Purefreedom Tennis

A Different Way of Looking at Tennis Statistics

An Analysis of Scorelines at Tennis Majors from 2000-2016

For more than 100 years, men have played best-of-five sets at the four professional tennis majors. There has been, however, much debate on social media and elsewhere about the merits of moving to a best-of-three format. But, for an issue that generates passionate opinions, it is rare to see actual statistics cited. This is an analysis of the scoreline of every match at a major from 2000 through 2016. The data is cross-referenced by year, venue, in which round the match occurred as well as its duration.