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 TypeTBSv
1BastadClay 11
2River OaksClay 11
3UmagClay 10
4Hamburg TMSClay 9
5PalermoClay 9
6BrasilClay 9
7Monte Carlo TMSClay 8
8Vina del MarClay 8
9BucharestClay 8
10SopotClay 8
11HoustonClay 8
12French Open GSClay 8
13Rome TMSClay 8
14EstorilClay 8
15ChennaiOutdoor hardPlaypave8
16St PoeltenClay 8
17MallorcaClay 8
18AucklandOutdoor hardRebound Ace8
19Australian OpenOutdoor hardRebound Ace (1997-2007)8
20ValenciaClay 8
21DohaOutdoor hardRebound Ace8
24BeijingOutdoor hardPlexipave7
25AmersfoortClay 7
26CasablancaClay 7
27Las VegasOutdoor hardPlexipave (Altitude)7
28Buenos AiresClay 7
29PortschachClay 7
30AdelaideOutdoor hardRebound Ace (1997-2007)7
31ScottsdaleOutdoor hardPlexipave7
32DubaiOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
33IndianapolisOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
35Montreal TMSOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
36MoscowIndoor carpetTaraflex6
37DusseldorfClay 6
38ShanghaiIndoor hardGreenset6
39MumbaiOutdoor hardPlexipave6
40StuttgartClay 6
41Delray BeachOutdoor hardPlexipave6
42St PetersburgIndoor carpetTaraflex6
43BarcelonaClay 6
44US Open Outdoor hardDecoturf 26
45MunichClay 6
46Long IslandOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
47Miami TMSOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
48Indian Wells TMSOutdoor hardPlexipave6
49CopenhagenIndoor hardGreenset6
50StockholmIndoor hardPlexipave6
51BangkokIndoor hardGreenset6
52New HavenOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
53SanJoseIndoor hardPremier court6
54SydneyOutdoor hardRebound Ace (1997-2007)6
55TokyoOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
56Australian Open Outdoor hardPlexicushion (2008)6
57ViennaIndoor carpetOpticourt6
58WashingtonOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
59Los AngelesOutdoor hardPlexipave6
60NewportGrass 6
61Cincinatti TMSOutdoor hardDecoturf 25
62ShanghaiOutdoor hardDecoturf 25
63Toronto TMSOutdoor hardDecoturf 25
64Wimbledon Grass 5
65HertogenboschGrass 5
66SydneyOutdoor hardPlexicushion (2008)5
67BaselIndoor hardGreenset (changed '07)5
68MetzIndoor hardGreenset5
69MilanIndoor carpetPlayIt5
70Madrid TMSIndoor hardGreenset5
71LyonIndoor carpetTaraflex5
72MarseilleIndoor hardGreenset 5
73QueensGrass 5
74HalleGrass 5
75NottinghamGrass 5
76Paris TMSIndoor hardGerflor (Changed in '07)5
77AdelaideOutdoor hardPlexicushion (2008)5
78MemphisIndoor hardPlexipave5
79RotterdamIndoor hardGreenset4
80ZagrebIndoor hardTaraflex Tournoi4
81Ho Chi MinhIndoor hardGreenset3

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!