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FedEx ATP Performance Zone: Isner's Tie-Breaks Record

Isner© AFP/Getty ImagesJohn Isner has the best tie-breaks record of any player, according to the FedEx ATP Performance Zone.

World No. 10 John Isner has the best tie-breaks record of any player in ATP World Tour history, according to the FedEx ATP Performance Zone.

At 6’10” in height, Isner has a distinct advantage when it comes to serving… and he makes sure it counts in the quick fire nature of a tie-break. The 28-year-old American has a 212-114 (.650) record in tie-breaks.

Roger Federer (346-187, .649), Novak Djokovic (162-90. 643), Rafael Nadal (173-98, .638) and Pete Sampras (274-156, .637), who played his last match in 2002, are among the Top 5 performers in tie-breaks.

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This week, Isner returned to the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Rankings for the first time since 24 September 2012. That year, when he ranked in the Top 10 for 18 weeks, he led the ATP World Tour for the most tie-breaks won in 25 years (41-18) and ranked in the Top 6 of six serving categories.

So far in 2014, Isner has compiled a 13-5 record in tie-breaks. Seven of his 11 sets en route to lifting his eighth ATP World Tour title at the Heineken Open (d. Lu) in January resulted in tie-breaks (6-1). He won all four of his tie-breaks at last week’s BNP Paribas Open, where he reached the semi-finals (l. to Djokovic).

Isner is No. 3 among service leaders this season, according to ATP MatchFacts, winning 90 per cent of his service games in 15 matches. Only Ivo Karlovic and Tomas Berdych have a better record. Isner is also winning 78 per cent of his first service points (No. 10) and has struck 215 aces (No. 5) so far this year.

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Performance Tie-breakers

Current* Index Career Index
1. Roger Federer .543 .647
2. John Isner .635 .647
3. Pete Sampras .000 .637
4. Novak Djokovic .621 .637
5. Rafael Nadal .645 .626

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