i have a feeling that fed has the best winning % in breakers over a full career.
general masterlcass would know the exact stats but i am guessing that fed wins around 67% of the breakers over the course his entire career.
i wonder what pistol pete`s tiebreaker stats looke like. they were probably sick on grass.
isner doesnt count. we will see what it looks like when he is 31.
Correct general. Roger Federer has the best tiebreaker record of any player since tiebreakers were instituted in the early 70's.
It is 66% (.659) 323-167
prior to the 2012 US Open. In the last 12 months, it is slightly higher at .667 or about 67%
John Isner has the second best career tiebreaker record at .643
playing in more tiebreakers (241) than either Djokovic (207) or Nadal (235) who rank 4th and 5th respectively. Interestingly, Djokovic's .633
career record is significantly higher than his record in the last 12 months of only .519
, while Nadal's .626
career record is lower than his last 12 months of .750
(but then he only has played in 11 breakers).
In case you were wondering, Pete Sampras is third with a .637
percentage in 430 tiebreakers.
Roddick - 6th, Murray - 7th, and Nalbandian - 9th, are the other active players in the top 10.
Federer also has the Open Era's best active record against players in the top 10 - .672
, second only to Borg's .705