An average tennis match in the men's singles category at the U.S. Open in 2014 was two hours and 44 minutes. Less than 20 percent of that time was spent with the ball in play. The reason that a tennis match takes longer is because there are a lot of breaks in the game, including when the players change sides or at the end of each set.
How Long Is A Tennis Match? Tennis matches do not have a specific duration in-game time. Five sets in a tennis match can last an average of up to 5 hours.
Currently, 29 inches (73.66 cm) is the maximum length allowed for competitive play under the official rules of tennis. As mentioned earlier, the standard length for a tennis racquet is 27 inches or 68.58 centimeters.
Length: a tennis court is 78ft in length; Width: 38 ft for doubles and 27ft for singles; Net: a net splits the court in half – it’s 3ft 6 inches at the sidelines and 3ft at the center; Baseline: the boundary that runs parallel to the net and signifies the end of the court on either side
1R. 6–7 (5–7), 6–3, 7–5. The longest match consisting of two standard sets and a match tie-break was played in the second qualifying round of a $25,000 ITF tournament in Koksijde, Belgium, on August 9, 2021. Merel Hoedt defeated Berta Bonardi 7–5, 6–7 (4–7), [10–4], in three hours and 37 minutes.
Qatar ExxonMobil Open. Doha, Qatar. Nikoloz Basilashvili. Mar 8 - 15. Chile Dove Men+Care Open. Santiago, Chile. Cristian Garin. Mar 14 - 21. Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Tennis is played on a variety of surfaces and each surface has its own characteristics which affect the playing style of the game. There are four main types of courts depending on the materials used for the court surface: clay courts, hard courts, grass courts and carpet courts.
Full schedule of today's tennis matches and order of play, including direct access to watch live, plus highlights & full replays. HD streaming on Tennis TV.