Tie-break Statistics (TBS)

The table below displays the average number of sets played per tie-break at each individual tournament (1997-2007).

A useful way to gage court speeds is to see how often a tie-break is contested (Based on the theory that the quicker the surface then the harder it is to break serve, thus resulting in more tie-breaks).

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

TournamentSurfaceSurface TypeTBS
2AdelaideOutdoor hardPlexicushion (2008)5
3AdelaideOutdoor hardRebound Ace (1997-2007)7
4AmersfoortClay 7
5AucklandOutdoor hardRebound Ace8
6Australian Open Outdoor hardPlexicushion (2008)6
7Australian OpenOutdoor hardRebound Ace (1997-2007)8
8BangkokIndoor hardGreenset6
9BarcelonaClay 6
10BaselIndoor hardGreenset (changed '07)5
11BastadClay 11
12BeijingOutdoor hardPlexipave7
13BrasilClay 9
14BucharestClay 8
15Buenos AiresClay 7
16CasablancaClay 7
17ChennaiOutdoor hardPlaypave8
18Cincinatti TMSOutdoor hardDecoturf 25
19CopenhagenIndoor hardGreenset6
20Delray BeachOutdoor hardPlexipave6
21DohaOutdoor hardRebound Ace8
22DubaiOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
23DusseldorfClay 6
24EstorilClay 8
25French Open GSClay 8
27HalleGrass 5
28Hamburg TMSClay 9
29HertogenboschGrass 5
30Ho Chi MinhIndoor hardGreenset3
31HoustonClay 8
32Indian Wells TMSOutdoor hardPlexipave6
33IndianapolisOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
35Las VegasOutdoor hardPlexipave (Altitude)7
36Long IslandOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
37Los AngelesOutdoor hardPlexipave6
38LyonIndoor carpetTaraflex5
39Madrid TMSIndoor hardGreenset5
40MallorcaClay 8
41MarseilleIndoor hardGreenset 5
42MemphisIndoor hardPlexipave5
43MetzIndoor hardGreenset5
44Miami TMSOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
45MilanIndoor carpetPlayIt5
46Monte Carlo TMSClay 8
47Montreal TMSOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
48MoscowIndoor carpetTaraflex6
49MumbaiOutdoor hardPlexipave6
50MunichClay 6
51New HavenOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
52NewportGrass 6
53NottinghamGrass 5
54PalermoClay 9
55Paris TMSIndoor hardGerflor (Changed in '07)5
56PortschachClay 7
57QueensGrass 5
58River OaksClay 11
59Rome TMSClay 8
60RotterdamIndoor hardGreenset4
61SanJoseIndoor hardPremier court6
62ScottsdaleOutdoor hardPlexipave7
63ShanghaiIndoor hardGreenset6
64ShanghaiOutdoor hardDecoturf 25
65SopotClay 8
66St PetersburgIndoor carpetTaraflex6
67St PoeltenClay 8
68StockholmIndoor hardPlexipave6
69StuttgartClay 6
70SydneyOutdoor hardPlexicushion (2008)5
71SydneyOutdoor hardRebound Ace (1997-2007)6
72TokyoOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
73Toronto TMSOutdoor hardDecoturf 25
74UmagClay 10
75US Open Outdoor hardDecoturf 26
76ValenciaClay 8
77ViennaIndoor carpetOpticourt6
78Vina del MarClay 8
79WashingtonOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
80Wimbledon Grass 5
81ZagrebIndoor hardTaraflex Tournoi4

Extended fifth sets in GS events are not counted as a tie-break. 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!