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 TypevTBS
1ZagrebIndoor hardTaraflex Tournoi4
2MoscowIndoor carpetTaraflex6
3St PetersburgIndoor carpetTaraflex6
4LyonIndoor carpetTaraflex5
5Australian OpenOutdoor hardRebound Ace (1997-2007)8
6AdelaideOutdoor hardRebound Ace (1997-2007)7
7SydneyOutdoor hardRebound Ace (1997-2007)6
8AucklandOutdoor hardRebound Ace8
9DohaOutdoor hardRebound Ace8
10SanJoseIndoor hardPremier court6
11Las VegasOutdoor hardPlexipave (Altitude)7
12BeijingOutdoor hardPlexipave7
13ScottsdaleOutdoor hardPlexipave7
14MumbaiOutdoor hardPlexipave6
15Delray BeachOutdoor hardPlexipave6
16Indian Wells TMSOutdoor hardPlexipave6
17StockholmIndoor hardPlexipave6
18Los AngelesOutdoor hardPlexipave6
19MemphisIndoor hardPlexipave5
20Australian Open Outdoor hardPlexicushion (2008)6
21SydneyOutdoor hardPlexicushion (2008)5
22AdelaideOutdoor hardPlexicushion (2008)5
23ChennaiOutdoor hardPlaypave8
24MilanIndoor carpetPlayIt5
25ViennaIndoor carpetOpticourt6
26BaselIndoor hardGreenset (changed '07)5
27ShanghaiIndoor hardGreenset6
28CopenhagenIndoor hardGreenset6
29BangkokIndoor hardGreenset6
30MetzIndoor hardGreenset5
31Madrid TMSIndoor hardGreenset5
32MarseilleIndoor hardGreenset 5
33RotterdamIndoor hardGreenset4
34Ho Chi MinhIndoor hardGreenset3
35Paris TMSIndoor hardGerflor (Changed in '07)5
36Cincinatti TMSOutdoor hardDecoturf 25
37DubaiOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
38ShanghaiOutdoor hardDecoturf 25
39IndianapolisOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
40Montreal TMSOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
41Toronto TMSOutdoor hardDecoturf 25
42US Open Outdoor hardDecoturf 26
43Long IslandOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
44Miami TMSOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
45New HavenOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
46TokyoOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
47WashingtonOutdoor hardDecoturf 26
51BastadClay 11
52River OaksClay 11
53UmagClay 10
54Hamburg TMSClay 9
55PalermoClay 9
56BrasilClay 9
57Monte Carlo TMSClay 8
58Vina del MarClay 8
59BucharestClay 8
60SopotClay 8
61HoustonClay 8
62French Open GSClay 8
63Rome TMSClay 8
64EstorilClay 8
65St PoeltenClay 8
66MallorcaClay 8
67ValenciaClay 8
68AmersfoortClay 7
69CasablancaClay 7
70Buenos AiresClay 7
71PortschachClay 7
72DusseldorfClay 6
73StuttgartClay 6
74BarcelonaClay 6
75MunichClay 6
76NewportGrass 6
77Wimbledon Grass 5
78HertogenboschGrass 5
79QueensGrass 5
80HalleGrass 5
81NottinghamGrass 5

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!