The highest 1st serve percentage you've seen? [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

The highest 1st serve percentage you've seen?

Billabong
09-23-2007, 05:28 PM
I don't what is the record, but after 4 hours and 15 minutes and 4 sets played (5th set to come), Gonzalez has 90% first serves in:eek: Sela must be fighting sooo well out there:D

Winnipeg
09-23-2007, 05:29 PM
Nieminen 96%
Volandri 92%
Sanguinetti 91%

scarecrows
09-23-2007, 05:30 PM
i noticed that and funny thing is that 2nd serve percentage is 63% meaning that he'd better hit only 1st serves

Billabong
09-23-2007, 05:31 PM
Nieminen 96%
Volandri 92%
Sanguinetti 91%

Yah, but was it in 5 sets:p?

RagingLamb
09-23-2007, 05:55 PM
Wimbledon 2004, R128

Federer vs. Alex Bogdanovic (GBR):

1st serve %: 98%

6-3 6-3 6-0

0 aces, 0 double faults. probably not serving hard, but very impressive nonetheless. eve though it wasn't a 5 setter

Or Levy
09-23-2007, 05:59 PM
What was Rafa's first serve percentage in Hamburg? Similiar, wasn't it?

Who else served close to 90% and still lost the match (All Dudi got to do is hold)

Dudi is playing wonderfully, especially at the end - And Gonzo is tired.

RickDaStick
09-23-2007, 06:05 PM
Wimbledon 2004, R128

Federer vs. Alex Bogdanovic (GBR):

1st serve %: 98%

6-3 6-3 6-0

0 aces, 0 double faults. probably not serving hard, but very impressive nonetheless. eve though it wasn't a 5 setter


This is incorrect.

RagingLamb
09-23-2007, 06:10 PM
This is incorrect.

well, that's what it said on the atp website. that's my best source of knowledge, given I wasn't there myself recording numbers.

World Beater
09-23-2007, 06:13 PM
pim pim.

i think he played blake somwhere and didn't miss a serve in one set. :scared:

Billabong
09-23-2007, 06:14 PM
He ended the match with 88%, and still lost:eek: 5 hours and 1 minute:yeah:

RickDaStick
09-23-2007, 06:19 PM
well, that's what it said on the atp website. that's my best source of knowledge, given I wasn't there myself recording numbers.

Well that is what I looked at too and it also says Bogdanovic served at 97 %. Seriously what are the chances of seeing a match with a 98% and 97% 1st serves.

RagingLamb
09-23-2007, 06:27 PM
Well that is what I looked at too and it also says Bogdanovic served at 97 %. Seriously what are the chances of seeing a match with a 98% and 97% 1st serves.

I know, it's shocking. You're right that maybe they screwed it up. For exmaple some older Wimbledon matches are said to have taken 2 minutes according to their stats.

VolandriFan
09-24-2007, 01:55 AM
Volandri always has a good first serve percentage. Not to compensate for anything of course :o

El Legenda
09-24-2007, 02:03 AM
113%

Burrow
09-24-2007, 02:40 AM
I duno, honestly don't know what to believe nowadays with the scoreboards and statistics boards screwing up.

bjurra
09-24-2007, 01:15 PM
If the Gonzo - Sela stats are correct, the reason was probably Gonzo's shoulder hurting or maybe his head. I have seen Gonzo push in his first serves before and it's not a pretty sight.

Giving Sela extra credit for winning under the circumstances is most likely wrong.