Tiebreaker Stats



Whatever you do, you don’t ant to play a long tiebreaker against Goren Ivanisevic.  His career record is a perfect 9-0 in tiebreakers that go 24 points or more.  Meanwhile Pete Sampras has won more tiebreakers than any other player on the ATP Tour – 328.  His 328-194 record gives him a 62.83 winning percentage

Pete Sampras, 12 August 1992, Thriftway Champi...

Pete Sampras, 12 August 1992, Thriftway Championships Cincinnati, Ohio Film Scan Camera Canon AE1 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ratio.   These statistics were compiled at the end of 2008 so there may some significant changes among the active players.  So we rarely talk about Pete Sampras’ all time performances without comparing it to Federer.  That would make sense.  At the time, Federer had the highest winning percentage in tiebreakers.  His 239-127 record yielded a 65.3 % winning percentage – the highest ever as of that point in time.  Roddick at 62.04% with a 224-137 record.  Andres Gomez had a 63.54% winning record (183-105).  Fernando Gonzalex had a 62.27 winning percentage.


CLICK HERE to see the entire list of top tiebreaker winning players.


Here are the longest tiebreakers since 1990 and the list of this years long tiebreakers:


The longest tie-breaks since 1990 (at least 15-13):


* The longest tie-break in tennis history: Bjorn Borg def. Premjit Lall 6-3, 6-4, 9-8(20:18) – Wimbledon 1973
The Borg’s record has been equaled five times by four players (Ivanisevic, Federer, Acasuso, Tsonga).


Here are the matches with the longest singles tie-break (in terms of points):


2007 – A.Roddick d. J.W.Tsonga 6-7[18-20] 7-6(2) 6-3 6-3 R1 Australian Open
2006 – J.Acasuso d. B.Phau 7-5 7-6[20-18] R1 Toronto
2004 – R.Federer d. M.Safin 6-3 7-6[20-18] SF TMC – Houston
1997 – G.Ivanisevic d. G.Rusedski 4-6 6-4 7-6[20-18] SF Queen’s
1993 – G.Ivanisevic d. D.Nestor 6-4 7-6(5) 7-6[20-18] R1 US Open
1973 – B.Borg d. P.Lall 6-3 6-4 9-8[20-18] R1 Wimbledon


Dubai: L.Lacko – S.Bubka 2-6, 6-2, 7-6(14)
Delray Beach: J.Isner – J.Levine 6-4, 7-6(15)
Indian Wells: A.Dolgopolov – S.Darcis 6-7(13), 6-3, 7-5
Olympics: J.Isner – J.Tipsarevic 7-5, 7-6(14)


To see the longest tiebreakers from previous years – CLICK HERE


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