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.

TournamentSurfacevSurface TypeTBS
1Cincinatti TMSOutdoor hardDecoturf 25
2DubaiOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
3ShanghaiOutdoor hardDecoturf 25
4IndianapolisOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
5Montreal TMSOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
6Toronto TMSOutdoor hardDecoturf 25
7ChennaiOutdoor hardPlaypave8
8AucklandOutdoor hardRebound Ace8
9Australian OpenOutdoor hardRebound Ace (1997-2007)8
10DohaOutdoor hardRebound Ace8
11BeijingOutdoor hardPlexipave7
12Las VegasOutdoor hardPlexipave (Altitude)7
13AdelaideOutdoor hardRebound Ace (1997-2007)7
14ScottsdaleOutdoor hardPlexipave7
15MumbaiOutdoor hardPlexipave6
16Delray BeachOutdoor hardPlexipave6
17US Open Outdoor hardDecoturf 26
18Long IslandOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
19Miami TMSOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
20Indian Wells TMSOutdoor hardPlexipave6
21New HavenOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
22SydneyOutdoor hardRebound Ace (1997-2007)6
23TokyoOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
24Australian Open Outdoor hardPlexicushion (2008)6
25WashingtonOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
26Los AngelesOutdoor hardPlexipave6
27SydneyOutdoor hardPlexicushion (2008)5
28AdelaideOutdoor hardPlexicushion (2008)5
29ShanghaiIndoor hardGreenset6
30CopenhagenIndoor hardGreenset6
31StockholmIndoor hardPlexipave6
32BangkokIndoor hardGreenset6
33SanJoseIndoor hardPremier court6
34BaselIndoor hardGreenset (changed '07)5
35MetzIndoor hardGreenset5
36Madrid TMSIndoor hardGreenset5
37MarseilleIndoor hardGreenset 5
38Paris TMSIndoor hardGerflor (Changed in '07)5
39MemphisIndoor hardPlexipave5
40RotterdamIndoor hardGreenset4
41ZagrebIndoor hardTaraflex Tournoi4
42Ho Chi MinhIndoor hardGreenset3
43MoscowIndoor carpetTaraflex6
44St PetersburgIndoor carpetTaraflex6
45ViennaIndoor carpetOpticourt6
46MilanIndoor carpetPlayIt5
47LyonIndoor carpetTaraflex5
48NewportGrass 6
49Wimbledon Grass 5
50HertogenboschGrass 5
51QueensGrass 5
52HalleGrass 5
53NottinghamGrass 5
57BastadClay 11
58River OaksClay 11
59UmagClay 10
60Hamburg TMSClay 9
61PalermoClay 9
62BrasilClay 9
63Monte Carlo TMSClay 8
64Vina del MarClay 8
65BucharestClay 8
66SopotClay 8
67HoustonClay 8
68French Open GSClay 8
69Rome TMSClay 8
70EstorilClay 8
71St PoeltenClay 8
72MallorcaClay 8
73ValenciaClay 8
74AmersfoortClay 7
75CasablancaClay 7
76Buenos AiresClay 7
77PortschachClay 7
78DusseldorfClay 6
79StuttgartClay 6
80BarcelonaClay 6
81MunichClay 6

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!