami TMSOutdoor hardDecoturf 29.705
50Long IslandOutdoor hardDecoturf 29.683
57Kuala LumperIndoor Carpet 9.916
58SeoulOutdoor hard 9.898
59HertogenboschGrass 9.896
60NewportGrass 9.816
61DusseldorfClay 9.803
62BarcelonaClay 9.735
63AmsterdamClay 9.724
64MallorcaClay 9.603
65Buenos AiresClay 9.587
66StuttgartClay 9.584
67St PoeltenClay 9.579
68French Open Clay 9.562
69OsakaOutdoor hard 9.556
70PortschachClay 9.539
71Rome TMSClay 9.529
72AmersfoortClay 9.526
73CasablancaClay 9.522
74SopotClay 9.51
75Hamburg TMSClay 9.509
76HoustonClay 9.524
77ValenciaClay 9.576
78Vina del MarClay 9.449
79PalermoClay 9.416
80EstorilClay 9.407
81BrasilClay 9.385
82River OaksClay 9.52
83BucharestClay 9.384
84Monte Carlo TMSClay 9.381
85UmagClay 9.364
86BastadClay 9.282
87NottinghamGrass 10.042
88HalleGrass 10.041
89Wimbledon Grass 10.032
90QueensGrass 10.016
91AcapulcoClay 9.686

Extended fifth sets in GS events have been recorded as thirteen games so not to distort the figures. All figures include completed main draw ATP matches only!

Caution is advised for tournaments where only a small sample size has been used. All figures include completed main draw ATP matches dating back to 1997!

Tournament surface speeds can vary from court to court and from year to year!

These figures are meant as a guide only!