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

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!

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!