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
1AcapulcoClay(Altitude)7
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
26GstaadClay(Altitude)6
27HalleGrass 5
28Hamburg TMSClay 9
29HertogenboschGrass 5
30Ho Chi MinhIndoor hardGreenset3
31HoustonClay 8
32Indian Wells TMSOutdoor hardPlexipave6
33IndianapolisOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
34KitzbuehelClay(Altitude)7
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

Note:
Extended fifth sets in GS events are not counted as a tie-break. All figures include completed main draw ATP matches only!

Note:
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!

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

Note:
These figures are meant as a guide only!