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Highest first serve percentage.

Yves.
05-02-2008, 02:28 PM
Which player had the highest first serve percentage in a match?

TankingTheSet
05-02-2008, 10:01 PM
It's not a really interesting stat, there are playing that just roll the serve in with minimum risk. I'm pretty sure there have been matches where player had 100% first serves, I believe Nadal came close a few times.

Paradoxically an usually high first serve percentage is often a sign of an injury preventing a player going for his serve with full commitment and risk.

Yves.
05-02-2008, 10:54 PM
Why is it not an interesting stat?

Neely
05-03-2008, 01:58 AM
100%

Indian Wells 2002, R64, Kucera vs Lapentti 6-2 6-3
Palermo 2003, R32, Montanes vs Ramirez Hidalgo 6-2 6-4


The next best would be 98,07692% of Agassi (50/51) vs Braasch in Scottsdale semi 1994.


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notes:
- I left out the early retirements when players retired with 5/5 1st serves retired and also had 100%.
- the stats for the Kucera vs Lapentti match are likely wrong because both served 39/39 and 40/41, respectively. Would be an incredible percentage, especially for Kucera.

Yves.
05-03-2008, 09:26 AM
Thank you! But, Kucera won! Look: http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/headtohead/default.asp?playernum1=L290&playernum2=K237

Neely
05-03-2008, 11:42 AM
Thank you! But, Kucera won! Look: http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/headtohead/default.asp?playernum1=L290&playernum2=K237
Yes, that was wrong. I edited it now :yeah:

Yves.
05-03-2008, 02:36 PM
The scores right, but Lapentti's still highlighted.

Neely
05-04-2008, 05:37 PM
The scores right, but Lapentti's still highlighted.
That is because he was the player who had the 100% 1st serve %

Yves.
05-04-2008, 08:44 PM
Ah, of course! Thanks for the statistics. What is the lowest 1st serve percentage ever?

Neely
05-05-2008, 01:01 AM
According to ATP and not counting early retirements, the lowest percentage was by Tom Nijssen with 10/47 (.21286 %):

Lyon 1991, R32, Sampras def. Nijssen 6-3 6-2

Yves.
05-08-2008, 01:47 PM
Thank you!

statsman
05-22-2008, 10:54 AM
Neely
Whence it is this statistics about lowest percentage? (Link?)