© Getty Images/ATP

FedEx Performance Zone: Best By Surface

Look at how players fared by surface using the FedEx ATP Win/Loss Index

The ability to quickly adjust to different surfaces and conditions is a neccessity on the 62-tournament circuit. Here's a look at some of the best performers in 2015 by surface this year:

Clay Courts (minimum 10 tie-breaks)
With victory at Munich in May, Andy Murray became the first British player to capture a clay-court title since Buster Mottram at 1976 Palma. He went on to beat Rafael Nadal for the first time on red dirt to clinch his 10th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown at Madrid. Novak Djokovic's only loss came to Stan Wawrinka in a four-set Roland Garros final.

Player
W-L Record
Winning %
17-1
.944
16-1
.941
15-3
.833
26-6
.813
19-5
.792

Hard Courts (minimum 10 matches)
Djokovic put together 11 and 16-match winning streaks on hard courts in 2015, contesting 11 finals on the surface (8-3). He lost three times to Roger Federer at Dubai, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati and in the round robin stage at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Federer went 4-3 in hard-court title matches.

Player
W-L Record
Winning %
59-5
.922
39-6
.867
36-10
.783
42-12
.778
37-12
.755

Grass Courts (minimum 5 matches)
Djokovic dropped three sets - two to Kevin Anderson in the fourth round and one to Federer in the final - en route to his third Wimbledon title, which equalled the record of his coach, Boris Becker (1985-86, '89). He is now 14 matches unbeaten on grass courts. Rajeev Ram was also unbeaten on lawns, picking up the Newport crown (d. Karlovic).

Player
W-L Record
Winning %
7-0
1.000
5-0
1.000
12-1
.923
11-1
.917
6-1
.857

Outdoors (minimum 10 matches)
Nine of Djokovic's 11 titles in 2015 came outdoors, with a 28-match winning streak from early March to his Roland Garros final loss to Stan Wawrinka. Murray improved on his 2014 hard-court tally (45-16, .738) to finish year-end No. 2 in the Emirates ATP Rankings for the first time.

Player
W-L Record
Winning %
72-5
.935
58-10
.853
51-9
.850
46-13
.780
41-12
.774

Indoors (minimum 10 matches)
Djokovic captured his 26th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophy - one behind all-time leader Rafael Nadal - at Paris, before going on to lift his fifth title at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London. Federer added a seventh Basel crown in his 12th hometown final.

Player
W-L Record
Winning %
10-1
.909
12-2
.857
11-3
.786
14-4
.778
10-3
.769
More stories like this in: