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 TypeGPS
1AcapulcoClay 9.686
2AdelaideOutdoor hardPlexicushion (2008)10.015
3AdelaideOutdoor hardRebound Ace (1997-2007)9.578
4AmersfoortClay 9.526
5AmsterdamClay 9.724
6AucklandOutdoor hardRebound Ace9.587
7Australian Open Outdoor hardRebound Ace (1997-2007)9.65
8Australian Open Outdoor hardPlexicushion (2008)9.721
9BangkokIndoor hardGreenset9.857
10BarcelonaClay 9.735
11BaselIndoor hardGreenset (changed '07)9.919
12BastadClay 9.282
13BeijingOutdoor hardPlexipave9.715
14BogotaClay(Altitude)9.816
15BrasilClay 9.385
16BucharestClay 9.384
17Buenos AiresClay 9.587
18CasablancaClay 9.522
19ChennaiOutdoor hardPlaypave9.587
20Cincinatti TMSOutdoor hardDecoturf 29.897
21CopenhagenIndoor hardGreenset9.672
22Delray BeachOutdoor hardPlexipave9.777
23DohaOutdoor hardRebound Ace9.535
24DubaiOutdoor hardDecoturf 29.729
25DusseldorfClay 9.803
26EstorilClay 9.407
27French Open Clay 9.562
28GstaadClay(Altitude)9.809
29HalleGrass 10.041
30Hamburg TMSClay 9.509
31HertogenboschGrass 9.896
32Ho Chi MinhIndoor hardGreenset10.343
33Hong KongOutdoor hardRebound Synpave9.686
34HoustonClay 9.524
35Indian Wells TMSOutdoor hardPlexipave9.735
36IndianapolisOutdoor hardDecoturf 29.835
37KitzbuehelClay(Altitude)9.554
38Kuala LumperIndoor Carpet 9.916
39Las VegasOutdoor hardPlexipave (Altitude)9.606
40Long IslandOutdoor hardDecoturf 29.683
41Los AngelesOutdoor hardPlexipave9.32
42LyonIndoor carpetTaraflex9.995
43Madrid TMSIndoor hardGreenset9.981
44MallorcaClay 9.603
45MarseilleIndoor hardGreenset 9.976
46MemphisIndoor hardPlexipave10.054
47MetzIndoor hardGreenset9.986
48MexicoClay(Altitude)9.584
49Miami TMSOutdoor hardDecoturf 29.705
50MilanIndoor carpetPlayIt10.131
51Monte Carlo TMSClay 9.381
52Montreal TMSOutdoor hardDecoturf 29.816
53MoscowIndoor carpetTaraflex9.828
54MumbaiOutdoor hardPlexipave9.687
55MunichClay(Altitude)9.775
56New HavenOutdoor hardDecoturf 29.769
57NewportGrass 9.816
58NottinghamGrass 10.042
59OsakaOutdoor hard 9.556
60PalermoClay 9.416
61Paris TMSIndoor hardGerflor (Changed in '07)10.1
62PortschachClay 9.539
63QueensGrass 10.016
64River OaksClay 9.52
65Rome TMSClay 9.529
66RotterdamIndoor hardGreenset10.161
67San JoseIndoor hardPremier court9.751
68SantiagoClay(Altitude)9.689
69ScottsdaleOutdoor hardPlexiPave9.689
70SeoulOutdoor hard 9.898
71ShanghaiIndoor hardGreenset9.648
72ShanghaiOutdoor hardDecoturf 29.825
73SingaporeIndoor hardGreenset9.773
74SopotClay 9.51
75St PetersburgIndoor carpetTaraflex9.748
76St PoeltenClay 9.579
77StockholmIndoor hardPlexipave9.818
78StuttgartClay 9.584
79Stuttgart TMSInddoor HardGreenset Trophy9.585
80SydneyOutdoor hardPlexicushion (2008)9.721
81SydneyOutdoor hardRebound Ace (1997-2007)9.849
82TokyoOutdoor hardDecoturf 29.755
83Toronto TMSOutdoor hardDecoturf 29.932
84UmagClay 9.364
85US Open Outdoor hardDecoturf 29.72
86ValenciaClay 9.576
87ViennaIndoor carpetOpticourt9.864
88Vina del MarClay 9.449
89WashingtonOutdoor hardDecoturf 29.803
90Wimbledon Grass 10.032
91ZagrebIndoor hardTaraflex Tournoi10.142

Note:
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!

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!

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