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post #7 of (permalink) Old 06-15-2009, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 2009 ATP Stats

The 44 minute encounter between Hewitt and Schwank at Queen's was the third shortest match of the season.

When it came to the fastest paced matches, two from this week entered the top 5, with the speedier grass helping the speed of the game. Istomin's win over Ivo Minar, a three-setter that took just more than an hour, is now third, while Becker's straight-set win over Hanescu in Halle moves into fifth.

Ivo Karlovic asserted himself in the aces category with a strong week, setting a new 3-set season high with 28 in his first round match, then smashing that with 33 in his second rounder. His quarterfinal loss to Roddick also appears on the top 5. Karlovic's 33 ace performance is tied for 4th on the season in all matches, including GSs.

Karlovic's performance in the first round may have been the most impressive, though, as he served a spectacular 2.33 aces per service game, smashing the previous high. His matches against Mahut and Roddick also made the top 5 in this category.

Queen's also featured one of the best first serve performances of the year, though it was not from Karlovic, but from Murray. The Scot won 30 of 31 points on his first serve against Mardy Fish, good for second on the season.

Fitting with this theme, three of the five best performance's on serve this season came at Queen's: Murray's against Fish and Fish's against Feliciano Lopez were both tied for second, while Baghdatis' win over James Ward comes in fifth.

Bizarrely, the start of grass season also saw two of the best first serve returning performances of the seas; Hewitt's destruction of Schwank in Queen's was second and Olivier Rochus' double-bagling of Vicente in Halle was fourth. Both of these ranked in the top five of overall service return performances.

Hewitt's win over Schwank was also the fourth largest blow-out of the season.

Halle saw the thirteenth match of the year in which both players won the same number of points, in Serra's victory over Sela.
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