I knew 2005 USO had several 5 set matches, so I thought it would be a worthwhile starting point in determining the length of the typical Best of 5 Sets Match. I looked at the final 31 matches, i.e., **all 16 3R, all 8 4R, all 4 QF, both SF and the Final**. Here's what I found:

1. 13 5 set matches (42%)

2. 12 4 set matches (39%)

3. 6 3 set matches (19%)

4. the longest match was 4:32

5. 3 matches (10%) equaled or exceeded 3:30

6. the shortest match was 1:34

7. 5 matches (16%) equaled or were less than 2:00

8. 11 matches exceeded 3:00 (35%)

9. 20 matches equaled or were less than 3:00 (65%)

**10. the average length of a Best of 5 Sets Match is 2:49**[/color]

11. the average 5 set match is 3:16

**12. the difference between the average 5 set match and the typical Best of 5 Sets Match is 27 minutes**[/color]