World No. 1 Andy Murray spent 32 hours more on the court playing matches than No. 2 Novak Djokovic in 2016. He averages two minutes more per set than Djokovic, with an average set time of 46 minutes for Murray. The Infosys ATP data shows that Murray spent far more time on the court than the rest of the Top 10 men’s singles players. Dominic Thiem was second with 136 hours.
Rafa Nadal, ranked No. 9, was the only Top 10 to average longer sets than Murray with a 47 minute average, but Nadal’s injuries and early exits meant he spent in total just 89 hours on the court in 2016. Murray showed both resilient health and deep penetration in the draws to win the hours-on-court title. It will be interesting to see if his body benefits from the increased workload as 2017 begins, or if the extended court time takes a toll.